Friday, May 21, 2010

Pennsylvania: Guard’s Gunshot Chases Would-Be Robber: "There were some tense moments Friday at Frankford Pharmacy. A woman was sitting in her car on Frankford Avenue when she saw a man ride up on a bike and put a mask over his face. Then, he started to enter the pharmacy. But the fast-thinking woman alerted a security guard, who fired a shot. The masked man took off on his bike."

Stripping away our rights, one constitutional guarantee at a time: "Recently Stop Abusive and Violent Environments, a Washington-based advocacy organization, released a report titled ‘Assaulting our Rights: How Domestic Violence Laws Curtail our Fundamental Freedoms:’ This document exposes, in chilling detail, how our fundamental rights have been casually tossed aside in the name of curing the so-called “epidemic” of domestic violence. … The Second Amendment guarantees the ‘right of the people to keep and bear Arms.’ But if you are merely accused of partner abuse, you’ll be forced to turn in your hunting rifle, Civil War handgun collection, and maybe even your trusty pea-shooter. Thank the well-meaning Lautenberg Amendment for that.”

Guns and liars who lie about them: "When prominent historian Michael Bellesiles (be-LEALs) met fierce criticism of his book, Arming America, in 2000 and beyond, much of academia rallied to his support. It was a failed effort and resulted in a sort of East Anglia/Hockey Stick/Climatic Research Unit epic debacle for Second Amendment opponents. Michael Bellesiles was forced to resign his positions at Emory University and suffered the ignominy of being the first winner of the coveted and prestigious Bancroft Prize to have it rescinded. Assisted by the New Press, Bellesiles is now plotting his return from humiliating exile with a new screed on Americans and their right to bear arms.”

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