Second Amendment Author and Attorney Documents Lethal Government Actions

By David Codrea

Hardy is a recognized authority on the right to keep and bear arms, as well as an accomplished author, documentarian and attorney.
David Codrea in his natural habitat.

USA – -( “Skyhorse Publishing is about to release my next book, which is devoted to great and fatal government-caused disasters. The title is …. ‘I’m From the Government, and I’m Here to Kill You: The Human Cost of Official Negligence,’” attorney and author David T. Hardy informed AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Thursday. “Texas City, the Tuskegee Syphilis study, Ruby Ridge, Waco, Fast and Furious, the VA hospital scandal – time after time, government employees kill Americans by negligence, stupidity, or agency corruption, and time after time they escape all legal accountability.”

Hardy’s should be a familiar name to longtime readers of this columnist’s work. His contributions to advancing the right to keep and bear arms have been chronicled extensively on The War On Guns blog, which has over the years featured numerous posts on his numerous books, his groundbreaking “In Search of the Second Amendment” documentary, his observations on the Of Arms & the Law blog, and his legal work, including cases and law review articles.

By way of complete disclosure, Mr. Hardy has represented my interests in legal actions to obtain information from the government and is part of what a U.S. Attorney who came on board during the Obama administration has pejoratively described as “a tangled web of connections between a small cadre of firearms activists.”

I’ll offer one other stipulation, just to make sure all cards are on the table so that any recommendations I make can be viewed with the appropriate skepticism the words of everyone with an agenda (admitted or otherwise) should be: I haven’t read the book.

Now available for pre-order.

That’s because it hasn’t been released yet.

“The publisher informs me that the book may be released 1-2 weeks before the official Amazon release date of October 10,” Hardy advises. “Amazon will begin shipping as soon as they receive the books, and October 10 only reflects the publisher’s guarantee that Amazon will have them by that date come hell or high water. The publisher tries to beat that date by a week or two.”

So why make noise about it now?

Because you can pre-order it. And because with some authors, I have confidence and faith based on past experience. So I’d like to start the buzz on this immediately, to prime gun owner rights advocates to be ready for the release by learning about the book now. As such, here are some resources you are invited to check out (and to share with those you think would be interested):

Note the website includes links to pre-order form Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Also see:

Hardy’s book is already attracting great reviews.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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The below appearing paragraph is excerpted from the above article. Please take particular note of the quotation, from an unnamed U.S. Attorney. Speaking of “tangled webs”, how come no mention of the at least equally tangled web of connections that exists between those Anti Gun Activists, or is one to accept that “tangled webs” are to be found only among pro gun/pro gun rights people, or “activists”. By the way, while I could wrong here, how come it seems that this unnamed U.S. Attorney seems to attach a pejorative ring to the term “activist”, when such persons hold a view… Read more »


I am ashamed to say that the government I swore to uphold and defend against all enemies both foreign and domestic has been going down the wrong road for far too long. I gave 20 years to my country, it has left me. I left my country because it left me, and now reside abroad. Until things change I shall never return.

Wild Bill

@eaglesnester, Well, be ashamed no more! You never swore an oath the uphold and defend the government. Your oath was to “…defend the Constitution of the United states against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”! Those domestic enemies of the Constitution could end up being the people in the Congress, the Justices of the Supreme Court, the members of the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, BLsM, the governor of Califirnia, the KKK, or the either of the political parties. You did not swear any oath to defend any of those a$$holes.


there’s an anti gun Gil and there’s a pro gun gil. you not referring to me aren’t you.

Wild Bill

@ Lower case gil, I am sure not but you did not say if you were pro-Second Amendment Civil Rights or against out God given Second Amendment Civil Rights, and that little bit of information would impact our answer.

Wild Bill

@OV, How is that little bundle of energy, Sammy the sammster, doing?


SOmebody send a copy to DOnald Trump?


I’m sure you meant clinton and or obama. Maybe you meant obama hold overs from obama and clintons, in Trumps administration. President Trump to date has not had anyone killed like the clintons, obama or the democrap party. Just stating the facts and also the fact you are misguided or just a dumbass both of which are possible.
Just another antifa, commy, islamist supporter or member you are.

Woody W Woodward

Just now placed my order for Mr. Hardy’s book. Thanks, David, for the heads up.
I’ve heard too many times from government agencies of all levels, “We don’t have to answer to the people. We work for the government.” And, far more often than not, that’s exactly the case.


Quoted eedjit above fails to recall that government ARE the people, and people ARE government. His fatal mistake, rampant in government employy circles, is the failure to realise that, since WE write his checks, he IS acccountable to us.

Only by holding their feet to the fire will this change. And books like this, weritten by men like this, and announced by men like David, can be powerful tools to promote that foot holding……..

Clark Kent

So you can write a check to your church as an offering. Does that mean your pastor/priest/rabbi is accountable to you? THINK before you post. And LEARN TO SPELL CORRECTLY!

