Thursday, March 4, 2010

Daley Cries

Uncle pretty much sums up Daley's reaction to the most probable SCOTUS decision regarding McDonald.

Now here's the rub. Daley has spent millions of taxpayers dollars even knowing the ban was going down.

He'll spend even more after the city has to cover the legal costs of McDonald et al.

Then he'll spend millions more (just like DC) as he and the Alderthings pass a law allowing handguns along with a laundry list of ridiculous restrictions (like color), generating even more lawsuits.

All the while the city digs itself deeper into the financial hole.

He doesn't care about crime or schoolchildren or the city's finances. All he cares about is keeping his daddy's law intact.

This is the kind of hubris my dead grandma keeps voting for. No flowers for her next Spring.

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Economics Fail

Josh Sugarmann declares the closing of one company unable to compete and who happens to produce an AR platform as the "Collapse of the AR-15 Assault Weapon Market".

Can we say 'wishful thinking' boys and girls?

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Occasional blogger and regular commenter Longhorn Jeff, in his new position as disbursing officer for the gun lobby, has finally gotten me my wheelbarrow full of cash.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paul Helmke: "We'll Win, Really We Will"

Because the didn't 'really' support Chicago's gun ban. Really they didn't.


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What do gun control advocates have besides debunked arguments like the one Chicago used yesterday at the Supreme Court?

Nothing besides bigoted stereotypes, hysteria and insults.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Ugly Duckling

I buy at least 2 guns every year. I try for 3 but 2 is the minimum. It used to be one for my birthday and another on July 4th, the nation’s birthday. Immediately after the Heller ruling in 2008, I wanted to get something symbolic, so I bought the Taurus Judge 3” magnum for my July 4th gun.

This year I’m changing it up a bit and will buy my next gun tomorrow while oral arguments are being made in McDonald, rather than wait for the final decision. I think we’re in a pretty safe position with the outcome and so I’m celebrating a bit early.

Here’s the kicker. It’s a Glock.

I have to admit that I have succumbed to irrationality when it comes to Glock models. I value functionality over aesthetics, but I really want both. I really really want both.

I’m the first to admit that AK’s aren’t the prettiest girl at the dance but I don’t consider AK’s ugly guns.

I DO think Glocks are ugly, but I can’t deny their reputation for taking severe abuse and still going bang every single time. So I’m getting a Glock 19 while the Men in Black hear oral arguments 3000 miles away.

1. It’s symbolic.
2. A friend of mine needs the money to pay for child care since her soon to be ex-husband hasn’t paid a dime in support in over a year of divorce proceedings.
3. No paperwork.
4. The price is right.
5. I don’t have a Glock yet.

There’s a gun show next weekend which I plan on attending, but I just feel like the stars are aligning for me to get over my disdain for ugly pistols at the same time McDonald is being heard by the High Court about a ban on handguns.

I get an ugly duckling and the SCOTUS revisits an ugly time in our Nation’s history.

Sounds poetic to me.

In all honesty, the few Glocks I’ve hefted before never fit my hand quite right so I stopped hefting them. But this one actually feels natural.

I realize that much hilarity ensues every time someone throws up a post about Glocks vs. 1911’s and I’m not trying to start a debate. I already have a damn fine 1911 made by Kimber, but how can anyone have a serious collection without having a Glock?

Now I just need to decide what I’m going to buy AFTER the McDonald ruling.

Considering that the 14th Amendment was adopted on July 9th, 1868 I might be inclined to start shopping for a gun manufactured in that year.

Symbolism holds a very special place in my head and my heart.

I welcome any suggestions.

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Sour Grapes

Josh Sugarmann, of the Joyce Foundation puppet VPC, is really upset at the looming loss he's facing w/ Mcdonald V Chicago tomorrow so he indulges in some good old-fashioned character assassination.

This is a textbook example of a failing cause grasping at any straw they can.

Update: Huffposter LeagleEagle45 noted that this is an almost exact rewrite of a post Josh did back in June of '08 right after Heller.

How sad in a pathetic sort of way.

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How They Roll

What do legislators who support gun 'control' do when progressive bills keep getting passed with overwhelming support? Why create a 'sub-committee' loaded w/ other anti-gun activists to keep as many of them as they can from getting to the floor at all.

From VCDL:

Gun-hater Senator Marsh, who is the chairman of the Senate Courts of
Justice committee, has created a special subcommittee to "deal" with
gun bills.

Who is on this "death star" committee?

Senator Toddy Puller (Democrat) - anti-self-defense - chairperson

Senator Henry Marsh (Democrat) - anti-self-defense

Senator Janet Howell (Democrat) - anti-self-defense

Senator Louise Lucas (Democrat) - anti-self-defense

Senator Frederick Quayle (Republican) - pro-self-defense

This is what you do when you're losing.

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