A 14-year-old boy died from a wound to the chest and three other teenagers were injured early on Sunday in stabbings in New York City’s Bronx borough, police said.
Good thing nobody had a gun!
A 14-year-old boy died from a wound to the chest and three other teenagers were injured early on Sunday in stabbings in New York City’s Bronx borough, police said.
Good thing nobody had a gun!
In 2012 I voted for Gary Johnson, I think he would have made a great President. Still he had NO Chance of winning, and I knew it. I threw my vote away. Why? Simple because a vote for Johnson was as good as a vote for Obama, and knowing Romney, he would have been a WORSE President than Obama.
Yeah, Obama IS HORRIBLE, but he’s lazy, feckless, and proved to be ineffective even with a Democrat Super-Majority behind him. Compare that with Romney, he may be a RINO, but in Massachusetts he was considered an ultra-conservative religious-right radical, and Massachusetts is ALWAYS a Democrat Super-Majority.
Romney had the cards stacked against him in every way, yet he managed to accomplish so many things in Massachusetts while Governor. Of course given that he’s a big-government authoritarian RINO, most of his resume is HORRIBLE for people like me.
Romney was dangerous, and I’m glad he’s out. Still I think this changes NOTHING for 2016. As I talked about here, the GOP is feckless, spineless, and deeply committed to the big government, authoritarian status quoe.
There are a few faces in the 2016 bench I like. I’m a Rand Paul guy, and I like Ted Cruz and Scott Walker well enough, but I just don’t see the GOP having the stones to take a chance on them when Chris Christie and Jeb Bush seem to be the status-quo RINO favorites.
I also see Elizabeth Warren as somebody who will do VERY well in the Democrat primary, and I think she can use Hillary Clinton’s paper-thin heir apparent status as a way to make “Progressives” feel even more “Progressive” about voting for the fake Indian.
She’s not a strong candidate on the national scene, tho…but what does it matter if another Romney-Like GOP candidate is fielded? Romney got STUFFED in 2012, and he had a MUCH easier campaign than will be had for the open seat in 2016. Democrats are GREAT on running against a phantom. The 2008 race was Obama Vs. George W. Bush. Bush wasn’t on the ticket, but “Progressives” aren’t bothered by facts. As stupid as the GOP is, they aren’t THAT stupid to fall for a similar ruse.
Still the more I reflect on this crushing loss ahead, part of me feels VERY good about things.
I was once a Republican, but I have since resigned from the party. I have NO horse in this race, I would vote for a Democrat, Republican, or 3rd Party with equal zeal, if I felt they were best for this country. Still when I get into the voting booth, it doesn’t matter if it’s a national, state, or local election, I vote like a Republican. Why?
Well, while I can talk a long game on how much I hate the GOP, there are several Republicans in every part of local, state, and federal government. I can’t say the same about Democrats.
This isn’t a bad thing for the Democrats, as a matter of fact, just the opposite. I dislike the Democrats on an individual basis for the simple reason that they are a cohesive party. They are ALL “Progressives”, some are more moderate, some are more extreme, and others like Senator Warren, and President Obama, appear to be straight-up Anarchists looking to topple the country because they have grown up hating what America is.
Still they are “Progressives”, all of them.
Meanwhile the Republicans are a splintered rabble of waring factions. We have the Religious right, we have the libertarian-leaning people, we have the Tea Party, and we have the Old Guard Establishment which really only seems to stand for itself.
There are really only two options, a 3rd party Revolt, like when the Republicans took the place of the Whigs as the opposition party to the Democrats, or we can have a platform shift like the Democrats did around the time of the Great Depression, shifting from what was the Conservative party (remember, Republicans are the newer party, and were for crazy liberal ideals like Blacks being people, women being allowed to vote, and other radical ideas) to the more modern iteration which was much more friendly to Socialism and Collectivism.
So first up there will NOT be a 3rd Party in the United States any time soon. Why not? Well look at your local and state Government. I think we can all agree that if a 3rd party is going to kill the GOP the way the GOP killed the Whigs, it would be the Libertarian Party. Can you name a Libertarian who holds a single elective office of consequence?
