Saturday, January 07, 2017

A Culture of Violences

Yesterday I talked about a White Plains (NY) County Board which decided not to allow a Gun Show at a county property.

The original news source had this to say:
Democratic Lawmakers Send Gun Show Ban Bill to Full Board | The Examiner News:
The lawmakers argued that hosting the show would promote a culture of violence and the glorification of firearms on taxpayer-financed property. 
Having had some time to think about this statement, I decided that I was personally offended by the opinions of the "New York Lawmakers".

They are a small coterie of professional politicians who are sufficiently glib to be elected to public office.

I am a a man who was drafted to go to Viet Nam and serve my country, at the very real risk of my life ... because I was drafted.   I did not volunteer to serve, but I was threatened with prison judicial penalties if I refused to meet the requirements of the politicians who ran my country.

Politicians Just Like Them ... who likely never served (like Bill Clinton, who dodged the draft due to Political Influence).

I, and many others like me, were obligated to kill people whom we had never met, and against whom we had no personal grudge.  The reason?  THEY were officially designated as "The Enemy".

Who so designated them?

The politicians who rule our country, seem to have the judicial permission to determine which violence is appropriate, and Just..   And many others; those who advised our rulers.   The Quiet Men, who made our decisions for us, and sent too many of us into our own private Hell of Conscience.

That's who.

Now these same Lawmakers (or their descendents) are again identifying your enemies, and asking telling us who we should hate, and how to deal with them.

It probably seems like "A Small Thing" to those who have not found themselves obligated  to obey the dictums of "our betters"; but to those of us who served, albeit unwillingly, it's not a small thing at all.

At all.

First they tell us to kill, in service to our country; then they tell us not to kill, in service to our own lives and that of our families ... when we are attacked.

I don't know about you, but I am confused.

What is "A Culture of Violence"?

Is it that which we are trained, by governmental mandate, to perform in service to our country?

Is it that which we are inculcated to perform, in service to our family?

When Elected Officials say that Americans who are trained to kill, cannot kill someone who threatens our family, I wonder how I can trust their judgement?

Or whether I should trust them.

Is it possible that they do not have a sense of proportion?

Or do I no longer have a sense of proportion?


I have no inclination to harm anyone.
I've done it, it is distasteful, and I don't want to feel that way again.

But at the same time, I know that I would protect my loved ones.
It's not a matter of "Right" or "Wrong"; it's just a matter of that they are my family, and I have an obligation to protect them ... because I can.  And would.


Daughter repeatedly slips on ice as she struggles to get into her car in Canada | Daily Mail Online:

This is the gleeful moment a woman repeatedly slipped over on ice as she tried to get into her car while her unsympathetic mother laughed hysterically. The daughter was having difficulty on the drive of her parents' house in Canada as she prepared to head off on Boxing Day. She kept slipping on the ice and had to grab hold of her father to stop herself falling head over heels. 

Friday, January 06, 2017

NY Dems Oppose Gun Show; claim it "...would promote a culture of violence..."

Democratic Lawmakers Send Gun Show Ban Bill to Full Board | The Examiner News:

The Northeast Gun Show would take place on Jan. 21-22 at the White Plains venue but the Legislation, Labor/ Parks/Planning/Housing and Public Safety & Social Services committees are sending a measure to the full board for its next meeting this Monday, Jan. 9 that would prohibit gun shows at all county-owned property, including the County Center. The lawmakers argued that hosting the show would promote a culture of violence and the glorification of firearms on taxpayer-financed property. “I, as one legislator, recognize the right to the Second Amendment,” said Board Chairman Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers). “I don’t read in there the right to have a gun show at the County Center.”

The Distinguished Board Chairman, Michael Kaplowitz (Democrat, as noted) is is full fig at the outrage of renting out a building which would bring additional funding into the county.

He would much rather the structure remain empty and useless, than to host a (gasp!) "Gun Show at the County Center"!


Horror of horrors, he can't have that!
'Chairman Kaplowitz' (Democrat) has designated himself the keeper of morals for his County.

Which is apparently in the Great State of New York.

Near White Plains.

(No, I never heard of the county either, but I have heard of White Plains, NY.)

