WND Exclusive – Why ‘National Reciprocity’ for Guns is Immaterial

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Over the weekend, I was perusing the online NRA-ILA newsletter. If you are gun enthusiast, own and/or carry a weapon, or merely a supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights, I would suggest you sign up for the newsletter.

Most articles interest me, but one in particular seemed intriguing. It is entitled, “5 reasons to support National Reciprocity.”

Although every year I feel I’m a bit closer to becoming a self-taught, “so-called” constitutional expert, I’m still far from it. So I thought, why not read what the real experts had to say on the matter of reciprocity, or the extension of rights and privileges from state to state. read more

Open Carry Idiocy

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A potentially lethal weapon should not be synonymous with jewelry. One does not carry a weapon as a fashion statement.

Regular readers know that I, the Common Constitutionalist, “packs heat”, as a friend from the gym says. He’s former Marine force recon, so I let the slang go.

Readers also know I prefer open carry to concealed for reasons explained here.

In short, I open carry to make a statement. No, not a fashion statement, nor some highfalutin Constitutional reason as one might expect. I open carry for one reason. It’s a sign, a banner to any would-be attacker: “leave me the *%$# alone. That’s it. It’s no more complicated than that.

Being that I open carry, one would naturally conclude that I would be all for the group “Open Carry Texas” bringing their weapons into restaurants such as Chili’s, Chipotle and Sonic, which they did.

To that I would say – WRONGO! read more