Saturday, January 05, 2013

Time to get started

I don't need to give you the links to all the stories about this and that proposed law that wants to steal our freedom.  I expect that anyone who reads this blog has already seen them, and if not, Google is your friend.

But I am going to give you these links:

List of US Senators snail mail and email addresses plus phone numbers

Find your US Congressional Representative

Links to the 50 states' governmental web sites, which ought to get you to those worthies

I trust you'll put this information to good use.

But why would you need a gun in church?

Because bad guys don't care about the sanctity of a house of worship.

Note that the police suggested security cameras.  *facepalm*

Chicago

Where the impossible is commonplace--well, at least the impossible according to those who would violate our fundamental right to own the best possible tools to defend ourselves, anyway.

Of course, we all know that this happens everywhere that guns are "banned", because a gun ban only takes the weapons of the law-abiding.  The criminals keep theirs, and are then that much better equipped to prey on the now-defenseless innocent.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

How about we demand celebrities live up to their own rules?

After all, it's the Alinski thing to do.

This is the safe for work version. The original NSFW is still out there, I think.

Once again

It's the liberals who advocate violence against the law-abiding.

I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.

Really?  Why is it I suspect that if I made such an utterance I'd have law enforcement at my door, wanting to have a conversation with me?

Oh yeah...some pigs are more equal than others.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Rut row, Raggy

(Via Irons in the Fire)

Someone has said out loud and in public what I've heard whispered in private lately.

This is a society preparing for war.

Scary thought.  Even scarier because it's plausible.

The hypocrisy of Diane Feinstein

"My God, she sounds like she's member of the NRA..."


I would have lol'ed if it wasn't so serious.

Beating a dead horse, part umpteen

(First link via the Drudge Report)

In the near-gunless paradise of Chicago, at least 9 people were shot in the early hours of the new year.  Looks like Rahmland is going for another record.

In California, another realm where the gun is unwelcome, 2 dead and 3 hurt.

I suspect if I looked for a while longer, I could come up with a full page of these stories from last night.  However, listing them isn't the real point here.

What I would like to point out is that these crimes involving guns happened in jurisdictions that already have some of the tightest firearms laws in the US.  All those laws didn't prevent a gun being used in commission of the crime.

If the gun grabbers had magically taken all my guns, all my magazines and all my ammo yesterday, these crimes would still have happened.  That would hold true if the same had happened to all the law-abiding gun owners in the US last night.  That's because criminals commit crimes--it's what they do.  And they will do it with guns, knives, clubs or their bare hands when necessary.  They prefer to do it in places where people tend to be unarmed, since they tend to dislike having their blood leak out of their bodies.

Obviously, they have no problem if their victims' blood leaks out, however.

So, dear gun grabbers, let's try a novel idea--let's punish the criminals using the laws on the books.  Even better, lets start tossing the folks in jail for non-violent offenses out (to be dealt with in a different manner than incarceration) and filling the jails up with the violent criminals, who will spend their entire sentence in jail, preferably making large rocks into small rocks, which you may feel free to use in Obama's incessant road-building projects.

Just a thought.

If you doubt my assertion that Republicans are little different than Democrats

(Via the Drudge Report)

Then, in a time when the Federal government borrows $46 out of every $100 it spends, please explain this to me:

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.

 It seems that we're not going to start the New Year off with a bang, but with a whimper.  I have to wonder how this sort of Republican attitude will work during the coming battle over our Second Amendment rights.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? That's crazy talk!

Yeah, right up until it happens again.

You have to wonder what would have happened if the off-duty deputy hadn't been around.  As it is, one injured.  Sounds like as good an outcome as you could hope for.


But we can't arm teachers, because...

(Via Lawdog)

It might actually work (or at the very least, not hurt anything)?

The next time someone wants to tell you how dangerous it is to arm school teachers, feel free to point them to that article.

Socialist progress

(Both via the Drudge Report)

France's version of our Supreme Court says that at 75% tax rate on the richest French citizens is unconstitutional, although on a technicality.  The Socialists say they will be back with a new and improved version, which, if I understand the ruling, will now tax more people, just to be "fair".

The City of Light will be the City of Dark from 1 AM to 7 AM to save money and help France meet Socialist energy efficiency goals and show their "sobriety".

I have to wonder if this is how the Romans felt when the barbarian hordes came over that last hill they could see, out there in the distance?

Edit, 1957:  It seems that the barbarians are closing in, looking for homes for the winter.