Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your Guns – Meet H. R. 127

Meet H.R. 127, also known as the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act. This grotesque piece of anti-Second Amendment (2A) legislation was introduced in the House in January by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). This bill effectively destroys our 2A protected rights, but the real purpose of H.R. 127 is to lay the foundation […]

How Far Will It Go? – The Loss of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

We are now almost ten months into our two week “flatten the curve” restrictions. The effect the restrictions had or didn’t have on the spread of the virus is still being debated. The devastating economic impact the restrictions have had on millions of Americans is not up for debate. Nor is the impact of the […]

Gunsite Alumni Shoot (GAS) – It’s a Family Affair

As a gun owner and writer I’ve always emphasized two things: guns are more fun if you actually shoot them and every gun owner should train regularly. This past October I combined those two ideas by taking a five day intermediate pistol class at Gunsite Academy in Paulden AZ. and staying for the GAS match […]

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 […]

Looney Tunes for Looney Times – Elmer Fudd Disarmed

I wish I were making this up but it’s actually true. HBO Max premiered Looney Tunes Cartoons on it’s streaming service last week. Apparently, the cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd will be similar to the originals with one glaring exception. Elmer will be “hunting wabbits” without a shotgun. That’s right, a hunter hunting […]

CCW Lifestyle Series # 8 – What do “No Guns Allowed” Signs Mean to the Legally Armed Citizen?

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 […]

The California Handgun Roster – A New Proposal to Make a Bad Law Worse

Most California gun owners are familiar with the California Handgun Roster. Those who aren’t can get up to speed here and here. The roster lists handguns that can be sold to law-abiding citizens in California. Handguns not listed cannot be purchased by Californians in stores or on the internet. As with most bad California gun […]