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Idiot “academic” advocates victim disarmament

May 26, 2015
posted by

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith  

"Like all such grand ideas Traphgan's is just the same old frog-boiling crap: gradually outlaw and then confiscate 'certain' guns in incremental stages so we can all keep loving and trusting each other until we are betrayed. You can probably guess what kind of guns; the more effective they are at defending you and your family from freelance criminals or a feral government, the sooner they'll be taken away. But I have some news for Traphagan and all such schemers and social engineers: Americans have obeyed their last gun law, and personally, I will never trust anyone who covets even the least of my collection. You see, I know what they won't admit. They want my guns so they can do things to me that they can't do as long as I have my guns." (05/24/15)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle823-20150524-02.html  

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Gun rights

May 18, 2015
posted by

Jessica Flanigan Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jessica Flanigan  

"Prisoners don't have gun rights even though they do retain their rights to defend themselves against wrongful aggressors. And they would not be safer if they had guns, even though prisoners currently must rely solely on guards who cannot effectively protect all of them. Since each prisoner is more secure in the absence of guns, McMahan argues that their rights of physical security/self-defense are not violated by a gun prohibition in prison. Similarly, if everyone in society would be more secure in the absence of private gun ownership, then rights of self-defense cannot justify gun rights. Then Alan Buchanan and Lance K Stell posted a reply. They argue that a better case for gun ownership is not that people have rights to own guns in virtue of their rights of self-defense, which require access to guns. Instead, there should just be a presumption against depriving people of the means for defending themselves." (05/17/15)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2015/05/gun-rights/  

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Dianne Feinstein: Menace or threat?

May 18, 2015
posted by

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith  

"The question, inspired by something truly stupid and inane Dianne Feinstein had said recently, was, if we know that carrying a gun can preserve a woman's life and dignity, and has reduced crime in double digits all over the country, then why is it that all of the women's 'leaders' and spokespersons we hear (especially Feinstein) vehemently oppose the right to own and carry weapons? They claim to advocate women's health and welfare. Why do they oppose the machinery of self-defense? A lot of answers came to mind. My first book editor always said that when I'm tempted by conspiracy theory, consider the possibility that they're just stupid. That certainly fits in the case of Dianne Feinstein. There's also the very distinct likelihood that the only health, welfare, life, and dignity that Dianne Feinstein is interested in is her own." (05/17/15)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle822-20150517-02.html  

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There’s no such thing as an illegal knife

May 18, 2015
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"Freddie Gray's knife was not illegal, because in valid US law there is no such thing as an illegal knife (or gun). State, county and local ordinances which infringe on the right to own or carry any weapon are plainly unconstitutional and therefore void. They are also indescribably stupid and evil." (05/17/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/1408  

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Melissa explains it all

May 13, 2015
posted by

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith  

"You may remember former Nickelodeon teenage actress, Melissa Joan Hart, especially if you were raising a young daughter in the 1990s. She was the star of Clarissa Explains it All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. A decade later (almost two), as she watches a career that wasn't all that great to begin with, fade away all around her, like a Polaroid left in the sun, Melissa Joan Hart wants you dead." (05/10/15)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle821-20150510-06.html  

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I almost killed somebody last night

May 12, 2015
posted by

Christopher Cantwell ChristopherCantwell.com
by Christopher Cantwell  

"Recently, there have been some thefts at my friend Ian's house. So I have been taking it upon myself to sit on his porch at night in an effort to catch the crooks in the act. Last night I was there until around 3am, and on my way home, I heard women crying, and men yelling at them on Main Street in Keene New Hampshire. I approached them with my camera phone recording the scene." (05/10/15)

http://tinyurl.com/lclsjho  

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Freedom Feens Radio, 05/11/15

