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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, 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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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

JPFO Alert: Missouri's New "Strict Scrutiny" of Gun Laws Frees Non-Violent Felon

Today's JPFO Alert notes the first liberation (for now, at least) won by Missouri's new strict scrutiny of gun laws.

Actually, I would go further, and argue that even if Robinson's victimless "felony" were a violent crime, he still could not legitimately be denied his fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms, no matter whether or not any document acknowledges that right. As David Codrea has long contended, "Anyone who can't be trusted with a gun can't be trusted without a custodian."

At the time of Robinson's arrest, he had been a free man--or should have been. Denied government recognition of his right to arm himself against threats to his life and liberty, though, he was robbed of an essential element of that freedom. If the prosecution wins its appeal, and overturns Judge Dierker's ruling, he will lose even the illusion of forcibly disarmed "freedom." That's unconscionable.

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.

Federal judge upholds forcing gun buyers to fund gun confiscation

With this law, California proved (as if such proof were needed) that the purpose of registration is to facilitate confiscation. Now, a federal judge says its just fine and dandy to make gun buyers pick up the tab for those confiscations. [More]

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Obama administration ammo ban proposal being sold under false pretenses

In the final analysis, to be free, we the people must have the means to present a credible threat to those who would presume to rule us--and to the enforcers of that rule--should they dare to slip the bonds of the Constitutional limits on their power. Ammunition that can penetrate government myrmidons' armor, usable in a firearm that can be easily concealed, is a part of that threat--and that's why the Obama regime wants it banned. [More]

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

JPFO Alert: Is Federal Express the Newest Enemy of Privately Manufactured Firearms?

Today's JPFO Alert wonders if Federal Express might more accurately be named "Statist Express."

And perhaps it was premature to declare that FedEx has no affiliation with the Federal Government. It's hard to know what backroom carrot-and/or-stick negotiations between the two entities might have taken place. Could there have been a kind of "Operation Choke Point"-like\ pressure applied? Or perhaps the promise of some fat government shipping contracts? It's impossible to say, but given this administration's hostility to private gun ownership--particularly as it would look like when millions of Americans could produce effective, militia-appropriate fighting rifles in total anonymity in their own homes, it's difficult to rule out some quiet federal involvement.

Whether this stance is one that Federal Express chose to take on its own, or simply allowed to be dictated to them by the federal government, they have, as Defense Distributed says, put "the 'Fed' in 'Federal Express.'" They're playing for the wrong side.

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.

Doctor claims it dangerous to 'expose' young teenagers to machine guns

Delamater is a doctor of child and adolescent psychology, who apparently focuses on the psychological impact of childhood obesity and diabetes. How such a focus contributes to his competency to determine what effect, if any, might result from a young teenager's "exposure" to people enjoying the fun of target shooting with fully-automatic firearms would seem a fair question. [More]

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

JPFO Alert: Proposed Ammo Ban is Illegal Attack on Americans' Rights

Today's JPFO Alert notes that not only does the proposed-to-be-banned M855 ammo not meet the legal definition of "armor piercing," but that a free people must not be denied the ability to pierce the armor of would-be oppressors.

More fundamental, of course, is the fact that the very reason that for the citizenry to be free, we must have a right to keep and bear arms (not, readers will note, a "right to keep and bear sporting goods") that shall not be infringed, is that we must have access to weapons with which we can pose a credible threat to the government's enforcers, if that government makes such action necessary. The M855 rounds are a part of that credible threat--and that is undoubtedly why this administration is trying to neutralize it.

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.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Legal suppressors may come to Illinois

Suppressors are safety equipment, in that they dramatically reduce the danger of permanent hearing loss. Anyone who opposes more permissive suppressor laws is effectively in favor of Americans suffering damage to their hearing. [More]

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

U.S. Senator says millions of Americans are 'arming against the government

Murphy is frightened of a well armed American citizenry. This is very good news. Those who would presume to govern a free people should be mortally afraid of the wrath of the people whose rights they threaten.

The bills, between them, have 125 sponsors and co-sponsors. Clearly, the American people must have access to 125-round magazines. [More]

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