Tag: Gun Control
Randall Holcombe | Friday March 16, 2018 at 10:16 AM PDT | Comments Off on Some Thoughts on Arming Teachers
Teachers are not law enforcement officers, and as civilians under attack, they should not be expected to confront a shooter, and would almost surely be ineffective if they tried.
Tags: Civil Liberties, Firearm regulation, Gun Control, Police, Politics, school shootings, Second Amendment, teachers, The State
Robert Higgs | Monday March 5, 2018 at 11:05 AM PDT | Comments Off on Questions and Answers in Regard to Assault Weapons
What are assault weapons?
Tags: assault weapons, Gun Control, guns, Robert Higgs, Second Amendment, Second Amendment rights
Randall Holcombe | Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 9:29 AM PDT | Comments Off on Commonsense Firearm Regulation
Are there any gun regulations that would actually work?
Tags: Firearms, Gun Control, Personal Liberty, Politics, Regulation, The State
Randall Holcombe | Monday January 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM PDT | Comments Off on Another Shooting in a “Gun Free” Zone
The tragic shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport on January 6 occurred in a “gun-free” zone. Florida is one of six states that make it illegal for individuals—even those who have concealed carry permits—to carry guns in any part of an airport terminal. The killer’s motive is at this point undetermined, but he did...
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Tags: Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Fort Lauderdale airport, Gun Control, Gun-free zones, mass shootings, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, Police, Regulation, Second Amendment, Terrorism, The State
Sam Staley | Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM PDT | Comments Off on Ban Guns, Come Hell or High Water
I didn’t fully recognize the remarkably pervasive anti-gun statement embedded in the well-received film Hell or High Water until my morning jog the following day. The message is so subtle, so nuanced, and so expertly executed, this movie could be used as a textbook case for how narrative filmmaking can promote policy positions. And...
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Tags: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Hell or High Water, narrative filmmaking, Second Amendment
Sam Staley | Thursday September 1, 2016 at 8:54 PM PDT | Comments Off on Should Conservatives Give Up on Narrative Filmmaking?
In a pivotal scene in the film Free State of Jones, three white men are chasing the recently freed slave Moses down a dirt road in immediate post-Civil War Mississippi. What is notably missing from Moses’s hands is a gun, a symbolic feature embedded so thoroughly in the narrative of the film that it could...
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Tags: 2016 Obama, AmeriGeddon, documentary filmmaking, film, filmmaking, free state of jones, Gun Control, narrative filmmaking, Second Amendment, self defense
Abigail R. Hall | Friday March 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on Are NYC Stabbings the Result of Gun Control?
Knife attacks are on the rise in New York City. In January and February alone, the NYPD reported some 567 knife attacks, a full 20 percent higher than during the same period in 2014. Despite the sharp jump in stabbings, it’s reported that neither police, nor criminologists have been able to discern a pattern....
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Tags: Economics, Gun Control, knife violence, New York City, prohibition, UK, Weapons bans
Sam Staley | Sunday September 28, 2014 at 6:24 PM PDT | Comments Off on Individualizing Justice in The Equalizer
As a libertarian, I often enter a theater to watch an action movie like The Equalizer with a bit of trepidation. Inevitably, the story depends on the destruction of human life as a plot driver. In many cases, particularly those with martial arts or superhero roots (think Ninja Assassin or Wolverine), the story depends...
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Tags: Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Crime, Criminal Justice, Culture, Denzel Washington, Gun Control, Law, Libertarianism, Liberty, Morality, Natural Law, Philosophy, Police, private law enforcement, private policing, Second Amendment, stand your ground, The Equalizer, The State, vigilante, vigilante justice
David J. Theroux | Thursday July 10, 2014 at 6:18 PM PDT | Comments Off on Gun Control Encore? Someone Picked the Wrong . . .
As an encore to their very successful, earlier video ads on personal self-defense, GLOCK Inc. has produced a new series of superb and humorous videos featuring R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey: Someone Picked the Wrong Convenience Store:
Tags: Crime, Criminal Justice, Defense, Gun Control, Liberty, Personal Liberty, Police, Safety, Second Amendment, Urban Issues, Video, Weapons
David J. Theroux | Saturday May 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM PDT | Comments Off on New Video with Ron Paul: “Defining Liberty: The Future of Freedom”
How can Americans overcome record government spending and debt, escalating healthcare costs, intrusive federal surveillance, endless wars, ongoing economic malaise, high unemployment, failing schools, and increasing abuses of civil and economic liberties? In this superb, new video from the recent, sold-out event sponsored by The Independent Institute and The Smith Center for Private Enterprise...
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