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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Followup: Olofson vs. BATFE

The JPFO is running a concurrent campaign to hand back a little legal trouble to the BATFE: Give The BATFE The Boot!

When we're afraid to make a purchase at a gun show, own an interesting collection of firearms, or effectively protect our own home and family, then we've already lost most of the right to keep and bear arms.

Notice the key word: afraid. Simple fear of being investigated or prosecuted is enough to deter honest citizens from having, owning, using, or even taking an interest in firearms. When you realize the staggering cost of legal defense against even a bogus federal prosecution, you have every reason to be afraid. And the BATFE has always relied on our fear.

I'm going out of my way here to plug JPFO for a variety of reasons:

- JPFO offers educational swag, purchase of which helps grease the financial treads of the litigation tanks

- Boston T. Party, of whom I am an avid reader, stands by the JPFO as an aggressive protector of firearms rights

- JPFO has a link to FrontSight on the main page, which is currently offering a fantastically-discounted training offer (endorsed by SurvivalBlog)

Personally, I'm tired of this nanny-state mentality. It's totalitarianism in a frumpy dress, with a wooden spoon in one hand and a Taser in the other, and it's past time to put it out to pasture.

Reality-check Bonus: What?

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