Monthly Archives: August 2013

Obama promises mayors unilateral action on guns

Mr. Obama “vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action and to press Congress to pass common-sense reforms like expanding the background check system and cracking down on gun trafficking,” the White House said in a statement.

Perhaps if we held people accountable to the laws against trafficking, like Eric Holder, we might accomplish something… but probably not. I hate to be another voice in the echo chamber, but if gun control worked, Chicago would be a safe haven. If laws stopped criminals, there wouldn’t be a drug epidemic. If this was really about stopping violence, and not about control, we’d be looking at the causes of these issues.

UNPOSSIBLE! Guns are Illegal In Australia

After being lectured by Australian government officials in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, I find it hard to believe that gun violence is still an issue Down Under. I thought they had the issue licked?

“There is no single source of gun crime violence… guns have fallen into the hands of organised crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, mid-level crime groups and petty thieves and the lines are often blurred,” Mr Scipione said

This is my shocked face. Hey, Australia, keep your oppressive laws & opinions to yourselves. We have enough issues here in California without your idiotic, ineffective input.

Read more: http://www.ballinaadvocate.com.au/news/new-plan-unveil-tackle-out-of-control-gun-violence/1992835/

Troy Hires, Then Fires Anti Gun Ex-Chicago PD Cheif

At least they got it right eventually, but how on earth, in this political climate, could they be so stupid?

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=8842

Imagine that: A high-profile firearms and firearms accessory manufacturer hiring a raving anti-gun political hack and touting it to the world! Even worse, hiring a coward at that.

Why do we say Jody Weis is a coward?

Because he ran from the sound of gunfire, post haste, when shots erupted as he was winding down a press conference in Chicago during his stint as police superintendent. It was so blatant that the officers at Chicago PD gave him a new nickname: J-Fled.

Like that, he was gone…

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=8856

Woman Breaks Up Armed Robbery With CCW

Good news/bad news, the 6 robbers were unharmed.

“She said she came out of the restroom and saw my brother on the floor. That’s when she started doing what she gotta do. She got a license and she’ll do anything to protect her kids and my brother,” he said.

Good on her for having the mindset (if not quite the training) to eliminate the threat to her family.

Piers Morgan Is A Liar

Shocking, I know. Is it purposeful? If not, it is at least willful ignorance, he lies every time firearms are mentioned on his show.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/15/cnn-piers-morgan-stats-linking-violent-crime-to-gun/

Morgan disagreed, asking Hawkins to explain his “warped twisted logic.”

 

Morgan pressed Hawkins on which state had the highest murder rate in the country. When Hawkins said he didn’t know, Morgan shot back, “Allow me to help you. Allow me to help you. It’s Virginia.”

Morgan continued, “It’s Virginia, the very state you just quoted to me, actually has the highest murder rate in the country, according to 2009 statistics by the FBI.”

But a closer look shows Morgan’s statements were not true.

According to the FBI’s 2009 Crime In The United States report,Virginia came in behind 23 others states, including Louisiana, Maryland and Tennessee, for the number of murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Virginia didn’t top the firearm murder rate category either.

Where Morgan came up with his information is not yet known. Morgan’s blog mentions the interview but doesn’t address the faulty facts. Calls made to CNN for comment were not immediately returned.

California Continues, Disarming You One Way or Another

The CA state senate is doing everything possible to prevent you from defending yourself against the throngs of violent criminals let loose due to their inability to manage the budget (cough pensions cough) and overcrowding. Put simply, they are trying to make it so difficult to legally purchase ammunition, it renders the 2nd amendment invalid. The genius behind this brilliant piece of legislation is Kevin De León (D / Los Angeles).  He is seeking to create a special ammunition permit, without which, you will not be able to purchase ammunition under any circumstances.

To obtain such a permit, the holder would have to pass a traditional background check as well as a mental health check, according to De León. The legislation would also ban online and mail order sales of ammunition to Californians.

In addition, SB 53 would require all ammunition sales to take place at a limited list of State-approved “ammunition vendors”, who would also be required to submit sales records to the CA Department of Justice.

In an ironic hypothetical example, De León explains his logic:

But De León told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the legislation is intended to address an apparent loophole in California law that allows anyone – including convicted felons – to buy ammunition just about anywhere.

