Gun Free Zones

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It's not gun free if you get shot.
But I’m going to laugh at this against my better judgment. Antigun business goes out of his way to prevent legal gun owners from dining at his establishment. Gets a face full of armed robbery. And as Sean said They were not murdered only because the robbers did not decide to kill them. The robbers had all the power. No one could resist them. Why? Because the owner of The Pit Authentic Barbecue has banned guns in his restaurant. Therein rests the lie. Concealed weapons holders aren’t the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/20/2014 10:27:16 AM | Feedback (5)
Stealing an image from Miguel, I want to run anti-gun / anti-rights bigots noses in the mess they left on the floor. See that right there? That’s a NO GUNS ALLOWED sign that once again, failed to stop someone who didn’t give a shit about your laws, the value of life, or even their own life. It’s not just ONE sign, there’s two. And yet, someone determined to kill people simply walked right by it without even the slightest hesitation. They didn’t see the sign and think “Crap, I can’t kill...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2014 9:23:57 AM | Feedback (35)
Chicago’s ban on purchasing handguns goes against it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/7/2014 6:59:35 AM | Feedback (0)
Tomorrow I will chaperone my daughter’s classroom to the local aquarium. If I were to go armed, I would be breaking the law. If I didn’t tell the school I’d chaperone, I’d be legal to show up at the aquarium well heeled and walk around with my kid. The only thing that changes is the fact I said I’d volunteer to help. Think about it. I can legally walk around kids at the aquarium, carrying a concealed weapon, posing no threat or harm to them – In fact, as a responsible and concerned parent, I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/11/2013 8:48:47 AM | Feedback (6)
Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in botched robbery. How can that be? Guns are illegal in the UK, and it’s an island, and they’re so modern and cultured and whatnot! The best course of action is to make guns double-plus-unlegal!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/19/2013 9:05:06 AM | Feedback (1)
Said it was from a private school in Arkansas. That sign is much more effective than one that says “No Guns Allowed”. Update – It be real and all And from here School administrator Perry Black told Fox News the “purpose of the sign is to prevent us from ever having to use any kind of force.” “We have a moral obligation to protect those children in our care and we’re dedicated to doing that with whatever means are necessary,” he said. “I’d rather be in the news for having a sign than having a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2013 7:47:59 PM | Feedback (27)
And politicians feel they don’t need to extend Gun Free Zones to themselves If you were to take a lecture from Bill Clinton on marital fidelity, followed by a two hour Power Point presentation from Quintin Tarantino entitled “How to Prevent the Coarsening of Popular Culture Via Cinema”, you would still not reach 1/10000th the hypocrisy of politicians saying your children are better served by gun free zones while they are not. They know damned well that having armed people nearby acts as a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2013 9:06:07 AM | Feedback (5)
However, it is completely accurate
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2013 9:39:30 AM | Feedback (1)
You children go to school every day and are placed within arm’s reach of some of the most dangerous killers known to man – School teachers. These bloodthirsty killers are one dangling participle away from murdering young kids. The stress of the job can cause them to snap at any minute. This is why teachers cannot be trusted with guns and why we declare their work areas ‘Gun Free’. However, even though people recognize these cold blooded murderers for what they are and deny them firearms to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/4/2013 9:41:35 AM | Feedback (4)
A professor decides to be ‘brave’ and offend Christians by having a class stomp on depictions of Jesus. Turns out, that doesn’t make a lot of people happy. The school decides to save face by claiming they’re putting him on suspension because they cannot guarantee his safety! To which a commenter replies I don't get it. The safest place for him to be would be on the college campus. It's a gun free zone, isn't it? We laugh, but sadly there are millions of people who do not get the irony and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2013 2:45:16 PM | Feedback (6)
College campus has someone filming some show. Student mistakes monopod for a fully automatic Glock AK-74 with hip-spray adapter. Calls cops, panic ensues, everything eventually gets back to normal… sheep return to the pasture to graze. Seriously. Read the comments. These are our future ‘leaders’ with brilliant insights such as The fact that it took 20 minutes for the alert to be sent out AFTER I first heard about it when I was near by is ridiculous. And the fact that I personally (along with...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2013 1:48:27 PM | Feedback (6)
The Gun (and IED) Free Zone force field generator was faulty The University of Central Florida in Orlando canceled some of its classes on Monday after police responding to a 911 call found improvised explosive devices in a dorm room and a man dead in an apparent suicide. A school official said that a fire alarm went off in the Tower 1 residence hall at approximately 12:20 a.m. Monday. As firefighters were en route, police received a 911 call reporting a man with a gun. Can. Not. Happen. Guns...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/18/2013 10:06:16 AM | Feedback (3)
Ever wanted to know if some place you are going is a “Gun Free Zone”? There’s an app for that. So far, it’s been pretty decent. There are a few UI issues I have, but it does work as I generally expect. Of course, the data is sparse especially in my area, but the more people who use it, I’m sure the data will become much better.  Crowd sourcing is a good idea for something like this. I’d like to see some sort of indicator saying a place is “Gun Friendly” vs “Gun Neutral” since I generally...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/18/2013 9:22:56 AM | Feedback (4)
I understand that after a well televised school shooting there’s a heightened sense for some other nutbag to go try to ‘one up’ things, so I get the heightened presence of cops at schools for the interim until the 24 hour news cycle finds another pool of blood to splash around in. The chances are probably statistically nil that another shooting is going to happen exactly where a cop is, but it makes people feel better, and that’s what counts right? Because we aren’t really concerned if our kids...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 8:53:57 AM | Feedback (5)
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)
But when a good guy has a gun and is where they need to be, don’t expect national coverage. School resource office, beat cop, teacher, parent. I don’t care who has the tools, what those tools are, or where they carry them so long as they are willing to use them in defense of our children, even if it means putting their lives in danger. Carolyn Gudger, the school resource officer, drew her gun, then shielded the principal’s body with her own. God bless her. She chased the gunman in order to get...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2013 11:01:46 AM | Feedback (6)
