Monthly Archives: February 2013

One Year Later: The crucifixion of George Zimmerman

I have often explained to my Concealed Pistol License classes that all I need to teach is contained in the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.

Prosecutorial abuse. Notions of vigilantism. Reasonable belief of facing an imminent threat of great bodily harm, and more.

So, It’s fitting that this article appears a year after the start of this charade. Here is a pull quote. It’s a good article and worth the read.

Now, we’ve come full circle around the sun since the night of February 26th, 2012. That was the night on which no fewer than two eyewitnesses in Sanford, Florida, stated that they saw Trayvon Martin on top of neighborhood watch member Zimmerman, violently battering him “MMA” style, and that Zimmerman – pinned flat on his back – was screaming over and over again for help.

via One Year Later: Free George Zimmerman Already! :: Clash Daily.

Top Romney Strategist Says Media Not ‘In The Tank’ For Obama…

For those of us who scratch our heads in wonderment at a second election victory for a Marxist Revolutionary, I submit, herewith, compelling evidence:

“Do you believe, today, that much of the media is in the tank for Barack Obama?” Kurtz asked.Stevens replied, “It’s not a yes or a no question. In the tank, I would say no. So, yes or no question, I would say no.”Kurtz pressed the line of questioning several times. “Too sympathetic to the President? How would you put it?” he asked.“I think after the election, you’ll have a lot tougher questions that will be asked because you’re out of an election environment,” Stevens replied. “I think you’re seeing that this past weekend with this whole golf outing. I think they will be more critical now.”

via Top Romney Strategist Stuart Stevens Says Media Not ‘In The Tank’ For President Obama | Mediaite.

MILLER: Obama’s real gun-control aim – Washington Times

From the Washington Times. A report from the Justice Department’s research arm, the National Institute of Justice, titled “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies,” explains that:

 … a “complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.” It further noted banning guns with certain scary-looking features “could be effective” if the government outlawed all existing firearms, and bought them all.

Similarly, the Justice report asserts that the only way to achieve the “goal to reduce the lethality of guns” with a ban on magazines over 10 rounds would be by a “massive reduction in supply.” It recommends not “grandfathering” the hundreds of millions of existing magazines, but implementing an “extensive buyback” program. Even then, it would “take decades to realize.”

In a speech on Thursday, Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association said the president’s true agenda with his “universal background check” proposal was “the national registration of every single gun owner in the country.” The Justice Department memo recommends the creation of a national gun registry to make background checks for private gun sales useful for the government.

The report says registering every gun purchase in the country would “increase owner responsibility,” enable “monitoring” of multiple gun purchases in a short period of time and “improve law enforcement’s ability to retrieve guns from owners” prohibited from possessing firearms. That’s code for confiscation.

The National Institute of Justice did not respond to questions about who in the administration asked for the research and whether it was given to the White House.

The document puts the administration’s plans into context. Mr. Obama and his allies want to know who owns every single gun in this country, and if they think a gun is scary looking, they will take it away.

Emily Miller is a senior editor for the Opinion pages at The Washington Times.

via MILLER: Obama’s real gun-control aim – Washington Times.

Facts about Background Checks

This is from the NRA. These are true.

NRA and NICS
The National Rifle Association supported the establishment of the National Criminal Instant Background Check System (NICS) [1], and we support it to this day.  At its creation, we advocated that NICS checks be accurate; fair; and truly instant.  The reason for this is that 99% of those who go through NICS checks are law-abiding citizens, who are simply trying to exercise their fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Dealers
Since 1986, those engaged in the business of selling firearms for livelihood and profit have been required to have a Federal Firearms License (FFL).  All retail sales of firearms currently require a NICS check, no matter where they occur.

Private Sales
Regarding the issue of private firearms sales, it is important to note that since 1968, it has been a federal felony for any private person to sell, trade, give, lend, rent or transfer a gun to a person he either knows or reasonably should know is not legally allowed to purchase or possess a firearm.

Mental Health Records and NICS
According to a recent General Accounting Office study, as of 2011 23 states and the District of Columbia submitted less than 100 mental health records to NICS; 17 states submitted less than ten mental health records to NICS; and four states submitted no mental health records to NICS.[2]

Gun Shows
A common misrepresentation is that criminals obtain firearms through sales at gun shows.

A 1997 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of state prison inmates who had used or possessed firearms in the course of their crimes found that 79 percent acquired their firearms from “street/illegal sources” or “friends or family.”
Only 1.7 percent obtained firearms from anyone (dealer or non-dealer) at a gun show or flea market.[3]

Prosecutions
In 2010, the FBI denied 72,659 NICS checks out of a total of 14,409,616.  But only 62 of these cases were actually prosecuted, and only 13 resulted in a conviction.[4]

“Universal Background Checks”
While the term “universal background checks” may sound reasonable on its face, the details of what such a system would entail reveal something quite different.   A mandate for truly “universal” background checks would require every transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, or loan of a firearm between all private individuals to be pre-approved by the federal government.  In other words, it would criminalize all private firearms transfers, even between family members or friends who have known each other all of their lives.

