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that ugly "need" hydra

A few months ago, I happened to have a rather… interesting*… conversation with the warped and benighted mind behind the Twitter account of @1StopCity. A recurring theme in this particular conversation is that unless you have a particular "need" for something or to do something, you have absolutely no right to that thing or to do that thing, or, in his very own words, "Odds against you "needing" a gun negate your right to own [...]

a blackfeather for your cap

Long-time readers know I love my M1A SOCOM II to death, even though I do not get to shoot it nearly as often as I might like thanks to steadily-spiraling ammunition prices and a distinct lack of ranges comfortable with it going off on them. However, there are times – rare, but still times – that I wish I had gone with a more… mainstream design of that particular platform.

As those old and [...]

reclaiming the language

As a firearm owner and firm defender of our individual rights, one of the more aggravating things I stumble across on the cortex from time to time are Fudds proclaiming the demonic natures and other dangers of "evil black rifles" / "assault weapons" / etc., while simultaneously bitterly clinging to their wood-and-blued-steel bolt-action hunting rifles (aka "high-powered sniper rifles") and duck shotguns (aka "street-sweeping bullet hoses"). Obviously these narrow-minded individuals have never bothered to read [...]

quote of the day – caillin langmann

While this is not exactly what I have been saying for years, it does dovetail in nicely:

“No significant beneficial associations between firearms legislation and homicide or spousal homicide rates were found,” reads the abstract on the study, written by Caillin Langmann, a resident in the division of emergency medicine at McMaster University, and himself a vocal foe of gun-control measures who has argued instead for enhanced social programs to combat the causes of [...]

once again, registration lead to confiscation

Why, it seems like just a few days ago when I observed that registration of firearms invariably leads to their confiscation…

Oh wait. It was only a few days ago.

At any rate, turns out I was right:

Several gun owners are refusing to surrender a semi-automatic rifle that was imported from China and bought legally before the RCMP retroactively declared it a prohibited weapon.

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Firearms that have been allowed into [...]