President Obama and the 2nd Amendment – Just Be Honest, We Can Handle It

Doesn't it figure that President Obama shoots left-handed?! I'm really just kidding as I also shoot rifles and shotguns lefty (though pistols right-handed) and few serious people would accuse me of being a man of the left.  Moreover, I think the traditional left-right scale is fairly unhelpful (see here). But I do find the release of this photo by the White … Continue reading President Obama and the 2nd Amendment – Just Be Honest, We Can Handle It

A (Temporary?) Victory for Individual Rights in Oregon

In particular, a victory today for the right to bear arms on college campuses in Oregon.  A three judge panel of the Oregon state Court of Appeals ruled that the Higher Education Board cannot ban students from concealed carry on campus.  Bill Graves of the Oregonian writes: The court ruled that while the State Board of Higher … Continue reading A (Temporary?) Victory for Individual Rights in Oregon

Malcolm X – His Birthday, Resources, and His View of the Right to Bear Arms

Today might have been Malcolm X's 86th birthday had he not been assassinated in New York City on February 21st, 1965.  It would have been interesting to see how his life and political views would have played out had it not been for those murderous thugs responsible for his death. As I've written before, I'm … Continue reading Malcolm X – His Birthday, Resources, and His View of the Right to Bear Arms

Mandatory Gun Ownership – and an Aside on the Confederacy

The Financial Times has an interesting piece and photo essay on Kennesaw, Georgia, where gun ownership is legally required.  Naturally, I disagree with any law forcing individuals to purchase something from the private sector - whether it is health insurance or a gun.  However, as laws go, this is pretty harmless since it is not enforced and there … Continue reading Mandatory Gun Ownership – and an Aside on the Confederacy

Arizona to Allow Concealed Weapons Without Permit

To be honest, I'd prefer passage of open carry laws in states that do not allow it or require a permit to open carry.  I feel safer knowing who is packing and who is not.  But here is an AP story on Arizona's effort to expand government protection of the right to bear arms: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100416/ap_on_re_us/us_xgr_concealed_weapons_arizona. According to … Continue reading Arizona to Allow Concealed Weapons Without Permit