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Fighting Further Gun Control: Protest NFA Trust Changes

Fighting Further Gun Control: Protest NFA Trust Changes

Obama’s executive order against NFA trusts and corporations resulted in a potential ATF policy change. There is a 90 day review period, here’s how to do what you can to stop it.

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The NSA Responds to My FOIA Request

The NSA Responds to My FOIA Request

Two weeks ago I wrote to the NSA and requested my phone records and any records of my Internet activity via a Freedom of Information Act request. On June 26, 2013 the NSA denied my FOIA request and refused to confirm or deny that they had any information about me. I’ve redacted my case number […]

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Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Four

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Four

This week the article is personal — Minnesota is about to have a “firearm safety committee” by well-known anti-gun politician House Public Safety Committee Chairman Michael Paymar. As usual, any time firearms are brought up as a public safety, public health, or “save the children” initiative it is usually bullshit. Many anti-gun advocates will hide […]

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Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Three

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Three

On Wednesday, January 16 2013 President Barack Obama released his proposed executive orders to “deal” with gun violence. As I wrote a few weeks ago, most of what gun control advocates propose has little to nothing to do with curbing mass murders such as the school shooting in Connecticut. Those educated on current and past […]

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Fighting Further Gun Control: Week One

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week One

If the rumors are true, then California Senator Dianne Feinstein will propose the most sweeping firearms control in the history of the American continent. Depending on when you read this article, she may already have. What We’re Facing Based on her own Web site, Feinstein may attempt to introduce legislation regulating any or all of […]

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Starbucks You Complete Me

Starbucks You Complete Me

It’s rare that I find someone who shares my worldview as a gun-carrying gay rights activist. I can usually find folks who agree with one issue but not the other, and depending on how myopic they are we usually part ways right then and there. It is somewhat popular in Minnesota, my current state of […]

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How to Tell Someone You Can See Their Gun

How to Tell Someone You Can See Their Gun

There’s a coffee shop within short walking distance from my new job. I go there about four or five times a week with my co-workers, and it’s a nice joint in a nicer part of downtown. Now, Minneapolis is to the rest of Minnesota as Northern Virginia is to the rest of Virginia, for my […]

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Minnesotans: Urge your representative to support HF1467

Minnesotans: Urge your representative to support HF1467

Earlier this week I wrote a post about the civilian self-defense and the complex and subjective rules of engagement. I called out Minnesota’s “Duty to Retreat” demand as an arbitrary requirement that is difficult for people to accurately evaluate during times of stress. Duty to retreat means that the burden is on the victim to […]

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Rethinking Civilian Rules of Engagement

Rethinking Civilian Rules of Engagement

The current civilian self-defense rules are difficult, complex, and open to interpretation. It supports the legal system and not the victim. The checklist is dangerous, and replacing it with a simplified version may make it easier on citizens. It may cloud the issue when both parties are breaking the law, or when situations aren’t clear cut.

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Curio & Relic FFL Holder Change of Address Process Change?

Curio & Relic FFL Holder Change of Address Process Change?

I read stories on the Internet about changing my address as a Curio & Relic firearm collector license via a simple letter instead of a complicated, conflicting ATF form. I emailed the ATF to get the scoop, but I’m not convinced.

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