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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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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rabidly anti-gun 'Mike the Gun Guy' wants to empower doctors to disarm patients

Weisser is hopeful, though. Now that the Obama administration has unilaterally authorized the federal government to once again engage in anti-gun junk "science," maybe more doctors will be emboldened to do their part for forcible citizen disarmament.

Doctors are supposedly guided by the fundamental principle, "First, do no harm." How would they reconcile that noble principle with the practice of stripping the most vulnerable people of their ability to defend themselves in a dangerous world? [More]

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

JPFO Alert: Author Claims Democrat "Gun Control" Timidity Undermines Constitution

Today's JPFO Alert notes that one "gun control" zealot advocates measures that would start a civil war, apparently without realizing it. Meanwhile, another one does realize that, but doesn't have a problem with it.

Perlstein exhibits a fundamental misunderstanding of the situation. "Gun nuts" (that's you, me, and everyone else who will fight to keep the palladium of liberty) will not be pacified by more aggressive forcible citizen disarmament efforts.

Such efforts will indeed be the most efficient way of forcing today's cultural cold war to go hot. Presumably, that's not what he wants.

Interestingly, Susie Madrak, writing for "Crooks and Liars" (which sounds like a good place for her), does seem to see the civil war implications of Perlstein's position--and seems to think he's onto something anyway . . .

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Al Jazeera tells hunters not to fight for gun rights

From the above mentioned attempts to define "armor-piercing" ammunition in such a way as to net all centerfire rifle ammunition, to the Violence Policy Center's efforts to have accurate bolt-action rifles banned as "sniper rifles," to the International Action Network on Small Arms' (IANSA) call for a ban of all rifles that can kill at 100 meters (all rifles, in other words), hunting guns may be toward the end of the list of gun ban zealots' ambitions, but they are on it, and if we gun rights advocates have been taken out of the picture, who will speak for you, hunters?. [More]

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Judge acknowledges Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting

The intent here is not to antagonize hunters, or to be anything less than welcoming to their participation in the fight for gun rights. The point is that we are continually told that banning so-called "assault weapons," or .50 caliber rifles, or "high capacity" (gun ban jihadist-speak for "standard capacity") magazines is perfectly legitimate, because "no one needs those for hunting."

Any restriction on guns, ammunition and accessories justified by their failure to meet the government's idea of "sporting purposes" is very clearly a violation of the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, as the court ruling in Pennsylvania helps illustrate. [More]

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Monday, June 23, 2014

St. Louis police chief, others sue to make Missourians' gun rights 'alieanable'

The right to keep and bear arms is fundamental, under the constitutions of both Missouri and the United States, and laws that restrict it must be required to withstand the very strictest of scrutiny. When Chief Dotson and the rest claim that voters lack the wit to realize that "unalienable" implies just that, they inexcusably insult Missourians' intellect. And if Judge Beetem decides to invalidate votes cast by voters to whom the state did not first spoon-feed a state-written "SJR 36 for Dummies" explanation of the amendment, he will have committed an unforgivable atrocity against those voters, and indeed against the entire state. [More]

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Glaze's confession will not slow anti-gunners' exploitation of mass shootings

The "gun control" movement requires mass shootings--horrifying, indescribably evil slaughter of innocents, just to gain any public support. When those shootings occur, there is a "playbook" instructing the gun ban lobby on how to exploit them. When asked about the chances of new infringements on that which shall not be infringed, the gun ban jihadists say it depends on how effectively they exploit--their word--the blood of the innocent victims.

Glaze--no longer on the payroll of an organization hoping to make the most of such exploitation--could afford his brief moment of honesty. The anti-gun groups, though, cannot. The lie is all they have. [More]

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Clinton perpetuates full-auto/semi-auto conflation, endorses thought control

And now we know what she means by "more thoughtful conversation" about guns. For the conversation to be "more thoughtful," the public needs to be kept unaware that semi-automatic "assault weapons" are not machine guns. In fact, "more thoughtful" means that viewpoints that "the majority" find terrifying are not permitted--only "approved" thoughts are authorized.

Orwell might have been an optimist. [More]

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

JPFO Alert: Supreme Court Ruling is About Registration, not Crime Control

Today's JPFO Alert notes that Justice Kagan admits that the most important aspect of any gun sale is that the federal government knows who has the gun.

In 2012, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives added a new question to ATF Form 4473--the form that must be filled out when purchasing a firearm, and the form on which Abramski admittedly lied. Now, every gun purchaser must answer whether or not he or she is of "Hispanic or Latino" ethnicity. As attorney and firearms law expert Evan Nappen notes, there is no real difference between that question, and a demand--backed up by federal law, and enforced with the full power of the U.S. government--that the purchaser answer whether he or she is a "Jew or Not a Jew."

And now, the Supreme Court has ruled that this is just fine.

And as always, if you haven't seen all the great JPFO Alerts written by David, Nicki, and Claire, you owe it to yourself to fix that.

VPC no longer trying to hide yearning for ban of all semi-automatics

The campaign to outlaw all semi-automatic firearms is gaining new adherents every day. When those are banned, count on bolt-action rifles to be demonized as "sniper rifles, with no place in civilized society." They want us disarmed. Every gun in private hands is "too deadly," for us mere citizens to own, and if they have their way, the government's hired muscle, armed with just the kinds of guns we cannot be trusted with, will come to take them from us, and kill us if we resist.

