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  • Bearing Arms: A Right ... and a Duty?

    03/21/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 758+ views
    The New American ^ | March 17, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    The Massachusetts Judicial Council ruled on March 10 that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution does not apply to state governments and, consequently, the State of Massachusetts can regulate firearms in that state. The language of the Second Amendment states: "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, which was added to the Constitution to guarantee that the federal government would not infringe upon basic rights and that those powers...
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • New Ammunition for Gun Rights

    03/03/2010 6:00:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 38 replies · 1,304+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 3, 2010 | Jess Braven
    The Supreme Court seemed likely to rule for the first time that gun possession is fundamental to American freedom, a move that would give federal judges power to strike down state and local weapons laws for infringing on Second Amendment rights.
  • How many at Fort Hood died because of the Army's gun ban?

    11/14/2009 12:36:48 PM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies · 820+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    If I were the parent or spouse of one of those killed in the terrorist attack at Fort Hood last week, I would begin raising utter hell in the public arena the minute my loved one was buried and my tears dried up. Not only did outrageous political correctness convince otherwise rational people in authority to put our soldiers in unnecessary danger, but since 1993, there has been a gun-ban in place on our army bases.
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views
    investors.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • Obama takes a shot at guns

    10/21/2009 9:45:31 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 75 replies · 2,979+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2009 | Editorial
    For a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been forbidden by Congress from doing research on gun-control issues. Such piddling hurdles as federal law don't matter to the Obama administration. With a wave of a hand, the CDC has simply redefined gun-control research so the ban no longer applies. They're not researching guns; they're researching alcohol sales and their impact on gun violence, or researching how teens carrying guns affect the rates of non-gun injuries. "These particular grants do not address gun control; rather they deal with the surrounding web of circumstances," wrote National Institutes of Health...
  • Gun sales go BOOM: Some say Democrats at the helm have gun owners ‘hunkering down’

    10/15/2009 10:16:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 2,011+ views
    The Beaverton Valley Times ^ | October 15, 2009 | Nick Peterson and Stover E. Harger III
    John Lennon’s observation that happiness is a warm gun may be more true now than ever if membership at the Tri-County Gun Club is any indication. The club has picked up an average of 70 new members a month through most of this year, according to George Pitts, Tri-County’s public information officer. The credit for that spike in membership falls on the Barack Obama administration, Pitts says. “We took in 77 new members this month,” Pitts said on a sunny afternoon last April, as sporadic gunfire echoed through the hills of the 230-acre club nestled in the hills between Tualatin...
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Sotomayor Guns For 2nd Amendment (CORRECTED)

    06/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,745+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2009 | Editorial
    (Corrected) Gun Control: In a case headed for the Supreme Court, a three-judge panel rules Chicago's gun ban constitutional since the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to states and cities. High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor concurs.Those Pennsylvania townsfolk bitterly clinging to their guns may have been premature in celebrating the decision in D.C. v. Heller that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does indeed guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Court considers county's right to regulate guns

    09/25/2009 4:59:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies · 722+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sedptember 24, 2009 | Associated Press
    Some judges on an 11-member panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared to agree with gun-rights advocates that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, recently interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court to protect an individual's right to own guns, is binding on the states and can be used to challenge the county ordinance.
  • Ceiling fan at center of three-man battle in Soldotna

    07/22/2009 8:57:28 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 8 replies · 999+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 21st, 2009 | Megan Holland
    Daniel Ames reckons he dealt one for the good guys on Saturday night near Soldotna when he came home, found two burglars in his house, wrestled with them over a pistol, then took them down, telling them he was going to blow off their knees if they didn't start following his orders.
  • The Last Thing New York Needs Is More Guns (Partial barf alert, but see the comments)

    07/22/2009 6:01:58 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies · 983+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jul;y 21, 2009 | Robert M. Morgenthau
    You can be forgiven if you thought that Republicans are for states’ rights. The Republican Party’s 2008 platform insists that Congress should respect the limits imposed by the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution, which declares that authority not granted to the federal government is reserved to the states. But for some Republicans, federal preemption of state authority seems just fine if it promotes the possession of guns. That is the message of a bill sponsored by the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, John Thune of South Dakota. The bill, sprung on us as a proposed amendment to a...
  • Masked Man Shot Dead Trying To Break Into Home

    06/19/2009 6:53:29 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 54 replies · 2,425+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | 06/19/2009 | Staff
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- A man was shot and killed outside a home near Altamonte Springs early Friday morning. Deputies say he was trying to break into a home on S. Magnolia Avenue when someone inside shot him. Investigators say at approximately 4:00am on Friday, a woman was awakened by a loud, pounding sound coming from the front door of her home. She woke up her husband to let him know what she heard and asked him to go check on what was happening. "Yes someone's just tried to break down my front door," said the caller to the 911...
  • NRA appeals handgun ban to Supreme Court

    06/04/2009 1:28:39 PM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies · 586+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2009 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is asking the Supreme Court to strike down strict gun control laws in the Chicago area, setting the stage for another high court battle over Second Amendment protections for gun owners.
  • Chicago has 7 shooting deaths in 24 hours

    06/01/2009 6:11:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies · 1,438+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | June 1, 2009 | Associagted Press
    Chicago had seven shooting deaths in 24 hours this weekend, and police say they have no suspects in custody.
  • Texas Senate OKs guns at colleges

    05/21/2009 12:50:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 540+ views
    AUSTIN — The Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to legislation that would allow concealed handguns at colleges and universities, but with less than two weeks left in the 2009 Legislature, the bill's ultimate outcome is uncertain. "That's the real question. I don't know the answer to that," said Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, when asked whether there is enough time to win final passage in the Senate and rush the bill through the House before the June 1 adjournment. The bill would allow Texans who have concealed-handgun permits to carry the weapons into college and university buildings, classrooms and dormitories....
  • Response to Sun News SoundOff (LC, NM - Sun News)

    04/13/2009 8:13:27 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Me ^ | 13APR09 | Me
    Regarding the 07 Apr 09 Sound Off! comment: “In one week, mass shootings have killed over 30 people. The shooters are well-armed. Automatic weapons and assault rifles need to be taken out of gun show and retail sales. There is not “right” to own an assault rifle in the Constitution.” Hm, let’s take this apart and see how truthful this statement is. The 2ND Amendment of the Constitution reads as follows: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” So, obviously...
  • Response to Sun News SoundOff (LC, NM - Sun News)

    04/13/2009 8:14:37 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Me ^ | 13APR09 | Me
    Regarding the 07 Apr 09 Sound Off! comment: “In one week, mass shootings have killed over 30 people. The shooters are well-armed. Automatic weapons and assault rifles need to be taken out of gun show and retail sales. There is not “right” to own an assault rifle in the Constitution.” Hm, let’s take this apart and see how truthful this statement is. The 2ND Amendment of the Constitution reads as follows: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” So, obviously...
  • 'THUG' TAKES $HOT AT GUN GRANNY

    03/31/2009 6:20:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies · 836+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2009 | AUSTIN FENNER
    This pistol-packing granny, who shot a man she accused of mugging her in her wheelchair, wishes she had finished the job -- because now, he's suing her for millions. "I'm a peaceful person. I wish that I had killed him," said Margaret Johnson, 59, whose grandfather, Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, once ruled Harlem's underworld and was immortalized in several hit movies.