Tag: President Lincoln

American Gun Rights: Power to the People

The Second Amendment was NOT written to enshrine every American with the right to own a gun for hunting, sport or self-defense from violent crime. These un-enumerated rights are merely incidental benefits of what the framers of the constitution originally meant. Pure and simple, the Second Amendment was intended for one thing and one thing only: power. The framers wanted citizens to have the literal firepower to rein-in their politicians and unelected bureaucrats. Our founding fathers were revolutionaries. Extremists. Radicals. Insurgents. Guerrillas . . .

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This Day in Gun History: President Lincoln Was Shot

President Lincoln loved the theater. I mean, really loved the theater. By all accounts, Lincoln had never seen a play before he moved to the nation’s capital. From his first theatrical visit until his final full day on Earth, The Great Emancipator watched over 500 performances. The medium appealed to Lincoln on the deepest levels, tapping into his irrepressible sense of humor (which not even suicidal tendencies could extinguish) and his need to understand the relationship between the governing and the governed. As you’d imagine he had a particular fondness for Shakespeare. He was a fan of actor Edwin Booth, who performed Hamlet for the President. And why not? Booth was considered one of the—if not the—greatest actor of his time. As he did for many a thespian, Lincoln entertained Mr. Booth at the White House. Or was it vice verse?

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