Tag: Gun Rights
San Francisco Supervisors Bust Dangerous Domestic Terrorist Group

San Francisco just passed a resolution calling the NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization’

State-Funded Researchers Shift Aim from Gun Owners to Gun Stores

It’s no surprise that the Firearm Violence Research Center wants to survey gun owners and target the businesses that sell firearms.

Universal Won’t Release The Hunt, but the “Satirical” Movie’s Backstory Is Eerily Familiar

As Variety reports, Universal Pictures has canceled the September 27 release of The Hunt, a “satirical social thriller.”

Town with a “Libertarian Streak” Is California’s First “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.” It Shouldn’t Be the Last.

The city of Needles declared itself a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” city; wants exemption to some state gun laws.

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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Gun Control? Someone Picked the Wrong . . .

In response to the current, “Progressive” (i.e., authoritarian) jihad against the Second-Amendment right of Americans to own and use firearms non-invasively, here is the Independent Institute’s new archive page of articles, books, and videos, “Firearms, Violence and the Second Amendment,” to arm everyone with the facts. In addition, GLOCK Inc. has just produced three,...
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The Aurora Shootings

The horrendous and calculated, July 20th shootings in Aurora, Colorado, are a great tragedy not just for the victims and their families but for everyone who can clearly see the utter evil of such acts and the helplessness we all feel as a result. However this massacre might have been far less likely for...
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This Week in The Lighthouse: WikiLeaks, Right to Bear Arms, Trillion Dollar Foreign Policy, Venezuela

This week’s Lighthouse (available online here) touches on the WikiLeaks documents (Ivan Eland), the right to bear arms (Stephen Halbrook), the cost of U.S. foreign policy (Robert Higgs), and Hugo Chavez’s support of terrorists (Alvaro Vargas Llosa). Here are links to the individual items: Lessons from the WikiLeaks Docs Halbrook Lauded for Defense of...
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Stephen Halbrook’s Legal Revolution for Second Amendment Rights

Few individuals in recent years have had such a profound impact on scholarship, public debate and public policy as has Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook. The leading constitutional legal scholar and attorney on the Second Amendment, who has won three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Dr. Halbrook has authored numerous seminal...
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Second Amendment Incorporated Against the States

What a feast for law geeks. Today, the Supreme Court actually decided an incorporation case. Most of us never thought we would see such in our life times. What is incorporation? It is the judicially created doctrine that certain provisions of the the bill of rights are applicable to the states. History teaches that...
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