Tag: Gun Rights

Rights Trump Politics

Politics are real. Politics sets priorities between competing public interests. The process is never perfect. It gets ugly when existing political interests work against your individual rights. Let’s take an easy example first. Suppose you want to gather people together…

Media Betrayal

We learn more when we listen than when we speak. I sat with some young lawyers who are far smarter than I am. After a while, they politely asked about my interests, and then asked me about mass murder with…

AR-15 Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in California

In a 94 page decision, Judge Roger T. Benitez of California’s ruled that the ban on AR-style rifles is unconstitutional. Read the judge’s decision yourself since he wrote in language that even a journalist can understand. At best I can summarize a…

Democrats get the Gun Control they Voted For

Rob Morse writes that “some of my friends are democrats. Many are gun owners. They call themselves “pro-gun” Democrats. I’m struggling to figure out what that means. So far, democrat politicians are keeping their promise to disarm honest gun owners.”…

Why Do Good Men Do Nothing?

Why do good men do nothing in the face of evil, especially when evil aggressively invades their lives? The question has relevance to those who value the tradition of individual freedom; a tradition that includes not only freedom of speech,…

Complex Lies and Simple Truths

Life is complex. Sure, in the time of Covid you can tell everyone to stay home and starve, but they won’t do it. They won’t do it even though you’re emperor Cuomo of New York. Even with all your wealth…

You Should Carry a Concealed Firearm

Doctor John Lott is the president and one of the principal researchers at the Crime Prevention Research Center. Dr. Lott recently reminded us that guns save lives and stop mass murder. I’d forgotten about a few of these situations, though I’m sure…

We are Now Choosing Between Guns and Words

The authors of the Bill of Rights created the Second Amendment(1) for a purpose.  They wanted politicians to treat The People as equals despite the great strength of The Federal Government.  President Obama’s anti-gun proposals restrict the already weak right…

Prudent People Prepare For Chaos

It is time to face the reality that we are living in dangerous times. With an open southern border through which disease, guns, drugs, illegal aliens and terrorists are flooding, with the attempted cover up of scandals too numerous to…

The Danger in Universal Background Checks

Gun-control groups and anti-self-defense politicians are pushing for “Universal Background Checks” (UBCs) as a gun-safety measure to prevent criminals and other prohibited persons from getting firearms.  Under the UBC scheme, all gun transfers, even private gifts between friends & family,…

Planned Failure

When I was growing up, people around me — public school teachers, national and local political leaders, the broadcast and print media, other useless busybodies — were very enthusiastic about the idea of compromise. Compromise, they always said was the…

A Drug Called Arrogance

“Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.”  Albert Einstein Many left-wing Americans are embracing a system that has persistently failed throughout history.  Hiding the true nature of their agenda by cradling socialism in words that sound warm,…