Not necessarily. 🙂
Despite using annoying “gun violence” language, this CNN article brings the good news that mental health professionals aren’t likely to sit still for Obama administration attempts to label every mentally ill person as too dangerous to own a firearm. With statistics, even!
I know there is a meme out there wherein the gummint is actively pursuing all avenues to make firearms ownership difficult, complex, and ne’er impossible.
I believe this to be true.
However (see above).
(remembering, this is opinion, not news – Guffaw)
The idea that law-abiding concealed carry permit holders could potentially stop mass shooters is nothing more than a “myth,” the New York Times editorial board proclaimed on Monday.
Citing a study from the anti-gun Violence Policy Center, the editorial board claimed “at least 763” concealed carry permit holders “have been killed in 579 shootings that did not involve self-defense” since 2007.
More from the opinion column:
amazes fascinates confounds makes me physically ill when a (formerly great) ‘news’ organization makes up statistics to push an anti-rights agenda. Of course, as people as like-minded as The President do the same thing, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
Fortunately for us, as the New York Times readership is approaching that of Newsweek (6 or 7 illiterates?), we shan’t be concerned about rank dissemination of false data.
The Firearm Blog recently brought THIS to our attention…
Glock Demanding Customer Private Info
The Dutchman sayeth…
Just when you think the government-monopoly-of-violence advocates of CSGV can’t get any any loopier.
CSGV condemns ‘insurrectionist imagery’ of civilian standing up to Chinese tanks
Well, I say, God bless the “insurrectionists.”
You know, it is perhaps not so very strange how CSGV is managing to ignore the armed civil disobedience movement. You would think that it would fit right into their meme. It must take mighty self-discipline to ignore us on the fund-raising level because they are abjectly frightened to give us publicity on the strategic level — for the “I Will Not Comply” movements in the various states are achieving their worst nightmare, nullification of all their collectivist appetites for other people’s liberty, property and lives.
Think there isn’t an equivalency between
socialism communism and gun government control?
– The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
(formerly known as Handgun Control, Inc., and other monikers.)
I’d always believed that ISRAEL had very liberal gun laws. Liberal as in classically liberal, e.g. open carry is ubiquitous, etc. Turns out this was NOT the truth:
If you haven’t already heard, two pig-humping Paleoswine walked into a synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel today (posted November 18) and proceeded to murder five innocent people, including three U.S.-born rabbis. The sons of sows used meat cleavers, an ax, and a gun in their attacks in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.
That’s right. They hacked innocent worshipers to death with meat cleavers. By the time police arrived and shot the two savages, several people had been hacked and/or shot to death.
Meanwhile, it was a rude awakening for Israel. As Y.B. ben Avraham explains at Zelman Partisans, it is an error to cite Israel as some sort of bastion of firearms freedoms. It isn’t.
While it is true that one sees young people, fresh from graduating high school, with select-fire rifles slung on their backs, and in Judea and Samaria it is a bit easier to obtain a community weapon or permit, in reality, the “freedoms” look much more like Chicago or NYC than say, Arizona. Everything is by permission, and licensure, and the restrictions have been getting much more restrictive and onerous, in practice, especially in the large metropolitan areas.
It took a massacre for Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to announce an easing of restrictions on carrying weapons. Unfortunately, the epiphany is insufficient. The moderation in policy only applies to those who currently hold licenses, such as security guards and off-duty military officers. What about the rest of the defenseless would-be victims whose only recourse against ax- and meat cleaver-wielding sociopaths is to wait for a police officer to arrive? What about the innocent faithful, praying in a synagogue whose only hope is to wait for help to arrive?
The homicidal butchers gave Israel a wake-up call when they walked into that synagogue wielding implements of murder and proceeded to shed innocent blood. The massacre prompted the Public Security Minister to loosen gun regulations for license holders.
What will it take for the Israeli government to realize that their infringement on the natural rights of the people can end up in nothing but slaughter?
Have they forgotten?
Or are they channeling their rights-controlling brethren in Chicago and NYC?
It’s better to ask forgiveness than to get permission! MAROONS ALL!
A pair of Democratic lawmakers are proposing steep new taxes on handguns and ammunition, and tying the revenues to programs aimed at preventing gun violence.
Called the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act,” the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, while raising the levy on bullets and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent.
“This bill represents a major investment in the protection of our children and our communities, and reflects the long-term societal costs of gun and ammunition purchases in our country,” Pascrell said.
The lawmakers say the bill would generate $600 million per year, which would be used to fund law-enforcement and gun violence prevention. (Fox News) (emphasis Guffaw)
So the poor, who have trouble daily hand-to-mouth, are now to be saddled with the further inability to defend themselves, their homes and families?
I thought the Democrats were all about helping the poor? Oh, that’s right, they’re all about making them dependent on government. I forgot.
Don’t they remember poll taxes? And how Black folks were not allowed to vote unless they could pay a substantial fee? This sounds like a smokepole tax, to me!
Fortunately, the prospect for this monstrosity passing is dim.
