Stephen P. Halbrook


Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D., J.D., is Senior Fellow and author of “The Founders’ Second Amendment, Gun Control in the Third Reich,” and “Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France.” Readers may write him at at the Independent Institute, 100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621.

Most Recent Articles by Stephen P. Halbrook:

Some of the world’s most powerful banks push policies that circumvent U.S. Constitution and fe

Sep 13, 2018 — Stephen P. Halbrook

Some of the world’s most powerful banks push policies that circumvent U.S. Constitution and federal laws
OAKLAND, California —The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle warned of the dangers of oligarchy: the rule of the few. 

In America today a new oligarchy, independent of any democratic control, has arisen.  It seeks to install its ideology through economic coercion, outside of any legal process.

Some of the world’s most powerful banks have set themselves up as an unelected legislature.  They impose their decrees with no relation to the laws passed by Congress and the States. 
A blatant example is the attempt to ban legal guns by cutting off banking services to the firearms industry.


Blame for Parklands rests with local school officials and FBI ineptitude

Mar 3, 2018 — Stephen P. Halbrook

Blame for Parklands rests with local school officials and FBI ineptitude
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — No sooner had the smoke cleared when the canned clamor for more “common sense gun safety measures” began. 

Those are Orwellian code words for further criminalization of law-abiding gun owners in violation of the Second Amendment.  But it did not take long for the actual facts to emerge behind the horrible murders of 17 innocents at the high school in Parkland, Florida.

“I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” said one “Nikolas Cruz” in a YouTube post five months ago.


More gun control laws won’t stop Las Vegas type massacres

Oct 16, 2017 — Stephen P. Halbrook

OAKLAND, California—To minimize the chances of another horrific massacre like that in Las Vegas, ever-more imaginative risk assessments must be made and acted on by ordinary citizens, organizations that sponsor events and state and local authorities.

The most ineffective, irrelevant reaction would be for Congress to enact yet more gun control legislation.

While the federal Gun Control Act is as complex as antitrust law, it did nothing to prevent the murder of 58 innocents.


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