Archive for the ‘Stupid Lawyering’ Category
The New York Post has this story, but in a nutshell it comes down to Nanny-State mentality and stupid laws that don’t stop or deter crime. A store owner in NY was fined $50,000 for selling a kids toy Cowboy set, which included a plastic six-shooter (with Federally mandated orange tip on the barrel), plastic handcuffs, etc.
Problem is that NY thinks its too *realistic* looking, and therefore illegal in NY. The comment by the Consumer Affairs spokesperson was this:
But a Consumer Affairs spokeswoman countered, “Realistic-looking imitation guns are illegal and dangerous, and just last week, a 15-year-old in Texas was killed while holding one of these guns.”
Toy guns are dangerous? This one doesn’t *shoot* anything out of the barrel.
And no, you twit, a 15 year old in Texas wasn’t killed while *holding* a toy gun…he was holding a pellet gun, he had removed the Federally mandated orange tip, and he was pointing the thing at police officers! The officers told him to drop what was in his hands, and the kid LIFTED THE PELLET GUN AND POINTED IT AT THEM!
This isn’t a problem with the toy gun causing police shootings! Its idiot kids getting shot because they are STUPID!
…then we’re truly screwed as a democratic society bound by law.
The perp (yes, he’s a perp because he was caught on video making the threats) is one Nkrumah Tinsley. He’s being held in the pokey unless he can come up with $25,000 bail.
Now, this putz threatened to burn NY to the ground, and that he would Molotov Cocktail the Macy’s building.
If a Tea Party attendee had made such a threat, there would have been a congressional investigation, SWAT teams would have been called up from the city and surrounding States, a manhunt initiated, and he would have been found guilty of numrous crimes via the Court of Public Opinion, and probably drawn and quartered.
But since this stupid loudmouthed f*ck is one of OBambi’s supporters and key voting bloc, he lawyers up and is now claiming that it was just hyperbole, and he was just blowing off steam.
You know…a Supreme Court decision a long time ago determined that there was a limit to what constituted *free speech*. The best example is that if you yell *fire* in a crowded moviehouse where there is no fire, you have no free speech protection. By the same token, threatening to burn a building, and a whole city, to the ground is making a threat against the local government, and threatening the public at large.
If he doesn’t do serious jail time, then I admit we’re screwed as a society.
Damn…if a Tea Partier had been yelling about how we need to run the Jews out of the country, it would have made the news and been on top of the news cycle for months….
When a smelly, dirty, drug addled hippie at the Occupy-Something-and-Whine thing in NY says it?
Someone wanna tell me *now* how the mainstream media is unbiased, and not choking on the deep-throat that they are giving the Libs?
From the currently worst President ever to hold office, who proclaimed that his administration would be *the most transparent administration ever*, we have this story…
The headline reads:
Justice Department Proposes Letting Government Deny Existence of Sensitive Documents
Got that? The Justice Department is proposing that if the bureaucracy feels that certain information is too sensitive to be revealed in a FOIA request, they can simply tell you that the information you are looking for doesn’t exist.
And lets not kid ourselves…this is in direct response to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, that has now become obvious that it goes all the way up to the POTUS, and the response by DoJ to cover it up.
Massively cover it up.
This is High Crimes and Misdemeanors territory, folks. Impeachable offenses. And no, I’m not one of the tin-foil wearing nutjobs that stands on the corner screeching about Birth Certificates and how we need to impeach him NOW!!!!!!!
I was content to chalk up the massive mistake my fellow American Citizens made in the last election to their sheer stupidity, lack of understanding what was at stake, and their desire to be able to tell their kids that they were *a part of history when they voted for the first black president*. (I have an uber-liberal cousin who, when she could not defend her choice for Obama based on merit or anything he did in the past that would point to his being a capable president, said EXACTLY THAT…she wanted to be able to tell her grandkids that she was part of history…she’s an idiot.)
But at this juncture, I cannot stand idly by and try to stay above the fray…our country is descending into a socialist/marxist state…the TSA starting to occupy truck weigh stations, proposing the occupation of malls, occupying airports, all in the name of *public security*? And now the DoJ wants to be able to outright lie and hide what someone determines to be a *sensitive document*?
This is a VERY slippery slope, and I fear that we’ve slid too far down that we’re at the point of having too much momentum to stop and crawl back up the hill to safety. Oleg talks about it here.
Time to start stocking up on ammo, my friends…the tipping point, I fear, is getting real close.
OK…this is just wrong.
Anyone who has been following the blog, and the business (Dragon Leatherworks…link on the right sidebar!) knows that I’m a fan of Blueguns for their accuracy in reproductions, and I use them exclusively for my mock-up guns when making holsters. (Yes, I know that there is another out there, who does cast aluminum, but I want/need exacting detail, not a very poor quality detail-less casting that kinda-sorta-almost-maybe resembles the gun I need to base a holster on.)
That being said, I’ve been buying from them exclusively since I started DLW. Never once have I seen that placard in the box, the first time being the delivery I took today of my latest order from them. Makes me wonder where one of their trainers was maybe painted black or silver, made to look like a real gun, and used as a *weapon* in the commission of a crime. I’m thinking that it had to have happened, for them to start putting that in to cover their asses.
Sorry state of affairs when a company that makes hard rubber cast replicas of guns needs to put that disclaimer on their products.