Enemy at the Gate: Just Following Orders

In a recent letter to this magazine, J.R. Uhl, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) observed that, “The Constitution and our Bill of Rights are gravely endangered today, and this community (of military, veterans, and law enforcement) is where they will be saved, if they are to be saved at all!” The Colonel is absolutely right. “It”

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Enemy at the Gate: Vocal Minorities

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the pages of S.W.A.T., Claire Wolfe returns for a guest column… Once upon a time, there was a man named Mitch Snyder. He was not a happy person. After walking out on his wife and children, he got busted for auto-theft and served time

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Enemy at the Gate: The NFA Must Go!

In a country that respected its highest laws, this would be the shortest article in the world: “…the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” “The National Firearms Act is an infringement.” “Repealed.” No, to be more accurate, in a country that respected its highest laws, I wouldn’t be writing this article

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Enemy at the Gate: Habeas Corpus: A Tale Of Freedom

Habeas corpus. The term is ugly. Obscure. Like something only a lawyer could love. But nothing could be more wrong. Within those unattractive Latin words lies an age-old tale of evil kings and their dark dungeons, a tale of the common man battling tyranny. The story begins in England. It begins—as these things often do—with

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Enemy at the Gate: Hooked On Forfeiture

Last month I catalogued some of the outrages of civil asset forfeiture—the legalistic scam in which the government takes people’s property without charging the owner with any crime. Government agencies get away with this by making the medieval claim that the property itself is guilty of (unproven and often unstated) misdeeds. I noted in that

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Enemy at the Gate: When Government Steals Our Stuff

Emeliano Gomez Gonzolez was speeding on the freeway. He lied to the Nebraska state trooper who stopped him. He was evasive. All true. But should the punishment for those sins be a $124,700 fine? On 18 August 18 2006, the Eighth District Court of Appeals said yes. The honorable judges ruled that the U.S. Justice

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Enemy at the Gate: New Years’ Resolutions For The ATF

So I sez to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, “Look, you know how there are some things even your best friend won’t tell you? Well, I’ll tell you. The truth is, you’re a mess. “You’re like the blubbery, weak-chinned, 450-pound guy in the ‘before’ part of the tabloid ad. You’re the ugly-gut,

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