Vermont General Assembly Gun Statistics

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:07:15 GMT  <== Politics ==>   <== RKBA ==> 

I collected the Vermont General Assembly members elected in 2016 with their gun ratings from this page at Gun Owners of Vermont.

The candidate names, districts, parties, and incumbent status are from this Senate page and this House page at Ballotpedia.org.

A bold capital "I" in parentheses denotes an incumbent.

If party isn't listed, it's Democrat. "(Rep.)" = Republican. "(Ind.)" = Independent.

The Senate has a veto-proof (2/3) anti-gun majority.

If all of the UNKNOWN representatives are actually anti-gunners, then the House has very nearly a veto-proof anti-gun majority. I hope they aren't, but it would be good to find out. I guess the first vote on a victim disarmament bill will tell us.

Bottom line: Governor Scott's veto pen is all that's protecting Vermont from Bloomberg's victim disarmament insanity.

SENATE
RatingRep.Dem.Total
STRONG PRO 2A415
PRO 2A224
TOTAL (30%)639
ANTI-GUN01111
EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN055
RABIDLY ANTI-GUN033
MIXED022
TOTAL (70%)02121
HOUSE
RatingRep.Dem.Ind.Total
STRONG PRO 2A240125
PRO 2A244331
TOTAL (37%)484456
ANTI-GUN148049
EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN117119
RABIDLY ANTI-GUN0606
MIXED3407
TOTAL (54%)575181
UNKNOWN011213
TOTAL (63%)586394
SENATE
NameDistrictPartyRating
Ashe, Timothy (I)Chittenden EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Ayer, Claire (I)Addison RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Balint, Becca (I)Windham ANTI-GUN
Baruth, Philip (I)Chittenden RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Benning, Joe (I)Caledonia(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Bray, Christopher (I)Addison ANTI-GUN
Brooks, FrancisWashington ANTI-GUN
Campion, Brian (I)Bennington ANTI-GUN
Clarkson, AlisonWindsor RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Collamore, Brian (I)Rutland(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Cummings, Ann (I)Washington ANTI-GUN
Degree, Dustin (I)Franklin(Rep.)PRO 2A
Ingram, DebbieChittenden ANTI-GUN
Kitchel, Jane (I)Caledonia ANTI-GUN
Lyons, Virginia (I)Chittenden EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
MacDonald, Mark (I)Orange ANTI-GUN
Mazza, Richard (I)Grand Isle PRO 2A
McCormack, Richard (I)Windsor EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Mullin, Kevin (I)Rutland(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Nitka, Alice (I)Windsor ANTI-GUN
Pearson, ChristopherChittenden EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Flory, "Margaret" Peg (I)Rutland(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Pollina, Anthony (I)Washington ANTI-GUN
Rodgers, John (I)Essex-Orleans STRONG PRO 2A
Sears, Richard (I)Bennington MIXED
Sirotkin, Michael (I) Chittenden ANTI-GUN
Starr, Robert (I)Essex-Orleans PRO 2A
Westman, Richard (I)Lamoille(Rep.)MIXED
White, Jeanette (I)Windham EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Whitney, Carolyn BranaganFranklin(Rep.)PRO 2A
 
