Second Amendment Isn’t About Guns

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By Lynda Bryant-Work   “What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty …. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” Mass, Rep. Elbridge Gerry, I Annals of Congress 750, August 17, 1789. “The Second Amendment.” For those who grew up in America, they have heard those words spoken with feeling – forceful and direct. Both advocates…

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School Shooters Won’t Turn To Bombs If We Prevent Them From Getting Guns

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by Tony Wyman Those opposed to restrictions on gun ownership like to suggest that kids attacking schools with guns would switch to bombs if we made it much harder for them to access firearms. But, the reality is that just isn’t true and the reason why is important to note. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the federal government recognized that terrorists, both foreign and domestic, were an increasing threat, one that needed to be addressed with new preventive measures. One of those measures was the creation of a new program…

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Lay Off the Kids

By Tony Wyman   Kids who have just experienced something no child should ever witness, the deaths and butchery of their classmates and teachers, are now under another attack, this time by a foe less lethal, but just as irrational, as the one that shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Adults, many motivated by opposition to any free and open discussion of the rightful place of firearms in American society, aren’t pulling any punches in their assault on high schoolers Emma Gonzalez and her classmates. What offense have these…

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Federal Judge Blocks California Law Banning Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines

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by Richard Cameron U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California out of San Diego, has issued a temporary ruling, staying enforcement of a provision of a recent ballot proposition (Prop 63) that outlaws ammunition clips  exceeding a 10 round capacity – commonly referred to as High Capacity magazines. Petitioning the court was  the California Rifle and Pistol Association and San Diego county gun owners, represented by attorneys from the National Rifle Association (NRA).  The suit was filed in late April of…

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“I, Gun Owner” Volume 2 – Children Saved From Rapists And Abduction

by Richard Cameron Editor’s Note:  More stories of actual lives saved by people using their unalienable right to self defense, to protect themselves and even prevent violent crimes against others. The men and women I provide a narrative voice to, remain anonymous to protect their privacy.  – RC I, gun owner – am a woman from St. Louis who heard a piercing scream coming from the hallway of our complex. I was talking on the telephone when I heard the screams. I cracked my door and I saw this child…

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“I, Gun Owner” – Meet The People Who Take Personal Responsibility For Their Safety

by Richard Cameron Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of personal narratives from real people, who rely on the natural law and Constitutional freedom to use firearms to defend themselves from crime. In recreating their stories, I have allowed them anonymity to respect their privacy. These composite first person accounts and viewpoints are characteristic of many thousands of gun owners who are responsible and use firearms lawfully to protect themselves, their loved ones, neighbors and even strangers. I, gun owner live in Portland, Oregon and have a…

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