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Guns, freedom, and safety

By Nathan Barton What is it with gun-rights organizations? Or organizations that claim to represent owners and users of firearms? We’ve known that the NRA has been no true friend of liberty for a long time, and in fact, started … Continue reading

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Seattle’s comeupance – to be followed by that of Washington State?

By Nathan Barton Just a quickie: several states, foremost among them, Washington state, are attempting to impose special taxes on any sale of a firearm OR ammunition, with the money supposedly to be used to “study” or “combat” or “deal … Continue reading

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Guns and Homicides in the Fifty States

By Nathan Barton Ryan McMaken at Mises.org recently discussed an FBI report about declining rates of homicides in the Fifty States. Despite the wave of mass killings in the last 7.5 years (while a certain squatter has been officially in … Continue reading

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“Libertarian” Party Joins the Old Parties?

By Nathan Barton Thanks to the folks over at JPFO for this: Bullets First bluntly reports VP candidate William Weld’s interview on REVOLT TV: Libertarian VP Wants to Ban Guns; Rifles are “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Except that Bullets First … Continue reading

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Selling us down the river

By Nathan Barton Anti-Liberty: Media selling us down the river. No, it isn’t due to their toking up. It is simply the same old transnational socialism/progressivism, perhaps the worst extreme of statism which we now face. Rolling Stone Magazine has … Continue reading

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The price of losing liberty – putting up with stupidity

By Nathan Barton The decline into stupidity accelerated in the last few weeks, and continues to do so. There are two BIG examples: the reaction to the Orlando Massacre, and Brexit. Let’s talk about the massacre. The Orlando Massacre seems … Continue reading

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Keeping, Bearing, and Wearing Arms in Texas

By Nathan Barton Please read the commentary “Carrying Concealed” is NOT a right…” first, to better understand my comments here. As I said in the earlier article, the entire business of carrying concealed has been controversial for a very long … Continue reading

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“Carrying Concealed” is NOT a right guaranteed by the US Constitution, but…

By Nathan Barton The infamous Ninth Nazgul, that FedGov collection of terrorists and thugs and autocrats (by appointment of His Grace the Tyrant) has struck again. As reported by JPFO and PrisonPlanet which seems to have the most interesting take … Continue reading

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Guns and media: Who do we believe?

by Nathan Barton (Or, “Guns and the Power of the Media”) According to Newsweek and a blogger from the London School of Economics, the reason that gun sales have soared in the past decade or so is because of – … Continue reading

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Government’s war on everything else (Part 1)

Libertarian Commentary #17-18B, by Nathan Barton Headline: “Judge refuses to allow GM to liquidate company: must be able to be sued” The story explains that the court system has made it clear; even though the reason that General Motors is … Continue reading

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