Gun owners’ opposition to background checks is probably the most difficult position for non-owners (and even some owners) to fathom. Discussion often degenerates into pro-gun rights activists chanting “registration is confiscation” while anti-rights activists respond with cries of, “Paranoid gun nuts!” We hope this piece will shed some light on the objections by explaining the mechanics of how a background check works, what becomes of that information, and how it has come back to harm those who go through the process.Read More
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In the early 19th century, the Luddite labor movement sought to improve their bargaining position with employers by destroying the industrial machinery that was threatening to make their jobs obsolete. The word "Luddite" has become synonymous with someone who rejects new technology.
But when that technology threatens much more than your job... is that such a bad thing?Read More
Constitution be damned! If you want to own a gun, you're empowering criminals. If you want to encrypt your communications, you're enabling terrorism. If you question the logic behind a protest, you're a racist.
Sound familiar? It should, because it's the same argument every time. And, as fallacious as it is, it's been working - because we've been letting it.Read More