Are Guns the Problem?

Why — at a time in our history when guns were readily available, when a person could just walk into a store or order a gun through the mail, when there were no FBI background checks, no waiting periods, no licensing requirements — was there not the frequency and kind of gun violence that we sometimes see today, when access to guns is more restricted?
– Walter Williams

http://walterewilliams.com/are-guns-the-problem/

If You Think Trump Is a Fascist…

“Which brings us back to gun control, something countless liberal pundits and Democratic congresspeople are breathlessly demanding right now. How on earth could anyone believe both that Trump is a fascist and that it’s a good idea for a federal government he runs to take guns away from law-abiding citizens? If Trump is a budding Mussolini—let alone something worse—then you shouldn’t want to give him the power required to wage a war on guns. Keep in mind that many gun owners are people of color, who would be (and frequently have been) disproportionately affected by enforcement of new gun laws. Indeed, if Trump wanted to further damage immigrants and communities of color, eroding their rights and jailing their men, he could find no more powerful tool than a license to confiscate guns.” – Robby Soave in If You Think Trump Is a Fascist, You Should Oppose Gun Control
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/10/daniel-zimmerman/imi-systems-quote-day-please-dont-confuse-left-reality-gun-control/

The poor are carrying the cost of today’s climate policies

Matt Riddly explains that The poor are carrying the cost of today’s climate policies

They may be right; we will see. But, today, we are deliberately causing suffering in partly futile efforts to stop something that is currently doing more good than harm, mostly to poor people.

We’re All to Blame, by Walter E.Williams

“The only way Congress can give one American a dollar is to use threats, intimidation and coercion to confiscate that dollar from another American. Congress forcibly uses one American to serve the purposes of another American. We might ask ourselves: What standard of morality justifies the forcible use of one American to serve the purposes of another American? By the way, the forcible use of one person to serve the purposes of another is a fairly good working definition of slavery.”

https://www.creators.com/read/walter-williams/09/17/were-all-to-blame

CNN Fake News 

Exhibit A

Polls are not news. Polls are polls. The manifest laziness of modern fake news organizations to publish polls as “news” exposes their agendas and undermines their credibility. 

Exhibit B

The agenda is “destroy prosperity,” the trope is “protect the earth.” We are supposed to be worried about temperature measurements over a  130 year span for a planet that is 4.6 billion years old. That means, we are looking at data from 0.000003% of the total lifespan of the planet. We are also conveniently ignoring all of the temperature indicators (indirect measurements) we have from before the 1880s. 

Oh, no! Another interesting cartridge based on the 308 Winchester

I have been party to a long running love affair with the 308 Winchester/7.62×51 NATO for more than twenty years. There is so much to love about this cartridge, and the variations it naturally gives rise to. 

The most recent addition to this continually growing family is the 375 Raptor

So far, I have been able to resist the temptation to expand my cartridge library. I am probably going to break down eventually…. 

Bernie Sanders and guns

I’ve had Democrats tell me that Barack Obama is not anti gun. I don’t understand how anyone could be that confused, but I do want to be clear ahead of time that Bernie Sanders is clearly anti gun and wants all Americans enslaved (which is always the end game of all gun control).

Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Semiautomatic Weapons

Public Failure

Improving Black Education, Walter Williams

Nationwide, about 12 percent of parents have their children enrolled in private schools. In Chicago, 44 percent of public-school teachers have their own children enrolled in private schools. In Philadelphia, it’s also 44 percent. In Baltimore, it’s 35 percent, and in San Francisco, it’s 34 percent. That ought to tell us something. Suppose I invite you to dine with me at a restaurant. You find out that the restaurant’s chef doesn’t eat there and neither do the servers. That suggests they have some inside information from which you could benefit.

Politicians who fight against school choice behave the way teachers do. Fifty-two percent of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools. Thirty-seven percent of members of the House of Representatives and 45 percent of senators who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools.

The education establishment says more money is needed, but more money does not produce higher quality. New York City spent $20,331 per student in fiscal 2013. Washington, D.C., spent $17,953, and Baltimore allocated $15,050. Despite being among the nation’s highest-spending school districts, their education quality is among the lowest. Parents, given vouchers and choice, could do a far superior job in the education of their children — and at a cheaper cost.

Is this how freedom dies?

Is this the end of TFB? http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/06/08/is-this-the-end-of-tfb/

Read it. Think about it. Can we just kill off the freedoms we dislike by silencing those with whom we disagree? No vote. No bothering about representation, just a rule signed by a career bureaucrat, followed by silence?

This is scary stuff.