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nature wars – in review

Back when a representative from Random House Publishing contacted me to ask if I was interested in a review copy of Nature Wars, by Jim Sterba, I warned her that such a book would not be terribly up my alley – I am not a hunter, I am not a farmer, I generally keep my interactions with wild animals to a bare minimum, and I generally find the American "conservation" movement to be at or [...]

why we win

It really boils down to a difference in perceptions.

On the one hand, "gun control" fetishists gleefully dance in the blood of victims and exploit the murder of innocents to further their own, personal, unjust, totalitarian, anti-Constitutional dreams, as documented in the image to the right. (Highlights added to really bring out the crazy in those cultists’ eyes.)

On the other hand, we quite cheerfully and respectfully celebrate the lawful, peaceful defense of [...]

how not to be a dick

Now, see, this is a position I can respect:

I have open carried when I was not legally allowed to conceal but prefer to conceal when I can. I have found that it is just easier to go about your day and interact with people when they have no knowledge of you having a firearm. First impressions are important and cannot be erased. Many develop a poor perception of someone when they appear with [...]

about the truth of it

And, yes, I am speaking from experience: 

(Courtesy of my parents, though I did modify it a bit.) 

perception is reality

Remember that admonition to “Do not be an asshole“?

Yeah, that is a two-edged sword, and it cuts just as deeply on the supposedly-pro-rights-but-anti-open-carry camp (if the anchor link fails, just find “Gunnutmegger”‘s first comment, and read through to the end of the thread) as it does on the pro-open-carry-and-obnoxious-about-it camp (scroll down to comment #110, and then up to see what he was talking about).

Whereas not being an asshole and simply [...]



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