Posted by Jeff Soyer on 12 Mar 2014 09:22 am
Ohio Blacks: “Stand Your Ground” is “Kill At Will”
From Final Call:
The 99-member Ohio House of Representatives in November 2013 passed a bill aimed at strengthening the Second Amendment rights of its 11 million residents, but Black legislators and activists say a provision that is akin to the controversial Stand Your Ground laws in 23 other states has to go. They are fighting to kill the measure before it moves out of the state Senate.
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Ms. Reeves heads the stateâ€™s Legislative Black Caucus and is the president of the Cincinnati National Action Network chapter. She has dubbed the provision â€śkill at will.â€ť â€śWe only have 17 Blacks in the 132-member State General Assembly so we are going to have to put boots on the ground,â€ť she said.
I like to think of it as “The War On Crime.”
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 12 Mar 2014 04:58 am
EU Demands That U.S. Made Cheese Be Called Something Else…
From Fox News:
As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses.
[ . . . ]
Though it has not laid out a public proposal, the EU is expected to make similar attempts to restrict marketing of U.S.-made cheeses, possibly including Parmesan, Asiago, Gorgonzola, feta, fontina, grana, Muenster, Neufchatel and Romano.
And it may not be just cheese. Other products with traditional ties to European countries that could be affected include bologna, Black Forest ham, Greek yogurt, Valencia oranges and prosciutto, among other foods.
Say, I have a suggestion for the European Union: Go Fuck Yourselves.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 12 Mar 2014 04:41 am
Dartmouth College Caves to the Professional Victims Club
A group of “anonymous students” threatened “physical actions” if the college didn’t meet their lengthy list of demands. Showing bold leadership, Dartmouth has caved to their threats:
The initial student letter called for greater diversity in the faculty and post-doctoral program as well as an increase in enrollment for Black, Latino, and Native American students to 10 percent of the student population each. The anonymous students also demanded that all students be required to take classes on â€śsocial justiceâ€ť and â€śmarginalization,â€ť that gender-neutral housing be available for all students, and that restrictions on the use of the term â€śillegal immigrantsâ€ť be imposed.
In response to the demands for racial quotas, Dartmouth plans to allocate $1 million to hire faculty â€śwho bring diverse perspectives to campus.â€ť Another $30 million will also be spent to bring in more minorities for the post-doctorate program.
The college also promised to provide funds for financial aid students to participate in off-campus programs, will expand the E.E. Just program to support the academic success of minority students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and promised to â€śdo more.â€ť
Oh, and here’s a laugher:
Dartmouthâ€™s president and provost wrote that â€śwe will continue to host and support forums that welcome all ideas with open-minded consideration and respectful dialogue â€” in a way that does not disrupt campus activities â€” and provide everyone a voice and a chance to be heard.â€ť
Oh, does that mean they’ll start allowing conservatives to speak at the college? Or, that the free speech “progressives” who dominate the student body will?
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 12 Mar 2014 04:05 am
And I’m Supposed To Be Picking Up My New Gun Today at 4pm…
In case you’re interested, I live in (and the gun shop is located in) the deep-blue zone.
What am I getting? A Green Mountain Defense Industries G16 modified with a 15″ Samson Evolution Rail and a White Oak Armament match grade fluted barrel. Oh well, that IS why I drive a Forester.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 11 Mar 2014 02:40 am
MO: “Run Away From Your Ground” Bill Introduced
Democratic State Representative Randy Dunn of Kansas City says recent high profile cases across the country where deadly force was used and could have been avoided prompted him to propose a change to Missouri law.
The stateâ€™s Castle Doctrine law allows gun owners to defend themselves with deadly force from an intruder that poses an imminent threat of bodily harm or death. Representative Dunn has proposed House Bill 1940 that would amend the law to require gun owners to consider retreating before pulling the trigger.
The proposal would require someone to attempt to retreat if possible, justify that they had no other choice if deadly force is used and disallow automatic immunity from civil lawsuits if deadly force is used.
The fact that those “high profile cases” didn’t actually involve “stand your ground,” nor was it used as a defense, doesn’t seem to matter to low-IQ Representative Dunn.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 11 Mar 2014 02:34 am
Idaho: Just Like You and Me, Only Better
From the Spokesman:
Idaho lawmakers will keep their concealed-gun privileges, after senators on Monday killed legislation that would have repealed the special exemption.
In Idaho, elected officials may carry concealed weapons without a permit.
Among the leading advocates of killing the House-passed bill was Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, who is running for governor.
