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"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Thomas Jefferson
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II. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


February 11, 2013

  • Good news Homeowners Use Guns to Defend Homes, Lives 02-11-13
    Wait...isn't this the kind of thing the gun grabbers would have you believe never happens? You see, they really, really hate it when the unalienable right to self defense is exercised. Apparently, they'd prefer the good guys hurt or dead to seeing a bad guy stopped in his tracks!
  • Good news Bad news Sen. King "skeptical" of assault-weapons ban 02-10-13
    Aren't we all? That being said, it seems Senator King is more worried about the cosmetic aspects of the proposed measure rather than the fact it won't work, it will cause harm to the law-abiding, and oh, yes, it's unconstitutional.
  • For your information LEGAL ANALYSIS Absolutist view of rights invalid 02-10-13
    I get the impression the writer is left-leaning. That being said, he's still right. The only problem that I see is that lines that might otherwise be relatively clearly drawn are all too often blurred, erased, rewritten, or moved by authorities who are more concerned with their own grip on power than with anybody's rights, absolute or otherwise.
  • Bad news VIDEO Constitutional scholar Nancy Pelosi: We avow your
    First Amendment right to own a gun
    This is one of the most powerful politicians in Washington speaking. We are in a lot of trouble, both domestically and internationally, and on a number of levels. Now you know part of the reason why.
  • Good news Bad news COMMENTARY The merits of the Second Amendment 02-10-13
    The writer is half right. He starts off well, but then starts in on the "militia" mention in the Second Amendment. Oh, he's right about that, too, of course. What he's missing is the fact that, at the time the Second Amendment was written, the militia consisted of (are you ready?) every able bodied citizen able to have a gun. When that's followed up with the words "the people," the intent is clearer still. How it is that some consider that so unclear is beyond me!

February 6, 2013

  • Bad news Vermont takes lead in firearms reform 02-06-13
    ...or, more appropriately titled, a Vermont politician tries to jump on the anti-gun bandwagon currently parading across the country! Never mind what she's proposed. The salient point is simple enough and actually enumerated within this article where Vermont is (accurately, by the way) described as "the state where the loosest firearms regulations in the country converge with one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the US and the lowest rate of gun and violent crime in the nation." Funny how that works!
  • Good news Bruce Willis against new gun control laws, says there's no link between Hollywood
    violence and real violence
    I love Bruce Willis! In my defense, though, I loved him long before he turned out to be that rarest of birds in Hollywood: A man who doesn't buy into politically correct propaganda and instead decides to make sense.

February 5, 2013

February 4, 2013

  • Bad news Obama: No Gun Law Will "Subvert the Second Amendment" 02-04-13
    Okay, first? There are already gun laws that do, and your current proposal, Mr. President, is another one of them. And second? You mean no law will "subvert the Second Amendment" as in none will? Or do you mean it like you meant "you'll be able to keep your health insurance if you like it" and "your insurance premiums will go down?" I'm just asking...
  • Good news COMMENTARY Why defend the Second Amendment? 02-04-13
  • Bad news COMMENTARY Background checks, education, licenses won't curb the 2nd Amendment 02-04-13
    Actually, just the opposite is true. While there are some things in this column with which it's hard to disagree, the bottom line is really pretty simple. You'll find it in the words "shall not be infringed." They come right after the words "the people." You know: Us! (Of course, it's a lot harder to take any of this column seriously when such basic errors, like the type of weapon used at Sandy Hook, are perpetuated within.)
  • Bad news Biden concedes new laws won't end gun massacres 02-01-13
    Wait...isn't that why we're supposed to be supportive of this infringement of our Second Amendment rights?