Sorry that would be step one. When I lived in Maine Angus King was Governor. His party affiliation is “Independent”, but when it comes to voting he’s a hard-line “Progressive” Democrat. That didn’t matter in Maine, he got NOTHING done as Governor, and will most likely see the same results as a Senator. See, even tho he’s “Progressive”, Democrats don’t want to play with him because he’s not one of their own.
The same would happen if by freak chance we elected a Libertarian President, even if this fictional President was more Bob Barr than Gary Johnson, the Republicans who are politically identical to him would treat him no different than a Democrat. Now look at Romney, Christie, and Jeb Bush. They’re all Statist, Collectivist, Authoritarians. They’re essentially moderate “Progressives”, yet Republicans are lining up behind them and cheering them on, even when they have virtually nothing in common. VIRTUALLY nothing, you see the only important factor is that “R” after their names.
So until we start seeing states getting Libertarians in seats of power, we won’t see any viable Libertarians in Federal Elections.
Still we ARE seeing a platform shift, it’s going many different ways, but it’s there. Now that is viable, and frankly I see nothing that will help push this shift more than yet another soft GOP candidate getting their ass kicked by an incompetent, unqualified “Progressive” Democrat.
Gee, now I’m the one sounding like the Anarchist…
The most recent event was three weeks ago when he was arrested Jan. 9, accused by Lake Mary police of aggravated-assault.
At 11:30 p.m. four days earlier, an officer heard breaking glass and saw 28-year-old Brittany Brunelle, Zimmerman’s dental hygienist, drive away from their home without turning on her headlights.
When officers pulled her over, she told them that she and Zimmerman had argued about her decision to move out. She and her 5-year-old son had lived with him for about two months, she said.
…She told officers that night that she did not want to prosecute Zimmerman, and after police turned the case over to the State Attorney’s Office, she stuck with that plan.
She refused to appear when prosecutors asked her to come in for an interview, and when they issued a subpoena, she showed up with an attorney and either told them or handed them a statement saying that Zimmerman had not thrown a bottle at her and that she never feared him, according to a Friday statement from the State Attorney’s Office.
Now there really isn’t much to say about this story specifically. His ex was crazy, she lied to police, and no charges will be filed.
What IS worth talking about is how the anti-gun forces handled this story. It was sketchy at best, but it was reported as truth by them. You see justice WAS served when Mr. Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges for shooting Trayvon Martin. The anti-gun forces and the “Progressive” movement (but I repeat myself) declared this event a murder, and continue to this day to repeat falsehoods about that night. They invested themselves SO HEAVILY that George Zimmerman was a murderer, and also a racist that when the verdict came down they would NOT accept it.
This latest spurious charge was yet another event where they could say “See I Told You So!”…except it wasn’t. Because of this you will NOT see this story on any anti-gun blogs or press releases about this story. Case and point:
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross stated:
“George Zimmerman is a poster boy for our campaign to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, including domestic abusers. Zimmerman had a gun the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and the State of Florida allowed him to carry it anywhere despite an arrest record and a violent history. He would have been denied a permit in any state where law enforcement has reasonable discretion.
“We applaud the Florida judge’s responsible decision to order George Zimmerman to finally surrender his firearms, although Florida should never have permitted him to carry concealed weapons despite his arrest record and violent history before he shot Trayvon Martin, and even after his subsequent arrests in incidents of reported domestic violence.
George Zimmerman has a clean criminal record, and will get all his guns back now that charges have been dropped. He has no “Violent History”, he has one instance of justifiable self defense where he unfortunately needed to kill his attacker, and several trumped-up charges that were dropped due to lack of evidence.
The “reasonable discretion” Gross speaks of is total ignorance of due process…let that sink in. Again these “Progressives” are not anti-gun they are anti-freedom, and want a police state where the government can strip you of rights and property by simply being a political enemy.
