I’ve written before about the difference between feeling safe and actually being safe, but it’s a concept around which most in the anti-gun population will never be able to wrap their heads. Their entire argument is based on emotion, so asking them to think rationally about the issue is like asking a cat to recite a Shakespeare sonnet. A new poll was released on Monday reinforcing this disconnect between logic and emotion in the Windy City, as apparently 55% of Chicago residents feel “less safe” now that concealed carry is legal.
Reader CTSheepdog writes:
In Connecticut yesterday, John McKinney, state Senate Minority Leader, lost his bid for the GOP candidacy to face Governor Dan Malloy in November. McKinney, one of the architects of Connecticut’s restrictive 2013 gun laws, was beaten by 11 percent by businessman Tom Foley. Tens of thousands of CT gun owners turned out in a low turnout primary to lift Foley to victory in all but one CT county . . .
You’d think that at some point Michael Bloomberg would tire of unproductively flushing his cash down anti-gun electoral ratholes. Then again, when you’re worth $33 billion, blowing $150,000 on a futile effort to defeat a midwestern pro-gun sheriff is a little like you or me discovering we lost $20 through a hole in our pocket. It may be annoying, but it won’t affect his lifestyle in the slightest. Just like former Mayor Mike’s failed efforts to prop up anti-gun legislators in Colorado who’d supported his gun control agenda . . . Continue Reading
Reader Brian K. writes:
It appears that Lord Farqaad, aka Michael Bloomberg, is piling on to an easy opportunity to take out a pro-gun sheriff in a liberal county. Apparently he is dumping 150K in ads on top of the rich county executive’s 300K to get Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark out. In total, Clark is facing more than 600K in money against him by our liberal establishment to put in place a liberal mouthpiece lieutenant from the MPD, who will harp about more gun control laws, joining the MPD chief, mayor, and county DA in pointing fingers at someone else to cover their failing, soft-on-crime philosophy.
Apparently it isn’t enough that the Democrats continue to find new ways to prevent citizens from defending themselves with firearms. Now they also seem dead-set on making Americans even more vulnerable in an effort to stop the occasional well-equipped criminal. The latest brain storm by California Democrat Mike Honda would ban “civilians” in the United States from purchasing body armor. The reason behind the move is ostensibly to discourage mass shooters from using body armor in their attacks, but we’ve seen how well that theory works. Just look at the success of “assault weapons,” so-called high capacity magazines capacity restrictions, waiting periods and firearms licensing and…the list goes on. The language being used to defend this proposal is eerily similar . . .
Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 5 passed yesterday with 62% of the vote and 3712 of 3898 precincts reported. It’s a clear statement of support for the right to keep and bear arms, clarifying that it’s a fundamental right; that it protects ammunition and accessories as well as firearms, and that the state is obligated to protect that right. The amendment could lead to the Show Me State becoming a constitutional carry (no permit or license required to keep or bear arms) state like Vermont and Arizona . . .
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:
Dear 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.
The National Rifle Association’s Freedom Action Foundation is launching their 2014 “Trigger the Vote” Voter Registration Campaign. But because a pun does not a pro-gun voter movement make, the NRA’s once again turning to Chuck Norris to kick some PR ass. The diminutive, plastic surgery-friendly action hero will lead The Campaign to Defend our Freedom. Perhaps not the ideal person to lead a “vigorous non-partisan voter registration program;” Chuck is so right wing the American flag salutes him. The new triggerthevote.org website is user-friendly and NRA branding shy, but it shows where America’s oldest civil rights organization missed a trick. Fellow NRA member, champion shooter and Taurean Jessie Duff absolutely rocks the vote! Full press release after the jump . . .
Earlier today, the Department of Commerce announced new sanctions against Russian products and companies operating in the United States. Previous sanctions only tangentially impacted the import of cheap and reliable firearms from Russia into the United States, but now the Obama administration is specifically targeting the makers of Saiga rifles and shotguns, as well as other companies. From the Executive Order. . .
On July 1st many new laws went into effect and we generally hear more about the bad news, legislatively speaking. When it comes to new firearm-related laws, we tend to only hear about the negatives, whether it’s the SAFE Act in New York or some new nonsense they’ve in some benighted place like Maryland. What often gets left out is how much better laws regarding the natural right to bear arms have become in a majority of the states. As an example, look at the Kansas of July 1st 2014 versus the Kansas of July 1st 2004 . . .
Yesterday, RF wondered how mini-mogul Michael Bloomberg intended to spend the $50 million in pocket change he ostentatiously announced that he would dedicate to the cause of
gun safety disarming law abiding Americans. After all, how much could he possibly be paying to employ an ineffectual sockpuppet like Shannon Watts and her dozen or so “moms”? Well thanks to a press release today from the GOA, we now know that he intends to use a good portion of that tranche to influence elections around the country. May he enjoy the same degree success in Mississippi that he did in the Colorado recalls. The GOA’s press release is after the jump . . .
Colorado was one of the most visible battlegrounds in the fight against gun control following the Newtown shooting. Despite massive public outcry, the Democratic-led legislature, cheered on by Mayors Against Illegal Guns apparatchiks, passed a series of bills further restricting the rights of Colorado’s citizens gun rights. And Governor John Hickenlooper dutifully signed them into law. In the aftermath, two state legislators lost their jobs in recall efforts and there’s a good chance Democrats will lose control of the state this November. And while trying explain himself to Colorado Sheriffs recently — he refused to meet with them while the legislation was under consideration – he denied talking to Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the process. There’s just one problem: that’s a lie . . .
“There are an awful lot of things in [Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control package] that inconvenience law abiding citizens who believe they have a right under the second amendment to own and use firearms,” Constitution State gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley told wnpr.org, “and what I said when this tragedy happened was that the government should address any solutions they can to make sure some of this doesn’t happen again, but there’s an awful lot in that bill that had nothing to do with what happened at Newtown and wouldn’t prevent another Newtown from happening.” So he was for it before he was against it? It gets worse . . .
By Sgt. Joshua J. I am very liberal. Actually, I’ll come clean, I’m falling off the left side of the scale liberal. Most gun owners see my philosophy on life as the enemy and I can understand why. It is generally those on the left side of the platform who push for strict gun control laws. Funny thing is, I disagree with almost every proposed measure of gun control that comes out. I’m not the evil, gun-grabbing, baddie . . . Continue Reading
“Fuck it. We believe in America. We’re just gonna buy a gun every day until November so that we’re totally ready for the midterm elections.” – SNIPY in Gun Humpers Fight for Their Right To Shoot Up All The Polling Places, For Freedom [at wonkette.com]