Posted inPolitics

Guns & More Deaths. What Now?

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s never too soon. So, it’s happened again. Not once, but twice. El Paso and Dayton with a whole host of casualties, all within 24 hours. I have written about this more times than I care to count, and this includes the inevitable inaction in the aftermaths. There are three options open to legislators in […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, Philosophy

Knowing Your Rights, Locke and Other Rights Problems – Take 2!

Reading Time: 9 minutes The rights debates raging on a number of recent comment threads have been pretty embarrassing for many of the people (gun advocates) taking part because they have simply not engaged with the conversation at the level it should have been. In fact, these haven’t been “rights debates”, they have been long lists of assertions followed […]

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Gary on… The Second Amendment!

Reading Time: 6 minutes As many of you will know, I wrote a couple of posts recently on the ontology of rights that brought a whole host of gun rights advocates to the blog to splurge their stuff. What was hilarious, and should be a little embarrassing for them, is that I wrote the last one specifically demanding an […]

Posted inGeneral

The Second Amendment and Rights

Reading Time: 12 minutes A thread has recently exploded when I posted about the Second Amendment and drawing the line between acceptable and unacceptable weaponry. On the thread, one particularly obvious common denominator sprung up with all of the gun advocates, the idea of “rights”: A right is no less a right just because time goes by and technology […]

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On Gun Control and the Second Amendment

Reading Time: 4 minutes The way I like to spend my downtime relaxing is to have endless debates on Facebook. In this case, I was debating gun control and regulation last night. I’m going to post some of my thoughts on this to see what you think. I am not going to concern myself with the pragmatic implications of […]

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The Second Amendment IS Gun Control Regulation!!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over on another thread, there is some talk about gun control in the context of open carry, lack of training and licensing as set out in State legislature. I thought I would thrown this one out again to show that regulation is indeed rather pertinent in the text of the Second Amendment. Yes, they have […]

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