Bob Owens

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Archive for December, 2012

In defense of Erik Loomis

Erik Loomis, an assistant professor of history at the University of Rhode Island, has come to attention in recent days for an outraged series of Twitter comments in the wake of the mass murders at an elementary school in Newtown, CT last week. Here are some of the comments Loomis made before deleting his Twitter […]

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Sam Adams has choice words for the handful of companies/people wilting under Newtown hysteria

[tweet https://twitter.com/cheaperthandirt/status/281089049815556096] Academy, Cheaper than Dirt, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Walmart are reacting to the Newtown tragedy, where a legally-purchased AR-15 was stolen after its owner was murdered and then used to killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, by an evil 20-year-old, who failed a NICS background check attempt to purchase […]

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Paul Revere didn’t have Twitter

Just after midnight on April 19, 1775, Paul Revere was secreted out of Boston in a rowboat, past the HMS Somerset, to Charlestown. He mounted a fine mare by the name of Brown Beauty, and helped set off a network of alarm riders, church bells, musket shots and signal fires that quickly broadcast across the […]

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Some explicit history to explain why we must keep military-capable arms to ensure our essential liberty

When British General Thomas Gage sent his men out on an ill-fated mission to confiscate the firearms of Colonials unhappy with British rule, he had no intention of triggering a war. It was his government’s belief that citizens should be disarmed so that they could not threaten what they viewed as a just government and […]

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Massacre in Newtown just the latest result of the culture of “violence for pleasure.”

As I write this with a churning stomach, my wife is on the way to pick up our youngest child from preschool, and the body count at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, is rising rapidly. The latest I’m hearing is that there are at least 27 killed, and 18 children, presumably kindergarteners, are among […]

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