Anti-Rights Idiocy

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Fighting the Anti-Rights agenda tooth, nail, and extractor pin
They want you to die too Why are anti gun people so violent?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2014 11:01:42 AM | Feedback (3)
Damn if the anti’s positions are not impossible to discern from jocularity.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2014 9:36:59 AM | Feedback (0)
Illegal Mayors Demanding Action from Gun-banning Moms Local-government officials and members of a national organization that advocates local ordinances to control firearms lashed out at Florida law that reserves all gun regulation for the state legislature. Members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said at a Wednesday press conference the law, passed in 1987 as the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act, creates across-the-board gun regulations that may...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/4/2014 9:21:39 AM | Feedback (7)
Sean Caranna says Thursday March 27th 2014, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) openly testified against Second Amendment rights to the Florida House Judiciary Committee saying, “In our opinion, there is a difference between owning a firearm and carrying one concealed on your person. Owing a firearm is a right; carrying it concealed is a privilege; and it is a privilege that is earned…” That last sentence is going to be the death knell for the ban on open carry here in Florida. Why?...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/29/2014 12:48:32 PM | Feedback (5)
At least, not if you're under 18 and in the UK Liam Whelan was sent by his stepmother to their local Tesco in Haslingden to buy replacements for the spoons he keeps losing. But staff refused to sell the 57p pack of teaspoons to Liam, from Deardengate, because he was not 18. However, the award for “Most Cake Taken by a Single Utterance” goes to the mother "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said. This is the end result of the resurrection of the deodand as a valid...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/19/2014 10:17:03 AM | Feedback (8)
These people think you are killers in waiting What's the worst gun legislation being considered by Florida lawmakers? Really, it's hard to pick. She doesn’t bother and lists them all. She thinks it’s ridiculous that, because kids get punished for chewing a poptart in the shape of a gun that we should do anything about that. Because SYG is controversial or some twaddle, being that it’s been common law for eons and suddenly one thug decides to dribble a guy’s skull on the pavement and gets a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2014 7:25:26 PM | Feedback (18)
Word salad Seriously. Can you even remotely follow what this idiot is trying to say? I can understand the rhetorical trick of tossing in some random buzz-words to punctuate the content, but the content is a bunch of random words strung together to attempt to… I don’t really quite know. The only thing I get is this guy hates guns. Other than that, I’ve got nothing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/23/2014 8:59:21 AM | Feedback (12)
Yesterday I had a rather… ‘entertaining’ Twitter discussion with a character who claimed that carrying hollow points = bloodlust. No, that’s not a summary, that’s his / her actual statement. The discussion apparently started by saying Zimmerman was guilty because the only reason he’d carry hollow points would be because he had blood lust. I wish there was a good way to capture the conversation, but Twitter is a shitty vehicle for this to begin with, and gets worse when the conversation branches...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/18/2013 9:50:31 AM | Feedback (10)
So DC, forced to accept that the serfs may own guns, are doing their damnedest to make the serfs pay dearly for their uppity attitudes The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people with guns in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and to undergo a criminal-background check. Now, legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. That is neither...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/25/2013 9:38:09 AM | Feedback (5)
They got the message, and damned quick. While the Brady’s of the world are celebrating Metcalf’s bass-ackward article, they’re also ignoring the whole “He lost his job over it and the magazine has reportedly lost considerable advertising revenue already” aspect. See, they’ll play it off as “even gun owners believe this!!” almost like they’d take the first 3 seconds of a video of someone pulling the pin on a grenade and holding it as proof grenades are safe. They do this because they’re idiots...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2013 9:50:04 AM | Feedback (2)
There’s a discussion going on over at Joe’s regarding the idea of requiring liability insurance for guns. It’s a stupid idea and I’ll get into why in a second, but first, I’d like to highlight a comment that makes you just scratch your head in amazement. I didn’t even need to read the article to absorb your so-called “opinion”. I can tell you need attention, and a gun to substitute for your underwhelming genitalia. At least The Croquette has erudite points. I’m assuming that you’re...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2013 11:52:39 AM | Feedback (13)
There is nothing wrong with pointing out the racist roots of gun control. In fact, it is an effective means of arguing our points since gun control didn’t start off as a way to ‘lower crime’ but rather a way of keeping ‘the other’ from being legally allowed to defend themselves. However, I do want to remind people that while the original intent of the laws was to keep guns out of hands of minorities, intent is non-transferable. I’ve seen a few tweets, a few comments on message boards and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2013 8:46:44 AM | Feedback (4)
For those of you not in the know, Starbucks has set a new policy to not allow guns in their stores nor in their seating areas all because a few people violated the top 2A Commandment – Thou shall not be a dick. Starbuck’s wanted nothing to do with this argument and wanted to remain as neutral as possible, which is a sound, corporate policy and something I’ve discussed previously. Instead, some people took it upon themselves to declare Starbucks as the quintessential Second Amendment Supporter...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/18/2013 9:11:43 AM | Feedback (36)
In the Marine Corps, I was an Aviation Electrician. My very first aircraft were the UH-1N “Huey” and the AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter. The Hueys were on my list mostly because the avionics were swappable, but only one of the squadrons I was in had them. I primarily worked on Cobras, and specifically, I was trained in fire control. No, that doesn’t mean I worked a Halon extinguisher – my job was basically “If you pull the trigger and it doesn’t go *boom*, fix it”. The Cobra had a triple...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/17/2013 10:56:27 AM | Feedback (15)
Read their playbook. Through various channels, we have a copy of this document used by gun controllers on how to ‘message’ their message. It’s chock full of lies and upon a cursory glace, it’s evident they know they’re lying but damn the torpedoes, they’re going full sail. For instance, take this doozy Advocates for gun violence prevention win the logical debate, but lose on more emotional terms. Emphasis in the original. I wonder if whoever typed that up did it with a straight face. If you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2013 8:31:32 AM | Feedback (11)
Guy on Twitter decides to go all “I’m not winning this argument, so I shall taunt you as a racist” on me @PantsFree Why? Because code words get used a lot by the pro-gun lobby. Eg. "Urban" for Black. Now, let's try this again: What did YOU mean? — brian (@overthelimit80) July 8, 2013 @PantsFree ...one second that's what you meant. I have no doubt this is a race thing with you. And you're more than entitled to have that...— brian (@overthelimit80) July 8, 2013 This, coming from a guy who would...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/8/2013 7:21:52 PM | Feedback (12)
It’s only Monday morning, and I’ve already had my USDA weekly recommended dose of stupid I believe strongly that expanding and improving mandatory background checks will keep a lot of people who aren’t entitled to Second Amendment rights from having easy access to guns. Jeffy is one of those snobs who believes only the right people should own guns. Rights, you see, are doled out at the discretion of those who know better. Sadly, gun owners tend to be the biggest threat to gun owners when it...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2013 8:44:33 AM | Feedback (2)
Seriously funny. It’s a combination of rank ignorance and unintentional slapstick comedy that got me chuckling. No wonder they can’t even seem to get votes for a blank piece of paper marked “Gun Bill that Doesn’t Do Anything” in a Democratically controlled Senate if that’s their best argument.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/17/2013 9:24:39 AM | Feedback (6)
By all the noises I’m hearing, Pat Toomey may become the most hated man by Gun Owning America at 11. Why the hell he’s doing this makes no political sense whatsoever. I suspect someone has video of him fellating a dead choir boy.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2013 9:12:30 AM | Feedback (7)
However, it is completely accurate
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2013 9:39:30 AM | Feedback (1)
Gun store owner (who makes good coin ‘teaching’ you how to shoot a gun) whines that the government should force you to pay for his services. If you’re in Delray, Florida, you might want to consider where your money is better spent than at Delray Shooting Center.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2013 8:55:48 AM | Feedback (11)
Anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together (540% more brain power than Joe Biden!) knows that the push for any sort of gun control has nothing to do with lowering crime. In fact the only result of gun control is to increase the number of ‘criminals’ because there are simply more laws to break. The biggest proof to the failure of gun control is reading stories like this Police: Son Fatally Shoots Dad During Easter Service, Yells Killing Was ‘Will Of Allah’ Witnesses say the 25-year-old man...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2013 2:22:35 PM | Feedback (2)
Because there’s a Pediatrician opining on a subject he has no idea about that makes as much sense Gun-related injuries are the next most common cause of death in children. In 2010, 6,570 children and young people ages newborn to 24 were killed by guns, amounting to roughly 18 per day. That number is twice as many as were killed by cancers, five times more than those killed by heart diseases, and 15 times more than those killed by infectious diseases, according to the Centers for Disease...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/22/2013 1:05:50 PM | Feedback (15)
Because to think that someone would actually believe this, especially at that kind of level, is plain scary Extreme resistance to governmental taxation and authority is derived, according to Freud’s theory of anal characterology, from premature and harshly coercive toilet training, in which a child is forced unfairly and against its will to surrender the products of his eliminations (which represent money, among other things, in the unconscious) to parental authority. Tell me – what’s the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 11:26:52 AM | Feedback (8)
They actually believe that. Well, they push the idea. Belief in whatever a politician is saying isn’t required for said politician. Luckily this guy is a Democrat, otherwise this would be an Akin ‘Legitimate Rape’ outrage. This is all about control. There are no ‘Gun Free Zones’. There are no ‘Rape Free Zones’, ‘Speeding Free Zones’, ‘No Smoking Zones’ or ‘Crime Free Zones’. If declaring a zone free of something was all it took, then declare the entire continental US ‘Crime Free’ and be done...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 9:50:08 AM | Feedback (5)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2013 9:13:59 PM | Feedback (9)
A thought just hit me. Everywhere you turn, even in generally pro-gun states, you’re seeing flurries of bills being submitted to violate the Second Amendment rights of Americans. Every time we get representatives to drop one, two more spring up in its place, forcing us gun owners to once again expend tremendous amounts of energy in fighting them. It doesn’t cost the anti-gunners a damned thing to introduce bills. True, most of them will never see the light of day, but it’s the one you don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2013 10:01:10 AM | Feedback (7)
Is that they honestly believe gun owners are ashamed at being gun owners. Publishing the list of gun owners is a danger as it gives out a clear map to criminals where guns are (and on the flipside, where they aren’t). These magazines don’t care about that, what they care about is their belief that nobody wants people to know they’re a gun owner as if being one were some sort of scarlet letter. I’m trying to remember who posted about being at a gun rights rally one time. She was saying there was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2013 12:48:19 PM | Feedback (8)
Again, I believe government pressure is behind the sudden corporate distancing of supporting anything gun related. Geico (who I will never do business with) cancels an auto policy because the guy makes firearm parts Turns out, this was not a nefarious blow against the 2A, but that GEICO doesn’t cover several types of businesses that they deem too risky (including Pizza Delivery cars). So, I retract the previous statement and admit error. Hat Tip to Say Uncle, who Geico won’t cover because they...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/24/2013 9:23:25 AM | Feedback (3)
When we’re not talking about the same things? Look, those who clamor to ban magazine sizes, cosmetic features, even rate of fire are not concerned with crime, ‘the children’, safety, or rights. The very foundation of gun control is control. Those who support it do so either out of abject ignorance or a desire to see the individual subservient to the state. Oh, there are a few people who deeply believe that if we just stopped selling 17 round magazines, Glocks, and AR’s that violence would...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/16/2013 9:23:58 AM | Feedback (13)
But Bill Nelson is going to look for any chance he can get to sign a gun ban bill. He’s asking for votes right now on his website. Please go vote NO. Our voices must be heard. Update -  The poll was down for a while because the numbers were wonky. Looks like it’s fixed and dammit, if this isn’t a a sharp reminder that there is NO support for an AWB, then I don’t know what is I had to ‘vote’ again to see the response rates, and yes the day is early and yes the numbers are because people...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2013 10:34:58 AM | Feedback (17)
We should regulate cars the same way we regulate guns. Read the whole things for gems such as this To have a turbocharger, supercharger (External Engine Compression Devices) or a muffler will require an application to the Federal Bureau of Motor Vehicles. A $2000 tax stamp will be required for these High Performance Vehicles. Your request must also be signed by the local chief law enforcement officer, and you must provide fingerprints. If approved in 10-16 weeks, you will be responsible for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2013 10:13:29 AM | Feedback (9)
Said without a trace of irony or humor – leftists clamoring for “Big Data” on gun owners. The comments are even scarier. These people want this. They desire full state control over every aspect of your life and they don’t see a thing wrong with it. As someone who worked for a company that held one of the largest consumer data warehouses in the world, I can tell you that the idea won’t work. It’s easy to generate shopping habit patterns. Some of the commenters honed in on how Target can tell a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/28/2012 1:14:33 PM | Feedback (7)
