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Second amendment – prohibited by law?

By Nathan Barton Bloomberg tells us that the Supreme Court has decided that the Second Amendment doesn’t apply in Maryland or Florida, based on two very recent decisions. “The U.S. Supreme Court steered clear of the intensifying [sic-NAB] gun debate … Continue reading

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Today, there are thirteen states…

By Nathan Barton Today, there are thirteen states that require NO permit (other than “the Second Amendment” as people are wont to point out) for carrying concealed.  At least for people who are residents of that state, not convicted (or … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the Las Vegas Massacre (#3)

By Nathan Barton This week, I’ve lost track of the times I’ve heard politicians say the most disgusting things. First, of course, we have the liberals demanding “reasonable” gun laws. Then we have the conservatives whining about how this isn’t … Continue reading

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When are we going to learn?

By Nathan Barton The end of the world is upon us.  A dozen or more children could have been killed, as Columbine 2.0 (or Sandy Hook 2.0) was narrowly avoided by a vigilant and expertly trained and experienced preschool teacher. … Continue reading

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Guns, freedom, and safety

By Nathan Barton What is it with gun-rights organizations? Or organizations that claim to represent owners and users of firearms? We’ve known that the NRA has been no true friend of liberty for a long time, and in fact, started … Continue reading

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Seattle’s comeupance – to be followed by that of Washington State?

By Nathan Barton Just a quickie: several states, foremost among them, Washington state, are attempting to impose special taxes on any sale of a firearm OR ammunition, with the money supposedly to be used to “study” or “combat” or “deal … Continue reading

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Guns and Homicides in the Fifty States

By Nathan Barton Ryan McMaken at Mises.org recently discussed an FBI report about declining rates of homicides in the Fifty States. Despite the wave of mass killings in the last 7.5 years (while a certain squatter has been officially in … Continue reading

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