Podcast: Episode 1.4

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Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “State and Serf

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Podcast: Episode 1.3

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Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “It’s a One-Party World


Drew Zahn – “Is this the book that finishes Obama?”


Is this the book that finishes Obama?
‘Audacity of Deceit’ challenging candidate’s ‘Change We Can Believe In’

Drew Zahn | September 9, 2008

On the same day Barack Obama is releasing a new book touting his appeal for change, bookstores are bracing for the impact of another book’s release: “The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values,” an exposé that promises to reveal just how Obama’s proposed changes would radically redefine American life and government.

“The Audacity of Deceit,” by Brad O’Leary and released by WND Books, hits the nation’s largest bookstores today in a head-to-head clash with Obama’s release of his campaign book, “Change We Can Believe In.” Printers have produced 100,000 copies of “Audacity” already and 31,000 have been shipped to retailers and book clubs.


Reuters – “Texas school district to let teachers carry guns”


Texas school district to let teachers carry guns

Reuters | August 17, 2008

A Texas school district will let teachers bring guns to class this fall, the district’s superintendent said on Friday, in what experts said appeared to be a first in the United States.

The board of the small rural Harrold Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents have not objected, said the district’s superintendent, David Thweatt.

School experts backed Thweatt’s claim that Harrold, a system of about 110 students 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth, may be the first to let teachers bring guns to the classroom.

Thweatt said it is a matter of safety.


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Niesha Lofing – “Californians required to give a thumbprint to purchase ammunition”


Californians required to give a thumbprint to purchase ammunition

Niesha Lofing | August 14, 2008

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of ammunition by a felon after buying bullets from a local sporting goods store.

Ramon Michael Clark, 31, entered his guilty plea in federal court before U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez, according to a news release by the office of U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott.

Clark’s illegal activity came to light as a result of a pilot program requiring merchants to collect identifying information from people buying ammunition.


Published in: on August 16, 2008 at 11:42 AM  Leave a Comment  

William Norman Grigg – “Pre-Crime and Pre-emptive Civilian Disarmament”


Pre-Crime and Pre-emptive Civilian Disarmament

William Norman Grigg | August 7, 2008

No portents of tragedy were apparent when Matthew Beck arrived for work at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation the morning of March 7, 1998. But barely an hour would elapse before an eruption of criminal violence would take five lives and imperil the rights of thousands

Beck, a 35-year-old accountant, had become disenchanted with his job at the Corporation, which – like its counterparts in other states – is a government-run agency in the business of wheedling revenue from the mathematically impaired.

Over the months leading up to that deadly morning, Beck had applied for a promotion, only to have it turned down. A few months earlier Beck had been given a leave of absence for stress-related medical reasons.


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Wayne LaPierre – “Barack Obama`s 10 Point Plan to ‘Change’ The Second Amendment”


Barack Obama`s 10 Point Plan to “Change” The Second Amendment

Wayne LaPierre | July 28, 2008

For the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, U.N. gun-ban extremist Rebecca Peters and her globalist billionaire sugar-daddy George Soros, for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his horde of big-city politicians—in fact, for all those individuals and organizations who would harm or destroy our Second Amendment rights—Barack Obama’s mantra of “change” means their agenda will be harnessed to the total power of an aggressive, activist and radical federal government.

“Change” means gun owners will be under siege like never before.


Published in: on August 3, 2008 at 8:39 PM  Leave a Comment  

Mark Rauterkus – “REAL ID – A very real threat to gun rights”


REAL ID – A very real threat to gun rights

Mark Rauterkus | July 21, 2008

Homeland Security claims far reaching power over your guns

Pennsylvania gun owners breathed a sigh of relief at the Heller vs. DC Supreme Court ruling, but the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPa) warns that major threats to gun rights still exist. One such threat is REAL ID, the federal mandate turning driver’s licenses into national ID cards.

The long-term plan for REAL ID is to force its biometric ID functions on federal, state, local and private entities for all transactions. Thus, ID confirmation by a distant bureaucracy becomes permission for essential daily activities including banking, doctor visits, transit, school attendance and purchases — including guns.


