Posts Tagged ‘guns’

The Lie of Gun Violence

Posted by Troy on 14th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

There are about 33,169 gun deaths a year.

Of this, 21,175 are suicides  63.8%.  You could say “Oh…but we need to protect people from killing themselves.”  This is odd given the same people that argue this are for medical assisted suicide, particularly in the terminally ill or elderly.  I guess they have no problem with you killing yourself, but they don’t want you to do it cheaply on your own terms.  In fact, Japan has one of the highest suicide rates and virtually no guns.  Method of suicide can be found.  It’s just in the United States, guns are readily available, reliable, and painless if done correctly.  Availability of guns will most likely have little effect on the number of suicides.

786 (2.3%) deaths are accidents or intention unknown.

That leaves 11,208 homicides.  Of these  80% are gang related.  Many of these deaths are gang on gang deaths as they wage war over turf and drug territory (which could lead to either a discussion of decriminalization or really cracking down on casual drug sales, I generally prefer the former than the latter).  But bear in mind…what is the term “Homicide?”  Well, it is when a human kills another human.  This is why suicides are lumped in with homicides.

MS-13 has proven that you don’t need guns to kill people.  You just jump out of your car with machetes and hack up 16 year old girls.  Or you can do like the Boston bomber and make a bomb out of fireworks and a pressure cooker.  Or you can do like the Nice terrorist and just turn your car off the road and mow people down.

None of these statistics show how many crimes are prevented by the idea that the potential may be armed or may have a shotgun by their bed.  None of these statistics show the number of times a gun being pulled is enough to cause someone to run away from a potential crime.

Finally, the Second Amendment is not about crime or self-defense.  It is about defending your country from a government run amok.

Long Live the Constitution!

Crocodile Tears of a Clown Prince (Obama Cries)

Posted by Troy on 6th January 2016 in Current Events, Political

Well, the most powerful man in the world (or so they say) wept on TV for all the tens or hundreds of children killed by guns.  Shame he doesn’t show the same interest in the hundreds of thousands that die to abortion each year, but those aren’t really children.  Those are just cells.  In much the same way that an eagle’s eggs are just delicious and not baby birds.

First of all, they are fake tears.  No one cries like that.  He touched his eye and then THAT eye started watering.  That’s called Vicks Vapor Rub.  Old and pathetic.  To seek to move people to reject their own rights because he is emotional.  Amazing.  Does he believe that we actually care what upsets him?  He is like a five-year-old that believes the world awaits at bated breath at their tantrums.

In regards to his new gun “laws” (as passed by executive fiat), what does he hope to accomplish?

The first is expanded background checks.  Sounds great, but what does it really accomplish.  What they want is that anyone, literally anyone, has to get a dealer’s permit and the buyer get a background check for any gun transfer, even among friends.  So what will really happen is that these casual sellers and buyers will ignore these rules.  This will turn otherwise law abiding citizens into criminals.  It is important to note that this rule wouldn’t have stopped ANY of these mass shootings.

The other is that doctors can now ask you if you have a gun.  If they believe you may be a danger to yourself or others, they will notify the authorities.  There’s already examples of states claiming the right of confiscation in these matters.  All it takes is some activist doctors sending all questionable cases to the feds.  The feds take your guns, and just like the no-fly list, good luck getting your name off the list.  So just remember, if the doctor asks if you have guns, the answer is “Hell no!  That’s for psychopaths!”  Do not answer “None of your business,” or anything else.  Any evasive answer will equal “gun owner” and “suspicious.”

Long Live The Constitution!

People on the Terror Watch List Should Be Able to Buy Guns

Posted by Troy on 3rd December 2015 in Current Events, Political

The Democrats are talking about how they need to close the Terror Watch loophole.  This sounds like something that is so common sense on the surface.  Why would you want people that are on the Terror Watch List to be able to buy guns?  The reason is: because they can put ANYBODY on the list.  They just have to come up with a criteria.  Bear in mind, these are the same people that wanted to put veterans and people that demand adherence to the Constitution on the domestic terrorism list.  Based on that, I’d be rather heartbroken if I WASN’T on the list already.

