Episode 35: Gun Talk, Child Abuse, and Pro-2A Diplomacy

We’re talkin’ Mosins again, but this time, with military surplus (“milsurp”) ammo.  I had a fun time with my Mosin and a fellow Liberal’s VEPR in 7.62x54R recently.  We used exclusively milsurp ammo rounds.  You’ll hear about that, and it brings to mind a bit of perspective of our relationship with the people of Eastern Europe.

We follow that with a very difficult story to tell you.  The short version:  some prosecutors and police in Prince William County, VA did something egregious to an underage high-school boy.  We need to call out such abuses.  I strongly suspect most police officers will be outraged by what was done here in the name of official authority.

And finally, we talk about the recent events with the folks at Open Carry Texas.  We use this as an example of the importance of diplomacy.  Yes, diplomacy matters.

Episode 34: A Fourth-Of-July Realization About the Antis–Yes, They Really Do Want Full-Blown Confiscation

We celebrated the 238th birthday of our nation, the United States of America, just a few days ago.  It’s a good opportunity to again consider the history of this country and the liberties that we have, and what they mean to us.  It’s also a time to remember that freedom isn’t free.  It takes work.

Civil Liberties need defending

America Means Civil Liberties, Patriotism Means Defending Them

There’s an old parable about dropping a frog into boiling water vs. gently and slowly heating the water the frog’s in.  The first method will see the frog jump out.  The second method, the frog won’t notice until it’s too late and won’t realize it needs to do something to avoid being cooked.

The antis have also learned from that parable.  They want to try to take it one step at a time, hoping that they can get rid of the Second Amendment bit by bit.  They’ve learned not to try a “radical” ban right away, from their previous failures.  We’re going to talk about that.

But now, apparently they’ve decided to go blatantly racial, in this “post-racial” society–well, at least that’s what they keep saying.  Yes, folks, the antis are blatantly calling Black people dangerous and saying they shouldn’t have guns.  Funny that I don’t hear them saying that about the bodyguards for Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, or Michael Bloomberg.

We’re going to talk about that.  Because it’s important.  Black people have just as much right to defend themselves from harm–just as much!–as those aforementioned White people do.  And Cowboy T is going to call them on it, here and now.

Liberty, folks–it takes work, and it’s worth that work–and that’s something worth celebrating in this time of our nation’s birthday.

Happy Birthday, United States of America.  Even with our faults…I love you and cherish you.

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