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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Random Shots for Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    In Third World countries, “poor” means that you have to worry about getting killed for pocket change while your kids are looking through a dumpster for food scraps.

    In America, “poor” means that you just received a letter from the cable company with “FINAL NOTICE” stamped on the top.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    I got 3%, for what it’s worth.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    “Nobody” = “no one” = “no individual person or group of persons,” as in

    “We don’t want to take your guns away, just impose ‘reasonable,’ ‘common-sense’ regulations upon them and how you use them, carry them, transport them, store them, sell them, buy them, pass them on to your heirs, what sorts of ammunition you use in them, what sorts of accessories you use, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., but we don’t want to take your guns from you. Our function is to impose, your function in this ‘national conversion’ is to shut up and do as you’re told, to surrender liberty and property upon demand for the (unenforcable) promise that we won’t just take it all for kicks.”

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Look through the article for names, and you’ll see the names of the “nobodies.”

  5. Posted to Facebook

    I just wait til the superhero movies show up on FX. And still can’t be bothered to check out any of the Spiderman ones yet.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    When I was 12-13, my dad brought home VHS copies (this was 1984) of Porky’s, Bachelor Party and the first Police Academy flick. He, I, my mom and younger brother watched them together as a family.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. LooperThe Science Behind Lightsabers
  2. Cykodog MalinoisWhy NOT to get a pet Malinois [H/T Elizabeth Honce]
  3. Ozzy OsbourneDiary of a Madman
  4. The PolitistickCity Considers Creating Gun ‘Drop Boxes.’ What Could Go Wrong? by Greg Campbell [H/T James Cottom]
  5. The Firearm Blog [TFB] — SKO-Bull Semi-Auto Bullpup 12ga Shotgun by Nicholas C [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]
  6. Guns AmericaUSA Made AR-15 Pattern Shotgun (+Bullpup) – Standard Manufacturing SKO – SHOT Show 2016
  7. Sarah A. Hoyt — How far down the slippery slope are we going to go? – Amanda S. Green [H/T Oleg Volk]

Wish List

  1. Standard Manufacturing Co. SKO-Bull 12-gauge bullpup semi-auto shotgun

Notes from Life, Etc.

  1. I think I’m coming down with some kind of cold or flu. Fuck.

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Random Shots for Monday, 18 January 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:16 AM (01:16)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    I don’t think T.rump (think T.rex, minus the principles and good manners) really cares about your sexual orientation or gender, just so long as he can get away with seizing your home via eminent domain for a new parking lot or golf course.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    What ever happened to the KPD that Kimber was developing? I saw some adverts for it a few years ago, and never heard anything else. Searches via Google, DuckDuckGo, Startpage and Ixquick don’t give much in the way of information, either.

  3. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

    Question for #HillaryClinton supporters. When viewing the below image, what should we think?

    a) Hillary got it right the first time and now has flipped her position solely because she will otherwise lose votes?

    b) Hillary got it wrong the first time and now has flipped her position because she got enlightened by Libertarian viewpoints?

    c) As she is getting older and came to realize that even her husband doesn’t want her, she should explore other alternatives?

    d) Hillary will say whatever her handlers, consultants and writing team tell her to say in order to maintain and increase her cash flow and influence?

    #PrivatizeMarriage #LGBTQ

    H/T James McGovern [https://facebook.com/mcgoverntheory/posts/468365836705438]

  4. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

    Albuquerque Liberty Forum — February, 2016

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. some newsCards Against Humanity founder sends a 55-gallon drum of personal lubricant to militiamen. by Meg Favreau
  2. Conservative Outfitters — Chick-fil-A does something truly amazing after you throw away your cup [H/T Burly Cain]
  3. War History OnlineGerman Pilot in WWII Spared An American B-17 pilot Over Germany Only To Reunite 40 Years Later And Become Fishing Buddies [H/T Eric Szeman]
  4. libertychat.com — “Rent a Crowd” Company Admits Politicians Are Using Their Service by Ian Cioffi
  5. Soldier of Fortune [SOF] — Stupidity of the Islamic Front. Footage is all recent from southern Aleppo
  6. American Renaissance [AmRen] by New Century FoundationWhat is a Cuckservative? by Gregory Hood [H/T William Norman Grigg]
  7. Bret MichaelsRock My World
  8. Atlas Obscura

