“Gun Death” Gun Free Zone

Those who talk “Gun Death” imply that banning guns makes us safer:

Four people, two of them juveniles, have been arrested in the robbery and beating death last week of a Chinese graduate student near his off-campus apartment, Los Angeles Police officials said on Monday.

…Ji was walking to his home near the campus around 12.45 a.m. when five people beat him in what Smith said might have been an attempted robbery. Ji eventually arrived home, where he died of his wounds in the early morning hours.

…”I don’t know why a group of young people would go on a crime spree as terrible as this, as horrible as this, and do these kinds of unspeakable things to someone who’s just walking home at night,” Smith said.

Maybe because the cost-benefits was they would get money, and a dead man can’t identify them in a police lineup. Or maybe killing a dude would get them entrance into the gang of their choice.

Either way California, and University areas are essentially “Gun Free Zones”, and in this case the murderers obeyed those rules. Makes you feel safer, doesn’t it?

And for laughs:

Special circumstances could make the defendants subject to the death penalty, Smith said. The four suspects are also accused of taking part in a separate robbery later that morning.

So they were on a crime spree, nice! Oh and those “Special Circumstances” would have to be “they killed the dude in Texas at the time”. Cali may have the death penalty, but really they’ll give them life in prison, and if they play their cards right they’ll be scoring more kills on the street in a few years.

This is the Utopia the “Gun Death” crowd wants us all to live in!

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The Drinking Age

Some great points here.

First up, let’s get down to the nuts and bolts. Either you are an adult under the law. Now the age of majority is a variation of the Numbers Game, but honestly unlike magazine capacity or barrel length there are obvious limits. A grade-school child OBVIOUSLY is not capable of entering binding contracts, the military doesn’t want them, and should not be consenting to sexual contact. Also if a person in their thirties who isn’t capable of making such decisions for themselves are likely deeply mentally ill, or mentally retarded.

The Numbers Game is that ugly little line in the sand that is set up for legal reasons to encompass most of the population. Sure I’ve known some 16-year-olds that were vastly more mature than some seriously immature 20 year olds, but 18 is a pretty good line in the sand. Most 18 year olds are finished or finishing High School and now under law get to choose what they do with the rest of their lives.

Still at this age of majority you still aren’t a FULL adult. You can join the military, you can enter binding contracts, you can get married without parental permission, ect. Still you can’t buy a handgun or buy alcohol. I’m sure there are a few others I’m missing but those are the big ones that are a part of my daily life.

So when you are 18, 19, or 20, what are you? You’re grown up by the law and can go off to college, or get a job and/or get married and move out on your own without parental concern, but still there are big parts of American life you can not do. Makes no sense to me.

Also while all of Julie’s points are good ones, one other factor I think one more to point out is just plain old experience.

Now I’m a bit odd as I elected not to drink until I was 21. Now note that with what Julie says. It was a CHOICE for me not to drink before I was 21, I had AMPLE opportunities to consume large quantities of alcohol before I was 21. Now this is without ANY interest in doing so. I had to actually TURN DOWN drinks on countless occasions. Compared to illegal drugs which were just as prevalent, I would have had to actively seek those out.

Still when I DID first become legal to drink, and released my own personal restrictions I got drunk. OH SO DRUNK! The first few months of my 21st year were filled with experimentation. I drank low-proof spirits like beer, cider, wine, and clarified malt beverages, and I drank hard liquor. I had to LEARN my limits, and learn the differences between different drinks and how they effected me. (Like you can drink down beers and by the time your tossing the empty bottle much of the alcohol in your system has entered your blood…but if you’re doing shots of booze you can finish drinking…and find yourself getting more and more drunk! THE HORROR!) But after a few months of this I generally knew what I was doing. Granted the learning continued, ie how to get messed-up drunk, but not uncomfortably sick was a tougher line to toe, and one these days I don’t bother trying to reach.

