Government isn’t fixing this either

The New York Daily News has announced that God is not going to fix the problem of Muslims murdering people in California:

GOP presidential candidates offer prayers — not solutions on gun control — after San Bernardino massacre

Prayers aren’t working.

White House hopefuls on the Democratic side of the aisle called for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shooting in San Bernardino that left at least 14 dead.

But after yet another mass shooting in America, GOP presidential contenders were conspicuously silent on the issue of gun control.

Instead, the Republicans were preaching about prayer.

“Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the first responders in San Bernardino who willingly go into harm’s way to save others,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted.

It was remarkably similar to the response from Cruz following the shooting at a Planned Parenthood office in Colorado Springs last week.

“Praying for the loved ones of those killed, those injured & first responders who bravely got the situation under control in Colorado Springs,” Cruz tweeted at the time.

Democrats — even those not running for office — slammed the GOP presidential candidates for offering prayers instead of action.

“Your ‘thoughts’ should be about steps to take to stop this carnage,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn) posted on Twitter. “Your ‘prayers’ should be for forgiveness if you do nothing — again.”

Now, let’s get this perfectly straight, would-be gun-banners. There is a much better chance, it is far more likely, that God will answer people’s prayers, descend from on high, and forever put an end to all gun violence tomorrow morning before breakfast than tens of millions of armed Americans will EVER permit you, or the federal government, or anyone else, to disarm them.

Give it up. It isn’t happening. Not now. Not ever. Deal with it. We don’t care how many dead bureaucrats or how many corpses of kindergarten kids you want to run up your bloody flag and wave. WE. DON’T. CARE. We aren’t falling for the sob stories again. Not now. Not ever.

Molon labe, motherfuckers. Molon labe.

Mailvox: Attack near Marine recruiting center

RJ emails: Attack at a Marine recruiting station. Near me. Still ongoing. Knew this was coming. Didn’t think it would be here.”

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Police are responding to calls of a
possible shooter in the 4500 block of Utica Ridge in Bettendorf. It
appears to have started near the Marine recruiting office located at 710
E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.

A witness tells TV-6 that he was in the Marine recruiting center when
he heard shots fired at a nearby law office. He says he heard screaming
and then heard the gunman try to reload his gun. A Marine recruiter
told everyone to run. As the witness was running, he said he heard more
gunfire. Kimberly Rd. was closed, but has since reopened to traffic.

It’s going to be everywhere because the invaders are everywhere. Gun up. Carry. Be prepared.

UPDATE: False alarm, looks domestic in nature.

“Davenport police told local reporters there were no injuries from the
shooting, and the gunman shot himself on Utica Ridge Road, about three
miles away.”

Immigrants don’t share American values

The Magic Dirt Theory is clearly not working as advertised. Immigrants are heavily anti-gun rights:

The millions of foreigners the U.S. government voluntarily imports each year can be counted on to vote en-masse in favor of unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms, Winkler explains:

Polls show that whites tend to favor gun rights over gun control by a significant margin (57 percent to 40 percent). Yet whites, who comprise 63 percent of the population today, won’t be in the majority for long. Racial minorities are soon to be a majority, and they are the nation’s strongest supporters of strict gun laws.

The fastest-growing minority group in America is Latinos. Between 2000 and 2010, the nation’s Latino population grew by 43 percent. Hispanics, which make up 17 percent of the population today, are expected to grow to 30 percent of the population in the coming decades.

Gun control is extremely popular among Hispanics, with 75 percent favoring gun safety over gun rights.

Asian Americans also represent a growing anti-gun demographic. Although only about 5 percent of the population today, the Asian American population is predicted to triple over the next few decades. A recent poll of Asian American registered voters found that 80 percent supported stricter gun laws.

I find it remarkable, although not exactly surprising, that so many people are so determined to defend their idiotic theory that all immigrants will magically become Real Americans, real life nephews of their Uncle Sam, reborn on the Fourth of July by virtue of geographical relocation, thereby instantly negating of all of their racial, ethnic, religious, political, and cultural traditions.

How very shocking to discover that immigrants place no value on “rights” that don’t exist, and have never existed, in their alien cultures. As I have repeatedly pointed out, immigrants have no understanding of limited government nor do they harbor any love for it. None. Let’s face it, even after generations in the USA, many descendants of the previous waves of European immigration still don’t grasp the basic concept.

