Tag: right to bear arms
Blazing Blaster Buyback BS

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is pushing “mandatory buybacks of certain semi-automatic weapons.”

Troubling Public Opinion Trends for Gun Rights and Civil Liberties

On how to respond to mass shootings and violent crime, the public opinion trends frighten me, especially when broken down by political identification. Predictably, Democrats are in favor of gun control by wider margins than Republicans. But still, 92% of Republicans favor universal background checks, which I consider as bad a proposal as any...
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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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John Lotts’s More Guns, Less Crime Now in Expanded Edition

Few books have had the scale of impact on a public policy debate more than has More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, by John R. Lott, Jr. Now a decade after its first release and the raging debate it launched, the book is available as a less expensive paperback in...
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Stephen Halbrook Testifies Against Sotomayor for Supreme Court

Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his testimony, Dr. Halbrook noted that: Legitimate concerns exist about the selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court with regard...
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