I will not link to Infowars directly, because of some stupid ad that pops up over there. Anyhow, this is frightening thing; that PDF is downloaded here. (Requires Adobe acrobat reader)
I have said this before, and I will say it again: Elections matter and voting for someone, who does not hold your values is not a smart idea. You libertarians that voted for this President; this is on you all. Nothing like this would have ever been considered, if John McCain or Mitt Romney would have been elected. McCain and Romney would have not been perfect; even for a paleoconservative like me — but it would have been a good deal better than this liberal we have in there now.
Again, elections matter — this is proof of that.
The National Rifle Association has obtained a Department of Justice memo calling for national gun registration and confiscation. The nine page “cursory summary” on current gun control initiatives was not officially released by the Obama administration.
The DOJ memo (downloadable here as a PDF) states the administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation,” according to the NRA, and thinks universal background checks “won’t work without requiring national gun registration.” Obama has yet to publicly support national registration or firearms confiscation, although the memo reveals his administration is moving in that direction.
The memo stands in stark contrast to the administration’s public stance on so-called gun control. White House spokesman Jay Carney said last month that laws proposed by Obama would not “take away a gun from a single law-abiding American.”
It would be an understatement to say that the tactics of gun rights activists have been backfiring of late. The showdown has taken place foremost in Texas, where in recent months groups such as Open Carry Texas have conducted provocative demonstrations in which armed men exercise their right under state law to carry semi-automatic rilfes in public. No fewer than five national food and beverage chains have now told them to get rid of their guns or get lost, including Starbucks, Wendy’s, Applebees, Jack In The Box, and Chipotle.
And now Chili’s and Sonic have effectively joined the list: Two videos posted on YouTube on May 19 by the San Antonio chapter of Open Carry Texas—since removed from public view but obtained by Mother Jones—show its armed members being refused service at both restaurants. The two companies have not made official statements on open carry but have since indicated that they are reviewing their policies. From the nervous and angry reactions of some patrons to comments from some of the gun activists themselves, it’s not difficult to see why these spectacles haven’t been winning many people over.
“I just wish I had my kids in there when that one dumb chick come up and started rattin’ her mouth,” said one of the gun activists.
When a young woman approaches the group in Chili’s and expresses her dismay, a guy with an assault rifle strapped across his back offers her a flier. “Um actually, there’s children here,” she replies, “and you’re a dumbass.” As she walks away one member of the group comments mockingly, “Yes, I’m a dumbass,” and then says of her, “must be Moms Demand Action,” referring to the national gun-reform group.
Again, I am all for the second amendment. I am also for being able to carry a gun; in public, within the confines of the law. However, carrying an AR-15 or any other sort of a assault rifle into a public place does nothing more than cause panic and makes law-abiding gun owners look like idiots.
The idea is to convince the public that not everyone who carries a gun is some sort of mental unstable whack-jobs. This here, does nothing to further that cause; in fact, it does the opposite.
Just my opinion.
Update: Julie in Pa gives her take on it, and it is spot on.
I’m not talking here about the three tragic murders Rodger committed by stabbing before his driving and shooting spree; I speak now only to the families of the gunshot victims in Santa Barbara:
It’s a tragedy.
I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But:
As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.
Richard Martinez, whose son (Christopher) was among the murdered, choked back tears at a news conference, blaming politicians the next day: “The talk about gun rights. What about Chris’ right to live?” Martinez said – and much more.
There are no critical words for a grieving father. He can say whatever he wants and blame whoever he’d like – it’s okay by me. You can’t take a step in his shoes – at least I can’t.
But the words and images of Mr. Martinez blaming “the proliferation of guns”, lobbyists, politicians, etc.; will be exploited by gun-grab extremists as are all tragedies involving gun violence and the mentally ill by the anti-Second Amendment Left.
As a father, husband and a man, it is my responsibility to protect my family. I will stand up for that right vehemently. Please believe me, as a father I share your grief and I will pray for you and your family, as I do whenever I hear about senseless tragedies such as this.
