Sunday, January 31, 2010

A good reason to carry on campus...

"I don't feel too safe walking by the woods," said Edwards, a 19-year-old black student from Canton. "There's woods everywhere. And somebody could be out in them, and I don't know."

School officials will be flexible with students who don't feel safe on campus? I wonder if they will be flexible enough to allow those with concealed carry permits to carry on campus?

Of course the school has beefed up "security" by adding more cameras, because no one has ever been killed on camera.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"...if he had a gun, he might have used it."

State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary
"Smith said he once became so angry at a man who was picking on him at a dance that if he had a gun, he might have used it."

In his attempt to fight pro-gun legislation in Indiana, Rep. Smith engages in a bit of Kabuki theater:

Donning a National Rifle Association cap and holding a toy pistol, state Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, walked to the front of the Indiana House floor.

Explaining his support for the "Wild Wild West," he fired the fake pistol, saying, "Bang, bang, shoot 'em up!"

"This is indeed an NRA state," Smith said. "I pledge allegiance, not to the flag, but to the NRA."

The Indiana House says Noh.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gun Guys playing the race card again.

Apparently, it's time for their yearly, "Black People Should Support Gun Control" post. It's the same story as usual: Out of all ethnic groups, black people are the most likely to get shot to death, which on the surface is true.

However, as always, they ignore the fact that not only is a black person the least likely to own a gun, they are also most likely to be killed by another black person. In other words, there are other ethnicities out there that own more guns and manage to kill not only fewer of each other, but fewer people in general.

That means guns aren't the problem. The real killers in the black community are the higher rates of poverty, low quality/no education, drug use, fatherless homes, and gang involvement.

They didn't get it last year. They didn't get it the year before last. They didn't get it this year. Maybe they'll get it next year. I doubt it though.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lloyd R. Woodson's grenade launcher.

BRANCHBURG -- Somerset County investigators seized a cache of weapons including a grenade launcher and hundreds of rounds of ammunition today from the Branchburg motel room of a Virginia man, who also had maps of a U.S. military facility and an out-of-state civilian community.

Of course, the "grenade launcher" was in fact a flare launcher.

Another horror story from the Fiefdom of Bloomberg...

...where only the rich and famous are allowed to exercise their right to carry a firearm.

Instead of reading a story about a shot rapist, I read this.

A knife-wielding man sodomized a young woman in lower Manhattan - and sadistically took pictures of her with his cell phone camera during the attack, police said.

This is why I am unimpressed when the gun-controllers brag about how little gun crime there is in NYC. Instead of sending his goons around the country to gather evidence for his battle against the 2nd Amendment, perhaps Michael Bloomberg should focus on protecting the people in his own city, especially since he has all but completely denied them the ability to defend themselves.

What's the saying? "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" This incident and this incident are the planks in Michael Bloomberg's eyes.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

When you outlaw guns...

Women and children will be left defenseless and their jilted lovers will still be armed and dangerous.

From the gun-free, Utopia of New York City:
The jealous lover charged in a Brooklyn bloodbath stabbed the victims - his girlfriend and her two little girls - more than a dozen times each, police sources said Saturday.

Who will dance in their blood? VPC? Brady Campaign? CSGV? Bueller?

Had these 3 individuals been shot a dozen times, there would have been press releases, articles on Huffington Post, Michael Bloomberg on a cross, and calls for the president to enact Common-Sense® legislation (something more Common-Sense® than NYC's outright ban on nearly everything gun related).

Apparently if you get stabbed to death, the attitude from those who claim to want to save so many lives is "tough shit".

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Half-Truth #4: "...the vast majority of gunloons have little clue about how to safely handle, operate, maintain and store firearms."

JadeGold says:
Again, the vast majority of gunloons have little clue about how to safely handle, operate, maintain and store firearms.

Of course, this is coming from a worshiper of such careful anti-gun loons as:

Diane "Sweep the Crowd with a Loaded AK-47 While my Finger is on the Trigger" Feinstein

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scott Brown wins, but don't let the "R" fool you.

From OnTheIssues:

Rep. Brown indicated he supports the following principles concerning gun issues:

  • Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
  • Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
  • Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
  • Require a license for gun possession.

