Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Danger!

If the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is not trying to create an electronically accessible database which contains all the firearms sold to citizens in the U.S. (past and future), then my some thirty years in the information technology field has taught me nothing.

Red Pills sounds a bit worked up, but after reading the entire post, it probably isn't without reason. Of course, it's possible that the ATF is constructing this system to facilitate their lawful activities, but given all the bad we see from them on a regular basis (Red's Trading Post, anyone?), it's sort of hard to believe in their good will.

Like the man said, time to get cranking on the emails. It's elections season, so they're a lot more likely to listen to us now.

Monday, August 27, 2007

And one last one

Good things come in threes. Plus, I'm in a blood thirsty mood.

I like the line at the end. "Well, this is what he came to do." But he didn't meet his goal, which was to take some of our guys with him. I'd say that's a win for our side.

They're not listening

You know, Jihadis must not be the brightest bulbs in the hardware store...

Stick it in the Brady Bunch's eye

I almost missed out on this, but Kim du Toit had a pointer to it on David Codrea's blog:
On August 28, activists in cities across America will hold a national day of protest to focus attention on the scourge of illegal gun trafficking.
As I said on KABA Newslink Comments:
I'm going to try and start a blog swarm at WarOnGuns to get gun owners to buy a box of ammo on Aug 28--be nice if gun stores would offer some sort of nominal discount or a door prize (no purchase necessary to enter, just to keep things legal) or some such on that day to encourage this--Tuesdays may typically be slow days anyway, so this would get people in their stores and probably work out to their profit.

It'd be nice unintended consequences for the Bradys if we could demonstrate a few percentage points of sales increases on that day because of this.
[link to the full post]

I'm sure that there is some caliber I can use a box or two more of.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The view from the other side of the pond

Since I doubt my comment will ever see the light of day, I'd like to draw your attention to this blog post from Igor Erica Diary.

Sad, isn't it? What happened to "Great" Britain? The line about democracies committing suicide comes to mind. At any rate, here's my comment, which is currently "awaiting moderation":

Actually, Philip Van Cleave gets quoted because the organization he heads (VCDL) is one of the most influential and successful gun rights groups in the United States–he is an authority in the movement for citizens to take back their freedoms in our country.

All of the things his group has accomplished, despite your attempt to portray them as “bad” or “wrong”, are simply taking back the God-given right of gun ownership, as acknowledged by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, from those who think we shouldn’t have it.

Of course, being from the UK, I don’t expect you to understand that view or sympathize with it. However, one good look at crime in the UK before and after your draconian gun bans ought to raise your curiosity, if you’re intellectually honest.

Oh, and Bloomberg isn’t silly, he’s an ass. He’s publicly acknowledged committing multiple counts of two Federal offenses, and has been admonished by our Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to cease and desist, as is is compromising current investigations by that group. Of course, if I did that, I would be under indictment and awaiting trail without the benefit of bond.

Now there’s a story for people who have more influence than you…or I.

Anyone care to lay odds on that comment actually surviving moderation?