I also see where the so-called “Men’s Rights Movement” or him being “incel” is being blamed. Please note, “incel” is the cool kid crowd’s term for involuntary celibacy or in layman’s terms; couldn’t get laid in a monkey whore house with a bucket full of bananas! Something I know quite a bit about. Just being honest, there are not any babes beating my doors down guys. But, you don’t see me going around shooting people, ain’t no poo tang or lack thereof, worth committing murder.
Let me be clear:
People just need to stop!
The only person that is responsible for this horrible tragic event is the man who pulled the trigger of that legally registered gun; and that would be Elliot Rodger and only Elliot Rodger! Anyone who blames the NRA, The media, the politicians in Washington D.C. or anyone else is missing the point. How about blaming the inept police in Santa Barbara, California who did nothing at all to follow-up, when the shooters Father spoke to the police about some of his kid’s videos on youtube?
Blaming guns for a mass shooting like this; is like blaming automobiles for auto accidents. Do we just ban all cars? How about placing the blame where it belongs; on the person who actually did it!
This is sick and sad; but because of the world in which we live; I might how this is going to turn out.
The Victims – Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh
On Friday a university discipline board decided to move forward with sanctions, including possible expulsion, for using the weapons. The students will learn in the near future about their future with the school. It all happened late in the night on October 24th when roommates Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh were hanging out in their university owned apartment.
The criminal – John Taylor
Taylor then attempted to force entry into the apartment. At that point McIntosh brandished his pistol. McIntosh has a concealed weapons permit for the gun and did not know it was in violation of policy at the time. Once Taylor saw the gun he left the property. McIntosh said Spokane Police took Taylor into custody after their report because he was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant.
As much as I hate to say it; because the racial makeup of this incident, these two white victims are going to be the victims of a political correct society and will be charged and/or thrown out of school and their academic lives ruined. Because they dared to stand up to a black man and show him what happens, when you try to rob a white man in his own house.
Of course, I believe the University’s policy is also moronic as well. Banning guns in a university apartment is not the solution to the problem; it only creates an easy target for criminals; obviously as shown here. However, because we live in a society that believes that gun control is the answer, due to Marxist indoctrination, these two chaps will end up have to go another university with this incident in their records. This my friends, is the great American tragedy of the ages.
Minutes after noon on Thursday, October 31, an eight-person jury acquitted Sheriff Nick Finch of both charges against him. Finch, the sheriff of Liberty County, Florida, was accused of official misconduct and falsifying records. Finch maintained that he was simply standing up for the right of the people to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment.
The jury agreed, reaching its verdict in fewer than 90 minutes. Within minutes of being found not guilty, Sheriff Finch spoke with Governor Rick Scott, who reinstated Finch within hours.
“Sheriff Nick Finch will be reinstated immediately,” said Governor Scott in a written statement. “I would like to thank the members of the jury in Liberty County for their service in this trial. I would also like to thank Interim Sheriff Buddy Money for his service to the state of Florida.”
It is ironic that Scott would thank the citizens of Liberty County for their service on the jury when it was Scott’s removal of Sheriff Finch in the first place that served to effectively disenfranchise those very citizens.
There is an additional disturbing aspect of the case not being commented on by other news outlets. Imagine that Sheriff Finch had released a man arrested and jailed for having openly preached Christianity in a public place. Would Governor Scott have been so hasty to remove Finch from office? Why would the rights protected by the Second Amendment be subordinate to those guaranteed by the First Amendment?
The protection of each of our God-given rights is as crucial to the perpetuation of liberty as any other. Freedom and self-government are threatened just as much by deprivation of the right to keep and bear arms as by a revocation of the right to exercise religion.
Governor Scott’s persecution and prosecution of a sheriff standing up for the Second Amendment rights of citizens of his county is particularly questionable given the hostile climate that threatens the right to keep and bear arms nationally.
