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Dang - I should have thought of that

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From America's Newspaper of Record:

Rednecks Dress Up As Taliban So Biden Will Give Them Billions Of Dollars In Firearms
After hearing that Biden was giving away entire arsenals of weapons to the Taliban for free, Republican rednecks throughout America are disguising themselves as the Taliban in hopes of scoring some AR-15s and maybe some Black Hawk helicopters.

Upon seeing new Taliban outposts spring up in red states throughout the country, a terrified Biden surrendered to them unconditionally.

The surrender was total and immediate, with Biden agreeing to all of the rednecks' outrageous terms such as "stop taxing us an insane amount" and "let's stop killing babies, K?"

"Republicans are just like the Taliban? Then I would like to immediately and unconditionally withdraw from their territories and surrender," Biden said to his aides. "Tell them we'll give them whatever they want. Abandon all federal personnel. We need to get out of there immediately. Leave behind all equipment and facilities. Leave no stone... turned? Whatever the expression is that makes sense here."

Biden then addressed the nation in a moving speech.

"My fellow Americans, we find ourselves in a grave situation," he said. Kamala Harris jumped up, excited, at the word "grave" but aides informed her she misunderstood the context and she sadly sat back down. "Republican redneck Taliban have taken over Kentucky and Texas and all the other red states, and we must meet all of their demands and pull out right away. This is a dark day for America, but I can assure you, it is all Trump's fault. Now, where's my pudding?"

At publishing time, sources at the White House had confirmed that Biden had given Republican rednecks over $80 billion in firearms and other military equipment.

Don't really have the space for a Black Hawk but would love a couple AR-15's and maybe a Barrett.
And ammo.  Joe - send more ammo...


Fun meme - image from Team America:


Durka durka...

And of course - firearms

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From Reuters:

Taliban in Afghan capital Kabul start collecting weapons from civilians
Taliban fighters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, started collecting weapons from civilians on Monday because people no longer need them for personal protection, a Taliban official said.

"We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians," the official told Reuters.

I am reminded of this quote from Mohandas K. Gandhi:

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look back upon the Act depriving the whole nation of arms as the blackest.

Tyrants always want to disarm the people under their control.  It makes them easier to manage.  More tractable.
Less "uppity". Case in point?  Our Congress.

A little dialog - guns

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Simple really - about five or so:


An observation

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Fantastic luck in Denver, Colorado

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From the London Daily Mail:

Maid praised as a hero after she alerts authorities to massive weapon stash in Denver hotel close to Coors Field - four days before MLB All-Star game

    • The unnamed maid on Friday reported the find she stumbled upon at the Maven
    • She found 16 long guns, over 1,000 rounds of ammo and body armor
    • On Tuesday Denver hosts the MLB All-Star game at Coors Field, near the hotel
    • Initial fears were that the three men and one woman were planning an attack
    • On Sunday the FBI said they now believe there was no plan to attack the game
    • Instead authorities believe the haul was connected to a drugs deal

A maid at a hotel in Denver has been praised for reporting to authorities a significant weapons stash in one of the rooms, which authorities initially feared could be used for a Vegas-style mass shooting.

Four people have been arrested - with one of the four, a recent divorcee, posting a cryptic Facebook message saying he would 'go out in a big way.'

On Sunday the FBI in Denver said they did not believe the arrests were connected to Tuesday's MLB All-Star game at Coors Field.

'We have no reason to believe this incident was connected to terrorism or a threat directed at the All-Star Game,' they tweeted.

Naaa - the FBI does not want to admit that they had not been aware of the danger so they concocted this phantom drug deal.  Who brings that much firepower to a drug deal?  You want repeat business on both sides, not a confrontational one-time operation. A handgun or two for sure.  Rifles? Not useable for short-range shooting in a hotel room - rifles are for reaching out and touching someone. Handguns are not accurate past ten feet or so - not useable for sniping.  This was a long-distance shoot.

Can't lead.  In over her head. Calls "the big guy" for help. New York Post:

Chicago mayor asks Biden for help after bloody July 4 weekend
President Biden was met at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot following a deadly Independence Day weekend in the Windy City.

The president was greeted by Lightfoot and Illinois’ Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker as he arrived in Chicago but he didn’t focus much time on the more than 100 shootings over the holiday as it was just a quick stop for him en route to suburban McHenry County for an event touting his Build Back Better initiative.

