Hoplophobic Holiday Wishes From the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence by Dan Zimmerman | Dec 24, 2015 | 43 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [h/t Ripcord] comments Brentondadams says: December 24, 2015 at 20:06 Got guns for Christmas. Stoked I mean I guess right.. The shape of a AR lower in a stocking is hard to miss. We’ll see tomorrow morning Reply MSgtB says: December 24, 2015 at 20:07 And a better day for your grandkids with a Cricket under the tree! Have a merry and blessed Christmas! Reply Bob R says: December 24, 2015 at 20:07 Yeah it was a good day when no-one in Sandy Hook Elementary School had guns. Except for that mentally ill guy. Sigh… Reply HEMI says: December 25, 2015 at 11:42 Never happened Reply Jack says: December 24, 2015 at 20:19 How’s the violent crime rate in Chicago these days? If I’m not mistaken the murder rate there was worse than Bagdad a few years ago. Reply Fred says: December 24, 2015 at 21:27 That’s why they call it Chiraq. Reply Former Water Walker says: December 24, 2015 at 20:19 I hate the azzwholes in Illinois. But I like all you guys…Merry Christmas! Reply Sixpack70 says: December 24, 2015 at 20:35 My Christmas included an M76 kit, Galil AR kit and Hungarian underfolder kit. It’s pretty awesome Christmas for me. I sold some car parts on ebay, so that helped with most of the purchases. I’ve gone out shooting on Christmas, so having guns for Christmas is a good day. Reply BigDaveinVT says: December 25, 2015 at 03:47 Due to a law suit settlement, my shooting range closes every federal holiday including Christmas (but not July 4th; never could figure that one out). Reply What The Heck Is That says: December 25, 2015 at 10:53 What better day to go shooting than Independence Day? Even the people in the suit probably recognized that. Reply Kapeltam says: December 24, 2015 at 20:50 I found Waldo! Reply Jeff the Griz says: December 24, 2015 at 20:53 I wonder what the injury rate on snowballs is? I remember plenty of snowball fights that turned into fist fights as a kid. Reply Geoff PR says: December 24, 2015 at 22:22 My gang growing up wasn’t shy about a rock being inside some snowballs… Reply anaxis says: December 25, 2015 at 05:50 Particularly vicious snowball fights involved fetching the ones we kept inside the chest freezer. One of my friends had a mean arm, and I remember him knocking a couple opponents out with ice fastballs. But that wasn’t when things got out of hand; they finally did when we built a giant 3-man slingshot capable of launching those iceballs clean through the front glass on a neighbor’s Oldsmobile. Reply Ddub says: December 24, 2015 at 21:10 Not a bad day with them either, guns are just guns. Reply James in AZ says: December 24, 2015 at 21:39 Yea it’s a good day when there’s absolutely positively no need for my guns. Aint gunna come. Other than that, Merry Christmas! Reply DaveWI says: December 24, 2015 at 21:51 “gooday” pfffft, kid can’t even spell right. Reply OakRiver says: December 25, 2015 at 07:54 You’re assuming a kid drew it and not a staff member 😀 Reply LarryinTX says: December 25, 2015 at 09:08 I think that’s Austreyelian for “good day”. Normally followed by “mite”. Reply RockOnHellChild says: December 24, 2015 at 22:13 Just because you don’t see guns does not mean they’re not there… Reply Mike says: December 24, 2015 at 22:49 ^THIS! Reply Jonathan - Houston says: December 25, 2015 at 10:07 Never mind the gun, whether seen or unseen. Just because one doesn’t see the evil intent, it certainly doesn’t mean it is not there. Evildoers will utilize whatever tool, gun or other, they see fit to carry out their intentions. Reply Justin says: December 24, 2015 at 23:04 I can’t be the only one that finds this kind of indoctrination a bit disturbing… Kind of like what a cult does. A 2nd grader doesn’t really have the capacity to understand what guns are and why people would want to arm themselves. And whoever put them up to this knows this and certainly has an agenda. Not even letting this kid grow up and form her own opinion. Reply kenneth says: December 25, 2015 at 00:07 My kids understood at 5 years old. They asked why I liked guns and I said: Because even though they can kill, there are lots of them all over the planet. There are plenty of bad people around, and one of them might want to hurt you or me, and so I need one if I am going to have a chance to stop him. And besides they’re a challenge, and a lot of fun. They understood that instantly, and nowadays they shoot clay pidgeons at a 100 yards with 22RFs! I guess if you start them out early enough shooting isn’t that much of a challenge after all. Reply dh34 says: December 24, 2015 at 23:09 It’s a good day because of guns. FIFY my misguided friends. It was guns in the hands of everyday citizens, enduring horrible conditions, placing everything they had on the line to create the country you live in. It was guns in the hands of everyday citizens, fighting and dying, that protected this land and won back the lands of others. It was guns in the hands of everyday citizens makes our adversaries think twice about trying to occupy this land, And it is guns that allow everyday citizens, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious preference or physical ability to defend themselves against those that would do them harm. Reply Curtis in IL says: December 25, 2015 at 00:17 Before there were guns, the