Posts Tagged ‘united states constitution’

Stand Your Moral High Ground

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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

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

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

Protecting Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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An introductory essay on America at the precipice of devolution. The thoughts, opinions and analysis expressed herein are solely my own and from this essay I simply want to inspire thought and provoke motivation in every reader, to consider the outcome if the necessary course of action is again not taken in our present society. First of all I want to begin by saying what happened at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut was and is a tragedy, one that we will never forget. My condolences and prayers go out to the families and everyone affected by this heart breaking Read More

The Dumbing Down of America

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Changes for the New Year As the New Year approaches and arrives, it’s natural to reflect over the year and speculate toward the future.  People despise change but every minute change happens.  It is inevitable.   But, how we change is the real focus.  As I have alluded to in past blogs, I not only enjoy but demand that I live my life according to my choices as I’m willing to accept the responsibility of those choices.  And, I think that is where one of the problems lies with the Second Amendment.  We are teaching our children to allow themselves to be taken care of and in most Read More

Tragedy in Connecticut and the Aftermath for Gun Owners and the 2nd Amendment

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I think we can all agree that the mass shooting at Sandyhook Elementary School was horrific; the innocent children lost, the heroic staff who died trying to protect them; the First Responders who will carry those images for the rest of their lives; the children who will never feel safe again and the parents who can’t kiss their little ones good-night…and many others who were affected in lasting ways.  We can also agree that the tool was used by a seriously disturbed man was a gun. What we can’t agree on is where the responsibility lies.  The tool was a gun, but it was the hands of a Read More

The Second Ammendment

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Hello Gun Shows Today visitors! I am so excited to provide you with some great firearms/shooting information in my future blogs. I am Kitty Austin and I have been shooting for over 45 years. My husband, Bill and I own Austin Originals, where we fabricate and carve pistol grips. We work in ivory, wood, and synthetic materials creating unique and personalized guns for our customers. I also teach self-defense to young mothers who want to learn non-physical ways to protect their homes, children and themselves from potential threats. I hold a certification as a NRA instructor for pistol, rifle and Read More

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 1 in a 9 Part Series

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Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 1 in a 9 Part Series A Basic Understanding of the Legal Concept of Reciprocity A common discussion topic among gun owners, gun show patrons and exhibitors and those in the gun community at large, is reciprocity: carrying a handgun in a foreign (different) state by an out-of-state license to carry. As an attorney handling legal matters within the gun industry, I am frequently asked questions on this topic. A thread that runs between each formulation of every question reflects misunderstanding of what reciprocity is and how it is legally Read More