Monday, December 31, 2007
Threat Curbs Brussels' New Year's Eve Plans
Officials Cancel Fireworks Because Of Terror Alert
So fold your tent, & go home the terrorists have won, they now control you.
A family of six die from gunshots :
The man who is accused of ending the Christmas Eve killings by shooting 3- and 5-year-old children in the head
Husband beaten severely, Wife & daughters die of smoke:
Petit's wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, were found dead in the home, said a law enforcement official with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.
Man, will do evil, & trying to pass laws controlling the method, might make some feel good but it will, do little if anything to stop such acts.
Hattip to Mike Bane
Friday, December 28, 2007
From the AP: "You just pull a trigger and 20 or 30 rounds come in a second and in those 20 rounds you're sure to hit your intended target and some innocent bystanders, totally unlike a firearm that is just one bullet every time you pull the trigger," Miami Police spokesman Willie Moreno said.
Well if they can shoot "20 or 30 rounds in one second" they have to be full auto, so where are they getting them? As of 1986 you could no longer buy full auto weapoons unless your are law enforcement or military, so if in fact they are "Fully Automatic" weapons they have been smuggled in the US, & that is already illegal.
And well ok in some cities homicides are down & some cities it's up, so it will balance out about the same, & not all homicides are gun homicides.
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Two cougars freed from a zoo by vandals were captured Thursday without injuring anyone, the city’s mayor said.
California Woman Mauled, Killed by Pack of Pit Bulls
Thursday, December 27, 2007
"Police tell Local 12, 31-year-old Joey Montgomery, of Florence, entered the lobby with a shotgun, demanding to see a jailer."
"Police said the man began to wave a gun in the air."
Well Jails are usually posted "NO GUNS", perhaps he thought the officers were unarmed?, or perhps he just didn't think.....
As the officers approached, police said, the tiger jumped back on top of the man and resumed its attack. The animal then became distracted by the four officers, who were yelling, and advanced toward the officers. All four fired their .40-caliber handguns, hitting the tiger an unknown number of times.
hattip to D Zendo http://wheelgun.blogspot.com/2007/12/so-did-they-do-something-or-not.html
"The surgeons confirmed that she has been martyred."
Some detective work pays off for the NRA
Next time you're at the zoo and a large predatory cat escapes, follow these steps:
Very good comparison
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- After more than a decade in counterterrorism, Jim McGee can no longer relax and enjoy watching a sports event.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Asked about the Second Amendment, Thompson said: "I consider good gun control as a real steady aim."
The AP:BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. soldiers found mass graves north of Baghdad next to a torture center where chains were attached to blood-spattered walls and a metal bed frame was still connected to an electrical shock system, the military said Thursday.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
"From 2001-2005, about 54 people were killed daily in crashes involving drunken driving in the days surrounding New Year's while about 45 people died a day in alcohol-impaired crashes around Christmas. That compares with an average of about 36 fatalities a day because of drunken driving."
So why aren't the Bradys calling for congress to act on this? The could be asking for donations of $45 now & up it next week to $54, then just level out at a $36 donation & have more money than the $32 they are asking for the VT victims
Always Keep the gun Pointed in a safe Direction*
Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire*
Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use*
Dry Fire is Always done with an empty gun, that has been* checked 3 times
Decorated war veteran accidentally kills wife with pistol
One entry found.
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Middle English alwayes, from alwey
1 : at all times : invariably 2 : forever, perpetually 3 : at any rate : in any event
It does not mean most of the time!
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/always More here!
IvanSanchez Dec 18, 2007 I am an ex drug-dealing, gang-banging animal who was accused of being involved in running guns from Virginia to the Bronx back in the 90’s. Once I became a father at 19 and saw all my friends being murdered with guns I realized I was the problem
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
A man accused of attacking another man with a pick ax
2nd time in less than two weeks!
Man Charged After Beating Victim Dies
Week before last a man was beaten to death in Cincinnati for a text message on a cell phone, perhaps hands should be banned?
Teen Sought In Home Invasion Beating Death
Really some people are just bad, & passing laws will not make them be good people, good people should be prepared to deal with evil, as the police are only minutes away.
Monday, December 17, 2007
But Romney said he "would look at weapons that pose extraordinary lethality."
So what are the weapons that pose extraordinary lethality??
I'm sure he is not referring to battle tanks, jet fighters, or even full auto weapons........
But I guess they think they can......
Update Dec 20th:" He was armed with a Bushmaster XM-15 assault rifle, the kind used by military and law-enforcement personnel, during his killing spree in Colorado Springs. He also had handguns. The AK-47 assault rifle was found in the trunk of his car.Such extraordinary firepower is not meant for hunting animals or target shooting."
