Thursday, April 16, 2015

Responsible Parenting, Stacking Evidence, Crazy Hoplophobes & Elitest Politicians

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I've always felt that only when parents are held responsible for the actions of their children (school attendance, behavior, etc.) will we see a decline in violence.  Whether it be a fine when your child is truant or serving time when your child does something egregious, I think some parents need to be nudged into the understanding that they are the parent.  Not society.  Not the police.  Not the government.  Not the schools.  Not Jerry Springer.


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Should you ever - God Forbid - be involved in a shooting situation, keep the following in mind...

A trial isn't about "one" piece of evidence.  It's about many small pieces that will attempt to show your intent.  Trigger job, lighter, faster, deadlier?  Yep.  Extra Special hand loads, dialed in to the gun to make them more lethal?  Yep.  Pictures on Facebook showing you pointing your gun "thug" style?  Yep.  Your signature on your gun forum profile is "Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six?"  Yep.  Found comments on a news link where you stated "... if anyone comes up to me and my family with a knife, you can be damn sure the police won't need an ambulance, but a coroner."  Yep.   They just keep stacking it...

Unfortunately, it can be all about perception.  Is that right?  Nope.  But it is what it is.  Think through everything you do, everything you learn, everything you post.  It could mean the difference between Guilty or Not Guilty.  Personally, I use hydra-shoks, I don't do trigger jobs and my intent in all situations is to run like hell, whenever possible.

To each his own, risk vs reward is a personal choice.

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There are always going to be people who have an anti gun opinion.  If its an opinion supported thru ignorance, at least you have a chance to educate them and possibly change their minds.  When you have someone whose opinion is anti gun and that opinion is supported due to fear, the task of education is monumentally tougher.  But when you have someone who is ignorant, fearful and stupid, you might just as well move it along, because there isn't anything we can do to change their minds.  Any attempt at a conversation is a losing battle, which I avoid, for my own sanity.

This is from the "Speakout" column in a local Illinois newspaper - The Lombardian- where anyone can call in and have an opinion...

"This is a message to the gentleman or lady who is so happy to be able to conceal and carry. I hope I’m not in the restaurant when someone comes up to you or your spouse and maybe looks at you wrong or says something wrong and you feel threatened and pull out your gun and shoot that person. Apparently, concealed carry is just making you feel stronger and making you feel you have the right to shoot before you speak. I think it’s pretty sad that in order to feel safe, or think you feel safe, you need to have a gun on your person."

I read not too long ago - "Ignorant people are more likely to doubt the truth of facts that contradict their beliefs."  Yep, it's like that.

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From The Blaze...

All told, the firearms industry contributes more than $33 billion to the U.S. economy and supports about 220,000 jobs, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. That’s more than double the North American payrolls of General Motors, which President Barack Obama called “a pillar of our economy” when he explained the decision to provide more taxpayer aid to help save the car maker in 2009.

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From Breitbart

"On July 14, 2014, Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-2nd) put forth H.R. 5093--the Children's Firearm Marketing Safety Act--to keep firearm-branded shirts, hats, and "stuffed animals" from being marketed to children."
According to the text of H.R. 5093, the Children's Firearm Marketing Safety Act would also prohibit the "manufacturing of a gun with colors or designs that are specifically designed with the purpose to appeal to children."
It also bans the manufacturing of other guns fathers use to teach their children how to shoot, unless those guns are covered with warnings like "Real gun, not a toy...", "Actual firearm the use of which may result in death or serious bodily injury," "Dangerous weapon," and/or "similar language determined by the Federal Trade Commission."


Thanks Robin, but if you don't mind, I will decide what my children wear and don't wear.  I don't need you or any other self righteous, over-reaching, hoplophobic, Bloomberg bought, anti-gun Politician attempting to legislate my conscience or to force your way of thinking on me and mine.  Such an arrogant, pompous, bassackward thinking megalomaniac.

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I don't think that's going to fit in the glove box of my car when I go to pick up my Grandson from school...






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 An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power

It was interesting, but I really wish he had included "shots fired."  I would like to have seen the percentage of hits vs shots fired and how that correlated to each caliber.

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As far as ISIS is concerned...

It's time to let them get back to killing each other.  This is what they do.  This is what they've done for
centuries.  All the hatred that is reflected back on us is due to our unwanted involvement in their feuds - dating back to the late 40's & early 50's when we (and Britain) decided it was in our best interests to put the Shah in place.

And we have been meddling ever since.

How would we feel if France and Brazil didn't like how our country was being run and decided it was in THEIR best interests to involve themselves in the running of our country?

I vote to stay out and let them slaughter each other.  Let them run their countries they way they want.  If people there don't like it?  Then they can join the fight for freedom.

But, in the end, if we decide to go to war?  Then it must be done following the Constitution, have Congress vote on an Act of War and if it is approved, go in full tilt and finish it completely and quickly.  Go in to win.

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I used to believe, that no matter what, no matter your political affiliation, no matter your personal feelings, when the President of the USA called you into his office, you went.

But since Obama?

Not anymore.  I would refuse to shake the hand of any person who was smiling as they stabbed me in the back - and having a big office with a nice title isn't going to change that.  Not going to do it.  Not going to happen.

He can bite me.

Stay Safe and Carry Responsibly
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