Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Liability for owners of "gun free" zones?

The Wife and were debating this very point the other night in the wake of the shootings in Omaha. I guess we were ahead of the curve.

Instapundit makes a great point:
It seems to me that we've reached the point at which a facility that bans firearms, making its patrons unable to defend themselves, should be subject to lawsuit for its failure to protect them. The pattern of mass shootings in "gun free" zones is well-established at this point, and I don't see why places that take the affirmative step of forcing their law-abiding patrons to go unarmed should get off scot-free.

The wife came down against imposing this sort of liability but I have to ask: Is it any crazier than suing McDonald's for making you fat?

Whoopi Goldberg embraces supply side economics.

Goldberg said, “I’d like somebody to get rid of the death tax. That’s what I want. I don’t want to get taxed just because I died.” The studio audience started applauding, but she wasn’t done. “I just don't think it’s right,” she continued. “If I give something to my kid, I already paid the tax. Why should I have to pay it again because I died?”

via instapundit.

Cigar basics

It's important for a gentleman to know these things.

via Maggie's Farm.

Nine Victoria Crosses stolen.

The nine Victoria Crosses were taken from inside locked, reinforced glass cabinets, that were guarded by alarm systems and security cameras, in a theft that's wiped out nearly half of New Zealand's collection. The most significant medal taken in the heist belonged to Charles Upham. Only three people in history have won the Victoria Cross twice, and Upham is the only one to win them both for combat.

All In-Fred Thompson moves to Iowa.

Hopefully this will give him some momentum.