Bob Schieffer

is scum.  Here’s a nice response:

While my father was hunted, Schieffer lived comfortably in Texas, where private citizens had guns and children were safe. There is no need to denigrate Schieffer, but he and his ilk need to be educated before invoking the worst evils of mankind.

Yeah, the rest of the article is good too.

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Takes about 60 Seconds

to contact your reps.  Ruger has made it easy…


Real written letters and phone calls are needed too, but this is better than no action and it’s vital right now.

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Facts Suck

when they get in the way of a left-wing statist narrative.  It takes a local reporter in Cincinnati to accomplish what apparently CNN cannot-to refute the lies of its journalist Piers Morgan.

What’s a few lies among friendly statists anyway?

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Strict gun control.  Check

No assault weapons.  Check

No normal capacity magazines.  Check

No guns with spooky and mysterious attachments.  Check

This simply didn’t happen today at a Taft, California high school.  Back to your regularly scheduled hysteria.

(CNN) – The 16-year-old student showed up late to class armed with a 12-gauge shotgun.

With the first period half over, the student took direct aim and hit one classmate in the 28-student classroom in the science building of Taft Union High School in Taft, California, authorities said.

The gunman then aimed specifically at another classmate but missed, authorities said.

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A Real Exchange

With an intelligent friend.  It makes you sorry you brought it up, sorry you got out of bed and weary of trying to win in the marketplace of ideas….if you knew what the intelligent friend did for a living you would be very afraid.  To suggest that the government is anything but a benevolent master is going nowhere.  I’m glad there are stronger people than me willing to carry on the intellectual battle.

Me:  ”The president already has called on Congress to …(blah blah blah)…, close loopholes that allow gun buyers to skirt background checks and …(blah blah blah)…”
Can anyone explain to me (seriously) how you are going to “close loopholes that allow gun buyers to skirt background checks”?  And just to play along I’ll assume for the question that a “loophole” exists…

Intelligent Friend (I.F.):  The “loophole” is allowing private gun transactions without back ground check, we will close that loophole by requiring all gun sales to be preceded by a background check….

Me:  Would you agree that if you are only then addressing people who follow the law?  If you and I are criminally minded it is not going to stop us.  My second question would be what is this accomplishing?

I.F.:  absolutely….but the same thing can be said about bank robbery or murder or crack dealers…… its all show and it wont effect gun rights a bit…..relax

Me:  So if it accomplishes nothing why are we doing it?  There isn’t a constitutional right to murder or sell crack, yet anyway.

I.F.:  to be able to punish folks who dont follow the rules, after they do something wrong of course….the same with any criminal statute….what is the problem with a background check anyway?  how does that infringe on your 2nd amendment rights?  I also still favor [another I.F.'s] proposed “crazy as shit” committee for prospective gun purchasers.

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Catholics Favor Stricter Gun Control

Really?  So says the National Catholic Reporter here

I suspect this is news to a lot of Catholics.  If they are persuaded by the regurgitated cliches, Brady talking points, meaningless terms, the construction of straw men, and “solutions” that don’t solve anything that are contained in this editorial I fear for the Church.  Perhaps now is a good time to re-examine the relationships of the Catholic Church and totalitarian regimes in the 20th Century.

Some tidbits:

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, however, even some of the most ardent gun advocates are saying it is time for change.

Who these people are isn’t mentioned, wonder why?

Much has to be done, too, to enforce universal background checks and close the huge loophole in current law allowing private sale of weapons at gun shows with virtually no restraints.

They must maintain the “gun show loophole” because it covers what is actually a ban on all private sales.  Let’s just allow ordinary citizens to use the NICS system to run background checks…oh no that would never do…

At the moment polls show a majority of Americans support banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

What polls?  Yet another article with those darned high capacity clips, ignorance of the subject matter has never troubled the gun grabbers.  Perhaps they’d prefer Protestants, Jews or Muslims to determine Catholic policy despite overwhelming ignorance of the subject matter.

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Dear Mr. Security Agent

From Matt Bracken at Western Rifle Shooters Association here

Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years.

Pretty concise.

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The Fudd

Today’s Fudd is returning (from a long hiatus) representative Rick Nolan D-Minnesota.  The good folks in Mondale-Land saw fit to return this man to power..

