Showing posts with label gun rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gun rights. Show all posts

March 9, 2020


US government’s net worth is now NEGATIVE $75 TRILLION

fromTheDailyBell: Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) added that they were worried about the state of the planet right now, including 22 per cent who say they were “very worried”. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Americans continue to vote with their feet towards low-tax states

fromTheHill: Based on the 2019 estimates it is likely that California will actually lose its first congressional seat since 1850 due to residents leaving the state. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

2-year-old taken from parents for using medical marijuana, murdered in foster care

fromFreeThoughtProject: The state removed a child from a home with loving parents over marijuana and put her in a home with an abusive woman and her crack addict husband who ran a racket keeping foster children.
The Government is Not Us

States are depriving innocent people of their Second Amendment rights

fromReason: "Red flag" laws leave gun owners defenseless. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

California's government has turned homelessness Into big business

fromReason: The new money will be consumed in a bureaucratic hiring frenzy, used to pay state-level salaries and pensions, and build a bigger "homeless industrial complex." 
The Government is Not Us

Children are losing sleep and having bad dreams over climate change, study says

fromIndependent: Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) added that they were worried about the state of the planet right now, including 22 per cent who say they were “very worried”. 

January 23, 2020


Why medical marijuana research can’t get off the ground

fromNJMarijuana: “They can’t conduct cannabis research until they show cannabis has a medical use, but they can’t show cannabis has a medical use until they can conduct research,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo D-Calif.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

How to get a jury to ignore the law and do the right thing

fromAbovetheLaw: The basics of jury nullification.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Why LBJ's Great Society flopped—and what it means for the 2020 election

fromReason: Amity Shlaes's new history of the late 1960s explains the failure of the last time the federal government tried to fix all that was wrong with America.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency           Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

No 'insurrection' or violence at Virginia gun rights rally

fromReason: Plus: Clinton says "nobody likes" Bernie, Biden wants Section 230 revoked, Iran takes responsibility for Jan. 8 plane crash, and more...

January 21, 2020


Fiscal analysis of Colorado's 'red flag' law assumes gun confiscation orders will be granted 95% of the time

fromReason: Such a high approval rate reflects the threat these laws pose to due process and the Second Amendment.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Tulsi Gabbard endorses legalizing drugs

fromForbes: The Democratic candidate joins Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Carl Sagan, William F. Buckley and others in their understanding that the war on drugs is a war on you.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Virginia gun sales soar as Dems consider draconian "assault weapons" ban

fromZeroHedge: Ever since Virginia's Democrats retook the state assembly and Senate in November, Democratic Gov. Ralph "blackface" Northam and the legislature have been gearing up to pass a draconian gun control bill.
2nd Amendment Assaults

California energy policies are fueling the housing crisis and homelessness

fromWattsUpWithThat: Prices for electricity in California are already fifty percent higher than the national average for residents, and double the national average for commercial, and are projected to go even higher. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market                 Regulation Nation

Senators propose limits on police use of facial recognition

fromReason: Some privacy activists say the bill still falls short.
Police State America          Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Warren and Sanders and the wealth tax folly

fromCreators: You don't need to be the sort of person whose weeping could fill a mug to have strong doubts about a wealth tax. It has scant support among economists on either the right or the left.

December 5, 2019


The destruction of American liberty

fromFFF: There is no way to reconcile a system of mandatory charity with the principles of a free society.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency                 The Government is Not Us

Newspaper will stop reporting any news “traumatic” to snowflakes

fromDailyBell: The Daily Northwestern student paper, staffed by these aspiring journalists, recently apologized for covering a “traumatic” event on campus --  a speech by former Trump official Jeff Sessions.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Top 10 Lies from the Democratic Debate

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Number one is epic, even by political standards. 

Walter E Williams - Scientists: Dishonest or afraid?

fromCreators: Environmentalists attribute the recent increase in forest fires to global warming. Not so, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: John Stossel: Government bans ambulance competition

fromReason/YouTube: 35 states have laws that let established businesses block new businesses. Consumers are the true victims of such policies.

California's restrictive gun laws still can't prevent shootings

fromReason: Instead of reducing the dangers posed by criminals, California's gun restrictions have increased the threat posed to decent people by the law itself.

