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Innately Harmful

“Banning guns is the only sensible solution to the problem of gun deaths and injuries in the United States. The idea that we can’t ban them because someone will still attempt to own one, is fallacious and empty headed. If … Continue reading

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Senate abuse, and a Sinister prediction

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/gun-laws/video-why-did-harry-reid-vote-against-his-own-gun-legislation-hint-its-not-good/ It doesn’t seem right that Congress can bring back the same bill and vote on it again & again, ad nausea. They should eventually be required to resubmit the bill, send it back through the committees, etc. Think about … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality intersecting with “reasonable” gun control

There’s an interesting overlap between DOMA, the 2nd Amendment, and Charles Schumer’s Senate bill that’s trying to ban private firearm transfers. This is a study in unintended consequences. “In S.374, certain language would treat the absence of a gun-owning gay … Continue reading

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link dump #3

I read something interesting the other day. Did you know that police officers can be sued for violating your civil rights? The politicians who pass unconstitutional laws get to keep their mansions, fancy cars, & social clout. It’s the men … Continue reading

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Rise to Power

I found this on facebook, so don’t take it as gospel. As with everything, CONFIRM. Feel free to blame any modern parallels on whichever party you choose to vilify. The important part is that a society can go a long … Continue reading

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link dum #2

These links are from 3-7-13 and later. Yes, I know they’re badly out of order. I have a whole ton of text documents filled with random notes. I’m like that guy with a million sticky notes on his desk. For … Continue reading

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link dump #1

These are mostly from mid January. I can’t stand to read all this again, much less comment on it. It’s really depressing, worrying stuff. Maybe I’ll come back and add some commentary later. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/02/10/wayne-lapierre-nra-universal-checks/1907427/ http://www.americanhunter.org/blogs/nra-members-assault-weapon-ban/ http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/02/foghorn/list-of-proposed-california-gun-control-measures-500-round-max-no-grandfathering-no-detachable-mags-mandatory-license/ http://www.reddit.com/r/progun/comments/182thy/you_thought_ny_went_full_retard_ca_is_trying_to/ http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/1830363?articlePage=3 http://www.mrc.org/node/42315 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/30/guns-chief-calif-cant-afford-disarm-felons-ill/Continue reading

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link dump intro

There’s been a lot going on politically. It’s overwhelming. I would like to write about all of it, but it’ just so … depressing. I’ve been saving all the news story links, but I don’t want to procrastinate any longer. … Continue reading

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Futility

Yesterday, I wrote to “my” elected representatives about the current gun control politics. I think this may be the definition of futility. All I can really do is donate some money and write this blog. Maybe my words and dollars … Continue reading

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Obama’s Plead for Gun Control

From CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/16/obama-to-announce-gun-control-proposals-shortly/ “[Obama] also will ask Congress to pass laws, including ones that would: – require universal background checks (background checks on anyone who would buy a gun, whether in stores or at auctions and conventions)” – restore a … Continue reading

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Obama’s 23 Executive Orders

Wednesday was a big day for Obama and gun control. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/16/obama-to-announce-gun-control-proposals-shortly/ First, Obama signed 23 Executive Orders with which he intends to decrease violence. Here are my opinions on them. This is just a rough draft based on CNN’s summary … Continue reading

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NRA criticized for nonviolent videogame

Ok, so the NRA is being criticized for an authorized videogame in the iTunes store. Basically, the game portrays responsible gun ownership at a target shooting range. According to CNN, the main criticism is the timing. The game was released … Continue reading

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Why We Oppose All New Gun Control

People often wonder why pro-gunners oppose even the most moderate efforts to reduce gun* violence. First, we’d love to see reduced gun violence. Nobody LIKES violence. Heck, in a world without violence, there would be no gun control and we … Continue reading

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About the “Assault” Weapon Label

You may have noticed that I constantly refer to “assault” weapons in quotes like that or something similar. Why? Because I refuse to use such a prejudiced term without at least indicating it’s inaccuracy. In a rather Orwellian way, manipulating … Continue reading

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Protected: disorganized gun ban rant

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Gun Ban Contemplations 4: The Next Fad

Ok, I ran out of steam on this series of blog posts. I wrote most of this post, but it seems to have disappeared. It’s really weird. I’ll post it if I find it. So, if ‘assault’ weapons are banned, … Continue reading

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Gun Ban Contemplations & Innovation 3: Rifle Designs

Ok, this time I’m talking about the future of semi-auto rifle designs. Currently, the single most popular semi-auto rifle design in the US is probably the AR-15 style rifle. (I can’t 100% guarantee it unless I can prove it, but … Continue reading

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Gun Ban Contemplations & Innovation 2: Suppressors

Hopefully, you read my last post, the one about innovation in firearm design. Well, the sound suppressor (aka ‘silencer’) industry is no exception. In fact, if SilencerCo and old-AAC are considered, then the suppressor industry may in fact be more … Continue reading

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Gun Ban Contemplations & Innovation 1: Introduction

I’ve been thinking a lot about the potential gun bans. I don’t know what the future holds, but I have a lot of conflicting thoughts. In many ways, the whole ‘assault’ weapon ban thing doesn’t really matter. On one hand, … Continue reading

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Buying Guns on the Internet?!?!?!?

I recently mentioned Gunbroker.com in another post, so this needs to be explained. Yes, you can buy guns on the internet. It’s really simple. Just choose the one you want, pay for it, and contact the seller. The seller then … Continue reading

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