Monday, March 29, 2010

Iowa is this [ ] close.

All that's needed is the governor's signature and Iowa will join the ranks of states that can't discriminate in the issuance of concealed carry licenses.

(h/t to SIH)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Polish Roulette in Russia.

Now the question is what gun control law would have prevented that? Russia already has the Brady Campaign's wishlist of gun legislation. Not only can you not carry a handgun (concealed or open) or any other lethal weapon, you can't own a handgun at all. The only means of self-defense Russian people are allowed to own are air pistols like the one in the video. Would the Brady Campaign urge Russia to ban air pistols (even though they claim to not be a gun ban organization)?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Murder in Gun Free China.

Chinese Doctor Stabs Eight Children To Death:

Eight children have been stabbed to death by a former doctor at a primary school in China.

Five other children were wounded after the medic stormed into the school armed with a large knife.
The attacker - a former community clinic doctor with a history of mental problems - has been arrested.
Six of the children died at the scene and two others in hospital.
The attacker, who is 41 or 42, had resigned from his post at the community clinic, an official said.
The school, located in Fujian province, was closed and students were sent home.
China has witnessed a series of school attacks over the past several years, which are often blamed on personal grudges or people with psychiatric problems.

Considering that there is no right to carry in China, there was absolutely no chance of preventing this event. And sadly, American children aren't much safer from such an event. Gun Free Zones are nothing more than target rich environments.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring has arrived.

How can I tell?

By the blood running through the streets in Gun Ban Land:
Fifteen people were shot -- including one man who died -- all over the city Thursday night in just under six hours.

How ironic that the gun banner's prediction of blood in the streets only happens in the places were people can't (legally) carry guns. Yet they still think people who are lawfully carrying guns are the problem.

Of course, this violence will be blamed on the places that haven't banned handguns, yet experience less violence.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Why would you want to carry a gun in a park?

If you let the anti-gunners tell it, our state and national parks are the safest and most peaceful places in our nation... Except when they're not.

The 35-year old victim told deputies she had finished a run at about noon at Point Dume State Park and was standing at the edge of a cliff when she was grabbed from behind.

She says she and the man struggled for several minutes before she was able to break away.

That's when the woman ran and jumped off the cliff and slid about 100 feet down a steep hillside to the beach below.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Obey the law, get harassed by the police?

This makes a good case for carrying a recording device, whether you open carry, conceal carry, or don't carry at all.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yet another tale from Bizarro World.

Burglars make off as police take 50 minutes to attend emergency call.

"One of them was loading the bikes into his car and the other was breaking into the conservatory. I opened the bedroom window and shouted out `Do not move – I have got a loaded gun on you`.”

Mr Thomas conned the burglars into believing he had already dialled 999 and that the police were on their way.

When they saw his shotgun they begged for their lives and started unloading their haul of stolen mountain bikes from their car.

They claimed to have thought the premises were empty.
The raiders drove off into the night as Mr Thomas lowered his gun and finally went to summon police.

Like most DGUs, the gun did not have to be fired. Just the presentation of the firearm was enough to scare off the robbers and save Mr. Thomas's property.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

There are no federal firearm registration laws.

At least not for non-Class 3 and non-NFA firearms. Since the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act excludes NFA and Class 3 weapons, why is it constantly repeated in this "news" story that it will eliminate federal registration? Does the ex-FBI agent in the video know something that the rest of don't know or does he simply not know what he's talking about?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Beware the idiots of March.

Or is it the march of the idiots?

You can always depend on the Pandagonians to mask their hoplophobia with misandry. Someone really should tell them that covering up bigotry with more bigotry doesn't work. Naturally, like all anti-gun screeds, there is no legitimate argument put forward, so they resort to references of penises. If you have the time, it's an interesting read and a textbook example hoplophobia.

In case my comment gets lost in the black hole of Reasoned Discourse®, here it is: