Closing Thought–26Mar21

This decision in the US Court of Appeals should go all the way to SCOTUS.

I am personally sick of seeing all these mental midgets that tote their guns like their penis and trying to look all macho and intimidating…..to me they are cowards pretending they are all that and feel they must run in packs.

But a recent decision by the Court of Appeals should do something about the insanity that mental midgets feel they have the right to do.

an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that the second amendment right to keep and bear arms does not citizens include the right to carry a firearm, either openly or concealed, in public .

The court issued the ruling in the case of George Young Jr. V Hawaii, a lawsuit challenging a Hawaii firearm licensing law, which states residents seeking license to openly carry a firearm in public must demonstrate “the urgency or the need” to carry a firearm, must be of good moral character, and must be “engaged in the protection of life and property.” The court said, “There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment.”

The majority opinion also states “we can find no general right to carry arms into the public square for self-defense.” The majority further argued that the second amendment applies to the “defense of hearth and home” and “the power of the government to regulate carrying arms in the public square does not infringe in any way on the right of an individual to defend his home or business.”

(americanmilitarynews.com)

Finally some justices with half a brain has stepped up….to do something to curb the insanity from morons with their guns.

The 7-4 decision said restrictions on carrying guns in public do not fall within the scope of what is protected by the Second Amendment.

“The government may regulate, and even prohibit, in public places – including government buildings, churches, schools, and markets – the open carrying of small arms capable of being concealed, whether they are carried concealed or openly,” Judge Jay Bybee wrote for the majority.

If you need your guns to feel safe then we do not need the police whose job is to protect the people from harm.

Like I said this should send the gun nuts into cardiac arrests and make them whine and moan….and in the end the NRA will step up and take this to SCOTUS.

My last thought….if you are an “originalist”….meaning that the Constitution should be interpreted in its original writing then the guns they wrote about were “MUSKETS”……

Just a thought.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Arming Teachers?

Let’s see one idea floated by the NRA or was it Trump or who the Hell was it?  Is to arm teachers…in other words put guns in classrooms…..what moron thinks this is a good idea?

President Trump has proposed a pay rise for teachers—armed ones, that is. The president said Thursday that arming teachers would make schools “hardened targets,” and teachers who undergo weapons training and carry guns should get a bonus, CNN reports. “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns—it may be 10% or may be 40%. And what I’d recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus. We give them a little bit of a bonus,” he said. The president slammed gun-free zones, saying they were like “ice cream” to killers. “They see that as such a beautiful target,” he said. “They live for gun-free zones.” More:

  • Teachers’ union responds. American Federation of Teachers chief Randi Weingarten said union members aren’t interested in Trump’s proposal. “Teachers don’t want to be armed,” he said. “We want to teach. We don’t want to be, and would never have the expertise needed to be, sharp shooters; no amount of training can prepare an armed teacher to go up against an AR-15.”
  • NRA “reeled Trump back in.” Democrats accused Trump of parroting the ideas of the gun lobby, the New York Times reports. “Not surprised the NRA reeled President Trump back in,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “Just amazed at how fast it happened.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said: “No police officer, no educator of any note is advocating that what we need is more weapons on school campuses rather than fewer.”
  • Shooter drills are “very negative.” The president said school shooting drills were tough on kids and they’re not something he wants to talk to his son about. “Active shooter drills is a very negative thing, I’ll be honest with you,” he said. “I think that’s a very negative thing to be talking about.” The Hill reports that White House spokesman Raj Shah later said Trump sees active shooter drills as a “bad brand” and thinks they should have a less frightening name, like “safety drills.”
  • Bucking the NRA. Trump’s critics accuse him of being too cozy with the NRA, though some of his proposed policies put him directly at odds with the group, the AP reports. The president says he supports banning people under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons, and he believes the NRA will eventually support the plan. “Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue – I hope!” he tweeted Thursday.
  • Listening phase. Aides say Trump, who met with attorneys general Thursday as well as state leaders, is still in the “listening phase” amid calls for action after the Parkland shooting, the Washington Post reports. The White House says, however, says proposals to ban semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 are not being considered.
  • “Fake News.” Trump returned to an old theme Thursday following a Fox report on CNN’s emotional town hall meeting in Florida Wednesday night, where Sen. Marco Rubio and an NRA spokeswoman were jeered by a crowd that included school shooting survivors. “School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question,” Trump tweeted. “Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That’s why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse.”
  • “One of the greatest people I have ever known.” The AP reports that a funeral was held Thursday for Aaron Feis, the football coach killed while shielding students during the Parkland shooting. Joe LaGuardia, who went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with Feis, called him “one of the greatest people I have ever known.”

(Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says he was “devastated” to discover that the armed resource officer assigned to the school stayed outside instead of trying to stop the shooter.)

