Sandy Hook Index, Page One



Since the December 14th, 2012 shooting event at the Sandy Hook School, in Newtown CT, we have accumulated a large number of articles which are archived here. They all in some way look at the many facets of the "gun control" issue and many provide valuable reference.

To spread the load, we have split the page. Earlier Sandy Hook items are on Page Two.


Waking the Dragon -- How Feinstein fiddled while America burned: A major article taking a deep look at the multiple facets of the anti-gun brigade. It is full of common sense analysis.

The Sad, Strange, and Ineffective Story of the Canadian Firearms Registry: An external link to the Outdoor Hub -- an analysis of Canadian gun registration, failures and consequences.

The Dick Act and Gun Control: David Kopel and David Hardy write about the Dick Act and the common misconceptions regarding its place concerning 'gun control'.

Is the National Guard the "militia?": A research article by David Hardy from a few years ago, providing much useful and interesting reference information.

Austin TX AG writes to the President: AUSTIN-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott writes to President Obama urging him not to sign the Arms Trade Treaty- this is a man with respect for the Second Amendment.

Mike Vanderboegh - Ardent Opponent To Tyranny: A stirring rally speech by Mike Vanderboegh - video, but with additional transcript, and an extra video on "legal" home invasion.

Disabled Vietnam Vet Denied Weapon Purchase In Background Check Debacle: How a background check can go wrong, due to fictitious and false database information.

The Toxic Conversation About Guns: "Here is one reason we can't communicate about firearms and self-defense." A breakdown of the problems encountered when trying to make the case for guns and self-defense.

Manchin-Toomey Amendment Orchestrates Gun Registration: Alan Korwin digs deep to expose the dangers within the Manchin-Toomey Amendment. It is not the pro-gun benign measure purported to be. Note - companion article by David Kopel.

PoliceOne Survey: An important, revealing, and in many ways encouraging survey on police thinking with regard to firearms control.

Gun/Murder Statistics: A set of tabulated and graphical data showing relationships between gun numbers and murders - categorized by alphabetical countries listing. Useful research material.

Gun Law Drafted In Secret: Alan Korwin describes the travesty of Connecticut's new stringent gun laws. Law-makers obviously have zero respect for rights and the Constitution.

NY Gun Confiscation Underway: Citizens Told to Turn in Pistol Owner ID & Firearms. Under NY Safe Act -- just having been shown to have used mild 'anxiety'' meds is enough to be stripped of rights.

A Long Island Horror Story: Not only is school zero-tolerance against guns totally out of hand - but now it seems also is the extension of consequences toward a parent -- enough to confiscate firearms. Read and weep.

Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm: In depth analysis of gun legislation and what the Founders intended -- as well as a look at the word "need", and big goverment.

Putting Gun Death Statistics in Perspective: A look at various statistics to do with homicides and shootings -- and showing how interpretation is so important.

The Fantasy of Gun Control : "Gun Control is fantasy" says author Rob Morse -- as if passing another law will transform human behavior.

Gun Control for Dummies - It's Common Sense : A novel video to refresh you on the Bill of Rights, and the 2A in particular.

SCOTUS 2A decisions : A compacted list of appropriate standing SCOTUS decisions dealing with our unalienable rights.

Gun Facts 6.2 : Details on the latest release of this major work exposing gun myths -- a PDF file, it is invaluable reference. You can get the file from Guy Smith's site for on-screen (browser/Acrobat) viewing, and same file from JPFO.

And so it begins ... : A press release about New York State's intention to get people to spy on others and report to authorities about 'illegal' firearms possession. Sounds familiar?!!

Gun grabbers blowing smoke: Dan Gifford writes about the sinister purpose behind gun bans -- confiscation.

Marine Corps Veteran employs his CCW: A Marine Corps veteran with a concealed carry permit stopped a suspect in a brutal beating in West Allis, Wis., when he drew his gun and called the police.

Shadow of the Gun: Daniel Greenfield (Sultan Knish Blog), writes on many aspects of 'gun control' - looking at gun-free zones, the much maligned "assault rifle" as well as the absurd zero tolerance in schools these days for anything so much as resembling a gun.

Reflections on gun control by a Second Amendment advocate: Written by Robert Levy, Chairman of the Cato Institute, we present a lengthy and detailed exposition dealing with numerous aspects of 'gun control'.

Psych Drug Induced Crimes: A tabulated list of numerous shooting events that can be linked to the use of psych drugs of various types, particularly in young people.

Sheriffs Speak Out: A compilation video of several sheriffs describing their affirmation to the Second Amendment and their decision to not enforce Federal 'gun control' changes.

Gun Control 'Discussion': A letter to the editor, looking at the broad aspects of arms control and including some history.