Better that all County Properties remain empty and unused than host a GUN SHOW! (which, even if his constituents choose not to attend, would still provide a rental profit on an otherwise empty structure on County Property)

Failing a degenerate Gun Show, here is a list of things to do while visiting Sunny White Plains, New York!

Or you can go to a Gun Show.

Oh ... wait.  That's completely Off The Books now, isn't it.

Well, I heard a rumor that the Westchester Theater is running a series of movies starring Paul Newman  and Robert Redford.  I  think I've see that movie.   Twice.

Apparently, White Plains isn't "That Toddling Town"  As long as it has Board Chairman Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers)  taking care of the moral character of HIS county, White Plains will always have something to talk about while they're plucking chickens, (Or having a quilting bee.)

Both of which are probably activities which Kaplowitz approves of.

PS:   Here's a picture of a gun.  Don't let Michael know you have it!

The NRA Admits: "Water is Wet"

Guess what?

One of the most murderous cities in America is Chicago.

And the reason?

Chicago has more than it's fair share of young black men who are disadvantaged.
(Translation:  they can't find a job, so they turn to crime.  DUH!)

America's 1st Freedom | Who Can—And Who Can’t—Solve Chicago’s Murder Problem:

 The bonds of trust between law enforcement and high-crime communities in Chicago have been battered, and in some cases shattered, over the last few years. These are two groups that must work together in order to drive down the shootings, robberies and assaults that plague Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods.
Chicago has a lot of problems, not the least is a high volume of criminal actions.

The answer is simple: find jobs for young men who have "successful criminals" as their role models:

Unfortunately, it's not as simple as it sounds.  These young men have no skills, little education (many of them drop out of school in their teens

I've written about "The Gun Problem In Chicago" so many times, it's not worth working my way through it again.  But the good thing is, this article is paying attention to the REAL PROBLEM in Ciraq.

It's not the guns.

It's the society.

Poverty, unstable home life, promiscuity, single-parent families, welfare, and children raised with no hope for a better future than the drug-runner on the corner with the nice car and 15-year-old hookers.

Why can't we all just get along? This is why.

'F**K YOU': Georgetown Prof Loses It On Muslim Trump Voter | The Daily Caller:
 A Georgetown University associate professor had a month-long meltdown after a Muslim woman explained why she voted for President-elect Donald Trump.

I'm guessing that he was an associate professor of "Liberal Arts", and this was "a teaching moment".

It kind of reminds me of this:
The American Civil Liberties Union apparently hates guns more than it hates arbitrary government-enforced discrimination. Even though the ACLU opposes the no-fly list—and is suing the federal government for violating the due process rights of several people on it—the civil liberties advocacy group is theoretically okay with depriving people on the list of their gun rights.

... and this;
The video itself lasts for 30 minutes, during which the victim—who is tied up, with his mouth taped shut—is abused in numerous ways. The perpetrators cut his hair with a knife until his head bleeds, flick cigarette ashes on him, and threaten him. They occasionally utter things like, "Fuck Donald Trump, fuck white people." At one point, the video recorder—a black woman whose name is easily identifiable—suggests putting the victim out of his misery.

(You can probably see the video here;  I haven't watched it, so I don't know what's really at that link.  The text, and this still photo, were about all I cared to learn about this.)

Americans ... you gotta love us.

Or we'll kick your ass.

I guess it's a Good Thing that all these people encountered 'liberals' instead of those hateful 'conservative' people.

You know, the people who believe in the Constitution?

Locked In A Cell Without Charges

Hit & Run :

 Imagine being treated the same way a person arrested for a felony is treated—brought into jail, strip searched, imprisoned—even though you aren't arrested. Worse yet, imagine being treated that way because you might have been a witness to a crime and police wanted to interview you.
That's exactly what had been happening down in Louisiana in Evangeline Parrish (population 33,500) and its town of Ville Platte (population 7,300). According a long-term Department of Justice investigation that was just released in December, police and sheriff's offices there had a long-established practice of jailing people for days without charges or warrants as "investigative holds." The practice is extremely unconstitutional but apparently had been policy.

If the words BOSS HOGG popped into your mind, you're not the only one.

Read the whole thing.

