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So, this happened on the last day of the NRA Annual Convention.
I was up in Louisville KY, at the NRAAM. A friend (who happens to write for the NRA magazine, Shooting Illustrated) simply loved the holster I was wearing, so he decided to snap a picture of it and post it on FB.
Here’s the rig:
Here is a link to the FB for Shooting Illustrated
If you go to the link, you’ll need to scroll down a few posts to see the entry for my rig.
Here are just a few samples of the hate and vitriol in the comments:
Then we have this person who hates Jews:
And this fellow who is probably angry about something looking damned good and way out of his price range:
These are good…a Trifecta! One is hating that I used Elephant Hide, another thinks that carrying a 1911 cocked-and-locked is crazy, and a third that has his tinfoil hat just a wee bit too tight on his head, and is all about the Illuminati = FreeMason thing:
And just for good measure, a fellow named Brian Anderson, suggesting that there is enough ammo in private hands to murder and eradicate Masons. Gotta love some idiot calling for the murder of Freemasons simply because he doesn’t like them.
And THAT, my friends, is why this country is in the fucking toilet. Generations of morons and low-intelligence Liberal mouth-breathers who don’t understand the concept of Freedom, Liberty, and leaving your neighbor alone when he hasn’t done anything to you directly to affect or deny YOUR freedom/liberty.
Those aren’t Americans…they are Facist bastards. The country I was born is is fucking doomed.
Oh…and if anyone would feel the urge to go and verbally abuse those idiots on that thread, be my guest. And drop me an email so I can go and read your comments.
And I realize that Liberals and Progressives are the dumbest fucking lifeforms on the planet.
Thats all I wanted to say.
There has been much bloviating by the New York Daily News (a tabloid-type rag popular in New York City) about how the NRA is *helping terrorists get guns*.
These Mental Midgets are truly idiots of the highest order, and I was going to go on the attack until I found a VERY well written thread on The BookFace, and being rather adverse to sitting and typing on the keyboard, I found it better to just copy/paste to save time. Besides, he’s much more polite than I would be…
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Why the Terrorist Watchlist cannot be used in the FBI/NICS database:
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Let’s examine part of that, the relevant bit. “… nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law …”
Liberty would include constitutionally protected rights. So in order to restrict someone’s 2nd Amendment right to possess arms, you need to take them through the steps of Due Process. You have to get the courts involved FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL. You cannot simply declare an entire class of people to be prohibited persons.
Under the law, those convicted of certain crimes are prohibited persons, as are those convicted of various drug offenses, or found to be drug abusers or addicts by the courts. Also barred from possessing firearms are those who have been dishonorably discharged from the military (a process usually involving a court martial), those who have voluntarily renounced their citizenship, illegal aliens (who, by definition, are criminals), and anyone found /by a court/ to be mentally deficient.
You cannot arbitrarily add names to the NICS list. The terror watch list and no-fly lists are arbitrary lists of names. No judges were involved in creation of those lists. No one has to be convicted of a crime to be placed on that list. Adding everyone on that list to the category of prohibited persons is not only unconstitutional, but anyone suggesting it should be done is demonstrating either a woeful misunderstanding of how the constitution works, or absolute malfeasance toward the entire American legal system and American constitutional rights. Either way, they have no place determining how things should be run in this country.
Should KNOWN terrorists be on the NICS list? Yes, they should. If you can prove to a judge that this person is a terrorist, they should be barred from possessing firearms. But you have to go through the steps. If you have to obtain a ruling ex parte, so be it. Sometimes there’s no way around it (the defendant cannot be found or refuses extradition to the US, etc). In those cases, I’m sure a judge would allow the case to proceed without the defendant being present, as long as a lawyer were appointed to represent his interests. If the evidence shows that the person is a terrorist, then put them on the NICS list and keep them there until they appear to contest the ruling. Then they can examine the evidence against them, craft a defense, etc.
Due Process. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.
Three people killed by a nutjob via stabbing, followed afterwards by three people killed by same nutjob via shooting.
The remaining are injuries caused by a nutjob in a car.
And somehow….the NRA is to blame for all these deaths and injuries? Has the Left/Prog/Lib portion of the citizenry really detached itself from reality to such point that they place the blame for all these deaths on those people who support what is Constitutionally protected?
I find it telling that an avid anti-gun family (the Rodgers’) did nothing more than call the police when they discovered a video on You Tube a scant 13 hours before the rampage. Its as if they thought the Police could do anything BEFORE a crime took place.
Is this what we’ve become? Where the majority of people don’t even know what the purpose of Police is?
