Friday, August 28, 2009

Illinois Mayors Against Guns

As Bitter continues her series on MAIG Mayors and how some have either dropped out for political considerations or stated they'ld been misled on the goals of the organization, we all need to do our part in encouraging our own state's mayors to drop this albatross from their neck. Here is the list of Illinois members:

Mayor Richard Daley
Chicago, IL

Mayor Lorraine H. Morton
Evanston, IL

Mayor Henderson Yarbrough Sr.
Maywood, IL

Mayor Christopher Koos
Normal, IL

Mayor Rita L. Mullins
Palatine, IL

Mayor John A. Spring
Quincy, IL

Mayor Lawrence Morrissey
Rockford, IL

Mayor Richard H. Hyde
Waukegan, IL

Update: MAIG has not been updating their lists. Rita Mullins of Palatine was defeated by Jim Schwantz in the last election. The mayors of Waukegan and Evanston are also out of date. Requests have been sent for information.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Side splitting funny...

The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, which lists gun violence as one of its six priority issues, chooses not to take sides in the debate over gun control."

How anyone could say that with a straight face is beyond me.

"What we are in favor of," spokesman Charlie Boesel said, "is a reduction in gun violence."The foundation offers grant money to groups looking to study the problem or with ideas on how to address it.

Uh huh, sure. Which is why they fund ONLY groups and papers that call for more bans and restrictions as well as denying contrary points to be presented at their 'symposiums'.

Another fabrication in the article:

Currently, several hand-gun bills are under consideration in the state legislature. One, for instance, mandates background checks in private gun sales, which currently don't require them.

That's what the FOID card is. Unless of course the Illinois State Police are failing in their duty as required by law to revoke those of people no longer eligible.

Then we have the Joyce Funded ICPGV selectively leaving out information on their e-mail alerts in order to distort facts. On HB-182 which was signed the other day:

a bill which would allow individuals to carry concealed weapons into other people's homes
What words did they leave out? "With Permission". Kind of an important distinction, don't you think? But that's the way the Joyce's want to solve 'gun violence', by not telling the truth.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Zombie Constitution

With more than a year behind us since the Heller decision coupled with the more recent confirmation of Justice Sonya Sotomayor, I’ve noticed that Al Gore has generated a copious amount of debate over a “living” vs. “static” Constitution on his interweb tubes.

The general themes are that a living Constitution will continuously evolve to fit the society it currently resides in, ever changing to meet the needs(desires) of the times, whilst the static position is that the Constitution is set in stone and can not be changed without irreparable damage to the original substance on which our country was founded.

I call bullshit.

For those unfamiliar with the card game of the same name, it is a sultry 3-way orgy of poker, politics and a thin slice of “go fish” that would make a Fugu chef quite proud.

A “living Constitution”, in which our Fundamental Rights are subjected to winning a popularity contest protects absolutely nothing and reduces a Fundamental Right to the lowly status of a government approved privilege.

A “static Constitution” locks us into a pigeon hole for which there is no escape from the wisdom of dead people.

All too often we envision, manufacture and then succumb to our own constructions. These are not the only options before us.

In fact, there’s only one option which incorporates the other two AND keeps the spirit of the original alive.

The Zombie Constitution!

Half dead, half alive…………..always present.

I can smell your brains!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, that was supposed to be an acknowledgement of your advanced critical thinking and logic skills but it came out sounding a bit creepy.

The main idea is that our Founding Fathers were brilliant people who did their utmost best to forge a document that, in their minds at the time, would ensure that their children and their children’s children would live free from the British Crown.

We have added to the original Bill of Rights which has granted more freedoms to more people. We have expanded freedoms to those we formally held as property and to those who bore our children; the very inheritors we wished to enjoy the freedoms hard fought through blood, sweat and toil.

A “living Constitution” is all unicorn farts and marshmallow rainbows when WE ADD TO IT the freedom our Forefathers envisioned for themselves.

A “static Constitution” would hold us back and shackle us to the days of slavery and an absence of women‘s suffrage(That‘s the Right to vote for any antis who might read this).

So let us embrace the position that as long as we expand freedoms, the Constitution is a living document. If anyone or any organization wishes to restrict or edit items out of the original document, well that's a different story.

After all that serious crap, what would the Founders think of modern society? What if they were still alive and wished to communicate their original intent to our current society?


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Damn that looks good

KFC is now offering a "sandwich" which consists of bacon, two kinds of cheeses and sauce between two pieces of fried chicken.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rabid Membership

That's what Paul Helmke considers the 4 million people in the NRA.

“I think the gun lobby is starting to lose its clout,” Helmke said.

Which explains why there's no new AWB, Nat'l Park Carry, Heller, etc. He only wishes he had anywhere near as many 'rabid' members.

Illinois Two-fer

According to NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde, Quinn, the Governor of Illinois signed both HB-3714 and HB-182 into law today.

HB-3714 retracts the requirement for minor, non-violent misdemeanors to be action for removal of firearms while on probation.

HB-182 decriminalizes the use of a defensive firearm in a location where you have been invited.

While minor in most states, these are both significant steps in Illinois.

Give them what they want and they won't hurt you.

A former lawyer and firearm rights advocate who befriended an ex-con was murdered by him so the con could steal the lawyers gun collection.

"They forced the victim upstairs, covering his face with a jacket, and forced him onto a bed," the prosecutor said. "It was Bratcher who held the back of the victim's head into a cushion on the bed and smothered him."

Now according to anti-gun advocates like Mikeb, it is Mr. Kuhn's, the victim, own fault as well as the fault of all firearm owners for this murder.
Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said Kuhn was passionate about gun safety. Kuhn served as the group's executive vice president and was a legal adviser and a director for 25 years. He was a trainer, range master, and hunter safety instructor.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm a 'Brownshirt' and Proud of it.

At least I was until they switched it to a 'Tanshirt'.

It's OK for 'Them'...

Via Another Gun Blog comes this wonderful quote by Obama:

"I want you to argue with them and get in their face,"

But if you're doing it while not supporting the Obamessiah, you're an UnAmerican extreme racist right-wing terrorist tea-bagging fascist.