Well, they can try. [More]

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Oregon teacher proposes to end school shootings by disarming self-employed

Perhaps the most disturbing facet of this is that Needler, a "gun control" cultist, is paid as a science teacher for our youth. This does not bode well for the future of our nation's scientific capability. [More]

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Monday, June 16, 2014

'Progressive' gun rights foe announces plan to foment 'gun violence'

At least we now have a pretty good idea as to why Malloy is so insistent on restrictive gun laws. Being so consumed himself by hate and rage, it's hardly surprising that he projects those qualities even onto the vast majority of gun owners who are not inclined to kill those with whom they disagree, and to therefore believe they should not be armed.

If he wants to purchase any more guns, though, he might be well advised to not push so hard for mental health checks of prospective gun buyers. [More]

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Another Chicago blogging mom wants to 'intimidate' Congress into gun bans

So she claims to have formed an unarmed "militia," and Congress should fear it, and not those of us who will fight and die for our freedom. Good luck with that.

And Congress, when deciding which "militia" should "intimidate" you more, remember the words of the late Andrew Breitbart: "we have the guns." [More]

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Blogger demands justification for NOT banning so-called 'assault weapons'

But it's not that easy, J.A. You can't just dismiss the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms because you're tired of hearing about it, any more than someone who demands you justify the societal benefits of your blog, or he'll ban it, can dismiss your First Amendment rights, because he "so got that there's a right to" free speech, and doesn't want to hear about it.

J.A. repeatedly asks, "What am I missing?" Well, rather a lot of things, J.A., chief among them being that no one owes you any justification of our right to own militia-appropriate "regime change rifles." [More]

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

JPFO Alert: "Gun Control" Advocates Respond to Las Vegas Killings by Advocating Tyranny

Today's JPFO Alert notes that those attacking the Second Amendment are just the ones who make it necessary.

All these "progressives" argue that the United States government is not tyrannical, and that armed resistance to against it is treason. Fair enough. Why, though, do they seem in such a hurry to make it tyrannical?

And as always, if you haven't seen all the great JPFO Alerts written by David, Nicki, and Claire, you owe it to yourself to fix that.

Obama's greatest 'frustration' is his failure to trample 2nd Amendment enough

The problem is that Americans "can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses"? Is that what he has in mind--an executive order capping ammunition purchases?

Maybe, maybe not. We'll presumably know soon. Whatever he has in mind, remember that our freedom is his "biggest frustration." [More]

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Miss USA recommends self-defense against campus rape; enrages 'feminists'

Of course the best "solution" to sexual violence is that those who perpetrate it stop. Unfortunately, that will not happen until someone stops them, and that will not happen without force. Universities and politicians refuse to allow women to defend themselves with firearms, and others are offended by the idea of them defending themselves with fists and feet. If there is a "war on women," these people would appear to be on the wrong side of it. [More]

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Columnist compares open carry activists to child rapist/murderers

The far-left Daily Kos, astonishingly (or perhaps not), has taken the silly meme of "firearms as substitute for inadequate sexual anatomy" even further than Marcotte did, to the bizarre extreme of repeatedly referring to semi-automatic rifles as "giant metal death penises," indicating an astounding--and rather alarming--level of ignorance of the purpose of both firearms and penises.

Again, the wisdom of the approach to activism taken by Open Carry Texas is open to very legitimate question, but if anyone in this discussion can be fairly described as dangerously consumed by hatred, it ain't OCT.. [More]

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

JPFO Alert: SWAT Team Baby Burning -- More Police Militarization?

Today's JPFO Alert notes that the government's "War on Babies" puts it on the wrong side of a great many armed parents.

There cannot fail to be consequences from the discovery on the part of every parent in America that the government's hired muscle can kick down their doors, set their children on fire, and the official response will be a shrug, and maybe an "oops."

Inevitably, some parents will refuse to tolerate the intolerable. Some, even knowing the vanishingly small likelihood of their own survival, will fight back with every weapon they possess. Private citizens defending their homes and families will doubtless do the bulk of the dying, but they will not do all of it.

And as always, if you haven't seen all the great JPFO Alerts written by David, Nicki, and Claire, you owe it to yourself to fix that.

Friday, June 06, 2014

New book will confound purveyors of 'gun rights advocacy is racist' myth

Oppressors don't change their evil, tyrannical ways because they are persuaded by the eloquence and righteousness of the oppressed. They change because they harbor a very personal fear of the consequences of continuing their old course. [More]

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Sen. Boxer displays serial hypocrisy on state sovereignty and guns

The point is that Boxer is generally an enthusiastic backer of federal government ├╝ber alles, particularly when draconian federal gun laws are proposed. When federal law would interfere with states' oppressive gun laws, however, she suddenly turns into an Anti-Federalist for a day. Let's hope that the cognitive dissonance is physically painful. [More]

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Sen. Boxer threatens Americans with 'Pause for Safety Act'

Wow. A need-based "may issue" system, for gun purchases, rather than for carrying a firearm in public, which even the notoriously "progressive" 9th Circuit Court of Appeals--whose jurisdiction includes California--has deemed unconstitutional. And Boxer calls such a system a "commonsense step."

Boxer wants us to prove we "need" a gun? The fact that people like her presume to write the laws by which the rest of us would be required to live is all the proof necessary. [More]

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

ATF's purchase reporting requirement gives lie to 'military features' test

The only "military feature" that gun ban groups really care about is that military arms are expected to fire when the trigger is pulled. That's what they want banned, and the BATFE stands ready to enforce that ban. [More]

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Monday, June 02, 2014

St. Louis PD selling machine guns, but don't worry--only to rich people

Ah, yes--with prices of fully-automatic firearms vastly and artificially inflated by the Hughes Amendment's prohibition of private ownership of post-1986 machine guns, only the wealthy will be buying the department's Tommy guns. So don't worry--with the feds' gun equivalent of the poll taxes of post-Civil War infamy, we can rest assured that the riffraff will be kept out of the Tommy gun club. [More]

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