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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It was a week that favored liberty - with some notable exceptions.
Separate federal courts opposed - and even berated - abuses by both federal and state governments, while the DoJ appears to have abandoned its assault on Apple. Mississippi's legislature is considering a law to force transparency regarding civil asset forfeiture, and its Supreme court has again championed Second Amendment rights.
However, in the same week, a NJ state senator proposed that legislators and judges deserve rights denied to citizens; the governor of VA vetoed a bill to override his executive order disarming state workers; and a law-abiding NC man was arrested - for a video rental that he failed to return... 14 years ago.Read More
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