“Self-defense is a basic right, recognized by many legal systems from ancient times to the present day, and in Heller, we held that individual self-defense is 'the central component' of the Second Amendment right.”
by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

possibly fake but definitely accurate

By now, most of my readers have probably seen this image, along with the various other ones floating around all branded with the Brady Campaign’s logo:

Said image’s text reading, "A rape can last 30 seconds but a murder lasts for ever. Guns are not the answer." For the Googles.

And, like most of my readers, I saw the image and immediately dismissed it as a parody – oh, to […]

the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago

Unless you are prepared for a veritable skyscraper of text (over 9,000 words) and a serious airing of grievances, you should probably go ahead and plan on skipping this post.

That disclaimer dispensed with, here is how it is. Over the past few years, Robert Farago – the editor of The Truth About Guns – has functionally leeched off of, exploited, stabbed in the back, maligned, abused, lied about, misrepresented, stolen from, and infringed upon […]

the irrelevance of the brady campaign

By themselves, numbers are fairly meaningless – I could tell you that I have ten heffalumps, but is that a lot, a little, in the “who cares” category?  Well, if I provided you the context that the national level of heffalump ownership was zero, ten suddenly seems like more than you might initially think. 

So here is a little perspective for you – there are more people expected to attend the NRA Annual Meetings […]

all depends on how you count

About a week ago, I made a crack about how giggle-worthy Paul Helmke’s claims of victory in this past election were, and seeing similar press releases from all of the usual sources has continued to amuse the hell out of me. But it is well past time to slam the final nail in that paricular coffin and shove it in the ground:

U.S. Senate

– 19 of NRA-PVF’s 25 […]

know them by their works

This is how the NRA chose to remember and honor Veteran’s Day:

The Headquarters Range in Fairfax, Virginia, played host Tuesday night to the 2010 NRA Veteran’s Day Shoot —.a gathering of 50+ vets to take their turn at fourteen different guns, enjoy a little Chick-fil-A, and try their luck in a raffle. In what has become an annual event, the Veteran’s Day shoot turned into a rousing success.


But […]