Saturday, July 28, 2012

They're at it again

(Via the Drudge Report)

Never ones to let a crisis go to waste, Senate Democrats are looking to sneak in a standard capacity magazine ban into the "cybersecurity" bill. (Oh look--two things we don't need for the price of one!)

And they also want us to negotiate on firearms laws. So in the spirit of coming together, I'll go first:

We'll only repeal half of them, assholes. We'll pick which half. Let's see...h-m-m...let's start with the 1934 NFA. Thompsons for everyone!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The problem with socialism... that eventually, you run out of other people's money.

Margaret Thatcher was right, much to the French Socialist's chagrin. The CNBC headline reads:

Cash-Strapped French Socialists Face Reality of Austerity

I'm sorry, Socialists of France, but A = A. No amount of wishing (known here in the US as "Hope and Change") change change that simple equation. Accept it, and the reality it implies, and things will eventually get better.

Fail to accept it, and the lights will eventually go out.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A tiny little blow for freedom

(Via Ars Technica)

Courts have long held that citizens have a First Amendment right to photograph or video police in the performance of their duties.

Apparently the Washington, DC police have gotten the joke loud and clear. And this time, the ACLU was on the side of the angels.

Will miracles never cease?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

On any Sunday

On any Sunday after a mass shooting, the usual suspects can be found, whoring on the talk show circuit, trying to peddle their same old soiled and stained merchandise.

“Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,” Feinstein said on the show. “We’ve got to sit down and really come to grips on what is sold to average citizens.

You have your answer already. It's colloquially known as "the Heller Decision". You can't ban entire classes of weapons.

The call for federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws began shortly after the shooting, including one from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent.

"Soothing words are nice," he said in a radio interview, "but maybe it's time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country."

Not really. The real problem is the immoral barring of people from their means of self defense. The police can't be everywhere. We have to be our own first responders--and it's damn hard when you're denied the proper tools.

A Lautenberg told the Huffington Post: “If reports are correct and a high-capacity gun magazine was used to commit these awful murders, Senator Lautenberg will absolutely renew his effort to limit the availability of this dangerous firearm attachment."

While he's at it, maybe he can ban attachments on other items that kill more people per year than guns. Let's start with banning steering wheels on automobiles.

Ed Rendell, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, was more emphatic than many in the early hours after the shooting. "Everyone is scared of the NRA," he said on MSNBC. "Number one, there are some things worth losing for in politics and to be able to prevent carnage like this is worth losing for."

Ed, Ed, Ed. You may want to check with some of your Democrat buds who lost their political seats in 1994. We gun owners vote, and we vote in droves and with single-minded intensity when our rights are threatened. That's why everyone is scared of the NRA. Despite their oft-chronicled faults, they do represent our voice. You might want to listen, you tone deaf boob.

Clowns like this almost stole our rights a while back. We're not going to give them another chance. Speak out, gunnies.


(Via Chaos Manor)

Ann Coulter on Fast And Furious. I didn't even know she was paying attention to this, but I'm sort of gratified she is.

Amusing to note her taking Republicans to task for not pushing harder. Ann dear, they're politicians. Get over thinking of them as our hope of making things better and you'll sleep better at night.