Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Barack Track #3: Where'd it go?

It appears his gun banning agenda has been hopenchanged.

Of course this is no excuse to let your guard down. Things are always quietest before the storm.

Monday, April 27, 2009

"I'm not racist. I have black friends. They just can't date my daughter."

I've heard that phrase and permutations of it come out of the mouth of every bigot i've met. My guess is that they are trying to morally justify their racism.

In American history, gun control and racism have always dovetailed. So it's no surprise when anti-gun bigots like Jimmy Carter make similar claims, albeit about guns:
I have used weapons since I was big enough to carry one, and now own two handguns, four shotguns and three rifles, two with scopes.
But none of us wants to own an assault weapon, because we have no desire to kill policemen or go to a school or workplace to see how many victims we can accumulate before we are finally shot or take our own lives.

And this type of bigotry is common among what are now called "Fudds" in the gun enthusiast community; "Fudds" being those who believe their weapons and themselves to be "morally superior" to "assault weapons" and those who own them, despite the fact the "assault weapons" are the least likely to be criminally used.

Jimmy Carter reminds me of the Shoeshine Boy in the Sundown Towns of the segregated South. The Shoeshine Boy was the only black person allowed to stay in town after the sun went down, as he was needed to be there early in the morning to shine shoes before the work day started. As a result of this allowance, the Shoeshine Boy held a false sense of superiority towards other blacks. He thought himself to be a chosen one, morally superior to the other blacks. He would often nod in agreement when the racists claimed that blacks were inferior to whites, as he often assumed they were talking about those "other blacks". However, the Shoeshine Boy was in for a rude awakening when he tried to court the daughters of the men whose shoes he shined. He quickly learned that he wasn't superior to those "other blacks". And he often learned this lesson at the end of a rope on the bridge out of town.

One day Jimmy Carter will have a similar rude awakening when learns that the gun banners dislike his two, "morally superior", scoped rifles guns just as much as they dislike the "assault weapons".

Shooting at Hampton University.

"The possession or use of knives, firearms or weapons of any kind is strictly prohibited."

It's not working.

In fact, it's never worked. Those who are intent on hurting others will not be stopped by words, signs, or policy. They can only be stopped by those willing to use force against them. It's been that way since the dawn of time.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

How do you spell "Quisling"?


Engaging in Reasoned Discourse (tm).

@ Cathy's place.

I'm cross posting my reply here just in case it gets lost in Reasoned Discourse (tm) limbo.

"A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used in an unintentional shooting, than to be used to injure or kill in self-defense."

That's down from the "43 times more likely" they used to claim. They also made sure to qualify self-defense as injuring or killing, in order to avoid the fact that the majority defensive gun uses (99.9%) don't even require the individual to fire a shot, meaning a gun is more likely to prevent a crime without bloodshed than be involved in an unintentional shooting.

"85% of Americans want mandatory handgun registration."

Assuming handgun registration becomes mandatory, what will it accomplish? New Zealand repealed their gun registration law in the 1980s after police acknowledged its worthlessness. More than likely because most people simply refuse to register their guns. When Germany began it's comprehensive gun registration in the 70s, by their estimate, they only had a 20% compliance rate. And among criminals, there is a 0% compliance rate, because criminals don't register their guns.

85% of Americans want a background check and 5-day waiting period before a handgun is purchased.

If you buy a gun from a licensed dealer, a background check is done. And in the states where they've outlawed privates sales of firearms, background checks have to be done on all handgun sales. Also, all interstate sales of firearms must go through a background check as well.

A 5-day waiting period is useless as the average "time-to-crime" for a gun involved in a criminal shooting is 12 months. To make any real impact, waiting periods would have to be ridiculously long and more than likely will be shot down by even the most liberal of courts.

"More Americans were killed by guns than by war in the 20th Century."