I remember when Bush came up with the Terror Watch List.  The Liberals cried their eyes out about how people on this list have no way to see the evidence against them and no way to clear their name.  Now they want to take away a Constitutional right.

Hell, based on that logic, let’s take away other rights too if the government decides to put you on the list of people that do not deserve Constitutional rights.  Why let these supposed terrorists have freedom of speech?  Why let them vote?  Why allow them to be Muslim…since Islam does seem to be something to keep out of the hands of some people.  Ooo, let’s deny them the right to vote.  If your viewpoints are different than those in power, you could end up being a terrorist, after all.   We don’t want terrorist voting, do we?  Do they need a right to a trial?  What about slavery?  Ooooo, can we use political dissents as slaves?  Neat!  Hell, let’s just save the trouble and round them up for re-education/extermination camps.

Do you get it now?

Long Live the Constitution!

Bloomberg’s Anti-NRA failure

Posted by Troy on 19th April 2014 in Current Events, Political

Bloomberg has decided to take the fight to the NRA and try to create a new grassroots organization to fight for more gun control.  To this end, he has devoted fifty million dollars.  Here is why he is wasting fifty million dollars:  What he doesn’t realize is that people that believe you have a right to own guns REALLY believe you have a right to own guns.  They are motivated and they are dedicated to the idea.  This is why gay marriage will eventually win.  The group that wants gay marriage REALLY wants gay marriage.  The group that doesn’t want gay marriage are much less dedicated.  This isn’t to say there isn’t a group that is hard core about it and will be up in arms.  Just like it isn’t to say that there is not a group of people that are absolutely dedicated to banning all guns.  For most anti-gunners, this is a secondary issue.  It’s one they are not that interest in because gun ownership generally has little impact on their lives.  The gun rights advocates are dedicated about it because these laws actively affect them.  As such, they will always be dedicated to stopping gun control measures, and those who want gun control measures will do so as long as nothing more interesting is going on in their lives.  I would advise Bloomberg to prepare himself for failure.

Long Live the Constitution!

Only Racists Own Guns

Posted by Troy on 12th November 2013 in Current Events, Political

You know, it’s rare I get pissed off, but this really pissed me off.  Now the United Kingdom and Australia are trying to link gun ownership to racism.  First of all, I don’t understand why the rest of the world thinks it’s any of their business if we own guns or not.  If they think we are killing each other off, they should celebrate as it would be weakening us.  So you know what, rest of the world?  ____ off.  We’ll do as we please, and you can do as you please.  So how did they determine that racists own guns?  Well, there is a very high correlation between scoring high on a “symbolic racism” scale and gun ownership.  Um…okay.  Well, like any rational person, I asked, “What the hell makes someone symbolically racist?”  Or more to the point, “What the hell is symbolic racism?”  It took some digging, but they asked eight questions and the respondent gave an scale of Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree (basically).  The questions?

1- It’s really a matter of some people are not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder, they could be just as well off as whites.

2- Irish, Italian, Jewish, and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up.  Blacks should do the same.

3- Some say that black leaders have been trying to push too fast.  Others feel that they haven’t pushed fast enough.  What do you think?

4-How much of the racial tension that exists in the United States today do you think blacks are responsible for creating?

5-How much discrimination against blacks do you feel there is in the United States today, limiting their chances to get ahead?

6-Generations of slavery and discrimination have created conditions that make it difficult for blacks to work their way out of the lower class.

7-Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve.

8-Over the past few years, blacks have gotten more economically than they deserve.

You could replace all eight of these questions with one question: “Do you believe in personal responsibility and the ability to make your own destiny?”  Anyone that would rank high on this scale would rank just as high if you swapped “blacks” with any other group you please (Welfare recipients, Hmong, Asians, Native Americans, whatever – although in fairness the part about slavery would have to be edited out).  Naturally, anyone that believes in personal responsibility would also take measures to defend themselves (such as buying a gun) as they would believe they were personally responsible for their own defense.

