murderous attack May 31in the Virginia Beach city government building has
predictably elicited outrage and opportunism by masses of sensitive, easily
triggered [all puns intended]
anti-gun activists and legislators. A large fraction of them are of course Democrats
running for their party’s Presidential nomination.
It’s seldom that something unifies so many Americans, though it’s too frequent that the unifying motive is so irrational. Business as usual in the n...
[Ed: This is a piece from March 14, 2018 in The Daily Signal by John G. Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government and director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. It remains highly relevant and is republished for educational purposes per The Daily Signal's copyright policy.]
In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...
[Ed: This book review is reposted with permission from the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network's June 2019 Journal. It is written by Gila Hayes, ACLDN's Operations Manager and Journal Editor. Crime Signals is out of print, but copies are readily available , e.g., on Amazon.]
“Crimes rarely go unannounced, without prior notice, clues, or warnings,” David Givens, an anthropologist and specialist in nonverbal communication, writes in Crime Signals. “Murdere...
Madison’s draft of the Second Amendment declares that “the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. He could have left out “of the People” without loss of meaning if he intended to guarantee that natural right to all. Alternatively, he could have defined the class of protected persons with some other term. For example, the Third Amendment pertains to “the Owner”. The Fifth Amendment read...
[Ed: On May 2, DRGO received an email from a VICE reporter who said "I would love to tell you more about what I am working on and to hear your thoughts" about a proposed documentary about "firearms and dementia". Dr. Przebinda, our Project Director, replied offering to talk. No response. So I sent the longer reply below on May 9, taking the opportunity to point out some of the shortfalls in a documentary about women shooters, provided as an example of VICE's work: Fear and Lo...
[Ed: Kevin Murphy said that our articles inspired him to write this. We said that we want to repost it. We are, with his permission, and hope he will become a regular contributor. First published 4/24/19, updated 5/21/19 on GunGoal.com.]
Suppose one is considering
whether he/she should get a gun for home defense, disregarding all other
factors such as 2A supporter and fun of shooting sports, one crucial
determinant is how fast and reliable the cops could come to his/her emergency
I drove down to the 5th annual United States Concealed Carry Expo which took place over the past weekend (May 17-19) in Pittsburgh.
We routinely attend and speak at the Gun Rights Policy Conference each September, someone gets to the NRA Annual Meeting in April, and we’ve seen a member visit and review the National Shooting Sports Federation’s SHOT Show the past two Januaries in Las Vegas. This was only the second DRGO visit to this relatively new event (Dr. E...
[Ed: The conclusion of the piece begun on Tuesday.]
What lessons emerge from the pattern of such incidents, of which we’ve mentioned but four in vignette only?
First, is that if one party means to impose its will upon members of another party the former must effectively disarm the latter. Such has been done successfully in diverse cultures throughout the world. Overall, the results have too often been tragic. American gun owners have learned the lesson...