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, May 16, 2008

A Few Shots From the NRA Convention

A Few Shots (So to Speak) From the NRA Convention

I was there for the gate opening at 10:00AM. What a crowd! I've never seen so much high-speed, low-drag hardware in one place in my life.

And there were a lot of very political statements. Here's one I particularly liked, on the back of a young man's T-shirt:

(click each for full size)

Here was the display at the Kentucky State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. booth:

I'll try to post much more shooty goodness tomorrow, but now I have to get ready for tonight's blogger get-together.

One other thing, though: I watched most of the speakers at this afternoon's "Leadership Conference" (starting with Ollie North - since they had a hard time getting us a video feed in the Press room). The general gist of pretty much every speech (as I heard it) was "Please don't stay home this November. McCain may suck, but he's better than the Democrat alternative, no matter which one it is!"

What a resounding endorsement of Senator Cylon.

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