Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gun Guys leaving out details...

Gun Guys

(June 26, 2009, Chicago) – The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence sharply criticized the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and Illinois Carry for holding a public rally today calling for ending Chicago’s 27-year-old handgun ban only days after the tragic shooting of 9-year-old Chastity Turner who was gunned down while bathing her dog in front of her own home. Thirty-six Chicago Public School students were also killed during the ’09 school year in a continuing rash of gun violence.

Gun Guy's conveniently leave out the fact that Chastity Turner's shooters were 19 and 17 years of age and prohibited from purchasing, owning, or carrying a firearm of any kind in not only Chicago but the entire state of Illinois. Eliminating Chicago's handgun ban would have only made Chicago law consistent with the rest of the state. If would not have made it any easier (or harder for that matter) for the shooters to obtain a weapon.

In addition, gun homicides plague the African-American community. According to the Violence Policy Center the annual study, “Black Homicide Victimization in the United States” found that there were 7,425 black homicide victims in the United States. The homicide rate for black victims in the United States was 20.27 per 100,000. In comparison, the overall national homicide rate was 5.38 per 100,000 and the national homicide rate for whites was 3.14 per 100,000.

What both Gun Guys and the VPC fail to report is that black people are also more likely to live in large metropolitan areas with stricter gun laws and thus have a lower rate of firearm ownership.

Most troubling is the language, tone and materials that pro-gun groups are using to promote their rally in downtown Chicago. Ralph Connor, an African-American conservative who will speak at the rally, continues to preach a divisive message that “gun control is racist” and is eagerly promoting a film that features him, called "No Guns for Negroes.”

It appears that Ralph Connor is right. While current gun control legislation isn't written with racist intent, its results are most definitely racist. As a black person in America you are less likely to be able to lawfully purchase and carry a firearm and more likely to be a victim of homicide.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The nation's 25 most dangerous neighborhoods.

Taken from the Sun Times.

1) Cincinnati, Central Pwky./Liberty St.
2) Chicago, State St./Garfield Blvd.
3) Miami, 7th Ave./North River Dr.
4) Jacksonville, Beaver St./Broad St.
5) Baltimore, North Ave./Belair Rd.
6) Kansas City, Bales Ave./30th St.
7) Memphis, Warford St./Mt. Olive Rd.
8) Kansas City, Forest Ave./41st St.
9) Dallas, Route 352/Scyene Rd.
10) Richmond, Va., Church Hill
11) Memphis, Bellevue Blvd./Lamar Ave.
12) Dallas, 2nd Ave./Hatcher St.
13) Springfield, Ill., Cook St./11th St.
14) St. Louis, 14th St./Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
15) Little Rock, Ark., Roosevelt Rd./Bond St.
16) Philadelphia, Broad St./Dauphin St.
17) Tampa, Amelia Ave./Tampa St.
18) New York, St. Nicholas Ave./125th St.
19) Chicago, 66th St./Yale Ave.
20) Baltimore, Orleans St./Front St.
21) Cleveland, Cedar Ave./55th St.
22) Orlando, East-West Expy./Orange Blossom Trail
23) Detroit, Mt. Elliott St./Palmer Ave.
24) Chicago, Wallace St./58th St.
25) Chicago, Winchester Ave./60th St.

Some questions:

Why is Chicago on this list even once, let alone 4 times? Why, if Chicago is so dangerous, do the people have no right to concealed carry? Why do Chicago residents have to fight to even maintain the means of self-defense in the home? Is this just another failure of the "Gun Free Zone" experiment?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A rock can only be so useful...

This is a good example of why the Second Amendment will never be obsolete. Tyranny has always been the ultimate fate of those who never had or willfully gave up their right to bear arms.

I for one never plan to be one who throws rocks.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Re: James von Brunn, Yet Another Guy With a Gun Making the Rules

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

A lot of accusations being thrown around by Mr. Sugarmann... It begs the question: Which one of the VPC's policies would have prevented this event?

Repealing concealed carry? Nope. DC doesn't have concealed carry.

Creating more gun-free zones? Nope. The museum was already a gun-free zone and it failed.

Banning hand guns? Nope. Von Brunn used a rifle.

Banning assault weapons? Nope. Von Brunn used what gun controllers call a "sporting rifle".

Banning .50 caliber rifles and "vest busters"? Nope. Von Brunn used a lowly .22.

What would have stopped von Brunn?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I don't think it's normal behavior to be a homosexual.

I don't think it's normal behavior to be a homosexual, and parades like these which are designed to "raise public awareness," seem like an attempt to make the abnormal normal.

These nut jobs that like to walk around wearing dresses and rainbows to compensate for their lack of abilities elsewhere are too pathetic to even mock. I'm sure you could find a nutty Barack Obama supporter or NAMBLA supporting pedophile in the group if you looked a little deeper. Most "gay rights advocates" shouldn't be allowed out of their home much less the right to walk around in public.

There are a growing number of public events across the country to get the gay crowd to come out of the closet so to speak in the hopes of intimidating the public into accepting their dangerous worldview.

The real world implications of the homosexual crusade is chilling. Consider:

  • Sipping hot chocolate with your toddler at Starbucks while a fellow patron openly engages in public display of affection with someone of the same-sex;

  • Attending a church service with your entire family knowing that the fellow parishioner sitting next to you is a homosexual; or

  • Boarding a crowded bus with your newborn child with upwards of 5 homosexual passengers.

Unless this is the kind of world you want for you and your children, Americans’ need to pick up the phone to call state and federal lawmakers to voice outrage over the homosexuals' extremist agenda.

I sound very bigoted, don't I?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Just one more thing for people to hoard.

The Nerf-Worlders will get you one way or another.

While this has nothing to do with guns, keep in mind that anyone who would ban knives would have no problem banning guns.

Now is a good time to join the fight, otherwise this may become a more common sight:

Courtesy of our friends across the pond.