Still this makes me wonder, and maybe you in the comments can share your experiences. A lower drinking age means that that learning curve gets moved back a few years. So let me know in the comments, when did you start drinking (I assume the statute of limitations has expired if you, like most people started drinking before 21…and of course you can be as vague as you want) and how long were you a babe in the woods with the booze before you generally knew what you were getting into when bending your elbows.

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“Gun Death” Gasoline

Think of this in terms of gun control:

Jefferson County sheriff’s officials say a man accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire has been arrested.

…Authorities have said the woman suffered burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs, and she’s hospitalized in serious condition.

Now here in Massachusetts I have an interesting story to tell about a trip to a gun shop. I went to a local shop and bought a 5lb keg of pistol powder. That’s all I bought, and by Massachusetts law I needed to show my gun permit. When I tell people friendly to gun control about this they say “Yeah, well gun powder is DANGEROUS!” Then their faces change when I mention after this particular trip I drove RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from the shop, pulled up to a gas pump and filled up my car with several gallons of gasoline, paid at the pump, and never saw a living soul the whole time.

I guess I could burn somebody to death with pistol powder, but as we see in the “Gun Death?” Files, gasoline is MUCH easier.

Hey, but we need more gun control, because only “Gun Death” counts

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**UPDATE** From Dustin, she has since died

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Stupid Redundant Laws

I think one of the biggest problems these days is we call our political representation “Lawmakers”. It implies that their job is not to represent their districts, states, and countries, but to MAKE LAWS. Our law books are BLOATED with laws, and statutes, and many of them are redundant. In Massachusetts it is illegal to text on a cellphone while driving. Decent law, but also redundant, as it was already illegal to operate a motor vehicle while being distracted away from said operation. You can’t read a newspaper, play with a child, attempt to restrain a pet, or apply makeup in a car already. Texting somebody is the same, but we somehow needed a NEW law for that.

I see that as the same here:

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

He told the Mail on Sunday quadrupling the current maximum six-month term showed his determination to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob”.

The plan was announced days after TV presenter Chloe Madeley suffered online abuse, which Mr Grayling described as “crude and degrading”.

…Miss Madeley received threats after defending her mother Judy Finnigan’s comments on a rape committed by footballer Ched Evans, which she said was “non-violent” and did not cause “bodily harm”.

Richard Madeley has said “prosecution awaits” those who sent “sick rape threats” to his daughter.

First up, rape threats are physical threats. Second the law shouldn’t be any different if I send a rape threat via the internet, post mail, over the phone, or in a direct conversation.

Either this law will be 100% redundant, OR will be abused as an anti-free-speech law. Either way, I see no reason why it should have been passed.

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“Gun Death” Over a Bike

Really gruesome:

A New Jersey mom ratted out her teen sons for the murder of a 12-year-old girl after reading a Facebook posting hinting that one of them wanted to go on the lam, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

…Autumn was allegedly lured to meet **REDACTED**, 15, and his brother **REDACTED**, 17, at their home Saturday because they wanted parts from her beloved BMX bike.

The massive search for Autumn came to a tragic end Monday night when her body was found stuffed in a recycling bin at a vacant property near the boys’ house.

An autopsy found she had been strangled.

Now at 15 and 17, these little monsters obviously got an early start. You think this was their first violent assault, or robbery? It was admirable that Mom turned them in, but do you think this is the first crime she suspected her little angels of being involved in?

Hey, but people who have been model citizens their entire lives should be disarmed because good people with guns are just “Dangerous” while punk teens go strangling little girls for their bike!

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Quote of the Day: Roadkill

This is too good not to get it’s own post:

Though it really makes me think. What would it be like if the shooting industry was infiltrated and co-opted by feminism?

