Public Safety

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    Bad news for San Francisco’s quality of life

    Kerry Jackson explains at the Daily Caller how progressive policy preferences are likely to affect San Francisco residents. San Francisco garnered national headlines with the election of its new district attorney, a progressive, which means there will be zero progress made in the homelessness crisis, and little if…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2019
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    Overcriminalization turns ordinary people into lawbreakers

    Lars Trautman writes for the Washington Examiner about the problems tied to overcriminalization. Our country is in the midst of a crisis of criminality: At this very moment, more criminals are walking our streets than ever before. How is this possible, especially in light of the FBI’s latest…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019
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    Police groups pan Beto’s plan

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports police reaction to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s gun confiscation proposal. National law enforcement organizations harshly criticized Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s plan to send police officers to collect AR-15s and AK-47s from those who refuse to turn them in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019
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    Jail admissions in North Carolina are among the lowest in the country.

    The Prison Policy Initiative recently published a table comparing states in terms of “unique jail admissions per 100,000 state residents” during 2016 and 2017. It’s not clear from the report whether the differences were caused primarily by differences in crime rates or by differences in pre-trial policies, but, either…
    Jon Guze, October 1, 2019
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    More honesty in the gun-control debate

    Stephen Kruiser writes for PJMedia.com 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
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    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
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    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
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    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