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 Illinois judge charged with heroin, gun possession
A southwestern Illinois judge whose colleague died of a cocaine overdose while the two were on a hunting trip together has been charged with possession of heroin and guns.
News Police in Australia issue warning on 3-D printed gun
Despite the technical glitches, the NSW police force sees the printable gun as a potentially big problem, with Police Commissioner Scipione calling the Liberator "truly undetectable, untraceable, cheap and easy to make."
News Trayvon Martin texts, photos: Might they change Zimmerman trial?
Christian Science Monitor
Trayvon Martin texts, photos all unflattering were posted online by George Zimmerman's defense team. They may be ruled inadmissible in court. But they are already making the rounds in the court of public opinion, ahead of the trial.
News New York Governor Reportedly Threatened The Jobs Of Sheriffs
Some critics have pointed to New York States new gun control law as chilling in its scope and intent.
News DHS Bullet Shortage? No Problem. Print Your Own Ammo
A video showing what is thought to be first ever 3D-printed bullet being fired has appeared on YouTube.
In the video, from user Taofledermaus, three bullets of different weights and shapes are fired at various targets using a Mossberg 590 shotgun.
News Open Carrying a Gun in Philadelphia
The International Libertarian
At the End the Fed (Federal Reserve System) Rally of Saturday, May 18, 2013 Edd Skitz, a local liberty activist, open carried a handgun in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
News New guns effectively banned in California
California has effectively banned the sale of all new guns after Attorney General Kamala Harris officially certified a law that will require all new semiautomatic handguns to use technology that stamps identifying information on bullet casings.
News Safegunowners Facebook Page has launched
I know some of you do not access facebook, however, it is a great tool for reaching out to different groups and communities all over the world. It is also a great tool for reaching the younger generation.
I have been working with a few of the Mons
News Unintended Consequences - DOWNLOAD PDF, MOBI, OR AZW File of book
The next printing is going to be softcover and will probably be priced at $28.95 and $6 shipping. Download PDF, MOBI or AZW of entire book - NOW While you still can
News Gun Owners: Freedom Lovers or Cry Babies? - by Paul Bonneau
L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
Well, what about a "legitimate" traffic stop, where the officer wants to "temporarily" control your weapon? I say sure, go ahead and give him a warning you won't be disarmed. Point out that if "officer safety" were really his concern,
News Denver Cops Arrest Italian Shotgun Manufacturer as a Terrorist
http://www.prisonplanet.com, Kurt Nimmo
Daniele Perazzi was arrested on Saturday after a cab driver turned him into police as a terrorist.
News Gun control: Cartridge ID law to take effect
A hotly contested gun-control law that was passed in 2007 is finally ready to be implemented, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday: a requirement that every new semiautomatic handgun contain "micro-stamping" technology that would allow poli
News Smart Rifle Guarantees 100% Long Range Accuracy, Begins Shipping To Gun Owners This Week
The Liberty Crier
A Texas startup has developed a smart rifle that barely needs to be aimed.
The maker of the gun, being shipped to stores this week, brags that even a novice shooter can become an elite long-range marksman in minutes.
The company, TrackingP
News 2nd Amendment Activist James Kaleda Ejected from Gun Control Hearing
youtube (h/t Lew Rockwell blog)
Second Amendment activist, James Kaleda, was forcefully removed from a hearing on a new gun control bill in NJ during his testimony. Notice the legislators laugh as they have their armed security remove Kaleda before he finishes
News Entire Audience at NJ Gun Hearing Disobeys Senators Orders, Recites Pledge (Videos)
As the gun control tyranny continues is the sleeping giant beginning to awaken? As is becoming common practice, when those elected officials are called upon to hear the voice of those that elected them and that they are to serve, they are told tha
News 54 Colorado Sheriffs File Suit Against Anti-Gun Bills
The Independence Institute held a press conference on May 17, 2013 announcing the lawsuit against the new anti-gun bills passed by the Colorado legislature and signed by Governor John Hickenlooper. The lead attorney is Dave Kopel.
News Colorado sheriffs sue over new gun restrictions
Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year's mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challenging the regulations as unconstitutional. The lawsuit involves sheriffs from 54 of Colorado's 64 counties,
Headlines: Colorado sheriffs sue over new gun restrictions --
Evidence for Confiscation: 5 Examples That Show the Threat Is Real
-- 54 Colorado Sheriffs File Suit Against Anti-Gun Bills -- Entire Audience at NJ Gun Hearing Disobeys Senators Orders, Recites Pledge (Videos) -- 2nd Amendment Activist James Kaleda Ejected from Gun Control Hearing -- Smart Rifle Guarantees 100% Long Range Accuracy, Begins Shipping To Gun Owners This Week -- Gun control: Cartridge ID law to take effect
-- Denver Cops Arrest Italian Shotgun Manufacturer as a Terrorist -- VIDEO: This Lady Has Got It! -- Gun Owners: Freedom Lovers or Cry Babies? - by Paul Bonneau -- 05-21-13 -- Cody Wilson www.DEFCAD.org (MP3 & VIDEO LOADED) -- Unintended Consequences - DOWNLOAD PDF, MOBI, OR AZW File of book -- Safegunowners Facebook Page has launched -- New guns effectively banned in California -- Open Carrying a Gun in Philadelphia -- DHS Bullet Shortage? No Problem. Print Your Own Ammo -- New York Governor Reportedly Threatened The Jobs Of Sheriffs -- Trayvon Martin texts, photos: Might they change Zimmerman trial? -- Police in Australia issue warning on 3-D printed gun -- Illinois judge charged with heroin, gun possession --