Monday, December 31, 2012
Are Congressional Republicans Already Caving In on Gun Control?Gun owners really need to let your representatives know the consequences of "compromise".
Republicans should realize that caving in to the Democrats’ ban demand amounts to party suicide. By that point they have have already caved on tax hikes and may have taken part in slashing our national defense. If they also cave on the Second Amendment, what’s left for them to stand on
Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.Violent bastards aren't they?
Sunday, December 30, 2012
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
Gannett To Publish Names Of All New York Pistol Permit HoldersLooks like they want to play hardball. Stranger has some suggestions and Sebastian provides a handy list of papers owned by Gannett. Let's make 'em hurt.
While you're at it you should consider ending your business relationship with Dick's Sporting Goods and Pizza Hut as well. Giving up Pizza Hut's wings is really gonna hurt, but I've got priorities too.
Obama makes passing gun control measures a priority for 2013Our track record is a bit better than yours.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
I was hesitant to go see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I'd read Jackson was stretching the material to three movies and I couldn't see why it couldn't be done in one and after all you can only add so much padding before you get a boring damn movie. I went and saw it anyway. I'm glad I did. The first movie ends at about the book's halfway mark. It kept my attention throughout. The 48 fps 3D was the best 3D I've seen to date. I'll be interested to see what Jackson does with the next two Movies.
I read a Lee Child novel years ago but I couldn't tell you anything about it now. I enjoyed Jack Reacher enough that I may have to go back and read some of the Reacher books. It's a good action thriller. It also has Robert Duvall playing a gun store/range owner and he isn't depicted as some nut job selling firearms illegally on the side. Good stuff.
Premium Rush was a fun ride. Nothing special just a good solid piece of work by all involved.
All I'll say about Lincoln is go see it. Go see it in the theater. It's well worth seeing.
Friday, December 28, 2012
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that she and other gun control advocates are considering a law that would create a program to purchase weapons from gun owners, a proposal that could be compulsory....at least not at the price you're willing to pay. AND ain't she getting a bit ahead of herself?
H/T to Sean.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Crime stats compiled by a Northeastern University professor, the Census Bureau and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show the number of mass shootings since the 1980s has fluctuated annually, but without any major upward or downward trend.But ya know, we have to DO something to prove we're relevant.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
People like Mr. LaPierre want us to believe that civilians can be trained to use lethal force with cold precision in moments of fear and crisis. That requires a willful ignorance about the facts. Police officers know that firing a weapon is a huge risk; that’s why they avoid doing it.What the New York Times and every other liberal proponents of gun control refuses to acknowledge is the "police" are "civilians" trained to use a firearm. There is nothing special about them and other "civilians" can be trained to use a firearm as well. I don't want to have police are armed guards in our schools. I do however see no reason that teachers and administrators who have volunteered to undergo training in how to use a firearm can't go armed in their schools.
H/T to Anne.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started.Lots and lots of good stuff in this essay. Think of it as a primer for your arguments against the prohibitionists.
The teachers are there already. The school staff is there already. Their reaction time is measured in seconds, not minutes. They can serve as your immediate violent response. Best case scenario, they engage and stop the attacker, or it bursts his fantasy bubble and he commits suicide. Worst case scenario, the armed staff provides a distraction, and while he’s concentrating on killing them, he’s not killing more children.
H/T to Glenn.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Aw, who the hell am I kidding. I probably still will renew, but I'll also send as much cash as I can to the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and our local group,Grassroots North Carolina, and anybody else fighting the good fight. Never hurts to hedge one's bets.
* Credit were credit is due: Read in in the comments on this post over at Tam's place. Tasso typed it and it was too damn good to pass up.
It'an android phone, a Kyocera Rise, and I rather like it. I don't think I'll be blogging with it much but it serves when I don't have access to my PC. Which at the moment I don't.
BTW I don't have a link but I noticed on FOX the local cops and the ATF raided the gun store the evil Newtown git's mom bought her guns from.
I can see the ATF checking the store"s paperwork but instead of walking in, flashing their credentials, and checking the form whatevers we get a raid. A raid? I guess the ATF has to appear to be doing something and harassment is a something the ATF has a lot of experience with. Just saying...Update: Here's a link.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Americans are most likely to say that an increased police presence at schools, increased government spending on mental health screening and treatment, and decreased depiction of gun violence in entertainment venues would be effective in preventing mass shootings at schools. Americans rate the potential effectiveness of a ban on assault and semi-automatic guns as fourth on a list of six actions Gallup asked about.
