Images of the Antis: Compacency

This one is so obtuse I don’t even know which angle to rebut it from:

Now what is the imaginary Barry saying. Is he saying that spree shootings are so commonplace Americans don’t even notice?

Well that isn’t true, look at the lower left, it’s a newspaper headline saying “Columbine”. As in the shooting that happened FIFTEEN years ago. Fifteen years ago and we’re still talking about it. Virginia Tech was Seven years ago, and more of the same. All of these events were weeks if not month-long headlines from the 24-hour news media. Even stories of kids found making threats of a mass shooting, but never committed a crime, or had access to weapons often makes the national news.

Of course right in the middle of Barry’s desk is “Chicago”. For that this IS true, the media ignores the massive violence in Chicago because it’s A) Bad people shooting other bad people, and B)Inner city black people, not middle class white folk. Also Chicago is one of those places that has ALLLLL the gun laws. Pretty much if your local nanny-stater is pushing a gun law, it probably was in effect in Chi-town during these massive body counts. So yeah, the anti-gun people ignore Chicago, but NOT because of the violence, but because it doesn’t fit a narrative.

But maybe they’re saying we’re complacent because we don’t jump out and pass many of the crazy gun laws Chicago does. Well we USED to. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (Chicago again!), the Assassination of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and the attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan all got National laws passed, and all of them are still in effect. Many other federal, as well as local laws were passed on the coat-tails of headline making shootings.

That isn’t happening anymore (with a few exceptions), is that because we’re simply numb to the violence? NO! The NFA made it almost impossible for people to get Machine guns and Short Barreled rifles and shotguns, but this was a reaction to a Chicago Mob attack where the shooters were likely Chicago police Officers (who are exempt from NFA laws). Same with the assassinations, what does this have to do with licensing gun shops? And the Brady bill passed because a man who at the time of the shooting would have passed a background check is just as foolish as the recent calls for Universal Background checks after shooters bought their guns through the NICS system.

They used tragedy to tug at heart strings and get essentially non-sequitor laws passed, and when the smoke cleared, people’s freedoms were effected, but crime was not. Of course the anti-gun people are still pushing laws in the wake of tragedy, but now so are pro-gunners, and for the same end-goal of a safer America.

Also to be Fair, Canada has been curtailing gun ownership in a very similar way to Americans, and they too are getting push back from their pro-gun activists.

So really, the bottom line in this comic doesn’t make a lick of sense.

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Are Airsofts This Powerful?

I almost skipped this video, and I’m glad I didn’t:

Shooting a new iPad with an Airsoft MP7. I thought for SURE he’d was trolling, but he damn near got full penetration with dents on the back side. So is the glass face that thin, or are airsofts THAT powerful. I know there are gas powered, and spring powered units, but I just assumed those plastic BBs would bounce off or shatter against a hard surface.

The .50 BMG footage was also some of the best I’ve seen.

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“Gun Death” NYC Terrorist

Like Canada, the Terrorists aren’t as concerned about “Gun Death” as they are simply death:

A terroristic motive is not being ruled out in Thursday’s hatchet attack on New York City police officers.

The New York City police shot and killed a man identified as 32-year-old **TERRORIST** in multiple media reports, who attacked officers with a hatchet in the middle of the day in the Queens section of the city.

…The attack occurred at about 2 p.m. while the officers were standing together on foot patrol, police said. Without a word, **TERRORIST** swung at an officer who blocked the blow with his arm. Another officer was hit in the back of the head and fell to the ground.

Hopefully the severely wounded officer recovers.

Still there was a person severely harmed by guns:

The man raised his hatchet again, but two uninjured officers fired multiple rounds at the suspect. The bullets killed the assailant and wounded a female bystander, police said.

The officer was in critical but stable condition and was expected to undergo surgery. The woman who was struck by a stray bullet also was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the back.

I’m not going to claim that a wounded officer is expected to have amazing accuracy, but NYPD is getting quite the record for shooting innocent people.

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Where’s the Racism Coming From?

Seems to be always from one side. “Progressive” blacks hating whites. “Progressive” whites hating whites, and there’s still some old-school klanners kicking around.

An expert witness paid with tax dollars by the United States Department of Justice testified that North Carolina election laws impact black voters disproportionately and that blacks are less sophisticated.
Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter REGISTRATION and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination.

…It’s also the case that — well, yes, so it would, empirically more likely affect African Americans. Also, understanding within political science, that people who register to vote the closer and closer one gets to Election Day tend to be less sophisticated voters, tend to be less educated voters, tend to be voters who are less attuned to public affairs. That also tells me from the literature of political science that there are likely to be people who will end up not REGISTERING and not voting. People who correspond to those factors tend to be African Americans, and, therefore, that’s another vehicle through which African Americans would be disproportionately affected by this law.

…As I said before, this is particularly a mechanism and a time that’s well situated for less sophisticated voters, and, therefore, it’s less likely to imagine that these voters would — can figure out or would avail themselves of other forms of registering and voting.

Yep according to this PAID representative of the US Justice department voter ID laws are racist because blacks as a whole are too dumb to register to vote….

Who’s the racists again? Can you imagine if a conservative said this?

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“Gun Death” Quebec Terrorist

It’s getting under shadowed by the shooting on Ontario (even in Canada one dead by gunfire is considered greater than other deaths) is the terrorist attack in Quebec:

**TERRORIST**, 25, was fatally shot on Monday after hitting two soldiers in a parking lot of a commercial plaza in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

One of the soldiers, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, died of his injuries Monday evening. Police said the other soldier doesn’t have life-threatening injuries.

