Robert Farago's TheTruthAboutGuns.com: Why Everyone Here should visit that site, as much as DailyPaul!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 22:32
It is arguably the most popular gunblog on the net.
And, for those of you familiar with my 2nd Amend. related DP-threads, you probably already noticed that I link to that site a lot, along with articles aggregated at the other libertarian leaning gun-news aggregator, TheGunWire.com.
TheTruthAboutGuns.com (TTAG) is sort of a 'DailyPaul' for the libertarian-leaning, geopolitically aware gun owners, for the most part.
Plus, Robert Farago the proprietor, while not a full on R3VOL, he 100% supports RP's position on 2nd Amend: NO Fed regulation at ALL!
NBC reports [above] that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing passengers’ drinks for explosives after passengers clear security. Probable cause for a warrantless search? Hey, you’re going on an airplane. That’s probable cause enough! Or not. In fact, I’ve had more than enough of these government stooges and their security theater. It’s seriously delusional to believe that we’re safer from terrorists because we’re forced to strip and submit to electronic searches and pat-downs from glorified (and unionized) mall cops who treat law-abiding taxpayers like violent prisoners heading for their cells. Ron Paul argued that Americans should be able to exercise their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms on airplanes. Damn straight. And then we wouldn’t need the TSA’s blue goons, would we? TSA, ATF, “Homeland” Security. They should all FOAD—via a democratic process, of course.
Also he used to live and write IN England, and thus the pithy come-backs and oft hilariously snarky headlines, along with the cheeseball English tabloid tradition of making inane drawn out behavior comparisons/metaphors linking photos of lesser known models with commonly understood to be skilled act, ie. 'Obama knows about how to clear a double feed malfunction as much as Candice Swanepoel'
But the following post should seal the deal for many here:
Posted on September 15, 2012 by Robert Farago
At the bottom of yesterday’s post on a trigger-happy Texas cop, MotoJB and Rydak expressed their revulsion at our anti-police bias. As is our policy, I deleted the anti-TTAG flames and created this post for a no-holds barred discussion of our editorial stance re: law enforcement officers. I’ll kick things off with an admission: TTAG publishes a lot of stories highlighting police incompetence, arrogance, lack of accountability and general thugitude. These articles invariably unleash a stream of anti-cop comments. Does that make America’s most popular firearms blog anti-cop? At the risk of alienating a significant number of law enforcement officers who participate here . . .
Yes. Yes we are.
That’s the short answer. As you may expect, the longer answer kinda walks it back a bit. Only not really.
I founded TTAG to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns. While I’ve never rejected an article or killed a comment because of its editorial content (save racist remarks), there’s no question that I’ve heavily biased this “exploration” towards pro-Second Amendment material....My father was a Holocaust survivor. The Romanians murdered my grandparents. Also, I grew up in Rhode Island. At the time, the mob ran the state. Including the police. Who beat-up my brother and spat on my jacket (and laughed) when I was on my first date.
By osmosis, instruction and direct experience, I came to believe that the police are the all-too-willing instruments of the state. As you might imagine, I’m no great fan of the state. I share our founding fathers’ belief that the government is the greatest threat to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness....But lionizing cops works against us. It elevates police to a position of power that makes me distinctly uncomfortable. As it does any lover of freedom. By the same token, singling cops out for criticism when they deserve it keeps them honest. At least in theory.