That's House Majority Leader Boehner center front in case you didn't recognize him. If this is the level of support fiscal conservatives can expect from the Stupid Party on the budget, God help gun owners when the "national discussion on gun violence" begins.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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In light of this reality, it is not hard to understand why gun owners take it personally every time someone suggests regulating firearms. Just as women feel that the government ought not be able to dictate what they do with their bodies and their health, on some level, gun owners perceive gun regulation as interfering with their right to self-determination in a similar way. They do not want to rely on someone else to save them.
The Only Way to Stop a Gun is With a GunRTWT, then go watch this.
Our shooters are creatures of the media, not the NRA. A media that turns killers into celebrities and then warns that the only way to stop more shootings is by cracking down on firearms.
But no amount of media coverage ever stopped a man with a gun. It only encouraged him. It takes a gun to stop a man with a gun. That is the hard truth of human affairs. It is why we have a Second Amendment, it is why we have armies and police, and it is why people own guns.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It don't matter what you guys do in regard to the fiscal cliff. You'll get the blame, and Obama will get the credit. The MSN will do their part to ensure it. So here's an idea. If you have any left, hold on to your ideals and tell Barry O to f#%k off. Yeah I know, dream on.
H/T to Tam. As usual, she's spot on.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
H/T to the Duck.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Schumer: Obamacare Passed With 60 Votes. Wallace: Actually, It Was 51 Using Reconciliation. Schumer: No, It Was 60…Schumer is such a worthless [insert expletive of choice].
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
This isn't new to Obama. For as long as I remember the Democrats have defined compromise as meeting them at their original position. I'm constantly amazed that the stupid party almost always meets them there. Maybe because that's where they wanted to be from the jump-start.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
AutoZone Fires Worker Who Stopped RobberyThere's an O'Reilly and an Advance Auto within spitting distance of almost every Autozone in my area. Their prices are about the same. I think I'll give them my custom hereon out.
Monday, December 3, 2012
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program's failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending.Those in the White House who were equally responsible will walk.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Methinks the NRA, being in DC, has a tendency to think it knows better than the people on the ground in the middle of the fight. They also put their own best interest first. If what's good for gun owners and that interest conflicts? Well....
H/T to Sean.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Republicans won big, running as Republicans, in 2004. But once they took control of Congress, they started acting like Democrats and lost big. There is a lesson in that somewhere but whether Republicans will learn it is another story entirely. - Thomas SowellThey lost this time and think the solution is to act like Democrats, and no they won't learn the appropriate lessons.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Man Arrested After Telling Kids Santa Isn’t RealShoulda called an ambulance not the cops.
Churches offering concealed-carry weapons training to attract membersThe point of the article is that churches desperate with declining membership are offering concealed carry classes to appeal to a different clientele. Couldn't possibly be they decided to meet the needs of their community? If I were inclined to attend church it sure wouldn't be at one that preached I had no right to self-defense.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
...the man with the gun had a permit to carry the weapon and isn't being charged with a crime.That's as it should be.
H/T to Bubba.
Friday, November 23, 2012
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds says an employee at Copper County Sporting Arms was unloading a .45 caliber handgun Tuesday whenThere, fixed it for you. I know. I wasn't there, but usually the simplest explanation is the valid one. Finger. Trigger. Bang.
the weapon went offthe employee pulled the trigger, shooting the man in the back.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrantsSeems like a clear violation of our Fouth Amendment rights to me. It's clearly worth an email to your representatives in Congress. Oh, and to Law Enforcement. I don't care if my rights make your job hard. You guys have the power to take away a person's freedom. That should be hard.
Monday, November 19, 2012
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sounds like a good day's work to me.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
UPDATE: MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL CALLED INTO QUESTION – 141% TURNOUTAnd the DOJ will investigate in 1...2...3...
Monday, November 12, 2012
Must be the same three angry white guys behind all these recent sales. There's a word for that.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
UPDATE: There are raffles, the proceeds of which go to Tam to assist her in her time of need. Well, what are you waiting for.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Pee-peegate: 3-Year-Old's Whiz Leads To $2,500 'Public Urination' Ticket
So good luck in 2016, Republicans. You had this one in the bag, high unemployment, an annual deficit of a trillion dollars, Fast’n'Furious, Benghazi, bailouts, Obamacare. All you had to do was find a conservative that could rally the people to vote and it would have been a cakewalk. I suspect you don’t believe that, and that you will try to go even more liberal in an effort to gather votes that you cannot get, throwing away the core voters that want conservative, responsible government. Nature abhors a vacuum and a real third party will fill your place in American politics. Does anyone remember the Whig party? - as826mThe word is three million Republicans couldn't hold their nose and vote for Romney. I don't know whether to be pissed at them for holding to their principles or myself for not. The truth is I can't say I won't once again vote for the lesser of evils in 2016.
H/T to Borepatch.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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H/T to the Duck.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Surprise: NYC Mayor Bloomberg endorses Obama, citing…Climate change, because it might be real. That's his cited reason? I wouldn't vote for my mother if Bloomberg endorsed her. Sorry, mom.
