Tag Archives: 2nd amendment

Owen Strachan: Lessons From Beto O’Rourke’s Failed Candidacy

Recently failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke crudely told Americans he wanted to seize their guns. “Yes, we’re going to take your AR-15” he said.

Many decried this brazen call for a violation of the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The right to bear arms is a crucial part of American liberty. It’s also a key part of protecting oneself in a dangerous world.

This past week, a Florida woman—eight months pregnant—and her family were brutally attacked by robbers. The robbers pistol-whipped her husband and manhandled her daughter. But the woman acted quickly. She ran into her bedroom, grabbed an AR-15, and fired. The robbers raced out of the house, one of them falling dead in a nearby ditch.

This story reminds us of fundamental truths:

Don’t rob people.

Don’t violate the constitutional rights of citizens.

And definitely don’t mess with a pregnant American woman—or her AR-15.

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Michael Medved: Glib, Simplistic and False Explanations for Murderous Violence

The horrific shooting in El Paso shows the folly behind glib, simplistic explanations for deadly violence. Twenty-two deaths in this single incident nearly equals the 23 victims in all El Paso murders last year. For more than a decade, this border metropolis of 680,000 has been one of America’s safest cities—despite widespread fire-arm ownership in Texas and limited gun regulation, exposing the illogic behind leftist attempts to blame deadly incidents on law-abiding gun owners.

Meanwhile, El Paso’s population is 82 percent Latino, with its low crime history undermining demagogues who connect Hispanic immigration with high levels of violence. In fact, three of the safest big cities anywhere—El Paso, San Jose and San Diego—each have disproportionately huge Latino populations, while cities with the highest murder rates—St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit and Cleveland—have at most 7 percent Latino population, less than half the national average.

We must reject simplistic and false explanations in order to responsibly address murderous gun violence.

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The Notre Dame Cathedral – Far More than a Building – Survives Once Again

Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – April 20, 2019

David French of the National Review joins Kevin McCullough to discuss his emotional reaction to the devastating fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

Dennis Prager and National Review’s Andrew McCarthy talk about what many already know; the Obama Administration spied on the campaign of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Hugh Hewitt is joined by United States Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband to talk about freedom of speech being stifled on college and university campuses.

Dennis Prager asks Daily Wire writer Michael Knowles about conservative speakers being harassed and even physically attacked on college and university campuses.

Hugh Hewitt talks to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, who recently signed into law a bill outlawing abortion in Ohio once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Seth Liebsohn asks Pete Peterson, the Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, about his article, “Is the Eggshell Culture on Campus Moving into Our Public Square?

Sebastian Gorka talks to Oliver North, current president of the National Rifle Association, about many Democrat efforts to limit or even repeal the Second Amendment.

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Michael Medved: Destroying a Gun Won’t Protect a Child

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When I was a kid, my late mother used to urge her four boys to consume whatever unappetizing vegetables we left on our plates by reminding us that, “There are starving kids in India.”

Well, I recalled those long-ago arguments when watching a well-intentioned but illogical anti-gun video that’s gone viral to millions. In it, New Yorker Scott Pappalardo reacts to Parkland by cutting his AR-15 in half with a power saw. “I’m gonna make sure this gun is never gonna take someone’s life,” he says to the camera.

But destroying weapons owned by sane, responsible citizens does nothing to stop evil maniacs from using their weapons for mayhem.  Dismantling America’s nukes won’t magically solve the threat from North Korea.

With 10 million AR15’s in private hands, destroying a single gun not only provides no solution, but utterly mis-defines the problem—and won’t feed starving kids, either.

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The Tragic Mistakes that Led to the Florida Shooting

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Townhall Review — March 3, 2018

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Michael Medved shares details on how the failure of Broward County Sherrif’s Office, in particular that of their leader, Sherriff Scott Israel, was years in the making. Dennis Prager examines the mindset behind the Left demanding gun legislation that would have stopped nothing. Mike Gallagher turns to National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy to make sense of why Democrates are comparing the Russians meddling in the 2016 election to the invasion of Pearl Harbor and even 9/11. Hugh Hewitt invites Peter Peterson, the dean of Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy, to share about the shocking upset of Dianne Feinstein not being able to garner the support of her own Democratic party in California. Larry Elder exposes the lunacy of banning of semi-automatic rifles and ultimately the repeal of the 2nd amendment. Hugh Hewitt speaks with David Dewhirst, Chief Litigation Counsel for the Freedom Foundation, on the labor union case, Janus v. AFSCME, in the U.S. Supreme Court. Wrapping up the show, Dennis Prager returns to dismantle a piece from Bill Press of The Hill on letting highschool students direct policy on guns.

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