I have watched the ongoing debate about gun control with more than a little interest. I’m sure you can see that by the number of posts I have written in recent months, dealing with the issue of the 2nd Amendment and the attempts by more than a few individuals to limit or remove the rights that come with that particular portion of the Bill of Rights. At times, there has been a vigorous debate on this blog about those rights and what constitutes reasonable restrictions. I expect that debate to continue.
As I was browsing through the news this morning, I came across an opinion article on Fox News that started me thinking. There is a vast cultural difference between those of us who → Read More
There are a lot of rumors floating around this morning about what President Obama will say during his mid-day speech to announce his new initiative on gun control. We know he will have some of the children who wrote him about gun violence as a backdrop to his speech. We also know he is weighing 19 different actions he can take, via Executive Order, to push for stricter gun control. Speculation on those actions is rampant and according to what I have read, they will include things such as the following items.
(Fox News) Sources say he’s weighing as many as 19 possible actions he could take through executive order. Those options could include more aggressively enforcing existing gun laws, beefing up national research → Read More
If there is one thing that can be counted on, without fail, it is how liberals react to crisis. Their favorite response to any tragedy is to enact more legislation. That stems from the misguided belief that all things good must come from the government. Therefore, it stands to reason, at least to them, that legislation has to be passed to prevent said tragedy from happening again. Thus it was after the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CN. It would be hard to count the legislation that has been proposed to make sure another Sandy Hook could not transpire. All the way from the Congress of the United States, to various state legislatures, liberals are ramping up their efforts to → Read More
I have been thus far silent about the terrible tragedy that took place last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. What Adam Lanza did was evil on an unimaginable scale. The thought of him shooting his way inside the school and then systematically killing 20 children and 6 adults, ending only when he heard the first signs of armed resistance coming down the halls, has stuck in my mind for days. It made me hug our two grandchildren a little closer over the weekend and my heart still hurts from the news. I can not express how badly I felt at church Sunday morning as one of the men of our church requested that we pray for the victims in Connecticut. Surrounded by a church full → Read More