Blake Fischer

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Don’t let the government censor blueprints for 3-D-printed guns

<i>Barry P. McDonald is a professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University and a former law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.</i><p>Last week, a federal judge in Seattle effectively <b></b> blocked a pro-gun group from publishing computer-code blueprints that could be used to make guns with 3-D …

Defense Distributed

Ninth Circuit Stunner: Second Amendment Protects Public Open Carry

4:16 PM 07/29/2018<p>Gun control advocates undoubtedly awoke with a piercing headache Wednesday morning as the news sunk in that the U.S. appellate …

Guns

The Ninth Circuit Shows Us How to Protect Gun Rights

Recent decisions provide a solid template for a future Supreme Court.<p>These are words I never, ever thought I’d type: Two different panels of the …

Guns

This Shooting Should Sicken America’s Armed Citizens

If a person shoves you, you can shove back. You don't have the right to kill him.<p>In a world awash with disturbing videos and images, some stand out. …

Guns

FBI Study: Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill

There are many theories about what motivates mass shooters.One common one holds that every active shooter is mentally ill. But a new study by the FBI …

CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence That Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>The paper discussed in this post below has been withdrawn by the author Gary Kleck after Reason brought to his attention an important detail</i> …

I Own Eight Guns and Still Hate the NRA

I love hunting, and I really like guns. So it might sound to you like I’m the kind of red-blooded American who would support the NRA (or be supported by it). But in fact, it’s the opposite. Let me tell you about my guns and how I use them. And while some of you may never agree with my stance on gun …

Bernie Sanders doesn't like being asked about his record on guns

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, the media is lining up the usual suspects and grilling them as to where they stand on new gun control …

Israel Figured Out How to Prevent School Shootings 40 Years Ago-It's Time the US Followed Suit

Opinion<p>President Trump: Have Education Department Mandate Active Shooter Protocols<p>Posted: Feb 15, 2018 10:02 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists</i> …

Second Thoughts on the Second Amendment

At the heart of the gun-control debate is a fundamental tension between republicanism and individualism.<p>Calmly, patiently, with considerable bravery, the instructor at the shooting range shows me how to fire the submachine gun, a MAC-11—the first real gun I have ever held. It jams repeatedly. …

Guns

Report Alleges Police Use Secret Evidence Collected By Feds To Make Arrests

Branches of America's federal law enforcement and intelligence services may be secretly helping state and local police arrest suspects every day in ways that raise fundamental questions about defendants' civil and due process rights, according to a recent Human Rights Watch report.<p>The report makes …

Surveillance

Texas school district wages legal war against Christian cheerleaders

For the past six years a Texas school district has been waging legal warfare against a group of high school cheerleaders who wrote Bible verses on football run-through banners.<p>In October the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Kountze Independent School District cheerleaders – …

HOLY CRAP: Costco exposes just how expensive Seattle’s new soda tax is and it’s HUGE!

Welcome to a city run by elitist progressive Democrats who believe they know better than you <i>what’s good for you</i>…because you’re just an ignorant child …

WATCH: ReasonTV Asks College Students To Define ‘Hate Speech’

On Thursday, ReasonTV uploaded a video in which they asked students at the University of Southern California to define "hate speech," and further …

Reducing Gun Violence: Suggestions That Do Not Involve Gun Control

Focus on crime ‘hot spots’ and on the tiny percentage of the population that commits most of the crime.<p>The violence that besieged a Las Vegas concert …

Guns

Mandatory Gun Waiting Periods Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year

And if all 50 states delayed access to handguns after purchase, we could save hundreds more.<p>Gun violence hospitalizes more than a dozen kids every day, kills tens of thousands of Americans every year, and costs our hospitals billions of dollars annually. Despite the scope of this issue, we have …

9 More Horror Stories From People Who Had Their Electronic Devices Searched At The Border

Earlier this week, we looked at some of the complaints filed with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the treatment of travellers at the US …

Explained: How encryption works

...and I'll explain how encrypted messaging works.<p>If you send a message using end-to-end encrypted messaging apps — like iMessage, WhatsApp, Signal …

Beyond 'Fine': 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

You Can Get Charged With Murder For Defensive Gun Use -- Even In A 'Stand Your Ground' State

Since American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms (not just law enforcement officials, as gun control advocates maintain), it would seem to follow that they’re entitled to use their weapons when they are threatened.<p>More than a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that in <i>Beard</i> …

Retail chains are floundering and it's not because of Amazon

Is Amazon really the killer everyone says it is?<p>More retailers are on the brink of death than any time since the Great Recession, according to …

Rand Paul Is Right: NSA Routinely Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

On Sunday’s Face the Nation, Sen. Rand Paul was asked about President Trump’s accusation that President Obama ordered the NSA to wiretap his calls. …

Incredible tech detects gunfire across America

Are those lamps on your local streets detecting when guns are fired? American cities are being upgraded to pinpoint shooters and help police fight gun violence.<p>Like something out of the futuristic policing TV show “APB,” new tech can locate the exact position where a gun is fired and report it …

NRA and Republicans find unlikely ally on rollback of gun control rule: science

Donald Trump is set to sign into law a reversal of an Obama policy to bar certain mentally ill people from owning guns. Researchers and civil rights activists agree<p>For once, science is on the side of the National Rifle Association and Donald Trump, according to prominentexperts on mental health and …

Guns

Shoot To Kill: Instinctive Shooting

Written by Orlando Wilson on The Prepper Journal.You use a method known as instinctive - or point- shooting. Instinctive shooting is simple- you …

Self Defense

Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy

The retailer’s aggressive cost cutting has unintended consequences.<p>By Shannon Pettypiece and David Voreacos | August 17, 2016<p>Photographs by Johnathon …

Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is a Clear Violation of the First Amendment

Governors have significant authority in issuing executive orders, and in many situations, they do so to circumvent legislative roadblocks. But …

As quietly as possible, the government is renewing its assault on your privacy | Trevor Timm

Having failed to secure an anti-encryption bill, the FBI and justice department are now engaged in a multi-pronged attack on all sorts of other privacy rights<p>With their dangerous crusade for an anti-encryption bill in Congress all but dead (for now), the FBI and US justice department are now …

The uncomfortable truth about gun rights supporters – sometimes they are right

If commonsense reforms to American gun laws are to have any chance, thoughtful gun owners need to be treated with more respect – and split from the fundamentalist leaders of the NRA<p>Staked out next to the parking lot at the National Rifle Association’s biggest get-together of the year, I asked NRA …