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Thoughts on the Second Amendment and gun control

By Eric Voliva I grew up as a child with two other brothers and a sister with multiple firearms in our home, and had a healthy respect for their destructive power by the age of 2 when my father took … Continue reading

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Profanity law’s repeal a good step toward reform

By Corey Friedman Those coarse words that escape many a driver’s lips in a traffic jam can no longer land you behind bars in North Carolina. The Regulatory Reform Act of 2015, a housecleaning bill designed to streamline the state’s … Continue reading

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Too many in the dark on sunshine laws

By Corey Friedman Leaders don’t always need legislative victories to sweep aside inconvenient laws. Sometimes, a misinformed majority is all it takes. From the governor’s mansion to a town hall in our own backyard, elected executives have decided they can … Continue reading

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Court clerk makes commitment to openness

By Corey Friedman Jumbo shrimp, civil war and deafening silence are a few of our favorites. Clerk of Superior Court Andrew Whitley stepped in before “secret exhibit” became Wilson County’s unfortunate contribution to the English language’s long list of oxymorons. … Continue reading

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Town should strive for open government

By Corey Friedman As prominent voices join the chorus of concerned residents, it must be getting mighty difficult for Middlesex commissioners to keep plugging their ears.  Officials have thus far refused to seek Attorney General Roy Cooper’s opinion on whether … Continue reading

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A warrantless witch hunt

By Corey Friedman Terrorists? Check. Spies? Check. Killers, mob bosses and would-be assassins? Check, check and check. But journalists? Federal prosecutors added reporters and editors to the list of people whose phone calls merit monitoring when they covertly seized two … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout arrested for gun, administrator previously let off lightly

By William R. Toler Instead of earning another merit badge,  a Johnston County Eagle Scout was apprehended by  a man with a different type of badge. David “Cole” Withrow was arrested for having a shotgun in his truck in the … Continue reading

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Sweepstakes banned…again

By Corey Friedman Sweepstakes centers across North Carolina could be shuttered next year when authorities begin enforcing a law banning video sweepstakes games. Judges had blocked police and sheriff’s deputies from charging sweepstakes operators while a legal battle worked its … Continue reading

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NC Sex Offender Registry should offer more info

By Corey Friedman Want to know if your neighbor’s a registered sex offender? North Carolina law makes it easy to find out. But when it comes to checking on a classmate or store clerk, state residents are largely left in … Continue reading

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Private police records should be public

By Corey Friedman North Carolina residents can legally be kept in the dark when it comes to the actions of sworn police officers enforcing state laws on private college campuses. In a wrongheaded and poorly reasoned June 5 ruling, the … Continue reading

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Update: Ademo found guilty

By William R. Toler Adam Mueller, known among the liberty crowd in “the Shire” as Ademo Freeman, was found guilty Monday of three felony counts of wiretapping by a New Hampshire jury. The founder of Cop Block was sentenced to one … Continue reading

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Lethal force against law enforcement OK’d in Indiana

By William R. Toler A new law in Indiana has liberty activists cheering and law enforcement cringing. A recent addition to the state’s Castle Doctrine bill gives residents the greenlight to use lethal force to protect their homes and vehicles … Continue reading

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There goes the Judge

By William R. Toler Shortly after 4 pm, FOX Business Network announced a reshuffling of programming which included cancelling Freedom Watch hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano. And Libertarians across the country are pissed. In a press release, the network announced … Continue reading

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The ‘Nanny State’ of North Carolina

By William R. Toler My home state was recently the recipient of an award that’s not so honor-worthy. North Carolina was named Reason.tv’s “Nanny State of the Month” for May 2011. The reason for Reason’s choice: a 1993 ban on … Continue reading

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Is Sowell free speech friend or foe?

By Corey Friedman I can sympathize with Thomas Sowell, the syndicated National Review columnist who was incensed to discover that an essay posted to a blog was erroneously credited to him. I can’t, however, defend his haughty rampage. The writer … Continue reading

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