HOUSE
NameDistrictPartyRating
Ancel, Janet (I)Washington-6 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Bancroft, Robert (I)Chittenden-8-3(Rep.)PRO 2A
Bartholomew, John (I)Windsor-1 ANTI-GUN
Baser, Fred K. (I)Addison-4(Rep.)PRO 2A
Batchelor, Lynn (I)Orleans-1(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Beck, Scott (I)Caledonia-3(Rep.)PRO 2A
Belaski, PaulWindsor-1 UNKNOWN
Beyor, Steve (I)Franklin-5(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Bissonnette, Clement (I)Chittenden-6-7 ANTI-GUN
Bock, ThomasWindsor-3-1 UNKNOWN
Botzow, Bill (I)Bennington-1 ANTI-GUN
Brennan, Patrick (I)Chittenden-9-2(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Briglin, Tim (I)Windsor-Orange-2 ANTI-GUN
Browning, Cynthia (I)Bennington-4 MIXED
Brumsted, JessicaChittenden-5-2 UNKNOWN
Buckholz, SusanWindsor-4-1 PRO 2A
Burditt, Tom (I)Rutland-2(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Burke, Mollie (I)Windham-2-2 ANTI-GUN
Buxton, Sarah (I)Windsor-Orange-1 MIXED
Canfield, William (I)Rutland-3(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Carr, Stephen (I)Rutland-6 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Chesnut-Tangerman, Robin (I)Rutland-Bennington EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Christensen, AnnmarieWindsor-2 ANTI-GUN
Christie, Kevin (I)Windsor-4-2 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Cina, BrianChittenden-6-4 ANTI-GUN
Colburn, SeleneChittenden-6-4 ANTI-GUN
Condon, Jim (I)Chittenden-9-1 MIXED
Conlon, PeterAddison-2 UNKNOWN
Connor, Daniel (I)Franklin-6 MIXED
Conquest, Chip (I)Orange-Caledonia EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
HOUSE
NameDistrictPartyRating
Copeland-Hanzas, Sarah (I)Orange-2 ANTI-GUN
Corcoran, Timothy, II (I)Bennington-2-1 ANTI-GUN
Cupoli, Larry (I)Rutland-5-2(Rep.)PRO 2A
Dakin, Maureen (I)Chittenden-9-2 ANTI-GUN
Deen, David (I)Windham-4 RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Devereux, Dennis (I)Rutland-Windsor-2(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Dickinson, Eileen (I)Franklin-3-2(Rep.)PRO 2A
Donahue, Anne (I)Washington-1(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Donovan, Johannah Leddy (I)Chittenden-6-5 ANTI-GUN
Dunn, BetsyChittenden-8-1 ANTI-GUN
Eastman, Alyson(I)Addison-Rutland(Ind.)PRO 2A
Emmons, Alice (I)Windsor-3-2 ANTI-GUN
Fagan, Peter (I)Rutland-5-1(Rep.)MIXED
Feltus, Martha (I)Caledonia-4(Rep.)PRO 2A
Fields, Rachael (I)Bennington-2-1 ANTI-GUN
Forguites, Robert (I)Windsor-3-2 ANTI-GUN
Frenier, RobertOrange-1(Rep.)PRO 2A
Gage, Douglas (I)Rutland-5-4(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Gamache, Marianna (I)Franklin-4(Rep.)PRO 2A
Gannon, JohnWindham-6 UNKNOWN
Gardner, MarciaChittenden-1 ANTI-GUN
Giambatista, DylanChittenden-8-2 ANTI-GUN
Gonzalez, Diana (I)Chittenden-6-7 ANTI-GUN
Grad, Maxine Jo (I)Washington-7 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Graham, Rodney (I)Orange-1(Rep.)PRO 2A
Greshin, Adam (I)Washington-7(Ind.)EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Haas, Sandy (I)Windsor-Rutland ANTI-GUN
Head, Helen (I)Chittenden-7-3 ANTI-GUN
Hebert, Mike (I)Windham-1(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Helm, Robert (I)Rutland-3(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
HOUSE
NameDistrictPartyRating
Higley, Mark (I)Orleans-Lamoille(Rep.)PRO 2A
Hill, MatthewLamoille-2 UNKNOWN
Hooper, JayOrange-Washington-Addison ANTI-GUN
Hooper, Mary (I)Washington-4 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Houghton, LoriChittenden-8-2 ANTI-GUN
Howard, MaryRutland-5-3 UNKNOWN
Hubert, Ronald (I)Chittenden-10(Rep.)PRO 2A
Jessup, KimberlyWashington-5 UNKNOWN
Jickling, BenOrange-Washington-Addison(Ind.)PRO 2A
Johnson, Mitzi (I)Grand Isle-Chittenden EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Joseph, BenGrand Isle-Chittenden ANTI-GUN
Juskiewicz, Bernard (I)Lamoille-3(Rep.)PRO 2A
Keefe, BrianBennington-4(Rep.)MIXED
Keenan, Kathleen (I)Franklin-3-1 PRO 2A
Kimbell, CharlieWindsor-5 ANTI-GUN
Kitzmiller, Warren (I)Washington-4 RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Krowinski, Jill (I)Chittenden-6-3 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
LaClair, Rob (I)Washington-2(Rep.)PRO 2A
