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Friday, December 31, 2010

The Snark is strong with this one

Kevin Williamson introduces the concept of anti-policing:

Gangsters’ girlfriends are pretty seldom prosecuted as straw purchasers, particularly if they have young children. Instead, these criminals are treated as though they are victims of a crime, offered therapy and counseling and various social services. How do we know they are victims? Obviously, the fact that they have committed a crime cries to the very heavens that they have been forced into doing so by their gangster beaux. So, at the precise moment we are treating law-abiding citizens like criminals because they are law-abiding citizens and not criminals, we are treating actual gun-trafficking criminals like victims because they are criminals and not law-abiding citizens.

Behold, anti-policing.

He also makes some pointy observations about how criminals are hard to find; they don't keep regular hours, they hide phone numbers and are generally uncooperative with the police. Contrasted with FFL's, who have normal business hours, typically publish phone numbers and are very cooperative with police.

I'll have to keep reading this guy ! h/t David

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

David needs to expand his franchise ...

... to Sons of Only Ones®.

But rest assured, the DA is deciding whether to charge this junior thug.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This does seem like overkill

Man doesn't know he's not allowed to shoot crossbow, police tackle and arrest him:

Twenty police officers surged into a mobile home neighborhood in Lincoln, Neb., and slammed an unarmed man to the ground because a neighbor reported he was shooting a crossbow, and the resulting melee left two officers hurt, the man's wife and 4-year-old tossed out of their home and the Internet forum pages aglow with the flames of argument over weapons rights.
And it gets worse. There's video as well.
One of these days, someone's going to come to the door with a rifle and start ventilating these thugs.

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Why are the violent ...

... so anti-gun. It's an excellent meme:

A letter to the editor of The Columbus Dispatch, written in response to that newspaper's negative take on Ohio's restaurant carry legislation (SB239) has earned the man who wrote it a death threat.
Uncle's commenters make a few excellent points, but one I have to take issue with.

If I were the gentleman who was threatened, I would be hell-bent on identifying who it was that had threatened me. For you see, a threat is one element of the self-defense trifecta, namely - Jeopardy (Jeopardy, Ability, and Opportunity). A reasonable man can reasonably infer that, even though the threatener didn't say " I'm going to shoot you", the thought that he hopes you or your family gets shot is reasonable Jeopardy (to me).

Once I know who threatened me, I'm going to get a restraining order taken out (yes, I know that a restraining order won't keep you from being harmed). I'm also going to make a LOT of noise to find out if this person owns weapons (to establish the Ability or lack thereof, and to ridicule the hypocrasy). I'm also going to try to work that into the restraining order (taking into account the reasonable effective range of any weaponry) as to distance he needs to stay away.

I'm also probably going to make it known that if I see said individual closer than X feet, I'll take that as Opportunity, and act accordingly.

You see, it's my opinion that those malcontents who would threaten firearm owners need to be held to strict account for their actions. They may think that making idle threats is ok, but we need to show them that it's not.

After all, if one of us threatened one of them, they'd do the same thing, right?

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Interesting ...

Mike V has a little speculation about the future of the ATF:

So, breaking up ATF preemptively allows the Obamanoids to duck responsibility for the scandals by saying, "See, we've cleaned it up by getting rid of the offending agency." Heck, they will even try to claim credit for it as a "cost-cutting" measure.

Doing so will also assign the agents and the mission to DHS, where Big Sis has always wanted more bully boys to put on the street. Just peachy. A win-win for the Federal Leviathan, making future misadventures more likely, and hence, civil war a certainty.

Now ... if Janet Napolitano taking over firearms regulation duties at DHS doesn't scare you, then you have no hope.

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Here's how they try to get you

They just make shit up:

Lakeway police even tacked on two additional charges against Mitchell: engaging in construction operations that produced noise disturbances. The charges seemed to baffle even the prosecution, and they were dismissed before the trial.

They charge you with that if you have a t-shirt on.

A t-shirt ... think about that.

Police these days are following the ATF model - throw the book at you so you'll plead to something. And they're not catching criminals, except for the ones created by not following stupid regulations.

h/t David

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Monday, December 27, 2010

That feels better!

I hope everyone had a merry and safe Christmas.

Be careful as you return gifts and spend all the cash you got in gift cards.

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Huh?

I'm not sure I can understand the idiocy:

The U.S. military has argued on appeal that Lt. Michael Behenna had no right of self-defense when he killed a known al-Qaida operative who allegedly lunged for the soldier's weapon.

A soldier ... serving in Afghanistan ... has no right to self-defense??????

When the next Republican president takes office, he needs to start pardoning people, and then ask for a bunch of officers' resignations.

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Respect my authoritah ...

... or we'll shoot. Especially if you try to run:

A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police on the Oquirrh Mountain Temple grounds Saturday afternoon.

When police arrived, they confronted the man and told him to put the weapon down. Instead, he ran.

Starks said when the man did not comply, one officer fired a single shot at the man. He was struck and killed.

Sounds like this guy was given the same benefit of the doubt as the guy in Long Beach.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Another "cause celeb?"

This guy seems to have been railroaded too:

Bird, however, a 49-year-old family farmer, is 20 miles away. He sits in the Carroll County House of Corrections, jailed since November for an offense he insists he did not commit. His case has galvanized the region, with widespread sentiment that the punishment does not fit the crime — if the crime even happened.

So this fellow finds a woman (who has had her own run-ins with the law) trespassing (and refusing to leave) and he alledgedly waived a handgun at her.

She felt threatened.

Trespass around my home, and I can assure you you'll feel threatened.

Maybe we need to call Gov John Lynch ..... at (603)271-2121.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Just saw this ...

... I've been goofin' off:

What I will ask you--who visit his site every day and receive value from it--to do is pay for that value. I'm asking you to voluntarily subscribe to Sipsey Street Irregulars and help Mike continue to bring YOU his daily reports and insights.

There are lots of folks I see on the blogosphere who don't think highly of Mike, but I'm not one of them. Some of these same people make noises about making senators and other bureaucrats dissappear and doing other constitutional-restoration things ... that makes them hypocrits to me.

I'll be subscribing next week, once the holidays get over.

I encourage you to do the same.

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You suck ... we hate you ...

... and we don't care about your laws, either:

A spokeswoman for the firm said authorities suspected Heckler & Koch of breaching German arms export laws that forbid sales to zones of conflict.

The manufacturer, based in Oberndorf in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has allegedly sold rifles since 2005 to four Mexican states in which human rights abuses have taken place.

Admittedly, leaving 4 states out of a license to import is pretty cheesy, but I wouldn't worry .... they don't put their rounds in right anyway!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taking the day off

Got several things to do.

Put Breda in your prayers.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Random thought of the day

If you would like to avoid assassination, don't do anything someone might want to assassinate you over.

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Doing my part ...

Just emailed my rep and senators about the ATF fucktardery about long guns ... here's what I wrote:

Re: BATFE's attempt to circumvent congressional oversight and require certain federally-licensed firearm dealers to repor multiple sales of certain rifles.