         Why MLK Day is a Big Deal in Hiroshima by Cara Giaimo [H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]

         How Thalidomide Went From Medical Disaster to Miraculous Cancer Treatment by Natalie Zarrelli

  9. Fox News — Why you should wrap your keys in aluminum foil by Kim Komando
  10. Kim Komando — ‘Unhackable’ car security system takes just half an hour to crack

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“Nobody wants to take your guns” v.1

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:19 AM (00:19)

Whenever I, or others, object to "registration" or bans on transfers, or other forms of "gun control" and firearms restrictions as steps toward an eventual complete prohibition and the confiscation that such would necessarily entail, we get told we're paranoid and "nobody wants to take your guns."

Well, perhaps we should consider these "nobodies":

"A gun-control movement worthy of the name would insist that President Clinton move beyond his proposals for controls . . . and immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act . . . [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns."
Josh Sugarmann (executive director of the Violence Policy Center)

"My view of guns is simple. I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned."
Deborah Prothrow-Stith (Dean of Harvard School of Public Health)

"I don't care if you want to hunt, I don't care if you think it's your right. I say 'Sorry.' it's 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison."
Rosie O'Donnell (At about the time she said this, Rosie engaged the services of a bodyguard who applied for a gun permit.)

Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”
Andrew Cuomo

"I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state."
Michael Dukakis

"If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all."
U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman

"In fact, the assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea . . . Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic – purely symbolic – move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation."
Charles Krauthammer, columnist, 4/5/96 Washington Post

"Ban the damn things. Ban them all. You want protection? Get a dog."
Molly Ivins, columnist, 7/19/94

"[To get a] permit to own a firearm, that person should undergo an exhaustive criminal background check. In addition, an applicant should give up his right to privacy and submit his medical records for review to see if the person has ever had a problem with alcohol, drugs or mental illness . . . The Constitution doesn't count!"
John Silber, former chancellor of Boston University and candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Speech before the Quequechan Club of Fall River, MA. August 16, 1990

"I think you have to do it a step at a time and I think that is what the NRA is most concerned about. Is that it will happen one very small step at a time so that by the time, um, people have woken up, quote, to what's happened, it's gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be. But it does have to go one step at a time and the banning of semiassault military weapons that are military weapons, not household weapons, is the first step."
Mayor Barbara Fass, Stockton, CA

"Handguns should be outlawed. Our organization will probably take this stand in time but we are not anxious to rouse the opposition before we get the other legislation passed."
Elliot Corbett, Secretary, National Council For A Responsible Firearms Policy (interview appeared in the Washington Evening Star on September 19, 1969)

"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."
Senator Diane Feinstein, 1993

"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them… 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here."
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) CBS-TV's "60 Minutes," 2/5/95

"Banning guns is an idea whose time has come."
U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, 11/18/93, Associated Press interview

"Yes, I'm for an outright ban (on handguns)."
Pete Shields, Chairman emeritus, Handgun Control, Inc., during a 60 Minutes interview.

"We must be able to arrest people before they commit crimes. By registering guns and knowing who has them we can do that. If they have guns they are pretty likely to commit a crime."
Vermont State Senator Mary Ann Carlson

"I am one who believes that as a first step, the United States should move expeditiously to disarm the civilian population, other than police and security officers, of all handguns, pistols, and revolvers . . . No one should have the right to anonymous ownership or use of a gun."
Professor Dean Morris, Director of Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, stated to the U.S. Congress

"I feel very strongly about it [the Brady Bill]. I think – I also associate myself with the other remarks of the Attorney General. I think it's the beginning. It's not the end of the process by any means."
William J. Clinton, 8/11/93

"The Brady Bill is the minimum step Congress should take . . . we need much stricter gun control, and eventually should bar the ownership of handguns, except in a few cases."
U.S. Representative William Clay, quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on May 6, 1991.

