GUNS: Existing gun laws are ineffective due to bureaucrat error

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “The 10-Point”

A History of Violence 

The gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas church on Sunday morning had a history of domestic abuse, animal abuse and trouble holding down a job, as well as a failed marriage. But 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley’s violent past didn’t prevent him from purchasing weapons. One reason is that the U.S. military failed to submit Kelley’s record to the FBI after a court-martial conviction, including for slamming his baby’s head. The military’s lapse apparently explains why Kelley passed an FBI background check and was allowed to purchase guns in recent years. Authorities are still piecing together his motive. Leading up to the shooting, Kelley sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law. The shooting left a community in Texas with unspeakable losses: The youngest victim was 1½ years old; the oldest, 77.

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It would seem that the politicians and bureaucrats should be reviewing their FAILURES in their systems.

Argh!

Once again, “a good guy with a gun” stops the attack. 

So why DON’T we have universal concealed carry?

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GUNS: The average gun owner isn’t interested doing a thing to anyone

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2017-Oct-29

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2017/10/23/ap-focuses-spotlight-lgbtq-gun-group/

AP Focuses Spotlight On LGBTQ Gun Group
Posted at 8:30 am on October 23, 2017 by Tom Knighton

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But those same conservatives are also the very same people who have volunteered as part of Operation Blazing Sword, a project launched following the Pulse Orlando shooting last year. It’s where a large number of conservative and libertarian gun owners–including myself, to be clear–volunteered to help teach the LGBTQ community how to shoot so they could protect themselves.

In short, the average gun owner isn’t interested doing a thing to anyone in the Trigger Warnings group…except maybe chuckle at their name because it’s kind of awesome.

Don’t get me wrong, the concerns about neo-Nazis have a place. They’re out there and they’re a threat to pretty much anyone who disagrees with them on anything, but more so for people who are part of groups lacking approval by their warped ideology. Being concerned about those threats definitely has a place in one’s training.

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All the gun owners that I’ve met — not a statistical study by any means — are just folks who want to have fun, shoot strange stuff, and not be bothered by busybodies.

I recently read that gun shootings by non-police have an extremely small percentage of error or harm to innocents. Further, that just the presence of a good person with a gun tends to stop crime. Finally, “gun free zones” are dangerous because they attract the bad guys.

Argh!

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GUNS: Why don’t women voters pick this up

Sunday, October 22, 2017

https://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=5755

Americans should be proud to love firearms . . . and freedom

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Only one sport in that fledgling “Time, Inc.” product of 60 years ago merited THREE MAJOR FEATURES: A feature with color photos on American skeet team captain (and Cuban native) Carola Mandel; a second feature on 13-year-old trapshooter Johnny Lilly winning the under-21 Grand American Handicap Tournament in Vandalia, Ohio (thousands attended); and a major flashback piece to the Great Rifle Match of 1874 between the U.S. and Ireland, shot at ranges out to 1,000 yards, and won — after they ran neck-and-neck all day — on the last shot.

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I used to ride around my suburban Connecticut home town on my bicycle in the 1960s, carrying my .22-caliber rifle; no one ever worried young Vinnie was out to commit mayhem. When I went away to boarding school in Massachusetts -– Massachusetts! -– at the age of 12, I took my rimfire rifle. We practiced on an indoor range in the basement of the gym. I’ve lived in many parts of the country since then; many an old-timer has confided that the local high school, if built before 1970, has a target range in the basement, though they’re locked up and never spoken of, today.

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What they favor is “Victim Disarmament.”

She had pepper spray with her when she was attacked on Florida State University’s campus in 2014, the victim testified. But the spray did not stop the attacker.

Citing 4Jax, Breitbart News reported on Aug. 6 that college campus rape survivor Shayna Lopez-Rivas testified: “He had a knife. I had pepper spray. And even though I ran for blue lights that are scattered all around, (he was) faster, stronger, and I did not win.”

She said she now carries a gun and the next attacker will not find her to be easy prey. Ms. Lopez-Rivas testified that if she had had her gun with her in 2014 she could have stopped that attacker in his tracks.

She said “The way that I carry it now, I would have been able to prevent what happened to me.”

Lopez-Rivas was asking Florida legislators to pass campus carry so women with concealed carry permits can carry their guns on campus for self-defense.

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I search in vain in the work product of Leah Libresco and her outfit for a single word about the BENEFITS of private firearms ownership. And we haven’t even gotten to Maryann Watkins’ account of what the would-be rapist with the coil of rope around his arm said after he approached her in the deserted Arizona highway rest stop, declaring “I’m gonna have some REEEEEEAL fun now!!”

Producing her Ruger from her fanny-pack and centering its sights on his chest, she responded: “If you want to play, we’ll play with this.”

“Bitches with guns,” he complained, over and over again, as she backed to her car and drove away. “Bitches with guns.”

http://www.gunowners.org/wv20.htm

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“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

I’d like all the women in my life to be able to defend themselves.

Unfortunately, in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, that’s not “permitted”.

Why don’t women voters pick this up as a wedge issue?

