Legal & Second Amendment

Uncover the rules governing the legal use of force in self-defense, get tips on how to practice safe and legal concealed carry, and stay up-to-date on firearms-related legislation at both the state and national levels—especially as it relates to the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

Are There Any Weapons in the Vehicle?
Mark Walters — April 1, 2006

A Sunny Saturday Afternoon, at 12:15 p.m. I left my office to go home after spending a few hours slaving at my desk on a Saturday morning, catching up on some end of the week work. As I made a right turn on the (residential) street directly behind my office…

Georgia On My Mind
Mark Walters — February 1, 2006

The Ordinary Guy has been defenseless (legally speaking) for over two months now, since my recent move from Tampa, Florida, to Georgia, and as Jackie Gleason might have once said, “How depressing it is.” In the last issue, I touched on the fact that reciprocity from one state to another…

The 2nd Amendment: As Defined By Each Individual State
Mark Walters — January 1, 2006

I am writing this column from a computer in a home office in Woodstock, Georgia. No, it’s not my computer (I’m too stupid to remember to bring my laptop), but it belongs to my brother-in-law, Tracy Dorin. Regular readers of The Ordinary Guy have probably figured out that I currently…

Ordinary Observations
Mark Walters — November 1, 2005

Hurricane Katrina What else needs to be said? How many times do we need to see in our own lifetimes, with our own eyes, that a firearm is absolutely necessary for personal protection in the event of any type of major disaster? How many times do we need to witness…

Columbus Schmumbus
Columbus Schmumbus
Mark Walters — October 1, 2005

Hang in there with me again in this issue as the “it’s for the children,” do-gooders are just making it too easy for me. Having said that, I am going to need your assistance with this month’s column, as it requires some audience participation. The recent decision by the Columbus,…

The “Gunshine” State Rules Again And Everyone Will Benefit
Mark Walters — August 1, 2005

I’m not sure about you, but I personally can’t take it anymore, so it’s time for a little rant and rave. If it’s okay with you, I’m going to stomp my feet and pound my glass on the table. I’m talking about the rhetoric from the anti-freedom, gun-grabbing idiots, their…