Saturday, September 10, 2016

Happy Anniversary! Give Up Your Guns! Please take the back seat in the Troika!

On this, the 15th Anniversary of America's most deadly attack on home soil, it has become increasingly obvious that our elected officials on any but the local level have not the resources, the determination, nor the will to protect Americans in our homeland.   It falls upon us each and every one to "provide for our common defense" because the people who begged us to elect them to high office have thrown us to the wolves ... apparently on the basis of the "We Will Eat You Last" philosophy.

Sen. Chris Murphy rips into gun-rights movement - Connecticut Post:
(September 08. 2016)
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday took a deep dive into the interwoven worlds of the gun-rights movement and gunmakers, saying anti-government “neo-anarchist’’ Republicans are aligned with a firearms industry desperate to sell more guns to a shrinking customer base.
Funny, there are so many NEW purchasers of firearms that the number of gun owners has become significantly skewed even MORE to the right.    And although HE cannot protect us, he begrudges us the right to do the job that he can't won't do:
...  Murphy said hostility to government has become a right-wing standard, especially since the election of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, in 2008. ... “In an era where anti-government positioning is a hallmark of the modern right, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that increasingly Republicans are absolutist in their views on the right of citizens to own guns,” Murphy said. “They want to preserve the right of revolution as a means of showing how much they truly hate the current government, administered by President Barack Obama.
Actually, while Constitutionalists despise all attempts to undermine the Second Amendment, and they disdain the pathetic efforts of our current President to impose a socialist system of federal and economic systems  ... the only gripe is that Obama has proved himself incompetent (or unwilling) to fulfill the duties of his office.

We just want a President who executes "The Rule Of Law" rather than  "The Rule Of Fiat".

 The gun industry, which already markets guns based on the need for self-defense at home, was only too happy to oblige, Murphy said. “Only one-third of Americans today are buying guns, as opposed to half of Americans 30 years ago, meaning that the industry is reliant on a smaller number of gun owners buying large caches of expensive weapons like the AR-15,” he said. “The number of buyers has shrunk, so the simple solution, the industry realized, is to just sell more weapons to this smaller-sized market.”
Um .. firearms sales are going up, in spite of the rapid increase of firearms ownership since the Democrats took office.  President Obama has already been hailed as "The Best Salesman In History" for the Firearms industry.   Every time the President speaks against the Second Amendment, more people rush out to buy guns for fear that He Who Will Be Obeyed might impose some arbitrary draconian edict which limits our Constitutional Rights.

Murphy thinks we're arming against Obama?  He's no threat, except that he is quite earnest in undermining our Constitution.     We're actually more concerned about the growing trend toward Domestic Terrorism, against which there IS no defense except that the common man be able to defend himself, his home, his family ...

The market is almost saturated now; most people who think they might want or need one have already "got theirs", and until those new owners learn that firearms are worth having for reasons other than home defense (hunting, competition), there should be a slump in sales.  But it hasn't happened yet.

 Another aspect of the anti-government marketing strategy, Murphy said, is convincing gun owners law enforcement cannot protect them against terrorist attacks. 
Well, actually ... Law Enforcement cannot protect the ordinary citizen against terrorist attacks.
Or criminal attacks.  Or Animal attacks.  (*LEOs cannot even protect us against attacks by our elected Congressmen!*)   Due to "budget cuts and attrition, police agencies in California are not even 'just barely holding their own' against local violence.

In point of fact, more police agencies are suggesting that citizens arm themselves because (as the police themselves warn us) they "..can't be everywhere ...".

See for yourself.

The facts of the matter are:

  • If Americans ever had any faith that the Obama Administration might be effective in protecting Citizens against terrorist acts, that faith has been drowned in the blood of innocents since Obama took office.
  • Murphy's tirade against honest Americans is not due to the increased show of independence against Terrorists; it's due to the increased demonstration that we are not ALL willing to be obedient to the false claims of Government that they can protect us, when it is so painfully that they cannot do so, and they will not even try.  
And if anything, it's worse than You may read here:   The Los Angeles

Murphy is America's own "Baghdad Bob"

You remember him?  He's the Iraqi leader  ("Foreign Minister") who promised that Americans are not, and never will be, in Iraq:

Murphy is in the same state of denial.   He is the joke, but nobody's laughing.

 The politicians don't want us to own guns, even for the express purpose of defending ourselves, family, friends, community,  even against the increasing terrorist attacks against which no government forces can or will stand between us and our self-declared enemies.

Ignore the Murphys who are not for us, but are against us.

It's your family, your community, your country at risk.   Do whatever you think you have to do.

 Period, dot, and of story.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Unforgiven

Sheriff: South Carolina father said he was trying to make gun safe when he shot toddler daughters - CBS News:
(September 01, 2016)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina sheriff says a father told deputies he was trying to make sure a gun was safe when he accidentally fired the weapon, killing his 2-year-old daughter and wounding her 4-year-old sister.
I don't know what to make of this horrible story.

Not only that there are few details available, apart from the above quote (and a few incidental comments in the original story), but I cannot comprehend WHY he was fumbling with his firearm.

