I see lots of political and policy commentary go by on Facebook, and I'd like to respond to some of it, but Facebook is a very annoying place for that kind of give-and-take. People don't write articles or blog posts on Facebook, they post images with text in them, and the only response you can provide is a brief comment. It's not as bad as Twitter, but it's not a great format … [Read more...] about A Few Reasons for Opposing Background Checks For Gun Purchases
Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship!
Chris Hallquist intrigued me with a recent post about the number of crazy people who think an armed revolution will be needed in the US in the next few years. I'll ignore the horrible infographic he used at the start of the post for now since I'm currently more interested in his attitude toward such an armed rebellion against the government.Chris suggests that these people … [Read more...] about Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship!
The right to keep and bear arms may be coming to Illinois
My home state of Illinois is apparently the last state that still does not provide any way for ordinary citizens to carry concealed weapons. But that may be about to end: In a 2-1 decision that is a major victory for the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state's ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional."We are … [Read more...] about The right to keep and bear arms may be coming to Illinois
On Joel Rosenberg’s Sanity, Safe Gun Handling, and Why You Should Always Check Who’s Sitting Behind You in the Rarig Center Theater
Joel Rosenberg's arrest is getting a bit of coverage around the blogosphere, and while folks like Scott Greenfield and Mike Cernovich are supportive, not all of the coverage is sympathetic. For example, Greg Laden at ScienceBlogs has a less-than flattering piece titled "Jew with a gun tries to make point, gets busted, is very creepy." (I should inject here that Laden isn't … [Read more...] about On Joel Rosenberg’s Sanity, Safe Gun Handling, and Why You Should Always Check Who’s Sitting Behind You in the Rarig Center Theater
25% of Windypundit Blog Team Now In Jail
As I write this, 25% of the Windypundit blogging team is in jail. When I brought Joel Rosenberg in to Windypundit as a co-blogger, I wanted him to cover firearms issues, especially the right to keep and bear arms. And he did, rather rabidly, with some of the longest posts on the blog. Even though his last post was over a year ago, he's still on the masthead, so as far as I'm … [Read more...] about 25% of Windypundit Blog Team Now In Jail