One of the favorite “arguments” circulating amongst anti-rights cultists these days is that the only reason one would oppose “universal background checks” for firearm purchases is because one is concerned about not passing them. Obviously this is complete and utter nonsense, but let us take a moment an examine how nonsensical that position is.
I oppose “universal background checks”. In fact, I oppose any background checks for firearm purchases – having to prove innocence [...]
In general, the anti-rights cultists have largely abandoned the lie of “only wanting to compromise”, which is just as well; it was always a lie, everyone knew it was always a lie, and it convinced no one.
But, occasionally, you find a useful idiot who did not receive the memo:
@comebackshane: @Soldier1eaODGrn Reasonable should be determined by an equal number of representatives from both sides. Compromise.
@wallsofthecity: The pro-rights community has been "compromising" [...]
Hey, it is my site, so I can claim I said something worthy of note.
Regular readers will know that I generally try my best to eschew logical fallacies, not just because they are fallacies, but also because they are so often – and so ineffectively – wielded against us and our rights. With that in mind, the following quote may surprise people in that, superficially, it appears to be nothing more than a [...]
Any long-time participant in the ongoing debate surrounding "gun control" and the unjust abrogations of our basic, Constitutionally-protected human rights will be familiar with the phrase Reasoned Discourse, but for those newcomers to the field, allow me to give you a short-and-sweet summation of the idea.
Of late, and in the past, "gun control" supporters have been crying that they want to have a "debate" / "conversation" / "discussion" about the future of "gun [...]
We all know that "gun control" does not work at its professed purpose – reducing crime and making people "safer". History has taught us this time and time again, and continues to teach it to us to this very day, but the invariable question is, "Why does ‘gun control’ not work?"
Well, we could go into to the sociopolitical ramifications of disarming the law-abiding segment of your population, the reality that criminals prefer defenseless [...]
But she wants someone else to do it for her, so that is ok.
Unfortunately, the following Twitter conversation will be somewhat disjointed and I will be unable to adequately link to all of the various tweets. Why? Because Lou Gagliardi is a spineless coward who, upon realizing what she said, Memory Hole’d the tweets I managed to keep screen captures of.
Why did she delete these tweets? Why do you think – [...]
Did you know that Poland acknowledges and protects a human’s right to self-defense, up to and including defense of property? Neither did I, until I noticed this incoming link in my referral logs (translated from Polish here). In short,
Defense against unlawful attack (attack) is guaranteed by the law in force in Poland, the Criminal Code of 1997 year. This right is, however, one of the fundamental human rights of individuals.
The source of [...]
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 [...]
I like to ramble on about how open carry is not such a big deal to most people, and how it is becoming surprisingly mundane for such an out-of-the-ordinary activity, but, as is often the case, other folks do a much better job illustrating the point than I manage to:
Special thanks to NancyR for loaning me her Sweet Daughter for an afternoon during the 2011 NRA Annual Meeting. We ate brownies, got free [...]