Nov 08

Line of the moment – morning edition

From Tom Palmer’s entry on the DC gun case

“When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away”
John Steinbeck.

Dec 07

Civil Rights at work

This is a good thing

NRA seeks hundreds whose guns were seized after Katrina
The National Rifle Association has hired private investigators to find hundreds of people whose firearms were seized by city police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to court papers filed this week.

The NRA is trying to locate gun owners for a federal lawsuit that the lobbying group filed against Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley over the city’s seizure of firearms after the August 29, 2005, hurricane.

In the lawsuit, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation claim the city violated gun owners’ constitutional right to bear arms and left them “at the mercy of roving gangs, home invaders, and other criminals” after Katrina.

It’s nice they’re doing it for everyone, not just their members.

Apr 07

A fast move

Via Instapundit TN moves to allow guns in public buildings

In a surprise move, a House panel voted today to repeal a state law that forbids the carrying of handguns on property and buildings owned by state, county and city governments — including parks and playgrounds.

Apr 07

As gun control is the abstract topic of the week

Megan McArdle (in the Atlantic) has some interesting thoughts and graphs on the subject.

Mar 07

Victory and people I know

Tom Palmer (my boss when I interned at the Cato Institute and all around great guy) and his fellow plaintiffs just won a legal decision that throws out the District of Columbia’s gun ban.

Nov 06

Quotes of the moment

Marine Corps Gun Rules

  • Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
  • Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
  • Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

From the quiet insightful Green Lantern theory comments

“Conan, what is best in life?”

“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!”

May 05


Two links for my thoughts today

  • Instapundit on the ever growing meme of Nuclear Power, which is long overdue IMHO
  • I forget how I got to this link, but it is yet another examination of RKBA and the second amendment.

On the whole a low day today, just some bland work.