Oh The Joys of Anti-Gun Contradiction

I’m an avid follower of Joan Peterson of Protect Minnesota on Twitter, and the other day I was simply amazed by two posts that came up near simultaneously on her feed.

So First she directed me to a letter to the Editor she wrote to the Duluth News Tribune:

Several bills have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature this session regarding gun safety reform.

One, a law to require background checks on all gun sales at gun shows and on the Internet, should be passed easily since….

Protect Minnesota — the only independent, state-based gun violence prevention organization in Minnesota — strongly supports passage of universal background check legislation. We are committed to working with our national partners at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Americans for Responsible Solutions, faith communities, public-health professionals, educators, parents and responsible gun owners who support keeping guns out of the wrong hands.

Odd that Protect Minnesota is so “Independent”, but it only survives thanks to grants from Chicago’s Joyce Foundation, and it’s President is a serving member on the Brady Campaign’s board of directors.

Still contrast this little pile of utopian boilerplate with this article she linked shortly after she let us know about the above article:

The man suspected of shooting 2 people Tuesday evening before apparently turning the gun on himself had a history of conflict with users of the skatepark at Emerald Park, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.

I bet Joan was PISSED that when he shot himself it was only the 3rd person to get shot, and not the magical 4th that turns this into a “Mass Shooting” by anti-rights standards.

Still, “history of conflict”?

“There’s ongoing altercations between skaters at the park and **KILLER**. I mean it goes on periodically; we’ve had numerous calls there,” Captain Spence Slater said Wednesday. “My understanding is some were initiated by people at the park and some were initiated by him.”

Some of those confrontations have involved weapons, Slater said.

“There’s at least three incidents involving him that involved weapon type incidents,” Slater said.

**KILLER** was known to staff at the River Road Park & Recreation District facility at Emerald Park.

“We’ve dealt with him before, we knew of him,” said Dale Weigandt, the park district’s director, “but nothing like this.”

A street crime were the killer was known to the police and had a violent record? MY SHOCKED FACE!

Jail records show that Centeno was released from the Lane County Jail on April 5.

“The crimes that he has just recently adjudicated for were misdemeanor crimes, so there are no restrictions for him on weapons. There were restrictions on him for displaying weapons in public,” Slater said.

“There’s not a great deal we can do if there is no crime,” he added. “We will do an assessment, the deputies on scene would do an assessment to see if he is a danger to himself or to others.”

Either the police are idiots, or the reporter poorly edited the police responses. He was a violent criminal who was just released from jail before he killed some people.

Oh and the icing on the cake is this is in Oregon, where Joan’s panacea Background Checks are law of the land.

Antis are just amazingly tone deaf!

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I Know That Gun!

So Ryan and I were talking about shown ideas for Handgun Radio, and I suggested famous INDIVIDUAL handguns.

Well he liked the idea, and the rest was history!

Me with the Dirty Harry S&W M29

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Images of the Antis: PLCAA

haven’t done one of these in a while:


Oh you goofy antis!

Let’s just apply a little logic to the hand-wringing buffoons. So we have Glock, Bushmaster, and Colt in the naughty-list, but we know that applies to ALL gun makers, because that’s what the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects.

So on the “Liable” side we have Nyquill, Absolut, and GovernmentGeneral Motors. So the Patent Medicine (maybe the pharma industry in general), The Auto Industry, and alcohol.

Let’s just start with booze because, well I’m enjoying a cocktail right now, and the deaths associated with my love of cocktails is WAYYYY higher than my love of fine firearms!

Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death. This dangerous behavior accounted for approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006–2010, and accounted for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20–64 years. Excessive alcohol use shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years.

I don’t know any victims of gun violence, but I know a few people who have committed suicide, and yeah, most of them used a gun. Still if you have firearms you live a long healthy life, or you don’t, there are no adverse effects to gun ownership….meanwhile I know people who have drank themselves to death, but I also know people who likely have health issues from years of abusing alcohol….even my excessive gun collection hasn’t done that!!

And do we see lawsuits when somebody dies of organ failure from heavy alcohol abuse? When an alcoholic gets fired from their job for drunkenness? When some high school seniors die in a fiery wreck after getting loaded? NO! Nope, you accept the abuse of the abuser, and you sue the drunk that caused you damages. The person that brewed or fermented the beverages that abused is irrelevant.

Hey, what about the NyQuil? Well turns out that’s a heavily abused over-the-counter drug! Due parents sue Vics when their kids get all fucked up on DXM? Nope, they deal with the problem behavior of the child.

On a wider scale, I can’t turn on the radio without hearing about the Opioid abuse problem in this country. Do people sue the pharma companies for making Oxicodone, Vicodin, Morphine, and Codine? Of course not, again, action is taken against the PERSON abusing, not the people making the substance abused.

