Archive for December, 2012

December 27, 2012

Why are anti-gun activists so violent?

Threats, harassment and assault at an anti-gun rally.

And the problem is what?

Obama administration pushes to loosen gun sales restrictions on legal immigrants. When did Breitbart turn into the dailykos?

The new assault weapons ban

From Diane Feinstein. Instead of two evil features, it’s one evil feature that calls for a ban. Also, grandfathered weapons would fall under the NFA ($200 tax and lengthy sales process) like machine guns.

No thanks.

Curious

Seems that the DC police cannot confirm TMZ’s source that David Gregory got a get out of jail free card. Now, DC police and ATF are having a back and forth over.

It’s a bit ironic to me that Gregory is now victim of something ATF is famous for: Giving you approval and then later changing its mind.

Well said

Eugene Volokh:

We should certainly consider proposals that aim to ameliorate the problem, and weigh their costs and benefits. But we should not presume that thereís somehow a moral imperative to Do Something. In fact, thereís a moral imperative not to do something thatís likely to make matters worse.

Unfortunately, our politicians are wired to do something, even if it’s the wrong thing or a stupid thing.

Gun control: what you do instead of something.

Terminology

Assault weapons v. modern sporting rifles. Hey, I remember when the anti-gun folks called them, and I am not making this up, spray firing bullet hoses. I guess it’s progress.

It’s a meme

David Gregory’s privilege.

Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?

They went and published addresses and a map of those with NY gun permits. So, another source has posted a map of where the paper’s employees live. Also, their editor has gone social media silent.

I agree with Dennis Henigan

Treat guns like tobacco

Use a holster

A man lays a gun on the ground (for who knows what reason) and later couldn’t find it. So, he lost it at a school. Calls the police, who find it. He gets charged for carrying at a school.

72% less flung spittle

SWAT Magazine editor debates guns on MSNBC

There’s an app for that

A gun disassembly app

Because they want to take over and leave everyone alone

New Hampshire Democrat Rep says that free staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today.

The world’s biggest jailer

America!

More stuff on the NRA and armed guards at schools

Befuddled or brilliant? While the NRA did attack video games, I don’t know that they called for a ban. I hope they don’t support one.

Ron Paul on the right’s reaction: the world of government provided security.

Knee jerks

Dick’s cancels Black Friday for Troy rifles after taking customers’ money.

EA removes gun shop links from gaming website.

Because this would have stopped Newtown or something.

December 26, 2012

Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny

Seems that David Gregory and NBC news, who violated the law on national TV, went and got permission from the ATF. Seems that once the Obama Administration stepped in, permission was granted. It’s OK to break the law so long as it’s propaganda for the administration. And the permission looks to have come 3 days too late? i.e., they phoned in a favor after the fact.

Selective enforcement of the law is a pretty common theme with this administration.

Since this happens every year or so, let’s do it again

Every so often, a paper decides that, to gin up some page views of its declining website, to publish the names and addresses of people with gun permits. This time, it happened in NY at The Journal News.

And, as always happens, here’s some sauce for the goose publishing addresses and contact info of folks who work at the paper. Also, why does one of the reporters there have a NYC pistol permit? Those are hard to get.

Also, I think running employee’s names through various other searchable databases might be fruitful. You could, after all, find out who is delinquent on taxes, is on a sex-offender registry, how much they sold their homes for, and any divorce or bankruptcy proceedings. Just a thought for someone with more time than I’ve currently got.

Keep calm and carry on(e)

I’m glad my post here is making the rounds. People do need to get on the horn, write, email, call or carrier pigeon their representatives. Especially if you’ve bought a gun since 2004. As I said:

If everyone who bought an AR-15 magazine since 2004 wrote their congresscritter and told them to not support any restrictions on gun rights, no bill would see the light of day. So, get on it.

Write both your senators and your rep. Write your state senators and reps. Don’t just sit there.

Also, little things you can do.

Gun Free Zones

The NRA was lambasted for suggesting armed guards in schools. The idea was not so crazy when Bill Clinton supported it and funded it. But Obama came along and cut funding for it.

Where the 2nd Amendment is still protected by the 1st

GUNNIEverse, where the plan is to host all those 3D printable plans that thingverse and Makerbot are too spooked to post.

Oddity

Some interesting ammo found on a suspect

About that compulsory buyback

New York couldn’t afford it.

Yeah, that’ll work

Reverend Jackson asks inmates to end gun violence. Well, they are doing their part by being locked up, I guess.

Violent Crime Against Youth

Continues its decline since 1994

Layers of editorial oversight

The AP lies:

The ban, which existed for 10 years until 2004, would have made it illegal for the young gunman in Connecticut to buy the type of 30-round magazines that allowed him to shoot so many elementary school students before he reloaded.

No, it wouldn’t have.

But no one needs a magazine that holds more than X rounds

Unless there are multiple home invaders in your house.

More on David Gregory’s law breaking

The importance of prosecuting David Gregory if he violated D.C.ís gun law

NBC stonewalling the investigation

Apex Tactical’s Armorer’s Block

A reivew

Meanwhile, in Chicago

20 dead kids is a tragedy. 440 is a statistic.