The case highlights the problem for officials who stop citizens from leaving Canada because of terrorism fears: those persons remain in Canada, perhaps with the intention of causing harm to others.

I have no idea what they had on him, maybe have just been trivial crap, maybe have been something they should have locked him up. Still either way this terrorist isn’t getting nearly the play as the OTHER Canadian terrorist because rather than running down the one soldier, rather than shooting him what is a mundane deer rifle.

Sorry, BOTH attacks are severe and deserve noting.

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Play Me Out: Mad Caddies

Some punk for those interested.

Haven’t done any music for a while. Enjoy!

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Feminist Squirrels

Tonight on the Squirrel Report we’re going to talk about a few recent feminist acts to hit the internet.

Gamer Gate, and the cussing princesses!

Also it seems that Alan has an 8mm Kidney stone. Call in to the show, 214-530-0036, to give the little bastard an appropriate name! I got one picked out!

I’m back and not as sick as I was last week, so at 9pm EST join us for THE SQUIRREL REPORT!

Squirrel Tree

H/T FarmDad for finding tonight’s image!

**UPDATE** This fits in REALLY well with tonight’s show!

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“Gun Death” Old Fasioned Serial Killer

One thing I was thinking about recently is that the sensational killers of today are spree killers, rather than the serial killers sensationalized by the media in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I was wondering if the same nuts who used to kill many secretly over the course of years one-at-a-time are simply choosing to go out in a blaze of “blood and glory” in a few hours as a spree killer because of what makes headlines today.

Serial Killers still exist:

An Italian nurse who took photographs of herself with dead patients murdered ‘for pleasure’ and enjoyed ‘the challenge’, it has been claimed.

…The inquiry was widened to include 38 deaths, ten of which have been described as ‘very suspicious’.

**REDACTED** allegedly targeted patients she thought were annoying or who were visited by ‘pushy relatives.’

…Police started the investigation following the death of Rosa Calderoni, 78, in April, who was recovering from a broken femur and was admitted to the hospital feeling dizzy.

Investigators say that during a post-mortem examination doctors found high traces of potassium chloride, which vanishes after 48 hours, making it hard to detect.

It was also found in a drip investigators believe the nurse was using.

Potassium can stop the heart and is one of the components used in the lethal injection given to death row inmates in the US.

The morning that Mrs Calderoni died was **REDACTED** first day shift after she had been switched from nights by doctors increasingly worried about the number of deaths on her watch.

Mr Mancini said: ‘I believe she saw this change in shifts as a challenge and wanted to show she could kill by day as well.’

She put pressure on one nurse to take photos of her standing over a patient who had just died. ‘She appears euphoric in the photo, next to someone she may have just killed,’ said Mr Mancini.

Posting the photo online, **REDACTED** captioned it: ‘Mm… Life and Death.’

**REDACTED** reportedly gave sedatives to troublesome patients to avoid being disturbed, telling colleagues: ‘Don’t worry, I will take care of them.’

‘The sedatives were possibly a warm-up to her killing spree,’ said Mr Mancini.

…Another nurse said she was worried when a relative of the director of nursing at the hospital – a manager disliked by **REDACTED** – was admitted.

‘I had a premonition,’ the nurse said. One hour later, he was dead. ‘I turned to stone and said to myself, ‘Here we go again’ .’

One claimed **REDACTED**, who lives with her boyfriend, had once given powerful laxatives to patients towards the end of her shift to ‘embarrass’ colleagues working on the shift after her.

Police say that she had been stealing money from patients. ‘When one patient protested, **REDACTED** replied: ‘You’ve got five euros left and you won’t need it.’ That patient died a week later,’ Mr Mancini said.

Now I’ve covered similar cases of hospital and nursing home staff murdering patients who they believe were dying or suffering. Murder is murder, but in those cases was misguided empathy, this one was straight up sociopathy. This line REALLY bothered me:

We believe she is sound of mind, but simply took satisfaction, and real pleasure in killing’, Alessandro Mancini, the magistrate leading the inquiry told The Times.

Umm NO! She is NOT of “Sound Mind”. Healthy people who kill, be they Soldiers, police, executioners, or Doctors who are allowed to euthanize terminal patients do NOT take pleasure in killing. Hell even in Dave Grossman’s Book “On Killing” he documents well-adjusted sociopaths in the military who kill. The difference between these soldiers who kill, and non-sociopaths is that they don’t suffer from the psychological damage of killing another person, even when that killing was both necessary and justified. They take no pleasure from it, they simply understand that it is part of their job and duty.

Still I suspect this diagnosis is more for the pending trial, rather than some reflection of the psyche of humanity as a whole.

H/T Miguel

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Even Barry admits it:

**UPDATE** Seems the video auto-plays, so I’m putting in a fold to keep that from happening. Click to see the rest of the post:
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“Gun Death” UK Road Rage

Where guns are banned, the Limeys kill with Lorries!

**REDACTED**, 47, from Oldham, deliberately drove over the head of grandfather Trevor Allen, 56, from Salford, in a road rage attack.

**REDACTED** made no reaction when he was found guilty. He was remanded in custody and now faces an automatic life sentence.

Odd, they banned the guns, but still allow the monsters. How’s that working out?


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