We don't know why he was touching the gun, or where; was he in a car, where the gun was kept, and he had grown nervous about having his daughters in the car where a loaded gun was kept?  I don't know.

One thing I DO know is ... a responsible gun owner doesn't touch a gun without a good reason.  It should always be in a 'safe' condition, where-ever it is, and the gun owner should always know that it's "safe" (for various values of "safe").

Assuming the firearm was a handgun ... not that it matters ... he violated ALL the rules of gun safety.

(1) He KNEW the gun was loaded ... how was he trying to 'make it safe'?
(2) He had the gun pointed at the most precious people in his world
(3) He had his finger on the trigger ... else it would not have "... just ... it went off! ..."
(4) He had no target, nor intention to shoot, but he had his gun pointed at his daughters?

That first part is the most curious; what was he doing to "make sure (the) gun was safe"?

Set the safety?  Unload it? Store it in a locked case?  Any or all of these actions should have already been done before he touched it.

My guess is, either one of two things:

.  He had only recently acquired the gun, and wasn't familiar with the rules of gun safety; or
.  He had the gun in a car, and only began to worry about it AFTER his daughters had entered the car.

Probably wrong about both of these guesses, but one thing is for sure:


I don't know what kind of punishment The State should impose on this ... person; but I suspect there is no punishment which would be worse than the HELL which he will put himself through for the rest of his life.

He will never be forgiven ... by his family, or by himself.

OH, yesssss .... my pretty ...

Another Liberal Democrat is levering a firearms tragedy to further his political career

Washington attorney general proposes assault-weapons ban | The Seattle Times:
 By David Gutman Seattle Times staff reporter

Spurred by the recent killings of three teenagers in Mukilteo, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson will propose legislation next year to ban the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines in Washington. Ferguson announced his proposal Wednesday, flanked by the parents of a fourth Mukilteo victim, who was seriously injured, as well as dozens of Democratic legislators and officials.
The legislation, which has not yet been written, would ban semi-automatic assault-style weapons — like the AR-15 rifle that police say was used by the 19-year-old accused gunman in Mukilteo in July — as well as any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition. “Military-style weapons are designed for killing people,” Ferguson said. “These weapons have no place in civilian use.”

If it need be said, none of the restrictions he proposes would have prevented this tragedy.   Ferguson is merely following the Style Book of the Democratic Party, which has leeched itself to Gun Control as the "New Democrat" talking point as typified by Hillary Clinton's willingness to vilify honest firearms owners in defiance of the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

The measures he proposes are cut-and-paste from the Bloomberg/Democratic Game Plan, and have generally been dismissed as being nothing more than smoke and mirrors ... except in the few states (eg: California, New York) where the resident Pols feel they need nothing more than a thin veneer of justification for proposing laws which usurp the Second Amendment Rights of Free Americans.


Ferguson is a 'marginal' Democratic politician ... but representative of this year's Donkey Kong politicians.
He needs an "issue" for his next campaign, and apparently he has focused on this one. he campaigned hard to get where he is:

Ferguson was first elected to the Metropolitan King County Council in 2003 by defeating Cynthia Sullivan, a 20-year veteran of the Council. Ferguson managed to outpoll Sullivan by about 500 votes. At the time, the council was elected on a partisan basis. He faced no general election opponent in the heavily Democratic district. During his campaign to unseat Sullivan, Ferguson knocked on 22,000 doors in the district,
There is no excuse for the kind of  adolescent rage which resulted in the death of three teens and  wounding of another.  It's difficult impossible to understand.

But after all the tragedy and the pain of loss, it's all too obvious that a politician considers any newsworthy reportage as fair game to further his own personal political career.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


IRS refuses to abandon targeting criteria used against tea party, conservative groups - Washington Times: ]
The IRS is refusing to recant the targeting criteria it used to single out tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, according to court filings made public Wednesday that show the tax agency still struggling with the fallout from the scandal.
... and the Federal Government is just fine with a Rogue Agency which arbitrarily imposes significant burdens on groups based on their political affiliation.

Well, the Obama group promised to be "... the most transparent administration in history ...", and they have fulfilled their promise.

Surprise!  "They" have been quite up-front and open about their refusal to perform their sworn duty, which is to uphold the law.   (Arrogantly so, because they know they have the reins of power and the Public  (you and me, etc.) is too ignorant, ill-informed, and/or complaisant to do anything about it.)

 That doesn't mean that the Obama Administration is the most FAIR administration.

The mission of the Executive Branch of government is to execute (uphold) the law of the land.

When that branch refuses to perform its sworn duty, what is a poor naive populace to do?

We've already seen that this administration refuses to enforce immigration laws, now it refuses to execute its duty in regards to tax laws.   And they can get away with that, because ... Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The answer seems to be that NOBODY can force the Executive Branch to perform it's sworn duty.

Well, the Courts can ... but they haven't.

And the Legislature can ... but they haven't.

And the People can ... oh, but they cannot!

Sorry, Charley; you're screwed.  And there's not a darn thing you can do about it.

