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 [...]
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 [...]
By now, most of my readers have probably seen this image, along with the various other ones floating around all branded with the Brady Campaign’s logo:
Said image’s text reading, "A rape can last 30 seconds but a murder lasts for ever. Guns are not the answer." For the Googles.
And, like most of my readers, I saw the image and immediately dismissed it as a parody – oh, to be certain, [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]
By now, you all are probably aware of the story of the 12-year-old girl perforating the home-intruder through the bathroom closet door, but have you heard her response to the incident?
"When I had the gun, I didn’t think I was actually going to have to shoot somebody," the 6th grader recalled. "I think it’s going to change me a whole lot, knowing that I can hold my head up high and nothing can [...]
That is a question that you see rattling around pro-rights weblogs from time to time… The common theory is that the people we identify as "gun control" extremists are simply violent people, and they naturally gravitate towards supporting "gun control" because they also happen to suffer from something known as
"projection" – in short, they recognize (consciously or unconsciously) that they are violent people, but rather than dealing with that problem internally, they project that [...]
I meant to put up this post over the weekend, but life conspired against me, and then Say Uncle linked to my last post, and here we are. However, the short-and-sweet of it is this:
The Knoxville / Turkey Creek Chick-Fil-A has NOT posted itself as a “gun-free zone” / victim-disarmament zone.
I drove by the store yesterday, and neither of its two entrances were posted with anything even approximating a “gunbuster” sticker, [...]
Here is an interesting graphic for your weekend contemplation:
And, no, I am not just pulling those numbers out of my ass; Davi Barker of The Daily Anarchist analyzed 29 mass shootings from 1949 forward and came up with that comparison. Go ahead and take a look at his methodology; while I actually agree with the measures he took to ensure he was comparing apples to apples as much as possible, I still [...]
"Gun control" extremists are happiest when innocent people are murdered by criminals using firearms – after all, there will be more victims’ stories to exploit, more victims to sock-puppet as figureheads, more opportunities for appeals to emotion, more donations from people who think throwing money at astroturf will somehow convince criminals to stop being criminals, and more "proof" that guns are the root of all evil in society and thus must be destroyed. In reality, [...]
So, as everyone is aware by now, I was at Chick-Fil-A yesterday protesting the government sticking its unwelcome nose into a private corporation’s private business, and, as Lynn H. accurately guessed (I guess I am that predictable), I was openly carrying at the event as well, with my not-easy-to-overlook Baby Eagle at that.
For the entire hour I stood in line, while I was surrounded by literally hundreds of people, and apart from the [...]
But you knew that already.
Apparently Mr. Fat-Ass Lard-Ball himself had a "conversation"* with Piers Morgan over the non-existent merits of "gun control" here in the United States, and while I am going to try very, very hard to ignore the rest of his idiocy, this particular comment stood out in stark relief from the rest of his bigoted screed:
And I wish that we would just live in this century.
I have already discussed how much of a losing proposition I consider the recent theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado to be; as others have said, it embodies pretty much the "perfect" (though I hate to use that word) Kobayashi Maru scenario for self-defense, only with no way to hack into the server the night before and cheat your way through to victory.
That does not mean I would not have tried to bring the [...]
By now, all of my readers are unquestionably aware of the shooting in a theater in Aurora, Colorado during a screening of the new Batman movie, so I will not go into any real specifics regarding that – I know nothing that is not in the news, and there is not much information I would consider to be "factual" floating around there yet.
I would, however, like to say two quick things.
I cannot stop giggling at this:
And, yes, there is a story:
Surveillance video of the incident was released on Monday by the Sheriff’s Office. It shows two masked men entering the Palms Internet Cafe, 8444 SW State Road 200, just before 10 p.m. Friday. One of the men had a gun.
Williams was seated toward the back of the cafe dressed in a white shirt, shorts and baseball cap.
Yesterday, I discovered two interesting things… or, at least, things that were interesting to me.
First up, a hate-filled, bile-soaked, venom-spewing anti-rights weblog apparently linked to mine a few days back (while simultaneously claiming I am "racist" and "practicing inexplicable Obama hate" – both insults laughable on their faces); do you know how many hits I received from that link?
Zero. Not even one.
Granted, mine is just the one data point [...]
And this is why folks like me lobbied our federal government to respect our individual rights to self-defense inside of arbitrarily-defined invisible borders:
Authorities say a woman was stabbed and sexually assaulted Friday afternoon on a trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The suspect fled the scene.
The incident was reported to park officials at 2:43 p.m. The 44-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times while she was on the Gatlinburg Trail. She made [...]
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 [...]
I have to admit: I am really liking the trend my little demotivator has started, thanks to Borepatch (x2), Jay G., and Midwest Chick.
I am, however, slightly disappointed that no one seems to have caught on to – or at least commented on – the subtext in the second one…
Anywise, as I said in comments over at Borepatch’s, rights do not need a reason to be exercised, and to expand on [...]