LaLonde, Martin (I)Chittenden-7-1 ANTI-GUN
Lanpher, Diane (I)Addison-3 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Lawrence, Richard (I)Caledonia-4(Rep.)PRO 2A
Lefebvre, Paul (I)Essex-Caledonia-Orleans(Rep.)PRO 2A
Lewis, Patti (I)Washington-1(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Lippert, William, Jr. (I)Chittenden-4-2 ANTI-GUN
Long, Emily (I)Windham-5 ANTI-GUN
Lucke, Gabrielle (I)Windsor-4-2 ANTI-GUN
Macaig, Terence (I)Chittenden-2 ANTI-GUN
Marcotte, Michael (I)Orleans-2(Rep.)PRO 2A
Martel, Marcia Robinson (I)Caledonia-1(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Masland, James (I)Windsor-Orange-2 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
HOUSE
NameDistrictPartyRating
McCormack, Curt (I)Chittenden-6-3 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
McCoy, Patricia (I)Rutland-1(Rep.)PRO 2A
McCullough, Jim (I)Chittenden-2 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
McFaun, Francis (I)Washington-2(Rep.)PRO 2A
Miller, Alice (I)Bennington-3 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Morris, Kiah (I)Bennington-2-2 ANTI-GUN
Morrissey, Mary (I)Bennington-2-2(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Mrowicki, Mike (I)Windham-4 RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Murphy, Barbara (I)Franklin-2(Ind.)UNKNOWN
Myers, Linda (I)Chittenden-8-1(Rep.)PRO 2A
Nolan, GaryLamoille-Washington(Rep.)ANTI-GUN
Noyes, DanielLamoille-2 PRO 2A
O'Sullivan, Jean (I)Chittenden-6-2 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Ode, CarolChittenden-6-1 UNKNOWN
Olsen, Oliver (I)Windham-Bennington-Windsor(Ind.)UNKNOWN
Parent, Corey (I)Franklin-3-1(Rep.)PRO 2A
Partridge, Carolyn (I)Windham-3 ANTI-GUN
Pearce, Albert (I)Franklin-5(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Poirier, Paul (I)Washington-3(Ind.)PRO 2A
Potter, Dave (I)Rutland-2 PRO 2A
Pugh, Ann (I)Chittenden-7-2 ANTI-GUN
Purvis, Joey (I)Chittenden-9-1(Rep.)PRO 2A
Quimby, Connie (I)Essex-Caledonia(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Rachelson, Barbara (I)Chittenden-6-6 ANTI-GUN
Rosenquist, CarlFranklin-1(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Savage, Brian (I)Franklin-4(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Scheu, RobinAddison-1 UNKNOWN
Scheuermann, Heidi (I)Lamoille-1(Rep.)MIXED
Sharpe, Dave (I)Addison-4 ANTI-GUN
Shaw, Charles (I)Rutland-6(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
HOUSE
NameDistrictPartyRating
Sheldon, Amy (I)Addison-1 ANTI-GUN
Sibilia, LauraWindham-Bennington(Ind.)STRONG PRO 2A
Smith, BrianOrleans-1(Rep.)PRO 2A
Smith, Harvey (I)Addison-5(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Squirrel, TrevorChittenden-3 ANTI-GUN
Stevens, Tom (I)Washington-Chittenden RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Strong, Vicki (I)Orleans-Caledonia(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Stuart, Valerie (I)Windham-2-1 ANTI-GUN
Sullivan, LindaBennington-Rutland UNKNOWN
Sullivan, Mary (I)Chittenden-6-5 EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Tate, Job (I)Rutland-Windsor-1(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Terenzini, Thomas (I)Rutland-4(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Till, George (I)Chittenden-3 RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Toleno, Tristan (I)Windham-2-3 ANTI-GUN
Toll, Kitty (I)Caledonia-Washington ANTI-GUN
Townsend, Maida (I)Chittenden-7-4 ANTI-GUN
Trieber, Matt (I)Windham-3 ANTI-GUN
Troiano, Chip (I)Caledonia-2 ANTI-GUN
Turner, Donald, Jr. (I)Chittenden-10(Rep.)PRO 2A
Van Wyck, Warren (I)Addison-3(Rep.)PRO 2A
Viens, Gary (I)Orleans-2(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Walz, Tommy (I)Washington-3 ANTI-GUN
Webb, Kate (I)Chittenden-5-1 ANTI-GUN
Weed, CindyFranklin-7 ANTI-GUN
Willhoit, Janssen (I)Caledonia-3(Rep.)STRONG PRO 2A
Wood, Theresa (I)Washington-Chittenden ANTI-GUN
Wright, Kurt (I)Chittenden-6-1(Rep.)EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN
Yacovone, DavidLamoille-Washington ANTI-GUN
Yantachka, Michael (I)Chittenden-4-1 RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
Young, Sam (I)Orleans-Caledonia EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN

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Americans Have Obeyed Their Last Gun Law

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:35:41 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

L. Neil Smith has penned The Libertarian Enterprise's first cyberpamphlet. And it's a good one.

When this was first written, some two dozen people had just been murdered in an American public school, herded into traps where they were physically unable or illegally forbidden to defend themselves, and I knewjust as you dothat those most fundamentally responsible would never be accused or face a jury.

Ordo not misread or misquote me, here: entirely under due process of lawlie down and take the lethal injection they deserve. The innocent blood of thousands is on their unspeakably evil hands, as surely as if they had wielded the gun themselves and pulled the trigger.

If you remember nothing else about what I'm about to consider here, remember this: the one and only reason politicians, bureaucrats, and policemen want to take your weapons away from you is so that they can do things to you that they couldn't do if you still had your weapons.

They are mass-murder enablers, massacre-helpers, accessories before the fact, who enjoy a symbiotic relationship with the killers we see conspicuously displayed on TV. These vermin create conditions under which killers are not just free, but actively encouraged to act, and every time somebody dies, the vermins' political fortunes leap ahead. We have gotten into in this mess, in what may be the last days of the Bill of Rights, because we have consistently failed to identify our adversaries accurately and adequately. As usual, we have been too polite.

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The End Of One Week And The Beginning Of Another

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:10:56 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Charles P. Pierce at Esquire - more whining from an anti-gunner.

My comment:

Most defensive use of guns is done without firing a shot. Let the goblin see that you have a gun, and he usually makes himself scarce. The biggest positive effect of a reasonable proportion of the population being armed, openly or concealed, is to make potential criminals, and crooked politicians, afraid for their lives to commit crimes.

Make law to declare certain places to be unarmed victim zones, and the criminals will go there; workplace safety zones for criminals.

Take away all the inner-city gang violence, caused primarily by drug prohibition, and the number of gun killings left doesn't even compare to deaths caused by falling in the shower, much less auto accidents. It isn't a real problem, and the positives of gun ownership by honest folk far outweigh the negatives of gun ownership by criminals, especially if the police aren't tasked with enforcing those unarmed victim zones.

I predict more cop killings. Caused primarily by people getting tired of being arrested for actions that don't hurt anyone. No victim. No crime. Period. Cops that enforce those statutory non-criminal "crimes" deserve to be hanged for kidnapping, after due process and a speedy trial by a jury of their peers. Since that's not an option, yet, people have to take justice into their own hands.

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Second Amendment Not Biggest Hurdle to Gun Control

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 26 May 2014 15:08:25 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Crystal Park at Voice of Russia - complains that the NRA makes it hard to implement gun control legislation in America. I commented: [@jpfo]

Only a lawyer could interpret "shall not be infringed" to mean that any restriction whatsoever is allowed on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, short of barring actual crime, meaning aggressive physical harm or theft.