Cat used to smuggle contraband into prison RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A cat carrying a saw and a mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a memory card, batteries and a phone charger. The cat, of course, stopped when it saw the signs...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/7/2013 12:57:56 PM | Feedback (0)
If gun free zones make our children safer, then why do politicians have protection details?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/31/2012 1:20:23 PM | Feedback (5)
On a Facebook thread, there’s a discussion regarding “No Loaded Weapons” signs on the doors of one of the largest gun shops here in Florida. Underneath is fine print that says “We respect the rights of CCW holders. Please keep it concealed” which covers all their bases. Granted, that fine print didn’t always used to be there and I think that’s where the griping comes in. I understand that there is a big concern in a gun store with people continually handling guns and that the goal is to do the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/28/2012 9:11:35 AM | Feedback (14)
It’s illegal to carry a gun into a church in Georgia. How is it then that I’m reading there was a shooting in a church in Georgia? Authorities in Georgia say at least one person was injured Wednesday morning when a man dressed in a suit opened fire inside a church in Fulton County, Ga., My FoxAtlanta.com reported. The shooting occurred inside World Changers International Park and the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, the report said. Maybe Georgia needs to make Guns In Churches even more...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/24/2012 12:16:14 PM | Feedback (4)
We keep being told that gun control lowers the number of murders since the absence of guns means ‘heat of the moment’ killings will all but disappear or something. Chicago continues to prove that this is not a reality based view. Culture is way more important to crime than available tools. But attacking a culture is politically upsetting to many because it puts a spotlight on the lie that all cultures are equal. And of course, Frankenfeinstein wants a new “Assault Weapons Ban”. I’m more than...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/6/2012 10:29:00 AM | Feedback (2)
This never happens Bonham Academy on St. Mary's Street. Teresa Barron, 38, had just dropped off her child at the school when the child's father showed up, and the two got into an argument. The child's father, 38-year-old Roberto Barron allegedly then stabbed the woman several times in the upper body and neck area. Police say a bystander who happened to be a concealed handgun license holder pulled his weapon and ordered Barron to drop the knife. Barron surrendered and was taken into custody by...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2012 1:11:25 PM | Feedback (19)
  The Unpossible happens Nineteen people were shot in attacks across the South and West sides between about 5:20 p.m. Thursday and 1:30 a.m. Friday - including 13 people during a single 30-minute period - according to the Chicago Police Department. This can’t happen. Chicago has strict gun control.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2012 9:21:10 AM | Feedback (8)
If the Jews simply had posted “No Nazis Allowed” signs on their doors. What’s sad is that 99.9% of intelligent people understand that such signs would not have been effective, yet many still cling to the belief that such signs are effective. They’re not.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2012 1:44:02 PM | Feedback (4)
It’s frustrating trying to explain why “No Guns Allowed” signs are not only ineffective, but counterproductive to people who have differing first principles than you do. When you explain that the law abiding will disarm voluntarily but criminals and the crazies won’t they just don’t seem to comprehend why that’s a problem. You can expend hours on the topic and that pig’ll be no more closer to whistlin’ Dixie that it was the day before.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/1/2012 8:43:23 AM | Feedback (17)
At St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, the entrance has a dark red sign (sooooo easy to read…. *eye roll*) that says Absolutely No Weapons Permitted. I was concerned because practically every person who was in the hospital was armed to the teeth. The nurses carried sharp scissors and pens that could stab. There were scalpels. The sheer amount of poisons just sitting around were scary. The chairs were not bolted to the floor, making them bludgeons you can sit on. People were allowed to walk...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/18/2012 8:39:46 AM | Feedback (10)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/17/2012 9:51:54 AM | Feedback (1)
Although I’m still trying to figure out how she was robbed at gunpoint A University of Florida student was robbed of her purse at gunpoint early Friday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department. No one was injured during the holdup. The mugger was thankfully safe from any sort of counter attack from his victims. When reached for comment, the Brady Campaign said they would not consider lighting a candle for the women because they were not ‘truly victims of gun violence’.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/16/2012 10:11:19 AM | Feedback (3)
Or in this case, the many knifed man This is the astonishing moment a crazed attacker stormed into a supermarket armed with an arsenal of knives including a hockey stick with a blade on the end. David Millington, 37, then launched an attack on a security guard at a Morrisons in Wolverhampton over a grudge he had held since he was seven years old. He went to the supermarket wearing a tool belt that contained kitchen knives and a makeshift shield, the city's crown court heard. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2012 9:12:07 AM | Feedback (13)
But hey, that's a lot better than last time!  At 12:16pm the Virginia State Police responded to the shooting of a police officer on the Virginia Tech Campus. Just before 12:30 pm VT Police were notified by a witness that one of their police officers had been shot on campus.  VT police officers were dispatched to the scene of the shooting at that time. At 12:36 pm, VT Police dispatchers finally issued its first alert  which went out by text messages, e-mail, Twitter, and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2011 8:28:25 AM | Feedback (10)
My wife and I have quite a few items from Ikea in the house. Their Expedit shelves are handy, inexpensive, and decent enough looking that we’ve got several of ‘em in a few rooms. I’ve learned over the years that shelves and storage space is king, and the more places you have to shove stuff, the less it ends up on the floor. Over the holiday, my wife wanted me to pick up another set with the desk attachment for the girls, so I did. Of course, at the foot of the door there’s a gun-busters sign...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/28/2011 10:08:32 AM | Feedback (11)
What is it with the magical force field not working these days? I mean, really, how does someone take a shotgun across that invisible barrier? Luckily this guy decided to shoot up an empty school to get some well deserved attention. What if he had decided that getting arrested wasn’t enough and waited until the school was full of children? Glad to know that the teachers would be disarmed by law unable to do anything except watch their students get slaughtered.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/24/2011 4:20:21 PM | Feedback (2)
