Culture

Barbarians At The Gate?

You know, I think it is long past time that we dust off another good word that has been little used for too long: barbarians. [ bahr-bair-ee-uhn ] noun a person in a savage, primitive state; uncivilized person. a person without culture, refinement, or education; philistine. (loosely) a foreigner. (in ancient [Read More]

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Guns & 2nd Amendment

Guns and police, and still more guns

I spent a large part of the day talking about guns, thinking about police and guns, and handling guns. That’s what this post is about. Today was a gun day. It began when a friend who strongly supports the Second Amendment nevertheless wondered why police shoot people who end up [Read More]

Second Amendment
Politics

Bookworm Beat 9/3/19 — the Second Amendment reinforcement illustrated edition

Every time some crazy, criminal person does an evil thing, Americans need to be reminded that the problem is not guns and that the Second Amendment matters. That’s why this illustrated edition, once again, focuses on the Second Amendment, its inextricable connection to liberty, and the things that really kill [Read More]

Illustrated Edition
Politics

Bookworm Beat 11/5/2018 — the illustrated edition and open thread

This awesome illustrated edition is filled with wit and wisdom about elections, #Blexit and #WalkAway, immigration issues, the Second Amendment and more. Today is Guy Fawkes Day, when the English celebrate the survival of a really terrible king who never bathed and the brutal torture and execution of a crazed [Read More]

Culture

Risk Assessment and the Modern Liberal

  Risk assessment is in the news. Most of it phony. Let me give you an example: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened in 1990. In the last 28 years, approximately 84,000 students have passed through its halls. Fourteen didn’t make it. For all you statisticians out there, that’s .0001666 [Read More]

Culture

I’m All For “Common Sense” Gun Control

…now if someone could just codify “common sense”! People are very loosely and very passionate crying that we must pass “common sense” gun laws. They want them now! Anything less and you have “blood on your hands”. Fine. Let’s start with the aspect that has absolutely nothing with caliber, barrel [Read More]

Progressives won't listen to facts
Guns & 2nd Amendment

[VIDEO] Why progressives are so resistant to hearing facts

If you want an exercise in frustration, try getting progressives to listen to facts. They won’t — and this video explains why they’re so afraid of them. One of my constant frustrations in dealing with the Progressives in my world is that they absolutely do not want to hear facts. [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

A Common Sense Solution to Illegal Guns

Liberals have been clamoring for some time to have “common sense” gun laws enacted. That sounds reasonable. Then, they proceed to regale us with the need for laws that are already on the books, or impractical ideas that would never work. Never fear! I have a solution. It’s not a [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Four States, Multiple Guns, One Massacre

Several times I have heard the fact bandied about, that the Las Vegas shooter purchased guns in four states. Most recently, one talking head lamented the fact that there was not some sort of network where these different states could communicate with each other to identify these sorts of purchases. [Read More]