“Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke was born in Nazi-occupied Warsaw on October 27, 1942,” wikipedia.org tells us. “After the death of his mother during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, he was under the care of his grandmother and later stepmother. He studied at the Faculty of Mathematics and Faculty of Philosophy of the Warsaw University. In 1965 he was detained by the communist authorities while studying psychology, law, and sociology. In 1968 like other members he was again arrested, jailed and expelled from the university for his participation in student protests. He passed his master’s examination without attending any philosophy courses.” Korwin-Mikk became a politician whose views are both controversial and, let’s say, eccentric . . .
According to the Wiki hive mind, Korwin-Mikke is something of a Holocaust denier. And a monarchist. And a “radical liberal.” Or is that a libertarian? Definitely a blogger. A man to whom freedom-loving Poles (like our own DrVino) owe a debt of gratitude, for this:
Korwin-Mikke was a Member of Parliament during the first term of the Sejm of the Third Republic of Poland. He was the originator of the vetting resolution on 28 May 1992, which obliged the Minister of Internal Affairs to disclose the names of all politicians who had been communist secret police agents. The disclosed list contained numerous prominent politicians of most political factions. This led to the government being overthrown by the opposition and the President Lech Walesa.
No matter what you think of Korwin-Mikke, his stance on firearms freedom is both unequivocal and a breath of fresh air, especially considering the fact that gun rights are not even a topic of conversation in Western European nations (excepting the Jewish community’s desire for armed self defense after the Charlie Hebdo attack). Korwin-Mikke is our gun hero of the day for telling it like it is.