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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, April 22, 2015

JPFO Alert: Netanyahu Talks a Good Game About Independence and Self-Defense, But . . .

Today's JPFO Alert notes that defining independence as the ability to defend oneself rings rather hollow when coming from someone who presides over laws that enormously hinder self-defense.

In the wake of several high-profile attacks on Jews in Europe by militant Islamic extremists this past winter, there have been some voices calling for European Jews to arm themselves--to, as Netanyahu might put it, break their dependency on the government's ability to protect them from evil. European gun laws are unlikely to change to allow that any time in the foreseeable future. Inexcusably, prospects for such a change in Israeli gun laws seem rather weak as well.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

JPFO Alert: Anti-gun Congresswoman Wants Americans to Sell Their Liberty, Children's Futures

Today's JPFO Alert notes that DeLauro's "voluntary" gun turn in is to be INvoluntarily subsidized by the taxpayers, or, more likely, their children and grandchildren. And great-grandchildren. And great-great-grandchildren. And . . . you get the idea.

If DeLauro wants to buy your "assault weapon," tell her it can only be paid for in blood--and she can't afford it.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

JPFO Alert: Columnist's "Modest Proposal" as Offensively Arrogant as Original, and it's Not Satire

Today's JPFO Alert notes the arrogance of yet another "modest proposal" to infringe on that which shall not be infringed.

The first use, or at least the most famous one, of the title "A Modest Proposal," was Jonathan Swift's 18th century treatise by that name. In it, Swift suggested that multiple problems could be solved with a program in which starving, impoverished Irish families would sell their children to the wealthy--as food. Thrasher, by contrast, would prefer to simply ban parents' most effective means of defending their children from those who would prey on and consume them.

Oh--and the other difference is that Swift's "Modest Proposal" was satire. Thrasher, in his modest way, seems really to want his to happen.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JPFO Alert: "Progressive" Writer Blames "Arsenal Owners" for Blocking Onerous Gun Laws

Today's JPFO Alert takes another look to where "progressives" would have us "progress."

In the end, though, it's fair to ask just how relevant the numerical breakdown is. This is a republic, after all, and not a democracy, in which 51% of the people can vote away the rights of the other 49%. Fundamental human rights cannot be legitimately held to the outcome of a popularity contest. And finally, if the supposedly growing number of people who own no guns want to disarm us, in our supposedly shrinking numbers, we shouldn't even need the large and growing numbers of guns we each ostensibly own. When defending one's rights against the unarmed. one gun should be plenty--just be sure to have a good supply of ammunition.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Did departing ATF director's latest escapade pave way to NFL?

Nevertheless, B. Todd Jones threw the yellow flag about a month ago, charging the M855 round with "unsportsmanlike conduct." He, though, intended to impose a penalty of far greater than 15 yards. Perhaps that's just what the NFL needed to see from their prospective new sheriff in town. [More]

That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend--and Facebook "likes" and "shares" are hugely appreciated.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

JPFO Alert: Impending "Armor-Piercing" Ammo Ban Bill Undermines Argument to Ban "Green Tip" Rounds

Today's JPFO Alert notes that the ammo ban zealots (ABZs) can't even decide how to claim to justify the ban.

But a larger point is that in claiming that the current law--banning ammunition by virtue of its construction--is inadequate, because an infinitude of ammo not so constructed is equally capable of penetrating body armor, they are tacitly admitting what gun rights advocates have been saying since the attempt to ban the M855 came to light. That round has no special "armor piercing" capability. Reps. Israel and Speier must know this, but that did not stop them from railing against the decision to shelve the M855 ban proposal.

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CSGV condemns 'insurrectionist imagery' of civilian standing up to Chinese tanks

It's not enough for CSGV to stand with the brutal tyranny of the Chinese government, and against those who dare defy it, despite lacking any effective means to do so--CSGV apparently wants the "insurrectionists" to have hearing damage, too--perhaps to allow the tanks to get closer before they perceive the need to escape. [More]

That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend--and Facebook "likes" and "shares" are hugely appreciated.