The Arizona Shooting and Gun Control

January 21st, 2011

By Tom Carter Handguns are designed to kill people, and one of them did its job quite well in Arizona.  It’s time to outlaw handguns. There’s been a lot of mindless blather in the wake of the Arizona shooting in which a federal judge, a nine-year-old girl, and others were killed and a congresswoman and […]


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Failure of Local Gun Control

March 4th, 2010

By Tom Carter The Supreme Court is considering Chicago’s handgun ban in McDonald v. Chicago, which is likely to result in the law being invalidated and the Second Amendment being incorporated against the states. I strongly support gun control, particularly for handguns.  It has to be done by the federal government because local controls simply […]


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Politics and Packin’ Heat

August 21st, 2009

Just about 10 percent of our presidents have been assassinated while in office.  Of those four, three were shot with handguns and one with a rifle (or rifles, depending on which conspiracy theory you prefer).  You’d think we might be a little sensitive to people carrying firearms at presidential events — or political events of any […]


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Gun Battle Continues

June 17th, 2009

The gun control battle isn’t over yet, but the end is getting closer.  The Supreme Court is likely to hear a case of some sort before too long that will resolve the question of whether the Second Amendment applies to the states. It may surprise some that not all of the amendments known as the Bill of […]


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Guns and Waffles

May 16th, 2009

By Tom Carter As I made clear in Gun Control and Guns Are Not the Answer, I strongly favor strict federal gun control laws, including prohibition of private possession of handguns. It would be hard to find a better example of the insanity of having so many guns in the hands of so many people […]


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