9th Circuit Affirms Catch-22 for Gun Owners, MMJ Users

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In August, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Guam, and Northern Marian Islands, published an opinion on a case sent up from Nevada District Court, Wilson v. Lynch. The case was filed by a woman denied a firearms purchase because the firearms dealer knew that she held a medical marijuana card.

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Move Over, Ayn Rand!

Lauren Nicole Rumpler

Some people are very effective walking billboards for liberty.  They shine a spotlight on libertarian ideas by visibly living libertarian values in the way they talk to people, in their taste as consumers, and in their creative passions.  Lauren Rumpler dances to the tune of her own melody and has taken a lot of people with her toward the libertarian philosophy. 

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Celebration of a Fine Life and Two Great Careers

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

This week we note a recent death and two retirements.

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September 2016 Newsletter

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Tesla: Much Fluff, Taxpayer Risk and Private Profit?

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Unprofitable companies often eventually go out of business. Tesla Motors is very unprofitable.

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Tree Huggers Will Find a Friend in Gary

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It’s been often mentioned during Gary Johnson’s campaign for POTUS that he has climbed the tallest mountain on all seven continents.

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Kaepernick outrage highlights free speech hypocrisy

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Spend any time on the internet or watching the news this weekend, and you’re sure to have come across the story of San Francisco 49ers quarterback (and UNR alumnus) Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand while the national anthem played prior to a pre-season game on Friday. The decision has generated the expected outrage, but what exactly is causing the outrage?

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Wade-ing into the abortion debate

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Of all the hot topic issues, abortion is one of very few that has substantial libertarian support on either side. Officially, the Libertarian Party does not hold a stated position beyond saying that it's a personal decision best suited for individuals and not government to make, although Gary Johnson personally espouses a pro-choice position. My goal here is not to debate the merits of either side of the issue; instead, I want to discuss an aspect of the debate that I've heard brought up recently: how can a pro-lifer morally and ethically vote for a pro-choice Gary Johnson?

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In Case You Missed Gary Johnson in Vegas Last Week...

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I was slightly alarmed and disappointed to hear not all of my friends in the Libertarian Party of Nevada made it to the Gary Johnson rally on the Strip last week.  It was an incredible event!  Here's a rundown of what you missed (with photos and video).

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Obamacare is a paternalistic threat to liberty

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Behind every new law or regulation is a group of people trying to justify it, and Obamacare is no different. Every law mandated is a piece of liberty taken away. 

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