2nd Amendment Under Fire
This article, written by University of Louisville associate professor of economics Audrey D. Kline, Ph.D., was originally printed by the Ludwig von Mises Institute on Oct. 8. Much has been written about the economics of gun control, including Kjar and Robinson’s 2009 article that noted the lack of basic economic application to the issue, and […]
When you see stories about school students being suspended for drawing gun pictures, eating their pastries into gun shapes, forming their fingers into guns, carrying toy gun key chains, shooting airsoft guns in their own yards, showing off bubble guns or having a piece of paper with a corner torn off that an “educator” believes looks like a gun, the knee-jerk reaction is to think school administrators are just being ridiculous.
But the truth is much more insidious. It is part of the ongoing assault on gun ownership.
The official Web page for the U.S. Senate takes liberties when it comes to presenting and explaining the 2nd Amendment. Is there a reason?
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott said he will take steps to sue the Federal government if the U.S. ratifies the United Nations arms trade treaty Secretary of State John Kerry signed this week. Abbott, echoing the concerns of conservatives throughout the Nation, contends that the U.N. treaty poses a threat to Americans’ 2nd Amendment right […]
Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, despite warnings from 130 members of Congress and a vote of 53-46 in the Senate earlier this year to “uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.”
Those involved in the traditional political realm of left and right deem me delusional. I am labeled a “radical” by those on the right and a “reactionary” by those on the left. In fact, I am neither. Rather, I am the dreaded Libertarian who believes that government, if it must exist at all, must be structurally limited. And it is clear that in that belief I am a part of a small minority.
With only a week to go before new gun laws that limit “assault weapons” and require fingerprints and licenses for handguns take effect, Maryland residents are buying firearms at an unprecedented rate. Reportedly, the last-minute rush to beat the gun grab has resulted in residents snapping up weapons at a rate of more than 1,000 per day.
A Democratic strategist said in a recent MSNBC interview that guns rights activists are wrong in claiming that if more people were carrying guns, mass shooters would be stopped more quickly. Strategist Steven McMahon said, contrary to the National Rifle Associations’ assertion that the Washington Navy Yard shooting site wasn’t sufficiently secured, that there were […]
With all the mass confusion among reporters in the mainstream media over which bad guy used which bad gun in which bad murdering spree, isn’t it about time someone gave these hapless journalists a little help? One Twitter user thought so. On Wednesday, Mike Morrison, a self-described “advocate of Liberty,” offered this handy visual reference […]
Liking firearms and the 2nd Amendment protections which allow you to own them makes you a supporter of mass murder, according to Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). Cohen, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a recent MSNBC appearance that he was not surprised by the September 16th mass shooting at the Washington Naval […]