SO IT'S NOTHING NEW, JUST FINDING A NEW SPIN ON THE TERM ASSAULT RIFLE
For her remarkable display of heroism and courage under fire, the Second Amendment Foundation announced today that it will recognize Jeanne Assam, who confronted a gunman on Dec. 9 at the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award.
Next thing we'll have to ban these too...
Hattip to Tam:
Perhaps it is not the tool that people use, perhaps it's just the nature of man
Saturday, December 15, 2007
the 2nd floor of Happy Land: “The scene was paralyzing. We stood there numbed. No one spoke. There were 69 bodies spread about this 24x50 foot area.
Happy Land Fire was an arson fire which killed 87
Men who have dark souls & evil in their hearts will find a way, with about a about 1 gal. of gas this guy killed over 80 people, because his girl friend jilted him. All the laws in the world can not stop such acts, for man is inventive, & he will find a way.
Of course in England they might pass laws requiring serial numbers on gas cans, background checks on those purchasing gas, but regulation will not stop evil.
Friday, December 14, 2007
A year earlier, Eden Strang had seriously wounded 11 people when he went on the rampage with a samurai sword.
Juan Gonzalez, who killed two people and wounded nine others with sword in 1986 attack on Staten Island ferry
Three dead, three wounded in sword attack:
Stuttgart - A man wielding a samurai sword killed a 43-year-old woman and seriously injured three others during a church service in the German city of Stuttgart on Sunday, police said.
1996: Seven slashed in school machete attack Three young children and four adults have been attacked by a man with a machete
TOTOWA, N.J. -- A man wanted in a four-state crime spree including the killing of a gas station attendant with a machete was arrested by police who found him asleep in his car.
Machete attack survivor working on rehab, high school girl was only victim left alive in ambush
"unidentified attackers, armed with machetes, killed or wounded more than 100 people overnight,"
Good thing England decided to ban cheap saturday night special swords..........
BATON ROUGE, La. — Two students were found shot to death in an apparent home invasion at a Louisiana State University apartment, and officials decided to keep the campus open Friday while police searched for three suspects.
Of course they were not allowed to have guns if they lived on campus, guess the BG's didn't see the sign.........................
LAKE WALES - While robbing an insurance business Thursday afternoon, a man set fire to two female employees, one of whom was five months' pregnant, according to police.
Maybe a "Match and Gasoline Free Zone" sign was needed
Hattip to Rob Allen
"two female employees and then splashed gasoline on them when he was not satisfied what he got, police said.
Both women, with burns over 90 percent of their bodies,"
Yes he had a gun, but setting people on fire?, because they didn't give them enough money?
TOKYO - A gunman opened fire Friday at a sports club in southwestern Japan, killing one employee and wounding seven other people before escaping.
A man was critically wounded in the attack in Sasebo city, in Nagasaki prefecture about 980 km (610 miles) southwest of Tokyo, and police were searching for the gunmen, NHK said.
Update 2 reported killed now
In Japan you have to be a member of a club, & pass a background check to even own airsoft pistols & the pistols remain at the club, but even in a country with strict gun control the bad guys find a way. If they can't control it on a small island, how can they ever think they could control it in the US of A?
Hattip to Snowflakes in Hell
Kind of amazing, in doing a bit of surfing, for a country with total gun, they have their share
Kochi man arrested for fatally shooting neighbor, wounding son Dec 10th 2007
By June, 28 shooting incidents had occurred, which was twice the number at the same period last year.
Handguns are strictly banned for ordinary citizens in Japan, and only police officers and others _ such as shooting instructors _ with job-related reasons can own them. Hunting rifles are also strictly licensed and regulated.
NAGAKUTE, Japan — A former gangster surrendered Friday night after a shooting rampage at his home that left one policeman dead and three other people — including his son and daughter — injured,
Under the revision, possessing more than one gun would become a crime, and would carry a prison term of between one and 15 years.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
"There is a strong desire in some circles to see gun control as the solution to the problems of inner city violence. This has never worked, and this article points out that the cultural problems that have developed in Oakland are so severe that:
Gun laws can't reach places like East and West Oakland. Rarely do boys go get a gun and kill - the gun is already there. Guns are as common as cell phones. Friends give their friends guns for protection after losing a fistfight. Every day, drug addicts trade guns for a fix. Groups of boys share guns, keeping them hidden in abandoned homes, in empty lots, in the rain gutters and under their beds."
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, police said Tuesday.
