2AM Commentary

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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Trust your gut

October 19, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"[Y]our own body and mind work constantly to evaluate your surroundings, read the emotions and actions of people and animals, and give you early warning of danger. If you let it ... That’s how humans have managed to survive from the beginning. Your natural instincts are seriously important, and you can do a lot to improve and make good use of them. That’s the good news." (10/17/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5941  

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California cops become mind readers, seize your guns

October 19, 2014
posted by

Reason Reason
by Steven Greenhut  

"The new law is less about the firearms and more about trying to identify people who might be too dangerous to own them." (10/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n352qla  

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Situational awareness, part 2

October 14, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"Remember that criminals look for and target the unaware, anyone perceived to be weak, the elderly, anyone they see as probably helpless. If you look like food ... you may be eaten. So, what might you do to sharpen your awareness skills? First, if you are just looking for trouble, suspicious activity or people, thinking only of the negative, you may well ignore important but subtle clues. And it’s not a nice way to live anyway." (10/12/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5888  

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Respect for life

October 13, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon  

"I’ve written numerous times about the gun grabbers’ lack of respect for human life. My contention is that they don’t consider life precious enough to protect. They don’t want the responsibility. They want to rely on the almighty state to protect them, and they want no one else to have that option. Nowhere is that fact more obvious than on the Mothers Demand Gunsense in America Twitter feed." (10/11/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=94  

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DC — nothing much has changed

October 12, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans    

"Those celebrating the demise of the DC gun ban may want to hang on a bit. If you think your freedoms have been restored in the nation’s capital, that is just not true." (10/11/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=101  

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Gottlieb: The man who owns JPFO

October 9, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe  

"What Gottlieb is up to, nobody really knows. The only thing anyone can be sure of is that whatever he’s up to will benefit Gottlieb. That’s been his way of business for a very long time. One Jewish gun-rights activist I know calls Gottlieb a Kapo. The Kapos were prisoners, sometimes Jews, that the Nazis used to help them rule others in the concentration camps." (10/08/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=76  

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No guns?

October 8, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"The anti-gun people often tell us that a criminal would simply take a gun away from you and, probably, use it to kill you instead. OK, it could certainly happen, and probably does sometimes. We read often enough about victims who manage to take the criminal’s gun and use it against him or her. It’s a possibility either way. Is it the most likely outcome of using a gun in self defense? Does that make it pointless to have a gun in the first place? Of course not." (10/07/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5839  

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Show us your guns, America

October 8, 2014
posted by

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz  

"Carrying rights have now been restored in every state, the Times reports, with only three -- Maine, North Dakota and Illinois -- still banning guns in restaurants or bars that derive more than half their profits from alcohol. While each state’s law is written differently, most give restaurant and bar owners the right to 'post' their establishment -- to tack a sign on the door either prohibiting or allowing firearms. (Almost like they had private property rights -- imagine that.) After the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many national chains, including Starbucks, Sonic and Chipotle, claim to have banned weapons on their premises. (The ban is only for some of us, of course -- watch to see if police officers disarm before entering, or if any employee asks them to.)" (10/06/14)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2044  

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Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun propaganda

October 7, 2014
posted by

Fox News Forum
by Dr. John R. Lott Jr.  

"When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups release a report, they consistently garner massive, uncritical news coverage. Alas. With the huge number of factual mistakes in these reports, you would think that reporters would have grown wary of pushing their propaganda. For example, Bloomberg’s Everytown, Mothers Demand Action, and Mayors Against Illegal guns have been caught padding the number of school shootings. While Everytown claimed 74 school shootings occurred between the Newtown, Connecticut shooting in December 2012 and June 2014, Politifact, which rated Everytown’s claim as 'mostly false,' put the number of 'incidents such as Sandy Hook or Columbine in which the shooter intended to commit mass murder' at 10." (10/06/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ppylbrc  

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How states can protect the 2nd Amendment from federal abuse

