Saturday, December 20, 2008

Will Emanual go under the bus?

Apparently the ties between him and Blago trying to sell Obama's Senate seat are getting stronger.

Will Obama follow his established pattern and drop Rahm before it puts a scratch in the Teflon?

My Favorite Che Guevara Photo..

Be a Victim in Rockford, Il

So says the "Only Ones" unable to stop a string of armed robberies. Otherwise you 'might get hurt'.

That crappy advice didn't work in the 80's when it was touted, now did it? I guess it's time to pull out the old comic again:

“Anytime someone demands money from you, you should not resist in any way, especially if they produce a weapon,” Sgt. Sam Pobjecky said. “If they are violent enough to carry a weapon, they are certainly violent enough to use it.”

Does that include you Sarge? Do you consider yourself 'violent'?

Here's what I say to you. F*ck off. Your little list of 'how to be a passive victim' is the equivalent of telling women to dress in Burkas to keep from being raped. Would you tell her she was 'asking for it' if she was wearing a skirt? No? That's basically what you're telling everyone to do.

How about I "assume" that they are going to hurt me? How about I put a couple rounds into them the second they threaten me? Would you support my actions or will you continue to enable their violence by encouraging passivity?

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Next Degree..

From what I'm sure is a highly prestigious university that the wife found advertised on Ebay:

So would I be able to offer my services on Craigslist then?

I am not a Crook..

So says Il Gov 'Hot Rod' Blagojevich.

He pledges "I will fight. I will fight. I will fight until I take my last breath."

Thanks Rod. Keep the state tied up w/ this for as long as you can. Make them even more useless than they've been the last few years under your 'leadership'.

This is a great Xmas present.

The Blogosphere..

She is a fickle bitch.

The Liberty Sphere is having one of those thought processes. I understand.

There are times when I spend hours on a well researched, thought out post and it gets completely ignored. There have been times where I just punched out a one-liner and it generated thousands of hits w/ dozens of links. While I admit I try and feed my narcissistic tendencies, most of what I do, I do just because I enjoy it.

I enjoy being a part of it. Finding and reading historical documents and statistical works. Arguing w/ anti's on messageboards. Learning about legislation and firearm facts. Etc.

I've also met lots of great people, both in real life and in cyberspace. I've also met some I don't really care for and others that I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.

In the words of Bilbo Baggins "I don't know half of you as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve".

My 'Line'

I see three grown men trying to pull my daughter into a van? I don't care if they're yelling "Po Po" or not, they will be ventilated.

H/T to Waronguns.

The difference between Us and Them

Alan Korwin of sent out a 'Page 9' e-mail quoting a 2A lawyer with an incorrect cite regarding Caroline Kennedy and the 2A. This morning, I received a follow-up e-mail w/ an apology and the correct citation:

"In accusing Caroline Kennedy of shoddy scholarship, I committed shoddy scholarship.

"The quote, 'the right to keep and bear handguns is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment,' does not appear in U.S. v. Miller, but (absurd as it is) it does appear in Quilici v. Morton Grove, which Kennedy was citing in her book. She was right, and I was wrong.

"Clearly, Kennedy is hostile to the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms, but she is not guilty of making up a quote, as I alleged.

"I apologize for my unforgivable error."
No uncertain terms there, eh?

Now compare that to the Brady Campaign's Dennis Henigan and his misquoting the 2A. Instead of fessing up, they tried to erase it from their site and Youtube.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blago's Twinkie..

Blagojevich's lawyer claims that if the glove don't fit, you must acquit.

Wait. Wrong scumbag.

Instead he's claiming that the wiretaps were illegal making all those 79 pages of late-night Cable dialogue inadmissible.

Oh please Rod, continue to be the arrogant schmuck we've all come to know. Drag this out in the courts and the state capitol for as long as you can and drag as many of your cohorts down with you as you can.

Make your Christmas gift to the state one that keeps on giving.

First Step

Or at least the first step.

Uncle reports
that the Chicago Handgun ban was upheld in a lower court which is what was expected. Next step is the Circuit Court.

Daley can rant about 'crime prevention' and 'protecting police' all day long. He still won't be able to explain why his city, with the strictest laws left in the nation, have 5x the murder rate of the rest of the state and have seen a 17% increase just this year.

He can 'hold fast" all he wants. All it's going to do is cost the city more money in the long run.

An Expensive Education

Norfolk pays $15k after wrongfully arresting an open carry individual.

