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SVG Basic Shapes Tutorials
This is an introduction to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and tutorials with examples on how to use simple code to draw basic shapes. More ...

Windows 10 Shortcut to Turn Laptop Camera On or Off
To prevent hackers from sneaking a look at you, turn your laptop camera off. This article shows you how to place a shortcut on your desktop that you can use to quickly turn your laptop camera on or off. More ...

Digital Logic Transfer Characteristics
In the real world, gates don't transfer logic levels instantaneously. The time it takes for electrons and holes to move through the semiconductor material (called propagation delay) in CMOS are less than 100 ps (pico seconds), but there are other delays caused by resistance, capacitance, and inductance. More ...

Gift Giving in the Workplace
One thing that can add to the stress of the holiday season is workplace gift giving. giving a gift to a supervisor or manager sets up a conflict of interest and an ethics problem. In my opinion, holiday gifts should be given only to children. 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 ...

A Handful of Useful Run Commands: calc, notepad, wordpad, voice recorder, control
The Run dialog box which can be opened by pressing the [Windows] + [R] keys. Run dialog box is a rapid way to open programs. Here are some quick and useful Run commands. More ...

Regular Expression Basics : How many Matches?
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 count the number of matches. More ...

Difference between Stack, Heap, and Queue
Stack, heap, and queue are ways that elements are stored in memory. Stack elements are added to the top of the stack, and removed from the top of the stack. The mnemonic LIFO is used to describe a stack (Last-In-First-Out). With a queue, the first one in is the first one out. The mnemonic FIFO is used to describe a queue. A heap is an area of memory where elements can be stored and removed in any order. More ...

Inkscpe Snap Controls Bar
some Inkscape users find snap annoying and so they disable it. Other Inkscape user's could not possibly work without snap. You can convert SVG to STL to print 3D models. But to do that you need accuracy that you cannot achieve without snap. More ...

Easy CSS 3D Mouse-over Pressed Text Effect
I provide easy CSS code for 3d text when you move your mouse pointer over the 3D text shown above, the text will appear to be pressed. In this example, I configured the 3d text in a link. More ...

Area of a Quadrilateral Calculator
If you have a regular quadrilateral there are simple formulas to calculate the area. But if you have an irregular quadrilateral you can calculate its area by viewing it as two triangles bucked up against one another. Find the area of each triangle, and then add them together. More ...

Inkscape Shadows and Highlights
Adding shadows and highlights to your drawings can create a touch of realism. In this article you learn how to add shadows and highlights to your Inkscape drawings. More ...

How to Draw an Airplane
Drawing an airplane is much easier if you first construct two-point perspective guidelines. This article shows you how to draw an airplane in ten easy steps. 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 ...

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.