"It is very important to us to tax guns because we know that guns are the sources of the incredible violence we have in our neighborhoods," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told a news conference. She said 29 percent of guns used in crimes in Chicago were purchased legally in suburban Cook County....and now zero percent will buy their weapons legally in Cook County. Why pay the tax when all you have to do to avoid it is cross over to the next county to buy your gat. People vote with their dollars as well as their feet. Only the best and brightest run for office in Chicago.
This leads me to the final point. There are so many reports – many of them false by design – that the picture is worse by the day. What happened at Benghazi happened. The horrible picture developing before our eyes is one of obfuscation, dishonesty, diversion, lies and excuses.Any moment now, I'm expecting the White House to claim executive privilege on all Benghazi related materials. It's what they do when the cover-up fails.
Here’s a note to the DoD and State Department. Listen very carefully. Wolfowitz says “it would appear.” That’s not even nearly good enough. We won’t accept appearances, or anonymous sources. There is a paper trail of deployments, locations, arming orders, force sizes, and so on and so forth. There is yet another paper trail of orders, requests, directives and other communications that fateful night.
We won’t stop until it is all public and assessed by all of us. We will get it, eventually. We will all see it. We will know who did what, who said what, what assets were where, who lied, who equivocated, and who came clean. We will name names.
The players who have any integrity left should come clean now and spill everything. It will go better for everyone in the long run. But it won’t change the facts. And the facts will be found out. That’s our promise.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Report: Fast and Furious a product of DOJ ‘deliberate strategy’ laid out by Eric Holder, other senior Obama officialsH/T to Uncle.
Monday, October 29, 2012
H/T to Dean.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
They're damn lucky it didn't end up like this.
H/T to the Duck.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
U.N. PARTNER TO MONITOR U.S. ELECTIONS FOR VOTER SUPPRESSION BY…CONSERVATIVES?They have such a wonderful track record in that area. I guess the Left has to get an early start on the "Obama lost because the mean old Right disenfranchised minorities" narrative.
The officer off-duty and out of jurisdiction, left his service weapon in a toilet stall in a bar. he was in a bar, he didn't report the theft immediately to either the local police or his agency, a twit who found a gun in a toilet stall didn't turn it over to police immediately, another twit bought said gun from the first twit who had found said gun in a bar, another twit who having come from a bar was no doubt under the influence of alcohol managed to shoot and kill himself. A list of many fails led to this death. The officer off-duty and out of jurisdiction, left his service weapon in a toilet stall in a bar. he was in a bar, he didn't report the theft immediately to either the local police or his agency, a twit who found a gun in a toilet stall didn't turn it over to police immediately, another twit bought said gun from the first twit who had found said gun in a bar, another twit, who having come from a bar was no doubt under the influence of alcohol, managed to shoot and kill himself.
Did I miss anything? Oh yeah, how the fuck do you forget your service weapon in a bar's toilet stall? Bar. Alcohol. Question answered. That police officer needs to looking for a new job.
H/T to Uncle.
Monday, October 22, 2012
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H/T to Kevin.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will put his money where his mouth is and shell out millions of dollars to help elect moderates across the country and pass referendums on his top issues.
Didn't take three guesses did it? Mikey's got a one track mind.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
But I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets. And so what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns....but then we knew that already.
H/T to Bob.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
"Would you just answer the FUCKING question?"Directed at a high volume by me at both Biden and Ryan who were too fucking interested in building a narrative rather than answering simple questions. Case in point: their non answer to the question about negative ads.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It's not about gun violence or crime reduction. It's about gun control and Chicago continuing their ban by other means.
Illinois county considers 'violence tax' on guns and ammo
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Your right to resell your own stuff is in perilH/T to Glenn.
It could become illegal to resell your iPhone 4, car or family antiques
Monday, October 8, 2012
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H/T to Dean.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
George Zimmerman Sues NBC Over Edited 911 TapeProbably not, but maybe he'll get at least enough to cover his legal fees for this, his criminal case, and the civil suits almost guaranteed to follow.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Gun training for tax cops is off target: IRS watchdog
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.H/T to Glenn.
This is known as “bad luck.”
Monday, October 1, 2012
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H/T to John.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
H/T to Robb.
A Philadelphia police officer then tried to unload the weapon and accidentally discharged it. It's really simple guys. If you don't know how to unload a particular firearm, leave it alone. If you don't pull the trigger, the gun won't discharge. So when you are unloading a firearm keep your finger off the trigger.
To the journalist who wrote this piece. The word you're looking for isn't accidentally. It's negligently. It takes an act of will, and in this case stupidity, to pull the trigger.
H/T to James.