Assault Weapons Ban

Let’s look at the facts on gun control and the Second Amendment

by Rick Olson November 13, 2013

This is a repost of an article I wrote back in January of this year. It was featured in both the Derry News and the Lawrence Eagle Tribune Newspapers and posted on Granite Grok on January 22. Given its content and material, I thought it appropriate to repost it here today. Several weeks have passed […]

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An “Assault Weapons Ban In the Granite State

by Rick Olson November 12, 2013

“Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.” —Voltaire Last week, as I was reading Londonderry Patch, I came across Marc Fortier’s October 29 entry entitled, “Assault Weapons Ban, Higher Speed Limits and Gambling“. Fortin writes, “New Hampshire lawmakers will debate these and other controversial issues in the upcoming legislative session.” Fortier also […]

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The Gun Maker’s Exodus Part II

by Rick Olson April 15, 2013

“The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S.” —That “Happy Warrior”Vice-President Joseph Biden That is what he said…and without much credibility because we know that vice president Biden is a stupid person. Alas, the “Happy Warrior.”  This quote is instructive, because on […]

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Australia Gun Control Report Card

by Rick Olson April 4, 2013

Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.  —Friedrich Nietzsche I am a member of a group on LinkedIn called “Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Professionals.” In a discussion thread the question was asked, “How do you feel about the banning of AR’s and 30 round […]

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Efficacy Of High-Cap Magazine Bans

by Rick Olson March 29, 2013

“Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.”   —John McCarthy How come the demonstrator did not have any rubber scissors? or a tongue depressor?

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Reason After Newtown

by Rick Olson January 29, 2013

“Prejudice is what fools use for reason…” —Voltaire Milwaukie County Sheriff David Clarke has made a “Public Service Announcement” that has drawn the ire of liberals everywhere. Sheriff Clarke, in the wake of Budget cuts and autere measures, isn’t whining about it. Instead, he states the sober and honest realities and asks citizens to be pro-active […]

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Raymond Buckley on ‘Assault Weapons’

by Rick Olson January 27, 2013

Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky. —Doug Coupland  Awesome. You just cannot make this stuff up. A hat-tip goes to the Union Leader’s Tim Buckland for getting this quote from State Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. When asked, “What is an assualt weapon, Ray said: “It’s generally a gun that’s more […]

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New England College Will Not Defend Their Data in Assault Weapons Ban Poll

by Rick Olson January 26, 2013

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” —Benjamin Disraeli  On Friday the Union Leader (John Distaso)reported  that New England Colleges’ Dr. Ben Tafoya conducted  a poll of 656 “registered voters”  showing that 72 percent of Granite Staters support an assault weapons ban and 88 percent favored “universal background checks”. According to the UL […]

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New Website Promoting Gun Rights: SenatorFeinstein.com!

by Rick Olson January 12, 2013

“The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.” —Jay Leno When thinking of Gun Control, Assault Weapons bans and other sordid nefarious stuff crafted by the charlatan left to take our guns away, “Senator Diane Feinstein” immediately comes to mind. Yes, make no mistake about […]

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You Can’t Hunt With That!

by Rick Olson January 3, 2013

  The Remington R-15…Chambered in “30 RAR(introduced in 2009)” Designed for…yes…well…”Hunting….”  

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No Firearms Ban Coming? Think Again.

by Rick Olson December 27, 2012

“If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!” —California Senator Diane Feinstein, appearing on NBC News’ 60 Minutes, February  5, 1995 When reading the above quote, which time was Senator Feinstein being sincere? When she said this in 1995? Or, when she said recently, […]

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Home Invasion Stopped With Scary Black Gun…By A 15-Year-Old

by Rick Olson December 24, 2012

Res Ipsa Loquitur!

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What The Heck Is An “Assault Weapon?”

by Rick Olson December 24, 2012

“Hoplophobia is a mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who may wield them.”—Col. Jeff Cooper. Gun Grabbers are seeking an, “Assault weapons” ban in knee jerk response to the heinous and dreadful Newtown Massacre. There is little discussion about Adam Lanza or the victims from whom […]

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Marko Kloos: The Gun “Is” Civilization

by Rick Olson December 21, 2012

perspective…presently needed…alas, I repost this magnificent piece by Marko Kloos. Marko Kloos wrote this piece in March of 2007. It is worth sharing over and over. Please enjoy…. Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice […]

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Portsmouth Herald Editorial Board Has An Integrity Deficit

by Rick Olson December 21, 2012

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” —Mark Twain Hoplophobia —n. Irrational, morbid fear of guns (c. 1966, coined by Col. Jeff Cooper, from the Greekhoplites, weapon; see his book Principles of Personal Defense). May cause sweating, faintness, discomfort, rapid pulse, nausea, sleeplessness, nondescript fears, more, at mere thought […]

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An Assault Weapon or Not An Assault Weapon…That is the Question

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2012

I’m no expert on firearms but do a fair job of knowing how government works and this “we need to do something” thing plays right into my wheelhouse. That “something” is the desire of legislators to appear to be capable of managing our lives in every meaningful way, so when a nut plotted, planned and […]

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Jeanne Shaheen Wants to Ban Guns

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2012

Tragedy always attracts a parade of progressive mountebanks, anxious to peddle their faulty wares as cures for what ails us, and US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D- Utopia) is no different.  In response to the heinous criminal acts perpetrated in Newtown, Connecticut she observed that… “We need a comprehensive approach that includes improving access to mental […]

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When It Comes to the Second Amendment, Guiliani’s The Man!

by Rick Olson July 15, 2011

Is America’s Mayor one of the most, “misinterpreted politicians on the Second Amendment?” Steve Talarico seems to think so.

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Assault Weapons: A Serious Problem in America?

by Rick Olson June 14, 2011

Continue Reading, “Assault Weapons: A Serious Problem in America?”

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