We talked about drunk driving….again, no suing of the auto makers.

Hell from Center from American Progress’ own literature:

The law includes some narrow exceptions for permissible civil lawsuits against gun
manufacturers and dealers, including for knowingly transferring a gun to a person with
the knowledge that they intended to use it in a crime of violence; violating state or federal laws governing the conduct of the gun industry; negligent entrustment; breach of a
contract; or limited cases involving harm to individuals caused by design defects.

So, you know, the EXACT same grounds we can sue those companies. If Absolut made a batch of vodka that was 40% Methanol rather than ethanol, they’d be sued out of existence, but a college student asphyxiating on their own vomit after funneling a bottle of said vodka, no lawsuit….

A car with faulty airbags that cause injury or death can be sued….but a teen texting while driving slamming into a rock wall? NO LAWSUIT!!!

We’ve seen tons of lawsuits about bad drugs, but when good drugs are used wrong? You guessed it! NO LAWSUIT!!!

Before the PLCAA there were lots of bullshit lawsuits against gun makers who did nothing wrong….the courts saw that too, but it didn’t change that lawyers and court fees needed to be paid. The antis were going to rinse and repeat until the company can’t keep up with the bills.

Cue the PLCAA to stop the abuse, but honesty has never been a strong suit of the anti-gunners!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 86: Will Hillary use NATO to attack the NRA with Cosmo Couples?

Heh good title


Adam and Sean bring you Episode 86 of The GunBlog VarietyCast – Will Hillary use NATO to attack the NRA with Cosmo Couples?

Erin Palette finally explains what she means by “Groupness.”

Just when she thought she was out, Trump drags her back in. Nicki Kenyon just wants to talk about NATO, but talking about NATO means talking about Trump talking about NATO.

We didn’t think she could join us, but Beth Alcazar managed to get in at the last moment from US Concealed Carry Association headquarters. She and her friend Katie Strupp discuss the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo in Atlanta, Georgia 4/29/16 through 5/1/2016

What are the differences in rechargeable batteries? Well in Silicon Graybeard is happy to let us know

And did you see that “Cosmo Women Berate their Men for Owning Guns!” video? Weer’d has. And you know what that means! Time for another patented Weer’d Audio Fisk!™

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No Squirrel Report: Emergency Backup Podcast Deployed

Alan is feeling under the weather, so no Squirrel Report….but Ratus called me up and we chatted for a while.
Hopefully it’ll scratch the itch!


I had to use that graphic again!

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Drink Pornography

Just amazing!

The images are scintillating, the talk is deep and true…..I need a drink!

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Handgun Radio Does the Guns of TV

Don’t watch a ton of TV, but I do love me some guns, so when I DO watch TV I care about what the guns are.

So Join Ryan and I talk about some of our favorite guns that graced the Small Screen!

(one of my favorite actors, playing one of my favorite fictitious characters, carrying my favorite carry gun!!!)

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Gunblog Variety Cast: Ep 85

No cute title, just an eight followed by a five.

But does a rose by any other name smell less sweet?

**UPDATE** Ooops, it’s actually called “The Parkers do the Hot Brass Dance on Public Service Radio”….good title!

Adam and Sean host another great episode of The GunBlog VarietyCast.

Well, it’s great even though the bratty kid sister of the gunblogosphere, Erin Palette was off enjoying herself shooting a Squad Automatic Weapon and a silenced lever action .45/70 rifle. Presumably not at the same time. She will return next week.

Nicki Kenyon has worked her way through all the Democrats in the race, including Donald Trump, so she thought she’d talk about Ted Cruz’s foreign policy.

We’ve all seen that woman who shows up to the range in all the wrong clothes. Beth Alcazar is here to give you ladies some sartorial advice so you can be safe and ready to train on the range.

I always thought that listening in on fire and police radio was just a matter of buying a cheap scanner. Silicon Graybeard says it’s not quite so simple any more. There’s this thing called “Trunking…”

And pretty much everyone’s heard of Andy Parker, the father of the unfortunate Alison Parker, murdered on camera while filming an interview in Virginia. Andy Parker has tried to turn himself into the face of gun control, and so appeared alongside The Alchemist, Colin Goddard on CBS’s anti-gun program “Guns and America.” Well you know what that means. It’s time for another patented Weer’d Audio Fisk™

Thank you for downloading, listening, and subscribing. You are subscribed, right?
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And a special thanks to our sponsor, Law of Self Defense. Use discount code “Variety” at checkout for 10% off.
Upcoming Law of Self Defense seminars
April 9 – Massachusetts and Rhode Island specific – Reheboth, MA
August 7 – North Carolina specific – Raleigh, NC
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August 20 – Tenessee and Kentucky specific – Nashville, TN
October 15 – Arizona specific – Glendale, AZ
October 16 – New Mexico and Texas specific – Las Cruces, NM


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And Now For Some Anti-Gun Derp

So most of the time now, when I’m talking guns I’m doing it in podcasts….but sometimes when you see some really lame text articles, text is the way to fly!

