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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

– Wiccapundit

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The George Zimmerman case in reverse.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

– Wiccapundit

Remember the “Spock’s Beard” episode of the original Star Trek (the episode was titled “Mirror, Mirror”), in which members of the crew ended up in a parallel universe where Mr. Spock had a beard?  That’s how I felt when I read about the Roderick Scott case.

Never heard of Roderick Scott?

Imagine a case where an adult man with a gun confronted an unarmed teenager acting suspiciously (and who had a history of drug use and evidence of marijuana in his system), shot him allegedly in self-defense, was prosecuted by a vindictive female district attorney, and then was acquitted of murder or manslaughter.  The George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case?

Try again, only this time, reverse the races of the two parties.   Roderick Scott is a 42-year-old black man, and Christopher Cervini was a 17-year-old white kid.  Scott confronted Cervini and two of his friends breaking into cars in the neighborhood looking for stuff to steal (Scott’s story).  Cervini was a “beautiful, sweet child” according to his aunt.  “All he wanted to do was go home.” (the Cervini family story).    According to Scott, when he confronted the three, he stated that he had a gun and demanded that they remain there while the cops came.  Cervini (who was legally drunk at the time) lunged at Scott saying “I’ll get you.”  Scott shot him twice in self-defense.  A majority white jury acquitted the black man of felony manslaughter.

Roderick Scott held a pistol permit in New York State, which is no mean feat.  He clearly was someone that the hyper-restrictive state of New York found was competent to keep a firearm.  Nonetheless, he had to endure months of stress and worry that he would be jailed for protecting his own life in accordance with the law.  New York does not have a Stand Your Ground law and Scott was arrested immediately after the shooting and indicted by a grand jury.

Hey Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson: how about weighing in on this case?  The tables were turned, and the black man was (correctly) acquitted.  IT’S NOT ABOUT THE RACE.

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When seconds count, the police are minutes away.

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

– Wiccapundit

Man threatens wife with murder.  Wife reports man to police.  Police arrest man at local motel in possession of firearm, and while booking him, discover that there is a court order of protection against him.  Police obtain copy of order and physically serve him with it while at the jail, ordering him not to contact his wife.  Man bonds out of jail at 1:27 PM and heads straight to wife’s house.  Wife calls 911 at 1:38, while husband is trying to break down the door to her house a mere eleven fucking minutes after getting out of jail.  Police take 4 minutes to arrive, during which time the wife has shot the man to death while he was in the house.

Does the Take-Back-The-Night™, Just-Say-No™, Grrl Power™, but usually anti-gun crowd begrudge this woman the ability to defend herself against her psycho husband?

As the saying goes, I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy to carry and the donut bill will bankrupt you.

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From my cold, dead hands.

Monday, February 4th, 2013

– Wiccapundit

No, not Charlton Heston speaking at the NRA convention, but Mr. Bill Stevens.  Newtown, Connecticut resident; father of a daughter who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School (and survived); and witness testifying at Gun Violence Working Group Public Hearing in the Connecticut legislature.

It’s less than three minutes long, and he speaks volumes.

Resist.

(h/t The Market Ticker)

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Gallery of the Intrepid: Colonial America Edition

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

– Wiccapundit

This story from Bob Owens’ blog is a must-read.  When called to fight for their country during the Revolution, even those as young as 13 and as old as 78 answered.  The story of Samuel Whittemore is one that would not be believable if written by a Hollywood screenwriter.  It is true, however.  Just a sample:

The oldest man to fight that fateful day was an alarm-lister named Samuel Whittemore, a 78-year-old veteran of three American wars in the King’s service.

While Lord Percy’s relief column attempted to link up with Regular forces under attack by colonial militias, Whittemore set up behind a low stone wall near his home and attacked the 47th Regiment of Foot by himself.

Whitemore’s aimed fire did enough damage to the column that an assault was ordered upon his position.

Whittemore is documented to have killed one man from this assaulting force with his musket, then killed one and severely wounded another with horse pistols he’d removed from the body of French officer he’d dispatched decades before. Whittemore was in the act of drawing his ornate French Calvary sabre—again, taken from another French officer who “died suddenly” according to Whittemore, more than 20 years before—when half his face was shot away at point-blank range. Whittemore’s horrified relatives watched from a distance as the nearly 80-year old patriarch of their clan was bayoneted thirteen times by the Redcoats, and left for dead in a pool of his own blood.

