Shane Vander Hart discussed the current gun control debate with frequent Caffeinated Thoughts contributor and gun rights advocate Pat Nicklaus.
Pat Nicklaus: There are 20,000 local, state and federal gun laws on the books. Even if we have 20,000 more, none of them will legislate the evil or crazy out of a person.
Shane Vander Hart: I don’t like hot takes so here are five observations I have about the horrific shooting in Las Vegas after more facts were available.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) defended the 2nd Amendment and introduced an amendment to strengthen the NICS background checks on the Senate floor.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) emphasized the need to address the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the horrific Orlando shooting.
Shaun Broyhill: Regardless of what the media and liberals tell you, mass shootings have occurred in Australia. Let’s look at just the last 3 years.
Shane Vander Hart: The Des Moines Register calls for the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban to be reinstated that accomplished nothing but ban guns that looked scary.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) provides key facts surrounding rhetoric circulating about the Second Amendment and current gun laws.
Kris Ranney: Shooting like the one in Roseburg, OR can’t be solved through increased gun control as it doesn’t solve the problem of the sinful human heart.
President Barack Obama could not let even a day of praying and mourning pass without politicizing the shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
An anti-gun group releases a “public service announcement” that encourages kids to steal their parents guns and take them to school to turn it in.
The nation’s total violent crime rate, which includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, decreased 5% between 2012 and 2013, to a 43-year low.
As each day passes we are learning more and more about the absolute failure that is the Obama Administration.
16 Republican Senators voted to proceed with debate on a gun control bill which most Senators have not read which could lead to a federal gun registry.
Northeast Middle School in Bristol, CT gave its students a worksheet on the Second Amendment that can only reasonably be called indoctrination.
In the discussion surrounding the gun debate balance is missing. We must find solutions that address the problem while honoring the constitution.