Friday, August 04, 2017

Another "Mike The Gun Guy" pack of lies and misdirection

Want To Be A Gun Nut? Move To Kansas | HuffPost:

Now the last time I looked at my trusty Road Atlas, Kansas City straddles the Kansas border, and the rate of gun violence in that city increased by 64 percent from 2014 to 2016 and is on track this year to set a new record by at least 50 percent more shootings over the total from last year. Of course the number of shootings in KC and throughout the state would probably be much higher if the law-abiding state residents weren’t all walking around with their guns. Remember a little story called The Wizard of Oz? There’s a reason Dorothy lived in Kansas.

Very colorful ... especially if you remember the scene in the Wizard of Oz when the movie changed from Black&White to Color.

The famously fraudulent Gun Guy is conflating Campus Carry with the increase of gun violence in Kansas.

By suggestion and innuendo only.

Nowhere in his citations does he present any factual or even incidental link between gun violence and Campus Carry.  He fails to provide any incident of the horrible massacres he implies will inevitably occur on Kansas University property:

The evidence that a gun represents a threat to public safety is overwhelming

... and he cites The Brady Campaign as his authority source.   In a contribution to the Huffington Post.   At least he's not shy about proving that he's nothing better than a shill for the Anti-Gun fanatics who will stop at nothing to protest their discomfort with the Constitutional rights of American citizens.

Some people need to learn not to see the world in sepia only.

"Gun Safety" vs "Gun Control"

When Liberals get all worked up about guns, they don't focus on the gangsters; they focus on the law-abiding firearms owners.  Why?  Because they know we're safe ... and we can be identified because the liberal Gun Registration Laws are focusing on US!

Wisc. Democrats: Gun Safety Course 'Inappropriate' for High Schoolers - Breitbart:
Rep. Sondy Pope (D-Dist. 80) opposes the gun safety courses for high schoolers. She says the bill to create the course is bad because nothing in it “prohibits students from hiding ammunition in their bags and loading their guns in the school.” 
Liberals (Democrats, almost universally ) claim that when they espouse "Common Sense Gun Control", they are concerned about safety.  They seem to believe that when a "normal person" is presented with a firearm, something goes sick in their heads.   (See the movie "Blue Steel".)

But when presented by a plan to teach firearms safety to teenagers ... something goes sick in their heads.    They can't get past the awful images of Things Which May Go Terribly Wrong, and they focus on the worst possible consequences of allowing the Stupid American Electorate ("after all .. they voted for me; how smart can they be?")  to exercise their Constitutional Rights*.

Thus we come to the irrationality of Rep. Sondy Pope (D-DIST. 80) who worries that, if high schoolers are 'allowed' to take a firearms safety course, they may go stark raving mad and shoot up their school.   She apparently thinks there should be something in the bill to make it illegal to shoot up a school.  "There, that's fixed!"
(Note to Rep. Pope:  and this would be different from the alternatives .. how?    I note that in that list of 101 school shootings, only 35 of them occurred in American schools.  Which is too many, granted.  But considering that America has the most guns per population, you would think that such a Wild West culture would dominate the list more definitively.)

*(Yes, it's in the Constitution.  But those old guys ... what did they know about how America would look in 200 years?   They knew enough to foretell that idiots may would be elected to Congress.)\

Shall Not Comply

"I Will Not Comply" isn't a catch-phrase.  It's a warning.

The Bloviating Fat Men from Seattle got their come-upence this week, and all True Citizens of the Constitution are laughing at their Hubris.

Seattle Spent More Defending Gun-Tax Lawsuit Than It Collected in Revenue From Tax, Gun Group Claims - Washington Free Beacon:
The city of Seattle spent more to defend a lawsuit against its gun tax than it gathered in revenue from the tax, a gun-rights group claimed on Friday. King County Superior Court Judge Lori K. Smith ruled in favor of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) on Friday in a Public Records Act suit over Seattle's refusal to disclose the exact amount of revenue collected through their "gun violence tax." The gun-rights group filed suit after the city refused to fulfill a public record request from Dave Workman, editor of SAF-owned The group said the real revenue numbers revealed in court documents appear to fall short of the city's projections.
Apparently, Seattle thought that "I Will Not Comply" was nothing more than a threat of passive resistance.

The "City Fathers" (and a more mordant bunch of Maroons have not recently been found) thought that they could arbitrarily tax a Constitutional Right to death, and their citizens would roll over, uttering only meek objections.

They didn't expect that a citizens' group would actual sue their arrogant asses into infinity.

Thanks to Dave Workman and his Second Amendment Foundation crew, there was no need for a Malheur-Crew of protesters to endure prison and risk death in the process; a simple legal requirement seemed adequate to prove that the anti-gun politicians were just blowing smoke.

Politicians have no sand.

What they DO have is monumental egos, which allows them to convince themselves that they can make any laws which catch their fancy, and their subjects constituents have no alternative but to roll over and say "Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?"

We can only hope that this serves notice to other unscrupulous politicians (are there any other kinds?) that Americans are serious about this whole "Shall Not Be Abridged" thingie.

Oh, yeah, almost forgot this archaic warning:

What a bunch of maroons.

Oh .. and Thanks, Dave and Crew; from all of us to all of you.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Don't Mess With Kroger!