I’m going to do something I generally loathe to do – I’m going to use a video of me shooting USPSA to illustrate some fallacies in the gun-control arguments, but it means having to pretend for a moment that this is real life and not a bunch of cardboard. First, let me preface the video. This is stage three of December’s match which was my first stage to shoot. The first shot you see is literally the first live round I’ve fired in over 6 months due to injury. So, I’ve not shot in half a year, I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/24/2012 10:52:16 AM | Feedback (10)
12/18/2012 – Citing concerns from viewers over the recent shooting tragedy, CBS has stated that it will remove all guns and references to guns from its prime-time line up, most notably its popular CSI franchise. A spokesperson for CBS said “We feel that in light of the recent elementary school shooting that it would be irresponsible for the station to continue to make money off of shows that revolve around firearms. It would be the height of hypocrisy for networks to cancel shows like...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/18/2012 11:36:34 AM | Feedback (10)
While carrying a sack of anvils and wearing poorly fitting shoes. Why? Because people with access to the Internet and all its vast stores of data and statistics who can, with a click or two of a mouse and a few keystrokes and find out any information they want, still believe this That’s not a fact, that is a belief and one from a religion stronger than any god could dream of. It’s willful ignorance which is the anti’s only weapon. Sadly, it’s a powerful weapon at that. It’s like someone...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/17/2012 11:09:22 AM | Feedback (10)
On a Facebook conversation, had a lady in an argument regarding guns say “I just don’t feel like supporting the 2nd Amendment today” based on the recent shooting. I asked her if she dumped the 1st Amendment as soon as someone got on TV and said something she didn’t agree with, but I got no response. Tragedies do not change the reasons we have rights. Our opponents revel in these tragedies. I’m not saying they’re actually gleeful that children were murdered or that they’re high fiving each other...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/17/2012 9:09:53 AM | Feedback (8)
Bob Costas grabbed all his chips and put them on “Double Stupid” “Even if all those guns were obtained legally, you can’t have 65 guys in their 20s and 30s, aggressive young men, subject to impulses without something bad happening,” Costas insisted. Bobby, let me tell you a little story. When I was nineteen years old, my job in the Marine Corps was Fire Control – aka if you could pull a trigger and have a happy BOOM result from it, I was responsible for ensuring it functioned properly. So as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/5/2012 1:41:07 PM | Feedback (18)
Be careful when you play games by adding words that don’t exist in the original context. They can come back to bite you in the ass. What part of “and every other terrible implement” is unclear to these people? Why is it only muskets are covered by the 2nd, but the Internet is covered by the 1st? Why can these people not comprehend that back when the 2nd was written, people owned cannons and fleets of armed merchant ships? Personally owned, mind you – not state owned.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/4/2012 8:46:31 AM | Feedback (12)
I was very pleased with a gift I got yesterday – The news that The Brady Bunch is busy rewriting history to ignore the fact that Dennis Hennigan ever worked for them and that Denny has moved on to try to get kids to stop smoking rather than shitting all over American’s rights (although I seriously doubt ‘Halftruth Hennigan’ will be able to avoid shitting on people’s rights when it comes to tobacco any more than he did when the inanimate-object-to-fear-of-the-day was guns). The thing is, the gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2012 10:19:42 AM | Feedback (2)
One place I refuse to debate anti-gun people in is Twitter. The problem is that it’s a terrible format for discussion enough as it is, but watching the anti’s try to argue in < 140 characters means their stupidity is condensed. Trust me folks, you don’t want to get that shit on you, it stains. Now, because of who I follow, I can’t help but get 1/2 the story from other arguments. I don’t see the entire conversation which makes following stuff hard (so I tend to just skip those) but sometimes...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2012 10:45:15 AM | Feedback (9)
It’s all about the jimmies Linoge : It would appear as though “gun control” extremists spend more time thinking about my genitalia than I do. Which, given I am male, is somewhat impressive. Or frightening. I am going to go with frightening.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2012 8:14:52 AM | Feedback (11)
Penis jokes. You’ll notice, the man who is overly concerned about the size of other men’s penises doesn’t allow comments. Hat tip Say Uncle
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2012 9:22:16 PM | Feedback (7)
I seriously hope you go out of business and soon. You’re about to find out exactly how loud our Interweb Tube Megaphone is.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2012 8:49:34 AM | Feedback (2)
Wilbur still can’t get through a full bar of Sweet Georgia Brown. Even though I complained that it’s damned near impossible to get simple concepts through to people, I found myself this evening arguing on Facebook with some less than stellar opponents. A friend of a friend commented that registration, 14 day waiting periods, and harsher penalties would be a good step. I called him out on it, and well…. still no porcine tunes. Here’s Fritz’s comment that deserves a little fisking Did you even...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2012 10:48:42 PM | Feedback (11)
I don’t have a lot of time to read the news or whatnot while I’m on vacation, but one thing I’ve seen is that the arguments for gun control have not changed and have only become nothing more than a parrot stuck on a single note. I have seen a few Facebook friends engage in several ‘discussions’ and invariably, those who truly believe in the healing powers of magic crystals ability of guns to cause violence are practically useless to argue with. Granted, the arguments shouldn’t be aimed at them...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/24/2012 8:00:41 AM | Feedback (2)
Your Monday morning conspiracy theory that doesn’t require an aluminum yarmulke or black helicopters. MAIG Coordinators Paid as City Employees Saves Gun-Hater’s Money Back in March, while researching the repeal of some anti-gun ordinances, I stumbled across an Orlando City Council agenda item that grabbed my attention. It was, on its surface, just a mundane action item for the annual contract renewal of a city employee. But this city employee’s job title was, well, unique… “Approving...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/21/2012 8:37:03 AM | Feedback (6)
I don’t do much with Twitter. My humor is situational and most of the jokes you see here on the blog are stream-of-conscious; They show up while I’m typing. The one thing I don’t do well are one liners. Sure, I pull one off every here and there but generally my humor revolves around verbosity. I wear you down with words then throw in a joke that you only laugh at because you’ve been numbed by my lack of brevity. Another thing about Twitter is it’s 140 characters. Great for getting out...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/16/2012 8:53:05 AM | Feedback (0)
Rene Stutzman and Henry Pierson Curtis’ ability to think; From the Orlando Sentinel is small, disingenuous Another Zimmerman article from people more interested in pushing an agenda than reporting the news. Sean Caranna is quoted in the article, and these nitwits of course twist his words around. Unable to make a logical argument, the authors instead resort to using inflammatory language and borderline fabrications. They’re still trying to paint Zimmerman as some sort of racist vigilante who...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2012 8:51:03 AM | Feedback (0)
The news was on last night and I see the Tampa mayor blathering on about how Governor Scott needs to declare a state of emergency and ban all guns from downtown because of the RNC. His excuse for violating people’s rights? Paraphrasing, but he was saying “I’m not worried about CCW holders, I’m worrying about them losing their gun and someone who isn’t a CCW holder getting it.” Really? That’s considered a reason to declare a state of emergency? How many CCW holders lose their pistols daily?...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/3/2012 9:08:24 AM | Feedback (5)
Do not let yourselves be fooled by rhetoric, this is what all anti-gunners desire Now, I’m betting Kate here is all in favor of someone else risking their well being doing her dirty work. I have a strong feeling that Ms. Lang doesn’t favor anything that would put her in harms way, but is more than happy to expend the blood of others instead. It’s like that with most statists – so long as some other sod does the dirty work, they’re all for it, be it charity, or security. Kate Lang, I have...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2012 9:37:42 PM | Feedback (10)
Tears of hippies are sweet, but sometimes bitter due to patchouli oils. Politician tears? Not only are they sweet, they have 0 calories and according to this article, we have a near infinite supply of them The pre-emption law, which took effect last fall, threatens local officials with fines and possible loss of office if they impose rules on gun ownership within their boundaries. It has been a stone in the shoe of Buckhorn and the Tampa City Council as they try to present the city's best...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2012 1:26:04 PM | Feedback (5)
Governor Rick Scott, who only got my vote because his opponent was dead set on treating the Florida Economy like a cheap lawn dart, has decided that nothing would be better for his reelection chances than to appoint a task force of anti-gun ninnies to comb over every firearm law in Florida. This does not bode well for the sunshine state. The Zimmerman / Martin circus is being used as a backdrop for many, many anti-gun groups to get their nose under the tent. This isn’t just bad for...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2012 8:45:31 AM | Feedback (19)
Remember this when you're looking for a bank.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2012 8:20:25 AM | Feedback (6)
A while back I recall reading an article discussing political questionnaires given to people who identified as conservative or liberal (since the term ‘liberal’ was used in the study, I’m using it here where in reality, ‘progressive’ or ‘leftist’ is a better indicator). They were asked to fill them out, then to fill them out again how they thought the other side would. Conservatives did a better job of matching liberal beliefs than vice versa with liberals wildly misunderstanding the ‘other’ in.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/22/2012 10:52:55 AM | Feedback (24)
The NY Times poops out another misinformed, rhetoric laden, fact free diatribe and that in and of itself is nothing special. However, this little gem gave me a chuckle. I don’t think Uncle Mikes makes a pocket holster for that model, unfortunately. Hat Tip Bob Owens, who takes the article to task.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/2/2011 12:07:48 PM | Feedback (9)
Miguel over at Gun Free Zone has a twitter conversation with one of the Occupy Wall Street goons. What said goon tells him is nothing short than chilling -@anarcosocialist You guys want to tax “the rich” 90% of what they make. So what happens when “the rich” stop generating revenue? -@GunFreeZone the vast majority will fall in line the others will be forced to keep working. its very simple -@anarcosocialist what do you mean they can’t? How are you gonna force them if they don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2011 8:49:24 AM | Feedback (31)
  Sometimes, it happens in chats like #gunblogger_conspiracy too (9:44:52 AM) Mafeki: With guns can you really say the Positives outweigh the negatives? … (9:45:03 AM) RobbAtWork: Yup, and we have MASSIVE statistics to prove it (9:45:08 AM) Mafeki: I don't want to hear your examples anymore there just one sided. (9:45:09 AM) RobbAtWork: Not one story of some friend dying (9:45:20 AM) ZerCool: Ah, he can't hear us because we have facts. (9:45:21 AM)...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/13/2011 12:12:27 PM | Feedback (15)
When one gun control method fails, call it something different and try again. “Barcoding bullets”. Notice how the previous, miserable failures are ignored and the pure emotional drive that “anything that lowers gun violence” is permissible to these bigots. Doesn’t matter who’s rights have to be trampled, so long as murders happen with something besides a gun, it should go sailing through! It’s funny to watch these brain-trusts understand that there’s no chance in hell of these kinds of things...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/26/2011 10:59:58 AM | Feedback (6)
A bill has been introduced to ban pocket knives from any sort of edumacational campus. Seriously. 20     (2)(a)  A person shall not possess any firearm, electric 21     weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined 22     in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter or a 23     common pocketknife, except as authorized in support of school- ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/22/2011 8:41:21 AM | Feedback (12)
A lesbian couple who caused a commotion recently when they refused to conceal their orientation while at Mesker Park Zoo &amp; Botanic Garden were within their rights to do so, but law enforcement and a gay-rights expert questioned why they chose not to conceal their sexuality when asked. … Kajmowicz questioned the women’s motives to display their sexual orientation in an area where children were present, including his own. &quot;They felt like (it was) their right to display it...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/19/2011 10:54:01 AM | Feedback (1)
But if you really want to kill a lot of people, gasoline and matches are your friend. Of course, the US’s lax gun laws are to blame for the casino burning. That and our insatiable desire for drugs (I get confused, does that make them supply or demand siders?). To a point, Filipe is right – our asinine drug laws have a lot to do with the violence they are seeing. Legalized drugs will be cheap. The need for such cartels will vanish as the danger involved in the manufacture disappears. You don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 9:16:17 AM | Feedback (5)
My goal here is not to discuss the merits of carrying a gun into a sports game. That’s a much longer discussion for another day. What I want to highlight from this story is the bigotry proudly on display by many of the commenters That just freakin great, a whole stadium full of inbreds with guns!!!!!! If you are such a chicken sh&amp;t that you need to pack heat to attend a game of football then you need to stay home. i am all for it. If packer fans want to rid the world of their.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/4/2011 3:02:30 PM | Feedback (9)
This story on the turd-wad who’s running to repeal the 2A had something that caught my eye Already his proposals are drawing fire from critics on his blog at mikeb303000.blogspot.com The guy’s name is Mike Barkley. The blog was definitely a typo, and really pointed to another festering bigot we all know as mikeb302000. Could this be the same ass stain? Have we finally shone a bright light on the cockroach? Sadly… no. Stupid ‘journalists’ and their complete inability to do any sort of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/21/2011 12:31:29 PM | Feedback (6)
One thing you can give credit to to the anti-gun forces, they’re persistent A day after Dane County officials introduced a resolution that would ban concealed weapons in county buildings, Mayor Paul Soglin released a statement of his intent to enact an ordinance that would require written permission for gun owners to carry a weapon on private property in Madison. "We will consider ordinances that give the property owners and lease holders a presumption that individuals may not bring...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2011 4:27:58 PM | Feedback (4)
St. Petersburg wants to pretend HB45 didn’t pass Two City Council members say enough is enough. They want the city to take some kind of action — even if it's just symbolic — to address the intertwined problems of crime and gun violence. City Council member Steve Kornell said he hopes to get the debate started at the June 6 council meeting. One of his proposals will be for the council to ask for reinstatement of the federal Assault Weapons Ban, which outlawed the sale of guns like AR-15...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/25/2011 10:42:15 AM | Feedback (1)
