2AM Commentary

The new gun suspect: Every school child

November 21, 2014
posted by

The Daily Bell
by Wendy McElroy  

"The use public schools as social reform institutions continues full-bore as evidenced by the new push to turn them into gun-control factories. The Obama administration is obsessed with eliminating gun ownership at its root by defining the behavior and beliefs of a fresh generation. To date, most anti-gun efforts in schools have focused on punishment. News stories abound of students being disciplined for drawings, for playing cowboy or for pointing a finger like a gun. ... The anti-gun focus is expanding from mere punishment. This year, school children across America will be mentally screened and monitored in order to promote a gun-control agenda." (11/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ososuf5  

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Never had any doubt

November 18, 2014
posted by

Nicki Kenyon The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon  

"How many times have we heard gun control advocates snottily ridicule us for knowing our own history? For understanding the nature of statism? 'This isn’t Nazi Germany,' they say. 'No one is going to disarm you and victimize you.' 'Registration is a safety measure,' they claim. 'It's a crime prevention measure.' Is it? From Buffalo, NY comes a report that details a plan by the police department in that city to begin confiscating firearms of legal gun owners after their deaths." (11/16/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=368  

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Intellectual dishonesty

November 18, 2014
posted by

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by Sean Gangol  

"The first time I ever got politically involved with anything, I was about nineteen. Like most teenagers I hadn't really given a second thought to anything political. That was until the tragic shootings at Columbine. The bodies of those poor souls weren't even cold, before politicians, celebrities and anti-gun organizations were calling for more victim disarmament policies. While I was never overly-political, I did believe that the right to keep and bear arms was a natural right, which seemed like it was being attacked on all fronts. It was then that I decided that the best way to defend the Second Amendment was to learn the facts. Since I was still nineteen, I had somewhat of a naive view of the world, so I was quite shocked to learn that the opposite of what the anti-gun side claimed was true." (11/16/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle797-20141116-03.html  

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Airguns, BB guns, and Airsoft

November 18, 2014
posted by

The Price of Liberty
by Kevin Wilmeth  

"Airguns, BB guns, and Airsoft guns are each very different things. The three types can sometimes use the same 'powerplant' for propelling their ammunition (e.g., CO2, spring-piston) but the ammunition is fundamentally different in a non-trivial way." (11/17/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6199  

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It’s too COLD to shoot

November 13, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"Some time ago, I wrote about it being “Too Hot To Shoot.” Dry fire was the suggestion then, and it still works to maintain skills when it is too cold. But there are other things we can do as well." (11/13/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6166  

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Of fevered dreams and helpless victims

November 11, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe  

"During my rational waking hours I know that I-594 will never stand as written. It will be challenged in court on numerous grounds. Police will never be able to enforce its completely insane provisions. ... But in vulnerable moments — like right before falling asleep or upon waking in the middle of the night — I-594 chills me." (11/11/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=321  

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Rights are not up for grabs or votes

November 10, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon  

"Make no mistake, these are rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a natural right that stems from the right to life and the right to defend your life. Why allow petty elected tyrants to control what tool you use to do it?" (11/09/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=309  

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Getting the lead out

November 5, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"I was always aware of the dangers of lead poisoning, but had not investigated how serious it can be related to shooting, and how really simple it is to prevent contamination. A recent article inspired me to do much more investigation of the potential problem, and I must say the new information has reinforced the need for the nominal precautions I’ve been taking -- and spurred me to much greater efforts. I asked Nathan Barton, a specialist in hazardous waste disposal, to give his take on this topic as well." (11/04/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6014  

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Shootings take their toll

November 4, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon  

"How many times do we hear gun grabbers accuse us of itching for that next kill, being bloodthirsty, hoping we get to use our firearms to kill others? I suppose it's part of their public affairs tactic -- make the enemy seem as unpalatable and unsympathetic as possible. Most of them don't understand the difference between murder and killing -- and if they do understand the difference, they have a tendency to gloss over it in order to paint the adversary as a monster." (11/04/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=297  

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More guns plus less war equals real security

November 4, 2014
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) The Daily Bell
by Ron Paul  

