If you don’t know what this is in regard to,here’s a link. You know, in case you’ve been too busy with the usual gay drug orgies to pay attention to current events.
Airstrip One 1920: In the interest of public safety, all firearm owners must be licensed.
Airstrip One 1937 – Personal defence is no longer a valid reason for a firearms license. “Firearms cannot be regarded as a suitable means of protection and may be a source of danger” (Which I believe is the IngSoc equivalent of “No one needs an AR-15.”)
Airstrip One 1968 – All rifles and pistols must be registered with the Government in the interest of public safety.
Airstrip One 1988 – For the good of public safety, semi-automatic rifles are banned. Shotguns must be registered.
Airstrip One 1997 – Thank you for registering your guns. Now turn them in or go to prison, for the good of public safety.
Airstrip One 2018 – Knife violence is out of control. “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”
I am told the slippery slope is a fallacy, but damb if it doesn’t look like our British cousins slid right down one.
So, what’s next? Outlaw hammers and bottles? Outlaw sharp pointy sticks? Outlaw rocks? Outlaw weightlifting because big strong men are intimidating?
Note to leftists; this is why no one believes you when you claim you don’t want to confiscate guns.
P.S. With London’s crime rate now exceeding New York City’s, the Metropolitan Police Department is tasking nearly 1,000 officers to investigate people who make politically incorrect comments in social media.
Turning Point USA was at the Gun Control March in Saturday and asked some of the people who want to ban assault rifles if they even knew what an assault rifle was. Spoiler alert: They did not and also they were rude, obnoxious, and foul-mouthed. (You should check out the video before YouTube deletes as part of the Ongoing Social Media Purge of Conservative Ideas.)
Here’s an idea. Congress should propose legislation making it illegal to sell fully automatic assault rifles to civilians without a Federal license and require Federal background checks on the sales of semi-automatic rifles.
Most of these VSP (Very Stupid People) have no idea that that is actually the current law.
After the jump, a VSP tries to advocate for gun control and ends up endorsing domestic violence instead.
Maryland has way super-strict gun control laws. These laws include bans on what leftists call “assault rifles,” the requirement to get permission from the state before being allowed to purchase a firearm, a requirement that purchasers of firearms be fingerprinted like the common criminals leftists think they are, strict age limits, limits on magazine capacity, universal background checks, a gun registry (which has never even once been used to solve a gun crime), and, of course, “gun-free zones” around every school.
None of those laws were worth a bucket of spit yesterday when a 17-year-old punk brought a gun to school to shoot his ex-girlfriend. Rather, the element that prevented this incident from becoming a mass casualty event was the very thing leftists have been ridiculing these past few weeks: trained and armed security in the school where the shooting happened.
Nobody died except the punk.
The left is firmly of the opinion that “the good guy with a gun is just a myth.” So sayeth NBC News, ABC News, CNN, Huffington Post, Slate, Politico, Vox, NPR and every other reliably left-wing media outlet. Armed and practiced individuals are simply incapable of stopping criminals with guns, they tell us, with all the journalistic authority they can muster.
The Democrat left insists that the solution to “gun violence” are laws banning “assault rifles,” the requirement to get permission from the state before being allowed to purchase a firearm, strict age limits, limits on magazine capacity, universal background checks, gun registries, and, of course, “gun-free zones” around every school.
In New York, they pulled all the armed guards out of public schools on the perverse leftist logic that trained and armed men made students *feel* unsafe.
The Iranian Regime that murders gay people by hanging (for just being gay) and stones women to death for being accused of adultery has weighed in on America’s gun control debate. And they are on the anti-gun side, of course.
In US, 100s are killed every week by homicide for no crime,—no reason—not at the hands of police, as US police brutality is a separate issue. The accessibility of guns leads to homicide; it’s created problems for a country like US, everyone admits, fears, & is concerned about it.
No one dares apply the clear solution to the promotion of guns and homicide in America. What’s the solution? It’s to make guns illegal.
Gun companies are so powerful that House representatives and U.S. senators don’t dare pass prohibition of guns.
