It’s found in the Declaration of Independence which says that among the inalienable rights are life and liberty. It was so obvious that the Constitutional convention didn’t feel that it was needed. Only due to the fact that some people felt that if it wasn’t there the government would forget it was an inalienable right, was it added.
 August 31, 2016 at 3:59pm
Japan is defended by Americans with guns.
 May 31, 2016 at 10:23pm
In the past 100 years, governments have been responsible for the killing of probably about 1% of the world’s population. Gun deaths by criminals, in suicides, and in self-defense account for probably around 0.01% of the world’s population. Perhaps we need to disarm governments before we talk about disarming law-abiding citizens.
 April 14, 2016 at 10:26pm
Yes. No more New York Yankees.
 April 14, 2016 at 6:11pm
Am I correct in that the judge says the law doesn’t protect the manufacturer, because there should be a law to restrict the sale of a certain rifle?
 April 13, 2016 at 8:16pm
I’ve found the more people buy of a certain product, the more stores carry of that product; I guess it’s something called supply and demand. When I was in L.A. I met a couple of Korean shop owners who spoke more Spanish than English. In the media, I’ve noticed that there is more positive portrayal of Hispanics than ever (unless your name is Ted Cruz).
 March 30, 2016 at 4:22pm
It appears the driver hit a cone, probably placed by the trooper next to his cruiser, before almost hitting the trooper. In Colorado the law is to change lanes or slow down for emergency vehicles. With his cruiser blocking one lane, and a fire truck a few hundred feet down the road, the trooper probably assumed people would stay out of the lane.
 March 23, 2016 at 10:52am
If the University of ND ROTC is like the ROTC at my school, that wouldn’t work. We had both fake rifles and real weapons (in an alarmed safe, of course).
 March 23, 2016 at 10:10am
It’s against the law in Michigan. It’s illegal to carry concealed in the schools, and one can only open carry in the school if one has a concealed carry permit.
I would think the school would be more worried about the guns they can’t see.
 January 16, 2016 at 8:23pm
“I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.”
Just like the old SNL skit "Show Us your Guns". Well that skit was a slur on gun ownership at the time, but it would actually be a good idea since we are at war with radical islamists who are here in numbers the FBI can't count. This last mass shooting in San Bernadino was no different than Sandy Hook, CT or Columbine, Aurora or Oregon or SC. An Evil, Godless coward or cowards walks into a gun free zone and starts to play executioner to every innocent human unlucky enough to be there. If you want to stop this carnage there needs to be a well armed citizen present to defend against it.
What if I can't afford one? Can I get an Obamagun like I can get an Obamaphone?
 November 27, 2015 at 10:12pm
My heart goes out to the family of the UCCS police officer who gave his life today.
I feel our officers in Colorado Springs and El Paso County are the among the best and most professional LEO in the world.
My heart also goes out to the families of the other two victims, and I pray that the wounded officers and civilians make a rapid recovery.
 November 18, 2015 at 1:37pm
The article has 1 more word than the headline, 2 if you count Paris (AP).
 November 10, 2015 at 11:51am
“Vigilante and extra-judicial killings of Black people…” Wouldn’t that be an argument FOR allowing law-abiding citizens to carry guns?
I've heard of damn few of either of these lately. Mostly I've heard of self defense shootings.
Not to protct africo-on-american, only Americans.
 November 2, 2015 at 9:52am
The property taxes were being paid. Did the city not contact the lien holder/mortgage company? The lien holder has an interest in the home. Since there’s a mortgage, I assume there’s a home owner’s insurance company also.
 November 1, 2015 at 10:07pm
Colorado Springs allows open carry. In most of Colorado, open carry is allowed.
 November 1, 2015 at 11:55am
Colorado Springs is conservative. Open carry is legal in the city, and the sheriff does not make it any harder than necessary to get an concealed carry permit. The shooting occurred within a few miles of the main city police station, and about a mile from the municipal courthouse. It started relatively early on a Saturday morning, when most people are just getting out of bed. Sometimes you can’t fix stupid people. I’m sure we’ll find out more in the coming days about the mental state of the criminal.
October 10, 2015 at 12:04pm
I wonder what’s the percentage of students who can’t own or carry a pistol (or obtain a CCP), because they’re under 21. I wonder if the professor thought about the fact his fellow educators may obtain a CCP (if they don’t already have one), and defend themselves and their students, in case some criminal decided to attack.