So it costs $440 dollars for the ability to ask the New York police department, “Can I purchase this gun?”. Many, especially in these harder economic times, do not have the disposable income to spend $440 on a weapons permit, especially given the cost of living in New York.
Continuing on through the article they provide a nice list of prominent names that have weapons permits. Of the entire population of New York City, only 4,000 have permits that allow them to carry a concealed weapon. That’s 0.0477% of the population of New York.
Compare that to Washington State, where in 2007 there were 258,000 permits, coming to a ratio of 3.9%.
The government can discriminate against who it issues permits to, and lower class individuals are prevented from owning firearms due to the high costs of licensing.
This also completely disregards the fact that New York released the names of permit holders to the public. While they may have withheld street address, it still provides a shopping list for criminals.
Some people seriously lack the ability to think. The bats present a health hazard to the students and those working in the building. I’m sure if it wasn’t a public school, OSHA would be breathing down their necks to get money. Think about that for a second, one agency would require their expedient removal for health and safety, the other would fine them for removing the animals improperly.
Overall this environmental crap has gotten out of control, the health and well being of people come first. Especially since it’s not as if the bats were nested there as we colonized America, the school didn’t even exist yet. Maybe the winged vermin are on the endangered species list because they made some poor habitat choices, including picking a home where a two legged predator lives.
While our congress critters should be put through this same mess that the rest of us are. However one should always be sure to never bite the hand that feeds you. Most likely though our all knowing leaders will just exempt themselves from this hassle while they ensure their serfs constituents are continually abused. It just another example how every incident involving TSA starts with “The Stupid Asshole”.
Later I discovered an undercover TSA agent showed just how much of A Security Theater the TSA is.
(Emphasis mine). She tried this multiple times and never failed. Joe Huffman talked about his experiences with an X-ray machine in an episode of BB&Gun’s. The fact is the TSA can be thought of as defensive fortifications. Tactics and strategies will be formed to get around these defensive fortifications, and because of this they will always be playing catch-up. The fact is the TSA has never stopped anyone, and the people they abuse are the ones who’s lives are actually in jeopardy and will be the ones to actually stop an incident.
I updated the blogger roll today. I’ve been meaning to for a long time since previously all I had were people I had actually met. If you’ve added me to your blogger roll, drop me a message so I can return the favor.
Someone who Janelle works with just turned 20 and lives in one of the sororities doesn’t understand what’s wrong with the TSA scanning machines or pat downs. Her comment was, “You get a physical from your doctor, how is the TSA any different.” She couldn’t seem to understand that government is was force, and the fact she had no voice in the matter was a problem. Government is force, and they will expand that force through deceit and claims of necessity. Not to mention she couldn’t comprehend it was A Security Theater.
Some friends have a barbeque joint in Moscow, and they give a 10% discount for open carrying. I was in Moscow so I decided I’d stop in, and ended up hanging out for four hours. While I was there I couldn’t help but take pictures.
Their wall of awesome.
Since there were three Kimber’s in the room we decided to have a group photo, can’t argue with some gun p0rn.
The left full size is a Custom II, the right is an original Custom. The left two can also be seen here. The Big Bear is an awesome sandwich, but seriously, cutting it in half is a pain in the ass. The thing is freaking massive.
They also sponsor a local hockey team, with the most awesome name ever.
If you root for the other team, you’re wrong. For those who noticed yes, they do have beer on tap,
and they have many signs now advertising it.
Beer is served the way god intended. Chilled and in mason jars.
If you haven’t been there, I highly suggest it; If you went there previously prior to the new ownership, go back, it is wonderful now.
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*note: I was in no way compensated or paid for this, it’s just that awesome, and I like the barbeque and the owners that much! Seriously.