Category Archives: civil rights

Terminology is important

Sturmgewehr 44, the historic “assault rifle”, was a general purpose military weapon, moderately good in several roles but specialized for none. The name was an attempt to make wishful thinking become reality by raising troop morale. Since the generic term “assault rifle” … Continue reading

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Новости глазами иммигрантов

http://stas.livejournal.com/1048089.html http://arbat.livejournal.com/870840.html Такое впечатление, что людям совсем не хочется опять жить при совке, даже и на территории Америки.

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Should California conservatives and libertarians move?

I think, yes. The state is beyond electoral salvation, and moving out would deprive California government of tax revenues and would, after the next Census, reduce the electoral weight of the state relative to others. Further, continued exposure to CA … Continue reading

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Curley Effect

A formal research paper about Curley Effect supports my theory that gun control and many other laws are all about harassing the electoral opposition.

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That’s crazy talk!

Blaming the sane and the law-abiding for crimes of the crazy and the criminal is a pretty good indication of a mental disorder. Should such people even be holding public offices?

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A Hebrew adaptation of my article

A fairly close adaptation of Alleged intent of gun control vs. actual observable goals has been translated to Hebrew by Amit Nachman.

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One of the best explanations of gun registration

COMMON-SENSE GUN LAWS = INSTITUTIONALIZED IDIOCY by Wessley Rogers

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Interview with me from SHOT Show 2016

All4Shooters just posted the video of my interview from SHOT range day. The accompanying article is also available in Italian.

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Third issue of TheSear is up

With my article Winning Hearts and Minds in it.

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Maria Butina

One of the faces of the Russian effort to improve their legal gun rights. While Maria prefers to get by on ability and multiple competencies, i don’t mind noting that she is also photogenic. Interview with Maria and the associated … Continue reading

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Three feet and five inches.

Swords have been around since 1600BCE. Pistols, including revolvers, since the early 1500s. Government efforts to restrict their use to the “right people” go back about as far. The “right people” are typically the members of the party in power. … Continue reading

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Frog Lube for French Resistance

Contrary to my original understanding of Europe, some countries there have a substantial amount of privately held guns. Unfortunately, very few of them permit defensive use. Even Switzerland has curtailed legal carry, leaving Czechia, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova and possibly some … Continue reading

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The killing of LaVoy Finicum

I am not sure of the details of the specific current standoff between the Western ranchers and the Feds. But it does seem like a small facet of generally abusive conduct by the various government agencies.

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Don’t judge!

I don’t judge people for having one or more imaginary friends different from mine. I don’t judge them for eating or drinking something I wouldn’t touch. When they listen to strange music, watch TV shows or wear goofy outfits, I … Continue reading

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The most serious threats are not always obvious

Terrorism gets a lot of attention. It doesn’t produce many casualties relative to the population size, and would produce even fewer if governments didn’t insist on disarming their own residents. The various government shenanigans with health care, restraints of trade … Continue reading

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“Safe storage” requirements that aren’t…and other lies.

The ostensible purpose of the “safe storage” laws is to keep guns out of the wrong hands. In reality, the requirement to keep weapons locked up and separate from ammunition contributes to criminal acquisition of arms. A gun owner whose … Continue reading

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Which would be safer to kick?

Sometimes, we read about psychopaths who abuse animals before turning to humans. Strangely, most of them go after bunnies, kittens, puppies and other helpless creatures. very few of them seek the challenge of trying to abuse bulls, full-grown large dog … Continue reading

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Alleged intent of gun control vs. actual observable goals

Pushers of gun control state the disarming the population is necessary for the safety of that same population. The punitive measures they are willing to employ to make that hypothetical safety happen look a lot like “he beats her because … Continue reading

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“I am not Charlie!”

It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier. (Robert Heinlein) When people regularly die for expressing their beliefs, free speech does not … Continue reading

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What does this tell you?

TN bans carry in government offices, and the Army bans carry on their bases and offices. Since we know that the signs do not stop determined assassins, we can only guess that the rule-makers are more worried about their own … Continue reading

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