Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Friday, April 26, 2013
This rings true to me, and Rubio, much as I like him, isn't enough to counter-balance the other assholes in the gang of eight that came up with this thing. Charles Schumer is smack in the middle of it, and I class everything he does as a threat to my life and liberty no matter how benign it may seem on the surface.
So let your representatives know where you stand.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
H/T to John.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
About 100 people gathered outside Schumer's Manhattan office to praise his work cracking down on guns and vowed to push on despite the defeat of a measure to expand background checks for gun purchases.Ninty percent of Americans may support your agenda Chuck, but if that turnout is any indication they don't seem to care enough to give their time to the cause. Unlike these folk.
H/T to Thirdpower.
“At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Boston area are open to take care of needs of law enforcement and first responders,” spokeswoman Lindsay Harrington explained via email. “We are encouraging our guests to state home today and abide by the lockdown, per the Governor’s recommendation.”
H/T to the Cajun.
*OK, well, I realize they're in short supply on Congress. An adult from anywhere will do.
**...and the something useful may be nothing at all. Kinda stupid to ban black powder when you can make it in the shed out back.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
As to whether school administrators violated his First Amendment rights, depends.
H/T to Uncle.
Friday, April 19, 2013
This is nanny state bullshit. It also smells of an attempt to target certain demographics much like gun control did in years past*. This bill would also impact those with lower incomes unable to afford the permits and insurance. Again, it's targeting certain demographics. Maybe I'm jumping the shark a bit on some of this but, the nanny state requires opposition whenever it rears it's ugly head. This bill needs to die. Call your representatives and tell them what you want.
Sean has the bill's language here.
*That's code. Figure it out.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It'd probably piss me off too.
It's sad that twenty-four million don't buy what it used to isn't it, and yes, you are full of shit.
Today's vote is a damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington. More than 40 U.S. senators would rather turn their backs on the 90 percent of Americans who support comprehensive background checks than buck the increasingly extremist wing of the gun lobby. Democrats - who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws - could not stand united. And Republicans - who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime - handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed. Senators Manchin and Toomey - as well as Majority Leader Reid and Senators Schumer, Kirk, Collins, McCain and others - deserve real credit for coming together around a compromise bill that struck a fair balance, and President Obama and Vice-President Biden deserve credit for their leadership since the Sandy Hook massacre. But even with some bi-partisan support, a common-sense public safety reform died in the U.S. Senate at the hands of those who are more interested in attempting to protect their own political careers - or some false sense of ideological purity - than protecting the lives of innocent Americans. The only silver lining is that we now know who refuses to stand with the 90 percent of Americans - and in 2014, our ever-expanding coalition of supporters will work to make sure that voters don't forget.
We're supposed to support and urge passage of gun control legislation that strips American's of their civil rights "for the children". What you're pushing hasn't worked and didn't save any lives in Newtown. Why should I trust that your new gun control will work any better. I'm concerned for the "children" as well. I support gun rights. The difference is mine approach works and yours blows.
Sen. Feinstein: ‘NRA Money Stops My Gun Bans.’ Reality: ‘Bloomberg Alone Spent Same Amount.’
If millions of Americans band together into one organization that represents their interests, and it spends $4.64 per person to advance those interests, that’s a “threat” to the legislative process. But if one wealthy person spends over $24 million to advance Feinstein’s interests? That’s democracy in action.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
The limit on creating a registry applies only to the Attorney General (and thus to entities under his direct control, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives). By a straightforward application of inclusio unius exclusio alterius it is permissible for entities other than the Attorney General to create gun registries, using whatever information they can acquire from their own operations. For example, the Secretary of HHS may consolidate and centralize whatever firearms records are maintained by any medical or health insurance entity. The Secretary of the Army may consolidate and centralize records about personal guns owned by military personnel and their families.Then there is the section that allows physicians to enter people into the NICS database without providing prior notification or due process of any kind.
This thing needs to die on the floor. the people who wrote it are not our friends. We need to kick the politicians among them to the curb.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Toomey-Manchin will allow Attorney General Holder to create a gun registry. Wait. Isn't there that bit forbidding a federal gun registry with criminal penalties if some bureaucrat makes one? Why yes there is, but then that pesky word notwithstanding pops up after the ban on registries and before Holder's power to write regulations. Notwithstanding is kinda like the word but. You use it and it negates whatever precedes it. But of course that's not Schumer's, I mean Toomey or Manchin's intention, and Holder would never take advantage of a turn of phrase. Right?
Kill the bill.
H/T to Bob.
Regarding today’s earlier vote, I was pleased Senate leadership agreed to unlimited debate and amendments; that has always been my threshold for voting to allow legislation to be considered. Given that understanding, the issue can receive a full and open debate, amendments, and an amendment process with multiple opportunities to stop, alter, or kill the legislation.Some gun rights people are of the opinion that the debate will allow the bill to be seen for what it is and its supporters to shoot themselves in the foot thus allowing it to be killed. The other opinion is gun prohibitionists are untrustworthy pricks with no honor. They will lie, cheat, and pull whatever shenanigans they can get away with to further their cause. So we don't give them the chance and fight them tooth and nail from the beginning. If you can keep it off the floor with a filibuster THAT is what you do.
I lean strongly toward the second opinion. If this bill passes because Senator Burr and eight other so called supporters of the Second Amendment called it wrong...well, time will tell.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
“Kinda scary man, the black helicopter crowd is really upset,” Biden said, criticizing the National Rifle Association for promoting a “misinformation campaign” on background checks.Case in point, your own DOJ has said universal background checks won't work without a central gun registry. You keep lying to us Joe. Why should we believe a damn thing you say? You are a condescending prick and liar.
Biden insisted that there would be no central registry for background checks allowing government to keep records on gun owners.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Protesting Vladimir Putin with nudity is akin to threatening Barack Obama with a round of golf. Asked later about the incident, Putin said that he “liked it.” The protesters called him a “dictator,” but he claimed not to have been able to make out what they were saying. Still, while the demonstration utterly failed to abash Putin–who also gave one of the Femen girls two thumbs up–it did have some entertainment valueHilarious.
Monday, April 8, 2013
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