As the January 17, 2022 Lobby Day approaches in Richmond, Virginia, there is pro-gun infighting about the lack of a “rally,” and that the Assembly office building, where the lobbying will occur, is now part of a “gun free” zone. The great angst about these details is understandable considering what motivates those of us that take peaceful peoples’ unfettered access to firearms so seriously.
Gun rights are an expression of our inalienable right to life, and “g...
[Ed: We have published this piece annually since 2015 for Bill of Rights Day each December 15. The Bill’s Second Amendment is the reason for our being, in more ways than one.]
Today we all should be jubilantly celebrating the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the original 10 amendments to the United States’ federal constitution. Remarkably, it slips by relatively unremarked. Yet our Bill of Rights may actually be the mos...
[Ed: Dr. Faria first published this article on GOPUSA December 9.]
Darrell Brooks, the 39-year-old criminal who plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, had been arrested on November 2, 2021 for assaulting and running over the mother of his child. By November 16, Brooks had been released on a mere $1,000 bail, and less than a week later he plowed through the Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens of others.
Like many other re...
[Ed: We welcome new DRGO contributor, Mark Preston. We would love to publish more stories by our members about their entry and participation in the world of firearms and 2A activism.]
When I was about 8 years old, I was blessed with being sent to Deerfield, a day camp in St. Louis, Missouri. The activities provided included going to the gun range and getting to shoot five .22 caliber Long Rifle bullets down range at a time. Oh, what joy this was! And I was pretty good, earn...
In a recent Research Letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association (“Knowledge of State Gun Laws Among US Adults in Gun-Owning Households”) Ali Rowhani-Rahbar MD et al present data regarding knowledge of state firearms laws. Specifically, they assess the knowledge possessed by adults living in “gun-owning households” as to these state laws.
They approach this from the perspective that many such laws are designed to prevent injuries, and that following them wo...
[Ed: This was first published November 19 on The Arbalest Quarrel. Reposted by permission & minimally edited for DRGO.]
A couple of days prior to the jury’s decision in the Rittenhouse case, the New York Times posted an editorial, titled, “The Truth About Kyle Rittenhouse’s Gun,” by Times Opinion Columnist, Farhad Manjoo. In part, the Manjoo said this,
“I’ve spent the past couple of weeks riveted by the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the whi...
[Ed: Dr. Mauser first published this on his site, JusticeforGunOwners.ca, on October 25.]
Can firearms be kept safely at homes with young children? Yes, with proper precautions. Millions of North Americans have guns at home and do so safely. Around one-half of homes in the US possess guns as do about one-third of homes in Canada. Thanks to a widespread culture of safety, in Canada and the United States, firearms can be owned safely by anyone willing to take r...
[Ed: These excerpts from Personal Defense World come to DRGO courtesy of SCOPE-NY's Richard Rossi.]
Some facts that will never see daylight in our National News Media or Social Network sites.
United States Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit district.Ruled that 18-to-20-year old’s have the same Second Amendment rights to purchase handguns as older Americans do. Judge Julie Richardson wrote; “when do Constitutional rights vest? Our nation’s most cherished constit...