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“Shame on us if we have forgotten.”

Posted in Firearms, In the News, Politics, Rant, Second Amendment with tags , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2013 by Xajow

I am warning you now: this is a post that somewhat angrily responds to the attempts by President Obama to verbally bully people into agreeing with him about gun control legislation. If that offends you, too bad.  Continue reading

Wherein I Use a Tragic Story as Metaphor

Posted in Firearms, Government, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics, Second Amendment with tags , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2013 by Xajow

The other day I was listening to a man speak, and he told a story I think has a relevant lesson for us in this age of constantly demanding government do something. Some moron uses a firearm at a school to kill people, and we insist something must be done. So now we have people trying to say government has to pass laws and do whatever it takes to protect our children. But those demands, in my opinion, are ignoring what those laws and somethings might cause. Continue reading

Gun Control Nuts Going Off Half-Cocked, Again – Second Addendum

Posted in Argumentation, Firearms, Government, In the News, Philosophy, Politics, Second Amendment with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by Xajow

Don’t worry. This one will be brief. I have seen a little more of what Obama said in his speech, and the context does not make it better. Continue reading

Gun Control Nuts Going Off Half-Cocked, Again – Addendum

Posted in Argumentation, Firearms, Government, In the News, Philosophy, Politics, Second Amendment with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by Xajow

Sadly, this is just getting worse. Fear-mongering nonsense is pouring out all over the place. “Surely we can do better than this,” said Obama. “We have an obligation to try.” Which would be nice if I believed by “better” he meant “better” and not “more nonsensical”. Continue reading

Gun Control Nuts Going Off Half-Cocked, Again

Posted in Firearms, In the News, Philosophy, Politics, Second Amendment with tags , , , , , , , on December 16, 2012 by Xajow

Mere hours after a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and already I was reading opinions about how the shooting proves we need more and stricter gun control laws. It very much gave the appearance that the gun control nuts all rushed to their computers, thinking not of concern for the grieving but how to try to use the tragedy for political gain. To see what these people said would almost make a person think the guns of their own accord had marched into the school and done all the shooting. The facts, of course, are quite different. Continue reading

Quick Bite: Another Person Who Should Know Better Makes Another Stupid Comment about Gun Control

Posted in Firearms, Quick Bite, Second Amendment with tags , , on July 27, 2012 by Xajow

At CNN, Daniel W. Webster, professor and co-director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (i.e. someone who should be smart enough to know better), said: Continue reading

Quick Bite: A Reply to a Former Cop’s Question

Posted in Firearms, Quick Bite, Second Amendment with tags , , on July 27, 2012 by Xajow

At The New York Times, retired police officer Michael A. Black asks: Continue reading