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

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Just Got Home, Leaving Again Tomorrow

But boy am I glad to find out that - so far - the AWB is going to die. They still have time before September to try to ramrod an extension or expansion through as an amendment on something critical, but it looks like it's going to croak on schedule! I'm looking forward to getting a collapsable stock for my AR.

Too bad the lawsuit preemption bill had to die to ensure that, but so it goes. Better luck next year. I hope there are still some manufacturers in business by then.

Kudos to everyone who followed this action so closely for those of us who could not. "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance," and we've learned that the hard way. Hooray for the Internet, that allows us almost real-time updates and the links to our elected representatives so we can make ourselves heard.

Anyway, Triggerfinger has an excellent synopsis of today's events up for anyone who wants it brief and to the point. And use the internal link to see how your Congresscritters voted.

My Senator, Kyl, isn't too bad. But McCain's GOTTA go.

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