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Scott McPherson is a policy adviser at the Future of Freedom Foundation, and author of Freedom and Security: The Second Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. An advocate of the Free State Project, he lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Latest from Scott McPherson

Gun Control in Britain Has Failed

Around 1920, the British Parliament in London began whittling away at the right to own firearms. Recognized at least from the days of king Billy and his Glorious Revolution, the right to arms was slowly but steadily eviscerated as ...

Gun Control Doesn’t Lower Crime (Or Make Us Safer)

The United Kingdom has historically enjoyed a low crime and murder rate, and has very strict gun laws. This fact has regularly been exploited by anti-gun politicians and cultural elites on both sides of the Atlantic to push the ...

The “Guns Equal Crime” Mantra Doesn’t Hold Water

Ask any devoted gun-hater and he'll tell you it's just “common sense” that guns in the hands of private citizens will only lead to more crime. The high homicide rate in the United States (relative to other Western industrialized ...

It Is Our Right to Have “Weapons of War”

The recent tragic mass shooting at a Florida high school has the usual suspects coming out in favor of gun control. Once more it is the AR-15 rifle – used by the killer to take 17 lives – ...

Alfred the Great Saved England

During the violent centuries of the Anglo-Saxon invasion and transformation of England (400-600AD), the invaders brought their customs, political institutions, property, and way of life across the North Sea, replacing four centuries of Romano-British culture and rule with farms ...

Trump, Free Speech, and Libertarianism

There is a modest amount of crossover between populism and libertarianism — as there is between libertarianism and other political philosophies — but leftists and progressives should hesitate before lumping us into the same category. For the most part ...

Our Heritage of Open Immigration from S***hole Countries

The history of open immigration in this country makes a favorable case for poor and uneducated immigrants. It might just be the huddled masses we need most. From the end of the Mexican War, in 1848, until the 1920s, the ...

About Those “S***hole” Countries

President Trump caused a stir when he allegedly referred to some Third World countries as “shitholes” in a recent meeting on immigration reform with congressional leaders. The president used the term to label those countries whose emigrants we're ...

Free Trade for Christmas (Trees)

Whether it's for cheap steel or cheap tires, Americans are supposed to be afraid of trade with China because it provides us with products we want at low prices. But to the damage allegedly inflicted on our economy by ...

The FBI Is an Enemy of Freedom

Former FBI special agent Clint Watts has responded to tweets from President Trump critical of the FBI by branding the president an “enemy of the state.” Watts claims Trump's tweets will “sow doubt” and “hurt” the ...
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