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Ignoring Emoluments? #ImpeachTrump

I mean, what exactly does somebody like Trump pray for?I want to hear him lead a prayer for the people he called our enemies.I want to know how that goes. If he’s going to offer up “thoughts and prayers,” well let’s have the details then. C’mon. – Stonekettle Station on Facebook We’ve heard the phrase constitutional …

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Threatening First Amendment Rights? #ImpeachTrump

I mean, what exactly does somebody like Trump pray for?I want to hear him lead a prayer for the people he called our enemies.I want to know how that goes. If he’s going to offer up “thoughts and prayers,” well let’s have the details then. C’mon. – Stonekettle Station on Facebook Jim’s quote concerning the Capital …

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Guns Philosophy

Is a Pit Bull a Semi-Automatic?

The Truth About Pitbulls on Facebook Myths and Facts: More pit bulls are involved in human deaths than any other breed. (Along with Rottweilers, they make up 67% of dog bite deaths.) Pits also=92% of dogs killed by dogs & 96% of cats killed by dogs. More pit bulls end up in shelters than any …

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Guns Libertarian Politics

Gun Violence in America? Down or Up?

The Advocates on Facebook Since 1993, the United States has seen a drop in the rate of homicides and other violence involving guns, according to two new studies released Tuesday. Using government data, analysts saw a steep drop for violence in the 1990s, they saw more modest drops in crime rates since 2000. – NPR May …

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Guns Politics

Right to Travel vs. Right to Bear Arms

If I had a nickel, as the cliche goes.  If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this false equivalency, I’d be a very, very wealthy man. “You can license driving because it occurs on public roads. You cannot license people for firearms because there is a right to keep and bear arms.“ …

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Guns Politics

Good Guy With a Gun

Jim Wright asked this question on his Facebook page recently; Responsible Gun Owner Exercise: You’re in a public place. Lots of people. Guy in camo walks in with a pistol on his belt and an assault rifle in his hands.Quick, is he a good guy with a gun or a murderous nut?Well, which is it?Come, come, …

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Guns Politics

Mandatory Government Service

Ed and Mildred Reich were engaged December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. They were married a few weeks later. Dad enlisted and was stationed in Camp Campbell, Kentucky. Mom didn’t want to be away from him so she found a job in a nearby factory, assembling gas masks. He rarely talks …

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Guns Politics

Gaming The System

I haven’t written on the subject of shootings (justified or otherwise) in quite some time.  Well, that’s not quite true. I’ve written plenty on the subject in other places over the last few years, a smidgen of which is reproduced here.  But I haven’t posted much of what I’ve written on the subject on this …

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Guns Humor Politics

Trolling, Second Amendment Style

Schadenfreude, pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. There was a study done recently on trolling behavior on the internet. I’m sure most of us remember it, but for those who don’t, here’s the link and a snippet; “These findings provide a preliminary glimpse into the mechanism by which sadism fosters trolling behavior,” the article …

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