"The death of Matthew Murray has been ruled a suicide. It should be noted that he was struck multiple times by the security officer, which put him down. He then fired a single round killing himself," the statement said
It does not surprise me, pistol bullets are known to fail even with good hits, look at Jennifer Fulford's story she took 7 direct hits & fully recovered. Michael Platt had an unsurvivable wound, but he did a lot of damage before it killed him. 80% of the people that get shot fully recover. But the important part is she stopped his attack on innocent people.
Jeanne Assam delivered when it counted at the New Life Church
"She just started walking toward the gunman firing the whole way," said Bourbonnais, who was shot in the arm. "She was just yelling 'Surrender,' walking and shooting the whole time."
a couple of others:
"From a distance of about 5 feet, the young gunman, without warning, responded to Officer Lim’s unselfish act by firing his weapon directly into her chest. The bullet struck her with an impact equal to being hit by an 18-wheeled truck doing 60 miles-an-hour. The bullet ravaged her upper body when it nicked the lower portion of her heart, damaged her liver, destroyed her spleen, and exited through the center of her back, still with enough energy to penetrate her vehicle door, where it was later found. Critically wounded, the officer brought up her weapon and fired one round which struck her assailant."
Jennifer Fulford Salvano
Fla. officer takes 10 rounds to save children, her own life.
"We're all taught that you have to believe you are going to win, not die," Fulford-Salvano said. "But it is one thing to have someone telling you that, another to hear from someone who had been through it. I remember thinking, 'This garage is not the last thing I am going to see.'
The gun battle lasted less than a minute, during which time Deputy Fulford was struck by 10 rounds; seven causing severe wounds and three striking various pieces of her duty equipment.
There were 16,885 alcohol-related fatalities in 2005 – 39 percent of the total traffic fatalities for the year.
Wow, beer, wine, & whiskey kill more people in this country every year than guns do!
Why don't we see the do gooders ranting for bans on these deadly products!
Why aren't they calling for more controls on the makers of such dangerous products?
"I've said it before, but it bears repeating: the only thing that will stop an armed attacker on the spot is a person with a gun of their own. Gun haters realize this as well, which is why they rarely ever suggest disarming the police. They, too, rely on the gun to protect themselves from harm--they just feel all high and mighty because they outsource the task."
Tammy Bruce has the details on Jeanne Assam, the lady that stopped the church shooter.
It appears she was a police officer, sometime in the 90's, but Sunday she was a civilan with a ccw license & a gun. She saw "the beast", & prevailed.
Her male counterparts, had first contact, but froze up:
Near an entryway in the church, Bourbonnais came upon the gunman and an armed male church security guard who was there with his gun drawn but not firing, he said.
Monday, December 10, 2007
"She probably saved over a hundred lives," Boyd said of the guard, whom he said is not a law enforcement officer and used her personal weapon. (turns out she was not a rent a cop)
"Hundreds of lives were saved yesterday because of the plan that was put in place," said Boyd, who put the number of people on the church campus at the time as 7,000.
Hattip to Thirdpower, & AHAB http://www.nrahab.com/?p=844
John Lott has it too.
What would you do if armed terrorists broke into your church and starting attacking your friends with automatic weapons in the middle of a worship service?
Banning guns in churches, will not stop the wolves, no more than banning sin will shut down Las Vegas
First person account:
"Honestly, and as God as my witness, when I saw him shooting and as watched for a few seconds trying to figure out what he was going to do and what I should do, the thought that when through my mind was, “If I had a gun, I have a perfect shot.”
"Legal historian Richard Maxwell Brown has argued that Americans have more homicides because English law insists an individual should retreat when attacked, whereas Americans believe they have the right to stand their ground and kill in self-defense. Americans do have more latitude to protect themselves, in keeping with traditional common law standards, but that would have had less significance before England’s more restrictive policy was established in 1967."
"The failure of this general disarmament to stem, or even slow, armed and violent crime could not be more blatant. According to a recent UN study, England and Wales have the highest crime rate and worst record for "very serious" offences of the 18 industrial countries surveyed."
But despite, or because, of this, violent crime in America has been plummeting for 10 consecutive years, even as British violence has been rising. By 1995 English rates of violent crime were already far higher than America's for every major violent crime except murder and rape.
Police arrived to find that the gunman had been killed by a member of the church's armed security staff, Myers said.
"There was a courageous staff member who probably saved many lives here today,"
And a lady to boot:
The gunman was shot and killed by a female member of the church’s armed security staff, the source said.
Hattip to David Hardy
Unlike the mall in Omaha, the church had armed security, many churches are putting together sercurity teams with members who are off duty police officers, those members that have ccw licenses, they are not fools.
