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Posts Tagged ‘Second Amendment’

This is really pathetic

Posted by Liberty on January 30, 2009

Switch to digital TV may leave many in the dark

I’m warning you, if you have sympathy that some technologically-challenged people are no longer going to be able to watch “Oprah” or “The Young and the Restless” or “The Price is Right” over their damn rabbit ears…just click the back button now.

“That so many viewers around the country risk losing something as basic as a free television signal is a function, at least in part, of the government’s failure to anticipate that those most affected would be among the nation’s most frail and vulnerable.”

Do we as a society care more about “basic rights” like being able to watch pop culture crap for free than about rights actually enumerated in the Bill of Rights?  We’re already seeing an assualt on Rush Limbaugh’s freedom of speech [and by extension, the free expression of all Conservatives].  I can only imagine how badly our Second Amendment rights will be degraded during the course of the Obama administration.  Our very safety and sovereignty is at risk on the Southern border and we are changing courses against Islamic terrorism as well.  But heaven forbid that these old fogies should have to take responsibility for themselves to ensure that they remain entertained.

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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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