Apparently, that’s the new term for a metal cylinder with internal mechanisms to reduce the sound of expanding gas by slowing it down. We face a war of words. When they can’t get people to accept that “GUNZ ARE MOAR BAD!”, they’ll start changing the terms. Instead of a safety device (like a muffler for your car, which provides safety for your ears), they’ll call it a weapon of mass destruction and death. Which, regardless of how you feel about firearms, is a complete and utter lie. I don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/7/2011 9:36:43 AM | Feedback (3)
The anti-gun crowd loves to play the “People shouldn’t have guns because at any moment, they’ll lose it and kill large groups of handicapped children!”. This is preposterous for two reasons – one, most people are sane and do not go on murdering sprees. Period. Those that do are statistical noise and generally impossible to track down and incarcerate before they kill. Two, when they do snap they can kill a lot of people very quickly using a very effective tool called the Volkswagen (warning,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/1/2011 2:02:29 PM | Feedback (5)
Japete let loose another howler today But now, how is it possible to know who is legally carrying and who is not? How are police officers to know the difference? This is a ridiculous self fulfilling prophecy and an excuse to kill. That sounds like a great movie! Coming soon to blood drenched theaters near you!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/1/2011 12:38:32 PM | Feedback (9)
Undercover agent walks through the full body scanners at DFW with a pistol. Multiple times Here’s what I’m betting. The agent was female. Not trying to be mean or anything, but I’m betting she wasn’t overly attractive. So the TSA perverts didn’t care to ogle at her body. Anyone who thinks the TSA serves any legitimate purpose is deluded.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/22/2011 8:08:55 AM | Feedback (2)
Is also their greatest weakness. You see, the anti’s rely on people’s ignorance regarding firearms to further their agenda. One of the best examples of this is Josh Sugarmann’s desire to lie through his teeth regarding firearms that look scary as a way to sow the seeds of confusion in order to get gun bans passed "Assault weapons... are a new topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons —...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2011 9:24:04 AM | Feedback (3)
It’s almost a cliché in the gunnie circles that “The Second protects the First”. I’m a firm believer in the saying because there’s a lot of truth to it. Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp once said How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of. Unfortunately, I think this goes well beyond politicians....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/31/2011 12:08:54 PM | Feedback (1)
Joe does some simple math to show the costs of gun registration. But hey, can you really put a price tag on totalitarianism, especially when it’s for the chiiiiiiildren?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/24/2011 11:03:35 AM | Feedback (0)
Second Amendment or First. Pick one and only one. A Colorado radio station owner who aired an editorial denouncing the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has lost his gun permit. Nothing like airing an unpopular opinion and then having your rights taken away. From the way the article is written, the radio station owner lost his permit for allowing someone else to speak. It’s difficult for people to put aside their personal opinions for what is morally right. I didn’t hear the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/24/2011 10:42:57 AM | Feedback (9)
Seems like the gun banners you argued with last week are the ‘pro-gun bloggers’ you debate against today. It’s the same people over and over and over. No wonder they’re practically irrelevant.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/17/2011 5:37:42 PM | Feedback (2)
Unlike some organizations who attempt to airbrush any story that doesn’t benefit them, I prefer to remain intellectually consistent, even if autocorrect stepped in to tell me I misspelled intellectually. In this case, Robert Levy, a key player in Heller has thrown us under the bus with this little bag of flaming poo Robert A. Levy, who served as co-counsel in the landmark Supreme Court case that established a Second Amendment right to bear arms, said there was no reason the court's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/13/2011 11:15:35 AM | Feedback (6)
Joe Huffman has a video of him shooting, doing reload practices. Joes a pretty damned good shot, but his skill in reloading isn’t anything anyone couldn’t do with just a bit of practice. Now, in my discussion yesterday, there was a lot of talk that the AZ incident wouldn’t have happened or the body count would have been much lower had the killer not had easy access to high capacity magazines. It appeared to me that these people really believe that the time it takes to reload is plenty for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2011 1:11:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Another lefty, railing on a topic he does not understand, complete with the “Forefathers couldn’t have seen semiautos” shtick. Be nice. Remember that a kind word sometimes goes further than an insult. Your comment will be moderated so we’ll see how it goes. My comment for posterity Sorry, but your information is so far off base it’s scary. The whole “The founding fathers couldn’t have foreseen semiautomatic handguns” is a strawman. They couldn’t foresee the Internet, does that render...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2011 10:24:23 AM | Feedback (30)
Sends in his goons to punish the little boy who pointed it out SACRAMENTO, CA - An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security. … The YouTube videos, posted Nov. 28, show what the pilot calls the irony of flight crews being forced to go through TSA screening while ground crew who service the aircraft are able to access secure areas simply by...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/23/2010 10:47:45 AM | Feedback (7)
Posting pictures of a felony online or the fact that this is actually a felony. Not really, I know which one is dumber. The fact that the ATF actually spends time and effort in investigating people for the ‘crime’ of putting a silly forward grip on a pistol is, hands down, the first place winner in the game of fail. “Oh, but that grip makes it a rifle!!!” Bullshit. I own a VW GTI. I could slather it with sponsor stickers and shove a fake, giant air scoop on the hood, it doesn’t turn my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2010 8:54:07 AM | Feedback (2)
Unfortunately, Tam, you might just be needing it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/8/2010 9:57:44 AM | Feedback (1)
Already, the Wikipedia entry on the Brady Campaign has been modified to reflect the recent McDonald ruling! Click to embiggen
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/28/2010 1:27:29 PM | Feedback (10)
Venturing into the annals of Chuck Norris Level Awesomeness, some company has gone and produced a handheld, blue laser that operates at a full watt. Now, you may be saying to yourself "Only a watt? So what?" but then you'd be forgetting that's twenty times the power of the previous, most powerful hand held unit. 1 watt is so powerful it can ignite human skin pretty much on contact. So, what do you get when you announce a powerful laser at only $200? That's right! Full on Type 7...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/14/2010 8:48:05 AM | Feedback (13)
Does this make sense to you? No reasonable person would dispute that  a black man walking into a retail store wearing thuggish clothing is highly disruptive conduct which is virtually certain to create a disturbance. This is so because when employees and shoppers in retail stores see a colored person dressed like that, they are likely to be frightened and possibly even panicky. many employees and shoppers are likely to think that the  black man is either deranged or about to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/13/2010 9:22:25 AM | Feedback (3)
So... what do you think motivates people like Paul Helmke, Peter Hamm and Josh Sugarmann? I want to believe they are simply whores who are saying whatever it takes to get a paycheck, but part of me wonders how much of their bilge they truly believe. Are they are incapable of determining truth from falsity as Joe states? There is little doubt in my mind that they are compulsive liars, but to what point do they truly believe what they are selling? I can't really imagine it's a power thing....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2010 2:12:32 PM | Feedback (38)
But for Josh Horowitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, it's just kind of embarrassing. Now, I can't prove the pro gun bloggers don't sock-puppet, but I don't see a need for it. Logic and reason are on our side so there's no reason to try to 'build up support' for our positions using trickery. The antis? They gotta talk out both sides of their ass to make it sound like anyone is paying attention.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2010 8:09:52 PM | Feedback (3)
The Brady's are my favorite. Poor Josh, Paul, Petey, and that guy who forgets "The People". Like so many other groups, they were used by Teleprompter Jesus and thrown aside when they were no longer needed. Just gives me the warm fuzzies.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2010 9:41:26 PM | Feedback (1)
Kevin Baker has repeatedly pointed to examples in John Taylor Gatto's book The Underground History of American Education, which you can read in its entirety here. Unix-Jedi brought up some passages from it to me recently in conversation, and like a moth to the flame, I've been compelled to go through this book. Like I have the time to do this. Or the blood pressure to spare. Sigh. It's a frightening book, and so far worth the sickening pit in my stomach. However, that's all about the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2010 1:08:58 PM | Feedback (8)
Because so many in the anti-rights camp can't seem to grasp the simple concept of why I am so dead set against denying people the ability to purchase firearms simply because their name happens to be on some 'suspected' watch list. Their argument tends to be &quot;Why do you want terrorists to be able to purchase guns?&quot; which is a false dichotomy. I'm 100% for preventing terrorists from getting guns, but mostly by way of preventing them from drawing breath in the first place. And if you...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/31/2010 9:29:01 AM | Feedback (8)
But then again, I'm not not saying it either. The Brady Campaign to Soil Underwear has a survey for you to take. You can even win a free iPod! What's funny is that if you read some of the questions, it's not like they give you much of an opportunity to say anything they don't want to hear. For example 5. Please select from the following issues where you have been active i.e. contacting legislators, donating, participating in local marches, etc. There's nothing in there about advancing...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/23/2010 10:24:14 AM | Feedback (12)
I saw this the other day over at Walls of the City and absolutely loved the way Linoge put this together As I write this post, I am sitting within about 25 feet of four separate loaded firearms, each with between six and 30 rounds of ammunition already inserted into them, and magazines full of about another 250 rounds within that same radius. In that same radius, there are also about five gallons of various forms of alcohol, ranging from Two Buck Chuck to sake to a few other things in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2010 1:25:36 PM | Feedback (26)
And this is about as clear of an opportunity as I have. Our side has facts, statistics, and reality. Their side has I think perhaps the Brady folks need to remove some tags on their photos. Take a look at this Facebook picture, and hover over some of the pictures and look at the captions. Apparently some anti-gun folks believe gun owners are compensating for “a small wiener” and lack of getting “laid in high school?” Puhleeeeze. I guess we can assume anti-gun people were picked on or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/8/2010 9:27:32 AM | Feedback (11)
It's the sounds of billions of people shooting their way through National Parks today. Blood will run in the pine needles, Yogi Bear will be riddled full of holes while searching for picanick baskets, and Old Faithful will be used for target practice. At least, that's what some of the screeching from the anti-rights bigots sounds like. Update Apparently, it's a PSH holiday! Then that calls for one of these
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/22/2010 9:50:21 AM | Feedback (2)
I can't get to the link over at GunPundit, so I'm going to have to base my perception on what Murdoc has posted. This is a comment about Open Carry in Michigan bewise wrote: I think only police, FBI, CIA, and whoever has to deal with secret documents or big amount of money, should be armed, and no body else. The reason I say that is based on a personal experience in Europe. I could have killed someone who kept half of the money from my job that he liked a lot, but saying that he was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2010 2:02:29 PM | Feedback (7)
This story is sad. The Fail Boat set sail early in this one and touched many ports. Here's the short story. Dude pulls a burglary in 1990 and is convicted. Does his time. Gets married, settles down, has a kid. Someone breaks into his home so he calls police. Police come, he shows them around, even points them to his wife's .22 and .380 she owned before they met. He's now busted and back in jail. At 18, Luke Groves made a bad decision and ended up with a felony conviction. I don't know the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/8/2010 9:07:34 AM | Feedback (31)
This Fail Blog post (and I don't know the veracity of it) is about as useful as pretty much every gun law out there A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed. The sad thing is that while I'd expect 99.999999% of humanity to see this as a joke of a concept, I've been repeatedly reminded that plenty of people can't logically comprehend why that wouldn't work....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/9/2009 9:56:03 AM | Feedback (5)
Pull out a random number out of your ass and speak of it as a fact And owning a gun won't help you. In fact, according to the latest FBI statistics . just owning a gun can actually get you killed. Because, while 75% of cops who get shot in the line of duty get shot with their own gun, over 95% of civilians who get shot get shot with their own gun! Of course, there's no link to back that assertion up. Not a surprise. It's hard to hyperlink one's nether-regions.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/22/2009 1:26:45 PM | Feedback (3)
When your own side is firmly against you? My earlier post had nothing to do with Sebastian directly. He just happened to, like clockwork, chime in about open carrying in his usual manner. You see, to Sebastian, everything is political and a PR stunt. There is a time and place to open carry, to exercise your rights, but so far, Sebastian has yet to find a single instance where he thinks it is OK to do so. And trust me, he believes his view on the matter is the final word. For example I am...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2009 2:52:21 PM | Feedback (42)
Anti-gunners spout off. Facts are given. Anti's hit bottom, keep digging. When someone hands you your ass on a silver platter, that's not an invitation to put it back on and try again.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/7/2009 6:50:06 PM | Feedback (4)
I once saw a bumper sticker that derided religion by saying &quot;The Bible was written by people who thought the Earth was flat&quot;. Now, I'm not here to defend the accuracy of the Bible nor the religion itself, but to bring up a point about believing in a flat planet. Algebra was invented by people who thought the world was flat, as was most of the basis for science as we know it today. And why shouldn't they have believed that? There was no proof at the time that the Earth was a sphere....
