In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the usual suspects have come out in full force. This showed up on my news feed this morning: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/opinion/guns-second-amendment-nra.html From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder. “States with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides,” noted one exhaustive 2013 … Continue reading No one wants to take your guns, right? New York Times: “Repeal the Second Amendment”
James Wright's article about how he was wrong about gun control and why it is doomed to failure, from the 90's. The years change, but the song remains the same: http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080708_1988912secondthoughtsaboutguncontroljamesdwright.pdf
If the first amendment was treated like the second amendment… Any speech using 10 or more foreign words would be a felony. (Firearm law 922(r) restricting 10 or more foreign gun parts from the 1989 import ban) Anyone convicted of a felony or convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse or assault is not allowed freedom of … Continue reading Old, but good: If the First Amendment was treated like the Second
So I came across an article this morning where David Smalley, Proud Atheist, lectures America about "Why Gun Nuts Lie – I Know From Experience" - and with a premise like that, you know you are in for quite a wild ride. First, he starts with his credentials: I live in Texas. I’m a gun owner. … Continue reading Get ready to strap on your stupid: David Smalley vomits “Why Gun Nuts Lie – I Know From Experience”
Yesterday was a victory for the United States - the Senate prevented shredding the 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 14th amendments in order for Senate Democrats to restrict the 2nd. This is being played as Republican's wanting to sell guns to ISIS. I'm not joking, that's actually what Sen Chris Murphy stated: We’ve got to make … Continue reading No, you can’t blame the Republicans for lack of gun control
It's gotten to the point where I'm going to have to create a new category: No One Wants To Take Your Guns. Because this shit is getting out of hand. Supposed Constitutional Law Professor David S. Cohen penned this nonsensical rant for Rolling Stone the other day, "Why It's Time to Repeal the Second Amendment" … Continue reading No one wants to take your guns: “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment”
Operation Choke Point was launched by the Justice Department in 2013 as a way to fight fraud by pressuring banks to “choke off” access to credit and other banking services by merchants and industries the administration considered at a high risk for fraud. Without access to banking services, it is difficult—if not impossible—for a business … Continue reading John Yarmuth voted against shutting down Operation ChokePoint which targeted firearms businesses.
The next time your left leaning friends decide to lecture you about how you are a terrible gun fetishist, feel free to refer to this well written piece: http://www.thepolemicist.net/2013/01/the-rifle-on-wall-left-argument-for-gun.html
I'm still pretty incensed from Tuesday's press conference, where President Obama mentioned background checks 22 times: The problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked. A recent study found that about … Continue reading Dontray Mills & Jalita Johnson – perfect examples of why the President is wrong on background checks.
Those of you who read this blog should be familiar with my use of the term "security theater" and how most gun control proposals are little more than soundbites. Thomas Sowell, noted economist, wrote an article covering yesterday's Presidential address and reminded me of the flip side; political theater. Those who have been marveling at … Continue reading Thomas Sowell’s take on the President’s speech: “On Gun Control, Obama Is Showman In Chief”