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Quick Response To Detractors Claiming That 2A Was Not Seen As An Individual Right Until 2008

From our friends at reddit/firearms.  He says feel free to copy and paste, and he’s clearly set it out there for the good of mankind.  Thus, I reproduce it entirely. Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their priv...
Tags: Second Amendment

"Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday..."

The NYT reports.The police said that four people, including three men and one woman, had been taken into custody....A 17-minute video posted to social media appears to show part of the attack. The clip, ... may have been taken from a helmet camera worn by a gunman.... “There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point...Before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman posted links to a white-nationalist manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum known fo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Murder, Guns, Law, Australia, America, United States, Terrorism, New Zealand, Emojis, Second Amendment, Owens, Christchurch New Zealand, Ann Althouse, Unconvincing Arguments

What Good Can A Handgun Do Against An Army?

Recall when I said this? Do you suppose this would look like great land armies getting into formation at the edges of great fields of battle and marching towards each other?  What do you think such a messy civil war in America would look like?  Bubba would be wearing a Ghillie suit, shooting a bolt action rifle, or a modern sporting rifle, and after the shot you will never hear from him again – until the next one.  And you’ll never catch him.  Police will have to decide what side to take, and if...
Tags: Washington, America, Afghanistan, Military, Venezuela, Second Amendment, National Guard, Bubba, Red Dawn, Maturin, Mike Vanderboegh, Texas Air National Guard, Handgun Do Against An Army

Second Amendment Sanctuaries and the Constitutional Rule of Law

Michelle Lujan Grisham at a rally. (AFGE) New Mexico/Colorado – -( Recently some very pro-Second Amendment localities have begun to take a page from opponents of the enforcement of immigration laws. That page is to declare their counties to be “Second Amendment sanctuary” jurisdictions. It is very ironic that the very anti-Second Amendment politicians, many of whom also support the “sanctuary city” concept, are now quite irritated about this new development. Look, Second Amendme...
Tags: Guns, Law, Colorado, Reagan, Chris Brown, New Mexico, Madison, Second Amendment, Rhianna, Brown, Harold, Marbury, John Marshall, Grisham, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison

Benchmade Answers Their Critics

Recoil has the interview.  Here are some excerpts of it, with running commentary by me. RECOIL: Before we get into the interview, is there anything that you would like to say to the RECOIL readership and the Second Amendment community about a Benchmade employee cutting up firearms with Benchmade equipment? MATT ELLIOTT: Yeah sure, I think the story, and the consistent story here is that while this particular event is as it’s come to light for all of us is we’ve realized it’s something that peopl...
Tags: Oregon, Military, Second Amendment, Nra, Benchmade, Oregon City, Benchmade Knives, Matt Elliott, American Knife and Tool Institute, Oregon City Police Department

Attorneys General To SCOTUS: Second Amendment Protects Suppressors

Breitbart: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schimdt led seven other Attorneys General in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States contending that the Second Amendment protects suppressors too. The seven other AGs represent the states of Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. They are asking SCOTUS to review a United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit decision that held that firearm accessories fall outside the scope of Second Amendment prot...
Tags: Utah, Military, Kansas, District Of Columbia, Second Amendment, Breitbart, Supreme Court of the United States, Heller, Tenth Circuit, Jeremy Kettler, Derek Schimdt

Justice Delayed

David Codrea: Ironically, or not so much if you think about it, the same parties that petitioned the Court to hear the matter en banc oppose the motion to reconsider the order staying the case. After years of doing everything in his power to use the system for redress of grievances against a state with comparatively unlimited resources, Young wants his day in court, but the government is in no hurry to give it to him. The progs love the courts only as long as the black-robed tyrants rule like th...
Tags: Military, Hawaii, Fdr, Young, Second Amendment, David Codrea

The Sheriffs Resisting Washington’s New Gun Laws: “I’m Not Going To Enforce That”

