Posts Tagged ‘guns’
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.
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.
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!
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:
Or this bit of non-fiction:
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.
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?
It’s not just the riots all over the UK that make me say this, although I’ll touch on that in a moment. It’s the following column by Victor Davis Hanson.
Police call slaying of Hanford woman a random act
Posted at 6:04 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011
By Paula Lloyd / The Fresno Bee
A woman found slain at a Hanford car wash this week was killed randomly when a 17-year-old gang member happened to see her while taking a walk, Hanford police said Thursday.
Denise McVay was washing her car — something she did several times a week — early Tuesday morning before work.
The teen was wandering the streets after leaving a party when he saw McVay at the Royal Car Wash on Garner Avenue at about 5 a.m. and decided to kill her, police said.
The teen “simply wanted to kill somebody that night” and McVay, 49, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Capt. Parker Sever said. “It was a purely random act.”
The teen stabbed McVay several times and slit her throat.
The teen took McVay’s money and her car, Sever said, and drove to the home of a fellow gang member, Mauricio Ortiz, 18, of Hanford. Sever said the teen was covered with blood and told Ortiz what he had done.
Ortiz helped him ditch the car at Tachi Palace Casino and went with him to Visalia Mall, where the teen used McVay’s money to buy clean clothes, Sever said.
The teen, whose name was not released because of his age, was booked into the Kings County Juvenile Center on suspicion of murder. Ortiz was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact.
Calling this brutal crime a “purely random act”, as the Hanford police did, is completely fatuous. As Hanson correctly notes, it was not Ms. McVay who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was her assailant, wandering around at 5:00 am after a night of partying, with mayhem on his mind, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If Ms. McVay had been carrying a firearm (I don’t know whether it was legal to carry concealed where she was killed), perhaps the world would still contain one more productive, hard-working citizen, and would be absent one more space-wasting, thuggish, bag of meat.
A society that tolerates this kind of imbalance will not long endure.
And as for the riots in Londonistan, the British police will like as not arrest the victim for defending himself as they would the rioting “youths.” In a totally disarmed society like the UK, what is currently the third biggest seller in Sports and Leisure goods on Amazon UK? I thought this was a joke when I first saw it on the Ace sidebar, but unfortunately, it’s not.
Aluminum baseball bats. No, really. Sales rank is now 130th on Amazon, up from 20,250th. Somehow I don’t think the Brits have suddenly abandoned cricket for America’s pastime. When you can’t get firearms to defend yourself, you use whatever you can get. Just ahead of baseball bats on the list are telescoping freakin’ tonfas (modern versions of an ancient Japanese martial arts weapon), which, of course, are “currently unavailable.” The current NUMBER ONE seller on Amazon UK? A folding shovel; sales ranking up 222,200 fucking percent. How many holes do you think need to be dug right now? Or could that shovel double as a … weapon?
From. My. Cold. Dead. Hands.
And that’s not just a bumper-sticker slogan with me, my friends.
Of perpetual irritation to leftists is the fact that the right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in the Constitution as a specific right in the Bill of Rights (as opposed to the nebulous “right to abortion” found in the “penumbras” “emanating from the Bill of Rights”). Nothwithstanding this long-existing right, and the recent Supreme Court decisions reaffirming it, government officials can’t seem to get it through their heads what “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” means.
In Louisiana, apparently it has become common for police officers, particularly in New Orleans, to confiscate a motorist’s firearm when they have been stopped for a traffic violation. Then, they don’t give it back. That’s right, they keep it. (more…)