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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Random Shots for Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Isn’t that mighty generous of the Athens City Council? Are they going to shell out cash to refurbish all of The Texan’s competitors, as well? Where does this 14k (before cost overruns!) come from if not the taxpayers?

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Paul Pacheco initially supported HB 77 in 2013 (the bill to require background checks at gun shows) and needed a few thousand emails explaining why this was anti-liberty and anti-gun-owner before deciding to save his own political skin by voting against HB 77 the second time it came up for a vote.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    And the pre-existing right to own and carry weapons was guaranteed in 1791 by the Second Amendment.

    When Thomas Jefferson said “. . . carry your gun with you in all your walks,” he didn’t insist that you get a permit from federal, state or local government first.


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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Random Shots for Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    It’s already been developed. My problem is restricting it to law enforcement use. Any tech they have access to, the rest of us should be able to have it, too.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Loretta Lynch said she has the _option_ on whether or not to actually charge Hillary with anything. If anyone else had done what Hillary is accused of, they would have already been tried, convicted and sent to the slammer.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    I’m thinking of getting some Hillary bumper stickers for _after_ the election for camouflage purposes. Every so often I’ll read a story about someone with a Ron Paul sticker (or Gadsden flag sticker, etc.) getting pulled over, and when the cop sees the sticker, the cop immediately draws his weapon on the driver, because that particular sticker is an indicator of “terrorist sympathies” or whatever.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Was this really a mistake, or are they hedging their bets?

  5. Posted to Facebook

    The big red circle with the arrow doesn’t help a bit, as it covers up the signage behind the vehicle.

  6. nmpolitics.net Re: Dems finally pick fight over guns but lose sight of people’s rights

    “Our last Republican president, George W. Bush, prioritized security over our rights. Obama has ramped up those efforts. What’s next? Will our government seek the authority to take other constitutional rights too?”

    That’s been the general pattern of history, hasn’t it? How many regulations over our rights have been rolled back at the insistence of either Republicans or Democrats?

    “We need to address mass shootings and other homicides. We should fight for sensible gun-regulation proposals like requiring background checks for purchases at gun shows.”

    The problem with background checks is that they’re a form of prior restraint — you’re insisting that someone prove their innocence before exercising their liberty, which overturns the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

    The shooter in Orlando passed a background check. So did the shooters in San Bernardino (sp?). Funny how the shooter in Garland, Texas only injured one person and didn’t get past the parking lot.

    What do We The Gun Owners get in exchange for these background checks? We’ve always been told that we need to be willing to “compromise.” The word “compromise” means that for everything I give up, I get something back that I want. So what do I get back? Repeal of the burdensome regulations against my owning a suppressor, or repeal of the regulations restricting my ownership of rifles with barrel lengths of less than 16 inches? Repeal of the 1986 Hughes Amendment? How about George H. W. Bush’s requirement that imported sport utility rifles (some call them “assault weapons”) are put together with over 50 percent domestically-manufactured parts?

    Instead, when those inclined toward supporting further victim disarmament schemes use the word “compromise,” most often what they really mean should be called surrender — their role in this “debate” is to dictate, my role as a gun owner is to shut up and do as I’m told. Sometimes they’ll offer the unenforceable (and often reneged upon) promise of “this is all we want — we won’t be back for more.”

    Copied to Facebook here, here, and here

  7. Posted to Facebook

    When have I *EVER* advocated outlawing abortion?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. nmpolitics.net — Dems finally pick fight over guns but lose sight of people’s rights by Heath Haussamen

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Random Shots for Sunday, 26 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    And we want to repeal the gun laws.

  2. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, and here

    #blacklibertymatters #lifelibertyandproperty</a

    Charles Koch Institute
    June 25 at 10:12am

    “This is a victory for economic liberty in the Bluegrass State,” said Christina Walsh, Director of Activism and Coalitions at the Institute for Justice (IJ). “Something as safe and common as hair braiding has no business being regulated by the government.”

    Institute for Justice: Kentucky Governor Signs Bill Untangling Hair Braiders from Unnecessary Regulations

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Institute for Justice [IJ] — Kentucky Governor Signs Bill Untangling Hair Braiders from Unnecessary Regulations by J. Justin Wilson

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Random Shots for Saturday, 25 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    This “civil war” has been going on since the Party was founded in 1971.

    I suggest a codification of the Dallas Accord as such:

    No Libertarian Party candidate or party official or spokesperson shall advocate making government at any level bigger, more intrusive, more expensive. To paraphrase the medical profession’s Hippocratic Oath, “First, do no more harm.”

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Breitbart200 Musicians Sign ‘Billboard’s Open Letter to Congress For Gun Control’ by AWR Hawkins
  2. BillboardAn open letter to Congress: Stop Gun Violence Now
  3. Phoenix Arms hp22a Review. Best Budget Mouse Gun.
  4. BBC NewsFive reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House by Katty Kay
  5. Hillary Clinton’s Corruption Crisis — Roger Stone and Stefan Molyneux

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Random Shots for Friday, 24 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    The Libertarian Party platform calls for repeals of lots of laws and regulations. The Party has been calling for repeals since it was founded in 1971. Maybe Gary and Bill should have taken an hour or so to actually read the platform of the folks that nominated them? Neither one of them has the slightest bit of excuse here — Weld has been around the LP since at least 2006, and for Johnson, he was known to the LPNM back in 1993, when he first ran for Governor.

