Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lots of gun friendly laws being proposed in Oklahoma.

All sorts of gunny goodness:

HB 1291 Firearms Freedom Act
HB 1400 Open Carry Act
HB 1796 Another Open Carry Act
HB 553 Expands concealed carry to some currently prohibited places
SB 896 Campus Carry

And the Jerome Ersland Act:
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A state senator is proposing a new law that would be known as the "Jerome Ersland Act." Senator Ralph Shortey (R-Oklahoma City) says the bill would presume that a business owner was acting in self-defense if that owner shoots and kills an armed robber.

If any of these make their way to Governor Fallin's desk, they should be signed. After all, she has a reputation to uphold.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Money Mike Roadshow.

If his traveling circus ever darkens Oklahoma soil, i'll do my best to be there with some anti-propaganda.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Richard Daley almost gets it. Better late than never I guess.

The Chicago Tribune reports on a few of the restrictions Daley proposed:

The four newly proposed measures would automatically transfer to adult court cases of 15- to 17-year olds arrested with a gun; require at least five years behind bars for felons caught with weapons; require 10 years in prison for people who point guns at police and firefighters responding to emergencies; and make it a felony to commit a crime with a child in tow if that child is injured by gunfire.

The mayor also said the city again will submit several other proposals that have come close to passage in the past decade. One would require background checks for private gun sales.

In Richard Daley's mind, if you can't prevent law abiding citizens from legally buying handguns, the next best thing is to actually go after people who are committing crimes. The people of Chicago (at least the ones who aren't complete nuts like Daley) should be asking Daley why he didn't propose this years ago?

As for that last bit about background checks, I guess old habits die hard. I don't live anywhere near Illinois, but even I know that background checks for private guns sales are redundant because you can't legally own a gun in Illinois unless you have a FOID card, which includes a background check. And i'm not the only one:

“It’s not a surprise — same stuff, different year,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.

Pearson said his group will continue to oppose the background checks because buyers already must have met the standards to own a Firearm Owner’s Identification card. But it has yet to evaluate the mayor’s new proposals, he said.

There is more:
Daley said he also will urge Congress to close gun-show loopholes to require background checks at those events and change federal law to make it possible to hold gun manufacturers “accountable for wrongdoing.”

Last I checked, gun manufacturers were not above the law. If they break the law, they are accountable for it. What Daley wants is to hold gun manufacturers accountable for the wrongdoing of the dangerous criminals he and his cronies love to sit down and have pow-wow's with.

Words matter.

Another tale from Sarah Brady Paradise:

MANCHESTER, England (KTLA) -- A man is accused of killing his neighbor after a miscommunication triggered by the auto correct spelling feature on the man's cell phone.
Brook says the auto correct on his cell phone changed the word "mutter" (a mild insult) to "nutter" (apparently a much worse insult ).
Brook allegedly attacked Witkowski with a kitchen knife, stabbing him repeatedly.

The Bolton News says the victim had 104 injuries including cuts, stab wounds, bruises and slice marks on his hands, with the fatal blow piercing his heart.

Aren't we always told by the gun-banners/controllers that if we have Commonsense gun control, angry confrontations will turn into "harmless" fistfights instead of deadly shoot outs? Apparently England's draconian knife laws aren't nearly as draconian as their gun laws. But they're getting there.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There oughta be a law!

via HuffPo:

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A 20-year-old student pulled out a revolver and shot another man in the thumb during an argument on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, authorities said Monday.


Police said Macklin has been charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds, aggravated assault and reckless engdangerment.

Well, I guess there is a law. Are the gun-controllers/banners right about guns on campus? That allowing students to carry will result in more campus shootings? Or is it more likely that those who are inclined to break the law are already carrying and using guns on campus and that allowing law-abiding to students to carry on campus won't result in an increase of on-campus gun violence?

ADDENDUM: No surprise it's drug related. A good number of shootings are.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A "Beacon of Stupidity".

Evan Nappen pretty much pegged it. When it comes to guns, New Jersey is a "Beacon of Stupidity". This blog has chronicled a few examples of that stupidity.

As you read Mr. Nappen's words, realize that this stupidity is what the Brady Campaign wants for all of us and then some. New Jersey is only ranked #2 by the Brady Campaign with 73 out of 100 points. I assume to get to 100 points, even more stupidity would be required of New Jersey. Maybe even English levels of stupidity. That is a very scary thought.

So the next time you hear the gun-controllers/banners calling for "Common Sense Gun Control", remember New Jersey, the "Beacon of Stupidity".

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Intended Consequences.

Apparently, McCarthy's magazine ban has two-fold benefits for the gun-banners: Not only does it ban standard capacity magazines for many guns, it will also result in more people inelgible to legally own guns by making one a felon for simply inheriting a dead relatives magazines or firearms that have standard capacity magazines:

Am I still supposed to believe people like Brady Campaign member Joan Peterson when she says, "We have, as you now know by my writings, no intention to bother you guys who are law abiding."?

That's a rhetorical question by the way. Of course they're not going to bother the law-abiding. It's long been gun-banner strategy to create entirely new classes of criminals out of law-abiding gun owners. McCarthy's magazine ban is just the latest example.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Technical difficulties.

The network is literally down.  on Twitpic

I've been unable to blog due to weather related technical difficulties, but now i'm back. Blogging will continue when I catch up to the latest news.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

This is not an overreaction at all.

This is a completely rational response:

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I can remember a time when bringing a NERF gun to school would just mean you wouldn't get the NERF gun back until the end of the day. Apparently in New Jersey, it is now a crime.

Police charged the 7-year-old with possessing an imitation firearm in or on an education institution – a misdemeanor and a minor juvenile offense in New Jersey.

I used to be quite the NERF connoisseur back in the day. I can't recall any of them that look like an imitation firearm nor are NERF guns marketed as imitation firearms. I guess Zero Tolerance really is Zero Sense.

This is just one more case of if you value your happiness and freedom, stay far away from New Jersey.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This is why gun control is bad. Pt 2

Like before, it makes people into idiots:

As soon as the figurine was pulled from the box, the security search officer contacted her supervisor. The SA80 rifle 'could not pass'. My wife Julie asked the staff to take a reality check. It's a 9in painted model with a rifle that is part of the figure. The supervisor was confident that, according to the regulations, a firearm is a firearm and cannot pass.