Gun Control

The Nazi Mind-Set in America, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Political killings of innocent people could never happen in America, our fellow citizens tell us. America is a democracy. But so was Nazi Germany. Hitler was popularly elected, and his economic policies were widely favored and acclaimed (by Germans and Americans!). But there is another basic problem with that assertion: it is happening ... [click for more]

The Nazi Mind-Set in America, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 Before the end of World War II, in 1944, Friedrich A. Hayek, who was later to win the Nobel memorial prize in economic science, startled the Western world with a book entitled The Road to Serfdom . Hayek argued that despite the war against Nazi Germany, the economic ... [click for more]

Will You Be Safer If Guns Are Banned? Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Gun prohibition threatens your safety and your life. Prohibition will make it much more difficult for you to defend yourself and your family from predators. Prohibition will create a violent black market dominated by criminal gangs. And prohibition will result in many police assaults and murders of innocent Americans. Gun-control laws will make our streets ... [click for more]

Gun-Control Group Fears Us Most

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I wish people would stop dragging hunters into this gun control argument. And if I was in the Mafia, or even a halfway active street gang, I'd probably feel the same way about the constant references to criminals, criminals, criminals. Gun control has nothing to do with hunters or criminals, at least not professional criminals. Look, the Second Amendment is real short. ... [click for more]

Will You Be Safer If Guns Are Banned? Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 Violence is out of control, and guns are a major cause. This is a belief many Americans now share. This belief is fueling a nationwide movement that could result in a total prohibition on private-gun ownership in the near future. Ownership of private guns is being banned one step at a time. The recently enacted ... [click for more]

Gun Control: A Historical Perspective, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Let's look at a few recent examples in history of armed and disarmed populaces. A shining example of the former is Switzerland. Like America, Switzerland won its independence in a war fought by armed citizenry. Since independence in the 14th century, the Swiss have been required ... [click for more]

The Right to Life Equals the Right to Possess Firearms

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In the opinion of the pundits, the tide has turned on the gun-control issue. After years of successful opposition to federal gun control by the National Rifle Association and others, the public is said to be ready for limits on gun ownership. The most recent evidence is passage of the federal Brady Bill, requiring a five-day waiting period for ... [click for more]

Bringing the Revolution Home

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On December 15, 1991, the United States celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The importance of this document is hard to overstate; by any measure, it is one of the great landmarks in the advancement of human rights and liberty. Our forefathers created this staunch bulwark to Secure ... [click for more]

Gun Control, Patriotism, and Civil Disobedience

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The State of California recently enacted a law which requires owners of semiautomatic weapons to register their guns with the state. But when the law went into effect thousands of California gun owners, although risking a felony conviction, refused to comply with its requirements. The gun owners were immediately showered with harsh criticism, not only from their public officials but ... [click for more]
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