Die Hard star admits gun control can’t prevent tragedies

Bruce_Willis_1Just when it seemed that virtually everyone in Hollywood swims in their own hypocritical ocean of restrictive gun control, Die Hard star Bruce Willis told a band of reporters that he is against new gun control measures and believes that if the government destroys the second amendment, any amendment then becomes up for grabs.

”If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” asked Willis.  “No one commits a crime because they saw a film. There’s nothing to support that,” he added.

“It’s a difficult thing and I really feel bad for those families,” he said. “I’m a father and it’s just a tragedy. But I don’t know how you legislate insanity. I don’t know what you do about it. I don’t even know how you begin to stop that.”

The 57-year old Bruce Willis stars once again as John McClane in the fifth Die Hard movie set to be released February 14th.  Willis also appears in two other movies to be released this year, sequels “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Red 2″.

Meanwhile, Rambo star Sylvester Stallone lectured the American people on the importance of gun control fresh off filming his latest violent film, “Bullet To The Head”, where he shot dead 83 people – averaging a gun death every 3 minutes and 4 seconds.  In his previous Rambo film, Stallone shot 78.  Stallone’s net worth has reached a whopping $275m off of movies that glorify guns and violence.  But, thanks for the lecture, Mr. Stallone.

Libertarian to challenge status quo in battle over Kerry seat

2012-08-30 19.00.15After Massachusetts Senator John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State within the Obama Administration, a battle has emerged to fill the open position.  Undaunted by the entrenched two-party system, Libertarian Daniel Fishman officially announced his plans Tuesday to run for the seat.

“I think there is an awakening in Massachusetts,” Fishman said, who has easily positioned himself as the only truly consistent small government candidate for the state’s vacated Senate seat.  “There’s no question I am a dark horse,” Fishman added.  But for the freedom-loving people of Massachusetts, “there’s nobody coming close to representing them.”

Fishman will need 10,000 signatures before April 3rd to be placed on the official state Special Election ballot.  Voting will take place June 25th to fill the seat.

Fishman is a big advocate of sales taxes in lieu of punishing federal income taxation.  He also supports the legalization of Marijuana, a fair and equal right to marry under the law, and a return of personal decision-making freedom to the American people.  “The Republicans and Democrats have willfully polarized the country for political gain,” he wrote on his official campaign web site.  “All I ask of you is that you consider which candidate will put more power into your hands.  If all power derives from the people, which is the premise of our country, government can not increase power without diminishing the power of the people.”

Daniel Fishman’s official website has been setup at fishmanforcongress.com.

CBO: 7 million to lose health insurance under Obamacare

Article Highlights

  • Obamacare to cost 7 million people insurance coverage
  • Businesses struggle to keep up with new regulations
  • Obamacare to cost taxpayers $1.165 trillion over 10 years

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the costs required to meet the demands of Obamacare will cost 7 million people their insurance coverage as companies struggle to sift through the new law.  This was twice the original estimate.

“CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so,” wrote the Washington Times.  “Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.”

Over the next 10 years, the new healthcare law will cost the government an estimated $1.165 trillion.

This comes as several governors, who had previously vowed to oppose the new government mandate, caved to federal pressure and promises of money.  Ohio governor John Kasich now supports the measure in his state, along with governor Jan Brewer of Arizona.  According to Kasich, his reason to now support the law was to avoid “leaving Ohioans’ federal tax dollars on the table and keeps the federal government from simply giving them away to other states.”

Free money.

First experience at a gun store opened my eyes to gun control

Gun-Clip-Bullets-550x300As a Libertarian-minded citizen, I have always respected a person’s right to keep and bear arms.  Ingrained in the founding of our nation, the people’s right to firearms is a notion that I understand and embrace, but up until this year, I never knew what it was like to own a gun and spend time around gun owners.  It was an eye opening experience.

From the minute I walked into the first gun store in search of my first firearm, a realization quickly hit me: these people are not crazy.  In fact, they were some of the friendliest, serious and safety-conscience people I have ever met.  Every firearm was treated with care and safety-checked before handling by customers and store employees.  The process was organized and efficient and the salespeople were patient and eager to help.  They seemed to enjoy what they do.

Although typical of other industries, nobody attempted to “oversell” me a caliber of gun that I was not confident and experienced enough to handle.  The advice was dead-on accurate and consistent between gun stores: start small, learn how to properly and safely handle the gun, then upgrade to higher calibers when you are ready.  This is not a race, and you are not impressing anyone by shooting a caliber that is not right for you.  That advice is sound.

There I was, talking to card carrying members of the NRA about purchasing my first weapon, and it was surprisingly stress-free.  No pushy sales people, no hard selling.  This was serious business, and I felt how seriously everyone in those stores took the act of shooting a deadly weapon.  It wasn’t child’s play.  It wasn’t about killing.  It wasn’t about destroying.  Gun ownership is about legitimate personal protection and being safe and responsible while doing so, no exceptions.

Eventually, I walked out of one of the stores with my first gun.  While pleased with the decision that I made, I was saddened to realize first hand who gun control laws actually effect.  Gun control affects these people, not the criminal.  They affect serious, safe and law-abiding citizens, not killers.  Those who work and shop at gun stores are not the problem, but they are – unfortunately – the ones who gun control laws largely effect.

Why?  Because they are law-abiding, that’s why.

Although I have always respected the right to bear arms, this experience has illustrated to me just how detrimental gun control is to our society and what little it does to improve the safety and security of the American people.  Just like drugs, guns will always exist in our society.  Take guns away from law-abiding people, and the government single-handedly turns us into sitting ducks for those who would do us harm.

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Arizona fights federal gun control with new Senate bill

Gun1As the federal government continues to use high-publicity tragedies to burden Americans with increasing gun control, the State of Arizona has approved a new measure that would make it a crime in the state for gun dealers to enforce any government law, act or regulation.

The new law’s Purpose statement reads, “Prohibits public servants and federally licensed firearms dealers from enforcing any U.S. government act, law, statute, rule or regulation. Establishes an offense for U.S. government officials, agents or employees to enforce firearm-related acts, orders, laws, statutes, rules or regulations. Allows the Attorney General (AG) to defend Arizona citizens prosecuted by the federal government for a firearm-related violation, and declares certain firearm-related laws and regulations unenforceable in Arizona.”

A similar law was passed last month in the Arizona State House, and such measures puts Arizona along side 15 other states that are considering the same types of measures to prevent increasing federal government regulations from effecting state citizens.

Both the Senate and House bills passed along party lines in the state.