“Knock-Out” Spin. Suddenly, Aggravated Assault is…a “Game!”
After trying to ignore the growing “Knock-Out” phenomenon, where violent black street thugs attack random white people, the liberal media predictably tries to excuse the violence, by using an almost laughable premise: that we shouldn’t get upset because “black youth have always been violent.” See Ann Coulter’s column in Human Events: http://www.humanevents.com/2013/12/04/liberals-talk-race-and-crime-and-hilarity-ensues/ But the larger issue is the ongoing practice of the media to continually | Read More »
Who is REALLY behind that new “gun rights” group?
Anti-gun zealots have recently been creating more and more fake “gun rights” groups, often duping unsuspecting gun owners into contributing to them. What’s most diabolical is that the money collected is then used to attack gun owner’s rights, not protect them. Probably the best example of a “False Flag” gun rights group is the infamous “Americans for Gun Safety” started in 2001 and bankrolled by | Read More »
The Church of Regulation
It never ceases to amaze me how many Americans, even those who claim to be conservatives, are more than willing to surrender their freedoms when it comes to government regulations. There seems to be an almost religious conviction that causes otherwise intelligent people to convince themselves that government can (much less will) “protect” them from harm. Worse, these same people seem utterly oblivious to the | Read More »
Obamacare and Guns
The Obamacare debacle is more than just government overreach. Beyond the obvious intrusions into what should be private transaction between a provider of a service (whether doctor or insurance company) and their client, the threat to privacy is staggering. The numerous scandals surrounding the abuse of power by various government agencies should send chills down the spines of every American, but especially those who own | Read More »
It’s the Obamacare, Stupid!
Focusing on the website misses the larger point, that Obamacare itself is the problem. Thus, making it more ‘efficient’ would be like making the Holocaust more efficient – in both cases, it merely accelerates the imposition of a horrible result. Can you imagine if, during the time of Lincoln, the primary argument against slavery were that the procedures for “processing” slaves wasn’t “efficient” enough? And | Read More »
More Black-on-White Violence. And Once Again, American Media Yawns.
Once again, racially charged violence is perpetrated by black youths, and once again the American media looks the other way. Meanwhile, THIS is the story that appeared in the London Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2469479/Group-black-youths-beat-white-couple-racially-motivated-attack-Brooklyn-New-York.html Group of black youths beat white couple in racially-motivated attack, yelling ‘White motherf****r’ “A young couple in Brooklyn were beaten up Monday in what police are calling a racially-motivated attack. 30-year-old Ronald | Read More »
Idiots with Guns
When the news story broke that two Michigan drivers, both of whom had permits to carry handguns, had gotten into a road rage incident, I was frustrated and depressed, but not surprised. I had been predicting such an incident ever since we passed our carry permit law here in Minnesota in 2003. Given the reality of “Murphy’s Law” I knew it was only a matter | Read More »
A Warning from Kenya
Almost 12 years ago, just after 9/11, I wrote a piece that warned how easy it would be for terrorists to attack multiple shopping centers in America, using nothing more sophisticated than standard small arms (and a relatively small number of radicals willing to die for the cause – and there are doubtless plenty of those, right here at home). The recent shooting rampage at | Read More »
Why is Everything a “Weird Trick” Today?
I know you’ve seen them, those pop-ups on your computer screen promising everything from lower electric bills to increased libido. And always, the “secret” is a “weird trick” that you must learn to cash in. And now I’ve even begun to hear them on radio ads, most recently promising to let you in on a “weird trick” that allows you to use a “loophole” to | Read More »
Had Enough Yet? Confronting the Reality of Black-on-White Racist Violence
The latest example of black-on-white violence should enrage anyone, regardless of their racial background. An 89 year old veteran of World War II (who happened to be white) is savagely beaten by black “youths” for no conceivable reason (as if there could possibly BE any reason for what these scumbags did). He ultimately died of his injuries. Think about that for a moment. A man | Read More »
Guns at the State Capital. Self-Defense Trumps Fear of Firearms.
