Monday, July 12, 2010

Streets of Shame

Businesses that display this sign should be avoided as being unsafe
Streets of Shame

The reason for this article is to show the public places of business and Government agencies who don’t allow law abiding citizens to carry weapons in these venues. Their argument is that weapons cause violence which is of course unmitigated nonsense. Weapons don’t cause anything but bad people do. So why do these people put up signs banning the carrying of weapons. One reason is THEY don’t like guns so no one else should according to them. The other and perhaps main reason is the various businesses and Government agencies don’t trust law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families. Maybe they think that a gun transforms a law abiding citizen into some sort of psychopath by merely possessing a firearm. Of course that’s nonsense but you can’t reason with these types of people. You can correctly point out that more people then ever are buying guns but the crime rate is going down according to the FBI statistics. Facts and logic don’t faze them in the least. You can point out that gun free zones are just killing areas for some psycho with a grudge against society for a grievance real or imagined. Logic is left at the door when dealing with these people. So how do you deal with these people?

If they hold political office then you simply vote them out. If they can’t trust law abiding citizens to posses or carry firearms then why should we trust them with our future? If they are wrong on the firearms issue chances are that they will be wrong on other issues such as taxes and the economy. Many times they are soft on crime but hard on law abiding citizens. Such people don’t deserve to hold any office. If you look at the states with the most restrictive gun laws chances are they have high tax rates and are broke and looking for more ways to tax the populace and take away more of their rights. So the simple, though not easy solution is to vote them out and put statesmen in instead of political hacks.

One glaring and unjust ban is in the military. I find it amazing that out men and women in uniform can be trusted with various implements of war overseas but the minute they return to the US that trust is suddenly gone. They are not allowed to carry weapons on US bases and there are other restrictions as to where they can and can not posses a gun. That my friends is a sad state of affairs. This was put in place by President Clinton in the 1990’s who by the way was a draft dodger and disliked the military and guns in general. Then we have this nit-wit Janet Napolitano, our esteemed Homeland Security Chief make a remark that returning veterans are a menace to society. HOW DARE SHE? She is a perfect example of an incompetent moron who got promoted. These people volunteered to serve our country and risk life and limb in doing so. They should be honored not reviled. I wonder how many lives would have been saved at Fort Hood if a serviceman or woman was armed and could have put down that nut job sooner rather then later.

Other Government agencies don’t allow weapons into their facilities which makes it easier for the bad guys to tally up a body count. Until 9/11 pilots were not trusted to carry a firearm on board. They are trusted to fly a 30 million dollar jet full of fuel and passengers but not trusted to carry a 38 on board. I find that logic amazing. They can now but it’s a burdensome process and I heard that you can get clearance to nuclear weapon secrets easier then be allowed to carry a gun on board a jet.

Businesses have to be dealt with in a different way. When you see a sign on their door prohibiting weapons the best thing to do is turn around and spend your money elsewhere. Then notify the management and corporate office that if they don’t trust you with a weapon then why should you trust your and your family’s safety to their place of business. There are national chains such as Target and Outback and Red Robin Resteraunts who don’t allow guns on their premises but Wal Mart and many restaurants do. Guess where I am going to spend my money. Anti gun businesses will state that they have a right to prohibit weapons on their premises. Perhaps they are right but we have a right not to shop there. If enough people boycott those places of business then it will hurt them in the pocketbook which should get their attention. Those businesses that prohibit weapons can’t nor won’t guarantee your safety. If they have security they are also unarmed. Shopping malls make excellent killing fields as they prohibit weapons in most cases. Mall security is also not armed so if a shooter comes in I guess they can call 911. Hmm so can most of the shoppers as almost everyone has cell phones. So what good is mall security?

Most schools and colleges prohibit weapons by anyone. Hmmm for some reason the bad guys don’t read the signs so if they decide to shoot up a school there is no one to stop them. But the insanity goes even farther. There have been examples of kindergarten kids being suspended merely for pointing their finger at another kid and saying bang. Other ridicules incidents involve a kid bringing in a plastic fork or knife to eat his lunch. This is not -0- tolerance but mass insanity in the education system. I wonder how many lives would be saved if they taught a gun safety course in all schools. The chances of that happening are about like a snowballs chance in hell. How about training and arming some of the teachers? Small chance there as that makes too much sense! After all it’s the evil guns that are the problem not the evil people. Don’t you know that guns have evil personalities, if you don’t believe me ask some of those wack jobs that make these rules.

