THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 721, May 19, 2013
"I think we may have reached a point, elected a
President, who _possesses_ no individuality, no
real being of his own, but is made up totally
of the collective. Something like the Borg Queen."
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
So now pediatricians are lying to try to get guns banned. Though they seem to be lying carefully. "Where there are more guns in the United States, there are more people dying," happens to be a blatant lie, as outlined in the Pew study outlined in Rant #9. Gun crime down 49%. Non-fatal gun violence down 70%. Firearms free violence down 72%. Gun ownership UP across the nation. 37 states now cannot refuse to issue a concealed carry license unless you are a felon. 4 states now do not require ANY license to carry concealed. 3500 children drown each year . 500 die by gun. Ban the swimming pools first, pediatricians. THEY aren't Constitutionally protected.
Ever heard of Square.com? It's that nifty little device that lets you accept credit cards on your smart phone. Well, they just left "nifty" and went to "lefty". On May 9, they sent this update to the user agreement.
This means I will not obtain a "Square" device, nor will I pay them 2.75% of all sales, nor will I buy from someone using THEIR Square device. Let the free market be heard.
Not gun related, but.... How's that global warming going for you? Right now (Monday, May 13, 1131am EST) it is snow flurrying in my yard. I WANT MY DAMN GLOBAL WARMING—THEY PROMISED ME WARMER TEMPS AND I WANT THEM NOW!!!!!!! Another lie from the looney liberal leftists, designed to gain them more power.
Ya gotta wonder at peoples' intelligence. Do they REALLY think Iron Man showed up at their theater to battle with gun wielding tac team members, or is it more than likely a stupid stunt? Was the stunt stupid? Probably. Did anyone intelligent get scared? Nope.
Okay, I admit to a touch of torn here. Joe Biden, Vice-president and Buffoon in Chief, responded to a letter from a boy named Miles, who suggested that all guns should "fire chocolate bullets so no one would get hurt". Cute letter from Miles, cute response from Doltin' Joe. See the hand-written letter at the link. Of course you don't want to crush a kid by telling him how stupid chocolate bullets would be. And a Vice President, taking the time to hand-write a response to a 2nd Grader is always an "Awwww!" moment. But you gotta question the timing, since the letter apparently sat around a while before he answered it, as he acknowledges in the response. You have to wonder, as I do, if this is just something designed to distract the sheeple from Benghazi, the IRS and it's assault on the TEA Party and other conservative organization, the Justice department's subpeonas of AP reporters' phone records, and Obama's generally failing popularity. For today, I'll just call it a spark of humanity from the Village Idiot.
So I wonder why we should like this act? Giving a tax deduction for gun safes, trigger locks, and other "approved" methods of safe storage of your firearms seems cool. I mean, it sounds sorta alright, doesn't it? Well, until you read to the end. So what if the IRS is prohibited from using this as a method of backdoor registration? As we all know, and as has been proven quite forcibly in the last week, the IRS is an activist arm of the Democrat Party, which is also the party which sponsors most Victim Disarmament.... er Gun Control laws. Also, as pointed out in the article, most IRS data is considered "Public Information". Which means that, just as with concealed carry permits in NY and Conn, the press or other liberal anti-gun activists can easily access info on who owns a gun safe and publish it. Also, as we all know, what a law giveth, a new law can taketh away. No, count me out. If I buy a gun safe, and the one I buy happens to be an "approved for tax deductions" model, I'll skip the deduction. Privacy is more valuable than 5 or 10 bucks off the old tax bill.
Because some places I post this are not quite public, many of you will not have read this response of mine to a comment from a reader. I feel it appropriate that I post both parts here. In part, the poster railed about no one trying to ban guns, that we could all target shoot until we orgasmed, and we were all a bunch of "pussies".
I feel that these are important points to keep in mind.
For once, I'm on the side of law enforcement....... sorta. I'm not thrillled by their reason for their lawsuit, but I'm sure as shootin' happy they filed it. Democrat and Republican county Sheriffs filed a federal lawsuit against the new Colorado assault rifle and magazine size limits because "There's no way we can enforce it" and "It will make compliance practically impossible for the citizens". I would have preferred they fought it because it violates the Constitution (which it does most egregiously) rather than for their convenience. But I'll take whatever court challenges we can get. Here's hoping they win.
I seem to have run out of gun related things to vent about. However, I HAVE decided to find a better way to carry my concealed pistol. The cargo pocket of my shorts works, but I'm gonna try a thigh mount tactical holster under a kilt. Not only will it conceal better, it might let me carry a better weapon. My slightly damaged fingers are a tad less nimble than they used to was. A magazine change is easier by far than a speedloader. Besides, if people are busy trying not to stare at the kilt, they will never notice the pistol at all!
Let's call this one a wrap. Next week, my friends (and you gun grabbing people, as well).