It’s over now, though, and all is forgiven. The fact remains that Finch suffered substantial financial setbacks as a result of his removal and at press time, it was unclear whether Sheriff Finch would receive back pay for the four months he was suspended.
A defense fund was established to help Finch defray the cost of mounting a defense. It is a shame, however, that a good man, a duly elected, liberty minded lawman, was forced into this position by a few connected men and politicians eager to lean on an outsider.
“I am so grateful for all the support from patriots all across the country,” Sheriff Finch told The New American after he was acquitted. “I am thrilled to be back to work.”
I am glad to see that the court made a good decision. I was not sure about the details; apparently the Court didn’t see where the law was broken. I trust the decision.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.
CBS News’ John Miller said the unidentified suspect entered the terminal wearing camouflage and opened fire around 9:20 a.m.
Preliminary indications show that he was targeting TSA employees, according to Miller.
The suspect pulled an assault rifle out of his bag, began to open fire in the terminal and proceeded to the TSA screening area, where he was able to gain access to the airport itself, according to Chief Patrick Gannon of Los Angeles World Airports.
Personnel officers tracked the man, who was able to travel as far as a Burger King restaurant. Officers then engaged in gunfire with him and were subsequently able to take him into custody, he said.
“We believe there was a lone shooter…only one person that was armed in this incident,” Gannon said.
NBC News reporter Pete Williams identified the suspect in Friday’s LAX shooting as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia who, according to authorities, had literature on him that suggests “strong anti-government views.” Williams noted, however, that NBC News could not confirm that Ciancia was in any federal or state database or that he had been listed as a potential violent anti-government threat.
Williams reported that Ciancia was born in 1990 and is an American citizen. The motive for why he shot multiple people at the Los Angeles airport, killing one, remains unconfirmed.
“We’re told, that he had strong anti-government views,” Williams reported. “That’s based on some written material that we’re told he was carrying, that they found on him after he was shot by L.A. airport police.”
Williams noted that the shooter may have had some connection with the Transportation Safety Administration and had targeted TSA agents as his victims.
“So, it would seem to be a combination of anti-government views and some kind of grudge against the TSA,” Williams said of the shooter’s motivation.
He added that no database indicates that Ciancia was on a watch list and the shooters home has not been searched.
Why thank you Mr. Ciancia, you just handed the US Democrats and the Democrats in California a golden goose egg.
Okay, here is my feelings on what I just read. On one hand, I feel that the second amendment is an important thing, and I am fully aware of the attempts by the liberal left to suppress that right by means of local and state regulation; as well as federal regulations. I believe that to be unconstitutional.
However, on the other hand; I am also someone who believes in rule of law. If the person that was stopped and was carrying such guns —- and that person did not have the proper permits to own and carry said guns, then the officer who arrested and booked this man, was simply doing his job. I do not believe that being a second amendment supporter and being a sheriff of a town, entitles anyone of any office to knowingly break the law. Because that my friends is corruption. Anytime that any one of public office uses their position to grant favoritism, that is cronyism and this case, this man was caught.
If Nick Finch and his supporters want to see the law changed; then they should pressure their local legislators to get the law changed. What they should not do, is use their office of power to make political statements, such as releasing someone on a legit charge; that is no way to make changes in a law.
There is right way and a wrong way to handle situations like this; and it seems to me, that this man did things the wrong way.
Attorneys for a man who police said shot three people at the culmination of a neighborhood feud have filed a motion demanding a jury determine whether William T. Woodward’s murder charges should be dismissed under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
The motion says Woodward had been the target of a variety of threats and “exercised his right under Florida law to defend himself and his family that night.”
“It’s probably best that you don’t make threats against people, they may take you seriously,” said Robert Berry, an attorney representing Woodward.
Officials say Woodward snuck up on a Labor Day barbecue and opened fire at about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 3, 2012. Police arrived and found Gary Lee Hembree, Roger Picior and Bruce Timothy Blake all had been shot. Hembree and Picior died of their injuries. Blake, who was hit 11 times, survived.
