Category: Gun Control

Aug 14 2019

Neil deGrasse Tyson Set Upon by Twitter Mob

Now we know what would happen if designated Scientist of Color Neil deGrasse Tyson were to say something reasonable. Reverence for his politically preferred pigmentation would go out the window and he would be set upon by a mob.

In the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, the liberal establishment predictably launched itself into immediate exploitation overdrive, whipping the more impressionable sector of the public into a state of hysteria so as to weaponize it for deployment against gun rights and “white nationalists” — i.e., Republicans. Tyson coolly attempted to provide a little perspective by tweeting this:

As if to prove his point, the mob came after him like a school of piranhas. A thoughtful response from the aptly named SF Bay Area band Smash Mouth read,

F*** OFF!!!! There’s your data!!!!

Looks like the media has some people right where it wants them — in a place reason can’t reach.

Tyson has of course issued the requisite cringing apology.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Aug 13 2019

South African Police Lose Their Guns and Ammo

How is a criminal to acquire guns and ammo in a society that has completely succumbed to leftism? Once again, the rainbow utopia of South Africa shows us the way:

Beeld reported that 41% of police officers (8,731 out of 21,206) who were assessed failed their annual shooting test. …

Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela blamed the poor performance on a lack of ammunition for training…

Now why might they be short on ammunition?

Since 2013, the SA Police Service “lost” 4,357 firearms and an incredible 9.6 million rounds of ammunition.

Lost ammunition is likely to be found on the black market.

Police officers who can’t pass the shooting test have to hand in their weapons. Meanwhile, violent crime in South Africa continues to shoot through the stratosphere.

Fortunately, there is still some remnant of a free market in South Africa. There are 2½ private security guards for every police officer in the country. However, they too will have to turn in their guns eventually, as will all law-abiding private citizens, if the country continues to tailspin into leftism.

Before long, only criminals will be armed.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 08 2019

Garden Grove Maniac Used Assault Knife

Garden Grove and Santa Ana, California must be a gun-free zone. The maniac who went wild there yesterday used an assault knife:

The violence left four people dead and two badly wounded.

We know he must have used an assault knife as opposed to some other kind of knife due to its high capacity for inflicting mayhem.

The suspect was described as “pure evil” and “full of anger.”

There is a lot of that going around lately. The National Knife Association is probably to blame.

One woman was stabbed at an insurance [business] in Garden Grove. She fought back against the attacker and is expected to survive.

That’s why it is a good idea for at least some law-abiding citizens to be armed.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Varla.

Aug 06 2019

Colion Noir on El Paso

Colion Noir explains why the El Paso shooting should come as no surprise given the current state of our culture, and why letting left-wing authoritarians exploit it to disarm law-abiding citizens is not going to make anyone safer:

On tips from ramrodd and Dragon’s Lair.

Aug 06 2019

Next Wave of Incremental Gun Laws Hits Already

The attack on the Second Amendment works like a ratchet. Lunatics are allowed to run loose. When some of them inevitably shoot people, the media and the Democrat Party exploit the event to gin up mass hysteria. Incremental laws are passed that unconstitutionally infringe on our right to bear arms. The ratchet has moved another notch. Then authoritarians wait impatiently for the next mass shooting as they prepare another wave of incremental gun laws, which will be imposed the moment they can do so in the heat of the moment.

This sure didn’t take long:

New Jersey on Monday enacted three laws designed to help victims of gun violence avoid becoming hurt again by firearms or seeking out retaliation.

Legislators are thoughtfully preventing victims of gun violence from defending themselves from future gun violence. That’s what we pay them for.

The new laws … come after weekend firearm attacks in Texas and Ohio left 31 dead. But the new legislation’s co-author, Democratic Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, said the timing of the enactments is purely a “tragic” coincidence.

Maybe, but I doubt it. But then, if you don’t mind them disarming you, you shouldn’t mind them lying to you either.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Jul 17 2019

Media Matters Moron Hilariously Clueless on Guns

Someone tried to clue in Media Matters Senior Researcher Andrew Lawrence to the well-known fact that the AR in AR-15 does not stand for “assault rifle” but for “ArmaLite rifle.” Only military variations on the AR-15 even qualify as assault rifles. There are none so ignorant as those who will not learn:

Oh, a troop told him. That means it must be true. Then Andrew’s military acquaintance really had some fun. After someone explained that the AR-5 was a bolt action rifle that not even a journalist could mistake for an assault rifle, Andrew snapped back:

Thanks to his inside information, Andrew is almost as informed on firearms as Democrat pols Carolyn McCarthy and Kevin De Leon.

