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Gun Free Zones: First the Truth, Then Your Opinion

In this post, I examine at the claims advanced in the gun-violence debate by both sides. But first, let’s get some key assumptions out of the way: Debates are productive if, and only if, all sides advance opinions based on … Continue reading

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In Response

This post is a response to a recent Facebook post calling for a constructive discussion about gun violence.  But, to have a constructive discussion requires not only respect, but truth. The first principle of constructive discourse is this: first, agree … Continue reading

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Lying about Gun Data

It takes humility, more than any other virtue, to recognize and accept truth. But it takes perserverence and courage to advance truth to those who hate you for it. THE FEDERALIST – We Can’t Have A Debate About Guns If Liberals … Continue reading

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Faster Please: Fire the FBI Chief

From the inestimable Keven D.Williamson writing in National Review: American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at whose sufferance it exists, and the things we want to do. Want to drive a car? “F*** you, … Continue reading

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