Rights and Responsibilities

Yes, that is the new name of former representative Gabby Giffords new PAC for gun control.  Remember, if you have to call yourself it, you’re probably not. So I’m assuming that this group is neither responsible nor about rights.

She will be transferring $300,000 in donations from a closed Congressional campaign to the PAC. This group will be separate from her “Americans for Responsible Solutions”, which is a Super PAC and allowed to receive unlimited donations. So I’m wagering what we’ll see her is that this new PAC will give to congressmen while the SuperPAC will collect funds and give to the baby PAC.

Oh, and who are the first to benefit from this PAC?  Manchin and our beloved Toomey.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/gabby-giffords-gun-control_n_4398145.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

PS – Hope everyone had a Happy and Thankful Holiday.

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Published in: on December 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Geo Gun Marker – why have .gov build a registry when your neighbors can do it for them…

Per Slashdot, UCSD lecturer has apparently released a geotagging app for “Dangerous Guns and Owners” with Gun Geo Marker.

There is a “read me first” which basically says, if there is an active dangerous situation don’t bother with the app CALL 9-1-1.  It also says you should not be concerned with neighbors who are hunter or gun enthusiasts and who properly use and store firearms. Nor be concerned merely because your neighbors are a member of a gun rights groups (aka NRA). Nor should you necessarily out dangerous criminals.

Okay, so what is this app? DHS attempt to turn in your neighbors as gun owners? LOL  So who is the threat….???

“First time gun owners or others who may not have not taken basic gun safety training, or who were not raised in a culture of gun safety….” 

I do give credit that he at least included the four rules. And says to use them as a test of knowledge of new gun owners.  Also lists those who brandish and well, in fact do stupid stuff.  But for some reason, I think the real intent or result of such an app will be to merely out gun owners, get them robbed and/or killed.

The following are the criteria that the app maker feels are valid.

  • “Possible unlocked/loaded/unsafe storage”
  • “Possible insufficient training”
  • “Guns and unsupervised children”
  • “Guns and substance abuse”
  • “Possible medical related concern”
  • “Neighborhood talk, unsafe”
  • “Possible high conflict, armed neighbor”
  • “Possible out of place, large arsenal”
  • “Documented/frequent unlawful discharge”
  • “Possible illegal weapons on premises”
  • “Possible prohibited persons”
  • “Possible anti-government/terror threat”
  • “Other concern (describe)”

So a quick test of the app at my current location resulted in the following:

“Good News. No dangerous guns found.”

I feel safer already. Don’t you?

http://gungeomarker.org

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Perhaps we need an app that shows where all “gun free zones” are, as these tend to have more gun murders than normal. Let’s build it!

Jim Carrey apologizes…sort of…

Jim Carrey apologizes to assault rifle fans (And man, would I love to be one of those, sadly, I don’t bring down the big $$$ like Mr. Carrey. So it’s doubtful I’ll ever own a real assault rifle. Will have to suffice with a semi-auto.)

That said, I can respect Mr. Carrey having his opinion. And the apology seems sincere. I think he realized that while he felt strongly, being an ass was not conducive in any way.  Apology accepted (for your comments, not for your horrible dumb video bashing Mr. Heston.)

Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I’m sorry tht in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong. 3^{

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 7, 2013

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jim-carrey-kind-apologizes-assault-rifle-fans-180555238.html

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Old Article but Insightful

A reporter goes against her grain and heads to the range.

“The AR-15 is heavier than I thought. It is louder than I thought. And yet… shooting it is easier than I thought. I don’t flinch when I pull the trigger, even though the blast causes nearby car alarms to go off.”

Guess I was surprised that car alarms went off. The AR15 is not all that intense as firearms go.  I wonder if something else was fired to set the cars off.

Also think it’s interestingthat she thought it was “heavy”. I think it’d be a great experience to hand someone an old M1/M14 in relation to the AR platform.

 

“The AK-47 is harder to handle. The magazine tips out instead of going straight in, the safety is difficult for me to engage and disengage, and it feels way too long in my arms.”

So right there folks. You know understand why adjustable stocks are a prohibited criteria. Because it creates “assault women”…  0.o

 

“my forefinger is black with soot.”

This seems odd to me…

 

“The 9mm is harder for me to handle so it takes more concentration — and, oddly, that makes me feel more comfortable.”

Sometimes a reverent fear is a good thing.

 

“The other women in my group have told me that the single-barrel shotgun is harder to shoot than a pistol or a rifle, and they’re right”

Joe Biden once again proved to be a dumb !@#$%, here we have it from a leftist liberal lady’s own mouth. The shotgun, not so easy as the AR15 to handle and use.

 

 “By my second turn, I’ve stopped thinking of the shotgun as a weapon and think of it instead as a piece of sporting equipment. This isn’t as big a leap for me as it seems: I was a fencer in high school and college (yes, sword fighting, of sorts) so using a weapon while playing a sport makes sense. I just never thought of a gun that way.”

There is hope….

