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In the U.S., Who Has the Monopoly on Force?

Posted July 14th, 2016 at 11:01 am (UTC-4)
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Though not the bloodiest episode, the Dallas massacre epitomizes our predicament. Police came under fire from an African American who believed himself to be resisting governmental abuse and tyranny — which, according to many a gun-rights advocate, is one of the reasons to have an armed populace.  

Pro-Choice? You Might Also Be Pro-Gun

Posted June 30th, 2016 at 11:21 am (UTC-4)
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[I]f the Texas laws aimed at health reform unduly burden the right to choose, it is important to consider how state gun control laws could likewise infringe upon the right to bear arms….Like the “right to choose,” the right to a firearm is not limitless….what are the outer bounds of limitation?  

Bullet Points

Posted June 20th, 2016 at 2:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Media stories in the wake of mass shootings typically feature a laundry list of mistakes that reflect their writers’ inexperience with guns and gun culture….treat guns like any other beat,,,,Media outlets tend not to send sports writers to cover the Supreme Court or style writers to cover a murder. Ignorance undermines authority.

Obama Appears Ready for Another Attempt to Tighten Gun Laws

Posted January 1st, 2016 at 10:45 am (UTC-4)
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“I get too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids, to sit around and do nothing.”

Let’s Stop Pretending that America is the Land of Liberty

Posted December 7th, 2015 at 1:58 pm (UTC-4)
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[O]ne could have a debate about whether some crime control or security measure might be worth the potential infringement on our liberties … We long ago shredded most of our important constitutional protections without the slightest evidence that they made anyone safer. Let’s take a quick tour through recent history …