That last sentence is almost a straight lift from the Democrat Anti-Gun Talking Points Memo. Congratulations, anti-gun Democrats. The thugs of the world agree with you.
So, during one of his series of televised discussions on gun control, PDT said this:
“Take the guns first, go through due process second.”
PDT is wrong. (See, we can criticize Trump when he’s wrong. Unlike the Democrats and the god-king Obama who swears that none of his many, many scandals embarrassed him. Unlike the Democrats and Bill Clinton, who got to #MeToo all the women he wanted in return for keeping abortion legal.) Due process is essential. Before the Government strips you of a civil right, it better be able to demonstrate a damned good reason and give you a chance to argue that their reason is horse-sh-t. And it isn’t that hard to get a judge to issue a warrant or a restraining order, as the FISA courts (99.9% of surveillance requests approved) demonstrate. There is no reason to treat law-abiding gun owners like they were college men accused of rape by bitter crazy ex-girlfriends.
PDT is just playing to the ignorant hysteria about guns the media have whipped up. Hysteria and overreaction lead to bad policy choices. Ask any Japanese-American who lived on the west coast in 1942; or anyone whose been groped by a high-school dropout working for the TSA; or these two guys.
Speaking of contempt for due process, Senator Susan Collins has revived the even-more-terrible idea of putting the No-Fly List onto the NICS database so that no one on the No-Fly list can buy a gun. A refresher: The No-Fly list is:
1. A Government list of people who are barred from flying for reasons the Government will not divulge; the criteria are secret and arbitrary.
2. Once on the list, there is no recourse. You can try and get your name removed at considerable legal expense, but it’s very difficult because the Government will argue it can’t tell you its reasons for putting you on the list because of ‘National Security.’
3. If you have the same name as someone on the list, you may also be on the list for that reason alone.
BTW, none of this new proposed legislation will work unless law enforcement actually uses it. The violent headcase in Parkland could have been arrested and detained on numerous occasions and charged with offenses (domestic violence; terroristic threats) that would have flagged him in the NICS database. But local law enforcement and the FBI didn’t bother.
Logically, the demonstrated failure of law enforcement at its most basic functions clearly indicates the need for civilians to have the means of their own defense.
Meh, not so much.
The police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing to enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people.
So, this armed cop stayed outside and did nothing while the violent headcase was slaughtering the sons and daughters of the taxpayers who pay his salary and… if you recall correctly… the violent headcase simply walked off the school grounds after the shooting and went home. The motto of Broward County law enforcement must be, “To protect and to serve… or go outside and wet our pants.”
The former deputy who did nothing while now has armed police protecting his home. Hm, I wonder if they would stand outside and do nothing if an armed assailant showed up.
In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making” but deputies did not write up a report on that warning. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons. Two years ago, according to a newly released timeline of interactions with Cruz’s family, a deputy investigated a report that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school” — intelligence that was forwarded to the school’s resource officer, with no apparent result.
Law enforcement in this case was absolutely incompetent at every level. The local police were called to the home of the known threat no fewer than 39 times, and did nothing to protect the community from the known threat. The known threat posted threats to shoot up his school under his own name. Tipped off to this, the FBI did… nothing. And even as known threat was inside the school building killing people, an armed police office stood outside, probably wetting his pants.
Leftists are saying, “You see! You see! A trained cop saw an AR-15 and wet his pants. This proves teachers should not be armed because they would be even less capable of confronting a shooter.” The late Aaron Feis and the JROTC students who shielded their classmates would beg to differ.
Law-abiding American gun owners should not lose our basic Constitutional Rights as a result of the complete, top-to-bottom incompetence of law enforcement. That’s like saying I should lose my driver’s license and have my car confiscated because a cop in another state waved a drunk driver through a checkpoint who went on to smash his car into a minivan and kill people.
Oh, and meanwhile, CNN frets that describing the known threat as violent murderous headcases is hurtful and stigmatizing. (Warning: Super-annoying autoplay vid at link.)
