Saturday, September 29, 2007

How many calls does it take for the police to respond in Chicago?

Answer: 310

West Side Open-Air Illegal Drug Market Shut Down

"CHICAGO -- Police announced the shut down of the 27th open-air drug market of the year Friday, which resulted in 25 gang members charged in narcotics-related offenses on the West Side. Operation “Red Clover” targeted a drug market in the Austin neighborhood that was allegedly run by the Black P Stone street gang, according to a release from Chicago police.

Between April and September, police received 310 calls from area residents regarding drug dealing near Lockwood and Chicago avenues, the release said."

While I congratulate the CPD for going after these thugs, should it really take 6 months and over three hundred phone calls to do it? Now all we can hope is that the courts don't let them out with a slap on the wrist. Odds are good though that they're already back at their respective corners. Ceasefire must not be operating in those neighborhoods.

Legislators w/ a sense of humor.

Yes, apparently they can occasionally make actual jokes instead of just passing joke laws.

Traffic signs offer humor with a message

"Oak Lawn's mayor hopes drivers who won't obey a stop sign will at least hit the brakes for a stop sign gag.

Workers in Mayor Dave Heilmann's southwest suburb on Friday began installing new red signs beneath existing stop signs to enhance the original message."

Some of the signs:

• *In the Name of Love
• *And Smell the Roses
• *Really. You Gotta Stop.
• *Right There Pilgrim
• *Or We'll Hunt You Down
• *Hold it Right There Buster
• *Then You Can Go
• *Whoa Whoa Wait a Minute
• *Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Pleeeease
• *Or the Police Will Yell at You
• *Not an Optional Sign
• *It's Really Self-Explanatory
• *Means That You Aren't Moving
• *Even When No One's Looking
• *Whoa
• *Billion Dollar Fine

"He was a good boy"

Family decries teen's shooting

Even though multiple witnesses support the account of the police. Another Brady "child".

Read the comments, they're a riot.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah. And he was an honors student at some underachieving "academy;" his smile lit up the room; was never involved in gangs; was working on getting his GED; had just finished beauty college; and of course, "was just turning his life around," when this happened.(The gun just happened to be already laying there when he fell.)"

Friday, September 28, 2007

This just makes me twitch..

6 die from brain-eating amoeba in lakes

PHOENIX - "It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.
Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it's killed six boys and young men this year. The spike in cases has health officials concerned, and they are predicting more cases in the future."

Hey look! Now the PuSH'ers have a positive correlation between high gun ownership states and brain eating microbes.

Trust the Government. They're here to help.

U.S. Airport Screeners Are Watching What You Read

"International travelers concerned about being labeled a terrorist or drug runner by secret Homeland Security algorithms may want to be careful what books they read on the plane. Newly revealed records show the government is storing such information for years.

Privacy advocates obtained database records showing that the government routinely records the race of people pulled aside for extra screening as they enter the country, along with cursory answers given to U.S. border inspectors about their purpose in traveling. In one case, the records note Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Gilmore's choice of reading material, and worry over the number of small flashlights he'd packed for the trip. ...."

But unless you're doing something wrong, you shouldn't have to worry about it though. Right?

Crap. Here we go again...

Shots fired at Calif. school

OROVILLE, Calif. - A student fired shots inside a northern California high school Friday morning, and deputies negotiated with him to put down the gun, authorities said. No injuries were immediately reported.

A Butte County Sheriff's dispatcher said a 911 call came in from Las Plumas High School just after 9 a.m. He said deputies were talking to the student.

Sacramento station KOVR-TV reported shortly before 11 a.m. that the gunman had been taken into custody and no one had been injured.

A message posted on the Oroville Union High School District Web site says all six schools in the district are on lockdown. The district's phone rang busy Friday morning.

Just ordered mine

Support the Tribe

Another child dead due to gun pushers.

Cop kills armed teen

After recieving a free gun from an out of city death pusher in a bag of candy and comic books, a 15 yr old boys' brain was taken over by the imbedded mind control chip, forcing him to start shooting at people and aiming at police.

When are we going to do something about this?

In other news:

Bar owners manipulate video evidence to free criminal

Daley can be trusted to keep hiring free of politics

Gang members mourn together over fallen comrade

Agencies cooperate to solve crimes

Yes, I'm feeling particularly sarcastic this morning.

Not PSH but subtle "Reasoned Discourse"

Via Robb.

Just like over at Robyn's and the Brady's, they want to discuss things "reasonably" w/ the new catch phrase "Values Centered Discussion". Sure you do Hubert. That's why you use the phrases:

"The response to the latter shootings has been so pathetically typical.."

Followed by:

"Practically no one has raised any questions about this nation's gun laws or, more accurately, this nation's lack of gun control legislation."

Catch that? Lack of gun control legislation

"a sharp, sober discussion "

as compared to the PSH we usually see from their ilk?

"advocacy of strong gun control laws,"

among the most draconian in the US.

"a sane discussion"

Translation: disagreeing w/ us is insane

values-centered discussion on guns would be one way to pay tribute to Tom Wales.

How? By defining "values" as ban guns?

So another report wrapped in comforting , reasonable sounding phrases with an alleged desire to "talk" while at the same time using loaded terminology and endorsing gun bans. All in the name of the "common good". This smarmy, disingenuous crap really cheeses me off. It's one of the prime reasons there will never be any actual discussion between the two sides. Sarah Brady, Paul Helmke, Hubert Locke et al. keep saying that they want discussion on the issue but phrase it in such a way that any dissension from their opinion is "unreasonable" or "insane". Just like the usual cries of "they won't compromise" really means "they won't give in to our most recent scheme to restrict anything related to firearms.

If I didn't know better, I'ld say the Brady's have a Media Commissar at all these outlets to make sure the proper message gets out. But that would take money and people supporting them.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

And the PSH to close the "Musket Loophole" begins..

Glaring loophole in St. John's rifle incident

The Eyewitness News Investigators make a startling discovery. The rifle police say the gunman at St. John's University was carrying is not considered to be a firearm under federal or state law.

Wow, they're quick. Anyone who's ever shopped at Rural King would know that.

Four months later, the 22-year-old student traveled to Dutchess County and bought this weapon without any background check. Remember, the attorney says since it was an antique, he didn't need one.

"We're undermined by weak laws elsewhere and this simply must be changed," said Jackie Kuhls, executive director for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. "

"Weak laws" as compared to over 40 other states.

So exactly what act of violence did he commit? How many drive by musketings have there been in the last century?

Reminds me of the "Amish Drive-by" joke:

Clip Clop Clip Clop BANG Clip Clop Clip Clop

Tip to Dave Hardy

DOOT welcomes the IACP..

Referring Link iacp&hl=en&
Host Name
IP Address 63.239.134.*** [Label IP Address]
Country United States
Region Ohio
City Kenton
ISP Intl. Assn Of Chief Of Policei
Returning Visits 0
Visit Length 9 mins 35 secs

More of a Wingnut than Jade and Alex combined..

Europeans must be even more racist than "gun nuts". We're just giving guns to minorities so they can kill themselves off. Euro's are infecting condoms w/ AIDS.

Shock at archbishop condom claim

The head of the Catholic Church in Mozambique has told the BBC he believes some European-made condoms are infected with HIV deliberately.

Maputo Archbishop Francisco Chimoio claimed some anti-retroviral drugs were also infected "in order to finish quickly the African people".

"Condoms are not sure because I know that there are two countries in Europe, they are making condoms with the virus on purpose," he alleged, refusing to name the countries.

"They want to finish with the African people. This is the programme. They want to colonise until up to now. If we are not careful we will finish in one century's time."

Really. What can I say to this?

Learn something new every day.

From ChicagoHandgun:

Chicago Alderman Fred Roti, the man who introduced the Chicago Handgun Ban in 1982, was convicted 1n 1993 of Racketeering, Bribery, and Extortion in connection to the mob. I guess Sammy Gravano was right"

"Gun Control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety Locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We'll see who wins."

-Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, Mafia turncoat, asked about gun control in an interview in Vanity Fair

And now Chicago is installing "smart" cameras that will allegedly notice "anomalies".

At least the ACLU and others are jumping on it:

Jonathan Schachter, a public policy lecturer at Northwestern University, said there are no studies that show cameras reduce crime. And the idea that placing cameras near "strategic assets" would prevent a terrorist attack is "absurd," he said."

As Robb Allen pointed out.

"Ed Yohnka, spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, said he was concerned that more cameras and more sophisticated technology would lead to abuses of authority.

It is incumbent on the city to ensure that there are practices and procedures in place to sort of watch the watchers," he said."

While at the same day in the papers:

Harvey failed to act on key DNA evidence

Cop held in murder plot

Suit: Off-duty cop attacked three women

Yeah, the cameras will do alot.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Media Bias or Stupidity?

