THE BLOG
11/28/2012 07:57 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2013

Morning Links: More Guns, Less Crime in Virginia; Libertarianism and the Middle East; Intrade Pulls Out of the U.S.

-- Study: Gun sales in Virginia up 73 percent since 2006. Gun violence is down 24 percent over the same period.

-- Intrade cuts off U.S. customers after getting hit with a lawsuit file by federal regulators. Thank goodness the feds are protecting us from the perils of using the Internet to bet on stuff.

-- Texas lawmakers considering a bill to limit informant testimony in death penalty cases.

-- Headline of the day.

-- How arbitrary alcohol laws killed a business in Tennessee. It's worth noting that Tennessee's alcohol regulatory agency is self-funded with the fines it imposes on bars, retail stores, and restaurants. You can imagine what sort of incentives that arrangement might create.

-- Another illegal arrest for recording a police officer.

-- Over at the always interesting Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog, there was back and forth last week on libertarian philosophy and the Middle East. The pro-Israel position is here. The pro-Palestinian position, here.

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