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Tag: Second Amendment
Randall Munro, who draws the geeky and very funny xkcd comic strip has recently taken up the mantle of Internet Science Answer Man. As suits his strip, though, he doesn’t’ take on the usual questions like “Why is the sky blue?” or “Will I die if I eat 200 marshamllows? Asking for a friend *burp*”. [...]
See the violence inherent in the system! The Illinois House’s assistant majority leader had a handgun pointed at him in the Lower West Side’s Heart of Chicago neighborhood over the weekend. State Representative Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago) wasn’t injured in the incident, which occurred around 10:18 p.m. Friday in the 2500 block of South Oakley Boulevard. [...]
This is a big deal. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday extended gun rights to every state and city in the nation in a ruling involving Chicago’s 28-year-old handgun ban. By a 5-4 vote and splitting along conservative and liberal lines, the nation’s highest court extended its landmark 2008 ruling that individual Americans have a [...]
According to this AP article, the Second Amendment is back in vogue in state houses around the country. I’m glad to see the trend is moving back toward common sense and individual freedom. In a free and orderly society like ours, we should always lean toward more liberal gun laws because moving the other way [...]
This is some Olympic-class snark from my friend Paula. Really, the old saw, “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people” is one of the dumber things you can say in an argument about the propriety of firearms. Like Eddie Izzard says, “the gun helps, you know?” Guns do kill people and, as it happens, they kill [...]
I’m sure there are people who would see this picture and immediately look around for someone to apologize to. I’m not one of them, though. Charlton Heston pretty summed up my personal philosophies a long time ago — on guns and damned dirty apes. Also, Good Lord is theblogprof an enormous man!
Washington, D.C. has been behaving rather strangely. No, I’m not talking about the usual suspects who inhabit the Federal buildings whose strangeness is becoming incredibly tiresome. I mean the city itself. It’s been a year since the D.C. City government was forced by the Supreme Court to give residents their Second Amendment rights back yet [...]
Today, a white supremacist and anti-Semite named James von Brunn, walked into the lobby of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, pulled out a gun, and started shooting. He mortally wounded a guard before the other armed security guards shot him in the head and neck, killing him. The murdered guard’s name was Stephen Tyrone [...]