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Guns and Vultures

So last night my feed was filled with posts about ban all guns, damn the NRA, hateful Christians, Republican murderers, evil Tea Party, white men are the real killers.

We’re used to that.

Any time there’s another mass murder, almost always somewhere with strict gun control, usually in a Gun Free Zone, the buzzards swoop in. The events were still in play and the president and the leading democrat candidates had already called for more gun control. People who don’t know much about the topic demand that something be done, even though all the usual proposals would actually make the problem worse, rather than better. But it doesn’t matter. They want what they want, and they’ll latch onto any tragedy as fast as possible.

The majority of people who fall for the siren song of gun control mean well. They really do want to see an end to violent crime. They want to do something. For them, I wrote this back in 2012 and it still applies: http://monsterhunternation.com/2015/06/23/an-opinion-on-gun-control-repost/ I go into great depth about mass shootings, and the issues with all the various proposed gun laws. It is one of the most widely read articles on the subject ever written.

Most people just want to fix problems. However, the buzzards? They don’t care. There’s a crisis, they want to get something out of it. Stimulus, response. Strike while emotions are high. Some want control. Others just want to posture. Since their proposals would actually make things worse, they’re scum.

Every member of the gun culture watches these things unfold and thinks, hell, here we go again. Want to know something sad? I promise at most of the gun stores around America the news was on, and everybody in there was listening, thinking some variation of please don’t be somebody the news can somehow make out to be like me… Even though the vast majority of the time the shooter isn’t one of us, has nothing to do with us, and in fact, people like us are the last line of defense against them, it doesn’t matter. We know we’re going to get blamed.

Then they’ll attack us, hound us, insult us, legislate against us, and if they can, disarm us in more ways and places… So we can be even more incapable of defending ourselves the next time somebody who isn’t us does something evil. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Then they revealed who the shooters were.

Immediately the same exact people who’d just been screeching about evil Tea Party, racist, hate monger, right wing, ciswhitehetero male phantoms, began urging calm, saying don’t jump to conclusions. It isn’t fair to tar the big group because of the actions of a few. Watch out for that hateful rhetoric, because you might inflame people.

Sure, they had no problem making sweeping generalizations and “inflaming” half the country a few minutes ago… But that’s okay. Because when the left talks about how violent and blood thirsty the right is, they’re just virtue signaling for their tribe. If my people were a fraction as evil and hateful as they portray us, they’d never say a word. They do it because they know it is safe to do so. Christians aren’t going to saw their heads off. The Tea Party isn’t going to set off a car bomb in front of their house. Ever notice how to the media talking about radical militant Islam is islamophobia, but there’s no equivalent media buzz word for being irrationally terrified of half of America?

We all saw the idiotic meme floating around with the thing about how there had been something like three hundred and fifty something mass shootings this year. The only problem? It’s crap. It isn’t the FBI’s definition of that particular crime. They changed the definition to anything where multiple people got shot, so it’s mostly gang violence, drug crime, and even includes things like family murder suicides. Worse, it looks like some of those “mass shootings” never even happened. For my low population, heavily armed, but really low crime state, they list like half a dozen! A friend of mine went through them, found most were regular crimes, and couldn’t even find a single news report about one of the supposed events.

Even then most of those three hundred “mass shootings” took place in jurisdictions with extremely strict gun control laws, like Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington DC.  They usually happened in cities that haven’t elected a republican in generations. So who gets blamed? People in red states where we own piles of guns and have crime rates similar to Canada. I hate to break it to you but no matter how many restrictions you put on gun ownership in Nebraska, people in Chicago are still going to get shot.

In reality gun ownership is at an all-time high and violent crime is way down. In a country of three hundred million people we have some mass shootings, but they’re actually very uncommon. However, they get a huge amount of news coverage. I talk about it in great length at the link above, but breathless, panicked, 24/7 media come aparts bestow instant celebrity and infamy, which actually spurs on and motivates one particular type of mass killer.

And San Bernardino? Straight up terrorism. Like dictionary definition terrorism. Like the kind that the prog vultures all railed against George Bush for being so naïve and awful with his “fighting them there rather than here” approach. We certainly ended that imperialistic strategy. So how’s that working out for you now western world? If you think three coordinated, body armor wearing, bomb building, planned in advance, Go-Pro wearing, shooters just suddenly sprung into existence as “workplace violence” because of an argument at a Christmas party, you’re smoking crack.

No amount of gun control matters to a militant jihadist. In the other article I talked about how criminals, by definition, don’t care about the law. Terrorists are criminals on steroids, and militant Islamic death cultists think they’re bringing about the apocalypse and they’re cool with that.  Militant Islamic radical terrorists aren’t going anywhere. They’re in it to win it.

But hey, let’s make even more places gun free zones! That’ll show them.

I’m not naïve enough to think that if some random bystander at this particular event had been armed with a concealed weapon, everything would have turned out peachy. That’s foolish. The only constant about gun fights is that they suck for somebody. However, a good guy with a gun might make a difference. We’ve seen time and time again that any speed bump can derail a mass killer. A fire extinguisher doesn’t guarantee that your house won’t burn down, but responsible adults all have one just in case.

At this point the willfully ignorant will trot out their hypothetical worst case scenarios, about how a civilian with a gun would just make things worse. Just shut up. You people have a childlike grasp of the subject. When terrorists are engaging in mass butchery, it is difficult to make that worse. At best, you might end the threat. At worst, congratulations, you were a distraction or a speed bump. It beats hiding under your desk praying to God that you’re not the next one to die.

When everybody is legally disarmed, the only people who will be armed are the bad guys. Bad guys love that. Then your options are to run or hide until the police (who all the same vultures constantly rail against) show up to try and save you. In military tactics there’s a thing called defense in depth. If you are in a combat zone you don’t just arm the troops on the front line, you arm the support troops behind them too, because bad guys try to find a way through to attack where you are most vulnerable. When terrorists want to make everything into a combat zone, letting regular people carry guns is defense in depth.

California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. California has what is known as May Issue concealed carry, which means that it is up to the local sheriff who is allowed to get a concealed weapons permit, which in all the blue counties means that concealed weapons permits are only issued to rich folks who donate lots of money to politicians, or body guards for movie stars.

California has an assault weapons ban. The terrorists didn’t care. California has high capacity magazine bans. The terrorists didn’t care. They’ve got all sorts of ridiculous rules with registries, approval lists, mandatory locks, safety tests, bullet buttons, and other forms of voodoo completely unintelligible to red state America, but the terrorists still didn’t care.

Of course they don’t. Because when you are planning to go out and commit a couple hundred felonies, including murder, you don’t give a damn about gun control laws. And they love Gun Free Zone signs, because that means before the cops can get there, they’re going to get several uninterrupted minutes of carnage footage on their Go-Pro to upload to ISIS propaganda websites.

So the vulture solution? Make the terrorists’ mission even easier. Further disarm the target populace. That will show them. Blame the culture the responders, soldiers, and cops come from instead.

I saw so many people bleating yesterday to round up all the guns! Ban them all! Won’t somebody think of the children! Don’t let the part where that is logistically or strategically impossible hold you back. This includes congressmen, senators, and heads of media corporations. It is kind of funny, because once stuff calms down the same people will look me in the eye and tell me nobody wants to take my guns. Uh huh. I have another friend who collects these quotes from VIPS. One nice thing about when the vultures swoop, at least they’re honest and tell us what they really want. Briefly.

