“Arming America” or Disarming Reality?

“Arming America” or Disarming Reality? by Stephen P. Halbrook Published in American Rifleman, Jan. 2001, p.69 Michael Bellesiles is a man with a monstrously large axe to grind. How else could one explain his opening a piece set in the 19th century with an attack on NRA’s 21st century president, Charlton Heston In Arming America, Prof. Bellesiles…

Guns, Crime, and the Swiss

Guns, Crime, and the Swiss by Stephen P. Halbrook Shorter versions of this article were published in 1999 in the Wall Street Journal on June 3 (European edition) as “Armed to the Teeth, and Free” and on June 10 (American edition) as “Where Kids and Guns Do Mix.” Back in 1994, when the U.S. Congress was debating…

The Darker Side of Gun Control

The Darker Side of Gun Control by Stephen P. Halbrook Published in National Law Journal, May 24, 2004, p.39 What supreme irony on the Opinion page: “An Infamous Date,” Harry Reicher’s worthy reminder about Nazi laws against Jews, juxtaposed with “Reasonable Regulation,” Amitai Etzioni’s diatribe against the Second Amendment (NLJ, April 5). Ironic, because Nazi…

Girl Beats Guys: A Swiss Teen Rifle Festival

Girl Beats Guys: A Swiss Teen Rifle Festival Das Zürcher Knabenschiessen by Stephen P. Halbrook Published in Schiessen Schweiz, SSV/FST, Nr. 48/25.11.04, S. 18-19. [English and German.] In der Ausgabe Nr. 39 vom vergangenen 23. September haben wir auf der Seite 13 einige Photos veröffentlicht, die Stephen Halbrook anlässlich des gemeinsamen Besuches des diesjährigen Knabenschiessens…