The stupid is deep with the Cult of Gun Control

There is stupid, then there is Nuclear Grade Stupid!

Nuclear Grade Stupid!

At approximately 5 PM on Wednesday, students and faculty at St. Louis University were ordered to shelter in place amid claims of an armed man on campus and reports of gunfire outside Marchetti Tower East, a dorm a few blocks away.

What had triggered such hysteria and pumped fear into the hearts and minds of thousands of people?

A student walking to class with his assignment: a rubber band gun.

The toy gun was one built by a student in the aerospace and mechanical “engineering manufacturing procedures” class, a news release said. Students were asked to build a working device with interchangeable parts and chose toy rubber band guns out of several options.

The students were warned not to display the guns outside of class but the student police questioned had built a “very realistic” toy gun and openly carried it into Spring Hall, a campus dorm.

AS soon as you stop shaking your head over this one, try this one

Yesterday was “May the Fourth” day, otherwise known as “Star Wars Day”, and one exuberant student in Ashwaubenon, WI thought he’d attend classes at his Green Bay area high school in style: dressed up as a Star Wars character.

But as innocent as his intentions were, his actions had a much different, much darker reaction.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety said the parent of another student became concerned after seeing the high schooler dressed as a Star Wars character and alerted authorities, reporting a student wearing a “ballistic-type vest” carrying a backpack and bag into the school.

The school was evacuated and Brown County Sheriffs’ Department assisted Ashwaubenon Public Safety in sweeping the building, finding no credible threat – only one scared kid in a Star Wars mask.

Yep! This is the climate the Cult of Gun Control has helped create

How about some thug control instead?

If you ever take time to note, please tell me the last time the left ever blamed violent crime on criminals? I would wager you would have to think long and hard before you could cite anyone on the left blaming anything but guns, and racism, and poverty of course. Especially guns Animal Magnetism explains that we ought to focus on the cause of violent crime, yes, I am going to use the T word, thugs!

Amazingly, (or perhaps not) murders in the United States are highly concentrated in a few locations; mostly urban.  Excerpt:

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.

In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders.  69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.

The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.

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Did you spot anything significant about where the violence is taking place?

It doesn’t take a genius to note that many of the most murder-intensive counties are also those with strict gun control laws; look, for example, in southern California and the environs around Chicago.

Look also at the predominantly rural counties, where gun ownership is high but the murder rate is low.

My grandfather used to say “the kids that grow up along the river are never the ones that drown.”  Born in 1898, Grandpa was a man of a different era, but his wisdom here still applies.  When you are talking firearms, folks who live with and use them legitimately in their lives are not the ones committing crimes with firearms.  Criminals are, and they will continue to do so no matter what laws are passed

Yet, the left persists in blaming guns, the NRA, and, by extension lawful gun owners.Talk about things that make you go hmmmmm! The Cult of Gun Control blames high murder rates in Chicago on Indiana, which has, according to the , “lax” gun laws. Likewise for murders in DC, which they blame on Virginia and its “lax” gun laws. Hmmm, here is a question you might ask of anyone spreading the propaganda. If the guns are the cause, then why are murder rates in Virginia and Indiana as high as D.C or Chicago? You might also inquire if they might explain why, if their claim that guns are the cause of crime is true, why then is the U.S. #1 in per-capita gun ownership, but #103 in violent crime? You could also ask why violent crimes, homicide rates, and accidental shootings are, and have been dropping for over twenty years, while the number of gun owners and concealed carriers has been rising over that same time?

You don’t have to be an uninformed buffoon to write editorials for the NY Times…………..

……….but boy does it help! Francis X Clines recently got out his crayons and construction paper to give us this bit of babbling idiocy

FAIRFAX, Va. — A poster figure of John Wayne, the mega-hero of Hollywood westerns, offers a greeting here at the gun museum’s gallery door as he holds his Winchester carbine at the ready and offers an amiably crooked grin. The bad guys in the movies never fully understood that the menace behind Wayne’s grin (“Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim”) meant he was about to deliver blazing fantasies of triumphant gunfire that would leave them dead in the dust. It’s no wonder modern Florida legislators could not resist protecting actual shooters who draw and fire like John Wayne as guilt-free, “stand-your-ground” defenders.