"Last week's tragic shootings in Canada and Washington state are certain to lead to new calls for gun control. The media-generated fear over 'lone wolf terrorists' will enable the gun control lobby to smear Second Amendment supporters as 'pro-terrorist.' Marketing gun control as an anti-terrorist measure will also enable gun control supporters to ally with those who support any infringement on liberty done in the name of 'homeland security.' As with most infringements on liberty, gun control will not only make us less free, it will make us less safe." (11/03/14)

http://tinyurl.com/l45w8kw  

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Elections: I got those I wish I didn’t care but I care anyway blues

November 3, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Vladka Peltel  

"I try not to think of elections as anything more than a team contest, sort of like the Super Bowl or the World Series, but for people with less talent. This month I care very much, though. Mostly I care in the same way I might care about who wins the Super Bowl. It might be dramatic or suspenseful to see if the R's beat the D's for the Senate as most oddsmakers are saying, but life and freedom probably won't depend on whether Joni Ernst grabs that Senate seat from Iowa (though I like her) or Mary Landrieu has to go into a runoff election in Louisiana (though I'd like to see that political biotch driven back into the bayous, never to be seen again). The thing I really care about this month has nothing to do with politicians and everything to do with common people and our rights. I'm talking about initiative 594 in Washington state. Even for people who don't live in or near Washington this is a big one." (11/02/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=282  

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Alert! Adrenaline rush coming

November 3, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"Carrying a gun is an awesome responsibility. I am not free to indulge my fears, hates, or the occasional adrenalin rush. The better handle I have on those, the less chance there is of making a serious mistake. I have much more to learn." (10/31/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6045  

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The state-level plan to nullify federal gun control

October 30, 2014
posted by

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Scott Landreth  

"Want to stop federal gun control but don’t know where to start? Interested in solutions from the founding fathers? Looking for model legislation to get things done? The new ShallNot handbook for legislators and grassroots activists is the tool you need to protect the 2nd Amendment from federal abuse. The ShallNot handbook serves as a guide to how the states can preserve the Second Amendment whether the politicians in Washington D.C., or the special interests that support them, want us to or not." (10/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/qzujc3e  

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Stop pretending you care about school shootings

October 28, 2014
posted by

Christopher Cantwell ChristopherCantwell.com
by Christopher Cantwell  

"Schools are prisons, the inmates have been disarmed to prevent them from harming the guards. The guards have been disarmed to prevent the inmates from getting one of their guns. The guards however, are quite clearly there to keep the inmates in, as opposed to keeping threats out. Otherwise, shooters would have a hard time acquiring their targets. Remember that the next time you call for closed borders, my anti-immigration friends. If you actually cared about school shootings, you would do something meaningful to stop them. You would be calling for the release of the inmates, the abolition of the daytime childhood prisons you call public schools." (10/26/14)

http://tinyurl.com/o72g6w3  

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Patience hell — I’m gonna kill something!

October 28, 2014
posted by

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith  

"Joseph Biden may be the unintentional court jester of the Barack Hussein Ebola administration, but he said something the other day that bears contemplation. The victim-disarmament movement, he said, needs another Jim Brady, another high-profile shooting victim to re-energize the political effort to strip us all of our right to the means of self-defense. More than 30 years ago, I first compared that movement, and its gumps and gremlins, to vultures on a cactus, waiting for someone -- even one of their own number—to die in a manner they can make hay from. Ayn Rand could have predicted this sick, obscene, sacrificial policy. And now, King of Klowns Biden has just agreeably confirmed my view." (10/26/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle794-20141026-04.html  

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A few questions about Jaylen Fryberg

October 28, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicky Kenyon  

"Jaylen was too young to legally buy the handgun he used to murder his classmates, so he took his father's gun and proceeded to shoot his cousins and classmates. Let's put aside the obvious -- that the 'universal background checks' the Mad Moms are demanding would have done nothing to stop Jaylen's actions. He stole the legally-owned gun from his dad. The bigger question was: where were the parents? Why were they not following their son's social media posts? And if they were, why were they not concerned about the violent nature of a number of his Twitter posts, and the pain this kid was obviously feeling?" (10/26/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=221  

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Beatifying Aaron — while “disappearing” him

October 27, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe  

"Word came out earlier this week (to those not previously in the know) that JPFO founder Aaron Zelman received a postumous 'Bill of Rights Award' at Alan Gottlieb’s 2014 Gun Rights Policy Conference. Now, the GRPC is a big deal and surely few people on this planet deserve a Bill of Rights award more than Aaron (my friend, co-author, and tireless crusader for ALL the Bill of Rights). But as fellow TZP blogger Sheila Stokes-Begley wrote in an email: 'Coming from SAF, is this a little like Obama congratulating someone for being an excellent constitutional scholar? They may well be an excellent constitutional scholar, the problem lies in knowing the compliment came from a man who wouldn’t know a constitutional scholar from a cartoonist.'" (10/24/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=185  