As pointed out on War On Guns,, The news is showing a picture of a .50 cal rifle w/ the St. Johns incident, w/ the caption "The suspect was said to be carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf rifle, similar to the one shown above."

While at the same time saying it was a Wolf Muzzleloader.

So I ask again. Bias or Stupidity?

Edit: Stupidity. The picture seems to have been taken down.

Laura W. has started a trend.

People of The Gun

Turnabout is wonderful

Via Alphecca:

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal district court in Georgia has denied a request by attorneys for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to transfer a lawsuit filed against the mayor and others by Adventure Outdoors, a Georgia retailer, to a federal court in New York State..."

Now we need to encourage all the other shops Hizzoner has targetted to file similar suits and watch as Bloomie tries to claim immunity.

"In a move that surprised the defendants, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia denied their attempts to have the case either moved, or dismissed. The lawsuit against Bloomberg and his co-defendants involves allegations of libel, slander and tortuous interference with business relations."

Of course it surprised them. Bloomie is used to dealing w/ lawyers and judges that bow to his whim. He still seems to think that he has authority outside of his jurdisdiction.

Missing the forest...

Over on "wheredidthegunscomefrom", Bob S. asked ""Do you support Jane Doe, the Oregon school teacher who is trying to get approval to carry a concealed weapon into the classroom?"

Nancy replied:

Bob, I support keeping guns out of the hands of the teacher's ex-husband who has a restraining order against him. I support efforts to disarm the people who are a threat to others to prevent violent encounters, death and injury.


Well Nancy, that's what's known as a logical fallacy. Not only did you not answer the question, you changed the topic.

So I asked:

As do we, but who's going to watch the ex-husband 24/7? Who's going to take the responsibility/accountability for "Jane Doe's" safety?

And MATH did the same thing:

We wouldn't have to watch the ex-husband 24-7 if we kept a better watch on gun sales and distribution.

Guns start out as a legal product. Somehow in this country, thousands of guns are diverted to illegal markets. How is that happening? Where do crime guns originate?

If we solve the problem at that end, we don't have to worry about ex-husbands with restraining orders being able to access guns.

Not only is that completely avoiding the question and changing the topic again, it's making lots of false assumptions as well. It assumes that a gun is the only way the Ex can violate a restraining order and threaten Jane Doe. It assumes that the measures they propose will guarantee no one ever committing a crime w/ a gun again.

So I'll ask again. Who's going to accept responsibility/accountability for the safety of Jane Doe? Will MATH do it? Will Nancy? The School?

Let's see if my reply gets posted.

How NOT to garner support for your cause.

Steal little childrens pets.

"SPOKANE, Wash. - A pet rabbit named Sugar Bunny was stolen from a preschool and fliers protesting circus animal acts were left in its empty cage...

Daphna Nachminovitch, director of PETA’s domestic animal department, said the group would not endorse stealing a pet bunny.

“Just like dogs and cats, (rabbits) have been domesticated, so we encourage people who have the knowledge and ability to adopt rabbits from their local shelters,” Nachminovitch said."

Sure. Just like they don't endorse euthanizing animals and dumping them instead of adopting them out. Just like they don't financially support arsonists.

So these "activists" have succeeded in turning dozens of parents and children against them. Congrats.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

No one is listening.

That about says it all about the anti's.

Another "Reasonable Restriction"..

New law warning to airgun dealers

"POLICE yesterday warned North Wales airgun traders to register as firearm dealers or face prosecution.

Anyone selling air weapons in North Wales must register with police by next Monday or face the consequences under tough new laws.

Calls were made for a crack down on airguns after a series of incidents across the region in recent years where people and animals were hurt or killed."

So airguns = firearms now? Can they get any more stupid? Oh. Right. Nevermind.

WI judge finds "exception" in CCW ban trial

Driver's gun charge tossed

"A Milwaukee County judge found the concealed-weapon prosecution of a pizza driver who shot two would-be robbers in seven months unconstitutional Monday.
The ruling by Circuit Judge Daniel A. Noonan means Andres Vegas won't face criminal charges in the non-fatal shootings. Prosecutors had filed a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon after the second shooting, in January, and said Vegas had been warned after a July 2006 shooting not to carry a concealed gun while driving for his job.
However, Noonan agreed with defense attorneys' contention that Vegas needed the gun to protect himself in his chosen work, citing state Supreme Court decisions that found justified exceptions to the state's concealed-carry ban."