Even Jesus told Luke to sell his robe & buy a sword.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Of course Clayton Cramer has been maintaining one for years:
But the date is also important because we got official about the United States that day:
December 7, 1787
The First State
"In Dover, Delaware, the U.S. Constitution is unanimously ratified by all 30 delegates to the Delaware Constitutional Convention, making Delaware the first state of the modern United States. "
not that, that is unusual:
no hand wringing here ether
1. Lethal force without having to wait, obtain permission, or find the time to break away and notify others (and wait some more!). Already on the books. Don't make malls an exception to this: Include them.
2. Authority is already in place within the citizen. It's time to stop obfuscating it for the privilege of shopping there. One can act with lethal force when facing grave danger. One can come to the aid of another. This is nationwide but for a small few silly and unfriendly jurisdictions. Check your state for silly, unfriendly laws that say you have to run or something. How many of these nine ran?
3. Concealed weapon keeps the aggressors uncertain as to who will respond immediately. The idea is not entirely to dissuade a killer from shooting a mall's patrons – the idea is to stop him immediately. Citizens have that authority. Why hide or discourage it?
by Clayton Cramer
Mentioned this book the other day, Clayton has some autographed copies, that you can purchase directly from him
TFS Magnum has it:
Syd has a good discussion on it:
And it will kill you
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Just when you thought you had heard it all:
MONROE, La. (AP) - A man was sentenced to more than four years in prison for bilking friends and family out of more than $800,000 by convincing them that his wife was a government agent who could arrange to have their medical problems diagnosed by satellite imaging.
Tammy Bruce has it:
The two men Joe Horn shot and killed as they emerged after robbing his neighbor's home, may be linked to an illegal alien gun-running Colombian gang.
"It's a soft target, a prime target," says Bridgeman. "Malls by their very nature are wide open, they are inviting, easy access."
When you combine that with malls having thousands of people –all potential targets under one roof – and the fact that most security guards are unarmed, malls can be a downright dangerous place. "
And most prohibt CCW license holders
"She told the Omaha World-Herald that the night before the shooting, Hawkins and her sons showed her an SKS semiautomatic Russian military rifle — the same type used in the shooting. She said she thought the gun belonged to a member of Hawkins' family. She said she didn't think much of it — the gun looked too old to work.
Records in Sarpy and Washington counties showed Hawkins had a felony drug conviction and several misdemeanor cases filed against him, including an arrest 11 days before the shooting for having alcohol as a minor. He was due in court in two weeks."
Well he didn't acquire the gun legally, as he had a record. The SKS , (may have been a semi auto AK, seeing articles listing both) was not part of the 94 assault ban, The Russian SKS's were all 10 shot rifles, & would have to be altered to hold more than 10 shots. This guy had no respect for the law, alcohol & drug use, several misdemeanors, & acquiring a gun under disability. Since he was hellbent on suicide, I really can't see how stricter laws could have prevented it. You know; "Well you'll really be in BIG trouble if you take that gun to the mall"
But the anti's will cry foul, & the mall will tell everyone they can "Feel" safe, as the have unarmed security guards, & cameras, perhaps they could get TSA to install metal detectors.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
OMAHA, Neb. - At least one person was shot Wednesday at a busy Omaha mall, and police locked down the shopping center while they searched for a gunman.
Yep, another "Gun Free Zone"
John Lott, has more at Fox News
8 dead (9 if you count the shooter) several wounded, took police 6 minutes to respond,
When you put sheep in a pen unprotected, & the wolf comes, the sheep are going to die, it is as simple as that. Allow a Sheepdog to be around the sheep he may just save some, but the sheep are frightened by the Sheepdog, as much as they are frightened by the wolf.
The Sheepdog may nip you, but the wolf is just going to kill you.
All the anti's like to cry wolf due to the number of homicides in the US, from firearms. A recent UN report posted that the US had 270 million firearms, more than any other country, & more per capita than any other country. So it would stand to reason that since we have more guns than anybody else we would indeed have more homicides with firearms.
But really the homicide rate has stayed fairly steady since 1959, at about 6.5 per 100,000.
But in the last 50 years medical care has vastly improved, better hospitals, better treatment, better medicines, trauma units.
Even if you are badly wounded, if you are transported quick enough your chances of survival are really pretty good.
So if we really want to see where crime is going, look at the assault rates, & not the homicide rates for example:
USA 7.569/1000 assault rate
England 7.459/1000 assault rate
Here is another example:
Homicide Rates Aggravated Assault Rates (per 100,000)
1990..2.7 ..................... 176.7
2002 .. 2.2................... 141.4
Minnesota has a fairly low crime rate but you will find the same types of increases in most of the states. The Homicide rate has increased, but not at nearly the same rate as Assaults, if we had the same Hospitals, skilled doctors, etc as we had in 1960 the Homicide rate would be much higher.