Also note that George Zimmerman is one of these political enemies of the “Progressive” collectives. Yeah he’s a household name, but other than being a political whipping boy, he’s a NOBODY!
Guess who else are as inconsequential as Mr. Zimmerman! ALL OF US!
So yeah, for George, change your name, move out west into the country, get involved in a local Church, and as much as feminine companionship might seem like a comfort to you, you don’t have good taste in women, and I’d say you probably should stay clear of them until you figure out why that is.
Oklahoma City police are investigating an armed robbery overnight.
Officers say a man with an ice pick robbed a Circle K at Northwest 63rd Street and May Avenue around 1 a.m. Investigators said the man claimed to have a gun, but no witnesses saw it.
Now he claimed to have a gun, but didn’t. Still he did have an ice pick on him. Why do you think that is? Do you suspect that maybe if his bluff was called his plan B might involve that pick?
Certainly it makes a fine murder weapon, despite not being “made to kill”.
So here’s a thing I have a lot of mixed feelings about. Peanut allergies.
Now for starters I had a few childhood friends with peanut allergies, and my Aunt is allergic to peanuts. I also have a bunch of friends and relatives who are allergic to various food-stuffs in an Anaphylactic sort of way.
So the fact that my daughter’s school is a nut-free zone (food, not the people, they still let me and LaWeer’da in the door) I have mixed feelings about. Of course since she’s just a toddler, I really makes sense. Little kids get into EVERYTHING, and don’t know any better, so the possibility that a tasty snack might kill them graveyard dead seems a good reason to have a ban.
Still she’s likely going to live a huge portion of her life in “nut free zones”, which does piss me off. A buddy of mine who was a year younger than me, and lived down the street from me had a peanut allergy. Every time he was offered a snack or some food he would instinctual ask “Does this have peanuts in it?”. That was some good parenting. Much like how you keep your finger off the trigger of a gun, even after you’ve removed all ammo from it, and visually and physically inspected it to verify that it is indeed unloaded. You take some extra caution when something could cause you deadly consequences.
Still I see things as if you put too much caution in a controlled environment, you get bad things in the real world. So the kid with a peanut allergy who has been sheltered from nuts through school suddenly goes to the break room at his crappy menial job, and his throat closes up and he dies making minimum wage….
Seats might be opening up at the peanut-free table; Australian researchers found a possible cure for people with potentially-fatal peanut allergies.
The secret’s in a daily dose of peanut protein powder and the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus. After eating this mixture in increasing amounts for 18 months, 80 percent of the participants in the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study were able to eat peanuts, reaction-free.
Now this report isn’t 100% percent clear. It uses “reaction free” as the metric. I’d personally be a LOT more liberal about success. See I’m allergic to most fur-bearing mammals (stupid for a guy who works with Mice!), and my wife is allergic to raw tree fruits, but an attack of these allergies is little more than a serious inconvenience, vs a trip to the ER that most people who accidentally eat some trace amounts of peanuts. If some of the subjects get some shortness of breath or some topical itching, I’d still call that a success.
God I hope this treatment works, because a peanut butter sandwich (especially with sriracha!) is a thing of beauty!
So Jay is returning to the show after spending last week at SHOT Show in Vegas. Chester Murphy from The Road Gunner Podcast was also there so he’ll be joining us to share his impressions and stories as well.
Other topics will be the Snow Storm that did (or didn’t) hit the North East, more talk of the death of blogging, as well as much much more!
It’s the SQUIRREL REPORT!
SHITSHOT Show edition! And remember at 9pm EST call in with your stories of SHOT, Snow, food, squirrels, or beer….whatever and join us for a good time! 214-530-0036!
A Rutgers University student was killed by a black bear over the weekend, the police said on Monday, the first such recorded death in New Jersey.
The student, Darsh Patel, 22, and four friends were hiking on Sunday in the Apshawa Preserve in the northern part of the state, about 40 miles from New York City. They encountered a black bear, which began to follow them, according to the police in West Milford, a township that includes the preserve.
