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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Disarming the poor

These mandated price increases inevitably price many poor people out of the armed self-defense market. The cruel irony of that, of course, is that it is the poor who are most likely to need to defend themselves against criminal thugs.

Looked at in that light, it becomes difficult to view restrictive gun laws as being particularly "progressive," doesn't it? [More]
Today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner column is now up. Please give it a look, and help spread the word.

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TexasFred said...

Glad I got MY guns before I went broke...

tom said...

Owning and building guns and shooting and hunting with them keep me broke...Hell, just loading .375H&H handgun ammo has put a huge dent in my budget. :-)

Kurt, hope you don't mind me beating up on that harrison fellow a bit, without vulgarity, on your examiner page, I dislike prags and always will. They ignore the reality of situations and tend to be elitist.


Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I don't think you were too hard on him, Tom.

Besides, a guy who comes to a gun rights advocacy column leaving comments about how mandatory background checks for private sales are a good idea has to expect to take some heat for it. I imagine he just likes to stir things up.

tom said...

I know:

Go write on the board 100 times "I promise not to beat up on Harrison anymore (unless it's funny)" and stay after school to clean the erasers.


Wouldn't want your readership to seem like intransigent gun owners, would I? :-)

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I don't check the comments enough, I guess (I'm spoiled on this blog, by getting email notification of them--we don't have that with the Examiner columns)--what'd you say to him this time ;-)?

I'm sure it's fine. Mike Vanderboegh I might worry about a little (just kidding), even though I'd agree with him, but you seem to be able to not be too scary.

tom said...

Hee, it was on the poor people disarming page. He had nicely dodged my bit about why do you let people out of prison if you can't trust them to get guns when they'll be able to get guns and inflict regs on the law abiding and I made fun of his dreamed about in Cali glorified, though Swiss, CZ-75. Some mention of getting library cards may have been made again. I so hate trolls like that beause they do nothing to forward our cause and if you react to them, to the uninformed or disinterested, it can make the informed person look like the lunatic.

My Autographed Copy of "Neither Predator Nor Prey" was opened and examined and 100 rounds of old Swede brass took a month and a week to make it from my mailbox to my friends house 60 miles away. Reckon you don't have too much to worry about. :-) I might.

Sent a check to the Fincher legal defense fund again today and monthly debit monies for Olofson's family. That probably doesn't help me either. Live free or die on your knees! Guess which I pick.

I'll try to keep a polite-ish tone on the st lou paper.


--Yours in Liberty and various sized .45 pistols!