I was trying to put this in words that were not filled with expletives…was having a hard time at that attempt….and then I read a good op-ed on this very subject…..

After the most recent school shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a 19-year old gunman was charged with killing 17 people, debate flows freely, yet again, on how to best prevent these tragedies from ever happening. Anyone with a heart can surely agree this is the overall goal. The morning after the shooting, NC State Representative Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus County) stated that he wants to work with police to train and allow teachers to carry guns in attempt to limit the death and destruction caused during a school shooting.

“We have to get over this useless hysteria about guns and allow school personnel to have a chance to defend their lives and those of their students,” Pittman said during a meeting of the Joint Legislative Emergency Management Oversight Committee, as reported by the News & Observer.

https://www.charlottefive.com/arming-teachers/

Well said…..you would be asking teachers to do more than teach….we would be asking our teachers to become armed body guards….they do not teach that course at university and how much more in their paychecks to do so?

In short a lame ass idea.

Humor Is Where You Find It!

Sunday in the park…..(Chicago song)…….and I was trying to think of something clever and witty to post about today…….I was racking my brain and then I read a piece about some guy in Texas…….(need I say more?)

The US government has a training exercise going on in Texas and when it was announced the governor of Texas issued an order for the National Guard to keep tabs on the US military during the exercise……and of course the echo chamber for mental midgets turned the exercise in the government moving to declare martial law and subjugate the people of Texas………

I wait for the shooting and the martial law to begin…….and I wait……and wait….and……..

So when I read this story I thought of that situation……..

Things not to do in the 2am hour on a Thursday night: attempt to shoot an armadillo. Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department say a Texas man told them he was trying to do that when the bullet apparently ricocheted and struck him in the head instead. The details remain thin, but KTRE reports he was treated for minor injuries at a hospital. Something quite similar occurred in April when a Georgia man fired at an armadillo, only to have the bullet ricochet and strike his mother-in-law’s back. In that case, Larry McElroy did manage to kill the armadillo. There’s no word on the Texas armadillo’s fate.

Why did I think of Operation Jade Helm from this story?

Texans are up in arms about the US holding such a training exercise that they are running for their guns…….the problem is if this is a typical gun totting Texan then maybe they should just submit…….I mean if one cannot shoot an Armadillo without hitting yourself in the head………I do not think they would be much good trying to fight the best military in the world…….right?

Then there is the other side of the coin……..since guns are so important in Texas….maybe the armadillo was armed and was only firing in self-defense…..you know kinda like “stand your ground”…….

Whatcha think?

Could There Be An Answer To The Gun Problem?

Do you enjoy humor?  How about a little whimsy?

I am an insomniac……..I start my research at 0100 hrs every day…..and during that time I run across some interesting stuff…….and some of that stuff just gets my attention and usually a snicker or two……..

First we had a fly swatter….then came the “bug zapper” and now we the ultimate in bug eradication…….

We all are well aware of how people feel about guns…….the very mention of some sort of control sends the Right wing morons into a heated, frothing at the mouth rant…….but could there possibly be an answer to the problem of gun ownership?

For those that like to “target” practice getting themselves honed for the next great uprising that some are predicting every time there is a minor altercation………we must be ready for those zombies or race roits or ISIS or immigrants with heads of lettuce….there is danger at every turn these days…….

So what is the answer?

From Wikipedia……….

Bug-a-Salt is a plastic gun that sprays table salt like a shotgun, in a conical spread pattern. Lorenzo Maggiore invented it to kill houseflies at a distance, without creating a mess.[1] Maggiore sold 21,400 guns for over $577,000 on Indiegogo by September 2012.[1] Michael Dickinson of the California Institute of Technology says flies can’t dodge the tiny salt particles but they will be protected by their arthropod exoskeleton and only be stunned.[1] However, the inventor clearly demonstrates in his YouTube videos that flies are indeed penetrated by the salt which causes them to dehydrate and eventually die (leaving them whole for easy cleanup).

Buy one…..you can practice your ass off and being doing the world a favor by eliminating those pesky little varmints……step up and be the first on your street to become a crusader for a bug free world…….your destiny awaits!
Sorry, I could not resist after seeing an infomercial on this thing……..I laughed my ass off and that is a feat for I have NO ass when I saw this thing……

Mass Shootings

Just a little something to think about on this Monday morning…….

Since about 1990 NRA has had a full court press to save our “gun rights”…….and the enablers at the GOP have been pushing more and more “gun rights”….you know kinda like open carry, easier acquisition, shoot first laws. etc etc……..

In case you were wondering….how have the mass shootings fair during this full court press by NRA………now with the most recent mass shooting in Louisiana got me asking a question…..is it just me or are these incidents become commonplace?

