Category Archives: Guns in the U.S. of A.

The eternal problem of guys with guns

From Harper’s Weekly Review: “I’m hit! I’m hit!” cried a Florida deputy after mistaking for gunshots the sound of falling acorns. Anywhere else I’d think maybe the guy was joking. But this was in Florida.

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What is a militia? Not what interpreters of the 2nd Amendment say it is

Oh yeah? Who sez different? Alexander Hamilton, in the Federalist No. 29, “Concerning the Militia,” where he describes in detail what a militia is and must be: The power of regulating the militia, and of commanding its services in times … Continue reading

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Mishegas: Some, uh, nutsy factual findings via Harper’s

I’m not criticizing Harper’s. Oh no! The magazine gives me such pleasure and bewilderment. (I love bewilderment. It leads to…things.) So I’m devoted to their Findings page (the very last in the mag’s hard copy) which collects and bunches together … Continue reading

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