The NRA is moderately useful as a guard against legisltative infringements, but they are primarily a firearms training organization, and they have a history of trading away our rights. For the REAL Second Amendment legislative bulwarks, see JPFO or GOA.

But the on-the-ground defense of our right to keep and bear arms is We, the American People. Deny our rights legislatively, and you still have to take away our guns. At least three percent of eighty million armed Americans will take great offense at that prospect, and three-quarters-of-a-million American police will have a bloody (literally) hard time disarming those three million freedom fighters. It will make the first American Civil War look like a picnic.

But then, that's what the Second Amendment is for. Yes, it provides for defense of self, family, community, and state. But primarily, it ensures that We the People are always able to eradicate our government, should that become necessary.

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An Open Letter to the Legislatures of New Jersey and Rhode Island

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:40:21 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Mike Vanderboegh warns legislators in NJ and RI of the risk they are taking of getting their skulls turned into soap dishes.

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An Open Letter to the Men and Women of the New York State Police

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:43:20 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Mike Vanderboegh has penned a warning to cops in NY. What a wonder it would be if they listened to reason! I'll be very happily surprised if they do.

The question is, as the deadline approaches, what do you intend to do? Governor Cuomo expects that you will work his will upon these people at the muzzle of your state-issued firearm. But some percentage of a determined minority -- let's use the three percent figure that harkens back to the Revolution -- will understand that you are there to force them to submit or to kill them if they resist and they, having drawn the correct conclusion, will kill you instead in what they perceive to be righteous self-defense. THEY. WILL. KILL. YOU. Depend upon it. And then reflect back on the numbers. Even if it is only three percent as it was during the Revolution, they've still got you surrounded. Are you starting to feel like a trooper of the 7th Cavalry as you follow Cuomo/Custer down into the valley of the Little Big Horn? You should.Heck, Custer's men faced better odds in 1876 than you do at this moment.

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300 Yard Self Defense

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:05:13 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Kerodin explains what he means by "300 yard self defense", for those who don't think shooting someone with a .308 at 300 yards is self defense. Well, he thinks it can be. I tend to agree. Make it known that you intend to harm me or mine, and anything I do to you is self defense, independent of the fancy uniform, funny hat, or shiny badge you happen to be wearing. Archived at billstclair.com/300-yard-self-defense.html.

What of the man who declares his intent to lay hands upon you, but has not yet done so? This is where a portion of my readers part ways with my personal philosophy. Many readers believe that until that man makes a direct, physical move to lay-on hands, I am morally restrained from taking action. I say this with absolute respect for those of you who take that position: I reject it.

If I know a man means me harm and has the potential to accomplish his attack, I believe I remain firmly on the Moral High Ground of Self Defense to go find him and hit him firstest with the mostest with everything I've got until that threat is eliminated - forever. I may get him to change his mind by simply using my words. I may have to dismiss words and have a more direct conversation. He may be the sort who will simply heal up and then come at me again - I have no moral obligation to let that happen. So, if I think the only solution is to ensure he simply cannot ever lay hands upon me is to break his arms in a dozen places - each arm - so that they will never heal into a useful threat, I reserve the Right, under Natural Law, to do so. I may use my own hands to do the damage, or I may use a claw hammer. If I think the only way to eliminate the threat of harm this man has stated he intends to inflict upon me is to make him disappear - I reserve that Right. I have no moral obligation to wait if I believe his threat is legitimate. I have no moral obligation to wait until he tries to put me on a cattle car toward the re-education camp. I can take the initiative and go to his place, or surprise him at Starbucks, and go to work, and I maintain that this remains in the realm of Self Defense.

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How to Avoid Being Killed by Federal Law Enforcement Agents

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 22 Jun 2013 19:52:59 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Bob at The Truth about Guns. A federal agent explains his Use of Force (UOF) rules. My comment:

Good to know. Reinforces my rules of LEO encounters:

1) Avoid cops if at all possible. This can usually be done by impeccable practice of non-aggression, driving the speed limit, stopping completely at signs and lights, and staying in my lane except where marked safe to pass. When that stops being the case, this rule will change to "shoot on sight and go directly to 3."

