Quote of the Day – Tamara (01/06/2013)

Putting aside the pie in the sky impracticality of this, I like to point out to these people that we already had a world without guns; it was called the Middle Ages. It was a peaceful utopia where the lion lay down with the lamb… any time it wanted to, and the lamb just shut up and took it, if the lamb knew what was good for it.

Tamara – Imagine there’s no stupid; it’s easy if you try…
January 4th, 2013

[Yup, that’s about right, but remember for some reason we’re exempt from the laws of nature now days.  Lets not forget the gun is civilization.  Tim over at GunNuts also did a nice post on this same topic.

Currently I don’t have much else to add. -B]

This has awesome written all over it…

So here’s something fun and distracting besides all the normal depressing stuff going on right now.

And here’s part 2:

SSCC #494 – Whitaker

A suspended Whitaker police officer will stand trial in January on charges that he used his gun to break a driver’s window during a traffic stop and threatened charges unless she paid to fix his damaged gun.

William S. Davis, 35, is charged with official oppression, making a false statement, criminal mischief and a criminal attempt related to a threat in connection with a June 27 traffic stop.

This one makes the count for the following line:

Whitaker police Chief John Vargo, who testified in Officer Davis’ defense, said he consulted with Officer Davis by phone that day in June and told him it would not be illegal to make that deal but that the decision was up to him.

Uh, that’s not how it works sparky.  What we have is an officer with an obvious temper problem and an abuse of power problem and you just wrote him a ticket to intimidate and harass people unlawfully.  She was smart contacting an attorney because that behavior is unacceptable.

Go read the story, is the classic list of excuses, such as:

Officer Davis also told authorities he had been looking for a sedan involved in drug activity that resembled her vehicle.

The victim in this case drove way because she was fearful since the officer was NOT in uniform and driving an unmarked car.  Pro-tip for idiot cops, next time call a black and white to make the stop.  Most reasonable people wouldn’t trust that situation.  Pro-tip for the victim, promptly call your local dispatch and inform them that a vehicle is attempting to pull you over and the officer doesn’t appear to be in uniform.  This helps your credibility.  If you have no phone, drive to the closest police station.

State Sponsored Criminal #494: William S. Davis

Because when you get pissed off because someone rolls down the window, you vandalize their car with a deadly weapon and charge them for the damage you did to the weapon.

Jeremy Clarkson you’re my hero…

First, when you read the title it should sound something like this:

Now why is Jeremy Clarkson my hero?

I always knew there was a reason I rooted for him on Top Gear.  Now given all the commentary around Piers as of late my distaste for the sniveling ass-hat should be obvious.  However if you look at the reason he was originally fired from the Daily Mirror his lack of ethics and morals becomes obvious.

Morgan was fired as Editor of the Daily Mirror on 14 May 2004 after authorising the newspaper’s publication of photographs allegedly showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by British Army soldiers from the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment.[17] Within days the photographs were shown to be crude fakes. Under the headline “SORRY.. WE WERE HOAXED”, the Mirror responded that it had fallen victim to a “calculated and malicious hoax” and apologised for the publication of the photographs.[18][19]

He will do anything and sell out anyone if it will improve his ratings or make him a buck.

h/t to Kevin on this one.

Quote of the Day–Dan Muhlbauer (01/03/2013)

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer said. “Those are not hunting weapons.

“Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer said. “Because if they’re out there, they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”

Iowa State Representative Dan Muhlbauer

December 26, 2012

[First, let me be perfectly clear.  μολὼν λαβέ or molon labe Representative Muhlbauer.  I didn’t go shoot anyone with my firearms and neither did the majority of gun owning Americans so leave my property alone.

If you desperately want my property, I request that you lead the confiscation teams so that those you would attempt to use force of government to steal from can more easily deal with the tyrannical bureaucrat who sent the jack booted thugs to their door.  However like most petty tyrants you won’t actually bleed for your cause, instead you will send others to do your dirty work for you.

I will restate this for those who may have never seen my tripwire post, more specifically the lessons of the 20th century:

Lesson No. 2: If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and confiscate your firearms– kill him. The disarmament of law-abiding citizens is the required precursor to genocide.

A word of warning though Mr. Muhlbauer, if any of those you attempt to kill succeed in surviving and escape, my assumption is they are coming for YOU.  A man like that will be on the run already and ultimately have nothing left to lose.  In the process of attempting to steal his property, you threatened his family, invaded his house, and even attempted to kill him.  Think about that sir, you may not be pulling the trigger yourself, but you’re creating the laws to tell others to kill people for you.  You are responsible!

I didn’t put a gun in anyone’s hand, I didn’t pull the trigger, I had absolutely nothing to do with a mentally deranged individual, yet you want to hold me and others like me responsible.  You would disarm us to leave us as defenseless as those children, praying that the police show up in time.  Tell me, did the police show up in time?  Because it took 20 minutes and it was a blood bath that any responsible gun owner could have stopped if they were there, but you sir would disarm them.  You would take their property or imprison or kill them.

