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John has written 170 articles so far, you can find them below.

What Does the Second Amendment Mean?

Found here: americanthinker.com by David Deming It’s one of the most controversial passages of the Constitution. Allegedly, it’s also one of the most obscure and unintelligible sections. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and […]

The Second Amendment Primer

Found here: canadafreepress.com by Andrew G. Benjamin Let’s ask this of you who continue to insist after the District of Columbia v Heller ruling that the 2nd Amendment did not mean an individual right to bear arms…that it meant a “collective right” attached to a militia: Which amendment in the Bill of Rights grants any […]

The Hill: GOP Field Exceeds Scalia In Defending Gun Rights

Found here: breitbart.com by AWR Hawkins  Following the March 3 GOP debate The Hill suggested that GOP contenders exceed Antonin Scalia in defending gun rights because Scalia left the door open for some limit on the Second Amendment, but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97%, Donald Trump, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% are pushing for none. The Hill presents Scalia […]

McAuliffe signs gun control compromise into law

Found here: washingtonpost.com by Jenna Portnoy RICHMOND — Declaring the start of a “new era,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Friday signed into law a package of gun bills, the product of a deal struck with Republican lawmakers that cost him the support of some of his strongest allies in the fight for gun control.Opponents […]

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Gun-Rights Movement. And It’s Winning.

Found here: nationalreview.com by Stephen Gutowski Over the last few months, an important drama has played out in the state of Virginia. As leaders of the gun-control movement looked to prove to Democrats that their issue can move voters, they settled on Virginia as their guinea pig. After a failed election and a relatively inconsequential […]

Time for Californians to Get Their Gun Rights Back

Found here: americanthinker.com by Jay Clarke I have lived and worked in this area for many years.  It’s my community – my neighborhood.  It’s where my kids went to school, rode their bikes, and played in the park, and where I bought my first home.  It’s where my wife and I both graduated from college. […]

A Criminologist’s Case Against Gun Control

Found here: time.com by Jacob Davisdon In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that claimed three lives, President Barack Obama called the incidents of gun violence in America “not normal.” “Enough is enough,” Obama said.According to one count, there have been 351 mass shootings in the United States in […]

What Americans blame most for mass shootings (Hint: it’s not gun laws)

Found here: washingtonpost.com by By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement As Democrats look to make gun violence a core issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds wide agreement that gun violence is a problem but bitter and stark division on whether new gun laws should trump the constitutional right to […]

Poll: More Americans oppose stricter gun control

Found here: cnn.com by Jeremy Diamond Washington (CNN)About half of all Americans oppose stricter gun control laws, a larger segment of the population than those who support tighter controls on guns, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. Nearly three weeks after the latest mass shooting claimed the lives of nine people, 52% of […]

Gun Control Not Associated With Reducing Suicides

Found here: dailycaller.com by NRA-ILA Contributor Throwing all manner of mud at the wall to see what might stick, Michael Bloomberg’s number-crunchers and whoever produces “reports” for the Brady Campaign nowadays have decided, as gun control supporters do, to try promoting gun control as the solution to suicide. From their perspective, it makes sense to […]

Obama’s next backdoor assault on 2nd Amendment

Found here: wnd.com by Greg Corombos Secretary of State John Kerry once again signed the United Nations Arms Treaty on Wednesday, a move that supporters say will help stop weapons from getting into the hands of criminals and terrorists worldwide but critics contend is is a backdoor assault on law-abiding gun owners. The treaty would […]

Maine Governor LePage signs NRA-backed bill for Permitless carry

Found here: nraila.org Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association won another victory for gun owners today as Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed Legislative Document 652 into law, allowing anyone over the age of 21 to carry concealed without a permit. “Maine now joins an ever-growing number of states in passing permitless carry,” said Chris […]