Automatic Weapons Are Already Heavily Regulated and Gun Control Laws Don’t Work – Reason.com

Stephen Paddock “appears to have used at least one fully automatic rifle” during his murderous rampage in Las Vegas, according to the Wall Street Journal. Let’s tentatively accept that for the moment while recognizing, as Nick Gillespie has noted, that early reports in situations Continue reading Automatic Weapons Are Already Heavily Regulated and Gun Control Laws Don’t Work – Reason.com

Trump’s First 9 Months is ‘The Least Regulatory President of All’

The most underreported story (except here at Reason!) about President Donald Trump’s White House nine months in has been his administration’s concerted effort to slow down, block, roll back, and reform the regulatory state. Given that, in the wake of serial Obamacare-repeal failure, Trump has arguably Continue reading Trump’s First 9 Months is ‘The Least Regulatory President of All’

Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

In the wake of the religiously motivated atrocities of 9/11, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have penned best-selling books in which they condemn religious belief as destructive to human life and as lacking any basis in Continue reading Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

Rights-Respecting Immigration Policy Is to NOT Punish the Innocent for the Crimes of the Guilty

I’d like to clear up some confusions about the nature of the open immigration policy advocated by The Objective Standard. Open immigration does not mean that government plays no role in immigration. Rather, it means that government plays a specific, highly Continue reading Rights-Respecting Immigration Policy Is to NOT Punish the Innocent for the Crimes of the Guilty

More Arrested in 2016 for Pot than All  Murder + Rape + Assault + Robbery

In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency on Monday. Marijuana possession arrests edged up slightly in 2016, a year in which voters in four states approved recreational Continue reading More Arrested in 2016 for Pot than All  Murder + Rape + Assault + Robbery

Puerto Rico Bans Alcohol Sales To Help Disaster: Discriminatory

Puerto Rico is suffering on a massive scale in the wake of Hurricane Maria earlier this month. Eighty percent of the nation’s food crops were destroyed by the storm. Losses on the island total in the tens of billions of dollars. Aid has reached the country, Continue reading Puerto Rico Bans Alcohol Sales To Help Disaster: Discriminatory

Canada and Elizabeth Warren Pushing United States to Roll Back “Right to Work” Laws

President Donald Trump, a loud and persistent critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recently began renegotiating this trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The President promised to secure a fair deal for American workers. That sounds great. After all, Continue reading Canada and Elizabeth Warren Pushing United States to Roll Back “Right to Work” Laws