Daily Digest: There Is No Middle Ground

When The People of the Gun contemplate criminals and crazies it reaffirms their belief that they need firearms to protect themselves and their families from evil. Anything that reduces that ability is A) dangerous and B) unconstitutional. When gun control advocates (and plenty of just plain folks) hear about a crime—especially one involving a gun—it reaffirms their belief that guns are too dangerous to allow “in the wild.” They believe civilian disarmament’s best for A) them and B) society. Bottom line: there is no middle ground. As we saw today in California, the battle lines have been drawn. This is going to get real ugly real fast. Meanwhile, more news from the front . . .

Bruce Krafft sends in video [above] of gunnies in line an hour before the civilian disarmament hearing at the MN State Capital.

Check out this url from usatoday.com: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/07/nra-interferes-with-atf-operations/1894355/ The headline’s no better: NRA actively worked to weaken gun law enforcement

Syrian sniper holds FN rifle (courtesy Alessio Romenzi @ nydailynews.com)

nydailynews.com inadvertently shoots down the idea that one person with a gun [above] can’t make a difference against a tyrannical government:

After a bomb destroyed her home in Aleppo, killing her 7-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, an English teacher vowed to take revenge on President Bashar al-Asaad’s troops. She is now one of the few women on the frontlines of the bloody conflict. ‘Now, I will not forget my children’s blood,’ she pledged, ‘and I promise to take revenge.’

Who doesn’t? Department of Homeland Security wants 100 orders of 100,000 rounds of hollow point nine and .40 and 40 orders of 100,000 rounds of ball nine. marketplace.fedbid.com

Shoot-N-C® Targets' thinks pink (courtesy ammoland.com)

Perfect for girly girls and red/green color blind men: Shoot-N-C Pink Reactive Targets ammoland.com

Cops looking for cop killer (courtesy photos.dailybreeze.com)

Don writes: “Check out some of the hardware in use by out local law enforcement in this gallery as they search for one of their own.  They seem to have a little bit of everything! ARs Mini’s, MP5s….. And are those harbor cops using suppressed ARs/M4s? It must be rougher than I remember at the harbor.”

Glock-like trigger spreads to all S&W semis. “The new M&P pistol ad in Guns and Ammo March 2013 issue states: ‘Positive, Tactile Trigger Reset.’ So it looks like S&W is finally producing all the M&P’s with the same trigger pull/reset [like] the Shield’s: the Performance Center sear, a new slide stop assembly and a revision to the trigger bar.” Smith & Wesson forum

DrVino flagged CA Senator Steinberg’s civilian disarmament video. Here’s the response:

DrVino flags CA Senator Steinberg's civilian disarmament press conference

How about NEVER? Holder on gun bill: ‘If not now, when?’ ajc.com

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41 Responses to Daily Digest: There Is No Middle Ground

  1. avatarCecil B Demented says:

    The suppressors are so they don’t disturb the neighbors when they shoot the wrong person in a pickup that looks vaguely like the one they’re looking for.

    • avatarThomas Paine says:

      mistaken identity. shot up 2 wrong trucks. Nobody cares. WTF.

    • avatarNickS says:

      I can’t count the number of times I’ve left my apartment, intending to get in my white GMC Sonoma and drive to school, only to find myself trying to open the door of my neighbor’s black Ford F-150.

      Oh. Wait. I can! Zero.

      Blue Toyota Tacoma != Grey Nissan Titan. Not even vaguely.

    • avatarChris says:

      Or when they shoot a defenseless dog

    • avatarCZJay says:

      Those cops are on a rampage. Shoot first, laugh later, shoot some more. What animals.

      Who is a danger to the public now or who has always been?

      How can you not notice there wasn’t a large dark skin man inside the truck? Oh right, because you started shooting immediately upon seeing a truck.

    • avatarSixpack70 says:

      I thought it was to shoot peoples dogs before a dynamic entry into the wrong person’s house? (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it.)

    • avatarBruce says:

      I don’t know many women who look like the cop either. The guy looks like a linebacker.

  2. avatarNick says:

    RF i just emailed this link to the info@ account, but since you put a daily digest up i think it fits in perfectly.

    NY is fighting against SAFE Act one county at a time, http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=857663#.URRaXI6wjvt

    If we can get each county to do the same (even if we can only get every county but the city) it should prove overwhelmingly that the state of NY does not want anything like the SAFE act

    ~Nick

    • avatarRalph says:

      Nick, it’s like locking the barn door after the horses have run off.

      • avatarNick says:

        even though it’s after it passed the more counties and sherrifs and other organizations that take a real stand against the SAFE Act the better it is for any court cases to repeal it.

        Sure it’s the slow legal battle road now, but it’s either that or do nothing until the moment of confiscation, at which point things would get too ugly to turn back

    • avatarStinkeye says:

      Your legislature knew before they passed it that NYers didn’t want anything like the SAFE Act. Why do you think they rammed it through with no discussion? They clearly don’t care what the citizens or a bunch of county-level politicians think.

