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Open Carry is Not a Fashion Statement

opencarrytools3 A potentially lethal weapon should not be synonymous with jewelry. One does not carry a weapon as a fashion statement. Regular readers know that I, the Common Constitutionalist, "packs heat," as a friend from the gym says. He's former Marine force recon, so I let the slang go. Readers also know I prefer open carry […]

Gun Education vs Sex Education

gun education vs sex education freedomoutpostdotcom With the most recent senseless killings at a California university, gun control is once again front and center. Although Joe the Plumber didn't word it correctly, we all know what he meant. A killing spree by an obvious whack job gives no one the right to either confiscate our weapons or pass knee-jerk, feel-good laws […]

VA Democrat Congressional Candidate Mike Dickinson Blasts Gun Owners, NRA Pro-lifers - Gets Abandoned by Staff & Supporters

mike-dickinson Mike Dickinson, a progressive Virginia Democrat who hopes to take Republican Eric Cantor’s House seat in November, has taken to Twitter to bash gun owners and NRA supporters. @danieljpayne @HustlerMag @NRA that the NRA is a god awful fear mongering group and those who support the NRA are pure trash — DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) April 5, […]

Georgia Advances Pro-Gun Bill - Safe Carry Protection Act

Guns-in-church Earlier this year, South Carolina passed the Restaurant Carry bill that allows concealed permit holders to conceal carry firearms into restaurants that serves alcohol. Georgia is advancing a similar bill called the Safe Carry Protection Act (HB512). According to the LA Times, the bill would allow guns in schools, bars, airports (up to screening areas), and […]

Is Conservative Talk Our Poison?

conservative-talk-hannity-beck-limbaugh Like the horror film genre, the conservative talk industry is 'entertainment' that excites the limbic system of the brain, inciting repeated anxiety, fear, and anger -- and is thus both cruel and destructive. However, it produces excellent financial results because Americans are predictable consumers.  Over the past generation, many young Americans came to love horror films.  In the same way, I believe millions have become addicted to […]

Can Americans Stop the Cartels? There’s an App for that!

phone In Part 1 of this series we presented basic American civics.  In Part 2, we critiqued the first five of ten proposed solutions to stop cartel rule over Washington D.C., ending the 150-year-long hijacking of our Constitution and counterfeiting of our money.  In this final article in the series we complete our critique, assessing the last five proposed […]

The Gun Debate Isn’t About Solving Problems

gun-control-debate-generic-16x9 The following is a video and transcript on the gun issue today, provided by National Rifle Association commentator Dom Raso. I agree partially with his point: "This whole gun debate isn't about solving problems, it's about politics and cable TV ratings." While this is true, it goes way beyond this. Progressives have been looking to […]

SC Governor Nikki Haley Signs New Concealed Carry Reform

concealed-carry-owb This week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law new concealed carry reform that will allow Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holders to legally carry their handguns into an establishment that is licensed to serve alcohol, extends the length of the term of the CWP, improves training standards, and is supposed to improve the overall […]

Just Say No To Gun Ignorance

Comm_Social_Johnson_IGNORANCE_resize I live in Michigan. I live on the shores of Lake Michigan in an area with a lot of inland lakes. Every year, we experience some drownings in our area. But this year in particular, we've had quite a few drownings. At the beginning of the summer, a local high school student drowned in shallow […]

Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein to NRA: They’ll “Wish They Weren’t Alive After I’m Done With Them”

2005 Sundance Film Festival - Harvey Weistein at Sundance Obama contributor and liberal Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has said publicly, about the National Rifle Association, "I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we're going to take this head-on. They're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them." Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Now Mr. Weinstein just might […]

Backdoor Gun Control: Obama to use Executive Order to Ban Lead Ammo Imports?

Ammunition U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan's communications director told Joshua Cook, "we're very concerned and extensively looking into the lead issue." After Congress defeated the Democrat led anti-gun bill this year, President Obama said he would use executive action to promote his gun control agenda. One of the executive orders signed by Obama prevents military-grade weapons from being imported into […]