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It’s The Context!

1.3 Near Coburg, OR

MAP 1.3 2012/07/24 00:25:02 44.103 -123.057 0.0
4 km ( 2 mi) S of Coburg, OR

1.6 Near Gold Beach, OR

MAP 1.6 2012/07/23 22:02:04 42.191 -124.604 0.0
28 km ( 18 mi) SSW of Gold Beach, OR

Our 2nd Amendment

Every time an eminence gets shot or some Columbine or “Batman” happens, the hue and cry goes up to regulate guns. Never mind, that cities and countries that have the most restrictive gun laws have some of the most violent attacks on citizens. Think Chicago, Washington D.C., Mexico!

We have a right guaranteed by our Constitution to bear arms following a British tradition of the right to bear arms. We have that right, according to Wikipedia, for a variety of reasons:

In no particular order, early American settlers viewed the right to arms and/or the right to bear arms and/or state militias as important for one or more of these purposes:

  • deterring tyrannical government;
  • repelling invasion;
  • suppressing insurrection;
  • facilitating a natural right of self-defense;
  • participating in law enforcement;
  • enabling the people to organize a militia system.

Which of these considerations they thought were most important, which of these considerations they were most alarmed about, and the extent to which each of these considerations ultimately found expression in the Second Amendment is disputed. Some of these purposes were explicitly mentioned in early state constitutions; for example, the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 asserted that, “the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state”.

Please note the first reason: deterring tyrannical government. I contend that our Founding Fathers were trying to protect us from government, because they feared the power of government and tried to find ways Constitutionally to limit government’s power. You doubt me? Read the first few lines again of the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Then there’s the question: Who needs an assault weapon? Since 1934, you can’t own an assault weapon defined as a weapon that fires as long as you hold down the trigger, unless you pay a $200 Tax then you can own one, if and only if it was registered before 1986. Any made after 1986 cannot be owned by civilians. You can own semi-automatic weapons that fire every time you pull the trigger.

1.0 Near La Pine, OR

MAP 1.0 2012/07/22 10:15:25 43.546 -121.642 0.3

21 km ( 13 mi) SSW of La Pine, OR

MAP 1.0 2012/07/22 00:58:26 43.553 -121.716 3.7

24 km ( 15 mi) SW of La Pine, OR

Ah Ethanol!

Max Redline nails the fallacy of ethanol in The Miracle Of Ethanol

Subduction Zone Active

MAP 5.1 2012/07/21 01:52:00 40.382 -125.559 10.0


MAP 4.0 2012/07/21 00:34:28 44.199 -128.280 10.1


Hillary Aide Tied To Al-Qaida Front?

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn is being dumped on by fellow Republicans for connecting Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s aide, with radical Islam.

I say, “Not so fast Kemo Sabe!” Aaron Klein in “Hillary aide tied to al-Qaida front.” He writes that Huma’s connection to al-Qaida is through her mother!

Is Society Sick Or Just Jim Holmes?

That didn’t take long! The MSM media and the political whores immediately called for gun control after the shooting in the Colorado movie theater. George Stephanolpoulos was hoping that Brian Ross had connected the shooter with the Tea Party. Some want to blame Hollywood for inciting sick minds with comics written in 1986 by Frank Miller; the graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns or the trailer to Gangster Squad in which a movie theater audience is shot down by tommy-gun wielders.

In truth if some or all of the audience were packing heat either this never would have happened for fear of retaliation or Jim Holmes would have been riddled with bullets before he hit the cinema floor.

“The Comment!”

This comment by Nobama will bite him on the ass!