Police are the folk who uphold the Law, and who bring those people who break the law before a Court, so as to be tried by a jury of their peers. The Police could NOT HAVE DONE A DAMN THING to stop this kid. The police acted appropriately…they were made aware of the kids mental problem, they were made aware of a disturbing You Tube vid, they went to his place WITHOUT a warrant (there wasn’t, at that moment, enough probable cause for even a Liberal California Judge to bend the rules enough to issue a warrant), the kid let them in and sweet-talked his way through the intervention, and the cops left. And they left, citing the fact that the boy was extremely polite, seemed very shy, and was fully co-operative.
In other words, the police felt that there was no threat.
Also, the Rodgers family are so anti-gun that it never occurred to them that their little darling would EVER get a gun for himself? I mean, they set the perfect example, didn’t they? They are loudly-and-proudly anti-gun, they NEVER EVER had a gun in their house, NEVER EVER let their kids handle guns, etc.
I guess the NRA is to blame for their failed parenting too?
This rampage by a mentally disturbed individual took place in the State that is given an “A” rating for *gunsense* by Moms Demand Action, Michael Bloombergs Mayors Against Guns, and the Brady Campaign. Aside from NY and NJ, California has the most restrictive gun laws in place of any other state.
So how did a mentally disturbed kid get a car with which he injured eight pedestrians….how did he get a knife and use the knife to kill three people in cold blood…and how did he get a gun?
And let this sink in…the Police responded. Since there was NO CRIME at that point in time, the Police could do NOTHING but ask the kid a few questions. The cops did everything right.
Now, I understand the grief of the father of one of the shooting victims. He lost a young man to the actions of a mentally disturbed individual.
But I find it abhorrent and offensive that this parent is blaming the NRA, Congress, and citizens who believe in guarantees of the Constitution, blaming law abiding people and the NRA for the stabbings that left three dead, and for the hit-and-runs that left eight injured. Why isn’t he blaming a fellow Liberal filmmaker who obviously didn’t take more stringent steps to make sure his mentally deranged son was placed under observation? Why isn’t he blaming the company that made the knife that killed three people in cold blood? Why isn’t he blaming BMW for manufacturing the car that left eight people hospitalized, and to the lobbyists in Washington that get tax breaks and subsidies for the companies that make these 4,000 pound death machines that mow down people in large groups?
Stop and think about that…three people killed by stabbing, three killed by shooting, and eight injured via hit-and-run in one 10 minute rampage by one disturbed individual.
Yet the NRA and guns is to blame, and the NRA and guns are the problem?
As in, California’s Hollyweird Elite are DREAMING.
OK…so who remembers the Lee Majors movie, circa 1981, called *The Last Chase*? Here’s the IMDB synopsis…
“It is the future. Evil fascists have forced everyone to recycle and drive electric cars, and have oppressed all those poor people who want to drive Ferraris and smoke cigarettes. Hero Lee Majors, an ex-racing car driver, decides to make a statement by pulling out his old race car and driving cross-country at 150 mph (he siphons gas from old gas station pumps). Taking along a young computer hacker, he drives for the Holy Land the Free State of California! Of course, the Powers That Be try to eliminate him by hiring Burgess Meredith to shoot him down with a fighter jet, which, too, are virtually extinct.”
Riiiiigth….let me see if I have this bit of Hollywood fantasy correct. Back in 1981, Hollywood screenwriters thought that the REST of the country would become a dictatorial, fascist state requiring everyone to recycle, drive electric cars, take public transportation, etc., with the only bastion of freedom being California, which has broken away (I *wish* the San Andreas would split wide open, but I digress) and is the only place left where there is NO fascist goobermint, where people DON’T have to recycle, where people CAN still drive gasoline-burning cars, and public transportation is prohibited because it is seen as the first step towards a Big Brother tyrannical State.
What we have, 32 years after the movie, is the exact opposite…California is THE MOST FASCIST state in the Union (NY, NJ, MA, and CT all vying for second place), fruit-n-nutters run the place into deeper and deeper deficits, freedoms are being trampled (re: Californias recent gun control proposals) and now that the largest shale oil deposit has been discovered under California, projected to hold nearly 60% of ALL the shale oil in the Continental USA, the tree-huggers (read: environmentalists) are all lining up to oppose tapping into it.
Never mind that this could literally, inside of 5 years, wipe out California’s debt, produce hundreds of thousands of jobs, and become California’s modern Gold Rush…nah, they’d rather wallow in their debt and crime, and force their totalitarian vision onto the peons, because the goobermint there knows whats *best*.
I’ve seen the recent spate of *Secession Petitions* being submitted to whitehouse.gov….will reserve comment, except to say you don’t *ask* for secession…you simply do it after stocking up on food, water, and ammunition.
