The right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) or right to bear arms is the concept that people have a personal right to weapons for individual use, or a collective right to bear arms in a militia, or both.
The people's right to have their own arms for their defense is described in the philosophical and political writings of Aristotle, Cicero, John Locke, Machiavelli and Jefferson. Though possessing arms appears to be distinct from "bearing" them, the possession of arms is recognized as necessary for and a logical precursor to the bearing of arms.
Don Kates, a civil liberties lawyer, cites historic English usage describing the "right to keep and bear their private arms." The phrase in the Pennsylvania ratifying convention states:
"The people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and their own state, or the United States, or the purpose of killing game; and no law shall be passed for disarming the people or any of them, unless for crimes committed..."
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News Fun With Guns, Hate Mail, and Debates at an Open Carry Rally (video)
The International Libertarian
Darren Wolfe spoke at the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Open Carry Rally in Norristown, PA. First, I read hilarious hate mail. After explaining that progressivism is making society unstable I issued a challenge to the gun rights haters to debate.
News The Deal
An air-headed law professor embarrassing Texas with her existence, has added her not very original two cents to arguments "progressives" have been having among themselves (nobody else seems to be listening) ....
News Army Officer Wants You Disarmed: We Will Pry Your Gun from Your Cold, Dead Fingers
Within the upper echelons of our military there still remain men and women who are committed to the fundamental laws of the land.
News *Urgent* Gun Control Vote in Senate - Monday -- Undetectable Firearms Act to the Senate
The Undetectable Firearms Act passed the House of Representatives with one sole vote in opposition this week. It now heads to the Senate, where it will be taken up Monday from the unanimous consent calendar.
News There Is No Case for Gun Control (video and hate mail)
The International Libertarian
Presented at the Democracy Unplugged Forum Sampler 2 (https://www.facebook.com/events/574562119280696/) by Darren Wolfe, a gun owner who has written and spoken extensively about the relationship between gun rights and liberty. He is the former Easter
News Phoenix city officials take down controversial "Guns Save Lives" ads
A valley business owner will head to court Tuesday and it all involves a controversial advertisement that states, "Guns Save Lives." It's a case that's being watched very closely around the country.
Headlines: JOSIE the OUTLAW -- I 3D-Printed An AR-15 Assault Rifle And It Shoots Great!
-- Phoenix city officials take down controversial "Guns Save Lives" ads
-- There Is No Case for Gun Control (video and hate mail) -- *Urgent* Gun Control Vote in Senate - Monday -- Undetectable Firearms Act to the Senate -- 12-06-13 -- James Babb - Julian Heicklen - Adam Kokesh - Bob Anderson (MP3 & VIDEO LOADED) -- Boston T Party @ The Hancock's Saturday Dec 7th, 2013 5:30 p.m. til ?? -- Army Officer Wants You Disarmed: We Will Pry Your Gun from Your Cold, Dead Fingers -- Colonel Who Vowed to Disarm Americans Works With Homeland Security -- The Deal -- Fun With Guns, Hate Mail, and Debates at an Open Carry Rally (video) --