November 25, 2019


When the villain is Obama, not Trump, news suddenly becomes not worth reporting

fromNYPost: Using, or ignoring, facts in accordance with whether they create the desired impression is the principal agenda of today’s media.
Media Bias on Parade

Roger Stone, convicted for bragging

fromTownhall: The lesson learned is if you are a high-level Trump supporter, you can expect the Deep State to come after you. The left is sending a message to Trump supporters to beware of helping him in 2020.

Giving government vast snooping authority is one thing Democrats and Republicans both like

fromReason: They simply disagree over who should be in charge of misusing and abusing those excessive powers.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - The Proper Role of the Press

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: More relevant today than ever.
Media Bias on Parade

In Virginia, and elsewhere, gun supporters prepare to defy new laws

fromMSN: The concept is modeled after the “sanctuary city” stance that some localities have taken in response to federal immigration enforcement efforts.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Vaping panic ignores how e-cigarettes save lives

fromReason: H.L. Mencken defined Puritanism as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." The rub against vaping, and other smokeless tobacco products, is that people enjoy it.

November 15, 2019


Ukrainian officials release records of 46 payments to Hunter Biden totaling over $3.1 million

fromGatewayPundit: On Tuesday, CD Media posted leaked records of payments to Hunter Biden from Burisma Holdings totaling millions.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Florida county becomes latest place to declare itself a 'second amendment sanctuary'

fromDailyMail: Lake County Commission in central Florida passed a resolution to protect its residents from having their assault weapons taken away by state legislation. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

Day one of impeachment hearings: Schiff lies again, Jim Jordan goes ham

fromZeroHedge: Jim Jordan: You didn’t listen in on President Trump & Zelensky’s call? 
Taylor: I did not. Jordan: You’ve never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney? 
Taylor: I never did. Jordan: You’ve never met the President? 
Taylor: That’s correct. Jordan: And you’re their star witness.

Venezuelans are marked with numbers to stand in line at government supermarkets

fromBusinessInsider: The lines to get into government supermarkets are so long that people mark their arms with their place in line.
Economic Policy: Socialism Versus the Free Market

Eric Ciaramella: 5 fast facts you need to know

fromHeavy: Spoiler alert: Don't read if you like the "whistleblower" being anonymous.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization

froPewResearch: If America was governed by consent of the people, marijuana would be legal. 

November 5, 2019


The DNA database used to find the Golden State Killer is a national security leak waiting to happen

fromMITTechnologyReview:  Here’s how spies could use a crowdsourced genetic ancestry service to compromise your privacy—even if you’re not a member.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Pregnant Florida mom uses AR-15 to kill home intruder

fromNYPost:  A pregnant woman is credited with saving the lives of her husband and daughter after she used an AR-15 to fatally gun down a home intruder, a report said.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ needed Julian Assange arrested – and why UK officials obliged…

fromConservativeTreehouse:  Peter Strzok appears to have acted as a bridge between the CIA and the FBI.  The perfect type of FBI career agent for CIA Director John Brennan to utilize.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

California's war on weed continues thanks to a red tape-fueled black market

fromReason:  California has botched its legalization so badly that the state's attorney general is putting out press releases to brag about how many people they're still arresting.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Disproportionalities: Whose fault?

fromCreators:  Of those killed by lightning, 82% are men. One can only wonder what social justice warriors would do about these and many other disproportionalities.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

A new kind of tyranny: The global state’s war on those who speak truth to power

fromRutherfordInstitute:  “What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours.”—John Pilger, investigative journalist

May 31, 2019


Alexa ‘could be about to get even creepier,’ Amazon patent reveals

fromYahooNews: It would alter how Echo works - so that instead of waiting for its ‘wake word’, Alexa, it would effectively be listening all the time. Only a potent 2nd Amendment will keep this from eventually being mandatory.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson - Evaluating Donald Trump

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A brilliant analysis of the phenomenon known as Donald Trump.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Press freedom: Widespread confusion about who counts as a journalist and whether it matters

fromCreators: We have a First Amendment. Freedom is not a special privilege that belongs only to officially recognized journalists. It applies to all of us when we use technologies of mass communication.
The Government is Not Us     Indoctrination and Censorship

Cops strip-searched a 4-year-old after mom's errand took too long

fromReason: How dare the authorities not only second-guess a mom's very safe decision, but take their investigation so far beyond the bounds of common sense—and decency?
Police State America

Tide of public opinion is turning in Assange’s favor

fromConsortiumNews: The indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act has profoundly affected press coverage of the WikiLeaks founder.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Indoctrination and Censorship

