Category Archives: civil rights

Endorsement: Carol M. Swain for Nashville Mayor

She comes endorsed by several figures I consider credible, like Dinesh D’Souza. Her endorsement of Walter Williams as an authority is also telling. Unlike the other candidates, she has a track record of opposing tax increases. She’s also against gun … Continue reading

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Individual or collective?

The difference between individual rights and collective responsibility may be illustrated with this example: imagine a group of half-dozen people which includes you. Every person in that group has a basic table utensils, a spoon, a knife and a fork. … Continue reading

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AMENDMENT TWO: A LEGAL IMMIGRANT’S CAUTIONARY TALE by Anonymous

A good friend, a long-time American by choice, wrote this excellent essay. I post and propagate it because my friend cannot without dire consequences to self and family from state authorities acting as employers, educators and officious busibodies. It’s sad … Continue reading

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The deadly dangers of automatic transmission

In America, most cars involved in accidents and deliberate vehicular attacks have automatic transmissions. That’s no surprise, considering that most cars on the road have them. Almost everywhere else in the world, the auto transmission violence isn’t so prevalent. If … Continue reading

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The impossibility of surrender

Most gun owners don’t know exactly how many guns they own. That should not be surprise: most mechanics couldn’t tell you how many wrenches they have, either. Guns are tools, and sometimes objects of collection, sometimes heirlooms, sometimes wall decorations. … Continue reading

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Finishing the murderer’s job?

The 18 to 21 age group is already the most vulnerable to criminal victimization. Florida legislators obviously want them even worse off.

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When is old enough suddenly not old enough?

Very much adding confusion to a legal injury, the Florida legislators claim that people who were perfectly capable of legal actions must be stripped of that ability on the basis of their age…which is now insufficient. And yet, the same … Continue reading

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Old enough to fight for you…not old enough to protect herself?

Emancipated enough to volunteer for the military and be accepted. Not emancipated enough for the Florida legislators!

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One 19 year old committed a crime…every 19 year old in the state got punished!

Collective punishment is what occupying armies of totalitarian states do to subjugated populations. And now we know how Florida legislators view their neighbors.

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Rifles as canaries in the coal mine.

Weapons are unique in the lineup of the items typically banned or regulated by governments. They are the only contraband that can be used to fight the enforcement of the ban on them. Neither a bottle of rum, nor a … Continue reading

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Shepherding citizens

“If you aren’t paying for a service, then you are the product and not the customer.” On the national scale, this concept came in widely with Bismark’s welfare state. Prior to the 1870s, less numerous rich families usually had more … Continue reading

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A good question.

And the answers vary from “criminal intentions” to “treason”. Or well-meaning stupidity of such magnitude as to preclude a successful election campaign…so very unlikely.

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Rhonda Ezell

One of the heroes of the RKBA movement.

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An Italian adaptation of my article about gun control now available

About Alleged and Observable Goals of Gun Control. Controllo delle armi: scopi dichiarati e scopi reali a confronto

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Guest post: A Lawyer’s Riff On The First Amendment

I Don’t Agree With What You Say, But I Will Defend To The Death Your Right To Say It. First thing’s first, basic disclaimer, because lawyers are so used to the legal world that we just assume people are waiting … Continue reading

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“Federal law prohibits….”

For all the jackboot lickers who insist that laws are morality and must be followed, I submit this exhibit: The same exhibit illustrates just how common ingredients for weapons are. Humans have been making serviceable weapons since before Paleolith, and … Continue reading

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How prohibitions endure

US has numerous state level prohibitions on alcohol before the national one was enacted. I wondered how people stood for those and didn’t shoot the culprits out of hand. Then, a thought occurred to me that explained how prohibitions of … Continue reading

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Living in Fear. Not Living in Fear. New on AllOutdoor

Salubrious psychological effect of gun ownership by vulnerable populations.

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Need introductions to political publications

My upcoming article and two illustrations took more than three hours of otherwise billable time. Yet, while I’ve been publishing numerous technical reviews, I’ve not found a site or a print publication suitable for my RKBA articles. Any suggestions or … Continue reading

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The Free State of Jones, movie review

I was pleasantly surprised by how well this film was done. Historic accuracy, near as I can judge, is pretty reasonable. Props, accents, details also seem fairly decent. Plot: 4/5 Acting: 4/5 Both are just a little flat, but I … Continue reading

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