I urge you to lodge protests with the BATFE and with the Office of Management and Budget to stop this abuse of power by the BATFE. There are several problems with this attempt:

1. 18 USC §926(b) provides "The Attorney General shall give not less than ninety days public notice, and shall afford interested parties opportunity for hearing, before prescribing such rules and regulations." The BATFE is giving ony 30 days for a procedure they intend to enforce afer only 19 days.

2. 18 USC §923(g)(3), which requires multiple sales reporting, specifically limits it to handguns: reporting is required when a dealer "at one time or during any five consecutive business days, two or more pistols, or revolvers, or any combination of pistols and revolvers totalling two or more, to an unlicensed person."

3. The BATFE actions are an attempt to force US citizens to shoulder the burden of dealing with the crime problems of another sovereign state, that being Mexico. With all due respect, it is none of the US's business what happens in Mexico.

With respect, time is of the essence. I trust you will give your attention to this matter.

Most of this is ripped from Dave Hardy's post on Of Arms & the Law.

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Ok, this is funny!

Tam brings it.

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Pissing and moaning ... again.

Hot Air has a post up about how Sen Tom Coburn is going to block life-saving medical help for NYC firefighters. Of course, the post is written by flaming RINO squish Allahpundit (Town Hall must be operating an affirmative action scheme by keeping that fucktard around), so you can imagine that he's sympathetic to Shep Smith's pathetic whining.

Also notice that Sen Coburn is not interviewed at all for the piece, instead relying on informed speculation as to his motives.

Also notice that Rep Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen Chuckie Schumer claim to now have the votes to pass this pork-laden bill. The fact that the Democrats have had majorities in the House and Senate for the last two years, and up until Ted Kennedy died those majorities were unbeatable, seems to have slipped by the steel trap mind of the fair and balanced Mr Smith.

Also notice that the Dems have waited until the very end of the lame duck session of congress to make these protestations that "ZOMG! We have to pass this for the heros!" while pising away their unassailable majorities ..... sounds like the hero's weren't that big of a priority to the Dems until they could make some political hay over the issue.

So here's what I suggest.

Mitch McConnell should send a letter directly to Fox News telling them in no uncertain terms that unless Sen Coburn gets the opportunity to respond to Shep Smith's irresponsible inferences, no Republicans will be appearing on any Fox network shows. No questions from Fox reporters should be taken a news conferences (and they should be pointedly excluded).

The same ROE should go for all networks. It's pretty obvious that the MSM is antagonistic to conservatives, it's time to start treating them that way ... there are too many other ways for Republicans to get their messages to the public.

And in that thought process, it's high time that Republicans and conservatives started challenging the media on their assumptions. When the MSM mis-characterizes your position, don't be nice ... be nasty and call them out. Make them out to be the liars that they are.

Give no quarter ... the Dems don't.

But then, Republicans aren't known as the Stupid Party for nothing.

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Defensive Gun Use, Only Ones style.

Another rabid, dangerous family pet bites the dust:

A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked.

But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night.

One of these days, police are going to be held financially accountable for killing a dog when dogs do what dogs do.

I did a poor Google search and found a map and property information on the house. It's in a fairly affluent neighborhood (4BR, 3BA), wooded, and in the county. Just where folks normally have dogs who run the neighborhood off leash (because it's the county ... duh).

And folks in the county have dogs for home protection. This dog was doing exactly what dogs do; he saw someone who (if he at least had reason to be there) was unknown, so the dog alerted the family and ran toward the 'threat'.

Also mentioned is that the property had an electric fence, but that there was not sign to let the cough...idiot...cough officer know.

Let me tell you something. If there is an officer running around your county who can't identify an electric fence, that officer needs to go.

Of course, there will be an investigation, but I predict the officer will, at most, get a reprimand, having been found to have followed police procedure.

Police procedure needs to change.

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Distracted much?

Kids just can't be kids:

Alicia Romero, a professional hairstylist, has created trendy mohawks for many young clients.

But when she fashioned a short spiky version for her 10-year-old son Heston’s hair, he got in trouble for breaking his school’s dress code.

Stupid, stupid school administrators.

I believe it's way past time for students to start laying these stupid rules against the stupid teachers, alleging their hairstyles are "distracting".

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lookie lookie here!

The NRA are giving a grant to Orlando police for two, count 'em, two .50 cal Barrett sniper rifles:

The Orlando Police Department soon could have two sniper rifles more common on the battlefields of Afghanistan than in an American city, if a grant from the NRA comes through.

The Barrett M95 sniper rifle has an effective range of more than a mile and fires a high-powered .50-caliber round that can penetrate a fortified bunker or a car's engine block.

There's no love lost between me and the NRA, but I've got to question whether a municipal SWAT team actually needs any .50 cals.

Not to mention why the fuck is the NRA buying them?

h/t David

On jury nullification

I'm not going to try to do an exhaustive treatise on jury nullification, but I'll try to make a couple of points.

Say Uncle (among others) pointed to a speed bump in Missoula, MT. Commenter RonW posts a few of the more poignant quotes by the judiciary regarding jury nullification. Go. Read. I'll wait.

The subject of jury nullification is guaranteed to get a mistrial declared in most courts in the country, and it's my opinion that that's dead wrong.

Thomas Jefferson was (at least nominally) in favor of routine rebellion in our fledgling country, with most of his pertinent views coming in letters he wrote during the Whiskey Rebellions. His letter to James Madison pretty succinctly lays out his feelings:

I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
The first sentence is well-known, but if you read further, you'll note that Jefferson believes that honest folks in the government will not punish rebels harshly, but with understanding.

Jury nullification is the last step in this process. If dishonest government officials try to overstep their bounds, the jury is there to say 'No. Maybe you should have thought about the consequences of your legislative actions. Let this be a lesson to you.' There's a reason the jury is supposed to be one of your peers.

And this system is so elegant and simple that it's puzzling why we should have abandoned it.

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A link to idiocy

Say Uncle has a link to an example of officials being complete idiots:

Abusakran and Hart then went out into the water, which they described as about 10 feet deep. Hart said they had to work to break the ice using their oars and shovels. The two men were finally able to break open a wide enough section of ice to free the deer.

Hart said the Natural Resources officer issued them $90 citations for not having personal flotation devices on board
I commented on Unc's thread, and my gist was that the officials who fined these guys should be subjected to the highest amount of scorn and ridicule possible, mentioning that these officials were the exceptions that society reserves profanity for.

I mean, face it ... if you're a glittering jewel of collosal fucking ignorance, shouldn't that be trumpeted from on high?!


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Monday, December 20, 2010

Brian Aitken sentence commuted!

So says Sebastian.

Hair-lipping the guv'nah

Used in the context that I used it in here, it means to go to extreme measures to do, or prevent something from being done. Example:

If I gave a reward of $1,000,000 for 100 new NRA memberships from the 3% movement, is there any doubt that you couldn't make that happen?

No, because you'd hair-lip the governor to get that reward.

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My thoughts exactly!

The best excuse when they come looking for your guns.

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Don't know if I've mentioned this one before ...

