Archive for the 'Big Brother' Category

Natural Order, the State, and the Immigration Problem

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Rather than leave the impression that no free-market thinker of any note stands opposed to this “open borders” stuff – (“Please! Send us millions more Spanish-speaking peasants who scorn our laws and want to stick us with their medical bills, and now please add a couple million unreconstructed members of an alien religion, whose holy […]

To ‘eliminate the requirement that instant check records be destroyed within 24 hours’

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A version of the The following column appears in the July 10 edition of “Firearms News” — formerly “Shotgun News” — on newsstands now.

Stacked to convict

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Ever been called for jury duty?

The right to secede

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

I’ve been reading in Thomas DiLorenzo’s 2012 hardback from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, “Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government.” The book features brief summary chapters, with useful references, from the Loyola University economics professor, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and member of the Mont Pelerin Society, weighing in on such topics as […]

Is Donald the GOP’s Doctor Doom?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A friend who’s a Republican (hey, no one’s perfect) writes to ask: “In your opinion, with The Donald at the GOP’s helm, are we doomed? I say nay, but others say oh hell yes. I think Hillary is too unsavory for most to support while the Donald’s brashness appeals to the lowest (voting) common denominator. […]

They’re ‘NOT in jail for possession of marijuana or any other harmless, non-addictive, plant-derived substance’

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A reader of my May 10 column in “Firearms News” (formerly “Shotgun News”) — the one headlined “Donald Trump On Guns” — wrote in: “The column started off great, but as we got closer and closer to the end Vin apparently got wound up listening to his own rhetoric.

What was the difference? They had ‘guns’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appeared in the April 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Who was it who initiated the wrongful use of ‘force, fear and violence’ in Bunkerville?

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

(A version of the following missive appears in the summer edition of CJ Hadley’s Range magazine, on newsstands May 1:)

Are really old Social Security recipients to blame for crime wave?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the March 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”) America is not in the midst of a big crime wave. Gun ownership is way up, and violent crime rates are down across the board (See “Gun homicides, violence, down sharply in past 20 years”, http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/us/study-gun-homicide/index.html , and […]

Cherry-picking their data

Friday, January 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the Jan. 10 edition of Firearms News (previously “Shotgun News.”)