 

“the end of the day and I’ve been learning and practicing and shooting for nearly 7 hours;”

Kudos on this reporter’s effort.  Wish we had more like her, willing to expand their envelopes and learn.

 

“My classmates are talking about empowerment and control, but I mostly feel calm, relaxed, and alert. It’s not because I’ve destroyed something or worked some anger out of my system, it’s because target shooting demands absolute concentration. You have to stay focused, and that feels good.”

Wow, focus, self-challenges, can lead to calm.
I do think Tom Gresham is right, our best way to win, is to introduce new shooters to the sport. Because its FUN!!!!
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/im-scared-guns-decided-learn-shoot-one-204900956.html;_ylt=AnmVpmA.DfwecXnB6n5kiUtlbqU5;_ylu=X3oDMTFnYjQ3NzFoBG1pdANCbG9nUG9zdEJvZHkEcG9zAzMEc2VjA01lZGlhQmxvZ0JvZHlBc3NlbWJseQ–;_ylg=X3oDMTM0a2RzZ2w0BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDN2U2NzM1NjYtYTZkYS0zMzlkLWI2YWMtZGJjYTVkMzRlYjFiBHBzdGNhdAN3ZWxsLWJlaW5nfHBob3RvcwRwdANzdG9yeXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3

Published in: on April 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm  Comments (1)  
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Right to an Opinion….

It took them 3 months, but they did it… the media finally found a former military Iraq veteran who would speak out in favor of gun control…

http://news.yahoo.com/republican-iraq-war-veteran-support-assault-weapons-ban-145201178–politics.html

I saw a commen on a recent article commenting that it was a Opinion and how evil we were that we opposed people speaking their opinion.  No, what we oppose is seeing 20 articles speaking one opinion. And not being given a single article to espouse our side.

It is very seldom that I will insult someone who has served this nation. But to the former officer in the article, Sir you are an ignorant man and a threat to our nation. (And darn if I’d love to know whether you were a bullet pusher or just a paper pusher.)

Published in: on March 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm  Comments (1)  

The Issue with our Society

H/T to Shallnotbequestioned.com

Student stops another student wielding a revolver and threatening to shoot a classmate. The result of the rational and intelligent society we live in:

  • Suspect was arrested and charged with posession of a firearm on school property and assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. (So we are lowering the charges from what they actually were to something more gentler.)
  • Student who stopped the potential shooter…he got a three day suspension.

http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/194396721.html

Published in: on March 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show – NO GO!!!

This past week I heard a rumor that they were planning to prohibit the display of modern rifles and magazines at the upcoming show at the Harrisburg Farm complex. However, I had not heard any substantiation.

PAGunblog appears to have confirmed out fears.  I can tell you that I and the kids will not be going this year. I will be letting all of our friends know. And will alert the 1,000 members of my Fish and Game club about this decision – and encourage that we do not attend.

http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/01/18/eastern-sports-and-outdoor-show-bans-modern-rifles-magazines/

If an event that makes its bread and butter off of firearms is unwilling to stand with us with solidarity, that’s bad enough. But when they go a step beyond the anti-gunners. Then we MUST ensure we provide no financial benefit until they ammend this policy.

I wager they’ll still have a large crowd this year. But next year, they’ll be half empty. And in two years they’ll be bust – unless they change their stance.

Published in: on January 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Truth…who needs it…

Fast & Furious Article

http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/

“A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.”

Define the definition of ‘intentionally’. Do I think they wanted guns to get into the hands of violent criminals and be used against our own agents. I sure hope not…and if that was actually a part of the agenda, than I want jail sentences.

“The Mexican government has estimated that 2,000 weapons are smuggled daily from the U.S. into Mexico.”

700,000 guns a year. Maybe…but I do find it hard to believe that 5% of the guns sold are going to Mexico.

(Article here says “In recent years more than 60,000 guns, mostly semi-automatic assault rifles, have moved from American gun dealers to the Mexican cartels” http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-eric-holder-lose-his-job/anti-trafficking-laws-need-an-overhaul

So which is it 700,000 a year or 60,000 over the past several years?)

“No federal statute outlaws firearms trafficking, so agents must build cases using a patchwork of often toothless laws.”

Seriously? I mean we have thousands of gun laws and regulations. And the article is claiming there are no laws that prohit firearm trafficking.

So if I go past a BATF agent and show him an AR-15 I’m taking south of the border, there is nothing they can do? Somehow I just don’t buy this.

“Arizona, the state ranked by the gun-control advocacy group Legal Community Against Violence as having the nation’s “weakest gun violence prevention laws.””

Has ANYONE ever heard of the Legal Community Against Violence? I swear, do they just create up a new organization anytime they want to claim one state is the worst with gun laws. I wager they have 50 anti-gun organizations.

“$20,000 in cash to purchase up to 20 semiautomatics at a time, and then delivering the weapons to others.”

Then they’re actively engaged in business and can easily be nailed by the BATF.

“But for the next seven months prosecutors did not indict a single suspect.”