Woodward, 44, is accused of two counts of first-degree felony murder and attempted first-degree felony murder.
Before the incident, police had responded numerous times to the ongoing dispute, according to a release. Woodward and Hembree went to court to discuss the dispute before Judge John D. Moxley. Moxley did not issue an injunction.
The motion filed by Woodward’s attorneys says in the hours prior to the shooting, all three men were yelling at Woodward and that this type of behavior had been ongoing for over a month.
In the hours before the shooting, the men called him names, and said “Come on boys. We’re going to get him. We’re going to get him, all three of us.”
Florida law allows people to use deadly force to protect against “imminent death or…prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.”
Basically, what happened was this: This dude snuck up on these people in full Military fatigues and opened fire on a family and some friends —- while they were eating. The only thing this slime ball piece of crap needs to be doing, is to become the resident “pivot man” at the prison circle jerk.
and that ain’t the worst of it, there is this too:
Woodward’s attorneys argue that an attack could have been expected based on the words of his neighbors. They go on to mention the “Bush Doctrine,” a concept that justifies a pre-emptive attack based on the need to defend from a threat.
The “Bush Doctrine”?!?!? WOW. Just…wow.
Of course, there is this:
Melbourne attorney Kepler Funk said it was “valid” that Woodward would want an independent jury to make this decision rather than a judge, but felt it was unlikely the court would convene one for this pretrial hearing.
“It’s novel for sure, and I’m all for thinking outside the box, so I commend him for that,” he said. “I don’t know the court’s going to grant the motion though.”
In other words, this idiot has a snowball’s chance in hell in getting his case thrown out. I do not give a flying flip what someone is doing to you; teasing you, calling your momma a hoe or whatever — you cannot just sneak up on someone and empty a clip on them. That is not how it works. What works is IGNORING the persons doing this or MOVE!
I swear, I am seriously starting to wonder about people in society today!
This right here is a picture of a black thug punk, who decided to attack and try to beat up a Latino man, who happened to be a legal gun owner. This photo ought to be showed in every classroom in this Country. This is what happens to a black man or anyone else, who decides that the “thug” lifestyle is a cool thing to live. I have one thing to say about this photo: Thank YOU JESUS for the second amendment and for the God-given right to defend oneself. Trayvon Martin thought it would be cool to try and attack someone; and he lost the bet. May others learn from this mistake.
I do believe that this is just a wee bit overboard.
OWINGS, MD — The father of a middle schooler in Calvert County, Md. says his 11-year-old son was suspended for 10 days for merely talking about guns on the bus ride home.
Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown says his son, a sixth grader at Northern Middle School in Owings, was talking with friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre when the bus driver hauled him back to school to be questioned by the principal, Darrel Prioleau.
“The principal told me that with what happened at Sandy Hook if you say the word ‘gun’ in my school you are going to get suspended for 10 days,” Henkelman said in an interview with WMAL.com.
So what did the boy say? According to his father, he neither threatened nor bullied anyone.
“He said, I wish I had a gun to protect everyone. He wanted to defeat the bad guys. That’s the context of what he said,” Henkelman said. “He wanted to be the hero.”
The boy was questioned by the principal and a sheriff’s deputy, who also wanted to search the family home without a warrant, Henkelman said. “He started asking me questions about if I have firearms, and [the deputy said] he’s going to have to search my house. Search my house? I just wanted to know what happened.”
No search was performed, and the deputy left Henkelman’s home after the father answered questions in a four-page questionnaire issued by the Sheriff’s Office.
Look, nobody likes the idea of any kids being shot or guns being brought to school by kids, — period, end of story. But, merely talking about guns?!?! I tend to think that is just a little over the top. This is not nazi Germany or the communist soviet empire. We do have a right to freedom of speech.
Second of all, now don’t think that I am going to drone on like some Alex Jones reject about how this is some sort of conspiracy by the Obama Administration to take all of our guns or something silly like that, sorry, I don’t play that game here. If anything at all, it is overly cautious school board, who is reacting to the recent shootings that have taken place over the past few months. I can see why they did it; but, I think the principal and teachers went a bit overboard.
