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Gun Control Debate 101

BY BOB BARR Reading the social media posts of liberals following the latest mass shooting tragedy, occurring over the weekend in the small Texan town...

There’s one thing the TX church shooter didn’t do that should have raised red...

BY ALLEN WEST Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. There can be...

New GOP-backed gun control bill may have DIRE consequences for gun owners

BY ALLEN WEST There are times when you want to believe that something won’t happen — but sadly, it does. Such is the case with the...

Democrats Politicize Las Vegas before Blood Even Dry

BY SELWYN DUKE Before the blood was even dry in Las Vegas, Democrats coast to coast were pushing gun control. Hillary Clinton led the charge,...

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s What the Founders Really Thought About Guns

JARRETT STEPMAN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION With Jon Stewart off the air, it seems the left has found a new progressive comedian it can look to for...

Congress, Trump and Governor Eviscerate the Bill of Rights

BY BOB BARR On a daily basis, government officials at all levels make decisions and take steps that are, to put it mildly, without basis...

Bizarro World Second-Amendment Decisions

BY BOB BARR In D.C. Comic’s fictional “Bizarro World,” all things are done opposite of here on Earth. According to the “Bizarro Code,” inhabitants of...

Disgraced Anti-Gun Criminal Considered for a Top Post … Again

TIM MACY, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA They say that bad ideas never die. Such is the case with David Petraeus, who is now a candidate to...

Weekly Story: Fort Gunnybags

Weekly Story In 1856, private citizens choose a headquarters for their campaign against a corrupt political machine. For a considerable time after the organization of the...

Bloomberg: “I Don’t Think There’s Roads” Where Voters Backed Gun Rights

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Michael Bloomberg has now fully completed his transition from un-libertarian but arguably competent New York City mayor to abrasive, polarizing figure-of-fun...

Hamilton—Federalist XXIX

American Debate During the the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Federalist Alexander Hamilton—as Publius— publishes a paper concerning the militia.   Little more can...

Voices from the American Founding on the Desirability of Standing Armies

America has the largest and most powerfully armed professional military in the world. What would the Founders think of this development? BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Among the...

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible...

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible...

First Law of Nature

Natural Rights St. George Tucker, a Revolutionary War commander and lawyer from Virginia, comments on the absolute right to self defense as it relates to...

Tea Party Write-in Candidate Defies the Establishment

SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Earth to the Republican Party:  Ronald Reagan called and he wants his party back. Both Republicans and Democrats alike were...

The Change Liberals Want Most

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY If liberals could change the United States Constitution any way they like, what would they most want to change? The answer is...

Cop: I’d Love to “Bang down Your Door and Come for Your Gun”

BY SELWYN DUKE How would you feel if a police officer you knew for 20 years told you that if an order was issued to...

Time for the Supreme Court to Explain the Scope of the Second Amendment

ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE From the 1939 case of United States v. Miller until 2008’s District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court left unclear what right the...

The Federalist Papers No. 29, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS The Militia Wednesday, January 9, 1788 THE power of regulating the militia, and of commanding its services in times of insurrection and...