The meaning of “militia” in the Second Amendment

August 23, 2023 2nd Amendment 0

By: Rob Natelson This is the second article examining contributions to our understanding of the Constitution from the three brand new volumes of the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution ...

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The 2nd Amendment isn’t your “Gun Permit.” You Are.

By: Michael Boldin If you’re anything like me, your skin crawls anytime you hear someone say something like “the 2nd Amendment is the only gun permit I’ll ever need!” While I ...

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Refuting the “Second Amendment Protected Slavery” Argument Part II: The Virginia Ratifying Convention

By: TJ Martinell Note: This is the second in a three-part series examining a pro-slavery interpretation of the Second Amendment that persists to this day. You can read part 1 HERE. The ...

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Refuting the Claim that the Second Amendment was Intended to Protect Slavery

By: TJ Martinell Note: This is the first in a three-part series examining a false “pro-slavery” interpretation of the Second Amendment that persists to this day. In efforts to undermine the ...

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Second Amendment: Revisiting the Original Congressional Debates

October 27, 2022 2nd Amendment 0

By: TJ Martinell Second Amendment scholars and historians have almost completely skipped over a detailed analysis of the debates in the First Congress. What wasn’t discussed might be as important as ...

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Biden Administration Continues Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Gun Control

By: Mike Maharrey In 2021, the Biden administration continued a trend of aggressive federal gun control enforcement, with numbers at or near record levels. But this isn’t something limited to Joe ...

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Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

August 26, 2022 2nd Amendment / Tench Coxe 1

By: TJ Martinell Tench Coxe isn’t well-known today, but he was an influential figure in the founding era. Coxe advocated for the new Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and he ...

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From Muskets to AR-15s: Weapons of War or Enemies of Tyranny?

June 22, 2022 2nd Amendment 0

By: Suzanne Sherman Many politicians claim to support the Second Amendment while simultaneously insisting the federal government has the authority to ban “military-style weapons.” These are mutually exclusive positions. The purpose ...

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Signed as Law: Ohio Enacts Permitless Carry Bill Despite Intense Police Opposition

By: Mike Maharrey COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 15, 2021) – Yesterday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine [facing stiff opposition in Ohio's May primary], signed a bill into law legalizing permitless carry in the ...

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ATF – FBI | Are Only 3% Heroes?

97% of the ATF-FBI should consider removing the planks from their own eyes. Only 3% are ATF-FBI Heroes? Mr. Chipman may fill the director position at the ATF, likes to ...

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