2AM Commentary

An unavoidable truth about terrorism

December 22, 2014
posted by

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

"Peace is neither won nor maintained by the unarmed. Clearly, government cannot -- will not -- protect us; we must protect ourselves. I was reminded recently that I once said that terrorism is decentralized. It has no leader. It has no center. It's a diffuse phenomenon, best dealt with by diffuse means: in this country, that means hundreds of millions of armed individuals. Terrorism is the kind of problem that can't be solved by a handful of heavily-armed thugs, prancing around in their military fat-suits, but by the average suburban housewife -- multiplied by a hundred million -- with three small kiddies in tow and a .380 automatic in her purse." (12/21/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle802-20141221-02.html  

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Beware of legislators seeking anonymity

December 22, 2014
posted by

Nicki Kenyon The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon  

"The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports that a band of cowardly legislators quietly got together to form an association dedicated to relieving you of your gun rights." (12/19/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=506  

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Now hear this

December 21, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"[Y]ou can believe that I am very, VERY careful to maintain good hearing protection when I shoot. I’ve made the big mistake of firing a gun, or being nearby when one is fired without protection, and it has not happened often if I could do anything about it. But yesterday, at the start of the weekly shooting clinic I host here, I had the misfortune to be exposed to that first shot without much protection at all. I fired a 9mm pistol at an indoor range. It hurt, and my ears buzzed for several hours." (12/18/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6504  

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Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant, 12/14/14

December 15, 2014
posted by

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn  

"I'd like to deal with a topic that some people just refuse to comprehend. Human rights. For some reason, 'Human Rights Activists' constantly support disarming people. They NEVER think about the poor, the downtrodden, the victims. They constantly demand someone 'do something' whenever a story about poor villagers being massacred, or poor blacks dying in Chicago from a gunshot, or Chinese peasants being killed by their government. Yet they ignore the most important part -- the victims are ALWAYS unarmed by law." (12/14/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle801-20141214-05.html  

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Gun nuts

December 10, 2014
posted by

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob  

"'Gun violence is as serious as the Ebola virus is being represented in the media,' says Beloit, Wisconsin, Police Chief Norm Jacobs, 'and we should fight it using the tools that we've learned from our health providers.' Hmmmm, I immediately wondered what tools used against Ebola could possibly be used against 'gun violence.' Will police don Hazmat suits? Should we quarantine criminals who shoot and kill people? (Well, more on that shortly.) No, the Beloit Police Department is launching a new program asking city residents to voluntarily permit officers to search their homes for guns." (12/09/14)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2014/12/09/gun-nuts/  

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US groups strengthen security infrastructure

December 8, 2014
posted by

Nicki Kenyon The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon  

"One would think that taking responsibility for their own safety in the wake of horrific attacks on the synagogue at Har Nof and increased anti-Semitic sentiments both in the United States and in Europe would be a wise thing for every Jew to do. I certainly was thrilled to read in the Washington Post that U.S. Jewish institutions were beginning to examine their security ... Until I actually read the Washington Post article." (12/08/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=466  

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Home invasion

December 7, 2014
posted by

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"You wake in the night, hearing glass breaking, or maybe someone pounding on the front door hard enough to rattle the walls. INTRUDERS! ALERT! Condition RED! Check. You jump out of bed, grab your gun and charge down the stairs ... OOPS! WAIT a minute. Not so fast. Do you have a plan to deal with something like this? If not, why not?" (12/06/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6349  

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God made men and women. Colonel Colt made them equal.

December 5, 2014
posted by

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz  

"Like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football, gun owners should not pin too many hopes on GOP promises to 'roll back' harm already done. Or do we believe the GOP is about to enact legislation to disband the unconstitutional BATF, while strongly recommending that manufacturers stop placing serial numbers on firearms, since that 'only encourages registration?'" (12/04/14)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2244  

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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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