Gun Control

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms as a Check on Tyrants

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Whatever makes kings can unmake them. — Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine Service in the militia, for purposes of national defense, suppression of rebellion, and answering the “hue and cry,” was widely understood as an ancient right and duty of the free citizen. By securing to individual citizens “their private arms,” the Framers of the Constitution were also ... [click for more]

Lesson of the Paris Massacre

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Once again, free fire zones have turned into shooting galleries, this time in Paris.  On November 13, 2015, Islamic militants struck six sites in Paris almost simultaneously killing 129 people, and injuring some 350 more with bullets and explosives.  (These figures may change as better estimates become available.)  Some were killed and wounded in drive-by shootings as they sat ... [click for more]

Americans Reject Clinton on Gun Control

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Rallying her base — and putting her enemies on notice — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told a debate audience in Las Vegas that the country must "stand up against the NRA" and push for more gun-control laws. It may have worked. Polls show that with Democrats, Clinton is up. But Clinton and the Democrats do not have the ... [click for more]

The Constitution and the Second Amendment

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The following is Chapter 2 from FFF’s new ebook Freedom and Security: The Second Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms by Scott McPherson. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit ... [click for more]

Progressives Against Liberal Values

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The tragedy in South Caroline, the result of the vile acts of a murdering racist, finds the political class once again dreaming of new “gun safety reforms” — which we can safely decode as new ways to trample on the individual’s right to possess a firearm. As President Obama put it, “If Congress had passed some common sense gun ... [click for more]

Texas Reexamines Gun Rights

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The Texas legislature is considering several bills to revise its firearm-carry laws. Texas has had a concealed-carry law since 1995 that requires a permit, a background check, classes, and proof of proficiency at the range. The permit must be renewed at some expense every five years. On its face, it is ridiculous to think that people who form a government ... [click for more]

Starbucks, Gun Control, and Property Rights

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The recent shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard has once again thrust the issue of gun control into the news. But it is recent events at the Starbucks Coffee Company that are more relevant to the specific issue of gun control and property rights. This past summer, Illinois became the last of the 50 states to allow the carrying ... [click for more]
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