Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gun owners vote. Our opponents, not so much.

That's the strength of the NRA, GOA and the thousands of pro gun grassroots organizations nationwide. We vote, and we're not shy about letting our representatives know it.
Tim Carney: Obama should blame Tea Party, not NRA, for gun control defeat


Goggle Stats puts my blog at 1462 views so far today but not one of my posts have more than 30 views. Sitemeter's no help with the mystery. They seem to have gone tits up. Mind you, I'd love to get that many hits in a day but this is strange...

Shoot me now please...

Ponsoldt To Helm Hillary Clinton Biopic
The key here is "Hillary Clinton Biopic". Propaganda for 2016. FMTT.

Another link.

Have you ever wanted to see a Hollywood biopic about the budding romance between young Bill & Hillary?
Jennifer Lawrence? I'd hope she has more taste.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dem Rep. Maloney: Tougher gun control could prevent future terror attack

Neither of the Boston Bombers had a permit to purchase or possess firearms in Massachusetts. Without a permit what guns they had had to have been obtained illegally. In fact, they murdered a police officer in an attempt to get a gun for Bomber, the Younger. So tell me, Representative Maloney, how this act of terror could take place in a State with some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation if gun control was the answer to preventing such acts of terror. Tell me how barring people on the terror watch list from buying a firearm would have made a difference. Tell me how barring people from exercising a constitutional right because they are on a list they were placed on at a bureaucrat's whim without due process of any sort will do anything but push your anti-gun agenda. It certainly won't make us any safer.

Cartoons of the Day

NC: HB 937 Restaurant Carry [and other things]...

...comes up for a vote on Tuesday. Call your representatives and tell 'em how they should vote or if you are blessed/cursed with anti-gun pols call 'em just to irritate 'em.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Maybe instead of asking the Senate opponents of Manchin/Toomey...

...what they don't like about the bill, Manchin should ask gun owners. But then "the bill" apparently isn't an answer he can accept.

Such a thorough search...

What would John Adams, Samuel Adams, say?

Fairness my ass.

The Marketplace Fairness Act is about one thing and one thing only and that's increasing revenue for States and local governments. How is it fair that the brick and motor business only has to charge the one tax rate while the internet business has to account for the tax rates in all fifty states and God only knows how many jurisdictions within each State. Oh, and some of those internet businesses are brick and motor supplementing their incomes with the internet. Collecting taxes for so many jurisdictions is cost prohibitive and might very well be the end of smaller businesses. The large internet retailers that support this bill don't care about small business and neither do these governors or the politicians supporting it.

Now that's damned...


H/T to Borepatch.

Friday, April 26, 2013

As a rule I take most of what comes...

...out of the GOA, or the NRA or pretty much any of the alphabet organizations, with a grain of salt. Verify then verify again.

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.

I'd buy that.

H/T to Kevin.


Go Navy

US sailor thwarts Dubai bus driver rapist after putting him in strangehold with her thighs and then beating him into submission

Bill Whittle: Enemies of the State

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stephen King is lending his name and monetary support...

...to an anti-gun group in Maine. Just Maine? Apparently, he's a gun owner and supports the Second but.... Jeff at Alphecca suggested a boycott. Great. Mine started about twenty-five years or so ago. The last book of his I read that I'd be inclined to read again was The Dead Zone. After that it's mostly [shrug]. With popularity came the misconception that people cared what he thought about subjects other than horror, AND that he no longer needed an editor. No loss.

Just because...

Mormon bishop with Samurai sword runs off attacker

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

UPDATE: 8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt

West Virginia teen returns to school with NRA shirt, classmates’ support
...with a bit more information on what actually happened. The kid got arrested for disrupting the educational process and obstructing an officer. It was the teacher that caused a scene and disrupted the "educational process" and the obstruction charged resulted because the kid refused to comply with an order the cop had no right to issue, which was to take off his NRA shirt.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Color me suprised.

Massachusetts strict gun control laws didn't keep the Boston Bombers from getting their hands on firearms.
Report: Suspects had no gun licenses
So the usual suspects will start demanding more gun control because what they had already didn't work in 3...2...1....

Do you ever wish you could reach though the TV screen and slap someone?

Me too.

H/T to John.

On the new Immigration bill

All I know is that if Chuck Schumer is involved then then there is something in the bill, hidden somewhere, that will impact negatively on both my life and liberty. Add Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, RINO John McCain, his bitch, Lindsay Graham, and the fact Obama supports it to the soup and we are most assuredly screwed. Just saying...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Is that the best you can do?

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.

Some punchlines write themselves...

“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.

Jumping to Conclusions

Not only the Left was doing it.