There is nothing wrong with trying to be safe, but being paranoid can be very dangerous itself. Plus too, censoring kids speech just makes you look like fascists.
Oh and too, searching a house, without a warrant?!?!? I don’t think so! You have probable cause, and a warrant signed by a judge —- or you take your silly donut eating pig ass back to the station where you belong.
This whole trampling on the rights of the American people for the so-called “greater good”, just pisses me the hell off.
Again, this is why I love being an independent politically, (Who does lean to the right slightly, but I digress.) and being a bit of a free-thinker; I see the hypocrisy of both sides. This is a perfect example of that very thing.
Assemblyman Steven Brooks — Someone forgot to give the man the memo!
A Democratic assemblyman is in jail, arrested for threatening Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick, according to North Las Vegas Police and Democratic sources familiar with the situation.
Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a public official Saturday afternoon, police said in a news release Sunday morning. A source said he was arrested with a loaded gun after threatening to shoot Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick and witnesses who corroborated the allegation prompted police to begin searching for Brooks. About 5:30 p.m., Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street, where he was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop.
Another Democratic source with knowledge of the situation said Brooks publicly threatened to harm Kirkpatrick because he was unhappy with the committee assignments given to him by Kirkpatrick. The 2013 Legislature begins Feb. 4.
Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey — Ed Brother??!?! Just kidding. Another Democrat, who didn’t get the memo!
A Virginia lawmaker who drew gasps from his colleagues when he brandished a borrowed AK-47 during an anti-gun speech Thursday was found guilty in 2002 of committing a vicious 1999 assault, was sanctioned for legal misconduct while prosecuting a rape case, spent six months in jail for contempt of a federal court, and saw his law license revoked in 2003.
Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey brought the rifle to the floor of the House of Delegates to demonstrate how easy it is to carry firearms in Virginia. Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to remove his finger from inside the gun’s trigger-guard — a basic gun-safety practice.
“I don’t think you should be able to possess an assault rifle,” Morrissey told ABC News on Friday.
But yet, we, who support the second amendment are the crazy, Tea Party, domestic terrorist types.
How right you are Mr. Tex Avery, how right you are….
Obama speaks on gun violence prevention: • Obama proposes 23 “executive actions” on gun control • Obama’s 23 actions can be implemented without Congressional approval • Obama’s 23 “executive actions” costs some $500mil in FY 2014 budget • Obama proposes requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales • Obama directs CDC to conduct research into causes, prevention of gun violence • Part of Obama’s CDC direction includes influence of video games • Obama proposes ban on armor-piercing bullets through manufacture, import ban • Obama proposes program to allow schools to hire 1,000 “school resource officers” • Obama calls on Congress to pass new gun trafficking laws • Obama calls for reinstatement of assault weapons ban • Obama proposes 10-round limit on ammunition magazines • Obama nominates Todd Jones to be director of ATF • Obama urges Congress to confirm Todd Jones • Document: See full list of Obama’s gun violence prevention proposals
One thing I need to point out here; you see where it says, “Proposes” and “Calls for?” This simply means that Obama wants Congress, that being the Senate and the House, to bring those items up for a vote. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT OBAMA CAN JUST DO THOSE THINGS BY EXECUTIVE ORDER! So, despite what Matt Drudge or Alex Jones might tell you; Obama is NOT, I REPEAT NOT, NOT, NOT coming from anyone’s guns anytime soon!
The worst thing that is going to come out of any of this, is that there will be a mandatory federal background check, including one’s mental health; made on those who want to obtain a gun permit; and in the opinion of this writer, that is not a bad idea. This will keep guns out of the hands of the whack jobs, like the kid who shot up that theater in Colorado.
The rest of this stuff will never pass the house in Congress at all. Do not believe me?
