Second Amendment

“…the simulations concluded that if more innocent people were armed…

by Skip November 24, 2015

…less casualties would occur”.  Over at The Truth About Guns is this short post on an active shooter simulation created by a PhD student at Perdue’s Homeland Security Institute: The simulation technology allows him to adjust police response time, concealed carry probability, and whether or not security guards are present during a shooting. He said […]

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Former Running Mate: Chris Christie Faking it on Gun Rights

by Scott Morales November 24, 2015

Check out this old Chris Christie campaign handout: That’s him there on the left (no surprise).  He says he’s changed. You believe him.  Here’s his old running mate: “Most people in the Second Amendment arena don’t believe him, because he’s been on both sides of the issue,” Richard Merkt, a former running mate of Christie’s, […]

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Faux Filer – Ben Carson

by Tom November 20, 2015

Ben Carson lost me a long time ago, when he made this blunder of a statement in 2013 on the Glenn Beck program.  Today, he’s doubling down. Essentially, he used his lack of “political experience” to explain why he thought people in urban/populated areas should be prohibited from having semi-automatic weapons – but not people in […]

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A reminder from the head of Interpol, 2013

by Skip November 16, 2015

“Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble […]

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No, they don’t teach that in Concealed Carry Class

by Skip November 9, 2015

Guns for Beginners: Three Things They Don’t Teach You In Your Concealed Carry Class – that’s that title of a post over at The Truth About Guns that caught my eye.  While I have never had to take such a class (not needed here in NH), it listed three items that just aren’t covered in […]

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Obama: Somebody get me my smoke, mirrors and curtains back!!

by Skip October 30, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Email Doodlings: NH – a shooting state. #dontmesswithMissNH

by Skip October 30, 2015

From an email from earlier this week: Hi Skip: My husband and son just returned from attending the NH Boy Scouts Jamboree weekend at the NH Motor Speedway.  They told me that Miss New Hampshire Holly Blanchard made an appearance then participated in several in several events.   Miss New Hampshire posted the attached photo on […]

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Data Point – I think this deflates Moms Demand Action whole schtick

by Skip October 26, 2015

It is clear what the American people think is the problem – and it is not our gun laws. (H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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Data Point – NRA favorability

by Skip October 25, 2015


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Granny Gun Grabber Clinton: Australian-Style Gun Control ‘Worth Considering’

by Scott Morales October 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton said that the Australian style gun control (you know confiscation) “…would be worth considering doing… on the national level” in Keene, NH yesterday.  Oddly she spoke without a Southern or black accent.   Must come and go… like hot flashes.

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Charles Cooke (National Review) to Mark Halperin (Bloomberg): put up or shut up on gun control

by Skip October 2, 2015

“Morning Joe” had Charles Cooke from National Review listening to Mark Halperin of Bloomberg pontificating and “talking heading” about the Umpqua Community College / Oregon shootings and then asked a simple question: what is your plan? Cooke realizes a single truth – Liberals have only two real options: Talk about getting a plan – of […]

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San Francisco Regulates Last Gun Shop in City Out Of Business

by Steve MacDonald September 28, 2015
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Because – Guns! Situated in the prominent city heart of Mission Street, High Bridge Arms was founded in the mid-1950s by Bob Chow, who competed in the 1948 Olympics 25-yard pistol shooting event. By some accounts a Bay Area institution, it has long been a tourist destination – specially for members of the law enforcement […]

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Democrat NH State Senator David Pierce – out of thin air?

by Skip September 21, 2015

Or breathing it?  Naw, can’t be that now, can it.  That leaves only one other possibility… (H/T: Susan)

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Gun Laws – Senator Kaine proves he either doesn’t or can’t do his homework

by Skip September 8, 2015

The current Law: A legal FFL (e.g. gun shop) must have all buyers fill out a Form 4473 which asks if that person is legally able to purchase the firearm. If a purchaser marks that they are a prohibited person, the FFL is not to sell the firearm under Federal Penalty of REALLY REALLY bad […]

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Chris Christie’s Gun Control Challenge

by Rick Olson September 2, 2015

“As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking.”   —Thomas Sowell Gun Control. Few of the GOP Presidential Candidates are meaningfully addressing the forward push by progressives to implement gun control. We hear snippets that might […]

