Get Trained. Be Ready.

We can't change our past. But we can help save our future.

For a more in depth discussion beyond this Praesidium video of Gun Free Zones and the data that drives them, check out the excerpt from my friend, and Sociology Professor at Wake Forest University, David Yamane's blog article below. There are several links in the original article from his well documented research worth investigating. Research on Investigating the New York Times’ Dangerous Gun Myths, Misleading Anti-Gun Headline from Associated Press, Unhelpful Exaggeration of Data on “School Shootings” Sets Back Scholarship on Gun Violence, and others…
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Discoveries of an Anti-Gunner: My Conversion to the Other Side

Excellent read by Robyn Sandoval. Very enlightening article and a very good conversation starter.

In 1651, Thomas Hobbes wrote that free people consent to give up their individual rights in order to establish a political community, i.e., civil society, which establishes laws so that everyone can enjoy security. Although simplistic, this theory supports the following arguments for gun control:
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My Love of Whiskey and the Alcohol Epidemic in the US

I love whisk(e)y. My love knows almost no boundaries. American, Canadian, Indian, Irish, Japanese, Scotch, Texas. Barley, corn, rye, wheat. Neat, rocks, mixed.

To fuel my love I have been reading Reid Mitenbuler’s recent book, Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey.

Early on, Mitenbuler introduces the first alcohol distiller among the British colonists, George Thorpe. Around 1620, Thorpe first distilled alcohol from Indian corn mash in the Berkeley settlement near Jamestown, Virginia. (See another account of this here.)

This wasn’t because without the distilled spirit the colonists would be tee-totalers. Nay. Mitenbuler makes clear that the colonists loaded their ships with beer for their trips across the Atlantic and to sustain them in the colonies.
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The 2nd Amendment is Your Gun Permit - I Think Not

Well thought out article from The Truth About Guns on the 2nd amendment and what it really means.

“I have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms!”

“The 2nd amendment is my gun permit!”

“State gun laws violate the 2nd amendment!”

Most of the people who utter these words are well-intended. They are very passionate about their right to keep and bear arms, but I can’t help but wonder if they truly understand where rights come from or what the 2nd amendment means . . .
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