Well, would you look at that – it would appear as though some enterprising young entrepreneurs scumbag burglars with an internet connection went and used The Journal News’ map of firearm owners to pick out their next target:
A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe.
At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 [...]
"Gun control" extremists get terribly upset when I accurately refer to them as anti-rights cultists, but I have made my case for that phrase, and, impressively, no one has found fault with my logic, not even the cultists themselves.
However, those poor, misunderstood, persecuted, downtrodden, and otherwise marginalized cultists get even more terribly upset when I accurately refer to them as "fetishists"; unfortunately for them, that shoe not only fits, it appears it was [...]
I have already discussed how much of a losing proposition I consider the recent theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado to be; as others have said, it embodies pretty much the "perfect" (though I hate to use that word) Kobayashi Maru scenario for self-defense, only with no way to hack into the server the night before and cheat your way through to victory.
That does not mean I would not have tried to bring the [...]
On my way to Organized Play to have my ass handed to me at a prerelease game for the new set of Magic: the Gathering (I did manage to "win" one round, but only because we ran out of time and the other guy threw the last of our three games… and one of the rounds I "lost" because we once again ran out of time and I threw the last game – ties help [...]
For me, the whole Martin/Zimmerman case is functionally over – the incident is being investigated, and if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that a murder transpired*, I have every reason to believe that Zimmerman will be charged, and that is exactly the way the system is supposed to work.
On the other hand, the fallout from this case has just begun, and I shudder to think how far the ripples will travel.
There is nothing I can – or should – add to this:
You, you who hate guns, you gave me nothing.
All that was offered me was a life of fear, of resentment, of bitterness, of dependance…
The gun community has offered me hope and strength, and courage.
They have taught me to have belief in myself.
They have asked nothing of me in return and, [...]
Behold – a reasonable, rational, informative, educational (well, apart from that being a starter pistol Governor Perry is holding), and remarkably-well-linked article on concealed carrying while jogging… from Slate:
Reporters asked newly announced presidential candidate Rick Perry on Monday whether he carries a gun while campaigning. Perry refused to answer, but he does seem to carry guns in unexpected places. He shot a coyote while jogging in 2010, for example. What’s the safest way [...]
Apparently I need to start using bold font or all uppercase or something, because it is becoming increasingly clear that you all just are not getting the message: guns are "bad news" for women, period, end of story, no debate. So with that obvious fact again expressed (I mean, really, how many times am I going to have to say it before y’all start listening?), I wish you folks would stop founding made-up organizations like [...]
Pro-rights activists occasionally like to make not-so-funny jokes about how the government undoubtedly has a large number of us on “lists” due to our hobbies and practices, and anti-rights cultists turn that around and ridicule us for believing that the government monitors people to that degree (while simultaneously demanding that citizens’ rights be abridged due to their name being on those non-existent lists… go figure). Unfortunately for both sides of the spectrum, the government does [...]
I do not care if the world has ended, the zombies are surrounding us, and that is the only safe place to be – you will never find me in a place that will allow me to take this kind of video.
Good. Lord. The rational, engineering side of my brain knows just how sturdy those kinds of constructs are, and what they are designed for, and so forth… but the little tiny nugget [...]
It is fairly likely that all of my readers are aware of the concept of “defensive driving”, and the fact that a lot of organizations and programs make a lot of money preaching it, both in terms of pre-emptive skillset building, and post-ticket mandatory training – organizations including Alive at 25, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, Defensive Driver Course (*.pdf warning), and others.
And every last one of those organizations and programs prey on, feed [...]