Annual US vehicle miles traveled (blue, in tens of billions) and traffic fatalities per billion miles traveled (red) from 1921 to 2015

Regulation and Safety: A Case Study


Our fellow citizens, in their blind zeal to protect their Second Amendment rights, reject any regulation of firearms, however slight. The result has been carnage. WC doubts you need a recitation of recent mass shootings.1 What’s curious, though, is that we accept the 30 thousand plus firearm deaths each year even though they arise from…

Originalism (Re)Considered


The late Justice Antonin Scalia famously supported the legal doctrine of “originalism” as a justice of the United States Supreme Court. WC has criticized both Justice Scalia and originalism in earlier posts, but the recent attempts by the new Justice Neil Gorsuch to insert originalism into oral argument on the gerrymandering case brings the issue…

Open carry supporters attended a counterprotest in front of the McKinney Police Department in June 2015. Photo credit: Dallas Morning News

Another NRA Myth Gets Busted


A murderous, criminal thug shot 12 police officers and two civilians in Dallas on July 7. Five of the police officers died. In the chaos in downtown Dallas, as the cops tried to figure out who was shooting, how many shooters there were and where they were, a new and completely unnecessary challenge developed: which of…

An image from Chris Simcox's brief, dark-horse run for U.S. Senate in the 2010 GOP primary against John McCain.

Chris Simcox: Kindergarten Teacher, Vigilante and Pervert


WC is usually satisfied to let perverts rot without publicity. But Chris Simcox is such a strange story that it’s worth a look. Chris Simcox, most recently of Phoenix, Arizona, taught kindergarten through third grade at the affluent, private Wildwood School in Los Angeles, California,1 for a reported 13 years.[^2] After his employment as a teacher ended, he became a grade school tutor.…

Another Senseless Massacre


WC tries not to get involved in the ammosexuals’ shrill and insane claims to unrestricted, unlimited Second Amendment rights in the face of the mounting body count. The massacre at Pulse in Orlando has made that impossible. If you read the comments on any article – any of the Alaska Dispatch News stories is representative – they…