Some are now giving credit to the "militia" who showed up at Cliven Bundy's besieged Nevada ranch this weekend for turning back the federal enforcers, but I'm afraid I remain unconvinced. What would have happened if the gang of tax-fattened government hitmen had actually unleashed the fury of their amassed weapons of war against the band of protestors and militia members who had assembled? … Read this article
I frequently find myself discussing the issue of who should be allowed to "keep and bear arms." Most people (even those who claim to be "pro-gun") support disarming at least some people — often those who have been previously convicted of committing a "crime." Unsurprisingly to those who know me, I don't support restricting this fundamental right at all or disarming anyone. … Read this article
Why do we have the right to keep and bear arms? Is it because the Constitution says so, or is there more to it than that? Most Constitutional scholars will tell you that the Founders did not attempt to create any new rights when they formulated the Bill of Rights, but rather that they were attempting to enshrine the existence of what they considered preexisting, inalienable natural rights that could never be legitimately seized. … Read this article
Did you know that James Madison (US President and author of the US Constitution) referred to Americans as having "the advantage of being armed"? He also recognized the rarity of that condition, noting that we possessed it "over the people of almost every other nation,"and adding that the governments of Europe "are afraid to trust the people with arms."
He wasn't talking about hunting either! … Read this article
The primary reason for the inclusion of the Second Amendment in our Constitution was so that the armed citizenry could serve as a check against tyranny, not so that people could hunt or shoot targets. We are supposed to have guns that are designed to kill humans. … Read this article
The Idaho State Constitution, Article 1, Section 11 reads as follows:
"RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to govern the carrying of weapons concealed on the person nor prevent passage of legislation providing minimum sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a firearm, nor prevent the passage of legislation providing penalties for the possession of firearms by a convicted felon, nor prevent the passage of any legislation punishing the use of a firearm. … Read this article