Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to spot a phony.

From A Gunsmith's view on Gun Control:
Regarding Mayor Adams' proposals for gun control, I must add my perspective. As a former Army officer, gunsmith, member of the NRA and a competitive marksman,

A common tactic of gun-controllers/banners who decide to "fake the funk" is the listing of all sorts of "qualifications". Usually some combination of hunting, military service, and law enforcement. This is done to win the respect of the uninformed and uneducated and lend credibility to any following lies and misinformation.

I see no reason why citizens, other than law enforcement, should have free access to armor-piercing rounds, military or automatic weapons, extended clips or undocumented purchases at gun shows.

And there you have it. The lies and misinformation. True armor piercing rounds are already banned. Under current restrictions, there is no "free access" to automatic weapons. "Military weapons" include anything considering most civilian weapons have either been used by the military or are patterned after military weapons, so that's just a baseless scare phrase. "Extended clips" is another anti-gun buzzword and not one commonly used by real gunsmiths.

When the U.S. faced the most egregious assault on our constitutional rights in its modern history, the NRA sat silently while George W. Bush emasculated the rights of us all

Then of course there is a healthy dose Bush Derangement Syndrome that only a leftist gun-controller/banner can conjure up. Of course it completely leaves out the fact that the NRA is a gun rights organization, not an "all rights" organization. His argument should be taken up with the ACLU, not the NRA. But then again, facts have never been important to gun-controllers/banners.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Compromise only leads to the demise of the honorable. Never compromise with your enemy.

Compromise will never happen. And it's not because of a lack of effort on the side of 2nd Amendment advocates. There are a number of 2nd Amendment advocates who will accept new legislation in exchange for repealing current legislation. That is true compromise.

What stands in the way of compromise is the fact that the gun-controllers/banners, can never be satisfied. They refuse to give up any current legislation and will forever pursue new legislation. Helmke says he would love for his job to go away in 3 years. I'm doubtful of that. He brings up the example of Britain and their 55 gun murders per year. Such a low number hasn't given way to the retirement of Britain's gun-controllers/banners (nor has it given way to a less progressive gun-banning agenda), so why should we believe Paul Helmke and his cadre would fade away upon reaching an arbitrary goal? They'll simply do what they do best and move goal posts.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What if Wayne sat down?

What if Wayne LaPierre decided " sit down with a group of people that have spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States?" Let's game that scenario:

Wayne meets with President Obama, the Brady Campaign, and all the other gun-controller/banner groups and agrees with his 3 ideas. They get made into law and then? Well, Baldr Odinson of Ceasefire Oregon said it best: "I think this is a great first step." In other words, there are more steps. The next time some drug-addled loon shoots up a school, restaurant, or store, the vulturous, gun-controllers/banners (I refuse to call them "gun safety advocates" when none of them teach gun safety) will circle and they will crow for more steps. Second steps, third steps, fourth steps, fifth steps... Where will it end? What is the final step? Is it something like England where you have to beg your local sheriff for permission to own even the most primitive and ineffective of firearms? Isn't that what we have in #2 Brady Campaign ranked New Jersey? Assuming that being ranked #1 is a final step, is it safe to say that New Jersey's numerous infringements on the 2nd Amendment are close to the final step? Is that why Brady Campaign member, Joan Peterson, can't tell us at what point "Commonsense" ends and infringement begins?

Personally, i'm glad Wayne decided not to sit down. Wayne knows that taking that first step only sets you up for the second step, third step, and so fourth, inching us closer and closer to the final step.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Three bills; Each a step closer.

Three pro-2nd Amednment laws have passed their respective chambers with large majority support:

  • Senate Bill 856, which was discussed here not to long ago.
  • Senate Bill 858, which prevents doctors from asking about your guns.
  • And House Bill 1652 which allows one to store a legally carried firearm in their vehicle in some places which previously prevented it.

If they make it to the governor's desk, they should be signed. After all, Governor Fallin has an image to maintain.

Jim Kessler: An anti-gunner with real commonsense?

He said this in regards to President Obama's recent gun editorial:

“Actually, I like this,” emailed Jim Kessler, a former director of policy and research at Americans for Gun Safety. “There will be a knee-jerk reaction among some who will say, “Why no clip ban?” But I think on both substance and political grounds, a high-capacity clip ban is the wrong way to go. There were roughly 12,000 gun homicides last year, and I’ll wager that less than 10 were caused by bullets 11 through 30 in someone’s magazine. The problem is bullets 1, 2, and 3 –- not 11, 12, and 13."

This makes far more (real) commonsense than the uninformed rants about magazine capacity we saw coming from the gun-controllers/banners. And he's right. Your average gang banger isn't going to stand around and fire 30 rounds of ammunition or even 10. Especially when someone is firing back at him.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Oklahoma SB 856 aka "The Anti-Bloomberg Law".

At least, that's my name for it. The official name is the "Fraudulent Firearms Purchase Prevention Act". Taken from the text of the engrossed version of the bill:

A. Any person, who knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages or entices a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate the laws of this state or the United States is guilty of a felony.


C. Any person who provides to a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition what the person knows to be materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or seller about the legality of a transfer of a firearm or ammunition is guilty of a felony.

Good stuff. Even better, this law would hold Mike Bloomberg accountable for the actions of his goon squads:
D. Any person who willfully procures another to engage in conduct prohibited by this section shall be held accountable as a principal.

Of course there is loophole for Bloomberg to exploit:
E. This section does not apply to a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity or to a person acting at the direction of such law enforcement officer.