January 31, 2013

  • Good news Wyoming House votes to block proposed federal firearms regulations 01-31-13
    It goes without saying that I support Wyoming's efforts to block any federal usurpations of Second Amendment rights, as well as another thrust in the state aimed at allowing lawful concealed firearms onto school campuses. Good for those legislators working on real answers to the problem!
  • Good news Legal Immigant Behind Viral 2nd Amendment Defense Tells Us... 01-31-13
    Someone who hasn't always had real freedom tends to appreciate it a lot more than those who have always had it and have learned little more than to take it for granted! Welcome to America! I'm glad you're here, and I'm even happier you're teaching native-born citizens a lesson or two!
  • Bad news Teen who performed at Obama inaugural events shot dead in Chicago 01-31-13
    Yes, it's a tragedy. No, it's no surprise the story has become part of the debate on gun control. Unfortunately, the story is being used in an entirely inappropriate sense. The President and others in Washington want to see some guns made illegal (actually, they'd like to see all guns become illegal, but a comprehensive partial ban is their first step toward that ultimate goal). And yet, in Chicago where this young girl was killed, there are already far tougher gun laws in place than even the most draconian (such as Senator Diane Feinstein's) proposals! In other words, that kind of law has virtually no effect on gun violence. Try again...
  • Good news Crazy gun nut shoots man just for breaking into her house 01-31-13
    Not only is this a good story with a happy ending (at least for the woman who could so easily have been a victim), it's the most entertaining read I've had in quite some time!
  • Bad news Obama goes "skeet shooting all the time?" Hardly ever, sources say 01-30-13
    And I'm sure it'll come as no surprise to anybody that word has it he's really not any good at it, and he's even less interested in participating! Of course, we all knew from the moment those words left his mouth that they weren't true. It was just another exceedingly awkward attempt to pretend long enough to get his way that he actually relates to the average American!
  • Worst possible news BLOG ENTRY San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation 01-28-13
    So when are the powers that be in San Diego going to fire the Chief? He's in clear violation of his oath of office. And if they don't, when are the citizens of San Diego going to rise up and demand that they do? He's obviously intent on curtailing their unalienable rights and ensuring they have no means of self defense other than dialing 911. And we all know how that usually works out for victims, don't we?

January 28, 2013

  • Bad news Gun grabber turned skeet shooter 01-28-13
    The President shoots skeet "all the time" when he's at Camp David? Two words: Bull. Shit. First, when is the President ever at Camp David? And second? Seriously? This is just another really awkward attempt to pretend he's not really anti-Second Amendment. And if you believe that, I've got a bridge in New York to sell you...
  • Bad news Bad news COMMENTARY Feinstein's Gun Ban Exempts...Her 01-28-13
    Well, of course it does! In the eyes of Senator Feinstein and others like her, their lives are important and have meaning. Yours? Your children's? Not so much...
  • Good news Wisconsin sheriff urges residents to arm themselves 01-27-13
    Needless to say, the gun grabbers aren't very happy about this one. But the sheriff is right: His men can't be everywhere at all times. Sure, they'll work to solve crimes and catch the bad guys. But without knowing when and where a crime will be committed in advance, how can they possibly be expected to protect everyone? And since they're not, wouldn't it behoove you to be capable of protecting yourself until the officers can get there? Logic, of course, isn't a gun grabber's strong suit...
  • Good news Babeu won't enforce gun laws deemed unconstitutional 01-27-13
    I hope that he doesn't mean he'll wait until a court deems the law(s) unconstitutional because, if that's his plan, his promises have no meaning. After all, once a law is officially declared unconstitutional, then nobody enforces it because it's not a law anymore! I'm going to give Babeu the benefit of the doubt (for the time being, anyway), and just be glad another sheriff is speaking out against Obama's attempted abridgements of the Second Amendment.
  • Good news Former "Brain Dead Liberal" Filmmaker Pens Scathing Column on Gun Control 01-26-13
    There are all sorts of complimentary things I might say here (not least of which is that I agree), but
    since the argument is coming directly from a filmmaker, I'll do something else instead. ::: stands and applauds :::
  • Good news Good news POLL 2/3 of Americans Would Defy Federal Gun Ban 01-26-13
    That's good news. Really. But while some are celebrating, I'm wondering how it is that fully 1/3 of gun owners would roll over and give up their unalienable right to self defense just because some power hungry goon in Washington unconstitutionally tells them to do so?


January 25, 2013

  • Bad news Bad news AG Holder Begins Implementing Obama's Executive Orders on Gun Control 01-25-13
    While parts and pieces of this actually sound reasonable, that's part of its danger to liberty. Taken as a whole, they're more than a little unreasonable, and represent a grave threat to the Second Amendment and freedom as a whole. Obviously, that's not a real surprise coming from this Attorney General and this administration, but it's still disheartening.
  • Good news Gun Owners Refuse to Register Under New York Law 01-25-13
    Good for each and every one of those men and women who are standing up for life and liberty! The state may try to arrest and jail some of you, but if all of you stand firm, it's the state that will prove wanting in the end. As for everybody else, well, this kind of thing could very well be coming to a state (or a country) near you! Are you ready to stand with the patriots of New York?
  • Good news Number of Nation's Sheriffs Refusing to Enforce Unconstitutional Gun Laws Snowballs 01-24-13
    ...and good for each and every one of them for standing up to what amounts to nothing more or less than another unconstitutional power grab (not to mention a serious attempt to ensure the civilian population is entirely helpless in the face of aggressors from any quarter).

