Today is Monday, July 28, 2014rss RSS feed

By AWR Hawkins

Guns are Bad

Uhhh..Guns are Bad

AmmoLand Gun News

AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC - -(  In one fell swoop, a March 11th 2014 column in The Christian Science Monitor was used to criticize the NRA’s lobbying for gun rights, the “notion that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to own a gun as a tool for self-defense,” and the existence of “stand your ground” laws in Florida, as well as nearly half the states in the union.

Written by Patrik Jonsson, the column juxtaposes “protesters gathered for a [March 10th 2014] anti-gun rally in Tallahassee” with the NRA, described as having “[moderated] its rhetoric and legislative agenda in the wake of the” the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, but now preparing to “rev up its lobbying machine and put it back into high gear.”

Even without the NRA, according to the column, things are difficult for those who protest guns because “Supreme Court rulings have strengthened the notion that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to own a gun as a tool for self-defense.”

Finally, Jonsson comes to “stand your ground” and tries to show its failure by pointing to the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. However, “stand your ground” was not cited by either defense in those cases; rather, both defenses argued on grounds of self-defense, leading to George Zimmerman’s acquittal and a hung jury in Michael Dunn’s trial.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins

AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for, for and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at You can find him on facebook at

Ammoland Click to read AmmoLand FTC Marital Disclosures Distributed to you by - – The Shooting Sports News source.
  • 3 User comments to “The Christian Science Monitor’s Gun Controlapalooza”

    1. Dr. Strangelove on March 13, 2014 at 6:03 AM said:

      You can’t blame them. After all, if they get shot they can’t go to a doctor, can they?

    2. “Separation of church and state”, another good idea put forth by America’s founders.

    3. As I’ve read before, there are only 2 things wrong with “Christian Science” – it ain’t Christian and it ain’t Science…

    Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Cecil: Herb, while you are right that there is no Target prohibition of firearms, do you think that maybe there...
      • Wes Koehler: This idiot genetic defect sheriff needs to be raped and dumped in an alley to see what it’s like!...
      • Dr Dave: Looks a lot like my Walther PPK and if it is half as fun and accurate it might be my next toy as well. Any...
      • Dr Dave: Don’t waste your time the administration has not only not gone negative on the physician they have...
      • josh: Shame about the dog. Sadly hounders are trash who shouldn’t own dogs.
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

    • Google+ Direct Connect

    Copyright 2014 Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Daniel Defense DDM4v9 Rifle

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be August 15, 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Daniel Defense DDM4v9 Rifle. For more information visit the Daniel Defense promotional page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland