December 28, 2013

Don't Accept Collect Calls

During the occupation of Poland by the Nazi's, a doctrine referred to as "collective responsibility" was employed. It was simple really; if a person helped out a Jew that person and that person's immediate family were shot. If a German...
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November 09, 2013


The united States has many cultures within it. Not just sub-cultures, but cultures. Just so we're on the same page, a definition (from wikipedia, but let's go with it anyway) " integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic...
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November 08, 2013

A Cramp In Your Metcalf

Dick Metcalf, longtime gun-writer, decided to pen what has been perceived as a column condoning gun control (to some degree). That got him fired and an editor, Jim Bequette, assumed responsibility and resigned. What was so bad about his column?...
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October 04, 2013

I'm Too Texty For This Hearing

Public Servant Hudak. You remember her right? She's the one who, among other things, texted while a rape victim testified then condescendingly told her she'd just have had her gun taken away from her if she'd been armed? Then offered...
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September 27, 2013

You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had

Being a smart ass can make serious discussions tricky, I admit. Take for example this recent exchange: Scarlett: So what do you think about the Starbucks thing? Pub: I don't want to have to hash this out again. All I'm...
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September 06, 2013

Can Ten Save Two?

A story is making the rounds about how many folks were denied permission to purchase firearms in July here in Colorado (the first month the "universal background check" law was applicable). Here's one and here's another. I'm not sure if...
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July 01, 2013

The Wrong Kind Of Disobedience

I heard of this some time back but I got a little confused on the date. There's a group calling for a rally on the Colorado capital steps to civilly and peaceably disobey the new magazine ban. It actually won't...
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June 05, 2013

If We Recall Correctly

The Morse recall petition has been turned in with about 16,000 signatures (despite some nasty tricks Bloomberg and his followers were pulling). Only a bit over 7,000 were needed, so it looks like a recall is likely. Possibly. In theory....
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May 31, 2013

Right To Carry

Words have meanings. Those meanings can change over time, and along with them the concepts they represent. This is a natural function of language and it can be good or bad or neutral. When it comes to the word "Right"...
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May 18, 2013

A Full Court Press

The majority of Colorado sheriffs have filed suit to stop the recently passed gun control laws. Michael Bane is all over it. The folks over at Shall Not Be Questioned have videos up. There's an article about the suit that...
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May 10, 2013


According to Shall Not Be Questioned, the SAF is backing gun owner control again. The specifics are that while Manchin is trying to drum up support for his and Toomey's universal background check bill, an SAF article is saying it's...
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April 18, 2013

Victory You Say?

So Reid has shelved the gun control package after not securing enough votes to pass a background check amendment, or any other gun owner control amendments. Obama and his companions are visibly upset, blaming the nefarious "gun lobby" for interfering...
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April 17, 2013

Pratt Behind The Lines

Here's Larry Pratt of GOA in an interview discussing the current push for gun owner control in the u.S. senate. Here's a full segment from CNN that includes Mr. Pratt discussing the same issues with Wolf Blitzer (Pratt's interview starts...
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April 14, 2013


The progressive pantheon has no higher deity than the Victim. Sacred, honored and often unquestionable as most true Victims are deceased. There are some living Victims, and it's arguable that the status of Victim is something the progressives wish to...
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April 11, 2013

Where The Devil Is

First, a grammatical pet peeve. Ages ago (during the Danian stage of the Paleocene to be specific) I had a girlfriend with one linguistic tick that drove me up the wall. She habitually eliminated "to be" from a sentence. For...
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April 08, 2013

Break That Silence Girl

Public servant Degette (D-Plorable) had an intellect malfunction concerning the re-usable nature of magazines. She then doubled down by claiming it was noun confusion and she really meant clips. (I wrote about it here.) The Denver Post, which actually claims...
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April 06, 2013

A New Yorker On Guns

Take a few minutes to watch the video posted below. It's a young lady from New York discussing her views on gun control....
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April 05, 2013

A Legislative Effort

In some states the republicans have went along with the gun owner control bills being pushed. Here in Colorado that hasn't been the case. Only 1 republican went along with any of the gun owner control bills proposed so far....
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April 04, 2013

