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Another gun story, this one not so happy

Posted by Liberty on November 17, 2008

Girl dies after gun accident, father arrested

“A 6-year-old girl who was shot in the head while her father was cleaning a gun has died, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.”

What a tragedy.  There is no other word to use.  It’s a tragedy for the family that lost their little girl and my heart goes out to them.  This simply should not have happened. 

It is a sadly necessary reminder that carelessness is not an option when you’re handling firearms.  And stories like this give anti-gun activists one more example to point out when they demand more gun control regulations.  The father’s reckless behavior has taken his daughter’s life and has also given responsible gun owners a black eye once again. 

Please take this opportunity to review how to handle firearms safely.  You can find a lot of good safety information on the NRA’s safety website.

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South Carolina encourages residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights

Posted by Liberty on November 17, 2008

Sales tax holiday for gun purchases coming to South Carolina

“Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, South Carolina residents will have a 48-hour period when they can purchase guns, shotguns, and rifles tax-free.

The first annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday in the state is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 28 and continue through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 29.

The sales tax holiday, approved by the South Carolina General Assembly in June, will permit the purchase of fixed-cartridge handguns, shotguns, and rifles without state and local sales and use taxes.”

Wow!  As a resident of the People’s Republic of Washington State, I have to wonder what it would be like to live in a state that actually encourages its residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  [In this state, the only Constitutional right that people seem to care about is their right to protest California’s Prop 8 in downtown Seattle.]  Not only is South Carolina promoting one of our fundamental freedoms, they’re giving gun purchasers freedom from taxes!

Of course, the story included the obligatory quotes from gun control advocates.  In my opinion, gun control in general is unconstitutional and probably ineffective as well.  Professor John Lott Jr. wrote a terrific book a few years ago called More Guns, Less Crime] and he has a new one out called The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control is Wrong.  He’s a statician and presents very strong arguments based on empirical evidence.  You can even access some of the data that he used at http://www.johnlott.org/.  I think I’ll be ordering a copy of The Bias Against Guns–they can ship it to my new address in South Carolina.

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Gun Owners not Welcome on Obama’s White House Team

Posted by Liberty on November 14, 2008

Gun Owners not Welcome on Obama’s White House Team

If you’re an unrepentant domestic terrorist, that’s probably ok, but if you’re exercising your Constitutional right to own a firearm, well…that’s something to worry about.

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Washington State attempting to stifle free speech

Posted by Liberty on November 12, 2008

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission met today to discuss whether or not e-mail and internet blogs can constitute “lobbying” and therefore may be subject to PDC regulations.  See the PDC’s info here.  If you have an opinion about this, don’t forget to e-mail Lori Anderson [PDC Communications & Training Officer] at landerson@pdc.wa.gov or call her at 360-664-2737.  The State of Washington needs to know how other bloggers feel about their free speech potentially being subject to PDC regulation.  Freedom of Speech is a God-given right and should not be infringed upon by government bureaucrats!

Check out Liberty Live [Official Blog of Evergreen Freedom Foundation] for more info & opinion on this topic.

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This will give Washington State voters deja vu

Posted by Liberty on November 11, 2008

Minnesota Ripe for Election Fraud

“When voters woke up on Wednesday morning after the election, Senator Norm Coleman led Al Franken by what seemed like a relatively comfortable 725 votes. By Wednesday night, that lead had shrunk to 477. By Thursday night, it was down to 336. By Friday, it was 239. Late Sunday night, the difference had gone down to just 221 — a total change over 4 days of 504 votes.”

“With ACORN filing more than 43,000 registration forms this year, 75 percent of all new registrations in the state, Minnesota was facing vote fraud problems even before the election. Even a small percentage of those registrations resulting in fraudulent votes could tip this election.”

A quick note about other news coverage of this issue:  Calling Al Franken a comedian is a serious exaggeration.  The guy is just not funny.  Neither is the possibility of a filibuster-proof Senate with Nancy Pelosi driving the bus.

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Could this happen in America?

Posted by Liberty on November 11, 2008

Blogger jailed for 20 years over poem that mocked Burmese dictator

If Democrats succeed in bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, what other free speech will be regulated and limited?

