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

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Late on This

I'd blame it on work, but I received a nice email from reader Steve Vaujin on Tuesday about the topic, and I'm only now addressing it. I know all of you are already aware, but here it is again:
Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent. - Found on inauguration day at
So much for believing in the Second Amendment.

"Closing the gun show loophole" means "Ending private-party sales. All sales must go through an FFL." This will, of course, get the support of many of the (remaining) FFLs. And it will be the first step to an eventual national registration system.

"Making guns in this country childproof." All 300 million of them? Will this be like "childproof caps" that only children can actually open? Or does it mean "won't go bang at all"?

" making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent." Now, if you're an optimist, you read this as "making the expiration permanent," but we all know better than that. No, this means a new, IMPROVED "Assault Weapons Ban." One that will, you know, actually ban something.

Oh, and "addressing gun violence in cities" - where it's largely committed by and committed upon a tiny, easily identifiable demographic, but instead the .gov wants to put in place sweeping, highly restrictive laws that will affect everyone but that demographic.

The philosophy cannot be wrong! Do it again, only HARDER!

Well, there's a great big hole in my collection that I need to fill. I'm not a fan of the 9mm Europellet, but I have been waiting and looking for a nice custom Browning Hi-Power to fill that niche - a 13-round capacity model, with a bunch of spare magazines. When I take newbies out to shoot, the lack of a 9mm has presented a problem as I work them up from .22LR to .45 Colt. (Hmm . . . And now .260 Remington?) I think this weekend I will go shopping for an EAA Witness in 9mm, and all the spare magazines they have in stock.

Who knows, maybe I'll stumble across that Browning!

(*Sigh* - I was looking forward to at least a few more years before the .gov finally got around to passing enough laws to make me a willing felon . . .)

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