So first up we have this….well this:

No, you can’t carry concealed weapons into our child-proofed, gun-free home

Yep, that’s the title! Let’s dive in!

Let me be clear: I do not care what adults decide to do in their spare time. If that involves target shooting at the gun range or having a carousing night out at the local bar, I simply don’t care. (I just hope the two activities aren’t combined.)

But let me follow that by saying that I do care what my children are exposed to and I certainly care what happens in my home. My curious children freely play in a home environment I have worked hard to ensure is safe. To that extent, I am adamant about keeping guns outside our doors.

My husband and I decided when our first son came home with us from the safe little hospital where everything was pastel and rubbery that we were going to keep all guns far away from our house. We’ve read the statistics on how many toddlers are killed (or kill others) by accidentally finding loaded guns. Since I am supposed to do everything in my power to keep life-threatening risks to my kids down, I figured keeping guns away from them was a good start.

Ok so let’s lead strong….BULLSHIT!! So first have a Look at the CDC data: Firearms don’t even factor in until teen years, some of that is suicide, but a big piece of that is gang recruitment. Our lovely author lives in lilly-white central New York, so probably not too much of a concern there. But look at those OTHER injuries: Motor Vehicle deaths are the big one for young children. Does she own a car? Does she drive? Does she live near a public road?? Wayy more of a risk than a gun….but of course that’s also not political issue. Drowning is pretty big, Pool? Bathtub? Toilets?

Who knows how locked down her house is…my sister-in-law had safety locks on the toilet seat lids….those sucked, and we never adopted those. We have gates on our stairs, but a gate is only as good as you use it…LaWeer’da has walked past an open gate and taken stairs on her own…I don’t like it, and try to avoid it, but she’s pretty good at it now.

And of course that auto death both involves toddlers darting out into traffic, or playing kids getting backed over, but also getting into a traffic accident while transporting your wee little one.

Again, all these points are more valid, but less politically charged! You’ll see a theme here.

Surprisingly, despite living in a relatively safe and sheltered suburban community, this has been harder to accomplish than I thought. As of a report from July 2014, the number of Americans with a permit to carry a concealed weapon was a staggering 11.1 million. What are the odds that one day a new friend of ours is going to come for a playdate with a gun (legally) hidden in their diaper bag? With numbers like that, the odds are not in our favor.

So first we have the cute little slippery slope of anti-gunners. In 1993 the antis told us we needed to do background checks at FFL sales. Today they tell us that panacea is no good, and we need to OUTLAW private sales so ALL gun transfers come with a background check.

But now this lovely snowflake says even if you pass a background check, and even have training, NO you’re still no good and not safe. See a pattern here? Also Gun hidden in a diaper bag? I’m sure SOMEBODY is that stupid…but….yeah seriously, she said that!

Even quite a few of our family members have surprised us by becoming gun hobbyists in the past few years, owning Smith & Wessons they received permits to have on them at all times. Luckily, my husband and I are on the same page and our family members have respected our decision. It has been pleasantly easy (and we deemed it necessary) to have conversations with our kin. But it is not so easy to talk about this with the mommy’s group I invite over for a playdate or the plumber coming to check my toilet.

So she starts out reasonable, finds out family members have guns and carry….so she asks them not to carry at her house. Whatever gets you through the night. Still the Mommy group or the plumber? How well do you know these people. You might have known your plumber for years, and you might be best friends with the mommy group….in which case just talk to them…if you don’t, why are you giving them all the trust in the world??? Keep an eye on strangers in your house and near your children. Not because everybody is a creeper, but because the PERSON if they ARE a creeper will be a much bigger threat to your kids, and to you, than somebody with a CCW and a gun.

What we haven’t discussed as a community, what has been affecting my family in a real way, is when visitors bring a concealed gun into our house. They do so legally but sometimes we aren’t even aware until much later, sometimes I fear we are never aware. The horrible situation my mind concocts of children rifling through a bag and discovering a loaded shiny object that I didn’t realize was on my property frightens me.

Translation: I will be frightened and hysterical about ANYTHING! If I have no reason, I will INVENT one! Who knows if people have been carrying in your home without your knowledge. If you never found out, I guess it isn’t a big deal, huh? And again, there is some legitimacy to a kid rifling through a bag with a gun. Us in the firearms community are doing our best to warn against the dangers of off-body carry and letting people know they should really be carrying ON body (like in a belt or pocket holster) or if they do carry in a purse or bag, it’s ON BODY, ie that purse is ALWAYS on your arm, preferably across your shoulder and in your direct control.