When his kin came forward to collect his body, they found that despite having half his left cheek shot away, and pierced by 13 bayonet wounds, Samuel Whittemore was attempting to load his musket to fire again on the rapidly disappearing column of Regulars.

Not quite dead, yet.  “‘Tis but a scratch… ” said the Black Knight.

Yeah, he lived.  Another 18 years.  Tough son-of-a-bitch.  Do they still make Americans like that anymore?  We can only pray there are at least a few left with that kind of brass in them.

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Why a high-capacity magazine ban is pointless.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

– Wiccapundit

Leftist gun-grabbers and mindless politicians like Diane Feinstein like to claim that banning high-capacity magazines will prevent atrocities like the Newtown shooting, because it decreases the shooter’s ability to fire many rounds in a short period of time.

In point of fact, that’s not true.  Here is a video of Jerry Miculek, setting a world record by firing twelve shots on target in under 3 seconds, from a 6-shot revolver with a manual reload!    That’s a cyclic rate of 240 rounds per minute, which is nearly half as fast as the cyclic rate of the Maxim gun (the world’s first self-powered machine gun) at 500 rounds per minute.  He can do this firing at 6 human-size silhouette targets, hitting all 6 with two bullets each.

Magazines? He don’t need no steenkin’ magazines!

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It’s a new year, and we’re still here.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

– Wiccapundit

Yes, Obama is still a dick.  Yes, the Republicans are still spineless.  Yes, the Free Shit Army™ still thinks the party will go on forever.

However, things will change, because things always change.  Anyone who believes that ANYTHING is static in this life probably still listens to 8-track tapes in their car.

One idea that has been floating around is the possibility of significant restrictions on guns, or worse:

Bringing the War Back Home. “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland”: Getting the military to start preparing for the violent repression of its own citizenry. US Army “deep thinker” creates an “enemy” out of the Tea Parties & “extremist militias.” “Red Teaming” from an Ignorance-Inspired Faulty Premise.

The response to that idea is this bit of fiction:

“What I Saw At The Coup”

Or this bit of non-fiction:

What you’ll see in the rebellion.

Hey Lefties: let’s do the math:

On the one hand –

Number of firearms in the United States: 279 million + (est.).  This number is getting larger, not smaller.

Number of households in the United States owning guns: 43-55 million (est.).  This is based on Gallup polling.  The number is likely larger due to the number of people who would not admit this fact to an anonymous pollster.

Number of hunting licenses issued in the U.S. in 2011: 14,974,534.  This is the number of licenses issued for hunters to take to the field prepared to take the life of a living thing.

Number of deer hunters: 10,000,000+ (est.).  This is the number of hunters intending and prepared to take down targets weighing between 130 and 290 pounds.

Current dues-paying NRA members: 4,300,000 (est.).  There are likely a considerably larger number who agree with the NRA’s positions who are not actual members of the organization.

On the other hand –

Number of law enforcement officers in the United States: 800,000+ (est.).  This includes everything from FBI and U.S. Marshals to county sheriff’s deputies to metropolitan police officers to probation officers to postal inspectors to fish and game wardens.

Number of members of the combined armed forces of the United States: 2,315,958.   This includes both active duty and reserve Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.  It also includes every MOS (military occupational specialty) from combat-trained troops to benefits administrators, personnel clerks, naval radar operators, truck mechanics, OB/GYN doctors, and cooks.  Actual number of combat-ready troops: an estimate of 10-20% are infantry-type troops, which would result in a number of “combat troops” approximately 450,000+ worldwide, including in active combat zones such as Afghanistan as well as non-combat areas like South Korea or Germany.

So Lefties, how does the equation work out?

Let’s assume that your annointed one Barack the First decides to make not just gun restriction or gun registration, but gun confiscation the liberal wet dream of 2013.  With the stroke of a pen signing any such legislation, and assuming that the Supreme Court does not stand in the way, your Precious has immediately turned the most right-wing-nutball, black helicopter, tin-foil-hat conspiracy theory into actual U.S. law.  Not some NRA talking-point fund-raising scare tactic, but actual public policy enforced by Federal law.