What has been more interesting is reading the reactions from the more liberal/progressive folks I know, which is just as knee-jerk a reaction as is the whole secession
petition thing…to wit, that without the Blue States footing the bill with tax dollars, the Red States would wither way because the Red states get *more* in Fed money pumped back compared to how much those states pay out (regarding Federal taxes). And the overarching theme of these rants is basically *You wanna leave? FINE! See how you like it when we keep all our money!!!*
Uh-huh. Let’s look at why the Red States are getting those subsidies, shall we?
1) Red is the Heartland. eg: its America’s Bread Basket. Those subsidies keep the cost of food artificially LOW for you Blue Staters, because you’ve done gone and paved over your useable land, so instead of having the ability to feed yourselves, the Red States have to grow the food for you. Do you really want to pay the true and actual cost at retail of bringing that food to market? No, of course you don’t.
2) Red is the Black Gold: oil is plentiful in the Red States, as is shale oil and natural gas. Keeping that price artificially low so you can *afford* the things made from petrochem is part of the whole subsidy scheme.
3) Red is Beef: admit it…your noses wouldn’t be able to stand the smell of the cattle farm or pig farm in close proximity to your cities.
4) Red is Wood: without trees for lumber and pulp, you have no houses and paper. Cost of brining *that* to market? Subsidized, baby!
The list goes on, but that’s just the tip. Taking a *let them eat cake* attitude about the Heartland is cutting your nose off to spite your face. Sure, the Blue States would have all the money, but you can’t eat the money, you can’t heat the home with the money (well, you could burn it, but that’s very inefficient) you can’t stuff it under the hood of your car and expect it to fuel the engine, etc.
So for all the blog postings where people think they are being clever by pointing out that the Red States receive subsidies, stop and think of exactly how artificially low your prices are for the goods that those subsidies pay for.
Then ask yourself if you *really want* to pay the true and actual cost of what those goods could command in a truly free and unregulated open market.
Associated Press headline:
1) PETA Seeks Memorials to Cows Killed on Illinois Roads
I like that…a Memorial to cows killed on the nations highways. We can have cookouts with big, juicy, beefy hamburgers, Oscar-Mayer All Beef Hotdogs, and tons of fixin’s!!
From International News
2) France makes it harder to become French
New immigration requirements as of Jan 1, 2012, require tough language tests and allegiance to *French Values*
Oh really…like what? Proper etiquette when White-Flag waving?
And from our French-Speaking neighbors to the North:
3) Vancouver health authority begins its free crack pipe program for addicts
I kid you not. Free Crack pipes. Their reasoning is that if they give out heat-resistant oven-quality glass pipes, there will be less accidental glass-pipe shattering which will result in less facial lacerations, so that when the stoners get all cranked up and start engaging in adult recreational activities, there are less open cuts with which to transmit HIV and Hepatitis.
Speaking French must really have a dampening effect on IQ scores….
In case you don’t know who he is, he’s the professed Marine who was attending one of the Lets-Occupy-Something events that refused to obey a lawful command from riot-control police to disperse. Said riot-control police then took action to force crowd dispersion, and lobbed a tear gas canister into the crowd.
Said canister hit Olsen in the head, fracturing his skull.
Now there’s all sorts of butt-hurt Marines fanning flames and ratcheting up the tensions by making veiled threats of a shooting war breaking out.
If someone ignites this particular fuse, it does have the potential of getting real ugly real quick.
But as far as the Marines go….I would like to know how many of these Marines are Honorably Discharged (or Honorably released from active duty) Marines, and how many of the Marines showing up at these *protests* have been court-marshalled (at worst) or Captains Masted (at the least) and have a less than stellar record in the military, something that would give them a General Discharge, or a Dishonorable.
My guess is that these fellows claiming to be Marines at these events are the 25 – 30 % of service members that receive a discharge or separation from active duty that is less than Honorable.
And if these Marines decide to go all bat-shit crazy, and lend their support to the Occupy-Somethings, and a shooting civil war (or civil unrest) breaks out, they are facing well over 250 MILLION firearms in the hands of former military & civilians who feel that once the police said to disperse in accordance with whichever law they could find to legally tell them to do so, and that was ignored, then all bets are off…you made your bed, now lie in it.
I have no pity for these *Marines* who disobey lawful orders and get conked in the head with a tear gas canister. And I’m a Veteran. I *still* have no pity for them.
Like I said…I believe that the former servicemen (regardless of branch) who are attending these obvious attempts at subversion are nothing but that swath of the military that couldn’t cut it *in* the military and manage an honorable discharge.
And to those former servicemen who want to start a shooting war?
Careful what you wish for…you just might get it.
Funny how these *protesters* are extolling the virtues of Socialism, Marxism, and a *classless* society, all while succumbing to human nature and instinct, and falling victim to the way that we humans, just as all the other animals on earth, are wired…Alpha’s, Beta’s, leaders, followers, and the divisions of class and social structure that nature itself has programmed into us for our own survival.