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Another 2nd Amendment win in California

Posted by: Phineas on March 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, someone has put something in the water at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; this is the second ruling in a row where they’ve defended the right to bear arms in self defense against hyper-restrictive California laws. This time, they smacked down the Yolo County Sheriff: Just weeks after striking down […]

 

Ninth Circuit overturns California gun law

Posted by: Phineas on February 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When even the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says progressive gun-grabbers have gone too far, it’s something to take note of: The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to […]

 

A Christmas lump of coal for the gun-grabbers

Posted by: Phineas on December 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It seems concealed-carry cuts down on gun crime: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the […]

 

Navy Yard shooting: an AR-15 *was* used there. Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on September 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas All too predictably, gun control advocates raced to take advantage of the atrocity of yesterdays’s mass shooting at the Navy Yard to press their case, this time by decrying the use of an AR-15 in the killings, the semi-automatic rifle having become the fear-object of choice for people who hate the Second […]

 

(Video) Liberal racism in action: The Black NRA

Posted by: Phineas on September 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Like AlfonZo Rachel and his friends say in the video below, comedienne Sarah Silverman and her friends may have had good intentions in mind with their “Funny or Die!” piece, but the message, when you think about it, is pretty danged racist. In that patronizing, condescending way that progressives do so well. […]

 

Irony Alert: Barack Obama, world’s greatest gun salesman

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Per Bob Owens, the effect Obama and the progressive agenda has had on firearms sales has been nothing short of phenomenal: The United States is the most heavily armed nation in world history, and it seems we have President Barack Obama to thank for it. Before you ask: we’re not talking about the […]

 

3D printed guns scare progressives, so of course they want to ban them

Posted by: Phineas on May 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because the future is frightening. First, a BBC news video to show you what the fuss is all about: The Telegraph describes it thus: Instructions for making The Liberator, a plastic handgun that could escape detection by conventional airport security, were today made freely available to download from the internet by anti-government […]

 

Quote of the Day: On #GunControl, Obama, and lameducks

Posted by: Phineas on April 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Writing in the Telegraph, Tim Stanley makes a trenchant observation in the wake of the defeat the gun-control bill in the Senate yesterday and the President’s angry reaction: 4. Barack Obama is a lame-duck president. Nobody listens to what he says anymore, nobody is interested in winning his approval and nobody much cares if […]

 

#Guncontrol: The fact-free debate

Posted by: Phineas on April 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Samuel Johnson once famously said that “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” Thomas Sowell might broaden that to “appeals to emotion are the last refuge of someone losing on the facts,” because that’s surely the case with gun-control advocates: Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard […]

 

#GunControl: Opposing the Manchin-Toomey amendment

Posted by: Phineas on April 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s been a lot of controversy the last few days over a deal reached between Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) on an amendment to pending gun-control legislation in the Senate. It’s expected to be introduced tomorrow and it appears they have the votes to end debate and proceed to […]