Let me sum up what “symbolic racism” means.  “Look, we can’t call these people racists because they don’t hate black people.  However, we are unable to get all the stuff passed that we want because they just don’t believe there are any true, ‘lynch them’ racists out there.  They think that blacks can accomplish success on their own…we MUST convince them that the belief that blacks can succeed is actually a form of racism.”  Yeah, that’s about right there, isn’t it?  Tell me…how is it not racist to believe that a black person isn’t capable of success on their own?  Believing in the ability of a person is now racism.  That is where we are right now.  This in and of itself is a sickness of the mind and a perversion of the human spirit.  They are perverting the belief in work ethic and personal responsibility and calling it a form of racism.  That’s sick enough as it is.

However, what is sicker is that they are using this perversion of thought as a way of tainting one of our rights.  As though people are going to say, “Oh…I don’t want to be racist, so I guess I have to give up my guns.”  This tactic will fail.  However, I am sure that some politicians will try to use this study as a way of pushing forth additional gun control measures stating that there is some mythical connection between gun ownership and hate crimes and, if we could only prevent gun ownership, there won’t be any more racism.

God, they are so predictable and stupid.  It’s sad there are even dumber people that will actually fall for it…

Long Live the Constitution!

Gun Control and Mayor Blooming Idiot

Posted by Troy on 15th April 2013 in Current Events, Political

I intend a certain amount of disrespect when I call him Mayor Blooming Idiot, but that’s just because I think he’s a fascist moron.  He’s living proof that intelligence and being a billionaire don’t have to go together.  Now he questions why a father would sell a gun to his son rather than just give it to him.  Of course, to a billionaire, maybe a few hundred dollars is but a tawdry sum not worth mentioning.  I can think of a few reasons, but I don’t think it really matters.  Here is the real issue.

Can anyone tell me how many of the guns used in mass killings were purchased illegally?  Has ANYONE thought to ask?  Does ANYONE care?  If you found out that they all came through a registered dealer and were obtained legally, would it even matter to you?  Of course, if you are against guns, that would merely prove your point that all guns need to be illegal, right?  And that’s what this is all about.  It’s about chipping away at the rights of the majority of law abiding citizens because they can’t possibly advance their agenda with the truth.

Do you care that none of the laws being proposed would have stopped any of the mass killing in the recent past?  And yet, we are treated to Obama leading around Sandy Hook survivors like trained ponies in front of the camera, begging us to advance his agenda, and for what?!  Are they just ignorant of the law?  Are the Democrats merely exploiting these people in a moment of pain the way the are trying to exploit all of us by putting these mourners on stage for us to gawk at like some side show freaks?

They claim that 90% of us are for expanded background checks.  First of all, I question how many of us care to be informed.  Most mass shooters do not have anything in their records that would have prevented them from purchasing guns to start with.  Actually, what would be a better solution is to force everyone to go through a thorough medical and mental screening every single year to address these types of issues and those who would be prone to commit other crimes.  So why don’t we do that?  Because it’s an invasive breach of our rights?   Because sacrificing the rights of everyone isn’t wroth the lives we’d save?

We do agree in background checks.  I would say that most people would even agree to adding background checks to gun shows.  However, what they are talking about doing is adding checks to every single gun sale even among friends and other private individuals.  Of course, the only way to accomplish or enforce this is to make a national registry.  This is, of course, what they say they do not want to do.  Over time, they will either lose interest in these meaningless background checks or they will push for a national registry.  I’m betting that the Democrats will do the second one.

Let’s accept something, and this is more poignant in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack.  In a free society, there are going to be cases where people break the law and bad things happen.  When this happens, you can do one of two things.  You can either accept that this is part of the human condition and punish the guilt, or you can take away the rights from everyone.  Bear in mind, doing the first one won’t make you any safer as criminals will continue to break the laws.

Which will you choose?

Long Live the Constitution!

“We’re not going to come take your guns away.” Yeah, suuuuure

Posted by Troy on 18th February 2013 in Current Events, Political

New York tried to pass a measure which would allow them to confiscate “assault weapons” from law abiding citizens.

