20 April 2007

Alec Baldwin's Threatening Message to Daughter

Everybody gets frustrated with their kids, but to speak like this to a child is just deplorable. Time and time again, Alec Baldwin has shown the type of person he really is. He is a piece of shit.

19 April 2007

BAG Day, a few days late....

Sorry Blob, but I've been swamped. I DID Buy a Gun on BAG day, and here she is:

Picked up this STI Spartan from a fellow on the Enos forums, and had him replace the trigger you see here, which my fingers don't really care for, with the standard trigger. It came with a Smith Alexander mag well some updated trigger parts (sear/disconnector/leaf spring etc) and a set of excellent grips that are very comfy.

I am going to get rid of the front sight, it's too fat for my liking, and will soon put an ambi safety on her. Excellent buy for an out of the box 1911 and I'm going to flat wear this gun out. Enjoy the finish that's on it now because in 2-3 months it will be gone.

25 years murder-free in 'Gun Town USA'

The Reuters story went on to report: 'Since the Virginia Tech shootings, some conservative U.S. talk show hosts have rejected attempts to link the massacre to the availability of guns, arguing that had students been allowed to carry weapons on campus someone might have been able to shoot the killer.'
The crazy idea that more guns don't equal more violence has started to catch on. The story I've linked to above references the city of Kennesaw, GA, where they passed a law requiring every household to be armed. This was in response to Morton Grove, Illinois' law banning all guns. The results?
The crime rate initially plummeted for several years after the passage of the ordinance, with the 2005 per capita crime rate actually significantly lower than it was in 1981, the year before passage of the law.

Prior to enactment of the law, Kennesaw had a population of just 5,242 but a crime rate significantly higher (4,332 per 100,000) than the national average (3,899 per 100,000). The latest statistics available – for the year 2005 – show the rate at 2,027 per 100,000. Meanwhile, the population has skyrocketed to 28,189.
And the "gun-free" city?
By comparison, the population of Morton Grove, the first city in Illinois to adopt a gun ban for anyone other than police officers, has actually dropped slightly and stands at 22,202, according to 2005 statistics. More significantly, perhaps, the city's crime rate increased by 15.7 percent immediately after the gun ban, even though the overall crime rate in Cook County rose only 3 percent. Today, by comparison, the township's crime rate stands at 2,268.1.
Let's face the facts, folks. "Gun-free" zones are what the bad guys want.

17 April 2007

FARK.com: (2018473) I'm stuck to my chair. I'm so very scared. Help. (Details In thread)

One year anniversary of one of the funniest Fark threads EVER. Read and weep.

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Yeah, whatEVER.

Let's allow the Brady Bunch to help us. Click on the link above, and use their very own form letter to send your message to your congress-persons and the President. If you're at a loss, here's my version:
Please don't listen to the outrageous lies of these people. Guns aren't the problem, and we've got more than enough laws. If that monster was willing to kill 32 people, he could give one whit about one more gun law.

You want to make a difference? Allow law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. If only ONE person had been able to legally defend himself against this lunatic, we'd be reading about how tragedy had been averted, not about how 32 people were mercilessly murdered without ANY defense whatsoever.

Monsters are amongst us. Are YOU going to be the person who keeps me from protecting myself (or more importantly) my loved ones from the predators that would take our very freedom?

I AM the voice of reason, and I AM the voice of the vast majority of Americans. Help us help ourselves.
SHOW those Brady Bastards how you feel about their stupidity. Get off your ass, and do something about it!

16 April 2007

Imagine if students were armed

Larry Hincker is the Virginia Tech spokesman who practically pooped himself with joy this morning when the Virginia legislature struck down a measure to allow guns on campus. Minutes later, the tragic events of this day unfolded.

The link above goes to an editorial from last year, when another gunman managed to commit mayhem on the VTech campus. Larry was dumbfounded that anyone would even think of arming students. Quoth he:
Wiles tells us that he didn't feel safe with the hundreds of highly trained officers armed with high powered rifles encircling the building and protecting him. He even implies that he needed his sidearm to protect himself against the officers.
I'm pretty pissed at Larry right now. He represents illogic, ignorance, and a complete lack of compassion for the situation. Here's a prophetic quote:
The writer would have us believe that a university campus, with tens of thousands of young people, is safer with everyone packing heat. Imagine the continual fear of students in that scenario. We've seen that fear here, and we don't want to see it again.
I hope he's deeply ashamed of himself now. Let's see if he makes the news in the coming days. My guess is that he's laying low, mortified by his ignorant statements.
Guns don't belong in classrooms. They never will. Virginia Tech has a very sound policy preventing same.
Hey Larry - think the gunman that massacred 33 people today cares about your damned policy?

33 people executed in a gun-free zone, where police never took fire, nor did a thing to end the violence. So much for your "highly-trained officers" and their "high-powered rifles." ONE person with a handgun could've saved dozens of lives, but instead, the law-abiding citizens fell to one crazed murdered with the intent and desire to do harm. Congratulations on your gun-free zone, Larry. I hope you sleep well.

Virginia Tech - a Gun-Free Zone. ...Updated...

I mean absolutely no disrespect to any of the families affected by this tragedy. As the father of a college student, my heart goes out to you.

I just want someone to answer one what-if question for me: what IF a student in the dormitory that was attacked had been able to defend him/herself from this raging lunatic? Forget whether or not it were legal or not, because the gunman didn't pay any attention to the "No gun" signs on campus. Obviously, these were good kids that obeyed the laws and rules of the college. It's a pity.

In light of today's shootings at Virginia Tech, imagine the timing of this bit of legislation.
Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker was happy to hear the bill was defeated. "I'm sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly's actions because this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus."
I hope old Larry gets the chance to choke on those words today. Safer, my ass. You take away the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from nutjobs who don't care one whit about the law, and what do you get? The other headline today:
1 Killed in Shootings at Virginia Tech
One 21 32 dead, 21 ?? injured.

Pull your heads out, people. Stop disarming the wrong people.