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Round up

Still working on a few longer pieces, but I don’t want to leave you without reading material. If you’ve finished Larry Correia’s awesome article, take a look at these.

Jew Without a Gun. Robert Avrech, a Hollywood screenwriter, wrote a very vivid account of  his family’s experiences during the 1992 LA riots. The story is hair-raising and compelling, a meaningful read. Quote:

Karen carries an extremely cool and very feminine leather backpack. It’s something of a joke in the family that the backpack is magic. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, it’s gonna be in the backpack.

Except for a pistol.

Sigh.

….

Karen says: “Maybe there’s another exit.”

“Nope.”

“How do you know?”

“DGA building. I’ve been here like a zillion times.”

“What are we going to do?”

We.

The Talmud teaches that when a husband or wife uses the collective “we,” it means there is love in the relationship.

Is there a finer way to enter battle than with the woman I have been in love with since fourth grade?

Why Not Renew the Assault Weapons Ban?  Written by a political leftist for leftists, this older article provides a very fair and very clear argument against renewing the expired assault weapons ban. It explains what various gun features are and how they work, and also explains why progressives should not encourage this type of legislation. An excerpt:

The most important question, of course, is: “What exactly is an assault weapon?”

The term was specifically designed to conjure images of military machine guns, but for those totally unfamiliar with firearms, it should be made clear that automatic weapons (those that fire more than one bullet with each pull of the trigger) are already illegal for the average citizen to own. They are heavily regulated by the federal government, registered with the ATF and very difficult to obtain licenses for. Almost no crime is ever committed with them.

So in 1994, legislators were forced to ask themselves, “What exactly will this ban do away with?” The category of “assault weapon” didn’t actually exist, and this was an opportunity for gun control advocates to create it, to say exactly what they wanted off the streets.

As it turns out, they were mostly opposed to things they saw in movies. 

I Am a Mother. This awesome guest post showed up on A Girl and Her Gun‘s blog. I think it says what a lot of us are feeling right now, and says it very well. Excerpt:

Like most parents I dropped my children off at school the following Monday with a heavy heart and a knot in the pit of my stomach. I watched my little man walk in to the school, his Gamecock bookbag covering his whole back because he’s so small, and I dealt with knowing I was leaving him in a place where he was entirely defenseless, not a police officer or a security guard in sight. All day I fought the urge to go sit in the parking lot and keep a watch over him and his schoolmates, to stand guard over the smallest and most vulnerable in our society. I admit I did give in to the urge and join him for lunch, where I regrettably was forced to leave my gun in the car.

With only a few days left ’til Christmas, I’m sure your life is as busy as mine right now. There are a few more things I intend to post before the holiday, but just in case, I’ll say it now: Merry Christmas! May your days be filled with good friends, good food, and good cheer.

2 Responses to Round up

  1. piraticalbob says:

    Remember the North Carolina dad who shot his daughter’s laptop? He has a blog, and posted a remarkably thoughtful essay on the issue, too:

    http://8minutesoffame.com/america-freedom-vs-freedom/

  2. Old NFO says:

    All good links and the fact that folks are putting the time into the posts, and having rational discussions (although the left won’t think so), point out that we do tend to use facts and personal experiences rather than hype and emotion…

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