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2nd Amendment – What you probably didn’t Know
To truly understand the entire context of the 2nd Amendment one must truly understand the concerns of state legislators at the time it was written by James Madison around 1789. There is a window into that time in history and the thinking that went into the writing of the Constitution and the Bill of Right through the Federalist Papers. Continue reading
Shouldn’t Other Lives Matter too?
Recently there have been Blacks Lives Matter demonstrations throughout our nation due to the disproportionate numbers shootings of Black people by police. There have also been retaliation shootings and killings of law enforcement offices. Black communities for decades have complained that far too often law enforcement have used excessive lethal force (guns) targeting Black people… Continue reading
Why America’s Obsession over Gun Rights
Another in as string of mass shootings took place on July 16th as Mohammad Abdulazeez killed five people at a Marine recruiting center and Naval Reserve in Chattanooga Tenn. Guns are so incredibly easily to acquire over the internet and elsewhere in the United States. It is the only nation where the right to bear arms is a Constitutional right. However “Every day in the U.S., an average of 289 people are shot. Eighty-six of them die: 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is shot in a police intervention, the Brady Campaign reports. Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 335,609 people died from guns … Continue reading
Racism, Guns, and Vigilante Justice – The Zimmerman Verdict
The July 13th, 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of an unarmed black teenager has many of the telltale hallmarks of racism and vigilante justice. George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed neighborhood watch captain at the Retreat at Twin … Continue reading
The Right to Bear Arms – Did Founding Fathers Intend it for All?
Was the 2nd Amendment added to the Constitution by our founding fathers to make sure that the public could arm itself against a tyrannical government? Or did the founding fathers design the Constitution with the flexibility to accommodate change to avoid a tyrannical government? What is the most reasonable reason for incorporating the 2nd Amendment? Continue reading
The Right to Bear Arms – Or Not
The 2nd amendment to the Constitution states: “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.“ In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme … Continue reading