10 months, 2 weeks ago
Mike Vanderboegh: Police shoot and kill an Ohio dad, 22, holding a BB gun in Walmart. I say prosecute them for murder. If I did that I would be in the state penitentiary. They should be too. One long term solution is to legalize open carry everywhere, at all times.
Matt Bracken has an outstanding piece up at WRSA on The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula. Matt hits the nail on the head.
“A citizen will lose his appeal if the Attorney General can prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, not that the individual poses a risk, or that the person is a terrorist, or even that the person is under investigation; rather, the Attorney General must only demonstrate that the person has been placed on a terror watch list,” Titus continued.
“Once that has been proven, a process which affords the citizen no due process, no right to appeal, nor guarantees any reasonable notice or information to the actual fact that the citizen is on a terror watch list, the appeal is over and the citizen loses his Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms,” Titus elaborated. “The individual will not have a chance to introduce evidence of mistaken identity, abuse of Executive discretion or mount any other meaningful defense.”
Oh my. This seems like more inside-the-beltway rulemaking gone awry. Perhaps they put this in the federal register, perhaps not. Perhaps they kept it out with approval of the rubber-stamp FISA courts. Either way, you can bet that this is more infringement.
And speaking of David, he says he doesn’t like to go around link-whoring his articles. He isn’t posting to Facebook anymore, but that’s fine with me because I make WoG a stop several times a day to see what David is saying. David is a nice guy so he doesn’t like to link-whore. I’m not, and I don’t mind it at all. Traffic means that even if it is a poor article, my Google page rank increases, sending more traffic and increasing my voice of advocacy. I do this for advocacy, not for ego (or at least, so I say). I don’t really care what you think about me, but I want you to listen to my views because I want to change your mind. But for David, he deserves to make a living at this, and I ask that you stop by every day to see what you can do to send him traffic.
Frum notes that about 42 percent of police deaths this year were by gunfire. Whether that statistic is intended to justify the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown, or the outrageously heavy-handed efforts to quell the unrest (a task now being handed off by the heavily militarized police to the actual military, as the National Guard is brought in), we can only guess.
Frum also asks if anyone thinks that “things [would] be better in Ferguson if the demonstrators were armed.” Well, some of the brutalized demonstrators might.
Perhaps the most chilling of this series of tweets was his observation about the supposed law enforcement need for heavy body armor:
Fewer guns in hands of the policed ==> less need for body armor on those who do the policing …
Oh good grief. We just can’t get away from Frum can we? Visit Kurt’s piece to see his full analysis. As for my comments, I think that David Frum is an idiot. And I think he’s chicken little. And I think he should feel bad about himself.