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Another Tragedy Shows the Importance of Gun Ownership

more guns less crime Most people who elect to spend money on lottery tickets and not on gun ownership do just fine, except for the wasted money on lottery tickets. Craigory Burch Jr. and everyone around him probably thought he was luckier than most unarmed lottery players. He won $434,272. But he wasn’t lucky at all. He would have been luckier if he’d never won the money. You know what comes next. After his winnings were announced (all over the local media one can assume) the door of Burch’s residence Read more [...] Continue reading →

How's Gun Control Working for You, Chicago?

gun_control There is a common saying: If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging. While all people can get stubborn about their mistakes and persist in them even as they become more plainly visible, politicians are especially prone to this behavior. No matter how obvious it becomes that they are creating problems, the only solution that is considered is doing more of what is making the problem worse. The only exception I can think of is alcohol prohibition. Politicians actually reversed course. That was a Read more [...] Continue reading →

This Is What Happens When the Government Disarms You

nypd This story enrages me. FOX 2 reports: "Horrific playground gang rape has NYPD asking public for help." Another crime in a gun free zone. New York police are looking for five men who forced a father at gunpoint to leave his daughter behind so they could take turns raping her, according to a press release. The 18-year-old female was with her father at the Osborn Playground in Brooklyn around 9 p.m. Thursday when they were approached by five men, according to a press release from Read more [...] Continue reading →

Why We Need More Guns: ISIS Attacks

police sidearms If you watch the video above you will see the mayor denying the attack was terrorism or had anything to do with Islam. It reminds me of the way German politicians responded to coordinated sexual assaults by immigrants. [See also: "Another Islamic Attack, Another Round of Denials."] But it also points to the need for the populace to be armed. We obviously can't count on the terrorist-inspired shooters to only target cops. From the Washington Times: The man who opened fire on a Philadelphia Read more [...] Continue reading →

No, Mr. President, a Gun Is the Responsibility of the Owner

obama with gun Barack Obama makes the collectivist premise of his New York Times editorial clear in the headline: "Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility." Why? The Second Amendment directly contradicts what Obama claims. It says that Congress may not share responsibility for guns. They must keep their hands off of privately-owned firearms. THE epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American Read more [...] Continue reading →

House Committee: No Funding for New Gun Control

gunControl The House Appropriations Committee has warned the Department of Justice that it has no plans to approve funds for President Obama's latest gun control schemes. House Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies subcommittee Chairman Rep. John Culberson wrote in a terse letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that any executive orders on gun control should not be paid for out of already approved funding. "I want to express the committee's expectation that the Department of Justice will Read more [...] Continue reading →

Resourcefulness & Courage Made Up for Lack of Handgun

hoodie gunpoint Two Houston car robbers (or three?) made three mistakes: they didn't realize that all car trunks now have a glow-in-the dark emergency release inside of them, and they kept the man's mobile phone which was like a homing beacon for the police. But their main mistake was thinking that the car salesman, Jose Martinez, would become compliant just because they beat him up and pointed a gun at him. Wrong salesman. There are several versions of this story and I think the statements the newswoman Read more [...] Continue reading →

More Big Brother: The Illegal Watch List of Gun Owners

09282012BigBrother Since I have just written about Big Brother and the Second Amendment, perhaps I should bring up another aspects that isn't new, but is illegal. It doesn't even have the fig leaf of an executive order covering its criminality. Late last year, the Washington Post reported, "Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law," the Government Accountability Office concluded in 2010. The law prohibits felons, fugitives, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Big Brother Just Got Bigger: Doctors Can Report You to the FBI

Obama-Big-Brother It would be one thing if this new removal of a basic privacy right had been debated and hammered out between different parties. Instead, it was imposed by a gun-prohibitionist President based on calculating what he could get away with. Basically, now if you have a mental health crisis you have to worry about a doctor reporting you to the Feds. According to The Hill, "Rules eased on providing mental health records for background checks." The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for Read more [...] Continue reading →

Congress Will Do Nothing about Obama's Unconstitutional Gun Legislation

Jefferson Pocket Pistol We have had plenty of time to be ready for Barack Obama's executive orders. So what is Congress' plan? Virtually nothing. The gun issue comes up 19 seconds into the video. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) says that Barack Obama's executive orders are unconstitutional. So what will Congress do? They will litigate. As the discussion explains well, Congress can't count on the courts and, even if the judges follow the Constitution, it will take a long time for the courts to finally Read more [...] Continue reading →

More Americans Believe the Second Amendment is Our Safety than Those Who Think It is a Threat

Pistol This Washington Post story tells us what you probably already know (especially if you have been reading this blog): "Obama plans curbs on guns." President Obama will press ahead with a set of executive actions on guns next week despite growing concerns in the United States over terrorism that have dampened some Americans’ enthusiasm for tighter firearms restrictions. The president will meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to finalize a series of new gun control measures and will Read more [...] Continue reading →

New Gun Restrictions for a New Year

gunControl It wouldn't be a new year without a new set of laws aimed at making liberals feel less angsty about those scary guns the rest of America has. As per usual, every single one of the new gun laws was passed under the flag of "never again," based on some media-hyped shooting, and as per usual, not a single one of the new laws would have stopped the incident that was its rallying cry. The big gun grab will be in California, where police will now be allowed to confiscate anybody's guns for 21 days Read more [...] Continue reading →