The Catastrophic Consequences Of Gun Registration: David Kopel writes in considerable depth about this thorny subject -- pointing out as most realize, that gun registration is the avenue to confiscation, and much more.

Catastrophe when America's twin gave up guns: A very detailed and sobering description of the history and mechanics of Australian gun bans. Read, digest and be concerned for America.

The RKBA Shall Not Be Infringed: A PDF file version of a Second Amendment Foundation's recent section published in the Washington Times, focusing on gun rights.

The Dilemma of "Gun Control": A retired NYPD Police Chief, Richard P. Rosenthal, responds to comment made by anti-gun San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne.

The Second Amendment ain't about hunting: An article from 1991 looks at the old (ongoing) debate about the Second Amendment being only to do with hunting. It concentrates on much history with very generous references, to dispel that myth.

Why I oppose Universal Background Checks - A turning point: The author writes about the universal background check aspect, following the ramping up of many proposed "freedom control" measures since the Sandy Hook shooting. The biggest concern is registration.

Owning firearms is a First Amendment exercise, too!: Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation discusses the First Amendment importance alongside the Second with regard to firearms ownership.

Feds admit --"assault weapons" are not a major gun crime contributor: A study by the Department of Justice's research wing, the National Institute of Justice, has the feds admitting that so-called "assault weapons" are not a major contributor to gun crime.

Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom: Matthew Bracken, author of the "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" trilogy, has written a very perceptive article on just where some people feel 'things' might be heading. "Wake up call"? Perhaps.

The Gun Ban Lobby and Its Funders: This alert outlines an article by James Simpson, who investigates the funding and structure of the gun lobby -- its preferred tactics being to use misleading terms and to ignore the actual facts of gun control's failure. There is a PDF version file available.

The "Assault Rifle" Conundrum: David T. Hardy, Attorney at Law, writes a letter to the Hon. Ted Cruz. In it he goes into considerable depth to demystify the AR-15 platform, in particular pointing out numerous 'cosmetic' features which bear little relation to actual function.

Newtown ... or Everytown?: Alan Korwin again offers sage explanation about 'gun control' and the emotional aspects of it, compared with the real facts which are that we have an innate right. He goes into considerable depth.

Even gun-control journalism requires balance: Alan Korwin succinctly berates and educates the 'News' media on their reporting of "gun control" policies. (We also announce officially the latest bumper sticker, its message based on Nazi 'gun control' laws.

'Assault weapons' ban won't work: A forensic scientist from Brideport CT, explains in very logical terms how and why ban proposals will have no meaningful effect.

Jew without a gun: A detailed account about the LA Riots in 1992, and how the lack of a firearm for protection became uncomfortably obvious during the height of the disturbances.

Rabbi Bendory at Trenton NJ 2A gathering: Rabbi Bendory attended and spoke at a pro 2A rally at Trenton New Jersey on 2/8/13 - from which we have a sound file and some pictures.

Sandy Hook father speaks out to his legislators: JPFO has learned that not all parents of the murdered children and their friends, have used the tragedy as a pretext for further victim disarmament. See this video of testimony by the father of one of the students who survived at the school.

Special Forces Community Letter Concerning The 2A: A well constructed letter with many facets worth noting for their veracity and relevance. It is a letter from members of the SOF community on their concerns for America and the Second Amendment, and was signed by over 1100 individuals, both active and retired.

British Gun Control and the American Revolution: David Kopel demonstrates in a very scholarly way, that this is not the case. In fact, he shows how government confiscation of guns was the ignition event of The American Revolution. Read this substantial PDF document.

The 2A: Constitutional Right or a Governmental Wrong?: One of the often overlooked aspects of the Bill of Rights is that it does not itself confer special rights -- those are unalienable natural rights -- the BoR serving to protect those rights by applying restrictions and restraints on those who would see those rights trampled.

Gun Control - A Canadian Perspective: An illuminating item from Phil Hewkin, a Canadian. He goes into quite some detail about the "gun control" he sees and experiences, and logically extrapolates from that towards what he sees potentially coming down the pike for the USA.

Gun Control and Liberal Illusions: David C. Stolinsky has written an article dealing with much about the "head-in-the-sand" syndrome. The ability to ignore and miss all that is so important.

The Gun Control Debate: An essay by Charles Heller, JPFO's Executive Director, looking at many facets of the subject.

Gun Control - Fact and Fantasy: A lengthy and highly detailed piece presented initially as a sample section, after which is a link to a downloadable document file with the full article. Useful in particular as a reference source for "gun control" fighting material - many links within. Note: 2/1/13 -- updated document file now available.

A War of Personal Freedom: An incisive article by a young sophomore covering the Founders, "Gun Control" measures, The Gun Law debate and, the future of firearm possession.

Earlier Sandy Hook items on Page Two pre January 28th 2013. Check them out as there is a lot of valuable material to be found.

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