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  1. Well, one of the things that people who have firearms often say is “Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.”

    Look into this woman’s eyes, and tell me you don’t think it might be prudent to have a little something in the closet.

  2. I dunno, Tonya Harding looks like sweetness and light compared to Ann C. I don’t know how Ms. Coulter does it, but there’s just something about her face that makes her eyes look like pebbles dropped into the eyesockets.

    I’m not so sure about the usefulness of carrying guns, either; it seems to be a general rule these days that the local government can outgun you 100 to 1 without even trying (and the Somalia exception isn’t particularly awe-inspiring in the peace,order,and good government department), so unless your plan is to stock up on guns and vanish into the hills, all your shotguns and rifles will do is provide an excuse for the American Imperium to make a move on you (eg: the Branch Davidians and MOVE.)

    But there is something oddly compelling about the “vanish into the hills” alternative, though in my case I’d substitute “Canada” for “the hills.”

  3. I’m not so sure about the usefulness of carrying guns, either; it seems to be a general rule these days that the local government can outgun you 100 to 1 without even trying

    I remember Rumsfeld saying something to that effect about Iraq and I believe the Iraq’s provided him with a three letter answer to that: I-E-D.

    It doesn’t matter how massively outgunned a force is, guerrilla tactics have the uncanny characteristic of evening the odds.

  4. here’s just something about her face that makes her eyes look like pebbles dropped into the eyesockets.

    Were you perhaps thinking of the phrase “like two pissholes in the snow”?

  5. here’s just something about her face that makes her eyes look like pebbles dropped into the eyesockets.

    Were you perhaps thinking of the phrase “like two pissholes in the snow”?

    Or “like two entry wounds from a medium-caliber bullet?”

  6. I think everybody should own a firearm that doesn’t see a lot of wisdom in finding themselves in a gunfight, or a victim of crime, unarmed.

    Yes, government guns can overpower a small number of people, but not as large a one as we’ll need. If a million armed citizens showed up in DC demanding change, you’d think it was a snowstorm from all the cops putting in their retirement papers.

    As Chairman Mao said, “Political power comes out of the barrel of a gun.”

  7. Oh my god you are so Vulcan mindmelding with me. I was just, just blogging about this and quoting you. I’m going to the firing range tomorrow. Freaky weird, man.

  8. “If a million armed citizens showed up in DC demanding change, you’d think it was a snowstorm from all the cops putting in their retirement papers.”

    I think that would count as an armed insurrection, which would (a) fall into the category of arming up and heading for the hills, and (b) wouldn’t be responded to with the police, but those parts of the US army that hadn’t already flipped and were marching with the rebels. (but, of course, That Would Be Wrong. We are all good citizens who would never engage in an armed insurrection against the American Imperium™)

    With all regards to Chairman Mao, he was badshit insane, so I’d take his comments about firearms with a grain or two of salt. The resources that even a halfway functional state can bring to bear can easily trump an unorganized rabble, even if the unorganized rabble is well-armed.

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