McCanns Mentality

Colorado's representative McCann has delayed the introduction of her firearms and mental health bill. Weeks back she planned to introduce it but somehow that was quietly postponed, and now she's holding it up for "extensive revisions". Since no bill is...
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An Indulgence

Gun owners (and those generally in favor of our gun culture) have tried for decades (millenniums if you take the general concept of owning weapons, not just guns per se) to use facts to persuade folks to not punish us...
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April 03, 2013

The Master Cometh

Obama is coming to town, and the press seems all a tither: Obama to praise Colorado gun control laws Wednesday at Denver Police Academy: "The landmark legislation has made Colorado, a state with a deep western heritage thatís also endured...
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March 21, 2013


Some folks are a bit surprised at Hickenlooper's signing of the anti gun owner bills yesterday. Let's start with a look at what he's said in the past:...
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March 08, 2013

A Bad Check

Colorado senate republicans are planning to filibuster the gun owner control bills being heard today. That ought to make for interesting viewing. If they attempt this they'll be under a lot of pressure, as there's a storm moving this way...
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March 07, 2013

More Things To Do

The Colorado Senate appropriations committee passed 3 bills to the senate floor. This will come as a shock, but the three bills all passed on party line votes. The other four bills didn't have to go through appropriations so they...
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March 05, 2013

There's A Lady Singing

All seven of the bills heard in the senate committees yesterday passed. All on party line votes - 3-2. Democrats in favor, Republicans opposed. The next step for the respective house bills will be a 2nd reading on the senate...
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February 27, 2013

Mag Nificent

MagPul is going to put Colorado orders first. (h/t Shall Not Be Questioned) The deal will be up to 10 standard capacity AR mags with a flat rate $5 shipping charge and being bumped tot he head of the line....
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February 26, 2013

Video Killed The Bumper Sticker Star

Stephen Kruiser notes that whilst we type of fact laden arguments, the Chancellor's clones are making holograms videos to win over hearts and minds. While a valid point in some ways, I'm not so sure that our video efforts would...
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February 25, 2013

Minding Your Own Business

I'm sure most of you know how interesting it is to find standard capacity magazines or ammo nowadays. And don't even think of buying a new AR on lay-a-way. But there is some relief to folks behind the lines -...
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February 24, 2013

Invisible Hands Do Leave Fingerprints

This story claims not a lot of cash has been spent in Colorado yet on behalf of the gun owner control bills. Of note: "Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spent $4,000 supporting both...
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February 20, 2013


Azure Ray is a dream pop duo out of Nebraska via Birmingham. I'm not an aficionado of dream pop, ut something about this song kinda grew on me. Having a plan and having a direction mean nothing unless you have...
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February 18, 2013

Virtual Carpetbaggery

A long time ago (called right now) in a state far far too close (that'd be my, the state)... Senator Barackatine, who became chancellor amidst vows to rid the Republic of the corruption that threatened to topple it, became frustrated...
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February 16, 2013

A Dread Ringer

Billll wonders if the push for gun control at the state level is connected. I'd say yes and there's a rationale that seems to fit. Biden has called 4 Colorado dems to give them a pep talk on these gun...
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January 29, 2013


Thereís no point in taking the offensive, or even staging a defense, if you donít have a clear idea of what outcome you want. It doesnít have to be precise, detailed in minutia, but it does have to be clear....
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January 25, 2013

A War of Words

To start, may I present Carlin? (If this is safe for work you have a really cool job...) See a pattern? Alter a name & something can seem better or worse than it actually is. "the doc's gonna poke you...
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January 24, 2013

Strategia Aliquis?

Strategy has always been an issue. Hell, more like a subscription....
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Strategia Aliquis?

Strategy has always been an issue. Hell, more like a subscription....
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State of the State

That'd be my, the state of course.. Sadly I canít talk about the happenings in Colorado without mentioning what the feds are doing. Most of yíall know the situation anyway; after Obama got re-elected the panic buying started. After Newtown...
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