Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The PSH continues.

Nancyrob over at "Where did the gun come from?" continues to "moderate" comments that completely shred thier arguments. The recent post is remarking on the recent Newark shootings. What she completely neglects to mention is that the scum was out on bail for assault and child rape as well as being an illegal immigrant in a sanctuary city.

I ask why the judiciary failed to keep this violent criminal locked up and how many more they released. I'm sure my post won't make it through the censoring that is becoming the trademark of hoplophobe blogs. It's much easier to blame guns than it is to point out the failings of the courts, police, and sub-cultures that encourage violence.

She says that she's only targetting "crime guns". What this translates to is the traditional method of using trace data to locate high volume firearm dealers and sue them out of existance. It translates to making mandatory "safe storage" laws that require people to keep their firearms locked up at all times (hence removing any ability at self-defense), invalidate your 4A rights by allowing police to inspect your home w/o a warrant, and make you liable for the actions of criminals.

She doesn't want to hear about safety education like Eddie Eagle , about training and properly equipping police, or about prosecuting criminals instead of letting them plea bargain or jump bail. She would rather link to the VPC who use blatant lies as part of their standard policy.

Nancyrob, if you read this, here is a direct quote from the VPC:

"Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons."

The Brady Campaign continue to mislead the public by making false claims about the Tiahrt amendment. Your own posters have stated that police can't share data. This is false. The BATFE cannot release data except for legitimate invesitgations and not any for civil lawsuits. They have supported this legislation since the Clinton Administration and continue to do so today.

Should the BATFE locate and prosecute dealers who knowingly sell to straw purchasers? Yes they should. Instead they are pursuing a campaign to shut down dealers who put "N" instead of "No" on paperwork. They spend millions on interior decorating. They harass women and minorities at gun shows. They make up definitions of firearms to arrest people who have never had a history of crime. That's not going after the bad guys, that's abusing their authority.

Should straw purchasers be arrested and prosecuted? Yes. Instead local judiciaries let criminals out on bail to commit more crimes or jump. They let them plea bargain to lesser offenses for the easy conviction allowing them to continue their trade. They release violent, repeat offenders out on parole to stalk and slay even more people just to spend a little more time in jail. Maybe.

Nothing you have mentioned will have any effect on crime. You keep attacking the "gun lobby" as catering to criminals yet you haven't presented any evidence to support that hypothesis. Only the usual meme's about how "ebil" it is.

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