Now that the Minnesota State legislature has been taken over by Democrats, their innate hatred and fear of guns (and gun owners) has predictably reared it’s ugly head yet again. http://www.theuptake.org/2013/08/14/capitol-gun-safety-discussion-begins-and-ends-in-confusion-disagreement/ This time, the focus is on those visiting the State Capital in St. Paul, where lawful carry permit holders have been carrying firearms for decades, and without incident. In other words, they are seeking | Read More »
Obama “just can’t get no respect”
The rumblings of terrorist activity should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever had dealings with Arabic and/or Middle Eastern, predominantly Muslim cultures. Above all, they tend to respect strength, and find the kind of mealy-mouthed, apologetic tone taken by Barak Obama almost insulting. But a distaste for weakness is not limited to the Persian Gulf. Vladimir Putin’s “up yours” to America in | Read More »
The Insidious Threat of “Hate Crimes” Law
No sooner had George Zimmerman been acquitted of murder in the case of Trayvon Martin than Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department would continue its ongoing investigation into the matter. Holder said he is “mindful of the pain felt by our nation” as a result of Trayvon’s death. Not surprisingly, so-called “Civil rights activists” jumped on the band-wagon, pushing the Justice Department | Read More »
“The Law” is What a Jury Says it is
Time and again, various self-appointed pundits make categorical pronouncements about what “the law” does or doesn’t mean. This has been especially true in the George Zimmerman trial, where in spite of the fact that the trial is over, there has been no shortage of opinions, some with absolute certainty that “according to the law” George Zimmerman “should have been” found guilty. MSNBC has been the | Read More »
Media Malpractice: The Treyvon Martin Propaganda Parade
There is probably no better example of the institutional bias of the American media than their outrageous handling of the Treyvon Martin story. It also illustrates how significantly the press can distort the legal process for anyone involved in a self-defense situation. As the trial is currently in progress, I will not offer opinions on Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence. My concern here is the media’s | Read More »
Why Liberals Hate Auto Racing
1 – Auto races have winners and losers. 2 – No driver gets a government subsidy because they’re poor. 3 – No driver gets a 3-lap penalty because they’re rich. 4 – No driver gets a head start because of their race or skin color. 5 – No driver gets a head start because they’re gay. 6 – No driver gets a head start because | Read More »
Warning to Gun Owners – “Big Brother” is Watching
The emerging scandals surrounding the abuse of power by a growing number of government agencies should send chills down the spines of every gun owner in America. After all, if there is any group likely in the sights of those who wish to restrict the rights of Americans, it would be gun owners. And gun ownership is soaring. Gregory Gwyn-Williams at CNS News noted the | Read More »
Anatomy of a Rape – Oregon 911 Call
This story should anger anyone, regardless of their political views. Simply put, a woman called 911 because an intruder was attempting to break into her home. The 911 operator’s conversation with the victim is nothing short of astounding – after informing the frightened woman that there were no law enforcement personnel available to answer the call, she suggests that the woman “ask the man to | Read More »
The Company You Keep. Common Sense Choices for Those Who Lawfully Carry a Gun.
Those of us who regularly carry firearms for self-defense are generally well aware of the need to avoid confrontations. Whether using inappropriately provocative speech, or being foolish enough to become involved in something as dangerous as a road rage incident, we know only too well that any misstep by us will more than likely be exploited by some future prosecutor. But in the quest to | Read More »
From “Fast and Furious” to the IRS and Bengazi. What Will it Take?
First we had Obama’s “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, in which hundreds of Mexicans (as well as American border agents) DIED, then Bengazi, in which American diplomats and security personnel DIED. Now we find out that the IRS is acting like the Secret Police. We have wiretaps of Associated Press reporters. And as if all that weren’t enough, it now appears that the EPA may | Read More »
Oooops! More People, More Guns, and…LESS Crime?
Facts are stubborn things: A study released Tuesday by the government’s Bureau of Justice Statistics found that gun-related homicides DROPPED from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. That’s a 39 percent reduction in the RAW NUMBER, while the population grew by 51 MILLION, and the number of guns in America went from 200 million to over 300 million! Pew Research Center found a similar | Read More »
2014…Crossroads for American Gun Owners
Never in American history have our rights been more at risk than they are today. As a result, gun stores have fewer and fewer guns on their shelves, and ammunition is flying out the doors as fast as the pallets are unloaded. Even 22 rimfire ammo is scarce, along with soaring prices everywhere you look. However, a silver lining in this is that these shortages | Read More »
Will My Gun Hurt Me in Court?
One of the most important ways we can protect ourselves legally is to make sensible choices before we find ourselves in a self-defense situation. And asking ourselves, “What will a jury think?” is an excellent way to ensure decisions that give us the edge. From mock jury trials to psychological studies, there is substantial research on the psychology of juries, especially where self-defense is concerned. | Read More »
Where are the Parents?
The stories are becoming all too familiar. A young child does something utterly harmless, and the “authorities” come down on him (or her) like a SWAT team. Or school administrators announce some outrageous new “rule” that 20 years ago would have gotten them fired. Recent examples include: Two 10 year-old girls running a lemonade stand suddenly find themselves confronted by armed police officers, telling them | Read More »
Minimum Wage Madness
Here in Minnesota, at the behest of our looney-tunes Democrat Governor Mark Dayton, the Democrat controlled House and Senate is considering once again the insane idea of raising the state minimum wage. Now, the very fact that something as destructive as a government imposed minimum price for unskilled labor even exists is a testament to the economic illiteracy of much of the American public. That | Read More »