I’ve been absent from the world for a couple of days, and now I’m looking at all the stupid that happened while I was gone.
» Map: Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?
…. an interactive map that shows a dot over each home that when clicked will display the name and address. The map seems to have been produced and published as an illustration of sorts for another article
The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood. Authored by Dwight R. Worley, this article starts out with the story of a gun-murder and follows into the usual “guns are the problem” whine that is so typical of liberals. But Mr. Worley took it a step further in getting the names and addresses of 44,000 gun owners in two New York counties and making them available to the general public via the interactive map.
The motive is clear. It’s supposed to portray gun owners as the pariah, the evil doers hiding in our midst; and expose them to the wrath of the public. Kinda like sex offenders or wife beaters. That is the way gun owners are thought of by the gullible audience of liberal media.
But that’s not the whole story. See, Americans (the real ones, I mean) are sick and tired of being demonized for being real Americans and don’t take this kind of abuse sitting down – anymore. The very next day, Christoper Fountain of the For What It’s Worth blog responded with a post that lists the name, address and phone number of the Journal’s publisher, along with a photo of her house. That didn’t seem to satisfy Fountain so he added name, address and phone numbers for the company’s CEO and the reporter who started it – Dwight Worley. And then the next day followed up with names, addresses, phones, emails, twitter and even some photos of the staff of the Journal News/LoHud.com.
You Get What You Tolerate …. and Christopher Fountain ain’t tolerating.
Incidently, the original article by Worley included an editor’s note :
Journal News reporter Dwight R. Worley owns a Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Magnum and has had a residence permit in New York City for that weapon since February 2011 …..
Head-scratcher right there?
Now, while Fountain’s reaction is a good one, it’s based on having taken offense to the actions of the guy who made the map. The “Visual Editor” at the journal (according to Fountain) Robert F. Rodriguez is responsible for that, and I do believe it was intended as a reprimand to the gun owners; an ‘outing’ if you will. It was meant to offend the gun owners, but that intention is born of pure ignorance and bigotry and deserves an additional, educational reaction.
Gun owners are not ashamed of owning guns. Our ownership of guns is the result of our having accepted the responsibility of our own defense, protection and safety – as well as the protection and safety of other people for whom we have accepted responsibility. Since we take our duties and responsibilities seriously we do not leave them to be secured by others who may or may not be there when it counts.
We believe that our right to defend ourselves and our charges is not just privilege or luxury but duty. Therefore, owning the best tools for the job is nothing to be ashamed of. Nor is it offensive when someone points it out – even when they do so because they lack the intelligence to understand the concepts of responsibility, accountability and duty. Not to mention the cowardice it takes to put your life solely in the hands of authorities that absolutely cannot guarantee any of the above.
So, an additional reaction to the ‘map’ should be thanks – thank you for publicly recognizing us as responsible citizens. Thank you for labeling us as stand-up Americans that make the founders proud. Thank you for letting the criminals know where they best not go lest they get their asses shot. Thank you for embarrassing all those cowards who don’t have guns.
From that same map produced by Mr. Rodriguez is this:
A big ole gun-free kill zone in New York
Look at that – hundreds of New York cowards live right there – not a single clickable dot. They shirk their constitutional duty to keep and bear – they leave themselves, their families and their homes at the mercy of any and all criminals in the hope that the authorities will be able to get there within minutes – when seconds count.
The people that live in that part of New York disgust me. Thank you Mr. Rodriguez for pointing them out. I’m sure there’s a few (illegally armed)burglars,(illegally armed) rapists and plain ole (illegally armed)psychos that thank you as well.
S’matter o fak, I sent Mr. Rodriguez an email:
To Whom ….
I’ve read the article at lohud.com entitled The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood, and reviewed the interactive map of gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties.
Understanding that it requires enormous effort and time to compile such a comprehensive list I would like to request that my name and address be added to the map. Even though I don’t live in New York City – or even New York state – I believe I deserve just as much credit for being a responsible American as do the 44,000 gun owners you highlited in your map.
