I would like to take a moment today to extend my sincere thanks to the legislatures of both New York State and Connecticut for proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that "gun control" is, in truth and fact, a slippery slope.
Anti-rights cultists come absolutely unhinged every time you mention the possibility of "gun control" itself being a slippery slope, and tend to immediately decry such mutterings as prima facie logical fallacies; it [...]
I literally have nothing to add. Well except that. And this.
(Courtesy of Alan.)
This is me, being about as speechless as I get:
Who needs guns then? Well, hunters need guns for the sport. Some people need guns for their profession– law enforcement, security guards, people who transport cash from businesses to banks, etc., gang members, drug cartels, felons, robbers and those who, without a gun, could not do their jobs.
Follow the link for the full explanation (be not afraid – it does not go to [...]
… Guns and alcohol simply will not mix.
But moving on to more serious matters, it would appear as though the usual, useful idiots are trotting out the usual, useless arguments about ZOMG guns in bars. Color me surprised. However, just like here in Tennessee all those years ago, most of the arguments against allowing law-abiding, trained, and permitted individuals to carry firearms into establishments that serve alcohol are based on misdirection (the bill [...]
One of the favorite talking points of "gun control" extremists is that they are representing a "silent majority" of Americans who support increased levels of "gun control". Of course, this "silent majority" has a strange tendency of being about as quiet as your average graveyard, and even the membership rolls of the various anti-rights organizations are sorely lacking in anything one would consider "volume", but, damnit, those anti-rights cultists believe they have popular support, so [...]
So imagine yourself on a mostly-deserted island, and once upon a time, you were given responsibility over 100 other people. Sometime in the past, some other group of people came, kidnapped, and murdered 50 of those people; you tried to fight them, but they were just too strong. In the process of the fight, that other group makes it abundantly clear that they want to kill all of you, and only did not do so [...]
Last week, Joan Peterson (aka “Japete” on her misnamed “Common Gunsense” weblog – link intentionally omitted) took it upon herself to appear before the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee as a representative of the anti-rights, pro-criminal cult of America, and speak out against the bill relating to the use of deadly force in defense of home and person (Castle Doctrine, in short), pistol permit renewals, and the comprehensiveness of background checks.
Before she even [...]
Over the weekend, after over two years of relative silence on the topic, and between his non-stop golf outings and one of the largest natural disasters in recent history, Our Glorious President apparently decided to give that political third rail of “gun control” a good firm lick.
Except he did not. At least not really.
What he actually did was more-or-less parrot what pro-rights advocates have been saying for decades, interspersed with the usual unending [...]
Things like this just annoy the hell out of me.
No, not the firearm itself – in fact, a five-round 12-gauge revolver shotgun with a folding stock like that seems like a very interesting home defense platform. But that is what aggrivates me – I will never have the opportunity to find out thanks to this particular firearm being made in Russia.
‘Cause, y’know, those Russian firearms are just infected with Communism…
And speaking of the perversion of “common sense” by anti-rights nuts, it is fairly common knowledge now that Joan Peterson is a board member of the Brady Campaign, among other anti-rights organizations, but we did not know the extent or limits of her influence.
Well, consider this news release from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership:
Supporters of common sense restrictions on guns, from both political parties, won a number of [...]
Since it seems like my “Citizen’s Permit to Vote” post might have stolen a few people’s thunders, I figure it is time to share some linky love and maybe make up for my quick fingers a little…
To begin with, Weer’d breaks out the analogy stick for some more beating, and considers the question of how America would work if the BATFE regulated the A and T in its name the same way they [...]