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As a white working class guy (WWCG) who happens to teach Greek and Shakespeare on the side, I have been a Teamster for going on thirteen years. During elections, not the last since the law was changed, I have been bombarded by left-wing leaflets by Da Union as I exited the building. It was really obnoxious.

Four years ago I was told that Barry Sotero, er, Barack Obama wasn't against guns. That seems funny now, after appointing determined Second Amendment annihilators to the Supreme Court and his reaction to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., which would have made his intellectual mentor, Saul Alinsky, very proud. (I don't want to confuse him with another mentor, the guy who helped blow up buildings, Bill Ayers.)

In this fantastic exchange between Michael Coren, one of the best journalists around and who out-classed Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in a memorable exchange regarding the latter's book Kosher Jesus, and Peter Brimelow, who used to write cover stories for National Review when it was definitely worth reading, I gain three insights:

1) We are living in a gilded age of corruption. And the shallow stream media is a part of it. But it's a rickety structure, vastly rewarding a tiny minority.

2) A new political party will rise on the ashes of the largely worthless Republican Party--aside from a few Tea Party guys like Ted Cruz in Texas--and guns are the key. The white working class likes its guns. 

3) Pander to the white working class by not pandering, but by speaking the truth without apology. Such as amnesty for illegals will hurt them by lowering wages, increasing taxes and welfare rolls, and foster unemployment. So oppose it, G-dd-mn it. There'd be lots of free publicity, of the notorious kind, that WWCGs would actually support. That's where Enoch Powell comes in.
Walking on the Center Harbor Woods trails, where a couple of years ago when it first opened I had an unpleasant encounter with a mother bear and her cub, I had another one, a nuisance/aggressive coyote.

I saw it around 7 am near a small stream . My golden retriever, Ruby, went off on the scent, going the wrong way, while I saw the coyote up close and personal. The corpulent chocolate lab, Beau, who's a lot smarter, was on the hunt. But I able to restrain him with a voice command.

I called "Booby," my nickname for Ruby, the voluptuous dumb blonde, and she came back. But shockingly to me, never having experienced anything like this in all my thousands of hours dog walking in the woods, the large coyote didn't hightail it, began barking, and even followed at an uncomfortably close distance.

Coyote harassment on the trail!

Guns Thwart Crime?

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Yep, though this Freep story likely leaves out relevant facts to demonstrate this proposition. (I agree with some of the commenters.) Remember John Lott's book, More Gun, Less Crime. I own the new third edition. 
I think this cartoon illustrates the thinking of those rioting in the UK all too well.

Click on image to embiggen

For more head to Spider and Scorpion.

Concealed Carry Permit

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Received via e-mail:

An Arizona Department of Safety officer pulled over the driver of a pick-up truck for a faulty taillight. When the officer approached the driver, the man behind the wheel handed the officer his driver's license, insurance card, truck registration, and a concealed weapon carry permit.

The officer took all the documents, looked them over and said to the driver, "Mr. Smith, I see you have a CCP. Do you have any weapons with you?"

The driver replied, " Yes sir, I have a .357 handgun in a hip holster, a .45 in the glove box and a .22 derringer in my boot."

The officer looked at the driver and asked, "Anything else?"

"Yes sir, I have a Mossberg 500 12 gauge and an AR-15 behind the seat."

The officer asked if the man was driving to or from a shooting range and the man said he wasn't, so the officer bent over and looked into the driver's face and said "Mr. Smith, you're carrying quite a few guns. May I ask what you are afraid of?"

Mr. Smith locked eyes with the officer and calmly answered, "Not a damn thing!"

As a firm believer in the unalienable status of our right to protect ourselves enshrined in the, ahem, Second Amendment--the police aren't legally obligated to do so, believe it or not--I was up in arms about Brian Aitken's ludicrous seven-year jail sentence.

Gov. Christie commuted his sentence. He should have been pardoned, Governor!

But last month NH's notable attorney for the Second Amendment--we've got two: Evan Nappan and Penny Dean--described the outright foolishness that passes for sober laws in the Garden State.

All I can say is: You've got to be kidding me! Liberals just hate guns. They treat them like Negroes were treated in the American South six or seven decades ago. Irrational prejudice.
There's a gubmit lie supported by its backers in the lamestream media that gets my goat: 90% of the guns obtained from Mexican narco criminals originate here in the United States. When discussing the Second Amendment with a British national living here, he brought it up as evidence how the Second Amendment is bad.

Nope. Not true. It's a myth, even if reported by the GAO and latter endorsed by the BATF.

Stratfor--HT: Volokh Conspiracy--breaks down the numbers, and it's eye-opening the deception, where the reality is nearly opposite what's stated:
Bill Whittle addresses American Exceptionalism, something we know our present President doesn't like and has been working hard to destroy. But I think Obama will find that while he may dent it a bit, he doesn't have the wherewithal to overcome the sheer inertia of American Exceptionalism. American know-how and those providing it will always find a way around those in this country working hard to bring about its downfall.

