Mind you, they're a spectrum same as Right-Libbytarians, with dire and dreadful anarchists like me stuck in the middle--*
But from what I've seen, C4SS, the Center For A Stateless Society, are mostly socially liberal and no more fond of the coercive socialist elements of the modern American Left than I am. Anyway, they have some interesting thoughts in The Panthers Were Right and Reagan Was Wrong on Gun Control.
I will offer a clarification and a quibble: the article says (former) President Reagan "put his weight behind the AWB," but this is disputed by some Reagan scholars, who mostly blame underlings; and the "Panthers" in question are the old-school original Black Panthers, whose California experiment in long-gun open carry had precisely the same result as more-recent California OC efforts: the state legislature panicked and made the laws even more strict. (As for the latter, I suppose we can conclude that CA's government is therefore more hoplophobic than racist. Makes me wonder just what kind of skullduggery they are up to, that they'd so consistently want citizens disarmed, but perhaps I'm just a worrywart. And if pigs had wings....)
* Oh, woe is us, we are martyrs, hated and feared and misunderstood... Er, a-hem. No; that's a dopey notion no matter who puts it forth. Looky, whatever you believe, the diversity of human thought is such that a lot of people will loathe you for it. When you pop outta the echo chamber and discover this, you can either assume you're such a singularly special snowflake that you simply must be right because they all hate you, or you can wise up and realize that it makes you pretty much the same as every other little flake, falling, falling from the darkness to the dirt, and the snowplow's gonna sweep them all away with nary a blink at their uniqueness. Sure, you're special and so'm I, but so's everybody else crammed into this too-short bus. Get over it.
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