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/1/2009 10:00:23 AM | Feedback (14)
This kid's parents should demand a full refund. An example of the fine logical skills this child is learning Similarly, gun ownership is a right that we allow to be restricted for a right we value slightly more: our right to ride the bus without worrying that the lunatic sitting next to us is going to decide to back up his blithering diatribe with a bullet. Because we all know tough laws will make deranged lunatics sane… Or maybe just owning a gun makes you a deranged lunatic. I just...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/24/2009 7:58:39 PM | Feedback (5)
Bootlickers mess their unmentionables People on Terrorism Watch List Allowed to Buy Guns, Explosives By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, June 22, 2009; 3:45 PM People named on the government's terrorist watch list have successfully purchased firearms hundreds of times since 2004 , government investigators reported yesterday. In one case, a known or suspected terrorist was able to buy more than 50 pounds of explosives, the Government Accountability...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/22/2009 4:44:04 PM | Feedback (24)
Thirdpower writes about a new anti-gun bigot, Laura Eshelman. Bigot responds in kind Oh, give it a rest. You guys are always so darn uptight and angry- perhaps while you're ranting and raving about liberty restrictions, you should consider lobbying for marijuana legalization. It's been proven to be effective in many cases for stress reduction; I'm sure it would make even the most virulent of you gun nuts a little bit nicer (and less likely to get pissed off and shoot innocent people). ...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/16/2009 3:46:04 PM | Feedback (5)
Smart guns cannot be used by anyone but the actual owner. Unless you're not the owner and you pull the trigger. Then all bets are off.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2009 10:51:37 AM | Feedback (0)
With the OMG LOADED WEAPONS IN PARKS DRUNK REDNECKS SHOOTING IT OUT OVER THE LAST SCHLITZ!!!!! craze going on in all the newspapers over the continent, there are two things that I've noticed. One, the complete inability of the authors to discern the difference between peaceful, law abiding citizens and murderers (that's par for the course), and apparently, regardless of where the paper is located, the commenters simply ripping them to shreds. Even over at Alternet! I wonder what it's like to..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2009 8:18:02 AM | Feedback (2)
Remind me again what the hell the term 'liberal' is supposed to mean? Frustrated liberals are asking why a Democratic-controlled Congress and White House can't manage to close the Guantanamo prison or keep new gun-rights laws from passing. Preventing rights apparently is the new liberal way.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2009 1:26:46 PM | Feedback (11)
It's all the anti-gunners can rely on. Althouse might get misty eyed over a 'beautiful' anti-gun ad, but her commenters definitely are giving her much more to weep on.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 3:27:45 PM | Feedback (4)
Figure out where this sphincter-chinchilla works Now compare that to the 4 to 5 guns sold daily before the election. Gun owners are scared of harsher gun laws. But when looking at recent shootings, McGary doesn't think that's necessarily a bad thing. "Five to six people that come in and want a gun, my gut feeling says, don't sell them a gun," says McGary. "I think they need to have stricter regulations. I really do," says McGary. They don't mention the gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2009 1:25:59 PM | Feedback (9)
Too bad it's a lie 90% of traces, not 90% of all guns. No matter how hard they push the meme, it's still a lie and more and more people are catching on.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 12:41:59 PM | Feedback (8)
Uncle has a little article up about some restaurant owner up in arms about the possibility of arms in a restaurant that happens to serve alcohol. It’ll be worse than the Wild West – back then, they wore their guns on their hips where you could see them. Wyatt Earp made them take off their guns when they went into bars. This is ridiculous. Crazy. There are a million scenarios where this could be a disaster – jealous boyfriends, jealous girlfriends, jealous spouses. It’s a bad, bad idea, and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/24/2009 9:56:37 AM | Feedback (2)
You see, this is a gun blog. I post stuff about guns, because that's a subject I'm familiar with. I don't post about the proper amount of fluoride required to maintain healthy tooth enamel because it's outside of my area of expertise. You see, when you step outside of what you know, your commenters will come in and slap you silly. Favorite comment Since when is this site about gun rights. I read this site simply for environmental issues not for the Democratic party stance.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/24/2009 8:31:33 AM | Feedback (2)
Howard Nemerov takes on the Brady's and their views that guns in the workplace are unsafe BLS data shows that the only category with a smaller number of non-fatal, work-related incidents is rape, and shootings make up 0.6% of all assaults and violent acts. People are four times more likely to get bitten at work than shot. BAN ASSAULT INCISORS NOW! Nobody needs high capacity bicuspids or military styled molars!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/20/2009 2:01:24 PM | Feedback (3)
Via Caleb, I read an article from one Kimberly Tsao entitled It’s time to take control of handgun laws. Caleb does a decent job of picking apart her arguments, so I won't go into that here, but what I wanted to point out is the apparently complete inability for college students to think for themselves. Kimberly's argument is the exact same pabulum repeated time and time again in college newspapers. It's an article that needs not be written as it has been the staple of anti-gun writings for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/19/2009 8:59:50 AM | Feedback (2)
This phrase makes my skin crawl Whether the gun is a wartime souvenir collected by a family or was purchased in another state and transported into New York, residents will be able to fulfill their legal responsibility to register the firearm. It's an unconstitutional requirement by the government, it's not a 'responsibility'. Calling it a responsibility to grant the government more control over your life is on par with telling the Jews it's their responsibility to register and get the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/17/2009 1:58:41 PM | Feedback (3)
CalGuns has filed a lawsuit in D.C. alleging that the California "Safe" Handgun Roster is unconstitutional. This line though, just floors me An XD-45 Tactical Bi-Tone which couldn’t be rostered because it’s a different color than its rostered functional identical equivalents. It's not safe because it's not the right color? Tell me again that gun control has anything to do with safety. And do it without cracking a smile.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/9/2009 1:36:32 PM | Feedback (6)
Awwww… Too bad! WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- New York City on Monday failed before the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a lawsuit it filed against the gun industry.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/9/2009 11:15:22 AM | Feedback (1)
Why bother with critical thought when you can just make a blanket rule? Is a BB gun a firearm? That's the issue the Park, Beach and Recreation Commission is wrestling with, after receiving a request by local Scouting leaders to allow BB guns at a summer camp in Eisenhower Park. … The regulations for the 171-acre Webb Mountain Park in Monroe are clear: "Weapons of any kind, including firearms, air guns, archery, paint ball guns and martial arts implements, are prohibited.'' ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/8/2009 8:53:27 PM | Feedback (3)
This quote is beyond asinine But Leveritt emphasized that it's also in the public interest to ensure that dangerous people aren't granted concealed-carry permits. "The most important thing is to keep these permits from falling into the hands of convicted felons," Leveritt said. "And if that is what you want to do, there is nothing worse that you could do than to hide the names of the people with these permits." Emphasis mine. Let's think about this for a minute. We...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/6/2009 1:40:14 PM | Feedback (8)
Case in point Walther says the change would treat BB guns and similar items the same as firearms. Those guns can't be carried in public without a permit. Seems like they've had some cases of vandalism with bb guns. Shooting out windows with a bb gun is already illegal. I guess this is just another way of making it illegaller or something. I've had my house vandalized by some punk with a BB gun. I don't blame the gun, I blame the punk. Making it more illegal to shoot my daughters' windows...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/4/2009 11:49:31 AM | Feedback (5)
So, reading through some comments regarding the Commercial Appeal and their decision to publish a searchable database of concealed weapon permit holders, there was this comment that I've seen said time and time again that I want to address (again, as it is). The boneheaded argument is this But, I thought the argument was that if you were armed you were LESS likely to be the victim of crime. So, which is it? No gold star for you, buddy. Being armed doesn't automatically make one less...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/2/2009 10:12:06 AM | Feedback (1)
Good stuff Why? because for someone like Catherine to do so (admitting you've got nothing) would be far too emotionally damaging. For her it's more than just a basic logical, reasoned argument with facts, points, and counterpoints. She has to attempt to argue a factually indefensible position without tying herself in an emotional knot. Deep down she knows it's indefensible, which is why the progression of the discussion leads to evasion, projection, and self-inflating puffery via childish...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/6/2009 3:12:23 PM | Feedback (2)
Ignorance is the anti gun lobby's greatest (and only) asset. Read this post and see how many factual and logical errors you can count. You might want to take off your shoes to help. If you can make it through the Byzantine commenting process, feel free to chime in. I know my readers will be courteous and respectful. UPDATE! Apparently this Harriett has fairly thin skin and instead of refuting my comment, she's pulled the entire post, effectively taking her ball and going home.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/27/2009 12:46:22 PM | Feedback (19)
  Imagine if you will a law that was passed that no longer made it required that parents force their children to wear helmets when riding wheeled conveyances. If you wish, you can protect your child, but it is no longer mandatory and instead, you had the freedom to choose to ensure your child's safety as you saw fit. Would this lead make any sense? Lawmakers passed a bill that would force parents to discontinue efforts to protect their children from bicycle accidents was passed today... No....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/26/2009 8:06:00 PM | Feedback (8)
I keep reading PSH over the iPhone BulletFlight 1.0 app. If something that simple is going to cause embolisms in the gun fearing wussies, I need to get into that action. Read this panty-waist's freak-out So as an aspiring iPhone developer, what's a good way to cash in on all this hoopla? Of course -- it's to release your uber-realistic sniper app on the day of Obama's inauguration. Poor taste, indeed. This app is not a game -- it's a fully functional app that a real sniper could attach to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/21/2009 2:02:05 PM | Feedback (13)
You'd almost think it was something from the Onion, but you'd be wrong iPhone helping snipers at inauguration? Could a new iPod touch application help snipers at the inauguration? BulletFlight, an application that can be downloaded from the iTunes store, turns an iPod touch or iPhone into an external ballistics computer. Hat Tip Greg
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/20/2009 11:58:21 AM | Feedback (2)
Patrol: Car Topped 120 MPH In Chase Before Hitting Manatee Inn A woman fleeing state troopers reached speeds of nearly 130 mph before crashing into Knights Inn and sending five people to the hospital Sunday morning. Got it? Some bimbo decides that she's not going to stop for any cop, blows through a red light at 100 mph, and then crashes into a hotel injuring herself, a child, and an elderly woman (all in her car), as well as 2 others, all because car-nuts have the mythical "right" to own...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2008 3:33:51 PM | Feedback (17)
Or not... Aggression can be a very positive trait in some circumstances. Don’t believe me? When somebody decides to victimize you, and the cops aren’t anywhere around, try giving them a hug and understanding their childhood. When he gets done strangling you with your own pantyhose, let me know how that turned out for you. Larry gives a gun-fearing-wussy one hell of a smackdown
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2008 2:08:09 PM | Feedback (2)
Same chapter, same verse Seems Lloyd Garver isn't too happy about law abiding citizens having the ability to protect themselves in National Parks Which do you think is going to happen first, or more often: A law-abiding citizen with a permit to carry a concealed weapon will use his gun to protect himself or his property? Or, there will be a tragic accident involving a drunk and a gun, an animal and a gun, or a little kid and a gun? Well Lloyd, considering accidents with guns are extremely...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/11/2008 8:24:56 PM | Feedback (9)
Let's say there was a spate of toothpick stabbings at local nursing homes. Out of 23,319 nursing home patients in one city, the spate actually only involves 5 stabbings (and really only 2 people doing the stabbing), but apparently a spate doesn't require that many instances to be considered an epidemic. Anyway, the local meeting of miniature despots council members meet and decide that the best way to keep toothpicks out of criminals' hands is to force registration of said timber based dental...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/5/2008 12:50:07 PM | Feedback (7)
Mad Rocket Scientist goes toe to toe with an individual armed with a lethal sense of stupidity. Speaks RS and soon enough I found myself in discussion with a person who, well, I think this says it all: That decision reflected right wing dogma that ignores the availability issue and attempts to divert the desire to address the root of the problem by arrogantly prescribing that "criminals" are the problem.   I mean, wow... I can't even begin to consider how to argue with something like that....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2008 8:16:12 AM | Feedback (7)
Seriously. How many pairs of pants did this idiot go through when writing this article? Thousands of weapons are for sale. Glock 23 fully automatic pistols, Uzi nine millimeters, Colt 44 magnum Anacondas. Some cost less than $100. ... He points to a Springfield XD 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol. "Not legal in California," the box reads. "The only things these are used to hunt for is people," Zelenka says. Joe Zelenka is a complete fucking moron, too. I'd say there are hundreds of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/18/2008 4:50:48 PM | Feedback (5)
Ah, gun bigot and all around compulsive liar John Rosenthal (who may also be a child molester, he probably hasn't been caught yet, but I can't confirm that) brings up 7 magical, fairy tale dreams on how The One can stop "gun violence" from day one of his rule administration. #1 Mandatory criminal background checks for all gun sales Basically, ban private sales. This is the ever failing but never giving up strategy of closing the mythical gun show loophole. Of course, they have a point. If...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/12/2008 12:39:23 PM | Feedback (3)
Bryan Miller crawls out of his hole to gleefully dance in the puddles. And get this, he brings up the whole penis = gun thing. For an 8 year old.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/29/2008 2:51:15 PM | Feedback (9)
So, seem's like Cooper Firearms is spinning in an attempt to protect their company from the revelation that their owner, Daniel Cooper is a rabid Obama supporter. Recently, their web site spouted several paragraphs about how much they love the 2nd Amendment and that the original contribution was to knock Hillary out of the race and that to make up for it, double that amount has been donated to the Republicans and McCain Regarding the USA Today Article. Cooper Firearms of Montana, Inc. did not...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/29/2008 11:28:28 AM | Feedback (8)
They may make nice rifles, but the owner has sold out those who would buy them This year, Cooper has given $3,300 to the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama. That’s on top of the $1,000 check he wrote to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, after he was dazzled by Obama’s speech at that year’s Democratic National Convention. I'm not in the market for a custom rifle. I have been planning on getting into hunting at some point and when I do, I may look for something better matched for me and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/28/2008 12:53:10 PM | Feedback (1)
