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Armed and Safe is a gun rights advocacy blog, with the mission of debunking the "logic" of the enemies of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Defense Distributed's 'Ghost Gunner' brings gun manufacturing to the masses

When millions of Americans, with neither the metalworking and gunsmithing skills to build firearms by hand, or the wealth to buy equipment sufficiently sophisticated (at the prices such equipment commanded until now) to do so through automation, can nevertheless produce effective fighting arms in the privacy of their homes, "universal background check" laws, "prohibited person" laws, "assault weapon" bans, etc. become meaningless. The gun ban zealots' worst nightmare--uncontrollable, utterly anonymous access to so-called "assault weapons" is upon us, spelling the death of the "government monopoly on force" so beloved of the gun ban jihadis.

That's a victory for humanity. [More]

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Police chief sues to overturn will of the voters, make gun rights 'alienable'

One could of course argue that this portion of Amendment 5 would seem to be in direct contradiction of its purported purpose of declaring the right to keep and bear arms "unalienable" (given that it provides explicit language permitting "aliening" the right under certain circumstances)--and indeed one has made precisely that contention. That, however, is clearly not the Post-Dispatch's argument.

Dotson wants to use the power of government to overturn the overwhelmingly popular will of the people. That's kinda dangerous with an armed populace. [More]

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Feinstein's lust for confiscation of 'assault weapons' unmitigated by time

But, as she revealed in a statement to ProPublica this month, she still wants a ban, still wants it to be permanent (no "sunset provision") and still wants it to be confiscatory [More]

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

JPFO Alert: Congressman Wants to Require Government Permission to Build or Print Guns

Today's JPFO Alert wonders if there is any way to trade in a real clunker of a Honda.

Back in July, Honda introduced H.R. 5344, a bill banning private citizens' purchase of body armor capable of stopping rifle rounds. He wants, in other words, to make gunfire more dangerous, because he believes "public safety" requires that the "authorities" can more easily kill the people. The Violence Policy Center, by the way, is also enthusiastically on board with that bill.

If someone comes up with a practical way of making effective body armor at home, we will undoubtedly see Rep. Honda spring into action again. An aspiring tyrant's work is never done.

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St. Louis 'open carry walk' will celebrate Amendment 5, raise awareness

Nor, of course, was refusing to move to the back of the bus for the faint of heart (a description never applied to Rosa Parks), or marching into Selma, or, for that matter, defending Lexington and Concord from the red coats. The intent here, of course, is not to put the planned Open Carry Walk on the same level as those historical events, but to note that very little of worth is accomplished without both risk and effort. [More]

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Friday, September 19, 2014

NBC's call to treat home invaders 'like royalty' even worse than first appears

And since "treat them like royalty" clearly means to Zeins and NBC that the home invaders should be given everything they want, one could easily be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that they believe that "royalty" should be treated as superiors. From that, one cannot help but wonder if they would prefer that we still were under British monarchic rule. [More]

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brady Campaign lawsuits against online ammo dealers aim to cripple 2nd Amendment

At the very least, this suit is intended to lay the groundwork for making it impossible to buy ammunition online. Shoot any "oddball" calibers, that are unlikely to be found at any local shops? You're out of luck . . . and out of ammo. And that is the whole idea. [More]

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JPFO Alert: Anti-gun Group Wants to Ban Rifles "Too Accurate" for Civilians

Today's JPFO Alert remarks on anti-gunners' War on Bystanders.

But even CSGV, with their unceasing call for a "government monopoly on force," cannot match the National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC) for overwrought, fear mongering rhetoric. Again, in the same Oregon Herald quoted earlier, NGVAC CEO Elliot Fineman argued that private citizens must be limited by law to firearm technology that makes them miss at least 70% of the time . . .

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