2) Decide within the first few seconds whether to comply with the officer or kill the beast. This depends largely on whether it acts like an officer or a beast, and whether I think I have a good chance of successful extermination.

3) If the latter, do so, and then go to war on its entire criminal organization. This will likely amount to a death penalty for me. Hey. We all have to die sometime.

I hear a lot of cops say that they're going to go home at the end of their shift. Guess what? So am I. Don't try to stop me, and we'll get along fine. I consider imprisonment to be much worse than death.

I follow Jeff Cooper's gun safety rules, in particular, rule 2: never cover anything with your muzzle that you don't intend to destroy. That means if you point your gun at me, I assume your intention is to kill me, and I will respond appropriately. You'd better pay close attention. You won't get more than one lapse. And I will never forgive.

I would trust cops a lot more if you did a better job of keeping your own in line. I expect a cop who commits a crime on duty to go before a grand jury. If indicted, to a jury of his peers. If convicted, to prison, preferably in gen pop. Just like the rest of us. Sovereign immunity rightly breeds lynch mobs. I expect good cops to ensure that the bad ones are prosecuted, or to take care of the problem themselves, with extreme prejudice.

The reason cops don't ever back down is that their primary responsibility is to make a bunch of statutes, written by men, for largely their own personal gain, appear to be law. They ain't. They never were. They never will be. Stop treating consensual behavior as crime, honor your oath, meaning fully understand it, deeply ruminate about the constitutionality of every statute you are ordered to enforce, and look the other way when you encounter illegal but non-criminal activity (no victim, no criminal intent, no crime), and you'll regain the trust and respect that your profession used to have.

I know. That's all easy to say behind a keyboard in an air-conditioned room. Hence my primary reliance on rule number 1.

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Why We Can't Have A "Reasonable Discussion" On 2A

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:15:47 GMT  <== RKBA ==>   <== Politics ==> 

Karl Denninger - Nice exposition of why state infringements of any kind on any of the Bill of Rights are completely out of bounds.

The conversation quickly degenerated when he started with the "So you're for private ownership of nukes, right?" crap and "The Second Amendment was written in a time of muskets, so that's what it covers" nonsense.

I retorted with "So the First Amendment is about movable type, paper and ink -- hand-driven -- right?"

Ah, no answer.

Didn't think I'd get one, by the way, so rather than keep hammering that I instead pointed this out the following (and it took three tweets to do it @ 140 characters each):

The right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution (no government can give what it does not have)

2A recognizes the fundamental human right to self-defense, irrespective of the attacker's identity.

The Bill of Rights PROTECTS Rights, it does not GRANT them as government NEVER HAD THEM TO GRANT.

This is why we can't have a "reasonable" debate on this point with people on the other side of the debate.

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Mike Vanderboegh: Smuggler

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:50:25 GMT  <== Politics ==>   <== RKBA ==> 

David Codrea introduces a graphic of Mike Vanderboegh, labelled as the smuggler into which the bevy of recent unconstitutional anti-gun statutes have made him. Click on the image for a larger version. PDF poster mirrored here.

Despite the trials he's had to endure, I can tell you for a fact the facial expression reflects who this man is. Anger gets expressed at times because it has to be, but at his core you're looking at someone who has not forgotten that faith, love and good cheer are the ultimate fruits of Liberty, and what make the struggle worth it.

I'd love to see this portrait go viral. Beyond the internet: Print out copies and post them in public places. Don't give any further explanation -- those with curiosity have enough information just with the picture to find out more, plus if enough of us do this, the buzz of who this guy is and what it's all about would only attract more notice.

To that end, I posted a pdf file you can download/print and then cut out and start posting. It would be great to get these SMUGGLED into places like the U.S. Capitol, New York or other City Halls, your State House, court houses, airports, you name it--any place the state holds itself supreme...it's not like a pocketful of guerrilla marketing pieces of paper would register in the security scans, and even if they did, so what?

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