Armed robbery on the FSU campus? That’s unpossible! Guns are illegal on a campus On October 22, 2011 at about 10:50pm, an armed robbery occurred on Academic Way near the Business Building on the north end of campus. A male and a female where walking together when they were approached by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded the victim's belongings and fled south from the area. Police did an immediate search of the area, but the suspects had already fled....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/24/2011 11:50:47 AM | Feedback (1)
Took the family to Sea World yesterday. It was iMac’s first time so I took the day off. Got rained on something fierce, but they had a good time nonetheless. However, when we first entered park, the ‘security’ drones had to inspect our bags. We carry a backpack with necessities like a few granola bars, a towel, etc so we unzipped the main compartment and the old fart put a dowel in there for 1/1000th of a second then waved us on. Until he noticed the clip of my 5.11 knife. That was a no-go! ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/30/2011 11:12:24 AM | Feedback (11)
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)
That’s Hawaiian for “Unpossible!” PEARL CITY, Hawaii -- A loaded handgun brought to a Hawaii middle school by a student was fired on campus before school started on Monday, narrowly missing one student and leaving another with minor injuries, police said. Couldn’t have happened. Schools are Gun Free Zones. There’s a magical force field around schools that prevent law abiding citizens from bringing in firearms. It would seem that somehow, that force field doesn’t work on those who...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2011 8:42:13 AM | Feedback (6)
Sean There’s even a sign on the door that tells you not to bring weapons into the bank. Are those signs defective? Or do they only apply to law abiding citizens? Emphasis mine. It is kind of odd how those signs don’t seem to stop anyone but those who are law abiding enough to follow signs. Odd how that works, eh?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/19/2011 7:35:10 AM | Feedback (1)
How in the hell did one man manage to walk through the Gun-Free force-field that surrounds colleges AND get by a restraining order? IT CAN’T HAPPEN!!!! Thankfully, the rest of the student body was disarmed and vulnerable, otherwise they may have been able to defend themselves.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/7/2011 11:10:15 AM | Feedback (4)
Apparently never. Glock 22? A gun! Photograph of a Glock 22? A gun! T-Shirt with the Glock Logo on it? A gun! Pointing a finger at someone? A gun! Stick figure showing someone being squirted with a water hose? A gun! A pen, bent and modified to look like an item with the word ‘gun’ in it? A gun! What kind of sick society allows mere images, illustrations, or a word to equate to something it’s most definitely not? In this instance, the school is claiming that the pen taped up and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2011 11:13:47 AM | Feedback (5)
The magical gun-free-zone shield that surrounds a court house ran out of Tinkerbell Dander Authorities in North Dakota say a man who had just been convicted of two felonies for allegedly molesting a young girl pulled a gun in a courtroom. They just don’t make quality gun-free-zone force field generators any more.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2011 9:57:32 AM | Feedback (5)
In  Orland Park, IL a man without a firearms license shoots and kills a robber. IIRC, it’s illegal to have a gun in IL without proper licensure, so how can the man, who only had the gun for a moment after he took it off the robber, not face jail time? MJ Mollenhour asks the question too and it’s a damned fine question. If this man is let go because he acted in self defense, then what is the legal amount of time you’re allowed to physically hold a gun without a license in IL and how does...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/6/2011 1:34:59 PM | Feedback (2)
That wasn’t. Luckily, no adults were armed or the shooter may have had to think twice. Questions to the anti’s – Why didn’t this man obey the “no guns” rule? Would you say that gun free zones have lowered the number of shootings? If so, can you provide statistical data to back up your assertion? Finally, why should I, as a law abiding citizen, be stripped of my right of self defense simply because I’ve crossed an imaginary boundary? I’m armed around children all the time at parks,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/5/2011 3:52:03 PM | Feedback (5)
Turns out the nut who offed himself after shooting up a school board meeting was a convicted felon. State prison records show Duke was charged in October 1999 with aggravated stalking, shooting or throwing a missile into a building or vehicle and obstructing justice. He was convicted and sentenced in January 2000 to five years in prison but was released in January 2004. One, it’s impossible to get a gun into a ‘gun free zone’. Two, the Brady Background Annoyance Check prevents...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2010 8:23:52 AM | Feedback (8)
Let’s say I’m at a school board meeting. Because it’s a school function, I’m disarmed because there is absolutely no reason to have a gun on my person and I’m a law abiding citizen. Should I die because I’m law abiding? Reporter Nadeen Yanes told her station that he then pulled a handgun and started talking. School Board member Ginger Littleton struck the gunman with her purse and he pushed her to the ground and started firing randomly. This guy was assured that none of his victims...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2010 4:16:11 PM | Feedback (8)
Schools are gun free zones, yet some kids managed to bring them in anyway. One can only assume these underage children were able to purchase these guns using the gun show loophole where it’s legal to sell to felons, minors, and the Undead. I’m still curious to know how they got the firearms through the magical force field that surrounds all schools. Maybe the signs weren’t big enough? Hat Tip Say Uncle
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2010 10:14:41 AM | Feedback (4)
John from No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money sends me this wonderful news The Bonidys live in a rural area of Colorado that doesn't have home mail delivery. Because of that, the local post office in Avon, Colorado provides the residents of the area with a post office box at no charge. While they both have Colorado concealed carry permits and regularly carry, the Bonidys cannot carry concealed or openly when picking up their mail. They even can't leave their firearms locked in their car as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/6/2010 8:52:27 AM | Feedback (7)
Why doesn't the news industry report it as a 'knife attack'? Yet some emo dipshit goes and fires a few rounds into the dirt before offing himself, and it's a 'shooting'? I don't get it. I am glad that this guy decided to only take himself out and not a bunch of other college students with him. I'm curious to know how he got around the 'No Guns' signs and policy that the college had. I mean, there's no physical way known to man to bypass those rules. Maybe if they made the rules stronger or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/28/2010 1:14:28 PM | Feedback (3)