According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Biden reiterated his commitment to working with Lightfoot and city leaders to counter gun violence and added that the Department of Justice would soon be in touch about a recently announced strike force meant to crack down on gun trafficking in Chicago and four other cities — including New York.

Let's see now - July 4th weekend. 108 shootings. 17 fatalities.  How many were by legally owned guns? Zero.  How many were done by police officer? Zero. And yet, they want to take our legally owned guns away to "solve" their problem. Their problem stares at themselves in the mirror when they brush their teeth.

A Glorious Fourth

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From the fine people at Black Rifle Coffee:

Gun crime - a simple observation

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Nothing takes the wind out of the sails of an anti-gun argument like the truth.
Here is just one example:


From ABC News:

Millions of rounds of ammunition stolen on Mexican highway
Two trailer loads of small-caliber ammunition bound for the United States were stolen by armed assailants on a highway in Mexico’s most violent state, Guanajuato, the manufacturer said Friday.

A company representative said about 98.5% of the millions of rounds of ammo stolen earlier this week were .22 caliber, which is seldom used by Mexican drug cartels.

“These will be of no use to them, given that they don’t use these weapons,” said security analyst Juan Ibarrola, who also acts as spokesman for the Tecnos Industries company

The .22 rounds are used mainly in rifles for target practice or extremely small game. Mexican cartels prefer larger, high-velocity ammunition for AK-47 and AR-15 rifles or 9 mm weapons.

The total quantity was not clear, but was estimated to be about 7 million rounds. The ammunition is sold in the United States under the Aguila brand.

A lot to unload - .22 sells for just under 25¢ / round. 7 million rounds = $1.75M MSRP  Figure they are going to have to transport the two trailers, unload and repackage them and fence them, they would be looking at about $500K.  A nice chunk of change but a lot of work for it. Lots of people to buy off.

One of my pistols (rather, one I had before that horrible boating accident of 2014), is was a Kel-Tec PMR-30 - a lot of fun to shoot. Not a defensive round by any means.

Good news for hoplophiles everywhere - from the New York Post:

US judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons
A federal judge on Friday overturned California’s long-standing assault weapons ban on constitutional grounds.

US District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled that the 1989 ban on military-style rifles deprives state residents of their right to bear arms.

“Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive,” Benitez said.

“Like the Swiss Army knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle,” the judge said in his ruling’s introduction.

More murders are committed by pistol than by rifle.  More murders are committed by blunt-force trauma than by rifle. From the good Judge:

“This is an average case about average guns used in average ways for average purposes,” the ruling said. “One is to be forgiven if one is persuaded by news media and others that the nation is awash with murderous AR-15 assault rifles. The facts, however, do not support this hyperbole, and facts matter.”

“In California, murder by knife occurs seven times more often than murder by rifle,” he added.

Indeed. Nice to see common sense prevail.

Are they locating and "collecting" potential terrorists and crazy gunmen and then, when it fits the narrative, they nudge them into action? Whenever a mass shooting happens, it always turns out that the feds knew about the goblin but never notified the local Law Enforcement. Here we go again - from USA Today:

San Jose wasn't alerted that feds once detained rail yard killer for terrorist books, hateful writings, DA says
Local authorities in the San Jose area weren't notified in 2016 after federal officers detained the man accused of killing nine of his co-workers this week and found him with books about terrorism and writings detailing his hatred of the rail yard where he worked, the Santa Clara County District Attorney told USA TODAY.

The information could have helped local law enforcement and the suspect's employer potentially mitigate the attack Wednesday that took the lives of nine employees of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail hub in San Jose, District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in an interview.

"The DA's office was not notified," Rosen said, adding he wasn't aware of a single agency in the area that was told this information. "I would like to have known this in 2016."

And yeah - he had a manifesto.  All these goblins have manifestos. A distinguishing mark.

This fits a little too well.  Looks like a duck. Walks like a duck. Sounds like a duck.
Awfully convenient for the gun grabbing crowd.
2017 Mandalay Bay shooting in Vegas anyone? Still waiting on that.