One step at a time

Monday, September 24, 2007

Guiliani to speak at IACP dinner..

So he was just blowing smoke.

IACP Foundation Dinner in New Orleans with Guest Speaker Rudy Giuliani

"The theme for our event is �Leadership, Scholarship and Fellowship� reflecting our commitment to leadership training for law enforcement agencies; scholarship availability for the families of fallen officers; and the fellowship of professional policing coming together to support the programs of the IACP Foundation."

You know, the programs of banning guns that Guiliani is now actively supporting by attending thier function.

Hattip to WOG

2006 FBI numbers are out.

FBI 2006 UCR

And what pops up when you open the page?

Caution Against Ranking

Each year when Crime in the United States is published, some entities use reported figures to compile rankings of cities and counties. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual reporting units from cities, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universities solely on the basis of their population coverage or student enrollment.

Otherwise, slight increase nationwide. I'm sure the PuSH'ers will be needing to change their shorts due to staining both sides after reading that and the media repeats ad nauseum "Gangs, Guns, and Drugs". I've already heard/seen it twice.

And why is the Tiahrt Amendment in place again?

Oh Right.

"Cardozo said there was one telling statistic that shows how some "very modest steps" would help stem the "onslaught" of illegal guns into New York City: 52 percent of illegal guns can be traced back to only 1.2 percent of gun retailers."

Obviously he didn't read the CRS report either:

"At the same time, ATF’s findings might have undergirded the policies of a number of municipalities, under which civil lawsuits were pursued against the gun industry for gun violence in their jurisdictions. This is despite the fact that ATF has consistently
stated that trace frequency, in and of itself, is not indicative of criminal activity by an FFL."

As Kim duToit occasionally says: Lawyer, Tree, Rope. Some assembly required.

What Hizzoner King Dick thinks of gun owners...

Daley mocks 'machoism' of GOP hopeful Thompson

Mayor Daley ridiculed Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on Thursday for strutting his stuff -- and showing off his "machoism" -- by campaigning at gun shows..

"It's like machoism: 'I'm gonna go to a gun show, walk around and show you how macho I am.'"

And Daley spouted as well:

"Daley said there should be a national debate about gun violence. It should be at the forefront of the presidential debate among Daley's fellow Democrats and among Republicans now consumed by the war in Iraq, he said."

Guess what Dick, there's already a "national debate". It's called elections. And you're losing on the issue. That's why nobody's fighting over a Brady endorsement That's why the number of 2A resolutions in Illinois is now up to 44. That's why there are now 48 states w/ CCW in one form or another. That's why nearly 2 dozen states have or are passing Castle Doctrine laws. That's why "Assault Weapon" bans have been failing. That's why the Tiahrt Amendment is still in place. That's why your new paper on "gun violence" and most anti-gun groups have to be funded by Plutocrats.

Now go on back to your office protected by taxpayer provided security and wipe the slaver from your chin.

I'm willing to eat crow..

Earlier I stated that I would put my money on the UN report being correct. Apparently I was wrong:

Dear Mr Thirdpower,

Thank you for your mail
Unfortunately, data from the UN reports are not correct. The figure of 213 refers to 'completed' and 'attempted' homicides and the figure of 127 to the attempted ones.

We apologize for the error and thank you very much for having brought it to our notice.

Kind regards

Swiss Federal Statistical Office

So the murder rate in Switzerland is less than half of what the anti's are claiming. I wonder if the Anti's there are using the same numbers to push for "gun control" there?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

No guns? Just use bombs...

Nail bomb explodes outside primary school

A homemade nail bomb exploded in a teacher's car parked outside a primary school in Liverpool today.
The car, which was badly damaged, belonged to a teacher at the school in an affluent and leafy part of Merseyside.
No-one was injured in the blast, at 2.50 pm, around the time children start to leave the school.
Police described the attack as "despicable" saying the bomb had the potential to cause "considerable damage" and could have killed or seriously injured anyone nearby. The vehicle's windows were blown out and it was in flames...."

So are they going to start registering nails now? Are all your nails going to be serialized and stored at a secure facility?

Hattip to the Gun Debate Critic

One of the kids in the hospital..

No, not any of my organic spawnlings. They're fine.

My RIA 1911-A1 is being sent back to the company for repairs. After about ten rounds, the hammer started slipping back to the safety position after firing and slam fired on me once. Having to pull pack the hammer after each shot while waiting for it to turn full auto is not my idea of an enjoyable outing.

Hopefully it won't be gone too long.