Breitbart Warning in effect. Westside killer denied handgun permit An application for a concealed handgun permit filed by one of the shooters in 1998's Westside Middle School Massacre in Jonesboro has been denied by the Arkansas State Police, citing the objections of the Sharp County sheriff and at least one answer on the application that appears to be false. For those not in the know, here's a rundown of the Westside Middle School Massacre The following morning, the boys drove in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/28/2010 9:38:55 AM | Feedback (13)
What's the difference between a hunting rifle and a high powered sniper rifle? The target "Then he turned round and stared at me and he just had this absolutely huge sniper rifle. It was almost touching the floor, with a massive scope," he told the BBC. He thought it must be a toy, until Bird, 20 feet away, jumped into the car and drove off. This is from the shootings I mentioned yesterday. Notice the wording of the sheep, notice how a complete lack of knowledge about firearms...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/3/2010 8:29:22 AM | Feedback (0)
Shaking his head that people believe in fairytales like gun control LONDON -- A taxi driver described as quiet but friendly went on a shooting spree across a picturesque rural area of northwestern England on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 25 before apparently turning the gun on himself. Wait? In ENGLAND? Don't they have strict gun control? That would make a mass shooting… We hear it all the time by the anti-gun forces any time there's a mass shooting that had we...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/2/2010 11:52:36 AM | Feedback (7)
The target JEFFERSON COUNTY - Two students were shot at a middle school on Tuesday afternoon before teachers tackled a man with a high-powered rifle outside of the school. Authorities say the man is in custody, and one of the students is now in critical condition. Now, that must have been one of those high powered, semi-automatic assault rifles the Bradys collectively wet themselves over all the time, right? Authorities say Eastwood used a bolt-action, high-powered rifle. Ooh. Guess...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/24/2010 10:22:44 AM | Feedback (5)
Colorado State University votes to make guns on campus illegal, even if you're a CCW holder The Colorado State University Board of Governors voted unanimously Tuesday to place students at both of its campuses in harm’s way with a sweeping weapons ban law-abiding citizens will obey and criminals will ignore. Larimer County Sheriff James Alderden, outraged by the ban, told The Gazette’s opinion department he will undermine it in the interest of student safety. … “I have told the CSU..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/24/2010 9:29:13 AM | Feedback (4)
London gun crime rises as shootings nearly double Teenage boys with cheap guns involved in 'respect shootings' to blame for increase, say experts … They reveal that the number of actual shootings has almost doubled from 123 to 236 in the last six months compared with the same period last year, a rise of 91.8%. Serious firearms offences have risen by 47% across the capital. But guns are, for all intents and purposes, banned in England Those working at local level in the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/4/2009 8:23:56 AM | Feedback (2)
She's not going to do it gently Kevin regales us with tales from across the pond in Gun Free England where they now are having to use military like squads with fully automatic weaponry to patrol certain areas due to the amazingly high gun crime. Unfortunately, even with mounds of proof that disarming the citizenry does nothing to curb crime, the anti-gunners here in the states are still chomping at the bit to push for more useless laws. They are immune to logic, apparently. Of course, we...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2009 8:17:33 AM | Feedback (6)
So, I finally used up my free ticket to Universal Studios yesterday. Rode a few coasters but had to be extra careful with my neck, which made them not quite as fun as they used to be (holding you head really, really still while riding makes one a bit dizzier than if you just bobbled around). However, in order to walk into the joint, the 'security' has to use a stick to look through baggage. I was in cargo shorts which I could have easily packed in 6 magazines, a 1911, and a P3AT and no one...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2009 9:38:41 AM | Feedback (8)
A shooting in a gun free zone? I thought the magical hope-field would keep those kinds of things out?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/8/2009 11:44:35 AM | Feedback (1)
Say Uncle has a great idea It occurs to me that the guns in restaurants bill in Tennessee has created a marketing issue for local restaurateurs. On one hand, they can ostracize gun owners and cater to folks who, for some reason, fear inanimate objects. Cater to us gun nuts. Or remain silent, a de facto cater to gun nuts. There is another option. The could put up a sign (that doesn’t comply with the law) that says something to the effect of No Illegal Guns or No Unlawful Carrying of Firearms...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/1/2009 10:12:08 AM | Feedback (0)
Sherriff Greg White speaking about armed civilians faring better in hit potential than police and why they should be allowed to be armed on a college campus. Let that sink in for a minute. Never mind, don't let that sink in, let that STAIN your thinking. Hat tip Clayton Cramer
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2009 1:26:31 PM | Feedback (0)
A broad daylight robbery using those guns you can't legally own. I mean, if criminals can't be bothered to obey the gun laws, what does that say for a society? Frankly, they should disarm their citizenry and that'll stop these shenanigans. Notice the sheep walking around? How about that old lady who couldn't run and just sat there instead? They're so much safer without guns, aren't they?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/5/2009 1:02:01 PM | Feedback (1)
Because I'm totally confused as to how this could have happened. Girl, 17, shot by stepfather who then turned gun on himself A teenage girl is seriously ill in hospital in Lincolnshire after she was shot by her stepfather who then took his own life by turning the gun on himself. Would someone please explain how in a land full of gun laws and rights violations deemed necessary to protect the populace have something like this happen? Maybe they can also explain why England is now...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/5/2009 7:52:43 AM | Feedback (2)
I've dealt with Lloyd before. He has the standard talking points for a Flat Earther and wonders if we need guns in churches. He should ask Jeanne Assam if she needed hers, I guess. Now, Lloyd writes in a bit of tongue in cheek style (the dude wrote scripts for Frasier!!!!), so much of what he writes should be filtered through that lens. I know I write sarcastically, so that doesn't automatically rate dismissal. Lloyd's logical flaw, however, is that gun = violence. Automatically. There...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2009 9:28:58 AM | Feedback (1)
How could this happen? I thought the UK was gun free? Gun house attack 'third in month' A couple who escaped injury in a gun attack on their Ballymena home on Monday night say it is the third time they have been targeted in a month. Up to three shots were fired through the living room window of the house in the Rossdale area just after midnight. When will these thugs realize that gun free means GUN FREE???