Take a look at the graphic below and ask yourself if there is a correlation here……

 

Does anyone else think that these shootings are occurring way to often?

It’s the worst kind of synchronicity: A website that tracks mass shootings in the US had logged 203 through Wednesday. It hasn’t caught up with last night’s rampage in a Louisiana theater, but when it does, that will be No. 204—and yesterday was the 204th day of the year, notes the Washington Post. The Mass Shooting Tracker is a crowd-sourced tool from an anti-gun forum at Reddit called Guns Are Cool, and it defines “mass shooting” as incident in which at least four people were shot. Not all of the incidents resulted in deaths.

A post at Quartz digs in a little deeper to the numbers and finds that 40 of 50 states have had at least one such mass shooting this year, with New York (16), California (14), Florida (14), Texas (12), and Georgia (12) at the top of the list. In its coverage, the Post quotes a barb from the Economist, written after the Charleston church massacre, that has been in wide circulation of late: “Those who live in America, or visit it, might do best to regard [mass shootings] the way one regards air pollution in China: an endemic local health hazard which, for deep-rooted cultural, social, economic and political reasons, the country is incapable of addressing. This may, however, be a bit unfair. China seems to be making progress on pollution.”

Sad that a great society has come to this!

Bullets For Libya

Libya……there is more to the situation than the GOP would have us believe….there is more than the deaths in Benghazi….but then there is little political revenue out of what is truly happening…..

Libya has faded from the news…..there has been some much more important news to cover….like the Oscars…or Madonna falling and breaking a hip (not really…but she is getting old)……or a train wreck that effects less than 1% of the population…..oh so much more……worthless mind numbing fecal matter…..

But while you were being lulled into stupidity by the media….death and destruction continues in North Africa….you remember Libya that country that we had to intervene because of a growing humanitarian crisis, right?

Four years on……since NATO intervene and got Qaddafi murdered….. and so far it is a carbon copy of the Middle East once the US steps in and brings them “freedom”……..so….,what has been accomplished by the removal of the despot?

Civil war…..more civilian deaths…..possible a genocide of black Libyans…..all made possible by the stupidity of American foreign policy…….we sent them a Libyan general that has been on the payroll of CIA for almost 30 years….Haftar is his name…….and now his is positioning himself to become the new tyrant of Libya……

The president of Libya’s elected parliament has proposed the appointment of General Khalifa Haftar, who leads his own troops, as commander of the army loyal to the government based in the east of the country, the parliament spokesman said on Wednesday.

The decision shows the increasing influence of military figures in the official government and parliament, which has been forced to operate from eastern Libya since an armed group called Libya Dawn seized the capital Tripoli in summer.

Keep in mind that is how Qaddafi got his start…in the military and he lead a coup that ousted the king at the time, Idris..

This could be good in only one aspect…..he could bring about a ceasefire among militias…..but then…..at what price?

While I agree that the US has been neglecting the situation in Libya…..a situation that they help create for far too long…..and now people like McCain is once again calling for intervention….but for now he wants to arm the ‘moderates’…………….I do not understand his obsession with moderates but what the Hell…he is calling for more arms in a country flooded with arms…….especially now that a jihad element is showing it head…..ISIS….that is right I said ISIS is supposedly starting to show in Libya.

A few ‘experts’ think that if a possible unity government can be formed that the rise of jihad groups will slow….and that is where Haftar bows in……if CIA can control him then we have a ‘friend’ in the fight…..as it is right now…..there are few friends of the US……

It seems that many are pissed about what the US has created in Libya….since Qaddafi’s death the country has become a stretch of land that has refugees living on handouts, cities like Benghazi are basically ghost towns, no one knows which militia is fighting which militia……and all the while the rest of the world is worried about the oil reserves……I think I can understand why some would be pissed.

The next question to ask is……..Will the US be able to pursue and confront ISIS beyond the borders of Iraq/Syria?  Americans may be willing to go beyond those borders but is it capable of such an over extension?

The Military-Industrial Complex (M-IC) would be thrilled with the necessity to re-arm more frequently than today…..but will the American people allow a war that is truly without end?

Please believe me when I say…..a war without end is exactly what we Americans are looking at and we will allow it to continue as long as the government controls our information on said war.  Apathy will be our downfall and the MSM feeds that apathy.

And that brings us back to Libya…….will the extension of our war on ISIS begin in Libya?

A question that will need to be asked and then answered.

We exacted our revenge on Qaddafi for Berlin and Lockerbie………after that we care not.  And then we will once again fret over a hatred for our foreign policy…..our enemies are of our own making.

Firearms: What We Need Is A Good Scare!

