[Ed: Alexis de Tocqueville may still be the premier observer of how democracy works (0r can) in America. This philosophical essay cuts to the heart of today's political conflict, very much relevant to fulfilling the Second Amendment. Shall we define ourselves as a passive collective dependent on government permissions? Or will we retain our insistence on the vigorous self-reliance that obtained and has so far maintained our liberties?]
Some of the political ideas developed by Alexis Cha...
[Ed: Part 1 is here.]
THE POLITICAL PROBLEM
The pre-positioned legislation mandating “smart guns” in New Jersey reveals the end game for gun control activists. The 2002 New Jersey Childproof Handgun Law requires that once "personalized handguns are available" anywhere in the country, all handguns sold in New Jersey must be “smart guns”. This is designed to cripple the market.
The law prescribes that within thirty months after “smart guns” are available for retail sales purposes, th...
[Ed: A new and properly barbed review of the illusory "smart gun" gambit perpetrated by anti-gun proponents who don't know (or maybe do) what they're talking about. See also The Illusion of Safety. Part 2 appears next week.]
Among the latest hustles and bogus gambits pursued by the gun control advocates is the so-called “smart gun” (which will be enclosed in quotes throughout because it is no such thing). It falls into the same semantic charade as the “assault weapon” which also does no...
[Ed: We welcome a new contributor, retired pediatrician Cris McBride, MD, who does not suffer foolishness about firearms gladly. His Letter to the Editor of his local paper, published there in slightly longer form on April 7, is another good example of the influence that can and should be exerted by anyone concerned by current restrictionist sentiment.
Please write to your own outlets, and share with DRGO!]
To the Editor, Eastern Arizona Courier
[Ed: Part 2 of Dr. Chen's essay about the importance of the RKBA. Part 1 is here.]
What we should do about school shootings
1.) Enforce current laws and improve law enforcement:
The Parkland Shooting did not demonstrate the failure of gun laws. It demonstrated the spectacular failure of law enforcement on every level. The Broward County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI ignored at least 45 calls for service related to the killer Nicholas Cruz. (more…)
[Ed: Welcome to new author Victor Chen, MD who adds the cross-cultural perspective of an Asian-American to valuing the Second Amendment and why we all should. Think Chris Cheng, Top Shot winner & NRA commentator. Part 2 will follow.]
I'd like to address why the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is so important to me and to Americans like me. I think it is important I talk about this first, because many gun control advocates feel that even if a specific gun control law is truly pointless,...
[Ed: We welcome a new author today, a pharmacist working undercover in a front-line state in the gun rights war, who prefers to remain anonymous until escape to a free state becomes possible.]
We dodged the bullet. It is now 2018 and we have seen a year of Second Amendment support from the President that would not have been the case if his opponent had won the election.
Still, eternal vigilance is required to safeguard our rights. So, I would like to alert the reader to a sinister thre...
American media sets cultural agendas as much as it reports them. There is always dynamic tension across the media spectrum as different outlets show distinct differences in perspective. Media also portrays images in line with their agenda to achieve desired effects. This is very evident in political coverage, especially in coverage of war, crime, gun rights, and the Second Amendment. (more…)