Good grief! Stand-your-ground laws simply allow citizens to better defend themselves when confronted with lethal threats to themselves. This law is an extension of the Castle Doctrine

A castle doctrine, also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law, is a legal doctrine that designates a person’s abode or any legally occupied place – e.g., a vehicle or home – as a place in which that person has protections and immunities permitting one, in certain circumstances, to use force (up to and including deadly force) to defend oneself against an intruder, free from legal prosecution for the consequences of the force used.[1] The term is most commonly used in the United States, though many other countries invoke comparable principles in their laws.

In short, the castle doctrine, and stand your ground laws simply affirm the basic human right of self-defense. In no ways do they allow anyone to simply “draw and shoot” on a whim, or without fearing for their safety. Clines should put his Crayolas down and read the laws, and the standards for self-defense they set. But, again, Clines is emoting, not thinking

But the cardboard fantasy of the good guy gunning down the bad guy is what makes the museum work as an enjoyable escape from the life-and-death reality of American gun carnage.

The fact is that millions of Americans carry firearms every day and never draw and shoot. These Americans have proven they are incredibly safe and understand the responsibility that carrying a deadly weapon requires. Most gun deaths, the vast majority are suicides, not homicides. Of those that are homicides, more than a few are justifiable homicides, A.K.A. self-defense. But the vast majority of times guns are used in self-defense, the weapon is not even fired. And, I would remind Clines that the lowest reliable stat on defensive gun uses is 108,000 annually, just a tad under 300 per day. And many more estimates are higher. What would the crime rate be if those Americans were disarmed? Or maybe the better question is would Clines even care about more innocent victims? Given this part of his screed I imagine he is far more invested in Leftist dogma than in human rights like self-defense

There are thousands of ingenious, gleaming rifles and handguns in displays about America’s gun-rich history of colonialism, immigration, expansionism and vigilante justice.

Ah yes, America is bad! Guns are bad! Americans with guns are bad! Clines is simply put, a typical mouth-breathing knuckle dragger who hates natural rights and individual liberties like self-defense. Here are some things Clines, if he were a thinker, would consider

Accidental shootings and violent  crime rates are down, and have been going down for over two decades. This at the same time that firearm ownership, gun sales, and Americans carrying firearms is going up and up. Clearly Clines view that gun owners are trigger happy idiots is fallacious. the U.S. is number one in firearm ownership, yet ranks 103 in the rate of homicides.  Yet he persists! In fact he goes full-bore BS

Gun safety researchers count more than 900 people killed by concealed-carry gun owners in the past decade, with only a tiny fraction of shootings ruled self-defense. Many of the deaths were suicides, and 31 were in mass shootings by concealed-carry owners. The gun lobby disputes all of this, but nevertheless opposes detailed public health research, perhaps because people could then see exactly how this nation’s gun toll dwarfs that of other democracies.

Oh, good Lord! Could Clines have found a more biased source? 31 mass shootings committed by CHL holders? Reading through the list I noted that gang members, people with violent criminal records were among the “CHL holders” that committed these “mass shootings”. Sorry, but people with criminal records are not issued carry permits, and certainly gang members would not bother with a permit would they? The fact is the source Clines uses is not credible or reputable. But, they regurgitate the lies he longs to hear, so, he gives these lies credence.

In the end, Clines is simply another brainwashed drone, bleating the bogus “facts” the Cult of Gun Control feeds him.

First comes disarmament, then comes an end to human rights

Bob Owens reminds us that history does, indeed, repeat itself. And Venezuela is the latest example

The natural right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment was previously reflected in the English Bill of Rights (which also saw it as a preexisting right). That right was written down after Kings and Parliaments disarmed their opposition and raised their own militias to quash political foes.

It looks like Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro is trying to play from that despicable centuries-old playbook, arming up his loyalist militia to put down the citizens his nation has disarmed.

 

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise.

Maduro said he hopes to expand the number of civilians involved in the Bolivarian militias created by the late Hugo Chavez to 500,000, up from the current 100,000, and provide each member with a gun.

Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace to mark the force’s seventh anniversary, Maduro said it is time for Venezuelans to decide if they are “with the homeland” or against it.

“Now is not the time to hesitate,” he said.

The announcement comes as Maduro’s opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets since the Supreme Court stripped the National Assembly of its last vestiges of power nearly three weeks ago, a decision it later reversed. At least five people have been killed, dozens hurt and more than 100 detained in the demonstrations.

History repeats itself, and those that forget that…….

Intelligent citizenries with a sense of history will never listen to governments that demand they disarm “for the common good.”

The “common good” is always abused by dictators and tyrants.

Demonstrations are turning bloody in Venezuela even now, and a teenager was murdered by one of Maduro’s armed militiamen in Caracas today.

