Images of the Antis: Not Anti-Gun, Anti-RIGHTS!

Have a look at this load from Bloomberg:

Note the wording, which is factually correct. SUSPECTED terrorists. Think about that for anything else. Do we imprison people for being SUSPECTS in a crime? Do you fire an employee because you SUSPECT they’re stealing from the till, or doing an incompetent job?

We have a thing in this country called Due Process, and the “Progressives” HATE it. Now I will note we DO often JAIL suspects of a crime, sometimes wrongfully, and people with a pending felony criminal case or warrant are not allowed to own, buy, or carry guns. If the person is not convicted of the crime, their rights are restored.

But think about that a little bit. OK some somebody is a SUSPECTED Terrorist, but yet the justice department, or even local law enforcement can’t find something to charge them with? You know what I call that “Suspected Terrorist”? A Free Citizen!

Bloomberg is all big on putting a grown man in a balaclava with an AK-74 in some “urban jungle” setting, but let’s face it, THESE ACTUAL terrorists can be at least CHARGED with various crimes.

The “Suspected Terrorists” Bloomberg is interested in Disarming looks more like this:

“Meet Mikey Hicks,” said Najlah Feanny Hicks, introducing her 8-year-old son, a New Jersey Cub Scout and frequent traveler who has seldom boarded a plane without a hassle because he shares the name of a suspicious person. “It’s not a myth.”

Michael Winston Hicks’s mother initially sensed trouble when he was a baby and she could not get a seat for him on their flight to Florida at an airport kiosk; airline officials explained that his name “was on the list,” she recalled.

The story also never points out who the “Real” “Michael Hicks” might be, or why he’s a concern to national security. Of course this young boy isn’t a threat to anybody, but the bigger issue is that the grown man who shares his name, and therefore has blacklisted ALL people with that common name, probably isn’t a threat to anybody either.

Hey, but the anti gunners don’t care about any of this. The secret government watch list is bloated, filled with false positives, and difficult to contest. Add in that it claims to be “watching” “Terrorists”, when really it is just hassling innocent people, makes it an ideal target for them to ban guns.

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“Gun Death” Vehicular Homicide

Yep

A 21-year-old northeast Ohio man has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence after being accused of running over the former Cleveland State University police chief as he changed a tire on the side of a freeway outside Cleveland in February.

He was drunk and driving at a very high rate of speed. Good thing he didn’t have a gun! Also good thing drivers need licenses and cars need to be registered!

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Another Reason Why I’m Not a Republican

Reason finds gays at CPAC:

Of course CPAC is not a REPUBLICAN convention, but a CONSERVATIVE one. Hey, I think all drugs should be legal, don’t really see any reason for the state to get involved in marriage of any sort, think you should be able to buy crew-served weapons at the corner convenience store (let’s face it, you can’t buy MP5s at 7-Eleven…how “convenient” are they, really?), and personally think taxes should be collected in a user-based system such as sales and property tax rather than income.

So let’s be honest, there’s not a lot about me that’s “Conservative” either.

Screw them, is what I say!

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“Gun Death” Overwhelmed Mom

I can’t have too much sympathy for her, but also I can’t muster my usual disdain for murderous mothers.

As darkness was falling Monday, according to a police affidavit, **KILLER**, 34, parked her car at the north end of the picturesque Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Ore., took her son in her arms, carried him to the middle of the span, and threw him to his death in the water below.

Then she dialed 911 on her cellphone.

“I just threw my son over the Yaquina Bay Bridge,”

Horrible, what was her motive?

confirmed Tuesday that his sister-in-law had written an appeal on YouCaring.com, a crowdfunding website. In it she described caring for her autistic son and her husband, Matt, who has been unable to work at his business doing email campaigns since developing multiple sclerosis and a mass on his brain stem.

The appeal ended eight months ago, after raising $6,831 toward a goal of $50,000.

My daughter is not only very healthy, but super easy to care for as she seems to have a natural understanding of rules, a very easy-going attitude, and sleeps VERY well, and even with this I don’t know how I could do this alone, or if I was caring for a sick relative.

Still she could have easily just surrendered her boy to child protective services, or called 911 and tossed herself off the bridge. All of these things would still allow the innocent child to be alive.

I would have sympathy for her if she hadn’t murdered her boy, but that’s what she did, so in stead I’m disgusted and disappointed. Still the antis don’t care, because this, like many, are “Gun Deaths”.

H/T Wallphone.

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Episode 28 of the GunBlog Variety Cast!

You know the drill! Show notes here, listen/download below! ENJOY!!!
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Just Amazing

Essentially the predecessor of the Desert Eagle and the Boberg IN THE 19th Century!!!

Part of me is sad that they were such a commercial failure…but part of me is kinda glad to see these monstrosities strangled in their crib!

What do you think?

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What Makes a “Sniper Rifle”

“Sniper Rifle” is one term I HATE. Not specifically to snipers and the rifles they use, but to rifles not being used by snipers.

