Over at Addicting Info, Jameson Parker complains that, as he puts it in the headline, "NRA Argues People Should Be Allowed To Lie On Gun Registration Forms, Defeating The Whole Purpose."This arose out of a criminal case decided by the Supreme Court a few months ago, where Bruce Abramski bought a gun on behalf of his uncle, but filled in the paperwork with his own … [Read more...] about If Only the Paperwork
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
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!
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
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