Paris, Mumbai, Beslan, and coming soon to a Gun Free Zone near you. There are hundreds of terrorist attacks in Africa and Asia that don’t even make our news because they don’t fit the vulture narrative. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents,_2015  Democrats can’t find a way to milk the American people for those tragedies, so why bother covering them?

But don’t worry. Climate change? They’re all over that. Now that we know the latest killer’s weren’t Catholic Libertarians the news will go back to freaking out about the weather. It is kind of funny how you can name any crisis, any crisis at all, and the inevitable solutions demanded are always giving the government more control.

This administration is a bunch of clueless screw ups who can’t concentrate on real problems because they’re too busy freaking out about imaginary ones, and most of our media exists to provide them cover, yet your solution is to make them the only line of defense?

What did we see floating around social media right after Paris and a few days before San Bernardino? Another dumb article about how the real threat in America is dangerous “right wing extremists” and how they’re far more likely to kill you than Islamic terrorists… All my well-meaning liberal friends were sharing it after Paris, like see? See? Who are the real monsters?

Sure, a few seconds of cursory research would show that this “study” was statistical bunk for a variety of reasons, like they just redefined “terrorism” the same way that other study redefined “mass shootings” so they could cherry pick every regular, run of the mill, violent crime involving some angry white dude as “right wing extremism.” Of course, they could have done the same thing with every violent crime involving some angry black dude and labeled it “black extremism” but then that would have been a really big number and that would have been racist. Yes, whites kill more people than Muslims in America. Since whites make up like 75% of the population and Muslims make up around 1% they’d have to try really hard to catch up.  African-Americans make up around 13% of the population but account for 45% of homicides (and are also overwhelmingly likely to be the victims), but again, they don’t want to chalk those murder numbers up to “extremism”, because to the vulture narrative is everything. http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/factcheck-black-americans-commit-crime/19439

Or it could just be that this stuff is complicated and there’s more to it than just guns, like poverty, education, drug abuse, where you live, and what violent subcultures you belong to. Crime is an extremely complex issue. Anybody who boils it all down to one root is trying to sell you something. In this case, they’re selling gun control. Judging by how Americans purchased enough guns last weekend to arm the Marine Corps, apparently we aren’t buying the narrative.

I’ve seen people freak out about recent gun sales numbers, how Americans buying guns shows “fear”. Well no kidding. Every time some evil asshole shoots up something, we’re afraid democrats are going to ban everything. Nothing makes Americans want something like telling us we shouldn’t have it, so whenever Barack Obama bloviates on the topic sales go through the roof. I’ve also seen this bizarre idea that it is somehow racially motivated, and this is all the fault of the dreaded cishetwhitemale boogieman buying guns because of racism. I’d have to ask Colion Noir or Alfonzo Rachel about that, because I’m pretty sure the 2nd Amendment is for everybody. If the vultures could have seen the diversity of the folks that I signed off for concealed weapons permits, it would blow their little bigoted minds. It was like the rainbow coalition, but with guns and a clue.

Oh, and that meme about how the NRA would surely be in favor of “reasonable” gun restrictions if large numbers of black men started getting CCWs? You do realize the NRA was founded by former Union officers in order to train blacks how to shoot in order to defend themselves against democrats, right? And that American gun control laws originated to keep blacks and other “undesirables” from being armed?

All you Black Lives Matter folks and all the people who’ve been suckered into thinking everything is about race? Terrorists don’t give a shit what color you are when they hit the detonator. The cops you hate? Most of them are just people, and they’re the ones that shot the terrorists in San Bernardino. Crooked corrupt cops? We don’t like them either, because they’re assholes. Now congratulations, you should go buy guns and get your concealed weapons permits too, so you can be useful when militant or crazy assholes decide to shoot up something in your neighborhood.  Oh wait, sorry. Except for those of you who live in corrupt, blue state, democrat-controlled-for-generations cities, because the democrats you elected won’t allow you to buy guns or carry them. They disarmed you so they could feel safe.

Wait? So how come my people are the bad guys again?

In the comments of my last blog post somebody tried the tired old trick of comparing America’s crime rates to some idolized Euro-socialist states. That’s apples and oranges. You can’t compare a giant country that is socially, ethnically, economically diverse with a long history of issues to some tiny, socially, ethnically, and economically homogenous country with a total population that would fit into New York, and blame the discrepancy on gun ownership rates alone. Apples to apples? Chicago crime rates versus Houston. Detroit versus El Paso. The Texas cities are actually more economically and racially diverse, not to mention across the border from violent narco-trafficante revolucion Mexico and not big peaceful Canada. The Texas cities also have super lax gun control laws and easy access to concealed carry.  Only I’m not going to try and blame a bunch of complex issues on one single cause, because I’m not the one trying to pass laws taking away anybody’s rights.

The vulture punditry even attacked prayer this time. That was different… A new low, but at least original. This was particularly funny, considering all the democrat politicians praying last night that the shooters would be some white right wing gun nuts. Belief is so crazy, which is why they believe gun control will work, despite history, human nature, and evidence, simply because they have faith.

EDIT: I had Detroit on the list of cities with liberal gun control, but I have been informed that Michigan has state preemption. My mistake. I’ll leave the El Paso to Detroit comparison however, because the per capita rates ownership rates are so different.

 

 

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Draven
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Draven
7 months 25 days ago

+ infinity.

Kelly McGill
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Kelly McGill
7 months 25 days ago

I agree Larry. I want to DO something to make things ok! Banning firearms will only lead to more problems, more crime, more everything. I refuse to live in fear. I refuse to take away religious freedom. I refuse to take away the right to bear arms. I also refuse to stereotype millions and millions of people, and I hope we, as a nation, will keep that in mind. Thank you for sharing your stories with us and giving us a way to escape when we need to.

Robert Winkler Burke
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Robert Winkler Burke
7 months 20 days ago

Defund “Progressive-Retardnation” worldview education. Replace it with “1776-Tragic-Liberty” common sense pedagogy. This is the mother of all answers to Progtard Hydra.

TheWriterInBlack
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TheWriterInBlack
7 months 25 days ago
As more information has come out this California attack looks like a textbook terrorist attack (Damn those fundamentalist Amish), only more competently managed than past ones. Generally speaking, for all the hype, terrorists have been remarkably incompetent. Occasionally they’d get lucky (Twin Towers) but not through capability, just perseverance and the ability to keep throwing people at a problem until they get an effect. What concerns me is that this batch appears to actually be moderately competent, operating according to a plan that included their own security and escape. (Insufficient in the end, but more than the “die in place”… Read more »
WyrdBard
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WyrdBard
7 months 24 days ago

In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three, now who will stand at either hand and keep the bridge with me? ~Little bit later from Horatius at the bridge.

Throw enough speed bumps at a problem and you may hold the bridge till it can be brought down. (Which is why I’m working on my own concealed carry quals.)

elements Rook
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elements Rook
7 months 21 days ago

The wife and I shall see you in Valhalla mate

Alpheus
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Alpheus
6 months 29 days ago
I recently listened to someone make the case that this was a weird mixture of terrorist attack and workplace violence. This didn’t happen on a big anniversary, and while ISIS liked it, they didn’t take credit for it…it’s obvious that these guys were planning something big, but it seems that after the argument, the guy decided “I’m going to show *them*” and started their terrorist action prematurely. Apparently it’s hard to find the right balance between “stable enough to plan and carry out an attack as planned” and “unstable enough to want to kill lots of people”; it seems that… Read more »
little_e
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little_e
7 months 25 days ago

Thank you.