So what has gun free zones gotten us? To just name a few how about Luby’s cafeteria, Columbine, Virginia Tec, various McDonalds restaurants among others. I could name a bunch more but you get the idea. It also got us 9/11 because if the pilots had guns the terrorists couldn’t have hijacked the planes with box cutters. So what do the wack jobs say about that? Stricter regulations on guns! Dr. Savage states that liberalism is a mental disorder and this is proof positive that he is correct. If you keep trying the same thing over and over and expect different results then you have a form of insanity.

So what do law abiding gun owners do when confronted by anti gun wackos. Since you can’t reason with them just walk away. No sense getting upset over something that you can’t control. What you can control is at the ballot box on Election Day. Let those politicians who would take your guns know that you will be voting against them and you will also spread the word. Maybe someone who is running for a large office won’t care but the locals know that as every vote counts especially in a close race. One thing that politicians understand is the vote. Those who are against us can be put in the unemployment line come November. Make sure that you notify anti gun businesses that you will be spending your bucks elsewhere. If enough people do that they will get the message. By the way Starbucks, a national coffee chain, recently stood up to the anti-gun zealots and we should thank them and give them our business.

If enough people do these things perhaps we can get back our rights in full as the Constitution meant to be.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gun Control & Dishonest politicians

Gun Control and Dishonest Politicians
We are going to take a look at dishonest politicians and their true motives for passing gun laws. I will list a few but there are many more and a book can be written about them and their crooked and anti-gun ways. There are over 20,000 gun laws at all levels of government in the US. They cover every aspect of gun ownership and usage. There are a few that make sense but many of them are either feel good or useless laws. Many of these politicians feel that it’s better to do something wrong then be perceived as doing nothing at all. We are plagued by incompetent and dishonest politicians at all government levels who put their careers ahead of the public interest. They would rather pass a bad gun law then tackle the real issue. Criminals!!!

Big Tim Sullivan was a notorious Irish gangster whose mob controlled New York City south of 14th Street around the turn of the 20th century. He was a member of the infamous Tammany Hall group who dated back to the Civil war era and was always corrupt. He made the relatively easy transition from dangerous street thug and political ward heeler to New York state senator first in 1894 until 1903. He left Albany in 1903 for a term in the U.S. House of Representatives, and returned to the legislature in 1909 after complaining that he lacked the juice in Washington he'd grown accustomed to on his home turf. He wanted to be a big fish in a small pond rather then a small one in a lake.
In 1911, the Irish and Jewish mobsters who put him into office faced a growing problem, the Italians. Immigrant Mafiosi newly arrived from Sicily and Naples were horning in on what had once been their exclusive domain. Guess there wasn’t enough to go around. Gunfights on the Lower East Side and the neighborhood around Mulberry Street that was to become Little Italy grew more and more frequent, and it was getting so that you couldn't even shake down a barber shop or deli without some guy fresh off the boat taking a shot at you. Now that was a problem. Imagine the indignity of getting shot just because you wanted to extort money from a small business.
Not to worry, Big Tim had an idea. And in 1911, he took care of the problem. That’s where freedom ended and more corruption began. The Sullivan Act was passed into law in New York City in 1911 and remains Big Tim's primary legacy since it was named after him. It effectively banned most people from owning and, especially, carrying handguns. It bans law abiding citizens from carrying handguns but not the crooks and politicians. There have been additions in the following years which made a bad law worse. People with connections and money could always obtain a permit which is true in most areas where draconian gun laws abide. Corruption the big city way always allows those with connections to obtain a gun. By the way it did nothing to reduce the crime in New York City. As in all localities the real criminals don’t pay attention to gun laws.
The old reprobate didn’t live long after that. He became insane because of syphilis and was committed to the nut house. Shortly after he escaped but was run over by a train.

This billionaire bought his kindgom NYC Mayor Bloomberg

Today we have a billionaire mayor who bought his way into office and in fact connived his way in so he could serve more then two terms. Wonder whose palm he greased? Why would one of the wealthiest people in the world want to be the mayor of NYC? It is a power thing and don’t believe for a moment that he cares about the little guy. He is even telling people what they can and can’t eat. By the way he heads the mayor against guns outfit which is rabidly anti-gun. He hired some people to go to other states to buy guns with the intention of busting those gunshops. It seems that the ATF didn’t appreciate his meddling and a couple of states passed laws banning such activity. He is always looking for ways to abuse the law abiding gun owner. Bloomberg is nothing more then a very wealthy tyrant who bought his kingdom.

