The Oregon Shooting and Gun Control

guns072way1_custom-58b70217dd018d680795bc812a15d13a233f7e8b-s6-c30Ever since news broke – and especially since Jug Ears got up and ran his mouth – there has been an overwhelming amount of articles flying across my screen. I want to share some of them with you – and some thoughts on some of them – but decided to put them in one big post. So sit back, grab the popcorn… here we go.

Sheriff In Charge Of Response To Oregon Shooting: ‘Gun Control Is NOT The Answer’

Please note: this was not his response to the shooting. He was one of the sheriffs who stood on the side of the Second Amendment the last time Jug Ears got his hackles up.

Oregon college shooting: Shooter ask students their RELIGION before killing them

This one seems out of place and unsubstantiated, but thought I would include it as well. It is apparently the story of an eye witness. I guess we may or may not find out about it in the future. If he did, it depends on what religion he was… the media may decide to leave that out as there may not be an agenda addressed with it.

Another on the above: You Won’t Believe What Oregon Killer Asked Victims Before Shooting

According to the NY Post: Oregon Gunman Singled Out Christians During Rampage

Should Civilians Have Military Guns?

This one was actually put out yesterday, but it came across with everything else and I thought it was an interesting topic. More so now. Mostly because you will hear a lot of shrill cries about guns firing a bazillion rounds every second from their massive “clips” and “guns that belong on the battlefield, not the streets of America.” If I was on a battlefield, my AR-15 would not be what I would want by my side since the enemy would be shooting at me with automatic weapons, but the average gun grabber does not know the difference between automatic and semi-automatic. And this is a lot of what the article is about. In the coming weeks, we’re going to hear all those scary terms, meant to make those who are into guns think these are all huge weapons that can shoot through walls and fire at ungodly rates of speed, and when you correct them they’ll start sucking their teeth and telling you this isn’t the time to argue about little details. But this is their plan, the basis of their agenda. Make the uneducated on the subject believe them and belittle anyone who actually knows what they are talking about so those same folks don’t learn anything and maybe change their minds.

FBI Data Shows You’re More Likely To Get Beaten To Death Than Killed With A Rifle

Official studies and statistics like this are being released in droves, and it is another thing the gun grabbers couldn’t care less about. They prefer spewing poll numbers from badly worded polls, the results of which have been debunked several different ways. They don’t want to hear it – all while telling us we’ll do and say anything to make our guns relevant. Laughable when you see their tactics to take away yet more rights from the “free” citizens of the USA.

Media Call to ‘Defund’ NRA, Repeal 2nd Amendment After Tragic Shooting

The media and gun grabbers routinely fail to remember that the NRA is funded by American citizens – members of the NRA who want them to fight for our rights – and that we also vote. They also fail to realize that the NRA has been a largely do nothing organization for years. We have come to depend on lesser known groups to actually do the fighting we expect the NRA to do. As for repealing the Second Amendment – give me a break. I can sit here and tell you the second protects all the others and all these other lines. But the bottom line is this… when one goes, the rest follow. So whether you like an amendment or not, if you successfully get it removed, you can bet it will be a lot easier for groups to get rid of others, your favorite included. The left is doing a heck of a job on the First Amendment, all the while proclaiming to be staunch defenders of it. Give up absolutely none of your rights.

Former US Marshal: Oregon Gunman Chose ‘Gun Free Facility’ with Umpqua Community College

Not only that, but he did so in a state that has already enacted a lot of the crap the gun grabbers are crying for. Oregon has universal background checks. Of course they’ll blame “everyone else” for not having them. But the fact is, Oregon has some pretty strict gun control laws, and they didn’t do a damn thing to prevent this. And in today’s world, we can’t talk about things that would actually work – help for the mentally ill, arming teachers, allowing those of age and who are legally allowed to carry concealed on campus, armed guards, testing on some of the drugs out there (even some quit smoking drugs have been known to make people a little crazy), etc.

Another on the above: Gun Free Zones = Mass Murder

Obama Administration Makes Shocking Announcement After Oregon School Shooting Leaves 13 Dead

I’m not sure why this is so shocking. He says the same thing after every tragedy involving a lunatic with a gun. Basically, he wants to punish everyone who didn’t do it, while spewing the same false poll information mentioned above (you notice they no longer say “background checks” when referencing that stat? Now it is “stricter gun laws.” That wasn’t even the topic of the poll they are misusing).  Obama and the left have an agenda. It has nothing to do with crime or the mentally ill or the amazing side effects of drugs on the market or anything other than restricting more rights. What is shocking is that a good amount of the media and the gun grabbers were yelping about gun control this afternoon before the shooting was even over! They usually don’t wait for the bodies to cool, but this afternoon the shooter was still active when they began with the politics. No one had been identified, families hadn’t been told, nothing… the guy was still opening fire and getting into a shoot out with cops and they’re talking about gun control and past shootings. That is shocking to me. Beyond disrespectful, completely immoral, and a clear indication of where their priorities are. And it has nothing to do with your safety.

More on how Obama doesn’t know that we hired out reps to speak for us and they are doing so on this subject – at least until now: Without knowing the facts White House calls for tougher gun laws in wake of Oregon shooting

Police Scanner Audio From Oregon School Shooting Proves They’re Fast, But Not Fast Enough — Why Police Can Never Substitute Concealed Carry

Nothing against police, but they usually get there to take notes and clean up the mess. They can’t always help you, and in some cases they won’t. The line of thinking in this article will never become mainstream for several reasons: 1. gun grabbers have an agenda that has nothing to do with the safety of people 2. police are racist apparently 3. it pushes personal responsibility. We can’t have any of that in a nation begging the government to completely take over their lives and do everything for them. Those willing to take care of things on their own and take responsibility for themselves, their lives, their safety, their actions, etc. are looked at as backwoods hillbillies who lack education and apparently hate America. Even though it is the opposite: those people are the definition of what America was built on and founded for. Hell, we fought a war based on it and for the right to do so!