The Guardian: In Washington state, a freshly implemented ballot initiative and a raft of new bills may produce some of the tightest firearms regulations in the US. But standing in the way is a group of rural law enforcement officers who say point blank that they won’t enforce any of it. The Klickitat county sheriff, Bob Songer, is one of them. He told the Guardian that the initiative passed last November “is unconstitutional on several grounds. I’ve taken the position that as an elected official...
Tags: Washington, Senate, US, Military, Gun Control, Seattle, Second Amendment, Marshall, Nra, Lewis, Bob Ferguson, Pierce, ATF, Cascade Mountains, National Rife Association, Klickitat County

Morning Docket: 01.23.19

* “Trump is screaming. He’s so mad at Rudy.” After yet another botched interview, President Trump is reportedly “furious” with Rudy Giuliani, and word on the street is that he’s being told to dump the former New York mayor before any additional damage can be done. Best of luck, because he very obviously needs it. [Vanity Fair] * Justice will prevail... at least until the end of the month: The federal judiciary is still clinging to life amid the government shutdown, and the Administrative Office...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Social Media, Courts, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Aba, Second Amendment, Trump, Stormy Daniels, House of Delegates, ATL

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Gun Rights Case Stemming From New York Restrictions

Yahoo: The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump back into the national debate over gun rights after nearly a decade on the sidelines. The justices agreed to consider a petition backed by gun owners’ groups asking them to strike down New York City’s strict rules for carrying legally owned guns outside the home. [ … ] City officials argued that more liberal transporting policies in effect until 2001 were abused. While the policies were intended to allow gun owners to take unloaded guns only to tar...
Tags: New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Police, New York City, Military, Second Amendment

Selco On Gun Rights

Via WiscoDave, this observation from Selco: I see here something which is much more dangerous than the fear of communism. It is how people react to news or new laws about any weapon limitation. It’s how they talk about what the majority of them are planning to do. Government at its core has the urge to control people in whatever way they can.  If you are more armed that means you are less controllable. But if you are acting in a way that you are screaming from the rooftops how you “will defend y...
Tags: Military, Second Amendment

Russian Operative To Plead Guilty To Cucking The NRA

I believe we have to start referring to the Second Amendment as the Вторая Поправка.
Tags: Law, Government, Russia, Department Of Justice, Second Amendment, Nra

Is The Second Amendment Really Obsolete?

Via WRSA, MHN has a very interesting and riveting take on what forcible confiscation of guns would look like in America.  Actually, I think it would be much worse, and I’ve said so and described it before. However, take this with a grain of salt.  This is what unrestricted warfare against American gun owners would look like.  As I’ve said many times before, this isn’t how it will go down. It will be a gradual drip, drip, drip of increasing infringements, all codified and substantiated by the cou...
Tags: America, Military, Gun Control, Second Amendment, Lazarus, Don, Wayne County, Detroit City Council, WRSA, Reggie Reg Davis, Baatz, Dantos

Open Carry, Hoodies And Bandanas

David Codrea: The walk commenced with troopers leading the way, crossing the street to enter the main campus. There, “counterprotestors” began converging, walking quickly, looking for all the world like stalking predators preparing to attack. I saw black hoodies and bandanas. The troopers picked up the pace. Funny that.  When I’m openly carrying, no one has ever rushed up to me wearing a hoodie or bandana.  This would be the wrong place for that anyway.  This is not welcome terrain for such fool...
Tags: David, Military, Open Carry, Second Amendment, David Codrea

The National Rifle Association Has Marginalized Themselves

Reuters: When Missouri Senate Bill 656 was introduced in 2016, it was relatively modest legislation that proposed capping the amount county sheriffs could charge for a concealed handgun permit. By the time it passed, with both houses of the state legislature overturning the governor’s veto, it had become one of the most expansive gun-rights laws in the country. The gun lobby fought hard to pass the bill. The group some lawmakers credited with providing crucial momentum was not so much the Nation...
Tags: Washington, Senate, America, Military, Missouri, Idaho, Second Amendment, Reuters, Nra, National Rifle Association, GCA, NFA, Jered Taylor, Pruett, Grass Roots North Carolina, Greg Pruett