These clueless cretins think they should be in charge of other people’s guns.

On a tip from seaoh.

Jun 01 2019

Obama Spews Blatant Lies Against American Freedom

As George Patton astutely noted, the lowest form of life is the politician, and the lowest form of politician is the liberal Democrat. He couldn’t tell us the lowest form of liberal Democrat, because Barack Obama did not exist yet. Listen as Obama tells blatant lies while denouncing a hard-won constitutional liberty to a foreign audience:

Obama knows that no one can buy any weapon at any time, that gun regulations have piled up to the sky, and that legally acquiring a machine gun is extremely difficult. Arrogantly obvious lies are what we have come to expect of politicians. More jarring is his motive in telling the lies. He wants to denigrate America precisely for what most makes it great: our liberty.

With Obama, anti-Americanism is not a bug; it’s a feature. He was elected and reelected precisely because he is the sort of person who would behave like this. It is what his supporters wanted — and since he left office, they have become angrier and more radical.

Sick of crime, Brazilians are rejecting leftists’ authoritarian stance on guns. Let’s hope they also reject Obama’s disparaging and jarringly inaccurate portrayal of America.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

May 21 2019

Mother of Trayvon Martin Enters Politics

Karl Marx was right for a change when he said that “history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”

One tragedy was that after Carolyn McCarthy lost her husband during the race-motivated murder of six defenseless commuters by Jamaican immigrant Colin Ferguson in the Long Island Rail Road shooting, she entered Congress and served from 1997 to 2015 on the single issue of rendering us all as helpless as her husband by attacking our constitutional right to bear arms. Her cluelessness on the topic of firearms is legendary.

Now for the farce. Apparently while casing homes to burglarize, Trayvon Martin was killed in self-defense by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, whose head he was bashing against a sidewalk. The mother of Trayvon Martin is running for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission:

Sybrina Fulton, who has been a gun control advocate since her son’s death and who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, announced her candidacy on Saturday, according to the Miami Herald.

If worshipers of Saint Trayvon are as prevalent in the Miami area as they were in the “mainstream” media, she is a cinch to get elected and then move on to higher office. She may help us to achieve a utopia in which even if maniacs like Colin Ferguson will still have guns, neighborhood watch captains like George Zimmerman won’t.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

May 19 2019

Cops Shot With Homemade Guns

In case anyone needed confirmation that gun control applies only to law-abiding citizens, not to those who use guns unlawfully,

Dramatic new body camera video shows police engaging in a gun battle with a man inside a San Diego condo complex, resulting in two officers being struck by bullets and the suspect taking his own life.

Fortunately, both wounded officers survived.

The suspect, 28-year-old Joe Darwish, was wearing a bulletproof vest and was armed with a homemade assault weapon and a homemade 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

Liberals will argue that not all criminals have the patience to learn how to make their own guns. True enough; most will just buy them on the black market, same as with illegal drugs.

There is no question that firearms cannot be uninvented. The only question is whether law-abiding citizens will be able to exercise their right to use them in self-defense to ward off the many criminals and maniacs out there who will have guns no matter what.

On a tip from Jester.

May 18 2019

Mass Shootings and SSRIs

For the liberal media establishment, mass shootings facilitate hype that not only drives ratings but contributes to the incremental assault on gun rights. However, increasing infringement on the Second Amendment has done nothing to reduce mass shootings. This is underscored by 97.8% of public shootings occurring in gun-free zones. A more constructive response to the violence might be to infringe on antidepressant medication instead. sponsor investigates the role of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the USA, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs):

SSRIs have a risk of increasing violence in patients, even in patients who have no previous history of violence or aggression before taking the medication.

This risk of violent behavior, both to the individual taking the medication and those around them, is so significant, it has led to the FDA mandating a black box warning on all SSRI medications.

A common trait among mass killers is emotional blunting, which prevents them from appreciating the seriousness of what they are doing. Emotional blunting has been linked to SSRI use, as have psychosis and hallucinations.