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The Second Amendment: The first and still the best anti-terrorism policy

October 26, 2014
posted by

Campaign For Liberty Campaign For Liberty
by Norm Singleton  

"Fox News Commentator and former judge, Andrew Napolitano, recently made the common-sense observation that the best protection against 'Lone Wolf' terrorist attacks, such as those that occurred in Canada this week, is an armed citizenry .... Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul agrees with Judge Napolitano that, instead of creating new bureaucracies to take away our rights, government should allow citizens to protect themselves from terrorism by respecting the right to keep and bear arms." (10/24/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kamkrpu  

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A matter of princely pull

October 23, 2014
posted by

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith  

"Michael Bloomberg, the former dictatorial mayor of New York City, is a billionaire who uses his money as a weapon to limit people's life-choices. Frankly, I think the guy needs some serious couch-time. He has lately singled out the state of Colorado for New York-style gun laws, and has spent millions to accomplish that. The laws were passed, but to his utter chagrin and smoldering fury, the people of Colorado don't want to be disarmed, and have recalled or otherwise rendered inert his three key agents in the legislature who pressed the gun laws. Sixty of our sixty-two county sheriffs have refused to enforce them. Poor little billionaire." (10/19/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle793-20141019-07.html  

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But if it saves just one life!

October 23, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Sheila Stokes-Begley  

"How many times have we heard the plaintive cry from the anti-gun crowd? More gun/people control is needed to save just one life. You can tell how much life matters to the anti-gun crowd when the call for 'SWATing' of innocent open carry citizens is suggested and celebrated. Even when it results in the death of two innocent people. One of who died of a heart attack after watching another innocent man be gunned down by the police. And Mommies Demanding Atrocities celebrated their death. Yep, if it saves just one life. Whine on. And people take Mommies Demanding Atrocities seriously. SERIOUSLY? Why?" (10/23/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=174  

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No, we don’t want to be like the UK!

October 21, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon  

"Quite often, in my travels on these here Interwebz, I find gun grabbers pontificating how cool it would be if we were just like Britain. After all, they have stringent gun control, and their homicide rates are SOOOOOO much lower than ours! Must be the fault of the evil gunz, right? After all, the United States, according to recent figures, has 4.7 murders per 100,000 residents, while the United Kingdom has 1. Must be the fault of the evil gunz, right? Ehhhh ... not so fast." (10/20/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=147  

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Stepping out

October 21, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"Situational awareness, trusting your guts, shot placement, learning to function under stress, keeping your body and gear in some kind of shape to get the job done. So many things to do, watch, learn. Well, here’s one more. Watch your footing." (10/20/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5974  

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The ghetto mentality

October 21, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by YB Ben Avraham  

"Major Jewish communal organizations have a long history of backing Victim Disarmament. We are often our own worst enemies. Aaron Zelman’s forming of JPFO was partially driven as a response to this sad fact. I contend this powerful, self-destructive tendency is part of a larger issue." (10/19/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=103  

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NY: 34,500 on “mental health” victim disarmament list

October 20, 2014
posted by

Middletown Times Herald-Record    

"Some 34,500 people are now listed as too mentally unstable to have guns in New York state under a less than 2-year-old law that is one of the nation's toughest concerning mental health and firearms, a news report Sunday found. Fewer than 300 of the people on the list had handgun permits, which would then have been revoked, according to The New York Times' report, based on records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request. Officials told the newspaper they were unsure how many guns were seized." (10/19/14)

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20141019/NEWS/141019375/101008  

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I don’t want to hear “never again!” ever again

October 20, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans    

"That’s the first big mistake of 'Never again!' If you see only one genocide and see it as unique, you’ll always fail to understand the nature of genocide. You’ll look forever at Hitler and Germany, trying to figure out how they were different than everything that came before them and everything after them, which means you’ll fail to understand the full pattern of genocide. You’ll never really understand the attitudes, conditions, and laws that create genocide and you won’t see the next one coming. One big, vital thing you’ll miss is the role that victim disarmament plays in genocide after genocide." (10/17/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=139  

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