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The federal and State governments are in fact but different agents and trustees of the people, constituted with different powers, and designed for different purposes. The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the people altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments... as uncontrolled by any common superior... These gentlemen must here be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ultimate authority... resides in the people alone... --James Madison, Federalist 46.
***Worthy of first mention is this post, from the War on Guns:
This is the state of public respect for the rights of free Americans to keep and bear arms, and how much it has devolved in my lifetime. In this respect, I had more freedom as a boy in the Shah's Iran than my sons do in today's United States of America.Take a firearms refresher course from The Right Scale
Remembering those who dared to shoot the sheriff in the clothes of an invader, courtesy Front Sight Press.
Thoughts on Firearms and Boredom from the Walls of the City.
The Watchdog of Liberty tells of good news from Michigan and New Jersey.
Outlaw guns and only outlaws would have guns -cheap guns at that, as Alphecca points out.
Armed invasion for... paperwork violations??? Publicola delivers.
Lower grades for lower violent crime, for shame. Of Arms and the Law on the Brady Center Grades.
Concealed Carry in Kansas and hysterical statists, a Keyboard and a .45 is up in arms.
In case you missed it, the Ohio governor's veto on a significant pro-gun bill was overridden, rolling back decades of gun control. A Geek with a .45 sends his congratulations.
The Nanny State in the modern world from a Gun Toting Liberal's perspective.
An interesting debate on gun-free schools between an American and a Ukrainian at the Liberty Zone.
Don't miss the MadHatter's Campus RKBA roundup, rich and interesting, covering the 2A chatter in academia.
***The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. --Thomas Jefferson
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