Second Amendment Rights and Issues

Topics discussing second amendment right and issues.

  • Brits Want Their Guns Back

    On the afternoon of 22 May 2013, an off duty British Army soldier, Drummer (Private) Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was walking down the street minding his own business. Suddenly a car ran over Rigby and two men, British-Nigerians rushed out and attacked the injured and unarmed soldier with a knife and a meat cleaver, killing and almost decapitating him at 2:20 in the afternoon on a Wednesday in a highly traveled part of London. Nine minutes after Rigby was killed, unarmed...
  • The Mumbai Model in the US

    On November 21, 2008, ten terrorists left territory friendly to their cause and started out to strike their target. Each of the 10 men is given one AK-47 style rifles, 6 to 7 magazines of 30 rounds each plus 400 rounds not loaded in magazines, 8 hand grenades, a pistol, prepaid credit cards and a supply of dried fruit. Two days later, they hijacked a trawler on the open ocean and transferred to that boat. Once they came to within four miles of their target, they killed the captain and crew...
  • White House Makes its Gun Control Push

    For four years, many have been waiting for the other shoe to drop on the current administration's stand on gun control and on January 16, 2013, they heard it fall. Firearms Talk looks at what is being asked for, what has been declared by executive order, and what is to come. 23 Executive Orders Issued The President, as head of the Executive Branch of the federal government, signed 23 executive actions into effect. Many of these are directed at the medical and insurance community, calling...
  • Attempts To Repeal 2nd Amendment

    The Founding Fathers thought so much about the right to keep and bear arms that they made it the second amendment in the Bill of Rights, only just behind the freedom of speech. Now there are those who would have this inalienable right crossed out. Editors calling for repeal In a February editorial by the America Magazine, the editors said simply "The Constitution is mere human law. It is excellent law, but it is not divine law; it is not revelation. We should be wary of amending the Bill...
  • 50 Caliber Bans

    The Fifty-caliber rifle has taken the country by storm in recent years, gaining fast attention for those who have found an interest in extremely long-range marksmanship. These guns, who pose no overt threat to the safety of the republic to itself, are now the subject of another sort of attention. That of anti-gunners who have chosen to pick on this chambering to test that oh so subtle of dangerous beasts: the caliber ban. (From left to right, the 50-.300-308-7.62x39-22LR) Is the .50 a...
  1. Guns Greenlighted In Post Office Parking Lots

    Since 1972, firearms have been prohibited from the US Postal Service's property. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, citizens can now legally carry their privately owned guns in post office parking lots across the country. Why the ban? More than forty years ago, the country was a tinderbox of anti-Vietnam riots, civil unrest, and domestic terrorism. With this in mind, tighter regulations were put into place that would forbid any sort of weapon on the property controlled by the US Postal Service....
  2. 50 Caliber Bans

    The Fifty-caliber rifle has taken the country by storm in recent years, gaining fast attention for those who have found an interest in extremely long-range marksmanship. These guns, who pose no overt threat to the safety of the republic to itself, are now the subject of another sort of attention. That of anti-gunners who have chosen to pick on this chambering to test that oh so subtle of dangerous beasts: the caliber ban. (From left to right, the 50-.300-308-7.62x39-22LR) Is the .50 a...
  3. Attempts To Repeal 2nd Amendment

    The Founding Fathers thought so much about the right to keep and bear arms that they made it the second amendment in the Bill of Rights, only just behind the freedom of speech. Now there are those who would have this inalienable right crossed out. Editors calling for repeal In a February editorial by the America Magazine, the editors said simply "The Constitution is mere human law. It is excellent law, but it is not divine law; it is not revelation. We should be wary of amending the Bill...
  4. Colorado Splitting Over Guns

    Rural Colorado is chafing at a number of decisions that have been pushed down its throat by the metropolitan machine that is Denver politics and Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper. This has built to a crescendo and now eight counties are looking to leave the state, the sheriffs are in rebellion, and one town is taking up arms. The 51st State? Citing opposition to the state's new gun control laws and oil and gas regulations eight counties are reportedly considering forming a 51st U.S....
  5. Brits Want Their Guns Back

    On the afternoon of 22 May 2013, an off duty British Army soldier, Drummer (Private) Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was walking down the street minding his own business. Suddenly a car ran over Rigby and two men, British-Nigerians rushed out and attacked the injured and unarmed soldier with a knife and a meat cleaver, killing and almost decapitating him at 2:20 in the afternoon on a Wednesday in a highly traveled part of London. Nine minutes after Rigby was killed, unarmed...
  6. Gun Deaths Down & Politicians Won't Drop It

