SHOT Show Pictures from Gunblast

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 14 Feb 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From samizdata:
If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? -- Frédéric Bastiat

From kaba:

Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent. -- H.L. Mencken

# Jean-Marc Bouju World Press Photo - World Press Photo of the Year 2003 - "[Hooded] Iraqi man comforts his son at a regroupment center for POWs, Najaf, Iraq, 31 March". [warblogging]

# Sunni Maravillosa at - No Safe Seat at the Feast - thoughts on hearing stories of being incarcerated from her best friends, Hunter included. [lrtdiscuss]

I almost laughed at the irony and despair that surged through me. So many individuals still believe the myth of America -- that this is the freest country on the planet, that if you're right you'll get your day in court and you'll be vindicated by the jury, in a fair trial that is your "right". So many Libertarians cling to the idea that the machinery of the state works, that it's just "in the wrong hands" -- and that if Libertarians are elected, the machinery will work properly. So many libertarians believe that some amount of "state service" is necessary to ensure and protect our liberties -- that voluntary arrangements and free markets just cannot provide for the well-being of peaceable individuals, nor build healthy societies.

# Advocates for Self-Government - World's Smallest Political Quiz for your PDA! - the World's Smallest Political Quiz is now available for the Palm handheld organizer. Works for me. I still score a perfect 10 on both scales. 100% libertarian. My only disagreement was where it said that "most taxes should be eliminated." Wrong! All taxes should be eliminated, and everyone who has ever voted for or enforced any tax law should be jailed. Taxation is theft. [Liberator Online]

# H.J. Eberlein at the Albany (NY) Times Union - True patriots don't tread on American liberty - great letter!

I happen to feel that we have the requisite skills to do a much better job of securing our country without resorting to the Patriot Act, and definitely without enhancing it. If Congress is sincere about its obligation to support or enforce the Constitution, it will repeal the Patriot Act and inform Mr. Ashcroft that he is to abide by the Bill of Rights or face impeachment.

Public disagreement with the national administration and criticism of its actions may very well be patriotism of the finest order. The real traitors are those who would diminish the Constitution and deprive us of our liberty in a contrived search for security driven by a manipulated sense of fear.

# Casey Khan at - Why I Didn't Reenlist - amen. [lew]

# Gunblast - SHOT Show 2004 - Day 1 - nice pictures of new firearms. I especially liked Alexander Arms' .50 Beowulf bolt-action rifle. I like big holes (pun intended). [gunblast]

# Gunblast - SHOT Show 2004 - Day 2 - Ooh! Check out the Armalite AR-30 in .338 Lapua.

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