[Ed: This was first published July 18 on TheTruthAboutGuns. Edited for DRGO.]
The Duke Center for Firearms Law is publishing a series of papers on corpus linguistics and the Second Amendment. Corpus linguistics is the search for and study of words and phrases in their context to discover their original public meaning.
Much of what I’ve read so far will receive a hostile reception from TTAG readers. Nevertheless, it’s useful reading so as to understand what ...
[Ed: A Canada-focused, but a highly instructive piece from our Northern correspondents illustrating the many dangers of internationalist politics. Previously published in the Canadian Firearm Journal & minimally edited for DRGO. Dr. Eisen is new, and most welcome, to DRGO.]
"When politicians bloviate about a 'higher purpose,' it's time to watch your wallets, hide the kids and lock your doors (front, back and refrigerator).” Michelle Malkin, columnist
Why has Jus...
[Ed: New to DRGO and recent to motherhood, Ms. Young has lived the threat and knows how to face it.]
No matter what country, state, or city you live in, every neighborhood has pros and cons. Most big cities in the United States tend to have “good” areas and “bad” ones, though it is unclear to me exactly what differentiates one from the other. What I do know is that too many neighborhoods are wracked by the (supposed) “gun violence” and abuse of gun ownership.
I had a ...
Reaching as high as he can, the prisoner grabs the bars on his dungeon’s window. He pulls himself up, looks out, and sees a broad vista of hills, lakes, forests, fields and villages. But he can only hold this position for a moment, and then slides back into the dim light and dank walls of his confinement.
This describes the authors of "Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Future of Psychiatric Research into American Gun Violence" who at several points tak...
[Ed: This is such an important subject that we are reposting by permission Bearing Arms' original article from June 24, minimally edited for DRGO.]
On August 10, 2018 Connie Wray’s daughter Katie took her own life by using a firearm. Katie was a former Marine living with her husband, also a Marine, when she decided to end her life. Wray had expressed on more than one occasion her fears to her husband that Katie had firearms in her home. Wray’s husband was not dismi...
[Ed: There’s no better way to mark July 4th than to read our country’s Declaration of Independence. The original orthography is retained, but the specific complaints about King George and Parliament’s abuses are edited out in order to focus on the principles that applied then, do now, and always will. Reposted since 2019.]
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary fo...
This message is directed to whoever is speaking into the earpieces of the 47th Vice President (hereinafter, “47th”), who earlier this week mumbled something about F-15s and nuclear weapons:
We the People aren’t going to compromise on our rights, especially the right to keep and bear arms, because our rights were the basis of the compromise made at the Founding: We agreed to delegate limited powers to the government in return for its solemn promise to protect our...
In Young v Hawaii a 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals concluded:
"[E]ven though [the Ninth Circuit] has read these cases to exclude concealed carry from the Second Amendment’s protections, see Peruta II, . . . the same cases command that the Second Amendment must encompass a right to open carry. “[emphases in original]
When reconsidered en banc, the Ninth Circuit decided that there really was no right to carry whatso...