It’s good to be a king.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 10 Mar 2014 05:18 am
VT: Yesterday’s Gun Rights Rally in Montpelier
Here’s how the local TV station covered it — fairly:
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 10 Mar 2014 04:52 am
Part Of Being A Responsible Shooter Is Cleaning Up Afterwards
From the Press Enterprise (CA):
…The U.S. Marine regularly visits Steele Peak, an open shooting area managed by the Bureau of Land Management west of Perris, to have fun and sharpen his shooting skills.
What he and others â€” including BLM officials â€” are not pleased with is the trash left behind by some visitors.
The area is peppered with spent shotgun shells, casings, mangled milk jugs, splintered wood targets, plastic grocery bags, water bottles and other random refuse.
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That debris could end the fun for Kirk and many other gun enthusiasts in the region who take advantage of the free shooting range. Land management officials are monitoring the area, and if the trash pileup continues, the area could be shut down.
This is a problem at a lot of public ranges — total disrespect for the environment of the range and of others that will be using it in the future. Most ranges in VT and NH are private — membership only — and shooters are pretty good about cleaning up after themselves.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 10 Mar 2014 04:28 am
“Coz every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.”
Italians? Not so much:
A US weapons firm that turned Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece - the David statue - into a gun-toting musketeer have come shot down [sic] by officials in Italy, with the country’s culture minister calling the move ‘offensive and illegal’.
Illinois-based weapon manufacturer ArmaLite used the iconic image of David in a new advertising campaign, manipulating the statue to make it appear to be holding a $3,300 AR-50A1 rifle.
But the move has outraged Dario Franceschini, Italy’s minister of culture, who said he is pursuing legal action to have ArmaLite withdraw the campaign.
I dunno. To me, David is lookin’ pretty good in that picture.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 10 Mar 2014 04:01 am
Bob Costas & Hypocrisy
They go together like hand in glove:
Kurtz said, “You were accused of injecting politics into halftime, and Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld said you were ‘a hypocritical buffoon’ because you’re in New York, and you’re surrounded by armed guards, and you don’t have to worry about safety.”
Costas responded, “In truth, Greg was accurate if you consider one-hundred-eighty degrees from the truth accurate. I have never had a personal bodyguard a single day in my life. There are security people at NFL games that the NFL employs, and there is always massive security at an Olympics, and there… is NBC security.”
So he’s pretty much protected from the moment he exits his car at work until later when he gets back into it to go home. But, since he’s not paying for the protection, that somehow makes him not a hypocrite, according to him.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 08 Mar 2014 03:05 am
Here’s a cutaway of a Kalashnikov:
Although it looks it, it isn’t real; it’s a digital art rendering by Alexander Biator. You can see more of his remarkable work (in larger size) at the link. The bottle of Stoli was a nice touch.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 07 Mar 2014 10:43 am
How Media Bias Works Regarding Guns
A church in upstate NY is planning an AR-15 Raffle. Here’s how the local paper covers it:
An upstate New York church pastor who supports gun ownership rights says he plans to raffle a legal AR-15 rifle during an upcoming Sunday service.
The Rev. John Koletas of the Grace Baptist Church in Troy tells local media that heâ€™s showing support for owners and hunters by giving away the modified weapon, the same type that was used to kill 20 children and six staff members at Connecticutâ€™s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
Well of course they have to mention Sandy Hook (although, wasn’t the AR-15 left in the car? Didn’t the mutant use handguns instead?) to impact their liberal readers.
BTW, since the article states that this is a “legal” AR-15 that complies with current NY gun laws, that means the gun being given away doesn’t even resemble the one from Sandy Hook. In fact, a NY Safe Act compliant AR-15 is like putting a bull with one ball out to stud.
Of course, this newspaper is so dishonestly trying to “scare” its low information readers that it also shows the following “file” photo of a clearly non-NY compliant AR-15:
Note that some of the ammo shown isn’t even for an AR-15. I suppose that if a church was raffling off a .38 special, they’d remind the readership that such a revolver was used in such-and-such a crime at one time and then show a picture of Dirty Harry with a .44.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 07 Mar 2014 08:46 am
Putnam County, NY, Refuses To Turn Over Pistol Permit Holders To Journal News
Isn’t that the same slime-ball newspaper that published maps to pistol permit holders’ homes in Rockland and Westchester Counties? Why yes it is. From the Troy Record:
Putnam County says itâ€™ll likely appeal a judgeâ€™s order to turn over information about pistol permit holders to the Journal News.