Reverse Sticker-Shock

Amy Schumer: 'I will leave the country if Donald Trump is elected President':
Amy Schumer has said she will leave the country if Donald Trump is elected US President. The actress and comedian is currently in the UK as part of a tour. "My act will change because I'll need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain, or somewhere. It's beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It's too crazy," she said.
As of this moment Trump has MY vote.   If it saves just one child ....

When GW Bush was running for president,  HUGE Hollywood Stars (Baldwin, Streissand) made the same promise.   Bush was elected, and Baldwin DIDN'T LEAVE THE COUNTRY!   That was such a huge disappointment to me.

I wonder what in the make-believe world of Hollywood Celebrities makes them so arrogant that they believe 'real people' really care what they say, think, or do.

Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon says "anywhere but here" if Republican John McCain wins November's election. She says she will "be checking out a move to Italy. Maybe Canada, I don't know. We're at an abyss."
However, celebrities in the past do not have a stellar track record of making good on threats to flee if their candidate loses. Numerous stars vowed to pack up if George W. Bush won the 2000 election, including Barbara Streisand, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin and even Sarandon's long-time boyfriend Tim Robbins.
All still currently reside here in the U.S.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Staged Photos: Why "The Mirror Online" is not a valid news source.

Iraqi woman guns down ISIS commander as bloody revenge for making her a sex slave - Mirror Online:

Consider This "News Photo" published on "The Mirror":

"The woman, believed to be be a member of the Yazidi-Kurdish minority, shot dead senior Islamic State commander Abu Anas, according to Iraqi satellite TV network Alsumaria News"
Never mind the text of the news article:
... it's unrelated to the photo, except that the photo suggests to demonstrate a female firing a "machine gun" which may or may not have had anything to do with the headline.

Look at the belt!
There are three rounds  in the extended belt .... in alternating loops feeding the gun.   WTF?
You can't feed a belt-fed machine gun when there's a break in the belt!

Then there are a series of empty loops (or links).  Then there is a six foot length of belt dragging through the dirt until it's draped over a short wall of sandbags.

This is obviously not a .50 caliber (12.7mm) M2 Machine Gun ... looks like an M60 (7.62mm) variant, but there's still a LONG length of  'links' trailing out of the gun, and the M60 (also M2) don't leave a chain of links on the 'ejection' side of the gun.   They spew out "one at a time" to the right side of the gun, scattering indiscriminately.

Nobody runs a crew-served weapon without the Assistant Gunner, whose jobs include:

  1. hump extra ammunition,
  2. ensure that the feed of ammunition to the gun is not interrupted by failure to link the next belt to the in-gun belt;
  3. identify and direct fire to priority targets;
  4.  let the gunner know when the barrel is overheating;
  5.  with the gunner, help replace the barrel when it gets too hot; and
  6.  MAKE SURE THE AMMUNITION ISN'T FOULING THE GUN by introducing plant fibers, dust/dirt or other environmental elements at the gun site.
That last part includes not dragging the feeder-belt through the muck and the blood and the dirt .. which will jam a hot crew-served weapon faster than you can say "Oh, Drat!"

Sure, the photo wouldn't be possible if you had an AG crouched on the left side of the gun; you wouldn't be able to see the gun.  And it's a much more dramatic photo with a single brave female gunner, with a chain of ammunition dragging through the dust and a chain of links (ammunition expended) on the right side of the gun.

It's just ... wrong!

It offends my sense of right, for the cause of presenting a very dramatic photograph supporting the theme of the story.

It's still wrong.


Okay, I'll go take my meds now.

Stick a Fork In IT: It's Dead

The Democrats Will Never Confiscate Your Guns. Instead, You'll Hand them Over. -
 I see and hear a lot of talk about how a national gun registration and/or confiscation would be the trigger that would spark a second American Revolution, as patriots rise up to resist the jackbooted thugs who are going door-to-door taking away people’s arms.
 I have bad news for everyone who’s waiting for national registration or a mass confiscation so they can get their armed rebellion on: a national database of gun owners already exists, and a national confiscation effort will never happen. Ever. Instead, you’ll hand over your firearms peacefully. All of them, even the ones you paid cash for to some random guy on Armslist in the dead of night.

You should go read this article and then ... read the comments!

I had no IDEA there were so many people who were willing to " ... pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor".   (oh, go to the link; I went to a great deal of trouble to find it.  Almost 30 seconds!)

My surprise wasn't so much that I found people who considered their Constitutional Rights to be the center and the soul of America; my surprise was that so many people declared themselves prepared to actually shoot at federal officers (or other minions) who might knock on their door and announce: "Hello, I'm from The Government and I'm here to survey your firearms inventory".

I don't know about you, Pal, but if they come to take my Iver Johnson .22 pistol, I'm gonna have it all boxed up and labelled "To Whom It May Concern".

I've got a wife, and three kids, and I work in a Button-Pushing Factory.    When my boss says "Hey, You, Push This Button With Your Left Hand", that's what I do.  I need my job, I love my family, and I don't want any trouble.

And I ain't lying!