    IF the Johnson / Weld ticket is actually elected, and either of them expect to be RE-nominated in 2020, I would suggest that should any repeal bills land on Gary’s Oval Office desk, that he sign them, and sign them with a smile. A sincere smile.

    We could probably live with him letting them take effect without his actual signature, but the signature would be preferred.

    Now should he stop any repeal bills from taking effect should he take office, well, all I can tell him is “good luck getting re-nominated in 2020.”

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Libertarian Town Hall Full Video (CNN)
  2. The Pressure Project Podcast #229: CUNTSMEN
  3. Yahoo! FinanceRussia looks to China as economy crumbles under sanctions by Nyshka Chandran
  4. ExpressEND OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit by Jonathan Owen
  5. Scott Adams’ BlogWhy Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA
  6. The American Conservative [AC] — A Missed Opportunity For Libertarians by Justin Raimindo

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Random Shots for Thursday, 23 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook here and here

    From the article:

    “All Americans own our public lands and have the right to enjoy them.”

    So how do I sell my shares? I need the cash.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    They’re being taught that no matter how stupid the idea, there’s always someone idiotic enough to fall for it.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    If they’re going to hold their collective breath til they turn blue (as the picture says), I’m willing to provide them some plastic bags to help them out.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Screen Rant13 Completed Films That Were Never Released by Ryan Lynch

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Random Shots for Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    “The republicans were willing to compromise,”

    What were they going to get repealed in exchange for this — the onerous rules on suppressors, or on “short-barrelled rifles” ?

  2. Posted to Facebook

    And Now Trumpasaurus rex is bringing their chickens home to roost. I’m not even thrilled about Gary Johnson, who has taken what seems like forever to find his voice on the right to own and carry weapons. Having Weld as his VP pick doesn’t help.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    “Revenue neutral” is Political Classhole speak for “We don’t really have to make any real spending cuts.”

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. ReasonHit & Run: Democrats Sit-In for Secret Lists and Maybe Even a Police State by Ed Krayewski
  2. Stars and StripesVeterans add voices to the gun control debate after Orlando attacks by Alex Horton

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Random Shots for Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. ReasonHow to Create a Gun-Free America in 5 Easy Steps
  2. ThrillistThe First Detailed Map of Mars Is Literally out of This World by Tony Merevick
  3. RareNew York just approved the nation’s first “terrorist registry” — and the implications are scary by Bonnie Kristian
  4. KEYE TV [CBS affiliate for Austin, TX] — Austin goes undercover in sting operation targeting underground ridesharing by Lindsay Liepman
  5. New York Daily NewsLong Island brothers who collected neo-Nazi paraphernalia busted for stockpile of weapons, ammunition, drugs and bomb-making instructions by Denis Slattery
  6. The Santa Fe New MexicanOur View: Johnson has chance to seize the moment
  7. New Delhi Television [NDTV] — For 500 Euros, Anyone Can Buy an AK-47 in the Heart of Europe, Say Experts

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Random Shots for Monday, 20 June 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Galaxy2

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent Tor site host?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. AC/DCBack in Black
  2. Face the Nation on CBS — Top Senate Dem on terrorist investigations: “It isn’t a gun control issue”
  3. Dianne Feinstein: Americans must “prove their innocence”
  4. Electromagnetic Plasma Rifle Test Fire
  5. Electromagnetic Plasma Rifle (Night Time Test Fire)
  6. Full-Auto Gauss Gun
  7. Homemade G36 Coilgun Future Energy Weapon Model

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“No One Wants to Take Away Your Guns” [2]

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:03 AM (06:03)

Well, it’s Hoplophobia Season again, as your friendly (in appearance only) politicians scramble to stand atop the fifty-some bodies of those killed at Pulse Orlando. As usual, their media friends will say “no one wants to take your guns,” even as they say explicitly that they do want to disarm you. Here are some examples:

The first is an old one, from August of last year, from science fiction, fantasy and comic book writer Peter David, which is a shame, as David can be a good writer when he wants to be. Still, at least he’s honest and up-front about his desire to disarm America’s population, which is more than I can say for most hoplophobes and victim disarmers.

[Click on the picture to go the article]

Amitai Etzioni, a current proponent of what’s called “communitarianism,” wrote the next piece in The Huffington Post yesterday, and suggests that they probably will need to be sneaky about disarming the American population:

[Click on the picture to go the article]


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Wikipedia page on Peter David
  2. Wikipedia page on Amitai Etzioni
  3. Wikipedia page on Communitarianism

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 15.9
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Galaxy2 / Google Plus / Liberty.Me [blog / profile] / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Extropy UnboundFacebook / WordPress.com
    3. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress.com
    4. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoLPBC Blog / LPBCNM Official Facebook page / LPBCNM Official Facebook group
    5. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    7. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

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