Saturday, January 19, 2008

Time to Check Your Briefs

The Supremes are getting to those briefs....filed in the DC Gun Ban Case.

Some are predictable....others enlightening.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Guns on Campus

Kentucky is considering a bill to allow guns on long as they stay locked in a car.

This is the latest in the growing debate which was spawned by the Virginia Tech killings.

Frankly, I don't see how a gun locked in a car is going to protect the owner when things get bad. Pepper spray would be a better deterrent.

A better approach would allow those with Concealed Carry Permits to carry on campus. CCW folks are already the least likely to mis-use their weapons and most have had at least some certified training.

The liberal establishment that rules most Colleges in this country won't move towards a liberal approach on this issue....until....perhaps....another tragedy occurs. Even if more defenseless students are killed....I don't see anything changing.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dems Want a New Assault Weapons Ban

Surprise....surprise, at the recent Las Vegas Democratic debate all of the contenders vowed support for a new assault weapons ban.

Their conventional wisdom is that more crime is being committed with AK-47s.

Of course they are ignorant of the facts. Of course they fail to mention that AK-47s were allowed during the previous ban...just not those with flash suppressors etc.

Hopefully.....there unambiguous support for a failed law will further alienate gun owners and bolster Republican chances in the fall.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Have We Been Betrayed?

The Solicitor General has asked the Supreme Court to uphold the position that the Federal Government has the right to regulate the ownership of firearms - this is part of the Governments brief in the D.C. Gun Ban Supreme Court case.

Is this a betrayal of Republican support for the Second Amendment?

Many think so.

A WEB petition invites you to register your view.

Personally, I never expected the US Government to not assert it's authority to regulate firearms as part of this case. What is more important to most of the prevailing view....that this case should establish....that the right to bear an Individual Right.

San Francisco Values

Those poor libs in San Francisco. Seems like they just can't get their way no matter how extreme they are.

The SF loons voted for a complete gun ban. This well suited 58% of the wimps living there.

Too bad for the other 42% of the population that might have just cared a little about protecting their own lives.

Luckily, a court just ruled the gun ban law is illegal.

Perhaps there is still some justice left in California.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Not All Gun Control is Unreasonable

The New Jersey Legislature is on its way to pass 3 laws that will increase penalties for gun violations and are targeted against illegal purchasers and gang violence.

On the surface these proposals do not seem unreasonable. gun owners, are we better off resisting all new gun laws.....or as I believe aren't we smarter to support changes that will reduce gun violence but resist those that go beyond addressing reasonable concerns and unfairly limit the freedom of law abiding citizens.