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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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Missourians will vote on whether right to keep and bear arms is 'unalieanable'

All of this, of course, comes to naught if Missourians vote the measure down, which would provide a reminder of the dangers of holding fundamental human rights hostage to the popularity contest of an election. Still, a similar measure won voters' approval by overwhelming margins in Louisiana last fall. Hopefully, Missouri voters will choose as wisely. [More]

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Pratt's position on 2nd Amd and politicians' fear is only morally defensible one

Gun rights advocates, in our abhorrence for unnecessary violence, fervently hope power hungry officials' fear of the armed citizenry makes that violence unnecessary. Why do those who claim to be motivated by a desire to end "gun violence" wish for deterrence to fail, and for violence to thus become the only alternative to abject submission to tyranny? [More]

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

JPFO Alert: Bloomberg's Self-Defense Catch-22 is an Old Trick in "Gun Control" Playbook

Today's JPFO Alert notes that Bloomberg's latest anti-self-defense ranting might be a new low, but it's also an old gambit.

Not a bad strategy, really--push laws to try to make guns as useless as possible, then justify further infringements by arguing that guns are already so useless that the new restrictions don't really affect us much. Just one more reason we must fight them at every step.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

ATF's notional resource shortfall raises new questions about 'Project Gunwalker'

Well, in fairness, the only "investigation" they had in mind for the "gunwalked" guns was not particularly resource intensive--noting where the crime scenes and dead bodies were. Still, for those of us who cannot be quite convinced that senior Justice Department officials were really stupid enough to apply the "Underpants Gnomes'" business strategy to their own efforts to curb international gun trafficking, and must therefore have had some other motive, the fact that they supposedly lacked the resources to investigate problematic gun sales that were already happening makes the official explanation of Operation Fast and Furious just that much less convincing. [More]

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Are gun owners so naïve as to buy Christie's recent 'pro-gun' conversion?

Christie is clearly banking on the hope that gun owners are dumb enough to be fooled by his nominally "pro-gun" actions of late, and it appears, inexplicably, that his bet might actually pay off. If gun owners allow him to win the Republican presidential primary, they will get what they deserve. Unforgivably, though, the rest of us will get what they deserve, as well. [More]

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ikea's 'weapon free' backtracking for 'Only Ones' makes things worse, not better

This correspondent would argue, on the other hand, that Ikea's willingness to be consistent, and apply its "disarmed victim zone" rules to everyone, even those bedecked in the trappings of government authority, is the one thing they got right. Well, except for the fact that it didn't last [More]

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

JPFO Alert: Self-defense, or Defense Against Tyranny--Does it Really Matter?

Today's JPFO Alert argues that in some ways, it hardly matters whether the Second Amendment was intended solely a the final bulwark against government tyranny, rather than also protecting the people's means to self-defense against common criminals. The difference, after all, between a rights-violating government, and freelance dirtbags, is merely one of scale.

We are the militia, necessary to the security of a free state. Any violence against us, even individually, rather than against the people in general, and by freelance criminals, rather than agents of the government, is therefore nonetheless an attack on that which is necessary to secure our free state. We thus have not only the right, but the patriotic duty to defend ourselves against such violence. Anyone who attempts to undermine that right and duty has allied himself with brutal thugs, in and out of government, and has declared himself an enemy of the American people.

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Functional printed semi-auto pistol shoots new nail into 'gun control's' coffin

3-D printing of firearms is still in its infancy, but it's a precocious infant, and growing fast. And the gun ban zealots are increasingly coming to believe that "It's Alive." [More]

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