Note that Ms. Sarkeesian claims that any instance of a Damsel in Distress in a video game is “Objectification” and “Sexism”, yet the MOMENT she was “Threatened” (Scare quotes, because I’ve had similar threats leveled against me, and even worse than what I’ve read about…tho not the volume. Still I never took them seriously that my life may be in danger) she calls on men who are complete strangers to her to protect her. This isn’t even the video game trope where friends and loved ones come running to the rescue. When the strangers point out that if they make the “Safety” concessions she requests she desires they would be breaking the law and would face punishment she takes her ball and goes home. She doesn’t continue her alleged heart-felt fight. She doesn’t change the venue to a location where gun laws prohibit turning away the lawfully armed. (Look at the video I posted in the linked post, she wasn’t giving her talk in a massive lecture hall, or an arena, she was in a damn BARN. She could easily move to any number of private venues to seat that number of people).

Now compare that with the REAL Feminists in the gun world. People like Kay and Lena Miculek.

Molly Minute, Kathy Jackson and Julie Golob. This is NOT an exclusive list, as the number of strong women in the shooting and gun-rights world. The list is literally too long to name everybody.

Compare and contrast:

Now compared to these women on both sides I’m a damn nobody. Can you believe that the pro-gun women haven’t received threats like Ms. Sarkeesian did? I doubt it. Yet these women know that if the off chance that the treat is credible they have the power to fight back. After that they simply keep going about their day like nothing happened. I mean has everybody who’s been raped, assaulted, or murdered been given the luxury of first getting a threat before the attack? So a day where you’ve been threatened by an anonymous person on the internet is really no different than a day when you have not seen any hostile activity.

Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

Feminism is loud and proud in the gun industry, it just isn’t the kind of Feminism that “Progressive” preach, and they HATE that.

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I Can’t Resist!

He should be Called “Hunter S. Biden”!

Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

The Navy said that Biden, a former lobbyist who works at a private equity firm, was discharged in February – barely a year after he was selected for the part-time position as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve. Citing privacy laws, the Navy did not give a reason for the discharge, which was not disclosed until it emerged in the media on Thursday.

In a statement released by his attorney, Biden said he respected the Navy’s decision and was moving forward with his family’s love and support. He did not give a reason for his discharge.

“It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy,” Biden said. “I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge.”

Man, even Hunter S. Thompson managed to get an honorable discharge from the US Airforce before going full “Gonzo”.

And yeah, I have to!

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“Gun Death” These DO “Just Go Off”

Man mauled to death by dogs:

A Michigan man was fatally mauled by two dogs as he jogged along a rural road on Wednesday evening.

Craig Sytsma, 46, of Livonia was attacked by the cane corsos in Metamora Township, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit, authorities in Lapeer County said. He was unconscious when he was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said.

The attack was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said.

…According to police, a man mowing his lawn nearby saw the attack, got a gun and tried to shoot at the animals to chase them off.

The man with the gun was unsuccessful, not sure if he didn’t have a clean shot or was hoping the noise would be enough to scare the dogs away. Still we have antis who fixate on “Gun Death” constantly talking about how you need to unload, disassemble, and lock up your guns, because they might “just go off”. Except they don’t. What does “Just go off” are things with free will like Dogs, and they indeed need to be locked up, something this owner obviously doesn’t do.

And now a man is dead, and the anti-rights cult will ignore it because it wasn’t a “Gun Death”.

H/T Bob

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“Gun Death” AAC

An old story that we covered here before. What happened after the trial?

On the evening of July 30, 2008, Tim was riding a Greyhound Canada bus on the Trans Canada Highway. A set of headphones over his ears, he fell asleep with his head resting against the bus window. Unbeknownst to Tim, the man sitting beside him had begun to experience a schizophrenic moment. That man was Li. The two men never spoke. There was no argument, no disagreement, and perhaps not even eye contact.

Twenty miles west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Li pulled a knife and began to slash and hack Tim McLean. It was sudden. It was violent. The driver stopped and he and the 36 other passengers fled. So Li stabbed Tim and stabbed him again and then sawed off his head. In front of watching passengers and the responding Royal Canadian Mounted Police (whom he taunted through the closed doors of the bus), he began slicing off Tim’s body parts and chewing on them.