world was ruled by big, strong men with swords. Women were second class citizens, helpless against anyone who wanted to rape or subjugate them. The world was every bit as violent as it is today. I will enjoy a safe and peaceful Christmas, because guns give criminals something to fear. Reply Fred says: December 25, 2015 at 00:18 You now see into the thinktank of the gun-control movement: elementary school kids. They brought you such gems as: “we have to do something”, “keep guns out of the hands of bad guys”, “black rifles”, “ghost guns”, “30 caliper clip magazine bullets”, “gun free zone”, “12 gauge shotguns are better for self defense” “hear a knock on the door, blast away with both barrels”, and “the shoulder thing that goes up”. Reply RockOnHellChild says: December 25, 2015 at 07:53 “12 gauge shotguns are better for self defense” Double barrel shotguns. Without the double barrel part the statement could arguably be true. Reply randy taylor says: December 25, 2015 at 00:53 Santa is running a few days late but he notified me that my O-PAP AK will be delivered early next week. Whoot. Reply jp says: December 25, 2015 at 04:51 Well….. I’m in il. Sadly. But so is the ruger precision rifle I got for christmas!!!!!! Reply What The Heck Is That says: December 25, 2015 at 10:56 I will admit no small amount of envy in your case. That is a damn fine piece of equipment. Reply Marc says: December 25, 2015 at 06:56 Happy Kwanzaa to all the thugs across the border in Chicago. Put the guns down and don’t kill anyone this weekend. Try it; maybe it’ll take. Reply Joe says: December 25, 2015 at 08:31 If you follow either @chicago_scanner or @spotnewsonig you can get an idea of how often people are getting shot. +2900 people shot in Chicago so far this year. I honestly don’t know how the police can do their jobs without dehumanizing the populace that lives in these neighborhoods. Reply Katy says: December 25, 2015 at 08:21 What’s wrong wth the card? I may have minor hiccups and issues on a day to day basis, but any day where I’m not forced to draw or otherwise use a gun (or any weapon) should be considered a good day. Besides, my understanding is that bringing a gun to a snowball fight is considered a social faux pas. Reply Bourbon guzzler says: December 25, 2015 at 09:22 “…..and I didn’t even have to use my AK; today was a good day.” Reply John says: December 25, 2015 at 10:09 NRA contract lobbyist Donald Todd Vandermyde is one thousand times more of a danger to the 11 million plus people in IL than the ICHV. After the U.S. Federal Court in Chicago overturned IL’s concealed weapons law in Dec. 2012, it was Vandermyde who cut a deal with the anti-gun Chiefs of Police to put Duty to Inform w/ criminal penalties in Rep. Brandon Phelps “NRA backed” HB183 carry bill. The only Reps. who opposed DTI were Chicago area black caucus Reps. like LaShawn Ford and Will Davis. Then Phelps refused to take DTI out of his bill, and he’s supposed to be the NRA’s boy! The problem with gun rights in IL isn’t the ICHV, it’s rat scum like Vandermyde and ignorant hick Klansmen Reps. like Phelps, and the retarded hick losers from all-white small towns like Richard Pearson of ISRA. They only care about black people like Otis McDonald when they want to use them as blackface for their lawsuits. Reply Former Water Walker says: December 25, 2015 at 11:35 THEY are heroes-YOU are not. So what choice did we have slick? I hate Illinois Naziis… Reply John says: December 28, 2015 at 17:46 Who exactly is it that you think are heroes? Reply Jonathan - Houston says: December 25, 2015 at 10:25 I sometimes approach anti-gunners’ arguments the same way I do those of other willfully delusional liberals, such as those who bemoan chlorinated tap water. It isn’t the Tooth Fairy who keeps cholera and yellow fever out of the drinking water. It’s chlorine. We’re only alive and healthy enough to discuss the faux health risks of properly chlorinated water because of the anti-microbial protection that chlorination provides. Likewise, it isn’t the Easter Bunny who keeps criminals and foreign invaders away. It’s firearms. We’re only alive and free enough to draw plaintive pictures and debate this self-evident fact because of the very protection that firearms provide. That this universal truth is lost on this youth, even as his own picture depicts simulated violence, reflects a decaying culture and profane public school system that use just enough reality to deny the rest of reality. Instead of the “tip of the iceberg” being offered as suggestive of the rest of the iceberg, the tip of the iceberg is being offered as proof to incurious, unripened minds that there is nothing more of the iceberg. How shameful. Reply anon says: December 25, 2015 at 13:30 thank god the cops all don’t have guns!… not Reply Jimbo says: December 25, 2015 at 14:06 Ironically, if those kids were at school, they would be expelled for throwing snowballs. Reply Jonathan - Houston says: December 25, 2015 at 15:11 Good observation, Jimbo. I didn’t even think of that. Even the drawing the picture itself, while at school or for a school assignment, could be grounds for serious disciplinary measures; perhaps even suspension and/or anger management therapy. Reply Mobrules says: December 25, 2015 at 17:17 What a joke….. So sick of living in this state. Can’t wait to retire to a more 2A friendly state. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.