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An Arms Alphabet


An Arms Alphabet
Nathan Barton

    A is for Armed: An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    B is for Bear: The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?)

    C is for Cop: A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.


Gun registration in Wilmington proposed

Staff reporter

Anyone with a new gun in Wilmington would have to register the weapon with the police department under a proposal introduced Thursday by a city councilman.

Councilman Norman M. Oliver said he sponsored the ordinance after reading a recent Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League study of the 182 shootings in the city from January 1999 to April 2002. No conclusions were drawn in the study, but Oliver said it made him think police need a better way to track firearms.


Gun Control’s Twisted Outcome

November 2002

Restricting firearms has helped make England more crime-ridden than the U.S.

By Joyce Lee Malcolm

On a June evening two years ago, Dan Rather made many stiff British upper lips quiver by reporting that England had a crime problem and that, apart from murder, "theirs is worse than ours." The response was swift and sharp. "Have a Nice Daydream," The Mirror, a London daily, shot back, reporting: "Britain reacted with fury and disbelief last night to claims b


Pro-Gun Group Wants To Arm Parents and Teachers

By Michael L. Betsch Staff Writer
October 10, 2002

( - A Second Amendment group says the shooting of a 13-year-old boy outside a Maryland middle school on Monday bolsters its argument for allowing parents and teachers to carry guns on school grounds - specifically, in the parking lot outside.


Despite sniper, gun control off political radar

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

A serial sniper's mark in Silver Spring, Maryland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Despite frightening sniper attacks just a few miles from the U.S. Capitol, the once hot issue of national gun control appears to be dead and buried just a few weeks before hotly contested congressional elections.


Food For Thought is it Guns or Doctors

Let's put it all in perspective!

Think about this;

a.  The number of physicians in the US is 700,000.

b.  Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000.

c.  Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

(US Dept.  of Health & Human Services)

Then think about this;

a.  The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000.

b.  The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 1,500.


Where There Are Guns, There Are Suicides: Study

Tue Aug 27, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Suicide rates tend to be higher in US regions where a higher percentage of households have guns, researchers report.

More people kill themselves using guns than by all other suicide methods combined, according to Dr. Matthew Miller and his colleagues at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.


Guns Rights Leader Fired Up Over FBI Weapons Bungling

By Jim Burns Senior Staff Writer
August 07, 2002

( - The Justice Department's own admission that the FBI lost track of an estimated 775 weapons during a period of just over two years is giving a gun rights group more ammunition to attack gun control efforts.

"How can you expect the federal government to control illegal guns when it can't even keep track of its own firearms?" asked Alan Gottlieb, head of the Second Amendment Foundation.


Lost And Found: The Meaning Of The Second Amendment

An Excerpt From The Second Amendment in Law and History

Robert J. Spitzer is Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, College at Cortland.

Jul 11 2002

Editor's Note: Copyright © 2000 The Second Amendment in Law and History: Historians and Constitutional Scholars on the Right to Bear Arms. Ed. Carl T. Bogus. Reprinted by permission of The New Press.