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Gun control utopia?

Posted by Jim Rector on January 24, 2011

Often when discussing civilian possession of firearms the gun control advocates will get this smug look on their face and ask “What if we really could get rid of every firearm from the planet in the hands of the general populace? Wouldn’t that be desirable? Wouldn’t be a firearm free utopia?” They really think that they have asked the winning question in the argument that support efforts to eradicate private gun ownership.

First off it’s a hypothetical that will never happen. Criminals simply will not give up their guns just because there’s a law against it. I will say with 100% confidence that there will NEVER be a day in the future when ALL guns will be removed from the face of the earth for all but law enforcement. Unless of course, they come up with something better like a “death ray” or debilitating electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapon. I’ll be the first in line for one of those.

But I’ll humor my gun control advocate friends and stipulate to an exercise in thinking through a world without private ownership of self-defense firearms. What if we knew that predatory criminals had absolutely no access to firearms. Surely I would be all for that right? Surely there would be less violent crimes and deaths from such wouldn’t there? Well, not hardly. In fact, violent crime against the weaker in society would skyrocket. The personal protection firearm is the great equalizer. Image you’re a 105 lb woman. Or you have a 105 lb daughter and you or she is attacked by a 250 body building rapist. What chance is there to defend against such an attack in an hand-to-hand situation? Almost zero. These predators would prey at will on women everywhere if they knew for a fact that none of them were armed. What about the crazed drug addict attacking any individual, man or woman? The only way to stop them is to inflict massive vital organ injury. The best way to do that is fill them with holes. Or how about the three gang bangers that kick in your front door for a home invasion wielding baseball bats? With out an “equalizer” your simply a victim. Hopefully not a dead victim. Ask criminals everywhere what they fear. It’s not so much the police, jail, or fear of getting caught as it is the armed potential victim.

Disarmed utopia? Nope. I want as many armed and carrying law-abiding citizens as possible. The more there are, the safer I’ll feel. The more friendly our society will be. Just in case you still don’t get what I’m saying I’ll leave you with a visual aid.

Queens, New York, NY - Google Maps - Google Chrome_2011-01-24_18-39-38

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Random Links – {1/19/2011}

Posted by Jim Rector on January 19, 2011

RUSH FOR LAST UK LIGHTBULBS
This garbage is on its way here if we don’t stop it.

The damage has already begun
…construction halted at 45 hospitals as the New Year arrived.

26 States Join Suit Against Obama Health Law
Administration doesn’t want this fast tracked to the Supremes either. Waiting on another conservative to quit or die.

Obama ‘willing and eager’ to work with GOP to improve healthcare law
And I gotta bridge to sell you.

‘Wear the hijab or I’ll kill you, cousin told girl’: Muslim tells of terrifying phone threats
Testimony begins in NY TV exec’s beheading trial
More from the “religion of peace.”

ABC, NBC Fret Over Gun Show in Tucson, ABC Surprised Crowds ‘Aren’t Protesters, They’re Customers’
Blame everything and everybody but the perp.

Facebook’s 3rd Biggest Advertiser Accused Of Being Affiliate Toolbar Scam; Facebook Says It’s Never Heard Of The Company
Millions of folks on FB are willing to click anything.

George Lucas Believes the World Will End in 2012
He’s the expert of course.

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Great Ramirez cartoon–Media guide to Laughner

Posted by Jim Rector on January 13, 2011

About sums it up.

Picture-52

More Ramirez cartoons.

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This makes me not totally fear for our future

Posted by Jim Rector on January 2, 2011

A young lady field strips and puts back together an AR-15 in 53 seconds. Does my heart good and makes me think not all is lost for our future. As the author says, I’m sure this would horrify most public educators. Me? I’m thinking some lucky deserving young man will have a great wife one day.

So click here for the video.

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Random Links–{12/28/2010}

Posted by Jim Rector on December 27, 2010

Shhhh! – Return of the Death Panel
They don’t want to shout this one from the roof tops. “I told you so” comes to mind.

