Saturday, April 21, 2007

Gotcha!

(Via The High Road)



We don't like scary looking guns because...they're scary looking. What a tool.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Someone is doing something positive

As pointed out by Oscar Papa in his recent comment:

http://www.savethe2nd.org/

Save the 2nd's goal is to hold a pro-Second Amendment rally in each state capital on April 28, 2008. This gives you plenty of time to put it on your calendar. One request for the NC organizers--how about holding it on non-government grounds? Then all of us with concealed carry permits can carry to the rally.

Be there or be unarmed.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

LawDog sums it up

Perhaps the best take on the Virginia Tech massacre. Worth reading if you haven't already.

Didn't waste any time, did they?

Knowing no shame, the anti-gun forces are ever ready to take advantage of any tragedy available to further their agenda:
  • Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has introduced HR 1859, "To reinstate the prohibition on the possession or transfer of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and to strengthen that prohibition". And by the way, she did that yesterday--the day of the shootings at Virginia Tech.
  • Chicago Mayor Richard Daley complains "I don't care what people think about it, to the left or to the right. There are too many guns in our society."
  • The Brady Campaign is mouthing off as usual. Please note the subdued "Send us your money now!" graphic.
  • The Violence Policy Center whines about "increasing lethal firearms".
  • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IANSA, regurgitates all the old anti-gun talking points.
It goes on, but you get the idea, right?

I've heard some folks on various gun forums who think that starting to defend ourselves now from an onslaught of new infringements on our rights is premature. I call "bullshit". The gun grabbers aren't wasting any time, why should we?

Start working now to fight the coming fight. Let's go, people.

How to be a hero

Survive the Holocaust, survive the Communists and die trying to save your students.

God, filled with Motherly Compassion,
grant a full and perfect rest
under the wings of Your sheltering Sh'khinah/ Presence
-- among the lofty, holy, and pure,
radiant as the shining firmament --
to the souls of all those of all Your peoples
who have been killed in and around the lands where
Abraham our Forebear walked --
Make them welcome to their eternal home.
May they rest in Your Edenic Garden of Delight.
Please, Master of Mercy,
envelop them
in Your comforting, protecting wings forever;
Bind up their souls in the Bond of Life.
For You are their Portion, their Inheritance.
May they rest securely in Peace,
and we say:
Amen.

(El Maleh Rachamim)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech

What to make of 32 dead at Virginia Tech?

Those of us who know that all the laws in the world will not prevent criminals from being--well, you know, criminals--keep wondering why we are continually denied the right to protect ourselves from criminals. (And note the date on that article--2006.) I hope "Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker " is still happy that the bill was defeated. One gun wielded by the right hand could have cut this short. Instead, the killer was able to go to a 2600 acre shooting gallery, where he knew that all the law-abiding would be disarmed.

Those of us who have had any involvement in security procedures wonder why the hell the emergency communication plan seemed to consist of sending email. And what about the 2 hours elapsed between the first shooting and the second? Last fall, a convicted convict who wasn't even on the campus caused a lock down. You have an actual shooting and you don't call one? I'm not a big fan of lock downs; viewing them as simply gathering the sheep for the slaughter, but this time it might have actually done some good--if anyone had bothered to call it.

Those of us who have kids ache for the loss that these families have suffered, and we wonder if we could survive this kind of loss.

Those of us who own guns know that the sanctimonious anti-gun fanatics would waste no time trying to spin a tragedy to their own advantage. (Ick, I feel unclean even linking to it.)

What to make of this?

Edit 4/17/2007 2149: Reduced the death toll to 32. Who gives a crap about the killer?