Police: Armed Citizen Takes Down Alleged Attacker at Kroger - Breitbart:

Sheriff’s deputies in Shelby County, Tennessee, say an armed citizen at Kroger shot and critically wounded a suspect who allegedly attacked using a metal bar and a pair of pliers. According to News Channel 3, the armed citizen was sitting in his car at the Kroger gas pump when the unidentified 32-year-old suspect charged him. The armed citizen “shot the [suspect] in the face and abdomen.”
Sheriff’s deputies in Shelby County, Tennessee, say an armed citizen at Kroger shot and critically wounded a suspect who allegedly attacked using a metal bar and a pair of pliers.
There's a Kroger store in my town.  In fact, it's 3 blocks away from my home, and I do all my shopping there.   Groceries, mostly, but also hardware, clothing, lawn and garden, cigarettes, books and music and movies, and even  Crossword Puzzle books!   I fuel my car at their gas pumps.  (They have the lowest price in town.)

Last year, when their "No No Guns Signs" policy was announced publicly, I wrote a letter in appreciation to their Corporate Headquarters.   I said I don't shop at any business which is posted; if crooks know nobody has a gun, they will be emboldened to attack the store and the customers.

I feel safer in a store that isn't posted.   Besides that: if they don't trust me, why should I trust them?

Anything I need to buy, I go to Krogers first.   They don't have uniformed, armed security guards on site; they don't need them.They have hundreds of stores in their chain and as far as I know NONE of their stores are posted.   I feel safer in any Kroger store, because I'm pretty sure that someone is watching my back for me.   I'm not the only CHL in town.

The neat thing is, no other stores in this little college town are posted, either.  Since Krogers is the biggest store with the most customers, all the others are just picking up "neighborhood" shoppers.  I like to think that they're afraid of losing the few customers they have if they posted.

Kroger markets provide a standard for all their competitors, so everyone benefits from their public policy.

The moral to the story is; don't bring a pair of pliers and a stick to stick up a Kroger market.

You never know who you will run into.

The Great Aurora, Colorado Gun Debate

Recently, the Arapahoe County (Colorado) District Attorney George Brauchler and the Aurora Sentinel editor Dave Perry found the time to write opposing Editorials in Dave's Newspaper (in George's county).    Their subject was the 2012 Theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

I've decided to post large quotes from both public figures, if only to illustrate the margin of difference between the Liberal Editor and the Conservative D.A.

(Note: The quotes have been edited slightly to improve readability; no part of either statement has been edited in content.)
Due to the length of the comments, I've inserted a page break between the quotes for those who don't want to read a LONG post.

PERRY: Common sense, facts and hope refute DA Brauchler's gun-law claim and Nugent's nuttery - Aurora Sentinel:  

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler is the smart and affable Aurora DA who helped convict James Holmes for the Aurora theater shooting murders and assaults. Brauchler is now running for governor.
He nearly won a death sentence against the sadistic and hopelessly mentally ill Holmes for murdering 12 people five years ago on July 20.  ...  The anniversary of the grisly massacre coincided with the regular meeting last week of the politically rightest of the right, the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. In a straw poll, Brauchler won the group’s endorsement for governor in 2018. He came out on top among other conservative hopefuls in part because of his remarks about gun laws.  
Brauchler said — in the shadow of the anniversary of one of the worst gun-massacres in the history of the United States — that there is no gun law he’s heard of that could have prevented the Aurora theater shooting.   
 Now I know full well that Brauchler is just pandering to the gun set when he says things like that, even if he means it. It’s no different than Democrat gubernatorial candidates telling teachers they’ll help keep the union strong — except teachers don’t kill nearly as many people as do guns.

See Brauchler Quote Below:

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gun Violence Archive

(In case you missed it:)

Lexington-based website counts gun-related deaths in the US - Washington Times:
 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - When gunshots make national news, Mark Bryant’s phone rings in Lexington. 
 Bryant, 62, is neither a law enforcement officer nor a trauma specialist. He runs a private website, Gun Violence Archive, that updates on an hourly basis, with street-level details, most of the gun-related incidents that have occurred in the United States since 2013.  Want to know how many people have been killed by guns so far this year nationally? In your state? In your city? Last year? The year before that? The number of people wounded? How many shooting victims were children? How many mass shootings there were? Police-related shootings? How many times guns were used in self-defense? How many shootings were unintentional? 
Operated out of a small home just off Richmond Road, Bryant’s GVA answers such questions for journalists, policymakers, even law enforcement. And despite the public-safety menace of gun violence in this country, few others do this kind of work.
See: Gun Violence Archive

Folding Glock

Full Conceal's Folding Glock Akin To Magpul's FMG9 - The Firearm BlogThe Firearm Blog:

 Full Conceal had a prototype of their concept back at SHOT Show 2017. Pete posted about it here. Their original concept was a cut down Glock frame and the remaining grip/magazine would lock onto the frame making the pistol a rectangular brick. You would have to remove the grip/magazine and insert it into the gun to make it into a complete pistol.
You'll have to visit The Firearm Blog to see the pictures (and also a very short video) demonstrating the concept.   Personally, I'm a 1911 Slob  Snob  so I try not to show Glock pictures here .... even when they look like a Klein bottle as an Embryo, or something that came out WRONG in the Starship Enterprise Transport Bay 3.

Or ... like this: