Monday, December 31, 2012

A sentiment with which I heartily agree.

Is the Stupid Party going to stab gun owners in the back on gun control?

Are Congressional Republicans Already Caving In on Gun Control?

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

Gun owners really need to let your representatives know the consequences of "compromise".

Understand what you are asking for. Scary...

...doesn't even begin to describe it.

What you’ll see in the rebellion

Of course it does...

... "cause you ain't gonna be the one attempting that "prying" thing.
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?

Learning from history

Americans never give up your guns

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Yes We Can!


Something to keep in mind.

“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.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn


Gannett To Publish Names Of All New York Pistol Permit Holders
Looks 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.

Gun Owners have a "top priority" too

Too make sure you don't get squat done.
Obama makes passing gun control measures a priority for 2013
Our track record is a bit better than yours.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nothing new here.

We've always had a target on our backs.

Now that's funny

Petition to Keep Obama Safe From Guns

What can I say? The man has a way with...


I've gone on a movie binge..

...the last couple of days. The movies in question would be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jack Reacher, Premium Rush, and Lincoln.

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.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Offered without commnet

Les Miserables

About fifteen years ago my wife, another couple, and I went to see Les Miserables performed at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. It was great and I got hooks. I own the soundtrack and have the 25th anniversary concert. I've often wondered when or if it would ever find it may to film. It did, and it was every bit as good as the stage musical it was based on. All the actors are top notch. I was worried whether Hugh Jackman or Anne Hathaway could handle the singing chores and I shouldn't have. Russell Crowe's voice talents on the other hand are merely adequate. Don't let that stop you. It was well worth spending the bucks to go see it in the theater. In a week or two I'll probably do it again.



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas... one and all.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The only ones displaying a "willful ignorance" of the facts here is the New York Times. Civilians have stopped mass shootings. Some examples are Pearl, Mississippi in 1997, the shooting at Appalachian School of Law in 2002, and Santee in 2001. In these incidents the deaths were minimal because civilians stepped in and stopped the shooter. The Mother Jones study excludes these shootings by defining a mass shooting as one where four or more are killed. Convenient isn't it? What it is is an agenda driven denial of facts or "willful ignorance".
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.


I don’t think there’s anybody that’s defended the Second Amendment as much as I have, - Mikey Bloomberg


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Larry Correia: An opinion on gun control

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.

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.

Lots and lots of good stuff in this essay. Think of it as a primer for your arguments against the prohibitionists.

H/T to Glenn.

So I was looking at FOX NEWS earlier this evening...

...and lo and behold Josh Horwitz was on O'Reilly. As soon as I saw his face, I uttered an expletive my son didn't need to hear. Laura Ingraham did a reasonable job of calling him on his bullshit but then Horwitz claimed we needed to laws to keep people from buying guns at gun shows and online without background checks. My son learned a few words he didn't need to learn around my explanation that people buying guns online and at gun shows DO have to undergo a NICS/background check before they can make the purchase and that Horwitz is a worthless lying.... I'm gonna stop watching the TV news for a few days. I'm not getting anything positive from it, and my son doesn't need any more additions to his vocabulary.

If you need a laugh or just a smile...

Hopefully, he'll never have to add a verse about how lawyers are people.

Friday, December 21, 2012

We should be frightened...

...that a member of the Federal Judiciary has proven himself such an ignorant git.

H/T to Jeff.

Seriously. That's it?

I was considering renewing my membership with the NRA until I heard the NRA presser. Not the best speech I've heard lately. Fortunately, the NRA has other talents but speechifying, and Mr. La Pierre the last thing we need is more police, or armed security in our schools. Now armed teachers or administrators is another matter and if the NRA would offer it's resources to train them that would be a good thing. The last thing we need is a TSA for Tots*.
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.

I've got a new phone.

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.
ATF raids gun store where Newtown shooter's mother purchased guns
...and of course their interest in the store had nothing to do with the fact the evil gits mother bought the gun there. Riiiight.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It worked so well during Prohibition.

Reason's Jacob Sullum defends Gun Rights...

...and in so doing kicks Robert Wright's butt. I'm amazed how many liberals are willing to pass a law that would turn millions of gun owners into felons overnight. What's even more amazing is that those same liberals think gun owners will willingly turn their guns or magazines in just because they passed a law. Heads in the clouds or up their asses. Same difference, I guess.

H/T Glenn.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gallup: To Stop Shootings, Americans Focus on Police, Mental Health

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.

Walmart Sells Out

Literally, and they have no intention of following Dick's Sporting Good's example. Good.

The Republican Caucus Christmas Portrait

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.

Twenty Minutes

CNN is reporting it took first responders twenty minutes to arrive at Sandy Hook. How the hell could it possibly take twenty fricking minutes for the first police officers to arrive on the scene? Of course, this is CNN so there is a damn good chance they're reporting to the level of accuracy we've come to expect from them: piss poor.

Quote of the Day

When people say things like “don’t let this moment pass without acting on gun control,” what they’re really saying is our arguments are so unpersuasive that they can only succeed when people aren’t thinking clearly.

