Bearing Arms brings us the sad tale of the Washington Post’s attempt to push the “guns are bad” line
The facts are conclusive.
Gun ownership is up tremendously. Young, urban, and female shooters are the fastest growing segments, ensuring that the next generation of gun rights advocates is not only expanding in numbers, but in spreading in geography and influence. Shooting is now an increasingly popular recreational and social pastime among family and friends.
The most popular firearms? Semi-automatic pistols, particularly those models of pistols most useful for concealed carry, are the fastest growing handgun segment. Modern sporting rifles—which are now available in more calibers, configurations, and price points than ever before—are the most popular rifles in the market. The AR-15 is the most common and popular centerfire rifle sold in the United States, year after year.
As gun ownership grows and spreads, violence crimes are down across the board. Rape, murder, armed robbery, assault and other violent crimes are on a decades-long decline. Gun accidents are down as well. Despite the endless dramatizations from the citizen control groups, you’re twice as likely to be killed by Bambi than a mass shooter.
And so perhaps it is very, very telling that on the eve of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the desperate citizen control cultists of the Washington Post are reduced to casting about for sob stories instead of making a scientific, mathematical, economic, or otherwise rational argument for citizen disarmament.
Go share your story of how you, or a friend used a gun to defend yourself, or how much fun you have at the range, let the Post have facts, they hate that!
1389 reports on Square going full blown PC
Sportsmen and other gun owners are being urged to contact Square to voice their disapproval and to urge them to change their anti-gun policy.
Looking at Square’s “prohibited goods or services” I kind of expected knives, baseball bats, chains, ropes, shovels, axes, and household cleaners to be banned too. I mean these things are designed to be harmful. Oh sure they have many other purposes too. Gee, guns have other purposes besides causing harm as well. Target shooting, sport, and self-defense. Why is Square against those things?
Over at Hogewash, some good thoughts
Jazz Shaw has a post up at Hot Air about the latest trial balloon from the gun grabbers, firearm insurance. As others have pointed out, this is simply an attempt to make legal gun ownership more expensive. And as has been noted by others, the fact that the Progressives are having to float this kind of idea is a sign that they understand that they have lost the main argument for gun control with the public at large.
OK, if we’re winning, it’s time to push back. We probably can’t get a repeal of some of the more obnoxious portions of the Gun Control Act of 1968, but we can propose some “common sense” solutions.
Go read the rest, the point made. I think, is that we tend to rest on our victories, rather than using them to push harder. As i have said, incrementalism works for the Left, it can work for us.
Simmons believes he knows what will stop school shootings. Not armed guards, oh no! What we need in Simmon’s Utopia are unarmed “peace keepers”
“The recent Sandy Hook incident put gun violence in the forefront but there’s a Sandy Hook every weekend in Chicago,” Simmons said,according to The New York Post. “The Sandy Hook incident and other incidents like it are important and have brought this discussion to the forefront, but still it seems that these kids are left out.”
He asked for funding for nonprofit organizations to put the “peacekeepers” in the schools.
“We have the peacekeepers in 25 cities and they’re just getting started but they need funding as well. We have to fund these programs. All of our underserved communities are at risk and that means you’re at risk,” he said, according to The Post.
Peace keepers! What will they do, have pizza on hand for some crazed gunman? Maybe milk and cookies? They will sing songs of peace and social justice perhaps, soothing the would be killer. Good grief, how stupid is this man? Has he ever lived in the real world?
First up Al “Pimp My Hair” Sharpton
Next, via Weasel Zippers is Ed Schultz
It seems as though MSNBC’s Ed Schultz has taken Rahm Emanuel’s belief that, “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste” to heart. Speaking on Monday prior to President Obama’s final press conference of his first term, Schultz disgustingly suggested that the tragedy at Sandy Hook could be “the 9/11 of gun violence.”
Bottom feeders, both of them.
Miss New Yawk, AKA Miss America AKA Miss anti-self-defense Allergic to Bull has the scoop
Thanks to Sara Marie Brenner, I learned that she had this exchange during the Q&A portion of the pageant:
Miss New York Mallory Hagan. Sam Champion asked about gun control and a proposal to have an armed guard in every school. “Do you think that would make our schools safer?”
“I actually don’t,” she said. “I don’t think the proper way to fight violence is with violence.” She urged education about guns.
Oh yeah, education is the issue. If only Adam Lanza had been taught not to murder children, Sandy Hook wouldn’t have happened!
You know this isn’t even being anti-gun control. It is being opposed to any defense at all. She is rolling over and saying, “Hit me again, Ike, and put some stank on it!”
Oh good freaking grief! She goes beyond the “violence never solves anything” stupidity. Apparently she thinks all violence is a gun issue. Guess she never heard of stabbings, or strangulation, or beatings, or any “other” type of violence. But, that is the message the Left and the media are pushing now isn’t it. Only gun violence, with the emphasis on guns is an issue. And dolts like Miss America are easy targets for that type of propaganda. Heck, it is possible, given today’s scripted speech culture that she gave the answer she THOUGHT would score her points.
David Frum has taken great pleasure in mocking gun owners, and the idea that Americans defend themselves with guns and even victims of Sandy Hook since the Sandy Hook atrocity. so I have a special hatred in my heart for Frum, and self-important pricks like him. Frum is a pathetic little man, clearly educated past his hat size who looks down his nose at real Conservatives. So, I am going to try and remember to mention Frum whenever I post a story about an American using a firearm to protect their lives.
Via Say Anything
A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.
The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.
But the man eventually found the family.
“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.
The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.
“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.
Too bad she ran out of bullets. I wish Frum had to look this women, who has more balls than Frum ever will, in the eye and tell her why she is less safe with a gun.
Samuel L Jackson and David Letterman are apparently not part of the Left-Wing group think. Jackson makes his feelings clear
Samuel L. Jackson, one of the stars of the new Quentin Tarantino-directed, Harvey Weinstein-produced Django Unchained, is speaking out against those who would restrict access to firearms or scale back violence in films in reaction to the massacre in Sandy Hook. Said Jackson:
“I don’t think it’s about more gun control. I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life … I don’t think movies or video games have anything to do with it.”
Jackson added, “We need to stop deranged people from getting access to guns.”
Letterman also is not ready to blame guns
Yet Letterman addressed the shooting with a candor and perspective that likely caught most viewers off guard.
“Do you think about the parents and their friends and getting that message from the school and finding out that their lives are irrevocably broken, ruined? You think about your own kid. I take him to school every now and then. Are we supposed to be worried about dropping our kids off at school now?” ….
“Believe me, I’m not dumb enough to think that this is a problem of guns,” Letterman said. “Before there were guns, people were killing one another. And you can’t just say that its mental health or emotional problems because people with all manner of problems don’t necessarily kill each other.”
He also shared a statistic that likely shocked his studio audience, one that muddies the debate about gun control even further.
“Since 1994, there have been 70 episodes of school shootings, [all] after the Brady Bill had passed [in 1993]. Good lord, does that surprise you?” he asked.
Imagine that, Liberals telling the truth about guns and gun control. I wonder if these two will feel the wrath of their Hollywood brethren for daring to question Liberal ideology?