Category Archives: guns

Does the Second Amendment include the right to own Military-type Firearms?

This question arises from time to time in debates on gun control. Recently, the topic was raised in conjunction with a court case “casting doubt” on Maryland’s new assault weapons ban. The Washington Post has the story. An appeals court … Continue reading

Is the Desert Tech MDR the ultimate survival rifle?

The guys at Desert Tech make serious rifles for serious operators. Their initial claim to fame was based on their bullpup version of high-end bolt-action sniper rifles, like the SRS-A1. It’s about a foot shorter than a conventional rifle of … Continue reading

Shot Show 2016: Guns for Preppers

This year’s Shot Show has lots of new guns and related products. I’m interested in guns that are most suitable for prepping and survival purposes: particularly home defense and small game hunting. Here’s a brief partial list (to be updated … Continue reading

Chicago: a second amendment free zone

Chicago is the poster child for the failure of anti-gun laws. But the Chicago situation is also the necessary end result of the current trend in liberal political circles: to restrict or deny guns as much as possible, without regard … Continue reading

The Fundamental Human Right to Self-Defense

Fundamental human rights are based on our ability to think for ourselves and make our own free choices. Reason and free will give us the desire to think for ourselves, and the right. It is part of our very nature … Continue reading

My take on the Well-Regulated Militia clause

Here’s the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: 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. Archives.gov has the full text … Continue reading

Saturday Night Live on Gun Control

In our society today, the main opponent to our second amendment rights is not liberal politicians, but the culture. The culture decides questions of socio-political import, and then imposes the answers on society in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. So it’s … Continue reading

A Pistol-Caliber Carbine as a Survival Rifle

Over at The Firearm Blog, a recent post describes the Aero Survival Rifle by TNW Firearms. Currently, the gun is available in 9mm, .40, and .45 ACP. Their website states they will soon add three rimfire calibers: .22 LR, .22 … Continue reading

Can You Use an Air Rifle for Self-Defense?

Air rifles are often used for hunting small game: squirrels, birds, rabbit, etc. Some of the high-end higher caliber air rifles are used to hunt game as large as hogs. So an air rifle can be used with lethal force. … Continue reading

Teaching Kids To Shoot

Over the last few months I’ve been bringing my kids to the range with me more often and have been teaching them to shoot.  In this post I’d like to discuss what I think are some of the most important … Continue reading

Getting Back Into Prepping

After a couple of very hectic years trying to keep up with work and dealing with a crazy travel schedule Butch is finally home and getting back into prepping.  That is not to say that I ever stopped prepping but … Continue reading

U.S. Presidential Candidates on Gun Control

Here’s the article at Rolling Stone magazine — Gun Control: Where Each of the Presidential Candidates Stands. As you might expect, the democrats are generally in favor of greater gun control, and the republicans are generally in favor of protecting … Continue reading