The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Cox: How gun control is like zero interest rates

By Rob Cox
January 5, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Republican primary aside, NRA may be losing its grip on the public’s imagination

November 2, 2015
Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York

Street artist Mark Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York, June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jesus wouldn’t join the NRA

October 30, 2015
Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles California

Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles, California, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Wal-Mart just shy of target on gun front

By Rob Cox
October 6, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

You can’t blame immigrants for gun violence

July 24, 2014

A pile of handguns are placed in a trash bin after they were surrendered during a gun buyback program in Los Angeles, California

The eruption of anti-immigrant fury over the federal government’s plans to temporarily relocate undocumented Latino children to shelters and Border Patrol facilities in Murietta, California, and other cities, is largely founded on the expressed belief that immigrants bring drugs and crime, threatening the safety of communities.

Obama’s ultimate indignity: Bush seen as more competent

June 10, 2014

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Agreement is not enough.  Performance matters more.

That’s why the outlook for Democrats this November looks bleak.  More and more Americans now agree with Democrats on the issues.  But they are increasingly dismayed by President Barack Obama’s inability to get results.

Let free markets and technology reduce gun violence

By Rob Cox
December 10, 2013

Ron Conway, an angel investor in some of the most successful startups of the past decade, from Google to Twitter, was holding a Christmas party in his San Francisco apartment overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge on Dec. 14. One of his guests that evening was former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

Only Generation Lockdown can resolve America’s gun debate

By Rob Cox
September 25, 2013

On the website of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus there is a statistic worth knowing if you live in Ohio. About 1,100 residents of the Buckeye State lose their lives at the trigger of a firearm every year. That includes homicides, accidental shootings and suicides.

Debating the Constitution in Newtown

By Rob Cox
September 6, 2013

The first sign of their presence was the smell of cigarette smoke. There were about a dozen of them, dressed in black T-shirts with yellow lettering reading “Save Our Constitution.” They were holding flags — mostly Stars and Stripes, but also some Gadsden standards with coiled rattlesnakes, “Don’t Tread on Me” emblazoned in black.

Starbucks’ customer appreciation day may backfire

By Rob Cox
August 9, 2013

For most companies, the prospect of thousands of customers thronging its stores to celebrate its corporate policies would be regarded as ambrosia from the retail gods. But it’s hard to imagine that Starbucks sees this week’s spontaneous “Customer Appreciation Day” by gun-toting Second Amendment absolutists as quite such a blessing.