A simple observation - guns

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Got a point there - the 2nd

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Guns and Crime

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R.A. Heinlein said it best: "An armed society is a polite society"
Here are two news articles that show the truth of this.
First, from Reuters - January 15, 2019:

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in murder-ridden Brazil
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns, delivering on a campaign promise to overturn strict regulations in a country suffering from a record wave of murders.

And two bits of information - first:

The country suffered a record 64,000 murders in 2017, the most in the world. Nearly 45,000 of those homicides involved firearms.

Well gee whillikers Binkey - why don't they try Gun Control?
Problem is, they did - second:

Gun laws toughened considerably under former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who in 2003 signed sweeping measures that prevented ordinary citizens from carrying guns. The law mandated background checks for gun purchases and gave federal police the right to reject applications for gun ownership for any reason.

And now, let's segue to a bit more than one year later - from ABC News - February 14, 2020:

Brazil homicides fall to lowest level in at least 12 years
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro celebrated Friday after a crime index showed homicides fell to their lowest level in more than a decade during the first year of his term.

Any questions? Now why is our own government so hot to grab our guns? Think about this for a minute.  There are over 370,000,000 legally owned firearms in the hands of American citizens. If these were a problem, we would know about it.

A look at Gun Laws

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And how effective they are.  Found this at Woodsterman:


No idea who the cartoonist is but they really nailed it perfectly.
Odie's website is a daily read for me - fun stuff.

Gun grabbing - two memes

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From My Penseive:

*Resident Biden is looking at using Executive Orders to get around Congress and institute restrictive gun control.



From Newsmax:

Biden Plans to Unveil Executive Action on Guns on Thursday
President Joe Biden is expected on Thursday to start rolling out executive actions regulating guns after a slew of mass shootings early in his White House tenure put pressure on the longtime advocate for gun restrictions to act.

The announcement is expected to include a presidential declaration that could ultimately require people who buy untraceable, self-assembled "ghost guns" to undergo a background check, said one person familiar with the situation.

The measure is one of several the administration has been working on for months to try to limit gun violence without starting a legal battle that could lead to courts quickly dismantling the policies.

Rotsa ruck...  Like I said, this will be interesting to say the least.

Chauvin will be acquitted - the evidence for overdose is overwhelming.  The usual suspects will riot. This little data point will make for an interesting summer. From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Handgun permits surge in St. Cloud area, state
A record number of Minnesotans received permits to carry a handgun last year, a surge that came in a year that brought anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic slowdown and rioting in the Twin Cities after the police killing of George Floyd.

That anxiety was mirrored in the St. Cloud area, where the number of permits issued jumped 44% in the tri-county area over 2019. While the number of permit renewals was relatively stable, the number of people applying for new permits more than doubled in Benton and Sherburne counties and came close to that mark in Stearns County.

As Robert Anson Heinlein once said: An Armed Society is a Polite Society.
Very true words...

Headline says it all - Philadelphia

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Gun violence - this would be funny if it did not involve the murder of a human being.
From the Philadelphia ABC Affiliate:

Man shot and killed while working on video about Philly gun violence
Philadelphia police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man while he was working on a video about the city's gun violence.

It happened around 8 p.m. Monday on the 1900 block of West Page Street in Strawberry Mansion.

"This 55-year-old male was working for a production company. They were inside of a private residence. They were interviewing and filming some family members whose children were victims of gun violence in the last two to three years," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The victim has been identified as Anthony Merriett from the 2100 block of N. Marston St.

Action News is told the anti-violence video was being made to stream on Netflix.

Merriett had exited the home to get more equipment from his van when he was shot multiple times, authorities said.

He was taken to the hospital by police where he was pronounced dead.

We have a criminal problem, not a gun problem.  Forks do not "make" people fat.

A good question - guns

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From Woodsterman  (more at the site):


The gun and ammo shortage

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In one photo - since *Resident Biden was "elected", gun and ammunition sales have spiked.  I was in Walmart today:


This is a fairly large store - not a "Superstore" but still, very large. Picked clean.

We though Barry was the gun salesman of the decade.  Move over - meet Joe.

Heh - arming school staff

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An excellent idea - it would cut school shootings down to almost zero:


Tip of the hat to Ace of Spades

The stupidity - it hurts

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Good.  I have been to this store many times, even purchased a few things that go BANG from there. (these were sadly lost in the boating accident of 2018). The idea of trying to rob this place and specifically, trying to rob guns from this place beggars the imagination.  From Seattle station KOMO:

Sporting goods employee shoots robbery suspect trying to steal firearms from store
A sporting goods employee that "feared for his life" shot a robbery suspect in the chest after he tried to use a hammer to smash glass, protecting firearms in the store, according to police.