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/30/2009 1:44:27 PM | Feedback (2)
Shotguns. Easily made from common materials found in a prison. Tell me exactly how forbidding me to own a firearm, making me wait 3 days, requiring licensing, or limiting what I can own that would have prevented this? Hat Tip Mad Rocket Scientist
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/26/2009 5:07:50 PM | Feedback (1)
There is no way you can bring a firearm into a Gun Free Zone A gunman shot and killed a prominent Iowa high school football coach in the school’s weight room early Wednesday and was taken into custody shortly afterward, authorities said. The gunman shot Aplington-Parkersburg High School coach Ed Thomas at about 8 a.m. with about 50 students in the school, including several in the weight room at the time. School was not in session, and no one else was injured. Now, here's a thought...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/24/2009 12:50:09 PM | Feedback (3)
But if the petty tyrants get their way, illegal to boot. The town council discussed an ordinance that would ban stun guns at Tuesday night's meeting. Councilman Joe Hall says businesses making bank runs with large amounts of cash could carry stun guns as a form of protection, instead of hand guns. If approved, the ordinance would ban instruments capable of temporarily incapacitating with the discharge of an electrical current. Can't carry a real gun. Can't carry a capacitor. No...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/10/2009 1:22:01 PM | Feedback (3)
Dear Arizona residents. Did you happen to notice the wailing and gnashing of teeth from Tennessee about the guns in restaurants that serve alcohol? You're about to get the same thing Ariz. Senate considers allowing guns near alcohol PHOENIX - Hoping for better luck with a Republican governor, gun rights advocates are pushing a bill vetoed by former Gov. Janet Napolitano that would allow concealed weapons in Arizona restaurants that sell alcohol. The bill, which passed a Senate panel...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2009 11:32:02 AM | Feedback (5)
Did you know that tomatoes were once considered poisonous? Up until the end of the eighteenth century, physicians warned against eating tomatoes, fearing they caused not only appendicitis but also stomach cancer from tomato skins adhering to the lining of the stomach. To prove they weren't, a Colonel ate an entire basket of tomatoes in front of a crowd of people As the story is told, it was Colonel Johnson who on September 26, 1820 once and for all proved tomatoes non-poisonous and...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2009 9:56:41 AM | Feedback (15)
So, a pastor is calling for an open carry event at his church in Ky. According to his words "This is for anybody that believes in second amendment rights. And that is the buttress to first amendment rights," said Pagano. Sounds great until you get to the details People can come into the church wearing their gun as long as the weapon is unloaded and in a secure holster. Sorry pastor, but this is nothing short of a publicity stunt then. You are telling the world that you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/5/2009 9:37:58 AM | Feedback (9)
Why can't people understand the meaning of GUN FREE ZONE???? PHILADELPHIA - A US Airways employee and a passenger boarding a flight to Phoenix are being questioned after authorities at Philadelphia International Airport found a handgun on the plane. The TSA prevents any dangerous items from being brought onto airplanes - items like guns, knives, box cutters, and shampoo in bottles greater than 3oz. – as well as preventing dangerous individuals like the elderly in wheelchairs or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/4/2009 1:37:13 PM | Feedback (8)
What's the difference between a "No Guns Allowed" sign and this? When you get down to it, a sign asking a bad guy not to do something bad is stupid, regardless if you're asking them to not bring in their guns or to not rob the place. But stupid people require stupid solutions I guess.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/4/2009 9:20:09 AM | Feedback (2)
8th grader brings handgun to school Kim Cochran, a Foresthill resident whose daughter attends the elementary school in town, said she was surprised to hear of a gun on campus. “We moved from Antioch where you have kids who come to school with a gun and you have to watch out for that,” Cochran said. “We moved the kids here to be away from that. We’ve lived her a long time and when I heard about this I thought, ‘wow, not in my town. Things like that don’t happen.’” Apparently, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 12:38:21 PM | Feedback (3)
Dave Kopel's article is very important for people who wish to only visit places where guns are only in the hands of criminals and thugs.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2009 12:28:10 PM | Feedback (1)
In Gun-Free Chicago, at a memorial for a gangster thug choir boy who was shot, several people were… shot. The unpossibilities are endless here. It's illegal to shoot people without cause. It's illegal to have a gun in Chicago. Gangsters are prohibited from possessing firearms. Maybe if we made it harder for you and me to get guns, this wouldn't happen!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 8:37:31 AM | Feedback (1)
Linoge discusses a rather nasty bout of hoplophobia in Knoxville Apparently some control freaks in the Knoxville governmental structure are against law-abiding citizens being able to legally defend themselves in city parks: Joe Walsh, the city of Knoxville’s parks and recreation director, and Doug Bataille, the county’s parks chief, cited many of the same reasons for opposing the bill. “We have confrontations all the time between players, parents and umpires,” Walsh said. “Things...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 10:12:48 AM | Feedback (4)
Police say gun at school was stolen MONROE, Wis. - Investigators say a shotgun brought to Monroe High School by a 16-year-old student was stolen. Can't be true - Everyone knows kids get their firearms through gun shows! So, let's go through the list here again, shall we? Theft? Illegal… Bringing a firearm into a 'Gun Free Zone'? Illegal… Possession by a minor? Illegal… Best course of action? SHUT DOWN THE GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE AND PUNISH THE LAW ABIDING!!!!!!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 9:26:08 AM | Feedback (1)
How can it be a gun free zone if you bring a gun into it? ANDERSON, Ind. - Police say an Anderson city councilman was found with a loaded gun in his cell at the Madison County Jail after he was arrested on a drunken driving charge. I guess the sign wasn't large enough.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/1/2009 1:57:28 PM | Feedback (1)
