TTAG Morning Digest: Revisionist History, Choosing Your Data and the Roots of Hoplophobia

A revisionist take that Michael Bellesiles would appreciate . . . Sorry, NRA: The U.S. was actually founded on gun control Madison’s intent could not be more obvious: his Second Amendment refers only to state militias. If not, why include that exemption for what we now call “conscientious objectors?” When Madison’s amendment was rewritten by […]

Republicans Who Support The National Reciprocity Act Are Not Hypocrites

How can Republicans support the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act? Aren’t Republican anti-federalists: politicians who support states’ rights as a check against the power of an overarching federal government? Isn’t their support for national (i.e. federally mandated) concealed carry reciprocity hypocritical? Yes. Yes they are. And no. No it’s not . . . The right to […]

The Two Americas Clash in Texas: Quote of the Day

“Living in a state where ‘vaqueros,’ cowboys, do not stand out in a crowd, and guns are just another dangerous tool that must be handled with care, it’s easy to have disdain for those ‘gun grabbers’ who don’t know the difference between semi-automatic and full automatic weapons. I don’t have bad feelings about those who […]