I said, “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim and in terms of their ability to deter people coming.
All I have to say is yeah Joe, and then you find out it was your kid running up to the door afraid of the same noise you heard. How many different times can you give a rule 4 violation as good advice? Seriously, WTF Joe? -B]
Anyway, the correct answer to why do you need an AR-15? is because fuck you. Or, the more politically correct version because I can. You see, Piers, you don’t get a say in what I own or what I do. End of story.
[If you're wondering what he was talking about. It was this show down between Alan Gottlieb and Piers Morgan.
This is the same Piers Morgan from this recent twitter escapade.
Yeah, that's the tweet Alan was bringing up when Piers went off the deep end.
Mr. Morgan, I do not have to justify my purchase to you, the government, or any other person. It is called the "Bill of Rights", not the "Bill of Needs".
Tell me Mr. Morgan, why do you feel the need to open your fat mouth and spout drivel that is tantamount to blaming gun owners as a whole for the actions of an individual? Because despite what you may think, collective rights are B.S. and here's a nice piece from Oleg Volk to help explain it. Here's the abbreviated photo version.
Your claims that some how the youth of America can go out and purchase firearms willy-nilly is false and smacks of someone who has never been through the process. It is worthy of note that in this latest incident the rifle was actually stolen, not purchased. You claim that you want to stop the violence but instead focus on the tool and not the person and the act.
The choice of a firearm actually is a blessing despite what many people think. If given immediate and proper medical attention gun shot wounds have an 80% survival rate, regarding hand guns. (I highly suggest watching this video as it is a wonderful view into the world of terminal ballistics. If anyone knows where to find a better copy of it, please let me know.) Rifles have a different statistic but currently I am unaware of the actual numbers. The bottom line is you need to hit a vital organ to cause terminal damage. Rifles while more powerful and capable of more severe tissue damage still suffer from the issue of needing to hit a vital area.
You seem to think that firearms are the only tool available for mass murder, except that is anything but true. You know what is effective and honestly down right scary Mr. Morgan, fire. Fire can be set and scheduled so the murderer miles away before anyone knows what happened. If the Aurora shooter had used fire instead he could have killed every last person in that theater with a guaranteed success rate of 100%. All he had to do was block the exits with fire first.
You complain about why would anyone need an AR-15. You argue that there is no need for it. Yet it is the most popular rifle in America. Used for hunting, because we all know George Washington crossed the Delaware to get to his duck blind, sport shooting and even law enforcement uses the semi-automatic AR-15. I use my AR-15 for competitive shooting as well as Boomershoot.
Ultimately though Mr. Morgan, I don't have to give you any other reason than that of, pardon my language, "Because Fuck You, That's Why!" It is none of your business that I even have a firearm and it is not my responsibility to control the actions of others, much less be held responsible for their decisions or actions. Besides, there's a reason my feathers ruffle when you and your compatriots start banging on the war drums like you do.
Frankly Mr. Morgan I don't give a crap what you think either because you're nothing more than a gun grabbing Brit. Guess you missed the fact that gun crime went up 35% in Britain, that's not including the overall crime rate. Since you think that "Gun Deaths" are the only ones that matter. The fact is that there is no correlation between civilian gun ownership and crime much less causation. Which country has the positive slope on the trend and which has the negative slope? Remember now, negative is better. But as we can see in the video, facts don't matter to you. -B]
So yesterday Linoge responded to a tweet and I made a comment. Well for some reason it got me involved in a Twitter battle along these lines.
We went around and around, literally. He actually started re-tweeting his own comments he had previously made as if they were some how magically relevant. What was most interesting though is he was your typical liberal. By typical, I mean he fit with Joe’s analysis of the communist manifesto quite well. What I did find quite interesting though was this tweet.
That’s right folks. This guy actually believes that if you get rid of capitalism you will get rid of all crime. Delusional doesn’t even begin to describe this particular individual. His response regarding women and rape later on was just as epic.
That’s right folks, rape needs to be stopped by the honor system. While I agree men shouldn’t rape women, I violently disagree that gun’s don’t equalize. I did reply that he needs to explain how all these incidents weren’t an “equalization.” He never did actually respond. Overall he I don’t think he looked at a single link I posted. He even disregarded the FBI UCR and called it NRA propaganda. He argued that the tool did matter and that all these things were not related. You see disarming victims would also disarm criminals and thus everyone would be on the same playing field. He however did not accept my argument that it would reduce crime to a “Might makes right” scenario.
