Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Friday, January 09, 2004

Defend Yourself? How DARE You!

I am not at all surprised to hear (via Spoons) that the Wilmette, IL man, Hale DeMar, who shot a home intruder has been charged for violating Wilmette's "no handgun" ordinance. Also, he let his "Firearm Owner's ID" expire, so now he faces the possibility of a year in jail and/or a $2500 fine for that violation.
"I regret the intrusion on this family's privacy," (Police Chief John) Carpenter said of DeMar. "He strikes us as being a good man with a good heart who did something that apparently came naturally to him. That's why it's important the Wilmette police speak out now."
Right. It's important to ensure that the rest of the proles understand that this kind of behavior is not acceptable.

I'm with you, Spoons. This shit makes me tired.

UPDATE: There's a much more detailed story here. (Via Say Uncle.)

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