  3. avatarBrooklyn in da house says:

    NYS

    VIDEO DELETED

    (videos embedded in comments play hell with the mobile ap)

  4. avatarsquarebob says:

    Looks like the S is about to hit the F

  5. avatarJürgen says:

    All hail comrade Cuommunist!

  6. anyone else just join the NRA after reading that Headline?

  7. avatarDisThunder says:

    There were an awful lot of Minis in those pics. Are there still some CA LEOs that issue them?

    • avatarAPBTFan says:

      Yup.

      Might as well too. They paid for them and they take a long damn time to wear out so might as well get your money’s worth from a great rifle.

  8. avatarJimD says:

    With the number of bullet holes in a couple of those cars, I’m guessing some of those cops are wishing they had bigboy mags, instead of the shorties DiFi gave them.

  9. avatarADub from TTAC says:

    MN wouldn’t be up crap creek but for the 2010 election, when Dayton (D) won by 9000 votes statewide (1.8M cast). It was good to at least see people lining up to fight for their 2A rights…

  10. If public opinion is so much in favor of gun control then why do most articles/sites that are in favor of gun control have such a problem with allowing comments?

  11. avatarBilly Wardlaw says:

    I counted 53 bullet holes in the back of that blue truck. That’s over five 10 round magazines worth – just to take down an innocent civilian who was shooting back. WTF!?

    How many are they gonna need when they actually meet a bad guy?

  12. avatarSeek1234 says:

    Somebody cache/store the website and pictures. I think the Californians fighting for their rights have a clear evidence of “common use”.

  13. avatarLance says:

    Like in Maryland gun owners sow up in drove to defend freedom good.

  14. avatarhmmmmmmmm says:

    “This is going to get real ugly real fast”

    Is it? Or are all the big talking “you’ll take my guns out of my cold dead hands” nuts going to roll over and do exactly nothing when some sanity is brought to gun legislation in this country?

    What have all the blowhards in New York done lately? Haven’t seen much armed resistance there when the man took their mags and guns away, have you? Big talk is real cheap for mall ninjas everywhere it seems.

    • avatar16V says:

      Sanity? Oh do tell.

      Regardless, as no one has actually done any taking, your allegation has yet to be established as fact.

    • avatarHerb says:

      Are you by any chance Great Lenin’s Ghost under an assumed name?

      Stop hurling insults and tell us what you really want. Please.

    • avataruncommon_sense says:

      I know you think armed citizens are ticking time bombs Hmmmmmmm but they are actually calm, rational people who sincerely want to avoid using force if at all possible, which is as it should be. The armed citizens of New York will attempt to stop New York’s unconstitutional legislation in the courts first because that is the right, good, and decent thing to do. If that doesn’t work, then they will use force if necessary to defend their rights. And that is the entire reason for the existence of the Second Amendment.

      And before you go all crazy about the possibility of New York citizens using force to defend their rights, please note that the State is NOT God. The State exists to secure everyone’s right to life, liberty, and property. When the State endeavors to confiscate good citizens’ rights to life, liberty, and/or property, the people have an obligation to oppose such illegal, immoral, and unjustifiable action.

  15. avatarg says:

    That Syrian mother’s story is heart-wrenching… can’t imagine losing my kids. What parent wouldn’t feel the same way if their children were murdered?

    Too bad for Bashar Assad her therapeutic release is a lock & loaded FN Fal.

  16. avatarChas says:

    If that isn’t biased reporting, I don’t know what is. “Like something out of the wild west”? Where do these people get their silly notions?

    And the way the whole thing was presented just smacks of anti-gun bias: The poor little town of Oak Harbor “threatened” by the big, bad SAF. No, how about the SAF looking out for the constitutional rights of people who want to be able to defend themselves?

    Give me an effin’ break.

  17. avataranonymous says:

    > After a bomb destroyed her home in Aleppo, killing
    > her 7-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, an
    > English teacher vowed to take revenge on President
    > Bashar al-Asaad’s troops. She is now one of the few
    > women on the frontlines of the bloody conflict. ‘Now,
    > I will not forget my children’s blood,’ she pledged, ‘and
    > I promise to take revenge.’

    According to the story, she is using the name of a famous Communist.

    The day the bomb struck her home, killing her two young children, the English teacher vowed to have her revenge.

    Now nicknamed “Guevara” after Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, the 36-year-old woman has become a shadowy fixture on the rooftops of Aleppo, Syria, where she aims her Belgian FN rifle at government troops.

    In recent months, Syria’s largest city has become the epicenter of the country’s civil war, and Guevara is one of the few women firing a gun on the frontlines as the conflict rages.

    (emphasis added)

    • avatarMichael B. says:

      So? She’s an English teacher, there’s a buncha commies in that field. As a person she’s doing the right thing.

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