May 11, 2015
posted by

Freedom Feens Freedom Feens Radio
by  

"Derrick J and Brett Veinotte from School Sucks Podcast rock it out over FeenPhone, then Cantwell jumps on in Keene with Derrick (after Derrick clears it with MWD) and tells us all about the self-defense gun-pulling situation Chris got in last night. Michael Dean sits listening at his teaching hospice in Wyoming thinking 'Man, this guy has done a lot of little things wrong over the years but he did EVERYTHING 100 % RIGHT when it came to probably the most important few minutes of his life.'" [Flash audio or MP3] (05/11/15)

http://tinyurl.com/kubfaf9  

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The curious case of the pro-gun cop apologist

May 6, 2015
posted by

Christopher Cantwell ChristopherCantwell.com
by Christopher Cantwell  

"Imagine if you will, a mass movement of people with political views that oppose a particular set of laws. Picture this mass movement vehemently opposing any political actor who sought to pass these laws, by donating money, volunteering, and spreading information on social media. Conjure the image in your mind of these people publicly rallying outside a legislative building, threatening insurrection if such laws are passed. Then picture them heaping praise on those who enforce the laws, once the laws pass. That's the conservative relationship with gun control in America today." (05/05/15)

http://tinyurl.com/n8jase8  

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NYPD officer Brian Moore — just another dead gun grabber

May 6, 2015
posted by

Christopher Cantwell ChristopherCantwell.com
by Christopher Cantwell  

"Brian Moore was not sitting idly wasting taxpayer money doing nothing in his vehicle. He was out actively enforcing the sick and malicious gun control laws of New York City and State. He was in plain clothes, in an unmarked car, looking for someone to harass. He saw his opportunity when Demetrius Blackwell adjusted his belt, and this was all the suspicion required to forgo any concerns of search warrants or due process. Moore had found himself a gun owner, and he was determined to charge somebody with a felony that evening. Instead he got shot in the face, as well he should have." (05/04/15)

http://tinyurl.com/k23mqzj  

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Oh no!!! Not ANOTHER article on what gun to carry!!!

May 5, 2015
posted by

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn  

"Personally, I carry one of three guns -- a snub nosed revolver, a small semi-auto pistol, or a compact large-bore semi-auto. But we're not talking about ME, I've been carrying for over 25 years, and shooting since I was 5, 46 years ago. We're talking about Joe or Joan America, who is feeling that, greatly increased response times from the police, and the increasing violence of the thugs who Do commit crimes, they need to possess the means of self defense. So, what do you choose? There is no 'One size fits all' approach." (05/03/15)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle820-20150503-06.html  

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Gun control killed Ana Charle

May 5, 2015
posted by

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger  

"As I have written so many times in the past, kidnappers, rapists, and murderers don't give a hoot about gun-control laws. New York's strict gun-control laws certainly didn't dissuade Charle's killer from possessing a gun and using it against her. He obviously didn't say to himself, 'My gosh, I can't use a gun to kidnap and kill this woman because that would be illegal.' At the risk of belaboring the obvious, if a person is willing to violate laws against kidnapping, murder, and rape, he's also willing to violate gun-control laws. But New York's gun-control laws are extremely effective in prohibiting peaceful, law-abiding people like Ana Charle from defending themselves against kidnappers, rapists, and murderers. " (05/04/15)

http://fff.org/2015/05/04/gun-control-killed-ana-charle/  

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Going after the green-tip

May 4, 2015
posted by

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynocwicz
by Vin Suprynowicz  

"Does anyone else get the feeling that a familiar ritual is being re-enacted here? 'We held them off this time, but the battle's not over, send more money now?' The BATF announces some plan to further erode our God-given, Constitutionally-guaranteed right to keep and bear every type of arm that could be of military usefulness. The various 'gun rights' groups (which never actually seek to have a law like the Gun Control Act of 1968 thrown out as unconstitutional) race to the barricades. The BATF announces they will 'hold off' or 'delay' or 'suspend' their latest effort to further disarm us. The 'gun rights' groups declare victory and happily count all the new cash they raised during the latest 'emergency.'" (05/02/15)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2494  

