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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]