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The Unfairness Doctrine

Posted by Liberty on November 10, 2008

Now that Barack Obama has won the Presidency [with plenty of help from the fawning mainstream media], we’re starting to hear rumblings about the return of the Fairness Doctrine.  The concept of the Fairness Doctrine has its roots back in the 1940’s when the FCC “required broadcasters to ‘afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views of public importance.’ The fairness doctrine was overturned by the FCC in 1987. The FCC discarded the rule because, contrary to its purpose, it failed to encourage the discussion of more controversial issues. There were also concerns that it was in violation of First Amendment free speech principles.” 

The Fairness Doctrine would effectively silence Conservatives on talk radio by requiring radio stations to provide equal time for liberal views, regardless of whether or not it would be profitable.  They’ve been trying to get the Fairness Doctrine re-instituted for a long time [check out this article from the Heritage Foundation back in 1993] with the express goal of silencing Conservatives.  The Fairness Doctrine would not apply to newspapers, cable news and commentary shows, movies and TV news programming.  Here’s an informative article from the American Thinker: The Fairness Doctrine at Work.

Keep your eye on this issue.  It’s one of the most blatant examples of liberal hypocrisy out there.  Liberals like to claim that they’re more tolerant and open-minded than Conservatives.  They pretend that they’re on the side of freedom of speech while actively working to silence their opposition and rob Conservatives of their God given rights.  I did check out the ACLU website, just to see if they had the intellectual honesty to oppose the Fairness Doctrine.  From what I can see, they will support your right to protest against President Bush, drop a “fleeting expletive” on live TV and post kiddie porn on the Internet but they did not officially address the Fairness Doctrine.  Interesting.

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Seattle mayor once again attempting gun ban

Posted by Liberty on November 10, 2008

Mayor moves forward on gun ban plan

“The Mayor’s Office continues to build a case for the ban despite an Oct. 14 opinion issued by Attorney General Rob McKenna’s office arguing that the city cannot pre-empt state gun law. The mayor hopes to introduce an administrative order next month.”

Despite word from Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna that a Seattle gun ban would not be legal, Mayor Greg Nickels isn’t deterred.  The mayor continues to target legally owned, legally carried firearms because…maybe the gang bangers wouldn’t need to carry guns if all of their victims were unarmed. 

Nickels cites an incident that happened at this year’s Folklife Music Festival where a mentally ill man wounded several people with a handgun.  Despite his mental illness, he did have a concealed carry permit.  Instead of viewing this incident as the aberration that it was, Nickels is pushing for more restrictions on generally law-abiding gun owners.  Mayor Nickels, the problem is criminals.  If you would target criminals instead of people legally carrying firearms, Seattle would be a much safer place!

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In honor of President Elect Obama

Posted by Liberty on November 9, 2008

Today, I purchased a 9 mm handgun as a salute to our soon-to-be President, Barack Obama.  I’d been shopping around for awhile and just hadn’t been in the mood to spend the money.  This week’s election changed that, however, because liberals are sure to attack Second Amendment rights as part of their hope and change agenda.  If you’re in the market for a gun of any sort, it may be wise to make room in the budget sooner, rather than later.  If I may make a suggestion, buy something that they are sure to target, such as an “assault rifle” or a semi-auto handgun with a high capacity magazine.  The value of those most evil of guns is sure to increase.  The salesman who helped me today said that they had seen record sales since Tuesday.  Today by about 3:30 pm, they had done $26,000 worth of gun sales. 

Even if the spike in gun sales is only hype. even if the Obama administration does not take gun regulations as far as many Conservatives fear will happen, guns are just a damn good investment.  Buy them legally, store them responsibly and defend your right to own them.  The right to keep and bear arms is just one of those Conservative principles I’ll be discussing and upholding here on Bold Colors Blog.

In addition to my anecdotal evidence, here’s a link to a Reuters story about the increase in gun sales lately.  Note the use of the phase “common sense measures.”  President-elect Obama, please tell us exactly what that phrase means to you.  Oh, wait, specificity about your agenda is not your forte. 

Another from Spokane news station KXLY “Gun sales booming after Obama victory.”  All American Firearms comes highly recommended–if you’re in the market for a gun, check them out!

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