Tag: gun control
Il Disastroso Manifesto degli Studenti di Parkland
Di Jane Louise. Originale pubblicato il 28 marzo 2018 con il titolo Everything Wrong with the Parkland Student’s Manifesto. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Sabato 24 marzo gli studenti della scuola di Parkland sopravvissuti alla strage hanno guidato migliaia di persone in una “Marcia per la Nostra Vita” contro la violenza armata. Il giorno prima avevano…
Everything Wrong with the Parkland Students’ Manifesto
On Saturday, March 24, survivors of the Parkland School Shooting led hundreds of thousands of people in a “March for Our Lives” to protest gun violence. The day prior, they published their “manifesto,” a listing of policy recommendations intended to prevent future gun violence. Gun violence is scary, and living through a school shooting is…
The Conservatism of Gun Control
On March 24, hundreds of thousands of students and other activists against gun violence participated in the March for Our Lives, an event meant to spur action to put an end to mass shootings in the United States. Ten days earlier, many of the same people participated in a school walkout with the same purpose….
Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 4)
This is the fourth part in a series. Be sure to check out parts 1, 2, 3 and 5. Advocates of gun ownership for marginalized people must talk about one of the biggest threats faced by such groups: hate crimes. Oftentimes, the media confuses this kind of bigotry with mental illness: but bigotry is not a mental illness at…
Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 3)
This is the third part in a series. Be sure to check out parts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Poverty, Homelessness, and Unemployment Many gun-related crimes involve some form of theft. The root causes of theft usually have less to do with the thief wishing harm on anyone and more to do with financial desperation. Addressing issues of…
Armi o Musulmani, Niente Divieti
[Di Roderick Long. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 27 febbraio 2017 con il titolo Stop Banning Muslims, Stop Banning Guns. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Il dibattito sui controlli migratori del presidente Trump e il dibattito sul controllo delle armi appaiono sorprendentemente simili. Cambia solo chi sta da che parte. Nell’uno e…
Stop Banning Muslims, Stop Banning Guns
The debate over President Trump’s travel ban and the debate over gun control look surprisingly similar – except for who’s on which side. In each case, supporters of the policy argue that it’s necessary in order to prevent incidents of lethal violence, while opponents argue, first, that the policy’s likely impact on such incidents is…
Guns and Self Defense in the Age of Trump
Guns, if you don’t have a healthy fear of them you probably don’t know much about them. From victims of gun violence to conscientious gun owners, hundreds of millions of Americans are well acquainted with their destructive power and the need for safety in managing their use. However, the fear left unchecked by other external…
A (Brief) People’s History of Gun Control on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Kevin Carson’s “A (Brief) People’s History of Gun Control” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. From its beginnings the state has been an executive committee of the economic ruling class and an instrument of armed force by the owners of the means of production, enabling them to extract surplus…
Gun Control: Who Gets Control? on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Darian Worden’s “Gun Control: Who Gets Control?” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. While we make society more compassionate — which cannot be done without cultivating respect for liberty and autonomy — we should respect the gun rights of all responsible individuals. It is amazing that an 18-year-old can…
The Government Needs to Put Itself on the No-Fly List
I usually don’t dip my feet into the perilous waters of the gun-control debate for several reasons: I’m not a gun-owner, guns have never interested me as either a pastime or culturally, and having the capacity to end people’s lives easily unnerves me. Be this as it may, I still strongly oppose gun control and Obama’s…
A Reminder on the Origins of American Gun Laws
…from James Wasserman’s “Pulling Liberty’s Teeth,” published in the third (2008) edition of the anthology Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation: America’s first state and local gun laws were nearly all designed to keep guns out of the hands of slaves. These included laws passed prior to the American Revolution. After the Civil War,…
The Oath Keepers’ Colonial Mindset
Oath Keeper presence in Ferguson has been an issue boiling beneath the surface since the 2014 riots. Members began showing up when community hostility spilled over into the streets; Oath Keepers appointed themselves protectors of Ferguson property from looters. Reception was mixed, but some members of the community welcomed them and allowed them to patrol their storefronts.
Arm the Mentally Ill
On August 7th, movie theater shooter James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison. At the sentencing hearing, Holmes’s mother pleaded that he was a sweet, innocent boy whose mental illness haunted him and eventually turned him into a murderer. From Columbine to Charleston, every time a white man opens fire, mental illness is the…
Obama’s Gun Control Ableism
President Obama’s recent gun control efforts exemplify the ableism and general discrimination inherent in progressive paternalism. In his latest attempt at gun control, Obama seeks to bar individuals who collect Social Security benefits and whose resources are overseen by “representative payees” due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetence, condition, or disease” from owning or…
There Are No Easy Solutions for White Terrorism on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Jason Lee Byas‘s “There Are No Easy Solutions for White Terrorism” read by Tony Dreher and edited by Nick Ford. Black people — not just in Charleston, but throughout the United States — experience the police as occupiers, not protectors. Centralizing firearm ownership in the hands of the police will not protect people…
Non ci Sono Soluzioni Facili al Terrorismo Bianco
Il diciassette giugno, un bianco di nome Dylann Roof ha ucciso nove neri appartenenti alla chiesa Emanuel Methodist African Episcopal (Eame). Cito il colore della pelle perché non è un caso che siano stati uccisi dei neri. È stato un atto di terrorismo al servizio della supremazia dei bianchi. Comprensibilmente, la gente si agita e…
Alla Sinistra Statalista non Importa Nulla dei Neri
Mercoledì 17 giugno, un uomo armato ha ucciso nove membri della Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, storica chiesa nera di Charleston, nella Carolina del Sud. Dopo esser rimasto seduto in chiesa per quindici minuti, l’uomo ha urlato epiteti razzisti e poi ha aperto il fuoco. Dopo questo crimine così evidente, rivolto contro i neri in…
Charleston and Gun Rights
Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murders of nine black churchgoers have brought predictable calls for new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. How ironic this is we shall soon see. Advocates of gun rights argue that the best way to prevent such atrocities is for would-be victims to arm themselves; killers will break…
There are No Easy Solutions for White Terrorism
On June 17th, a white man named Dylann Roof murdered nine black members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (EAME). I mention race because it was not a coincidence – this was an act of terrorism in the service of white supremacy. Understandably, people are scrambling for an easy solution, and most proposals involve…
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