    If you listen to the anti-gunners in Washington (or Denver, or Albany for that matter), you would think that the rate of gun violence is at an all-time high. That something right now has to be done to stop this scourge of modern existence for the sake of the children. The thing is, it seems that nothing is further from the truth. Gun Deaths Are at all-time lows According to research from the Chicago Sun Times, both the numbers and rate of gun murders have plunged in the past twenty years....
  7. The Strange Yin Yang Of The Chicago Gun Life

    The Windy City, long seen as America's Midwest metropolis, has a strange love-hate relationship with guns. They have some of the country's most strict gun laws, yet they suffer increasingly high levels of gun violence. This leads some to believe that gun control does not mean a safer population. Gun Violence Epidemic Even while the rates of people killed by guns in such large cities as Los Angeles and New York have been falling like a stone for a decade, Chicago is suffering. In 2012, guns...
  8. Is Everything Returning To Normal?

    As soon as I saw the guncase, I knew things were getting closer to being like right. The case had spent most of the past few months being empty, save for a few miscellaneous 22 rifles and the occasional shotgun. It was the firearms case of a local big box-- and it had several .223 caliber semi-auto modern sporting rifles in it. It was then that I knew, things were slowly getting better. The case Inside the case that I had grown to casually inspect every time I passed through the Big Box, I...
  9. 3D Printed Pistol Gets Shut Down by State Department

    Cody Wilson, maverick firearms geek behind the printable gun craze is back in hot water again. This time its for the design of his new single shot (single use) Liberator pistol. The thing is, he didn't even sell it, he gave it away. This brought the ire not of the ATF, FBI, or some other law enforcement organization-- but instead, the State Department. As crazy as it sounds, this is for real. What is the Liberator Anyway? (photo by Defense Distributed) Defense Distributed, commonly...
  10. 2 Rounds Over and You Go To Jail

    With the breathtaking speed that the new gun control hysteria is taking the country, what is legal today may not be tomorrow. Case in point, just ask Gregory Dean, resident of the great state of New York. He just found out that two rounds of ammunition could separate him from being a legal gun owner to a criminal. How is this possible? Keep reading... The event Law abiding citizen, 31-year old Gregory Dean of Hopewell Junction, New York was pulled over for improper equipment (his license...
  11. The Gun Control Express Still Rolling

    Even After the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, along with a half dozen other pieces of anti-second amendment legislation stalled in Congress, the would be gun-grabbers are not done yet. However, what they apparently did not plan on is that they and those who side with them are facing and ever stronger uphill fight-- that has had unexpected consequences. President Vows to Keep Pushing In a May 2 speech in Mexico City, President Obama vowed he will "continue to do everything in my power" to...
  12. New York Town Bans Gadsden Flag

    Before this week, the quiet little city of New Rochelle, New York was perhaps known as the hometown of American Pie writer Don McLean and of 1960s "Catch me if you can" conman Frank Abagnale. Going further back, during the Revolutionary War, George Washington stopped in the town on his way to assume command of the Army. Patriot Thomas Paine considered the he Father of the American Revolution because of the pamphlet "Common Sense" he penned, settled in New Rochelle after the War of...
  13. Survey of Police Shows Shocking Answers on Gun Control

    Police One, perhaps one of the largest website communities for law enforcement professionals (they vet all members), has released the findings of their survey of more than 15,000 members on the subject of gun control. What they had to say is an interesting take on the 'national conversation' and are markedly different from what some left-leaning politicians and activists state that the law enforcement community wants on gun control. The responders The survey was conducted in March 2013, at...
  14. 3D Printed Gun Maker Possibly Seized

    Defense Distributed, otherwise known as DEFCAD, has become famous (infamous?) for their pioneering research and development of printable 3D firearms technology. The Austin, Texas-based company, less than a year old, has been the subject of much debate. On the morning of April 1, 2013, the company's domain page cleared to a full page, 'this domain has been seized' warning with the official seal of the BATF and the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations. Here at Firearms Talk we...
  15. Gun Confiscation Does Happen in the US Today

    "It's something that will never happen here," they say. Those rational human beings, standard citizens who pay their bills, love their kids, and go to work every day when asked about gun confiscation. After all, it was the British marching on Lexington and Concord in 1775 to capture legally owned stocks of firearms on the King's orders that rather ruined that whole colony thing. We just don't bode well with the concept. But wait, what you don't know is that it is happening already. It's...
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