Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Second Amendment

Expanded Mental Health Recording Raises Privacy, Gun Control Issues

As more of President Obama’s “Now is the Time” agenda announced in January is being implemented, more and more concerns are being expressed over their impact on privacy and the right to own firearms. Said the President on January 16th following the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School:

We must strengthen efforts to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands … to make sure those who would commit acts of violence cannot get access to guns.

There are at least two major concerns about the president’s statement:

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Study Ordered by Obama Contradicts Anti-Gun Narrative

In January, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Obama issued a “Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence” along with 22 other “initiatives.” That study, subcontracted out to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, was completed in June and contained some surprises for the president who

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When to shoot a burglar, and when not to

This story teaches a useful lesson: shoot to end the threat and for no other reason.

“Mr. Tony” as he is called by his friends and neighbors, came home on Sunday afternoon to discover a teen-age thug taking items from his home and stuffing them into the back of his car. “Mr. Tony” DiSanto, age 84, shouted at the thug to stop. When the thug continued, DiSanto went into his home and got his gun and confronted the man. Here’s what happened, according to a neighbor who saw the whole thing:

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Is There an Agenda Behind an Insurance Company’s Unwillingness to Insure Schools with Armed Teachers?

This article first appeared at the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, June 24th, 2013:

 

When Bernie Zalaznik, the Resident Vice President of the Wichita Branch Office of EMC Insurance Companies sent a letter to Kansas school districts on May 15th, just two weeks before Kansas Law 2052 takes effect, alarm bells went off. The letter said:

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Armed marshals bill for schools in Texas is approved

I’m not moving to Portland, Maine, after all. I said last week I was moving there to take advantage of a free market doctor who has opted out of all insurance, public or private, and has gone “vet” – meaning cash only.

Instead, I’m moving to Texas, where common sense reigns supreme. Well, not totally. The teachers’ unions there are still stuck in the backwater of hoplophobia, but for normal people, training teachers to become marshals makes sense. Kinda makes me think of that bumper sticker from years ago: “Common sense, isn’t”.

By a vote of 28-3, the Texas state senate passed the “armed marshals” bill which is now headed to Governor Rick Perry’s desk for signing. It has been pushed by Lt. Gov. David Dewhirst (no doubt with Perry’s blessing) as a way to allow teachers to

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Dogs attack child. What would you do?

In a microcosm this true story brings together the conflicting forces at work in our society today.

Let’s assume that you are at home, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you hear the shrieking of someone being attacked by dogs on the sidewalk in front of your home. What would you do? Would you ignore the screaming and turn up the volume on the TV? Or close the door? Would you jump into the middle of the fray?

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Judge in Florida Shooting Rules Some Evidence Off Limits

In refusing to delay the June 10th trial of George Zimmerman charged with the second-degree murder of black teen-ager Trayvon Martin a year ago February, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson also put limits on what evidence the defense may present in their efforts to keep Zimmerman out of jail. Nelson ruled that Zimmerman’s lawyers can’t say anything about Martin’s

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Colorado Sheriffs and Other Plaintiffs Sue to Void Two Gun Laws

On Friday morning all but 10 of Colorado’s 64 sheriffs along with 20 other plaintiffs gathered in Denver’s Independence Institute’s offices to announce the filing in U.S. District Court of a lawsuit to overturn two of the four gun control measures signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper in March. According to John Caldera, the institute’s president, the lobby – called the Freedom Assembly – was

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A Clear Case of Propaganda

It isn’t often that one sees such a blatant example of propaganda as this. The article in USA Today last week caught my attention. It was titled “Guns in the home proving deadly for kids.” I should have smelled it sooner. Here are some warning signs:

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From the Boston Times

BOSTON – National Guard units seeking to  confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking  after the clash Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that

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New Jersey Pols Reveal Plans to Confiscate Guns, Contempt for Owners

The microphone remained live following a committee meeting in Trenton, New Jersey last Thursday and captured comments from three anti-gun Democrats boldly proclaiming their purposes and prejudices:

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Feds Demand Wiki-Weapon Maker Pull Its 3D Gun Blueprints

When Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, received a letter from the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday demanding that he shut down his website that provided free blueprints to build a gun using 3D printing technology, he

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Book Review: Glenn Beck’s “Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns”

Glenn Beck’s latest book, “Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns,” is a disappointment, on many levels. Beck cranks his books out so rapidly that he must utilize the skills and experience of experts to give the book credibility and substance. There’s nothing wrong with that but it can be overdone. And Beck overdoes it.

The best that can be said about the book is that it is

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Brownback pushes back!

Yesterday I opined that I could hardly wait to see what would happen following Eric Holder’s letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback over the new Kansas law nullifying federal attempts at gun control in Kansas.

I didn’t have to wait long! Here is Brownback’s response:

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Gun Confiscation via the Therapeutic State Moves Ahead in California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday legislation that provides $24 million in funding to hire another 36 “special agents” to scour neighborhoods starting in July to confiscate an estimated 40,000 firearms owned by citizens deemed to own them illegally due to reasons which include a diagnosis of mental illness.

Those approximately 20,000 citizens likely purchased them legally but

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More gun myths exploded

There are many gun myths out there, and as soon as one pops up it gets mowed down by researchers armed with facts. But right behind it another one pops up. Kyle Wintersteen is one of the mowers.

Before the Senate bill to expand background checks flamed out, Obama kept saying that 90 percent of the American people were behind such legislation and that only

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State Nullification: The Moment of Truth

Professor Tom Woods wrote Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century back in June 2010 which got a lot of attention – a lot of it favorable, some not so – because it spelled out the constitutional protections against an overreaching federal government.

Some folks in Kansas decided to got for it and passed a law which contained this language:

It is unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States, to

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“Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns” by Glenn Beck

His latest book arrived on Tuesday on my Kindle and I read it into the wee hours last night. I’m not finished with it but I thought I’d pass on some initial reactions to it in case you’re thinking of getting a copy.

Beck cranks these out on a regular basis using the skills, abilities and experience of others. I think that’s a good strategy, but

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More thoughts on the Boston Bombing

I have been reluctant to make any more than passing comments about the Boston bombing partly because we know so little, and partly because I see so many dangers to our republic springing from it that I wanted to avoid sounding paranoid. So

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Gun facts

When I typed “gun facts” into my Startpage search engine, there were 67 million websites that were instantly retrieved. I was looking for just one: gunfacts.info, a website put together years ago by Guy Smith. It’s free and it’s helpful in responding to myths and distortions about guns and gun ownership. He updates it every year.

I am a member of the

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.