Gun Ownership Rights Aren’t As Safe As Many Think

ZeroHedge: Through landmark Supreme Court decisions, gun controllers could have anti-gun judges re-interpret the Constitution in a way that disregards the Second Amendment. The Supreme Court has a long history of re-interpreting the Constitution as a way of justifying government overreach in matters traditionally belonging to the states. This has been the case with the Supreme Court’s acceptance of New Deal legislation and its creation of a federal “right” to abortion. It also does not help that...
Tags: Supreme Court, America, Military, Second Amendment, Bolsheviks

Observations from the Kavanaugh hearings.

1. I'm watching the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination today, now that they've moved beyond the introductory orations, and I'll make some notes here, using a numbered list, updated throughout the day. I'm using a DVR, so I'm behind real time, and the updates will come as I get to things in my recording, but just as the people in the gallery are — under Senator Grassley's rule — free to shout out whatever they want at any time, you can talk about what you like in the comments. ...
Tags: Protest, Law, Senate, Empathy, Chuck Grassley, Abortion, Ferguson, Leahy, Miranda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dianne Feinstein, Committee, Second Amendment, Senate Judiciary Committee, Brown, Feinstein

Why We Can’t Ignore The “Militia” Clause Of The Second Amendment

Mises Institute has an analysis up on why we can’t ignore the militia clause of the second amendment.  It’s interesting reading, and I recommend you turn your attention to it for a few minutes.  But I want to issue some warnings nonetheless. As I’ve pointed out many times before, the context and theoretical framework for understanding the American revolution was and always will be continental Calvinism and covenant theology.  God manages His created order in terms of covenant. We are all in cove...
Tags: Georgia, Military, God, North Carolina, Christ, South Carolina, New England, Second Amendment, Protestant, New York Virginia, Mises Institute, New England Anglican

The Truth About The Second Amendment

I don’t often cite, link or quote Charles C.W. Cooke because he’s an atheist and often at odds with my world and life view.  It isn’t so much that I won’t link to someone who doesn’t agree with me in every aspect of life, so much as it causes a fundamental difference in the framework in which we operate and I end up having to qualify, caveat, and explain the subtle or not-so-subtle differences. This is an exception. Given the way the Second Amendment is written, it is perhaps unsurprising that t...
Tags: Senate, Military, United States, Bill, Second Amendment, Lee, James Madison, Cooley, Charles C W Cooke, Coxe, Tench Coxe, Richard Henry Lee, Bolsheviks, Thomas Cooley, Pennsylvania Gazette

Why Some Christians Don’t Believe In Gun Control: They Think God Handed Down The Second Amendment

The Washington Post, by three sociologists. We’re now at a point when Americans are killed or injured in a mass shooting almost every month; by some definitions, almost every day. Despite this, resistance to stricter gun control in the United States remains fierce. As researchers of religion, we know the power of religious identities and beliefs. And so we wondered: How does Christian nationalism influence Americans’ attitudes toward gun control? In our newly published and freely available stud...
Tags: Washington Post, Israel, Religion, America, Rome, Military, United States, Jesus, Christian, Aristotle, Second Amendment, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Digest, Cicero

Non-Sequiturs: 07.29.18

* Amy Howe has highlights from Judge Brett Kavanaugh's completed questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee -- including the five different law firms where he worked as a summer associate. [SCOTUSblog] * Despite Judge Kavanaugh's impeccable qualifications, the battle to confirm him to the Supreme Court will be hard-fought -- and Adam Feldman explains why. [Empirical SCOTUS] * In other nominations news, Veronica "Ronnye" Stidvent, a prominent Latina lawyer, comes to the defense of Ryan Bo...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Hawaii, First Amendment, Young, Second Amendment, Senate Judiciary Committee, Adam Feldman, Ninth Circuit, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh, Amy Howe, Latina, Chris Walker, Stephen Reinhardt

