Sunday, January 25, 2004

My posting has been sporadic & will probably continue to be so for a short while. I regret this as this blog has helped me feel like I've been doing something (albeit a very little something) good for the cause. So I offer my apologies to those who stop by regularly & are dissappointed at the lack of recent posts.

It was a year ago today that this blog started. Not the most impressive first posts on the net, but hey- we all gotta start someplace. I would prefer you remember some other posts from the first few weeks & I'll list them at the bottom of this post.

I had envisioned this as a group blog, not a solo project. & in fact I have two co-bloggers. One is a friend from the G&A 2nd Amendment Forum named Mark, the other is a very talented writer named Nicki. Mark has only been able to post once (due to a very busy life) but he was the one who turned me on to blogs & told me where to look to set this one up. Hopefully he'll get hold of more free time & when he does you'll be treated to a very insightful perspective concerning all things gun. Nicki has written for the NRA & Armed Females of America. She's another one with a busy life but her posts have been insightful & a much welcome addition.

I would also be remiss in not mentioning Jeff, Rachel, Kevin, Jen, Matt, Uncle & Miss Annika (to name a few) who helped promote this blog & who may have actually stopped by to read it once or twice.

& special thanks to Jen for being the first commentor & Gunner for being the most frequent.

So thanks to all of you who have stopped by &/or commented &/or linked to Publicola in the last year. It's been a slow start to 2004 but posting will pick up. Although I sincerely hope that within the year there won't be a need for blogs such as ours & we can revert back to talking about more pleasant issues. (hey- it's possible. Unlikely as hell, but possible.)

Reasons against CCW permits From February 03, 2003

Concealed carry & prior restraint: why it's not like shouting fire in a crowded theater From February 16, 2003

Fuddite From February 17th, 2003

Rights are Absolute From March 9th, 2003

Colorado's new CCW vs. Colorado's old CCW vs. Colorado's proposed but tabled CCW From April 03, 2003

The Means, Knowledge & Will to Resist From April 10, 2003

From the co-bloggers:

On the Illinois Democrats' issuance of a call for the ban of the .500 S & W Magnum revolver By Mark From February 20, 2003

Dissent at the G&A board will not be tolerated By Nicki From November 03, 2003

Allison Brown converts By Nicki From November 12, 2003

There are some really scary people among the enemies of freedom By Nicki From November 26, 2003

A New Study Says Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence By Nicki From November 30, 2003

The Travesty of Justice Continues in Florida By Nicki From December 04, 2003

Florida citizens have some strong words for the tyrannical bureaucrats who continue to victimize Melvin Spaulding By Nicki From December 04, 2003

Reaction to Peter Mancus' Reflections Upon the U.S. Supreme Court's Rejection of Silveira By Nicki From December 04, 2003