Category: firearms

An Eye-Opening Graphic

     I stole this from Ragin’ Dave at Peace or Freedom:      Says a lot, doesn’t it? But there’s a larger tale to tell, and tell it I shall.      Have you ever heard the term “Saturday-night special?” I’d bet most of our Gentle Readers have. It’s a derogatory phrase that refers to inexpensive handguns. …

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From The Land Of Fruits And Nuts

     California Democrats have an odd definition of the state’s power to tax:      California Democrats are looking to push legislation that would tax the state’s wealthiest residents, even if they’ve moved to a different state.      The bill was introduced last week by progressive Democrat Alex Lee, which is looking to impose an extra …

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Statist In A Cleft Stick Dept.

     Men of good will should celebrate every event that compels the evil-minded to show their true colors. This is nowhere more important than when an individual right is under threat. An episode of this kind occurred just yesterday in upstate New York:      That’s all the specific information I have on this incident. The …

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The Obfuscation Game

     The Left has adopted a new tack in its campaign against the right to keep and bear arms. A recent article in The Atlantic, a left-inclined publication, contended that the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is a “mystery” whose meaning is uncertain. While the article refers to several considerations (some …

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Politics Uber Alles!

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states:      First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization. Examples are dedicated classroom teachers in an educational bureaucracy, many of the engineers and launch technicians and scientists at NASA, even some agricultural scientists and advisors in the former Soviet Union collective farming administration. …

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An Early Morning Thought

     What the statistics tell us, quite clearly, is that when it comes to rates of violent crimes and crimes against property, demographics matters, while the legal availability of firearms does not. Where there are large numbers of persons predisposed to ignore the laws, the laws – including laws about firearms acquisition – are more …

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