Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Archive for December, 2012

Something funny happened on the way to tyranny

I dropped my car off this morning at my mechanic’s, as the clutch appeared to be on its last legs. Being a beautiful morning in the mid-40s, I decided to walk home, and soak in some of the small-town downtown ambiance along the way. The sleepy antique stores were not seeing much business, and I […]

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May it never come to pass

Sept. 19 Dear B., I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. I’ve heard it through command that the loyalists harassing I-40 have been dealt with, so you should be getting all the rice, flour, etc you could want within days, now that the port in Wilmington has been repaired. Because of security I […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods screws over their customers and their suppliers

After the Newtown tragedy, Dicks Sporting Goods—which presumably entered the modern sporting rifle (MSR) market purely for financial gain when it saw other sporting good stores selling them by the truckload—screwed over hundreds or thousands of customers. It cancelled the rifles they’d ordered, as if they were criminals. DSG’s respect for their customers was and […]

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The tyranny of the “better than you”

Last week, NBC’s Meet the Press personality David Gregory displayed a standard-capacity, 30-round, G.I.-issue, STANAG 4179-compatible, aluminum 5.56 rifle magazine on the air as part of a televised gun control harangue. This magazine is ubiquitous in most of the free United States, can generally be purchased for less than ten dollars when in stock… and […]

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What you’ll see in the rebellion

Let me explain, gun grabbers, how your confiscatory fantasy plays out. Let us imagine for a moment that a sweeping gun control bill similar to the one currently suggested is passed by the House and Senate, and signed into law by a contemptuous President. Perhaps 50-100 million firearms currently owned by law-abiding citizens will become […]

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