Apr 112013
 

Long, but worth every moment you spend reading…

“An essay in seven sections.

– From Progressive Economics
The Fundamental Political Principle

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.” — George Orwell

Let’s start with this: The citizen’s right to possess firearms is a fundamental political right. The political principle at stake is quite simple: to deny the state the monopoly of armed force. This should perhaps be stated in the obverse: to empower the citizenry, to distribute the power of armed force among the citizenry as a whole. The history of arguments and struggles over this principle, throughout the world, is long and clear. Instituted in the context of a revolutionary struggle based on the most democratic concepts of its day, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is perhaps the clearest legal/constitutional expression of this principle, and as such, I think, is one of the most radical statutes in the world.

Go read the whole thing, take a break and read it again.

The Polemicist: The Rifle on the Wall: A Left Argument for Gun Rights.

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Feb 012013
 

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Nov 142012
 

h/t Tam

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Nov 082012
 

U.N. CELEBRATES OBAMA RE-ELECTION BY PUSHING GLOBAL GUN CONTROL

For Immediate Release:   11/7/2012

BELLEVUE, WA – Less than 24 hours after winning re-election, President Barack Obama’s administration joined with China, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and more than 150 other governments, in supporting renewed debate on the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, confirming the worst fears of the American gun rights community.

The vote came at the U.N. General Assembly’s meeting of the First Committee on Disarmament at the world organization’s headquarters in New York City.

“It’s obvious that our warnings over the past several months have been true,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. “The election was called about 11 p.m. Tuesday and by 11 a.m. this morning, we got word that the United States was supporting this resolution. We have to be more vigilant in our efforts to stop this proposed treaty.”

SAF Operations Director Julianne Versnel, who has been back and forth to the United Nations over this proposal, said the fight is not finished. The measure will be considered for finalization in March 2013.

“We will continue to monitor this issue and oppose any effort to enforce a global gun control measure,” she stated.

Amnesty International issued a statement Wednesday lauding passage of the resolution, saying the treaty will protect human rights.

“The right of self-defense is a human right,” Gottlieb countered, “and in this country, the Second Amendment protects that right.

“Just days ago as he campaigned for re-election,” he concluded, “Barack Obama told his supporters that voting is the ‘best revenge.’ I guess now we know what he was talking about. The revenge he seeks is against American gun owners and their Second Amendment rights.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. In addition to the landmark McDonald v. ChicagoSupreme Court Case, SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; New Orleans; Chicago and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and numerous amicus briefs holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.

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Carry.

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May 022012
 

“Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim. The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.”

RTWT –  A beating at Church and Brambleton | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com.

 

There’s a whole lot of “what were they thinking” running through my mind  right now:

  • Why weren’t their car doors already locked?
  • Why didn’t they just drive off?  While a car may be vulnerable – it has more of a position of strength than an unarmed human.
  • Unarmed? In this day and age, why?
While being attacked, she called 911 – and it took three attempts to get through past “all lines are busy.”  In the PD’s defense, we don’t know if that recording was cell service or 911 call center generated. But remember – even once she got through – the police were only minutes away. Meanwhile, the mob beating continued…
Why did the responding officer record the incident as “simple assault”? Treat it as a mugging – less paperwork?
Why did the paper bury a story involving two of its staff? Political correctness?
From Twitter the next day:

“I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light,” wrote one person.

“I don’t,” wrote another, indicating laughter. “(do it for trayvon martin)”

Folks, this is merely the tip of the iceberg…

 

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Aug 192010
 

“The U.S. government opposed South Korea’s bid to sell hundreds of thousands of aging U.S. combat rifles to American gun collectors, a senior government official said Thursday.

The ministry announced the plan last September as part of efforts to boost its defense budget, saying the export of the M1 Garand and carbine rifles would start by the end of 2009.

The U.S. administration put the brakes on the plan, citing “problems” that could be caused by the importation of the rifles.”  – More at Lagniappe’s Lair

“Well we’re noticing. The question now is what we’re going to do about it. Spread this around, gunnies…it may be too late to undo this screw-job, but at least we can hold the responsible guy and his followers accountable and rebut their claims that Obama isn’t out to take our guns away.”          – Me (Laginiappe’s Dad)

Pissed me off, too – but what else should we expect from this “Administration”?


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Jun 282010
 

The Breda Fallacy: Congratulations, Chicago.

Thank you to Alan and everyone else who had a part in making this the law of the land by incorporation!

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Jun 282010
 

“In its second major ruling on gun rights in three years, the Supreme Court Monday extended the federally protected right to keep and bear arms to all 50 states. The decision will be hailed by gun rights advocates and comes over the opposition of gun control groups, the city of Chicago and four justices.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the five justice majority saying ‘the right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner.’
The ruling builds upon the Court’s 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller that invalidated the handgun ban in the nation’s capital. More importantly, that decision held that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was a right the Founders specifically delegated to individuals. The justices affirmed that decision and extended its reach to the 50 states. Today’s ruling also invalidates Chicago’s handgun ban.”

 
High Court’s Big Ruling For Gun Rights « Liveshots

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Jun 282010
 

2nd Amendment Incorporated

Posted on June 28th, 2010 by alan in 2nd Amendment, Bill Of Rights, Guns, History By a 5-4 split the Supreme Court found that the 14th amendment incorporates the 2nd.
You can read the opinion here.

H/T alan

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May 202010
 

h/t to Conservative Scalawag

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