Enemy at the Gate: Bloodlust of the Anti-Gunners

The Bloombergian “moms” and their friends have been violent lately. “You see a GunFilth waving its penis substitute, exit, call police. Armed robbery in progress.” So recommends Twitter user LittleBlackDog. Lest you be tempted to think that creatures like LittleBlackDog are anomalies—embarrassing creeps who get quickly put down by the more sincere, life-respecting “moms”—have a

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Enemy at the Gate: We Don’t All Need To Be Rambo

I own guns. I’ve had some decent training, but it was a while back. I don’t practice frequently. When I do, it tends to be with a favored few firearms. I haven’t rehearsed clearing a room or firing while “moving in a highly dynamic manner” in ages. Nor do I regularly practice things like shooting

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Enemy at the Gate: We, The Rattlesnake

British colonists arriving on America’s shores discovered a lot of inhospitable things. Rocky soil and nasty weather in the north. Malaria in the south. And eventually hostile natives everywhere. Among the many unfriendlies were rattlesnakes. Colonists on the north coast encountered the timber rattlesnake. Those farther south had to deal with the eastern diamondback, the most massive pit viper in the world.

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Enemy at the Gate: Right To Resist Or Duty To Submit?

Here’s a theoretical case: You’re moving out of your apartment while having “words” with your spouse. She calls a neighbor and tells him you’re throwing things around the room, but you haven’t physically attacked her. The neighbor rushes over, at which point you’re stomping across the parking lot with a bag of your possessions in

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Enemy at the Gate: Proudly Redneck

Nigger. Kike. Wop. Mick. Chink. Gook. Dago. Spic. Bet those words made you cringe a little, didn’t they? Maybe even more than a little. Now try another word: Redneck. Or how about cracker, rube, hick, good ole boy, hayseed, or hillbilly? Not so much of a cringe from those words, is there? Of course, maybe

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Enemy at the Gate: Civility or Servility?

Every so often, politicians and pundits go on a “civility” binge. I don’t mean that they become more personally gracious toward others. Hardly. I mean that they stick their noses in the air and demand that we, the Great Unwashed, conduct our political discourse in a more polite and proper fashion. It happens every few

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Enemy at the Gate: Spirit of Rebellion

On the night of August 1-2, 1946, a group of American World War II veterans attacked their own county government with firearms.* On a summer day in 1969, thousands of citizens of the tiny Soviet republic of Estonia simply sang a song. And sang it and sang it and sang it again until their befuddled

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Enemy at the Gate: Just Following Orders

In a recent letter to this magazine, J.R. Uhl, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) observed that, “The Constitution and our Bill of Rights are gravely endangered today, and this community (of military, veterans, and law enforcement) is where they will be saved, if they are to be saved at all!” The Colonel is absolutely right. “It”

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Enemy at the Gate: Vocal Minorities

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the pages of S.W.A.T., Claire Wolfe returns for a guest column… Once upon a time, there was a man named Mitch Snyder. He was not a happy person. After walking out on his wife and children, he got busted for auto-theft and served time

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