It’s bad enough that the Magic Dirt theory is absurdly stupid; logical criticism should be sufficient to convince those who subscribe to it to abandon it entirely. But when they first reject the logic and then continue to cling to their theory in the face of actual evidence of the sort cited above, well, at that point we might as well just call them fat, ugly, and out-of-date. That sort of rhetoric will be more likely to persuade them that they are wrong, because it is obvious that neither facts nor reason are enough to do the trick.

Perhaps he didn’t see the sign

I wonder how many more “gun-free zone” failures are necessary before people begin to conclude that perhaps mass disarmament is not the ideal way to avoid large numbers of victims:

Up to 15 dead–
Several more injured…
WCNC reported:

    A shooter who opened fire at at Umpqua Community College Thursday in southern Oregon injured as many as 20 people before he was downed, a Douglas County official said.

    KATU-TV reports that Oregon State Police say there were multiple fatalities, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

    County commissioner Chris Boice told KGW-TV that 15 to 20 people were injured in the melee, including one woman shot in the chest.

Shooter is down…

People worry that lots of people carrying openly will lead to a “Wild West” situation, forgetting that four times more people were shot today in this Oregon “gun-free” zone than in the highest annual body count Tombstone ever saw, which was five.

“In cattle towns such as Tombstone or Dodge City, the average number of homicides was only 1.5 or 2 a year, according to path-breaking research by Robert R. Dykstra of SUNY-Albany.”

UPDATE: Mike Cernovich smells a rat:

Something is up. Shooter is Muslim or transgender. Otherwise we’d have a name and race by now.  

“The shooter then asked people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing.”

Sounds Muslim, as it was a feature of previous attacks in Kenya and other places, but could be atheist. The fact that the police and media are sitting on the shooter’s identity tends to indicate the former; they haven’t previously shown any tendency to resist identifying atheists.

ESR on gun control

Eric S. Raymond reviews and recommends Gun Control in the Third Reich:

It is commonly argued today that civilian firearms can do nothing to prevent tyranny because the armed citizen is helpless against the military and law-enforcement machinery of the modern state. But the Nazis never believed this; Adolf Hitler said in 1942 “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered […] peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.

Halbrook shows how the Nazis treated the Germans themselves as “conquered people”; they took the prospect of armed resistance very seriously and acted with brutal efficiency to thwart it it by disarming any civilian they identified as a political enemy or potential rebel. In this they were successful; while armed anti-Nazi resistance movements sprung up all over the rest of Europe, there were none in Germany where weapon controls had been tightest.

The Nazis built their edifice of repression on a law of the preceding Weimar Republic requiring universal weapons registration. The law’s architects realized that these records could be dangerous in the hands of “extremist groups” and required them to be securely stored at police stations. This proved extremely convenient for the Nazis, who used the registration records as a targeting list.

The lesson for today is clear: the individual right to bear arms has to be defended with zeal even when a nation’s political circumstances look relatively benign. By the time the will to repression takes visible form, opposing gun control has already been deferred too long.

And it is only argued by those who know nothing of 4GW. There are sufficient guns even in most “gun-controlled” European countries to wipe out the soldiery and the police forces overnight.

Although it must be noted that the very concept of “gun control” is bordering on being completely outdated, thanks to 3D printing technology. Perhaps that is why the globalist elite is not only increasingly anti-democratic, but anti-technology as well.

Less guns, more crime

So much for the notion of the USA being unusually violent due to its guns and legal carry laws:

With a murder rate many times higher than the US, Russian legislators approved the carry of guns for self-defense. The new law was announced on November 18.

The International Business Times reports that prior to this change “Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice.” Because of this, there are only “13 million” privately owned firearms in Russia compared to approximately 310 million the US. On the other hand, “there were 21,603 murders in Russia” in 2009 compared with just over 13,600 in the US, “which has a population almost twice as large [as Russia].”

In other words, in the past few years fewer guns equaled more murder in Russia while more guns equaled fewer murders in the US.

Under the new law, Russians can acquire a license to carry a firearm for self-defense. The license has to be “renewed every five years” and applicants must “undergo background checks and take a safety course.”

The law allows licensed Russians to carry a variety of different guns.

No wonder the gun control lobby is trying to rebrand as “gun safety”. Their arguments are failing on an international level.

Gun control by any other name

Would still stink of totalitarianism. Don’t fall for the rebranding of gun control as “gun safety”:

The gun control movement, blocked in Congress and facing mounting losses in federal elections, is tweaking its name, refining its goals and using the same-sex marriage movement as a model to take the fight to voters on the state level.

After a victory in November on a Washington State ballot measure that will require broader background checks on gun buyers, groups that promote gun regulations have turned away from Washington and the political races that have been largely futile. Instead, they are turning their attention — and their growing wallets — to other states that allow ballot measures.

An initiative seeking stricter background checks for certain purchasers has already qualified for the 2016 ballot in Nevada, where such a law was passed last year by the Legislature then vetoed by the governor. Advocates of gun safety — the term many now use instead of “gun control” — are seeking lines on ballots in Arizona, Maine and Oregon as well.

It’s always pure deceitful rhetoric with the fucking rabbits. Always. The fact that they’ve been roundly defeated for two decades just means that they’ll rebrand, lie, and try again.

And observe that giving their inch only encourages them to immediately go after the mile.

In Washington, those who pushed the ballot measure through say they will begin a campaign to get the State Legislature to pass measures to keep guns from those with mental illnesses, children and people with a record of domestic violence.

Never give them an inch. Never compromise. Never moderate. And always punch back twice as hard.

It took them a while

But reality is beginning to penetrate even the thickest left-liberal skulls:

Ben Affleck joined Maher in talking about owning guns in order to protect their homes and their families.  Maher began the segment by talking about how the US is not protecting the environment, is failing to take Ebola seriously, and how “the Secret Service can’t even stop people from running across the lawn” at the White House. Affleck interjected: “They can’t just shoot someone on the lawn, that’s illegal… [But] they should have at least released the dogs.”

Maher then used Affleck’s comments as a springboard to launch into a short discussion on self-defense and the rights a private citizen has to defend himself and his property. He said: “In California, anyway, you can shoot an intruder in your home.”

Maher then looked at Affleck and said, “I mean, you have guns.” To which Affleck responded, “I do.” The audience grew quiet for a second and then roused up when Maher said, “So do I, and for that exact reason.” Maher added: “I’m not disarming unilaterally.”

Notice how discovering that they live in a world where danger has not, in fact, been legislated out of existence causes left-liberals like Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, and John Scalzi to rapidly about-face and purchase weaponry in order to defend themselves, their families, and their property. In like manner, they will abandon their vociferous feminism, racialism, immigrationism, and multiculturalism once they finally become attuned to the very real and present threats posed to themselves, their families, and their property.

Reality always demolishes false ideologies in the end. The core left-right question is whether one is capable of recognizing reality before the Grim Reaper is actually at one’s door.

Show some sense, people

Perhaps the only thing dumber than letting a nine year-old girl fire a gun on full auto is the idea that a ludicrously ill-considered training accident will lead Americans to embrace gun control:

A nine-year-old girl has accidentally shot dead a shooting instructor who was teaching her how to use a powerful Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca was showing the unnamed youngster how to fire the weapon at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in the Mohave Desert in White Hills, Arizona, when the gun recoiled as she pulled the trigger.

In a statement, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the 39-year-old was hit in the head by a stray bullet as the Israeli-made Uzi kicked back. He was airlifted to the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, where he was later pronounced dead.

A video released by the police showed the slender girl with a ponytail and wearing pink shorts being instructed in how to aim the gun by Vacca.

I’m just glad that it was the idiot instructor who was killed and not the girl, as was the case in a similar incident a few years ago. I’m not a professional firearms instructor and I understand that guns kick. No one with zero to moderate firearms experience should fire a weapon on full auto, and certainly no child who isn’t going to be physically able to control the tendency of the weapon to rise.

Weapons deserve respect and demand common sense. And handing a loaded, fully automatic Uzi to a little girl demonstrates the precise opposite of both. It’s a remarkably stupid and unnecessary tragedy.

Gun rights in the capital

It’s another step forward for Gun Freedom in America:

A federal judge on Saturday overturned the Washington, D.C., ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional.

“There is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” said Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. of the District of Columbia District Court.

“Therefore, the court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional,” he added in his 19-page ruling on the case, Palmer v. District of Columbia, which has been dragging on for five years.

The court ordered the city to allow residents to carry handguns outside their homes and to let nonresidents carry them as well.

I’d prefer to see the Constitutional language implemented more completely and for all gun-related laws to be thrown out, but it’s good to see gun rights advancing, however slowly. Always make it harder for the government to kill its people. The harder it is for the government to do it, the higher the risk to its agents to try it, the less likely it is to happen.

Celebrate Palmer this week and buy a handgun.