Just saw that the raw video has been released in the incident where a police officer shot and killed a man walking down a Seattle street carving a piece of wood.



Police say he was drunk, but his steps look ok to me ... sometimes I have trouble walking as well as the victim was. And while I carry a pocketknife, I usually don't carve or whittle things while I'm walking down the street (but then, I'm not a known woodcarver like this man was).

And maybe in the midst of the downtown Seattle ambient noise, a man who's deaf in one ear might not hear commands from a police officer (at least not until that police officer gets agitated by you not respecting his authoritah).

But I'm sure that this officer will suffer no consequences for this shooting ... officer safety issue ya know.

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A little emotional plea of my own

Re: the man shot and killed in Long Beach, CA for watering his neighbors lawn:



The chief of police has already admitted in a press conference that the two officers never made themselves known, nor gave the victim any commands.

They just started shooting when they felt threatened.

Fucking pantywaists.

The gentleman's family needs to lawyer up now, and start throwing the kitchen sink at the Long
Beach police department ... they deserve to lose copious amounts of money and to be forced to change their training.

And those two officers (who claim they were in positions of cover - I don't trust hem to have the foggiest idea what that means) need to be held legally accountable.

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I'll have to watch this one ...

Judge says sheriff's deputies violated a mans' rights, but it's not that big a deal:

A state appeals court has released a ruling that scolds sheriff's department officers in Cleveland, Tenn., for breaking state law regarding due process, but at the same time said those actions really don't violate the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of those rights.

I know the sheriff in Bradley Co ... he's a former FBI man. But he's had some disagreements with the county commission through the years. I'll have to watch this ...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

It pays to be reminded of the past ...

Took a look once again at this post while reading David's daily gun rights post:

After all, guys like Ruby Ridge sniper Lon Horiuchi might win a marksmanship contest -- but that doesn't mean gun owners would want to give them political power.

His post on confusing sport shooters with 2nd amendment supporters.

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Truth ...

... Sebastian's commenters haz it:

What’s the difference between a battle and a massacre? A massacre is when only one side is armed. As nasty as battle is, it is far preferable to being massacred.

Word.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

The four worst words in the land

"... and for other purposes."

These four words have destroyed our country. They have allowed all manner of things detrimental to our nation to get enacted into law. Enacted by being glommed onto important legislation.

I'm just ranting, but it's the truth.

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Irony, thy name is ...

... Julian Assange:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tried to hide his bail address from the public in an astonishing move for the man responsible for leaking thousands of diplomatic secrets.

Privacy for me, but not for thee ...... typical collectivist.

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On criminals and gun-free zones

Quite a few peeps are pointing out that the shooting in Bay Co, FL is unpossible in two ways: one, given that Clay Duke was a convicted felon and ineligible to own a firearm and two, the school board meeting was a designated gun-free zone.

In the first instance, question 12c on a 4473 form would have prevented Mr Duke from buying his handgun from a federally-licensed dealer, since that is illegal. Therefore, his handgun must have been obtained illegally.

Second, it was illegal for Duke to bring his handgun to the school board meeting, since the meeting was held in a gun-free zone.

This brings us to a rather uncomfortable truth: Criminals do not obey the law.

Note my shocked face.

In the Bay Co shooting, we can at least be glad that an Only One was nearby to help out (although props must be given to the school board member for trying to disarm Duke with her purse!). But after seeing the video yesterday morning, I can only marvel that Duke was as casual as he was - any legally-armed citizen could have ended this event at almost any time. We can only guess that Duke was as cavalier as he was because he expected no resistance.

Now, thank God no one but Duke was injured. And no firearm owner I know wants to have to hurt another human being. But when are elected officials and hoplophobes going to realize (and admit) that laws do not stop criminals?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Palate cleanser

I'm hungry!



Whiner and non-dancing bitch, Kate Gosselin.

The law of the jungle is now in effect

Vox shows us why:

And for a judge to declare that it is a purely political matter - not a Constitutional one - for the Executive branch to unilaterally decide to execute an American citizen without so much as an arrest, let alone a trial, means that the Constitution, especially the Fifth Amendment which declares that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law, is de facto defunct.

I've done nothing ... just leave me alone.

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More on SCOTUS idiots

Dave Hardy has a bit more about Justice (idiot) Breyer's reliance on the 'historical' record regarding the Heller decision.

His commenter, David Young, lists two internet discussions of the glaring errors in the historian's amicus brief to the court in Heller: Root Cause of the Never-Ending Second Amendment Debate, and Why DC's Gun Law is Unconstitutional (both written by Mr Young).

In each instance, Mr Young points out how the historian's facts in their brief are either greatly exaggerated, or false. And yet, the SCOTUS idiot-in-chief relied on it as indesputably true.

But it is Dave's commenter RSweeny who makes this statement: "Breyer is PRECISELY the kind of sophist statist the founders feared would subvert liberty."

Exactly right.

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Is this right?

Man in Long Beach shot for playing with a water nozzle:

The 35-year-old Long Beach man killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday was holding a pistol-grip water nozzle, not a gun, Long Beach police officials said Monday.

RTWT .... it's worth it.

I note that the spokesperson claims that the two officers were in positions of cover, observing the victim, and had not made their presence known nor ordered the victim to 'disarm'.

I also note that police were responding to a 911 call about an intoxicated man playing with a 'six-shooter'.

No word on whether the dispatcher tried to get more valuable clarification from the caller.

First, if the police are not found to at least have jumped the gun here, then at least the family of the victim needs to get some justice from the 911 caller.

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More ...

... on citizen disarmament Gun-free school zones, at Robb Allen's:

Let’s say I’m at a school board meeting. Because it’s a school function, I’m disarmed because there is absolutely no reason to have a gun on my person and I’m a law abiding citizen.

Should I die because I’m law abiding?

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Update: Uncle says it more succinctly.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's starting to happen ...

... in a Euro-state no less:

An enraged father who disapproved of his daughter's older boyfriend went to his home and castrated him with a bread knife.... He told police: "I received a phone call anonymously that my daughter was involved with a guy 40 years older than her. You said you couldn't stop him – so I did.
Those who would condemn his actions as the behavior of a prehistoric father should probably keep in mind that the actions of the overly affectionate Prof. Epstein are the behavior of a post-modern one. If the law is not reasonable, the behavior of those who reject it often will not be either. And neither "the law" nor "the police" are some sort of state deity possessing magical power to dictate human behavior.
Mike V has been saying this for a while (and I'll paraphrase):'If the law no longer protects citizens from government, it also no longer protects government from the citizens, either.'

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Justice Breyer needs to go ...

... because he's a fucking idiot:

If you look at the values and the historical record, you will see that the Founding Fathers never intended guns to go unregulated, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer contended Sunday.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court's decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case "D.C. v. Heller."

His contention? That James Madison was more concerned about getting the constitution ratified than appeasing gun nuts. So therefore, Madison was in favor of gun control.

I wish we had a majority in the senate ... this idiot has got to go.

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Why I don't ...

