self defense

The Revolution Comes to Portland Place

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

What we’ve had so far is not quite real civil unrest. So far the action has been one-sided, with Marxist revolutionary agitators attempting to provoke a response and getting little in return, which is why Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey brandishing shootin’ irons at the mob generated so much attention. It will turn American cities into Baghdad. It’s time for law enforcement to rediscover its teeth, and for the pathologically feckless, if not treacherously hostile, urban Democrat leadership, to stop persecuting their own protectors. Or if they won’t, it’s time for states and the federal government to do the job.

Guns Don’t Kill People, But Gun Bans Do

Justin Haskins, The Federalist

By taking guns away from innocent people, the government would not only be violating people’s basic human rights, it would also be putting everyone at greater risk. America doesn’t need additional gun bans, it needs more law-abiding gun-owner heroes like Stephen Willeford (who intervened in the Texas church shooting). The sooner the public realizes that, the better off we’ll all be.

We Need Guns Before the Cops Arrive

Daniel Lee, Wall Street Journal

The truth is that armed citizens can never substitute for police, who train, practice, and re-train constantly. But officers can’t be everywhere. And ordinary citizens—even congressmen—can’t field full-time security teams. Local jurisdictions shouldn’t take away the tools we need to be our own first line of defense.

We Need More Legislators Like Florida State Representative Bob Rommel

I was blown away when, in less than 24 hours, I received a reply to my email to Rep. Bob Rommel about using constitutional state sovereignty to protect the Second Amendment saying "I, too, am totally alarmed by the federal government’s troublesome overreach into our lives, and most especially by attempts to curtail our God-given right to protect ourselves and our families."