But I repeat myself. It’s the prosecutors NOT the laws. How many times have us gun owners pointed to criminal shooters who have long histories of criminal arrests with firearms but are almost always ‘nulle processed’.

“Assuming a vote occurs, it will be the first against an attorney general in U.S. history”

Well how many attorney generals have gotten U.S. Federal agents killed?

“The ATF’s accusers seem untroubled by evidence that the policy they have pilloried didn’t actually exist. “Terry was murdered, and guns from this operation were found at his murder site.””

Okay, if the policy didn’t exist. Why did the second line occur. Clearly the policy was being enacted. Approval was being given to walk. FFL dealers were told to sell firearms when they in fact did not want to do so.

“Republicans who support the National Rifle Association and its attempts to weaken gun laws are lambasting ATF agents for not seizing enough weapons—ones that, in this case, prosecutors deemed to be legal.”

No, we’re lambasting the BATF not for failing to seize enough guns. But for actually letting guns walk in the hands of known criminal agents. And utterly failing to track and account for those firearms.

“In part because of these notorious cases, the bureau has operated in a self-protective crouch”

Perhaps they get this critical eye because they’ve also arrested and convicted people of possessing illegal machine guns because they could tie a shoelace to cause a bump-fire condition.

“ATF can be its own worst enemy. Voth arrived in Phoenix in December 2009 only to discover that his group had not been funded. The group had little equipment and no long guns, electronic devices, or binoculars, forcing Voth to scrounge for supplies.”

Guess this just shows the ATF’s lack of priorities.

“Lying on the forms is a felony, but with weak penalties attached.”

Weak penalties, like the loss of the right to ever possess a firearm again.

“By January 2010 the agents had identified 20 suspects who had paid some $350,000 in cash for more than 650 guns”

That’s 30 plus guns in a year, which if they’re selling makes a pretty strong case that they’re engaged in business. Unless they can show and demonstrate they’re doing gun reviews or some other sort of scenario where they’d go through a lot of guns in a short time.

I am pretty sure that gave them all the authority they needed to investigate. Perhaps not for gun trafficking but for dealing without a license.

Claims that the ATF had no means is just ludicrous. They tend to pull means out of their boots when they need it.

“The federal prosecutors there did not consider the purchase of a huge volume of guns, or their handoff to a third party, sufficient evidence to seize them”

Once again…prosecutors, prosecutors, prosecutors. This always seems to be where things fail in regards to handling of criminals and guns. Are all of our prosecutors simply lazy?

“Prosecutors repeatedly rebuffed Voth’s requests. After examining one suspect’s garbage, agents learned he was on food stamps yet had plunked down more than $300,000 for 476 firearms in six months”

So what do we see here…a big problem in the judicial branch. Which will seemingly expend tons of effort against an FFL who puts a state abbreviation on a form. But will ignore a man on food stamps buying $300,000 in firearms.

Well gee….why not at least contact the state welfare agencies and report food stamp fraud? Okay, apparently they tried…

What’s it sound like to me? Well, if I was in a drug cartel. I’d pay to get a few kids through law school. Get them appointed as prosecutors. And do just this…

” By any definition, it was gun walking of the most egregious sort: a government agent using taxpayer money to deliver guns to bad guys and then failing to intercept them.”

Yes it was…

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So what do we learn from this article? BATFE has a lot of personnel issues. Not all of the “Fast and Furious” blame lies on the BATFE’s shoulders. A huge portion lies with a group we gun owners already know to be at fault, the prosecutors. (Funny they seldom seem to shirk from prosecuting a simple infraction of gun law but almost always avoid prosecution of criminal and felonious deeds.)

“The site was the work of a disgruntled ATF agent-turned-whistleblower, Vince Cefalu, who is suing the bureau for alleged mistreatment in an unrelated case. His website has served as a clearinghouse for grievances and a magnet for other ATF whistleblowers”

I love the spin. Anyone who seemed to be a whistle-blower is demonized or discredited in this article. Everyone else seems to be giving the gloss over and the “It really wasn’t their fault” treatment.

Holy Olympic Hoplophobia Batman

Two Olympic atheletes are pictured in a Facebook photo in a gun store, wielding “G-U-N-S”…

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/australian-olympic-swimmers-criticized-facebook-gun-photo-154500136.html

Oh, these are Australians….a nation that once probably held 2nd or 3rd place in the gun-owning world along with America and Switzerland.

But what do we expect, we’re even talking about removing guns from the Olympics and using lasers.

What does that mean? Not only do you remove the kick from the rifle. There is no windage with a laser. (Seriously, air rifles were just too frightening….Olympians might shoot their eyes out.)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/7959533/London-2012-Olympics-laser-guns-to-be-used-over-air-pistols-for-modern-pentathlon.html

Published in: on June 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#nraam Thank You

Dear St. Louis,

Thank you for hosting us and providing us a place to enjoy ourselves.

To all my readers, you’re why I blog, thank you for all the likes, shares and followings. I hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage.

This concludes our coverage of the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting.

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