Wayne
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Wayne
7 months 25 days ago

Here’s an article I found that makes a better apples to apples comparison between America and Europe:

http://crimeresearch.org/2015/06/comparing-death-rates-from-mass-public-shootings-in-the-us-and-europe/

Samuel Marston
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Samuel Marston
7 months 25 days ago

Now here I am double-frustrated by my government mandated bullet button. Listen, if I were a problem it wouldn’t be on my gun.

TheWriterInBlack
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TheWriterInBlack
7 months 25 days ago

It’s never been about crime. Ever.

Drang
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Drang
7 months 24 days ago

As a point of interest, the dead tangos deactivated the bullet buttons on their ARs, and tried to convert one to full auto.

IAmDevinThomas
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IAmDevinThomas
7 months 23 days ago

Living in Texas, I had to look up what a bullet button is. Truly, you have my condolences.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
7 months 25 days ago

This post will doubtless garner vultures of its own (turn and wave at File 770, everybody!) but it needed to be said.

What’s really galling are the programmed responses of the Left:

“This was workplace violence.”

“Easily preventable with gun control.”

“These sort of things don’t happen in other countries.”

Robots. We’re ruled by robots.

Draven
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Draven
7 months 25 days ago

plus what senator clueless i mean boxer said…

James May
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James May
7 months 23 days ago

Their responses are for a fact unthinking programming. Amongst a culture which prides itself on its anti-racism, Glyer just signal-boosted a book about SE Asian steampunk edited by Joyce Chng and Jaymee Goh. In a sea of anti-white racists in the SFF community, the sheer obsessive viciousness of Goh and Chng when it comes to “whites” is remarkable. Why not just fucking promote the KKK?

Feather Blade
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Feather Blade
7 months 23 days ago

Why not just fucking promote the KKK?

It’s too mainstream? /sarc

LittleRed1
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LittleRed1
7 months 23 days ago

They don’t promote the KKK because the food at KKK meetings is too bland. Mashed potatoes in white sauce with chicken strips. And some green peas for color. With vanilla pudding for dessert.

jamesbbkk
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jamesbbkk
7 months 19 days ago

Vanilla is brown, you know?

Greg "Blotto" Garrett
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Greg "Blotto" Garrett
7 months 23 days ago

I haven’t found one specific to SJW gun control, but there is this more generic SJW response generator: http://tumblr-argument-generator.lokaltog.net/
Which actually does a fair job of simulating an actual SJW a la the Turing Test. Of course, it’s a lot easier to simulate “intelligent life” when you lower the bar that far.

Susan
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Susan
7 months 18 days ago

(waving)

TRX
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TRX
7 months 25 days ago

FBI background checks for Black Friday: 185,345

civilian gun ownership by country (Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/gun-homicides-ownership/table/

More guns were sold in America last Friday than most countries’ citizens own altogether…

Mike
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Mike
7 months 25 days ago

Isn’t America a great country?!

bjlinden
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bjlinden
7 months 24 days ago
You’ll note that, like most lists of this sort, the chart does not include a column for the total number of murders, whether a gun is involved or not. This is intentional. The US still doesn’t hold up too well against a lot of other countries there either, mind you, but the one number is so dramatically out of proportion with the other that it makes any claim that guns are the main reason we have a relatively high murder rate questionable, at best. There’s this unspoken myth among the left that killing people is hard. From a technical standpoint,… Read more »
jamesbbkk
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jamesbbkk
7 months 19 days ago

It seems that a lot of Americans are assholes. Used to be the biggest asshole bossed the whole town. Then came the equalizer. Uphill ever since.

Josh
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Josh
7 months 25 days ago
File 770 is filled with individuals who are only capable of regurgitating what they read on Wikipedia/Huffpo/moveon.org. I posted in response to someone who said “gun control reduces gun violence”. My response was 1.) We all know murder with a gun is worse than murder by any other means and 2.) I don’t accept that gun control reduces gun crime. I was rebutted by at least 4 people saying “overall murder rate is down in other countries as well”. The problem with that? It’s not down in proportion to the difference in “gun violence” Which means either 1.) gun control… Read more »
Shadowdancer
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Shadowdancer
7 months 25 days ago
As I said in Twitter last night: anyone who actually has been paying attention wouldn’t have been surprised to find out this was an Islamist terrorist attack. Nobody who has a brain should be surprised by the spin of the journalists and the way the media immediately reaches to cover up for Muslims that attack in Dar-Al-Harb. That they’re trying to spin this as three Muslims FREAKING THE FUCK OUT about a holiday party / baby shower just shows who they’re really afraid of. http://www.spj.org/divguidelines.asp https://archive.is/9kgLS Guidelines for Countering Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling On Oct. 6, 2001 at its… Read more »
James May
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James May
7 months 24 days ago

I had no idea the SPJ was that corrupt.

Scholar-at-Arms
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Scholar-at-Arms
7 months 24 days ago

Damn. I’ve been poised to like the SPJ since I first heard of them in the leadup to SPJ Airplay and the GamerGate discussion they graciously hosted. But this is contemptible.

Drang
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Drang
7 months 24 days ago

To be fair, that was in October of 2001 when there was still a lot of concern that Muslims were going to be targeted by the vengeance seeking. By this time, it’s pretty clear that it just isn’t happening, and the admonitions not to hold the actions of the few against the many are pretty damned old.
Especially coming from those who show no compunctions about, for example, blaming all gun owners for gun violence, or all white people because slavery and imperialism.

Randy P.
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Randy P.
7 months 25 days ago

As has been said elsewhere: Mass shooters target gun-free zones, so the prog solution is to create more gun-free zones.

This is how much they think about it.

The Phantom
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The Phantom
7 months 25 days ago
I see that The One is doubling down on gun control today at the White House Briefing. Quote : Peter Doocy: “President Obama yesterday jumped to say that this mass shooting means it’s time for commonsense gun laws. Does the President really think that common sense gun laws would deter terrorists now that he has admitted that these two may have been terrorists?” White House press secretary Josh Earnest: “Yes. The president believes that passing common sense gun laws that makes it harder for people with bad intentions to get guns, makes the country safer.” Peter Doocy: “But so the… Read more »
Adam Lawson
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Adam Lawson
7 months 25 days ago

You would think eventually the lessons of the mafia and drug cartels would sink in. When we ban an item, bad people make a lot of money and gain a lot of power selling that item on the black market. Banning guns would not only do all the obvious bad things, but it would empower a whole new line of dickheads. The Mafia rose out of the Volstead act, because there was a void to be filled.

bjlinden
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bjlinden
7 months 25 days ago
California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. California has what is known as May Issue concealed carry, which means that it is up to the local sheriff who is allowed to get a concealed weapons permit, which in all the blue counties means that concealed weapons permits are only issued to rich folks who donate lots of money to politicians, or body guards for movie stars. One of the things that pisses me off about all this, personally, is that one of those counties where it is virtually impossible to get a CCW permit is… Read more »
Dan Lane
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Dan Lane
7 months 25 days ago
I doubt it. Our host believes in free speech, so pretty much anyone can comment here. The server/software has been a bit wonky today- I got a few errors when loading the site earlier on, but it seems to be okay right now. Links will go into moderation, though, that much is a given. As to the other, I’m with ya there. It continually perplexes me that servicemen can’t get CCW in places. Fer cryin’ out unprintably, if we trust them to defend the country and our interests from enemies both foreign and domestic, how the hell can they do… Read more »
Galane
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Galane
7 months 25 days ago

Read “Tommy” by Rudyard Kipling and you’ll gain some understanding.

