The Second Amendment was part of the original Bill of Rights. It reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” From time immemorial, the intent of the Second Amendment has always been debated. Was this right granted to the “militia” or to the individual U.S. citizen...or someone else?
Humans have been participating in friendly competitions since the beginning of time. I guess we have a built-in drive to test our skills and mettle against others. Just look at the majority of shows on TV these days, and I’m not just talking about the classic game shows. Whether it’s cooking, dancing, obstacle courses, or racing around the world, we like to participate in, and sometimes just watch, a good competition. Remember History Channel’s “Top Shot”? Who would have ever thought a shooting competition would be on prime time television?
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) specifies the budget and expenditures for the US military for the year, and is a requirement of every yearly legislative session. When President Obama vetoed the current NDAA in October one small section of the plan that was a casualty would have allowed army surplus 1911 pistols to e part of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP.) We believe Congress should override that veto so that provision can take effect.