Posts tagged "Second Amendment"

Who are “the People”?

By Cyberquill • 12/18/2012 • Leave a Comment

At the time of the founding, “the people” were white propertied males, period. Over the years, the term gradually expanded to include women and persons of color. …

As American as Apple Pie

By Cyberquill • 12/15/2012 • Leave a Comment

Mass shootings by deranged individuals are coming dangerously close to replacing MacDonald’s as the first thing the word “America” brings to mind in the rest of the world. …

Second Thoughts

By Cyberquill • 07/25/2012 • 4 Comments

Whatever the exact numbers, it seems that, roughly speaking, the more guns, the more people get shot, accidents and suicides included, with the United States leading the pack. Hard to say whether a decrease in gun ownership would spell much meaningful improvement, or if people would simply resort to alternative ways to hurt or kill themselves and others. …

Ablativus Absolutus

By Cyberquill • 01/27/2010 • 31 Comments

Perchance due to its somewhat antediluvian grammatical structure, the Second Amendment continues to engender confusion and controversy as to its precise meaning. …

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