Friday, November 14, 2008

When Seconds Count...

A hat-tip to David Codrea at War On Guns for linking to this article.

I chose to post a comment to the article, I'll post it here as well:

A very interesting article, and one with a tone you do not often see on mainstream media outlets.

One thing you said interested me in particular though. Those of us who have gone through the background checks and training to carry a legal concealed weapon also believe that "no guns" signs encourage those bent on doing harm. As a group, we often tend to avoid locations who have posted such signs as a rule - since we are law abiding citizens (we have to be to have a concealed weapon permit by definition).

If the profile of an active shooter is indeed that they often turn the gun on themselves at the first sign of armed resistance, wouldn't having more people capable of armed resistance make sense?

While the (erroneous) point is often made that regular citizens with legal guns will do more harm than good in an active shooting situation by shooting each other and innocent bystanders, and how are Police to know they're the good guys, the basic idea is this: The guy you shoot is the one shooting people who are running and screaming. The guy you don't shoot is the one who has their gun out but is not shooting at people running and screaming.

While most folks with a legally concealed weapon aren't necessarily going to get involved in a situation like a mall shooting by throwing themselves into the fray, they will definitely defend themselves if attacked directly. And that's what you need. You need people who, when a sociopath comes into the building with a shotgun and opens fire, will fire back. Even if they don't hit him, they can potentially contain them long enough for the "experts" (Police) to arrive and take control, limiting the damage an active shooter can do.

Thank you for writing this article. I do hope folks will take a moment to think about the purpose a "no guns" sign really serves. In the game of life, gun beats paper - every time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Keep Digging, China is Down There Somewhere

Pelosi to Seek Auto Industry Relief Bill

You know, we were told that the bailout was to immediately provide relief to failing banks and the credit market. We were told that there would be no money in ATMs, that the monetary system would collapse, that there would be tanks in the streets.

So they threw $700bil at it. $700bil that we do not have. $700bil that we will STILL be paying off decades from now (assuming there is something still here to pay it). $700bil that, I might add, for the most part still has NOT been applied towards "easing the credit crisis". And yet, things are still running, the world hasn't ended. Yet.

Now, we're told it's needed to bail out automakers. Yes, the same automakers who have failed in an ever so epic manner to be profitable for the last 30 years. The same automakers who go hat in hand to the government every year crying about how they're going to fail. The same automakers, because of whom, we charge massive tariffs on imported cars from countries like Japan that understand YOU MUST MAKE A PROFIT TO SURVIVE. GM today sounded their last death rattle unless the Government throws a LOT of money at them.

And who pays? We pay. We pay more for cars because our automakers could give a flying f*#$ about quality and don't care to compete with foreign manufacturers. We pay more for cars because the UAW has their hands up the automaker's butts in an effed up macabre puppet show. WE PAY FOR THE AUTO MAKERS EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS.

I don't know about you, but I'm incredibly freaking tired of MY hard earned money going to insolvent banks, ineptly run auto factories, dumbasses that couldn't figure out they couldn't afford a home, greedy bastard politicians and their con-men cronies, Jihadist Extremists in the desert, jackoffs that won't get off of their asses and get a freaking job, disaster survivors who feel that they deserve a plasma tv and a new car, people who would rather buy a bluetooth earpiece than school books for their kids, failed wars on stuff that shouldn't be illegal in the first place, corrupt dictatorial nationstates...need I go on??

When is enough enough?

Look on the bright side. At the rate we're going, foreign nations are going to call us due any time now. And it's costing us $2bil/day in debt to keep everything spinning at the moment. Without foreign investment in debt we can't repay, we get to see just how well people can survive with a government that couldn't afford to buy a carton of eggs, let alone their mortgage payments.

A little light reading, if your stomach is up for it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Always Remember

In light of our new overseers, remember this.

Hat Tip to Western Rifle Shooters

Saturday, November 1, 2008

2A Today for the USA

As you might have noticed from my side bar I have the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership listed as a group I am a member of.

While I'm not Jewish, the JPFO has proved time and time again to be an excellent group actively working to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights. You don't have to be Jewish to be a member, and I've found their literature and activism to not be limited strictly to items impacting the Jewish faith. I can't, however, think of a better group of people to champion the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms.

Please take 20 minutes to watch this video, and share it with anyone you feel might benefit from watching this.

More information, as well as a link to a large downloadable copy of this video can be found at the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership web site.

Current Quote

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." – Thomas Jefferson