Unfortunately, the judge threw out the 2A issues and the excessive force. The trial would have been on privacy violations for asking for his SS number.

Read the comments. It's funny how violent those who oppose the decision are. Calls for Szymecki to be tazed, shot, jailed, etc.

H/T to reader Ambiguous ambiguae.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Obama doesn't even have to push for gun control. Everyone he is assigning or nominating will be pushing for gun control, so he won't have to."

Read the rest.

Sliding Down the Slippery-Slope

From RobbAllen and War on Guns comes this handy-dandy little quote:

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan dismissed the notion hunting rifles and shotguns are not the type of weapons authorities need to be worried about, noting they can cause harm if poorly safeguarded or stolen by burglars.

"Taking these off the streets is as important as the taking the handguns off the streets,'' he said.
Translation: We're going to institute as many laws as we can to keep people from owning long-guns.

Not that I'm really surprised.

I'm sure we'll hear hunting advocates VP Elect Joe Biden and AHSA President Ray Schoenke coming out in opposition to this any day now.


Joe? Ray? Anything?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Modern Militia: Rank Structure*

Commander - Whoever starts the unit.

Second-in-Command - His best friend.

Auxiliary Commander - His wife.

Captain - The new guy with money.

Militia Headquarters - The basement/garage of whoever has the fax machine.

Feel free to add your own.

*For the overly serious, this is known as self-deprecating humor.

Yes. Spelling counts. :)

NRA surveys

Don't exist. Really. Just move along. Nothing to see here.

More like this please

"As Americans, we should not have to pay a tax to exercise our constitutional rights — especially our Second Amendment rights," ... "No matter what, the responsibility to protect your family is greater than the state's need to generate taxes." ... said Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa.

I'm sure they're scared straight now

Some felons are caught w/ 'submachineguns' (which I doubt) and are charged w/ a few more felonies and a couple of misdemeanors.

Yep, assuming they are kept in jail and have that Monday hearing (instead of making bail and skipping town), I'm sure that year or so in prison they'll actually serve will just automatically turn them into model citizens.

22 years old and all of them are felons out on the streets.


Monday, December 15, 2008

We're not after your guns. Trust Us.

So says Laura Eshelman of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Ownership.

Yet the NCGV supports, endorses, and is directly associated with groups who openly support gun bans and endless restrictions.

Sorry Laura, but when you use quotes from organizations whose admitted goals are to highly restrict and/or eliminate private firearm ownership in the US as well as using long discredited Kellerman statistics, I'm going to have a hard time taking you at your word.

Hot Rod's 'Pocket Rockets'

Via Arms and The Law and IllinoisCarry, we have the VPC and Brady Endorsed 'reasonable, common-sense' gun ban on 'pocket rockets', introduced by Brady Endorsed "Hot Rod" Blagojevich when he was a US Representative.

It banned any handgun w/ a "total length of less than 7 1/2 inches".

Just to put that in perspective. Glock "standard size" handguns like the 17 or 22 have a rated length of less than 7.5". Adding in the grip angle might increase it to above that for some but not for others.

A 1911 A1 has a 'total length' of 8.25". The barrel is a hair under 7.5".

Yet looking at the bill itself, the word 'total' isn't there. What would the 'measure' be? Barrel length? Total length? What?

Not that it really matters. The entire point of this bill, as is usual with anti-gun bills, was not to reduce crime, but to eliminate Concealed Carry and to marginalize handgun ownership to larger individuals, mostly males, as the transfer and manufacture of anything small enough would be banned. "Only Ones" excepted of course.

This is what they get when they vote for people who think like this. This is what they deserve.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bryan Miller the 'Decider'

Trying to get Bryan Miller to defend his proposed 'one gun a month' law by showing supporting evidence on how they will reduce crime is now "distracting" and "off-point" in his mind.

That is his response to asking how long is the average wait for a NJ resident to receive a handgun permit and how many 'crime guns' have been traced back to bulk purchases in the state.

The only way those questions can be 'distracting' or 'off-point' is if the 'point' is not to actually reduce crime and is 'distracting' from Miller's goal of reducing legal firearm ownership.

Instead he has laid claim to be the "Decider" , using his own snide term, in determining what people in the state do or do not 'need'.

His crass little response is pretty much an admission that his law won't have any effect on 'intrastate trafficking' or any sort of actual crime and shows what his goals really are.

Thank you Bryan Miller. You are the embodiment of the gun control movement.