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RKBA is a DKos group of second amendment supporters who also have progressive and liberal values. We don't think that being a liberal means one has to be anti-gun. Some of us are extreme in our second amendment views (no licensing, no restrictions on small arms) and some of us are more moderate (licensing, restrictions on small arms.) Moderate or extreme, we hold one common belief: more gun control equals lost elections. We don't want a repeat of 1994. We are an inclusive group: if you see the Second Amendment as safeguarding our right to keep and bear arms individually, then come join us in our conversation. If you are against the right to keep and bear arms, come join our conversation. We look forward to seeing you, as long as you engage in a civil discussion. RKBA stands for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

1911s has defensive gun uses:

Defensive gun use happens all the time. And it makes the news, though it might not ever make it to a nice chart or graph. Here is a small handful of stories (from this month by the way) where ordinary folk used firearms to defend themselves against criminals.

Las Cruces NM - Allentown PA - South Bend IN - Hamlin WV - Paterson NJ - Rapid City SD - Titusville FL - Franklinton NC - Hazelwood MO - Indianapolis IN - El Paso TX - This next one is great: the intended victim used the criminal's gun on him Lagrange GA - San Antonio TX - Winter Garden FL - Gaffney SC - Salisbury NC - Morristown TN

Criminals are bad. Armed citizens stop criminals. Stopping criminals is good.  So ... armed citizens are good? Link love to http://www.thearmedcitizen.com/ for taking the time to collect these stories :)

Speaking of defensive use of firearms: Dog attacks kid, man shoots dog.

TG's Food for Thought:

There are so many people who use the Internet -- something that the Founding Fathers couldn't have conceived of -- to assert that if people want to exercise their Second Amendment rights, they should only have access to muskets -- the only weapons the Founding Fathers could really conceive of.

Do I really have to point out -- again -- the absolute silliness and hypocrisy of that argument?

Really?

Originally posted to R K B A on Thu May 13, 2010 at 04:15 PM PDT.

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