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 fallacies; it [...]
The scumbag murderer solely responsible for the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings and murderers started his rampage somewhere around 0100 on 20JUL12.
Some time before 1930 on 26JUL12, Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein decided it would be a great idea to punish all Americans for the actions of one murderous whackjob:
Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would [...]
I do not drink coffee, but I appreciate companies that respect our individual rights to self-defense and self-preservation, and I further enjoy reminding anti-rights cultists how increasingly irrelevant they are making themselves; thankfully, Starbucks sells some stuff other than coffee:
The barista manning our local Starbucks seemed completely unfazed by my People of the Gun ballcap, and she commented to the customer before me (an apparent regular) that the day had been busier [...]
Behold – a reasonable, rational, informative, educational (well, apart from that being a starter pistol Governor Perry is holding), and remarkably-well-linked article on concealed carrying while jogging… from Slate:
Reporters asked newly announced presidential candidate Rick Perry on Monday whether he carries a gun while campaigning. Perry refused to answer, but he does seem to carry guns in unexpected places. He shot a coyote while jogging in 2010, for example. What’s the safest way [...]
Better Half and I were out shopping for (or at least trying on) laptops yesterday (speaking of, if anyone is aware of a <5 pound, <$500, >14" laptop that would probably hold up for a few years, feel free to sound off), and we were in our local blue-and-yellow big-box store while one of the employees there was busy gearing up for the upcoming tax-free weekend here in Tennessee. As he walked by on one [...]
So imagine yourself on a mostly-deserted island, and once upon a time, you were given responsibility over 100 other people. Sometime in the past, some other group of people came, kidnapped, and murdered 50 of those people; you tried to fight them, but they were just too strong. In the process of the fight, that other group makes it abundantly clear that they want to kill all of you, and only did not do so [...]
Some days, you just want to throw in the towel. Other days, you do, and realize there is absolutely no shame in doing so. Nothing I could write today would even compare, however remotely, to this outstanding piece of parody by Robb (of which the below blockquote is just a very small sample):
Salesperson: “Good afternoon Ma’am. How can I help you today?”
Customer: “Hi, yes, I was hoping to look at banning a gun [...]