Well, duh. It doesn't take a statistician to figure that one out. We live in a country with enough guns to arm every 2 out of 3 people. We also live in a country that hasn't had a war on it's soil in over 100 years. So naturally, the chances of an American dying in war will be incredibly slim while your chances of dying by gunfire will be much higher. Guess what? Your chances of dying in a car accident are higher than either of them.

"Toy guns and teddy bears have more federal manufacturing regulations than real guns."

That's because the gun industry has it's own regulatory body:

They do such a good job of voluntarily setting safety standards for firearms, the government has yet to see the need to step in and regulate.

"Every day 79 people are killed by firearms in America."

"Every day 79 people are killed by firearms in America."

Of that 79, half of them are people who want to die (suicides). The other half (homicides) are a mixture of criminal-on-criminal, police-on-criminal, citizen-on-criminal, and criminal-on-citizen. While dead is dead, there should at least be more investigation of who is dying and who is doing the killing.

"Medical costs from gun injuries and deaths cost $19 billion. The US taxpayer will pay half of that cost."

The US taxpayer will also pay for the damages of rampant illegal immigration, researching fruit-fly mating, and the Pentagon's $100 toilet seats. We all end up paying for things we don't particularly like or benefit from. That's the cost of living in America.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Factcheck bites the hand that feeds it?

But is it true, as President Obama said, that "More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States?" No, it's not.

We should all know Factcheck's history by now. So don't get your hopes up. Read the whole thing.

Washington Times Editorial: Obama's gun lies.

They so ripped off that title...

EDITORIAL: Obama's gun lies

Democrats aren't alone in repeating phony gun statistics. The New York Times, CNN and numerous networks continue to repeat the 90 percent figure with no reporting to back it up.

That's because news outlets get their information from the same source. They grab the latest story off the wire, hand it to an "authorized journalist", and have them regurgitate it in front of a camera. And we wonder why the mainstream media (especially newspapers) are a dying breed.

Mexican police earn $460 a month, sometimes less, which makes bribes hard to resist.

Bribes? Many Mexican police simply quit, take their guns with them, and go work for the cartels where the pay is much better.

Oklahoma: Where Freedom comes sweeping down the plains...

...And "common sense" gun control gets thrown out in the pasture with all the other road apples.

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Even Time's poll shows an overwhelming resistance (2:1 in many states) against reinstating the "Assault Weapons Ban".

Of course, neither of these are scientific polls.

Friday, April 17, 2009

4/15 Tea Party

Much bigger crowd. A handful of HuffPo/Kos trolls made a ruckus, but they quickly shut up when they realized they were outnumbered 1000:1.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

From the mouth of the Lightworker himself.

For those who are persistent in saying that Obama has never said anything about gun control...

via CNN

Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderón, Obama said he has "not backed off at all" on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush.


"I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the rights of sportsmen and hunters and homeowners that want to keep their families safe -- to lawfully bear arms, while dealing with assault weapons that, as we know here in Mexico, are used to fuel violence," Obama said.

The "Constitutional Scholar" still doesn't get that 2nd Amendment is not about sports or hunting.

Then there is this bit selective journalism:

He said that more than 16,000 assault weapons have been seized in the crackdown on drug traffickers, with almost 9 in 10 coming from the United States.

Luckily, Special Agent William Newell has given us the complete story.

Yesterday via Yahoo
Confronting a Mexican drug war that is "sowing chaos in our communities," President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will not seek renewal of a U.S. assault weapons ban but instead will step up enforcement of laws banning the transfer of such guns across the border.

Maybe Obama's words really do come with an expiration date.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lie #16: "The police officers in England don't even have guns."

Aida Ekberg says:

The police officers in England don't even have guns, and just look at how much lower the crime rate is there.

I guess this must be one of those new-fangled H&K tactical wheel locks:

Ironically, the more gun control laws that were passed in England, the better armed the English police had to become. When guns were freely accessible to the English, the police only carried a wooden nightstick and handcuffs. If they needed a gun, they sometimes borrowed one from an armed citizen.

As for England having less crime, that is not necessarily true.