... look to USA Today to get my firearms news:

Among other improvements contained in the new sniper rifle are more powerful telescope and a device on the muzzle that dampens the noise and flash of a shot, helping to conceal the U.S. sniper.

"Telescope"? "Device ... that dampens the noise and flash"?

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An interesting question ...

From a comment on a post at Sebastians, it made me think.

Just who is responsible for explaining the law to a citizen who asks? And of those, who would you trust?

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Friday, December 10, 2010

I got nothin today ....

... and interestingly enough, last night on BB&Guns, Breda and company talked about how it's getting harder to blog about guns.

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JPFO alert

Only in America.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I've decided ...

... that I'm in the wrong line of work.

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Just an exercise

h/t DavidLink

But the simple fact of the matter is that there are a lot of untrained, cocky, and/or mentally unstable (whether certifiably or just prone to having a bad day) people out there.

True, there are a lot of untrained, cocky and mentally unstable people out there.

And of those folks, the ones who want a gun are the last people who should have one, and there really ought to be a better way of making sure that they never do.

Let's try it this way:
And of those folks, the ones who want a knife are the last people who should have one, and there really ought to be a better way of making sure that they never do.

Or this:
And of those folks, the ones who want a hammer are the last people who should have one, and there really ought to be a better way of making sure that they never do.

Maybe this:
And of those folks, the ones who want a pointy stick are the last people who should have one, and there really ought to be a better way of making sure that they never do.

Reeeeeeecover!

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The most sensible thing ...

... I've heard all week:

I've heard a lot about how it will be good for individual gay servicemen and women to be able to live their lives openly or that allowing them to serve openly probably won't hurt the services. What I haven't seen is anyone make the positive case that repealing DADT leads to more dead bad guys and battle field victories. Short of that, I'm simply not all that interested in messing around with something that's working pretty well.

Yoo hoo .... letting gays and lesbians serve openly will NOT make things in the military get better; they can only be not all that bad.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glow-bull warming

I think Florida's looking for a dose of it:

In Fort Lauderdale, a low temperature record of 42 degrees for Dec. 7 that had been in place for 169 years was broken, said Dan Gregoria, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami.
Global warming .... fake.

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This is tragic ...

From the incident in which an 8 year old boy was killed with a micro-Uzi:

A graphic video showing an 8-year-old boy accidentally killing himself with an Uzi submachine gun at a fair can be shown to the jury during the manslaughter trial of a former police chief, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Hampden Superior Court Judge Peter Velis also ruled that the jury in Edward Fleury's trial will hear the recording's audio track at least up to the shooting, but Velis was still deciding whether to leave out some of the sound after the shooting — the boy's screaming and his father praying aloud that his son is all right.

That this video is graphic should be no surprise to any gunny. Not even having seen the video (and I hope I never do) I can imagine what happened, and I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

But srsly, what is the point of showing the weapon twisting in the boy's hands to the point that he takes one or more in the head, except to prejudice the jury against the defendant? The boy was allowed to fire a micro-Uzi (with his father's permission, no less), he was unable to control it, and he was killed. In my opinion, there is absolutely no reason to show the boy actually being shot.

It's beyond question that he was shot. It's beyond question that the boy died.

Showing the video is guaranteed to prejudice the jury. That's why the prosecution wants to show it.

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Heh ...

Doggehs!



Your kittehs are left in awe of Doggeh-ness!

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Zero brains ...

... I mean, tolerance:

He said DeReu, 16, is an honor roll student, a member of the Columbia Falls High School student council and a varsity cheerleader.

She's also a hunter.

And she committed the unpardonable sin of forgetting to off-load her rifle, in a locked case, inside her locked trunk before she went to school after Thanksgiving.

And she even volunteered to school officials that it was there.

If this can happen in Montana fer 'Chrissakes, and not get favorably resolved, then we are doomed, DOOMED I say!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Religion of peace ...

... right:

Nurta Mohamed Farah, who had fled her village of Bardher, Gedo Region to Galgadud Region to live with relatives after her parents tortured her for leaving Islam, died on Nov. 25. Area sources said they strongly suspected that the two unidentified men in Galgadud Region who shot her in the chest and head with a pistol were relatives or acting on their behest.

Sure am glad my parents didn't shoot me when I ... strayed.

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So, what do we do about it?

The fact that congressional fucktards snuck in passed the Hughes amendment:

There’s always been rumors about the Hughes amendment not really being passed and added to the 86 Firearms Owners Protection Act
I thought this was old news. Uncle link to someone who has the congressional record in question and claims that the vote taken shows that the Hughes amendment failed.

Hell, you can even find that information on Wikipedia.

What's the more important question is how will this be corrected. I can't see there's any legal action we can take.

And pragmatists will say that re-legalizing machine guns will be politically unpalatable.

Who fucking cares? It's time we stuck to making crimes illegal, rather than things. Criminals will get whatever weapons they want, whenever they want ..... they always have.

Full auto AK-47 costs too much on the street? No problem .... just rob a few more old ladies, or invade a few more homes and steal more shit from law-abiding citizens.

And exactly how has the Hughes amendment stopped anyone who wanted a machinegun from getting a machinegun? Hmm? Thats what I thought. But in the whole time of legal machingegun ownership, there have been two incidents where a legally-owned machinegun was used in a crime.

Two.

A
nd 1983 to 1992, there were 4 police officers killed by illegal machineguns.

Yes, any loss of life, police or otherwise, is tragic ..... but you cannot make society perfect. You can only do the best that you can, let citizens have the tools they want, and get out of the way.

The Hughes amendment needs to go away, as well as the NFA.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Open carry member needs help

http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?83848

I've not read any of his stuff, but then he's in VA and I'm in GA.

Read the post ... help if you can.

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I have to

Let you see this, I mean ...



h/t Ace

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This says it all

If you ever wondered what unions are really about, wonder no more:

Electricians, roofers and other unions are battling over “green collar” jobs that are emerging with the city’s aggressive pursuit of clean energy. In June, protests that led to shouting matches between electricians and other laborers stopped work on a five-megawatt solar power plant in the Sunset district.

Global warming/ environmentalists (statists) want to be 'green', and to ostensibly create a job or two. Unions (statists) don't want to give up even a little of the financial pie.

If they all died in a fire, you'd see no tears in the Packetman house.

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Yeah, didn't see that comin ...

... folk may quit the military:

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., pointed out during the first day of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on Thursday that according to a survey conducted for the Pentagon, repealing DADT could create an "alarming" troop retention problem at a time when the military is already shorthanded.

'Troop retention' is the big-money word that politicians use to say 'lots of folks will quit the military.'

As I was cruising the blogosphere, I was asking myself if Sec Gates was confident enough about openly gay members in the service to let currently serving members out of their contracts?

Yeah, I thought not.

And a bit of inside baseball, the only chief of a branch of military who is actually for having openly gay members is the Sec of the ... wait for it ... Navy. Go figure.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Kevin talks about New Jersey

Here. And I've got a larger point to make (and probably not that popular).

