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    Annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Party

    Speakers talked about the right to bear arms and other personal freedoms as well as personal responsibility and self-control. Many of the attendees were smoking and drinking beer during this…

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    Gun Laws and the Second Amendment

    Panelists spoke about individual gun rights and efforts to pass gun control legislation. Among the topics they addressed were congressional proposals to enact fuller background checks for…

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Advocates for and against stricter gun-control laws testified at a hearing on gun violence prevention. The hearing was held in part in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school…

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    Personal Liberties and Gun Rights

    David Martosko and Dave Kope spoke about personal freedoms and gun rights at the Independence Institute’s annual Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Party that the organization created in protest of what they…

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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses…

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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Legal Issues Panel

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter.…

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    District of Columbia v. Heller Reactions

    Representatives of the District of Columbia and Mr. Heller and his attorneys spoke to reporters separately. They answered reporters' questions about details of the two sides of the Second…

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    Washington, D.C. Gun Control Law

    The panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller, which concerns the constitutionality of the District of Columbia’s ban on the private possession of handguns.…

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    Gun Control Debate

    A debate on gun control was held between Second Amendment expert David Kopel and gun control advocate Arnie Grossman. The debate was moderated by Cynthia Hessin. Topics included statistics…

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    Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry

    Participants discussed recent lawsuits filed by various cities against gun manufacturers. They focused on the ethical nature of suing gun manufacturers and dealers for the damage that the…

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    Domestic Terrorism Movements

    Mr. Kopel and Mr. Dyer talked about domestic terrorism and the response by U.S. law enforcement. Mr. Kopel is the co-author of No More Wacos: What’s Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement and…

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    Assault Weapons

    The committee heard testimony from several panels on proposals to ban the manufacture and sales of assault rifles in the United States. The panel of citizens affected by assault rifles…

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