Sunday, May 25, 2008

Guns and Property

A recent post of mine over at the Blog at Mises.org.










Guns and Property



An apparent clash of rights is being debated in Ohio. Senate Bill 184 extends (inter alia) the right to possess loaded firearms, including the right to possess firearms despite the objections of (say) a landlord.

Do these two rights stand in opposition? No. The only real right being debated is the right of property. And, the right of the landlord to own and control his property supercedes any secondary property right, such as the right to possess a firearm.

Those who claim that the right to bear arms extends beyond their property have no understanding of the rights their guns protect.

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