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Export Inkscape Drawing as an Image
Although Inkscape images can be embedded in webpages, for most other applications you'll need a raster image format. Inkscape can export your drawing in the .png raster image format. More ...

Create Animated Glowing Text
CSS3 added many new features, one of them was the ability to create animations entirely in CSS, without JavaScript. CSS3 animations are fun and easy to create. More ...

Regular Expressions Intervals
Regular expression intervals tell us about the number of occurrences of a character in a string. Curly braces are used to define a precise count of how many occurrences you are checking for. More ...

IPv6 Address Compressor Expander
Enter the IPv6 address in the top text box. Click on the appropriate button: Omit Leading Zeros, Consolidate Zeros Segments, Expand Zeros Segments, Replace Leading Zeros. The formatted address will appear in the bottom text box. More ...

Inkscape Text Kerning
Although Inkscape might be considered a vector drawing application, it is also a powerful typographical design program. Actually Text Kerning is not a good title for this article because in it I will cover all the different typographical adjustments you can make in Inkscape. More ...

Regular Expression Basics : Match a Set of Characters
A Regular Expression (regex) is a sequence of characters that define a pattern that allows you to search, match, locate, replace, manipulate, and manage text. In this article you'll learn how to use regular expressions to match a set of of characters. More ...

Inkscape Basic Fill
In Inkscape you can fill a shape with just about any color, texture, or pattern that you desire. In this article we discuss how to fill a shape with a basic color. More ...

Area of a Triangle Calculator
There are three different methods to calculate the area of a triangle depending upon what information you have about the triangle. This application combines all three. More ...

Inkscape Exercise: Draw Photorealistic Sphere
Although Inkscape is a 2D drawing application, it is quite capable of drawing photorealistic 3D images. To demonstrate this capability, in this article I show you, step-by-step how to draw a photorealistic sphere. More ...

Introduction to Windows PowerShell
PowerShell is a more powerful replacement for the command shell. this article explains how to run PowerShell and how to create and run PowerShell scripts. More ...

Code For a Basic 2-Column Fluid Webpage Layout
In this article, I provide simple code for a 2-column webpage that does not use a table, but does use some of the latest HTML5 semantic elements. One nice thing about this design, besides the fact that it uses minimal html code, is that it creates a fluid layout. More ...

Speed Up Windows 10 by Disabling Trivial Visual Effects
Does your Windows 10 PC perform annoyingly slow? You may be able to get a significant performance boost by disabling unnecessary visual effects. Here's how. More ...

Network Patch Panel Basics
Patch panels are used to organize the network cables. Each socket on the front of the patch panel is usually labeled with the identity of the device connected on its punch down connector on the back of the panel. More ...

Regular Expression Position Matching
In this article you how to use regular expressions to match characters at the beginning, end, both beginning and end, or at any specified location in a string. More ...

The Truth About the Second Amendment

In 1775 many Americans were members of clubs called "militia" that met a couple times a year for training. These militia men carried their own firearms and made their own bullets because the states and Congress didn't have the revenue to pay for them.

That's why in 1789 when Congress added the bill of rights to the constitution it included the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Unless you believe that the Founders' knowledge of grammar and sentence structure was suspect (and what right-thinking person would think that?), the Second amendment, though it does employ a peculiar and sometimes awkward construction called an "absolute," is actually a very straightforward call for the establishment of an armed militia when necessary. It has nothing to do with individual gun "rights" except in that context.

Second Amendment does not guarantee gun rights

Why did Congress not address the rights of individuals to own guns? Because in 1787 when the Bill of Rights was written, most Americans were farmers living in wilderness areas with bears, mountain lions, Wolves, and unfriendly Indians. No one would think to question an individuals right to own a gun. Even today, in states like Alaska, it would be unwise to travel in wilderness areas without a gun.

I am a Vietnam War veteran with with a ribbon for marksmanship with the M16 riffle.