“The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be Infringed”

The Supreme Court upholds the Second Amendment: Answering a 127-year old constitutional question, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a gun, at least in one’s home. The Court, splitting 5-4, struck down a District of Columbia ban on handgun possession. Although times have changed since 1791, Justice Antonin Scalia said for the majority, “it is … Continue reading “The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be Infringed”

European Violence and Gun Control

For some time now, rates of violent crime in Europe have been far higher than in the United States. Now, increasingly, it has a racist and religious edge to it, as gangs of North Africans and Turks attack native Europeans. Links to Muslim immigration are obvious, though information suggesting as much is officially suppressed. What strikes me, but Europeans rarely remark upon, is the role … Continue reading European Violence and Gun Control

Obama vs. Concealed Carry Laws

Many states have enacted concealed carry laws over the past decade. The result, in every case, has been a reduction in crime. The shootings over traffic accidents, backyard arguments, etc., that opponents warned us about haven’t happened. Barack Obama nevertheless repeats those arguments: “I am not in favor of concealed weapons,” Obama said. “I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could … Continue reading Obama vs. Concealed Carry Laws