It’s Always Nice To Meet A Fellow Patriot

Tags: Military, Second Amendment

Codrea On Kavanaugh

Ammoland: His views could be critical if and when SCOTUS hears a case challenging state bans on what they pejoratively term “assault weapons.” It still doesn’t get us to a birthright “to keep and bear … ordinary military equipment … that … could contribute to the common defense,” but it’s a better starting place than a court with many of the previous “Republican” picks on the bench (case in point: John Paul Stevens). David is relatively pleased, or at least, satisfied under the circumstances.  W...
Tags: Military, Michael, Second Amendment, Kavanaugh, William Pryor, Brett Kavanaugh, John Paul Stevens David

It’s Justice Kavanaugh

So tonight Trump made his selection known.  It’s Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  I’m sure there will be much more to come on this, but here are some initial thoughts. Jacob Sullum at Reason did a very good expose on him, and finds that he is supportive of second amendment rights, but not so much for the fourth amendment. Kavanaugh seems to take a narrower view of Fourth Amendment rights. In 2010 he dissented from the D.C. Circuit’s decision not to rehear a case in which a three-judge panel had ruled t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Military, Ohio, Terry, Second Amendment, Trump, Don, Roberts, D C Circuit, Alito, Kavanaugh, GCA, NFA, Askew, Jacob Sullum, Paul Askew

A Florida Cop’s Explanation Of The Miami Beach Police Open Carry Incident

TTAG, from a cop: Not all police are bad, mind you. Some truly fight hard and are on our side. But you, the People of the Gun, need to understand why Miami Beach happened. Just like the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and the gay rights movement of the 1990s and 2000s, gunowners need to continually fight for their rights. Sometimes the end result will be what we saw in Miami Beach. The fight, however, is the same: opposing oppressive authoritarians restricting the civil liberties an...
Tags: Florida, Military, Miami, Second Amendment, Miami Beach, TTAG

National Association Of Evangelicals Wants Open Borders

NAE: Dear Mr. President: As evangelical leaders representing tens of thousands of local churches, campus communities, and ministries we are concerned that the new “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, recently announced by Attorney General Sessions and being implemented by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, has had the effect of separating vulnerable children from their parents. As head of the Executive Branch of the federal government, we are writing...
Tags: Mexico, Religion, Immigration, Military, United States, Nielsen, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, Central America, Executive Branch, Second Amendment, U S Refugee Resettlement Program

A Quick Note To ConcernedCitizen

Demand: Show me the study that proves arming citizens makes them safer. I’ll wait. In the meantime, why don’t you vote for the red flag laws that are being debated today. When the fatalities decline you get to look like a hero. #GunReformNow Dude.  We don’t have guns in order to make you or anyone else “safer.”  We have guns for the amelioration of tyranny. Counterdemand: Show me a study that demonstrates you or anyone else will be successful in disarming us?  I’ll wait.  In the mean time, mind ...
Tags: Military, Second Amendment

The Second Amendment Has Become Optional

Jacob Sullum at Reason: Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court for the first time explicitly recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to armed self-defense. Since then the Court has revisited the subject only twice, while it has heard about 45 cases involving the Fourth Amendment and about 60 involving the First. That stark disparity reflects a failure noted by critics on and off the Court. After waiting more than two centuries to acknowledge that the Second Amendmen...
Tags: Supreme Court, Court, Chicago, Military, New Jersey, District Of Columbia, Second Amendment, McDonald, Scalia, Heller, Jacob Sullum, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Tom Gresham, Hawaii New York, Heller Alan Gura

What Happens When You Are Disarmed By The Authorities?

Via WRSA.  Bad things.  That’s what. Before the 1945 Soviet occupation of Romania, the people had the right to own guns. I remember my father telling me his dad owned a double barreled shotgun he used to hunt rabbits with as well as a Luger picked from the retreating German troops (German soldiers were getting rid of all their military equipment by simply throwing it out of the troop transport trains). When the communists took power in 1949 following falsified elections, the first law they enact...
Tags: US, Military, Romania, Gun Control, Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Stalin, Second Amendment, Luger

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