Who Are These People?

You know who I’m talking about. Who are these people who feel so safe, so secure in this world that they’re happy to wait for the police to show up and protect them when violence threatens? I ask a serious question here. Because I know people who are anti-gun rights, and they do not feel all that protected. They merely have made the calculation that a crazed, gun-toting killer is more likely to harm them than a concealed weapon carrying do-gooder is likely to help them. (They don’t connect the dots enough to realize that the crazed killer would likely get a gun illegally, no matter what the law said. But that’s not my point here.)

Those are not the folks I’m asking about. I am asking about newspaper editorial writers, television commentators, legislators, captains of industry, judges and prosecutors. These are the people who seem to feel the safest, the most secure and protected. And these are the people who, more than any others, shape public opinion and policy regarding self-defense. (more…)

Published in: on July 31, 2009 at 12:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gun Rights Heros, I Have A Present For You

There’s an old joke about a blind man whose seeing-eye dog takes him on a perilous dash across a busy street. The man is nearly killed half a dozen times before the incompetent canine gets him to the other side. Another man watching this approaches the blind man and asks him what he’s going to do about the dog.

“I’m going to give him a cookie,” says the blind man.

“A cookie? He nearly got you killed. What will giving him a cookie do?”

The blind man answers, “I’m going to give him a cookie to find out where his head is, so I can kick him in the ass.”

Just today, the U.S. Senate voted on a concealed carry reciprocity measure introduced by Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota. (more…)

Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm  Comments (2)  

Supreme Court Justices – The Last Completely Opinionless People On Earth

The recent Sotomayor Senate hearingsĀ  attempted to propagate a lie that is as old as government justice itself. The lie is that judges are a unique breed of mammal that hold no opinions. They hear a compilation of facts, then dispassionately grab a dusty tome of statutes off of the shelf and slavishly apply those statutes to the facts. And what comes out of the hopper is justice.

Now, here on earth, nobody believes that particular lie. For the most part, people believe different lies. There’s the one in which Justice Antonin Scalia is a constitutional originalist, watchdog of truth and justice, protecting you from those heinous “living Constitution” pretenders. And there’s the one that says that the “liberal” wing of the court cares more about the little people. (more…)

Published in: on July 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sonia Sotomayor Wants You To Die

Yeah, that may seem like a dramatic title for a blog post. But it is undeniable that future Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wants you to be completely defenseless. She said so yesterday. And in any situation in which your life is in jeopardy, being defenseless is prelude to being dead.

Did she come right out and categorically say she wants you defenseless? Of course not. But she did change the subject when asked point blank if you have a right to self defense. Here’s what she said:

“That’s an abstract question.” (more…)

Published in: on July 16, 2009 at 11:16 am  Leave a Comment