I got this from my dad, who was also born in the former USSR and understands what it means to have a disarmed populace and an authoritarian government. He doesn’t like the idea of civilian disarmament either.
The link he sent me is an interesting conglomeration of photos posted by… ahem… people of questionable character on Facebook and other Internet sites. I say interesting, because it features an assorted collection of motley thugggz, some with their pants nearly around their ankles in an awkward representation of prison chic, wielding all sorts of weapons – all of which I’m guessing were not purchased legally.
But according to Uncle Joe, your “assault” weapon is the real problem, and all you have to do to ensure that you’re safe from thuglets such as this is negligently discharge a double barrel shotgun in the air.
So who is the problem here?
The girl involved in competitive shooting sports, whose rifle will likely be banned?
Or these thuglets?
Who do you think obtained the firearm legally, and which is more likely to commit a crime with it?
Whom do you find more threatening? This child being taught how to properly and safely use a rifle?
Or these guys?
And who do you think will be disarmed by the end of this battle? These young ladies?
Or these young… um… men?
In the end, I can tell you it’s not the thugs who will be disarmed.
h/t: Charleston Thug Life and my dad.
I barely controlled my giggles when I saw this report from my county.
The forum, titled “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America,” will feature a panel of experts on gun policy, public safety and mental health issues.
The following guests are slated to attend: Omar Samaha with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, retired ATF Special Agent David Chipman, Josh Horwitz with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, City of Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook, Jonathan Lowy of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and former counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Karen Marangi.
Note the conspicuous absence of any actual gun rights organizations, but the plethora of gun grabbing assholes on this so-called “panel of experts.”
And the fact that it’s being hosted by the violent thug Jim Moran… now there’s irony of ironies! Of course, Moran likes to use his fists to pummel his victims, but still…
Jim Moran, who while serving as mayor of Alexandria was involved in numerous assaults, but was allowed to skate.
Jim Moran, whose wife called the police because he got physical with her.
Jim Moran, who choked out an 8 year old child, claiming the youngster was trying to carjack him.
Jim Moran, who got into a physical altercation on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Jim Moran, who upon learning of his crotchfruit’s altercation with his girlfriend that resulted in possible skull fractures, said his son and his battered girlfriend were “good kids” who “look forward to putting this embarrassing situation behind them.”
Embarrassing, eh? What should be embarrassing is that the younger Moran was caught just weeks earlier advising an undercover journalist how to commit election fraud. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Moran household, apparently.
So what can gun rights advocates expect from this obviously biased forum?
Will Jim Moran hurl wild accusations at opponents like he did with Patrick Murray – a combat veteran with 24 years of active service including tours in Iraq and Kosovo – of never having performed any kind of public service?
Will he yell at opponents of gun control, like he screamed at a veteran during one of his townhalls to “SIT DOWN?”
Or will he just ignore legitimate questions from gun rights advocates, like he did with my buddy CV a few years back?
But mostly, I just wonder if anyone in the very blue county of Arlington sees the irony of having a thug with a history of violence and corruption host a forum on gun violence with the obvious intent of promoting citizen disarmament, based on the “panel of experts” that will be present at this circus.
I’d say we have a good case for carrying for the purposes of self-defense with this goon in the vicinity.
Just weeks after ramming through a draconian, irresponsible, unconstitutional, morally reprehensible citizen disarmament bill – supposedly in response to the Sandy Hook Massacre – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shows himself to be a hypocritical, unethical, corrupt elitist shitstain. After realizing that New York would lose oodles of Hollywood bucks and prestige thanks to this law that would prohibit hypocritical celebricunts from filming in the state and making millions from glorifying violence, while superciliously promoting gun control with arrogant public service announcements, Cuomo announces plans to modify New York’s decimation of individual rights to exempt Hollyweird from the law, thereby allowing them to make movies there and bring in tax revenue and prestige.
“We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post production here. So obviously we would want to facilitate that,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the prop firearms used in films would probably not be classified as an assault weapon.
“But people want certainty and there’s no reason not to make a change like that,” the governor added. “Apparently, they have blanks or they have phony magazines or something.”
Now this is interesting. Not only is Cuomo shoving his tongue deep up Hollywood’s collective rectum, and giving the rich and famous special treatment and exemptions from the law a la David Gregory, but let’s not forget that many of these same celebritards would be prohibited from possessing or using firearms, if it wasn’t for the fact that they were rich and famous.
Mark Wahlberg: was a drug addict yy age 13. Committed numerous racist attacks, including harassing a group of black school children on a field trip by throwing rocks and shouting racial epithets and assaulting a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street and beating the crap out of him with a large wooden stick (while calling him “Vietnam fucking shit”). He also attacked another Vietnamese man, leaving him permanently blind in one eye. For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, and was sentenced to two years in state prison at Boston’s Deer Island House of Correction, of which he served 45 days. In another incident, the 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack.