Just like in the movie ‘Heathers,’ the kids from Parkland High School figured out pretty quickly that parroting the media’s Gun Control Narrative will get them on TV. Just to demonstrate how silly it’s gotten, deranged law professor Lawrence Tribe wants to lower the voting age to 16 so Generation Tide Pod can share its wisdom with us.
Teens between 14 and 18 have far better BS detectors, on average, than “adults” 18 and older. Wouldn’t it be great if the voting age were lowered to 16? Just a pipe dream, I know, but . . . #Children’sCrusade?
No, professor, teenagers do not possess finely tuned BS detectors. Their lack of life experience and desire for validation make them much easier to manipulate than adults. Have you seen the 21st Century hipster mullet high school kids are wearing? Nobody with common sense and a rational worldview gets a haircut like that.
And this is an interesting, aside. Did you know the Parkland Head Case was not referred by school officials to law enforcement — even for offenses like assault and possession of bullets on school property — because of the school’s race-progressive policy of not reporting black and Hispanic offenders? [This sort “educational equity” policy was encouraged under the Obama administration to “combat racial disparities in discipline.”]
By the way, at least one Florida teacher says that the problem isn’t gun, but general societal dysfunction and moral breakdown. No, she will not be offered a speaking slot at the next CNN “town hall.” Also, a grown-up survivor of the Columbine mass-murder has introduced a bill in Colorado to permit concealed carry in schools. This goes against the media’s preferred narrative, so she will not be getting a speaking gig on CNN.
ABC News took the time to further the Gun Control Narrative by highlighting a video by a gun owner who destroyed the AR-15 he has owned for 30 years so that “it can never be used to kill anyone.” Hey, wait a minute. You mean this guy kept an AR-15 for thirty years and it never once went on a murder rampage? It must be broken or something.
The response to the mass murder incident in Florida this past week has convinced me more than ever that politicians have no actual interest in solving problems; only in an exploiting them to enhance their own wealth and power.
The best approach to ending mass murder incidents at public school seems pretty straightforward; make schools more secure. At the high school my son went to, there was only one to get into the school during school hours. You had to enter into a secure vestibule, then be buzzed into the main office by a staffer. This simple expedient, coupled with an alert staff, would have prevented what happened in Florida. It also would have worked at Sandy Hook. (Since both cases involved violent headcases who were not supposed to be on school grounds. More on that anon.)
Better security in schools should be utterly noncontroversial. It *will* save lives. It will not infringe on our Constitutional Right to Bear Arms (itself an extension of the fundamental human right to defend yourself.) Yeah, it will cost money; but as we saw last week that… unless the issue is effective border security… Congress has no aversion to spending money.
I get primarily two forms of pushback against this common sense idea.
1. “Well, that won’t work because a lot of schools have multiple entrances and some even have multiple buildings.”
Well, duh. I never said the solution at my son’s high school was a one-size-solves-everything panacea. Of course, different schools will have different security requirements. But access control, securing the perimeter, equipping classrooms with a “Matt Lauer button” so teachers can lock the door from their desks, and on-site security seem like no-brainers… unless you don’t care about kid safety and are really just trying to advance a gun control agenda.
2. “Children should just be safe in school, we shouldn’t need all that security.”
This is just vapid emotionalism. Kids shouldn’t die of cancer either, but it happens. These dingbats don’t want to confront life’s harsh realities, they just want to pursue their Utopian fantasies. (In which all the nasty guns have been taken away and everybody gets their own pet unicorn.)
But the point is, these people are not interested in protecting kids. They just want to use dead kids to advance a gun control agenda.
I mean, we sure as hell can’t count on law enforcement to protect us. The FBI didn’t even bother to follow up on a violent headcase who literally posted “I am going to shoot up my high school” under his own name on social media. At least the FBI interviewed Omar Mateen and Esteban Santiago-Ruiz before giving them the all-clear. And, of course, when the Russians told them, “Watch out for those Tsearnev brothers, they’re bad eggs,” the FBI responded by investigating… the Russians.
The state of Hawaii established a state gun registry to “protect public safety.” They are now using it to confiscate guns. If only someone had warned that a gun registry would be used in exactly this way.