Category Archives: politics

Denying Firearms to Persons on the No-Fly List

Sounds good, if you begin with a severe oversimplification of the situation, and then progress no further. But once you consider the content of the no-fly list, and how this type of denial would work, the logic behind it all … Continue reading

My take on the Well-Regulated Militia clause

Here’s the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. has the full text … Continue reading

Saturday Night Live on Gun Control

In our society today, the main opponent to our second amendment rights is not liberal politicians, but the culture. The culture decides questions of socio-political import, and then imposes the answers on society in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. So it’s … Continue reading

U.S. Presidential Candidates on Gun Control

Here’s the article at Rolling Stone magazine — Gun Control: Where Each of the Presidential Candidates Stands. As you might expect, the democrats are generally in favor of greater gun control, and the republicans are generally in favor of protecting … Continue reading

Three Ways to Prevent Mass Shootings

In my opinion, there are only three ways to prevent mass shootings, like the recent Charleston, SC, church tragedy, and the Sandy Hook, CT, elementary school shooting. 1. Try to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the … Continue reading

Why Even Liberal Preppers are Pro-Gun

In the world of politics, conservatives favor fewer restrictions on gun ownership and carry, whereas liberals favor more restrictions. Some liberals and some conservatives don’t fit that mold. Closet gun-loving liberals exist. In the wild. But in general conservatives are … Continue reading

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans goes off the rails

Edited to add: Photos of school lunches from around the world The USDA is preparing to release a new version of its “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” this year. The last set of guidelines is the “2010″ edition (released in Jan. … Continue reading

Nuclear Proliferation and Islamic Extremists

An extremist Islamic mindset has been the root cause of many terrorist attacks over the last 13 plus years, from the 9/11 attacks in New York City (2001) to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris (2015) earlier this month. But … Continue reading

Can you get a Concealed Carry Permit in California?

Given that you are an upstanding citizen, with second amendment rights, who can pass a background check, you might still be denied a permit. See the FAQ here. Some counties require a specific reason before they will grant you … Continue reading

Gun Rights in Washington D.C. — Why it matters to everyone

There’s a great article on the D.C. concealed carry permits debacle over at The Truth About Guns. The situation is this: For 40 years, our nation’s capital has had a law prohibiting all civilian concealed carry. That law was declared … Continue reading

Disarmed populace vulnerable as ISIL threatens Aussies

Australia is the poster child for the push in the U.S. to villainize firearms, restrict gun rights, and eventually do away with the Second Amendment. Proponents of a disarmed U.S. population point to Australia as a success story: The 1996 … Continue reading

The Military versus Ebola: necessary and futile

There’s no other disease like Ebola (EVD). The disease itself is worse than the black plague: higher death rate and in terms of today’s medicine no cure and no vaccine (yet). The fatality rate is somewhere between 50% and 90%. … Continue reading