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)
Apparently, the sluggish economy has made the harvesting of fairy-farts and unicorn dander difficult since it would appear the magic force field that surrounds schools, making them Gun Free, are failing. The Tennessean reported Monday that 10 guns were found since last August, compared to five found in the 2007-2008 school year. In the past five years, 47 weapons have been confiscated on school grounds. Let me say this clearly, loudly, and all in caps so that everyone will finally get it....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/16/2009 1:07:27 PM | Feedback (0)
From a previous post, Fred gives me a link to his website regarding the German gun laws A firearms ownership license (Waffenbesitzkarte) must be obtained before a weapon can be purchased. Owners of multiple firearms need separate ownership licenses for every single firearm they own. It entitles owners to purchase firearms and handle them on their own property and any private property with property owner consent. On public premises, a licensed firearm must be transported unloaded and in a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/12/2009 4:39:39 PM | Feedback (1)
No time to say it. However, I will say this – Germany, with its uber-restrictive gun laws, still had a mass shooting. They require licensing, registration, a provable need to own a firearm, etc. and still had a shooting. Maybe if they had made it more illegaller or something?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/12/2009 1:56:31 PM | Feedback (1)
From Thirdpower, I saw this article MARYVILLE, Ill. (March 8) -- A gunman walked down the aisle of a church during a Sunday service and killed the pastor, then stabbed himself and slashed two other people as congregants wrestled him to the ground, authorities said. The man walked into the sprawling red brick First Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. and briefly spoke with The Rev. Fred Winters before pulling out a .45-caliber handgun and shooting Winters once in the chest, said...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/8/2009 10:06:31 PM | Feedback (6)
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)
Not one, but TWO unpossibilities in one day Gun goes off in York Tech class; student arrested A York Technical College student faces charges after police say a gun he was carrying in his pocket discharged during class. and Teens Arrested; Gun Found In School Restroom WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Police have charged two teenagers after a gun was found in a Woodstock High School restroom, causing the lockdown of three schools Thursday. The lockdown was later lifted on Woodstock High School,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/5/2009 3:24:51 PM | Feedback (3)
What part of "Gun Free Zone" did this guy not understand? LANCASTER, Calif.—An auto theft suspect with a handgun concealed under a back brace opened fire in the Lancaster sheriff's station jail booking area. There are so many holes in this story it's hard to being. This guy probably didn't have a Concealed Weapons Permit, so it would be illegal for him to hide a weapon on his person and if there's one thing I've learned in life, it's that criminals will obey laws if you just...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/4/2009 3:02:59 PM | Feedback (3)
I know I'm a hypocrite since I have a CCW and you shouldn't have to license a right, but that’s a battle for another day. Things being what they are, and for the point of this discussion, here in Florida you must apply for a Carries Concealed Weapon permit in order to have a concealed weapon on your person. Criminals are exempt from this licensing scheme, which is odd since that's supposed to be the point of licensing or something, but I digress. Via Uncle, it appears Florida can't keep up...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2009 10:22:42 AM | Feedback (9)
This cannot happen SAN FRANCISCO—A new school safety survey shows nearly 900 San Francisco middle and high school students carried a gun to school at least once last year. What part of GUN FREE ZONE don't these kids understand????? Don't make me come down there and make it more illegaler or increase the size of the signs because then you'd really be close to possibly getting in trouble!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/13/2009 7:27:46 AM | Feedback (3)
Oh, look, holy PSH! Rev. Jim Freeman is interim pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church of Pine Bluff. House Bill 1237, which is before the Arkansas legislature, would remove churches and other places of worship from the list of prohibited places for a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun. Congregations wishing to opt out would have to post a notice in plain sight. Proponents of the bill point to cases in recent years where worshippers have been attacked or killed while on the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/12/2009 11:31:04 AM | Feedback (12)
What happens to a neutered society when just the thought of someone possibly having the means to defend themselves arises? You shut down an entire mall That was one scene from a tense but ultimately incident-free afternoon at one of the nation's biggest malls. At about 11:20 a.m., a shopper in the parking lot called police to report two suspicious men heading inside. One of them, the caller said, appeared to have a pistol tucked under his jacket. Every single time I go to the local mall, I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/27/2009 9:18:35 AM | Feedback (9)
Got an email alert about allowing guns on campuses. Look at this brilliant piece of trickery According to a study done by the Harvard School of Public Health, "The public believes that increased gun carrying by others reduces rather than increases their safety. Overwhelmingly, the public believes that in many venues gun carrying should be prohibited." Notice the study didn't say "Increased gun carrying reduces safety", it said the public believes. Doesn't make it so, and this is a sly job of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/26/2009 6:48:16 PM | Feedback (3)
 You and me? Not so much TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman thinks allowing prosecutors to carry concealed guns in county courthouses could give them an added measure of protection if they ever needed it. So, what super-human powers do prosecutors have that us ordinary humans don't that will allow them to not turn into homicidal maniacs that end up shooting the judge because they lost the case or members of the jury for not declaring "GUILTY!!!!" with enough...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/22/2009 8:46:31 PM | Feedback (5)