So although many say England has lower "Gun" crime, chances of assault are about the same as the USA, so anytype of gun ban is not going to lower the crime rate, it's only going to change the method.
"Toad smoking," which is a substitute for "toad licking," is done by extracting venom from the Sonoran Desert toad of the Colorado River. The toad's venom - which is secreted when the toad gets angry or scared - contains a hallucinogen called bufotenine that can be dried and smoked to produce a buzz.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
But that does not mean they have given up
hattip to the Armed Canadian: http://armedcanadian.blogspot.com/2007/12/five-year-plan.html
By Randi Kaye CNN
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The suicide of a young man and the murder he committed before he killed himself are being blamed on a cult led by his mother.
Ricky Rodriguez's mother is the leader of "The Family International"
Rodriguez said on tape that he planned to kill his mother
Rodriguez ended up killing his nanny, then killed himself
Witnesses say they saw Rodriguez having sex with his mother
"But the Gun made him do it"
By Dr Tim Ball
" Derek Bok said, “If you think education is expensive - try ignorance.” Ignorance allows presentation of natural events as unnatural or normal events as abnormal. "
The maps were very interesting
"These guys are absolute animals; the very narcissistic behavior that landed them in jail is the same behavior they must keep to survive in jail. Out of the 1200 inmates in my yard, I bet I have 5 that are decent rehabilitatable men. They are not only animals, but predators. They observe and remember everything. "
In the year 2000 Ohio had an estimated population of 11,353,140 which ranked the state as having the 7th in population. For that year the State of Ohio had a total Crime Index of 4,041.8 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This ranked the state as having the 26th highest total Crime Index. For Violent Crime Ohio had a reported incident rate of 334.1 per 100,000 people. This ranked the state as having the 30th highest occurrence for Violent Crime among the states.
"I don't care what they did to me. But because they had the audacity to point a gun and attack the children, these people need to be put away. As far as I'm concerned, they should be dead," Hancock said.
The bad guys don't care! the don't care if you are young or old, male or female. They simpley are going to do whatever they have to, to get what they want.
The victim is right, they should be dead, but since they chose the role of victim, these guys will continue to do what they do.
Alaska Man Charged in Violent Rampage
By JEANNETTE J. LEE
"ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A car chase through downtown Anchorage ended in the arrest of a man who killed two people and seriously injured three others in a series of machete and gun attacks, police said."
It appears one killed with the machete, two of the gunshot victims are expected to recover.
(From FBI reports you have an 80% survival rate if shot, but it drops to 30% when edged weapons come into play.)
Monday, December 03, 2007
Five Hour Standoff..............sort of
But agency officials said she can't keep the bear's body for burial because it's a protected species that belongs to the state.
Tam has it:
Fred Thompson must be scaring the bejibbers out of the liberal leftwing media.
Covering several articles they seem to not want to mention him as even still in the race!
http://www.fred08.com/ according to his website he is still in the race.
If he scares them this much, it means he could really be the best choice in 08
Written by Clayton Cramer
Finally got around to reading this book, & while a bit dry, Cramer does keep it fairly light & moving. Gun owners do owe the author some gratitude, for the number of endless hours he spent just in the research. Although he would likely settle on you purchasing a copy.
I'll have to say for years I pretty much "assumed" what is in the book, but now I "know".
In the years preceding the birth of our new nation, the country was pretty much awash in firearms, as it remained for many years. Being Armed is the American way, & Mr Cramer has provided excellent material to strength the debate on the Right to be armed. Recommended reading.
Although a bit dated, it is now coming to light, it seems.
"But as the Marines went through the initial screener in their dress blues, they were stopped by several TSA agents. Each was told to remove their dress uniform blouse, belt and black dress shoes, which were scanned by the detector, as the agents scanned them with hand-held detecting wands. "
Copy of offical report here:
Of course there was the bad treatment of an 86 year old CMH holder:
TSA seems about a effective as the ATF
Sunday, December 02, 2007
and they came in fifty caliber
Those who could afford it, could also own field guns:
The founders also knew of rapid fire rifles
Although after the Bill of Rights had been signed, President Thomas Jefferson had knowledge of arms that fired up to 22 rounds per minute!:
Air guns appear throughout other periods of history. The celebrated expedition headed by Lewis and Clark (1804) reportedly carried a .42" (10 mm) reservoir air gun, believed to be produced by Girandoni. It held 22 round balls in a tubular magazine mounted on the side of the barrel. The butt stock served as the air reservoir and had a working pressure of 800 PSI. The rifle was said to be capable of 22 aimed shots in one minute.
