“Lost and Stolen” Stopped in Illinois

According to Armed and Safe, the bill has gone down in flames.  Demographically, with Chicago and surrounds as big as it is, it’s a testament to gun owners in Illinois that they’ve been defeating the anti-gun agenda as effectively as they have been.  Chicago is one of the few centers of gun hatred in this country, so this is no small accomplishment.

UPDATE: Looks like the magazine ban might fail too.

I Need Time Lord Technology

I have never had a more acute need for closets that use TARDIS technology than I will by the end of this next week.  Consider this from Bitter:

Tomorrow the goal is the bathroom and my bedroom.  It may sound easy, but you guys have no idea about my bedroom which has three closets.  That’s going to kick my butt tomorrow.

I have thrown out two large contractor bags full of clothing.  I figured it’s high time to accept that I’m not fitting into the clothes I used to wear right out of college.  That should make a decent amount of room to accommodate Bitter’s stuff.  But also consider this:

On Monday, I drive back to Philly, probably with Christmas decorations in the back.

I don’t know what it is with chicks and Christmas decorations, but every chick I know, even ones that live on their own, have at least a tub’s worth of Christmas decorations.  And that’s not even counting the shoes.  Where are we going to put all the shoes?  This is where the Time Lord technology comes in.  I need some place where we can fit everything, and still have a reasonable living space that looks nice.   This is about the time I seriously regret not buying a house with more storage.

Public Smoking Bans

Looks like a town in California is proposing to ban smoking anywhere in public.  I think it’s it’s unreasonable to speculate how soon it will be before gangs are shooting it out in the streets to protect their tobacco turf.  You have to figure the next step after that is just banning it altogether.  It’s for the lungs of the children, you know.

What They’re Teaching Kids These Days

Another Gun Blog talks about his sister’s high school civics class:

Apparently they (very briefly) studied the 15th, 19th, and 26th (voting rights) amendments and a handful of others but didn’t even focus on the 1st ten in the BOR. She had no idea what the 3rd, 9th, or 10th were (although most schools generally ignore those as much as they do the 2nd)

Of course they would cover the voting rights amendments.  Today we worship the Goddess of Democracy.  Rights?   Liberty?  Freedom?   Bah!  Outdated concepts from a bunch of guys that have been dead for 200 years.  The elite have rejected repulican values and republican thought.  Today we will worship, and pray to the Goddess that two wolves and a sheep get to decide what’s for dinner.

New Media Assault

I have to admit, so far the Brady Campaign’s Newswatch is top quality stuff. Worthy of Jadegold, except without the ad-hominems.  I mean, arguing that Montanans are crazy for taking the constitution seriously, and that NRA members are afraid of cows.  Wow.  I look forward to the day when I can be part of this parody.

Just to let you all in on what the Brady’s are likely hoping for here, is that we all link to these outrages, and that it boosts their Google mojo.  That way when people search on certain things, their message gets out there, and maybe they get some followers.  I wonder where they got that idea from?

But seriously folks, the Brady’s are a lot of things, but they aren’t stupid.  They are clearly starting to understand new media, and we have to be ready.  Be so baited as you might be, the best thing is to ignore them.

It’s Worse Than That

Today’s NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert outrage of the week.

This week’s outrage comes to us from Winchendon, Massachusetts where, in yet another case of “zero-tolerance” enforcement defying common sense, fourth-grader Bradley Geslak was suspended from Toy Town Elementary School for bringing a Memorial Day souvenir to school.

According to a May 29, Telegram.com article, a uniformed veteran gave the 10-year-old two empty rifle shell casings from blanks used during the town’s Memorial Day celebration Monday morning. Bradley gave one of the empty casings to his grandfather and kept the other as a souvenir. The trouble began when he took his souvenir to school the next day.

“He was just playing with it at lunch,” explained Crystal Geslak, Bradley’s mother. “He wasn’t showing it to anyone; he had it in his hand and was playing with it.”

A teacher saw him with the harmless piece of brass and confiscated it. Ms. Geslak was then called at work and told to come and pick up her son, who had been suspended for five days!

Well, the problem is, if you don’t have a license to have a firearm in Massachuetts, you can’t even possess ammunition or ammunition components.   The truth is, this kid and everyone involved in this situation is lucky that it’s only resulting in a five day suspension.  Under Massachusetts law, both the kid, the veteran who gave the kid the empty shell casing, and the teacher to took if from the kid could be looking at two years in prison for having ammunition components without a license.

These are the “reasonable restrictions” that the Brady Campaign wants to impose on the rest of the country.  And they call us “nuts” and “paranoid” for arguing that these regulations are anything but reasonable.   Yet in this case, the following people could be looking at two years in jail:

  1. A 10 year old kid.
  2. One of our nation’s veterans
  3. An elementary school teacher

Sound reasonable to you?  Me neither.

It’s Not About Guns, It’s About Control

Did I say guns?  I meant dogs.  Eric has a follow up to the post we linked to yesterday.

“I think eliminating vicious dogs is as important to reclaiming our cities as controlling gun violence and making sure our young people are going to school,” says Yates.

Tyrone Yates is as big a proponent of gun control as he is rounding up people’s pets and exterminating them.  You know, if you change two letters in his first name, I think you can come up with something more appropriate.  Tyrant Yates — yeah, that’s better.  I continue to be amazed that people will vote to keep power hungry politicians like this in office.  And yet these are our big city politicians.  It’s almost like people in big cities like having government run their lives.

A government that goes around invading people’s homes to snatch away family pets and exterminate them has crossed the line and lost any claim to legitimacy it might have.  In sincerely hope that other politicians in Ohio aren’t interested in perpetrating a crime like Tyrant Yates proposes.

E-Postal Revisions

Made a few revisions to the e-postal match below.  For one, I said there was a total of forty shots and forty points.  That was incorrect.  That might be true for an actual silhouette match, where there are two banks of animals, but I figured we’d stick to one target, which only has one bank, so twenty shots and twenty animals.  Done in four strings of five.

Secondly, at the suggestion of Mr. C, I added a masochist class, where you can shoot all 20 animals, and your score is however many shots it takes you to hit them all.  In this class, you can hit the animals twice, and it still counts.  Also, if there’s any interest in an air pistol class, I’d be happy to add that.  If I get one person interested in that, I’ll shoot that class with you.