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2nd Amendment Issues

  1. History of the Second Amendment – Part 4 – States Rights

    State’s Rights In this brief but last article on the history of the Second Amendment, we will be looking at State’s view of that amendment and how it affects us. We saw in the previous article, The State vs. the Feds, that various states had laws governing the right to self-defense and the defense of the state in place prior to the ratification of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. State governments, as we have seen, are another source of affirmation of self-defense whose idea has...
  2. The Glock 42 & 43: A Comparison to Other Sub-Compacts

    I have used sub –compacts (Micros) as my preferred everyday carry since first picking up a Walther PPKS due to the need for concealment in a business casual dress in my everyday life. Over the years I have used different .380s, most recently a Glock 42 and even more recently have moved to 9mm sub-compacts including the Glock 43 and Kimber Micro 9. For me, I prefer the 9mm; however, the .380 still seems to have a place in the market for those wanting a slightly lighter and subjectively...
  3. The History of the Second Amendment Part 3 – The States vs. The Feds

    The State vs. the Feds April 15th. To borrow a line from Charles Dickens, “It is the best of times and the worst of times.” I got married, just a few short years ago, on that date so it is the best of times. But, like most of us, I too must pay taxes on that very same date so it is also the worst of times! To continue with our series looking at the history of the Second Amendment we need to understand that the independent states of the union did not want the federal government to make...
  4. History of the Second – Part 2 – Possession Protection

    “Fee-fi-fo-fum; I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.” Joseph Jacobs, Jack and the Beanstalk (1890) In the first article, I quoted Zephaniah Swift’s “A System of Laws of the State of Connecticut”. Book Fourth, pg. 2, which was the first law book written in the United States and from this we see that self-defense was of grave concern. Here I will restate the second-half of his writing in which he mentions ‘property’: “This...
  5. Origins of the 2nd Amendment

    I have a wonderful job. I get to work with my hands repairing furniture. I also get to work with people in my job as a property manager. I enjoy getting to visit my tenants, talking with them and making sure that they are maintaining their homes according to our contractual agreement. On my trips to the tenant’s homes, I also inspect it for any maintenance problems, cleanliness, and mechanical issues – HVAC, water tank, etc. One area which I don’t really pay much attention to is the...
  6. The .460 Rowland a Semi-Auto Magnum

    The .460 Rowland conversion is available for most popular .45 ACP pistols, (Glock,XD,1911, etc). The .460 Rowland is meant to offer .44 maa type ballistics in a .45 ACP pistol. From a 1911 conversion it will push a 185 grain bullet at 1575 feet per second offering over 1000 ft/lbs. The 240 grain can be pushed to 1350 and a 255 hardcast will move out at 1300fps. You don't need different magazines. The casing is 1/16" longer than a .45 ACP to prevent firing in a normal .45. The bullets are...
  7. UNDERSTANDIG THE MINNESOTA CARRY PERMIT SYSTEM

    To become a MN “firearms instructor” is very simple. One needs only to possess basic firearms skills. I, as many others, attended an instructor’s course, where they attempted to make us into “teachers”. We were not taught what to teach, simply how to stand at a podium and address a “class”. I explain this process so one might grasp why every MN Carry Permit Class is so different in material presented, duration and quality. I became an instructor, designed my curriculum, sent it to the BCA...
  8. Black Guns Matter

    Black Guns Matter: A Revolutionary Approach to Gun Rights With the current and continual threat to our second amendment rights, we need responsible citizens willing to speak out and defend them. And at the same time, we need individuals to address gun violence that we are seeing in our communities. One person going out and doing above and beyond the call of duty is Maj Toure, a 29-year-old NRA member and gun rights activist, who is bringing his message to some of the roughest areas in the...
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    Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

    Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter Last night in Dallas, the country saw the greatest tragedy to hit American Law Enforcement since the September 11th attacks. At a peaceful rally, a small group of men decided to take it upon themselves to take the lives of five of our boys in blue and injure many peaceful civilians. Regardless of the actions of a few, we must stand as the many to protect those who protect us. Police officers live and die by the oath they swore to uphold when entering into...
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    Families of the Departed can sue Gun Makers?

    Resurfacing after Judge Barbara Bellis of Connecticut Superior Court ruled in favor of the lawsuit against gun makers of Bushmaster XM15-E2S, the firearm that was used in Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre back in Dec. 14, 2012, is the 2005 heated debate of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. This is a federal law that has been passed by the congress to protect manufacturers of guns from lawsuits associated with the use of their weapons. This law reinforces the claims of those...
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