Tag: Gun Control

My Son Was Dead. Did I Feel Better Holding a Gun?

In 1992, my son was killed in a school shooting in Massachusetts, a random victim of a disturbed fellow college student who’d purchased a semiautomatic rifle at a local gun shop and smuggled it onto campus. College officials had been warned that this student had a gun, but they didn’t […]

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California Is Already Tough on Guns. After a Mass Shooting, Some Wonder if It’s Enough

LOS ANGELES — After a mass killing in Santa Barbara in 2014, California passed a law that let police officers and family members seek restraining orders to seize guns from troubled people. A year later, a shooting rampage in San Bernardino led to voters approving a ballot proposition to outlaw […]

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Short List: 8 Potential ‘America First’ Candidates for Attorney General

As former Attorney General Jeff Sessions departed the Department of Justice (DOJ), a short list of potential replacements has surfaced in Washington, D.C. Below, Breitbart News has compiled eight “America First” candidates for Attorney General. Kris Kobach Currently, Kobach is serving the last couple of months as Kansas’s Secretary of State. Kobach previously served as […]

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Incoming House Democrats Promise Same Gun Control That Failed to Stop California Massacre

Incoming House Democrats are promising to push the same gun control that failed to stop the Thousand Oaks, California, massacre. The Wall Street Journal reports that every one of the newly elected Democrats has an F-rating from the NRA, and they are ready to flaunt it. Pro-gun control Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) spoke for his […]

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Another Mass Shooting, but This Time House Democrats Promise Action

WASHINGTON — Since the collapse of bipartisan gun control legislation in 2013, a succession of gruesome mass shootings has been greeted on Capitol Hill by thoughts, prayers and then inaction. But the killing of 12 people late Wednesday night at a California country and western bar came just 24 hours […]

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Trump Said He Wants Tougher Gun Laws. Can a New Congress Help Get Them?

ImageFlags flying at half-staff in Washington after the shooting in Calif.CreditMike Theiler/Reuters This is what it’s come to — there are now Americans who have lived through two gun massacres. Many of the people who were able to flee a California bar where a man shot dozens of people late […]

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Thousand Oaks and Our Peculiarly American Affliction

It has become my habit to check social media when I first wake up, a consequence of this modern age. I wasn’t sleeping well, so this morning I checked my phone around 5 a.m., expecting to see continued analysis of the midterm elections and maybe a charming news item about […]

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Report: Mental Health Team Chose Not to Commit Ian Long Earlier This Year

A mental health crisis team chose not to involuntarily commit Thousand Oaks gunman Ian David Long for mental health evaluation and treatment in April of this year. CBS News reports the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office had numerous encounters with former Marine Ian David Long before he opened fire inside the Borderline Bar & Grill Wednesday night. Ventura […]

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Thousand Oaks Shooting: Ian Long Used Legally Purchased .45 Caliber Handgun

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says the Thousand Oaks gunman used a legally purchased .45 caliber handgun in his attack. Breitbart News reported that the attack occurred in Borderline Bar & Grill around 11:20 pm Wednesday night, killing 12 people. One of the deceased was Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus. According to ABC News, Ventura County […]

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David Hogg Mocks President Trump for Wanting Armed Security in Places of Worship

Gun control activist David Hogg mocked President Trump’s call for armed security in places of worship the day after a man stormed a security-free Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 congregants. Trump reacted to the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue by lamenting the absence of armed security. He said, “If they had protection inside, the […]

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Beto O’Rourke: Texas Should Lead National Conversation for Gun Control

During a Thursday night CNN Town Hall, Beto O’Rourke lauded Texas’s gun heritage before quickly adding that Texas should step up and lead the nation in a gun control conversation. O’Rourke is the pro-gun control Democrat trying to unseat pro-Second Amendment Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). He said, “I want to make sure that we, the […]

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Broward Sheriff Deputies’ Union Slams ‘Hostile’ Andrew Gillum for Signing Anti-Police Pledge

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association has slammed Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for signing a radical organization’s “Freedom Pledge” that contains anti-police rhetoric. The pledge is a project of Dream Defenders, an anti-Israel, anti-capitalist group with which Gillum has evidenced a longtime close personal and professional relationship. The pledge cites support for the […]

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Jon Tester Haunted by Anti-Second Amendment Track Record

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) claims to be pro-Second Amendment but even a cursory glance at his record shows opposition to pro-gun Supreme Court nominees, support for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s gun control schemes, and a D-rating from the NRA. Moreover, Tester is campaigning on a pro-hunting platform but has not had a Montana hunting license in […]

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Pelosi: Having Gavel Will Give Me ‘Leverage’ over Trump

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Tuesday that regaining her Speakership will give her leverage in her conversations with President Donald Trump and will make “all the difference in the world” when negotiating on issues like amnesty and gun control. When asked at Harvard’s Institute of Politics if she could trust conversations with […]

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Father of Parkland Victim to Alyssa Milano: Quit Blaming NRA for My Daughter’s Death

Andrew Pollack, father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Meadow Pollack, wants Alyssa Milano to learn her facts and quit blaming the NRA for the February 14, 2018, shooting. Blaming the NRA for the Parkland school shooting was immediately in vogue once news of the horrific incident was reported. Alyssa Milano took numerous […]

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Activists Plan to Shut Down O’Hare Airport on Labor Day to Protest Chicago Violence

A group of activists led by a Chicago minister plan to shut down the primary highway leading to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Labor Day. Rev. Gregory Livingston, the organizer of the march who serves as a pastor at New Hope Baptist Church, told USA Today he plans to lead activists along the Kennedy Expressway […]

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David Hogg Reacts to Jacksonville Attack by Going After NRA

Gun control activist David Hogg reacted to the firearm attack in Jacksonville, Florida, by going after the NRA yet again. On August 26, 2018, Breitbart News reported that 24-year-old David Katz allegedly shot and killed two people and wounded nine others during a Madden 19 Tournament being held in a mall called Jacksonville Landing. Jacksonville […]

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Shannon Watts Pushes Gun Control Before Details of Jacksonville Attack Known

Shannon Watts used the Jacksonville shooting as a springboard for a new gun control push and she did so before the details of the Jacksonville shooting had been released. Watts is the founder of Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action. Earlier Sunday Breitbart News reported on a shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. […]

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David Hogg to ‘Old’ Nancy Pelosi: ‘Move the F**k off the Plate and Let Us Take Control’

Activist David Hogg talks of his generation of gun controllers in a NYMag cover story, then thinks of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and says, “Move the f**k off the plate and let us take control.” NYMag indicates Hogg is wearied by the “old” Democrats who keep hanging onto their offices. He mentioned Pelosi in particular, and said pointedly, […]

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