Jack Hamilton

Stupid analogy! Government works for the people as an employee whereas your pastor/priest/Rabbi are in business for themselves ONLY!


maybe YOURS does, but mine works for God… does His bidding regardless of what the people want for themselves… I might add he takes no salary, but works for his own living. He is NOT a hireling as yours seems to be. Not a stupid analogy at all. The honourable pastor/etc is NOT accountable to the people in that congregation, but to the God whom he directly serves. Should he hear from his people? Yes. But ONLY after he’s been busy about understanding what his true Boss is saying…… Government, on the other hand, get their money from us (and… Read more »

Wild Bill

@JH, I think that the exact opposite is true. Federal government judges, politicians, and high-level bureaucrats begin their federal government position with ordinary finances, and end their careers with extraordinary wealth. My pastor on the other hand, drives a Hyundai and will die a financially poor man. And religion is voluntary. The government is not voluntary.

Wild Bill

@Tio N, That is the problem: they are not accountable to We the people. What federal judge, bureaucrat, or politician can we recall when we find out that lobbyists have promised them jobs after they have created regulations beneficial to their corporation or donated millions to their campaign fund in exchange for beneficial tax laws, or made a ruling to their benefit?

The Revelator

@Clark Kent Care to follow your own advice? “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” ~ The Declaration of Independence As you can see, from the very beginning of this nation… Read more »

The Revelator


Nailed it!. Good call.

M Reyna

All government to the local level is no different than the Mafia. It’s just legalized extortion and murder. With the mafia it’s illegal. You may say that can’t be but every day you see it on the news. Police get away with murder, but not just them it’s at all levels to those that the government allows to carry weapons as part of their job. As far as the extortion, well I’m sure everyone has heard of speed traps and a Search Road Blocks. How about cities having to meet budget or new equipment, best way is to sic the… Read more »


Let us think of governments as criminals with flags.

Clark Kent

So why don’t YOU become and police officer and show us all how it SHOULD be done? In other words, PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

The Revelator

@ Clark kent
Didn’t you tell Tionico to “Learn how to Spell”?

Would you like to learn how to construct a proper sentence before further posts?

joe martin

It’s about time someone told this story. I have not seen first hand anyone who died at the hands of Federal bureaucrats, but I have seen dozens of cases where people’s lives were ruined at the hands of not just incompetent, but vindictive Federal bureaucrats. I’ve see Federal bureaucrats take bribes and use their authority to destroy public and private lands and property. I’ve listened to Federal bureaucrats brag about how they destroyed someone and how they wasted money because, “It’s only tax dollars and no one gives a damn what we do with it”. All of this I’ve seen… Read more »


“I have not seen first hand anyone who died at the hands of Federal bureaucrats”

Look up “Lavoy Finicum” any where (YouTube, Facebook, etc.).


And in the case of LaVoy, state and county bureaucrats also had their ‘hands’ in his death.


Yup. It was Oregon’s new governess, so sitting under VERY suspicious circumstances, that ordered Oregon State Police to “assist” the feds… illegal, I believe, and it was they who fired the known rounds that ended Mr. Finicum’s life. One County Sheriff was a part of that illegal ambush, and, it is now known, in spite of his adamant denials he DID in fact fire his duty weapon at Mr. Finicum at the same time. I haev not seen solid evidence as to whether any of his rounds hit or contributed to Mr. Finicum’s death, but he DID fire…. contrary to… Read more »

Terry USMC 0311

Hey, D.A. and I do not mean district attorney, that happend under obama, you must be thick in the cranium. Did not happen under President Trump. The would be king obama your hero was on his self appointed illegal throne. No I do not mean anything about his birth certificate ( false as it may be), but the fact that one of his parents was not a American citizen as required by the Constitution and upheld, by the supreme court of the United States in 1928,( year may be off but decision is not ). One day, we will see… Read more »

The Revelator

@TLS On Citizenship, most of our understanding of Law at our founding came from Blackstone’s Law by William Blackstone. There are people who are continually trying to dispute this and claim Emer de Vattel’s concepts as the source, but Vattel was Swiss, and the Framers were English, and would have been well studied and influenced by Blackstone. I have not seen any concrete evidence to support Vattel as the authoritarian on our citizenship clause. Now, the difference is this. Blackstone stated only one parent was needed to pass on citizenship to a child. Vattel claimed both parents had to be… Read more »

Cowboy Dan

Yeah, but the FBI started the shooting.


@ Revelator: you may be generally correct about Blackstone’s greater infliuence.. but don’t discount the FACT that they who framed our government had just been through a war with their former overlords, and had sen, firsthand, many instancs of divided loyalty within femilies and households. Recall, as well, that the world had recently witnessed a number of instances where a king and queen were of different natiinality, and there had been cases of divided loyalty within the same royal household, and some wars even touched off due to this. The Framers very wisely decided that, for our Chief Executive, it… Read more »

The Revelator

@Tionico I would like for you to bear with me for what I am about to write, because it is going to be a good amount, and I ask that you read it thoughtfully and carefully. I’m going to lay out a few main points for why I stated what I stated, the first of which is a disclaimer. 1. I am not dismissing anything, least of all whether or not the Framers may have been influenced by other sources. I’ll go into detail shortly. 2.There is evidence to back up what I am saying when it comes to the… Read more »

The Revelator

Yeah, I already noticed Several Errors in my very long comment which as of now is not yet posted. Chalk it up to late night writing and pain management. Sadly my self editing is not with me tonight.

