Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Getting It In the Great White North

Pierre Lemieux is a Canadian who gets it.

Western Standard: A question of state power

The issue of gun control is really the issue of state power: those who want more control want the state to have more power; those who want less control just want to be free.

And for our love of freedom, we most assuredly will be assailed in the Obamastream Media as hate-filled bigots the minute the first gun control bill of the Obama Era hits the floor, and we dare raise our voices in opposition thereto.

Dissent is patriotic hate speech.

Anyway, it's nothing we haven't heard or said already here in the world of reality, but nonetheless, it wouldn't hurt to drop on over and give Mr. Lemieux an attaboy in the comments. Also...

At least since the early 20th century, homicide rates have always been three to four times higher in the U.S. than in Canada (5.6 vs. 1.8 per 100,000 in 2007). But note the large regional variations between, say, New York City, Chicago or Washington D.C. with their handgun bans and high homicide rates, and New Hampshire or Vermont with their liberal gun laws and homicide rates comparable to Québec’s 1.2.

Speaking of which...

15 Safest States for 2008

No 1: New Hampshire

New Hampshire is ranked No. 1 for the first time thanks to impressively low crime across the board. It boasts the nation's lowest murder rate and second-lowest aggravated assault and burglary rates.

I blame Halliburton.