Published in: on July 21, 2008 at 11:11 PM  Leave a Comment  

Nathan Thornburgh – “The (Not So) Lunatic Fringe”


The (Not So) Lunatic Fringe

Nathan Thornburgh | July 10, 2008

With his belly hiding his belt, with his red suspenders and white beard, Glen Parshall is a dead ringer for Santa Claus, except for the snub-nosed pistol he keeps tucked in his back pocket. Parshall spends his days behind the gun cage of Bargain Pawn, in a roughneck North Las Vegas neighborhood littered with homeless encampments, Catholic charities and pawnshops. It’s no Bellagio. But he is a gentle man who treats his customers with respect, whether hoodlum or homeowner. He knows everything there is to know about weapons and is a stickler for the byzantine rules of gun ownership–the waiting periods, the background checks, the ATF callbacks and information requests.

But just because he obeys the rules doesn’t mean he likes them. Parshall is dissatisfied with a lot of what government does. He hates our gun laws. Hates the war in Iraq. He doesn’t use drugs, but he sees the fight against them as another government power grab. Growing up as a Mormon in Salt Lake City, Parshall was a Barry Goldwater Republican. Now he’s the kind of voter who should scare the GOP most–and he’s not alone.


Vimal Patel – “Guns still elusive for D.C. residents”


Guns still elusive for D.C. residents
Those looking to buy firearms after the Supreme Court ruling against the District of Columbia’s gun ban are out of luck. Purchasing regulations have yet to be written.

Vimal Patel | July 5, 2008

Days after the Supreme Court ruled that residents of the nation’s capital can keep handguns at home for self-defense, George Harley walked out of a Maryland gun shop disheartened, his goal of legally having a gun to protect his family put on hold.

Since before Harley, 30, was born, the District of Columbia has restricted its residents’ ownership of handguns. After the high court’s ruling was handed down late last month, Harley was one of several dozen Washington residents who came to the Atlantic Guns shop in Silver Spring, Md., just over the district line, to ask about buying a gun.


Published in: on July 11, 2008 at 8:29 AM  Leave a Comment  

Kurt Nimmo – “Gun-Grabbers at the Chicago Tribune”


Gun-Grabbers at the Chicago Tribune

Kurt Nimmo | June 29, 2008

It really bugs the gun-grabbers that the Supremes did not completely scratch out the Second Amendment last week, although they made a small first step in that direction. For instance, so steamed are they over at the Chicago Tribune they are calling for the Second Amendment to be repealed. As usual, they predicate their argument on three words — “well regulated Militia” — and claim beyond this you and I have no right to own firearms. “The amendment was intended to protect the authority of the states to organize militias. The inartful wording has left the amendment open to public debate for more than 200 years,” the Tribune claims.


Published in: on June 29, 2008 at 1:47 PM  Leave a Comment  

Mike Soraghan – “Pelosi Says D.C. Could Continue Gun Regulation”


Pelosi Says D.C. Could Continue Gun Regulation

Mike Soraghan | June 26, 2008

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says that despite the Supreme Court decision to strike down its gun ban, the District of Columbia will still be able to regulate firearms.

“I think it still allows the District of Columbia to come forward with a law that’s less pervasive,” Pelosi said at her weekly briefing Thursday. “I think the court left a lot of room to run in terms of concealed weapons and guns near schools.”

Published in: on June 28, 2008 at 9:54 AM  Leave a Comment  

Brian Doherty – “The gun-rights fight isn’t over”


The gun-rights fight isn’t over

Brian Doherty | June 27, 2008

The Supreme Court’s decision in the District of Columbia vs. Heller case settles a long, heated debate, finding the 2nd Amendment protects an individual right to own weapons for self-defense — not merely a right related to membership in a “well-regulated militia.”

But the ruling doesn’t end the struggle over gun control, nor does it mean gun regulations have been eliminated. The court lists a number of laws the decision does not affect, including concealed-weapon prohibitions and “long-standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.”

Still, even though the decision didn’t ban gun control outright, it did make a strong statement about our right to self-defense and safety.


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William Grigg – “Martial Law: A License to Loot, a Permit to Plunder “


Martial Law: A License to Loot, a Permit to Plunder

William Grigg | June 22, 2008

Digging up the planted axioms that litter our ordinary conversations can be a revealing exercise. We learn how deeply rooted our supposedly free society has become in collectivist and militarist assumptions.

For example: How often do we hear or read language that draws a distinction between “police” and “civilians”?


David Ranii – “Both sides await Supreme Court ruling on right to bear arms”


Both sides await Supreme Court ruling on right to bear arms

David Ranii | June 23, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court is on the brink of issuing what could be its most important ruling ever on the controversial Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Gun rights and gun control advocates alike are anxiously awaiting the high court’s ruling, the first time since 1939 that the nation’s top justices have tackled the Second Amendment. A decision could come this week.


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