“If you get out of Men’s Central Jail, or let’s say Pelican Bay or San Quentin prison, you can walk into any gun store in California and you can load up a U-Haul truck, fill it up with ammunition, you can drive to South Central Los Angeles…and sell all the ammunition you want on the black market,” he said.

facepalm

Ah yes, the old “black market” for ammunition, the one that doesn’t currently exist , BUT WHICH WILL BE CREATED IF THIS BILL BECOMES LAW.

Perhaps he is just confused?  Is he using that term racially due to the demographics of South Central?  With someone this daft, it is really hard to know.

And really, being able to buy ammunition is “an apparent loophole?”  De León’s ability to remember to breathe is an apparent loophole in Darwin’s Laws, yet it’s still legal.

Another clown dressed in political power, who can’t think past tomorrow, let alone consider the ramifications of a bill that will do nothing to curb gun violence, and cause an incredible burden to fall on the law abiding citizen.

It is almost as if they aren’t really interested in addressing the problems at the heart of the violence issue at all.

Read more about how you’ll be saved here: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/13/socal-senator-pushes-for-ammunition-buying-license/

Something else to consider for those of you who have to live in reality… this bill will outlaw internet purchases.  “Well,” you say, “A small price to pay for the children/your safety/the polar bears/whatever.”  Anyone who has tried to purchase ammunition in the last year knows that it is difficult at best to find even common rounds in stock at local shops, let alone with the vast resources of the internet.  Many stores can barely keep stock at all.  We’re talking even .22lr.  Under this plan, it will be nearly impossible to get your hands on any significant stock at anything like a reasonable price.  Remember, all sales will have to go through a “limited number of state approved vendors.”  You may well find yourself driving many miles to your “regional vendor,” only to find they just sold out.  More likely, you’ll find yourself driving to the free states to make your purchases.

They want it to be so painful, you will give up, forfeiting your say in the outcome of that encounter with an emboldened home invader.  Kevin De León, please keep your future bright ideas to yourself.

What Police Actually Think

It is not surprising. Most of the police you see standing with people like Bloomberg and the Brady bunch are political hacks. The “beat cops,” the guys who are actually on the streets dealing with crime know that the laws that are being pushed will not reduce crime by any appreciable amount. These are guys who cringe when union heads and police chiefs claim to be speaking for all police. These are the guys who know that your chance of survival against a determined criminal is helped only by the proper mindset, training, and arms.

http://www.policeone.com/Gun-Legislation-Law-Enforcement/articles/6183787-PoliceOnes-Gun-Control-Survey-11-key-findings-on-officers-thoughts/

Bottom Line Conclusions
Quite clearly, the majority of officers polled oppose the theories brought forth by gun-control advocates who claim that proposed restrictions on weapon capabilities and production would reduce crime.

In fact, many officers responding to this survey seem to feel that those controls will negatively affect their ability to fight violent criminals.

Contrary to what the mainstream media and certain politicians would have us believe, police overwhelmingly favor an armed citizenry, would like to see more guns in the hands of responsible people, and are skeptical of any greater restrictions placed on gun purchase, ownership, or accessibility.

The officers patrolling America’s streets have a deeply-vested interest — and perhaps the most relevant interest — in making sure that decisions related to controlling, monitoring, restricting, as well as supporting and/or prohibiting an armed populace are wise and effective. With this survey, their voice has been heard.

Spooling Up After Hiatus

I’ve been contemplating how exactly I want to proceed with this site for quite a while now. Frankly, keeping engaged with the state of the 2nd Amendment in this country can be downright nauseating, watching as more people cry out to surrender their God given rights in return for an overreaching government taking care of every aspect of their lives. It is disgusting to watch those who have sworn to uphold the constitution seek to undermine it at every turn, the ignorance of the reasons the BOR were enumerated failing to drill through their thick skulls. However, every voice that is raised in opposition is important, and I believe it would be morally unacceptable for me to privately denounce the direction this country is headed if I do not decry the steps that are taking us there. So, I’ll be posting updates on 2A issues, other firearms related news, including gear announcements, reviews, etc. I hope to have time to offer more in the way of insight and commentary, so that GOTS doesn’t become another page of links without original content. Stand by for the barrage.