Do You Know When The Second Amendment Was Ratified?

When it comes to Americans remembering important dates, public education fails too often. For instance, if you think the American Revolution began in 1776, you should attend an Appleseed Heritage and Marksmanship event. And if you think the 2A came about in 1789, you almost nailed it. Actually, the world-famous American Second Amendment received ratification […]

The Desert Sun: Second Amendment is Obsolete

Why do we share these quotes and letter-to-the-editor excerpts? Because you need to be aware of the thought processes and rationale of those who oppose gun rights and civilian gun ownership. That’s why The recent rash of senseless gun-related mass killings requires a review of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It reads: […]

Constitutional Civilian Gun Rights: A Rarity Across the Globe

The constitutional right to keep and bear arms has been, for most of human history, an anomaly. Rarely have such rights been included in constitutions or founding documents. However, discussion of the idea itself goes back to before written constitutions were commonplace. In their philosophical and political writings, historic figures including John Locke and Niccolò Machiavelli […]

Gun Ownership and the Privileges of Youth

At what age are you responsible enough to own a weapon? A firearm? Or to get more specific, a handgun? On Friday, a Federal judge in Northern District of Texas ruled against overturning a law that sets the age limit at 21 or older for buying/owning a handgun. Most states set 21 as the minimum […]

Just Where is the Center, Anyway?

  We talk (a lot) here on TTAG about the Left and the Right here on TTAG. And to be fair, there’s some debate on how far right or left any given public figure, reporter, or commenter might be. But the thing about it is that where hearts and minds are changed is in the […]

How Well Do You Know Your Constitutional Rights?

It’s an interesting question. I mean, here on TTAG we talk a lot about the 2nd Amendment, and exercise our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights on a daily basis. Of course, the Tea Party phenomenon has made the Constitution a hot topic, and those on the left have made a career out of telling us […]

What…Me Vote?

Okay TTAGers. November 2nd is fast upon us. For those of you busy reading our site (and thank you for that, by the way) and not paying attention to politics and current events, November 2nd is Election Day around the Nation. If you haven’t voted already, I’m here to nag you into doing your civic […]