So the question is will he move towards being more pro-gun or will he continue to be the typical east coast RINO in the same vain as Romney and Steele?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Guns save lives.

Calif. man shoots his way out of sinking SUV
A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun.

And, no. This guy didn't have one of the ultra-rare California concealed carry permits. He was an off-duty security guard. Had he been a mere mortal, he might not have survived. After all, when seconds count, search and rescue is only minutes away.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Is the VPC attempting to conflate Maurice Clemmons with CCW holders?

Pay attention to the language used.

I guess CCW holders aren't killing enough people for Josh Sugarmann's taste. He has to use Maurice Clemmons and the power of association to drum up extra fear. Hopefully, he won't use Clemmons to pad his numbers. The reality is whether Clemmons was carrying the gun concealed or not, it doesn't change the fact that he was illegally in possession of a gun in the first place.

School Shooting.

Of course, no one ever took guns to school, right?

That's a picture that warms your heart. A picture from a better time. A picture that perfectly illustrates "gun culture". Sadly, I came along far too late to enjoy that type of freedom. In my generation, guns at school were limited to playing with GI Joes at recess. However, under our current "zero-tolerance, zero-sense" policy, even that would get you expelled.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lie #22: "Handguns aren't used for sport."

Taken from one of the typical "ZOMG guns = evil" op-eds:

Handguns aren't used for sport. They are used to kill.

Actually, handguns are used for sport and they are used for killing. Just like any other tool, the uses of a handgun are only limited by ones imagination. I'd wager that most handguns are used to collect dust. The next most popular use is recreational shooting. I'll even go so far as to say "killing" is the least common use of a handgun in America. Even if every gun death were assigned to one handgun, it wouldn't be close to the number of handguns that are only used to put holes in paper.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This is why you can't second guess the "police" that are kicking in your door.

After reading this post from mikeb302000, I happened across this article:

Intruder claiming to be police shoots through Oklahoma City homeowner's door.
As his door was being kicked in during the middle of the night, George Lemmon grabbed his gun and his phone and yelled at the door that "I have a gun pointed at you and I'm on the phone with police."


"The suspect yelled back at (the homeowner) that he was the police and fired a shot through the door," Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. "Obviously he was not a police officer."

Image courtesy of Oleg Volk

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WWR²P: Who Would Rob Russell Punch?

Rob Russell:
You, however, have demonstrated considerable irresponsibility in your arguments and in your personal attacks on this blogger, who also happens to be my wife. Send me your home address and I’ll come to your house and punch your fucking face in. Unless you are a pussy who can’t fight without a gun in his hand.

Punchgate? Russelloo? Whatever you want to call it, you can find the story here, here, and here.

Remember... Rob Russell ran for public office. Rob Russell also helps mold young minds.

And most important of all, remember:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another sad tale from Bizarro World.

On this blog, England will be officially known as Bizarro World.

via the Dailymail
"Miss Klass, 31, who is described as a television presenter and Marks & Spencer model, was home alone with her two-year-old daughter when she disturbed two youths acting suspiciously in her back garden in the early hours.
They attempted to break in to her garden shed, and as they approached the kitchen window she waved a knife to scare them off.

When the police arrived on the scene the youths had fled, leaving only footsteps in the snow. Rather than follow their trail, the officers were more concerned with Miss Klass's reaction. They told her she should not have brandished the kitchen knife because it was an offensive weapon and she could be arrested.

Her agent said: 'Myleene was utterly terrified. She was aghast when she was told that the law did not allow her to defend herself in her own home."

I'm not aghast. Now if the Bizarro World police had actually tried to look for the trespassers while making sure to do extra drive bys of Ms. Klass' property, that would leave me aghast.

"When Hertfordshire Police talk about 'safety, justice and reassurance for all', they include criminals, too.

Like all police forces today, they are as concerned about the safety of villains as they are about the victims."

England's Top Cop
"Me Bizarro save villains!"

Friday, January 8, 2010

Gun control and bigotry.

Some people tend to believe that just because someone was a victim of bigotry in the past, they can't be bigots themselves.