Overall it was a total waste of time. Seriously I should have blocked him long before I finally did. And last I checked he was still spamming me with replies. What I will say though was I was humbled by this comment from Linoge:
Growing up I never did have a lot of patience. Even know there are times where my patience wears thin. I will note interestingly enough there appears to be a gradient to how much patience I am willing to exert with a person. I make that comment because it appears that my level of patience with a person seems to be directly correlated to the level of intellect I perceive them capable of.
For example I’m much more willing to deal with the endless why’s of a small child than trying to explain something fundamental to some who should understand it or has the capability of figuring it out for himself.
Well obviously I felt he was pretty low on the ladder at the beginning but eventually it was obvious that he was suffering from Peterson Syndrome. Eventually I just couldn’t take it and blocked him. I will applaud the other individuals who then picked up and continued to try and get him to think rationally. I personally think it’s a lost cause, he does not have the ability for rational thought.
I think I’m going to go spend time with the wife. The wife that woman hating bastard would rather disarm to force her to live in fear than carry a weapon to conquer evil. As A Girl said:
He seemed to think that anyone who carried a gun was living in fear. He could not comprehend that fear for many of us comes from being forcibly disarmed and at the mercy of those strong than us. For that he is evil incarnate. The following concept from A Girl he most definitely couldn’t comprehend.
You, you who hate guns, you gave me nothing.
All that was offered me was a life of fear, of resentment, of bitterness, of dependence…
The gun community has offered me hope and strength, and courage.
They have taught me to have belief in myself.
That, that is why I am so willing to go to the mattresses. It is that reason I am willing to exert time and patience in trying to force people to admit what they are and what they are attempting to do. I love my friends and family and I will fight for them, even die for them if necessary. I think I can spend 30 minutes on twitter expressing to the scum sucking coward how he actually hates women is time well spent. Especially when I think about what it would mean for some of my friends. Even more than that, those who sadly end up walking that same path in the future. By god I want this path available for others to help them move on.
I don’t want anyone to have to depend on the kindness of a criminal to survive, I just want them to be able to depend on themselves.
Honestly if I was with any utility crew that was in the area to help restore power I’d pack up and leave. They were up all the way from Florida to help. Even if I lived in the area and worked locally, I’d pack up and move. When you attack the people trying to help you, you don’t deserve help. You deserve to suffer and be stuck solving the problem on your own.
He left his family to go help and work long hours in the process. His reward for that was a broken jaw and multiple fractures.
Can someone please explain to me how this was some how supposed to aid in the restoration of power? Does a black eye and broken jaw help a lineman do his job safely? Does it some how give him magical powers to see what needs to be done to the line to bring it back into service?
What I do absolutely love though is that idiot Mayor absolutely doesn’t care because it didn’t involve the use of a firearm. Heaven forbid he actually bring in the National Guard to help maintain order and provide a safe working environment for utility crews. Nope, only his anointed class can carry firearms in the city. In the mean time utility workers are being assaulted for trying to get the lights back on.
Personally, I say leave them in the dark and let them rot if that’s how they’re going to behave. Things aren’t magically fixed overnight no matter how bad you want them to be. Evidently massive damage can be magically undone with a snap of the fingers. Up to and including transformer replacement, line replacement, pole replacement, substation replacement, protective relay replacement, and line communication replacement. Will the individual who discovered this ability to fix things at the snap of their fingers please start a company to provide services, they could certainly be used in a time like this.
As for dealing with this problem, at minimum leave the lights off till that man’s buddies turn him in. You know he went and bragged to someone about beating up a utility crew to “show them they mean business.” Well just leave the lights off until the car and owner is found.
Seriously, incidents like this piss me right the hell off and I am being quite honest about letting them fix this crap themselves if that’s how they’re going to behave. You think a couple of weeks are bad, try a couple of years when no one helps next time.
Tell me, what hands do the fish use to pick up their “tools”? They were food there sport and while you may be well intentioned, the fact is, death is a part of life and humans are omnivores. That’s right, we eat both plants and animals. You do realize a plant is a living organism too right? It is the behavior of people like you who have created an environment where things like this occur. Today I got a new one to add to the list.
