Posts by Richard Olson Jr.

Everytown USA Bloomberg Launch is Blowing Up In His Face

by Rick Olson April 18, 2014

“There is nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot”—Samuel Adams Michael Bloomberg launched his Everytown USA for Gun Safety site this week. Most understood this as a retooling of the anti-gun, anti-second Amendment advocacy and a retooling and remarketing the same old tired anti-gun message. Seizing an opportunity the Nation’s PRO-GUN, PRO-2ND contingent all over […]

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Everytown USA: Bloomberg’s Latest Sham

by Rick Olson April 17, 2014

“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.” —NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg What do you call a 5-foot-eight manicured, billionaire with an ego as big as Montana and an agenda that blatantly ignores the U.S. Constitution? Michael Bloomberg. A few days ago, Bloomberg retooled his anti-gun efforts, huffing and puffing how […]

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RINO Finger-Pointing

by Rick Olson April 15, 2014

“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”  —Will Rogers I saw the first Scott Brown for Senate campaign ad this morning on the local, “puppies and kitties,” affiliate, Channel 9. Last week, Scott Brown visited Joe Kelly LeVasseur’s Theo’s Restaurant and, “worked the crowd,” Joe tells me.  […]

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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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Why So Many Are Not Supporting Senate Bill 244

by Rick Olson March 26, 2014

“Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” ? Fulton J. Sheen Senate Bill 244 began as a bill sponsored by Democratic Senator David Watters. The bill established all sorts of confusing […]

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Fifty-Fifty Brown

by Rick Olson March 19, 2014

“I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.”  —Tommy Cooper And George Canning once quipped, “Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.” The Establishment wing of Republican party has now spiraled down into the abyss of emulating liberal, progressive Democrats in some if not the majority of their votes. New […]

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FBI.gov Releases 2014′s Ten Most Dangerous Cities

by Rick Olson March 2, 2014

“I’ll vote for whoever is the Democrat. That’s all I need to know.”  —Seth Rogen As with my previous posts on the topic, FBI.gov tracks crime statistics based on property and violent crimes. For 2013, the numbers are in. We have this year’s list of ten most violent cities in America. They are as follows: […]

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The Tax Wolf

by Rick Olson February 28, 2014

“The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.”   —William Cobbett Brilliant!~  just brilliant! This morning, I come to you from Harrisburg Pennsylvania, versus my humble […]

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Michael E. Hammond: It’s time to stop the NH Senate’s gun control bill

by Rick Olson February 27, 2014

I’ve known Mike Hammond many years. Yesterday, my friend Mike Hammond took to the pages of the Union Leader to make the case of killing Senate Bill 244. I cross-post it here. Like Mike states here, I have contended that this bill will be subject to some serious and sobering amending when it hits the […]

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Gun Buying In Massachusetts

by Rick Olson February 20, 2014

Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.  —Ayn Rand Buying Guns in Massachusetts… H/T RealityAlwaysWins

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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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Finger-Wagging Liberal Hartford Courant

by Rick Olson February 17, 2014

“If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.”  —Karl Kraus The Hartford Courant’s Friday editorial takes up the liberal finger-wagging cause of calling for law and order, calling those who have not registered their, “assault weapons”[sic] scofflaws. In an editorial entitled, State Can’t Let Gun Scofflaws […]

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New York Gun Control Activist Arrested Carrying a Gun

by Rick Olson February 11, 2014

“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.”   —Adlai E. Stevenson Gun-Grabbing, anti-second amendment activist who vocally advocated for New York’s SAFE Act was arrested February 6…for carrying a firearm on school premises. Despite the fact that Ferguson, […]

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Granite State Progress Speaks (Lies) On HB1589

by Rick Olson February 9, 2014

“A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure.” —Hugh Kingsmill (British writer and critic. 1889-1949) Below is an email sent to legislators by Zandra Rice Hawkins of Granite State Progress. (Response is at the bottom) My name is Zandra Rice Hawkins and I am the executive director of Granite […]

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So Christie is the GOP’s Guy? Or The Muslim Brotherhood’s Guy?

by Rick Olson February 7, 2014

“And, while you’re stabbing me in the back, you can kiss my ass, too.” —unknown Back in July, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie hosted a dinner at the Governors Mansion where he hob-nobbed with members of Hamas and the Muslin Brotherhood, erstwhile lamenting a “gaze of intolerance that’s going around our country …” When concerns […]

