Personal Lie-ability

The Brady Center to Prevent “Gun Violence” was handed a victory on Monday when the Supreme Court ruled that its lawsuit against firearms manufactures could continue. Under Washington DC’s Assault Weapons Manufacturing Strict Liability Act of 1990,...

Citizen Change: Voting Zombies

As in years past, the weeks and months leading up to the 2004 presidential election have been laced with stern reminders about the importance of voting. But while every citizen has a right to vote on election day, none has an obligation. In fact, morally, many have an...
Unicorns, Jedi, and Plastic Guns

Unicorns, Jedi, and Plastic Guns

During the recent vice presidential debate, Senator Edwards criticized Vice President Cheney for voting “against banning plastic weapons that can pass through metal detectors.” The ban to which Edwards was referring was the Undetectable Firearms Act of...

Thanks For Terminating My Rights, Mr. Schwarzenegger!

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: Thank you so much! At first, I was worried when the 1994 federal assault weapons ban expired on September 13th. I know that the ban did absolutely nothing to decrease violent crime in the United States, but I sure felt safer when the nice...

The Burning of the First Amendment

In what on the surface could only be described as an acute case of masochistic dementia, Philip Morris USA owner Altria Group Inc. is now protesting the promotion of its own brand.In a May 20th letter to Paramount Pictures, Philips Morris Senior Vice President Howard...

Amnesty International: More Than Just Bad Manners

On Wednesday, Amnesty International (AI) issued their annual “International Report” on the state of human rights. It even included a message from AI Secretary General Irene Khan titled, “Why human rights matter.” Her message was apparently...

Court Gives Bryco/Jennings the Finger

Once again, someone has managed to blame a few pounds of metal for the demonstrated ineptitude of a few pounds of gray matter. Last week, jurors in a California civil court ruled that gun manufacturer Bryco/Jennings must pay over $50 million to a 16-year-old who...

In Defense of Enemies

There are plenty of otherwise rational individuals in the world who avoid confrontation at all costs, as if getting labeled a “Capitalist” was somehow worse than actually being one. This article is dedicated to them. Sometimes, even I receive hate mail....

The Naked Hypocrisy of the Dixie Chicks

“Just so you know,” Natalie Maines told a London audience last month, “we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” But in an interview with Diane Sawyer Friday, the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks responded to fan...

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