Being men of vision, being able to forge a new country, they surely had the vision of technical advances (if not the know how) in all walks of life.
USA 1.4 Million violent crimes, population 300 million
Britain 2.6 million violent crimes, population 62 million
England has strict gun controls
USA has the Right to Keep & Bear Arms
USA .0046 crime rate Britain .419 crime rate
So if we install millions of cameras, enact strict gun control laws we could be just like Britain.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Pulling the Trigger
The Second Amendment is an anachronism in need of repeal
Published On Friday, November 30, 2007 1:15 AM
By THE CRIMSON STAFF
Hat tip to David Hardy:
Man Takes Hostages in NH Clinton Office
Nov 30, 2:10 PM (ET)
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A man claiming to have a bomb was holding one or more hostages at Hillary Clinton's campaign office Friday, police said.
The man had what appeared to be a bomb strapped to himself, said Bill Shaheen, a top state campaign official. The two hostages were volunteers, Shaheen said.
Clinton was not believed to be in the office at the time.
The news stated, that Hillary was very calm, during the ordeal, & why not? she wasn't there!
Let's see if this leads to calls for more gun control, after all she may claim there was an attempt on her life.................
The header says it all
But then most of the europeans, are use to being subjects
Guns on college campuses would create chaos
"The truth actually lies polar-opposite with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus' claim. People can't fight fire with fire. Adding more guns to the equation doesn't create a more peaceful environment - campuses will instead be more prone to violence.Guns being permitted on school grounds could have detrimental repercussions, including accidental firings, gun thefts and an increased risk of violent behavior because of provocation by peers or professors.School should be a safe haven where students feel comfortable and secure; however, it's also a culprit of anxiety, experimentation and, therefore, impulsivity. Stress, frustration and guns don't make a mix to take a chance with."
The sheep are at it again, my response:
"FEELING" Safe & "BEING" Safe are two different things. Responsible armed citizens are not a threat to peace & safety. If they can continue to get weapons on airplanes, how are you going to keep them off of a wide open campus? They didn't need scanners at Columbine, they came in shooting. Scanners, cameras & written rules will not stop anyone who is determined to do harm, Period. Can you find a school shooting, that the police could arrive in time to stop them, before they had killed students? It takes seconds to dail 911, & the police are only minutes away, what will you do while you are waiting, beg for your life?
So how do you propose to deter a shooter?, & give the readers something besides "pie in the sky" ideas. How do you plan to handle an active shooter once he is in your face?
When dealing with a homicidal manic, perhaps the only choice is "Fight Fire with return Fire".
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Briton Convicted in Sudan Blasphemy Case
Nov 29, 2:04 PM (ET)By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - British teacher Gillian Gibbons was convicted of insulting Islam for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced to 15 days in prison and deportation from Sudan, one of her defense lawyers said Thursday.
Speeding or DUI could well be fatal...........
The agency reports that some chanted: “No tolerance: Execution,” and “Kill her, kill her by firing squad.”
12/3/07 Well she has been pardoned, which is some ways surprising
from: Resistance is futile!
Just another reason to vote for him!!
hattip to Tam.
More on CNN's Debate
hattip to Bitter
So if you use these bio hazard light bulbs, you'll save Santa, yeah right...............
Doug Stanton's story
Cell Wall Writings
No Fear, No Pity, No regret, No remorse!
Am I sorry?
Yea, I'm sorry I didn't get them all!
Oh well, better luck next time.
A bad day in jail is better than any day dead.
Treat me like trash, find out I'm toxic.
I've had the pleasure to train with Doug, & looked at a lot of the material in this case, those who would disarm us, act as if acts like this don't take place.
Liberal thinking is dominated by an obsession with power
10 Steps to Understanding Liberal Thinking By John Lillpop Thursday, November 29, 2007
The liberal brain does not collect and process information in a logical, reasonable, and objective manner. Rather, liberal thinking is dominated by an obsession with power, and use of that power to preserve elitist advantages.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
LONDON - A rare enamel-and-gold Faberge egg that had been in the Rothschild banking family for more than a century sold for record-setting $18.5 million at auction Wednesday.
That more than most people make in several lifetimes
Since they don't need more, how many do they have?
Since the article was posted without comment, mine are in blue Colleges do not need more guns on campus
We would all agree that this nation has seen its share of horrific moments where a person with a gun has taken far too many lives at high school or college campus.