As most of you know, this past weekend an 8 year old boy shot himself in the head with an Uzi at a machine gun shoot. This was a tragic accident that, like most accidents, could have been avoided, however humans don't always make the best judgements and thus life can be cruel. The boy was supervised and had an instructor behind him. Unfortunately this was not enough to keep the muzzle from jumping upwards. It's easy to look back now and say that the instructor should have held on or done this...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/28/2008 9:24:21 AM | Feedback (2)
J.D. Tuccille writes a post entitled President Obama won't take your guns (even if he wants to) which follows a pretty standard fallacy - mainly that Barack Häagen-Dazs Obama isn't actually going to walk into your house and take your guns, so really - no harm no foul The inevitable rise of President-for-Life Barack Obama will soon unleash his Stalinist hordes to ransack the gun cabinets of the nation and ravish Red America's newly disarmed womenfolk (and menfolk too, I guess, since Obama gets...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/13/2008 7:11:48 PM | Feedback (3)
I'm not thrilled about this The Cheerleaders at Nacogdoches High School have sparked gun violence protesting after their skit last month, in which they fake kill cheerleaders dressed as the opposing team. Executions are not something lighthearted and trivial. It's one thing to use a euphemism such as "Kill the other team", it's quite another to actually act it out, especially in something as gruesome as a shot to the back of the head. I'd have been equally disdainful had the cheerleaders...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/8/2008 12:34:02 PM | Feedback (5)
The NRA is opening up their front against Obama and his insistence that he's pro-gun Fairfax, VA-Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) expanded its advertising campaign with the release of additional commercials further detailing Sen. Barack Obama’s long anti-gun record in battleground states across the country. The NRA-PVF commercials began airing Monday in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota and Michigan. You can view the commercials here at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/6/2008 11:15:44 AM | Feedback (0)
There's a lucrative business in selling bulletproof clothing. Because nobody has guns in Mexico But tucked on a leafy side street in the Polanco neighborhood is a shop unlike the others, one whose bustling business says much about the dire state of security in this country. At Miguel Caballero, named after its Colombian owner, all the garments are bulletproof. There are bulletproof leather jackets and bulletproof polo shirts. Armored guayabera shirts hang next to protective windbreakers,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/5/2008 9:44:14 PM | Feedback (0)
NO GUN LAW FOR YOU! HARRISBURG, Pa.—A Pennsylvania court has ruled that Philadelphia officials cannot enact gun laws tougher than the state law. ... Those measures would have limited gun purchases to one a month and banned assault weapons, among other things. City officials have been pushing for tougher local ordinance in response to Philadelphia's one-a-day murder rate and its reputation for being a weapons source for criminals in New York and other states with strict gun laws. Neither of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/26/2008 11:53:02 AM | Feedback (4)
Because calculus is waaaaay beyond this idiot's level The Moral Calculus of Gun Rights This is the second time I have seen the photograph of the jubilant young lady cheering the Supreme Court's decision on gun rights in District of Columbia v. Heller. In the photo, she holds a sign that reads ". . . Shall Not Be Infringed. Any Questions" ["A Workable Gun Law for the City," Close to Home, Sept. 21]. Well, I've seen the picture in question and I happen to agree with it. The Second Amendment...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/26/2008 9:58:06 AM | Feedback (6)
Because this is directly from Barack Don't Call Me Shirley Obama's web site Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2008 9:27:56 AM | Feedback (1)
TGirsch (along with Sean Braisted) over at Say Uncle's place are pushing the meme that Obama is NOT, I repeat NOT a gun banner even though he personally signed a letter stating that, Yes Virginia, I would ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns. TGirsch is going off of FactCheck.org, which is willfully ignoring everything that Barack Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger Obama has ever done and instead going by what the O Man says. Progun Progressive's Sebastian takes FactCheck.org to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/22/2008 9:35:20 PM | Feedback (2)
All these years the Brady Campaign has tried to claim they did not want to take guns away from the law abiding gun owners has now been proven a lie. They actually have a category called Law Abiding Gun Owners and none of the articles are positive. Of course, 99% of their articles are about people charged with something, not convicted. Just like the instant background check that bears their name, the Brady Campaign believes in people being considered guilty before being proven innocent. Hat Tip...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/19/2008 9:24:01 AM | Feedback (0)
I'm wondering what the issue is. Seems like now that school has started, The Brady Campaign To Shit All Over Your Rights seems to be fairly quiet on the blog front. Just last month, a professional firearms instructor couldn't accidentally get hammer bite from his 1911 without the Brady's crying about how dangerous guns are, but now I see plenty of stories of children getting hurt and yet not one peep from them. This means one of two things. One, the middle schooler they hired to blog for them...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/8/2008 11:27:33 AM | Feedback (4)
Your papers please The man, Timothy Simmons, 27, was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, possessing an unregistered firearm and possessing unregistered ammunition, a spokeswoman for the Capitol Police said. Granted, he was in DC where it's illegal to have unregistered bullet points in a PowerPoint presentation, but still. And is there such a thing as a non dangerous weapon? Isn't that kind of the point?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/5/2008 9:32:45 PM | Feedback (7)
People unclear of the concept - Coroner Jacques Ramsay said in his report that the weapon used by Gill, a short-barrelled Beretta CX4 Storm rifle, should be banned. Gill obtained the gun legally before his rampage. The Beretta CX4 fires 9mm, .40, or .45ACP. By banning that one rifle, you assure yourself that no other platform can fire those cartridges!!! Well, maybe the Kel-Tech Sub 2000. Oh, and that one by Hi-Point. Shoot, I forgot about the MechTechs. Dammit, I just remembered you can...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/4/2008 11:00:58 AM | Feedback (2)
  The other Sebastian points us to this article Police said officers found Bush carrying the pistols — which were equipped with laser sights — and 400 bullets. {ed - emphasis mine} It was also equipped with iron sights, which can be used to place the bullet exactly where it needs to go. Watch for legislation to ban pointing devices to come up soon!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/2/2008 10:10:15 AM | Feedback (0)
This is very disturbing. Apparently, guns are not illegal enough in jolly 'ol England The variety of weapons on offer in Britain is extensive and includes machine guns and shotguns, as well as pistols and converted replicas. A source close to the trade in illegal weapons contacted by the Guardian listed a menu of firearms that are available on the streets of the capital. "You can get a clean [unused] 9mm automatic for £1,500, a Glock for a couple of grand and you can even make an order for a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2008 6:03:54 PM | Feedback (2)
A guy at work just got through being thoroughly flummoxed upon discovering that not only are hollow points not illegal, but that you can buy them at Wal-Mart. His thought was that hollow points do a lot of damage to which I actually replied "That's the fucking point!" You don't shoot someone to give them a skin rash...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/26/2008 10:22:32 AM | Feedback (6)
Not content to just be quoted fibbing, John Rosenthal spews his lies in person at the Huff. I'd sign up and get an account, but there's toenail lint that needs to be picked.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2008 6:17:35 PM | Feedback (6)
Oh Lord, it simply doesn't get any more Pants Shittiness than this. The gun-control activist whose provocative billboards have been turning heads along the Massachusetts Turnpike for 13 years today will unveil one of his most eye-popping messages yet - a fake neon advertisement for American gun shows where people can buy weapons, no questions asked. "We Sell Guns! No ID required. No background checks. Criminals and terrorists welcome!" the billboard peals. "Gun shows are the equivalent of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2008 7:32:27 AM | Feedback (2)
Another domino tumbles Following on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that held that a blanket ban on handguns violated 2nd Amendment rights, Evanston's City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to amend the North Shore suburb's weapons ordinance to conform to the landmark court ruling. Council members believe the move will allow the city to avoid a potential court challenge. "I find the Supreme Court decision repugnant," said Ald. Steve Bernstein (4th). "But because of it, it's the law. In the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2008 7:37:57 AM | Feedback (6)
A Jackson city leader is proposing an ordinance that would prohibit city car dealers from selling fast vehicles.  But auto dealers say they are being targeted unfairly. Council Member Kenneth Stokes (Ward 3) says automotive dealers that sell cars are at least partly responsible for drunk driving and accidents.  There have been more than 30 vehicular deaths in Jackson since the start of the year and countless more accidents. “I asked the young folks, where are they getting their cars and they...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2008 7:52:23 PM | Feedback (64)
One step back People with firearms licenses will not be allowed to take guns into Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Shoob refused to grant a preliminary injunction in favor of GeorgiaCarry.org and state Rep. Timothy Bearden (R-Villa Rica) after hearing almost two hours of testimony and arguments. Now, this is just a refusal to grant a preliminary injunction. However, if you read the Brady Campaign (who's staff members are...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2008 5:54:46 PM | Feedback (1)
I guess it's easy to overlook it when it fits in with your bigotry  Albany County lawmakers today are expected to give a pastor $10,000 to keep up his efforts to get people to turn in their firearms. Emphasis mine. Give a pastor $10,000 of the taxpayers money. Would the ACLU stay silent if they were to give the pastor $10,000 to start a program to convert homosexuals? You know, get them to "turn in" their immoral lifestyle?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2008 12:19:48 PM | Feedback (1)
Bigotry comes in all sorts of shapes and colors. And yes, this was inspired by Joe Huffman.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2008 11:08:04 AM | Feedback (4)
Like Les is talking about Carry Permit Holders. Must suck to be the Brady Campaign to Stomp on Your Rights. They have to beg for funding and a bunch of gun bloggers, on their own sweet time (and dime, mind you), blow the Brady's pissy pants efforts right out of the water.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/22/2008 1:22:53 AM | Feedback (0)
Sailorcurt (who I can't wait to meet up with before and / or after Blackwater!) decimates the Brady's argument using a large quantity of decimal places. Via SayUncle, I was led to the most recent Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Ownership hysterics about a "law abiding gun owner" allegedly committing murder (thanks for the tinyurl Uncle...no need to add to their Google standings). It's obvious what they're doing...this is just an extension of their latest propaganda ploy: by contending that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/18/2008 1:47:03 PM | Feedback (0)
This is a riot (from the Brady's blog. NO LINKY!) Florida Airports Get It- No Guns Allowed This story reports that an airport employee arrested for bringing a gun into the Miami International Airport doesn’t have a concealed carry permit. Except that doesn’t matter in Florida, where even its lax permit system and its new guns-at-work law don’t allow permit-holders to take guns into airports. Actually, that's not true. You simply cannot take guns into the sterile area. Going to pick up your...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/17/2008 2:05:45 PM | Feedback (0)
And, well, pretty much this entire article. Did you notice there was already a round in the firing chamber when the magazine (ammunition supply) was inserted? Some people don’t; if they live, you see them limping around or at the graves of friends and relatives. See how the magazine holds seven rounds, and empty ones can quickly be replaced? People who do not practice markmanship think this will compensate for their bad aim, and end up spraying their houses and neighborhoods with wild shots...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2008 7:19:10 PM | Feedback (0)
Thanks to Mike W. I've spent a little too much time here, trying to debate logic and reason with what amounts to monkeys with handfuls of runny feces and poor gross motor skills. Granted, it's pretty low hanging fruit, but I try my damndest to argue with calmness and rationality even in the midst of some pretty welded shut minds. What I want to point out is the same thing that happened over at the Brady Campaign or the Huffington Posts and that is that the gun rights people are cool and calm...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/14/2008 10:40:45 PM | Feedback (0)
Ever look at the latest Brady Campaign's YouTube videos? You can't comment there nor rate them, either.  
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/12/2008 11:26:21 AM | Feedback (0)
As in, that's all they're going to be able to look for now. They've reduced themselves to admitting that over half the gun deaths they claim are suicides. Sebastian has a good article on what that means for the Brady Campaign. So why are the anti-gun folks pushing this so hard?  Are they desperate?  Are they stupid?  I think the answer to the former is a little, and to the latter, no.  I couldn’t figure out why they might be latching on to an argument that’s clearly not going to get any...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/11/2008 4:57:53 PM | Feedback (0)
Simply because they haven't molested any kids yet. At least, that's what this asshat from the Brady Campaign is basically implying when he says that CCW holders are simply people who haven't committed a crime yet. What a dick-weasel. I love how he equates law-abiding gun owners with terrorists by suggesting that someone like me, bringing a gun into a parking lot somehow means that I'm going to be able to leap into the sterile area and hijack a plane. Can I sue the Brady Campaign for slander?...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/9/2008 4:39:57 PM | Feedback (0)
Clay Bennett, a cartoonist, has great advice on gun safety Talk about straight to the point! Man, I can't believe it's that simple! We could apply that logic to everything and make the whole world safe as bubble-wrap! The Complete Guide to Safe Sex - Don't have sex.The Complete Guide to Vehicular Safety - Don't drive a carThe Complete Guide to Avoiding Accidents - Don't get out of bed. Ever. I take it abstinence only education is bad, unless it's about guns, then it's good. In fact, if the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/8/2008 12:50:07 PM | Feedback (0)
Or, I didn't like the outcome so I'll use ad hominem attacks instead My favorite part is this, which should have been at the very beginning of the article so I wouldn't have bothered with the rest Constitutional doctrine is properly ever-evolving, but that evolution ought not to be shaped by manufactured provenance masquerading as scholarship. Ah, yes. The living constitution. Which is like a living contract between your mortgage company and you. I know we agreed on 6.5%, but the contract is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/29/2008 11:25:34 PM | Feedback (0)
Any references to a "collective right" on the Brady Campaign's web site are disappearing. The Brady Campaign, including all of its employees, are sick people and compulsive liars. The problem is they'll continue to peddle their lies even when the whole world can see them for the charlatans they are. I'm glad that us gun bloggers are there to shine the spotlight on them, though.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/27/2008 11:42:53 PM | Feedback (0)
Not that it should come as any surprise, but the Brady Campaign to Lie Through Their Teeth can't seem to understand a basic concept, nor can they be bothered to quote us correctly. In their latest post (one not involving dead children, which might explain the more bitter than usual tone of voice. I mean, it's got to be upsetting when you can't parade around the corpse of a preschooler and your donations drop), some idiot gets tipsy and carries into a bar. However, Duluth defense attorney...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/23/2008 1:32:48 PM | Feedback (0)
Poor Rebecca doesn't get us gun nuts My 20-month-old nephew loves Elmo and Dora. He also has started making explosion and gunfire noises. I get the inevitability of little boys' fascination for guns. What I can't figure out are the men and sometimes women who don't grow out of the gun-crazy stage of childhood, who need to have a handgun on their hips at all times, who need their neighbors to notice. What I don't get is why Rebecca worries about people who have guns who are of no threat to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2008 7:29:34 PM | Feedback (6)