Zsuzsa
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Zsuzsa
7 months 24 days ago

“For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot.”

Bibliotheca Servare
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Bibliotheca Servare
7 months 23 days ago

That poem never fails to cause dust to spontaneously appear on both my eyeballs. Seriously, it’s just dust! I’ve got something in my eyes! *sniffle*

gmmay
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gmmay
7 months 25 days ago

I’m wondering if there’s a DDoS attack on the site or something currently.

Robin Munn
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Robin Munn
7 months 25 days ago

That depends on whether an Instalanche counts as a DDOS attack. Sarah Hoyt posted a link to this post on Instapundit at 12:02 AM this morning, and shortly after that I couldn’t load the site for half an hour.

So yes, there was a DDOS attack of sorts, but not the malicious kind.

JackWylder
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JackWylder
7 months 25 days ago

If it’s not spam we’re probably going to approve it. Gotta sleep sometime, though, and there ARE other things to do. If your comments are held for moderation, just wait; we’ll get to it. As stated before there are no attacks on the site- this hasn’t happened in months but when Larry writes about gun control an awful lot of folks like to see it…. So overall the message is: be patient.

Erica Lambright
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Erica Lambright
7 months 25 days ago

First time I’ve been on your blog, but I feel so relieved to have read this post. It’s refreshing. Great points, great writing. Thank you.

Brian Niemeier
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Brian Niemeier
7 months 25 days ago

“…in all the blue counties…concealed weapons permits are only issued to rich folks who donate lots of money to politicians, or body guards for movie stars.

“American gun control laws originated to keep blacks and other ‘undesirables’ from being armed…”

Bingo

“The effect of the [Army and Navy] law was to restrict handgun possession to the upper economic classes.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_night_special#History_of_regulation_attempts

The appropriate rhetorical response to gun-grabbing vultures:

“Why do you hate poor people?”

“Why are you racist?”

KnuckleDragger
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KnuckleDragger
7 months 25 days ago

I don’t supposed it has occured to these people that guns are merely machines and not evil, black magic. Anybody with a good set of tools can build one if we were as evil as they seem to assume, open bolt sub-machine guns are very simple to build and fully automatic. A Sten is dirt simple and plans are all over the net. There are also things like the shovel AK http://www.guns.com/2012/12/12/shovel-ak/ that I’m actually thinking about making since I’m just a knuckle dragging barbarian at heart…

Austin
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Austin
7 months 25 days ago
Dang, Larry, your site is really getting hammered. Maybe third time posting will be the charm? Anyway, aside from agreeing with you, I’d like to point out that there are really only two reasonably levels of gun ownership: No restrictions and complete restrictions. Anything in between is a waste of time and money because it inconveniences regular folks while providing no real barrier to crime. In Europe and the like, they could implement the latter. There was no great history of gun ownership in the countries and it wasn’t thought of as a right. In the US, attempting to implement… Read more »
FabioC.
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FabioC.
7 months 25 days ago

Gun ownership for hunting remains quite popular in many European country. In Italy, Giuseppe Garibaldi, hero of the national unification, was also a big supporter of introducing the masses to rifle shooting and had many shooting ranges built around the country.

Not to mention Switzerland, where the army is a militia and target shooting is a common pastime for many. Their ranges even serve alcohol…

bjlinden
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bjlinden
7 months 24 days ago
Anyway, aside from agreeing with you, I’d like to point out that there are really only two reasonably levels of gun ownership: No restrictions and complete restrictions. Anything in between is a waste of time and money because it inconveniences regular folks while providing no real barrier to crime. This is so incredibly true. I’d respect people if they were arguing for complete disarmament, or a repeal of the 2nd amendment. I might not agree with them, and they might be unlikely to get their policies enacted in the US, but at least they have a sound, logically consistent position,… Read more »
bjlinden
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bjlinden
7 months 24 days ago

Huh. It didn’t italicize the bit I was trying to reply to, for some reason. Oh well!

Arathian
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Arathian
7 months 24 days ago
Honestly the “common sense gun control” people remind me of the Mennonites. I’d have much more respect for them if they were Amish. At least they’d be consistent. Hell even if it was a case of “well technology to do work and not frivolous recreation is okay” then you see them in Walmart buying batteries and eating and McDonald’s and such….. seems pretty frivolous to me… but you won’t just buy a cheap no frills work truck and disconnect the radio and not use the ac or something and will drive a tractor on the road. For fuck’s sake. But… Read more »
Bah
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Bah
7 months 23 days ago

When people talk about “common sense gun control”, ask them how they feel about common sense Muslim control…

TD
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TD
7 months 25 days ago

“people like us are the last line of defense against them”

I’ve got to nitpick on that one point. I think that evidence (probably John Lott) shows that armed citizens often aren’t the last line; they are often the first line. Otherwise, that’s another cogent and informative article.

Sadly, some of my friends & acquaintances are interested in owning guns, but also strongly want to keep them out of other peoples’ hands. Go figure. I don’t even know where to start sometimes. That’s the surreal world of living in a blue state.

Bah
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Bah
7 months 23 days ago

The first line of defense is… the government not letting violent scum into the country in the first place.

Effectiveness needle on the first line is fluttering somewhere between “abject incompetence” and “deliberately treasonable inaction”.

So, in the sense that the first line can’t or won’t do it’s job, the “last line” is the de facto first line.

flataffect
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flataffect
7 months 25 days ago

They keep getting angrier and more irrational, too. I’m afraid they’ll hurt themselves beating their little heads on the floor. They really seem to think that guns have evil spirits that make one want to kill people.

Arathian
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Arathian
7 months 24 days ago

Or that they are the One Ring and only ObamaFrodo is pure of heart enough to touch the evil thing and throw it into Mount Doom.

I better find some cover even as a Joke I think Larry’s about to throw some lead down range at me for tainting LOTR with these asshats in the same sentence.

Biden DOES remind me of a more Ozzy after all the drugs kind of Grima Wormtongue though.

