2 months, 4 weeks ago
“Twenty months into implementation, Colorado’s controversial gun-control laws are mostly unenforceable and have done little to nothing to attain bill sponsors’ goals, according to gun rights advocates and statewide data,” Stephen Meyers observed. Not only are prosecutions statistically almost non-existent, determined gun owners are flouting the law and satisfying their demand for standard capacity magazines in other states.
But of course. And we won’t obey any of the laws that we consider infringements of our God-ordained rights. So are you prepared to bust in doors and get shot up in order to enforce those stupid laws?
Racine’s public air of confidence will be tested as conflicts between courts leave an ultimate judicial ruling on “may issue” vs. “shall issue” concealed carry permits up in the air, while a movement in the states to adopt permitless “Constitutional carry” is growing. The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Maryland’s “may issue” law in 2013, but state challenges to “shall issue” rulings before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California could force the High Court’s hand.
As far as I’m concerned, the supreme court is full of cowards, and “may issue” may as well be “shall not issue” since it gives the right to infringe to humans rather than God.
Um, so what’s the deal with Mike Vanderboegh not getting media creds for the upcoming convention? Can someone from the NRA explain that one to me? We’re waiting. Right here in the comments. Or by email.
You see, when, as a 15-year-old, Thrasher was threatened by a thuggish armed hooligan, he modestly reached the conclusion that his experience with guns defines their value, and that, therefore, the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms is null and void–because he modestly says so.
Kurt makes an outstanding point. The writer presumes to decide rights for everyone because of (and in spite of) his limited, self-important world view. But then, don’t all elitist rulers do that? It’s just that the writer doesn’t consider himself to be an elitist ruler.
Comment of the week from WRSA:
America is the rent-a-cop enforcer who just happens to reside on some good farmland. The mineral rights under his feet have already been sold off and his wife is in bed with a different man every hour while he’s away. He doesn’t care as long as he comes home to a big TV and a cold beer. He’ll pass out in his easy chair and if he doesn’t die from heart failure, one of her lovers will eventually slit his throat.
Ukrainians can volunteer to surrender their firearms, ammunition, explosives and other weapons to the police, without punishment, from April 1 to 30, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry public security department said.
The ministry noted that citizens who would bring their firearms and other dangerous ordnance to the police would be exempted from criminal liabilities.
In addition, citizens who surrender their hunting guns, cold steel and gas pistols will be able to register these weapons as their property and use them on legal grounds.
Non-lethal weapons firing rubber bullets will be registered in the case and in the procedure established by the Ukrainian legislation, the Interior Ministry remarked.
Note to the Ukrainians. Don’t do it. Don’t even think about giving up your guns.
From reader Mack H, this:
As this survey illustrates, animosity toward Christians involves racial, educational, and economic factors; the people most likely to hold negative views of conservative Christians also belong to demographic groups with high levels of social power. Rich, white, educated Americans are major influencers in media, academia, business, and government, and these are the people most likely to have a distaste for conservative Christians.
Mack worries that the progressives are learning and that this may affect their tactics in the fight against gun rights. Yes, perhaps faster than we are. Furthermore, reflecting (very briefly) on the recent religious controversy in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence lost some respect from me. If they had never brought legislation to the table to protect religious rights, I wouldn’t have thought of the issue (as it pertains to Indiana). But they passed the law, and then walked it back. Disgusting. Finally, do you think there is a bit of overlap between “conservative Christians” and gun rights? Me too. But what’s this stuff about being “educated” and hating on Christians and conservatives? I know men who work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and teach at colleges of engineering across the country who are conservative Christians. Methinks someone doesn’t know what it means to be educated, if it involves passing humanities courses at Duke, University of North Carolina, American University, Dartmouth and Emory.
Well, it would have worked equally well to shoot the billboards up with several hundred 12 gauge 00 buck loads.
I often wonder if I’ve lost my sense of reality because of what is “news”.
Hands up don’t shoot did not happen.
The UVA rape incident did not happen.
Trayvon Martin was not shot in cold blood by a racist white guy.
Indiana’s RFRA doesn’t allow discrimination. It’s a silly law but it doesn’t do that.
The story of the pizza joint not catering gay weddings was bullshit.
There’s a nuclear deal with Iran, except it’s unenforceable and not written down.
Yet, these are prominent narratives among the media and pundits.
No sir, you’re not the one with the distorted sense of reality. And if any readers believed any of those main stream media narratives, you’re a dumb ass.