Authorities said a 37-year-old man was shot Jan. 28 by an employee of the Yeager's Sporting Goods on Northwest Avenue. The suspect was using a hammer to smash the glass on a gun case with the intention of stealing several guns, authorities said.

Officers said the suspect was yelled at several times to stop breaking the glass when the employee pulled out his concealed firearm and shot the suspect once in the chest. The employee told police he was fearing for his life. Police found the suspect lying on the floor at about 11:15 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his chest.

He was being detained by store employees, while emergency crews took him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. The employee at Yeager’s Sporting Goods did not sustain any injuries during the robbery, police said.

You are trying to do what?
Hello? 9-1-1?

National Rifle Association

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Great idea but the CEO is a fool so not a member.  Good thing too - they are bankrupt. From Reuters:

National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, seeking to escape New York lawsuit
The National Rifle Association on Friday filed for bankruptcy, a sudden development that could help the gun rights group escape a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general seeking its dissolution.

The NRA filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court in Dallas, and said it plans to reincorporate in Texas to escape “a corrupt political and regulatory environment” in New York, where it is now incorporated.

“Texas values the contributions of the NRA, celebrates our law-abiding members, and joins us as a partner in upholding constitutional freedom,” Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said in a letter to members. “We seek protection from New York officials who illegally abused and weaponized the powers they wield against the NRA and its members.”

The NRA was sued in August by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who accused LaPierre and other senior leaders of self-dealing and mismanagement, and said the group’s activities violated state laws governing nonprofits.

James said NRA officials diverted millions of dollars to fund luxury lifestyles, including vacations and private jets, and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees, costing the group $64 million over three years.

There is more at the site.  The last sentence covers a lot of the complaints about the NRA - complaints that have been going on for quite some time.

From The Washington Post  November 25th, 2020:

NRA reports alleged misspending by current and former executives to IRS
After years of denying allegations of lax financial oversight, the National Rifle Association has made a stunning declaration in a new tax filing: Current and former executives used the nonprofit group’s money for personal benefit and enrichment.

From FOX News  May 2nd, 2019:

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre questioned on $240G travel expenses
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre charged the organization’s ad agency more than $240,000 for expenses related to trips he took to Italy, Hungary, the Bahamas and other locales without providing adequate documentation, according to a letter from the ad agency given to the group’s board last week and described by people familiar with the matter.

There is even a website dedicated to saving the NRA from Wayne LaPierre.

Much more if you do even the simplest of Duck Duck Go searches. Reformation is a very hard thing to go through but it is very powerful and very cleansing.  Time for the NRA to reform and get back to doing their job.  Representing us - the members of The Nation of Riflemen.

An interesting list - firearms

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From Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man:

If you need a gun, time may be running out to buy one without problems
I've posted many times in these pages about firearms, security and self-defense. Fortunately, many of my readers already understand these issues, and others have come to do so through the discussions we've had here. Over the past year alone, I've helped more than 20 people upgrade existing firearms or buy them - sometimes multiple firearms. Over the more than two decades since I came to this country, I daresay I've helped over 500 people in that way, plus taught at least as many disabled and/or handicapped people to shoot defensively. I'm quietly pleased about that.

Peter references a list of bills that have been pre-filled in Congress.  They are sitting there on Madame Speaker's desk waiting for Xiden to be sworn in as pResident:

    • H.R. 130: To require the safe storage of firearms and ammunition, and to require the investigation of reports of improper storage of firearms or ammunition.
    • H.R. 135: To require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.
    • H.R. 121: To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.
    • H.R. 127: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
    • H.R. 125: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be transferred.
    • H.R. 167: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.
    • H.R. 30: To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking (which almost certainly means no more private, unrecorded firearms and/or ammunition sales from person to person).
I still regret that stupid boating accident of mine a few years ago when the damn thing caught a rogue wave and overturned. Why did I bring all my firearms with me on what was just going to be a three-hour cruise... Lucky to be alive.

A screen-cap from his twitter account (not linking to them any more):


That line about: to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence

Any fool knows that legal gun owners are not the problem. Never have been. Never will be.

