Saturday, November 21, 2009

Is It Just Me?

Besides the nonsense news articles on CNN et al about the supposed 'increase' in 'Militia's' and 'extremists', I've been noticing a number of similar storied movies and show episodes on TV.

One was a really bad direct to video (but I repeat myself) movie from 2000 called, in all its originality, "Militia" that's been played on cable several times over the last month or so. Lots of stereotypes, catch-phrases, and stock footage about rural white guys wanting to eliminate the US Gov't.

Last night I caught a 2008 episode of the show 'Criminal Minds' that portrayed a Waco-esque scenario complete with child molestation, dozens of AK's and explosives. A key line from the show:
"However his predecessor, Leo Cane, is doing a 17-year prison sentence. Apparently Libertarians do not like paying taxes."
No bias there, right?

It reminds me of the old Tom Hanks film "Mazes and Monsters" that was produced back in the early 80's when the media was telling everyone that D&D made you crazy and go kill yourself while worshiping da debbil. We all know how accurate those reports were.

Update: A commenter on FB said this weeks NCIS LA also had a 'Militia' episode and Kaveman notes in comments that the NRA did an article a while back on the Joyces funding a group the encourages the media to show guns in a bad light.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rosenthal + Sugarmann = Henigan ?

What do you get when gun banners mix a steaming pile of Horse manure with a giant mound Bullcr@p?

Why a whole cave full of Bat Sh!t Crazy.

Dennis "Of the People" Henigan has decided that combine the absolute most inane aspects of the various hoplophobe tirades on Ft. Hood and thrown in a few half-truths and inaccurate innuendos of his own.

The result is .... well.... read it for yourself. That's all I can say.

A Real Sentence for Violent Crime

Man sentenced to 85 years for shootings

URBANA — A Champaign man who took the life of another and tried to kill a second will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Champaign County Judge John Kennedy on Friday sentenced Granville Johnson, 29, to 85 years in prison for the July 30, 2008, murder of Gregory Moore, 28, and the attempted murder of Mr. Moore’s cousin, Isaac Moore, 22.

No plea bargains. No serving only a few years w/ parole. This blatant Goblin is going to jail for a long time and is going to stay there.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

John Rosenthal Making Crap Up

John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Ownership and former founder/board member of the AHSA decides to fabricate 'facts' to blame the NRA for Ft. Hood. Not that this is really a surprise.
Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood shooter, was on a suspected terrorist watch list, and even the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force was prevented from knowing that Hasan had purchased his deadly arsenal from the Guns Galore gun store in Killeen, Texas.
Sounds reasonable right? The problem? It's not true.

Three senior investigative officials, who insisted they not be identified by name because of the sensitive nature of the ongoing federal investigation, told reporters in Washington that Hasan was never nominated to be on a watch list. He was able to purchase weapons legally and had done nothing to justify even a preliminary investigation, they said.

In addition, Hasan had a security clearance at the "secret" level and received good performance reviews, they said....

the JTTF concluded that Maj. Hasan was not involved in terrorist activities or terrorist planning," it said.

So Hasan got a gun because the NRA forced Congress to allow firearm purchases by people on a list Hasan wasn't even on?

That's the logic of gun control in a nutshell.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Le jeu de blâme

Police in France averted a potential school shooter armed with a stolen shotgun.

Soon, I'm sure, to be followed by calls for more gun control, the French authorities are blaming the same things that the clueless do here. Video Games.
Christian Sadowski, the Mayor of Allonne, said that he knew the family well and that the boy was a fan of computer games. “Many young people end up finding it difficult to tell the difference between dream and reality,” he told The Times.
Yep. The kid played WoW so that made him into a sociopath.


Still Really Busy

Enjoy some more 'Best Of":

Gun Control and Racism (not the Clayton Cramer article)

Gun Control and Racism II

The Myth of the Decreasing Gun Owners

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Josh Sugarmann Loves Google

In his continued efforts to smear firearm owners as extremists just waiting for their opportunity to shoot at the nearest minority or police officer, he once again sends his staff of thousands to search the web for information which he can compile into definitive data.

Failing that, he blames the NRA and links a few anecdotes all the while fervently praying that the numbers are higher.

Nevermind the fact that he has to go through years of articles to even get into double digits while there are millions of CCW holders across the US.

Nevermind the fact the last time he did this in July, he got his @ss handed to him when people started looking into the details of his anecdotes.

The Joyce Foundation is really getting their money's worth, aren't they?

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Not Getting the Message

Chinese censors block Obama's call to free the Web

BEIJING – President Barack Obama prodded China about Internet censorship and free speech, but the message was not widely heard in China where his words were blocked online and shown on only one regional television channel.
Heh heh.

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Petitioners Brief Filed in Chicago Gun Ban Case

Via Chicago Gun Case. Com:

The Second Amendment Foundation today filed its much-anticipated brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of McDonald v. Chicago, which challenges the constitutionality of that city’s ban on handguns.

SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and four individual plaintiffs. They are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued the landmark Heller case before the high court in 2008, leading to a ruling that the Second Amendment affirms and protects an individual right to keep and bear arms beyond the scope of serving in a militia.

Brief available here.

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