Ever noticed that when the media hands us a crisis to be afraid of, then gun sales hit record heights……there is of course ISIS and Ebola and….well hard to pen down the crisis du jour for Americans….but as I have said…..we need a good……why?

The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it has ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32% of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That marks a significant decline since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when about half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their household. In 1977, 32% said they lived in a household with at least one hunter, but less than half that number say so now.

Data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System suggest the total number of firearms being purchased is going up. But those are concentrated in fewer hands than they were in the 1980s, the General Social Survey finds. The poll found that 22% of Americans own a firearm, down from a high of 31% who said so in 1985. The survey also finds a shrinking gender gap in personal firearm ownership, but a growing age gap, with 14% of adults under age 35 and 31% of those over age 65 saying they personally own a gun. In 1980, younger adults were only slightly less likely than older ones to report that they owned a gun.

Maybe the NRA should work harder on ‘everyone’ owning a gun and stop worrying about the price of bullets…..if they lose any more support then the firearm industry will have to kick in more cash….and if that is not profitable then they may have second thoughts about their bought and paid for politicians……

However the recent shooting in Ferguson ought to make sells soar again….thanx to the media.

Whatcha think?

Bang, Bang….You’re Dead

As traditional I try to post stuff on the weekend that has little to do with the made up news of the MSM….but today I will have to post on a gun story…..yes, I am one of those.  This story was just too good to pass……

There have been so many innovations in the world to conceal a gun so it is readily available when the time comes….purse holsters, ankle, sleeve holsters….in other words a wide array of products….Hell there is even a “BRA” holster for women……and there is where this post should have begun…….

Bad place to conceal a weapon? A Michigan woman died last month after she accidentally shot herself in the eye with a gun she kept in her bra, USA Today reports. Christina Ford, 55, “was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to,” the director of public safety in St. Joseph tells the Kalamazoo Gazette. “She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon.” She died in a Kalamazoo hospital the next day. According to an obituary in the Herald-Palladium, Ford, the mother of two sons, was a Navy veteran and a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. She worked as a church administrator and was also a Republican precinct delegate in St. Joseph.

I have seen (wink wink) many things concealed in a bra…..money, driver’s license, drugs, etc…..but a gun…..that seems like a DUH! moment…..do you really want something that lethal next to your heart?

There are several important items one should put within the confines of a bra……but I do not see one of them being…..a GUN!

I have fretted over the number of morons brandishing guns….I have tried to think of how society could eliminate this thing…..I believe that the morons are doing the dirty work for society……

Gun Violence With A Little Humor?

It is my two days away from the mind numbing BS of the media……

The title may be a bit misleading…..there is NOTHING humorous about the amount of gun violence that is occurring in this country…..but there are some reports that make you simile whether you want to or not…….this stpry is one of them, at least for me,…….I have seen this sort of thing in the movies and in cartoons but i cannot ever remember hearing it happening in real life……that is….until now…….

According to WMAZ Channel 13, the man was parked at a gas station and was attempting to put away the .45 caliber pistol when it discharged, striking him in the groin.

The man immediately drove to a friend’s house. According to police, the victim dropped his pants to find that he had shot himself in the penis and that the bullet had exited his body through the buttocks. As he disrobed, the spent round fell to the floor.

The victim was driven to the Coliseum Northside hospital by a friend, then transferred to the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Death and Taxes reported in January of 2013 that at least five American men have shot off their penises since 2010.

I’m sorry…….shooting oneself in the penis is just funny……

Shoot The Moon

I cannot leave the weekend without posting a piece on morons.

Idiots and their guns are a reality that we just must live with in today’s society…..you know we have all heard the weird stories of what some people will do with their trusty firearms at their sides…..but you know there are some that are just too good to pass up….they deserve a post of their own……..

George Bailey tried to lasso the moon, but an Arizona man apparently wanted to shoot it. Cameron Frank Read, 39, allegedly fired several rounds through the window of a residence after talking about seeing Halley’s Comet on Friday, according to his girlfriend and her teen son, reports KTVK. They ran from the Prescott Valley home, hearing more shots as they did so. Officers arrived after she called to report the shots, and the fact that Read was still armed. Read admitted to police that his intention was to shoot the moon, not harm anyone, the Daily Courier added. Another thing he reportedly admitted doing before setting his sights on space: smoking pot.

A rep for the Prescott Valley Police Department says Read initially refused to leave the house, which he reportedly damaged before police coaxed him outside. He then resisted arrest and had to be taken into custody by force. What one gets for shooting at the moon? An inside look at Yavapai County Jail, one count each of unlawful discharge of a firearm and resisting arrest, and two counts of endangerment—all felonies—among other charges.

Yeah, this dude is a stable member of society……I know I am old….but in my day the term “shoot the moon” had a whole different meaning……