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
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
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
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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.