Tag Archives: gun control

New book: Firearms Regulation in the Bill of Rights






Now out. Book available through CreateSpace. Linked here. https://www.createspace.com/6462047 List Price: $25.00 Add to Cart About the author: Margie Burns. PhD, English literature, Rice University. Freelance journalist writing on government, law, and politics. Washington, D.C., region. Many published articles in general-interest and scholarly publications but most writing time for three years has gone into this book, begun late 2012. National issues pursued in depth include… Read More

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Another Psychologically Troubled Individual with a Gun, another Military Contractor with Security Clearance






Another Psychologically Troubled Individual with a Gun, another Military Contractor with Security Clearance What does it add up to? –another mass shooting, another crime at a federal facility, this time the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.   No need for lengthy soul-searching. The shooter had already been identified as psychologically troubled, before Monday’s mass killing. Aaron Alexis was displaying symptoms often associated with schizophrenia… Read More

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Well-regulated, part 3






Well-regulated, part 3 Following up on the two previous posts– As written earlier, as often as we hear about “the second amendment” in the public discourse, we seldom hear the phrase “well regulated.” The first is a slogan for banners and bumper stickers; the second is being obliterated. But the framers of the constitution included that phrase well regulated in the second amendment because it… Read More

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Well regulated currency






Well regulated currency The ordinariness of “well regulated” in eighteenth-century America The following is a quick, representative list of American newspapers before and after the Revolutionary War explicitly recommending, or reminding of the need for, a “well regulated currency”: New England Weekly Journal (Boston, Mass.) February 4, 1734. Issue CCCLVIII, page 1. “Money well regulated and established is the measure of all other things.” Boston… Read More

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