Any long-time participant in the ongoing debate surrounding "gun control" and the unjust abrogations of our basic, Constitutionally-protected human rights will be familiar with the phrase Reasoned Discourse, but for those newcomers to the field, allow me to give you a short-and-sweet summation of the idea.
Of late, and in the past, "gun control" supporters have been crying that they want to have a "debate" / "conversation" / "discussion" about the future of "gun [...]
For me, the whole Martin/Zimmerman case is functionally over – the incident is being investigated, and if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that a murder transpired*, I have every reason to believe that Zimmerman will be charged, and that is exactly the way the system is supposed to work.
On the other hand, the fallout from this case has just begun, and I shudder to think how far the ripples will travel.
One of the more-common memes floating through the pro-rights weblogs is "why are liberals so violent?" (or the more-general "why are anti-rights advocates so violent?"); indeed, it seems as though every time we turn around, we get to read about yet another "left-wing nut" expressing, or, worse, acting upon, personal desires to inflict serious bodily harm, if not death, on other human beings. Hell, Bob S. was threatened with death-by-beating for daring to disagree with [...]
I have held off on posting on the shooting (and apparent murder) of Jose Guerena for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are my abject fury over how the situation was handled, and my hope that some kind of mitigating information would eventually surface.
Well, my fury has not abated, and no information has been found to excuse the SWAT team from shooting at him 71 times and hitting him 22 [...]
Why do I so adamantly fight “gun control” supporters almost whenever and wherever possible, even when they harass me and implicitly threaten my family and me?
Why have I taken to calling those individuals “anti-rights cultists”?
Conveniently enough, those two questions have the same answer, provided in a as he quotes from Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea*:
Recognize Insurrectionism as a threat to the entire progressive movement. Too many political progressives [...]
We spend a lot of time talking about firearms and self-defense and rights and tactics and considerations and legalities and all the rest of that good nonsense on a regular basis here at "walls of the city", but the simple truth of the matter is that the most valuable, most important, and most capable tool for ensuring your own safety and that of your family resides behind your two eyes. You could be naked and [...]
It would appear as though Ladd Everitt and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has devolved from threatening a man’s family over a difference of opinions, to threatening multiple pro-rights webloggers’ families (including mine now) over differences of opinion.
What do these anti-rights bigots hope to achieve with their kindergarten-grade "outing" and cyberstalking of pro-rights webloggers? Are they so stupid as to think that naming us will somehow stop us from continuing to stand up [...]
Helpful hint to Michael K. Beard: giving Ladd Everitt the keys to the Twitter account for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence* might have been the worst idea ever, unless, of course, you want your organization to look increasingly worse every day.
In the very recent past, Ladd has directly attacked a "gun violence" survivor for daring to speak from experience, he has expressed his bigotry for the entire world to see (through your [...]
Yesterday, I received this email from Patrick:
Am I wrong in this? Look at my comments on her site.
I agree that he was incredibly stupid. I disagree that he is responsible for the deaths of the U.N. people and any soldiers. We can’t walk around on egg shells based on what others may do… right?
I value your opinion so I kinda wanted to see what you thought…. her site, your site.. [...]
Well, I think it is fair to say that Joan Peterson, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership board member and weblog writer under the moniker of “Japete”, has finally gone of the deep end. Honestly, it took longer than I was expecting.
In the space of two days, Joan banned Sean Sorrentino for his heinous use of facts to support his argument, and then turns around and speciously accuses him of harassment and [...]
We have talked about this before, but it bears repeating as often as the opportunity presents itself.
Anti-rights nuts have a particular propensity for ironically playing the “victim card” by claiming to have received threatening, abusive, or otherwise aggressive comments, but there is a problem with that habit: invariably, these anti-rights nuts also practice Reasoned Discourse (TM) and can therefore claim whatever their little hearts desire without anyone being able to verify or substantiate [...]