The Right’s latest tactic on gun laws? Just don’t enforce them

fromRollingStone: Counties across the country are sticking it to “big city elites” by declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries”

May 9, 2019


No, Mr. President, tariffs do not cause prosperity

fromAIER:  Taxing your own people and hobbling their trading relationships does not create more wealth. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Denver voters approve measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

fromForbes:  Voters in Denver, Colorado made their city the first in the U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms by approving a ballot measure on the issue on Tuesday.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Discrimination and disparities II

fromZeroHedge:  Different social classes raise their children differently. Studies have shown that children whose parents are professional heard more words per hour than children whose families are on welfare.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Major Mueller report omissions suggest incompetence or a coverup

fromZeroHedge:  Robert Mueller's report contains at least two major omissions which suggest either incompetence, or purposeful concealing of major crimes committed against the Trump campaign and the American people.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Vilifying gun owners doesn't lead to a better society

fromReason:  Progressives push their luck with their totalitarian insistence that everybody is with them or against them on guns and so much else.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Man arrested, facing a year in prison for telling police they are ‘pissing on the Constitution’

fromFreeThoughtProject:  After police refused to respond to his calls for assistance, a Texas man gave police a peaceful piece of his mind, but it landed him in jail. So much for free speech.

May 8, 2019


Supreme Court says no to NYC’s Second Amendment-avoidance scheme

fromActivistPost:  High Court denied the state’s request to delay briefing until NY resolved its rule making process. As a result, the briefing will go forward on the first true Second Amendment case since McDonald v. Chicago.
2nd Amendment Assaults

John Stossel: A lie, a myth and a question

fromReason:  Socialists like Bernie Sanders tell us that "the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer." Bernie's wrong about that. The poor are much better off.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Democrats want to fight poverty, but don't value letting people work

fromReason:  All the welfare programs California Democrats can dream up won't do as much as some commonsense reforms to let people who want to work, work.
Regulation Nation             Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

15 questions Robert Mueller must answer

fromAmericanConservative:  1. You didn’t charge President Donald Trump with “collusion,” obstruction, or any other new crime. Tell us why. If the answer is “the evidence did not support it,” please say so.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New Jersey politician wants to ban all bags—paper or plastic

fromReason:  The Garden State's plan to ban all grocery store bags could have negative consequences for consumer convenience and the environment.
Regulation Nation        Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Study finds burdensome federal regulations are 'hidden tax' which cost $1.9 trillion

fromWashingtonTimes:  'Regulatory costs are largely obscured from public view,' the research found.

May 6, 2019


Extradition of Julian Assange threatens us all

fromConsortiumNews:  Even if charges are later dropped, governments still win because the tactics used damage the truth teller professionally, financially, socially and psychologically, and foreseeably chill other whistleblowers.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson: How Mueller Put the Deep State at risk

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Red flag laws and individual rights

fromAmericanThinker:  ‘Red flag’ laws brazenly violate the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution.  ‘Red flag’ laws cannot and should not ever be enforced.

Less food, higher bills, colder houses, less travel: UK government’s prescription for climate action

fromWattsUpWithThat:  You would think a country with rapidly worsening rates of child poverty would have other priorities than worrying about what the weather will be like in 50 years time.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The essence of evil: Sex with children has become big business in America

fromRutherfordInstitute:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Department identifies the cops who shot 3 kids in face, while trying to kill fleeing suspect

fromFreeThoughtProject:  We now know that the suspect did not fire on police before police opened fire on the truck full of children. The officers are now on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

April 17, 2019


Blaming prescription pain pills for the opioid epidemic is fake news

fromTheFederalist:  How negligent media have helped inflate a deadly moral panic over prescription opioids and ignored the real sources of addiction, while hurting people who live with devastating chronic pain.
The War On Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

China’s social credit system – It’s coming to the United States

fromInternationalMan:  The infrastructure for this system is already in place in the United States. Under the new system of life by government approval, survival becomes simple: Obey… or die.
The Government is Not Us        Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The latest scheme to turn gun owners into criminals

fromFEE:  "... man was prosecuted and convicted of the misdemeanor crime of merely holding a B.B. gun in public."
2nd Amendment Assaults

How China turned a city into a prison

fromNYTimes:  The state of the art surveillance/police state

Smollett case reveals the danger of DOJ’s “start by believing” push

fromFEE:  “Believe the victim” is a moral mantra with a ferocious backlash against anyone who expresses disbelief.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Left-Wing Cities Going LAWLESS

fromLewRockwell:  Boston orders police to stop arresting criminals for breaking and entering, destruction of property or shoplifting. In the name of equal justice, the DA proclaims that criminals to be the new victim class.