If you’d stop screeching about imaginary boogie men and helped us educate the populace we’d be safer….but again, not as politically charged….

After seeking ways I could make our house rules clear and enforceable, I was hopeful I could simply post a “no weapons allowed” decal on my front door. That would make my intentions clear while simultaneously avoiding awkward situations. It was the ultimate passive way to accomplish what I wanted. But what I have read is that this is not necessarily legally binding and may not even be honored. In fact, during my research, I found many recent articles from gun activist groups advocating that such decals be actively ignored.

We’ll touch a little bit on the “Binding signage” in a second. Still who would be so stupid to declare on their own home they are a Gun Free Zone, and criminals will get zero resistance from the grass-eaters inside….oh

Since my home is my private property, I do have some rights, of course. For example, if I discover that there is a concealed weapon in my home, I am free to threaten the carrier with trespassing charges until they leave. But even that isn’t necessarily guaranteed: it requires me to know they have a gun first of all and there seems to be some confusion about what is legally appropriate if the person still refuses to leave (not to mention they are armed and I am now in an altercation with them).

Again, this is all you need. Of course she’s again being hysterical, because there are exactly ZERO cases of a property owner, or shop keeper getting murdered for asking an armed individual to disarm or leave…but politically charged, and fear-mongering.

As more Americans get their concealed carry permits, the best way I can find to navigate this issue is to ask anyone before entering our house if they have a gun on them. If they refuse to leave it in their car, I can refuse them entry. It won’t make me friends and playdates will now be incredibly more awkward to set up, but at least my home can stay gun-free for my kids. It is a big, ugly conversation that seems worth risking.

Implying that upholstering in the care is both SAFER, and smarter…..but again she’s not a rational human being.

Now from Big Daddy Bloomberg:

On March 16, an 11-year-old child in Queens, New York, found a loaded .380-caliber handgun under his grandfather’s bed and brought it to his elementary school. The following day, another Queens boy was arrested after brandishing a loaded .38-caliber revolver in a high school stairwell. The next week in neighboring Brooklyn, a middle school student was arrested after administrators found an unloaded 9mm handgun and two magazines in his backpack.

So first up this is in NEW YORK CITY! Really the current gun control capital of America since Chicago and DC have been stripped of their stupid laws by the courts. But hey, they actually link the stories for these guns.

First the “.380”:

The boy told police the gun belonged to his grandfather – Kenneth V. Miley, 54, of Queens, prosecutors said.

The boy said further that he had gotten the gun from under his grandfather’s bed and that he knows how to load and unload it, prosecutors said.

It’s a hi-point, not sure if it’s a .380 or a 9×19, the report is very conflicting. So it was Grandpappy’s home defense gun?

Miley allegedly told police the firearm was indeed under his bed, and said he had found it and was going to walk into a police precinct and hand it over, prosecutors said. Police allegedly found two rounds of ammunition under a bed at Miley’s home, prosecutors said.

Yeah right! No Grand Dad was likely a criminal, who had bought the gun on the black market…Funny how that works.

The .38?

A gun-toting Queens teen menaced a classmate Thursday with a weapon smuggled into their school — the second report of an armed public school student in just three days, police said.

….The 15-year-old suspect sneaked the loaded .38-caliber handgun into the building inside his bookbag and was spotted flashing the gun during an argument with a group of students, police sources said.

Sounds again like gang activity, but we have this gem:

Erica Ford, founder of the Life Camp anti-violence program, defended the teen suspect as someone who made a mistake.

He’s a wonderful young man,” she said.

“The character of this young man is not a young thug who carries a gun and wants to hurt people.”

I really get the impression these “Anti-Violence Camps” really just make the problem worse. Let’s see a 15 year old young man bringing an illegal gun to school to threaten people in arguments….nothing thuggish about that!!!!

The other case is likely more of the same with fractured inner city families and gang relations….but yeah the REAL problem is GUNS!!!!

We obviously need more GUN CONTROL….you know like New York City!!!

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Very Close to the Truth

So C-90 sent me this video!

What’s hilarious is LaWeer’da is always heading off to work. She’ll put on her backpack or grab a purse (she has one filled with expired train tickets for added effect) and say “Goodbye, I’m heading to work!”.

She’s got a few jobs, she works locally at a Diner that is owned and operated by Santa Clause where she cooks various dishes in an ever changing menu. Tho the building she claims the diner to be in is an office park a short walk from the house, she actually pointed out her car, a white BMW in the parking lot.

She also takes the train to work at her job in Boston, she doesn’t share exactly what that job is….I hope it’s legal!


She’s certainly a good cook!

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