Weekend Roundup from Claire Wolfe

Weekend links from Living Freedom.


Another university — a biggie, Princeton — finally takes a stand for free speech.

And more.


Maybe They Don’t Have Armed Self-defense in New Zealand

So how should a woman at home with 2 teenage daughters react to a man bent on breaking into her home? Without a gun that is… New Zealand man shot, arrested after attempting to break-in Goochland home

When she realized he was trying to break in, she told him she was calling the police and that she was armed with a handgun.

Skinner broke through the glass on the door and reached through to unlatch it. The woman with the handgun, unidentified by police, warned Skinner repeatedly before shooting him twice.

Cops found him in a neighbor’s front yard. He was taken to a local hospital. Turns out the guy is from New Zealand. (Queue the shocked diplomatic core in three, two, …) Not only is he from New Zealand, but he only arrived 2 days ago. Charges against this guy are pending.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Acoustic Alchemy

I recently realized that I have apparently never featured Acoustic Alchemy in a Musical Interlude. I’m not sure how this oversight occurred, since they are one of my favorite acoustic musical groups. (I usually specify them as an “example group” when setting up a station on a service like Spotify or Google Play.)

Acoustic Alchemy started in the 1980s, had some success in the mainstream in the 1990s, but then reorganized in 1999 and changed musicians. And while I do listen to some of their early work, I can’t tell you much about the current lineup.

This is “Mr Chow” from their 1987 debut album Red Dust and Spanish Lace.

Anti-tank Missile Used to Attack Office Building in Amsterdam

This doesn’t appear to be getting much coverage from the mainstream media. Anywhere. Leider motorclub opgepakt voor beschieten kantoorpand met antitankwapen – OR – Leader of a motorcycle club arrested for shooting office building with antitank weapon. Could it be this story doesn’t fit the narrative?

The up-and-coming (apparently) motorcycle club Caloh Wagoh (a 1 percent group) used an anti-tank weapon to attack the building housing (among other things) the Amsterdam offices of Playboy. Seems to be some indication that the magazine Panorama was actually the target. Police have not confirmed that, but a quote from the editor of Panorama seems to support that. (Google translate doesn’t do a great job with Dutch, just so you know.)

The articles I looked at are all caught up with “Why?” But I want to know how frequently anti-tank weapons are used in crimes in The Netherlands. Or in Europe generally. RPGs were common all over Europe after the end of the Bosnian/Serbian war, but that was 10 years and more ago.

Bruning calls it very worrying that such resources are used to intimidate crime journalists. “It seems that the threats are taking on more solid forms lately.” For example, crime reporters Paul Vugts ( Het Parool ) and John van den Heuvel ( De Telegraaf ) had to go into hiding and get personal security. In the case of Van den Heuvel, the judicial authorities suspect that motor club No Surrender had put a price on his head. Vugts was transferred to a secret location in October last year on ‘very urgent advice’ from the authorities.

Given how the MSM covers journalist intimidation in other countries, why is this not blaring from the 24-hour-news cycle?

No one was hurt, and the president of Caloh Wagoh is in custody.

Update on the Walmart Shooting on Sunday

The guy who shot the Walmart gunman breaks his silence. ‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead. He has been cleared of all wrongdoing.

“I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag, hoping never to have to use them but always being prepared nonetheless,” George, 47, said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.


“I acted on Sunday to protect my family and others from the gunman and his display of obvious deadly intent,” George said. “This is in accordance with both my training as an emergency responder and calling as a pastor, husband, father, and grandfather.”

Expect the media to play up the “First Responder” role, but his is a paramedic, not a cop.

This is the story that the media really doesn’t want to talk about. A bad guy with a gun, stopped by a good guy with a gun. In this case a really good guy. Details of the incident are at the link above, or my post from Tuesday.

The Real Story Behind the Tariffs Aimed at Canada

It is about steel coming from China. This is the story you won’t see in the US media, and it is barely in the Canadian media. LILLEY: Feds could have avoided U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum

China ships steel to Canada. Canada turns around and ships it to us, and pretends it is from Canada.

The Americans have long complained about something called “transshipment.” That is the practice of Chinese steel being shipped to a country, such as Canada, and then re-exported, sometimes with little to no change in the product, to the United States.

Essentially, some companies try to pass off Chinese steel as duty-free Canadian steel. Or Mexican steel, or European steel. The Americans say this has happened from many countries as China sells at below-market rates to keep its steel plants going.

And the administration first complained to Canada over a year ago. April of 2017 to be exact. The Trudeau government didn’t do anything about it until the day before the tariffs were imposed.

Why wouldn’t we have stopped this?

It’s not like allowing it to keep going was about protecting Canadian steelworkers, it protects Chinese steelworkers.

With friends like Trudeau… (Hat tip to The Road Kill Diaries)

97.8% of Mass Public Shootings Happen in Gun-free Zones

This study has been updated. It covers 1950, through data available as of May 24th of this year. UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950

You should just go look at the images. You should also read the article, but I know it most will categorize it as TLDR. But you should read it. But here’s something that the Left will explode over.

The official FBI definition of mass public shootings excludes “shootings that resulted from gang or drug violence” or that occurred in the commission of another crime such as robbery. The reason for this is pretty obvious: the causes and solutions for gang shootings over drug turf are dramatically different than the types of mass public shootings that we see at schools and malls where the point of the attack is to kill as many people as possible.

But it is the official FBI definition.

The Hat tip goes to The Price of Liberty, and Nathan Barton’s Things to do to keep from getting shot. You should go read that too. (It’s a baker’s dozen of things, most of which are easy to do. And it is a good list!)