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people who've built some of his gun designs, and they'll be appearing
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Letters to the Editor
from James J Odle, L. Neil Smith, Ray Brooks, Bruce D'Amours, Rex Curry, and Dr. Julius No
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Reviewed by L. Neil Smith
I wasn't born yesterday, and I didn't just fall off of a turnip
truck (although I've often wondered what the hell that expression
means, exactly). I've been alive and kicking the better part (and the
worst part, too) of sixty years, and boy, does it ever hurt to say
Why there is a Second Amendment
by Ron Beatty
In these modern days of the 'war on terror', we often hear
new proposals to ban this or that weapon, because 'it could be used by a terrorist'.
Most notably, this is often said about the .50 BMG rifle, as manufactured by Barrett
Arms and others. What nobody seems to see, or if they do, to mention, is the fact
that these same weapons are also quite useful in defending the owner from those who
use body armor, so-called assault weapons, or even vehicles in the commission of
The Big Red Machine
by Jonathan David Morris
Life was better under Soviet rule.
Well, actually, let me rephrase that. What I mean is,
I liked it better when Americans lived in fear of the
by Jim Davidson
Richard Branson has a problem. He's British.
Ordinarily, that would be problem enough for anyone to overcome. British
subjects, even knights and peers are property of the monarchy. Very occasionally,
one or two British subjects do something which is noteworthy or credible, and
by the graciousness of the Queen, are allowed to keep some of their wealth.
I'm Ready for My Close-up!
by Lady Liberty
In the classic film Sunset Boulevard, aging silent movie star Norma
Desmond (Gloria Swanson) is fixated on a return to stardom. Firm in her
delusions that her fans miss her and that Paramount Studios still
revolves around her popularity, she sees cameras called to report a
murder as being present to film her in a comeback role she's written
for herself. As the film rolls, the thoroughly crazy actress holds her
chin high, looks into the lenses surrounding her, and says to an absent
director, "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
by Wendy McElroy
The accuracy of the following statements is not only
personally important to your health, but it may be politically important
to your freedom.
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