Saturday, November 10, 2012

Obama reelected. Now what?

In case you've been under a rock for the past few days, President Obama has been reelected. And before the votes were even counted, the usual suspects were up to their usual activities.

And with Obama unfettered by any need to be relected, we can finally take him for his word when he says things like, "Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced." Will that ban come through congress? Probably not. But if it does, I do not think he will hesitate to sign it. Or will that ban come in the form of an executive order like the Dream Act? We will find out soon enough. Just wait for the next high profile shooting. It will be the perfect catalyst for him to say, "After today's tragedy, i've decided to take executive action and ban the further sale and manufacture of high-capacity magazines."

President Obama will also have a chance to appoint at least one Supreme Court Justice. I've already explained how that's bad news.

As gun owners, we definitely live in interesting times. The vast, gun-ignorant majority that propelled Obama to victory will no doubt support any anti-gun effort of the Democratic party as long as it's couched in enough fuzzy, feel-good language about stopping crime, saving children, etc. Therefore, it's more important than ever for us to engage in outreach to the gun-ignorant, counter the lies of the gun controllers/banners, and make our presence known to our congress critters.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Supreme Court possibilities if Obama is reelected.

I've highlighted some of the standouts on the list.

via CNN:

1. Kamala Harris, California attorney general - Anti-gun. Anti-Heller decision.

2. Judge Paul Watford, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, San Francisco

3. Judge Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, San Francisco

4. Kathryn Ruemmler, White House counsel - Served as a Fast and Furious apologist for the White House. 

5. Mary Murguia, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, San Francisco

6. Lisa Madigan, Illinois attorney general - A consistent harrasser of gun owners. Thinks gun ownership should be a matter of public record, thus an advocate of gun owner registration.

7. Judge Diane Wood, 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Chicago - Supporter of gun registration.

8. Judge Merrick Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit - Supporter of gun registration. Clintonite.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

All you need to know about the presidential election.

Taken from the October 16, 2012 Presidential Debate

Barack Obama:
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.

Mitt Romney:
Yeah, I'm not in favor of new pieces of legislation on -- on guns and taking guns away or making certain guns illegal.

Both Romney and Obama are masters of the Non-Answer, but it seems a real answer escaped both of them that night: Obama wants to ban scary looking guns that are responsible for fewer than 2% of the homicides in this country and are peacefully used by millions of shooters for recreation, hunting and competition. Mitt Romney does not.

With those few words, they have both made my decision on who to vote for that much easier. Hopefully that decision was made that much easier for you as well.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Zero tolerance, zero sense.

I wish I could say this happened in New Jersey, New York, California, Chicago, or some other anti-gun stronghold, but this happened in good ol' Nebraska:

A deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been prohibited from signing his own name because school administrators believe the gesture he uses looks too much like a gun.

"He's deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy," Hunter Spanjer's father Brian told Channel 10/11.

Hunter uses Signing Exact English or SEE — a form of manual communication that uses modified ASL handshapes in an effort to better mimic the spoken English language.
"Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous," Hunter's grandmother told the news outlet. "This is not threatening in any way."

The preschool, which has a strict zero-tolerance policy toward "any instrument...that looks like a weapon," would not discuss the matter, but said they were working with the parents on a compromise.

Working on a compromise? There should be no compromise. The policy is stupid and it should be a scrapped. Guns are guns. Fingers are not guns. Drawings of guns are not guns. Sticks are not guns. If something can't come out of the end of it and hurt someone, it's not a gun. It's that simple. That should be the new policy.

Friday, August 17, 2012

"The right to bear arms is the best thing to have over here.”

Northeast Oklahoma City apartment complex sweep nets eight arrests:
“It's like the devil's playground,” said Jashell Royal, 21. “Kids can't play at the park. The last time I was there, someone was running around shooting. Literally, they're crazy over here,” she said.

While the complex houses mainly women and children, boyfriends and brothers often move in with them surreptitiously and cause problems for the residents and visitors.

“If you don't have a job and have kids, it's the best place to be, but it's also the most harmful place to be,” Royal said.

She said she has been harassed by groups of men at the complex. Royal said they rove the complex in the early morning and late at night, especially when the complex's office closes for the day or when security officers aren't around.

“It's real scary because everyone over here has kids,” she said.

“The right to bear arms is the best thing to have over here,” Royal said.

Unfortunately, that right is denied if you live in public housing.

I drive by this place every day and I try to drive by as quickly as possible. I can recall one time I nearly ran over a man who was running across the street while being pursued by a man wielding a handgun. I am glad they are cleaning the place out, but it would make me even happier if those who lived there had their Second Amendment rights.

Friday, July 27, 2012

You have a right to your own opinions, but not your own facts.

Exhibit A:
This image spread through the typical anti-gun channels like wildfire without a single thought to whether it was accurate or not. To the astute observer, that selection of guns would be recognized as a list of guns available in one of the installments of the Call of Duty game franchise; A game that apparently includes several non-automatic weapons such as a revolver, sawed off shotgun, and na AA-12 shotgun which isn't even available to civilians.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Obama reaffirms his desire for an assault weapons ban.

Obama: AK-47s belong on battlefield, not streets
“I – like most Americans – believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms,” Obama said. “I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership passed on from generation to generation, that hunting and shooting are part of a cherished national heritage. “But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities,” he added.
The real Obama is back. The one that made me start this blog. Things have been slow around here, but not it looks like I will have plenty to write about between now and election night and perhaps beyond.