The resemblance is striking

I’m sure many readers have already seen this image of left-wing/progressive media darling David Hogg giving a Nazi- style salute during today’s anti-gun rallies. Quite apart from the unpleasant connotations of that salute, there’s also his impassioned calls for Fascistic, unilateral abrogation of people’s constitutional rights.  I couldn’t help but be reminded of someone else. Ah, yes.  A definite resemblance, I’d say . . . both personal and political. Peter

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If they can’t change the laws, they’ll force society to ignore them

That’s the behavior postulated by John Robb of Global Guerrillas in his latest column, which examines how social pressure groups might seek to deal with law-abiding gun owners.  Here’s an excerpt. … how will the moral network personalize attacks against people who own guns legally? They won’t do it by discussing it on the TV talk show circuit or pushing new legislation.  The members of this network have already lost faith in that process. They will do it by establishing strict moral limits on the capacity of an individual to commit acts of violence.  You can already see this new

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Oh, the irony!

Sent in by reader Gerald F, to whom a respectful doff o’ the hat and a broad grin.  Clickit to biggit. I wonder what Leonidas and his 300 Spartan hoplites would say to that – after, that is, they cleaned all the Persian blood off their hands, armor, swords, and what have you? Peter

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Another anti-gunner falsifies her arguments

A journalist lobbies against “stand your ground” laws for Idaho by lying through her teeth about the Zimmerman case. Florida. A young boy with dreams of becoming a pilot is gunned down in 2012. On his person: Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice. A package of candy Skittles. . . . In Florida, Zimmerman pursued Martin. He fatally shot the seventeen year old, and promptly was protected under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. In trial, Zimmerman would claim a defense of self, despite aggressively following and tackling Martin. And according to Florida law, he had the right to do so. The jury

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NYC solves its homeless problem – by dumping it on other towns

I suppose this is one way to solve vagrancy issues . . . It was discovered last week that [New York City] is paying a year’s rent to encourage the homeless to ditch the Big Apple’s homeless shelters for apartments upstate. Senate Investigations Committee Chairman Terrence Murphy (R-Hudson Valley) told The Post on Sunday that he’s opening a probe and will hold a public hearing on the matter after being briefed by an infuriated state Sen. Fred Akshar, who represents the city of Binghamton and Broome County, where the homeless are being shipped by the city. . . . Broome

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The gun-grabbers are unmasking themselves

After the Parkland school shooting a couple of weeks ago, many left-wing and progressive politicians and others have been calling for a ban on civilian ownership of the AR-15 rifle and its derivatives.  They’ve been loud in their denunciations of such weapons, but have generally tried to reassure gun owners that they don’t want to ban all firearms – just the “evil” ones.  They’ve also been blatant in their efforts to hijack the student survivors to their cause – not that most of the mainstream media has reported that, because they’re part of the problem. Such protestations are, to put it mildly,

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Whether we call them refugees or migrants, they’re coming – and they won’t stop

Two recent articles have highlighted the reality of modern so-called “refugees” – in reality, most of them are economic migrants – who are flooding into the First World any way they can.  Having lived and/or worked in some of the worst affected areas from which the migrants are coming, I think I can provide an informed perspective on them. First, New Republic focuses on the migrant flow through South America, and tells the story of several individuals.  Here’s a brief excerpt from a lengthy article. Today, more than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes—a

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So when does an adult become an adult?

Calls by several groups and individuals (including President Trump) to raise the legal age for purchasing a firearm to 21 are making headlines at present.  The problem is, buying a gun is just one part of being an adult, and it’s neither the most risky nor the most politically awkward one. At the same time, some are calling for the voting age to be reduced to 16.  Tell me;  if someone’s not mature enough to own a gun until they’re 21, what makes you think they’ll be mature enough to vote – arguably a far graver responsibility – when they’re

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Cowardice and betrayal of trust in Broward County

By now, I’m sure most of my readers are aware that four Broward County deputy sheriffs – including the school security officer – cowered outside the Parkwood school buildings and refused to go in to confront the shooter as he was murdering 17 of his former classmates.  (I won’t name him.  He doesn’t deserve to be remembered as a human being.  Let his name be forgotten.) When it comes to the deputies’ conduct, I don’t think anyone has said it better than my friend and comrade Lawdog. I’ll go so far as to say that there is no dishonour in

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