January 24, 2013

  • Bad news Bad news Democrats reintroduce assault weapons ban 01-24-13
    Ah, yes, the "new and improved" assault weapons ban legislation. By "new," I mean it's been on the wish list of the far left for years now. And by "improved," I mean it's even more intrusive and unconstitutional than previous proposals. Registration for all gunowners? Yup, this is a gun-grabbers dream come true. Fortunately, it's going to have a tough row to hoe in Congress to pass (see below).
  • Good news Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Has Little Chance of Passing Congress 01-24-13
    Nor should it! It won't work, of course, but that's the smallest of the issues. The worst is the clearcut and dramatic infringements of individual rights! Why is it that so many on the left seem to think that the best way to go after the bad guys is to punish the people who didn't do anything wrong?
  • Bad news Philly 5th Grader Gets in Trouble, Searched in Front of Class... 01-24-13
    If you saw something like this in a movie, even if it was a really, really stupid movie (think Pauly Shore, maybe), you'd think it was too stupid to be funny! But the real world repercussions here aren't too entertaining, either. Looks to me like Eric Holder's brainwashing scheme is in overdrive and then some!
  • Bad news COMMENTARY Guns and the president 01-24-13
    Every time I read something he's written, I gain more and more respect for Judge Andrew Napolitano. If it wasn't likely to offend him, I'd suggest he run for high political office. We could use men like him!
  • Bad news COMMENTARY Sheriffs are blowing smoke over "unconstitutional" gun laws 01-24-13
    My, my, seems like there's at least one man in Texas who doesn't like guns much! That being said, it's his own arguments that are filled with holes. But read it for yourself. You probably need the comedy break.
  • Bad news Bad news BLOG ENTRY "Turn 'em All In": Feinstein's Assault Weapons Ban Grabs
    Handguns, Shotguns
    What's the current credo on the far left? Oh, yeah, "never let a crisis go to waste." Let's make damned sure this one is wasted! Aside from the fact we'll all regret it if we don't, for Senator Feinstein to get a little comeuppance wouldn't hurt my feelings much, either.

January 23, 2013

  • Good news NRA chief: Obama makes "mockery" of American freedoms 01-23-13
    I have no idea why Mr. Lapierre's remarks are considered controversial in any venue. He's right, from top to bottom. One element of this article I do find disturbing, however. It's stated that polls show "more people are warming up to the possibility" of gun control. That's a sweeping generic statement that, if taken in the context of the article, isn't exacty true. While objections to universal background checks haven't been overly shrill, the majority of people polled continue to oppose any kind of actual ban on various and sundry firearms.
  • Worst possible news MO Lawmaker Proposes Bill Requiring Parents to Inform Schools if They Own a Gun 01-23-13
    ...and the over-the-top hits just keep on comin', don't they? The woman who proposed this legislation should be removed from office immediately. She's clearly shown that she's not inclined to uphold her oath of office, but just as importantly, she's offered up clear evidence that she opposes freedom and supports the notion of a state involved in every aspect of the lives of those who live there. Hey, Missouri? You might wanto to do something about this one!
  • Worst possible news Does UN arms trade treaty figure in Obama administration's gun control plans? 01-23-13
    I wouldn't be surprised if it does. In fact, I'd be surprised if it doesn't!

January 22, 2013

  • Bad news COMMENTARY Guns were last straw for me with GOP 01-22-13
    You can label yourself as a member of whatever political party you like, but if you've always favored gun control then it's clear you're utterly unprepared to uphold the oath of office no matter what letter follows your name!
  • Good news BLOG ENTRY Missouri Sheriffs Pledge to Not Enforce Obama's Gun Control Laws 01-22-13
    The number of those authorities who take their oath of office seriously continues to grow. Congratulations—and thank you!—to all who have already committed to defend freedom. As for the rest of you, step up! You swore that you'd do so, and now is the time to make good on your oath.
  • Bad news The question your doctor may start asking 01-21-13
    I don't question that domestic abuse is a bad thing, nor do I argue that it's a serious problem. So what's my issue here? It's the fact that anybody who is so much as accused of domestic violence can lose (at least temporarily) their firearms. And under the proposed Obama gun control measures, the trigger point (pun intended) for such confiscations is likely to be at a lesser standard than such determinations are now. Worse, should the woman who believes she's being abused (or who's afraid of it) be depressed, she'll probably lose access to firearms, leaving her with zero ability to defend herself should her fears prove all too real!