October 6, 2014
posted by

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by TJ Martinell  

"Members of Congress who want to infringe on your right to keep and bear arms will never give up. Fortunately, through our states we can effectively render any new federal gun laws powerless by using a legal doctrine upheld repeatedly by the Supreme Court. This is done by depriving the feds of any enforcement assistance by local law enforcement agencies in their state, a doctrine known as 'anti-commandeering.'" (10/05/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kohb9w9  

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Defense Distributed and the spirit of resistance

October 3, 2014
posted by

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe  

"[Cody] Wilson and Defense Distributed are leaders of a 'rebellion' that never needs to fire a single shot or attack any government facility. Their work isn’t about firearms (though that, too). It’s about declaring 'gun control' and the regulatory state obsolete. Without a single act of violence, they’re attacking the foundations of arbitrary authority. They’re attempting (and achieving) more than the Shaysites or Whiskey Rebels ever could have hoped." (10/02/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=48  

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Common sense reprieve

September 29, 2014
posted by

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob  

"She must still suffer bogus punishment for her non-crime. But at least Shaneen Allen won’t have to rot in prison for up to ten years. What is the charge? Crossing a state border." (09/29/14)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2014/09/29/common-sense-reprieve/  

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Free Thoughts Podcast, 09/29/14

September 29, 2014
posted by

Libertarianism.org Libertarianism.org
by  

"David Kopel joins us this week for a discussion on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: the right to keep and bear arms." [Flash audio or MP3] (09/29/14)

http://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/right-keep-bear-arms  

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Dear liberals, if ISIS is a threat to all Americans, then shouldn’t we be well armed?

September 26, 2014
posted by

Liberty Chat
by Ian Cioffi  

"Lost in all the fear mongering from Liberals regarding ISIS, is that if what they’re saying about ISIS is true, then shouldn’t all Americans be arming themselves? Sorry Liberals, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t defend Obama’s wars, saying ISIS could strike America, and then also argue for more restrictive gun laws. If we’re under as much threat from ISIS as you claim, every American should be well armed." (09/24/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nk94j69  

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Time to take their toys away

September 25, 2014
posted by

William Norman Grigg Pro Libertate
by William Norman Grigg  

"When Daniel Webster warned that there will always be men who 'promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters,' he most likely had in mind people like Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Ironically, Webster’s brand of nationalism would have harmonized with Raney’s federal supremacist view of law enforcement, in which local police and sheriffs are duty-bound to carry out policies ordained by the central government, even when doing so pits them against the populations they supposedly serve. Not surprisingly, Raney is an ardent drug warrior, a proponent of civilian disarmament, and a stout defender of police militarization." (09/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kaksmmw  

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2nd Amendment: Original meaning and purpose

September 22, 2014
posted by

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by TJ Martinell  

"When the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1789, federalists claimed the new government would only have limited powers expressly delegated to it. This wasn’t enough for anti-federalists like George Mason, who wanted explicit guarantees to certain rights in order to prevent any potential encroachment by the federal government. One of them was the right to keep and bear arms." (09/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oxpm36a  

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Imagine that!

September 22, 2014
posted by

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty  

"I’ve talked about dry fire, and other ways to practice the physical skills necessary for self defense, especially situational awareness. All of these require you to use your imagination in a number of ways, but there is a further dimension wherein the use of your active imagination can help you prepare even better for that situation you sincerely hope will never happen."

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5715  

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Swiss girls just wanna have guns

September 21, 2014
posted by

spiked spiked
by Rob Lyons  

"There was uproar in August after a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her shooting instructor with a machine gun at a venue called Bullets and Burgers in Arizona, USA. This was just the latest inevitable outcome, we were told, of a culture obsessed with guns. But as I saw in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday, the US is not alone in being so comfortable with such weapons, and there is no simplistic connection between teaching young people to use guns and high rates of homicide." (09/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p3bkn7y  

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