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Open carry

April 27, 2015
posted by

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith  

"If the marijuana kind of freedom were to come to the gun-toting scene, the ambient atmosphere would relax even more. Violent crime would plummet. It might even be safe to let your kids walk to school as we oldies once did. I predicted this in my first novel, The Probability Broach. I listen to a Texas radio station which had an advertisement on for Glock pistols when I turned it on this morning, and there are beautiful gun ads decorating every we[b] site that I visit. I more or less predicted that, too. Meanwhile, infinitesimally tiny numbers of pathetics continue to show up in to noisily picket public events, and pose for misleading photographs demanding 'gun control' -- their propagandistic name for victim disarmament -- are met with nothing but ridicule. It warms my cockles to realize that Sarah Brady lived just long enough to see that." (04/26/15)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle819-20150426-02.html  

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Guns — a great Mother’s Day gift

April 27, 2015
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"Last Mother's Day, one of my sons gave me a HiPoint 9mm carbine. We had talked about the fact that I was having a harder time shooting the larger caliber rifles, and even had problems with the much loved Mossberg 20 gauge shotgun. I just wasn't shooting as much as I used to, even though I own a lot of different guns. I'm nearly 70 years old, with some serious problems due to an old back injury, and it is only going to get worse as time goes on. Why would I concern myself with it? Why do I want to continue to be able to shoot well? I had to shoot a man to save my life thirty some years ago." (04/24/15)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=7109  

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A politician speaks a (partial) truth

April 23, 2015
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe  

"Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who is running for president of Poland but from a tiny minority party, told a TV interviewer that if every Jew had had a gun before World War II the Holocaust would never have happened. (H/T CB for the heads-up) Well, we know that already, don't we? But it's apparently so startling to the Times of Israel that they have to go out of their way to try to prejudice readers against him and his positions twice in one tiny article." (04/22/15)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=1163  

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What our enemies want

April 23, 2015
posted by

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by AX Perez  

"Many Americans distrust the NRA and they have been accused of being America's foremost proponents of gun control. I have no doubt that Victim disarmers will be happy to simultaneously condemn the ATF for selling out and create/deepen a divide between the NRA's leaders and its members and other pro gun groups. The real problem is that Congress needs to do a whole lot of repealing. They need to repeal the sporting purpose test, they need to repeal the 1933 NFA, and most importantly, they need to repeal the War on Drugs. Simply by doing this last they can end so many of the gang related killings over drug distribution that our national murder rate would probably be cut in half." (04/19/15)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle818-20150419-04.html  

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Modern handgun ammo

April 18, 2015
posted by

Idaho Liberty
by Ted Dunlap  

"News reports OFTEN have guys emptying magazines towards each other missing their intended targets in a big hurry. The guy who hits first wins ... or more accurately, Loses a lot less, because nobody actually wins a gunfight. Everyone is wounded to some degree. Caliber matters as does ammo. Modern construction like Hornady's Critical Defense has changed the caliber equation. 9mm is now where .40 was a few years ago. 38 Special and even .380 have become effective defensive ammo. I wouldn't have said that about them until recently, though .38 sufficed for a long, long time." (04/17/15)

http://www.idaholiberty.com/2015/04/17/modern-handgun-ammo/  

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Supposed study on violence omits violent people

April 14, 2015
posted by

A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg  

"Why would a study about anger management issues and access to firearms leave out a portion of the population known for having anger management issues and access to firearms? The only reason I can come up with is that gun control advocates don't want to ruffle the feathers of police officers because they know police officers are necessary to enforce any form of gun control. Therein lies the fallacy of gun control. Gun control requires guns to enforce and it is therefore not about controlling access to firearms but monopolizing it. If you want to study the affects of anger and firearm access you can't omit police officers." (04/14/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nszw4ar  

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Banish it, vanish it, boot it!

