by | Aug 7, 2019

For the purposes of this discussion, I will define “mass shootings” as any shooting that kills three or more people, not including one’s immediate relatives. That is not to discount the shooting of one’s relatives nor the shooting of fewer…

by | Aug 7, 2019

Consider this excerpt from the “manifesto” issued by the shooter who murdered 22 people Saturday in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart store: Remember: it is not cowardly to pick low hanging fruit. AKA (sic) Don’t attack heavily guarded areas to…

by | Jun 4, 2019

When Free Soil settlers in Kansas were being bloodied by pro-slavery forces in the years before the American Civil War, abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher decided enough was enough, endorsing the shipment of a thousand high-powered Sharps rifles to the…

by | Aug 6, 2018

Defense Distributed (DD) is a small Texas company that has developed and published online digital files that may be used to make firearms either by 3D printing or computer controlled milling machines. It is the brainchild of self- described libertarian…

by | May 11, 2018

Remember, they don’t really want to take our guns. They keep reassuring us of that. There’s just one thing: they really do. As legal gun owners in America are still — for now anyway — protected by the Constitution, the…

by | Mar 28, 2018

Let’s remember, in the wake of the New York Times editorial by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggesting a repeal of the Second Amendment, that Stevens wrote the dissent in the famous Heller case which reaffirmed our…

by | Feb 27, 2018

When there’s a long sentence with the word “but” in the middle, start reading after the “but,” because what follows it negates what precedes it and carries the real meaning of the sentence. CBS Sports caught Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper…

by | Feb 27, 2018

In the wake of the attacks on the Second Amendment, now they’re coming for the First Amendment. And — but of course — Joe Scarborough is joining. But very, very selectively because, of course, the last thing he wants to…

by | Feb 20, 2018

Monday Presidents’ Day. I keep thinking that when I was a lad growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland, just across the Potomac, in Virginia, they also got to celebrate January 19, or the closest Monday day to it, as Robert…

by | May 25, 2017

“Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” —Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride For this week’s installment in this space, The American Spectator’s editors indulged me in allowing an escape from the limitation of one topic…

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