Shane Vander Hart: Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) gave an incredible response to the question of how one can value children’s lives and still oppose gun control. He discussed how gun violence is a cultural problem, not a gun problem.
President Donald Trump said that when it comes to the mentally ill he was ok with taking the guns first and to let due process come later which contradicted Vice President Mike Pence’s prior remarks.
A social studies teacher at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines announced a student walkout calling for gun control over the school’s PA system on Wednesday morning along with a call for people to call their elected representatives to change gun laws and mental health approaches.
Lois Beckett, a senior reporter for The Guardian, who covers guns, gun violence, and the far right in the United States, explains why conservatives mistrust the media that is evident in their reporting on the gun debate.
Another mass shooting. This time, in Florida. It doesn’t really matter where it happens, because the reaction is always the same.
Steve C. Sherman: We need to protect our kids as much as Binny’s Beverage Depot protects its booze! It is time to place armed guards in schools.
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.