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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, 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]

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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]

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Anti-gun physician suggests gunfight strategy: fall down

He concludes with the assertion that "[n]one of these recommended points is in any way contrary to the Second Amendment," and assures us that he is in full agreement with them. He may know heart medicine, but his grasp of guns, self-defense, and the Constitution is looking far more than a little shaky. And he wants to be seen as an authority on these things. [More]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

JPFO Alert: Abolishing ATF Might Undermine One of the Best Tools for Hobbling Federal Gun Laws

Today's JPFO Alert notes that disbanding the BATFE would be great--but not if their unconstitutional "duties" are simply transferred to a larger, more powerful group of the government's hired guns.

That description of the federal government's law enforcement resources as "stretched thin" is the key. The BATFE, as a far smaller agency than the FBI, will always be more subject to that "overstretching." It also has fewer friends in Congress who will fight for its budget. Without state and local law enforcement agencies to help them in their dirty work, a great deal of that dirty work will simply not get done, and the more their budget can be pared down, the more deeply will the BATFE feel the bite of that lack of cooperation. We can "starve the beast," especially this beast, as compared to any that would take over its role if the BATFE were to be abolished. The BATFE is an obscenity, and I want it gone, but first, I want the obscenities it exists to enforce abolished. Until that happens, let's leave those laws in the incompetent hands of the BATFE.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

NBC's Sacramento affiliate dispenses fear and loathing of 'ghost guns'

"But," some may ask, "is it appropriate to be happy about new ways of producing 'crime guns?'" The answer is that in places like California, where the mere existence of guns like these (mostly so-called "assault weapons") is a "crime," indeed it is. Where the mere existence of guns not registered with the government is a "crime," indeed it is. Where the mere existence of guns in the hands of decent people who are nevertheless subject to state mandated defenselessness under California law is a "crime," indeed it is. And California is just one example (albeit one of the worst).

What KCRA "News" calls a "growing problem" is in fact a growing blessing. [More]

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