No one wants to see that happen, and we all want our schools to be as safe as possible.
But, we are concerned about the recent news of a non-partisan group called Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.
More than 8,000 students nationwide have joined the group believing the best way to prevent such incidents is more guns.
The group is arguing that students and faculty already licensed to carry concealed weapons should be allowed to pack a weapon on campus.
Every state, but Illinois and Wisconsin allow residents some form of concealed handgun carrying rights.
But many states forbid license-holders from carrying weapons on school campuses, while in states where the decision is left to the universities, schools almost always prohibit it.
Utah is the one exception to that rule.
While we understand that many believe that carrying a weapon is a basic right of self defense, we are concerned about the idea of college students carrying weapons.
Most will argue that carrying guns is needed to protect against massacres such as what happened at Virginia Tech.
We're not so sure.
First, unless everyone is carrying a weapon, not everyone will be safe.
Not everyone needs to be armed to be safe, if arms were allowed everyone would be safer, the fact that some might be armed would likely deter an attack.
It will take time before the rampage is revealed and and the gunman found. That's why the police, never get there in time, & when they do arrive it's all over.
People will get hurt and while some may argue it would be less people, we're not so sure.Better leave everyone defenseless than take the chance of someone getting hurt.
A person wanting to inflict massive harm will find ways to do so unfortunately, regardless of the circumstances.
This is true, so since it might happen anyway, there is no reason to take any measures to stop it.
Secondly, we hope their aim is good. What happens if they hit an innocent bystander in the panic that such situations likely create?
That could happen, so it would indeed be better to keep everyone unarmed, so they have no choice but to be victims, I would much rather just standby & watch 32 people be executed, than take the chance one might get hurt, by my actions.
And, suppose they do stop the gunman. Are college students really emotionally ready to handle the idea of wounding or perhaps killing someone, even in a situation such as that?
Are any of us really?
No emotionally we are much better prepared to do nothing, & just say bad things happen, I'm sure most people would rather be killed or injured, than live with the fact that they killed a madman. You are right much better to die, than live with guilt. Although most people entering the military are the same age, what makes them emotionally ready to handle it?
While self-defense is a good idea, there are many other situations in college where a gun isn't a good idea.
There are many situations in life where a gun is not a good idea, but they are a great idea when you are being backed into a room & some crazy person is killing everything in sight.
College is an emotional time for students. There are also the issues of alcohol and drug use. In these situations, do we really want students having guns?
Life is an emotional time for people!, All these issues happen in the outside world too. That's really why not everyone needs to be armed, those that choose to do so, tend for the most part to use some common sense. I know most of the students leaving home for the first time are really just overgrown kids, but there are young adults that are far more mature than the majority. But the Staff is also prevented from carrying on campus, are they emotional also?
We've already read, or in our case covered, far too many stories where situations have gotten out of control and a weapon was used to settle a matter - in the worst way possible.
That's because they have not been allowed, so that's why you never see them used in the best possible way.
We understand that college students may be concerned for their safety and we would urge universities and schools to do all they can to make campuses safe.
Yes they should be safer, look at those that are licensed as just one part, of making the entire system safer. Remember it takes seconds to dial 911, & the police are only minutes away.
So for those that live off campus, they should give up their rights when they enter the universities?
We're just not sure that guns is the right way to go in this case.
Guns may not be the best, do you have a better one than prayer?
Originally published November 26, 2007
From the Canada Free Press today: "You'd never read this in the mainstream media: The owner of MS Explorer that sank, leaving a huge carbon footprint at the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean Friday is an acolyte of teensy-weensy carbon footprint crusader Al Gore. G.A.P. Adventures CEO and Explorer owner, Bruce Poon Tip and Gore have similar ideals, 'filling their schedules with speaking engagements on environmental change to educate global audiences.' And that’s straight off of their website. In fact, as recently as last April, both Poon Tip and Gore gave presentations at the Green Living Show in Toronto. 'I expressed my admiration for Mr. Gore’s commitment and leadership which spans more than 20 years,' commented Poon Tip. 'I also invited him aboard our legendary polar expedition ship, the MS Explorer to visit the Arctic.' The legendary polar expedition ship... 'had at least five faults at its last inspection,' according to Greenpeace spokeswoman Bunny McDiarmid. 'Maritime records show the MV Explorer--'" anyway, it was a bunch of eco-warriors. I was exactly right. There were 154 passengers, and a lot of them were eco-warriors, and they were out there doing a global warming cruise.
