Memo to The Trace: Armed Self-Defense is NOT About Statistics

The right to keep and bear arms is a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right. As such, it’s no more subject to the democratic process than the right not to be a slave. If 99 out of 100 American gun owners wanted to ban firearms, the remaining one percenters [sic] would still have a right to keep and bear arms. Even if owning a gun put them, their family or their neighbors at risk. In other words, the right to keep and bear arms is not subject to arguments about social utility. Gun control advocates don’t – can’t accept this, and never will. And so we get BS like this from our good friends at . . .

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Gun Jam Saves Good Samaritan’s Life [VIDEO]

“Fourth-year Tulane Medical School student Peter Gold was driving on Magazine Street at 4 a.m. Friday when he spotted a woman being carried against her will to a nearby car on St. Mary Street,” the [New Orleans] reports. “He backed up and turned against traffic on St. Mary, pulling up to the woman — by now crumpled on the sidewalk — and rushed to her aid, cellphone in hand. As he crouched at her side, the man who had been carrying her moments before jumped out of a light-colored sport utility vehicle with a semi-automatic pistol and pointed it at Gold’s face. He pulled the trigger, but . . .

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Mali Hotel Massacre (27 Dead) Had Nothing to Do With Religion…Allegedly

“Islam itself is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.” – Hillary Clinton

“And so to the degree that anyone would equate the terrible actions that took place in Paris with the views of Islam, you know, those kind of stereotypes are counterproductive. They’re wrong.” – Barack Obama

“The attack began early on Friday when gunmen armed with automatic rifles yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ (God is great) stormed the hotel in a western district of the capital, home to diplomats and government ministries.” –


NY Officials on ISIS Threat: ‘We Won’t Live in Fear.’ But You Still Can’t Carry a Gun

A cop pulls over an old lady. She tells him she’s carrying a pistol, has another one in the glove box and another one on the passenger seat. “What are you afraid of?” the cops asks. “Nothing,” she replies. While you’d be foolish to believe that packing a pistol offers complete protection during a terrorist attack, it’s nice to have. So nice it can reduce paralyzing fear to livable wariness. But what about people who can’t carry, thanks to government infringement on their right to keep and bear arms? People who live in places publicly targeted by terrorists? New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s got a message for them [via] . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Smoke Marijuana

Marijuana is a terrific drug. It’s far better than alcohol and anything else ingested for “recreational” purposes. There’s no way it should be illegal. But it is. [Void where allowed by law.] So I don’t smoke it. For one thing, I value my gun rights far more than my right to put anything in my body I choose. If I got busted with dope, I’d lose both my livelihood and my ability to legally protect myself, my family and other innocent life. There’s another reason why gun owners should eschew whacky tobaccy, illustrated by the story below [via] . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Utility Worker Gives Stick Up Man More Than he Asked For


“(St. Louis County) Police say three contractors for ADB Utility Co. were working on water lines … when an armed man approached two of the workers who were standing near a company truck.The robber took wallets from the two men at gunpoint before turning his attention to a third man nearby, police said. The robber told the third man to give him his belongings that were inside of a work truck, according to police.” The third utility worker gave him something but it wasn’t what he expected. Or wanted . . .

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ATF Gunwalkers Walk

ATF Agent William Newell (courtesy

“Several men have now been convicted for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry but we’ve looked into the murky cases of the men in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-walking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious and found those in charge of the program received a better deal,” reports. “Murky” because the ATF refuses to tell KVOA what’s happened to 15 federal investigators found responsible for Operation Fast and Furious. Meanwhile, they found out the punishment meted out to the two ATF agents in charge of F&F. First, their guilt . . .

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Daily Beast: Gun Control Can Stop Terrorists

French terrorist survivor (courtesy

When gun rights advocates point out that the firearms-related murders are “epidemic” in a city with some of America’s strictest gun control laws (Chicago), advocates of civilian disarmament maintain that gun control isn’t the problem. It’s the answer! Well it would be if it weren’t for those meddling kids lax gun laws in surrounding states. But the same token, how do Islamic terrorists in Paris kill dozens of innocents with AKs in an entire country with “common sense gun laws”? “The answer,” scribe David Axe writes . . .

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France Vows “Merciless” Response to ISIS Attack; Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Not So Much

“French President Francois Hollande vowed a ‘merciless’ response to the deadliest attacks on the country’s soil since World War II as ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for a coordinated assault on Paris,” reports. “A state of emergency was declared and France deployed 1,500 troops after a near-simultaneous series of explosions and shootings brought the city to a horrified standstill overnight. The death toll rose to 127 and 200 other people were wounded.” Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America doesn;t quite see it that way . . .

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OMG! Gun AND Ammo Found in Curry College, MA Dorm! OMG!

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The above screen cap comes from my Google alert on “ammunition.” You’ll notice that all of the media sources cited include the fact that one Darius Boodoosingh had both a gun AND ammunition in his dorm room. [Click here for the Boston Herald report.] The more salient fact: the cops found enough drugs to warrant a charge of possession with intent to distribute. But it’s interesting to note the hysterical tone of the reports. A gun AND ammunition! I wonder how often cops bust someone with a gun without ammunition. By the same token (so to speak), reporters love to report about a “loaded gun” – as if that makes it especially dangerous. As we know, a gun that’s unloaded isn’t much use to anyone. Just sayin’ . . .


Maryland Scraps Firearms “Ballistic Fingerprinting” Effort, Admits It Was a Complete Waste of Time


The idea that every cartridge fired from a gun should later be traced uniquely and specifically back to the owner is an appealing one. Every week you see it happen on CSI: Miami — one casing left at a crime scene is analyzed and leads back to someone’s “registered” handgun — but the realities of matching the semi-unique markings left on the cartridge case to a specific firearm are mindbogglingly complex. That’s a hard reality that the state of Maryland has has finally fessed up to as they finally admitted that their multi-million dollar “firearm fingerprinting” system had become an expensive, useless waste of taxpayer dollars . . .

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Here’s Why Gun Control Advocates Want Your Guns

“Jurors convicted an anti-government activist on firearms charges after authorities said he sought out high-powered weaponry for a coming “second American revolution,” reports. “William Krisstofer Wolf of Montana was found guilty of possession of a machine gun and failing to register a firearm after buying an illegal sawed-off shotgun for $720 from an undercover FBI agent nicknamed ‘Dirty’ in a truck stop parking lot.” It was a set-up. Fair enough, you might say. Under oath, Wolf . . .

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