First Few Days

Well, this is the third day of class. My brain is bleeding out of my nose. I think I’m having a stroke. And I may have a rash.

Just kidding!

The class is somewhat difficult. I won’t lie. I’m not used to having to speak Russian every minute of the day. As a matter of fact, after class yesterday, when I stopped by the local Irish pub (yes, in Germany) for a cider, I all of a sudden lost my ability to speak English, and couldn’t figure out how to conduct a coherent conversation. This inability was soon remedied by a very tall glass of Strongbow.

Yum.

This is the first time I’ve logged into the site in several days. The amount of homework and the amount of beer to be had is kind of overwhelming. On a daily basis, I’m not sure which to start first – beer, or homework. Monday it was beer. Yesterday it was Strongbow. Tonight… Well… I don’t know yet. I’m thinking about it.

I woke up this morning to Piers Morgan screeching shrilly on AFN about the latest high-profile shooting. Apparently two youths – or “yoots” shot an Australian student “just for fun.” The 22-year old Christopher Lane was visiting Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship at East Central University. His murderers – one 16-year old shitbag and one 15-year old shitbag – have been charged with first-degree murder, and are being held without bond. Another 17-year old shitbag is being held as an accomplice.

Piers Morgan’s answer to a violent crime committed by feral thuglets who weren’t in legal possession of a firearm is to deprive those of us who legally possess these tools of self defense and have not committed any crime with them of our right to keep and bear arms.

Shocking, I know.

The thuglets shot Christopher Lane in the back with a .22 caliber revolver. These pernicious fucks identified Lane as a victim, got into a car, followed him and murdered him in cold blood.

Piers Morgan, of course, used Lane’s death as a platform to shrewishly screech his bloody gun control mantra.

In an interview with Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, Morgan used his microphone once again as a means to tout gun control and Fischer as a bat to club the free people of America over the head with his agenda.

Fischer – the primary champion of Australia’s restrictive gun control laws – appealed to America to rethink its respect for the people’s right to bear arms. He also superciliously instructed us on the meaning of the Second Amendment, arrogantly claiming that we are somehow misreading the law – and that the Second Amendment does not apply to semi-automatic and automatic weapons.

For the record:

Lane was shot with a revolver, asshat.

Whether the law applies to semi-automatic weapons has already been settled by the Supreme Court.

We don’t need some Australian petty tyrant telling us what OUR law means.

But aside from that, here are some interesting actual facts about Australia’s gun control and its effects from John Lott.

Here is the actual data from Australia.  First note that gun ownership exhibits a very interesting pattern that isn’t often acknowledged.  There was a large gun buyback in 1996 and 1997 that reduced gun ownership from 3.2 to 2.2 million guns.  But immediately after that gun ownership increased dramatically and is essentially back to where it was before the buyback.  Why is that important?  Well, if it is the number of guns that is important, you should initially see a large drop in suicides or crimes and then see it increasing.  Yet, in none of these data series do you observe that pattern.

For example, homicides didn’t fall until eight years after the laws.  It is not clear what theory they have for why the long delay would occur.  Nor can I even find an acknowledgment of that long lag in the cited literature.   A more natural explanation for the drop at the eight year point would be the substantial increases in police forces that occurred at that time.

Australian Armed Robberies Bef & Aft gun regulations

Australian Homicides Bef & Aft gun regulations

Not so simple, is it?

Additionally, let’s remember the following:

The shitbags in question possessed firearms illegally. They were not legal adults. What kind of additional laws would have stopped them? A law to prohibit the violation of the law? Stupid.

But it’s not like Piers Morgan is going to let that stop his hysterical campaign against guns in a nation that not only allowed him to live and work here, but actively protects his right to not be a victim or a subject.

Go figure.

That said, I hope the shitbags who murdered Christopher Lane spend the rest of their worthless, pathetic lives getting ass raped by large men with rhino-sized cocks… and maybe a few inanimate objects as well, until their intestines fall out of their overstretched assholes.

Oh… and to the spammers whose comments have been trapped in the spam filter (thank you, Akismet!):

I have no idea what this “To be sure with your imagined.Thank you for your own sharing.” means.

No, I cannot recommend any blogs and sites that deal with the same topic, because I don’t want them to have to deal with you assholes either.

No, I have no idea why you chose to ramble on about a line item veto.

Yes, I realize you don’t “considerably into reading,” and I’m gratified you find my site “intriguing.”

My blog platform is WordPress. I’m sure you were wondering.

No, I don’t have renal failure. I don’t plan to get it anytime soon either.

And no, I don’t have kidney disease.

Thanks for your attention.

5 responses

  1. I SO jealous of you for a number of reasons:

    1.) The beer to which you have access
    2.) That you can speak Russian. (I got a D in Russian in college, but loved the language. And yes, I know how you learned it.)
    3.) That you’re in Germany.

    I am so NOT jealous of you for a number of reasons:

    1.) You have to watch AFN
    2.) You have to watch AFN
    3.) You have to watch AFN

    Lucky duck.

    Dan

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    1. Dan, I barely get a chance to watch TV, but I will say turning on the news this morning and hearing Piers Morgan screech was a little jarring. Worse yet, when I decided to change the channel to get rid of that fucktard, I couldn’t find the damn remote! Ugh.

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  2. “I am SO jealous…” that should have read. Two hours on USAJobs.com and my language skills are shot.

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  3. Unfortunately, Australia is plagued with politicians, too.

    They do have an advantage. Their crocodiles can consume many more politicians during an afternoon than our American alligator.

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  4. Have fun over there. It’s a great place if you like beer and wine, DAMHIKT.😉

    Served there in the late 70’s. Over 1500 distinct breweries and my mission was to sample at least one beer from each and every one. I only made it to around 400 before my tour was up, though.

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