Category: Question of the Day

Question of the Day: Should Felons be Able to Keep and Bear Arms?

 Jail (courtesy

We’ve done this before but . . . “A federal judge has tossed out the loaded gun seized from a motorist in Brooklyn, ruling that the cop falsely testified as to why he had pulled over the vehicle, reports. “The decision — which will likely result in the defendant, Raymond Jones, walking away from the felony rap — is the fourth illegal gun suppressed by a judge in Brooklyn Federal Court in the past 12 months over concerns about the credibility of testimony by cops.” Who saw that one coming? Be that as it is, the interesting bit here is Mr. Jones’ rationale for having a gat on his person . . .

continue reading

Question of the Day: Should Toy Guns Bring the Same Penalties as Real Guns?

Nearly every state has enhanced penalties for armed robbery compared to your standard, garden-variety robbery. In Nebraska statute, for instance, to be considered armed, waiving a toy or replica gun isn’t enough.   If the robber can show that what he used during a hold-up wasn’t a real gun, then the enhanced penalty for the use of a firearm doesn’t apply. From . . .

continue reading

Quote of the Day: Godwin’s Law Uber Alles

Mike Malloy (courtesy

“The NRA members are the current incarnation of the brownshirts from Germany back in the early ’30s, late ’20s, early ’30s. Now, of course, there came the Night of the Long Knives when the brownshirts were slaughtered and dumped in the nearest ditches when the power structure finally got tired of them. So I look forward to that day.” – Radio host Mike Malloy [via]

Question of the Night: Will Gun Control Advocates Use the Fort Hood Shooting to Deny Veterans Their Gun Rights?


We now know the Fort Hood shooter was undergoing psychiatric treatment and taking psych meds for his condition. Will gun control advocates try to exploit this tragedy to further their agenda? Will they try to deny veterans their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, arguing that any veteran who seeks psychiatric help should not be able to exercise that right? Will they then continue their crusade to suggest – as National Gun Victims Counsel CEO Elliot Fineman did during a recent debate – that anyone taking any medicine for anxiety or other mental health challenge should not be able to keep or bear arms? How do you counter that assault on the basic human right to self-defense?

Question of the Day: Time for a New and Improved Second Amendment?

Second Amendment (courtesy

Greg Penglis reckons the Second Amendment is the Rodney Dangerfield of civil rights: it don’t get no respect. Writing for, the flight instructor argues that the government’s constant infringement on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is so egregious, it might as well read, “A well equipped government, being necessary for security and order, the right of the government to be ultimately armed against the disarmed citizenry, shall not be infringed.” But Penglis’ rant is more than the usual pro-firearms freedom kvetch. Here’s his proposal for a new and improved Second Amendment . . .

continue reading