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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 ...

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 ...

The Power of a Positive Attitude
One of the most important personality traits required for the achievement of a successful life is a positive attitude. What I mean when I say positive attitude might be more accurately described as a realistic attitude. 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 ...

IPv4 to IPv6 Transition With the Dual-Stack Technique
Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 has been slow. If you can't immediately convert all your network hardware to IPv6, the dual-stack technique allows the easiest operation of IPv4 and IPv6 devices on the same network. 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 ...

Easy JavaScript FileReader Code
The JavaScript FileReader object allows web pages to read files stored on the user's computer. Files may be selected using the input element, or selected with a drag and drop operation. More ...

Processor Interrupts
An interrupt is a signal to the processor indicating an event has occurred that needs immediate attention. When an interrupt occurs, the processors normal path of execution is interrupted in order to run a routine to service the interrupt requester. More ...

Independent Contractor Agreement Template
This is a template for an Independent Contractor Agreement. It contains a series of boxes. Each box does not contain the final text of the agreement. Instead, each box contains a description or suggestion of the type of information that you should type into the box. More ...

Basic Inkscape Text
This article just touches on the basics of using text in Inkscape. Through the use of gradients, filters, and textured fills, what you can do with text in Inkscape is just about unlimited. 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 ...

Inkscape Grouping
One function in Inkscape that is very handy is grouping. Without grouping in order to reposition an object we would need to select all its pieces. With grouping, all an object's pieces behave as a single object. More ...

Regular Expressions Lookarounds
In this article you learn how to match a pattern only when it comes after another pattern (or after not that pattern) or only when it comes before another pattern (or before not that pattern). More ...

Regular Expressions Subexpressions
In this article you learned how to use subexpressions to rearrange matches in a regular expression and how to replace the value of a subexpression match in the results. 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.