Blood Dancing

Jumping Jehoshaphat! Will an adult in the Senate* PLEASE grab that little shit Lautenberg by the ear, exercise some "common sense", and tell him to shut the fuck up while the adults deal with matters. The smoke hasn't even cleared and he's using the events in Boston to justify his reintroduction of his tired, old, bullshit. Yes, the FBI and Boston Police got the bombers but there's still a lot they and we don't know about what actually went on. For once, let's wait and see what the facts are, then do something useful** instead of just doing something.

*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


H/T to Claire.

In West Virginia, no less...

8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt
He was wearing an NRA t-shirt with an image of a rifle on it. I wonder if it was the image of the rifle or the NRA logo that pissed the teacher off more. The school dress code doesn't prohibit images of firearms on clothing. That's a bureaucrat for you. Make it up as you go along.

As to whether school administrators violated his First Amendment rights, depends.

H/T to Uncle.

Friday, April 19, 2013


NC H956 – Regulate Ownership of Aggressive Dog Breeds

This bill would require a permit to purchase a Pit Bull [all flavors], Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chow, Perro de Presa Canario and wolf hybrids. To get the permit you'd have to undergo a background check by the local Sheriff, a training class, and obtain insurance. The permit would be issued by the Department of Insurance. The bill doesn't set the criteria under which a permit would be approved or denied. Whether this permit would be shall issue or may issue isn't addressed. In my experience whether dogs are aggressive is a matter of nurture not nature and truthfully I'm opposed on principle with the government telling me to do anything much less what breed of dog I can own.

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

NC H976: A Gun Prohibitionist's Wet Dream

Sean has language and analysis of H976 - Gun Safety Act here. If passed, this crap would reverse many of the gains we've made in North Carolina over the last few years. The sponsors are all staunch gun prohibitionists and among North Carolina's usual suspects. Unfortunately, one of them is my representative from Durham. I think my title for this post accurately sums the bill up. This is basically their wish list and so must be opposed. I don't think it has a hope in hell of passing with the Republicans in control of the House and Senate, but they've screwed us before. Call your Representative anyway and left them know what you want.

Gun Related Bills in North Carolina 2013-2014

Sean has been kind enough to compile and maintain a list of gun related bills for North Carolina's current legislative session. He also provides his opinion of each. Check 'em out and form your own then call your representative and tell 'em how to vote. Do it for the children.

It ain't over...

...and we can't count on them screwing up by the numbers the next time. Reid pulled the bill so it can be brought up again at a time of his or Obama's choosing. So, enjoy the moment but prepare for the next fight.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Angry O

It appears Obama's taking his loss personal. Doesn't matter that he wanted a debate on gun violence and he got one. Lost it, but he got one. Doesn't matter that the vote the Newtown parents deserved was had and lost. Doesn't matter that he demanded the Newtown parents, that wanted to be heard, were incessantly heard, and ignored by the Senate in favor of their constituents. None of this matters because Obama got his ass whupped soundly in public and now he don't have the gun issue to distract attention from the economy, jobs, Benghazi, or his many other failings.

It'd probably piss me off too.

Via Drudge.

Hey, Mayor Mikey!

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.

It's sad that twenty-four million don't buy what it used to isn't it, and yes, you are full of shit.


Schumer-Toomey-Manchin dies 54-46.

And so did many other amendments both good and bad. Senator Burr (R-NC) followed through and voted no on the above. Hagan (D-NC) as expected, voted yes.

That can't be true...

...because the main stream media have told me 90% of Americans support more gun control.
Gallup: Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem

Only 4 percent of Americans think guns and gun control are an important problem facing the country, according to Gallup, and far more Americans are concerned about the economy, unemployment and the federal debt.

Is their bias showing much?

For The Children

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.

So who's getting more bang for their bucks?

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.

She thinks voting for Toomey/Manchin...

...will get her off the hook with gun owners? Not a chance in Hell.
Kay Hagan To Support Manchin-Toomey Background Check Bill
She's doing it for the children. In 2014 I'll return the favor...for my children.

For a change of pace...

...another John Branyon bit. Once again referred to me by my son. Enjoy.

Monday, April 15, 2013


I don't recall ever buying anything from Cheaper than Dirt...

...and now I won't.

Kerry: Foreign students 'scared' of guns in U.S.

...and this would bother me why? This is part of our culture. It's freedom. Don't like it? Stay home.

The “Pro-Gun” Provisions of Manchin-Toomey are Actually a Bonanza of Gun Control

According to David Kopel this Toomey/Manchin POS is of more benefit to the prohibitionists than it will ever be to gun owners. For example:
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

Alan Gottlieb claims that he and his staff...

...stabbed gun owners in the back by helping Toomey/Manchin write their background check bill. That's not how he characterizes it but that's the result. I'm amazed. You would think he'd know you can't compromise with prohibitionists or maybe he's been in this fight so long he thinks he knows what's best for the rest of us.

Media Malpractice

Friday, April 12, 2013

Like Bill Watterson would ever let them make it...

...but I'd definitely go see it.

Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie

H/T to Borepatch.

Oh, and this is neat too.


