RKBA

Sep 282016
 

Well, what the hell can you expect? And don’t even bother giving me any of that”the police will protect you” claptrap.  Sure, the Mounties keep saying, “let us do our jobs,” but when you’re 50 miles north of no-damn-where, cops can take up to an hour – or more – before they even show up (Googling “Saskatchewan police response time” is a rather depressing endeavor).  What is the victim expected to do in the meantime?  Do the Mounties actually think they want a vast landscape where the strong do what they can and the weak endure what they must?

Just one more in the long line of examples of why our country’s gun and self-defense laws are in dire need of some serious changes.

Saskatchewan farmers take up arms after masked men enter land

by Joe O’Connor
National Post

Barry Kidd understands that you just can’t go around “shooting people,” but he also knows that what is his, is his, and that he works hard, and that people coming onto his farm in rural Saskatchewan and looking to steal something — or worse — are people he is not about to back down from.

“Most farmers are armed in the field,” Kidd says. “It has always been that way for us — you don’t want a skunk to go through your Combine since, when you ask a skunk to move, he won’t — so for that reason we have always carried guns.

“But now that has been added to something altogether different: We have guns. We carry guns, and we want the criminals to know it.”
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Jul 242015
 

Guns go up, crime goes down

by GunOwnersResource

Now here’s a a neat party game for you to try sometime.  The next time you hear some gun grabbing screwball yammering on about how good gun laws are and how the boogeyman will get us all if we don’t keep (and make more of) them, point them towards the little tidbit that’s duplicated below and then remind them that the US murder rate is careening towards the lowest point that it has seen since the turn of the last century.  Yes, even in places like Detroit and Washington, D.C., the murder rate is heading for the basement.

That’s right: if the current trend continues, the homicide rate in the United States will drop to below what it was in 1901, sometime within the next 30 months.  Within that same period, American gun ownership may — for the first time in history — rise to the level where there are as many guns in the US as there are humans.

Funny how that works out, isn’t it? Continue reading »

Oct 012014
 

Well, now.  Isn’t this interesting?

Cody Wilson, famous for making and popularizing the first 3D-printed plastic handgun (I profiled him at length in Reason’s December 2013 issue), and his group Defense Distributed today debuted their latest provocation aimed at making gun possession easier, cheaper, and most importantly more outside the totalizing view of the state.

Wilson and his team were inspired by a proposed law that passed the California House and Senate but which Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed yesterday. The law, known as the “ghost gun” bill, would have banned guns without serial numbers filed with the government of any sort, as well as forcing those who do make homemade weapons to go through new procedures and background checks and getting federal Department of Justice approval before doing so.

Read the rest of it.  Check out  GhostGunner.net while you’re at it.

Jul 132014
 

It’s always good to see when someone comes to their senses and drops foolish notions.  In this case it’s Kevin Hampson writing in the Mayerthorpe Freelancer’s opinion pages this past Monday.

Gun control ignores problems behind mass shootings

by Kevin Hampson
QMI Agency

England a century ago was undoubtedly one of the most tranquil societies that ever existed. Yes, I know; the Brits fought wars in the far-flung corners of the earth. But Edwardian society was, internally, remarkably orderly and civil.

It also had virtually no laws against firearms. Some will see this as paradoxical, but it isn’t. The Edwardians were able to own guns and have a peaceful society because they were decent, law-abiding people. Continue reading »

Feb 242014
 

It’s not about hunting, it’s not about shooting sports, it’s not even about tradition…

Ukrainian Gun Owners Association: People Have The Unconditional Right to Bear Arms

by Katie Pavlich

After deadly clashes with government forces for months, demands that new constitutional amendments in the Ukraine include the right for the people to bear arms are growing. Continue reading »

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