Archive for the 'Common Defense' Category

What they’re talking about when they’re talking about Australia

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Regular readers may recall I’m not a member of the National Rifle Association, because I strongly disagree with one of that organization’s most basic modern stances: that all existing “gun control” laws should be enforced.

Making criminals out of law-abiding Nevadans

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Nevada voters — along with Nevada gun owners who can still register to vote by Oct. 8 if they’d like to preserve what’s left of their gun rights (and who knows, maybe even vote against Hillary Clinton’s “Australian Plan” to confiscate and destroy all the semi-automatic firearms in the country) — may not have noticed, […]

‘Tolerance’ sounds great. But is there no limit to what we can wisely ‘tolerate’?

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Charles C. Haynes, who works out of Gannett’s financially strapped “Newseum” in Washington, holds a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and promotes himself as a champion of the First Amendment (though, being a statist Democrat, he has of course written in favor of federal “anti-hate-speech” legislation — .)

All Mohammed’s children love a gun-free zone

Monday, August 1st, 2016

(A version of the following column runs in the Aug. 10 issue of “Firearms News” — formerly “Shotgun News” — on newsstands this week.)

Natural Order, the State, and the Immigration Problem

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Rather than leave the impression that no free-market thinker of any note stands opposed to this “open borders” stuff – (“Please! Send us millions more Spanish-speaking peasants who scorn our laws and want to stick us with their medical bills, and now please add a couple million unreconstructed members of an alien religion, whose holy […]

A Summer For Caution: Extreme Caution

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Readers are probably familiar with the hacked BLM (as in Black Lives Matter, not the other BLM we’re more prone to post about here) leader’s Twitter account, in which plans are discussed for a “Summer of Chaos.” (See here for that conversation.) It looks like that has already begun, with the Orlando Pulse night club […]

To ‘eliminate the requirement that instant check records be destroyed within 24 hours’

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A version of the The following column appears in the July 10 edition of “Firearms News” — formerly “Shotgun News” — on newsstands now.

They’re ‘NOT in jail for possession of marijuana or any other harmless, non-addictive, plant-derived substance’

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A reader of my May 10 column in “Firearms News” (formerly “Shotgun News”) — the one headlined “Donald Trump On Guns” — wrote in: “The column started off great, but as we got closer and closer to the end Vin apparently got wound up listening to his own rhetoric.

What was the difference? They had ‘guns’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appeared in the April 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Who was it who initiated the wrongful use of ‘force, fear and violence’ in Bunkerville?

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

(A version of the following missive appears in the summer edition of CJ Hadley’s Range magazine, on newsstands May 1:)