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  • Firearms Laws of Vietnam

    Firearms Laws of Vietnam0

    • November 28, 2017

    Vietnam has one of the strictest gun laws in the world. The policy reflects the cultural and historical influences that have shaped the nation. Little has been written on Vietnamese gun control, in part because of the inaccessibility and loss of documents as a result of the country’s violent history. This Issue Paper provides an overview of the history of firearm laws in Vietnam and a translation of the current laws. Part I surveys arms laws in Vietnam from 1427 to the present. Part II provides an English translation of the current law, which was issued in 2011. Part III is the Vietnamese text of that law.

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  • The assault weapon attack on math

    The assault weapon attack on math0

    • November 10, 2017

    There’s no better example of the media’s ability to emotionally bait an issue out of all mathematical proportion than that of “assault rifles.”

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  • What if there were serious gun controls?

    What if there were serious gun controls?0

    • November 8, 2017

    After the Las Vegas murders, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) urged Congress to “take a stand against gun violence by passing common-sense gun safety laws.” On Monday, after the mass murder in Texas, he wrote, “A simple idea: Anyone convicted of domestic abuse should see their rights under the 2nd Amendment severely curtailed.” On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced that he and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) are writing a bill “to prevent anyone convicted of domestic violence — be it in criminal or military court — from buying a gun.

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  • The racist origin of gun control laws

    The racist origin of gun control laws0

    • August 22, 2017

    by Dave Kopel and Joseph Greenlee Guns have historically protected Americans from white supremacists, just as gun control has historically protected white supremacists from the Americans they terrorize. One month after the Confederate surrender in 1865, Frederick Douglass urged federal action to stop state and local infringement of the right to arms. Until this was

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  • 2017 is shaping up to be another winning year for gun owners

    2017 is shaping up to be another winning year for gun owners0

    • April 25, 2017

    So far this year, thirteen state legislatures have enacted laws to strengthen the right to keep and bear arms, and none have passed new gun control laws. In every year this century, pro-gun laws have outnumbered anti-gun laws, but this year’s score is particularly lopsided.

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  • Progressive Dementia: Claiming Kopel Doesn’t Know Gun Laws0

    • May 15, 2013

    I normally don’t get into the pit with mudwrestlers, but the gob of muck that flew past my desk today was too rich to ignore. One of Colorado’s lefty pressure groups is claiming that II’s Research Director Dave Kopel fed the 2013 Colorado legislature false information on gun bills. II’s “credibility . . . has

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