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Gun Rights

What follows is a look back on just a few of the examples of everyday Americans doing exactly what the left decries as a fabrication of the mind — namely, using firearms to defend their own lives and the lives of others.

A spectacular (and loud) YouTube video showing a drone rigged with a handgun actually firing bullets freaked out a lot of folks last year. In response, several states have passed legislation outlawing such weaponized drones. In 2008, the Supreme Court affirmed in its decision in District of Columbia v. Heller that "the Second Amendment protects a personal right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes, most notably for self-defense within the home." So does the Second Amendment protect the right of Americans to have and use armed drones for self-defense?

Gun Owners of America is looking back at the top 10 pro-gun successes the group secured in 2016. The list includes everything from “exposing Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun agenda” to securing constitutional carry in various states to helping defeat President Obama’s gun-control Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

In the recent Presidential election, voters were asked to choose between two candidates with widely disparate views on the Second Amendment. On one side stood Hillary Clinton, who attacked the Supreme Court for simply affirming Americans’ right to possess firearms for self-defense, while on the other stood Donald Trump, who made clear that our government should empower law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families.

The anti-Second Amendment freedom crowd frequently claims they want to have a national “conversation” on gun rights and gun-related crime. “OK,” most reasonable people might think. But soon they are stymied by the dilemma: How do you have even a semi-intelligent “conversation” on guns with politicians and celebrities who are so ignorant and biased on the subject, yet think they’re so much more enlightened than the rest of us?

In a recently released video from Prager U, Fordham University professor at law Nicholas Johnson shares the truth about common sense gun control, gun buybacks and assault weapons.

A recent episode of armed self-defense in Minnesota is a perfect example of how gun-ban advocates’ lies about “good guys with guns” are just that—lies.

If you’re at all familiar with gun rights issues, than John Lott needs no introduction. Lott, who recently wrote “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” argues that the more costly you make something, the less of it people will buy. The same, he says, goes for gun violence.

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?

When the framers met in Philadelphia in the blazing summer of 1787, fierce debate ensued. The Anti-Federalists and the Federalists squared off to decide exactly how much power would belong to this new central government they were creating, and how to ensure that it wouldn't become tyrannical. Despite the disagreements, however, there were certain ideas and principles that they all agreed on, as some of them had even put their lives on the line to defend them years earlier.

Earlier in 2016, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal angered fellow Republicans when he vetoed a bill that would have made it legal for students to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

Mike Pence not only brings a strong gun rights record to the Republican ticket, but also a real history of warring against gun control while a U.S. Representative and, thereafter, the Governor of Indiana.

Gun control advocates recycle the same talking points when arguing why the federal government should curtail people’s Second Amendment rights.

Amid continued gun violence across the United States and Congress' inability to overcome the partisan impasse on the issue, gun legislation is front and center in public and political discourse. And Monday's shooting at a courthouse in Berrien County has put a new state in the spotlight.

Every mass shooting and act of terror is an opportunity for liberals to push gun control. Something must be done to stop gun violence, but there are four problems with the liberal argument for gun control. These are: (1) hypocrisy; (2) reality; (3) misapplication of blame; and (4) discrimination. In the end, there is a better, more reasonable solution.

Often there is confusion created by those who wish to interpret the second amendment in a way which our forefathers definitely had not intended. Was the right to keep and bear arms reserved for the people? Or only for a "well-regulated militia"? Well folks, there is no smoke and mirrors being used for this one. Watch Penn & Teller (well, more Penn than Teller) explain the second amendment ... in just over a minute!

Why can’t Hillary Clinton say whether or not the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms? It seems like a simple enough question, yet Hillary Clinton punted—not once, but twice—when she was asked that by former Clinton White House employee George Stephanopoulos during a recent appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

At the time of an attack we all know that the one thing that can save you is not a phone call to the police. The following is an account of a woman that was attacked on her college campus. While she had a concealed carry permit, she wasn't allowed to have the gun on campus. This is her story...

How do you sell something that for generations hasn’t lived up to its claims; that has failed so horribly that one of its side effects is a higher homicide rate; that, when implemented, turns good, law-abiding people into helpless victims; and that has failed so openly that an overwhelming majority of Americans have rejected it? Better marketing, of course.

There are now eight states in America where no permit is required in order to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. They are: Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Vermont, Wyoming, and most recenlty West Virginia. Please note that there are still various rules that need to be learned and followed in order to comply with laws in all jurisdictions.  What follows is a brief summary of the key points in the current laws by state.