Category: Gun Control

OMG! Americans! Carrying Guns in DC! OMG!

 

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Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer apparently needs a Valium, a stiff drink or maybe a couple of hits of Colorado’s newest tax revenue bonanza. Something to calm her palpitations at the thought of peasants carrying guns in the District. The title of her piece Anyone With a Concealed Carry Permit Can Now Come Dangerously Close to the White House indicates just how overwrought Steph has become. She doesn’t even manage to get through the first paragraph before the lies start . . .

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Boxer’s Fix: Gun Violence Prevention Orders

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Reader Tim T. recently wrote to one of his senators, Barbara Boxer. For those unfamiliar, this is someone to whom even those on the left give a pass under the assumption that she’s simply an idiot rather than a run-of-the-mill venal liar. We’ll leave that determination up to you. Toward that end, consider this little bit of security theater the good senator would like to see enacted:

United States SenateDear Mr. T:

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for common-sense gun laws. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share your desire for sensible federal gun safety legislation.

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Giving Up Rights to Ease Politicians’ Fear is Insane

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According to Emily Miller, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson emailed her this message in a pathetic attempt to argue that – despite a district court ruling in Palmer v. DC this past weekend – the constitutional rights of Americans should still stop at the District’s borders:

“Because of the District’s unique national security concerns, the right to carry a firearm in public must be more heavily restricted than any place else in the nation. Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire, and at least five others have been shot at, including Ronald Regan who was seriously wounded in 1981. Neither the Secret Service nor the Capitol Police will disclose all incidents where they have recovered firearms, but we do know that just two years ago someone hit the White House with gunfire, and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps.”

Consider the preposterous assumptions inherent in that statement. It really comes down to two . . .

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Gabby Giffords: Do It For The Women

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“In our country, it’s a sadly common story: An abuser or stalker gains access to guns and destroys the lives of women and families in our communities.” That’s the rationale Gabby Giffords offers up in a cnn.com piece intended to press Congress to enact more restrictions on gun ownership to make it even illegal-er to stalk, harass or murder women. This in advance of today’s scheduled Senate dog and pony show hearing on protecting women from gun violence. Obviously, current laws on the books proscribing the shooting and killing of females aren’t enough for the former Congresswoman. It’s a shame that . . .

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BREAKING: Judge Frederick Scullin Issues 90-Day Stay in DC Carry Decision

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“A federal judge on Tuesday granted a 90-day stay in a ruling that upended the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public. The order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin brings a temporary reprieve to D.C. officials, who were sent scurrying over the weekend to interpret the effects of the ruling that gutted the city’s restrictive gun laws.” That’s from washingtontimes.com. As expected, DC’s attorney’s got out of bed extra early this morning to make sure no one else decides to casually stroll down the mall fully strapped. At least until they can figure out how to deal with, well, the Constitution. Watch this space.

[h/t Dirk Diggler, Esq.]

 

Inside the Twisted Mind of A Gun Control Advocate: William Wesling Nagel Edition

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wikipedia.org defines an idée fixe as “a preoccupation of mind held so firmly as to resist any attempt to modify it.” That’s as good a description of the civilian disarmament mindset as you’re gonna get. For an example, check out the comment made by Mr. William Wesling Nagel above. He’s responding to a post on the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Facebook page which suggests that supporters . . .

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Seriously, No One Wants to Take Your Guns

The following was posted as a comment by Excedrine under yesterday’s post, Don’t Worry, No One Wants to Take Your Guns.

I laugh when they trot out that old, tired line. I really do. Right in their faces. Then, I point out all the people who do. Branford, Connecticut Police Officer Joseph Peterson does. “I [would] give my left nut to bang down your door and come for your gun.” Those are his exact words to a long-time “friend” of his . . .

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