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Monday, November 18, 2019

Welcome To The Jungle Of Nonhuman Rights

November 01, 2019 5:58 PM ET By Larry Keane For the love of Charles Darwin, animal rights activists are at it again. Lawyers for the Asian elephant “Happy” gave the 47-year-old pachyderm her day in court, alleging the Bronx Zoo is “illegally” detaining the animal because – we can’t make this up – the animal is actually…

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Excessive Lobbying’ Tax Misses Her Intended Target: The NRA

October 19, 2019 2:08 PM ET Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed legislation that will prohibitively tax what she calls “excessive lobbying” might miss her intended target in the National Rifle Association. The Democratic presidential candidate has made her crusade against lobbying and big money donors a major part of her campaign narrative, but the…

Warren’s Plan To Tax What She Can’t Ban

October 18, 2019 4:51 PM ET By Larry Keane Here’s a question for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren that someone should ask. Why not just tax crime? Seriously. She’s got a plan to tax just about everything, including guns. The Massachusetts senator, who is rising as a leader among Democrats vying for the party’s White House nomination, vowed…

Virginia’s Anti-gun Politicians Side With Illegal Immigrants And Ignore Gun Crime

October 16, 2019 6:22 PM ET Virginia’s anti-gun politicians are serious about attacking law-abiding gun owners, but are indifferent about actual gun crime. As highlighted in a recent report in the Washington Free Beacon by Stephen Gutowski, the Virginia Department of Justice Services (DCJS) has chosen to forego almost $700,000 in federal grants to combat gun violence…

St. Louis In Turmoil As Prosecutor Publicly Undermines Her Own Police Force

September 06, 2019 7:33 PM ET A rash of recent gun violence and several officer-involved shootings have put St. Louis under the microscope. As tensions run high, politicians look for solutions in gun control policies and social programs, while local police officers wonder whether they have any support left in the prosecutor’s office. St. Louis…

Youth Behind The New “Peace Plan” Have A Lot Of Homework To Do

August 30, 2019 5:00 PM ET By Larry Keane We don’t talk a lot here about the group “March for Our Lives.” Certainly, everyone loves to see young people passionately arguing for their ideas, and this is no exception. The problems come about when the ideas are reheated leftovers from other gun control groups. For…

Competing Views On Gun Buyback Initiatives

August 25, 2019 7:05 PM ET The Christian Science Monitor describes itself as “an independent international news organization” that wants to “help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations.” Its editorial board recently published an article, A seed for society’s safety: Gun buybacks, discussing why New Zealand’s “gun buyback” program could serve as a…

Dem Rep Wonders Why We Can Ban Straws And Not Guns

August 23, 2019 5:02 PM ET By Larry Keane As the argument surrounding gun control and the Second Amendment occupies daily space in the mainstream media, anti-gun zealots must resort to increasingly outlandish claims in order to get the attention they seek. Most recently, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) compared the current campaign to force new gun…

Beto’s Gun Control Plan

August 22, 2019 5:50 PM ET By Larry Keane It seems that the gun control ideas of former Congressman and Texas Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke don’t travel well.  They didn’t even survive a trip across the Texas state line into Arkansas. O’Rourke is pushing a campaign platform that embraces an aggressive gun control agenda. It’s another of…

What To Expect When House Democrats Hold The Next Hearings On Firearms

August 21, 2019 5:18 PM ET By Larry Keane The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is calling his committee back early from recess. On Sept. 4, the panel is slated to consider three firearm-related bills, a ban on magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds,…
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