Bob Barr

The ‘Soft’ Racism of Gun Control

BY BOB BARR The historically racist origins of gun control are hardly a topic for debate. As noted by Cato Institute’s David Kopel, the matter...

If Democrats Win 2020, Expect Them To Dismantle ‘Sick’ Supreme Court

BY BOB BARR Senate Democrats are still seething over the Republican majority’s refusal in 2016 to schedule a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee,...

Congressional GOP Misses the Mark With Gun Confiscation Proposal

BY BOB BARR Some Republicans in Congress are seeking to pass a “red flag law,” which would grant law enforcement to do what legal precedent...

Thank Obama For Placing Portland Police In A Straightjacket

BY BOB BARR Thanks to the Obama administration’s legacy of promoting baseless charges of racism against police departments across the country, the Portland Police Department...

Professional Whiners Have a New Hero du jour in Megan Rapinoe

BY BOB BARR Most parents know negotiations with toddlers are less an artful debate than a war of attrition. Toddlers make their demands, and failing...

An 18-Year Old Congressional Authorization Shouldn’t Enable a New War

BY BOB BARR Unlike many of the pieces of legislation I considered as a member of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, the...

The New Breed of ‘Snowflake Mayors’

BY BOB BARR There was a time when America’s big city mayors were real leaders. While few of them we so arrogant as to claim...

Eric Swalwell’s Seriously Un-Serious Gun Control Agenda

BY BOB BARR Watch Out! Eric Swalwell is making his move. The Congressman — who represents a district not far from the epicenter of 21st-Century...

Census Nonsense

BY BOB BARR After a contentious debate between southern and northern states about how to count slaves towards the apportionment of congressional representation and taxation,...

Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement

BY BOB BARR In a move to burnish his already well-known anti-firearms credentials, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled a list of gun control measures...

The Left’s Staggering Superficiality About Firearms

BY BOB BARR We defenders of the Second Amendment are no stranger to disinformation and ignorance by the Left when it comes to issues regarding...

Red Light Cameras Headed to Graveyard of Bad Ideas

BY BOB BARR When America’s first red light camera system was installed in Jackson, Mississippi in 1992, it was hailed as the beginning of a...

New York Is Changing The Law To Go After Trump

BY BOB BARR You can’t be tried twice for the same offense. The concept of being free from “double jeopardy” is a right that has...

In a Hero’s Funeral is a Lesson for Us All

BY BOB BARR Riley Howell was laid to rest Sunday in Waynesville, North Carolina, at a funeral service with full military honors. He was not...

Cultural Depravity at Root of Mass Killings

BY BOB BARR In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting at a Jewish temple outside San Diego, California, attention is once again focused largely...

Trump shouldn’t be impeached, but Bill Clinton’s impeachment was justified – Here’s why

BY BOB BARR Some House Democrats who are calling for impeachment proceedings against President Trump on a charge of obstruction of justice claim that President Clinton was...

The Curious Case of Julian Assange

BY BOB BARR Last week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London by a phalanx of British police officers; abruptly...

Excellent 2nd Amendment Opinion Lasts Only One Week

BY BOB BARR As the saying goes, “it was great while it lasted.”  On Friday, March 29th U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued an 86-page Order declaring...

The Real Problem with Immigration Policies? — Judges

BY BOB BARR If you were to guess the most critical problem faced by President Trump in dealing with the flood of illegal immigration at...

Are “Red Flag Laws” a Solution in Search of a Problem?

BY BOB BARR In the aftermath of the February 2018 mass murder at a Parkland, Florida high school, it became readily apparent that danger signs...

America’s Bill Of Rights Prevents Erosion Of Civil Liberties As In New Zealand

BY BOB BARR Every day, I thank America’s Founding Fathers for their prescience in providing a Bill of Rights to protect against the government arbitrarily...

Let’s Treat The Admissions Scandal As A Criminal Enterprise — Not A Reality Show

BY BOB BARR The college-admissions scandal announced this month involved public and private colleges and universities from coast to coast. It netted the perpetrators tens...

‘For the People’ Legislation is Really ‘For the Government’

BY BOB BARR In an iconic scene from the 1980s comedy classic “The Blues Brothers,” Jake (John Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) are...

The Democratic Party’s Existential Identity Crisis

BY BOB BARR The year before what likely will be the most contentious presidential election in modern history is not a good time to suffer...

House Democrats Propose Using Holidays to Virtually End Future Gun Purchases

BY BOB BARR Have you ever been trapped in one of those endless automated answering service loops? A new background check system for firearms purchases...

Democrats Again Chase the Holy Grail of “Universal” Background Checks

BY BOB BARR While establishment Washington remains focused on the growing scoreboard of Democratic presidential wannabes, and the media frets about whether actor Jussie Smollett...

The Muddy Waters of the Supreme Courts Next Gun Decision

BY BOB BARR When it comes to the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court moves with the all the dispatch of a giant tortoise; slow, plodding...

Massachusetts Enhances the Right to Secretly Record Government Officials

BY BOB BARR They conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone — the most comprehensive of rights and the right...

“New Satanism” Filling America’s Moral Vacuum

BY BOB BARR You could say Satanism has undergone a “rebranding” since the 1980s and 90s, when devil-worshipping occultists were supposedly to blame for a...

‘Emergency Powers’ – Be Careful What You Wish For

BY BOB BARR It’s a universal law of politics – every president considers the powers he inherits from his predecessor as the “floor,” not the...