“Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.”
by Norman Vincent Peale




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the slippery slope of gun control

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 […]

albatrosses come home to roost

For those who are interested in those kinds of things, this morning a source informed me that Michael Bonomo (aka "mikeb302000") has been banned from Daily Kos*, apparently for maligning, insulting, and libeling veterans; maliciously misrepresenting comments from others in damaging fashions; perpetrating specious ad hominem attacks; and engaging in exploitative, "ghoulish" "violence porn" to further his anti-rights agenda.

In other words, unsurprisingly, pretty much the same behavior that got him […]

white house gun control initiative of 2011

I am a bit late on writing about this (Better Half was headed out of the country way-too-early this morning, so I had better things to do than blog yesterday), but it is just too good to pass up.

Over the weekend, the news leaked out that Our Glorious President was considering finally following through on those promises of enhanced "gun control" he made back during his election campaign:

The changes […]

at least now it is on their radar

04APR11 – I send an email to both of my Senators and my Representative concerning the BATFE’s attempts to arbitrarily redefine the “sporting purpose test” in order to prevent any more Saiga shotguns from being imported into the United States.

06APR11 – Senator Lamar Alexander responds.

17JUN11 – Senator Bob Corker responds:

Dear [Linoge],

Thank you for taking the time to contact my office regarding the “Study […]