TTAG Daily Digest: Star Parker is a Star

Star Parker reckons that the essence of freedom is property and a gun. As she sees it, blacks — of all people — should be on board with the NRA’s guns in schools prescription. And she poses this not-so-rhetorical brain teaser at “Why is it that liberals find it sensible to expand the reach of government each time a crisis arises, yet solutions that protect our freedoms and our ability to control our own lives they invariably find irrational?” Because it’s about control, Star, not freedom. So while we’re on the subject . . .

Saul Cornell has peered into modern Second Amendment jurisprudence and sees nothing but murky emanations and penumbras. Translation: there is no individual right to own firearms. Just ask conservatives!

At first (the effort to find an individual RKBA) was not well received, even in conservative circles. As late as 1991, former Supreme Court chief justice Warren Burger famously called the idea of an individual right to bear arms “one of the greatest pieces of fraud—I repeat the word ‘fraud’—on the American public by special-interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.”

Perhaps, but not as fraudulent as trying to pass off Warren Burger as a conservative.  [via]

Looks like there’s gold in them thar ARs. But you already knew that:

“Let’s Redirect That Anger” Cheaper Than Dirt’s blog says, sending a coded message to its detractors on top of a pro-gun polemic. Who’s buying that?

Connecticut gun-group founder defends mock school shooting, cites ‘bigger picture’ Fox finds someone to bitch about TTAG’s Active School Shooter simulation. Nick and RF’s dedication [above] be damned.

Speaking of which, Brittney Bullock at reckons an active shooter with an AR-15 will waste a good guy with a handgun. So a good guy with a gun is a waste of time. I don’t think our sim data will support that position . . .

At Forbes, Lawrence Hunter’s had it up to here with all the rights-abrogation advocation out there, and says it time for gun-grabbers to put up (i.e., repeal the Second Amendment) or STFU.


Tracking Glock kabooms has become something of an Internet cottage industry. But a .22 kaboom? Yep. They’re rare, but as Elijah Savage documents, excrement happens (via

A prepper sighs and groks the Glock. “I hate all things polymer, I just do, but you cannot overlook their simplicity, their durability and the abundance of parts available.

Viral email:

“There were probably many, many times this year when I may  have…

Disturbed You,
Troubled You,
Pestered You,
Irritated You,
Bugged You,
Or got on your Nerves!!

So today, I just wanted to tell you:

Suck it Up Cupcake!

Cause there
Planned for 2013

NY’s Journal News tools-up after publishing the names and addresses of local pistol permit holders.