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“The Trump Assassination Attempt Exposes the Establishment’s Deceitfulness” by Connor O’Keeffe

“From the establishment’s perspective, if there really were a domestic figure placed on the American political scene by the Russian government with the purpose of abolishing the democratic

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Episode 144. The NRA’s Fall from Grace: Corruption, Trial, and Declining Influence

Show Notes Episode 144.  The NRA’s Fall from Grace: Corruption, Trial, and Declining Influence In this episode of the Forge of Freedom podcast, host Alex Ooley interviews John

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Episode 143. The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Hobgoblins of Anarchy

Show Notes Episode 143. The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Hobgoblins of Anarchy In this episode, Alex Ooley briefly discusses the news of former President Donald Trump being shot

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Episode 142. The Tyranny of Gun Control with Jacob G. Hornberger (rerun of Ep. 60)

Show Notes Episode 142. The Tyranny of Gun Control with Jacob G. Hornberger (rerun of Ep. 60) Jacob Hornberger discusses the importance of gun rights and the right

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Episode 141. Resistance to Government Oppression: The Spirit of Jimmy Lai

 Episode 141. Resistance to Government Oppression: The Spirit of Jimmy Lai pic.twitter.com/4FaEKW0e4C — Alex Ooley (@forgeoffreedom) July 6, 2024 Show Notes Episode 141. Resistance to Government Oppression:

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Last Days of a Revolutionary (An Original Short Film by Hillsdale College)

Last Days of a Revolutionary In 1826, Thomas Jefferson was invited by the mayor of Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence. Although Jefferson’s failing

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Episode 140. Loper Bright, the Balance of Powers, and Firearms at the Supreme Court

Show Notes  Episode 140. Loper Bright, the Balance of Powers, and Firearms at the Supreme Court   In this episode of the Forge of Freedom, Alex Ooley discusses

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Defending Rights: Alex Ooley on Law, Liberty, and Gun Ownership

Alex Ooley sat down with Gila Hayes from the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network (ACLDN) at the NRAAM to discuss his law practice, the Forge of Freedom podcast,

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Episode 139. Freedom First: Donald Rainwater’s Campaign for Governor

 Show Notes Episode 139. Freedom First: Donald Rainwater’s Campaign for Governor   In this episode of the Forge of Freedom podcast, host Alex Ooley interviews Donald Rainwater,

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Episode 138. Rahimi, Politics, and Originalism

  Show Notes Episode 138. Rahimi, Politics, and Originalism   In this episode of the Forge of Freedom podcast, host Alex Ooley discusses the recent Supreme Court decision

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Episode 137. 2nd Amendment: The Untold Truth Schools Don’t Teach

  Show Notes Episode 137. 2nd Amendment: The Untold Truth Schools Don’t Teach In this episode, the Alex Ooley discusses the recent Supreme Court opinion on the constitutionality

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Is There a Libertarian Immigration Policy?

I don’t think there is a libertarian immigration policy, but there are less-bad options within the confines of the nation-state.   The premise of nation-states is foundational to

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Gun Digest: The Boundaries of Self-Defense

Check out my latest article on Gun Digest, “The Boundaries of Self-Defense,” where I talk about the limits of self-defense in the face of mob violence.   The

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US Federal Interest Payments Now Exceed the Entire Defense Budget

This level of debt is not sustainable. Many politicians will talk about the debt, but very few will actually do anything about it. JUST IN: 🇺🇸 US federal

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Episode 136. ATF Rules on Bump-Stocks and Pistol Stabilizing Braces Shot Down (Cargill and Mock)

Show Notes Episode 136. ATF Rules on Bump-Stocks and Pistol Stabilizing Braces Shot Down (Cargill and Mock) In this episode of the Forge of Freedom podcast, Mike and

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Episode 135. There is No Prosperity Without Private Property with Soham Patil

Show Notes Episode 135. There Is No Prosperity Without Private Property with Soham Patil   In this episode of the Forge of Freedom podcast, host Alex Ooley interviews

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A Church-Focused Study of the Active Shooter Problem & How to Minimize Victims (with Ed Monk)

For more than 40 years, the U.S. has been failing to respond effectively to active shooters. Over and over, we see the same behavior from individuals who seek

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Garland v. Cargill: Bumpstock Does Not Convert Rifle Into Machinegun

The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s ruling that a bump stock, an accessory that allows a semi-automatic rifle to fire rapidly by harnessing the recoil energy, does

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Attempted Murder by Truck?

Dustin Lee Roecker is charged with attempted murder and 9 additional charges for plowing into a man with his truck in Terre Haute, Indiana. Luckily, the intended target

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Episode 134. Active Shooter Response with Ed Monk

    Show Notes Episode 134. Active Shooter Response with Ed Monk   Ed Monk, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with extensive experience in addressing active shooter

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Episode 133. How to Change the World

    Show Notes   Episode 133. How to Change the World   In this episode, Alex Ooley shares an article by Patrick Carroll that discusses the importance

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Episode 132. Jeff Knox: Fighting to Save the NRA

   Show Notes Episode 132. Jeff Knox – Fighting to Save the NRA   Alex Ooley is joined by Jeff Knox, Director of The Firearms Coalition, to

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Episode 131. Dismissal of Charges Against Scottie Scheffler

    Show Notes Episode 131. Dismissal of Charges Against Scottie Scheffler In this episode, Alex Ooley discusses the incident involving Scottie Scheffler at the PGA championship and

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ACLDN Interview: Gun Curious with Dr. David Yamane

  Summary Dr. David Yamane, the author of Gun Curious, discusses the divide between gun owners and gun skeptics, the role of guns in society, and the importance

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Episode 130. Tactical First Aid and System Collapse Medicine (rerun of Episode 38)

    Show Notes Episode 130. Tactical First Aid and System Collapse Medicine (rerun of Episode 38)   Alex Ooley is joined by his wife, Whitney, to discuss

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Episode 129. Property Rights and the Will to Own

    Show Notes Episode 129. Property Rights and the Will to Own   This episode discusses the concept of self-ownership as the foundational principle of libertarianism. The

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Episode 128. Highlights from the NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM)

  Show Notes   Episode 128. Highlights from the NRA Annual Meeting (NRAAM)   In this episode of the Forge of Freedom podcast, Alex and Mike discuss their

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Episode 127. The Root of Today’s Worldwide Education Problem Is Staring Us in the Face

  Show Notes   Episode 127. The Root of Today’s Worldwide Education Problem Is Staring Us in the Face   The article discusses the failure of government schools

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Episode 126. Armed Teachers and Nullification in New Hampshire

    Show Notes Episode 126. Armed Teachers and Nullification in New Hampshire In this episode, Alex Ooley discusses the topic of teachers carrying guns in schools. He

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Episode 125. From Leftism to Liberty, a Personal Journey with Michael Rectenwald

  Show Notes Episode 125. From Leftism to Liberty, a Personal Journey with Michael Rectenwald Michael Rectenwald, a former NYU professor and now a presidential candidate on the

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