There are obvious hurdles to any gun control advocacy group. There are a lot of single-issue, pro-gun voters in America but not a lot of single-issue, pro-gun-control voters.
Putting all of this together, we can see that the laws surrounding firearms on seaworthy vessels are very complex.
The excessive focus on ferreting out the psychological motivations arises from understandable human curiosity, but it also serves a dangerous political purpose. So long as we are distracted by the why, we do not attend to the much more practically important and politically charged question of how.
Different ideas for President Obama's future library are being actively circulated, even though the official announcement of the location will not be until 2015.
I arrive at Zumiez, but rather than being confronted by a packed window display of knockoff shoes, I am greeted by the words of a large sign: "Forever in Our Hearts."
Pro-gun and anti-gun groups can always manufacture a good argument -- but they might try, just once, to ground their opinions in real facts.
Today, you are more important than we are. It's up to you to lead. Make the choice to serve. Endeavor to do something extraordinary. And when life throws setback and challenges your way, grit your teeth and keep on going.
This Georgia law defies all logic. Is there a pent-up demand to carry guns into bars? Are Georgia residents complaining on a daily basis that they are being denied the right to carry their guns into a bar? I have to tell you, I have never met a person who lamented that they can't carry a gun into a bar.
You can largely determine where a person will fall in the debate over gun control and the Second Amendment based on their view of government and the role it should play in our lives.
I find it incredible, and deeply disheartening, that the confirmation of our next U.S. Surgeon General may come undone because Dr. Vivek Murthy has expressed his support for widely favored gun control measures, such as an assault weapons ban.
The lessons learned abroad are priceless. They do not mean that one country is better than another or that anyone holds all the answers. Rather, they show that all perspectives matter.
I think I've found a solution to the debate over open carry laws that will satisfy all sides and answer our many concerns. Get a tank.
For a century-and-a-half, the doctrine of nullification seemed safely consigned to the dustbin of history. The State Senate of Missouri, however, has chosen to arouse this beast from its slumber. And Americans must speak out.
If we can divorce race and firearms, we can talk about racial disparities in America and figure out if we need to create a more just system. And then we can talk about the Second Amendment.
The opinion of the pro-gun movement seems to be that the guy with the gun is always right, no matter what the facts of the case are; that gun possession makes you a super-citizen with enhanced rights to take life, avoid prosecution, and use lethal force in response to non-lethal force.
I know politics is all about compromise. I know we sometimes have to settle for not getting everything we want in a candidate. But there are some things I refuse to accept in a potential leader. Pandering to the right to support Open Carry Laws fits in that category. I'm sitting out this Texas gubernatorial election.