"I don't believe gun owners have rights."
Sarah Brady, Hearst Newspapers Special Report "Handguns in America", October 1997

"We must get rid of all the guns."
Sarah Brady, speaking on behalf of HCI with Sheriff Jay Printz & others on "The Phil Donahue Show" September 1994

"The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I'm just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough."
Sarah Brady 7/1/88

"I don't care about crime, I just want to get the guns."
Senator Howard Metzenbaum, 1994

"We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true . . . "
U.S. Representative Charles Schumer, quoted on NBC, 11/30/93

"My bill . . . establishes a 6-month grace period for the turning in of all handguns."
U.S. Representative Major Owens, Congressional Record, 11/10/93

"We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily, given political realities, going to be very modest. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns in the United States, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered, and the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns, and all handgun ammunition illegal."
Nelson T. Shields of Hangun Control, Inc. as quoted in `New Yorker' magazine July 26, 1976. Page 53f

"Our goal is to not allow anybody to buy a handgun. In the meantime, we think there ought to be strict licensing and regulation. Ultimately, that may mean it would require court approval to buy a handgun."
President of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Michael K. Beard, Washington Times
12/6/93 p.A1

"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal."
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, December 1993

"The sale, manufacture, and possession of handguns ought to be banned . . . We do not believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual the right to keep them."
The Washington Post – "Legal Guns Kill Too" – November 5, 1999

"There is no reason for anyone in the country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to Change the Constitution."
USA Today – Michael Gartner – Former president of NBC News – "Glut of Guns: What Can We Do About Them?" – January 16, 1992

"I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns," Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, 2012

" 4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:
           (1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;
           (2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or
           (3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations."
Legislation introduced in Missouri. 2013

And you can repeat the exact same thing for Minnesota

"Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective." NIJ Memo on a new "Assault Weapon" Ban. 2013

"The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection" (Warrantless searches by law enforcement?) Washington State Senate Bill 5737 (2013)

“the state of Iowa should take semi-automatic weapons away from Iowans who have legally purchased them prior to any ban that is enacted if they don’t give their weapons up in a buy-back program.  Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer (D-Manilla) 2013

California Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg 2013) would expand the definition of “Assault Weapons” to include ALL semi-auto rifles (including rimfire calibers) that accept a detachable magazine. SB374 would ban on the sale and possession of ALL Semi-Auto rifles and require registration to retain legal possession in the future.

California Senate Bill 47 (Yee 2013) would expand the definition of “Assault Weapons” to include rifles that have been designed / sold and or equipped to use the “bullet button” or similar device. SB47 would ban on the sale and possession of ALL those Semi-Auto rifles and require registration to retain legal possession in the future.

California Assembly Bill 174 (Bonta 2013) would ban the possession of any firearms that were “grandfathered “ for possession if registered in previous “Assault Weapons” gun control schemes. Californians that trusted the State of California and registered their firearms will be required to surrender the firearms to the Government or face arrest. Passage of AB174 would make SB374/SB47 (above) into confiscation mandates.

California Senate Bill 396 (Hancock 2013) would ban the possession of any magazine with a capacity to accept more than 10 cartridges. ALL currently grandfathered “high-cap” magazines would become ILLEGAL to possess and the owners subject to arrest and the magazines confiscated. ("High-cap" means a capacity that has been standard, that the firearms were designed for, since the 40's–AK pattern rifles–or 60's–AR pattern rifles.)

We want everything on the table. This is a moment of opportunity. There’s no question about it . . . We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the–you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.”
Illinois Rep Jan Schakowsky says assault rifle ban just the beginning, ‘moment of opportunity’ and seeks to ban handguns (2013).

"People who own guns are essentially a sickness in our souls who must be cleansed." Colorado Senator (Majority Leader) John Morse. 2013 (Cleansed?  "Final Solution" anyone?)
(Emphasis added in the above).

"We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”  Discussion among Senator Loretta Weinberg (D37), Senator Sandra Cunningham (D31), Senator Linda Greenstein (D14) of New Jersey's State Legislature, May 9, 2013

“No one in this country should have guns.” Superior Court Judge, Robert C. Brunetti, Bristol, CT. September, 2013

Proposed Missouri Bill to ban "assault weapons":

4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:

(1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;

(2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or

(3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

New York sends out Confiscation letters.

But nobody wants to take our guns?


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 10.9
  2. Original article
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / seen.life / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoLPBCNM Blog / LPBCNM Official Facebook page / LPBCNM Official Facebook group
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. Extropy Unbound Facebook page
    5. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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