Cho Seung-Hui and gun control laws

While most of our liberal friends have been quiet on the notion that gun control laws would have kept Cho Seung-Hui from obtaining the handguns with which he killed 32 innocent people, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Monica Yant Kinney isn’t one of them: N.J. gun laws would have frustrated shooter By Monica Yant Kinney, Philadelphia Inquirer …

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Cause and effect (Updated)

Once again, the Pennsylvania state legislature and our Philadelphia governor are trying to restrict our rights. In Pennsylvania, it’s high noon in battle over gun control At least 15 firearms bills are back in the legislative pipeline. By Amy Worden, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer HARRISBURG – Seven months after a special two-day legislative session on …

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The Castle Doctrine

When states pass laws such as the Castle Doctrine they are simply shielding citizens from litigation and malicious prosecution.  No Constitutional aspect is involved.   When a state or other jurisdiction passes a law that contravenes a Constitutionally mandated or guaranteed right, then a matter that demands a response by the Federal judiciary is warranted. …

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The gun lawsuits

Quite a few big city mayors attempted to destroy the firearms industry with litigation. They would hold the manufacturers of a legal product liable for consequences of the subsequent illegal use of the product. There were specious claims that the marketing of the product somehow encouraged the illegal use. This concept defies common sense but …

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Respecting the law

We are regularly exhorted to respect the law. How many of us do so and would never tear the tag from a mattress? Ther may be some people so fastidious and obedient. I am not one of them. I have followed most of the 10 Commandments. I have always avoided idolatry but treat Sunday as …

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Guns on the Other Side of the Pond

Neophyte advocates of incremental victim disarmament in the guise of ‘gun control’ have pointed at the UK as a success story. Their opponents could well point to Vermont, where no permit is needed to carry a concealed firearm. One must never compare apples and oranges, pineapples and (true) hand grenades. England once took a rather …

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