…A Canadian court determined that Li was too ill for confinement. Instead, Li just needed treatment. And recently, the Canadian Criminal Code Review Board, based on the recommendations of Li’s doctors, decided that Li was free to go about his business in public again. Go free. Rebuild his life.

Lead psychiatrist Dr. Steven Kremer testified that Li, a schizophrenic, has stopped experiencing delusions and is a model, non-violent patient. Instead of the supervised outings Li had been granted previously, he will be allowed unescorted trips from the Selkirk Mental Health Centre into the nearby city of Selkirk. Canada’s prosecutor, one Susan Helenchilde, said Li was cooperative and that “the Crown” did not object to Li’s unsupervised release. Of course, everyone wants Li to take his medicine to prevent future “schizophrenic episodes.”

Go nuts and murder somebody in cold blood, and you get to go free!!??? Talk about bad justice! There is literally NOTHING stopping this guy from going off his meds and acting out his twisted disillusions again.

Hey, but since it’s Canada, if he kills again, it still won’t be a “Gun Death”, so we’re all “Safer”!

H/T Archer

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False Sense of Security

So this is an interesting story:

Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist cultural critic who has become a target of harassment by gamers, canceled a public speech scheduled for Wednesday after the college holding the event received threats of violence.

Now first before we dig into this let’s make it VERY clear who the bad guy is:

On Monday evening, members of the administration at Utah State University received an e-mail warning that a massacre would be carried out against attendees of the event.

“This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history and I’m giving you a chance to stop it,” said the e-mail, which bore the name Marc Lepine, who killed 14 women in a mass shooting in Montreal in 1989 before taking his own life.

That guy is a monster. Probably also a “keyboard Commando” because all I have read about Ms. Sarkeesian involves anonymous online threats, and no actual physical action.

Now Sarkeesian’s alleged reason for cancelling her talk:

But Ms. Sarkeesian reconsidered and canceled the talk over security measures at the event, according to a tweet by Ms. Sarkeesian and a spokesman for the school.

But Ms. Sarkeesian reconsidered and canceled the talk over security measures at the event, according to a tweet by Ms. Sarkeesian and a spokesman for the school.

This is just a false sense of security. I mean where would you rather be, a University where guns are banned, like the above mentioned École Polytechnique, or Dawson College, or University of California, Santa Barbara, or Virginia Tech, or Northern Illinois University, or really any school where that has been a school shooting; or would you rather be at one of the many Universities that allow, or have no rules against lawful carry on their school grounds. I can’t list any where there has been a mass-shooting because there hasn’t been one. Also from the manifestos and behavior of spree shooters, their prime goal is to be the ONLY gun holder in the area, and the moment another gun is presented, this is their end-game.

I think this threat was a hollow one, and if it wasn’t, the BEST place to be is in a place where people can, and when it comes to Utah, actually DO carry arms.

Now since I hadn’t ever HEARD of Ms. Sarkeesian I looked up one of her talks and found one posted very recently.

Dull, and she doesn’t actually TALK about video games, just that there are mean people on 4chan and Reddit. This strikes me as standard-issue “Progressive” victim elevation. She strikes me as WANTING to be a victim, so she elevates every crank in the world who wants to say something mean to her as a real and credible threat.

Also talk about a Conspiracy theory. If the video game world is going to make a shift for more female players, there is NOTHING any individual group can do about it. Game companies will make games, and women will either buy them, or not buy them, and the games will either sell well or won’t. Honestly I’ve been out of the hardcore gamer circle for ages now, but as a public transportation commuter, I see a TON of women playing various games on mobile aps, and unless you want to move the goalposts and claim that women need to be a majority of console players, I think the industry has shifted a long time ago.

I also found this video where the creator does use her quotes talking about video games:

Sounds like she’s really just a concern troll, and cancelling this talk was the end-game, not the reality, but that’s just my feelings.

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