Kirk
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Kirk
7 months 25 days ago
Want to know a little secret? We’re not ever going to get respect from these people until they fear us. Not a casual, generalized oikophobic sort of fear, but a deep, visceral certainty that if they make their little “Piss Christ” artworks, or desecrate our monuments, we’re going to make them die horribly. They’re going to respect us only when they have the moral certainty that if they mock our faith, our service, our religion… We’ll kill them. That’s the lesson here, being laid out before the world. You want space for your religion? Want it to be granted respect,… Read more »
Bugmaster
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Bugmaster
7 months 25 days ago
I’m one of “those people”, and I’ve heard this all before. “Your religion offends us, your speech offends us, your ideas offend us, so now we must kill you”. Usually it’s the Muslim terrorists spouting that rhetoric, but obviously Christians sometimes do it too. I don’t fear such people; at least, not in the way that you mean. I fear them in the same way that I fear being run over by a bus or struck by lightning or something. Sure, it can happen, and you should take reasonable precautions, but that’s no reason to hide under your bed every… Read more »
McChuck
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McChuck
7 months 25 days ago
I might agree with you, if you swap the word “fear” for “respect.” I don’t have to respect them, but it takes a special kind of person to not fear a group of people who say the mean to kill you, and have proven their will and ability to do so. Muslims are not morally weak. The most dangerous among them are those who are morally strong. The problem is one of perception. Their morality is simply very different from ours. In their religion it is an absolute moral good to kill, enslave, and terrorize nonbelievers. Allah tells them so,… Read more »
Bugmaster
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Bugmaster
7 months 24 days ago
A person who blindly lashes out with violence at every perceived slight to his made-up ideology is, indeed, dangerous. I have no argument with you there. Snakes are dangerous too; every time I go hiking in the summer, I make sure to be extra-careful to avoid any rattlesnakes, who can easily lash out and kill me. But I don’t spend my days trembling in fear of all these wild animals. They’re just a part of nature, like those monkeys of yours. Sure, some of them can read and thump the Koran all day; others, like Kirk in the post above,… Read more »
gmmay
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gmmay
7 months 24 days ago

Please provide some evidence that there is a significant Christian cohort that proclaims *and carries out* “death to people who think, speak, and believe differently”.

Otherwise, opening an argument with such patent dishonesty is a poor way to make a point.

Bugmaster
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Bugmaster
7 months 24 days ago

I was talking to a specific person, not to a “significant cohort”. You’d have to ask him whether he actually carried out any death threats…

gmmay
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gmmay
7 months 24 days ago

I was addressing a claim you made, not claiming that you were talking to a significant cohort.

If you are going to respond to my comment, then I would appreciate it if you would read it for comprehension.

jungshin
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jungshin
7 months 24 days ago

spoiler alert! the barbarians win over civilized effete society . EVERY. SINGLE. TIME

Kristophr
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Kristophr
7 months 24 days ago

Barbarians can never defeat a fully functional trust based civilization.

When trust dies, the civilization is dead, the people living where that civilization used to stand are merely unaware of it. At least until the barbarians arrive to loot the remains.

jungshin
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jungshin
7 months 21 days ago
check history, the Barbarians win because the “civilization” stops trying to defend itself and gets assimilated into a stronger more vibrant and violently expansive conqueror. Roman Empire fell to the Germanic tribes (incidentally where the word Barbarian comes from the Roman’s word for the Germanics language bar bar bar) because the Romans stopped caring enough about their very society to defend it. They stopped raising their son’s to view defense of the homeland as something to aspire to. They outsourced it, to the German mercenaries. They also started buying everything from outlying provinces and not producing goods in the home… Read more »
Kristophr
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Kristophr
7 months 21 days ago

You missed my point. When trust died in Roman society, their civilization was dead. It just took a while for the barbarians to notice.

Kirk
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Kirk
7 months 24 days ago
The point I’m making, and the one you’re breezing right on by, is that you and your ilk are quite literally creating those Christian, Hindu, and other terrorists you are so disdainful of. How, you ask? How are you responsible, what is the mechanism? It’s simple: The double standard that you and your ilk have established. You mock Christians, but oh-so-carefully avoid mockery of Islam. And, you go out of your way to avoid offending them, because you know the price you’ll likely pay. So, the incentive structure is established, by you and yours. That’s the lesson you impart, each… Read more »
Hugh Mannity
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Hugh Mannity
7 months 24 days ago

A bit like the way PETA throw red paint on women wearing fur coats but not on bikers wearing leather.

It’s no fun when your target fights back. And is better equipped to do so (whether by arms, intent, or experience).

Bugmaster
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Bugmaster
7 months 25 days ago
Call me a vulture, then, I suppose. I’ve made my opinion on gun control known on the older threads (I’m for it, being the evil vulture that I am), but I do agree with at least some of the things in this post. For example, I agree that any person who shoots up a bunch of innocent civilians to make a point is a terrorist. Doesn’t matter if it’s a Muslim terrorist on a jihad against the evil Jews, or a Christian terrorist on a crusade against the evil baby-killing doctors, or a secular terrorist out for revenge on his… Read more »
Uh-Huh
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Uh-Huh
7 months 25 days ago
Please quit saying All when you are stereotyping people who are speaking about a group that has a lot of terrorists in it. No one but idiots actually says “ALL of them” even when they some of them do ad “All” all “ALL” of them do not actually believe it. But people keep bringing that up like it is a end All to the conversation. I’m not saying you are an Idiot but you did say “All” yourself and I frankly never see these ALL Sayers, It’s more like tAll tales to me. Just where are they All? Now I… Read more »
McChuck
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McChuck
7 months 25 days ago
“When the leadership of a group says, “yeah, we are all about killing people”, you can’t claim that they’re just misunderstood or whatever. I mean, you can, but you’d look stupid doing it.” The Quran, Islam’s holy book, is the literal word of Allah. It is not some man’s interpretation. It is not a collection of letters. It, to Muslims, is the indelible word of god. The instructions in the Quran are therefore not merely suggestions, but commandments straight from god. ISIL’s leaders have made up nothing. They have no new ideology. They are simply fundamentalist believers in their religion,… Read more »
Joseph Capdepon II
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Joseph Capdepon II
7 months 24 days ago

California has pretty much every single gun control law that the anti-gun morons want, short of confiscation, and it didn’t work.

What else do you people want?

Do you want confiscation? Because even that won’t work, and trying that will lead down a very dark, bloody path.

The other comments addressed the weak moral equivalency bullshit that you spouted as well. That gets old quick.

But…but…but…Crusades! Abortion doctors!

richard mcenroe
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richard mcenroe
7 months 23 days ago

When that entire group sits passively and enables the terrorists in their midst, I have no time and less sympathy for them. How many “peaceful” Muslims have gone to the cops when a radical speaker or cleric visits their mosque and calls for jihad, or celebrates the deaths of non-Muslim innocents as victories? Can you document one case?

xavier
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xavier
7 months 25 days ago

Larry

I’m a Canadian and I know very well about being disarmed and the hassles of buying a gun etc .And I loved in the province where the Polytechnique massacre occurred.

Anyways a good retort against the gun confiscations is to mention Rwanda.

Everyone so conveniently forgets that 800 000 people died after being axed or speared to death in 3 days. And the UN peacekeeping force just stood by because the door uses in New York couldn’the be bothered for some time. Yet once the order came, the genocide stopped cold and dissipated like Sauron”s shadow.

xavier

Sean
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Sean
7 months 24 days ago

“but but that was genocide and tribal war fare!” Is the response I see to that one. Of course my response is…No shit sherlock. What are both of those things? MURDER on a giant scale. dipshits. Even excluding Rwanda in 94, Rwanda’s “reported” murder rate is regularly in low 100 thousand+ range. Yet we’re worse than them.

Daniel
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Daniel
7 months 25 days ago
I found it funny listening to CNN at around 8:45PM eastern time. Right after the police press conference, CNN had several former police officers on and they kept saying that they think that it could have been terrorism. Then, suddenly, you had a change and they started having guests on who kept saying they believed it was a disgruntled worker and not terrorism. I also found it funny they did not release the name of the male terrorist until several hours after Fox did, even though they said that a name was out there. I also find it funny that… Read more »
Lon
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Lon
7 months 25 days ago

Terrific!

