links for 2010-08-28

  • But what I find mind-boggling is that concealed carry has somehow become a Christian value.

    While I've long supported concealed carry, I just can't imagine that Jesus would give a tinker's about whether Wisconsinites carried open, as we now can do freely, or carried concealed.

    (tags: guns religion)
  • My application for a concealed carry license is almost complete. The big Kahuna: a one-page letter explaining why I want to carry a concealed firearm. As Rhode Island is a “shall issue” state, and the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees me the right to bear arms, I shouldn’t have to write any such missive. But I do. So I will. In accordance with the recent McDonald decision, wherein the Supreme Court of the United States struck down Chicago’s handgun ban as an illegal diminution of citizens’ right to self defense (under the Second Amendment), I should be able to simple type “To defend the lives of myself and my family” and be done with it. But I can’t. So I won’t. Instead . . .
  • One of the biggest questions I get from fellow USCCA Members is, "Should I carry with a round in the chamber, or not?" Well, CR Williams has some great input on that question, which is going to help you make your decision!
  • “One case is that of a former Algiers resident, Ronald J. Bourgeois Jr., who is white and accused of being part of one of the vigilante groups. He was recently indicted by the federal government on civil rights charges in the shooting of three black men who were trying to leave the city. According to the indictment, Mr. Bourgeois, who now lives in Mississippi, warned one neighbor that “anything coming up this street darker than a brown paper bag is getting shot.””
    (tags: guns)
  • What is your response to critics of the registry who maintain that those who do commit violent crimes do so with smuggled, unregistered weapons?

    This is a popular criticism that I think is incredibly misguided. It says, “Well, criminals use unregistered guns.” That may be true, but the guns come from somewhere, and tracing them helps determine where they come from. This is exceptionally important.

  • Tennessee has a law that has long been credited with being the start of the trend of infringing the right to arms for black people. That law specified it it was unlawful to carry a weapon with the intent to go armed, unless it was a Army or Navy pistol which shall be carried openly in the hand. And those pistols were expensive.
  • Does anyone use a 5.11 Holster Shirt for carry?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *