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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


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.


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.


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?


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.


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


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taking the day off

Got several things to do.

Put Breda in your prayers.


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.


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.


Ok, this is funny!

Tam brings it.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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?!


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.


My thoughts exactly!

The best excuse when they come looking for your guns.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.'


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.


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"?


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?


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.


JPFO alert

Only in America.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I've decided ...

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


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.



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.


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.


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.


Heh ...


Your kittehs are left in awe of Doggeh-ness!


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!


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.


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.


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.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Open carry member needs help

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.


I have to

Let you see this, I mean ...

h/t Ace


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.


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.


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.



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


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.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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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).


*This archive has the posts in reverse chronological order.

$10 well-spent!

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