California tried to pass a law that would allow them to confiscate “assault weapons” from law abiding citizens.

Missouri tried to pass a law that would allow them to confiscate “assault weapons” from law abiding citizens.

Now Washington (state) has tried to pass a law that would give them the right to come into the house of someone who legally owns an “assault weapon” and see if it is being stored properly.  I have a feeling, if it isn’t, that confiscation would be an option.

All of these measures have been put forth by Democrats.

In each time, Democrats claim to be shocked and ignorant that these provisions are in these bills.

Obama promised that he wasn’t going to come take your guns away.

Yeah, suuuuuuure.

Long Live the Constitution!

Rahm Emanuel – Fascist

Posted by Troy on 25th January 2013 in Political

I’ve said it before, but now there is proof.  Rahm is asking banks to pressure gun manufacturers to go along with “common sense” gun control by cutting them off from funds if they do not comply.  Okay, this is what happens under Fascism.  You play ball, or you starve.  Could you imagine if bankers tried that against the labor unions?  What if they did it against people for promoting gay marriage?  I could do this all day.  The banks have no right to deny someone a loan because of their political, religious, or any other belief.  If you think otherwise, think how you would feel if you couldn’t get a mortgage because of who you voted for?  In Communist Russia, if you didn’t toe the party line, you didn’t eat.  This is the same thing.  Extortion.  Nothing else.

Long Live the Constitution!

Tom Brokaw – Not the Greatest Generation

Posted by Troy on 18th January 2013 in Current Events, Political

Tom Brokaw scoffs at people who say, “I need my assault weapon to defend myself when the government comes to confiscate my assault weapon.”  And proof that it must not have been the “Greatest Generation” or else Tom Brokaw is not one of the greatest.  Hey, dummy, it’s not to defend because they’ve come to confiscate their weapons.  It is to defend against WHY they want to confiscate the weapons.  That is to say, it is because a government that is intent on disarming its populace is intent on oppressing that populace.  It’s not to defend against being disarmed, it is to protect against what the government intends to do after they are disarmed.  It’s much easier to put up a fight while you’re still armed.  As such, when they come for your arms, that’s when you should fight.

Long Live the Constitution!

Warning Signs of Fascist Totalitarianism

Posted by Troy on 16th January 2013 in Current Events, Political

Here’s a couple of warning signs of fascist totalitarianism.  Totalitarianists love to use little children to push their agenda.  This is because seeing children ramps up the emotional side of us and defeats our rational thought.  We will agree to destroy our freedoms to “protect the children” which represents the future.  However, these are false promises.  All that happens is we give up our own freedoms and rob our children the right to enjoy those freedoms.

That brings us to the second issue.  New York is forcing law abiding citizens to register their “assault weapons.”  If they do not renew this registration every five years, it becomes a felony.  Yeah, no one has forgotten to renew their driver’s license, and that’s something that they use daily.  I wonder if criminals are going to bother registering their weapons.  Nope?  Then, again, this is just a law that penalizes the law abiding citizens, and to what end?  In history, registration of guns always leads to confiscation which leads to mass graves (Germany, Russia, China).

No lives are going to be saved by any of these measures that the President took.  If you banned all assault weapons, criminals will just use whatever weapon they can find.  A shotgun will kill ya just as good as an AR-15 any day and twice on Sundays.  Making doctors tattle on their patients will have the possible side-effect of preventing these people from seeking help in the first place.  Doctors have an obligation to notify police if they feel their patients pose a real threat to someone.  Right now, I’m recommending that people lie to their doctors and tell them that they do not own a gun if they are asked.

I’m sick of how this President operates.  Mark my words, when they start marching out kids that have been coached by party liners to advance the agenda, there’s trouble brewing.  Don’t be fooled.  Let’s let our kids be kids, and we’ll be grown-ups and actually deal with the problem.  If you ask a kid, they might tell you we should end homelessness by giving everyone a house.  Kids aren’t equipped to solve grown-up problems.  However, I can understand why Obama would want to surround himself with children.  It must feel like a Democratic National Convention.

Long Live the Constitution!