In Christ Alone

Part of my semi ex-wife's Christmas gift to my son was tickets to a Keith and Kristyn Getty Christmas concert in Durham last night. Well, she's sick and couldn't go so I stepped in. Her loss was my gain. I'm not a fan of contemporary Christian music, but I will say I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. We all did. I hope they come back around next year. I'd love to see them again.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An "assault weapons" ban won't stop mass shootings..

How do I know? Well, it didn't in Connecticut and Columbine took place while the 1994 ban was still in effect.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A rational response would be nice...

...but I suspect we're going to be sorely disappointed.
4 Awful Reactions to Sandy Hook School Shooting - And Thoughts on a Better Response

Two hundred and thirty-nine years ago today...

...members of the Sons of Liberty, dressed as Mohawks, went to Boston Harbor and held a tea party.

The morally serious argument of the pro-gun lobby

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 Gun

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.

RTWT, then go watch this.

H/T to Bubba and Tam.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Works for me.

Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors?
H/T to 1st Amendment.

Twenty kindergartners and six adults...

...are dead in Connecticut because an evil git walked into their school and shot them dead. I can't even imagine how devastated I'd be if that happened to one of my kids. My heart goes out to the families of the dead. I'd like to say now isn't the time for politics but that would be naive. Those opposed to gun ownership are already dancing in the blood of these dead children. This is nothing but an opportunity for them.  Doesn't matter that the policies of the left are as responsible for the deaths of those children as the evil git who shot them. Doesn't matter that one teacher with a pistol could have ended the incident before the evil git managed to get his first shot off. Doesn't matter that this is what we get from zero tolerance and gun free zones. The truth doesn't matter. Their narrative does. The assault on our rights began with the first media report on the incident. Gun owners have to understand that simple fact and get ready for the fight to follow.


My estranged wife tells everyone I'm her ex-husband even though we're still married. I mostly call her my wife.  When something at the house needs fixing or she needs a ride to the doctor, I"m the one she calls. When she needs a bill paid, I'm the one she calls. I've decided from now on I'll refer to  her as my semi ex-wife.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hey, GOP

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.

A shooting in Oregon

In Oregon, an evil git walks into a mall with a stolen AR-15, fires 60 rounds, manages to kill two and wound one before taking his own life. If intent alone was what counted, this would indeed be a mass shooting. Wouldn't known it from listening to the MSN.

H/T to Tam. As usual, she's spot on.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alan Gura wins another one.


If it weren't for...

I'd call it a learning experience except...

In Ohio, a teenager with a handgun attempted an armed robbery at a gas station. I say attempted because it appears BOTH clerks shot him. The teenage robber did not survive the attempt. Ya know, I guess it was a learning experience for the teen: a short and abrupt one.

H/T to the Duck.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Birthday

Dan Spiegle is 92 today. Spiegle was the artist for comic books such as Space Family Robinson, Korak, Son of Tarzan, Crossfire, Blackhawk, and a number of other characters. I have fond memories of his art. If you like comic books but are unfamiliar with his work, I suggest to pick up some of his stuff. You won't regret it.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Revising History...

...or trying to at least. Good work, Mr. Wallace. You dad would be proud.
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].

M&P Shield

Testing the S&W Shield: Wrap-up
I want one. I understand the waiting list is quite long, at least locally, It'll have to wait.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tragedy As Father Accidentally Shoots 7-Year-Old Son Outside Penn. Gun Shop

I'm truly not trying to be a heartless bastard. I do feel for the father. I can imagine, as a father of four, how I would feel if I lost one of my children. That being said, this was not an accident. It's pure unadulterated negligence on the part of the father. If the father had kept his finger off the trigger or kept the muzzle in a safe direction his son would still be alive. It's such a frickin' waste.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sevemty-one years ago today...

...the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.


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.

New Bill Whittle

Unserious People

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blame the man, not the NRA...

...or better yet blame the man, not the gun.

About Time

George Zimmerman sues NBC over Trayvon Martin reports
The bastards need a black eye.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

One hundred and thirty-seven shots.

In East Cleveland, the police chase a car. When the pursuit ends an officer opens fire on the car claiming someone in the car fired a shot at him. One hundred and thirty-six shots, all of which were from the police, later the two men in the car are dead and there is no gun found in or about the car. Oops. thirteen officers were involved. Thirteen officers were placed on leave. Don't worry the police are investigating themselves.

No Rights They Are Bound To Respect

In North Carolina an M. D. may decide on whether a person is mentally incompetent but a judge has to sign off on it for it to be final. Ya know, checks, balances, judicial review. Apparently, that standard is too stringent for some Democrats in the Senate at least in regard to our returning veterans. Charlie Schumer says "professionals" should make the decision not judges. Also Senator McCain, that stalwart conservative, doesn't want to push the matter because Dirty Harry might moveh to change the rules on filibusters. Schumer has always been just fine with double standards as long as they take guns away from the great unwashed. McCain STILL hasn't figured out appeasement gains you not one damn thing, but then I'm not sure he really cares. In any case, veterans are screwed.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

An Open Letter... Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock. Amen.

I have my own zero tolerance policy.

AutoZone Fires Worker Who Stopped Robbery
There'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

Nothing changes...

...and yes I do think they're that stupid.

Sunday, December 2, 2012