Mar 1, 2019


The Left wants everything free, except free speech

fromAmericanThinker:  Free health care, free college tuition, free child care are the beacons for the liberal Left. Everything but the freedom to think for yourself.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Victor Davis Hanson: California's rendezvous with reality

fromTownhall:  For years, high-speed rail has drained the state budget of transportation funds that might have easily updated nightmarish stretches of the Central Valley's Highway 99.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

Scientists want Orwellian A.I. sentient smart assistants to snitch on owners and discuss contacting police

fromActivistPost:  Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law. George Orwell does not hold the patent. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Military intervention in Venezuela would be a reckless, dangerous option

fromReason:  The push for intervention is no surprise, and it should be given no quarter.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Oregon passes nation's first statewide rent control law

fromReason:  The bill comes with new risks for tenants and property owners alike.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

No permit required. Oklahoma Becomes 15th gun-carry state

fromFreeBeacon:  Residents of Oklahoma just got freer and safer. Protection is everywhere

Feb 27, 2019


Trump supports for new bill giving nationwide right to carry concealed weapons

fromLATimes:  Police state advocates are not pleased.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Google’s LISTENING: Nest security system has a secret embedded microphone

fromOrganicPepper:  “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs. That was an error on our part," says Google. After all, NSA knew all along.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

fromFoxNews:  As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of resentment against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Please don't help the Alabama authorities catch this escaped drug dealer

fromReason:  Dyron Rashad Primus is serving 15 years for synthetic marijuana charges.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Tesla driver killed in high-speed Florida crash and fire

fromNewser:  Government-subsidized death traps. Apparently rescuers could not get to the trapped driver because there was no door handle on the outside of the door.
Economic Policy: Government Versus The Free Market      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The AI morality push which might make climate change compliance compulsory

fromWaatsUpWithThat:  If AI researchers get their way, in the near future we may no longer have the option of straying even slightly outside the politically correct mandates of our national leaders.

Feb 26, 2019


California lawmakers propose soda tax, outlawing super-size sugary drinks

fromLATimes:  California's tyrannical politicians cannot stop minding YOUR own business.

How The Jussie Smollett hoax reveals the scope of the surveillance state

fromActivistPost:  Modern technology is changing the approach to justice right before our eyes, as well as the See Something, Say Something citizen watch program.  This is the new surveillance state.

Venezuela aid trucks set ablaze as Maduro tells Trump: "yankee, go home"

fromZeroHedge:  The socialist goals of equality will have been achieved once everyone starves to death.

Study shows concealed carry permit holders break laws far less than cops

fromFreeThoughtProject:  A study of gun statistics across the country found that concealed carry permit holders break the law far less than police officers.

Walter E Williams: Hate crime hoaxes - the bad and the good

fromCreators:  This type of hoax is part and parcel of the left's broad agenda of victimology, fraudulence and gimmickry, plus gross media gullibility, incompetence and political attention seeking.

Trump vs. the FBI: Who are the good guys?

fromDailyBell:  “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” -Frank Herbert, Author of Dune

Feb 21, 2019


The United States should legalize prostitution

fromCollegian:  Sex working is the most dangerous job in the country, even more so than logging or oil workers. Despite the general taboo associated with prostitution, legalizing it would benefit everyone more than expected.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Houston narc who lied to justify a deadly drug raid had been accused of perjury

fromReason:  There may be a consequence for the lying narco cop responsible for the deaths of two innocent people and the injuries to five other state agents.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Trump wants taxpayers reimbursed for billions thrown away on California's high speed rail scheme

fromCNBC:  Politicians lied about every aspect of the plan to rob federal taxpayers. The costs, feasibility and speed bear no resemblance to what had been promised.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

fromReuters:  The U.S. Supreme Court took up its biggest gun rights case in nearly a decade, agreeing to hear a challenge to New York City’s strict limits on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside of the home.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

fromAP:  Now Oregon property owners are as helpless to dictate rents as they are to dictate taxes.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

How people in 1968 used jury nullification to block unreasonable arrests

fromCATO:  There wasn’t much doubt that the men had been doing what the law prohibited. Yet Long Island juries found them not guilty. That’s a phenomenon often called jury nullification.