I’m sure that Mr. Kourda weeps for the wild boar, that could have easily killed someone, and I’m sure he wishes that they erect a sign to remember the boar time immemorial. This is what happens when animals stop viewing you as a predator. We, as a species, have progressed to the point where many just go to the store and pick up food. Many, like Mr. Kourda feel that it is no longer necessary to kill animals for food.
Well, here’s a random though, that pile of grain you eat because it’s not from the back of an animal? How many mice were killed to prevent them from eating it so it can be on your table? Say you avoid producers and go “organic” which doesn’t use pesticide or kill the little vermin, the reason for the higher costs, which not everyone can afford, is because the lower crop yield due to the pests.
Tell me, what about mouse infestations in your house? See I live on the edge of town surrounded by farm fields. The little bastards have chewed their way into my crawlspace and now into my house. Would you like to put up memorials for all the mice I’ve had to kill Mr. Kourda? They bring with them disease and damage to property. Hire an exterminator I hear you say?
Well I’ve done exactly that, and they poison the little bastards so that people like you can think that they’ve just ran off to live somewhere else. That way you don’t their handy work, or in this case my handy work.
We have been steadily removing ourselves as being a predator in the pool of animals. Many, like Mr. Kourda would like to forcefully prevent those who still act predatory to stop. The thing is, just because we stop being predatory, doesn’t mean other animals won’t view us as prey.
If you would like to voultarily vacate your position at the top of the food chain, that’s your choice. Me, I’m going to stay right here at the top and keep my family and my self free from disease and vermin while keeping them healthy and well fed.
Last week I posted an incident from Moscow at the University of Idaho. It was a classic game of fill in the blank, but all the answers were known in advance. I know some of you probably though I was exaggerating how common this type of event is. Well wonder no longer.
Note how the Greek system was involve yet again. No word on alcohol yet, but it’s hard to think it wasn’t involved.
Now many would wonder why things like this are becoming increasingly common. The answer though is quite simple, kids now days live in a bubble wrapped world. Instead of slowly being acclimated to the realities of the real world and personal responsibility they are shielded and sheltered from it.
The ages of the children involved were 9 and 6. I remember at 6 regularly going with my sister different places without our parents. Including down to the local park, and through the woods as well.
By 8 I was heading off doing things entirely on my own. My rules were just the same as Robb’s.
What happens when you shield kids from everything in the world? They simply don’t know how to deal with life when it actually shows up. They always figure that life is safe and nothing can possibly go wrong. For them they live in a world without consequences because they’ve never experienced any.
How nice is it though that the state is now trying to force everyone to live in the same bubble wrapped world. There is one saving grace about this woman’s experience.
Next wild ass guess, though I will admit it’s not really that wild… Alcohol was a factor in the accident! What say you gentle reader, do you think this individual was sober when he decided to venture across the top of his humble abode?
[sarcasm]Damn, I was really thinking he was stone cold sober![/sarcasm]
How sad is it that I can just read the headline and know exactly what happened like a standard write-up with fill in the blanks. The only difference in the name of the individual, frat house, school, and responding agency.
Why would I bring this all up though? Well remember though that these individuals are not the majority of students and yet they are the shining examples used by the anti-rights cultists that concealed carry shouldn’t be allowed on campus. Unsurprisingly though their examples are often criminals as well. Not to mention the criminal incidents that don’t get reported by the media, some so horrible they should issue hunting tags for the animals who did it. All the while the school looks the other way or attempts to blame the victim (seriously). (As a FYI, that references two different independent incidents believe it or not.) WSU doesn’t like the black eye these types of events bring and does anything it can to hide it.
I find it interesting though that the example group our opponents use against college carry often find themselves in situations that would otherwise preclude them from carrying. Drunk, underage, drug use, etc. Yet our opponents use them as their example to disarm others who merely go to class and go home. Ensuring that they can remain easy victims for the predators they oh so clearly support.
As a side note, we often talk about self-defense and avoiding risky situations. Going into Greek row, more specifically attending any kind of party there I consider high risk, especially for the fairer sex. It’s not the way it should be, but it’s the way it is. Know that it’s high risk and act accordingly, preferably just avoid the damn thing.