If only 10% of the estimated number of gun owners in the country refused to comply with an order to turn in their guns, this would be more than 2.5 million people.  This is less than a quarter of the number of people who hunt deer every year.  The ones likely to resist would  not be the ones who have grandpa’s old bird gun in the closet, but avid hunters and shooting sportsmen who are in possession of semi-automatic, military-caliber rifles, or modern, high-quality, large-caliber, scoped hunting rifles.  These people are familiar with their weapons, they practice with them, and most of them are used to shooting and killing at a distance, albeit game that doesn’t shoot back.  Do you think these people would just roll over and hand in their guns?

Let’s assume that every combat-qualified soldier is returned to the U.S. mainland from every foreign posting in the world,  Added to the number of LEOs, you get a number just over 1,250,000.  (We’re ignoring for the moment this blatant violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits the use of the U.S. military in law enforcement operations.)  Of this number, many are politically conservative, NRA members, or military members who take their oaths to protect the Constitution seriously.  How many of these do you think would be willing to enforce a law disarming the American public, or to shoot any who refused to cooperate, many of whom would be their friends, neighbors, and even family?

In truth, a significant percentage of those tasked with the distasteful job of going door to door to round up weapons would simply refuse.  Those that carried out this thankless task would be literally walking into the musket fire.  And your fantasy that “gun nuts wouldn’t be able to stand up to jets, drones, and tanks, etc.?”  You really believe that anyone in the military would be willing to drop a smart bomb on an American neighborhood, or take out a soccer mom’s van with a Hellfire missile from a drone, or drive a tank up the Main Street of any American city?  How many non-gun-owning Americans would draw the line well before that?  And as far as whether a bunch of rifle-toting patriots could hold the U.S. military at bay, see Afghanistan.  We’ve been there for ten years, and illiterate cave-dwelling goatherds with rifles have been bleeding us white the entire time.   The largest, most modern military in the world has been unsuccessful in pacifying a country about the size of Texas.  Try doing it to the entire continental United States, but with the added complication of shooting not the Taliban, but the guy who works at the local grocery store or car dealer.

Liberals: would you be willing to strap on the body armor, pick up a weapon, and knock on the door of someone who just might shoot you in the head for your trouble?  Would you be willing to countenance the utter repudiation of the Second and Fourth Amendments, and watch (much less participate in) the cops search houses from top to bottom looking for contraband guns?  What ever happened to “keep your laws off my body?”  Or does that only apply to laws preventing you from rooting out a living thing from your uterus?

Face it, Lefties – those of you who constantly mewl that you are part of the “reality-based community” – the math does not favor you.   If you try this, if you take it to its ultimate conclusion, you will lose badly.

Here’s the deal: you leave us alone and we’ll leave you alone.  You don’t try to disarm us and we won’t shoot you for trying to disarm us.

If you don’t?

We will be disappointed.

 

 

 

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The Enlightened Redneck: Take the Test

Monday, December 17th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

While pondering some of the cognitively dissonant aspects of my own personality (and having nothing to do this evening), I came up with:

THE ENLIGHTENED REDNECK TEST

The Enlightened Redneck is one who can move equally easily in elitist, bi-coastal circles or at a rural down-home barbeque.

 This “test” considers attributes that are commonly considered “enlightened” – those in category (1) – and those considered “redneck” – those in category (2). For each question, give yourself one point for either category (1) or (2), or both, and total them for each category.  If the totals of the two categories are more than five points apart, then the Enlightened Redneck is out of balance, and needs to channel his or her inner aesthete (if too high in the (2) category), or go outdoors and do some huntin’ (if too high in the (1) category).   Take the test …

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Because 3 is better than 2

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Sometimes you just need one more round to get the job done.  That’s why someone invented the three-barrelled shotgun:

(Reblogged from Cmblake6’s Weblog)

How about pairing it with a double-barrelled .45?

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Sometimes a spade is just a spade …

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

… and sometimes it’s a mf’ing $2 shovel converted into a homemade AK-47, for realz:

 

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