CarlosT
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CarlosT
7 months 25 days ago

Well, this certainly inspired me DO something, that thing being specifically to upgrade my NRA membership to Easy Pay Life. $25 a month steadily flowing to the NRA and eventually I’m a full Life Member. I’ve been mulling it for a while, but this put me over the edge.

James May
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James May
7 months 25 days ago
5 thugs go to a house pretending to ask directions. 2 sneak to the back to see if a back door is unlocked. At the front door the 18 yr. old kid is sucker punched and falls backwards. As the thugs begin to drag him out by his legs he yells “Get the gun” to his mother and her boyfriend inside the house, knowing there is no gun. The thugs take fright and flee. Everyone in that house might’ve been killed were it not for that guy’s quick thinking. The next day there was a gun in that house. True… Read more »
Andy Freeman
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Andy Freeman
7 months 24 days ago

> In the comments of my last blog post somebody tried the tired old trick of comparing America’s crime rates to some idolized Euro-socialist states. That’s apples and oranges.

Actually, white america’s crime rates are basically the same as those homogenous euro-socialist states.

Scott D
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Scott D
7 months 19 days ago

I usually point them to Russia or Mexico. Very strict gun control, high murder rates. What’s really fun is if they whine about those countries being different because they aren’t as wealthy, you can always say, “Wait, you’re not some kind of bigot, are you? You think that only rich, white people can be civilized?”

OldTanker
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OldTanker
7 months 24 days ago

Well said Mr Correia. I’ve been a sheepdog all of my adult life. I wrote that blank check not once but twice, to the country and my community. I have had more than enough experience to see that there are in fact evil people in the world and that the world is totally oblivious to it until they are struck by that evil. I’m old and grey now but I still have teeth and will use them to defend myself and my loved ones. I will not go quietly or willingly until I am done.

Christian Green
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Christian Green
7 months 24 days ago

Excellent sir..
Thank you

Eric Coles
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Eric Coles
7 months 24 days ago

Thank you! I find I tend to hit your blog for a sanity check after 1 too many diatribes from my all too “blue state” mailing list.

Taysha
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Taysha
7 months 24 days ago
Simple minds find simple solutions to complicated problems they can’t understand. A gun is used in a terrorist attack. Thus, removing guns removes all terrorism according to the simple minds. It’s like people who once claimed ignoring bullies would take care of the problem and if they kept on bullying you, you should ignore them harder. The only solution to a bully is a swift right hook. The solution to terrorism is much the same. Make them too scared to try to kill you. I don’t know enough of the law to even postulate what types of recommendations could be… Read more »
mr burns
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mr burns
7 months 24 days ago

I learned how to treat firearms and shoot starting when I was 8 and I am not the flower of human ability. A firearm is a relatively simple tool and we are a tool using species, so it is far better to teach children how to use and behave around common useful tools than trying to keep them locked up . In one sense keeping children from learning about and becoming proficient with firearms is a precursor o the safe-spaces mental affliction.

Taysha
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Taysha
7 months 22 days ago

Education is something I’m fairly big on. While guns are not my cup of tea, my children will learn to handle them safely and will have practical knowledge of what they can do. They have enough relatives with a large enough armament that it’s a necessity (and the relatives have offered to provide training, which I thank them for as I barely know which side goes boom). Whether they end up owning some or not will be up to them and circumstance.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
7 months 23 days ago

I guess if there’s a car-bombing in the States the government will ban cars, right?

Taysha
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Taysha
7 months 23 days ago
They’ll probably use it to try and ban guns if you go by the last couple of days. It amuses me I grew up in a country where getting shot in the back of the head was a price for being a politician and guns are rarely, if ever, held by civilians. We are not surprised terrorists have guns. We got killed a lot (though they did prefer the car-bomb when blowing up housing with several small children, or supermarkets). It’s ironic how many people are “sick of all the violence” and “no one will do anything” yet they have… Read more »
Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
7 months 22 days ago

You know, the Founding Fathers never intended Americans to own cars. Why, they aren’t even mentioned in the Constitution . . .

Stephen J.
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Stephen J.
7 months 24 days ago

“It was like the rainbow coalition, but with guns and a clue.”

Second best simile I’ve read today. (The first was on John Wright’s blog in a comment on his “Point Deer, Make Horse” entry.)

Steve Sundeen
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Steve Sundeen
7 months 24 days ago

I’ll try this again, I think my post got lost in the traffic. Detroit has the same access to lawful concealed carry as Texas and probably has just as lax of gun laws. Heck, their police chief frequently goes on the news and tells citizens to get guns and learn how to shoot as a crime fighting measure. After the Paris attack, he said that armed citizens should be a defense against terrorism.

bjlinden
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bjlinden
7 months 24 days ago
I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make here. Are you trying to refute Larry’s claim that cities like Detroit, Chicago, and DC are less safe than cities in Texas with looser gun laws, or something? If so, that’s a non-starter. It’s certainly easier to get a concealed carry permit in Detroit than in Chicago, DC, or Baltimore, but to say that they have the “same access” as Texas is blatantly false, and there’s no “probably” about them having more restrictive laws for purchasing. Not all Shall Issue states are created equal. More importantly, Detroit’s police chief only started… Read more »
Unistat76
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Unistat76
7 months 23 days ago
And Texas doesn’t have Open Carry without a permit like Michigan, so, yeah, not all created equal. Buying a handgun in Michigan does have one extra step, but only if you are buying in a private sale and you don’t have a CC permit. Not ideal, but hardly restrictive. Detroit has plenty of problems that can be laid right at the feet of the liberals that destroyed the city, but bad gun laws are not one of them. So saying Detroit is less safe because of bad gun laws is just false. Detroit is less safe because of corrupt liberal… Read more »
junior
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junior
7 months 23 days ago

Didn’t Detroit recently liberalize its gun control laws, making it much easier for the residents to legally get guns? I seem to remember the Police Chief there complaining about the laws changing… shortly before he backtracked and said that after seeing the results he realized that easier access to guns for residents was a good thing.

Unistat76
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Unistat76
7 months 23 days ago

Detroit doesn’t have any gun control laws. Michigan has statewide preemption. Michigan’s gun laws have been pretty good for a while now and the trend is getting better. I’ve been carrying a pistol for 8 years here, myself.

Susan debevec
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Susan debevec
7 months 24 days ago

That is the most –I don’t want to say nonsense–misrepresentation of statistics and reality that I can imagine. I know people want to keep their guns and I don’t know why we can’t have better controls on who can have guns. it doesn’t need to be everyone or no one. Let’s find a sane middle ground.

Joe in PNG
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Joe in PNG
7 months 22 days ago
That is definitely NOT the “most misrepresentation of statistics and reality that I can imagine”. The winner of that title has to be the “gun death by state” that lumps legitimate self defense shooting by both law enforcement/normal people with shooting by criminals that came out a few months ago. OR the winner could be the one where “mass shootings” are defined in such a way that inner city gang activity is included. And let’s not bring Straw Europe into this- the make believe country where gun control and socialism work… in Real Europe, all the “controls on who can… Read more »
DaveP.
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DaveP.
7 months 22 days ago

Joe- don’t forget where they compare American crime rates to nations where crime stats are only kept for crimes where there is a conviction, where crime stats are cooked for domestic political reasons as a matter of course (I’m looking at YOU, England), where the demographics are wildly different than America’s, and where the criminal justice system operates on a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ system. Gee, it’s almost like gun-grabbers cherrypick invalid stats as a matter of course.

