Public Safety

  • Post

    More honesty in the gun-control debate

    Stephen Kruiser writes for that recent comments suggest some Democratic leaders are more willing than ever to reveal the extent of their campaign against guns. In all of the decades that the modern version of the contentious debate in America over guns, freedom, and the Second Amendment…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2019
  • Post

    Women and gun control

    Adam Mill writes at the Federalist website about the potential impact of gun control on women’s safety. In all the current hysteria to “buy back” (translation: “confiscate”) guns, we should not overlook this question: Should women be permitted to protect their own bodies? Or should they be forced…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2019
  • Post

    First government gun grab ‘since Lexington and Concord’

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist highlights the historical significance of Democrats’ latest pronouncements involving guns. The media should stop using absurdly lazy phrases like “mandatory gun buybacks.” Unless the politician they’re talking about is in the business of selling firearms, it’s impossible for him to “buy back” anything.
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
  • Post

    Raising a red flag about red-flag laws, volume 2

    Donald Kilmer writes for the Washington Examiner about concerns surrounding red-flag gun laws. They’re all meant to disarm dangerous people — but they’re all fundamentally flawed. None of these red flag laws would have prevented recent mass shootings. And in my 23 years practicing law in the heart…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2019
  • Post

    Becki Gray Discusses Gun Policy with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray went on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center to discuss gun policy and health care. The group discussed the lack of substantive policy conversation around gun policy in the General Assembly. Tiberii…
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s gun-related executive order. The Daily Journal highlights a recent court ruling that exposes a key problem with North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law.
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
  • Post

    CJ Commentary: On school safety, smarter strategies for preventing harm

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by education writer Kristen Blair. Blair’s piece focused on the upcoming implementation of “Say Something,” a smartphone application that allows students to submit anonymous tips about threats they see on social media or in school. Blair writes: There’s much to applaud about…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • Post

    The human element of the rat problem

    In the wake of the Baltimore brouhaha, Grayce McCormick writes for the Washington Examiner about the human role in rat infestation. Are there more rats in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore? Experts say there’s no way to know. As rats in East Coast cities have found their way into…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2019