Depression does not cause people to go on shooting sprees. But there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that SSRIs might. A list of examples is provided, including these familiar cases:

Eric Harris, 17, with Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students, one teacher, himself, and wounded 23 others during the Columbine school shooting; he had been prescribed Zoloft and then Luvox…

James Holmes, also known as the Batman Movie killer, was taking sertraline when he walked into the showing of The Dark Knight with two .40 caliber pistols, an AR-style .223 rifle, and a 12 gauge shotgun, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others. …

From the moment it occurred, the Charleston Church shooting has been deemed an act of white supremacy, a race crime against blacks. But two years after Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people and injured another, the court released documents that show it was more mental health than hatred that led to the murders. The documents confirmed he was taking antidepressants.

The list is long and might be much longer, but the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act suppresses information regarding medications taken by mentally ill criminals.

Serious journalists would be more likely to investigate the link between SSRIs and mass shootings than to rehash tired political spin intended to erode constitutional rights. But serious journalists are a rarity, having been displaced by propagandists with an agenda.

May 17 2019

Kamala Harris Escalates Campaign Against Gun Rights

The first target of the mob of Jacobins running for president as Democrats could be the Second Amendment. Eric Swalwell, running on this single issue, has proclaimed that those who resist gun confiscation will be thrown in jail. Spartacus has barked that he would like to ban guns. Kamala Harris — despite being a gun owner herself for the sensible purpose of self-defense — elbows her way to the front:

At a presidential campaign event Wednesday in New Hampshire, Harris pledged to take executive action banning the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons — a move that came just three weeks after the California Democrat rolled out her sweeping gun-control proposal.

Some of her proposals may seem reasonable to people who do not view them in the broader context of an incremental assault on a fundamental right. Others are tyrannical on their face, including an executive order “repealing a law that prevents victims from holding gun-makers and firearms dealers liable for their losses.”

Imagine if carmakers and car deals were held liable for losses resulting from auto accidents. Trial lawyers would love it — until they went to trade in their Lexus only to find that no one makes or sells cars anymore.

Harris wants to crack down on AR-15s on the absurd pretext that they are not “suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.” Being a gun owner, she should spend more time at the range, where she would see plenty of them used for a sporting purpose. AR-15s are good for hunting too. However, where they really excel is in use for home defense, being intimidating, high capacity, and female friendly.

In case anyone doubts that this is about tyranny, not public safety,

Harris has said she will also work to make gun trafficking a federal crime, ban high-capacity magazines and bar those convicted of a federal hate crime from buying guns.

Making gun trafficking a federal crime should at least put Eric Holder behind bars where he belongs, but bringing in hate crimes makes explicit that she wants people disarmed for political purposes. A hate crime is literally a thought crime. Who knows what might constitute a federal hate crime in an America run by people like Kamala Harris, a black supremacist who has called for slavery reparations and who screams that “white nationalist extremism” (a point of view, and an elastic one) should be a “national security priority”?

If 76-year-old Joe Biden picks her for VP based on race and gender and then croaks, this harridan could end up president.

On a tip from Jester.

May 14 2019

Jair Bolsonaro Lifts Gun Restrictions

Democrats might want to rethink their race-based strategy in light of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Demographically, Brazil is the sort of country Dems like Joe Biden openly plan to make America into: a multiracial mélange where whites are a minority. Sure enough, Brazil has elected its share of corrupt socialists, just as Democrats expect post-Caucasian America to do.

This has predictably resulted in dysfunction and poverty. But then something less expected happened. People got sick of it and pushed back against the liberal establishment by electing Bolsonaro. This story indicates how things are currently working out for the progressive agenda:

Brazil has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world, while the country of over 200 million inhabitants at the same time also has one of the highest murder rates, two concepts that Bolsonaro linked in his campaign for office last year. This week he kept his campaign promises and relaxed some controls on personal gun ownership and use adopted by past administrations.

“We are following a path totally opposed to authoritarianism, which always seeks to disarm the population,” said Bolsonaro on his social media account, which has nearly 12 million followers. “We are mainly attending the good citizen, who follows the laws and respects society.”

Stock for Brazilian gunmaker Taurus jumped 21% on the news.

On a tip from Lyle.

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