Joe in PNG
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Joe in PNG
7 months 21 days ago

Also, mark down the 2011-2013 Euro stats- we’re going to see them trotted out by the anti’s for decades to come.

DaveP.
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DaveP.
7 months 22 days ago

Give me the rights to edit your rights, Susan, and I’ll give you the rights to edit mine.
Don’t worry- I’ll use “common sense” and find a “middle ground”. Of course, any decision I make will be permanent and be enforced upon yo (but not on me- I’m special) by armed police and the threat of violence, prison, and financial ruin.

What- don’t you trust me?

Patrick Chester
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Patrick Chester
7 months 21 days ago

A “middle ground” for “shall not be infringed”?

Nice hand-waving dismissal, btw.

PavePusher
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PavePusher
7 months 21 days ago

“I don’t know why we can’t have better controls on who can have guns.”

Please, present your proposals.

Just make sure they are:
a. Constitutional
b. Do not interfere with lawful persons.
c. Will actually have an effect on criminals.
d. Are consistent with the technical and statistical realities surrounding firearms and other weapons.

We’ll wait…..

Joe Lovell
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Joe Lovell
7 months 24 days ago

Re the NRA – it was actually founded because those federal officers were appalled at the poor marksmanship of federal troops. The idea was to train them early so that less training would be needed when they joined or were conscripted.

Now, early on the NRA DID train and arm blacks to enable them to stand off the night riders.

Arathian
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Arathian
7 months 24 days ago
*Sighs* I’m tired. I’m only 32 but I feel ancient. I don’t know if I’ll be able to survive the left’s raping of this country without just giving up and killing myself. I’m not right now which is good I guess but it seems like even if people FINALLY wise up to how much they fucked things up that there will be no way to unfuck them up. It probably doesn’t help that medicaid were being dipshits and didn’t okay my psyche meds that just had a slightly high dose that I’d had for a year or so I’ve been… Read more »
Feather Blade
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Feather Blade
7 months 23 days ago

I don’t know if this would help, but I find that fatigue and “shit moods” area easier to handle when I’m talking Vitamin D. About 4000 IU daily helps me, especially in the winter.

Also, friends that are sanity-sucking vampires are best replaced with friends that aren’t.

Arathian
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Arathian
7 months 23 days ago
That’s what I was thinking, and my buddy says he understands but he wants me to at least try a little bit before I fuck off… seeing as I have complained about people fucking off on me I guess I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t try but I dunno. From the sounds of it my main friend won’t be an ass if I do refuse to associate with the other guy but he thinks I’m assuming motives and running off half cocked and seeing as I AM autistic me trying to read other people’s motives can be pretty tricky.… Read more »
Kevin Findley
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Kevin Findley
7 months 24 days ago

Has anyone noticed the vultures (MSM) are tearing at the wife now? It’s like she somehow Svengali’d him and he had no responsibility for his actions. It looks like they are going to throw an immigrant woman under the bus to cover for CAIR and their ilk.

Feather Blade
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Feather Blade
7 months 23 days ago

But but but feminism! Shouldn’t they be blaming him for oppressing her or something?

pax
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pax
7 months 20 days ago

Actually, they did try that. Or rather, Dianne Feinstein did:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-bernardino-shooting-live-updates-htmlstory.html#85221158

From the article: “You and I know, that women, we wouldn’t leave a 6-month-old — our baby — to do this, to don tactical gear to go in and kill a bunch of people… It’s not something a woman would easily do. So it’s going to be very interesting for me to see what her background was, what level of animus she had, because she had to have had a considerable level.” — “This was his grievance,” she added, referring to Syed Farook.

Drang
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Drang
7 months 24 days ago

“Ever notice how to the media talking about radical militant Islam is islamophobia, but there’s no equivalent media buzz word for being irrationally terrified of half of America?”
Oikophobia is a perfectly good word…

Also, Detroit (my hometown, which I have no intention of visiting any time soon) actually has decent gun laws.

richard mcenroe
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richard mcenroe
7 months 23 days ago

Now. Odd how the murder rate has declined since, isn’t it?

Doug Loss
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Doug Loss
7 months 21 days ago

I nominate “Ameriphobia” as the term for the left being afraid of us normal people.

Kevin Findley
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Kevin Findley
7 months 21 days ago

Ralph Peters gave it a good description today. Of course he got suspended for it though. HA!

Bah
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Bah
7 months 21 days ago

Regularmiddleclassamericanophobia…

Bitterclingerophobia….

Nah, just isn’t as catchy.

Ironbear
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Ironbear
7 months 24 days ago

I think it makes a lot more sense to ban Democrats. To the best of my knowledge, there’s not a Constitutionally protected right to own or possess a Democrat.

60guilders
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60guilders
7 months 23 days ago

Eh, freedom of speech and association.

C.J. Carella
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C.J. Carella
7 months 23 days ago

If you go by recent liberal arguments, constitutional rights can be set aside in the name of safety, so clearly suppressing those who are trying to incite a civil right by advocating gun confiscation is A-okay in their book.

Joe in PNG
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Joe in PNG
7 months 21 days ago

That is until non-Liberals like W are in power. When that happens, Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism, and Speaking Truth To Power is once again a virtue.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
7 months 23 days ago

But what will the lobbyists do if it’s illegal to own a Democrat? 😉

Kevin Findley
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Kevin Findley
7 months 23 days ago

They’ll double down on RINOs.

Doug Loss
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Doug Loss
7 months 21 days ago

They’ll just continue to do what they do now: rent them.

richard mcenroe
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richard mcenroe
7 months 23 days ago

Well, not since the 13th Amendment, but the Dems have worked around that with the Great Society.

Doug Loss
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Doug Loss
7 months 21 days ago

Now…you can’t own any human anymore. Not even Democrats. But why would you want one? It’s not like they’re good for much.

Bah
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Bah
7 months 21 days ago

Even Democrats favor banning Democrats only if they are illegal…

…residents of some woman’s uterus.

Daniel
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Daniel
7 months 24 days ago

ISIS is now claiming that two supporters were responsible for these attacks so let us see how many times the left can bend over backwards to call this workplace violence now. Also, I find it curious that the wife was from Saudi Arabia, but in the US on a Pakistani visa. Anyone else not that that bit of info, touted so often early during the coverage, is now being ignored?

Ellis Bouchard
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Ellis Bouchard
7 months 23 days ago

Time to be the sheepdog! Not the sheep!

CR Williams
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CR Williams
7 months 20 days ago

I don’t want to be a sheepdog. I want to be an apex predator.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
7 months 23 days ago

Seeing stuff from the Left saying that the NRA are “jihadis”.

Hold on to your butts folks, it’s gonna get rough.

Kristophr
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Kristophr
7 months 23 days ago

If the NRA were really jihadis, things would get rough indeed. Do they really want that?

Achillea
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Achillea
7 months 23 days ago

There are approximately 2.6 million Muslims in the United States. Not psycho splodeydope jihadis, Muslims overall.

The NRA has approximately 4 million members.

The Left is really bad at math.

Torin3
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Torin3
7 months 22 days ago
Daniel
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Daniel
7 months 23 days ago

How is it the left can get away with opportunistic attacks on the 2nd Admendment, and yet avoid talking about how to prevent terrorists from attacking the US? It seems like to the media and the left a terrorist attack in America was expected and accepted, but they do not care about stopping such an attack again, but instead want to push their own agenda to disarm, or make it more difficult to arm, law abiding Americans. Am I wrong in this assessment of the last few days?