Global warmer leftards sunk by an iceberg, does leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling
RJ Reynolds to Stop Print Ads Next Year
By JOCELYN NOVECK
NEW YORK (AP) - The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which has been under intense pressure from anti-smoking groups and members of Congress over print ads for its cigarettes, said Tuesday it would not advertise its brands in newspapers or consumer magazines next year.
Speeding Car Kills 2 Deputies in Fla.
PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) - A speeding car struck and killed two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies and injured another Wednesday as the officials tried to stop the vehicle, authorities said.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Ride Fast & Shoot Straight: Right of the people, to keep and bear arms#links#links
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Monday, November 26, 2007
COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A man says he shot and killed a neighbor's cow after mistaking it for a coyote.
Authorities and the owner are skeptical.
The undersheriff in northern Michigan's Benzie County says he doesn't see how anyone could confuse a 1,400-pound, pregnant cow with a coyote, which typically weighs 20 to 45 pounds.
I would have to agree
From the AP:
WHITEWOOD, S.D. (AP) - If the Rev. David Baer has his way, the Whitewood City Council will change the name of one of the northern Black Hills town's streets.
Hooker Street doesn't quite lend itself to a family atmosphere and is offensive to some residents in the town of about 800 people, according to Baer.
It's actually named after a Union general from the Civil War, but Baer said that even renaming it to General Hooker Street might not be much better.
I have heard that's the General was very fond of the working ladies
LADSON, S.C. (AP) — White House hopeful Fred Thompson called his trip down aisle of rifles, shotguns and pistols at a gun show "a day in paradise," and said he wished he could come back to spend more time and money.
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Friday, November 23, 2007
ACCEPTING ORDERS FOR HRA GARAND. We have begun inspecting and grading HRA M1 Garand rifles and will now accept orders for Service, Field, and Correct grades. Delivery time is 30 - 90 days. For additional details, please see http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1garand.htm
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND - CMP CLOSED. All CMP operations and stores will be closed 22-25 November. Normal operations resume on 26 November. The CMP staff wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
INLAND & UNDERWOOD CARBINES. A small quantity of Inland and Underwood carbines in both Service and Rack grades is still available for purchase, and not subject to the one carbine per customer per year restriction any longer. http://www.odcmp.com/rifles/carbine.htm
JANUARY CARBINE RELEASE. Inspection & Repair and grading of M1 carbines is progressing faster than planned. In addition to the January 7, 2008 scheduled sale of carbines manufactured by Winchester, CMP will also accept mail orders for carbines manufactured by Quality Hardware and Rockola. For operational reasons, we have set a limit of one carbine per customer for each of these manufacturers until further notice. A small quantity of these carbines will be available at both CMP stores beginning January 9, 2008, while quantities last. For additional details, please see http://www.odcmp.com/rifles/carbine.htm
CARBINE BARRELED RECEIVERS AVAILABLE JAN 2008. Inland, Underwood, Winchester, Quality Hardware, and Rockola barreled receivers will be available beginning 7 Jan 2008. These items are what remains from our I&R operations. These are stripped barreled receivers, but may contain either a front or rear sight or Type 3 front bands. All of these barrels are considered unserviceable for either internal or external rust, pitting, significant wear, or failing to headspace. These barreled receivers are sold as-is with no exchange or refund allowed. For additional details, please see http://www.odcmp.com/rifles/carbine.htm
2008 STORE OPERATING HOURS. A reminder that CMP stores at Camp Perry, OH and Anniston, AL will no longer be open on Saturdays beginning in 2008. Stores will be open Wed- Fri. For hours of operation and directions, please see http://www.odcmp.com/Store.htm . Stores will be closed Dec 16, 2007 - Jan 1, 2008 in celebration of the holidays and for year end inventory.
Thank you for your support of the CMP.
Chief Operating Officer
The homicide terror bomb used in an assassination attempt on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto last month may have been strapped to a 1-year-old child who was being carried by his jihadist father, The Australian newspaper reported Thursday.
Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, who are not only prepared to take arms,
but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily lives,
and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.
--- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
might not be that bad
Historical forms of execution include:
Scourged to death
Stung/bitten to death by insects
Roasted on grill
Dragged from chariot
Torn apart by wild beasts
Rolled downhill inside spiked barrel
Death of a thousand cuts
Hanged by the neck until dead
A2A is a small group -- legal academics who support the second amendment aren't a majority! The costs of an amicus are considerable (just the printing, and Sup. Ct. briefs must be printed) run into the thousands.
Academics for the Second Amendment
Post Office Box 131254
St. Paul, Minn. 55113
David Hardy Has the details here:
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Just minutes ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take what could be the most significant Second Amendment case in our country's history.
Arms & law has a link to the order
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