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thank you, gun control extremists

For providing me the motivation to do this: 

And thanks to Fill Yer Hands for making his discounted life membership deal available to me. 

Lord knows I do not always agree with the NRA or what it does, but the honest truth is that they are the largest organization dedicated to fighting for our rights, and all of their power comes from the number of people they represent.  In the end, politicians […]

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 […]

quotes of the day – sean sorrentino and gay cynic

I support carry. Regular readers are probably aware of that by now, but just to provide a brief recap of the situation, so long as you are carrying your firearm in a safe, responsible fashion, I genuinely do not care if you do so concealed, openly, or some strange amalgamation of the two. Do as you like, leave me to do as I like, and we will get along smashingly.

Unsurprisingly, given my support […]

constitutional curiosity

This point came up in discussions on Twitter a few days ago, and what with the 225th Constitution Day transpiring back on the 17th, this seems like an appropriate, if somewhat late, post.

Anyone who stayed awake during their high school civics / American government / American history classes knows that the Constitution solely and only limits the American government (after first defining it), and has absolutely no bearing on private citizens or control […]

graphics matter, year the fourth, updated, again

Thank God for my helpful readers.

Last time around, thanks to commenter TS, we were able to integrate importation numbers into the "graphics matter" series of posts, which only served to perforate the "more guns = more deaths" hypothesis even worse. Unfortunately, though, Shooting Industry Magazine rearranged their site sufficiently that some data was apparently lost, and I had to drop the 1981-1985 section of the graph due to not being able to adequately […]

graphics matter, year the fourth, updated

[Please disregard this post, and instead reference this updated version, which has more data.]

No, unfortunately, the FBI has not released a finalized version of their 2011 Uniform Crime Report (it is scheduled for September), so I cannot update the second half of this post series, but commenter TS brought up a very valid point on the 2009 update for the CDC side of this post: what about firearms imported into America? I actually had […]

jeremy alcede apologizes. maybe.

So I will freely admit that I did not return to Jeremy Alcede’s Tactical Firearms webpage after the first time I followed Tam’s link back on Wednesday, so I was completely unaware of the apparent "apology" he put up on said page, as was helpfully pointed out to me by Hsoi. While he takes the unquestionable high road when it comes to these kinds of things, I tend to be a bit more… critical, and […]

out of options

And to swing back around to the more-depressing post from yesterday, I asked this of the Twitterverse yesterday, and Better Half coincidentally asked it of me on the way home:

America was founded due to entities "imposing Taxes on us without our Consent", amongst other very valid reasons; where is there left to go?

graphics matter, year the fourth

[Please consider this updated version of this post, which has integrated firearm importation data as well as production numbers.]

Thanks to the newest preliminary FBI stats on crime coming out recently (the past pattern was replicated again: crime is down overall), I was reminded that I needed to check up on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and see if they had updated their WISQARS system to include fatal injury data from 2009; lo […]

quote of the day – jay g.

Dear "gun control" extremists, anti-rights cultists, and other petty authoritarians:

We are Americans, and, as such, our reflexive, borderline knee-jerk reaction to someone telling us that we cannot / should not do something is to utter some variation of, "Screw you," and go and do it anywise. This land was discovered (in the European sense) by people who abided by that mentality, this country was settled and founded by people who wholly embraced that […]

facts which do not fit the narrative are discarded

I love internally inconsistent people, no matter what their political or sociological leanings might or might not be; obviously, I would prefer them to be as far away from "my side" (whatever that means any more) as possible, but, regardless, without them I would not have nearly as much good material on this site as I do now.

Take, for example, Penny Bernath, writing on Twitter under the rather appropriate screenname of @penny_bernath, and […]

north carolina had nothing better to do

And now for a topic this weblog does not frequently touch upon: Way to be bigoted idiots, ~60% of the North Carolinians who voted yesterday. So glad that you have settled all of the other pressing issues in your state, and feel comfortable wasting your time on something as inane as gay marriage.

Look, so long as everyone involved is legally an adult, consenting, and not being hurt against their wills, it is simply […]

yesterday, at kroger

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 […]

it did happen here

In honor of George Takei giving one of the best "Peace, y’all, I’m outta here" monologues I have ever seen come out of a reality television show after his firing from The Apprentice last week, I thought I would take a moment today to remind my readers of a piece of American history that most people probably were never taught, and most of the rest probably try to actively forget:

Once upon a time, […]

it is a good start

But only a start. In a just world, I would be happy about this photo:

Perhaps not ecstatic – simply because that dollar value is tremendously low for the scope of the abridgements of Constitutionally-protected rights perpetrated by the city of Chicago – but at least happy.

But this is not a just world. And instead of those people whose names grace the bottom of the check being the ones who have […]

baldr odinson outs himself

By now, regular readers of my weblog should be familiar with the name “Baldr Odinson” – that spineless, dishonest, cowardly troll who so very much hates it when his own methodologies and tricks are used against him (speaking of, I need to put his poll back up at some point).  Regular readers of the pro-rights community would also be aware that Baldr Odinson condoned, if not outright supported, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s vicious, […]

ngvac set gun control up the bomb

I have to admit – I really, really love it when our opponents stab themselves in the back. It is no great surprise that the Germans had a word for that concept, but no matter how you cut it, watching anti-rights cultists destroy their own arguments with wanton disregard for the damage they are causing is hilarious indeed.

Speaking of, one of the few advantages of keeping at least half an eye on Twitter […]

ballsy

Here is to hoping the authors of Doghouse do not live in Massachusetts and own firearms, because with a comic like that (complete with the bonus alt text of "Do they really not think heads will roll?"), well, the precedent is not pretty.

In other news, I love that comic, especially in light of recent events; unfortunately, it does not look as though the morons responsible for SOPA/PIPA have learned from the experience yet. […]

tellin’ riddles in the dark

Want to know the difference between “gun control” extremists and pro-rights activist in one easy-to-swallow lesson?  Behold. 

Brady Campaign Board Member, blood-dancer extraordinaire, arguable face of “gun control”, and eugenicist Joan Peterson (writing under the moniker “japete”) at the conclusion of a post abusively castigating pro-rights activists for daring to point out that the anti-rights cultists’ “candlelight vigils” will do nothing to reduce the number of “gun violence” victims (note: none of the links […]

make your own future

Yesterday, I accurately said that there was nothing I could add to the letter A Girl and Her Gun wrote to those who would deprive her of her rights, and I stand by those words; however, coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous, and here I am… shall-we-say "expanding" on her driving point.

I found myself re-(re-?)reading Fallen Angels recently (available free online through Baen, if you feel so inclined), as a break between […]