According to the Journal News, Putnam says itâ€™ll keep the paper from getting itsâ€ť hands on individualâ€™s personal information.â€ť
Putnamâ€™s statement came a day after a judge ruled pistol permit records sought by the Journal were subject to disclosure. The judge ruled that eligible gun owners were permitted under state law to exempt their names from a public database. Any names remaining on the list the judge said were public record.
Someone ought to publish the names and addresses (with maps) to the Journal News editors’ homes. I’ll say no more.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 07 Mar 2014 02:22 am
Oh Yeah, Now I Remember!
Okay, this is hilarious and it happened in Ohio. After spending a day in jail, a couple are dropped off at their house. Shortly thereafter, they call the cops to report that their home was burglarized. From Cleveland.com:
A Russell officer was dispatched to investigate. He met with the homeowners who pointed out damage to their front door and the home’s interior. They also reported their guns were missing and their dog had been locked in the back room.
The officer reminded the woman that she had damaged the front door on the previous day by beating it with a shovel to break it down and that the interior damage occurred during their fight. The couple indicated that they were starting to remember those things.
The officer also reminded the man that he had locked up the dog when police were called to the home the previous afternoon. He had also assisted the police in turning over their guns. The man said he didn’t realize he had done that. He was told that the guns were being held at the police station.
The couple apologized for the misunderstanding and thanked the officer for clearing things up for them.
I’m not sure I want them getting their guns back.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 07 Mar 2014 02:07 am
CA: Store Selling “Smart” Guns Gets Protests
From the Portland Press Herald:
The California gun store that put the nationâ€™s first smart gun on sale is facing a furious backlash from customers and gun rights advocates who fear the new technology will encroach on their Second Amendment rights if it becomes mandated.
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Attacks in online forums and social networks against the Oak Tree Gun Club have prompted the store to back away from any association with the Armatix iP1 smart gun.
I don’t think we need to again go over all the reasons this type of gun is a bad idea. Besides, that watch (see picture at link) is the clunkiest thing I’ve seen in years . . . well, besides my 2000 Forester.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 07 Mar 2014 01:11 am
Bernie Sanders Running For President in 2016?
This has to be the bottom story of the day:
Progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders is readying a potential 2016 presidential primary challenge to Hillary Clinton, claiming that the â€śsame old same old … Clinton type of politicsâ€ť won’t solve the problems of the nation.
â€śI am prepared to run for president of the United States. I don’t believe that I am the only person out there who can fight this fight, but I am certainly prepared to look seriously at that race,â€ť he told The Nation’s John Nichols.
What the heck — Obama paved the way for other socialists to aspire to the White House.
If Bernie does run, and as an independent, that could actually help split the Democratic vote and help the Republican’s chances. Then again, Republicans are quite adept at losing elections on their own….
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 06 Mar 2014 06:25 am
Warning To Those On The Coasts
Yet another dire warning from the global warming crowd:
A new report in the journal Environmental Research Letters has found that sea-level rise driven by climate change could threaten a number of cultural landmarks across the world, including the Statue of Liberty in New York to the Tower of London or the Sydney Opera House.
We’ve got enough wretched refuse in the country already.
Speaking of which:
A new poll by the Washington Post shows that amnesty is a vote-loser for GOP legislators.
The poll of 1,002 adults shows that pluralities of independents and moderates oppose candidates who support amnesty, which was euphemistically dubbed â€śa path to citizenshipâ€ť by the poll designers.
The poll showed that 41 percent of independents and 37 percent of moderates were less likely to vote for an amnesty-backer.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 05 Mar 2014 05:20 pm
Facebook Offers Solution In Search Of A Problem
From Yahoo News:
Under pressure from gun safety advocates, the social network will block members under 18 years of age from viewing pages or timeline posts reported to involve private sales of firearms and will set up online “checkpoints” warning people that such deals may be illegal.
And people offering guns for sale on Facebook will not be allowed to indicate that background checks are not required or that sales will be done across state lines without involving licensed firearms dealers, it said.
The world is safe again.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 05 Mar 2014 11:04 am
VT: Gun Rights Rally This Sunday, March 9th, at the Capital, Montpelier, VT
Now, more than ever:
Opposing all proposed anti-gun and ammunition legislation in Montpelier on the steps of the State House.
12:00 noon to 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 9, 2014
More at the Gun Owners of Vermont link above.
This is more important than ever, given that the City of Burlington just passed three anti-gun ordinances which the state legislature will have to vote on to approve or strike down.
Posted by Jeff Soyer on 05 Mar 2014 05:45 am
A Mad Scientist Loves His Guns
Actually, this guy is living his dream life. I’m jealous!
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