As everyone knows, the Brady Campaign is an anti-gun organization and there is a horrible trend of pedophilia in the United States. In fact, today, the Brady Campaign's own Paul Helmke was in a private meeting while busts were being made on child pornographers. Not that the Brady Campaign has anything to do with diddling children (at least, not that I know of). Just like someone getting busted for narcotics and having a CCW permit has nothing to do with CCW holders. But, the Brady Campaign, who...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2008 3:24:28 PM | Feedback (3)
Cuz it'll make your brain hurt The District’s handgun ban is a reasonable and constitutional restriction because handguns are less effective than other firearms for self-defense. Although they are designed to be more lethal than other firearms, handguns are smaller and harder to shoot accurately. Daniel G. JarchoBrief of Violence Policy Center and the police chiefs for the cities of Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Seattle as amici curiae in support of petitioners. (This is blatantly stolen from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2008 12:36:44 PM | Feedback (2)
Paul Helmke, blood dancer extraordinaire, realizes his campaign of lies hasn't worked as well as he'd hoped. "We've lost the battle on what the Second Amendment means," campaign president Paul Helmke told ABC News. "Seventy-five percent of the public thinks it's an individual right. Why are we arguing a theory anymore? We are concerned about what we can do practically." You lost the battle because there's no question what it means and there never has been. You and your death-loving cohorts...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/13/2008 8:23:09 AM | Feedback (1)
The ATF catches the Brady Campaign for Distributing Bad Data distributing bad data. When even the anti-gun ATF calls you a liar, you're in waaaaaay over your head.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/12/2008 7:21:56 AM | Feedback (0)
Sorry, but a 17 year old gang banger isn't a child... A report issued Monday reveals the first increase in the number of gun deaths among children and teens since 1994, enough to fill 120 public school classrooms. “Imagine a tragedy like the Virginia Tech shooting occurring every four days, or a Northern Illinois shooting happening every 15 hours,” said Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund. “As implausible as it might seem, this is our reality: guns kill 8 children...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/11/2008 12:51:44 PM | Feedback (4)
The Brady Campaign for Rolling In The Blood Of Downed Officers asks a simple question. What remains left to discover is whether Berryman’s history of domestic violence had ever been adjudicated. If so, it should have been in the Brady criminal background check system, and he should have been denied legal purchase of a firearm. Who put the gun in Berryman’s hand? Easy. Berryman did. Berryman picked up the firearm. It was Berryman's finger that pulled the trigger. It was Berryman who made each...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2008 3:41:53 PM | Feedback (3)
Because anti-gun bigotry isn't an exclusively left leaning trait I find myself beginning to question why anyone really needs to own a gun at this point. Are we a culture based on fear? Are we a culture where rampant distrust, intolerance and hatred of our fellow man leads us to feel that we need to arm ourselves and isolate ourselves? Oh, he's a Military = Militia and Police = Personal Security Guard kind of guy. I get tired of arguing these points, but still I cannot rest. Go help if you've...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2008 2:07:34 PM | Feedback (1)
Since the Brady Campaign to Distribute Dishonesty decided that Reasoned Discourse isn't a viable solution to getting out their message so I guess they're going for the only thing left and that's becoming a tacky, second-rate tabloid that appears to take pleasure in gloating when people die with guns (don't worry. It's a TinyURL so they won't get Google-Fu with it). You see, they're not a news organization, they're an anti-gun organization. They're not repeating this tale to inform or to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/6/2008 3:13:59 PM | Feedback (2)
Looks like the Brady Campaign for Lying and Deception is starting to quote unquote "grasp" this blogging thing. They're starting to post a bit more regularly, and in a short, to the point format. However, the Brady Bunch still will not permit comments. Unlike Paul "I Lie Like A Kid Caught Masturbating" Helmke over at Huffington, the Brady Blog for Spreading Misinformation and Falsities give no way to correct their quite intentional errors. Call that a design feature. It's easier to blatantly...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/2/2008 6:31:30 PM | Feedback (2)
Oh, this is just precious! Apparently, the gentleman who stopped the mass murder in a bar with his own private weapon is a hero, sure, but could have been a hero if he'd have just tackled the guy or whacked him upside the head with an empty O'Doul's bottle. Query:  Had this good samaritan tackled the shooter, would he be less of a hero?  Had he struck the shooter over the head with a beer bottle, would he be less of a hero?  There are plenty of other examples, but the point is the same....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2008 8:15:19 AM | Feedback (11)
The Word of the Day for May 22 is: subreption \sub-REP-shun\ noun         : a deliberate misrepresentation; also : an inference drawn from it Sounds like the Brady Bunch and the VPC to me.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2008 7:45:53 AM | Feedback (0)
Sebastian points out a whine by one of the more idiotic of gun grabbers, Bryan Miller “We need to demonstrate that you can reliably turn a gun off in real time,” he said. That is not good enough for Bryan Miller, executive director of Ceasefire New Jersey, which pushed for the law five years ago. “They went about inventing the Ferrari of recognition technology when they could have used the money to build a Ford,” Miller said. “They’ve run out of money and they can’t marry it to a handgun and,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 12:47:01 PM | Feedback (1)
A beautiful cake with an intricate fondant top. The scent of pure vanilla wafts through the air as you cut a piece and admire the pale, moist top layer. Beneath that layer is a creamy middle of succulent frosting with a hint of almond. And at the bottom, a layer of hard, crusty shit. That's about what I felt like when I read this. I mean it started so perfect. In the middle was joy to read In recent election cycles, the greatest feat of liberal tight-rope walking has occurred not over...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2008 9:18:43 PM | Feedback (4)
Because, when you don't know what the f#ck you're talking about, it's probably best that you don't write about it, making yourself look like an idiot in the process At issue is a bill in the Legislature that, if enacted into law, would require handguns sold in New York to be equipped with a laser capable of etching a gun's serial number on the firing pin or chamber, thereby marking each cartridge as it fires. The shell casing would then act as a fingerprint identifying the gun. California...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2008 7:42:07 AM | Feedback (4)
'Cuz this is some serious, high pressured PSH. A point I wish to opine here - Any firearm can kill someone. The gun itself has no bearing on someone's willingness or desire to kill another human being. If you wish to ban any gun because it can be used to kill, you must ban them all. Hat Tip Rustmeister
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/17/2008 7:43:23 PM | Feedback (4)
I used to buy most of my factory ammo at Wal-Mart. Never again. I would rather spend several dollars more at other places than give them business. It won't hurt them that much so it's more a principle thing, but I refuse to ever give them another dime for any sort of sporting good.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/14/2008 7:21:59 PM | Feedback (6)
While I loathe the recent gun bill for many reasons, one of the biggest is that it gives bigots like this something to latch their talking points to It will be really nice to know that some crazy employee will be able to run to his car if you tick him off, get his gun, and come back loaded for bear. This is basically the only grain of truth the anti-rights bigots have in their arsenal and yet they still manage to not get their point across worth a damn. Instead of understanding that yes, at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2008 8:03:42 PM | Feedback (1)
Armed Canadian delivers it to a well deserving heinie. Is this what our kollege kidz are these days? Jeez...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2008 4:47:22 PM | Feedback (4)
That was quick
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 9:48:09 AM | Feedback (1)
I left a comment, but it was hard to keep my cool. The amount of nanny-state PSH in this article just got my temperature rising. Help me out here (for God's sake, she's quoting HEMENWAY) but be polite.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/19/2008 8:38:21 PM | Feedback (12)
I'm the only Liberty minded person on my floor. All the nanny statists gathered in my office to attack me and my views a few minutes ago. None of them used logic, they all used the "sick, handicapped, orphan without medical insurance" shtick. I'm literally shaking with anger. These people would give the state every last one of their rights. Then came the "Global Corporations Own the World" meme. Gah. How do you fight a 873 pronged attack of illogic with logic? I need to hit the range tonight...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/5/2008 2:45:47 PM | Feedback (10)
From Reason Look up the Luby's shooting in Texas if you want to see what happens when the law abiding are disarmed. A civilian who left her handgun in her vehicle, to avoid breaking the law, testified later that she watched her parents slaughtered while having ample opportunity to shoot the bad guy, had she been armed. This mass murder led to a movement for concealed carry reform in Texas and (after her veto of the reform) the loss of the governor's office by Anne Richards to George W Bush....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/27/2008 10:56:09 AM | Feedback (3)
This isn't Pants Shitting Hysterics - It's Depends Shitting Hysterics But the alert Wi-Fi major in the sixth row, whom everyone knows by the nickname "Guns," is sure that the doorway figure fits the profile of a campus killer and isn't about to sit there and be murdered without a fight. Guns instantly draws his legal 9-millimeter Beretta and begins blasting away. The gunfire arouses the instincts of others in the class, and they, similarly, draw their permit-allowed weapons ranging from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2008 1:02:30 PM | Feedback (9)
This kid is so out of his league it's pathetic. Then again, he's a junior journalist, so his opinions have already been given to him. I'm putting this child in my Anti-Gun feed category. Normally I'd work at keeping the snark to a minimum, but being a journalist student I can guarantee he won't listen to logic anyway. It would interfere with his grades.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2008 9:23:13 AM | Feedback (6)
He misses the entire fucking song Kazmierczak reportedly passed the background check and wasn’t considered mentally ill to the point of being a threat under the FBI’s guidelines. In fact, most reports say the shooter was mentally ill and was taking medications. Shouldn’t taking anti-depressants like Prozac be enough to send a red flag in the system? If the state keeps track of everyone who owns a gun, don’t they also keep a database which keeps track of what medications someone is taking?...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/21/2008 12:28:55 PM | Feedback (7)
The entire push for microstamping or ammunition serialization has nothing to do with solving crime and everything to do with increasing the costs associated with manufacturing firearms and their accessories in a concerted effort to drive manufacturers out of business. So, here's my thought. If the government insists that the cost is slight and not prohibitive, then they should cover it. Each manufacturer who is forced to comply with this new scheme should be able to claim a check from the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2008 1:08:36 PM | Feedback (6)
Apparently Chaska Chief of Police Scott Knight prefers his subjects unarmed. Letter of the day: D.C. gun law repeal will make us less safe As chief of the Chaska police department, I was disappointed to learn that members of our state's congressional delegation have joined Vice President Dick Cheney in filing a U.S. Supreme Court brief urging the justices to strike down generation-old restrictions on handgun ownership in Washington, D.C. Note the immediate strawman ploy - Generation-old! I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/13/2008 10:19:59 PM | Feedback (3)
  You know my story about the Hello Kitty AR-15? Not only did Will Pafford, the author of the Alligator story remove the comment of the creator of the rifle, he removed the image and lied about his reasons Editor's Note: As per request from the company who is making the Hello Kitty rifle, we have taken down the image. David (the rifle's painter) explains " I offered the Alligator two choices, one choice was to talk with me and add some balance to this article and the other choice was to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2008 1:48:41 PM | Feedback (2)
  Painted guns resembling toys pose threat to officers By WILL PAFFORD, Alligator Writer Hello Kitty stickers are part of the latest danger to police officers nationwide. No, you read that correctly. Stickers are dangerous to police officers (apparently not to 5 year old girls who adorn every open surface with them). Stickers. Deadly stickers. Of course, they're talking about this firearm The sole purpose of these guns is to fool the observer, said Lt. Rob Koehler of GPD’s Tactical Impact...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2008 3:27:17 PM | Feedback (6)
I wonder if this guy gets paid by the "scare quotes" Just in February, another shooting on a college campus leaves three dead including the shooter; bullets riddle a city council meeting leaving six dead; five women shot to death in a retail shop as an apparent robbery goes bad and to top it off, we have a Presidential Candidate who says that the “second amendment” is as important then the “first amendment.” Without the second, you cannot secure the first. In fact, the entire constitution...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/9/2008 7:16:29 PM | Feedback (6)
Churches in Minnesota win another round on gun ban Court of Appeals: Churches can lawfully ban guns from their premises. Court agrees to exempt religious institutions from the 2005 law. In another victory for churches wanting to ban guns from their premises, the state Court of Appeals issued a 32-page decision Tuesday agreeing with the district court that religious institutions are exempt from the so-called Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2005. Exempt. Meaning they're better or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2008 7:50:55 PM | Feedback (4)
But are you aware of the sheer number of unlicensed food preparation facilities in the US? Every day, hundreds of millions of "back door restaurants" prepare and serve food without any governmental oversight!! Think about it! Your children eat at places that have no regulations on cleanliness, no standards on food preparation or handling, no available documentation of nutritional content and questionable sanitation practices. I hear some of these places even use transfats! I say it's time to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/31/2008 10:04:31 AM | Feedback (3)
Is how the "media" can continue to spout lies without bothering to fact check them “It defies common sense that a loophole in federal law lets unlicensed dealers sell firearms at gun shows without running a background check on the buyer. Our legislation would require background checks for every gun purchased at every gun show across America,” Lautenberg said in a statement. "Unlicensed dealers". That's like saying "unlicensed cooks". Anyone can cook a meal without needing a restaurant license....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/30/2008 3:55:13 PM | Feedback (4)
Except this is much, much worse. Sullivan in April 2007 touted the ATF's "outstanding relationship" with IACP-International Associations of Chiefs of Police. An organization that has been exposed by the NRA as being in the pockets of a large gun control group. Fitting enough Acting ATF Director Michael J. Sullivan was one of the Keynote Speakers at IACP's Great Lakes States Summit on Gun Violence. Sullivan also served on a panel that included gun banners Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Joyce...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/30/2008 7:31:32 AM | Feedback (1)
Odd. It wasn't too long ago that you'd find our old pal Alexander Tristan Riley trolling the gun blogs calling us names and reminding us how superior he is with his credentials. Shine a light on him and oddly, he appears to have scattered. What's wrong Alex? Afraid to continue to "fight the good fight" with us inbred, unedjumakated Neanderthals?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/28/2008 1:17:31 PM | Feedback (1)
