Posts Tagged ‘Guns’

Gun Control Will Stop the Drug Cartels?

Tony Montana (outside Wal-Mart)

As the blowback from the ATF’s special-ed idea of giving guns to drug traffickers and then waiting to see what happens – as if there was much of a question – continues, some in Congress are calling for more gun restrictions.

You see, they argue, it’s relatively easy to buy weapons in America and drug cartels operate in this country and sometimes they send guns from this country to another (although it’s a pretty small amount).

This means that we need to restrict how everyone buys guns. Not because everyone is in a drug cartel, but just because. It doesn’t matter to these oddballs that gun smuggling is already illegal. They’re going to make it double-extra-secret illegal. Yeah, that’ll stop ‘em.

Now, it may seem intuitively good to try and stop international criminal gangs from purchasing guns in America and I’ll admit that at first blush there’s nothing wrong with trying to do that.

But, then you think about it.

How does someone buy a gun in America? Well, you normally have to go to some type of store that sells them, like a sporting goods store or your local Wal-Mart. Then, you have to fill out several pages of forms swearing on your grandmother’s grave that you’re not a felon, not buying the gun for a fellow criminal, and that you’re not batshit crazy (these are real questions).

This all happens in a public place with a whole bunch of witnesses around, normally the people in line with their fishing gear and sunscreen cursing the asshole in front of them who just had to buy a pistol today (that’d be you).

Then, under the watchful eye of the security cameras, you have to pay for your gun and carry it out into the public parking lot, again usually in view of several reliable witnesses. If you’re trying to buy something like an AR-15 or other military-style gun, you get several more pages of forms and a federal background check thrown in for good measure.

This is the scenario the pro gun control crowd wants you to believe committed drug cartel gangsters go through every time they want a new pistol or rifle. Well, at least some of the time.

They would have you believe that when Tony Montana needs a new M-16/grenade launcher combo he saunters into Bucks’ Sporting Goods and Tackle, skirts past the live bait tanks, ducks under the fishing nets, breezes past the shelves of bottled deer urine and calmly waits at the counter for Buck to come over and take out the requisite federal paperwork so he can get a new “little friend.”
He doesn’t ring up his favorite arms dealer. He doesn’t steal them from some Third-World armory. He doesn’t strike a deal with some dictator somewhere. He goes to Wal-Mart.

Tony Montana goes to Wal-Mart. Yeah.
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06 2011

I’m Warning Ya, Sonny, I’ll Bust a Cap In Your ***

An 80-year-old man defended his wife and grandchild from an intruder at his home in Chicago, by shooting the intruder in the chest. This elderly community hero was known to pack some heat, and wasn’t afraid to use it. In an attempt to protect his wife, grandchild and home, he put a hole into the chest of the 30-something stranger breaking in. Next time someone tries to break into the home of an elderly couple at 5:20am, they might pause to remember the 2nd amendment right of the people to bear arms.

The argument still stands that an armed public is a safer public, and that has been proven true by recent FBI crime statistics. (h/t Pajamas Media) Since 2005 there has been a marked increase in gun sales and not shockingly, a decrease in violent crimes “at an accelerated rate.” The chart on the Pajamas Media link has the appropriate caption “more guns less murder.”

It’s like my dad always said: “You can be a victim, or a gun owner. It’s your choice.”

p.s. Only thing that’s missing from the story – what kind of gun did the old man use?


06 2010

Texas Governor Perry Lays the Smackdown on a Coyote

Every time I read something about Texas I like it more and more. Just this morning I was scrolling through the news and found this:

Texas gov. shoots, kills ‘wily’ coyote during jog

AUSTIN, Texas – Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don’t mess with my dog.

Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin.

Perry said he will carry his .380 Ruger — loaded with hollow-point bullets — when jogging on trails because he is afraid of snakes. He’d also seen coyotes in the undeveloped area.

When one came out of the brush toward his daughter’s Labrador retriever, Perry charged.

“Don’t attack my dog or you might get shot … if you’re a coyote,” he said Tuesday.

That, ladies and gentleman, is plain awesome. Can anyone picture Deval Patrick or Martin O’Malley doing this? Didn’t think so. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2010

Dept. of Ed: You’ll Have To Pry it From Our Cold Dead Hands

Solicitation Number:
Notice Type:
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Mar 08, 2010 10:39 am
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) intends to purchase twenty-seven (27) REMINGTON BRAND MODEL 870 POLICE 12/14P MOD GRWC XS4 KXCS SF. RAMAC #24587 GAUGE: 12 BARREL: 14″ – PARKERIZED CHOKE: MODIFIED SIGHTS: GHOST RING REAR WILSON COMBAT; FRONT – XS CONTOUR BEAD SIGHT STOCK: KNOXX REDUCE RECOIL ADJUSTABLE STOCK FORE-END: SPEEDFEED SPORT-SOLID – 14″ LOP are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.
The required date of delivery is March 22, 2010.
Interested sources must submit detailed technical capabilities and any other information that demonstrates their ability to meet the requirements above, no later than March 12, 2010 at 12 PM, E.S.T. Any quotes must be submitted electronically to the attention of, Contract Specialist (Contract Operations Group), with a concurrent copy to, Contracting Officer (Contract Operations Group).
The following clauses are applicable to this requirement:

Now I get why the Dept. of Education is still around. Even with failing schools, bad teacher’s, stupid standards, and teacher’s unions, the reason no one fucks with the Dept. of Ed is that they’re packing heat, and LOTS of it. 27 short barrel shotguns? Seriously I cannot wait to hear the excuse for this, although there probably isn’t one. Some bureaucrat thought that this would be fucking sweet and just bought them. Can’t blame them really, if I controlled the purse strings at a place where the worst they do is put me on paid administrative leave, I’d be running around with shotguns too. Maybe even turn my office into a shooting gallery?

I am willing to bet that these were bought with stimulus money which adds a whole ‘nother layer to the idea of “government waste.” I’m 99% sure this is how it went down:

Obama: Here’s some cash to go fix the schools.
Dept of Ed Bureaucrat: So by fix the schools he meant buy sawed off shotguns, right?
Everyone else at Dept. of Ed: Yes, that’s exactly what he meant.
PS – Guns still aren’t really legal in DC, shouldn’t they be brought up on charges if they ever received these?


03 2010