The friends told the police they scrambled to get away from the bear, all running in different directions. Four of the men later found one another, and they called the police to help search for their missing friend, according to the authorities. Mr. Patel’s body was found about two hours later.
“Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been attacked by a bear,” the West Milford Police Department said in a statement.
Investigators added that a 300-pound bear was found at the scene and was “immediately euthanized.”
Recently Maine won a battle that would have limited hunter’s ability to hunt black bears, and New Jersey constantly tries to ban their annual bear season. This was hardly in the untamed wilderness either.
Of course the anti-gunners in New Jersey will ignore this story, and continue to limit efforts to control the population of these animals, and of course continue the practical ban on carrying firearms with which people attacked by animals can use to protect themselves.
According to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, twenty-somethings born preterm (before 37 weeks) are less likely to move in with a romantic partner or have sexual intercourse than their peers born even one week later.
Researchers found that those who were born early or late preterm were also less likely to find themselves attractive, and more likely to still live with their parents. The findings, which compared survey responses from 753 twenty-something adults born in Finland between 1985 and 1989, showed that preterm birth can have an adverse effect on social health, in addition to the more obvious physical effects.
Previous studies have found that individuals born preterm might be more cautious and less risk-taking than those born at full term, which might also be reflected in our findings of lower likelihood of romantic relations,” says lead study author Dr. Tuija Mannisto, a researcher and fellow in clinical chemistry with the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Northern Finland Laboratory Centre Nordlab in Oulu, Finland.
Man, I guess I’ll die a virgin because that’s me in that photo! Oh wait, I have a daughter, and I’m about to celebrate my 10th Wedding anniversary.
Junk science! Why not just say the people of Finland are a bunch of 40 year old virgins?
I’m old enough to remember when the NRA was invited into our schools to educate students on gun safety. Yes, I’m old, and I grew up in rural Alaska, but the NRA as an institution has changed as much as everything else has since then. It now operates as a lobby for gun manufacturers rather than for responsible gun owners who grew up with the traditions of hunting and shooting.
Actually the NRA represents the gun-owning public. They’re also still heavily invested in gun safety training, too bad the anti-gunners are not keeping them out of the schools. In a nation where students are suspended for biting a food item into a gun shape, or pointing a finger at somebody and saying “Pew Pew!” how can we have gun safety training?
One week after the massacre, the NRA, in a paranoid fit, proposed changes. Let’s have more guns in schools! Armed guards have been present at many massacres and haven’t been able to stop them. And who is supposed to pay for the wages and benefits for armed guards at every school in the nation? “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” says the NRA. It’s a nice advertisement for gun sales but it’s ludicrous. The bad guy in Tucson, Ariz., who shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was stopped because he was reloading. Should we have armed guards everywhere there has been a mass shooting? Schools, malls, theaters, grocery stores and churches? Are they proposing a jobs bill?
Of course there have been many tragedies stopped because of armed guards or police, but it’s obvious you’re more concerned with your agenda than facts.
“If only those teachers had a gun,” laments the NRA. At a time when teachers are blamed for far more than what is in their control, and for being “union thugs,” you want them to carry a weapon? Seriously? Think about that for a minute. A company in Utah had profits jump 500 percent this week by selling BULLET-PROOF BACKPACKS FOR CHILDREN. Children should not be shouldering the panic. The best thing about little children is they haven’t figured out yet that some people want to hurt them. Times have changed. If you’re not a cynic by third grade, you’re not paying attention.
Odd, places where the employees are NOT restricted on having guns, there aren’t mass shootings. Not thwarted mass shootings…they just don’t happen there? Many of these spree killers leave behind manifestos or other media, and in most cases they are looking to rack up the biggest body count before encountering somebody else with a gun. They’re concerned about this, so oddly they avoid places where the average citizen can carry a gun.
Also, if you don’t think children should be shouldering the panic, why are you writing this? All around America children have a greater risk of being hit by a car on their way to or from school, than being attacked by a spree killer. But “Progressives” like to drive around, so we MUST focus on the guns issue, because political hackery!
