19 April, 2013

Gun grabbing tabled......for now

The Senate voted this week and amendments to the base bill were voted down, including the infamous Manchin-Toomey amendment. 

I'm gonna gloat a wee little bit and do my happy dance.  There's still lots of work to be done. I read Delaware is passing a bill for universal background checks.  And that brings me to this quote from the movie Serenity,

'Cause as sure as I know anything I know this: They will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground, swept clean. A year from now, ten, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave.

Right now they're trying again, and will continue to do so.  It's time for us to misbehave.  Call your politicians and let them know you'll "misbehave" at the polls.   Let them know there are political consequences to their actions. 

15 April, 2013

I can hear the howling already

Everyone is upset ( or is going to be) when they see this.  However, Do you want Chuck Schumer writing this? Or MAIG?  Maybe Eric Holder, hmmm? 

Nope, I want the guy who works with Alan Gura, to write bills that can be defeated. Also,  rights will be expanded if this bill becomes law.  Granted, it's not "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED! MOLON LABE!" but, something is going to get passed. Our Congress, even the staunchest of liberty's defenders are spineless jellyfish. As Alan Gottlieb says, there are consequences if the system is abused.  Now the problem I foresee with that is that some vast number of prohibited persons filling out and/or falsifying a 4473, don't get prosecuted.  But I trust SAF a far sight more than the NRA who has been known to sell out for their own self interest. 

Also, I can't remember where, but there is something about if this were to be defunded, it would be permanently shut down. 

12 April, 2013

Friday Fun Track Don't Play Me a Punk Song!!!

Any band that can pull off wearing lederhosen...well, that's aces in my book.

11 April, 2013

Missouri Highway Patrol sells the people it's sworn to protect down the river

Two times now, the MHP has asked for, received and shared with the federal government, exactly who in Missouri has obtained a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit.

The full story is here.

While not a gun registry per se, it is a registry of who has applied for and received a permit to conceal a weapon on their person legally.  Missouri law does not allow this.  It is up to MO AG Chris Koster to investigate and prosecute this. 

Edit: Please forgive me, law enforcement is not sworn to protect people, they are sworn to uphold and enforce the law. 

06 April, 2013

Sebastian and Bitter ofShall Not be Quesitoned point out the hypocrisy of MAIG

So, with two responses back from the Missouri contigent of MAIG,  both of them have said they either a. My position focuses specifically on gun violence, not the broad right to keep and bear arms. 

or b. I feel efforts to removeillegal guns from the streets are appropriate.  

But Sebastian of Shall Not be Questioned   has pictures & a video of a MAIG rally in Pennsylvania. 

Their end game is confiscation.   If you're not calling out these people every chance you get on their belief, then you should be.  Otherwise, we might find ourselves staring down the barrel of our rifles with a neighbor in our sights. 


05 April, 2013

University City Mayor responds to my letter

I've received the second of what is hopefully six replies, this time from Mayor Shelley Welsch, mayor of University City. 

Mr. Top of the Chain,

Thank you for your note. I appreciate your input.

I will not be renouncing my membership in the Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization. My first responsibility is to protect the safety of our residents.  I feel efforts to remove illegal guns from the streets are appropriate. 

I am not sure where the quote of Michael Bloomberg originated – during his work on this issue or his work on large sodas.  I will say, though, that I don’t believe any recommendations of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization infringe in any way on the rights of U.S. citizens.  Details of our proposals can be found at http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/federal/federal.shtml.


Shelley Welsch

A common pattern seems to be emerging here, that these mayors want "illegal" guns off the streets.   Yet, when asked they cannot answer definitively, what exactly an "illegal" gun is.  Mayor Welsch asserts MAIG will not infringe upon the rights of U.S. Citizens.  But when Magpul, while fighting the Colorado bill, kept running into lobbyists from MAIG, it seems clear that the mayor is either uninformed about the organization she won't resign from, or a willing and active participant.   

Mayor Welsch is wrong, and shame on her for siding with bigots.