One thing I found interesting: With only 5% of the world's population, American produces 24% of the world's GDP, which is 3 times more than China produces even though it has over 4 times as many people.

Far too many people really have little understanding of the Second Amendment and why the Framers of the Constitution included it. And many of those same people have the mistaken belief that disarming a law abiding citizenry will somehow lead to less crime and violence despite abundant evidence to the contrary.

In the next is his series, Bill Whittle explains why 'they' are mistaken and why so many of the rest of us own and carry guns.

As the old saying goes when it comes to dealing with violent criminal miscreants, "Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six."
What's not to love about the Underworld movies? Now an excellent blog posting of all the awesome armaments used in the movie. Thanks, Posse for the recommendation.

I'm just stuck with my Glock 22. Oh, well. It's my weapon of choice for shooting creatures of the dark. Black bear in my case. Those Walther P99s are looking really nice, though.
It's bad enough when a prosecutor uses his office to harass a law-abiding citizen. It's even worse when he uses his office to also try and kill the business he manages through malicious and specious criminal and civil cases that have been thrown out of court time and time again.

What makes it even worse than that is when he's doing it at the behest of 'well-connected' abutters to the business, which has been in existence for 84 years.

The business in question? The Kitsap [Washington] Rifle and Revolver Club.

The aforementioned well-connected abutter bought a home near the KRRC and decided he didn't like the noise coming from the club. Never mind that the club has been there decades longer than the abutter's home. Never mind the abutter was aware of the club's existence before he bought the home. Using the Kitsap County DA as his personal errand boy to drive the club out of existence and harassing the manager with groundless criminal prosecutions is in itself criminal and could be seen as violating the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments. Maybe it's time for the Washington state Attorney General to investigate this misconduct. And if AG's office won't take action, then maybe the US Attorney should do so.

I have to wonder to which party the DA and the abutter belong. If I had to guess, I'd say it isn't the GOP.

Have Fun, Buy a Gun

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There are between five and six million violent acts perpetrated by criminals in America every year. Murder, rape, assault, etc.

Be armed. It's fun to hold a gun. I'm thinking of buying another one, a Taurus PT 845.

His Guns Are Pretty

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Columnist Mike Adams writes about his gun collection:

It is not the business of the federal government to know how many guns I own--any more than it is their business to know how many sex partners a feminist has accumulated. Most government employees can't count that high anyway.
When I told my brother, after he asked, the number of guns I own* he laughed heartily in disbelief. And I think someone should consider this: that law abiding people are the ones who generally obey the gun laws, in contradistinction to criminals. Why don't we consider this a "disparate impact," and sue accordingly?

*And, yes, I have a tremendously big, expensive gun safe.
I'm a herp-derp? This is a very fun blog entry for gun nuts like me.

Death by Gun Control

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Jews for the Preservation of Firearms (JPFO) has a powerful chart. I heard a man say on a YouTube video about guns being outlawed in England that when a country outlaws guns it has gone bad.

I agree. But Babara Frey, a gun grabber from Minnesota, disagrees. She's considered dangerous by JPFO for her role in drafting a United Nations treaty that would restrict guns to law officers. Protecting one's own would cease being an option.

Gawd, I Want This Rifle

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I already own a lower-end AR-15, but I intend on using the moneys earned from writing a textbook and summer schooling to purchase this. Pooling resources to get the flawlessly operated gas system rifle designed by Ruger.

Expected purchase date: September 15, 2010. Good things come to those who wait.

Just One Question

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Joe Huffman asks,

Can you demonstrate one time or place, throughout all history, where the average person was made safer by restricting access to handheld weapons?
It seems as though Michigan proves his point.

And It Starts

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One might argue that twenty-five years ago banning guns in a NH town hall was the beginning in a response to a shooting at one. But now it's in earnest.

It's amazing that NH is making moves to turn away from gun rights and hasn't embraced the Castle Doctrine--AG Kelly Ayotte seemingly dropped that ball on that--when other states are moving in the opposite direction. Just check out this interactive map of the United States and realize the revolution--or the fruition of the right contained in the Second Amendment, my view and Ted Nugent's--that has taken place.

Do you think Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted for allowing one state's concealed weapon's holder to be recognized by all the other states like a driver's license? But she is all G. Gordon Liddy when it comes to "reproductive rights" found in some penumbra emanating from somewhere in the Constitution.

It must be living in the Northeast or something. And it was so clear NH benefited by being different than its statist neighbors. Bye, bye, NH Advantage. Guns, taxes, excessive regulation. Another ruined state in the making.

Why is all this happening? Because we've turned away from the view of rights the Founders held. Some could be bargained away--alienable--while some couldn't and if a court, executive, or legislative body attempted to take these away--the inalienable (typo in the Declaration, calling the unalienable. Previous drafts used the "in" suffix.) rights--they'd be by definition a tyranny. Great tapes to listen to if you want to know more about this.

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I will not be envious. I will not be envious. Oh, I'd love to have a SIG. But I'm more of a P229 in the .357 Sig man.

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