It’s nuts to claim the 2nd Amendment does not protect our right to an AR-15 rifle

A well educated electorate, being necessary to the proper functioning of a democratic republic, the right of the people to buy and read books, shall not be infringed. — David Kopel A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of … Continue reading

ABC’s Jon Karl gets Senator Chris Murphy to admit this gun control wouldn’t work

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Wants, needs and logical fallacies

One of the worst logical fallacies that turns an argument upside down is when one side of the discussion attempts to shift the burden of proof away from where it belongs. If you can get away with it you gain … Continue reading

Illinois Supreme Court Holds a Gun Ban Unconstitutional

People v. Aguilar. Unanimous decision, all seven justices concur. At issue was this statute: Illinois Statutes, section 24-1.6(a)(1), (a)(3)(A), which states: “(a) A person commits the offense of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon when he or she knowingly: (1) … Continue reading

Birthday Celebration

This is about 12 days late, but it’s the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.  Both of their birthdays are on February 12th.  They do not simply share a date on the calendar.  They were both born on the … Continue reading

Is Self Defense a Natural Right?

Natural rights are those “unalienable rights endowed upon us by our creator” and have their genesis in universal natural law. They are to be distinguished from legal rights that emanate from man-made legal institutions, such as government. While natural rights … Continue reading

British Gun Control Is Sexist

Howard Nemerov has these thoughts: The Brits know how to control their women. After imposing draconian gun control in 1997, the next decade saw about a 60% increase in the rape rate. Where women used to be safer than in … Continue reading

What We Believe — Part 4: Natural Law

Natural Rights are those rights which every human being has by virtue of having been born. Natural rights do not come from government — government can uphold and protect natural rights or government can infringe and destroy them. Political laws … Continue reading

Capt. Pete Hegseth On The Intellectual Dishonesty of Elena Kagan

Damning condemnation of thoroughly postmodern Elena’s intellectual priorities. Here is David Kopel’s statement at the Kagan hearings. She is an enemy of the Second Amendment who does not believe that human beings have any natural rights (other than the right … Continue reading