Posts Tagged ‘gun control’

A Modest Proposal

March 8, 2019

Let’s kill a few birds with one (satirical) stone, shall we?  Let’s treat adult relations the way the leftists want guns to be treated.

If you decide to sleep with someone, you will need to fill out some paperwork, register your sexual interactions, and wait 5 business days for a license to fornicate and submit yourself to a background check.

This settles all manner of problems.

1.  Date rape will cease to exist.  With a “cool down” waiting period before relations, both parties will have time to sober up and make sure this is in their best interest.

2.  The spread of STIs will slow to a crawl.  All parties must undergo an extensive background check that ensures they are clean and disease-free.   A doctor will evaluate both parties to make sure that each are suitable for sexual activity.  Parties that do not meet these conditions will be denied a permit for sexual activity.

3.  Part of the application will include birth control plans.  This way, unwanted pregnancies are completely avoided, and the method, supplier and cost of birth control are discussed before sexual activity.   Should the parties agree to use no birth control, financial records for both parties will be collected, and child support, custody and visitation arrangements will be drawn up, delaying the application another 15 business days.

4.  The background check will also ensure that you are not sleeping with a married person (who may be lying) as well as reveal previous sexual partners.  Based on this portfolio, you can decide whether to continue pursuing an application for relations.  It will also give you access to their past voting records for the same reason.

5.  An application fee of $59 will be applied for each application, where each application is good for one sexual act.  This money will go towards the state’s general fund.

6.  All records will go into a database, accessible only to trusted government employees and potential sexual partners.  This database can be used for proof that “so-and-so did this or that” discussions, often found on the bathroom walls of middle and high schools.  Instead of sexual harassment charges, the vandal can be charged with slander instead.

Once all of this is notarized, the doctors and lawyers have signed, enjoy your government-approved, licensed, sexual act!

Failure to comply is a 4th degree felony.

…and if you don’t support this, think of the children.  What is a little inconvenience and invasion of privacy if it saves even one life?

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Rogue Sheriff

February 28, 2019

Our governor tweeted:

nm rogue

I won’t even mention the “NRA propaganda” or childish pity party (?) or the “bad-faith critics”, as I could write another post on each of these.  I’ll instead focus on the “rogue sheriffs.”

I wonder if she realizes that, at the time of this writing, 18 of 33 counties have passed 2nd amendment sanctuary county legislation, according to USNews.com.

She goes on to say:

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No.  They are on the front lines in violence.  They are and represent those who are the first to respond to the call “shots fired.”  They say that these laws will do nothing to prevent crime, but will hurt regular people who are not terrorists, criminals, etc.

They are the ones that protect your pompous ass, Ms. Governor.  And you call them rogue.

While you sit in the governor’s residence, with armed guards and security, you tell the common people how they are allowed to protect themselves and simultaneously insult those who work hard to protect you and everyone else.

If the world was just, they would walk off and leave you to defend yourself, unarmed, as you expect your state residents to be.

Also, what does it mean that 18/33 county sheriffs defy you?  Perhaps you aren’t really representing the people the way you claim.

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New Mexico, aka Southeast California

February 16, 2019

Well, the democrats have only been in charge for a month or so, and they are going full-bore after our rights.  Your dirty commie Nancy Pelosi appointee of a governor will sign it all.

Here is an article about several bills advancing.  Also coming up are a ban on menthol cigarettes, raising the smoking age to 21, raising the car registration fee $15 to 57, depending on the version of the bill, private gun sales ban, and so much more.

How can people stand around and allow their rights to be taken?   It’s all being taken piecemeal by the government.

I can’t even stand to write more tonight.  I’m actually a bit nauseous.

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Gun Control Plan

January 14, 2019

The gun control bills have already started at the federal level, and will likely start soon at the state level.  On the federal level, I know there is an assault weapon bill  S.66 – A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

Yeah, you read that right.  Our rights are not unlimited, according to the federal government.  They are subject to their rule, meaning if they don’t like something you don’t have a right anymore.

At the state level, I bet they pass the “gun show loophole” stuff and the “report stolen or missing firearms” stuff first.  Then, when they pass an assault weapon law, you won’t be able to claim you sold it or “lost it in a boating accident” without being charged with one of the other crimes.

I’m depressed about the whole thing.  I’m depressed that the NRA-ILA didn’t stand up for the bump stock ban.  We have no allies.  Five years from now, there won’t be any guns in the hands of formerly law-abiding citizens.  Just criminals, and your government.  Oops, that was redundant.

