Environmentalism vs Conservation.

New political point.

Environmentalism is not the same thing as Conservation.

The former doesn't actually have the same goals as the latter, often times goals that are entirely political and not within the scope or direction of protecting the environment. While the latter entirely aims at conserving the environment.

Here is an example of Environmentalism at work.

We have too much government.

Some Thom Brennan

Only version I could find of this song with a Youtube link but it works mostly. The video is interesting if badly edited, some old video of a French alpine region I guess. [edit]Pyrenees[/edit]

This makes me want to take the Deuce to the top of a mountain in North Georgia and Camp for a few nights. Run a battery string, for powering basic lights and a bit of music and watch the stars roll by. Sad thing is that I hate doing such things alone. If I can't share something like that I just go melancholy.

On those universal background checks..

I'm sure, the idea that a spouse leaving their spouse at home with guns for more than 7 days is exactly the sort of crime we need to stop.


If you left town for more than 7 days, and left your gay partner, or unrelated roommate at home with the guns, you’d be committing a felony. This should be called the “denying gun rights to gays act.” Remember that the federal government does not recognize gay marriage, even if you’re state does, thanks to DOMA. 5 years in prison.

Actually, even married couples are questionably legal, because the exemption between family only applies to gifts, not to temporary transfers. The 7 day implication is if you leave your spouse at home for more than 7 days, it’s an unlawful transfer, and you’re a 5 year felon. I suppose you could gift them to your spouse, or related co-habitant, and then have them gift them back when you arrive back home. Maybe the Attorney General will decide to create a form for that.

It would be illegal to lend a gun to a friend to take shooting. That would be a transfer. 5 years in federal prison.

Steals the livelihood of gun dealers by setting a fixed fee to conduct transfers. The fee is fixed by the Attorney General. What’s to prevent him from setting it at $1000?

Enacts defacto universal gun registration, because of record keeping requirements.

All lost and stolen guns must be reported to the federal and local government. This means everyone will have to fill out the theft/loss form, and not just FFLs. You only have 24 hours to comply. If you lose a gun on a hunting trip deep in the woods, and can’t get back home to fill out the form in 24 hours, you’re a felon and will spend 5 years in federal prison.

Want to lend a gun to a friend to go hunting? It’s a 5 year in prison felony.

No exception for state permits. All transfers must go through a dealer or 5 years in federal prison.
UPDATE: Teaching someone to shoot on your own land is a felony, 5 years, if you hand them the gun. Not an exempted transfer.

I'm sure this net effect is exactly what they're looking for.

Compared rights..

X is a right which protects a persons access to a combination of technologies which allow them to control or at least exert some control of their right to self determination and/or life.

History has meaning...

It doesn't take being a Supreme Court Justice to know that the opening shots of the Revolution were because the British had decided to collect the powder stores that the militia had. It also doesn't take being a Supreme Court Justice to know that the founding fathers had a problem with that action by the then government which is why they crafted the 2nd amendment the way that they did.

One may argue that "confiscating the powder stores" is reasonable and practical but history tells otherwise that it was NOT reasonable or acceptable. Thus to argue that the 2nd amendment means something else, patently ignores history.