Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Agenda - Gun control would not have stopped the Orlando attack

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The Agenda - Gun control would not have stopped the Orlando attack

June 21, 2016
Welcome to The Agenda, Heritage's weekly insight on the top policy battles. It's the first week of summer and a gun control debate is heating up in the Senate. Also, House Republicans will unveil their replacement for Obamacare on Wednesday and the British will vote whether to leave the EU on Thursday. Take notes, we have all of your conservative policy solutions right here.
—Michelle Cordero, Managing Editor, Heritage.org
Gun control would not have stopped the Orlando attack.
Any time there is a large-scale loss of life, it is horrific, but more gun regulation won't make us safer. Instead, it strips law-abiding citizens of their only defense, while giving power to those who want to kill. Read Heritage's report outlining solutions on how to prevent another domestic terror attack.
Brexit would return vital power back to the British people.
Heritage experts are in the United Kingdom for the Brexit vote on Thursday. Nile Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, shared his perspective on Facebook Live. He believes it's in America's interest to see Brexit happen in order to rejuvenate the special relationship after years of neglect. Heritage's latest report on Brexit examines the implications and why Americans have no reason to fear a UK decision to leave the EU.
Obamacare is still unworkable, unaffordable, and unpopular.
While you wait to hear what alternative Republicans propose this week, read Heritage's report on what basic policy parameters for any replacement should look like. After six years of failures, Obamacare should be repealed.


HAPPENING AT HERITAGE
On Wednesday at noon, Timothy and Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute discuss their new book, "Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America."
On Thursday at 9 a.m., House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, will give a talk on the case against Dodd-Frank.
Later Thursday at noon, the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel explores how the left is silencing free speech. Strassel is the author of "The Intimidation Game."


POLICY PICTURE

Last week's terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, has sparked renewed concern about the threat of ISIS. Read more about combatting the foreign fighter pipeline.
Have a question? Email us at ManagingEditor@heritage.org.
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