Creating a "gun-free zone" is only a promise to some mentally ill goblin that they will not meet significant resistance if they want to go there and shoot up the place.  Knowing that there might be an armed civilian on the premises is a strong deterrent.

Fscking idiot.

Thank you Santa

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From America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

Gun Stores Overwhelmed By People Returning $600 Guns For $2000 Guns
Many Americans, in anticipation of a $600 government-issued stimulus check, have treated themselves to a brand new gun. Now that President Trump is calling instead for $2000 checks, gun stores are struggling to keep up with customers returning their $600 guns and purchasing $2000 guns.

“I sure am glad I kept the receipt!” exclaimed local gun enthusiast Anthony Harb upgrading his firearm. “It’s time to treat myself to something truly special!”

The bill was originally intended to provide relief for those out of work and affected by the ongoing pandemic, but after the U.S. paid hundreds of millions to other countries, $2000 per American was all that was left. Since $2000 is not enough to cover 8 months of rent or other necessities, many Americans have decided that one thing they can afford is protection from the bloated and power-hungry Federal Government.

Several gun stores across the country have already issued statements that they are sold out of all guns at the $2000 price point. Buds Gun Shop & Range in Tennessee has even called for no returns on $600 guns, suggesting customers buy multiple guns instead.

“We may not know what the future holds, but at least now I won’t have to face it without my Daniel Defense M4V11,” added Mr. Harb at checkout.

At publishing time, despite no arrival of stimulus checks, President Donald J. Trump had already been named gun salesman of the year.

Already would have had a nice stash of guns if it weren't for that tragic boating accident two years ago.  Why I had all my guns with me that day still bothers me.

Gun control in the news - Mexico

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A perfect example of how gun control fails - always has, always will. From FOX News:

Are Mexico's stringent gun control laws aiding a rise in cartel violence?
On a military base on the edge of Mexico City, the country's only gun store -- officially called the Directorate of Arms and Ammunitions Sales -- is concealed inside a bland, concrete building. Uniformed troops serve as clerks.

Mexico is one of just three countries – along with the United States and Guatemala – with the constitutional right to bear arms. But citizens must travel from far and wide to this one place, face seemingly endless red tape and waiting periods, and pay exorbitant prices and fees.

In pre-pandemic times, the store sold an average of just 38 firearms a day – yet Mexico remains awash with illegal weapons – almost all in the hands of cartels and criminal operatives.

As violent crime surges across the nation of 126 million, activists are raising the question: Is it time to loosen firearms restrictions so ordinary people can better protect themselves and their families?

"Let's fight to regain our peace of mind. Today Mexico needs you," the Official Mexican Association of Firearms Users A.C. said on Facebook. "We must ensure the existence of our rights and a good future for our children."

Writer Robert Anson Heinlein said it best: "An armed society is a polite society."

Comparing apples and...

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From My Pensieve:


A very good point.

From Glen (puppy-blender) Reynolds at Instapundit:

SEEN ON FACEBOOK: “My friend Jay asks a pertinent question. Since we have to have total mail in voting because of the ‘Rona, what other civil rights should be permitted via mail? Can we get guns via mail order again? Why should our citizens be forced to brave illness and death in order to purchase their 2nd Amendment guaranteed arms?”

I posted earlier about the NY State dingbat who is trying to dissolve the NRA.
Atomic Fungus has some observations that have me grinning:

This is going to go over really well, too. At a time when guns are being sold in record numbers, some New York Democrat hack is suing to have the NRA dissolved.

Even if they're successful and get the NRA dissolved, there is absolutely nothing stopping someone from starting a new NRA; but it's hardly necessary, considering how many pro-gun groups there are out there.

The thing is, the NRA is moderate compared to the other groups.

NRA's been around long enough to be a "country club conservative" organization. How hard has the NRA fought to ease legal controls on suppressors? Has the NRA ever lobbied to loosen the regulations on machine guns? What has the NRA done to try to overturn the federal firearms laws that unduly reestrict our rights to keep and bear arms?

...the organization that rises to replace the NRA might not be so moderate.

When I imagine an organization with the money and reach of the NRA that advocates for a complete repeal of the machine gun ban etcetera, I get all tingly.