A former civilian disarmament supporter:
The United Kingdom banned guns in 1997. As one indicator of violence against women, between 1995 and 2006 the rate of rape in the UK increased 76.5%, while rape decreased 16.7% in “gun-toting” United States. British women are now raped twice as often as American women.

While gun control in the UK helped reduce certain crimes, other crimes increased to fill the void.

Lie #15: "...because he feared his guns would be taken away."

Catherine MacIvor says:

Richard Polawski used an ak-47 to ambush and kill three cops while wearing body armor because he feared his guns would be taken away by the Obama administration.

First the obvious lies:

1. Richard Poplawski didn't own an AK-47. He owned a semi-automatic knock off of an AK-47.

2. The first two officers were killed with a shotgun.

Then there is the issue of speculating that Richard Poplawski shot the police officers because he feared his guns would be taken away. This is believable until you realize that he has a history of violence. Particularly violence against authority figures (his drill sergeant and mother). So it's no surprise that he committed another act of violence against 3 authority figures.

Brady to English translation...

Assault Weapon - Anything that that doesn't require you to manually load the next round of ammunition.

Barrel Shroud - The shoulder thing that goes up.

Blood in the Streets - What happens in gun free zones, but rarely anywhere else.

Child - Any person up to the age of 24 years old

Common Sense Gun Control - Anything we want including bans on entire classes of firearms.

Cop Killer Bullet - All of them.

Gun Lobby - The 4+ million members of the NRA that disagrees with us.

Gun Nuts - Those 60 million or so people who have figured out how to translate Brady into English.

Gun Show Loophole - Something that allows you to sell your own private property.

Straw Purchase - Buying more than one gun at a time, because you're obviously a gun trafficker. You couldn't possibly want more than one gun.

Wild West - Those surprisingly peaceful places filled with armed citizens.

So two brown-skinned guys go shooting...

No. That's not the beginning of a joke. It's what happened in this video:

But what happened afterward was most definitely a joke:
Police execute search warrant at apartment of a KU student body president candidate.
Amid security concerns, which were enough to compel University officials to have metal detectors present, the Student Senate debate scheduled for Monday was canceled.

Presidential candidate’s laptop seized.

Remember: Your First Amendment rights end when your Second Amendment rights begin.

Monday, April 13, 2009

This is why gun control is bad.

Man arrested for wheel lock 'gun'.

Gun control creates such an ignorant, hoplophobic society, that even everyday items become mistaken for guns, causing people to overreact. What's next? If you point your finger at someone in a suspicious way, will you be arrested for "menacing"?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lie #14: "President Obama...has said next to nothing on the issue."

Juan Williams says:

This “lock and load” mania is running strong despite last year’s ruling by the Supreme Court that individual Americans have a right to own guns. That ruling was a reassuring victory for gun owners. But anxiety among people who love their guns continues to rise. The most common explanation for this rising wave of fear is that President Obama — who has said next to nothing on the issue — might want to try to curb gun sales.

Barack Obama says:

Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.

Considering Juan Williams is a political expert (pundit, analyst, whatever), you'd think he'd at least consult the president's agenda before saying such things. Juan is either clueless or lying.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What does a tyrant sound like?

Mr Kelly said that owning a firearm was a privilege, not a right, and it was "about time" all gun owners got that message.

Luckily that particular one is a thousand miles away.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Myth: "...alot of semi-automatic fire arms only need a bit of tweeking..."

seeing eye chick says:
“Its common knowledge that alot of semi-automatic fire arms only need a bit of tweeking to make them fully automatic. ”


I don't know how many times i've personally had to shoot down this myth. I'm starting to think people watch too much Macgyver.

h/t to Rob Allen for going into more detail than I care to.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lie #13: "That is not the English experience."

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence via Gun Grabbers... er Guys.

For example, they spread the myth that sensible gun laws will take guns away from law-abiding citizens and that only criminals will have guns. That is not the English experience.

Fact: England's "sensible gun laws" did take guns away from law-abiding citizens:

And continues to do so today.