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Evacuations and Gun Bans

September 13, 2018

During the approach of Hurricane Florence, many millions of people evacuated their homes.

From a freedom standpoint, a mandatory evacuation is unconstitutional.  It is my life, property and liberty, and if I choose to stay (foolishly), that is my problem.  I do think that during a major evacuation, if you stay behind, you cannot expect to be rescued, either.  I will discuss the ethics of evacuations in another post.

One thing that I read about during these evacuations was the overreach of some small-minded busy-bodies in one town.  According to this article, the town of Leland, NC, attempted to say that people being evacuated were forbidden from taking their guns with them.

What?

Thankfully, there was enough of a backlash against this stupid policy that they altered the code to exclude legal gun owners.

The idea that I am forced to leave an heirloom firearm in my house to be destroyed by the hurricane, or looted by those who did not evacuate is absurd.  The idea that the police should be arresting people for legally transporting a firearm in their vehicle is also absurd.

The government should not be able to simply declare an emergency and then be allowed to violate rights.  Emergencies are not a moratorium on rights.  No emergency should be allowed to give the government power over my life, liberty or pursuit of happiness.

Good work, for all of you who spread this around social media and helped create the backlash.

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Eminem, the New Champion of Children

March 23, 2018

I finally got around to commenting on Eminem vs. the NRA.

Eminem has been commended by all manner of liberals for “standing up” to the NRA. He’s been featured in CNN Rolling Stone and virtually every other news outlet has reported on it.


“And the NRA is in our way/ They’re responsible for this whole production/ They hold the strings, they control the puppets / And they threaten to take away donor bucks so they know the government won’t do nothing / And nobody’s punching, gun owners clutching their loaded weapon / They love their guns more than our children.”

He’s standing up for the kids with his lyrics. What a swell guy, right? In fact, let’s check a few more of his lyrics to see what insight he has for us:

“Oh where’s mama? She’s takin a little nap in the trunk
Oh that smell (whew!) da-da musta runned over a skunk
Now I know what you’re thinkin – it’s kind of late to go swimmin
But you know your mama, she’s one of those type of women
that do crazy things, and if she don’t get her way, she’ll throw a fit
Don’t play with da-da’s toy knife, honey, let go of it (no!)
And don’t look so upset, why you actin bashful?
Don’t you wanna help da-da build a sand castle? (yeah!)
And mama said she wants to show how far she can float
And don’t worry about that little boo-boo on her throat
It’s just a little scratch – it don’t hurt, her was eatin
dinner while you were sweepin and spilled ketchup on her shirt
Mama’s messy isn’t she? We’ll let her wash off in the water
and me and you can pway by ourselves, can’t we?”
-’97 Bonnie and Clyde

A song about slitting his baby mama’s throat and throwing her in the water.
Eminem, always the family man. Hmmm, I wonder what else he has to say.

“I’m a psychopath, I’m never keepin’ it plain
Lyrical murder is somethin’ I’ve been about
Ever since I was a little kid, doodlin’ in the class
Drew a picture of my teacher, bullet in his head, ruler in his ass
With a toilet in front of him, throwin’ up, pissed off”
-Psychopath Killer

You mean a song about shooting a teacher?

The funny thing is that I don’t dislike Eminem. I just wonder when he became such a spokesperson for non-violence. I don’t take him seriously, and neither should you. He’s basically a foul-mouthed comedian, nothing more.

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Cutting Up Guns

March 16, 2018

Some people will do anything for 15 seconds of fame.  For example, there are quite a few “viral videos” (read:  pushed by the media) of people cutting up their AR-15s.  All of these videos have the same story: “I bought an AR-15, but after the school shooting, I don’t want it anymore.”

So, they take a saw and cut it up.

First: Many of them cut the barrel, making this a short-barreled rifle (SBR), which is against the ATF code. If I did this to my gun, I would be a felon, as it is considered a destructive device, and requires a special permit.

Second: If you look at the gun you bought, and you only worry that it will be used to shoot up a school, you probably don’t need a gun in the first place. I look at my ARs and see lots of things. I see the time I spent assembling them with family members, the money I invested in them, and the good times and memories I’ve had shooting them. I don’t school shootings. If you can only think of school shootings when you look at your gun, you probably are unstable.

Third: One of these women is running for office. She cut up an AR as a political piece. Nothing says “politician” like turning $800 of working machinery into $0.25 of scrap metal. Boy, I can’t wait for her to get my tax dollars.