Real sweetheart, right? And yet, how many different weapons did he use in how many different violent movies?
And in how many different movies did Nick Nolte star and wield and shoot firearms without a second thought to his drug issues and convictions?
As talented an actor as Robert Downey Jr. is, how many movies featured him wielding all sorts of firearms? But who can forget the incident in 1996 when he was arrested for driving drunk and possessing of cocaine, heroin, crack and a Magnum revolver. And subsequent drug arrests?
The list is long and distinguished: William Baldwin (of the Baldwintard fame) – the auto thief, Mickey Rourke, the spouse abuser, Wesley Snipes, the tax evader, Eminem… All talented people who would likely fail a background check, but seem to always wield some kind of firearm in some kind of movie with impunity.
Meanwhile, good people, veterans, active duty troops and others have their lives ruined by continued infringements on the right to keep and bear arms by the likes of Cuomo, who are gaining political capital by imposing odious gun control laws and arrogantly turning innocent people into potential prey, as if they gave a rat’s ass about potential victims, even as they exempt Hollyweird – even the violent scum that happens to be famous – from the same laws that destroy the lives and livelihoods of innocent people.
Apparently no one remained “civil” at the Senate’s gun control hearing today, and tempers ran hot.
The hearing, which was called to examine Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) proposed ban on assault weapons, turned heated as Republican senators challenged the law enforcement officials who were on hand to argue in favor of increased gun controls.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked U.S. Attorney John Walsh of Colorado and Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn how often they prosecuted misconduct in background checks for firearm sales.
“If we’re going to expand background checks, we ought to start enforcing the laws that are on the books,” Graham said.
Flynn said he didn’t know if he had referred any cases for prosecution, but took issue with Graham’s line of questioning as the two men shouted over one another.
“We make 2,000 gun cases a year, we’re not paper chasers,” Flynn said. “We don’t chase paper, we chase hard criminals!”
Nope… not exactly civil. And I say, GOOD!
It’s about time we stopped being civil about the gradual erosion of our rights.
It’s time we raged against opportunistic swine, who insist on using tragedies to advance their politics.
It’s time we stopped worrying about whose feelings we hurt, and about being careful around those whose lives have been “affected by gun violence,” as if their opinions count more than ours does.
And frankly, it’s time to stop ignoring the intellectual dishonesty of people such as Neil Heslin who claims to fully support the Second Amendment, but “anyone who argues they need an AR-15 — the kind of gun used to kill 26 in Newtown — for self-defense is being ‘dishonest.'”
Anyone who claims to fully support the Second Amendment, while advocating bans of certain guns that have adversely affected their lives is the one being dishonest.
Because we can trot out several people in recent weeks whose lives have been saved by rifles such as the AR-15. Should their opinion count less because their stories had happy endings?
And frankly, you either fully support the Second Amendment, or you do not. There is no “but.” The Second Amendment doesn’t caveat that “shall not be infringed” only applies to those guns that don’t make legislators piss themselves in fear.
So as sorry as I feel for Mr. Heslin, and as heartbreaking as losing a child is (and yes, I know what it’s like, so STFU), experiencing this loss DOES. NOT. GIVE. YOU. THE. MORAL. AUTHORITY. TO. VIOLATE. OTHERS’. RIGHTS.
So it’s time to stop being civil and walking on eggshells around Neil Heslin, Gabrielle Giffords and anyone else who is using their tragedy to kick you in the head. You are not guilty. You have done nothing wrong. And they don’t get to make you feel guilty, because you want to protect your fundamental rights.
And that is all.
AR-15s and other “assault” weapons are evil and bad, unless they’re used to defend murals of Teh Won™ from vandalism.
For some background, since 2008, Davis has had murals of Obama painted on the exterior walls of his restaurant. Unfortunately, vandals have at times thrown paint on these murals including this past Monday.
As Bashir predictably praised his guest – even comparing the defacement of these murals to Obama’s struggles with his political detractors! – he eventually said, “But thinking of your willingness to protect this mural, Mr. Davis, we also know that in addition to your support for the president, you support the first amendment and you also support the second amendment. And we have a picture of you with a weapon. I believe it’s an AR-15 over your shoulder. Now sir, I have to ask you, would you consider using a weapon like that on someone who was prepared to deface a painting?”
In fact, after Davis gave a lengthy answer to Bashir’s question which included “I will do the right thing to defend and protect my property,” the anti-gun host concluded the interview by saying, “Thank you for your resoluteness and perseverance, and I’d love to have breakfast at the Breakfast Klub myself sometime.”
So to recap, “assault weapons” are evil and bad, and are only good when used to defend liberal causes, items, murals, etc. In all other cases, they should be banned using whatever means necessary, even selectively editing video to show gun rights supporters allegedly “heckling” a grieving Sandy Hook parent, who is testifying in favor of an assault weapons ban.