The face of curruption Mayor Daley of Chicago

Another cesspool of corruption is Chicago. The first mayor Daley served from 1955 to 1976 when the infamous handgun ban was enacted in that city. In 1989 his son Richard Daley took over and has been mayor since though he is more of a king. He has fought tooth and nail to keep the ban on handgun ownership in place though the Supreme Court recently overturned it. Without a doubt he will do everything in his power to make it very difficult for law abiding citizens to own a handgun. It makes one wonder what his motives are since it has been established that areas such as Chicago that have draconian gun laws also suffer higher crime rates. I am pretty confident that Daley can read so upon studying the FBI stats that show crime going down while gun ownership is rising, what are his motives for denying gun ownership to his own constituents. Like many tyrants he must be afraid of armed law abiding citizens.

When you talk about rampant corruption you can’t leave out New Jersey. Every time you turn around some mayor or representative is getting arrested for some sort of bribery or extortion. In fact if you have done time in prison for those sorts of crimes it is a resume enhancement if you want to run for state office. About a year ago they arrested some 40 people for selling organs including some state office holders. By no coincidence the gun laws are draconian to the max. It is very difficult to buy most guns without a lot of difficulty and some types of ammo are also banned. They also have a gun a month law, how useful. Maybe New Jersey and California are trying to out do each other to see who can bully law abiding gun owners the most. The laws in California are so draconian that it would take a book to outline them. Among them are a 15 day waiting period after you purchase a handgun and are cleared by NICS. They have a may issue permit system which would be open for abuse. If you are connected and have some money you can obtain a carry permit. The rest of us! Forget it! Every handgun sold in California has to be approved by the Dept of Justice prior to being sold.

Lies and scandals ruled Clinton's White House

Corruption also made it to the White House during the Clinton administration. It seems that there was a scandal per day and he got caught lying about his affair with Monica. Like all corrupt administrations he was rabidly anti-gun and passed the useless assault weapon ban in 1994. It did nothing to curve crime though it hindered law abiding citizens from purchasing some weapons. The useless ban did sunset in 2004 though many on the left want in re-enacted. Since it didn’t reduce crime the first time around why would they want it re-instated? We must ask that question. Clinton also did an executive order banning military personal from carrying arms while on US bases. I guess he doesn’t trust our finest with a weapon. Not surprising for a draft dodger. The blood from the Fort Hood massacre is on his hands because if the soldiers were armed someone could have stopped the shooter before he took 13 lives. Hillary would like a world wide ban on small arms especially those in the US.

There is corruption in spades at the present administration. Not only is Obama corrupt and incompetent he generally lies when he opens his mouth. When it comes to doing something right Obama is a boy in a man’s world. Obama came from Chicago so he learned his corruption from the masters. When he ran for president he stated that he respected the 2’ND amendment but his voting record in Illinois shows otherwise. He voted against gun owners every chance he got. If he has his way he would ban all guns but he doesn’t have the clout to do that yet and by the grace of God he never will. He has a higher regard for terrorists and illegals then his own citizens. He either doesn’t understand or care that guns in the hands of law abiding citizens tend to curb crime.

The Face of incompetence President Obama

Maybe some of our tyrants took their queue from worldly tyrants and despots. When you look at countries such as China and North Korea they forbid all gun ownership. By coincidence they are run by Communist despots. Castro’s Cuba doesn’t encourage ownership of firearms either. Many other countries make it almost impossible to legally own a firearm. Such governments fear their populace probably with good reason. It is easier to put your boot heel on a peasant’s neck that isn’t armed then one who is. Mexico is an excellent example of a corrupt government that has been in power for many years. Gun ownership is very strictly regulated so only the cops and drug lords have guns. Bribery is rampant in the Mexican Government and if they can’t bribe you they murder you. The president of Mexico is trying to rid the country of the drug gangs but they have been entrenched for generations and it’s proving to be a difficult task. Of course he blames the US for the amount of guns available but he better look elsewhere. He recently lectured Arizona on its immigration law but Mexico’s is much stricter. By the way all of those despots, US and otherwise are quick to advise us how to live our lives but seldom follow their own advice. We have many in congress who would like to abolish our gun rights while they have armed body guards to protect them. Anyway some of our politicians such as Daley, Bloomberg, Obama and others of their ilk would make people like Stalin proud.