April 14, 2015
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe  

"This weekend, the crack reporting team of Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea (the bloggers who broke the Fast & Furious scandal) revealed another scandal-to-be. Or perhaps we should say 'scandal that should be' since chances are this one will get swept under the rug, its significance ignored. They're reporting that the NRA made a deal to save the ATF's bacon." (04/13/15)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=1080  

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It prints money

April 8, 2015
posted by

A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg  

"It's not very often that a politician who supports gun control proposes a gun related bill that I support. The planets must have aligned though because Rosa DeLauro, some politicians from Connecticut, is putting forth a bill that is meant to eliminating semi-automatic rifles with aesthetically offensive features. Instead of banning them outright though DeLauro's bill would give gun owners who turned in their aesthetically offensive rifles a sizable tax credit ..." (04/08/15)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2015/04/08/it-prints-money/  

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Montana governor Bullock vetoes anti-commandeering bill: Ignorant of the law, or a liar?

April 2, 2015
posted by

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey  

"Either Montana Gov. Steve Bullock doesn't understand the constitutional relationship between his state and the federal government, or he's a liar. On Friday, Bullock vetoed a bill that would have prohibited state and local agencies in Montana from enforcing any future federal gun laws. ... Bullock vetoed the bill, saying it 'puts law enforcement officers in the position of violating laws they have sworn to uphold.' To put it bluntly, Bullock is full of crap. It does no such thing. The governor vetoed a similar bill in 2013 and gave the same reason. He was wrong then. He's still wrong now." (04/01/15)

http://bit.ly/1GgzR5y  

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Your bigotry sucks. Mine, on the other hand …

April 1, 2015
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe  

"Quite a few TZP posts since the first of the year have looked at bigotry against Jews. It's dangerous. It's growing. And unfortunately it's no surprise. But there's one good thing about hatred of Jews: decent, educated human beings in the Western world know how wrong and deadly it is. There are other kinds of bigotry, on the other hand, that are becoming acceptable. Worse, they're becoming especially acceptable to the very people who ought to know better: young, well-educated Americans." (03/31/15)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=1034  

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“Gun control” compromise, part 2

March 26, 2015
posted by

Kent McManigal Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog
by Kent McManigal  

"The next time you hear someone calling for a ban on normal capacity magazines -- usually, but not always, suggesting to limit them to 10 rounds maximum -- ask if, in exchange for that violation of your liberty, they'd be willing to compromise. ... In exchange for a magazine limit would they then be willing to get rid of all 'laws' against carrying guns with the limited magazines, or revolvers with a capacity equal to or less than this arbitrary number of rounds?" (03/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qh4pmox  

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The importance of concealed carry on campus

March 26, 2015
posted by

Students For Liberty Students For Liberty
by Nikki Burgess  

"Imagine you're on campus in an enclosed, public space, perhaps a movie theater or school library, when a stranger whips out a gun and threatens to shoot. What do you do? In this moment, you face very few options. You could dial 911, but the potential shooter might notice. If you have a gun, you may be able to bargain with or injure the attacker at an opportune moment -- if your campus allows concealed carry. Maybe you don't have a gun with you, but someone else in the same room does and is prepared to help. However, what if you're on a campus that has banned concealed carry? These campuses instead advise students to 'gather weapons' such as 'desks, keys, shoes, belts, (and) books' and then 'mentally prepare' an offensive attack." [editor's note: "Bargain with or injure?" No! If that's your mindset you shouldn't go armed -- you're more dangerous to yourself and innocent others than you are to an assailant. When "a stranger whips out a gun and threatens to shoot," aim center mass and do your best to kill him. Don't carry and don't draw unless you are prepared to do that - TLK] (03/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/oc5tvqn  

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Status report: States tell feds to pound sand

March 25, 2015
posted by

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael Boldin  

"Even though the ATF has, at least temporarily, backed down on a proposed M855 ammo ban, gun rights advocates should be alarmed. More of this should be expected moving forward, that is, more gun control no matter who you elect to Congress. In Arizona, however, a bill that would effectively block in practice any additional restrictions on the natural right to keep and bear arms has already passed the state Senate by a 17-12 vote, and is due for further consideration in the state House in the near future. A similar bill passed the Montana legislature and is going to Gov. Steve Bullock's desk, and another in Tennessee is up for a do-or-die vote in committee this week."

http://tinyurl.com/qdb2thk  

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