GUNS: Loaded weapons BEHIND people on the firing line?

Friday, February 20, 2015

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle never had chance to draw gun, Texas Ranger says
Published February 12, 2015

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The body of Chris Kyle, the former sniper killed at a rural Texas gun range in 2013, was located by rangers wearing a loaded 1911-style semiautomatic pistol that was still holstered and with its safety on, a Texas Ranger testified on Thursday.

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Tim Moore, an attorney for Routh, said Kyle and Littlefield’s text exchange shows how Routh was spiraling out of control. He told jurors that Routh was suffering from severe mental strain that day and thought he needed to kill the two or they would turn on him.

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In another earlier report, it was asserted that both men were shot from behind.

I don’t know how the range worked there, but I know how some ranges in NJ and VA operate.

There is a range safety officer, who’s watching what happens. And loaded weapons are NOT allowed BEHIND people on the firing line.

There’s no doubt that is NOT a perfect solution.

But a loaded weapon BEHIND two experienced shooters would have not gone unnoticed.

Just an observation.

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GUNS: The bias against guns

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The bias against guns: What the media isn’t telling you
By Dr. John R. Lott Jr.Published January 09,

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Weren’t these stories equally newsworthy? To save a stranger, a permit holder stood up to four attackers. Without the pastor’s concealed handgun permit, there could have been a mass shooting in a crowded church. That would surely have gotten massive national news coverage, but the pastor stopping the attack wasn’t considered a story.

The lopsided coverage gives Americans a skewed view of guns.

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I can’t find another similar case of a child accidentally firing a permit holder’s concealed handgun. For decades, there have been millions of permit holders. Today, there are 12 million. It will probably be a very long time before there’s another case like this.

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Unfortunately, despite the family’s claim to the contrary, the extremely rare tragedy with Veronica Rutledge likely arose because she stored her gun improperly.  If she had a semi-automatic pistol, as some reports indicate, it would have been impossible for a two-year-old to have the strength to pull the slide back on the gun to chamber the first round. If she had a revolver or most pistols, it seems exceedingly unlikely that child would have switched off the safety.  Thus, she had either already chambered the first round in the gun herself and/or switched off the safety,  thus negating the gun’s safety features.

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When I read the report, I knew that it would “lead the bleed”.

And, equally as well, I KNEW it was a “User error”.

Guns just don’t “go off”!


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GUNS: Companies that ban concealed carry

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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These companies have apparently forgotten the numerous criminal shootings that have taken place in commercial settings, many of which could have been cut short if a customer with a gun had been able to respond. In fact, the Texas concealed carry law was passed in response to a 1991 shooting in the Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, in which 22 lives were taken. 

  • AMC Theatres 
  • Buffalo Wild Wings 
  • California Pizza Kitchen 
  • Chuck E. Cheese 
  • Costco 
  • Disney World 
  • Goodyear 
  • IKEA 
  • Panera Breads 
  • Peet’s Coffee 
  • Sonic 
  • Target 
  • TGI Friday’s 
  • Toys-R-Us 
  • Waffle House
  • Whole Foods

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I won’t be spending my money with them.

They have right to restrict who they will do business with.

And, so do I.

Unfortunately, some of these I really like.

But, like my list of Hollywood “celebrities”, “from my cold dead hands”.


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GUNS: Michael Bloomberg’s hypocrisy

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Published on Sep 29, 2014

Kimberly Weeks, a survivor of violent crime, is standing up to anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his gun control efforts. Listen to her call Michael Bloomberg out on his hypocrisy and say, “Mr. Bloomberg you do not have the right to tell me how to defend myself.“

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Absolutely, women should be trained and armed.

But the bad guys down like the varmints they are.

Sorry, but I’m a little L libertarian pro-choice pro-life zealot. 

No one has the right to agress on another human being.

