Archive for the Gun Rights Category

Fisking the Fatuous

Posted in Gun Rights on January 26, 2013 by Soap Box One

Weer’d Beard, blogging from south of the border in the less-than-liberty-loving Commonwealth of Massachusetts brings this righteous fisking of a Feinstein propagandist using his “expert” knowledge to explain to us ignorant, knuckle-draggers why AR-15 rifles need to be banned out of existence.

To which, we replied:

Let me see if I got this straight.

Semiautomatic AR-15s should be banned because they’re (a) not accurate, (b) their barrels are too short, (c) they accept 30-round magazines, and (d) you can’t hunt with them because they won’t humanely kill an animal with one shot.

AND…

Long-barreled, accurate, low-capacity, bolt-action .50BMG rifles, capable of obliterating any living creature on Earth with just one shot, need to be banned because shut up.

Got it.

You see, people like Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer (not to mention our very own, hopefully soon-to-be-unemployed Carol Shea-Porter, Anne Kuster, and Jeanne Shaheen) don’t want to ban ALL guns, per se, just the ones they deem to be:

– too accurate
– not accurate enough
– too short
– not short enough
– too powerful
– not powerful enough

Starting to get the picture now?

If you’re wondering what the progressive Democrat-approved specifications and standards for accuracy, length, power, and round capacity are, all you have to do is Google “Brown Bess”.

Like we said, they don’t want to ban ALL guns.

Bipartisanship in the Obama Era

Posted in Gun Rights on January 25, 2013 by Soap Box One

Who said Republicans and Democrats can never work together?

A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.

At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.

Good.

Though, you can be sure that our own Jeanne Shaheen was not one of those senators “expressing skepticism” over this bill. Let’s hope enough people turn out at the polls in November 2014 to express their skepticism in her ability to represent the good people of New Hampshire.

Though, you can bet your backside she’ll be talking up a good game on the subject as she traverses the state trying to convince the voters of what a fabulous job she’s been doing as a faithful footsoldier in the Harry “Budget? We don’t need no stinkin’ budget!” Reid’s army.

Three Words

Posted in Gun Rights on January 19, 2013 by Soap Box One

Good for them.

West Lebanon — The New Hampshire Association of Police Chiefs is not backing down from its plan to raffle 31 firearms, including some semi-automatic weapons, during a May fundraising event in Newport, despite criticism it has received in recent days.

In an open letter posted on the association’s website this week, Executive Director Paul Donovan, stressing that the event is “legal,” said his group has coordinated with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and warned entrants that they will have to follow all laws governing gun ownership.

“While this raffle falls on the heels of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police extends their deepest sympathies to the families and first responders,” wrote Donovan, the police chief of Salem. “New Hampshire Chiefs of Police feel the issues with these tragic shootings are ones that are contrary to lawful and responsible gun ownership. We believe in and support the Second Amendment, and encourage education in the area of firearms safety.”

See our previous post on this subject is here.

That Silence You’re Hearing…

Posted in General, Gun Rights on January 10, 2013 by Soap Box One

…is the sound of the Democrat Media Complex not touching this story with a 30-foot pole, for fear of damaging their White House-approved narrative.

Ernestine Aldana owns a grocery store near the corner of Muskego Avenue and Becher Street in Milwaukee. On Dec. 14, Aldana was working in the store when a man entered the store and pulled a knife on her.

“I was really scared,” she said.

But as the man reached for cash from the drawer, Aldana pulled a gun from underneath the counter.

“I didn’t think,” she said. “I didn’t remember what was being said. I just took a step back, grabbed the gun and that was that.”

As the gun came out, the man ran away.

Yet, there remain those among us who will argue she should have simply given the guy what he wanted and then he’d be super-nice and not hurt her. We call these people dangerous fools, whose advice and opinions we value as much as we value a bucket of warm gopher spit.

If Being This Detached From Reality Was a Crime…

Posted in Gun Rights on January 8, 2013 by Soap Box One

…Ed Schultz would be serving life at Rikers.

A Tale of Two Home Invasions

Posted in Gun Rights on January 6, 2013 by Soap Box One

Last week, there were two home invasions in Georgia, that took place just hours apart.

In both incidents, a woman was in the house at the time of the break-in.

Later she heard the doorbell ring again, then heard the door chime and realized the burglars were inside.

…the man broke in using a crowbar.

In both incidents, the woman tried to hide.

Detectives said Burke ran and hid.

…she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace…

In both incidents the women were unsuccessful at staying hidden.

But the perpetrators, multiple, located her…

But the man eventually found the family.

Here’s where the similarities end.

But the perpetrators, multiple, located her and shot her.

A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

It takes a sick [read: progressive leftist] mind to stand up for and defend an ideology that would rather see both those women unable to defend themselves and their families.

And, of course, you won’t hear a peep from the corrupt Democrat media complex about the woman who used a handgun to protect her children. Such stories do nothing to advance the narrative and facilitate the dissolution of our rights.

He’s Probably a Yankees Fan…

Posted in Congress, Gun Rights on January 5, 2013 by Soap Box One

…so I guess we shouldn’t expect too much of anything that makes sense to emanate from his low-capacity brain.

Via Real Clear Politics:

REP. PETER KING (R-NY): “I voted for the Assault Weapons Ban back in 1994. My father was a police officer. I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter, but I understand people who hunt.”

Let’s make a deal.

You successfully disarm the drug dealers and gangbangers in our inner cities, retrieve the thousands of guns still floating around in the hands of Mexican drug gangs (courtesy of the United States federal government), and take the guns away from the Capitol Police and other government agents providing you with ’round-the-clock security, and then we can sit down and talk about my gun rights and the rights of the tens of millions of gun owners who believe that your freedom and liberty are just as important as ours.