I’m worried that again nothing will happen in the face of a great problem. The violence that destroyed so many lives in Newtown, Conn., has changed the discussion in this country on gun control, but will that be enough this time?
Ummm, gun ownership is up. Carry permits are up, and violent crime is DOWN! But you don’t care, because you hate guns!
In Alaska, many of us need guns to fill our freezers, but if you need a 30-round clip you’re a pretty poor hunter. If you are hoarding automatic (yes, they are legal) or semi-automatic weapons, you need Viagra.
Ahh, dick jokes! This is a pretty weak article, and so far that’s the literal BEST you have. Also love when antis embrace the hunters! You know, because George Washington crossed the Delaware to get to his duck blind!
Oh, that’s right, it’s about the “well-regulated militia.” The Second Amendment was written by men who had fought alongside men who didn’t survive their revolt against tyranny. They had the assistance of the French government. They used muskets. If you think it is your right or duty to overthrow the government at this point in time, you’re going to need more than a few guns and monster clips. You’ll need weapons-grade uranium, a few tanks, a submarine and an army of your own to go up against our 3 million strong military. You very well may need the aid of another country. Good luck with that, and I think your three-cornered hat may be on a little too tight. The same founders who thought a militia was a good idea would never have expanded gun ownership to blacks. The whole slavery situation could have gotten awkward quickly.
Uh huh. You need weapons grade Uranium, and submarines to win a war! The Iraqis and the Afghans didn’t seem to need them, did they. As for tanks, and army, not easy, but acquirable.
As for extending the ownership to blacks, yeah that is a sad part of the past. Still at the time of the drafting of the 2nd Amendment blacks were not considered people by the United States Government. Of course we fixed that with the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution which clarified the rights to keep and bear arms (as well as every other right) to blacks….and then the Democrats drafted the first gun control laws to stop that from happening.
You know, the same laws you’re so in love with today. So yeah, you’re a racist monster. Can we quit this shit?
So the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of kindergarteners, mall shoppers and moviegoers? Is that freedom?
No that’s a “Gun Free Zone” filled with soft targets. Thanks antis!
I’m not advocating for no guns. I like mine and am not about to give them up. But in this country, my uterus is more regulated than my guns. Birth control and reproductive health services are harder to get than bullets. What is that about? Guns don’t kill people — vaginas do?
Ahhh, dick jokes AND “I’m a gun owner but….” DOUBLE COMBO!!! Also, since when are uteri more regulated than guns? Felons have uteri. I helped MAKE a uterus with no paperwork needed. Felons are allowed to have kids. If you’ve had an abortion because you practiced unsafe sex, you’re welcome to have more kids…and abort them if you so wish. WTF??
When the cottonwood is flying and Alaskans are all lined up for Sudafed, we have to get it from a pharmacist, give them our identification, and the state keeps track of how much we’re consuming just so they’re sure we’re not running a meth lab. I get it, meth is bad, but I can buy bullets right off the shelf.
I’m sure in your town there is also somebody selling meth too. So the Pseudoephedrine restrictions are completely worthless, so the best idea is to make MORE things subject to pointless bans! That sounds smart!
One hundred percent of passengers on an airplane go through screening checkpoints, but 40 percent of gun purchases are made without background checks through the loophole that allows purchase at gun shows, many of which are held in schools.
Everything said here is 100% true! I guess it’s time to turn in my guns….WTF???
Last Christmas a class of kindergarteners caught snowflakes on their tongues and spent the holidays with loving families. This year, no stockings are needed. There is no way to know, if we’d had the much-needed conversation years ago, that the tragedy in Newtown could have been avoided. But we owe it to them to have it now.
So a lawful gun owner was MURDERED, her guns and her car were stolen. The killer then chose a soft target to shoot up before killing himself.
Yep, we DEFINITELY need more laws!
Strange why us gun owners don’t want to play with people like this.
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