Kevin makes the point that the McDonald case was such a game-changer because it applied the 2nd amendment to the states, via the 14th amendment. This is possible due to what I consider to be an over-reaching of the purpose of the 14th amendment, which was to make it clear that freed slaves were now US citizens, and were due all of the priviledges and immunities that citizens normally have. I also believe that the bill of rights was never intended to be applied to the states; that's what federalism's all about.

The reason I dislike the federal government getting all up in the state's grill is that it conditions the citizenry to all sorts of federal over-reaching, like we constantly see today. That is, IMHO, mostly because of our incredible national wealth ..... we've just got too much free time to keep an eye on the government. And that, I believe, is all wrong. Let me try to explain.

If the federal government stayed out of the states' business, we might have a very different society, and maybe not. Take the civil rights struggle of the late 50's and through the 60's. The federal government got involved, and I feel that was mostly necessary, but they over-reached. Now, black people are looked at as being the beneficiaries of favorable federal policies that the now don't deserve. If black Americans had won their rightful place in society by showing that they were productive, reasonable folk, it might have taken them a lot longer to get where they were in the 60's, but it would have been through societal realization that they weren't a bunch of thugs.

The federal government has guaranteed that black Americans are viewed as thugs.

The same thing applies to 'enumerated' rights. It is the duty of the citizens to police (and that's an active verb) the states. If the states' deny a citizens rights and they don't do anything about it, they've got no one to blame but themselves.

See, I'm an adherant to Thomas Jefferson's ideas on how to hold the government accountable: through a bit of rebellion, and yes .... the death of a couple of tyrants every now and then. It is from Jefferson's letters about the time of the Whiskey (or Shay's) Rebellion that we get the quote about the 'tree of liberty' and the blood of tyrants.

If you read past the 'blood of tyrants' part and take in the whole letters, you can readily see that Jefferson was disposed to the idea of rebellion. In Jefferson's opinion, rebellion lets the government know were its' limits are. You can govern, and encroach, just until citizens start the tarring and feathering, because the death of a petty tyrant or two is next on the agenda.

It's just my opinion, but that's what's missing in today's society. We've decided that we'd rather let the courts decide what rights we get. It's time we let the government know that next time they over-reach, it may have costs they don't want to pay.

Anti-gunners might finally be right

There might be a little blood in the streets:

Gutiérrez and his movement allies will ask for a divorce—from the Democratic Party, from the entire lawmaking process. To hear Gutiérrez tell it, Hispanic leaders are about to stage a full-tilt campaign of direct action, like the African-American civil-rights movement of the 1960s. There will be protests, marches, sit-ins—what César Chávez might have called going rogue.

For not passing the let illegal alien children get into state learning institutions with no penalty DREAM Act?

Mr Gutierrez just might want to tone it down a few notches, because I don't think he's equating his desires with the plight of black Americans quite correctly.

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Apologia

Sorry about the light-to-non-existent posting; it's been a busy week.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mike V is right ...

... this is pretty funny!



I notice that that weapon is one of the magically deadly full auto assault weapons.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

JPFO alert

Take our latest survey.

Erik Scott update ...

Mike at Confederate Yankee has more about the killing* of Eric Scott, as well as a theory that better fits the facts (as we know them).

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*This archive has the posts in reverse chronological order.

$10 well-spent!

Idaho sheriff to raffle a .308 hunting rifle and a shovel.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Does this bother anyone else?

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I can't even begin ... h/t Uncle

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Added to my wish list

A few of these.

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Not many details

Hostage situation in WI:
"All of the students were safely removed from the school,” Marinette Police Chief Jeffrey Skorik told reporters Monday night.

It was the news everybody waited to hear. After a five hour standoff all 24 hostages were released unharmed.

It all started just after 3 p.m. central time when a 15-year-old male Marinette student took 23 students and his female teacher hostage.

The male suspect was armed with two semi-automatic hand guns.

Handguns which he is legally prohibited from possessing according to federal law, btw.

So how are gun laws protecting us again?

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Monday, November 29, 2010

All I want for Christmas ...

... is one of these!



The price is right, too!

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Hmmm ...

... I guess I need to read this guy.



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Sometimes ...

... it just doesn't pay to get up early!



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JPFO alert

Obama's Nazism comes to your America.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Seen on the 'tubez



And they say the terrorists won't win ...

I've got a better idea

Though this isn't bad:

As if a bell tolled a neighbor's trouble, folks came running.

The first showed up before the sun Tuesday, huddling and shivering in the cold and the dark. Others soon came, and before long their numbers stretched a block on both sides of Mechanic Street in front of Harrisonville's Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

People drove from three or four counties away. Buses arrived, bellowing exhaust into the cold, bringing loads of schoolkids and senior citizens. People took off work. Some brought dogs. Farmers parked pickups nearby.

It wasn't a fire, but a burning sense of what was the decent thing to do for one of their own who had given his all.

By 9 a.m., an hour before the funeral of Army Cpl. Jacob R. Carver, an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people, many of them waving American flags, lined nearly a half-mile of the street in front of the church, making sure Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church/family congregation were crowded out, peacefully kept far from shouting distance of the funeral.


I think Rev Phelps' days are numbered. It won't be long before a group of everyday folks decide that enough is enough, and beat the ever-living fuck out of Phelps and his family.

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Outrage

Just in case you had a really good time for Thansgiving, here's something to bring you back to earth:

A soldier returning from Afghanistan had his nail clippers confiscated even though he was traveling with more than 200 other soldiers who were allowed to board with assault rifles, pistols and machine guns.

Now, I'm not sure how they do things these days, but every time I went through an airport as a member of a military unit, I always bypassed the normal security checkpoints (of course, this was before 9/11).

But what I want to know is why the commanding officer of the unit allowed personal property of his men to be confiscated? It's my opinion that the CO and the two most senior enlisted men should have been at the checkpoint. The BtryGy (or Army equivalent) should have been there anyway, and as soon as anything was getting confiscated, he should have stopped the line, gotten the CO, and then they should have continued to deplane unmolested.

Because I'm sure that the CO's chain of command to the CinC is a bit shorter than a rent-a-security-guard's.

And if the TSA dumbass doesn't think you can take over a plane with an unloaded M16, he's obviously never had a horizontal butt-stroke enthusiastically applied to his head.

And to get a bit off-topic, let's just assume that one of the soldiers on board did decide to try to take over the plane. He'd have trouble because of the 200 other similarly-armed folks aboard (or at least from the ammo techs). Just another reason to carry everywhere.

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More about Brian Aitken

Radley Balko on NRA news:



Shootin Buddy, you need to pay attention.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you're traveling, be safe.

If not, then have one more thing to be thankful for.

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80% kerfluffle

There's been some activity on the interwebz about 80% receivers, firearm receivers that have enough of the machining not done to qualify as a non-firearm (wow, that was confusing!). This after Mike V at Sipsey St alerts us to a shot across the bow. David Codrea analyses further, and other bloggers are getting into the act.

Some of the comments I've seen say that if the product doesn't meet the criteria of 80% receiver, then it's a firearm.

Tactical Machining might beg to differ. Seems the ATF revised their ruling about TM's 80% receivers because their competitors had complained about an unfair advantage.

This is the real point about the situation. The ATF has no rules; they make them up as they go. And that's the way Congress allows them to operate, how most government letter agencies work. Congress authorizes the agency to regulate something, and then allows the secretary to coime up with the regulations to make that happen.

And the ATF is the absolute worst. They rule favorably about one group of firearms until they see more folks requesting rulings about similar firearms and so they change their mind. And there's no recourse for citizens. Calling your elected representatives? You really think that'll help? Maybe if you were fantastically wealthy, and made up a good portion of an elected officials' campaign funds.

It doesn't matter if your 80% receiver is 80% or not; if the ATF doesn't want you to make them, they'll find a way to make you stop.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Heh

From the HotAir QotD:

Conan: Donald Trump wants to know if people think he should run for president. So his folks launched a website called shouldtrumprun.com. Americans have responded with their own website, no.com
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Truth ...

... Radley brings it.

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I'd like to reiterate

Since there's been some talk on the boards about the Hughes amendment and such.

My most effective crime prevention measures:
  • repeal the Hughes amendment
  • Develop national carry ($500 for life, nation-wide concealed or open carry, concealed carry on all domestic transportation)
  • Develop the NFA weapons permit ($1000 for life, includes national carry and concealed carry on domestic airline flights)
Getting rid of the Hughes amendment is a no-brainer; there have been no crimes stopped by it. I continually hear (and incorrectly so) about full-auto assault weapons being confiscated from criminals. It's obvious that no one who desires full-auto weaponry is deterred by the federal prohibition.

Having a national carry permit is the next logical step for firearms carry, given that most states are shall-issue anyway. The national carry permit would get around the current mish-mash of reciprocities floating around. Reasonable (and I mean, reasonable to firearms owners) training requirements can be put in place, with NRA offering classes and certification.

What would really set the hoplophobes on fire would be the trasnsportation benefits, namely, concealed-carry on domestic modes, including air travel (unless property owners prohibit*). It's my opinion that this one facet of the issue would do more to ensure air security than 10 times the yearly budget of the TSA.

Finally, just as the Israelis don't look for bad things (but rather look for bad people), we need to (if we can't repeal the NFA) start licensing people for NFA weapons, rather than the weapon itself. I believe that if we had the right heads working on this (Alan Gura, ya listening?!) we could make a very strong case that the taxation of an enumerated right is unconstitutional, but that we're willing to undergo the anal exam in exchange for a lifetime permit to purchase NFA weapons with no tax stamp, no further checks, nor a registry of any kind.

Ambitious? Yes, but otherwise unremarkable. We have the momentum. We need to keep pushing'

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*Since a lot of corporations are getting benefits by virtue of being incorporated, there's an argument that they should be required to follow carry laws as part of the bargain with the devil.

Put your clothes back on ...

... so we can pat you down?

A TSA supervisor and San Diego Harbor Police asked Wolynak to put his clothes back on "so he could be properly patted down," says his attorney.

Wolynak is also an open-carry activist.

I'm not sure he TSA realize just how foolish they look when they do stuff like this.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Your friendly TSA

They just don't get it:

A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

“I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich.

Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from a stoma, or opening in his stomach. “I have to wear special clothes and in order to mount the bag I have to seal a wafer to my stomach and then attach the bag. If the seal is broken, urine can leak all over my body and clothes.”

Yeah, they broke the seal while patting him down.

Just my opinion, until people start getting violent when TSA oversteps, they're not gonna change.

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So that's how she'll do it ...

It finally clicked:

On the flight home from the European Summit today, Barack Obama stopped in the press cabin of Air Force 1 and joked that he was stopping the plane in South America to see Hugo Chavez.

That according to CNN's Ed Henry, who Tweeted the message to anyone who might be paying attention, editorializing that the president appeared to be "a little punchy."


Obama's going to be declared unfit via the 25th amendment, and Biden takes over. That's when Sarah Palin steps in.

And who couldn't beat Joe Biden?

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Stealing again ...

... this one from Radley:



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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ok ...

... this is pretty good:



From a thread about this.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Constructive possession

Yeah, we've all heard about the horror stories regarding the ATF and 'constructive possession'. I think it's time we did something about it.

We need to submit to arrest, en masse, to constructive possession of destructive devices.

Why?

Because I have, here at my house, glass jars ... fabric ... matches ... and gasoline. Therefore I am in constructive possession of a Molotov Cocktail.

Come and get me.

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ATF ruling 82-8

Some folks get-out-of-jail free card:

With respect to the machine gun classification of the SM10 and SM11A1 pistols and SAC carbines, under the National Firearms Act, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7805(b), this ruling will not be applied to SM10 and SM11A1 pistols and SAC carbines manufactured or assembled before June, 21, 1982.

Huh? You mean to tell me that if I have a particular machinegun manufactured before June 21, 1982, that it's ok?

No $200 tax?

No ATF/FBI background check?

No registry?

Wow ... it's almost like I just made one in my basement or something. Read David's post!

David hits all of the relevant points. If these weapons are machineguns, then why are they not treated like machineguns under the pretty clear laws? Are they not extra-dangerous, requiring the extra controls that machineguns are under? If that's not the case, then why have the '34 NFA?

Seems like the ATF isn't all that concerned with un-registered machineguns out on the street. And if the ATF isn't that concerned with non-registered machinguns, then why can't I have one? Trust me, if I had the disposable income to force a court action about this, I would ... make a Form 1 application to make a machinegun, and then when it's denied, start the ball rolling.

Wonder if I could get Alan Gura in that?!

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This brings up an interesing question

Hot Air has a daily quotes post, and one of the quotes this morning made me think:
“Last Thursday I was flying to LA on the Midnight flight. I went through security my usual sour stuff. I beeped, of course, and was shuttled to the ‘toss-em’ line. A security guy came over. I assumed the position. I had a button up shirt on that was untucked. He reached around while he was behind me and grabbed around my front pocket. I guess he was going for my flashlight, but the area could have loosely been called ‘crotch.’ I said, ‘You have to ask me before you touch me or it’s assault.’

“He said, ‘Once you cross that line, I can do whatever I want.’…

“I tell the cop the story, in a very funny way. The cop, the voice of sanity says, ‘What’s wrong with you people? You can’t just grab a guy’s crank without his permission.’ I tell him that my genitals weren’t grabbed and the cop says, ‘I don’t care, you can’t do that to people. That’s assault and battery in my book.’”

So, what if you get one of those pesky TSA 'agents' who is so full of himself that the thinks he can do anything he wants. But instead of taking it, as soon as he starts into his 'authorized' sexual assault, you defend yourself? Violently?

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Oh, your naked pics are safe with me ...

Wonder how many college girls have heard that one before:

At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.

Gizmodo has a video put together with some of those images. Yeah, they're not that clear (not sure if they've been pixelated or something) but that's not really the point, is it.

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Schadenfeude!

Westboro Baptist gets a comeuppance:

Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed.

To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according to police.

h/t Ace of Spades

One of these days, Westboro Baptist Church members will face a coordinated, well-planned counter-protest that's going to end with some of them going to the hospital.

And I'll bet that none of the instigators will ever be caught .....

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If you're a GA gun owner ...

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... and you believe in firearm liberty, you need to go here and sign the petition.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What about when they think you're part of the problem?

Sebastian links to a Reason piece by Radley Balko:

Putting Brian Aitken in prison isn't going to make New Jersey any safer. It might, however, make some of the state's residents think twice before calling the police, particularly if they own guns. It might even make some New Jersey gun owners wonder if they have more to fear from the state's ridiculous laws and overly aggressive cops and prosecutors than they do from criminals. Given what happened to Aitken, those fears wouldn't be unfounded.

This really points out the inceasingly apparent reality that we are two, conflicting countries, because where I live, authorities wouldn't make it long doing this shit.

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So now we know why ...

Uncle lets us in on the reason:

If you are yourself of an unusually violent disposition, and if you yourself sometimes believe that, had a gun been handy for you, you might have been tempted to kill your wife with it during a domestic disagreement, and you simply add in that one crucial extra assumption so often added, so wrongly, in so many situations, to the effect that most others are just like you, then it would make sense to say that you and your fellow men-on-the-verge-of-a-murderous-tantrum ought to be denied the means of committing murder. Arming the majority, in your eyes, is no answer, because the majority shares your own tendencies. That would only make things far worse.

And he only reversed the terms in the question.

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Didn't hear about this one

Mostly since it happened last year.

Seems a Kansas University student, Tutu Lee, decided to run for the student body senate, "to get his girlfriend back".

Bad news was, his announcement video showed him and his friend going through some practical pistol drills (which I've never done myself, but I hear it's a blast). Obviously, this caused all the hoplophobes around to freak. In an article in the university paper, Lee posted the contents of the search warrant for his apartment (scroll down to the comments). What he posted is truly puzzling as to how these particular items show cause "to believe that a crime has been or is being committed". Like this item, #5:

Any rectangle shaped cardboard, white paper plates, gray duct tape, white PVC pipe, wood and cedar blocks.

This sounds like the police are looking for home-made targets. Home-made targets? Srsly?!

I believe it's the judges who need to be reigned in .... the po-po will fall into line soon enough. After all, when the police present bull shit evidence to a judge, the proper thing for him to do is laugh at them.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

That's one way to do it ...

Man threatens TSA!



He has a point about the difference in flying and walking down the street. One requires probable cause, the other apparently doesn't. So now certain activities are being treated differently (gun owners know this is hardly new!) than others, which is wrong, right? But you can't single people out unless you suspect them of terrorism, but if you do that, you're profiling. What's the government to do?

This, maybe
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OC activism

Robb Allen has a good post up about the mechanics of OC. He does a really good job of splitting the issue up between legality and activism. But it was comments by Jay G that piqued my interest.

It's my opinion that we as the firearms community, need to be even more proactive than we've been in the past as far as taking our rights back. Let me explain.

I hold a valid GA Firearms License (yeah, I know they changed the name), living in NW GA. I admittedly have no problems carrying concealed. But as my MS gets worse*, if I am to continue to carry, I'll need to OC (and that's more comfortable anyway).

But before I do OC, I'm going to cover all my bases, to prevent unwanted attention. I plan to first join Georgia Carry (as soon as I get some disposable income) and avail myself of the efforts of those who've gone before me. Then I plan to take this information to the district attorney, and make sure that he's aware that OC is legal in GA (and that he won't be taking any OC cases to court). Armed with that, I'll then have a sit-down with the sheriff and the chief of police, just to let them know that I plan to OC, and that the DA has already acknowledged that it's legal, and that he won't prosecute those cases.

My biggest challenge is going to be my daughter's school. The GA statute provides for GFL holders to carry while dropping off or picking up children, though I'm sure the legislature never thought about someone openly carrying. But if the DA says it's legal, then I'll talk to the school superintendant, as well as the principal at school.

Plan your work, and then work your plan.

So why is this not happening elsewhere?

I will not claim to know what the conditions are in MA (just that they're pretty bad for gun owners), but maybe they need to start poking the bear, just a little. Here's how.

Surely, somewhere in MA, there's a county with a sympathetic district attorney. Let the state gun organizations meet with him and get him to agree that OC is legal in the state. See if he'll help you (this may have political repercussions for him ). Then have him write an opinion attesting to that fact, and take it to the local sheriff. Ask him what he thinks. Will he follow the law?

This is the hard part: someone has to carry openly and risk getting arrested. It needs to be someone old enough to garner sympathy, yet in good enough shape not to risk serious injury. Maybe a retired LEO? This needs to be video recorded, if possible. Have the applicable laws handy, particularly if there's a statute that says carrying openly is legal. You might also have to check with some LE friends to find out what else police might charge you with (terror, breach of peace, etc) and get the standards regarding the charge. Be ready to challenge police about their version of things.

Let's see what happens.

Or maybe Alan Gura can advise us. Wouldn't it be nice if we were engineering the test cases, about the issues we wanted corrected, in the jurisdictions favorable to us? For a change.

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*I am under no illusions that I may, indeed, one day be unable to safely handle a firearm.

This has really gotten my goat

A buddy of mine recently asked me if I'd seen a Bushmaster ACR rifle yet; I replied that I hadn't, and wasn't likely to expend a lot of energy looking one up.

I just can't get into the whole, 'Gee, I really wish I could change calibers 'cuz .223 just won't do the job that a .458 SOCOM will.'

I know, there's a great hue and cry coming from all members of the military wanting to be able to change calibers. Oh, wait .....

And having been saddled with an M-16 for a lot of years (and one war), I can't say it's the absolute most user-friendly platform that's ever come along. Is it easy to shoot? Yes ... lots of people who have never shot a weapon before (including lots of military folk) do well with it. Is it easy to shoot well? Absolutely ... an equal # of military folks can achieve functional competence with it with minimal training.

But is it the best platform, one so fine as for all owners to want an AR lower with interchangable uppers chambered in .223, 300 Whisper/300BLK, 7.62x39, and .458 SOCOM? Since you never know what you might have to shoot?

I just don't get it.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

JPFO alert

A modest proposal for Veteran's Day.

This guy ...

... is an educated idiot.

Ballistic missiles go where they're pointed, dumbass!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bleg ...

Why the fuck is everyone so gosh-darn enamored with the AR platform? Because it's not that great, if you ask me.

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I've been thinking ...

... always dangerous!

Uncle has been thinking, too. How do we stop the TSA. Only 3 comments do far, and not many ideas on how to do it.

Allow me.

This will be a comprehensive approach, that will address quite a few issues that I think many of you can agree with.

Goal: To enhance air travel safety, while at the same time, allow more liberty regarding the 2nd Amendment.

1. Create a national carry permit. Currently, the FBI have one, and I can't see that they're that much more highly-trained than the average gun enthusiast. This permit should allow nation-wide concealed or open carry, and it should allow for concealed carry aboard domestic airline flights. It should not automatically allow carry while consuming alcohol, but should follow local or state laws. The permit can allow for some training requirements, but the training shouldn't require a trip to FLETC or Quantico (think NRA-sponsored). Cost - $500 for life.

2. Restructure NFA requirements. Change the per-transaction fee to an NFA permit. This permit, once issued, would allow the holder to own any NFA weapon, without paying a transfer fee. This permit should be shall-issue, with no reason for ownership needed. This permit should also not require a LEO sign-off. Cost - $1000 for life.

3. Concurrent with the above, the Hughes amendment should be repealed, as well as the importation restrictions on foreign weapons, as well as any reference to 'sporting purpose' in firearms regulations.

4. If you meet the training requirements for #1 while applying for #2, you will get the national carry permit with your NFA permit.

5. Holders of a national carry permit or NFA permit shall be exempt from 4473 requirements when purchasing non-NFA firearms.

That's just a start, but I think it'll do for now!

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She makes sense ...

And she's hot:

As we have learned from Obamacare, young people are not considered adults until age 26, at which point they are finally forced to get off their parents' health-care plans. The old motto was: "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote." The new motto is: "Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote."

Write this down - there is no constitutional right to vote.

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I approve

Americans lining up to opt-out:

The Air Transport Association of America says it expects 24 million people to fly during the Thanksgiving holiday period, and an online campaign is urging everyone who flies the day before Thanksgiving – usually one of the busiest air travel days of the year – to opt out of the new full-body, nude-image scanners.

"The goal of National Opt-Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change," states the website. "No naked body scanners, no government-approved groping. We have a right to privacy and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we're guilty until proven innocent.

I say start letting citizens start carrying weapons on flights ... that'll keep the terrorists at bay.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trying to have her cake ...

... and eat it, too:

The Murkowski campaign reacted to Tuesday's lawsuit by accusing Miller of trying to toss out legitimate votes for the eight-year incumbent. "They're trying to discount as many votes as possible from Alaskans," Murkowski campaign manager Kevin Sweeney said.

Nope, he's just trying to make sure you're held to the rules you put into place ... especially after you raised hell to get poll workers to provide lists of write-in candidates to preclude someone misspelling your name.

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Happy Birthday!

May you live at least 235 more years!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is this what they call 'Blowback'?

It begins ... :

The largest independent union of airline pilots in the world is urging its members to boycott body imaging machines currently being rolled out in airports all over the globe, citing dangers of excessive exposure to harmful levels of radiation during the screening process.

The president of the Allied Pilots Association, which represents 11,500 pilots, many of whom work for American Airlines, has urged members of the union to revolt against the devices.

And it all started in Memphis, with one man who said 'No'.

About time.

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Good on ya, Sylvia

For taking charge of your own protection:
Sylvia Hall had never used her handgun for protection until the morning four strange men appeared at her doorstep impersonating evangelicals.“We want to read the Bible to you,” they said when she answered the door.

Hall said no. They insisted, and one of them began to push on the screen door and force himself in.

That's when Hall pulled out her Smith & Wesson, which scared them off.
I want to read you something, too .... how I see your obituary.

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Wow ...

...only 1 in 50?

So chew on this. In a control group of patients who were not suffering from pain or disability, Fishbain reported that “only” 1 in 50 admitted to having murderous tendencies toward their PCPs.

I gotta admit ... I've never wanted to kill my doctor.

Must all be leftists.

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Oh noes

Say it ain't so!

European plans to promote biofuels will drive farmers to convert 69,000 square km of wild land into fields and plantations, depriving the poor of food and accelerating climate change, a report warned on Monday.

The impact equates to an area the size of the Republic of Ireland.

As a result, the extra biofuels that Europe will use over the next decade will generate between 81 and 167 percent more carbon dioxide than fossil fuels, says the report.

New science has emerged this year casting doubt on the sustainability of the 10 percent goal, but EU energy officials have argued that only around two thirds of that target will be met through biofuels, with the balance being vehicles powered by renewable electricity.

The free market could have predicted all of this, not to mention quickly correcting for mal-investment.

But the government knows best ... just ask them.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Heh heh

What could possibly go wrong:

Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) said he plans to join the Congressional Black Caucus next year.

"I plan on joining, I'm not gonna ask for permission or whatever, I'm gonna find out when they meet and I will be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and I think I meet all of the criteria and it's so important that we break down this 'monolithic voice' that continues to talk about victimization and dependency in the black community," West said on WOR radio.
I'm gonna make some popcorn.

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Futility?

I think now it's become insanity:

A soldier from the U.S.-trained Afghan army apparently turned his weapon on American troops in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least two U.S. soldiers, NATO officials said Saturday.

The incident is the latest that calls into question the allegiances of at least some members of the Afghan security forces, which the Obama administration hopes will be the key to an eventual withdrawal of roughly 100,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Time to get out .... and let the fucking ragheads fend for themselves.

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I'm back

Missed you guys!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Just so you know ...

... may be offline for a while. Some things I need to take care of.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Did you vote?

I did.

My reply to MLB

For blocking the You tube video of President Bush:

You communistic fucking bastards for blocking the Youtube content of the president throwing out the first pitch for game 4 of your precious World Series.

It is actions such as this that I will never watch another baseball game as long as I live.
Come and get me, motherfuckers!

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Good Job, MP

One of the members of GeorgiaCarry had an incident the other day:



The discussion is here.

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Two speeches .....

One by Mike, one by Alvie.

Go, read.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Awesome ... Updated

I have nothing further to add ...

Try here.



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Update: Fucking bastards at Major League Baseball blocking this content. It's shit like this that I will never watch another baseball game as long as I live.

Vox brings it

Why the tea party will be be betrayed:

The reason we can be sure that the Republicans are going to betray the tea party once they come to congressional power is that we know that they are not going to even attempt to solve any of the four most pressing problems facing the nation at the moment. In some cases, Republicans are almost certainly going to try to make them worse.


Indeed.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Uncle is the best ...

... for posting links like this one!

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Problem

I know exactly how to cure this:
Security measures at Buffalo Niagara International Airport are about to get a bit more hands-on.

Starting Friday, travelers who choose not to go through full-body scanners will get a revised pat-down inspection as part of security measures at airports nationwide.

This is an easy one ..... nobody should go through the back-scatter machines. And when airlines can't get passengers on planes on time to meet their schedules, it'll start to change.

Unfortunately, there are too many people who have been convinced that the TSA actually works. Well, I guess it does work ..... for the TSA.

Hmmm ...

... seems like I've herd this, like when she was nominated:

One of the nation's most respected Supreme Court scholars, Laurence Tribe of Harvard, suggested last year that President Obama not appoint Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court because she's not smart enough.

"Bluntly put, she's not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is," Tribe wrote in a letter to Obama in May 2009, the day after it became public that Justice David Souter intended to step down. Tribe wrote the letter to encourage Obama to nominate Elena Kagan for the vacancy.

As for Sotomayor, Tribe wrote, "her reputation for being something of a bully could well make her liberal impulses backfire and simply add to the fire power of the Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas wing of the court."


Oh well .... she'll retire sometime.

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