May 9, 2008
Gun Rights Examiner John Longenecker writes in his Nov. 8 blog on examiner.com that understand the Second Amendment often requires an abstract understanding of very fundamental concepts, such as sovereignty and freedom -- as well as an understanding of reality as it really is, not as it is portrayed by some many in the media who have no real connection with reality. [ Read Full Post ]
The Second Amendment Foundation on Nov. 16, filed a brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of McDonald v. Chicago, which challenges the constitutionality of that city's ban on handguns. [ Read Full Post ]
According to AmmoLand.com, data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,233,982 NICS Checks in October 2009, a 4 percent increase from the 1,183,279 reported in October 2008. So far that is roughly 11,403,417 gun bought this year.
The total is probably more as NICS background checks may cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time. [ Read Full Post ]
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann in his Tuesday, Nov. 17 blog on examiner.com, says the latest push to ban so-called 'assault weapons' such as the FN Herstal Five-seveN pistol used in the Fort Hood shooting would not require any new legislation or administrative directive. [ Read Full Post ]
Former soldier arrested, faces five-year prison sentence, in England for giving gun he found to local police.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is a good time to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, and to renew the pledge to keep them from being strangled in Big Nanny's apron springs. You know Big Nanny -- Big Brother's kindly autocratic aunt who espouses a benevolent tolitatiarism to protect all her children, most especially you, from yourself. [ Read Full Post ]
According to a report published on the Tenth Amendment Center's Web site, "Introduced in the Ohio House on Oct. 16, 2009, the 'Firearms Freedom Act' (HB-315) seeks 'To enact section 2923.26 of the Revised Code to provide that ammunition, firearms, and firearm accessories that are manufactured and remain in Ohio are not subject to federal laws and regulations derived under Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce and to require the words "Made in Ohio" be stamped on a central metallic part of any firearm manufactured and sold in Ohio.'" [ Read Full Post ]
Sometimes, you have to scour the editorial pages in such far-flung places as Louisburg, Kansas, to learn that there's more independent thinking in the Heartland than elsewhere in America. Take, for an example, a letter to the editor written by Jesse Trimble and published in the Louisburg Herald on Nov. 10. [ Read Full Post ]
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If you hunt waterfowl, odds are you'll need a dog that can behave in a boat. Waiting until the morning of the hunt to introduce them to watercraft is a recipe for disaster, not to mention dangerous.
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Day 2 of the New York State whitetail season was a mirror-image of the first—clouds and a semi-balmy 45 degrees at sunrise. After seeing just a handful of deer on the first day, I hoped that the second might bring a bit more action, but I was disappointed. Saw four does on the morning sit and out hunting party's deer-sighting total for the a.m. was just 6 including a small 6-point.
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Pretty much the perfect morning for an Opening Day of deer season here in western New York, though a little snow wouldn't have hurt my feelings any—cloudy with temps in the mid-40s. Shooting thus far has been sporadic. As for myself and my hunting party of six? I saw 4 does and a spindly 4-pointer and wound up being high man for the morning. It's noon on Saturday as I write this. Back to the stand. [ Read Full Post ]
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With last week’s approval by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, The Lone Star State will soon join 31 others as part of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC), a cooperative agreement honoring hunting and fishing license suspensions enacted by all member states. [ Read Full Post ]