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handgun, gun, gun control,

Tulsa Shooter Stopped Dead

Some killers are easier to stop than others.  The coronavirus pandemic is proving very hard to stop. But one good guy with a gun and presence of mind can stop a different kind of would-be killer — an active shooter — instantly. This is what happened last week outside of

Virginia, guns, 2nd Amendment, race,

Self-Defense Is for Everybody

Last week, Virginia’s infamous black-face governor claimed to possess “credible intelligence . . . of threats of violence surrounding” Monday’s “Lobby Day” gun rights rally in Richmond, including “extremist rhetoric similar to . . . Charlottesville in 2017.”  Major media outlets went on a rampage, repeating his linkage between gun

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

Poked, Stoked and Woke

“Let’s have an honest conversation based on fact,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam chided in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech before assembled legislators last week.  “Not fear.” Last year, fear was more popular. In the frightful aftermath of a Virginia Beach city employee shooting and killing 12 co-workers, Northam

guns, 2nd Amendment, Virginia, Washington, gun rights,

Assault on Second Amendment Ricochets

Were gun owners expected to roll over and play dead? After the November 2019 election, Democrats took over the Virginia statehouse. A slew of gun-control bills were soon in the works, including proposals for expanded background checks, a ban on “assault” weapons, limits on magazine capacity, and seizure of legally

Whither Away?

“All around the world, earnest fans of socialism insist it has never failed, as critics claim, since ‘true socialism has never really been tried,’” the New York Post editorial board wrote on Tuesday. But socialism has been tried. It just doesn’t turn into the utopia socialists promise.  And the State



“Are you proposing taking away their guns?”  “I am,” replied former Texas Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke to ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s question. If, anyway, “it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield.”  “Hell, yes,” he added, later in last week’s Democratic presidential

safe2tell, tip, guns, gun control,

Finna Be Lit?

On the face of it, it seems like a good idea.  After the horrific Columbine school shooting spree of 1999, “Safe2Tell” was invented to provide students, parents and schools a telephone/online interface (including iOS and Android) to report suspicious gun-related behavior. But the devil is in the . . .

Inigo Montoya

The Word Is

“You keep using that word,” said Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride. “I do not think it means what you think it means.” He might as well have been talking to David Hogg — not Vizaini — and young Hogg’s March For Our Lives gun control advocacy group.  The word?

Venezuela, guns, 2nd Amendment, self defense. socialism, rights,

MSNBC Goes Caracas?

Expressing the surprise in some quarters that Venezuelan despot “Maduro is hanging on,” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell went to reporter Kerry Sanders to make sense of the tense situation in Caracas, that nation’s capital. “Not only hanging on, but he appears to still control the military,” Sanders replied, explaining: “You have

Barnie, sentry, connectivity, individuality, violence, peace, love, play, comedy

Evergreen State Blues

One of the things many people no longer understand about these United States is its — their — peculiar genius: decentralism. The extreme of this is that contentious notion of state nullification of federal law, which most “smart” people deride (contra Jefferson and Madison) as itself made null and void

Caldara, gun rights, 2nd Amendment, Colorado

Resisting Registration

Jon Caldara won’t register his guns. He also won’t remain silent about his refusal. He has lots of company in Boulder, Colorado, with respect to the former, if not the latter, form of resistance — his unwillingness to compromise his right to bear arms. The town recently began requiring owners

Cuomo, Mayor, New York

Il Duce Cuomo

A federal judge has ruled that the National Rifle Association has a plausible case against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; the NRA’s lawsuit, alleging that the organization’s rights have been violated by the governor, is going ahead. As related by Jacob Sullum in two pieces over at Reason, Cuomo sure

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