Archive for January, 2013

TSA Scanners, Technological Surveillance, and the Constitution

Last week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it would discontinue further use of backscatter x-ray machines that result in naked imaging due to the manufacturer’s inability to meet congressionally mandated privacy requirements.  This is certainly good news for liberty-minded folks who wish to freely travel in a state without, in many cases literally, […]

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What Is Not Being Discussed as Part of the Ongoing Gun Control Debate

Here is a recent story that will not likely receive an equitable portion of coverage in the mainstream media as the gun control agenda continues to heat up.   This incident occurred Tuesday, less than three miles from my house as it happens.  The short version is that Border Patrol agents were in pursuit of […]

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That’s It In a Nutshell…

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Ban Guns or Ban Meds?

It should be clear to anyone paying even the slightest bit of attention to the resurgent gun control agenda, ostensibly resulting from the recent Sandy Hook school shooting, that some form of largely impractical and unethical restrictive action is likely on the part of the federal government in the relatively near term.  Though such an […]

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“I Will Not Be Disarmed To Suit… Fear”

Marine veteran Joshua Boston recently wrote the following letter to California Senator Dianne Feinstein, as is his constitutionally protected individual right to petition the government for redress of grievances.   Senator Dianne Feinstein,   I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right […]

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Newspaper Effectively Publishes a Target List for Criminals

Last month a New York newspaper, the Journal-News, published an online list detailing the names and addresses of local gun owners in what can only be realistically described as a blatant anti-gun agenda.  To say nothing of the fact that this act, whether legally carried out or not, is an entirely unethical breach of basic privacy […]

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