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Stuff I Wrote
The Right to Keep and
    Bear Arms
Odd Words
Other Interesting Places
Hedda Garza Memorial
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Statement of Purpose
Who Am I?

Previous Essays:

Links I Like

Twenty Years of the CIO — 
This is a great piece of

The Ethical Spectacle
Fascinating Video Lecture
International Journal
    of Occupational and
    Environmental Health
Students for Concealed
     Carry on Campus

Gun Sales Up, Violent

     Crime Down (Again)

Book Review:
“The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor — The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi” This is a fascinating book about a labor leader who has had tremendous influence on our lives, but whose name is not even known by millions of Americans. Please read my review.



Our Rights

Medical Research & Related Articles

Great Quotations

Historical, Legal and Other Research Information

Armed Citizens

Other Interesting Information

NRA Armed Citizen Articles

Organizational and Individual Web Sites

Monroe, North Carolina, 1957

Books, Essays, Articles & Information

The Sources of Our Rights

The Virginia Bill of Rights, 1776, Article 13

That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people trained to arms, is the proper, natural and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies in time of peace should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

The Massachusetts Bill of Rights, 1780, Article XVII

The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defense. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it.

U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment

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.

Pennsylvania Constitution, Article I, Section 21

Right To Bear Arms

The Right of Citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned.

Alaska Constitution, Article I, Section 19

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. The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the state or a political subdivision of the state.


Articles and Other Information:

Books, Essays, Articles & Information

Medical Research, Statistics & Related Articles

Suicide and Firearms — NRA
The Kellerman Study
When Doctors Call for Gun Seizures, It’s Grand Malpractice by J. Neil Schulman
Defunding The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
The Federal Factoid Factory on Firearms and Violence
The Writer's Guide to Firearms and Ammunition and Fact Sheets and Backgrounders, by the NSSF.
rkba.com has more Information in its Research Archive

Historical, Legal and Other Research Information

The War on Guns Blog
Constitutional Defense
Second Amendment Law Library
The Unabridged Second Amendment by J. Neil Schulman 
Guns and Violence: A Summary of the Field by Gary Kleck
The Second Amendment and the Historiography of the Bill of Rights
The right of the people or the power of the state bearing arms,
arming militias, and the Second Amendment by Stephen P. Halbrook
The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, The Legacy of Republicanism vs. Absolutism
By Gary A. Shade
Journal on Firearms and Public Policy,
Volume 5, Number 1, Fall 1993
Volume 6
Volume 12, Fall 2000
Volume 13, Fall 2001
Volume 14, Fall 2002
Other Articles
Legislation, Politics & Law -- Links to Articles
Sacramento Rally Speech by Don Kates

Other Interesting Information

Guns Save Lives
Abuses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Clean-Up ATF -- Run by ATF agents.
Rec.Guns on the Web

Go Shooting!!

Directory of places to shoot maintained by the National Shooting Sports Foundation,
which also has an excellent shooting sports related news page
See especially the Bullet Points newsletter issues.

Organizational and Individual Web Sites

National Rifle Association Second Amendment Foundation
Firearms & Liberty RKBA.org
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership Concealed Carry News
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

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