He will not be the last to fall, in a nation that unwisely listened to the government’s demand to disarm.

This my friends is why we must never allow our right to self-defense be taken away. That “common good” always turns out to be common slavery to the State

Noted Statist calls NRA “Extreme”

AS Bob Owens puts it Diane Feinstein is a crackpot

During yesterday’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, California Senator Dianne Feinstein took dead aim at the National Rifle Association, branding the nation’s oldest civil rights group (founded in 1871) as an ‘extreme organization.”

Feinstein’s NRA comment came after she voiced her expectations that the Supreme Court will have final say on air and water pollution and just before she addressed employers who “[discriminate] against workers.”

CSPAN 2 aired Feinstein’s comments: “It is the Supreme Court that will have final word … [on] whether the NRA and other extreme organizations will be able to block common sense gun regulations, including those that keep military-style assault weapons off our streets.”

Crackpot rhetoric based on delusions and lies Owens explains

“Assault weapons” are of course a politically-manufactured term created by gun control fanatic Josh Sugarmann to describe any firearm that looks remotely like a military firearm, regardless of their actual function or capability.

Semi-automatic weapons (self-loading firearms that fire one shot per trigger pull) have been in common use in the United States for more than a century, having first been produced in large commercial quantities in the late 1800s. The semi-automatic action has been the most popular kind of firearm action for handguns for decades, and remains the most popular action type for rifles. Semi-automatics may soon become the most popular form of action for shotguns as well.

Feinstein and her dishonest ilk use the term “military-style assault weapons” in an intentional attempt to confuse the public.

“Assault weapon” is supposed to confuse the public into thinking that selective-fire military firearms are easily sold to the general public, which is an outright falsehood.

Selective-fire weapons such as assault rifles, submachine guns, and machine guns have been tightly restricted by the National Firearms Act since 1934, and while there are more than 240,000 registered “NFA” guns in civilian hands in the United States, they are almost never used in crime, with only two documented occurrences known. Further, the manufacture of new NFA firearms for the general public  was outlawed 31 years ago, when the Hughes Amendment passed as part of the Firearm Owners Protection Act in 1986.

Yes, you read that correctly: real military firearms capable of firing more than one shot per trigger pull have been banned for more than three decades.

Feinstein lies, and knows she lies because one her fondest wishes is to eradicate your right to arm yourself. Think about that!

When a Liberal says they are not against gun rights, what they really mean is

They want to shred your right to self-defense

Well in Birmingham, AL, gun control advocates and legislators held a press conference on Monday to announce an oncoming assault to the right to keep and bear arms.

Joining Frank Matthews, President of the Outcast Voters League, at the press conference was State Rep. John Rogers, who announced he is aiming to “fashion a bill that’s passable” to enact gun control in the state.

“We’re not against gun rights… [but] demand accountability and responsibility of gun owners,” Matthews said.

“I’m begging the law enforcement agency to come out and fight these gun laws… we need to stop the proliferation of guns,” said Matthews.

So, what would this “gun-friendly” bill do?

The changes the proposed act would make to current gun laws are:

  • Mandatory gun registration- owner has registration card that lists all weapons

  • No transfers unless done through a registration office

  • New purchases must be picked up at registration office

  • Mandatory gun safes; only registered owner will have combination

  • Mandatory gun safety classes

  • Open carry and concealed carry policies abolished

  • Waiting period for gun purchase extended to three months to allow all paperwork to pass

  • People under 21 prohibited from owning guns

  • Extensive mental evaluation

  • Mandatory liability insurance for firearms

  • Required reporting of stolen firearms within four hours of discovery

  • Ammo purchases made only for the caliber gun specified on registration

OK, so, what “right to keep and bear arms” would be left? NONE!

So pretty much everything is racist now

Yes gun targets are now, well, you know

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The No More Black Targets campaign argues that shooting ranges and instructors should not use “menacing” black targets, and is petitioning to end the practice, citing trigger bias.

“Young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers,” notes the site for the campaign. “A disturbing potential correlation: The most popular target for shooters to learn to use their firearm is a black silhouette. Unconscious bias can be deadly.”

Good Freaking Grief! But perhaps the most asinine claim is this

The group references a study by University of Illinois researchers that concluded shooters were more likely to fire at a black target.

One of the researhers in that study, Yara Mekawi, told National Public Radio in 2015 that people were “quicker to shoot black targets with a gun relative to white targets with a gun. And…people were more trigger-happy when shooting black targets compared to shooting white targets.”