Castle Doctrine Laws Are Not to Blame

Most have heard of the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin. His alleged shooter is George Zimmerman, captain of the local community watch in an Orlando suburb. Let us not involve ourselves in a knee-jerk reaction and seek to restrict castle doctrine laws around the country. (more…)

Two Years Since the Fort Hood Shooting

Soldiers and civilians take cover during the shooting. US Army photo by Jeramie Sivley.

I just realized that last Saturday was the 2-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting. It is a tragic reminder of what can happen in “gun-free” zones. Even to this day, soldiers are still not allowed to carry firearms on post. All weapons are kept secured in arms rooms across the installation. The only thing that keeps another lunatic like Nidal Hasan from entering Fort Hood and going on another unopposed killing spree is (more…)

20 Year Anniversary of Luby’s Massacre

Today marks the 20 year anniversary of the infamous Luby’s Massacre. On October 16, 1991, George Hennard drove his pickup through the front window of the Luby’s restaurant in Killeen, Texas. Hennard got out of his truck and shot and killed 23 people and wounded another 20 before taking his own life. (more…)