The U.S. Department of Justice has declared that the Second Amendment explicitly recognizes the right of individual Americans to own and carry firearms. Gun rights advocates call the statement a "good first step" but cautioned that it is not the end of the gun control debate. (CNSNews.com, 12/21/04.)
Talking about gifts and presents, read Gerard Van der Leun's post, Free to American Digest Readers: The Quotable Sherlock Holmes. You could read about my X-mas gifts on my other blogs. For more information on one of the authors (P. G. Wodehouse), please read my post, AMERICAN DINING ETIQUETTE.