a collection of 
amusing, fascinating, 
insightful, or maybe 
even useful information
about the 
Right to Keep and Bear Arms

About the 9th and 10th Amendments

A Smith & Wesson FAQ

Gun Control Myths & Realities

The NRA's Firearms Fact Sheets

National Self Defense Survey Results

2nd Amendment Foundation Site Search

Why citizens must own and carry firearms

Here's the form to make your doctor fill out if he dares ask about your guns.

Control Freaks' Gun Laws Have Despicable Nazi and Klan Origins

Is Freakonomics author Steven Levitt incompetent, unethical, or BOTH?

The Journalist's Guide to Gun Policy Scholars and Second Amendment Scholars

Fables, Myths & Other Tall Tales about Gun Laws, Crime and Constitutional Rights

Sources on the Second Amendment and Rights to Keep and Bear Arms in State Constitutions 

| FAQs at AWARE   |  at JPFO  |  at RKBA   |  at GunCite   |    Oleg Volk's FAQs   | "Made for Killing?"   |

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Glossary of Terms

Women, in particular, need guns for safety.
A Justice Department study discovered that of more than 32,000 attempted rapes, 32% were actually successful. 
But when those women were armed, only 3% of the attempted rapes were successful.
In violent crimes against women, only 10% of rapists have a gun, and unarmed rapists succeed in taking away 
their victim's guns only 4 times out of 1,000). 
So armed women have a tremendous  advantage over their attackers 89.6% of the time.

Legal Definition of "The Militia"
Subtitle A - General Military Law

§ 311. Militia: composition and classes

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at 
least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, 
under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention 
to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the 
United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are --
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the 
Naval Militia;
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia 
who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.


The next time you see or hear some American Medical Association
or governmental Public Health spokesman calling gun ownership a 
"Health Problem," you might want to direct their attention to these statistics.

Number of physicians in the US = 700,000

Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 120,000

Accidental deaths per physician = 0.171
- (US Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000

Accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) = 1,500

Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188 
- (U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)

Therefore, doctors are about 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

"Perhaps the most enduring factoid of the gun prohibition movement is that a person with a gun in the home 
is 43 times as likely to shoot someone in the family as to shoot a criminal. ... The source of the 43-to-1 ratio 
is a study of firearm deaths in Seattle homes, conducted by doctors Arthur L. Kellermann and Donald T. Reay 
... Putting aside the suicides, the Kellermann/Reay figures show 2.39 accidental or criminal deaths by firearm 
(in the home) for every justifiable fatal shooting. Now, 2 to 1 is a lot less dramatic than 43 to 1, but we still 
have more unjustifiable gun deaths than justifiable gun deaths in the home." -- David Kopel, HERE.

[The number of home invaders and criminals deterred but NOT killed probably outnumbers ALL the deaths.]

Gun Control: 

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. 
From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend 
themselves, were cut off from their food supplies and starved to 
death or rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. 
From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend 
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938. 
From 1939 to 1945, 10 million Jews and others who were unable 
to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. 
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to 
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. 
From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend 
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. 
From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend 
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. 
From 1975 to 1977, one to two million 'educated' people, 
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
In 1956 no one in Cambodia could imagine total confiscation and 
citizen enslavement in the "foreseeable future", ... 
but per capita, more citizens were eventually murdered 
by their own government than in any other country in history. 

TOTAL number of defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the
20th Century because of gun control: 53 million. And this is a VERY low,
conservative estimate.  Professor R.J. Rummel says it's closer to 
170 MILLION (see:
ALL the governments which murdered their own people were 
COLLECTIVIST governments 

"Government power attracts despots and demagogues as surely as 
horse manure attracts horseflies." What? You don't see any such 
dangerous person on the American horizon right NOW? SO WHAT ?!!! 

Also see:
"INNOCENTS BETRAYED," a documentary about 
the relationship between gun control and genocide
is now available on videotape for you to order HERE

also see: A collection of quotations on the right the keep and bear arms


"...observe that genocide has not occurred where the citizenry is armed..." -- Carl P. Close 

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