Again, hate to start off the week with a links post, but it’ll be a long week. Went to the Doctor for the migraines and they found out my blood pressure was through the roof. They are trying anti-hypertensive drugs to bring things down, and I’m trying to be patient and not panic about it. Doesn’t help that I’m pretty severely medical phobic, as in takes every bit of my willpower not to run out of there screaming. Even with home checking, the cuff freaks me the hell out and the thing reads all over the place. I think the protocol will probably be to medicate me with anti-hypertensives until I start passing out :) I seem to be pretty tolerant of the beta-blocker I started taking Friday, but it also isn’t dropping it a whole lot (it’s about a 40% of max dose for my weight). But enough about that, here’s the news:
The Nation: “The NRAâ€™s â€œinsurgency theoryâ€ fantasy rests on the idea that â€œpatriotsâ€ will rise up in unison against government tyranny. But the reality is that firearms have never been a bulwark against tyranny; weâ€™ve maintained a Constitutional government for 230 years because of the separation of powers â€“ because the Framers divided power between co-equal branches of government that serve as checks on any branch gaining absolute power.” Good thing no one is doing everything they can do undermine separation of powers.
Bloomberg seems to be rallying top generals and veterans to push gun control. I don’t for a minute believe these are independent efforts.
Al Sharpton asks if the Second Amendment is for whites only. I don’t know anyone in the RKBA movement who believes that.
Why 2016 Could Be a Turning Point on Guns. To be honest, it could be.
Dems vow to keep heat on GOP over gun control. They think it’s a winning issue, and if they keep winning, they will be right.
Congressional staffers refuse “gun free zone” signs in front of their houses. I’ve never really thought this was much of a gotcha, to be honest. I wouldn’t put a “This home is well-armed” sign in front of my house either.
Gavin Newsmen is a piece of garbage, but he’s also likely to be the next Governor of California.
The 9th Circuit has ruled it’s now a crime to visit someone’s web site if they don’t want you to. No worries here. Everyone is welcome.
I thought this was a good read: “When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism”
This is actually worthwhile legislation if the Republicans are serious about pushing it: “Itâ€™s time to dismantle the ‘fourth branch’”