All gun laws followed, and a deputy was killed anyway

<img src="http://www.texarkanagazette.com/content/uploads/pictures/2011/04/041911_... align="right"><blockquote> Tucker Strickland, 21, of Wake Village, Texas, is loaded into a patrol car Monday after he allegedly overpowered and fatally shot Bowie County Deputy Sherri Jones. The incident occurred in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston, Texas, during a prisoner...</blockquote>

"Publication of that list would tell the criminal class where the guns are,..."

<img src="http://www.humanevents.com//img/2_smallpersonimage_419860.gif" align="right">According to a story by John Stossel at <a href="http://www.humanevents.com">Human Events</a>, the Associated Press has requested the names of gun owners in the state of Illinois.

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"You might as well put an arsonist in charge of the fire department."

In the <i>National Review</i>, Michelle Malkin quotes the NRA's Chris Cox, regarding the possible appointment of Andrew Traver, President Obama’s nominee to head the ATF.

<blockquote>Traver has spent two decades in the Chicago ATF office bureaucracy. The White House touts his record as a Navy vet and crime-fighter. But it’s his anti-gun advocacy that won him Chicago-crony backing in the Beltway. Liberal Republican Sen. Mark Kirk and rabid leftist Sen. Dick Durbin both support their home-state bureaucrat. </blockquote>

How would you grade your memory?

Often we hear politicians tell us that the "public has a short memory." Thanks to the internet and video sites such as <a href="http://youtube.com">YouTube</a> our memory has gotten better in the last decade or so. More precisely, we are using computer memory to supplement our human memory. So if you were to grade our memory, we would get an "A" now that we are allowed to use computers in the test.

Castle Doctrine Legislation Sabotaged in Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, March 27, 2011

Senate Bill 88, http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/default.aspx introduced by Senator Boutin (R-SD16) http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/members/senate16.asp would, <b>in theory</b>, remove the duty to retreat and allow law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their home, to defend themselves, and other persons and to defend themselves any place outside of their home.

Ct. law would make you instant felon

The <a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/262834/ct-considers-confiscating-la... Review</a> discusses a law being considered in Connecticut which would make you a felon if you don't turn in your "high-capacity" magazine.

This appears to be illegal, unconstitutional, and simply ignorant... yet it's being discussed as if it could happen.

We don' need no steenken rules!

"If a little is good, then a lot must be really great." -- said in jest at a cooking school.

The above quote is commonly heard by master chefs when teaching new students about how much spice to use in a recipe. In reality, the right amount of any spice is "not too much" and "not too little" at the same time. This is also called "in moderation."

Violent youths force homeowner to shoot

<img src="http://cmsimg.pensacolanewsjournal.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DP&Date... align="right">At PNJ.COM we read about a homeowner who opened the door to strangers and was met with a metal baseball bat over the head.

Guns are now allowed in the House, state reps say

<blockquote>AMHERST - Police chief Peter Lyon said Amherst Street resident and state Rep. Peter T. Hansen acted appropriately and well within the law when he detained at gunpoint a man who had broken into his home late Tuesday night. -- The Nashua Telegraph, front page 1/6/11</blockquote>

and in the same column of the same front page:

<blockquote>CONCORD - The House of Representatives [ended the] ban on carrying [...] weapons inside the chamber. -- ibid.</blockquote>

Drug dealers are the problem, not their guns

According to Reuters, other countries are suffering from violent drug dealers. Sometimes they do not blame legally operating gun shops for the problems, either:

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"These people had kidnapped innocent citizens a number of times, and after receiving money from their families they still killed some of their victims," Fars quoted provincial prosecutor Ebrahim Hamidi as saying.

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