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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

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 ...

A Morally Rudderless America

A U.S. Navy pilot flying over far north Okanogan County, Washington, is in hot water for leaving contrails in the sky in the shape of a penis. According to a report from CBS News affiliate KREM, ...

Gun Control is Elitist and Wrong

At its root, gun control is an elitist policy. One group of people decides that by virtue of birth, social status, economic status, or political persuasion, they should control the ownership of firearms. The framers of our Constitution explicitly ...

Gun Control Is a Losing Issue for Democrats – And They Know It

The high water mark for gun control in the United States was the so-called, but misnamed, “Assault Weapon Ban,” which was passed through Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. A CNN/USA/Gallup poll the year before ...

Concealed Carry on the March

What a difference a generation can make. In 1987 crime in the United States was out of control. That same year Gallup asked Americans if they would support a ban on handguns, and a worrying forty-two percent answered “yes.” While ...

Scott McPherson: Time to End the War on Drugs

Watch FFF policy adviser Scott McPherson present his perspectives on why America needs to end the war on drugs. This presentation is part of FFF’s Drug War Video Project, whose aim is to accelerate ...

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms as a Check on Tyrants

Whatever makes kings can unmake them. — Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine Service in the militia, for purposes of national defense, suppression of rebellion, and answering the “hue and cry,” was widely understood as an ancient right and ...
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