Yet another gun in a gun free zone (Memphis, TN 1/15/2009) LeMoyne-Owen College is on lockdown after a robbery during class. A student tells us a man with a wig walked into a class on campus with a gun and demanded purses and wallets. 18 students were in class at the time. I'm at a loss. Being a school, I'm sure the threat of increased punishment and the force-field should keep guns out. Maybe criminals aren't affected by supernatural gun-free forces. Thank Gaia nobody was armed, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/15/2009 7:58:42 PM | Feedback (3)
Let's play a game, shall we? I'm going to show you a sign, and I want you to make your best guess at what happened based solely on just a fragment of the picture. Ready? Ok, here's a crop of the picture What do you think happened at this place? That's right, there was a shooting! The magic sign apparently had run out of fairy dust and unicorn dander thus somehow failing to prevent a goblin from ignoring the sign, entering with a handgun, and shooting the clerk to death. While empty on fairy...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/15/2009 1:47:11 PM | Feedback (11)
Here's a heartwarming tale of SWAT being called out to harass provide safety for law abiding citizens who have the temerity to practice being free men and women At the board meeting today, Orange County deputies searched gun-rights supporters, especially those wearing CCW buttons, according to those who attended the meeting. Although Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she would let the permits expire rather than revoke them, her real disdain for freedom is shown by the presence of the SWAT team and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/14/2009 11:39:25 AM | Feedback (5)
Imagine someone finding a crème brûlée torch. Now, imagine that person realized the torch was filled to the top with lighter fluid. Now, imagine that person is a reporter and writes up an article and screams there was a "fully loaded flame thrower" found. This is just as bad In a city where there are too many illegal guns comes the story of one weapon that's truly frightening - and it was apparently ready to be used. Toronto Police have recovered what they at first believed to be a fully...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/7/2009 10:32:19 AM | Feedback (8)
Georgia's Lieutenant Governor is a little unclear of a concept Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Monday shot down plans one lawmaker has to expand the places gun owners in Georgia may legally carry concealed weapons. Cagle, speaking with reporters at his Capitol office, said he had “no appetite” to revisit the concealed carry law. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) has been considering a bill that would expand the places where guns would be allowed. The current law bans weapons at places the public...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/5/2009 8:38:26 PM | Feedback (5)
So, today I had to drop by the post office to pick up some certified mail that I had missed yesterday. Going to the post office generally gets my blood pressure up. You see, if I were to be pissy about my rights and fail to disarm before stepping across the threshold, I turn into a felon. No crime. No harm against another. No added danger to anyone. Still, Post Offices are places where you are not allowed to protect yourself using the most efficient tools and if you carry your gun in there, you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/3/2009 7:50:42 PM | Feedback (2)
Boy Charged With Having Gun At Hillsborough High TAMPA - A 15-year-old boy brought a .45-caliber handgun to Hillsborough High School today in an attempt to sell it, police say. Kevin Brantley was arrested at the school, 5000 E. Central Ave. His mother called Hillsborough High to report her son might have a gun, police said. The school was placed on lockdown for 90 minutes. ... Brantley had not found a buyer for the weapon, which he stole from his girlfriend's house, police said. We need to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2008 11:40:10 AM | Feedback (0)
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)
Or in this case, Butter Knife = Weapon You see, it's a knife, and since knives are designed to cut things, they are weapons! Intent be damned!!! I find it jaw droppingly impossible that the local Bed, Bath, & Beyond would be considered on par with Gun Crazy Larry's Death Emporium. How frickin' neutered does a society have to be to literally restrict the sale of common dining utensils? Now, I have to admit if crime in England was so in control that the only recourse for criminals was to use...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/8/2008 10:16:35 AM | Feedback (7)
Sorry, but if you need a study to figure out this The other statistic that emerged from a study of active killers is that they almost exclusively seek out "gun free" zones for their attacks. you're a little behind the times. We've been saying this for ages.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/21/2008 3:27:07 PM | Feedback (4)
So, the eldest of the crotch-fruit had her Fall Festival on Friday which was a lot of fun. It was held at the local high school's football field, so being a school function on school grounds, it would have been illegal for me to carry my concealed firearm (my father the cop, however was under no such restrictions). So, assuming I was a law abiding gun owner and disarmed, how exactly did that make those kids any safer? I tried to look for the invisible force field that kept the criminals out as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2008 10:17:17 AM | Feedback (3)
Today, I had to go to my daughter's school to pick up her report card and some fundraising items. Before I could get out of the car, I had to disarm. Now, I walked into the buildings, got her fundraising stuff, met with the teacher, got back in my car and proceeded to pick up dinner. During my few minutes in the school, even had I decided to not follow the law, I would have posed no danger to any of the children. Instead, I now had an unmonitored firearm in my car which could have been stolen...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/30/2008 8:12:03 PM | Feedback (3)
This guy lets Mayor Nutter have it with both barrels Some prime excerpts Nutter Shooting Blanks On Philly Gun Laws ... So now, we'll hear all the excuses about why he was "forced" to execute a police officer in cold blood. Some will play the race card. Others will blame society. And no doubt we'll hear from some quarters that it was a grand police conspiracy. Isn't it always? Which leads us to Mayor Nutter. He's blaming guns for Officer McDonald's assassination. What else is new? Yep, that's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/29/2008 1:17:55 PM | Feedback (1)