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Democrat Maggie Hassan – continuing the discrimination against minorities

by Skip August 28, 2015

(H/T: Susan)

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They don’t believe you have the Right to defend yourself…

by Skip August 27, 2015

I guess it is because they believe that Government should have a monopoly on Force… (H/T: Susan)

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Notable Quote – George Washington on civilians bearing arms: “which would include their own Government”

by Skip August 24, 2015

He knew that ANY government may abuse its citizens – even the American one.  We have become unmoored from our original sense of political philosophy that held this danger at bay – with the rise of the Progressive movement, this sense that Citizens were to be in charge is at the tipping point of the […]

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“…Greatest sins a government…”

by Skip August 16, 2015

“Burn this into your cerebral cortex: The two greatest sins a government can impose on its citizens are to 1) provide for them, because it destroys their souls by creating dependency instead of self-reliance, and 2) take the sweat, hard work and equity of one man and give it to another (e.g., spread the wealth […]

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3D-printed semi-automatic gun: liberal anti-gunners heads exploding

by Skip August 16, 2015

I certainly had heard of the first 3D printed gun – which the State Department applied ITAR type regulations upon the uploaded plans to prevent their downloading.  Oops – 100,000 copies of that had already escaped into the wild.  Now, “next version” of that single shot, going to semi-automatic has come out (yes, new materials […]

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“A free people”

by Skip August 6, 2015

Nope, not gonna give out ANY trigger warnings even if this is a pro-Second Amendment about “monsters exist”: (H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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And this is one reason why I don’t trust Smart Guns

by Skip August 2, 2015

Guns, IMHO, should stay strictly mechanical. When I point them and pull the trigger, they should go BANG! and not a quiet “click”.  BANG! is good, click is failure.  Not a great thing when time is of the essence and I need to defend myself or some other innocent.  NO, I do not go looking for such […]

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Data Point – Protecting the Right to Firearms more favorable than gun control to Americans

by Skip July 29, 2015

(H/T: Washington Post)

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Greater Epping Republicans / NHCCS – 2nd Amendment – Part 2

by Skip July 28, 2015

Evan Nappen, national expert on 2nd Amendment law with practices in NH and NJ, came to the podium.  He started off with his own discussion on his Revolutionary War rifle and then riffed onto talking about the 2nd Amendment and the law.  He spoke long – but none of the 55-60 people who turned out […]

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Greater Epping Republicans / NHCCS – 2nd Amendment – Part 1

by Skip July 28, 2015

This past Sunday, GraniteGrok attended a joint presentation by the Greater Epping Republicans and the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies.  Nancy Kindler acted as the Master of Ceremonies.  Two speakers were present: NH State Rep David Welch who was dressed in period garb on the topic of Revolutionary War arms 2nd Amendment lawyer Evan Nappen […]

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Progressives are inconsistent by design

by Skip July 25, 2015

But they want you to believe otherwise: (H/T: Powerline)

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Police Taking Guns From Citizens Who Open Carry

by Rick Olson July 22, 2015

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” —Fourth […]

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Data Point – Moms Demand Action and the Gun Control Mafia won’t like this

by Skip July 17, 2015

The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever-increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. 5.2% of the total adult population has a […]

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NJ Guv Chris Christie in the race. Second Amendmenters – a Second Coming of Scott Brown?

by Skip June 30, 2015

If I ever get involved in one of those surveys, even as I have been the one to put up most of the Chris Christie YouTubes, that asks which Republican candidate you would never vote for, THAT’S when he would get my vote.  Why?  I detect Scott Brown with a wider waistband – from The […]

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They just keep trying, don’t they?

by Tom June 26, 2015

In today’s Concord Fishwrap (no offense to fish), you’ll see another editorial about guns.  Yet another vapid.repetitive.attempt to imply that the backwater, 18th century Founding Fathers had no idea, when they wrote the muskets-only Second Amendment, that semi-automatic firearms would ever be invented. Had the editorial’s authors only been there to tell them, the Founders would have surely backed […]

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