I think that owning a machine gun would be a lot of fun. I have no reason to buy one but they are very cool technology. Gopher problem anyone?

Now that you mention it...


This is just too easy - like shooting fish in a barrel. From Breitbart:

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Sees 139 Percent Increase in Murder
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago witnessed a 139 percent increase in murder during July 2020 when compared to July 2019.

ABC7 reported there were 105 murders in July 2020, up from “the 44 reported in July 2019.”

Moreover, there were 406 “shooting incidents” in Chicago during the month of July 2020, an increase of 75 percent “from the 232 last July,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Over a longer span of time, murders were up 51 percent from January 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, compared to murders for the same period of time in 2019, according to the Sun-Times.

Lightfoot blamed Chicago mayhem and bloodshed on gun friendly states during a July 26, 2020, appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.

According to The Hill, Lightfoot told CNN, “Our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns on our streets, 60 percent of which come from states outside of Illinois.”

Actually Mayor Lightfoot, the facts are very pesky here and they do not support your narrative. 

If these neighboring states were playing so fast and loose with their firearms, how come they do not have increased gun violence. Also, California has gun laws that are downright draconian - just as bad as Chicago. They also have neighboring states with very liberal gun laws - why doesn't Los Angeles or San Francisco have as bad a murder problem as Chicago? Hmmmmm???

I guess to Mayor Lightfoot, Black Lives do NOT matter. She may say differently but it sure shows in her actions.

From Legal Insurrection:

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blames States With ‘Virtually No Gun Control’ For Violence in the City
Ah, yes. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spewing the Democratic rhetoric on guns to deflect blame on others for the rising shooting and homicide numbers in the city.

Lightfoot claimed Chicago is “being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons.”

Her full quote: “The fact of the matter is, our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns on our street, 60 percent of which, 60 percent of which come from states outside of Illinois. We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons. That is hurting cities like Chicago.”

She forgot this part: “More than two of every five traceable crime guns recovered in Chicago originate with their first point of sale at an Illinois dealer.”

And of course, the quote: "states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons" has a couple of problems. Three in fact.

states that have virtually no gun control - then why do these states not have as bad or worse gun violence problem as Chicago

no background checks - everyone, repeat, everyone who buys a gun in the United States has to fill out a ATF form 4473 and that information is telephoned by the gun seller to the local office of the BATFE for lookup in a database. Only after that is cleared can the gun actually be purchased.

no ban on assault weapons - there is no such thing as an assault weapon. This is a nonsense term coined by the gun-fearing idiots. The "evil black" color of most guns is because the steel is prone to rust and is Parkerized to prevent this. The Parkerizing Process is simple to do, it is cheap, it is effective and it is environmentally benign. And to channel my inner Henry Ford, it comes in any color he wants so long as it is black

This morning's meditation

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From 90 Miles From Tyranny:


Feel much better now.

Meanwhile in Coeur d’Alene

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From the Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press:

Armed ‘Patriots’ patrol Coeur d’Alene
Reports and rumors that groups bent on rioting and violence in Coeur d’Alene brought out men and women with guns on Monday determined to stop them if they arrive.

Dan Carson was patrolling Sherman Avenue with an AR-12 semi-automatic 12-gauge across his chest, an AR-15 strapped to his back, two 9mm handguns holstered and a .38 special, too.

“I heard there are some people on the way who shouldn’t be here,” he said early Monday evening.

Carson talking about the death of George Floyd:

“By all means. I’m on their side. I disagree with what happened,” he said. “What I don’t agree with is when you turn to violence, and you start rioting and destroying businesses and hurting people who have nothing to do with anything.

“That’s what I’m here to hopefully prevent,” he said, adding, “I’m not going to be alone. There’s a lot more on the way.”

He was right. Soon, more armed men, self-described as a loosely formed group of patriots, arrived. They took up posts at corners on both sides of Sherman Avenue.

Later, they were joined by hundreds of citizens packing rifles, semi-automatic weapons, handguns, and bows and arrows.

The sidewalks were packed with people walking up and down Sherman Avenue, firearms proudly displayed for all to see.

I love it. This is what We The People looks like - the organised and funded rioters are terrorists and need to be shut down. Coeur d’Alene is a gorgeous little town - been through there a couple times and loved it.

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Lowering the Bar
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Mostly Cajun
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