Finally: These folks have already bought these guns. It is their property, and they can dispose of it how they choose. I just wonder what they think they’ve accomplished. They took one gun out of circulation; probably 100 more were stamped out at the various factories in the time it took them to turn on their saws.

These folks buy a gun, then destroy it to protest that they could buy it in the first place. It’s like protesting obesity by buying a Big Mac, then throwing it in the trash. It just shows you’re a wasteful ass.
 
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Not Playing

March 2, 2018

New gun laws are coming.  There’s probably no avoiding it.  I’m not surrendering anything.  But I also can’t fight.

The balance of power has shifted so far in favor of the government, there is no fighting.  Some people think that they will never come for our guns.  Some people think that if there is some gun confiscation scheme, there will be a big old fight, and maybe even a revolution.  Don’t count on it.   If you are foolish enough to fight, you’ll be killed quickly, and without any fanfare.  There will be no “shot heard ’round the world.”

Realistically, there is no fight.  There’s probably nothing we can do.

Well, except not play the game.  Gun confiscation is the seizing of property by the government.  Property you purchased, property you inherited.  Property they have no right to.

If we live in a society where it is considered acceptable and right for government to seize property, we have a society where we have no property rights at all.  Without property rights, there are no right at all.  We are merely serfs living on the king’s land.

Therefore, don’t help the king.  Don’t feed him.  Don’t work for him.  Don’t create anything for him.  Don’t think for him.  Don’t work any harder than absolutely necessary.

Whatever you could create, don’t.  Whatever you could write, don’t.  Whatever you could invent, don’t.

Don’t contribute to a society that expect you to accept random property confiscations as normal and just.

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School Shooting

February 23, 2018

I’m exhausted and emotionally drained.  This most recent school shooting, while extremely tragic, has whipped up a frenzy unlike any I have seen.    Sure, people have been outraged by school shootings in the past, but this one is somehow different.  I’m not sure how.

I have argued with long-time friends on social media, most of which started out their post with something like, “F*** the NRA” or “white men strike again” or other such drivel.  My mistake was to try to reason any of these people.

At work, the other professors complained about “easy access” to firearms but then asked if I knew who had a concealed carry permit, and who carried.  I told them, “Yes, I know…but no, I won’t say.”  I realized that even though these professors are generally good people (they are), that if I revealed this tidbit of information, it could be harder for them to get into grad school, get letters of recommendation, and so on.  When, in reality, whether they carry or not is none of the school’s business, once they are not on school grounds.

Instead, I go through my friends list and realize that I have none.  There are virtually no people who support my right to own the AR-15’s I already own.  Between the professors asking me that question, between the ad hominem attacks on my friends list, I realize that our right to own guns is almost over.  We are losing this battle.  In ten years, I bet there is a ban in place.  If there isn’t, we’ll run around like druggies, ostracized by society and struggling to find employment.

Yet, I will surrender none of my guns.  I don’t know if I have any will to fight, but I will try to vote every chance I can.  I will try and respond, when there is some shred of logic in the statements that are argued against me.  I don’t think it will do any good, but I’m not sure what there is left to do.

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Virginia Tech “Shooter”

February 16, 2018

 
My father sent me a link to this article:
 http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Virginia-Tech-student-arrested-after-illegally-possessing-assault-rifles-471815644.html

This kid’s life is over, and for what? He is not a school shooter, or at least has shot nobody at this time. His actual crime was that he shot from a 30 round magazine instead of a 20 round magazine. At a shooting range. Safely. A rifle he stored IN THE POLICE STATION.

After he checked his rifle out of the police station, he went to the shooting range. The police followed him there and watched to make sure he didn’t use a magazine that was two inches longer and held 10 extra rounds.

Why? Because as a kid on a student visa, he was allowed to have a rifle, but not an “assault” rifle, as defined by a 30 round magazine instead of a 20 round magazine.

The rest of the article is a sludge-fest. He drives an old police car. He did research on bullet-proof vests on his computer.

I look back on my life at Virginia Tech. I always wanted a police car (which I currently drive). If I had stayed, my graduate work would have been in ceramic armor plates. I would have done lots of research on armor.

THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ME.

Your stupid, antigun terminology is going to ruin this kid’s life, just like it could have been mine. I guess that’s the real problem will all of this. You are willing to sacrifice the rights of some for the pretend security of others. “You can’t make an omelet without cracking a few eggs,” some might say. Well, I say, screw your omelet. I’m not willing to be an egg you crack, and neither should you be willing.

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