Saturday, July 12, 2008

Getting the last word through Reasoned Discourse.

Not that it's that big of a surprise but it turns out the Coalition to Stop Gun Ownership doesn't like to be rebutted on their replies. After pointing out their hypocrisy, they kept their blinders on and then proceeded to censure my following comment as well as that on at least one other blogger.

Looking at the rest of their posts, it turns out that they always (except once) have the last word. How convenient. One wonders how many other 1st Amendment violations they've had to commit in order to violate the 2nd Amendment.

So the CSGV joins in the fine tradition of their cohorts at the Brady Campaign, Robyn Ringler, MATH, Bryan Miller, Alex Riley, et al. in not being able to compete in an open forum but instead have to resort to censorship, lies, and deceit to spread their message.

Really shows who is really afraid, doesn't it?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Second Amendment Freedom Rally

Photos and reports.

11:00 am central.

Downtown Chicago

James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St.

Brought to you by the ISRA, Illinois Carry, and freedom lovers across the state.

Buy stock in antacid. Bulk purchases by Chi-town legislators will certainly cause it to go up.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

From the CSGV

We can enter into a genuine debate—unmarred by propaganda— over what legitimate restraints can and should be placed on firearm sales and ownership in order to keep America’s communities safe.

Yet this is the image shown on their "Issues and Campaigns" page:

With the caption "Assault rifles can be bought without background checks at gun shows throughout the country."

and another bit on their blog:

We never indicated the SKS rifle was originally designed as a machine gun (in fact, we never mentioned machine guns at all).

Actually they did:

a Chinese-made SKS assault rifle. Assault weapons are semiautomatic versions of fully automatic military rifles,

Think they recognize the hypocrisy? Turns out they don't:

Thirdpower, no we see no contradiction at all.

H/T to Armed and Safe

AHSA wants Brady "Reasonable Regulations"

Massachusetts has done so without banning guns and it is now time for Congress to follow it's lead.
-John Rosenthal AHSA

I guess John forgot the fact that MA , Former A grade and currently tied for 3rd on the Brady Rating Scale , has an "Assault Weapon Ban", bans standard capacity magazines, bans inexpensive firearms, has restrictive and arbitrary licensing for both ownership and CCW.

Throw in the usual attacks against the NRA as "extremists" and it is the usual AHSA rant.

From Armed and Safe:

Before the 1998 law was passed, there were approximately 1.5 million licensed gun owners in the state, but because of the persecution and the expense ($100 for a gun license), the number has been reduced to about 240,000 and the armed criminals are having a field day.

GOAL cited a 2007 report from the Mass. Dept. of Public Health showing that firearm-related assaults have increased 78 percent since 1998. And Injury Surveillance Program reports showed: a 67 percent increase in firearm-related homicide from 1998-2006; a 236 percent increase in assault-related firearm hospital discharges since 1998; a 331 percent increase in assault-related emergency room visits since 1999, and a 590 percent increase in assault outpatient observations since 2001 (the most recent report available).

The effects of high gas prices.

Pedal-by shootings.

I bet it had gold rims though.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Some wishes are answered..

Last week a bank robber shot himself instead of allowing himself to be caught.

Seems the idea is catching on. (we hope)

Man allegedly shoots self in head after trading shots with Chicago police on Near South Side

Do we see a pattern forming here?

The media is highlighting an unstable individual who became obsessed w/ the media highlighting of an unstable individual.

Put their names in big flashing lights. That'll help.

The Great Illinois Circus

Ladies and gentlemen, please direct your attention to the center ring where King Richard II will attempt to deny Chicago has a gang problem on one hand while using the other to claim the city's handgun ban is a good idea.

In ring number two we will shine the spotlight on Governor Rod "Unindicted Official A" Blagojevich as he attempts to force Speaker Mike "The Obstructionist" Madigan to throw more taxpayers' money at people and causes that A-Rod deems worthy, even though they are totally undeserving.

In ring number three we have Todd "The Irkl" Stroger smirking his way to huge tax increases aimed solely at giving his friends and relatives the kind of life they could only dream about if they were forced to get real jobs.

While these clowns finish off what's left of the great State of Illinois, we've also started a roadshow featuring Barack "I'm looking for spare change" Obama, who promises to begin the demolition of the entire United States of America.

