Not having a dog in this particular fight, I can only sit back and laugh at how quickly The Journal News and now Gawker Media are realizing that private American citizens enjoy their… well, privacy. Extra bonus points got to Gawker for labeling all firearm-owning New Yorkers as "Assholes" – way to make friends and influence people, especially in New York.
On the one hand, a fair argument could be made that these lists [...]
Here is an interesting graphic for your weekend contemplation:
And, no, I am not just pulling those numbers out of my ass; Davi Barker of The Daily Anarchist analyzed 29 mass shootings from 1949 forward and came up with that comparison. Go ahead and take a look at his methodology; while I actually agree with the measures he took to ensure he was comparing apples to apples as much as possible, I still [...]
I would like to thank Alan, Breda, JayG, and Weer’d for having me on the Squirrel Report last night – if you missed the actual show, you can download it here. Aside from briefly perpetrating a few myths about the Kitty Genovese murder (which was bad, but not as bad as the sensationalist New York Times would have had you believe at the time), and generally not speaking up nearly as much as I probably [...]
A little over a month ago, I made the following comment in response to the "gun violence" candle-light vigils anti-rights cultists held and attended:
One interesting side-effect from not making this distinction is that by holding their candle-light vigils for “victims of ‘gun violence’”, the Brady Campaign and their sycophants are, by definition, memorializing those murderers, rapists, thieves, muggers, robbers, home-invaders, and other scumbags who were shot down in self-defense by their intended victims, [...]
It has come to my attention that various obsessive anti-rights cultists are maliciously and intentionally misrepresenting something I said in one of my previous posts; this, in and of itself, does not surprise me, but I thought I would take a moment to explain the thought fully to my audience, such that they can grasp the level of my disgust, and the depravity of those taking offense to what I said.
The quote which [...]
Regular readers should be intimately familiar with my belief that, in general, people tend to learn better through pictures than through explanations. Of course, given my occasional wall-o’-text posts, I frequently fail at applying that belief to real-world scenarios, but, in my defense, I have crafted more than a few posts showing the failure of "gun control" graphically rather than textually.
Today’s exercise in visual learning, however, comes by way of Joe Huffman and [...]
Why do "gun control" extremists hate women, the weak, the infirm, and the old?
Small size, light weight, and good balance make them [Personal Defense Weapons (PDWs)] particularly handy for women, who usually have less upper body strength than men. Unfortunately, these useful personal protection devices have been heavily regulated since the 1930s, and completely banned for civilian production in 1986. These bans discriminate against the smaller and weaker Americans – exactly the [...]
By now, you are probably familiar with the racist roots of gun control, and if not, you should probably educate yourself on the finer details and then come back to this post.
All caught up? Great. Now, just to ensure that we are all completely on the same page, remember that concealed carry is currently illegal in Wisconsin (the law legalizing it goes into effect on 01NOV11), and open carry is generally frowned upon [...]
Personally, if it came time to defend my property from an unruly, violent, and destructive mob of thugs, I would probably reach for something a bit more… capable… than a bolt-action rifle with all of five rounds in the magazine, but it obviously worked:
Roger MacBride says that he’s used to looking out for trouble in his old Northeast neighborhood. But usually the problems involve prostitutes or drug addicts, and he says that he [...]
For the past four years, I have been accurately describing the behavior of anti-rights cultists as aiding and abetting criminals of America – after all, by disarming those criminals’ intended victims, the hoplophobes are demonstrably assisting those criminals by making their lives, and their crime, so much easier. Worse still, lest you be deluded into thinking the anti-rights nuts are disarming the law-abiding out of some misguided sense of doing something right, it is already [...]