President Obama’s sweeping plan to address gun violence was met Wednesday with swift and stiff resistance by gun rights advocates and conservative lawmakers, setting up a tense debate that will be held on the airwaves, in congressional hearing rooms and in communities across America.
The package proposed Wednesday is the most comprehensive in decades. The president called for a new, tougher assault weapons ban and a 10-round limit on magazines, as well as legislation to bar the possession of armor-piercing bullets and require criminal background checks for nearly all gun sales.
Separately, he approved 23 executive actions while calling for additional funding to address mental health and school security.
The movement comes in the wake of last month’s school massacre in Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed.
“If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try,” said Obama, joined at the White House by four children who wrote to the president following the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.
But several lawmakers said the president’s proposals in large part would not have prevented a shooting like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They accused the president of glossing over potential factors like the entertainment industry and the country’s mental health system, making clear that the legislative proposals could face an uphill climb.
“Nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook. President Obama is targeting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said. “Rolling back responsible citizens’ rights is not the proper response to tragedies committed by criminals and the mentally ill.”
However, I will say this; this will hurt the Democrats in the long run. The President’s party will pay for this little move in 2014 and 2016. You can bet on that one. Wherever the Democrats are easily routed in elections; they will be. Bank on that one.
Also too, just a little opinion; this from the NRA, did the gun right crowd no favors at all. What idiots.
I have to give James Yeager credit, he is trying his darndest to turn this potential problem in a positive thing. Hopefully, the authorities in TN will see this and give him his gun permit back. I also want to say, I fully understand where Mr. Yeager is coming from; with all the myths that going around, about what happened at Sandy Hook. It is enough make anyone, especially those who support the Second Amendment and gun ownership very angry.
Here’s two video of James Yeager, one of him being interviewed and one of him interviewing an attorney:
Hang in there James! We are with you buddy! Make this into something positive. Good job!
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has suspended the handgun carry permit of a local man who threatened to “start killing people” to protect his Second Amendment right.
In a statement released Friday officials said they had suspended the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response based on “material likelihood of risk of harm to the public”.
On Thursday, a video of Yeager angrily claiming he would “start killing people” if President Barack Obama moved forward with gun control measures began to go viral on the internet.
“The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public’s safety. Mr. Yeager’s comments were irresponsible, dangerous, and deserved our immediate attention. Due to our concern, as well as that of law enforcement, his handgun permit was suspended immediately. We have notified Mr. Yeager about the suspension today via e-mail. He will receive an official notification of his suspension through the mail,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
Again, I think it was a smart move; I think he should meet with Law Enforcement and show that he is not some sort of loon and then get his permit back.
Now another thing that I feel the need to bring up, being that I am a white person and all. Is that the fact that one blogger out there; is accusing James Yeager of getting a slap on the wrist for being white. I have one question, you race-baiting twit —- are you serious? You got your black progressive President; what the hell else do you really want, white people in chains? That is what your feckless leader screwy Louie Farrakhan would want! You sound just like him too. I though that the election of Barack Obama was going to end the all of this racial-based politics? I guess not.
That right up there, is why I am not a huge fan of the Democratic Party; no, not because I hate black people. But because of the stupid racial based politics, and the identity politics that goes on in that party, all the time. Way I see it, that stuff happened over 300 years ago and Abe Lincoln ended slavery and in 1964, blacks were liberated everywhere. So, the way I see it, they need to get over it and move on and quite acting we white people are still putting them in chains.
Now, to be fair; that same stuff goes on in the Republican Party. It goes on with the Jews. I mean, that stuff happened 70 years ago, and yet, we still have people make a cottage industry over it and White Anglo-Saxon protestants, like myself, are still being prosecuted, because we will not kiss the ass of the neoconservative right in this Country. (See Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan) and some people, who dare to speak the truth are losing their jobs. (See Rich Sanchez)
It is sick, it needs to stop and we need to move on as a Country. But, as long as there are people getting rich on this sort of thing; it will continue. It is tragic, but it is, what it is.