Showing posts with label 2nd Amendment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2nd Amendment. Show all posts

2nd Amendment Assaults

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VIDEO: VA Strips 250,000 Vets Of 2nd Amendment Rights


When government no longer protects individual rights, but instead threatens them.

How The Politics Of The Next Nomination Will Play Out

by Tom Goldstein.   Excellent analysis!  This post substantially revises and supersedes my earlier one on how the political parties will likely approach the Scalia vacancy, in which I had concluded that Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford was the most likely nominee.  On reflection, I think that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is more likely.  I also   ... MORE

The Constitution, The President And Guns

by Andrew Napolitano. "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." — Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution In 2008, the Supreme Court laid to rest the once-simmering dispute over the meaning of the Second Amendment. In an opinion written by     ... MORE

2015 Gun Politics: Murders With Guns Are Used To Drive Gun Policy, Even Though Gun Policy Can't Prevent Them

by Brian Doherty.   The politics of guns in 2015 was largely shaped by a series of newsmaking horrible multiple-casualty murders in public places. Each one inspired Democratic Party politicians, including President Obama and frontrunning 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to call for a similar set of what they now call “common sense gun safety”  ... MORE

Pew Research: Homicide Rates Have Been Cut In Half Over The Past 20 Years (While New Gun Ownership Soared)

"An armed society is a polite society" - R A Heinlein. The Pew Research Center reported last week that the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000. In spite of this, Pew   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The 'Gun Control' Farce

Another crack down on law-abiding citizens.  President Obama's intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of his using various other sites of shooting rampages in the past to promote this long-standing ... MORE     The 'Gun Control' Farce: Part II.  

Andrew Napolitano: The Natural Right To Self-Defense

A confirmed liar's assault on the Constitution.    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg,  ... MORE

Yes, The Second Amendment Protects Individual Rights

by Damon Root.    What the New Yorker gets wrong about guns and the Constitution. In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court recognized what numerous historians and legal scholars have been saying for many decades: Namely, that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution secures an individual right—not a collective one—to keep and bear arms. Yet despite  ... MORE

Ending Gun Violence: Common Sense Versus Magic

by Sheldon Richman.     Only you are guaranteed to be present at an attack against you. What passes for thinking about the prevention of gun violence is not thinking at all. Thinking (as problem-solving) is a search for means that can be reasonably expected to achieve a given end. By reasonably I mean that supporting arguments can be provided to  ... MORE

Frank Newport: Gallup Poll Reveals That 51% Of Country Still Fail To See Government As An Immediate Threat

Half the country is oblivious to lost liberty.    Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens," similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was first asked in 2003, less than a third of Americans held    ... MORE

Renewed Calls For Gun Control Laws Spur Sales

by Kevin Johnson.     Renewed calls for more restrictive gun laws, following a succession of fatal shootings in the United States, immediately appear to be generating a boost for the gun industry. Newly released August records show that the FBI posted 1.7 million background checks required of gun purchasers at federally licensed dealers, the     ... MORE