Bob Barr

Unless Checked, Judges’ Power to Unfairly Punish Could Be Used Against January 6th Defendants

BY BOB BARR Most Americans understand that in our system of justice, a person is “innocent until proven guilty” and that someone cannot be punished...

State And Local Regulatory Schemes Continue To Undermine Second Amendment Rights

BY BOB BARR Conservatives for years have warned about the dangers posed to the Second Amendment by regulatory chokepoints imposed by state and local lawmakers....

The Left’s Strange Obsession with Black Gun Owners

BY BOB BARR The Leftist media has finally discovered black gun owners. Just look at the Washington Post Magazine’s glowing spread about reducing the stigma of black...

The GOP Must Learn to Elevate Principle Over Personality

BY BOB BARR Support for President Trump has become something of a litmus test in today’s GOP. While this actually is not a bad measure...

Federal ‘Consent Decrees’ Make Policing Worse Not Better

BY BOB BARR President Biden is returning to the Barack Obama playbook of “reforming” municipal police departments by forcing multi-year federal court “consent decrees” down...

Will Molon Labe Become More Than an Ancient Greek Slogan?

BY BOB BARR As the expression goes, “talk is cheap.” When it comes to gun control, however, talk about taking away or diminishing a right...

Georgia Republicans Not Likely to Cave To Boycott Over Voting Reform Law

BY BOB BARR Anyone searching for reasoned analysis or common sense in the decision by Major League Baseball to pack up this summer’s All-Star Game...

The Persistent Stupidity of the Gun Control Movement

BY BOB BARR What makes a mass shooter capable of emotionless, indiscriminate killing remains largely a mystery. Such a depraved act is not within the...

Balance Between Law Enforcement and Lawful Gun Ownership Must be Restored

BY BOB BARR In the United States, where the Constitution is — or is supposed to be — the supreme law of the land, two...

Biden’s Early Forays Into the International Arena Are Dangerously Weak

BY BOB BARR When the sitting president of the United States closets himself and refuses to appear publicly or to personally articulate his policies except...

Biden and Cuomo Directing the Drive for a 21st Century COVID ‘Scarlet Letter’

BY BOB BARR In 1850, American author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a novel in which the female protagonist was forced to wear a highly visible “scarlet...

Racially Motivated Shakedowns Proliferate In Today’s Hyper-Polarized Culture

BY BOB BARR While age may have slowed Jesse Jackson’s political activities (he is nearly 80 years old), the strategy he launched in the early...

Will the Supreme Court Blast a Huge Hole in the Fourth Amendment

BY BOB BARR Old English law, transported to the United States centuries ago, holds that “a man’s home is his castle” and may be protected...

Democrats Shallowness on Full Display in Response to Atlanta Spa Murders

BY BOB BARR Democrats are sniffing glue and reading the New York Times again. How else can one explain their reduction of the deeply complex...

Gun Control Has Arrived With a Vengeance on Capitol Hill

BY BOB BARR It was only a matter of time. We knew it was coming – gun control. Newly installed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has...

The King is Dead, Long Live the Burger Peasant

BY BOB BARR It was a bad week for British Royals. While one royal family, the Windsors, handled damage control following last Sunday’s interview between...

America’s ‘Freedom’ Rating Slips Significantly

BY BOB BARR Thirty-two years ago, in his final State of the Union address, Ronald Reagan described America as the “shining city on a hill.” That...

There is No “COVID” Clause in the Second Amendment

BY BOB BARR Second Amendment watchdogs have long cautioned that gun permitting processes easily can be exploited as backdoor gun control. As we know, when...

GOP ‘Farm Team’ Is Deep, Is Talented, and Should Be Called Up

BY BOB BARR The annual CPAC conference, now in its 47th year, is the premier stage on which GOP stars and neophytes can strut their...

A Plea to Good Teachers: Burn Your NEA Cards

BY BOB BARR Last week, members of California’s Oakley Union Elementary School Board were caught in a “hot mic” moment. In a video conference these...