Sep 172013
 

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Out, damned spot!

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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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Jul 252012
 

Folks, this is a must read…Musings from the “Blonde Momshell”: Aurora: My thoughts on this tragedy and calls for gun control.

This is why the 2nd Amendment is vitally necessary…when seconds count, (on multiple occasions) the cops are minutes away. And our justice system is but years away…notice how well all the existing laws worked in this situation?

…and yes, this is quite effective:

Pump Shotgun-SoundBible.com-1653268682

As Jay G is wont to say, “That is all.”

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Feb 152012
 

Someone who gets it:

“She was dead.

The woman lay on her back in the middle of the street. Her eyes were open and staring up at the sky, clouds reflecting on the haze forming over them. Pools of thick, dark syrup formed under her back, her life blood oozing out across the black asphalt around her body.

I was there when she died.

It’s a hell of a thing, death. Anyone who has been around it knows about that moment when someone goes from being a person to a thing. It’s a curiosity, almost magical in a way. You can’t help but be mesmerized.

Dying is a threshold we all have to step over someday, and your instincts force you to watch someone else do it, perhaps to see if you can learn some secret — a secret that will help you the moment you cast off your own mortality.

But this was a time when the line was crossed too soon and for no good reason: This woman was shot and killed by her jealous ex-boyfriend.”

RTWT at Iowa State Daily:

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Sep 252010
 

The LawDog Files: Ok, I’ll play

“Nom Nom Nom”

Outstanding.

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Sep 082010
 

The Second Amendment Foundation – home to Alan Gottlieb and Alan Gura – the folks that are really looking out for your Second Amendment Rights.

“The team of Alan Gura (the lead lawyer in McDonald) and Alan Gottlieb are a force to be taken seriously and are taking point on a lot of skirmishes these days.
SAF is a 501 (c) (3) corporation and your donations are tax deductible.” – Joe Huffman

Click on the linky and join up or donate (or both).

H/T to Joe for the reminder!

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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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