Trump's Right Hand

Apparently I'm not the only one who finds Donald J. Trump's "hand gestures" irritating!

Geez ... if someone would replace that hand with ,,, with a ... A HOOK!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

No Man Dare Call It Infringement

California gun owners stock up on ammunition ahead of new regulations | The Sacramento Bee:

(Below are direct quotes from the link shown above.)


Between state legislation and voter-approved ballot initiatives, 2016 saw passage of sweeping new gun regulations in California. Some of the new rules take effect in 2017. Others are staggered over the next two years. Here’s your guide to California’s new era of gun ownership. 

 Theft/loss reporting 

When it becomes a crime to falsely report a firearm has been lost or stolen Jan. 1 

Start date for requirement that theft or loss of a firearm must be reported to law enforcement within five days July 1 

Lending firearms 

When it becomes illegal, with limited exceptions, to loan guns to anyone outside of immediate family members Jan. 1 

Large-capacity magazine restrictions 

When it becomes illegal, with limited exceptions, to possess magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds July 1 

Assault weapon restrictions 

Start date for the new definition of “assault weapon” Jan. 1 

Deadline to register a newly designated assault weapon with the state Dec. 31, 2017 

Restrictions on home-built “ghost guns” and guns without serial numbers 

Start date for requirement that you get state permission before manufacturing or assembling a firearm July 1, 2018 

Deadline to place a serial number on any unmarked firearm possessed after July 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018 

Ammunition restrictions

 Start date for requirement that ammunition sales or transfers be conducted through a licensed ammunition vendor Jan. 1, 2018  

When you no longer can import ammunition bought outside the state without first shipping it to a licensed vendor Jan. 1, 2018   

Start date for requirement that Californians undergo background checks to buy ammunition July 1, 2019 

Handgun storage law 

Start date for requirement that handguns be stored in a locked container or locked trunk when left in an unattended vehicle Jan. 1 

Sources: Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Legislative Analyst’s Office, California legal codes.

[NOTE: due-dates which are not followed by the year are assumed to be 2017.   That means that they are immediately applicable.  Ignorance Is No Excuse.   Resistance is Futile.]

California IMPORTS Democrat Lawyers?

California Hires Eric Holder as Legal Bulwark Against Donald Trump - The New York Times:
 LOS ANGELES — Girding for four years of potential battles with President-elect Donald J. Trump, Democratic leaders of the California Legislature announced Wednesday that they had hired Eric H. Holder Jr., who was attorney general under President Obama, to represent them in any legal fights against the new Republican White House. The decision by the Legislature to retain Mr. Holder, who is now a prominent Washington lawyer, is the latest sign of the ideological battle that may play out over the next four years between this predominantly Democratic state and Washington. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, defeated Mr. Trump by more than four million votes here.
Stick a fork in 'em, fellas .... they're done!

Monday, January 02, 2017

Don't take advice from Joe Biden

Oh, this is wrong in so many ways!

Man fires gun to scare off suspects in attempted Antioch carjacking | WKRN News 2:
(December 29, 2016)

 ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – An attempted carjacking victim scared off a group of people who tried to steal his car in Antioch early Thursday morning. It happened on Lori Drive around 1 a.m. Metro police told News 2 the man said he was in his car when three white men with bandanas over their faces approached him and attempted to open the car door. The man fired his legally-owned weapon in self-defense and the three men ran away, according to police. One of the suspects fired a shot as the group was fleeing the scene.
[emphasis added]

Note that the news article reports that the driver 'received' return fire;  the "suspects" were obviously armed.    If you're assaulted by armed hooligans, and you are in fear for your life, trying to scare them away by 'firing a shot' only warns them that you are armed.  They could as easily have shot the man.

In 2013, Dumb Joe suggested last year that people fire a gun "into the air" to frighten away attackers.

Bad idea.
It could get you arrested for 'firing a gun inside city limits'.  And you need to be aware of where that bullet is going to end up.

(Even the Huff 'n Puff Post knows better!)

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Isn't it Ironic?


... Over 100 people killed or injured by one person at a New Years Eve Party in Turkey, and there was nobody there able to stop the attack.

Don't you just hate it when Terrorists don't obey Gun Control Laws?

It isn't as if they didn't see this coming ...