Tag: Gun Control
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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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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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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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:

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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The Panthers Were Right and Reagan Was Wrong on Gun Control

I suppose it takes a true radical these days to question the progressive’s sacred cow: Ronald Reagan. You read that right. This paradigm of modern conservatism was one of the most important American champions of gun control in recent decades, and so he has become a convenient talking point for liberals who want to...
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Infringed: Second Amendment in the Crosshairs

In 1996, Australia imposed some of the world’s most severe gun bans and restrictions. The only problem: no criminals heeded the policy. Now, says New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, “Guns have fallen into the hands of organized crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, mid-level crime groups and petty thieves.” The lesson? Gun controls weaken...
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The Economic Sector the President’s Policies Have Helped Most? Firearms

As I noted a few months ago, President Obama’s economic policies have been widely criticized for slowing the economic recovery; meanwhile, one sector of the economy—firearms—has greatly benefited from the president’s policies. As this article notes, sales at Sturm Ruger & Co. are up 50% over last year, and sales at Smith & Wesson are...
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The President’s Policies: Economic Stimulus for One Industry

President Obama’s policies have been criticized by some as harming the economy. The “stimulus” policies he has put into place are not working, according to critics. Indeed, the economic recovery has been unusually slow. Here and here are two of the many articles critical of the president’s economic policies. When I Googled “stimulus not...
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The Totalitarianism of Universal Background Checks

Finally, some sanity, and from a somewhat unexpected source. The ACLU is concerned about the civil liberties implications of the new Harry Reid Senate bill to establish so-called “universal background checks” for firearms purchases. The organization has tended toward silence on gun rights, but at least now it recognizes aspects of the problem with...
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