Saturday, October 5, 2013

Unintended Consequences

From the word processing software of Vin Suprynowicz.

In the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty’s father fails to follow the common-sense course — sending soldiers to arrest the evil fairy, warning her that if any harm comes to his daughter through that malevolent curse concerning sewing needles, said fairy would have her wings plucked and find herself locked up in a dark place for a long time.

Instead, the king attempts to ban all sewing needles from his kingdom. Brilliant. We all know how that worked out.

Yet today’s politicians continue attempting to solve their problems — an unwillingness or inability to identify, treat, or lock up dangerous lunatics; a generation of spoiled, jobless, quasi-literate youth who amuse themselves playing endless blow-off-their-heads video games in dark basements — by attempting to ban various sorts of firearms, a 500-year-old technology now so well developed that cheap automatic rifles are widely stamped out in Third World countries in factories originally designed to produce typewriters and license plates.

They might as well try to ban people from using telescopes to look at the planets.

Read the rest here.

Vin is too radical for many people (go ahead, ask him the dreaded nuclear weapon question) but he understands the gun control issue and is unafraid to call it what it is.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Bill Seeks to Criminalize Gun Owners (again)

State Senator Rod Wright (D-Inglewood) introduced a bill (SB363) which will expand the so-called "safe-storage" law "to those who know or should know they are living with someone who is not allowed to possess a firearm.

Bill would expand state's gun-storage requirement

This is another of those proposals that sound reasonable on the surface. However, there is a catch:

The state's list of people who cannot legally own weapons includes those who have a felony or violent misdemeanor conviction; a determination that they are mentally unstable; or a domestic violence restraining order. The list is confidential and used for law-enforcement purposes.

So, in practice, a gun owner can be prosecuted for living with a prohibited person but the database with the information on who is prohibited is confidential. Sounds more like a blatant attempt at entrapment.

In a way this is a good thing. Not the law itself -- it's stupid squared -- but what such a desperate, underhanded attempt means. The antis are losing and they know it. I look for more laws trying to entrap peaceable gun owners using pathetic strategies like storage requirements and ammunition restrictions. Heller and MacDonald decisions took gun bans off the table. Now the wannabe fascists with their "guns for me but not for thee" fantasies ware trying get as many licks in as they can before the courts finally slap them down. They are hoping that if they throw enough shit against the wall and some of the stink will soak in and stay there.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Assault Bible

Here is something you don't see everyday.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a northwest Ohio man hit a gas station clerk in the head with a Bible numerous times forcing the employee back into the store and then demanded cash

Read the rest at "Police: Alleged Ohio Robber Hit Clerk With Bible"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The I-Zombie Apocolypse is Nigh.

Lifted this one off of Facebook

Just about sums up my perceptions.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

"Disorderly Conduct" strikes again.

Men with rifles charged in 'open carry' demonstration at Starbucks

I know there are gun owners who believe it is wrong to carry a gun to make a political point -- even if it is legal. Then there are guys like the above who get arrested because they won't stay in the closet. The San Antonio Police are justifying it by claiming "disorderly conduct".

However, San Antonio police Chief William McManus explained that the gun holder can still be charged with disorderly conduct if anyone, at any point, feels threatened.

So, if anyone feels threatened by a gay couple will the SAPD arrest them? How about a woman who "feel threatened" by anti-abortion protesters? Not likely either case. This really just looks like like the police are using the "disorderly conduct" loophole to discourage people they disapprove of.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Arm the Citizen; Disarm the Police?

This is some interesting information. By itself it doesn't prove anything but it is evidence that armed citizens are a better deterrent to crime than a police force.

Despite the decline [in number of police officers], you have never been safer in Michigan from serious crimes in a decade.

People don’t get robbed as much, or assaulted, or raped. Cars thefts are rarer by half. Your wallets and purses are less likely to be taken. At the same time, there are fewer police in your neighborhood.

It is an enigma for cops, who hope more officers mean less crime.

The MLive investigation analyzed a decade of police manpower and crime statistics in the state since 2003. The analysis covered more than 500 departments, and 2.3 million reported crimes.

The conclusion was surprising. Even as communities bemoan the loss of sworn officers, serious crimes continue to drop in most places across the state.

Fewer cops, less crime: MLive investigation finds Michigan safer even as police numbers decline

This might also explain some of the hostility that more than a few cops exhibit towards "civilians" carrying firearms outside the home. Perhaps they intuitively understand that more armed citizens means less crime and that threatens their jobs.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The first rule of the Police State...

is you do not talk about the Police State.

FBI interrogated man after comment about American “Police State” on Facebook

Maybe his comment was little excessive but I know more than a few people who share the sentiment. There is a pervasive belief in the United States that law enforcement has grown too zealous at enforcing increasingly arbitrary laws. Billy Beck's famous quote is sounding more-and-more like a prophecy.

Cooper said that he was told that without “defusing the situation” by complying with the interview, his house might have been raided.

That may have just bravado an posturing from the Feebs. On the other hand, the government does have the power to make a person disappear.

The irony of the situation is that Cooper’s concerns of the USA becoming a police state were actually validated by the fact that the federal government launched an investigation over his frustrated Facebook comment, showing up with detailed records on his family and their internet activity.
Irony indeed.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

'Try God' Billboard Vandalized

Article is here

Normally I don't bother with this kind of stuff but this part tickled me

He did admit he wasn't sure what the "the other white MEAT" meant.
  • Catholic radio station.
  • Transubstantiation.
  • I get it

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Man of Fail

Some good commentary from Kyle Smith at the New York Post Writing about Men on Strike by Helen Smith

It may be true that without women, men would have no reason to be civilized. It is equally true that without men civilization will only last until the oil needs changing. Maybe civilization is being reminded of that.

Friday, June 14, 2013

How to Survive a Mass Shooting

Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training has an article up entitled How to Survive a Mass Shooting . In it he debunks a few of the egregious errors that the so-called "experts" offer us hoi polloi on the subject.

Read it. The life you save may be you own.