JadeGold's comments in green, mine in red:

Before I give AztecRed a little history lesson on bigotry, think it important to note that many groups who actively support gun control are Jewish: the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, B’nai B’rith, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Hadassah, the Jewish Labor Committee, the National Council of Jewish Women and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations--to name a few.


So what we have here are the leading groups of people who were (and are) victims of genuine bigotry supporting gun control.

No one said minorities couldn't be bigots themselves. The long-standing animosity between both blacks and jews should stand as testament to that. So it's no surprise that you can find minority groups that are also for gun control.

Your answer appears to that because virtualy all the major US Jewish and African-American organizations strongly support gun control--they are all bigots. Thus, virtually all Jews and African Americans are bigots because most align themselves with these organizations.

Have you any sense of how ridiculous you sound?

It doesn't sound so ridiculous when you have proof.

ADL engages in stereotyping, bigotry against gun owners.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What does Canada's long gun registry have in common with America's War on Terror?

They're both not working

PM likens war on terror to faulty gun registry

"The one concern I do have about this — and I have expressed this to American leaders — I see what I call the "gun registry approach" to a lot of security issues, which is 'Let's just put everybody on a list, register everything.' We know from our own experience with our gun registry that this is not necessarily the smartest and most effective way to actually identify real threats."

Canada's long gun registry is dead. It's just a matter of burying it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Waving guns their firearms at the passing traffic?

Being an opinion writer is no excuse for being a liar.

Walt Rubel Sun-News Managing Editor
"...nothing will "put a positive light on gun ownership" quite like inviting every yahoo with a weapon in southern New Mexico to gather at the busiest intersection in Alamogordo and wave their firearms at the passing traffic."

Except no one was waving firearms at passing traffic. Not a single gun was unholstered or unslung. In fact, the protest was peaceful, without a single arrest, and even praised.

Michael Johnson For the Sun-News

There were plenty of handguns and rifles on display, but no violence and no reports of arrests.


"They were a bit loud, but they were polite," said Don Omey, coordinator of the Otero Tea Party Patriots, of Alamogordo 2ATF members. "They didn't get on anyone's case. I was proud of the way they conducted themselves - and I was glad to have the turnout. That's what we need to turn some minds around."

Of course there is always a party pooper:

Denise Lang was positioned in front of Founders Park, located diagonally from the Alamogordo Airborne Memorial. Lang, a Democrat, said the gun display was not necessary.
"I see it as being juvenile and adolescent," she said. "I'm very much a pro-gun rights person. I come from a military family. My late husband was a gunsmith, but I think gun use is okay in an appropriate time and place. Wearing guns to a protest, to me, is extremely juvenile."

So congrats to the protesters for not giving the gun controllers the chaos and bloodshed they hope for expect whenever someone carries a gun.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Penn Jillette on Freedom

And I echo his sentiment. Especially when it comes to gun control. Anti-gunners will forever wave around body counts. No number will be low enough for them. It doesn't matter if 30,000, 3,000, or 30 people die each year from gun shots. They will always use that number to call for greater restriction and even prohibition of guns.

Look at England for example. Anti-gunners constantly use England as the benchmark for gun control in the western world. Yet even with their incredibly low firearms death rate, the gun controllers in England are still calling for more restrictions.

Just as you can't "placate a lion by letting him eat only your foot", you cannot placate the gun controllers by "compromising" with any of their demands. Any "compromise" with the gun controllers will be thanked with another campaign to further restrict your rights.

So when the gun controllers ask if being inconvenienced is worth saving a few lives, I say no, only because I know enough lives can never be saved to stop them from wanting to further inconvenience me. I refuse to offer my foot to the lion.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

3-year-old kills cousin with gun of his father, a police officer.

One for David Codrea's "Only Ones" files.
The Richland Parish sheriff says an off-duty police officer's 3-year-old son apparently shot and killed a 3-year-old cousin with his father's gun.
Sheriff Charles McDonald says the children, a boy and girl, were playing together Thursday when the Rayville police officer went to get something out of his car.
He says the gun was in the driver's side door. The sheriff says the boy picked up the gun and accidentally shot the girl.
McDonald says she died instantly.
He did not release the officer's or the children's names.