Tag Archives: Our right to self defense

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 Commentary on the News, 07 OCT 2015, #15-40B: Cops and religions

By Nathan Barton After reporting the rude behavior of a cop when she asked for directions, The Free Thought Project reports that the mother was beaten by three cops, in front of her children, after being stopped on a bogus … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 14 September 2015, #15-37A: Stupid public schools and more

By Nathan Barton I am going to concentrate on the stupidity of public schools in this commentary, but this news has just come up, so lets talk about Germany first, and then to a few other stories. The balloon is … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 14 August 2015, #15-32f: Cops and guns

By Nathan Barton I find that the constant drumbeat about how dangerous it is to be a cop, especially in states with high gun ownership, and high levels of “domestic violence” is getting really tedious. A lot of news items … Continue reading

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Libertarian News and Commentary, #15-30E:E is for Evil

By Nathan Barton At least they aren’t dead. Several stories about cops acting… like cops. Being evil. Prison Planet (usual caveat here) has a video of a cop slamming his elbow into a restrained man, an action so callous that … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 27 July 2015, #15-30B: Gun haters and Lies

by Nathan Barton In a separate commentary, I discuss neutrality as regards political issues and liberty and wars. One of those fields where it is sometimes hard to tell friends from foes, and hard to be neutral, is the realm … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 26 July 2015, #15-30A: Disappearing Liberty

By Nathan Barton The speed at which liberties of free speech and freedom of religion are disappearing in the Fifty States is rather surprising. World Net Daily reports on a situation in Kentucky in which a Baptist preacher was “fired” … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 20 July 2015, #15-29A: Drums of War

By Nathan Barton War came back to the Homeland again last week. Constantly on Friday, I heard the statement reported over and over that the investigators were unable to “determine the motive” of the young man who killed four Marines, … Continue reading

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