Posts Tagged ‘2nd Amendment’

Stand Your Moral High Ground

Pistol On Flag

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a former student; a Christian man, a patriot and a defender of freedom in the US Military. He wanted me to comment on an article he had just discovered in the Huffington Post written by Mr. Wallis of the Sojourners, entitled “Stand your Ground has no Moral Ground”.  As a believer in our country’s moral high ground and the inalienable right to self- defense, my student seemed to be concerned. I understand why. Huffington Post Article: Stand Your Ground Has No Moral Ground To say the least I am once again disappointed that there are Read More

Motorcycle Trip with Kitty Austin and “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan Ciyou (Part II)

Motorcycle Trip with Kitty Austin

The last time I talked about the first two states of my 21 day trip on a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic, again it is as much fun as anything else to do in the summer time. I do want to briefly update on Illinois – just as I finished submitting the blog Illinois’ Legislators overrode the veto by Governor Pat Quinn on the Federal appellate court order mandating that Illinois uphold the Second Amendment. Even though Illinois has this new legislation Chicago’s police superintendent still suggests that guns are the cause of the city’s violence. Has he ever heard of knives? What about just a Read More

The Law of the Jungle = Survival of the Fittest

New York City

It is sad to read of a recent court decision in NYC where a man was brutally stabbed by an assailant who had already killed four and injured three during the previous 28 hours. The victim, turned hero, was attacked in a subway car while two transit police officers barricaded themselves in the conductors car and stayed there until the victim was able to subdue his attacker, get the knife away and hold him down. Only then did the hero receive aid from the police. When he sued, the case was dismissed because “the NYPD had no "special duty" to intervene at the time”. While I have a Read More

Vintage Gun Ads on Huffington Post

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The claim, they “will make you wince”. Their point was supposed to be about firearms used to be marketed in mass media, shamlessly. Gee, so were cigarettes, cigars, alcohol…and, ladies delicates used to be shown over the top of full coverage garments, compared to the “Angels” of Victoria’s (not so) Secret. I looked at the ads, and it brought a smile to my face. Many of them had a Norman Rockwell vintage feel to them, and it was nostalgic. It is a sign of how far we have come from our roots that firearms are vilified instead of respected in mass media. The Red Rider BB gun has Read More

Response to Violence – Citizens Are Pushing Back

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Across the country, we have seen instances of random acts of violence, assaults on our homes, neighborhoods and communities.  They are frightening and remind us of our vulnerability to fall prey to selfish thugs who only care about themselves and what they can get with minimal effort.  They aren't interested in working for what they want, they want you to work for it so they can take it from you. There is a growing trend coast to coast.  Citizens are pushing back.  There are events such as Light the Night, Neighborhood Watch groups, and neighbors looking out of their windows in response Read More

The Constitutional Paladin – In defense of the past, for the future

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As I contemplate the challenges facing Americans today and as I listen daily to interpretations thereof, both on the streets and in the media, I am continually stunned to realize how the foundations of this Nation are in jeopardy of nearing complete destruction. How have we come so far and not retained the wisdom to “hasten and retrace our steps, and to regain the road which alone leads us to peace, liberty and safety”? -Thomas Jefferson The American spirit was conceived in defiance of the chains of oppression; born out of tyranny and anguish; a spirit of free, unyielding, faithful, Read More

“Civil Disobedience” to meet Local Law Enforcement

Washington DC

July 4, 2013 Adam Kokesh, an Iraq war veteran and self-proclaimed activist, is organizing an armed march on Washington DC.  He is calling for supporters to carry loaded rifles “slung over their backs” as they cross the Potomac River into DC.  On a FaceBook page for the event, he candidly admits that there is a risk of arrest, and while he discourages resistance, he has acknowledged the risks, encouraging participants to submit to arrest peacefully. Mr Kokesh acknowledges this is not a permitted event, which gives authorities one more basis for arresting participants.  Frankly, living Read More

Schools and Guns

School Building

It was in my last blog, which was a while ago – so I apology for not getting this out at little earlier, that I talked about how our schools are “dumbing down” our children. I shared information about colleges changing their thoughts on education.  However, just after my last blog, I ran across a college publication with an article titled, Right to Bear Arms: Students for Concealed Carry.  After reading the article I had two thoughts. First Thought:  This is just too Cool! Well, I thought to myself, this is really incredible and just plain cool!  I know “cool” is an old Read More

When is a Finger Just a Finger?

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Apparently not when it is being pointed in a “threatening” manner, implying a gun, by a six-year old.  Once again, Zero Tolerance triumphs over Common Sense.  A Maryland First Grader was suspended for pointing his finger and saying “Pow”.  He was also forced to pay a visit to a counselor.  Gee, what is the penalty if instead of “Pow” you say “Pull”?  Would you be forced to visit a zoo and watch animals releasing noisy noxious fumes into the air?  Just to be clear, we are talking about the index finger here. How many of us grew up outside from dawn to dusk, running Read More

New York First in Gun Control

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New York is the first state to strengthen their gun laws in response to the violent shootings at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut and also shooting of first responding firefighters in Webster,NY. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State signed a more restrictive gun control which was passed by the state legislature in very quick fashion on Tuesday, January 15. Mayor Bloomberg, who was pleased with the law, states that it strengthens NY's already strict gun regulations and shows a concern about public safety over gun possession. Gun owner associations such as the NRA have said that the bill Read More