Guns and shooting

Guns and shooting

Norway: it’s not ‘naive’ to defend liberty

After Friday’s murderous attacks Norwegians are right to resist increased surveillance that will compromise citizens’ freedoms.

Don’t turn Norway into Europe’s 11 September

Sections of the European liberal elite are trying to make moral mileage out of this rampage just as shamelessly as the right did with 9/11.

12 January 2011

The myth of an American ‘gun culture’

Why the constitutional enshrinement of guns as a check on tyranny really terrifies the liberal elite.

10 January 2011

Falsely accusing the Tea Party of murder

Liberal commentators’ rush to blame the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords on heated political rhetoric exposes their censoriousness and intolerance.

10 January 2011

A dysfunctional moment in American history

Whatever comes of the blame game around the Arizona shooting, we need a more rational political discourse.

4 August 2010

Why shouldn’t we have the right to pack heat?

It’s almost blasphemy to say this, but it needs to be said: Britain’s gun laws should be massively relaxed.

7 June 2010

Is there a Derrick Bird inside us all?

Some have responded to the Cumbria massacre by calling for the kind of gun controls beloved of the Stasi.

12 March 2009

Gun control: a useless shot in the dark

Germany has some of the tightest gun controls in the world, but that didn’t stop yesterday’s school shooting.

24 September 2008

Time to shoot down this anti-human outlook

While the existence of homicidal lunatics, like Finnish gunman Maati Saari, is nothing new, the wider cultural resonance of their actions is.

11 August 2008

Fear is no way to defend the right to bear arms

The push for new laws to allow guns on campus is built on the same irrational panic that fuels the campaign for gun controls.