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Here’s how a major university is discriminating against students standing up for gun rights

Thomas Tullis just wanted to organize a poker game for his Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of Oregon. He filled out all the campus bureaucracy forms, requested money from the student senate to cover reservation fees, and started advertising the event.

There was just one problem: a local gun shop donated firearms to reward the winners, and Second Amendment rights aren’t welcome on America’s college campuses.

Despite the fact that Thomas’ YAL chapter threw the exact same event last year with no problems, OU’s administration and student senate went out of their way to try to stop the game. First, the University Housing office told Thomas he couldn’t post fliers because the prize “violated the student conduct code.” Winning a gun is not illegal in the State of Oregon.

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Making the moral case for gun rights

Last night’s Democratic presidential debate featured plenty of support for stricter gun control, to nobody’s surprise. Even Bernie Sanders, who opposed the Brady Act, started backpedaling on his record and said he supported the prosecution of gun manufacturers.

By this point, everyone assumes that Democrats are anti-gun. But why should they be? Stricter gun control would rely on police for enforcement and — as progressives know too well — police tend to target minorities. Far from their dream of a gun-free America, progressives would wake up to the nightmare of more black men prosecuted for non-violent “crimes.”

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Associate Cathy Reisenwitz Published in TownHall

Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz was published today by TownHall writing about states’ rights:

There is simply no reason to trust Congress to respect state law when the body regularly narrowly rejects UN treaties whose implementation would trump state law on non-federal matters. The US should absolutely be required to amend or refuse to implement treaties whose implementation would violate federalism. In the example of Bond, there was absolutely no need to prosecute Bond using that particular federal statute, as her actions also violated state law. The example shows that increasing the number of federal statutes on the books in this way is neither necessary nor helpful.

You can find the entire opinion piece here.

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