That sir is sick and down right despicable.  You claim to be about protecting the children, yet you would have masked men invade homes in the middle of the night heavily armed killing anyone inside who merely looked like they might resist.  Think I’m exaggerating?  Look at your war on drugs and the number of innocent people killed in the wake of that mess.  You would use the force of government to kill otherwise law-abiding citizens for the victim-less crime of merely owning property.

Who is the mass murderer here Mr. Muhlbauer?  Who is attempting to use force to coerce others into behavior you, Mr. Muhlbauer, deem acceptable?

One group wants to merely be left alone, another group blames the first for tragedies the first group had no part in.  Tread wisely Mr. Muhlbauer.  We are not bloodthirsty and we aren’t out to kill or hurt people like you would claim.  We will however defend ourselves and our natural rights, rights that you have no say in.

To the people of Iowa, find a way to run that tyrant out of his job.  Sadly your state doesn’t support recalls like mine does, and yes I’m already looking into what needs to be done to recall a politician.  Anyone who votes yes from the State of Washington for an Assault Weapons Ban or Magazine ban, I will lead the charge to remove from office.  Some officials may think their reelection would be at least 2 years away, not true in some states.

There’s the Soap Box, Ballot Box, and Cartridge Box.  An attempt to remove anyone of the three options for defending ourselves and ensuring the governed can revoke their consent results in the third box being the only option. –B]

SSCC #493–Fort Worth

Yes, it’s Fort Worth, again…

So much for going a year without a DUI by the department.  The numbers put it in perspective why this one’s in the count.  Not to mention even at the stiffest penalty he could be back at the job in 10 years.

State Sponsored Criminal #493: Nicolas Ramirez

Because if I enforce DWI’s that means I couldn’t possibly get one right?

via Bob S.

Quote of the Day – A Girl and Her Gun (01/02/2013)

Unless you are planning on using your gun to kill or giving it/selling it to someone who is, your buy back is nothing more than another thing to make you feel good. Listen closely to what has been said a million times by a million smart folks…your feel good move WILL NOT make a flying flipping bit of difference in terms of keeping your kid, my kid, any kid safe in schools, movie theaters, banks, parks…

(Emphasis mine)
A Girl and Her Gun – I Got Your Buy Back…
January 1st, 2013

[Most of the clamoring I’ve heard recently, including the BS being introduced in congress is the same old song and dance we’ve always heard.  It’s the classic, “Do it again but only harder.”

What’s the definition of insanity again?  It happens to be the same as futility.

 The act of doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

As Joe has so rightly pointed out though we need an orthogonal solution.  The problem is, they are unwilling to accept any solution but that which they want.  To them that is the only answer to the problem, their problem as defined by them.  Both sides of the debate admit there is a problem and want to find a solution.  One side of this debate doesn’t want to debate though, they want to lecture and do what they want.

Currently I’m sick of the BS being spouted by that particular group and as far as I’m concerned can be run out of the discussion.  We had the discussion on their talking points and they lost.  If they don’t want to grow up and actually discuss things like a reasonable and rational person, difficult given the prevalence for Peterson Syndrome, they can go sit at the kids table and eat while the grownups talk.

Ultimately A Girl’s conclusion is right:

So when another attack happens because no effective change took place I hope you are still feeling good about yourself. As for me, I prefer to do what at least has a chance of working. You will not be getting my gun. Not for 200 bucks or for $500 or for $1000 or…you get the picture.

Another attack will happen, it is an inevitability.  The choice of tool by the killer may change, but this tragedy will happen again as long as we keep redoing the same failed solutions.  China has had a string of similar incidents where a knife was used instead of a firearm.

For those of you who think that we can negotiate and retain some of our rights.  What happens when the next attack occurs? Or the one after that?  They will come and nibble again and again, stripping your rights away.  Ultimately to the point where they are trying to outlaw kitchen knives.

We stand to gain nothing by negotiating with the enemy on this front, instead we stand to lose everything.  Now is the time to stand up and fight.

If you haven’t contacted your reps, do so now.  That link will allow you to contact all your reps in one shot.  I spent some time last weekend and wrote individual personalized letters to each of my reps.  If you have the time, do it.  Don’t let the work of the past 19 years undoing the damage sink and fade into the darkness. -B]

SSCC #492 – Robbins

The police chief of south suburban Robbins was charged with drunken driving this week — his second DUI charge in three years.

The number of ads I saw over the past month about not drinking and driving has been astonishing.  All of them were from different law enforcement associations and some even my local state patrol.  Evidently for some reason this individual feels he’s somehow exempt from it.  Not only is he exempt, but he still has his job.  You lead from the front and this type of behavior thus far has served as an indicator of other problems brewing within a department.

State Sponsored Criminal #492: Johnny Holmes (No I’m not making that up.)

Because when you work in law enforcement, DUI isn’t a big deal.  It’s merely to strip individuals of their 4th amendment rights.