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

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GUNS: Shaneen Allen avoids prision

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Shaneen Allen to Avoid Prison as New Jersey AG Revises Sentencing Guidance for Gun Law Violations

Posted on September 26, 2014

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In a stunning outbreak of sanity in the Garden State, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain has reversed his earlier decision to seek prison time for Shaneen Allen, a single mother from Philadelphia who was facing felony prosecution for misunderstanding concealed carry reciprocity rules. The decision came after John Hoffman, acting New Jersey Attorney General, issued statewide guidance to county prosecutors clarifying the application of New Jersey’s mandatory sentencing scheme to certain minor firearm violations. These developments mean that not only will Ms. Allen and her children be spared the ordeal of her facing a felony conviction and lengthy prison term but that other travelers who unwittingly violate New Jersey’s harsh laws gun laws may also avoid a similar nightmare.

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Could it be that Ray Rice getting a pass to “pre-trial intervention” and the Shaneen Allen facing a 5 year prison term from the same Prosecutor and Judge get enough “heat” placed on Prez candidate Guv Christie to “reverse course”?

Christie came out on NJ1015 radio and said he’d pardon her.

Considering the politics, I bet the phone and email lines were burning!

The last thing that the politicians and bureaucrats want is for The Sheeple to wake up!


Good for Ms. Allen. Bad for the taxpayers of the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee!

And, why don’t we have concealed carry reciprocity rules nationally? I think we do for drivers’ licenses!

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GUNS: Dealing with stalkers

Thursday, October 2, 2014

“Holy Sh*t. I Survived.” Woman Shoots Elusive Stalker Who Tormented Her For Six Months, Then Bares Her Soul OnlinePosted by Bob Owens on September 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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I Shot My Stalker Tonight

I’m writing this staring at the mess the police left for me, in a bit of a fog. After 6 months of stalking and threats against my life my stalker finally snapped and decided to kick my door in and make good on his promise. Out of fear, the past month I had begun sleeping with a chair propped against my front door, to give myself a few extra precious seconds in case of emergency. I shudder to think how differently things might’ve turned out had I not barricaded the door. I awoke around 115 am to the sound of the door giving way after one kick followed by the sounds of my stalker struggling to dislodge the chair while forcing his way inside. I jumped up and grabbed the gun I’ve learned to do everything even shower with. I stood at the top of my stairs and fired twice. Hitting him in the chest, I hear his scream, his disbelief that I’d stood up for myself.. 0 to 100 in milliseconds. I’ve never been so afraid in my life. I do not know if he is living, but I do know the police have him and that’s what helps the most. For months of him evading the police I began to question whether he was unstoppable. Untraceable. Houdini, he would murder me and get away with it. As of now I’m in a haze of guilt, surprise, relief and disbelief. I shook as the canines drag him out from his hiding place under a bush. I survived, where so many people do not. Holy sh*t, I survived.

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That solves that problem.

As readers know, I think “restraining orders” should come with a “hunting permit”.

In this case, the “bad guy” was stopped but a “good woman with a gun”.

She should work on her aim.

Varmints — two and four legged — should be put down for good.

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GUNS: Kolbe v O’Malley

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Court Upholding Ban on Militia-Suitable Firearms Ignores Key Second Amendment Purpose
By David Codrea published on August 15, 2014 in Legal Issues

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U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake decided Tuesday against plaintiffs in Kolbe v O’Malley, a challenge to Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act, ruling “assault weapons” and their standard-capacity magazines “fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual.”

The Clinton-appointed judge went through double-jointed judicial contortions, revealing politically-motivated hostilities to be dissected by no shortage of legal scholars and pundits. They, and readers following their work, will be examining case details and disconnects, including prejudicial weapon descriptions, agenda-driven “expert” testimony, and myriad questionable assertions presumed by the court to be indisputable facts. Those include allegations of enhanced danger posed by the affected firearms, challenges to the effectiveness of the weapons in home-defense situations, dismissal of the relative distribution of such guns among the population, abuses of the demonized weaponry by criminals, and offensive police training comparison arguments used to undermine equal protection and disparage gun-owner competency. Those can then all be balanced against fraudulent “compelling state interest” and judicial scrutiny-level arguments, as if the security of a free State isn’t the most compelling interest, and as if unalienable rights don’t merit the strictest scrutiny.

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What part of “shall not be infringed” doesn’t the judges, politicians, and bureaucrats not understand?

You can not parse a “right”!

The ability to resist the Gooferment and it’s Gestapo is fundamental.

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