Hoplophobes

Solipsistic Moms Demand Action

by Rick Olson May 7, 2014

“The most fundamental tragedy of my life is that the ones who I see do not exist and the one who exists I do not see.” —Kedar Joshi sol·ip·sism- 1. The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified. 2. The theory or view that the self is the […]

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More From the Hoplophobic Anti-Gun Lexicon

by Rick Olson March 27, 2014

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” —Socrates The Gun debate. “Sensible Gun Policy.” “The public health crisis of gun violence.” “Assault Weapons” “Clips” “Magazines” “Bi-partisan.” The buzz words and phrases are awash…ignorance abounds. This is easy for me. My mind is made up. I’ve picked a side. […]

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Ignorant Anti-Gun Pukes

by Rick Olson February 20, 2014

The most dangerous people are the ignorant. —Henry Ward Beecher Diane Feinstein attempted to resurrect the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban along with the so-called high-capacity magazine ban. Congress attempted to pass a comprehensive universal background check bill which served as a pretext to a national gun registry. Bay State Democrat John Tierney filed a bill […]

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Behold! The Thirty-Round “Magazine Clip”

by Rick Olson February 18, 2014

“He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.” —P.G. Wodehouse Left-Coast Kool-Aid-Slurping, anti-gun State Senator Kevin De Leon informed his constituents about the,  “.30 caliber magazine clip [sic]” being able to be fired in half a second! So, today at the Grok we feature […]

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“Background Check” Charlatanry

by Rick Olson February 1, 2014

“It seems to me sad when … you give a platform to the charlatans. It is doing great damage to the struggle. It sows confusion and uncertainty where there should be no confusion and uncertainty.” —Stephen Lewis There is a bill right now in play. HB 1589…and amended version. The bill seeks to require all […]

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Winners And Losers

by Rick Olson December 17, 2013

“Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”   —Aristotle This is one of those stories […]

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He Will Pry Your Guns From Your Cold Dead Hands

by Rick Olson December 7, 2013

“We will pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers. That is because I am willing to wait until you die, hopefully of natural causes. Guns, except for the three approved categories, cannot be inherited. When you die your weapons must be turned into the local police department, which will then destroy them.”—LTC Robert L. […]

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A Nutter Gun Mall Shooting

by Rick Olson November 5, 2013

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. —Hunter S. Thompson 20-Year-old Richard Schoop entered the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus and started shooting up the place. Shoop, known to the Police, was a drug user. Nobody was killed in the shooting. Police found […]

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The Gun Industry’s Exodus

by Rick Olson April 8, 2013

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”   —Joseph Stalin On Saturday, a Union Leader Editorial entitled, “Grabbing gun makers NH’s big opportunity” posited the question, “So why is the state not aggressively pursuing these companies and the jobs they would […]

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The Diana DeGette ‘Assault Weapon’ Schematic

by Rick Olson April 7, 2013

“Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid.” —Dean Koontz A very special HAT TIP goes out to Rocky Mountain Right today. Now I just love snark in the form of a really sharp stick pointed at Kool-Aid-drinkers in Congress. And RMR delivered today! I thought it […]

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And Now For the Ammunition Ban

by Rick Olson April 5, 2013

“If there are twelve clowns in a ring, you can jump in the middle and start reciting Shakespeare, but to the audience, you’ll just be the thirteenth clown” —Adam Walinsky We’ve talked a great deal these past months about a potential gun grab. What went sleepliy unnoticed was Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Rep. Carolyn […]

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“You’d Probably Be Dead Anyway,” Says Colorado Lawmaker

by Rick Olson April 4, 2013

“Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.”   —Katharine Hepburn Diana DeGette: An example of  the sophistication of “the Left” in the gun control argument “Res Ipsa Loquitur”

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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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Buffalo Wild Wings Refuses Service to Police Officers…Because They were Armed

by Rick Olson March 27, 2013

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited. —George Santayana Welcome to the UK! no, just kidding…actually, one might have thought this joint was in the UK. This food chain would not serve armed Police Officers. MANASSAS, VA — Eight police officers were refused service at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, apparently […]

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Mark Kelly’s ‘Assault Weapon’ Purchase Rescinded By Dealer

by Rick Olson March 26, 2013

“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”  — William Blake Fox News Reported today that Diamondback Police Supply determined that it was in the  company’s best interest to terminate this transaction prior to Kelly’s returning to the store to take possession of the rifle. Fox News says, Store […]

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Misnomers

by Rick Olson January 30, 2013

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”  —John Wayne  As·sault   /ê sôlt/ (Verb) To make a physical attack on.  ex. “She assaulted that child!” (Noun) A physical attack. ex. “His imprisonment for an assault on the film director”; A series of “sexual assaults”. Weap·on /´wepên/  (Noun) A thing designed or used for

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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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Just How Shrill Can You Be, Kathy Sullivan?

by Rick Olson January 24, 2013

“Never argue with a fool – people may not notice the difference.” —Mark Twain Kathy Sullivan may have topped Tuesday in the Union Leader where she writes, “The NRA stirs up fears by not telling the truth.” She starts off by calling the  NRA’s response to the Newtown Massacre, “ridiculous,” despite the fact that prior to […]

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Piers Morgan Versus Larry Pratt

by Rick Olson January 23, 2013

“No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand… Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.”  —Anton Chekhov 

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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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Shrill Kathy Chronicles: “We Need To Take Away The Guns Now!”

by Rick Olson January 11, 2013

“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”  —Vladimir Lenin  Kathy Sullivan wants gun control, indeed. “We need to take the guns away now!,” She declares. Sullivan says a, “majority of Americans believe that the time has come for action.” But the anecdotes, facts, and statistics belie her assertion. Facts are curious things. […]

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Of Hand Wringing Hoplophobes, and Hollow Points

by Rick Olson January 9, 2013

“Freedom isn’t for wimps.” —Neal Boortz On Sunday, January 6, The Nashua Telegraph featured a, Letter to the Editor from Andrew Mazer of Hollis. Ordinarily, letters like Mazer’s are piss-poor subject matter for any edifying blog. But painfully, the nation is rife with Middle-aged sensitive new-aged progressive guys like Andy Mazer. We use to call them, “Whiners,” […]

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LA Gun Buy-Back Yields Rocket Launchers!

by Rick Olson January 5, 2013

“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” —Frank Zappa Yeah! not so much…Forgive my side-splitting laughter, but this is one of those, “gotcha moments” when the Lame Stream Liberal Hoplophobic Media gets sucked right in and then, “Punked.”…But one guy is not laughing because back in the hood, a […]

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Waterbury CT Police Chief Cancels Gun Show

by Rick Olson January 4, 2013

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.” —James Madison  Waterbury Connecticut Police Chief Michael Gugliotti  has cancelled the Northeast Gun Show’s January 12th and 13th dates scheduled at the CoCo Key Waterpark Hotel and Convention Center. Why? Chief Gugliotti says he’s concerned a firearm purchased in his […]

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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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Hoplophobes To Oppose Three Gun Bills

by Rick Olson January 2, 2012

”Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.”—George Washington Governor Lynch and his hoplophobite cronies at the New Hampshire Police Chiefs Association are ramping up once again to put the kibosh on three Gun Bills slated to taken up this week by the legislature. House Bill 334, relative to […]

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Londonderry Seeks to Ban Shooting on Public Land

by Rick Olson September 20, 2011

“A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.” —Tyne Daly  Londonderry Town Councilors drafted an amendment to an ordinance that already prohibits activities such as smoking on town-owned property to include a ban on target or skeet shooting, reports the Derry News. Councilors invited […]

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