Tag: Self Defense

Second Amendment

With Donald Trump paying homage to the Second Amendment, let’s remember why it matters.

Donald Trump told the NRA that “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.” Here’s why the promise matters. Donald Trump spoke today at the National Rifle Association’s 2017 Leadership Forum. While it’s clear that he’s not necessarily up on the finer details of

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Watchers' Council Wow! Magazine

A reminder to check out WOW! Magazine for quality election analysis

I have been remiss, as I have not reminded you lately that WOW! Magazine, the collaborative effort from the Watcher’s Council is an excellent resource for domestic and international political analysis, social observations, top-rate Second Amendment commentary, and just generally good stuff. If you were to go there now, you’d

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The Bookworm Beat 10-1-15 — the “clearing the spindle” edition and open thread

My thoughts are with the family and friends of those killed and wounded at Umpqua Community College today. I have only three things to note: Obama immediately demanded gun control; the campus has a “gun free zone” policy; and the shooter started to ask people their religion, but started shooting

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The Bookworm Beat 6-6-15 — the “I’m still standing” edition and open thread

I’m sorry for the long silence, but to quote Granny Clampett, “I was just plumb tuckered out.” Between escalating work demands and the usual family demands, I haven’t had either spare energy or spare time. It was only two days ago that I stopped being in denial and accepted that,

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The Bookworm Beat 5-2-15 — the “I’ve got things to say, dammit!” edition and open thread

I spend so much of my life starting things, but never finishing them. Part of that is my core inefficiency and part of it is the fact that, although it goes sorely against my nature, my life is lived in the service of others. Even worse, those others aren’t interested

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The Bookworm Beat 2-4-15 — The “Obama’s not sad” edition and Open Thread

It’s been pouring paying clients lately, which is a good thing but, as always, it cuts into my blogging time.  I’ll skip the preliminaries and throw myself in the round-up. It’s a bad thing when our president is happy My Mom, in commenting on the state of the world today,

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Marin County Prosecutor wants to make sure citizens think twice about self-defense *UPDATED*

I have been engaged engaged in a running battle . . . er, discussion with a Progressive acquaintance about the Castle Doctrine.  This is the doctrine derived from the ancient Anglo-Saxon principle that “a man’s home is his castle” and he has a right to be safe within its wells.  In

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