SCOTUS, the Second Amendment, and the Election – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

“May you live in interesting times”. Whether intended as a curse or a blessing I believe we are here. The following addresses three subjects that make our times interesting. Amy Coney-Barrett was recently confirmed to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) by a vote of 52-48. Justice Coney-Barrett is arguably one of the most qualified justices to […]

The 2nd Amendment is on the Ballot November 3rd – How Will You Vote?

With the presidential election only weeks away, we find the Second Amendment (2A) prominently on the ballot. The positions of each candidate regarding the Constitution in general, and the 2A in particular, are starkly disparate. The results of this election could change the direction of the country even more profoundly than the 2016 election did. […]

You Do Make a Difference – California’s Standard Capacity Magazine Ban

Activism comes in many forms. The point being to find something about which you are passionate and get involved in support of that something. At San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO) our passion is the Second Amendment (2A) and all things that come with it. Primarily SDCGO is focused on helping elect 2A supportive politicians […]

The Analogy with Voting Reveals a Concern

The Analogy with Voting Reveals a Concern By Lucas J. Mather, Ph.D. I’ve written here before cautioning our use of words in Second Amendment activism (See A Caution About Words in Second Amendment Activism). We need to be as concerned with crafting our arguments as we are with safely handling firearms. Words are as powerful […]

When Does A Citizen Have A Duty To Act? – Kyle Rittenhouse and Kenosha

Many of you are probably familiar with the shooting incident in Kenosha, Wisconsin involving seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse. For those who are not, Kyle was part of a group that volunteered to help protect lives and property during the recent riots. At one point, Kyle was separated from his group and, due to police […]

Defense Against Mobs – An Interview with Massad Ayoob

Our country has been experiencing widespread violent protests and riots over the past two months. What may have begun as legitimate protests by mostly naïve, misinformed people was quickly taken over by criminals and those with violent intent. As a major political party has chosen to encourage this unrest using it as a political tool, […]

CCW Lifestyle Series # 10 – What’s Your Everyday Carry Ammunition?

The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for […]

Lessons from a Detroit Self-Defense Incident

Yet another video of an innocent couple defending themselves with a firearm is sweeping the internet. The video captures a woman being threatened by an unhinged teenager and her equally unhinged mother (normal people don’t chase others through a parking lot screaming at them). The victim draws a legally carried firearm in self-defense. Fortunately the […]