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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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The RINO Report: Usual Suspects And Some Newly Minted

by Rick Olson January 22, 2014

“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” —Barry Goldwater   HB 474 passed out of the house today on a roll call vote of 188 to 155. “Relative to eligibility for in-state tuition rates at the university system of New Hampshire,” as the […]

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HB 1589: A Means To An End

by Rick Olson January 22, 2014

“There are three kinds of falsehoods: Lies, damned lies and statistics” —Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour Clearly, we have a problem when legislators continue to find ways to incrementally chip away at our second amendment rights. But this bill is just a bit more insidious than what folks saw here today. HB 1589 […]

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Why I Don’t Watch Football

by Rick Olson January 17, 2014

“Kids have what I call a built-in hypocrisy antenna that comes up and blocks out what you’re saying when you’re being a hypocrite.”  —Benjamin Carson

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The SB 244 And NICS Problem

by Rick Olson January 16, 2014

“If I were a magician, I’d hand out broken compasses. It’s all about misdirection.?”  —Jarod Kintz The Hearing on Senate Bill 244, “[R]equiring the names of certain persons to be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index,” came to hearing Tuesday before Senate Judiciary. The hearing process puzzled me. As is the […]

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Fergus Cullen Asks Granite Staters To Fund College For Illegal Aliens

by Rick Olson January 12, 2014

“Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.”  —Oliver Goldsmith House Bill 474, Sponsored by Representative Peter B. Schmidt, (D) Strafford-6, would allow for in-state tuition status for  for students who are without a lawful immigration status. In short, this Democrat…this academic…who has a “dog in this fight” sponsors a bill to provide tuition at […]

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Congress

by Rick Olson January 7, 2014

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”—Mark Twain

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Pistol Revolver Licenses: Hampton Police Make Their Own Rules

by Rick Olson January 5, 2014

“Sometimes it seems that those with the greatest disregard for our laws are the same people in charge of creating or enforcing them.”? Steve Maraboli Another Police Department has made its own extra-legal rules for issuance of the New Hampshire Pistol and Revolver License. As recently as December 27, 2013 a citizen submitted his (or […]

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Behold Fergus Cullen’s Kool-Aid Pitcher: Alas! For It Is Now Empty!

by Rick Olson January 4, 2014

The superfluous, a very necessary thing. —Voltaire Fergus Cullen took to the pages of the New Hampshire Union Leader yesterday to throw out the welcome mat for Former Bay State Senator Scott Brown to run against Jeanne Shaheen and to administer a blistering attack on Republicans who do not fit his GOP center-left template. Cullen continues his […]

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Big Brother Shurtleff Wants To Watch You

by Rick Olson January 4, 2014

“Big Brother is watching you.”  —George Orwell In January 2013 Rep. Stephen Shurtleff sponsored HB675 “Authorizing and regulating the use of license plate scanning devices.” on 11/25/13 the majority of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted, “Ought to Pass with Amendment #2013-2343h.” On Friday, January 3, Representative Mark Warden wrote in the Union […]

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A Special Post for Rep. David Campbell

by Rick Olson January 3, 2014
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Store Clerk Kills Robber; Robber’s Widow Sues Store Clerk

by Rick Olson January 3, 2014

“People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.”  —Agnes Repplier This is the story of a career criminal. He is…or was, rather, 29-year-old Ramon Sedillo of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2003, Sedillo and two of his pals snatched an 89-year-old woman’s purse outside a grocery store. Knocked to […]

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Wind Farm Blues In Groton

by Rick Olson January 2, 2014

“Socialist elitism will not conquer the Granite State by way of the federal government, but with its steady migration of mass-holes, carpet bagging their NIMBY politics, CAVE politicos and BANANA buddies, manipulative zoning, community planning, variances, fees and their homegrown branded definition of ‘Quality of life’…” —LFGC Club President Rick Olson I had not remembered […]

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Gun Double-Bind

by Rick Olson January 1, 2014

“Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.”  —Mark Twain   New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws in America. Citizens in New Jersey are virtually unarmed. Issuance of licenses or permits to carry a pistol concealed are the exception, not the rule. In order to do so, one must have a […]

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