Think Harvey W would be threatening, fondling, or raping young women if they could even the battlefield?

Argh!

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GUNS: Anti-gun proposals would be immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/top-5-anti-gun-proposals-and-why-theyll-never-stop-a-madman/

TOP 5 ANTI-GUN PROPOSALS AND WHY THEY’LL NEVER STOP A MADMAN
Firearms expert reveals only real way to save innocent lives, end mass shootings
Published: 13 hours ago GREG COROMBOS

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“In 98-plus percent of these mass public shootings since 1970, these attackers have gone in places where they knew victims weren’t able to defend themselves, so-called gun-free zones where general citizens weren’t allowed to have guns for protection,” Lott explained.

“The reason why they go and do that is because they may be crazy in some sense, but they’re not stupid. They want to kill as many people as possible. And they know if they go to a place where people can’t protect themselves, they’re going to be able to go and kill more people.”

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In short, the looney left has not come up with a single idea that would prevent anything.

We are plagued by their “good intentions” and Unintended Consequences!

Argh!

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GUNS: A “smart gun” is “dumb”

Sunday, July 30, 2017

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/07/firing_a_locked.html

Firing a Locked Smart Gun

The Armatix IP1 “smart gun” can only be fired by someone who is wearing a special watch. Unfortunately, this security measure is easily hackable.

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Stupid to think that a “computer in a gun” can be secured.

Common sense is better than idle technology.

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GUNS: “We know we are violating numerous constitutional rights here”

Thursday, July 20, 2017

https://bearingarms.com/beth-b/2017/07/19/judge-marine-2a/

Judge Tells Marine to Choose Between 2A Rights And Fostering Grandson
Posted at 9:51 am on July 19, 2017 by Beth Baumann

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The Johnsons were going to take custody of their grandson to keep him from going into foster care. When they went to pick up their grandson, William, a retired, disabled Marine with a Concealed Pistol License (CPL), was searched for a firearm. He was not carrying a firearm at the time. At that point, agency officials told the Johnsons that they would be required to provide all firearms’ serial numbers to the agency as part of a registry. When Johnson questioned agency workers, he was given a surprising response.

“If you want to care for your grandson you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights,” a MDHHS worker retorted.

When the Johnsons appeared before a Gogebic County Court judge, the judge reiterated the agency worker’s statement.

“We know we are violating numerous constitutional rights here, but if you do not comply, we will remove the boy from your home,” the judge said.

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I would hope that every Michigan patriot will demand that this judge be immediately impeached.

This is unconscionable.

Argh!

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GUNS: An armed citizen puts an end to crime spree

Monday, June 26, 2017

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4612850/Two-fugitives-surrender-homeowner-Tennessee.html

‘I loaded every weapon I could’: Hero dad tells how two Georgia fugitives who escaped after killing two guards ran onto his driveway and SURRENDERED to him

  • Homeowner Patrick Hale is being called a hero for holding two fugitives in his driveway in Christiana, Tennessee 
  • Hale believes the suspects mistook his vehicle for a police car, he and his little girl were in his car 
  • Hale said though he had firepower with him, he never had to draw his weapon 
  • Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose surrendered to Hale, by laying face down in his driveway
  • Police arrived within three minutes of Hale calling 911 
  • The two convicts had been on the run since killing two guards on a prison bus on Tuesday 
  • On Thursday morning, police received a report that the two had held an elderly couple hostage and then stolen their Jeep
  • Police tracked down the Jeep and were trying to pull the convicts over when they crashed the car and bailed out
  • The two men ran into the woods and came across another house where they tried to steal another car 
  • They could face the death penalty when charged in officers’ deaths 
  • They made their first court appearance in Rutherford County, Tennessee Friday Both waived extradition to Georgia and will be returned to Putnam County within the next few days

By Associated Press and Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 23:36 EDT, 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:29 EDT, 17 June 2017

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‘I loaded every weapon I could in my house to be prepared in the event that they needed to be used,’ said Hale. ‘I called 911 and made the decision to either get in our panic room and be trapped or get in our car and head down the road.’

‘I grabbed my sweet daughter and got in the car… we saw the men had been running and were much closer to my house now. They took off their shirts and waived them at us as if to slow us down,’ Hale said of the suspects Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24.

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They will be brought to justice swiftly for their heinous crime against our officers,’ Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said in a news release.Their escape began early Tuesday, when authorities said they somehow got through a door that should have been locked separating the guards from the inmates on the prison bus.

One of the murdered guards was Christopher Monica (pictured), who had been a prison guard since 2009. He had been working an extra shift to pay for his ill wifeSgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue were overpowered and shot dead with their own weapons. The fugitives then locked up 31 other inmates and jumped out with the guards’ 9mm Glock pistols, carjacking a driver who happened to pull up behind them.

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Strange behavior by the murderers. 

Clearly, an armed citizen, who was ready to use deadly force, put a stop to this.

Here’s an example of when I’d support the death penalty. Clearly these “mad dogs” are too dangerous to be allowed to live.

Sadly.

Sigh!

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