Your ticket to our circus is free; you only need to do what you've been doing all along -- absolutely nothing. Keep watching your TV, listening to your I-Pod and texting on your cell phone and leave the rest to us.

This is great fun for boys and girls of all ages!

-Ringmaster Ned

Where's the outrage?

The Brady's crowed endlessly about how the DC circuit court ignored precedent and that it was just "judicial activism". Now that another Circuit Court has ignored a direct SCOTUS decision, will we hear the same cries?

Sect leader hospitalized

LAS VEGAS - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was taken from jail in Arizona to a Las Vegas hospital for what the sheriff described as a serious medical problem.

Severe Sperm Retention Headache or a nasty case of Blue Balls?

Giving the Beast Heartburn

Second Amendment Freedom Rally this Friday.


Downtown Chicago baby.

James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Take that and stuff it Daley.

Well that was fun.

Some decent sized storms came through last night. After moving several large branches from the road, I still couldn't make it all the way home. A tree had fallen across that I couldn't move. So I walked the rest of the way to discover the power was out.

So the wife lit up the candles, I lit some lanterns, and the kids played w/ Glo-sticks and flashlights.

Sometimes it's nice having no electricity. For awhile.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Spreading the Joy

Milwaukee police chief says quadruple killings tied to Chicago's 'Murda Mobb'

Yep. Daley has done so well controlling crime in his "gun free zone" that these chess club rejects left the city to become "the most organized, most vicious, most aggressive gang on the north side of Milwaukee,".

The other state that has no CCW for regular citizens. Go figure.

Congratulations to the Para-USA winners.

You all suck. :)

Friday, July 11 - Second Amendment Freedom Rally in Chicago

From the ISRA

Friday July 11, 2008 from 11:00am - 1:00 pm at the
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St. in Chicago

The first rally of its kind in the history of Chicago!

Come celebrate the the US Supreme Court's recent ruling that the
Second Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual right.

Join the launch of a renewed
push for Concealed Carry legislation in Illinois!

Featured Speaker:
Dr. Suzanna Hupp - Former Texas Legislator

Dr. Suzanna Hupp is recognized worldwide as one of the leading advocates for an individual's right to carry a concealed weapon. In 1991, after leaving her gun in her car in order to comply with the law, Suzanna watched helplessly as both her parents, along with 21 others were gunned down in a mass shooting at a local restaurant. As a survivor of this tragedy, her impassioned calls for the right of citizens to self-defense have thrust her into the national debate on the right to keep and bear arms. Since the Killeen massacre, she has testified numerous times across the country for the restoration of the Second Amendment.

Event Details & Transportation

It is important that we put our best foot forward and present the best image of Illinois firearm owners - friendly, courteous, and respectful of the other attendees and our surroundings. Suggested attire is casual/business casual. The rally is outside on the plaza, bring sunscreen if you are so inclined. There is a food court in the downstairs portion of the Thompson Center if you need to grab a quick bite before or after the event. We have been instructed to keep the entrances to the Thompson Center clear and also that we stay out of the street and not cause a traffic hazard.

There are many ways to get to the Thompson Center via public transportation: CTA Trains and buses, Metra, Amtrak. Go to for more details.


Additional volunteers are needed for ground crew at the event, and will meet at 10:00 at the stage on the plaza. Contact Don Gwinn if you can help out, send mail to:

More Info

Go to for more details.
Email questions to

Gun Banning President + 1 Senator

As much as Barack Такая партия Obama says he supports the 2A, we all know the reality. What hasn't much been talked about until recently though is his replacement in the Senate.

Should he become president, IL Gov. Blagojevich, the same man who pushed for the FOID fee to be raised to $500 and has vetoed every pro-gun bill sent to his desk, gets to select his replacement for the remainder of his term.

We can all guess what kind of politics that individual will have.

UMPC expanding.

Thanks to TexasFred, several more blocks of the online community have discovered our little corner of the world.

As has been stated. the PuSH'ers of the world have nothing like this. What few anti-gun blogs are around are almost exclusively paid mouthpieces for anti-gun groups. The rest have less traffic than I did on my first day and that consists mostly of us. The Brady Campaign and their ilk have the traditional media (made up of 'professional, authorized journalists') tied up. That's OK. Neither can get their facts right and the general population is recognizing that. Only half the population trusts them and less than a third think they are unbiased in their reporting.

We're not doing this because we're paid. We're doing it because we're dedicated. And we're growing.