According to a January 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, the effectiveness of “universal background checks” depends on requiring gun registration.[5]  In other words, the only way that the government could fully enforce such a requirement would be to mandate the registration of all firearms in private possession – a requirement that has been prohibited by federal law since 1986.

 

Total Destruction of the U.S.: An Interview with Larry Grathwohl

Today, at American Thinker. Recall the people running with Obama…

Larry Grathwohl is the military veteran who volunteered to infiltrate the Weather Underground as an FBI operative in 1969.  He is probably best-known for his firsthand account of a Weatherman meeting at which the organizations leadership, including the future Professor Ayers, discussed the logistics of how, after the communist revolution they were trying to spearhead, they would murder the ten percent of the American population that would likely remain resistant to the communists re-education program.

via Articles: Total Destruction of the U.S.: An Interview with Larry Grathwohl.

Gun bill in Washington state. Check it out.

Proposed law in Washington:

“In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall … safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.”

via Misstep in gun bill could defeat the effort | Local News | The Seattle Times.

Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms – Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons | Gun Control | Fox Nation

Okay, these loons apparently want my book to hit best-seller status. Cool with me.

Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. They will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed.Here’s part of the Democratic proposal in Missouri:4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:1 Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;2 Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or3 Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.

via Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms – Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons | Gun Control | Fox Nation.

Feinstein and Boxer Ask Californians to Lay Down Their Weapons During Statewide Manhunt : palookavillepost.com

These people are insane. Truly insane…

“The Senators feel the best course of action is to remove all weapons from law enforcement and private citizens so no one else gets hurt,” said a Senate communications intern. “When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in…. that’s just human nature.”

via Feinstein and Boxer Ask Californians to Lay Down Their Weapons During Statewide Manhunt : palookavillepost.com.

Letter from a Newtown resident to the President…

This is excellent:

Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest

To the Editor:

This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid

I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends werent harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.

Gun control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though Im not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers circumstances, it had far more to do with enabling the citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government than against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so when King Georges successor came knocking on your door, you could fight back. Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority than it was then. Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is present day Washington, its as threatening as ever.

That so many of you view the NRA with its resistance to further restrictions on firearms as intransigent lunatics has far more to do with how you conduct yourselves in office than it does with the NRAs actions.You in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of deception at every turn, structuring your lives as comfortably as you can while governing with an indifference and arrogance that is absolutely maddening. When the country is reeling from financial disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care bill we cant afford and youve never read. You claim its critical because health care costs are killing this country… no theyre not, you are! You are killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions of unborn children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You cant lecture us right in Newtown High School about not doing enough to keep our children safe, while simultaneously slaughtering the unborn. You fabricate the intense, media laden drama of the fiscal cliff and lack the courage to do anything about truly reforming the obscene gluttony of government. You know youll be out of office before the bill comes due… you dont care and have no integrity nor honor.

You lie whenever and wherever you need to to move forth your agenda. Were you able, you would purge the US of guns… every last gun in the country, if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and those of us who dont trust you as far as we can spit. Youre a dishonest lot, motivated by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.

I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now. Youll stop restricting guns when only you have them.

Brendan Duffy4 Chestnut Knoll Drive, Sandy Hook January 8, 2013

via Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest | The Newtown Bee.

DHS has purchased 1.625 BILLION Rounds of Ammunition in last 10 months…

This is starting to look odd to me. This article is from Alex Jones’s site, and I do read his stuff with caution. Still, they may be on to something here.

I’m starting to wonder if they are stockpiling this ammo on the fear that, if they begin shooting Americans, ammo companies will cease sales to the government…

What do you think?

The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.

… An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now secured over the last 10 months stands at around 1.625 billion. …

To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.

via » DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition Alex Jones Infowars: Theres a war on for your mind!.

10-year-old Va. boy arrested after toy gun found in his backpack

This is pure insanity and I hope the parents of the child get an attorney. One can NOT be charged with brandishing a weapon UNLESS one brandishes a weapon!  A toy is NOT a weapon folks!

But, I guess, when the DHS buys 7000 FULL AUTO M-4 rifles to be deployed in AMERICA and calls them “Personal Defense Weapons,” we should not be surprised with this type of lunacy from leftist school administrators…

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –

A 10-year-old boy has been charged after bringing a toy gun on a school bus in Alexandria.

The boy is a fifth grade student who attends Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.

The trouble for him started Monday afternoon on the school bus ride home. According to Alexandria Police, the boy showed the toy gun, described as a replica silver handgun with a black handle and orange tip.

Police say he neglected to mention the toy was a fake gun. School officials found out, and when the fifth grader arrived at school Tuesday morning, they found the toy gun in his bag.

Police arrested him and charged him with brandishing a weapon. He was taken to the juvenile detention center and later released.

The child has been suspended and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Morton Sherman, says further action is under consideration, including expulsion.

via 10-year-old Va. boy arrested after toy gun found in his backpack – DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG.