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2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement

In a sweeping pushback against liberal overreach Counties and Cities across the country are declaring themselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries.  Mostly on the Pacific coast and in Virginia, the movement is growing as state governments seek to impose sweeping gun reform.   In Virginia, which will have a democrat majority for the first time in over 20 years with the incoming representatives in Jan, sweeping bills have been pre-staged for early action.  These include some very dramatic controls, such as redefining Assault Rifle, making AR 15s, AKs, and many sport rifles with detachable Read More >>

Reason # 1 to Own a Firearm

The United States Constitution 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 U.S. Constitution, I believe we can all agree, is a document designed to protect the people, us.  But the question becomes, protection from what?  Is it protection from each other?  Other countries?  Is it simply a right?  What did the authors of the US Constitution mean by “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and Read More >>

Army Surplus – Why People Still Use It

Maybe you’ve noticed, or maybe you haven’t, but there is a lot of army surplus that can still be bought from the market. Army surplus can go from clothing to ammunition and, ultimately, weapons. This gives people access to some of the most spectacular guns they could see. But why would one buy army surplus weapons? After all, there are many alternatives for army surplus weapons and accessories – respectively newer items. For instance, there are innovative guns with locking mechanisms, and there are also sniper scopes to go with them, which are easy to acquire and affordable. A Leupold Read More >>

Politics and Millennials

There is a scary report out that Millennials on the campus of George Washington University are overwhelmingly in favor of socialism, thinking it inclusive and all for one.  They don’t know about the atrocities attributed to socialism by other governments.  GWU is an expensive, prestigious school.  How can this be.  These young people will vote us into Socialism and then blame everyone else when it fails.  But getting in is much easier than getting out.  Virginia county and state elections just saw a blue tidal wave.  Hardworking Virginians are nervous about the next Read More >>

What is in a Name? by L.B. Johnson

Second Amendment - A Deliberate Belief Stars wash from the sky as the world and its mistress sleeps. The sun is just up over the horizon, as the gear is loaded into the truck.  If you want the best spot at the gun range, you best get up early.  The afternoons are a flurry of volleys, excited laughter as a youngster takes up the sport for the first time, range officers going into full point on someone who isn't monitoring their trigger finger. But mornings? Mornings are quiet, just myself, a friend from work perhaps, hair mussed, clothes sort of wrinkled from snagging them Read More >>

Checking Claims Carefully

I was gratified to have an attorney ask me to be an expert witness in a case in California. California recently licensed open carry. You did not know it had been legal? Yes, outside cities in most of the state. But no more. So in Baird v. Becerra (E.D.Cal. 2019) there is a challenge to this law. The California Attorney-General is defending this law, as they are required to do. But their defense included these claims: 1. The 2nd Amendment does not protect a right to open carry. 2. State supreme court decisions before the Civil War that seem to regard open carry as protected, also claimed Read More >>

Defending the 2nd

We have seen our 2nd Amendment rights fall under attack in recent years.  The rationales vary from No One NEEDS an Assault Rifle, which is an often used but rarely defined term. We Don’t Need Military Style Arms on Our Streets, in truth most modern firearms were at some point derived from military use but the current military arms are not what we see at the range.  We Need to Prevent Mass Shootings Like In Schools, according to Crime Prevention Research Center, 90% of all mass shootings between Jan 1998 and Dev 2015 occurred in “gun free zones”.  These are the places where a Read More >>