Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quote of the Day

This isn't patriotism. It's the bluster of the deeply insecure.
Eric Liu, source

This ties in with this from Abrose Bierce:
One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors.
Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

Wall Of Voodoo "Shouldn't Have Given Him a Gun For Christmas"

Kurt Hofmann Calls the NRA a Moderate Gun Control Group


But on second thought, perhaps such an organization really does exist. There exists, after all, an organization that repeatedly calls for the government to "enforce existing gun laws," and even says that failure to do so is a crime. The same group supported enormously restrictive regulation of fully-automatic firearms, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and even a safety device (suppressors, routinely, if inaccurately, referred to as "silencers"). The Gun Control Act of 1968 passed with this group's blessing.
Still, by virtue of fighting against bans of so-called "assault weapons," and "high capacity" magazines, for supporting the right to armed self-defense outside the home, and for the right to stand one's ground when violently attacked in a place one has a right to be, for opposing efforts to ban private gun sales, and for opposition to various other of the very worst proposed infringements on that which shall not be infringed, the NRA can plausibly claim not to be among the extremists for "gun control."

Indiana 9-Month-old Dead - Daddy Forgot the Round in the Chamber

Jacob Hambaugh

Local news reports

A 9-month-old shot in Howard County while his dad was trying to clean a gun has died, according to police.

The incident happened Wednesday night. Officials with the Howard County Sheriff’s Department said the child’s father, John Hambaugh III, 31, was taking apart a gun to clean it but there was still a round inside. 

It discharged, striking the father in the thigh before hitting the baby in the head. 

I suppose the gun-rights commenters believe one-strike-you're-out is too severe for this guy. It was only an accident, after all.

Washington School Shooting - 2 Dead - 5 Wounded, 3 Critical

local news

Friday, October 24, 2014

Not good

The first step in dealing with a problem is admitting you have a problem.

Georgia Gun Shop Employee Arrested

Local news reports

"mug shot from a previous arrest?"  I say the owner should be arrested too.