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Academic Malpractice Part 818

Anthony305 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 8:23 PM
The existence of effective personal weapons, which do not require great strength, or skill to operate, is the only thing that separates us from the time (not that long ago) when things were dominated by the biggest, strongest, meanest and craziest of people. Without an effective means of defence, anyone's life and property are at the mercy of whoever can physically dominate them. The same applies to government; without arms, citizens have no recourse against tyranny, genocide, or anything else a government with armed agents decides to do to them.
Tionico Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 6:19 PM
this is SO true... and completely explains WHY the drug cartels are running Mexico, a nation disarmed by law. Imagine if the man on the street in Mexico was allowed to have and use his own personal weapons, just as we are here. The cartels would not be able to move into an area, totally subjugate it, exact "taxes" in the form of cash, goods, homes, lands, facilities, on demand, and "take care of" any who stand in their path to dominate. No, the first time a couple camionetas loaded with druggies move into town, the locals would drive them off.. either openly or by stealth, with their own weapons. Yes, it would be bloody for a short time... the cartels would get the message quickly enough and move on to "safer" ground. End of conflict.
Author’s Note: This is the 818th column I have written since September of 2003. If you are tired of hearing about liberal hypocrisy in academia, please do not read this latest offering. If you like guns, however, keep reading.

Dear Professor Hoplophobe (pseudonym):

First I would like to thank you for your willingness to discuss Second Amendment issues despite our deep disagreement about the scope and applicability of this important constitutional right. The first time we broached the issue, the tenor of our discussion was less than civil. Since then, you have agreed to continue...