Posts Tagged ‘gun’

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Given that Lew Rockwell sought government permission to establish the 501(c)(3) Mises Institute, it should come as no surprise that he has been publishing more articles since 2012 promoting the government-granted privilege of concealed carry rather than the natural and constitutionally-protected right of open carry. This despite his claim that the government is “far worse than the mafia.”

Here are five articles I came across from a search of his site promoting concealed carry:

Mini/Pocket 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry
May 18, 2013

How to Carry Concealed
March 11, 2013

The Stylish Man’s Guide to Concealed Carry
September 28, 2012

Guns.com’s Nice List: 5 Well-Behaved Concealed Carry Guns
December 29, 2012

10 Commandments of Concealed Carry
July 10, 2012

Get The License!

You’ll hear some absolutists say, “No government has the right to permit me to carry a gun! I don’t need no stinking permit! The Second Amendment is my license to carry!”

That is the sound of someone asking to go to jail. Like it or not, the laws of the land require, in 46 of the 50 states, a license to carry.

Yet I only found one article since 2012 promoting open carry.

The Right to Open Carry Guns: Use It or Lose It
March 26, 2013

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English: AK-47 assault rifle

In my article, The Great Canadian-American gun divide, I highlighted the cultural divide over guns between Canada and the U.S., including one prominent Canadian TV host calling Americans “gun crazy.”

However, the divide isn’t so much about the rate of gun ownership; contrary to popular belief, Canada has a high firearms ownership rate.

According to gunpolicy.org:

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 179 countries, Canada ranked at No. 13.

Unlike in the U.S., the gun-grabbers in Canada have been in retreat in the past few years, due to the documented failure of Canada’s long-gun registry, as I documented in my article, Canada’s long-gun registry: a feel-good failure and in my interview, Shot holes in gun control arguments on Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith.

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The cultural divide over guns between Americans and Canadians was illustrated so vividly in these declarations by two prominent hosts of two Canadian public broadcasters.

From the January 9, 2013 episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO, Steve Paikin said (at 11:41):

In the United States, where, as we know, they’re gun crazy… I shouldn’t have put it that way, but you know what I mean.

From the December 16, 2012 episode of the Sunday Edition with Michael Enright on Canada’s national broadcaster, the CBC, Michael Enright said:

The thing we must remember about the slaughter of the children on Friday is that it will have little or no impact on the crazed world of American firearms. The pattern is always the same.

and later:

The gun lobby in the US is impervious to public mourning and public heartbreak.

The ghouls who preside over the National Rifle Association couldn’t care less about the pile of tiny bodies in the Newtown school.

Or in Columbine. Or in Aurora. Or in Portland. Or anywhere.

They are in the death business and must protect the franchise.

I got into the difference in mindset on guns between Canadians and Americans on my January 9 appearance on Crisis of Reality with Doug Newberry (at 52:30).

As for what really happened with the Sandy Hook shooting, see Charles Giuliani’s December 17 and 18 episodes of Truth Hertz.

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English: Alex Jones outside Bilderberg meeting...

From his disruption of a peaceful and co-operative 2010 Austin, Texas pro-gun rally, Alex Jones declared to Catherine Bleish (at 3:28): “I’ll be here in 20 years.”

If Alex Jones is such a threat to the New World Order, how can he be so sure he’ll be around for any length of time?

Is it hubristic arrogance, or does he know something we don’t?

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When Canada’s long-gun registry was introduced in 1995, it was estimated that it would cost $119 million. By 2004, the actual cost was reported to be $2 billion — a 1680% underestimation.

On the September 9, 2010 episode of TVO’s The Agenda, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair made his unsurprising pitch for the registry.

You may remember him as the police chief who despicably misled his fellow citizens into believing they were required to produce identification within five metres of the security perimeter set up for the 2010 G20 summit, in violation of their Charter rights, with the justification that he “was trying to keep the criminals out.”

In his defence of the registry, he said there were an average of 12,000 checks of the registry per day, and he touted a recent resolution by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, which came out in support of Canada’s system of gun controls.

However, as the other panelists had a chance to speak, the following rebuttals were made, which were never factually challenged by the police chief.

  • The resolution was in support of Canada’s system of gun controls, not the long-gun registry, specifically.
  • There has been a handgun registry since 1934, and despite that, most gun crimes in Toronto are committed using handguns.
  • Most checks are computer-initiated.
  • 9000 of the 12,000 average daily checks are name checks for licensing, not gun registration.
  • Registered firearms can be legally stored at someone else’s residence, so police can mistakenly approach a residence where the registry says there are no firearms there.
  • Police chiefs of other major metropolitan areas in Canada such as Calgary have called for a repeal of the registry, showing how it’s not simply an urban-rural split.
  • The governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have called for a repeal of the registry.

Despite all that, the usual suspects who excuse government waste and unjustified intrusion into the lives of the overwhelming majority of citizens who are law abiding, continue to get away with it.

That, however, may end this month, with a scheduled vote on a private member’s bill that would repeal the registration of most long-guns.

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