Knife and gun crime have been under reported, police memo admits The internal memo, written by a senior officer, says there has been significant under reporting of serious crime and warns of "serious concerns" that confidence in the police and Government will be knocked when the true levels are revealed. ... In the memo, Det Chief Superintendent Peter Barron said: "The potential increase could be a rise in recorded GBH of 58 per cent, a rise in gun crime of 20 per cent and a rise in knife...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/11/2008 9:46:57 AM | Feedback (1)
I thought schools were gun free zones where an invisible barrier kept weapons out through the power of unicorns and wishful thinking. This guy apparently didn't see the signs AMARILLO - 19-year-old John Michael Cook is accused of pointing a gun at two female students at Tascosa High School. He has been arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He's not an AISD student. Maybe the "force field of hope" was malfunctioning. Lucky the laws are very strict about this kind of behavior or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/2/2008 6:28:36 PM | Feedback (2)
So, on my flight out of Tampa I had to declare my weapon. Guns are like Schrödinger's cat, apparently if a TSA agent observes them, the all danger goes away. Don't get me wrong, I have no problems with having to declare a firearm. By having your weapon and ammunition inspected, more eyes can be placed on a situation where some carelessness could cause harm. Loose cartridges could easily slam into something during the turbulence incurred in air travel that cause the primers to go pop (which...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2008 12:09:11 PM | Feedback (3)
I seem to recall University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer saying "I'm a parent. My daughter (Nicole) is going to college and a college campus is supposed to be the safest place in America," he said. "That made me think. Certainly, if they're going to play on our team, there's no place for them. If you have to have a gun, the Constitution says you're allowed to have one, but not at the University of Florida. I'm old school. I don't believe in that." Of course, his beliefs only go so far....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/18/2008 12:56:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Seems a few people are getting the hint that airports aren't quite as gun free as they think Officials at the world’s busiest airport apparently overstated their case last month when they declared Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International a “gun-free” zone. Truth is, hunters, competitive shooters and other fliers tote hundreds of guns — some of them high-powered weapons — and thousands of rounds of ammunition through nonsecure areas of Hartsfield-Jackson every year. “The claim it was a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/18/2008 12:44:36 PM | Feedback (0)
Man Brought Gun Into the Lackawanna County Courthouse The district attorney's office said Monday a man who was brought in on a suspected DUI in Jermyn had a small gun tucked into his underwear. How could this happen? The courthouse was a gun free zone. Those signs aren't kidding! When they mean gun-free, buddy they mean GUN FREE! I'm having a hard time comprehending this. The guy pointed the gun at some officers (who luckily wrestled the gun away from him before shots were fired). I mean,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/14/2008 6:21:47 PM | Feedback (0)
Brain Blogger I’m curious to hear what people think. Would you not see a doctor if you knew he had a gun in his office? Do you feel that physicians are similar to the Red Cross and that they should be neutral and conflict avoiding? Someone needs guidance and you guys and gals are the perfect ones to help.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/9/2008 3:25:09 PM | Feedback (3)
Don't resist. Don't agitate. Don't fight back. Otherwise you might end up killing the bastard At 1:10 p.m., a male suspect came through the courthouse's west entrance. As he approached a walkthrough electronic screening device, two bailiffs told him to go through it. He produced a handgun and fired at them, Pinellas County sheriff's spokesman Jim Bordner said. The two bailiffs shot and killed him. One of the bailiffs was shot, suffering a nonlife-threatening injury, Bordner said. Further...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/7/2008 4:01:07 PM | Feedback (3)
I thought they were illegal there?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/6/2008 2:20:57 PM | Feedback (1)
David has his Gun Free Zone sign, I have mine.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/9/2008 8:05:46 PM | Feedback (3)
Sear and Hammer nails this one.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2008 8:23:17 AM | Feedback (0)
Rusty speaks true Will this solve the problem? No. Nothing will ever solve the problem. There has been, and always will be, evil in the world. I've not written about the NIU shootings because every time I sit down to do so, I get angry. Instead of focusing on what I want to say, the blogger in me that's been fighting this fight for so long wants to argue every point again like I do each time this happens and I know it will be to no avail. But Rustmeister brings up a valid point that many...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2008 9:33:49 AM | Feedback (1)
So I took the family to Busch Gardens yesterday. Before you go in, they have tables to go through your bags and backpacks with a stick. They ask you to take cameras out of their cases. Never was my hip checked for the pistol I carry*. So much for security... Now, there are no signs anywhere that indicate you are not allowed to carry into the park. There are no metal detectors that I am aware of. I looked online and saw no rules against CCW. But to go through everyone's purses does exactly what...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/28/2007 7:42:44 PM | Feedback (3)
Insty links to this A GUN-FREE ZONE LIABILITY ACT: "If you create a gun-free zone, you're liable for any harm it causes." Maybe instead of making it a penalty thing, we reward them instead? "Unless you create an environment that prevents self defense, you are not liable for any damages caused by other's violent actions" Seriously. If I'm in Macy's and some guy comes in shooting everyone, why should Macy's be held responsible? Businesses generally have "no gun" policies simply to cover their...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/11/2007 12:29:20 PM | Feedback (6)

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