Aurora

What Gun Owners Really Want
I’ve owned six guns. I’ve drawn them on bad guys. I want to be understood.
January 30, 2013

My father's Iver Johnson .410 shotgun, which he promised would be mine soon, leaned on its stock in a closet off the kitchen filled with other guns and camping gear.

Obama Doesn't Need an Assault Weapons Ban
January 16, 2013

The previous ban was ineffective, so liberals shouldn't insist upon it.

Obama Doesn't Need an Assault Weapon Ban
January 16, 2013

The previous ban was ineffective, so liberals shouldn't insist upon it.

The Public Won't Force Congress to Pass Gun Control
January 03, 2013

If President Obama is counting on a new wave of popular support to help push stricter gun laws through Congress -- as he said he was on Sunday -- then he might want to take a closer look at the latest opinion polls. While the public is more amenable to new gun laws than it was before the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there hasn't been a fundamental shift in its attitudes toward gun rights and specific gun-control laws.

Meet John Lott, the Man Who Wants to Arm America's Teachers
December 19, 2012

He claims to be a rigorous academic. He's not.

Why Obama Should Lead From Behind on Gun Control
December 18, 2012

Obama has been ripped before for "leading from behind." But here, it's the right strategy.

The Politics of Gun Control Have Changed, But Will Democrats Notice?
December 14, 2012

Democrats may finally be able to use gun control as a wedge issue with key demographics.

Spree-Killing Do’s And Don’ts
August 07, 2012

In 1951 the United States government responded to nuclear testing in the Soviet Union by scaring schoolchildren half to death with a short educational film called Duck And Cover. The film is roundly mocked today, but it’s a model of practical advice compared to Run. Hide. Fight. (see below), a short educational film funded with a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security and produced by the Houston mayor’s office.

Spree-Killing Do's And Don'ts
August 07, 2012

In 1951 the United States government responded to nuclear testing in the Soviet Union by scaring schoolchildren half to death with a short educational film called Duck And Cover. The film is roundly mocked today, but it's a model of practical advice compared to Run. Hide. Fight., a short educational film funded with a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Defense and produced by the Houston mayor's office.

Did Bush v. Gore Eviscerate Gun Control?
August 06, 2012

In the days after the Aurora horror I was considering floating a theory about the past decade’s decline in support for gun control even in the face of a string of mass shootings. I never got around to it, and put it on the back burner. Well, here we are just a couple weeks later and I once again have what we in the news business call a “peg” for my argument—another half dozen shot dead by a well-armed nutcase. So, here’s my idea: that the Supreme Court seriously undermined the prospects for gun control efforts long before its 2008 ruling in D.C. v.

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