All 10 States Losing Congressional Seats Tilt Democratic
People will always vote with their feet to the lowest taxed, most pro-business, and pro-freedom parts of the country.

111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined: $10,429 Per Person in U.S
Guess that’s what they mean when they say “we all must sacrifice.”

When ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Meets Religious Liberty
Mounting religious liberty concerns in “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” attack grow with new revelations from active-duty chaplain
Special forces wary of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal
No one wins when you give special status to a “lifestyle choice”.

Lights out for 100-watt incandescent bulbs in California
And they wonder why people are fleeing the state….

Hey New York, This Is Real Snow
IDK, NY gets it’s share.

On Cyber Monday, Amazon Sold 158 Items Per Second (13.7 Million In Total)
Don’t you know the Dems are just dying to tap this tax pipeline.

5 Celebrities We Wish Would Go Away In 2011
I can think of a few more. You?

AP’s Notable Deaths of 2010 List Has Some Liberal Mini-Spins
Sen. Robert Byrd – Former Grand Dragon of the KKK and a DEMOCRAT.

Mike Singletary out at SF
So much for the Dallas – SF NFC final. Two teams that totally failed to live up to pre-season expectations.

How Houston’s Congress members budget
Democrat and Republican’s both spend our money. Paul is the only consistent one of the bunch. To be fair, they all appear to be within budget.

Japan’s Nanny State Gone Wild – A license is required to administer coffee enemas
Yuck! Gives a hole..er..whole new meaning to “dark roasted”.

Expert: Texas Wildflowers Be Less Showy This Year
Bummer. Not enough rain in the fall.

Woman arrested at ABIA after refusing enhanced pat down
Sure, being molested stinks for you, but it makes people think we’re doing our job.
Prime example of “Sheeple”:

  • “I understand her side of it, and their side as well, but it is for our protection so I have no problems with it,” said Gwen Washington, who lives in Killeen.
  • “It’s unfortunate that that happened and she didn’t get to fly home, but it makes me feel a little safer,” said Emily Protine.

TSA Silences Pilot For Telling The Truth
The truth hurts and they don’t want anybody telling it.

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Call me extreme

Posted by Jim Rector on April 15, 2009

If being pro-life, pro-second amendment, pro-small government, libertarian leaning, anti-obscene spending, willing to put my life on the line for liberty and freedom, anti-illegal immigration, pro-self sufficiency, pro-national defense, and conservative makes me extreme; Then I wear “extremism” as a badge of honor.

Department of Homeland Security “domestic terrorism” report.

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Obama “Won’t ban guns” – But he wants to

Posted by Jim Rector on September 6, 2008

Obama keeps trying to comfort gun owners by telling them that he won’t come for their guns. But for me it rings hollow. I might feel different if he stated that he believed the 2nd ammendment protected the right of the people to keep and bear arms, or he had a record of supporting gun ownership rights. But in the Wall Street Journal article “Obama: ‘I’m not going to take your guns away” he doesn’t provide much comfort to law-abiding gun owners. This excerpt causes much to be concerned about:

“If you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it,’’ Obama said. But the Illinois senator could still see skeptics in the crowd, particularly on the faces of several men at the back of the room.

So he tried again. “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,’’ he said. “This can’t be the reason not to vote for me. Can everyone hear me in the back? I see a couple of sportsmen back there. I’m not going to take away your guns.’’

So bascially this tells me that if he really wants to take guns away but believes that the votes aren’t there in Congress. Not very conforting to me. How about you? So really he wants us to not be worried about him taking away our guns but we better elect a pro-gun congress.

The media won’t report the wild gun laws Obama proposes but a December 13, 1999 article in the black newspaper the Chicago Defender reported on Obama’s proposals at that time, as he ran and lost a primary against Congressman Bobby Rush the next year:

Obama is proposing to make it a felony for a gun owner whose firearm was stolen from his residence which causes harm to another person if that weapon was not securely stored in that home.

I definatly don’t want this guy in charge of appointing supreme court justices.

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