With all of this said:

Please remember that our Congress and Senate have been very disappointing. Write, call, fax, etc. your reps and demand that they stand strong on our rights. Don’t just do it once… become a nuisance. Tell them over and over and over again. Don’t let this go. Don’t let them fall for that phony poll that keeps getting regurgitated. Let them known about how and why that poll was disproven and tell them you actually feel about gun control. These are our rights. Fight for them!

You can see more articles like this via my Twitter account. The feed is on the right, feel free to follow me. But I don’t want to bog down this page with article after article in succession about the Oregon shooter and the realities of gun control. If you are interested, they are all there. Only an occasional one will make it in here.

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California’s 10-day gun registration waiting period found unconstitutional

The judge found that “the 10-day waiting periods of Penal Code violated the Second Amendment” as applied to members of certain classifications, like Silvester and Combs, and “burdens the Second Amendment rights of the Plaintiffs.”

The court order forces the California Department of Justice to change its systems to accommodate the unobstructed release of guns to gun buyers who pass a background check and possess a California license to carry a handgun.

“We are happy that Second Amendment rights are being acknowledged and protected by our courts. This case is one more example of how our judicial branch brings balance to government in order to insure our liberty. I am elated that we were able to successfully vindicate the rights of our clients,” Donald Kilmer, lead attorney for the plaintiffs said in a statement.

Source: California’s 10-day gun registration waiting period found unconstitutional – Red Alert Politics

Dispelling the Myth of What Goes on at a Gun Show

He should have gone for the ride on the taser at the end. It’s worth the lifetime of laughs you get after it ends. LOL! I took the ride a few years ago. It was five seconds that felt like an hour, but we have gotten so many laughs out of those five seconds since then.

And I will never take that ride again! But I sold the hell out of them for years after!

Piers Morgan Interviews Florida Sheriff

This interview took place right after the 71 year old former policeman shot another patron in a movie theater over texting. Piers didn’t get the answers he was seeking from the sheriff and seems genuinely surprised by that.

The Puckle Gun

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Enjoy the above slide show. That ugly thing is called a Puckle Gun. It was built in 1718.

It is a tripod-mounted, single-barreled flintlock weapon fitted with a multishot revolving cylinder. It was intended for shipboard use to prevent boarding. The barrel was 3 feet (0.91 m) long with a bore of 1.25 inches (32 mm). It had a pre-loaded cylinder which held 11 charges.[2] It was thus a manually operated (thus externally powered) machine cannon.[3]

According to the Patent Office of the United Kingdom, “In the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain, the law officers of the Crown established as a condition of patent that the inventor must in writing describe the invention and the manner in which it works.”[citation needed] This gun’s patent was one of the first to provide such a description. One modern author remarked however that “James Puckle’s patent in 1718 contains more rhetorical fervor than technical rigor.”[4]

Two versions

Puckle demonstrated two versions of the basic design: one, intended for use against Christian enemies, fired conventional round bullets, while the second variant, designed to be used against the Muslim Turks, fired square bullets. The square bullets were considered to be more damaging. They would, according to the patent, convince the Turks of the “benefits of Christian civilization.” The square bullets, however, were discontinued due to their unpredictable flight pattern.

Prototypes were shown in 1717 to the English Board of Ordnance, but they were “not impressed”. However, “at a public trial held in 1722, the gun was able to fire 63 shots in seven minutes in the midst of a driving rain storm, an amazing feat for the period.”[2]

The Puckle Gun drew few investors and never achieved mass production or sales to the British armed forces. As with other designs of the time it was hampered by “clumsy and undependable flintlock ignition” and other mechanism problems.[2] One newspaper of the period sarcastically observed, following the business venture’s failure, that the gun has “only wounded those who hold shares therein”.[citation needed]

John Montagu, 2nd Duke of MontaguMaster-General of the Ordnance (1740-1749), purchased several for an ill-fated expedition in 1722 to capture St Lucia and St Vincent. There is no evidence that the guns were ever used in battle.

Source: Puckle Gun

So this gun was created 73 years before the 2nd Amendment. But somehow we are to believe that the Founders never imagined guns progressing past the musket into larger, more powerful, higher capacity weapons that fired more efficiently than muzzle loaders. Anti-gunners, your argument is invalid.

More sources on the Puckle Gun:

History of Firearms

Weapons Blog – Puckle Gun

Little Bits of History – Puckle Gun

James Puckle

Dispelling Another Gun Control Myth: Repeating Arms Pre-Dated the 2nd Amendment

The Father of Machine Guns and Revolvers

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New NFA Regulations and What You can Do

To better understand the issue with the coming NFA regulations, take a read of this article.

You can voice opposition to these changes online, but you only have until Monday, December 9 to do so (this coming Monday). Click here to post your comments. You can submit comments anonymously, and be aware that any information you provide can be viewed publicly on the internet because it is going in to an official docket.

I’ll Get you, my Pretty! And Your Little Black Rifles, Too!

I'll Get you, my Pretty! And Your Little Black Rifles, Too!