Kevin Findley
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Kevin Findley
7 months 23 days ago

No, you are not wrong.

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Joe in PNG
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Joe in PNG
7 months 22 days ago

And once again Obama manages to sell all the guns in the USA.

Chris
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Chris
7 months 22 days ago

In a similar discussion on G+, Eric Raymond pointed out a few interesting resources. Mother Jones (not exactly gun friendly) hosts a database and interactive map of all mass shootings in the US since 1982. The current total is 73 by the FBI definition of mass shooting as 4 victims killed.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/mass-shootings-map

Kate
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Kate
7 months 20 days ago

Evansville, IN ended up on some “mass shootings” map because five criminals got shot during a drug robbery gone bad. Here is a link to an article about the original crime: http://www.14news.com/story/30356421/third-suspect-in-custody-following-shooting-at-evansville-apartment

Spoiler alert: this was not some crazy white guy shooting up a bunch of innocent by-standers.

Paul A'Barge
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Paul A'Barge
7 months 20 days ago

The majority of people who fall for the siren song of gun control mean well.

No. They do not. They are evil walking upright on two legs.

Say “howdy” to Satan on your way down.

Robert Winkler Burke
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Robert Winkler Burke
7 months 20 days ago
So, when will the grown ups find a state, and defund “Progressive-Retardnaiton” worldview education??? (And replace it with “1776-Tragic-Liberty” pedagogy.) (With 3/4 states to follow!) Face, it… there are too many pundits with too many readers who are stuck at the “Look at this Hydra-Progtard-Goings-On” and “My, What a Surprise!”… endless loop. Yes, Progtards are infinitely creative in their craziness. No, we are not smart to consume the news of their craziness, and think all is well… What Republic could we keep… if it keeps funding “Progressive-Retardnation” Education? None. Imagine even if all of the greatest amendments were passed by… Read more »
George Skakel
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George Skakel
7 months 20 days ago

Really well written great piece. The “Divider in Chief” never called for reconciliation and coming together on ANY occasion of mayhem. All he ever did was try to use these terrible events to push his political agenda. How many would have been saved had he taken a higher road?

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askeptic
7 months 20 days ago

Yeah, banning and picking up 300+ millions guns is doable, but rounding up and deporting Illegal Aliens, or Muslims (at most 30MM people who can’t hide in a closet, or under the stairs/bed), is something that is just impossible to do.
These Realists are terribly reality-challenged.

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Elements Rook
7 months 20 days ago

Funny enough my dad was lust in the Lacey WA police station renewing his CPL and helping a family friend get hers. Apparently there was 5 other folks in getting (or renewing) theirs as well. According to the guy at the desk they have been like this for the last couple of weeks. Only side glance they got was a guy who looks like Santa clause in a Hawaiian shirt walked in with a 23 year old hottie. Probably because he gave the desk officer a candy cane. Grinz

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Eurocommie
7 months 20 days ago
Writing from Europe all this discusion seems plain weird. I agree with you and understand that not having armed civilians make things like the Paris attacks way deadlier. But, having to live here, the first thing that comes to my mind is that I very much prefer my neighbours disarmed (you can close the door to a knife) and risk it with the occasional Religious Angry Man empty handed. I have lived in different countries in Europe, different neighborhoods. I find very convenient the way you dismiss the european violence statistics so nonchalantly. Armed republican white rich America might have… Read more »
DaveP.
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DaveP.
7 months 19 days ago

Yeah, and I’ll bet those grapes were sour too.

Rob
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Rob
7 months 18 days ago

Yeah, that disarmament worked real well in Paris, didn’t it?

Joe in PNG
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Joe in PNG
7 months 18 days ago

Actually, “normal average honest white America” doesn’t have all that many murders either. As has been mentioned above, take out the big, socialistic Democratically run cities, and the rest of the USA becomes pretty safe.

But, let’s really get nasty. Lets look at all the murders committed in the 20th century, and compare the numbers between Europe and the USA. Do remember that the Nazi’s are an officially “criminal” organization, and the Soviet Union part of Europe

DaveP.
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DaveP.
7 months 16 days ago
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totenhenchen
7 months 20 days ago

The chief of police in Detroit is actually very outspoken in favor of people using guns for self-defense.

totenhenchen
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totenhenchen
7 months 20 days ago

“Ever notice how to the media talking about radical militant Islam is Islamophobia, but there’s no equivalent media buzz word for being irrationally terrified of half of America?”

It’s not a media buzzword, but: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplophobia

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David M. Nord
7 months 20 days ago

Thank you for putting into words what my poor skills wouldn’t let me.

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Douglas Collins
7 months 19 days ago

Thank you for a well written column. I carry 24/7 and I am an Honorably Retired Police Officer. You have hit the nail on the head. We will prevail (Red State America) but, it will take at least one general election if not two. God Bless ad Save America.

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styrgwillidar
7 months 19 days ago

“…. punditry even attacked prayer this time”.

While ignoring that due to California’s gun laws ensuring all the victims would be defenseless (or outgunned if by some miracle or large donation to the sheriff’s re-election fund had a CCW (10 round mag limit))…… all that was left was prayer.

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R Daneel
7 months 19 days ago
“All my well-meaning liberal friends were sharing it after Paris, like see? ” Part of the issue right there. You impute liberals with meaning well. They don’t. “The vulture punditry even attacked prayer this time.” A libtard person I know of FacePlant posted the NY Daily News cover about ‘G-d ain’t fixing this….’ I called it out. His retort? I’m scared!!!!! Christers!!!! Gun violence!!!!!! My autistic son!!!!!eleventy!!!!! No mention of Islamic Extremists breaking many, many Fed statutes. It was easy to unfriend it. I have given up on Libs. I had one guy at work come start an argument (unsolicited)… Read more »
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7 months 19 days ago
This is so priceless I had to repeat it. Someone was commenting on an article due to Pelosi’s idiocy of “an american fuckton of gun laws didn’t work so now we need a METRIC fuckton of them.” I did not write this comment but I agree with it completely and I actually literalled loled to it. “She acknowledges the guns were bought legally in CA, but blames other state’s lax gun laws for the shooting? She has ran past full retard, jumped over Potato, sprinted through Dafuq, and is on the border between Derp and How Do You Not Need… Read more »
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Bah
7 months 18 days ago

The Left always doubles down.

Whenever their policies fail… as they always do… it is not because their policies were insane and destined to fail from the outset, but because we didn’t spend enough money and because Enemies of the People sabotaged them… therefore, We Must Try Harder, Using More Money and More Government Employees!

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Uncle Lar
7 months 18 days ago

“when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns”
And the government, never forget the government, but I repeat myself.
As an aside, if you should encounter a police office who does not believe in civilian armament remind them that those same rules would apply to them when off duty. See how quickly they fuss and storm about training and hightened risk.

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7 months 8 days ago

“In the comments of my last blog post somebody tried the tired old trick of comparing America’s crime rates to some idolized Euro-socialist states. That’s apples and oranges. You can’t compare a giant country that is socially, ethnically, economically diverse with a long history of issues to some tiny, socially, ethnically, and economically homogenous country with a total population that would fit into New York”

Switzerland has 25% of its population foreign born. Far higher gun ownership rates and far fewer violent crimes.

The problem may lie in the origin of the “foreign born”

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