You may have had this question asked of you: “Oh you own guns? Do you own a Sniper Rifle?”

Well I personally like rifles with iron sights, so generally the answer is an easy “No”, I do have a few rifles with glass on them in the armory…but they are “Hunting Rifles”. Are they hunting rifles because I hunt with them? Nope, but the previous owners of these rifles used them to hunt, and these guns in particular were designed by the factory for hunting

Still let’s say you have a .308 Rem 700 with a bull barrel and some good glass on top. Do you have a Sniper Rifle? Probably not. Now what if you have a scoped M91/30? maybe not, because some of them were modified after the infantry rifles came into the surplus market. Still if it WAS indeed issued to a sniper in the war, yeah it’s a sniper rifle.

Other than that, unless you are a sniper WITH a rifle, it is not a “Sniper Rifle”

More here.

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“Gun Death” Tape Measure

This is a sad and preventable one:

A man delivering drywall to a New Jersey construction site was killed Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories, striking him on the head, authorities said.

The 1-pound tape measure became dislodged from the belt of a worker on the 50th floor and struck construction equipment about 10 to 15 feet from the ground, according to Carly Baldwin, a spokeswoman for Jersey City’s Department of Public Safety. It then ricocheted and struck **Victim**, 58, who had just stopped to speak with another worker who was in a pickup truck just before 9 a.m. in the city’s downtown section.

**Victim** was not wearing a hard hat, but had one in his truck at the time, according to the police report.

SO first up EVERYBODY sees the signs. I’ve never worked or set foot on a construction site in my life, but I’ve walked by hundreds of them in my life. At every entrance, and on trailers and equipment it says “Hard Hat Area” and something about EVERYBODY with no exceptions must have one. Growing up my neighbor was an architect, and he went to work every day in a nice car wearing a suit…but in the back window of his car was a hard hat, because sometimes he had to inspect his work at the cite, or help with questions on his drawings.

An other thing I heard from a story of a man who worked on tall ships. He told a story of a screw driver falling out of the tool belt on a man working in the rigging. It stuck into the deck like a dagger. Because of that most tall ships have a rule that ALL tools have lanyards affixed to the tool belt. Same goes for when crews are working on trees. Even their chainsaws have lanyards.

I assume this construction site had a rule like that as well, just like they had a rule for hard hats. Funny how that works, even if safety rules are mandated, people don’t always follow them.

Still, not a “Gun Death”, so let’s just move on.

H/T Nancy

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“Gun Death” Booze Dispute

Now I’m constantly asking people to point out people getting killed over alcohol after the 21st Amendment was ratified. Well it DOES happen:

A 16-year-old Texan has been arrested on suspicion of killing a man with a car after he refused to buy the youth alcohol, police in Abilene said on Monday.

So really it’s STILL a prohibition story, as people who are 16 can’t buy booze.

Either way, like Capone bombing a speakeasy, this is NOT a “Gun Death”

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Again With the Training

We first saw this meme here. Now it’s been re-hashed

Everytown Barber

So like the last image, the “Everytown” name is not present, but you’ll see from the image I grabbed it from their twitter feed. Now again, Kansas is an open-carry state (tho from a quick reading, not as friendly as New Hampshire in the previous post) that requires a permit only for CONCEALED carry. So again, there is already carry with no permits there, and as you can see, the crops are not watered with the blood of innocents there.

Of course what popped up in the last post was a little more talk of training. It’s been a COLD winter, with lots of snow, and I’ve been reluctant to cut my hair just because I know my first trek out into the yard with a shovel and a short beard will bit CHILLING.

Still I’m officially sick of it this long (I know some of you fellas grow your beards long, and they look awesome, but more than 3″ and it starts driving me crazy!) so tonight after the baby goes to bed, and before the Squirrel Report, I’ll be trimming it.

No license, no training. My wife will help get the parts I can’t see to make sure I didn’t miss anything, and she has NO training either.

See, like painting your own nails, or trimming your own hair, there is a HUGE difference between performing a friendly service to yourself or to a close friend, than to a paying customer as a means of a business.

SO we COULD compare training to become a Barber or to become a Police Officer as one it cutting hair and shaving faces for a living, and the other is upholding the law for a living.

I’m doing NEITHER of those things when I cut my hair, or strap on a gun. I don’t care if somebody is speeding, or selling loose cigarettes or soliciting a prostitute. I don’t carry a gun because I want to be a cop any more than I cut my own hair because I want to be a barber. I do them both because they are the smart thing to do. Cutting my own hair saves me tons of time and money and carrying a gun allows me to protect myself while I wait for the cops to show up.

So yeah, I see the idea that you need a permission slip to carry a gun in public in Kansas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or anywhere to be as foolish as MANDATING I take a safety class and keep a permit in good order for me to run some clippers through my mop.

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