When I read articles like this, I get tired. It reminds me how much work lays ahead of us rights activists in educating the populace regarding the truth about gun control. The hardest mountain is that I'm not on the editorial board of a major newspaper so I can't present my opinion as facts to the public. Instead, I have to network with as many people as I can in hopes of getting a few readers here and calmly, accurately, and thoroughly show how people like Maureen Downey are wrong. Ms. Downey...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/5/2008 11:51:42 AM | Feedback (5)
Uncle points to the greatest concentration of misinformation ever contained within a written article. Fisking this article would be like eating celery. It requires more energy to chew it up than you get from digestion - i.e. a losing proposition. But let's take a little stab at it, shall we? First, it is true that the assault weapons banned under the federal law that lapsed in 2004 were, like many hunting rifles, semi-automatic that is, firing a bullet with each pull of the trigger (fully...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/4/2008 9:53:45 AM | Feedback (7)
So, thanks to Instapundit linking to Say Uncle, we've gotten a lot of exposure to Cease Fire, PA and their hateful little board of directors member, Alex Riley. I'd like to take this opportunity to ensure that I'm being very clear on what the facts are versus everything else. It is a fact that Alex Riley (aka ATR & Culturologist) left fairly hateful comments here at my blog and elsewhere. It is a now "erased" fact that Alex also ran a blog called "ILoveMyDaughterMoreThanYouLoveYourGun" on...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/3/2008 8:50:58 AM | Feedback (5)
Someone in PA... Looking for stuff on a certain anti-gun bigot.. I wonder if Cease Fire has updated their board of director's page yet?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/1/2008 12:38:09 PM | Feedback (1)
For many of you out there who read gun blogs, this is going to be a little anti-climactic, but it's time we started putting the spotlight on one of the worst anti-rights individuals out there. First and foremost, let's have some up front honesty. Some of the information I am about to share with you will have to be taken on faith. If I can merge my face in with a Victoria's Secret model, I could easily fake the following screen shots. I assure you this is not the case and I would testify in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/28/2007 7:15:52 PM | Feedback (12)
It's going to get nasty here in a few days folks. I'm on vacation, spending time with my family, and just enjoying life for a few days. But when I return in earnest, I fully plan on blowing the lid off an anti-gun activist and his sock-puppetry vis-a-vis a huge strawman. I know many of my other fellow gun-bloggers are on this as well. Someone is in deep shit and is already trying to cover his tracks. Unfortunately, he left plenty of tracks here and at other blogs. Stay tuned.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/27/2007 9:22:48 PM | Feedback (5)
"Your ass being handed to you on line two". Good job Deb!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2007 1:31:39 PM | Feedback (1)
Alex Riley, formerly of "ILoveChuggingManChowderMoreThanYouLikeYourPistol" fame has decided to put himself in the spotlight by joining Cease Fire PA as a board member. Now, Alex was probably my most vicious commenter I've ever had here. Now he's gone and tried to hide his tracks by deleting his blogs (and trust me, he was a hateful, misogynistic, bigot). Alex Riley forgot that the Internet doesn't forget. Thirdpower reminds us of some of his greatest hits. Guess what Alex? When you were just a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2007 9:27:38 AM | Feedback (4)
And a filthy liar at that. I want to send as many people to the liar's page as I can. I want them to watch as we dissect his lies. I want everyone to see how he only can call names and lie to get his point across. There is no truth in what he speaks. I feel sorry for his brother who was killed in the line of duty. Not only that he lost his life but that his own brother uses his blood to dance in. Again, do not take my word for it. See it with your own eyes. Go read the liar. Read his words....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/20/2007 5:27:00 PM | Feedback (6)
Should The Public Be Able To Get The Types Of Guns We Use In Iraq? I asked this question last week of the candidates for President now campaigning in Iowa, and I think that for most of the American people [pdf] the answer is clearly “no.” You know, for a report saying 85%+ support X, there's absolutely no push to get any laws passed. Hell, the only way Cook County can pass laws is to slide them under the radar. If so many people supported such gun control, why isn't it happening Paul? Probably...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2007 7:29:06 PM | Feedback (3)
Not here... Here Last month, we reported that Akron City Council president Marco Sommerville "accidentally" carried a loaded .38-caliber through security at Akron-Canton Airport. Seems he didn't notice all those big ass signs saying "No Guns Allowed." Well, according to the police and everyone else involved in the investigation, there is no need to put scare quotes around accidentally. Here's something to help you sleep at night, sweetie - I carry so often that I've walked into places with...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2007 3:09:48 PM | Feedback (1)
Just when you thought anti-gun idiots couldn't sink any lower. Seems a particular NRAFOUREVER troll wasn't too happy about getting her comments removed at various gun blogs, so said troll starts her own blog* posing as a Illiterate Gun Owner™ linking to us instead. So far, I've received one hit from the blog, and it's from NRAFOUREVER clicking on her own links. No wonder you guys are losing! *No link. You starve trolls by ignoring them or mocking them relentlessly by exposing them.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2007 1:15:07 PM | Feedback (1)
Well, linking to Carolyn McCarthy is bound to produce PSH but ABC does nonetheless On the eve of the 14th anniversary of her husband's death at the hands of crazed gunman on a Long Island Railroad train, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy went to the house floor on December 6th to talk about another senseless shooting, this one at a mall in Omaha, Nebraska. "Yesterday's shootings was a terrible tragedy.  But unfortunately events like this happen almost every day. Every year we lose over 30,000 people to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2007 12:54:01 PM | Feedback (1)
Jeanne Assam is a hero. There is nothing I can laud upon this woman that makes what she did any greater of a feat. But I don't want to focus on her right now, I want to focus on this (from the Smallest Minority) If what I heard on the radio this afternoon is correct, there were three armed security people at the church in Colorado Springs. Only one willingly engaged the shooter, calmly walking towards him, firing the entire time. Jeanne Assam fired approximately twelve rounds, and took down...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/11/2007 11:35:45 AM | Feedback (4)
This blogger is a classic example of the Reasoned Discourse™ we've come to expect from anti-gun bigots. I found the link from Snowflakes in Hell and decided to follow it over to see what was going on. Sure enough, another undereducated (when it comes to firearms) blogger was going on about needing more gun laws. Like most anti-rights bloggers, this one "moderates" his comments. Now, many people moderate comments to prevent nasty trolls or spam. While I prefer erasing them after the fact, to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2007 11:40:50 AM | Feedback (4)
That's a great way to describe pacifists. I'm sure even parasites like Kelli~ have no problems with police officers risking their lives and using violence. I mean, why dirty your own hands when you can just pay someone $30k a year to do it for you and you get to pretend you're still holding the high ground?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/4/2007 3:59:43 PM | Feedback (4)
Nicki calls Laura Washington a 'twit'. Deservedly so, if I might add.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/3/2007 1:40:03 PM | Feedback (3)
Sez Nicki Additionally, the claim that the right to regulate firearms belongs to the states, even if the federal government is prohibited from infringing upon that right is bizarre to me as well. Does this mean that states have the right to limit free speech, stifle the press or impose any religion state legislators desire upon the people? And I won't accept the "there's no absolute right to free speech" argument either. That particular argument has been discussed and debunked numerous times....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/30/2007 7:32:25 PM | Feedback (2)
I'm talking about John Mashek and this lovely diatribe of his The Supreme Court will decide next year whether the District of Columbia can restrict handguns in a city with a big murder rate problem. Don't be surprised if the court doesn't go along with gun zealots and declare the ban unconstitutional. I'm a zealot. He's reasonable. Isn't it always like that? And how can DC have a murder rate problem if they don't have guns? Conservatives are supposed to be for states' rights. While D.C. is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2007 1:51:42 PM | Feedback (4)
Someone's been smoking their leis. Courts have ruled for more than a century that the Second Amendment allows reasonable restrictions on possession of firearms, but the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that such measures are unconstitutional. Hawaii Attorney General Mark Bennett has properly joined three other state attorneys general in asking that the Supreme Court overturn the ruling to maintain public safety. The restrictions in DC were nowhere near reasonable....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/15/2007 1:49:56 PM | Feedback (9)
Holy shit, batman. The BATF is nothing more than a clusterfuck of power hungry dipshits who's only purpose in life is to make it damn near impossible to not be a criminal. I mean, if I want to build a silencer, I need to get permission. Then anal probed, fingerprinted (again, like they don't have my $#*& fingerprints at least twice already. Talk about "efficiency"), raked over the coals by the local constable, re-probed, and possibly fingerprinted for a fourth time, just because. Then I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/14/2007 7:39:00 PM | Feedback (5)
So I had to take my wife's car to get a carwash this afternoon. Knowing it took a while to do, I took along my copy of Florida Firearms Law, Use & Ownership to read. On the cover of the book is a big scary gun. It's so scary that when I stepped out of my vehicle to give the attendant my keys and my carwash preference, he jumped back and yelped. Then he realized it was just a picture on a book, and yet still kept his distance, his eyes fixated on the cover. He nervously asked me if I was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/12/2007 7:25:00 PM | Feedback (10)
But apparently when you do it, it's more like "common sense" Update - My comment is "awaiting moderation". Part of the Reasonable Discourse™, I assume. You can't be reasonable if you don't control what's said. So here it is for posterity, just in case it goes down the memory hole. Robb Allen, on November 7th, 2007 at 12:49 pm Said: Your comment is awaiting moderation. So, the “Gun Industry” (a mysterious consortium of men sitting around in smoky rooms, I take it, or do you have specific...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2007 7:58:40 AM | Feedback (1)
Not to pick on Timothy per se, but something he said in my comments appears to be a common theme amongst gun-control advocates Our founding fathers, who had amazing foresight, could not anticipate the military power of future governments, such as our own. Got that? The Founders were both brilliant and yet still so stupid that they couldn't possibly imagine that we'd evolve or that weapons would improve. Of course, to believe this you have to buy into the false premise that the Founders wanted...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2007 9:20:03 AM | Feedback (4)
Timothy Bal has put up another post regarding gun control. I don't want to clog up his comments with a short novella, so I will post my responses to his article here. As always, I welcome any commentary. There have been many intelligent comments posted in response to my post and comments on this subject, so I will respond here to the last set of comments by Linoge, Sebastian, and R.J. I think I have an open mind on this issue. While there are times I wish I could make all the guns in civilian...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2007 2:04:38 PM | Feedback (35)
So I was reading through my Google alerts and I ran across this steaming pile of anti-rights idiocy. It was an amazing piece of gun control, replete with plenty of Bush Derangement Syndrome, dire warnings about global warming, and even something about the Illuminati taking over the World Bank or something. In short, totally nucking futs. It was so nutty I just deleted it and went on. However, one thing stuck out at me that I wanted to bring up here. Namely the blaming of the gun industry for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/30/2007 11:36:45 AM | Feedback (10)
No matter how much Hillary! and her merry band of presidential wannabes claim to support the second amendment, the Democrats are actively pushing for the banning of firearms. When these types of laws get passed, the ability for you and I to get firearms gets caught up in red tape and useless definitions ("no, you can't buy that because it has a barrel shroud"). So, this is a perfect place to post in the comments the letter you sent to your representatives. I'll post mine later. And if you don't...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/27/2007 9:59:22 AM | Feedback (0)
I could easily argue the anti-gun idiots positions better than them. I could do it without appeals to emotion. I don't think I could convince many people because it would still be based on lies and misconceptions, but I could definitely do a better job than anything the Joyce Foundation is paying gobs of money for, that's for sure.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2007 4:00:52 PM | Feedback (2)
When I read shit like this, it truly makes me fear for the path our country has taken I think it's worth acknowledging the primary functions of the law as it's used by prosecutors in DC: the gun ban is both a preventive detention statute and an intelligence-gathering tool. At one time when I was a prosecutor, we were prohibited from extending a plea offer in gun cases unless the defendant agreed to come into the office (with his attorney, of course) and be "debriefed" about his knowledge of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/25/2007 2:11:25 PM | Feedback (7)
Via Joe Huffman, we get this little juicy tidbit from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. This is their Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning 2007 Our analysis of the current stalemate in the national debate over gun control has led the Ed Fund to believe that activists must challenge the idea that guns protect freedom and democracy. And while you're at it, you should challenge the idea that babies don't really come from storks or that Santa Claus isn't real, because all of them have the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/22/2007 2:04:49 PM | Feedback (1)
It's good to see a story where adults who are in charge of our youth have such a firm grasp on reality that they can differentiate between real threats and imaginary play time. Seven-year-old Kyle Walker was suspended for one day last week by school officials in Cape May County for drawing a stick figure shooting a gun. Or not... The case is not the first in New Jersey in which students were suspended for depictions of weapons. Four kindergarten boys were suspended in 2000 for playing cops...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/21/2007 9:30:36 AM | Feedback (6)
Someone stole his "Here's Your Sign" routine  "Gun-free zone" signs soon will go up around Richmond schools, the city's latest effort to curb violence. Sign or no, it's already illegal to possess or fire guns within 1,000 feet of a school, and critics say the plan won't stop the shootings. But supporters and the City Council contend the signs are a tool in the ongoing battle to reduce homicides and will remind people toting guns that they face tougher penalties if caught. Yeah, I guess that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/18/2007 8:01:57 AM | Feedback (2)
You ain't seen nothin' Bruce handles himself well waaaaaay past the point where I'd be using phrases that would violate decency laws in 37 other countries. The willful ignorance of these people is simply astonishing. They actually believe that people who own guns walk around shooting crap left and right, putting everyone else in danger. They choose the "worst case scenario" as their rallying point and dry hump cherry picked statistics to death. I wanted to dive in, but Bruce made most of the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2007 1:57:47 PM | Feedback (6)
So I stumble across this post by a young man named Chris, and as us gunnies are wont to do, I'm trying to start a conversation. Later in this segment Beck said "guns are not bad". It is really remarkable that Beck would be allowed to go on TV and use Columbine and Virginia Tech to argue that we need MORE guns, instead of less guns. Guns have only one purpose, and that is to shoot things and kill or injure them. In Beck's twisted mind more guns would equal less violence, but Beck should tell...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/11/2007 4:49:04 PM | Feedback (10)
And from a guy who's picture online is of him holding an axe Then I realized the cop had a sidearm. There was a gun in the children's department of Barnes and Noble in Park Slope. A gun within mere yards of my son. I had one of those sudden really creepy feelings when you realize something is deeply, deeply wrong. There was a gun...in the children's department...of Barnes and Noble in Park Slope. I realized almost to my surprise that that was just NOT okay with me. I decided it was time to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/11/2007 12:17:04 PM | Feedback (14)
This is rich... “So wait,” he said sarcastically, “I’m not that kind of guy, but as soon as we get a gun I might just think, ‘Gosh, she made the omelets a little dry today, I think I’ll shoot her?” “Well,” I shrugged, “You never know.” I managed to put him off like this until we had kids -- then he finally gave up. He said now that we had kids in the house it wouldn’t make sense to have one anyway. He says we’d have to say to an intruder, “We weren’t expecting you tonight – could you give us...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2007 6:00:30 PM | Feedback (7)
But probably only because of the tone of voice In the case of the Virginia Tech rampage, a state-appointed commission of inquiry has come to the astonishing conclusion that better locks are needed on classroom doors and that troubled students should be more closely monitored. The Newark tragedy, since the killers have been identified and several turn out to be illegal immigrants, has produced renewed demands for harsher immigration regulations. Practically no one has raised any questions about...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/27/2007 9:35:24 PM | Feedback (1)
It's okay to ban handguns as long as rifles and shotguns are permitted. The D.C. Circuit, for good reason, called that argument "frivolous." "It could be similarly contended," wrote Senior Judge Laurence Silberman, "that all firearms may be banned so long as sabers were permitted." After all, D.C. does not ban home possession of knives or hatchets. Does that justify the city's handgun ban? Could publication of cookbooks be barred under the First Amendment as long as restaurant guides were...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/27/2007 1:21:44 PM | Feedback (5)
This comment cracks me up The reason gun nuts are the laughing stock of the sentient universe is that there is no more transparent intellectual dishonesty than that of pro-gun propaganda. Is it because if you were honest with everyone, you'd be forced to admit you all want guns because you're cowardly bullies consumed by crippling sexual inadequacy, and don't think anyone's life is worth more than your inconvenience? Who can blame you? That doesn't sound quite as noble as all the phony...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2007 11:40:55 AM | Feedback (12)
60,000 NRA members with an airplane? Not so bad. It would be pretty difficult to do the kind of damage that was done on Monday at Virginia Tech with a single-engine Cessna. That's even if I filled the tanks and flew it into a building -- say, the one where 60,000 NRA members are gathering in St. Louis for their annual meetings. Don't tempt me. Now, I see that as hyperbole and don't think for a minute that this guy is really suggesting killing 60,000 people. However, I have a distinct feeling...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/24/2007 8:05:45 AM | Feedback (2)
Silly me, I thought allowing a teacher to protect herself was the right idea, but alas I appear to be wrong What should she do? Easy enough...put a restraining order on her husband that will keep him away from the school. The teacher can check her gun in at the door and pick it up on the way out. Wow. Silly, silly me thinking that restraining orders don't always work. Of course, here's hoping she can even get one. And when she does, let's hope it doesn't actually fuel her ex's anger and make...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/20/2007 7:40:02 AM | Feedback (1)
Ahh, the good 'ol Brady Blog. Just when you think there's nothing to talk about, Paul comes in and blurts out some PSH and you just have to respond. Paul bleats... The Review Panel appointed by Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine recently issued its recommendations that background checks on gun purchases be strengthened and “that guns be banned on campus grounds and in all buildings…” Earlier this week, I saw a short video clip that reinforced my agreement with this position. I was on Fox &...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/14/2007 11:08:59 AM | Feedback (5)
Seems like Robyn Ringler not only can't stand to have open debate on a specific topic, but now she has to water down the subject. Of course, the reasoning is just perfect As newly posted under my photograph, I can no longer accept comments.  Reading so many abusive comments on this blog has taken its toll and I am no longer willing to undergo such [sic]harrassment. You want to see harassment Robin? Check out your buddy Alex's ("ILoveTrouserMuppetMoreThanYouLoveYourHoppe's#9") smears against...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2007 11:40:52 AM | Feedback (8)
As we are constantly told, guns are dangerous items that cannot be entrusted to the common man. Too many people get hurt via firearms to allow unfettered access to them. We require background checks and restrictions for good cause. In doing so, we protect our country. The same thing should go for journalists, authors, and newscasters. These people are supposed to be able to tell the truth with as little bias as possible. To get a story wrong puts misinformation out into the public. When the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/12/2007 7:59:06 AM | Feedback (2)
Sound impossible? It's not. We can both stop the spread of AIDS (to a fairly controllable degree) and put an end to gun violence and the spread of firearms using the same logic. First, let's talk about the guns. There are too many guns in the world, we are told. To put an end to the gun violence plaguing our communities, all we need to do is restrict their sales and have people turn in their firearms. Once the guns are off the streets, gun violence (and by extension, all violence) will lower to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/10/2007 8:32:11 AM | Feedback (4)
Got this alert a while agoFuture won't be kind to gun lovers Sept. 7, 2007 12:00 AM Sorry, Alan Korwin, but I am not a gun fan ("Guns vital to our freedom, but schools demonize them," Viewpoints, Sunday). I am also not a "small-minded, fearful bigot who thinks hiding what he hates will make everything just fine." Why is it every gun fanatic out there has to try to equate guns with freedom? Talk about your scare tactics. No guns, no freedom? I think not. Actually Tom, consider guns as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/7/2007 10:05:56 AM | Feedback (3)
One would think it was a rather simple concept The poll suggests many Canadians aren't sure about an outright handgun ban because there's a belief that criminals don't really care if handguns are legal or illegal anyway, Worden said. What? Some people believe that criminals might not follow the law yet 55% of those same people think banning guns is a good idea? What kind of fantasy land must you live in to have that even remotely make sense? "Oh, it won't work, but let's do it anyway!"
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/5/2007 11:23:39 AM | Feedback (2)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 10:02:42 PM | Feedback (5)
Paul is all gushy about installing a de-facto gun registry under the guise of "microstamping". He, of course, heads off any debate by declaring Gun lobby criticisms of microstamping sound quite familiar. About this advancement in forensic science they say that “it costs too much,” or “criminals will get around it,” or “only honest gun owners will be penalized,” or – you guessed it – “it’s a ban on guns.” We’ve heard it all before, and like before, it’s all nonsense. Actually, Paul, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 1:40:27 PM | Feedback (16)
Are drawings of things that resemble guns themselves. Chandler boy suspended for sketching gun An East Valley eighth-grader was suspended this week after he turned in homework with a sketch that school officials said resembled a gun and posed a threat to his classmates. ... Payne Junior High officials did not allow the Tribune to view the drawing. The Mostellers said the drawing did not depict blood, injuries, bullets or any human targets. They said it was just a drawing that resembled a gun....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 9:51:10 AM | Feedback (10)
Only instead of sucking blood, they want to suck away your rights. But like vampires, the gun control enthusiasts fear sunlight and their own reflections. Notice how the Brady Bunch doesn't allow comments on their blog. Notice how Robyn Ringler has to moderate the comments and doesn't allow dissent. And take my latest addition to my commenters, Alex who "loves his daughter more than you love your gun". His blog doesn't allow comments either. Yet he likes to come here and blather on about how us...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2007 7:36:03 PM | Feedback (19)
Oh, the logical knots the anti-gunners tie themselves into. Check out this Einstein level post The Newark shooting is just one more tragic example of the carnage caused with illegal guns. The shooters were legally prohibited from having guns, but found a way to get them nonetheless. How? The gun lobby will tell you criminals will always find a way, and the best we can do is lock up perpetrators after-the-fact. But Gov. Corzine knows that by giving law enforcement the tools they need to answer...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 2:50:12 PM | Feedback (1)
Seems like Ms. Robyn Ringler* is deleting my comments on her blog posts. When I brought it up that my comments seemed to have been deleted, it got deleted. It's a shame that gun control advocates can't play fair. They have to resort to lies, deception, fear-mongering, and controlling the narrative in order to push their agenda, which deep in their hearts they know to be wrong and foolhardy, but in their desire to do something, nay anything, they lash out against the one thing they have minimal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 1:10:05 PM | Feedback (16)
Gun control enthusiasts scare me. They are religious fanatics who, even while their pants are on fire, will deny the very existence of flames. Coming from the Brady Campaign or the VPC, I can understand this approach. It helps them whip the faithful into a religious fervor and donate money. But when I see average people completely ignore the facts laid out in front of them, I can't figure out what drives them. Take this for example. Here's a classic PSH article from Robyn Ringer where she...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2007 10:32:58 AM | Feedback (2)
Robyn Ringler discovers that humans make mistakes. So apparently that's a good enough reason to make more gun laws and restrict our liberty. Thank God for people like Robyn who actually enjoy micromanaging everyone else's lives or else this world could be dangerous!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 1:13:06 PM | Feedback (2)
That every link to "Where did the gun come from?" is going to require this. No. of legal gun owners in decline; no. of shooting victims on the rise I don't know what bothers me the most. The fact that they can't even realize, through their own headline, that limiting gun ownership has no effect on crime Or That they think in order to be a "legal gun owner" requires the government know you have firearms and that you have registered them (and that they propagate this lie so blatantly) "Legal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 10:03:33 AM | Feedback (4)
Yeah, this is going to work. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and top police brass have endorsed a bill that would make California the first state to require gun manufacturers to install a mechanism that would help investigators track down criminals. The bill would require all new semiautomatic handguns sold in California starting in 2010 to be equipped with "microstamping" technology. Such guns would microscopically etch their serial number, make and model on fired...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2007 9:08:01 AM | Feedback (4)
Mr. Reasoned Discourse posts a tid-bit from the top bint herself The fact is that this debate isn’t about guns at all. It’s about how we as a society relate to guns. It’s about how we buy them, sell them, store them, and use them. This makes no sense at all. It has nothing to do with guns, but then goes on to list 5 different things regarding guns? If it has nothing to do with guns, why continue to label it as gun violence, gun laws, or gun {whatever}? When we talk about gun control, what...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2007 2:16:09 PM | Feedback (3)
Laura Washington asks, "Why aren't others joining the call for gun control?" Where are our elected officials? Where are our presidential wannabes? During the last presidential election cycle, the Democrats shamelessly pandered to the deer hunters of Pennsylvania and Northern Michigan. Gun control has rarely been mentioned during the interminable slew of debates in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election. It should be a signature issue. They aren't talking about it because it's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2007 8:26:10 AM | Feedback (2)
  Chalk this one up to the "Don't Let Boys be Boys" department.   STOP THE VIOLENCE In keeping with the effort to stop the violence in our communities,Nine-o-Six Multimedia is currently asking parents of small children toget rid of their toy guns. Because toy guns kill millions of toys every year We have created a TOY GUN DROP BASKET and want kids to drop their toyguns in our basket. In exchange we will give them a FREE NON-VIOLENTTOY. Whatever it is, I hope you give me two of them. If you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2007 11:03:26 AM | Feedback (4)
See anything wrong with this article from the Times Online UK? Such a tragedy prompted new calls for increased arms controls from presidential candidates, among them Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; the issue also enjoys bi-partisan support. Nancy Pelosi, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, is an outspoken anti-firearm campaigner, insisting that US gun manufacturers and retailers be held responsible in law for gun misuse. I guess when there isn't bipartisan support and you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/5/2007 9:00:44 AM | Feedback (4)
Sebastian has pointed out a new gun control blog run by Brian Miller. For the interim, Brian is allowing comments, and like the other gun control boards, I strongly suggest you head over and let him know what you think. I am (SaaM), but I have a request for the rest of you. Let's try to keep our comments as civil as possible and avoid snark when we can. Remember that other people will read this who are not of the same mindset we are and insulting the host or his supporters (although he has less...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2007 10:22:21 AM | Feedback (8)
Hey Paul, you might shut down comments, but we can still link to your posts. Not only that, but Google searches against your stories will also bring up blogs that link to them. And for every blog post you put up, many of us rights activists will put up our own and counter your arguments with facts that we can back up. The only people you're going to be talking to now are those who believe your lies anyway. Shutting down debate will only alienate those who might otherwise take your side. Your...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/30/2007 8:17:51 PM | Feedback (3)
So it seems Paul Helmke, tired of watching his efforts demolished by truth and fact, is planning on making some changes to the way the Brady Campaign's blog works. Now, it's all very hush hush right now, but since us rights activists are so helpful in pointing out the errors in Paul's posts, I thought I'd chip in and guess at a few of the changes being made Powered by Google search technology, every instance of the word gun will be replaced with something more gentle, like puppy, flower, or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/27/2007 1:01:21 PM | Feedback (7)
I continue to believe that the best source of information regarding gun control and its follies remains The Brady Campaign Blog itself. Paul Helmke picks a single bad apple and declares the whole forest rotten in his inaptly titled "Reasoned Discourse". Paul is claiming that a single, tasteless fax illustrates how depraved us gun nuts (as they call us) are and why they can't have a reasonable discussion on the merits of gun control. Now, please, if you're on the fence about gun control, please...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/24/2007 12:54:36 PM | Feedback (3)
Apparently, Kelli~ the world's most ineffective sock-puppet doesn't like me much. Anytime I can ruffle the feathers of an anti-gun person it brings sunshine into my life. Kelli~ is right though, I don't care about her safety. That's her job and I don't need to spend any amount of my day concerning myself about it. Unlike her, though, I won't try to stop her from doing whatever she feels is adequate for her own safety. Update - Now I disgust her! I swear, she's a mole for our side. Even the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/13/2007 3:29:47 PM | Feedback (5)
The Brady Bunch decided to have a blog. And for the few posts they had comments on, there were hundreds of pro-gun bloggers who would comment and totally destroy Mr. Helmke's already-shaky reputation. After reading Say Uncle's thorough evisceration of Mr. Helmke regarding his latest post*, I ventured over to see how the commenters were reacting. Seems you have to be the "right kind" of commenter and register. I'd register, but I'm not sure I want to be associated with them. I'd be willing to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/25/2007 12:46:28 PM | Feedback (2)

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