A large number of M1 Garand rifles exported to South Korea several decades ago may be able to return to the U.S. with the introduction of a new bill by Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming).
Tens of thousands of M1 Garand rifles and even more M1 Carbines lay in storage somewhere in South Korea. Originally shipped to the Asian nation several decades ago to help equip their military, the weapons are now outdated on the modern battlefield. Among collectors and enthusiasts however, they are held up as invaluable pieces of American history and ingenuity. Stocks of the rifle within the U.S. are fast dwindling (if not depleted already) and those who want to get their hands on one are looking across the Pacific.~
~In 2012 it seemed that the federal government reversed its decision and will be allowing the M1 Garands to come home, along with a limited number of carbines. The plan was for the firearms to be auctioned off and imported to the U.S., where they will be sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Reportedly, the State Department delayed the import and now will not allow the rifles to enter the country. Frustrated over the situation, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) recently introduced a bill to counter the State Department’s decision.
I remember the one I had. Bob at the gun store talked me into it. I wasn’t really a rifleman or a fan of the M-1. But shooting her soon convinced me otherwise! Springfield Armory M-1 1942. Gone but not forgotten.
h/t Outdoor Hub, Angry Mike, Brock Townsend
The Ten Ring asked his wife (a former blogger) to respond to writer Stephen King’s screed (now available on Kindle) with regard to guns, gun rights, gun ownership, and the character of American gun owners.
The telling passage:
Style and mistakes aside, King tries to add to the national dialog about gun violence. The last section of this short work, lists policy ideas that might cut down on gun violence. One notion is a ban on “assault weapons” but he loses his argument when he gets too cute by half, honey.
King justifies calling for such a ban by insulting owners of semi-automatics (a gun that fires one round per trigger pull). He says that the owners only use these guns to fire as fast as they can while yelling yeehaw and getting horny…
Can you say ignorance and outright bigotry?
Can you imagine if he downplayed or maligned any other groups’ rights or actions in this manner? Said group would have his head on a pike!
Of course, as responsible firearms owners, we must show restraint in our response, lest we provide more ammunition for bigots like King.
In the pervasive environment of political correctness, it’s never appropriate to malign Blacks, gays, women, other religions, other individual ethnic groups or classes. And, of course, it shouldn’t be.
But apparently legitimate gun owners are still okay to target. With such moronic comments as he made above.
I’ve enjoyed a number of Mr. King’s books, and films made from them. He can be a great writer. AND, he’s allowed his opinions. And I mine.
He’s a bigoted idiot.
Shall Not Be Questioned took us to Outdoor Life with this hypocritical revelation of Bill Maher:
While mocking the Constitution and Bill of Rights during a panel discussion with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times and MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp, Maher criticized the failed Manchin-Toomey expanded background checks bill because it prohibited a national gun registry.
“Of course we need a gun registry,” Maher said. “The Second Amendment is bullsh*t.”
A short while later in his blathering discourse, Maher revealed he actually owns two firearms that he keeps in his home — one upstairs and one downstairs — and that he goes to the range twice a year to practice shooting.
Maher said there have been 12 home invasions in his neighborhood over the last year and he needs the guns to protect himself.
“As long as we live in the gun country, I ain’t giving up my guns,” he said.
I don’t think I need add to this, save, if ‘they’ do eventually have a registry, and proceed with confiscation (which history shows us ALWAYS follows) Mr. Maher will have a decision to make – either voluntarily give up his right of self-defense against crime and tyranny, or join us. Too late.
Care to join me then in crocodile tears?
Sipsey Street Irregulars points us to the following story in the Gun Rights Examiner…
The Empire Strikes Back at 3-D printed guns
Or will the government declare the pictures illegal, too?
Photo © Defense Distributed. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
With last Friday’s announcement that Defense Distributed had successfully used a 3-D printer tomake an entire operational firearm out of plastic (except for a small metal nail, acting as the firing pin), the already simmering controversy about printed guns quickly came to a full boil. Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY), who has been on an anti-printed gun and magazine jihad for months, was joined by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, who calls the new development “stomach churning.” Schumer appears to have indicated that he will be introducing a Senate companion bill to Rep. Israel’s H.R. 1474.
On Wednesday, that bill picked up its third, fourth and fifth cosponsors, including the first ostensible “Republican,” rabidly anti-gun Rep. Peter King (R-NY). The Washington D.C. city council is racing to ban printed guns as soon as possible, as are New York and California.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has announced its close scrutiny of the technology (while tacitly acknowledging that what Defense Distributed is doing seems not to violate any laws. The Department of Homeland Security reportedly wants one of the guns of its own, presumably to gauge just how “undetectable” it is. And, because no further enfeeblement of the fantasy of a “government monopoly on force” would be complete without a meltdown on the part of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, that group is calling Defense Distributed mastermind Cody Wilson “a hardcore insurrectionist preaching violence, with no regard for our Constitution or system of government.”
Go and read the whole thing. Bring an emesis basin. Or bucket.