I just hope the length of the post does not break Ammoland or its server. If it does I will have to post it in parts.

joe martin

What I meant was that I personally (as in was present at the event) had not witnessed anyone’s death, but I have seen in person with my own eyes multiple felonies being committed over the years. Believe me I am aware of all the dead by the hands of Federal agents/employees and have even met and spoken with Randy Weaver and several people who were present at Waco, but I wasn’t there personally is what I meant.

Clark Kent

In other words, all you have to bring to the table is second hand conjecture. Nice try; no cigar.

joe martin

Not In other words, in my words, not yours. Geez. I’ll try to write slower and use smaller words for you. I witnessed first hand (I was there in person, got it?) felonies, multiple (many) being committed (done) by Federal employees. Is that plain enough for you? Understand now? I wasn’t at Waco or Ruby Ridge, but I believe they happened and I spoke with people who were there.

The Revelator

Ruby ridge. Yep… While the idiots got involved in the Nationalist movement by going to a few meetings, the FBI was giving a “Shoot to kill, do not try to take this guy alive” order under the Clinton administration, even if he was unarmed and not considered a threat. Instead, his wife and almost his baby got shot through a door, ending her life. Their oldest son as well I think. And all after a “Botched” sting operation by an ATF agent trying to entrap him into illegally modifying a shotgun. The reason for the sting? He refused to go… Read more »


I’ve known Dave Hardy for decades as both a friend and a Constitutional Lawyer. He never writes anything about the Government that won’t make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. I doubt this will be any exception. I look forward to reading it.

it's just Boris

I just pre-ordered a copy … and as I use Amazon Smile, I also just generated another donation to the Second Amendment Foundation.

The Revelator

Shhhhhhhh… We aren’t supposed to say that name.

Aside from that, Yes. The level of stupidity sure fits. I get the feeling he is a left coast junkie posting close to midnight over there. At least that is what I have gleaned based on his post times. It fits the time zone. I’ve been having fun frightening him with facts and common sense, but it may be time to stop all that. So here is a suggestion.

Instead of superman, why don’t we call him Super Dud, since he was dead on arrival (As far as his posts go)

joe martin

Sounds about right to me. Perhaps he should remember the old adage, “Better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

The Revelator

Keep in mind, nothing is confirmed yet Joe. We have suspicions, and a Modus Operandi so far. Certain things like his tucking tail when confronted with concrete facts for example.

In any case, right now, the more he talks the more proof we have, and the more opportunity to obliterate stated stupidity through factual evidence.

Wild Bill

@ The Rev, good intel gathering.

The Revelator

@Wild Bill Not really. I’ve just studied psychology since a condition I have causes me to read and study constantly(Remember an old show called “The Pretender”? It’s kind of like that). Since it doesn’t shut off, I opted to turn a curse into a strength. It becomes really easy after a while, and causes no ends of fits for people like Clark Kent(superdud), the now retired canadian philosopher Geoff Smith, and others. By the by, I see XX has popped back up again. Wonder what he did to get off probation this time. He seems to have an unhealthy jealousy… Read more »

The Revelator

True, but when you combine that with sentence structure, relative time as you pointed out, and little ticks or quirks it begins to fall into place. It is like a fingerprint. Sure, it can be mimicked to some extent, but most of the trolls here can barely grunt and fart at the same time.

Just my two cents.

Wild Bill

@The Rev, that is like being jealous of a mule or some other beast of burden. I have to say, though, that I would be proud to hand the Teen Snot a short 2 x 4 and a gallon of diesel fuel, and put him on detail burning the $hit of any of our talented and skillful soldiers.

The Revelator

@Oldvet I use the latter all the time, though often I reword it to say the guy is beating his wife because of the stigma attatched. Most people can’t hold a straight face when you begin saying “Why are you avoiding the question, do you still beat your wife?” That first instinct is to defend yourself and say “I don’t do that”, and it completely ignores what the question actually was. When it is finally explained to them what a “Loaded Question is”, they stop trying to argue emotions with me. As for the hams, that’s easy.. Diabetes. You see,… Read more »

The Revelator


Yeah, except I don’t think he would understand the whole premise of a self fulfilling prophecy.

Wild Bill

@Oldvet, extra team extra snot will have to look somewhere else for his father, wherever that fellow might be.

Wild Bill

My last should read, “… extra teen extra snot…” Either I fat fingered it or that sneaky little spell check ba$tard changed it quick like.