Unfortunately the language doesn't specifically exempt state and federal law enforcement officers. So theoretically Bloomberg could easily enlist (read as "buy") the help of any law enforcement agency and still get away with his antics. But the message of the legislation is clear: Outside agitators (especially Mike Bloomberg) should stay out of Oklahoma.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Blood in the Streets: Gun Free Edition.

In my last post, I mentioned the gun-controllers/banners baseless fear that law abiding citizens carrying guns would lead to shootouts over parking spaces. The corollary being that with fewer law-abiding people carrying guns, the process of fighting over a parking space would be safer. Obviously, that is not true.

In New York City where the right to own and carry a handgun is severely infringed, arguing over a parking space is still equally as deadly if not more deadly than in Phoenix, Oklahoma City, or any other city that respects the 2nd Amendment:

Gun-controllers/banners love to blame law-abiding gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates for gun violence. "Shared Responsibility" they call it. I believe it's only fair that they share the responsibility for this woman being in a coma, because if not for their crusade against guns and their blessing of NYC's draconian gun laws, this woman may have been armed and able to defend herself.

It's also a great time to remind you that President Obama would prefer she be in a coma, than able to defend herself.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Blood in the Streets: Campus Carry Edition.

When right-to-carry laws were first passed, the gun-controller/banner movement wailed about how every day situations would somehow turn into gun fights. Fender benders, arguments over parking spaces, and arguments at little league games were supposed to turn into blood baths if a firearm were legally present. Blood would run in the streets. That falls in line with the gun-controller/banner belief that firearms have some sort of influence over the thoughts of the person who holds it, much like a drug or magic talisman.

However, the past 25 years of right-to-carry has proven their belief wrong. Not a single state or municipality can link right-to-carry to an increase in criminal shootings. People who legally carry a gun are more law-abiding on average than the population at large. As a result, not a single state has moved to repeal it's right-to-carry laws. In fact, some states are moving to expand right-to-carry to more places, such as college campuses. And with that expansion comes more warnings of "Blood in the Streets".

The new belief is that if legally carried guns are allowed on college campuses, there will be shootouts over broken romances, bad grades, binge drinking, and coke parties; That a person who is sane and law-abiding enough to carry a gun in movie theaters, restaurants, and stores will turn into a drunken, drug riddled, psychopath waiting to shoot at the slightest provocation upon crossing an arbitray line.

Of course that is complete and utter nonsense. As campus carry is passed in more places, we will see that the rate of criminal shootings on college campuses will either decrease, or at the worst, remain unchanged. And much like right-to-carry off campus, right-to-carry on campus will spread across the nation as more people realize that the gun-controller/banner fears of "Blood in the Streets" are unfounded.

But the greatest, potential long-term benefit of campus carry is one of the darkest fears of the gun-controllers/banners: More people will buy more guns at a younger age, resulting in more gun owners who will resist their future efforts.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gun show fail.

You'd think before discussing an issue, you'd at least make a small effort to not be completely wrong about the issue. Apparently, that's asking too much of Brady Campaign member Joan Peterson:

So if loaded guns are prohibited at gun shows, they should be prohibited in other public places as well. If law abiding gun owners are willing to leave their loaded guns at home when going to shop for more guns, surely they can leave them at home when they go to the shopping malls or out to eat.

That's simply not true. There is a blanket prohibition that applies to guns that are being displayed, sold, or handled by the public. But by law, gun shows are no different than gun stores, shopping malls, restaurants, or any other retail establishment. You can carry a loaded gun as long as you are in compliance with the law and the property owner's rules.

"Big Bullet-Blasting Boxes"

I kid you not. It has really come this.

From the Brady Campaign's 17 Point Plan:

  • Close the" Gun Show" Loophole: Extend Brady Background Checks to All Gun Purchases
  • Close the Terror Gap: Prohibit Gun Sales to Suspected Terrorists
  • Stop the Sale of Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines (aka Big Bullet-Blasting Boxes)
  • Restore Justice to Gun Violence Victims: Repeal the Gun Industry Legal Protection Act
  • Repeal Tiahrt Restrictions on Disclosure of Crime Gun Data
  • Require Licensing of Gun Owners and Registration of Gun Purchases
  • Strengthen ATF Authority to Regulate Gun Dealers and Crack Down on Corrupt Dealers
  • Require Gun Owners to Report Lost or Stolen Guns
  • Improve the National Violent Death Reporting System Date, and restore firearms research funding for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Restrict Large-Volume Gun Sales
  • Require Licensed Dealers to Adopt Safeguards to Prevent Gun Thefts
  • Require Licensed Dealers to Perform Background Checks on Employees
  • Prohibit The Transfer of Gun Inventory Without Background Checks After a Dealer's License Has Been Revoked
  • Prohibit Gun Possession by People Convicted of Violent Misdemeanors
  • Prohibit Gun Possession by Persons Convicted of Violent Acts as Juveniles
  • Repeal the 24-hour Brady Record Destruction Requirement
  • Support new technologies to help law enforcement more effectively trace crime guns and supporting development of safety features to childproof guns

If I didn't know any better, i'd think the Brady Campaign was run by a bunch of spoiled 12 year olds with an entitlement complex. And quite frankly, that's probably not too far off. If Colin Goddard is their new public face, I can only imagine what sort of liberal arts C-students are doing the actual work.

Latching on to idiotic, hyperbolic terms is nothing new in the gun-control/ban movement. "Big Bullet-Blasting Boxes" joins the likes of "Big Boomers", "Vest Busters", "Bullet Hoses", and of course the ever hilarious "Pocket Rocket".