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.

Two Opinions

The Senate voted to kill the filibuster on the current gun legislation and move to debate. Both my senators were among them. I expected no less of Kaye Hagan. Richard Burr posted on Facebook
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

New Bill Whittle

Reflections of Disaster


...by John Branyan

Forwarded to me by my son.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's called a slippery slope...

...you twit, and you're pushing us further down the slope.

H/T to John.

Seems to me the American People...

... have already voted on the issue of gun control.
FBI Conducting 32 Gun Purchase Background Checks Per Minute Under Obama

Rest in Peace

Bill Whittle: North Korea

Well then, we can leave things as they are ...

...since a background or NICS check is already required for sales through the internet or at a gun show. There is more to it than that. My bet is they are still attacking private sales or, more to the point, what I do with my property. The more will no doubt screw gun owners.
Senators urge background checks for gun shows, Internet sales ahead of key test vote

Just because...

Clearly Joe, your opinion of gun owners is no better than ours is of you.

Ours at least is based on fact.
“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.

Biden insisted that there would be no central registry for background checks allowing government to keep records on gun owners.

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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It's called honesty.

That's something President Obama might try for a change.
Senator To Newtown Families: The Gun Debate Has Nothing To Do With You
H/T to Uncle.

The pressure is on.

Guide to gun legislation on Capitol Hill Tuesday
Add to it. Call or email your Senators today. Now. This minute. Do it lots. We have to shout louder than the prohibitionists. We don't have the MSM on our side.

I suggest a cage match...

...between Auburn Police Chief Andrew J. Sluckis Jr. and a bear. In the interest of fair play he would be unarmed but for a cell phone.
Man Faces Charges After Defending Himself from a Bear in His Own Yard


Obama on Gun Control: 'This Is Not About Politics' ...Unless You Disagree With Me
Mister President, nothing that comes out of your mouth is NOT politics. Your demand is that we set aside our natural concerns and trust you to not fuck us over when that's all you've done while sitting on your ass in the White House. Your arrogance is utterly expected and any elected official who supports you will find himself facing the anger of gun owners come next election. What an arrogant prick. Oh and don't tell me I should respect the office. There's not been a resident of that office since, possibly, Ronald Reagan that wouldn't have sold my rights down the river at the first opportunity if he didn't realize there would have been repercussions. The elder Bush fucked us over when he'd lost his campaign for a second term and banned exports of certain semi-automatic weapons. Clinton thought he could ignore gun owners with an assault weapons ban and Congress paid the price for his folly. Bush the Younger as much as said he would have signed an assault weapons ban if it had made it to his desk. Congress saved him from his arrogance. Mr. President, who is going to save you from yours?

Now that's funny.

Vladimir Putin appears to have at last found a form of anti-government protest that he can support.
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 value

Monday, April 8, 2013

I know what I hope is true.

PoliceOne’s Gun Policy & Law Enforcement survey
The survey was conducted between March 4 and March 13, 2013. More than 15,000 law enforcement officers, current and retired, took the survey. If this survey translates to the law enforcement community as a whole it clearly shows most do not support the gun control legislation being debated in the Senate and realize if passed that legislation will have no effect on gun violence. Now the truth be told, how a law enforcement officer answers questions in a survey doesn't really indicate what he'll do when the boss tells him to enforce unconstitutional laws. I know what I hope is true.

Cartoon of the Day

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I'm a Grandpa...

...and what a beautiful baby girl my daughter brought into this world. Thank the Lord she is healthy.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Just because...

Cartoon of the Day

...because the police are better trained and can be trusted more than other citizens...

...with firearms.
Off-duty officer suspended after gun discharges in strip club restroom
He was in a strip club's restroom when his "Glock handgun accidentally fired". Instead of reporting the matter immediately he paid his tab and when home where he was later found with an odor of alcohol about him. Better trained and trusted? Yeah, right.

Serves 'em right

Beretta Leaves Maryland Because Of Stricter Gun Laws
When ideology trumps practicality who can blame a business for voting with its feet.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The face of gun control

CO Democrat Doesn't Understand High-Capacity Magazines Can Be Reloaded
That's on par with McCarthy's "shoulder thingy that goes up" bit. Ignorance.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Well of course they did...

U.N. passes sweeping international arms regulation viewed by some as Second Amendment override
...and of course it is. We shall see what happens to it in the Senate.


...but we knew that already.
Obama’s continued use of the claim that 40 percent of gun sales lack background checks
He'll do whatever it takes to pursue his agenda.

H/T to Uncle.

In the end the liberal always resorts to...

...the penis or racist argument to explain why white guys love guns. Of course this ignores gun ownership by minorities and women. Maybe he should examine his own motives before disparaging mine.

H/T to David.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Colion Noir: American Elites

The baby bump

Well, it's a bit more than a bump at five days from the due date. I must say the idea of being a grandpa has kinda grown on me.