Among Fudd’s career highlights are in 1979 finding Jimmy Carter not failed and liberal enough, so he supported Teddy the Drunk in the 1980 Democratic Primary.



Another believer in the 2nd Amendment.  The Fudd always prefaces his gun control support with the attempted force field of “I’m a hunter”, as if that gives him credibility.  After putting up the force field, the Fudd sets his hunting-phaser on “stun”, and stuns  you with his statist idiocy.

Rep. Fudd dropped this load this on CBS’ Deface the Nation this morning here

……Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., said he’s waiting to see what comes out of a task force on the issue headed by Vice President Joe Biden, but corroborated Murphy’s argument…

“I’m a hunter – I believe in second amendment rights,” Nolan said. “But you know what? I don’t need an assault weapon to shoot a duck. And I think they ought to be banned, and I think we ought to put a ban on the amount of shells you can carry in a magazine. And I think we have to strengthen our background checks.”

I think we need to put a ban on Fudd Nolan’s mouth, and I’m a blogger…I believe in the First Amendment.

Fudd Nolan demonstrates that his “belief” (if we accept he is being truthful) is founded upon nonsense and leftist marketing of the 2nd Amendment.  The Fudd doesn’t believe that they will come for his “duck gun”.  The duck gun is eventually the gun-grabber’s street sweeper and the Fudd’s deer rifle is the gun-grabbers sniper rifle.

A Fudd, and a Tyrant in the White House, always lead off with “I believe in second amendment rights, but”…the “but” always tells you that they are about to discard the rights they just claimed to support.  Here the Fudd has carefully connected, for an ignorant Deface the Nation audience, the 2nd Amendment to hunting, which it has nothing to do with.  The message is clear, if it isn’t needed for Fudd’s hunting, it isn’t needed period.

There is so much stupidity in the one Fudd paragraph above it is mind-boggling.  This particular Fudd’s political track record also leads you to believe that he isn’t really even a Fudd, just a totalitarian.

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Who Said It?

Winner gets 3 internets…

“When you all go home and you’re talking to your buddies and you say, ah ‘He wants to take my gun away.’  You’ve heard it here,  I’m on television so everybody knows it.  I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.”


Trust him…he’s a believer

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Thought provoking stuff on rights, tyranny and discomfort for both sides.

Might we be better off today if the Bill of Rights had never been written?

If your reaction to that begins, “but the Bill of Rights gives us…” I’m halfway to my point. The Bill of Rights doesn’t give us any rights. It simply confirms a few of the rights that the founders thought God had given us.

From Mark Daniel a Libertarian (my word choice-I don’t know him) criminal defense lawyer in Houston, Texas, at his blog Defending People.

Here- go read…think.

This article rings true on several levels.  I read his blog because I am a defense attorney, I don’t always agree, but it always provokes thought.  Of late, he has posted several articles either on or closely tied to gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment-so his blog has truly veered into my focus.  My conservative friends will find it enlightening (those loophole amendments really matter-to you-not just those people you don’t like), my leftist professional colleagues will find it discomforting.  Daniel seems to make the point that tyranny is tyranny whether from the right or left.  It is my experience that my leftist professional colleagues espouse a dislike for tyranny, but on further exploration it is a dislike for tyranny that they don’t like (W tyranny)…tyranny they approve of is not only ok, it’s righteous.  I find too from them, that killing is bad, unless it is people they want to see killed, killing children is bad, unless it is children who must die on the altar of abortion…but I digress.

How many  newly criminalized citizens with the statists kill (and this is where it will end up) over this issue?  They will decry the use of force in Iraq, however they will heartily endorse the same on citizens here.  Ultimately people with guns will have to take guns from the citizenry, it will be a mess.

I hope my conservative friends will read Daniel’s blog, it is worth your time, if nothing else the last month or two of postings.  Daniel has never minced words, and to broach the subjects he has in recent postings, will earn you the quizzical look that you just might be one of those nutty militia types.  It is demonstrative of how compliant the citizenry has become in the face of continuing statist advances that to even remotely suggest, in any context, the taking up of arms against government force (or merely to contemplate the subject) will earn you the “nut” label.

The world’s tyrannies didn’t happen over night, they happened over time, largely with the apathetic (and uninformed) acquiescence of the people until it was far too late, but that is another topic for kooks and militia types only…


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