“Gun Death” One Punch

Sometimes you don’t need a weapon:

The Hillsborough teen who died on Monday had suffered a punch to the head after an argument, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said late Tuesday morning.

Jared Colon, 17, a rising senior at Hillsborough High School, was punched on Saturday evening during a verbal argument with another Hillsborough teen, Soriano said. The prosecutor’s office said the other teen is now in custody at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center and has been charged with second-degree reckless manslaughter.

We talk of “Gun Death” and we ignore cases like this that will not be effected by any bans or regulation. People will always have fists.

Still “Gun Death” promotes an agenda, while violence as a whole is a much harder mountain to climb.

H/T Mike W.

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More of the Gunblog Variety Cast!

I’ve been slacking on putting up these episodes here. You can find this week’s episode here.

I really enjoy this format. It has a wide variety of topics and a large variety of commentators with their own unique perspective.

So are you guys listening? Do you like it?

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#Idiot

Sometimes we just have to point and laugh!
Joan Sons of Guns

Umm, it’s been cancelled for months now. Seems that even this skill is beyond the levels of our favorite gun-banner!

I hope she sent a sternly worded letter to the executives of the Discovery Channel urging them to cancel the show immediately. Either on Brady Campaign, or Protect Minnesota letter head, her choice!

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Anti-Rights “Humor”

Via Joan Peterson I found another reason why New Yorker Magazine is only fit for fire kindling:

A new study released today indicates that Americans are safe from the threat of gun violence except in schools, malls, airports, movie theatres, workplaces, streets, and their own homes.

Also: highways, turnpikes, libraries, places of worship, parks, universities, restaurants, post offices, and cars.

It goes on for a while like that. Har har! My folks had a subscription to the New Yorker when I was in High School (I think Dad got it for free from some promotion), and even the “Progressive” and immature me was disgusted by it. It’s just filled with poorly drawn cartoons, and essays and articles written by uber-“Progressives” who were happy to vote for people like Michael Bloomberg as often as they could, and who considered Rudy Giuliani to be a Conservative Monster vastly to the right of Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan, and Richard Nixon.

Still in the tone-deaf nature of this little diddy, you got to think. From the seething hatred the author projects onto Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association, the obvious message is we are stupid to the point of being suicidal for not simply banning guns.

Of course you waive the magic wand and all “Gun Death”, “Gun Violence”, and Guns in general vanish from the world, are we really safe? Of course not, horrible violence has always existed, even before guns and gunpowder were invented, and in places where guns have been banned so severely, shootings still happen, but beatings and stabbings become more common place. Say in the city where the New Yorker is published:

In 2008, even as gun killings fell, the number of killings committed with knives or other “cutting instruments” rose 50 percent in New York City, the Police Department said: to 125 from 83. Some other large cities saw no such increase last year, and police officials and experts are at a loss to explain what is either a new trend or a spike.

Of course the drop in shootings was false, as Michael Bloomberg had pressured NYPD to cover up many of the city’s shooting. Still even if it was true, with record lows in 2008 of “Gun Death” in NYC there were still more dead bodies in the city by means of violence than ever before.

So this whole article could be re-written with the word “gun” omitted from “Gun Violence” and the story would read the same. Indeed you are NEVER safe from violence, even if you live in a good neighborhood, even if you are locked in your home, even if you are going to school, or going to worship, etc.

Hence why I carry a gun, but they’ll never understand that. Why? Because they have no interest in understanding that.

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“Gun Death” Brown Family

So in recent days information has been released that really makes it look like Michael Brown was putting Officer Wilson’s life in danger at the time of him getting shot.

Not surprising, given how his family is carrying on:

Police sources tell us Brown`s Grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, along with Brown`s Cousin Tony Petty, were selling t-shirts and other Michael Brown merchandise.

A police report describes a car pulling up and several people getting out. One of those people, was reported to be Michael Brown`s Mom, Lesley McSpadden. A witness described McSpadden yelling ‘You can`t sell this s%$&” One of the relatives, who was selling, reportedly demanded McSpadden show a document proving she had a patent.

The police report says that`s when an unidentified person with McSpadden assaulted Petty so violently that it resulted in a 911 call. A witness tells Fox 2 that the weapon was a metal pipe or pole. The suspect reportedly struck Petty in the face. Medics then took him to Christian Northeast Hospital. The witness said the assault suspect grabbed merchandise and a box of cash believed to contain about $1,400.

It appears surveillance cameras could have captured the fight and be part of police evidence. Police report no arrests at this time.

Brown didn’t have a gun, and the attacker who was accompanying his mother didn’t either. Seems violence just runs in the family.

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Images of the Antis: Complacency

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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