Call, Write, Show Up!

Seriously folks.  Now more than ever we need to ring the bell for freedom.

(Stolen from here)

Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    • 120 specifically-named firearms
    • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
    • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

The full summary can be found here.

Now a couple observations, this is their current absolute wish list.  This thing is so over the top to “garner compromise”.  They shall receive none from me.  Write, call, and show up.  Seriously folks, you all can most certainly write.  If you’re unsure what to write, Robb has a wonderful starting point.

Don’t just do this yourselves, get EVERYONE else you can to do it too.  Do not just go quietly into the night, make your voice heard.  Make them realize the beast that they want to tangle with.  Make them understand that there will be no compromise from us on this subject.  Know someone who just bought a new AR in the panic, get them to write in!  I’ve heard many people lately bitch about it but not a one of them has bothered to write in and complain.

Do not just sit on the side lines and expect this to turn out for the best.  If you want to see the future, create it!  There is no doubt that the NRA stepped in it last week, but as Sebastian said:

We’re going to war, and this is the NRA we have, and more importantly, this is the NRA we can win with. But only if we hang together, because our alternative is to surely hang separately.

The NRA, like it or not, is the most effective and biggest legislative lobbyist we have on our side.  Honestly they are the only one’s that we can effectively use against our enemy.  If you doubt their ability, why do you think our opponents are so enthralled with attacking and attempting to discredit the NRA and its members?  The one thing that bugs me more than anything though are the people who bitch about the direction of the organization but they do not get active themselves.  As I have said already, “If you want to see the future, make it.”  That does not happen by sitting on your ass and complaining on your blog or to your friends.  It happens by going out and getting active, at least at the local level.  Do you think the NRA would ignore a large section of it’s membership if that section actually stood up and said something?  No, but that section has sat quite for so long they forget they’re there.

If you sit around and do not even bother to lift a finger in this fight and we loose, you have no one to blame but yourself.

SSCC #489–Oviedo

An internal investigation found that Sgt. Dwayne Walker violated several department policies when he followed a teller from the Bank of America on Mitchell Hammock Road last month after asking for her phone number hours earlier. Walker, a 13-year member of the department, then waited for her in the parking lot, according to witnesses.

The results were typical:

Walker was originally placed on paid leave pending an internal investigation but resigned late Wednesday.

Resigned as always.

State Sponsored Criminal #489: Sgt. Dwayne Walker

Because that is behavior that shouldn’t tarnish his ability to get employed again by being fired.

Your Evening LOL

If only real life was like this…

I fell over at the Yoga achievement. And lets not forget about AFT:

SSCC #488 – Baltimore

The WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team has learned that Baltimore police and transportation officials are trying to correct a problem with about 2,000 red light camera citations that may bear the signature of a police officer who is dead.

The terms willful and gross both come to mind.  The fact that numerous people have been issued tickets, including a vehicle that was blatantly stopped in the images presented as evidence, merely shows an intense level of corruption.

Sadly I doubt anyone will actually be punished for this blatant abuse and corruption.

State Sponsored Criminal #488: John Doe

Because in reality traffic fines should just be another tax randomly applied to people without any actual application of the law.

via Bob S.

Merry Christmas Everybody!

So I woke up this morning and spent the morning cleaning my garage and shop.  The last remainder of some temporary storage left and I was finally able to do the change over on the tractor.

Good timing too because we’ve got a white Christmas this year.


I blew out the drift at the bottom of my driveway and the turkey is FINALLY in the oven.  With only minor damage to myself and the house I might add.  Nothing aloe and a little spackle wont fix. Open-mouthed smile 

Hopefully that’s the only hiccup for the day.   Hopefully everyone got some cool toys, we still haven’t opened anything under our tree, too busy with food and house prep with friends coming over for dinner tonight.

SSCC #487 – Chicago

He was the ringleader of an “elite” Special Operations Section that ransacked homes without warrants and shook down drug dealers for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.

On Tuesday, former Chicago Police Officer Jerome Finnigan, wearing an orange jump suit and shackles, admitted to those crimes as well as to the most outrageous charge — that as an officer, he ordered a hit on another cop.

I am at a loss for words on this one.  Go read it, dispicable barely begins to describe it.  Remember this is in the middle of the haven of gun control and one of those that our opponents deems anointed.

State Sponsored Criminal #487: Jerome Finnigan

Because if another cop gets in your way, kill him, you’re a cop you’re exempt.

I aim to misbehave…

So my wife got me a t-shirt for my birthday today.  I would say it’s fitting:

Joss Whedon’s Serenity Browncoat/I Aim To Misbehave Men’s T-Shirt, Large

For those of you who may not understand, I give you this:

I spent last night in conversation with my mom regarding  the current state of affairs and the political fallout from the actions of a mad man that shall not be named.*  I find the shirt fitting because I’m not going to run, I am not going to cower, I am going to stand and fight against the coming onslaught.

I am going to fight against those who would disarm the law abiding, I will fight those who think that one more law would magically stop a mad man,  I will fight against those who think that the appearance of a weapon is some how related to its effectiveness, I am going to fight against those who use the tragedy and misfortune of innocent children and families to further their own political agenda.  Ultimately I am fighting against those who would disarm the victims to ensure they are incapable of mounting the most effective response and defense.

Ultimately in the words of Malcolm Renyolds, “I aim to misbehave.”  Because my stepping up to the plate is exactly what our opponents would say is misbehavior.  They would rather I just shut up and sit in the corner so they could then use my silence as an indication that I feel guilty for the actions of another.

No.  I aim to misbehave.  I aim to act and pursue this in ways they couldn’t imagine.  I aim to help the big dogs in this fight to take control of the conversation and pummel our opponents into the ground.  I aim to make this their last stand.  I aim to put them into the dust bin of history next to the KKK.

Me thinks I’m going to have to watch Serenity when I get home tonight.

*Seriously, if you put his name in the comments I will perma-ban you, I will not aid in giving these people fame for their atrocities.

The World is Not Ending Tomorrow…

You want to know how I know, it’s quite simple really.  29 years ago tomorrow hell froze over, a blizzard hit the Pacific Northwest and made the Seattle area down right miserable.

In the middle of all that misery I punched through my moms uterus and abdominal wall that I can only hope looked something like this:

Dance and all!

I was born defying all the odds, weighing in at a whopping 4 lbs 2 oz and was 6 weeks early(I was reminded it was actually 6.5).  My mom still refers to me as her gift from god.  I know there are certainly some people in this world who wouldn’t consider me a gift.  Frankly I don’t care, there’s a phrase I’d use to describe it but some would consider it gratuitous in its use of expletives.  The gentler version is “Screw ’em”

So for all of you who think the world ends tomorrow, I hate to break it to you but it wont, at best that process actually began 29 years ago.  For some their political end is at hand, and I will have no heartburn at all if some how my name comes up yet again before them, repeatedly, until they crash into the wall so hard they disappear into the wastebasket of history.

It is kind of nice though that by the age of 28 I became despised and called out, by name, by some of the most despicable people I’ve ever seen or heard of.  Yeah, this year was a good year, now I just need to best it next year.