User Profile: Selfreliance

Selfreliance

Member Since: September 04, 2010

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  • [1] July 19, 2014 at 9:41am

    In case it’s not obvious to you and everyone else, they’re not. It’s the firearm owner’s responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws, and everyone that’s going to own a gun should be fully aware of that.

    I’ll go a step further. I do NOT want gun regulation taken to a national level. I like in a relatively gun-friendly state, and I have no interest in subjecting my ownership and use of firearms to the voting powers of legislators from the liberal coasts.

  • [3] July 12, 2014 at 11:39am

    “most of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied kids who’ve arrived since October”

    Get with it, Blaze. These are NOT “kids.” They are OTM “unaccompanied minors,” meaning individuals under the age of 18 not in the presence of their legal parent or guardian. The majority are bound to be 13-17 and mostly gang members, but of course nothing but staged pictures and no data is being provided about their ages. Using a word that conjures up images of little 8 year old Sally playing with Border Bustin Barbie is simply inaccurate. When is the last time you look at a 17 year old MS-13 member with his face covered in gang ink and thought, “what a cute kid!”?

  • June 3, 2014 at 1:59pm

    Nothing wrong with M&M’s decision here, although they should make it and stand behind it. Those citing the gay wedding cake debacle should realize that forcing the baker to accept business against his values is just as wrong as doing the same to Mars. At least the cake case involved a protected class… there absolutely no justification to complain about Mars’ right to make this decision.

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  • June 3, 2014 at 1:55pm

    You have some problem with THAT website? You must have a really challenging time browsing the web.

  • May 30, 2014 at 7:31pm

    Having previously had guns pointed at you does not justify firing wildly at those individuals when they’re outside your store, fleeing, and no longer a deadly threat. Firing wild shots at fleeing perps is exactly the sort of behavior that proves someone shouldn’t have a firearm.

  • [1] May 29, 2014 at 9:02am

    Most people do not consider all Caucasians “white.” What percentage of Google’s workforce is Asian? What percentage of their “white” workforce descends from Caucasians from India and Pakistan?

  • [16] May 29, 2014 at 8:57am

    Are you aware that nearly every sort of common electrical component — that is, most types of resistors, capacitors, diodes, and so forth — are not available made anywhere except China? That means every electrical device, from pacemakers to defibrillators, are at least in part made in China. Good luck with your policy.

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  • [4] May 23, 2014 at 9:08am

    Am I missing something? They both HAD the money to “pay” to go to the bathroom and chose not to do so, because they wanted goodies instead. You ask me, it’s a good lesson in the wise use of one’s own resources. If you don’t learn this lesson you age into that person who has the platinum smart phone plan but can’t make bills at the end of the month. This woman can teach my kids any time.

  • [2] May 7, 2014 at 7:58pm

    Bound to be more to this story than a parking spot. Both participants in the argument just happen to be carrying, doubtless illegally?

  • [8] May 7, 2014 at 7:56pm

    There’s no indication here that her actions were in self-defense. There’s not enough information to conclude anything either way. IF she was in reasonable fear for her life, firing the firearm should be an act of self-defense regardless of that firearm’s source, although she could also indited for unlawful possession thereof (likely only if she’s believed to have known her son had the firearm in the first place). On the other hand, if the shooter was running away when she fired, self-defense wouldn’t be a valid defense against attempted murder or a lesser charge. She has no justification for shooting purely in retaliation, however reasonable many might feel that to be.

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  • May 4, 2014 at 10:05am

    So you think they’re being reported too frequently, or that you’re reading too much? Shootings are not happening more frequently,

  • May 4, 2014 at 10:03am

    You’re mistaking “being reported more frequently” for “happening more frequently.”

    “This stuff,” as you put it, is happening less frequently.

  • [-1] May 4, 2014 at 10:02am

    The homicide rate has dropped by more than half in the last 20 years and that is “falling apart”? Genius.

  • May 4, 2014 at 9:57am

    Can you imagine an America where every car would have an instantly inflating pillow of air to cushion drivers in an impact, and no one would ever die in an automobile accident again?

    Guess what? Even with TEN cushions of air surrounding a driver they still manage to die in automobile accidents. Even in countries with virtually no guns, there is gun crime. This progressive mindset that we’re not done restricting people until they are totally safe is both ridiculous and utterly impractical… but a great excuse for limitless power grabbing.

  • April 29, 2014 at 1:28pm

    Most of you commenters are daft. Is everything an excuse to bitch about some sort of overreach? According to the judge, she ADMITTED to receiving notices about her debt and the county’s intent to sell her home if she did not pay it. She elected not to pay it, house sold, debt paid. All is right with the world… except she does not like the consequences she brought upon herself through her own moronic choices.

  • January 20, 2014 at 9:04am

    Back to the research, please. It is false to claim a difference between open and concealed carry is a requirement to permit for the latter, as there are six states with “Constitutional Carry” in which people may carry concealed without a permit requirement. The difference between open and concealed carry is that one’s firearm is hidden from view in the latter case. Period. Legal definitions and requirements vary too much from state to state to make sweeping generalizations about them.

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  • September 4, 2013 at 8:17am

    Dear Blaze editors:

    It has come to my attention that you are missing a significant revenue opportunity. There is a small piece of prime location on each and every page of The Blaze website — the very center — which is almost completely free from giant screaming advertisements for gold, dietary supplements, Walmart, and BlazeTV. It appears to be just wasted with silly text about this and that. I believe you can optimize your website for revenue by moving this pointless content to a small, scrolling sidebar, thus freeing the main portion for paid advertisement.

    You’re welcome,
    SelfReliance

    In reply to the story Could Obama Bomb Syria on 9/11?

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  • August 18, 2013 at 11:16am

    Are those actually “assault rifles” — selective fire military carbines capable for automatic operation — or is The Blaze being just as sloppy as the leftist media on this issue?

  • August 13, 2013 at 7:34pm

    Most local media reports that the gunman’s weapon is of unknown type. One says “armed with at least a handgun.” The AP reported “some type of automatic weapon,” but the source of that information is not clear… and highly suspected when the locals don’t also say it.

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  • June 30, 2013 at 8:30am

    In the event of disaster, I intend to kill my rabbit to ensure that it does not suffer, eat it to sustain myself, and use its fur to make a survival suit so I do not freeze to death. My wife and I have prepared to implement this plan by killing, skinning, and eating several dozen rabbits, and will maintain this level of preparedness by periodically killing another rabbit, guinea pig, mole, cat, or dog as available.

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