If you could make that amendment to your map, I would greatly appreciate it.
I am Gun Owner Ross ‘Bubba’ McDowell
He was arrested by D.C. police and spent the night in jail while his family spent the night alone in the hellhole that is D.C.
The enforcers of unconstitutional law spent no time “deciding” whether Andrews should be immediately incarcerated.
» REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTOR SAYS U.S. CAPITOL POLICE TREAD ON ME
December 23, 2012: NBC’s David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press” produced a 30 round AR15 magazine and held it up, waved it around and used it punctuate his accusations. Even though D.C. gun laws explicitly define Gregory’s action as felonious, D.C. police are still “deciding” – five days later – whether or not Gregory should be arrested:
» THE ENTIRE NBC FIREARMS CRIME SAGA, POINT-BY-POINT: Is David Gregory Hiding From the Cops?
Sign this petition:
» Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C
David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person.
DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01
(b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
We The People demand that he be formally charged for violation of this law on “Meet The Press.”
You can still sign this petition:
» Piers Morgan: Moonbat Without a Cave to Call Home
The wildly successful petition to have Piers Morgan deported for campaigning to destroy our Constitution has been countered by a British petition. It seems he is not welcome back home. Thousands have signed a petition to keep the authoritarian propagandist in the USA, citing as a reason that “No one in the UK wants him back.”
» The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S.
Yea but! millions of those violent crimes were not committed with guns. So there – proof that gun control works. But now that Brits are still butchering one another, there must be something else that needs to be banned:
doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. Yup, right on time.
The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.
None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.
Gun Registration So You Can Keep Them?
» FEINSTEIN: ALL GUN OWNERS SHOULD BE REGISTERED, FINGERPRINTED
Feinstein’s legislation throws some gun owners a bone by saying, “[It will protect] the rights of existing gun owners by grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment,” but it then states: “It will require any grandfathered weapon to be registered under the National Firearms Act.”
Dhimmicrats demonstrate, once again, that they think gun owners are illiterate and totally stupid. I can’t help but wonder if they’re correct.
When certain anti-gun politicians or administrations broached the subject of registration in the past and the NRA or Gun Owners of America quickly pointed out that registration would lead to confiscation, liberals laughed and accused the “gun lobby” of being paranoid or conspiratorial. However, now, in the wake of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bald admission that he believes gun confiscation a viable option, the days of laughing off the dangers associated with registration are long gone.
The Al-Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk in Connecticut wasn’t ready to give up when its proposal for a 27,000 square foot facility was turned down by the zoning commission over matters completely unrelated to religion. The Islamic Center sued, asserting—as you might have guessed—it was religious discrimination. The cry of “Islamophobia” got the Justice Department on its side, and the zoning commission suddenly changed its mind after a closed session.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson is high-tailing. She got caught using at least one email alias to do agency correspondence. The purpose, of course, was to prevent the ‘watch dogs’ from catching her doing underhanded stuff.
“Our objective is to determine whether EPA follows applicable laws and regulations when using private and alias email accounts to conduct official business,” assistant inspector general Melissa Heist wrote to the EPA on December 13, 2012, in announcing that an investigation was under way.
By applicable laws, Heist is referring to actual law as passed legally by congress …. not the faux laws the EPA is constantly fabricating under the name of regulations.
Windsor – I mean Jackson – insists that it was an innocent little thing for which she is resigning. That’s a first …. an Obama ogre backing down from baseless charges, eh?
» Complying with EPA regulations costs the U.S. economy $353 billion per year — more than 30 times its budget
America wasted $353 billion just to comply with regulations made up by a bureau of unelected tyrants. What the congress and administration cannot do to America, it gets done by it’s appointed and unchecked bureaus.
There is a great deal of hard work ahead, such as deciding who to put up against the wall first. Everyone has agreed on the rich, the dreaded 1 percent, except presumably for those 1 percenters funding the revolution and paying the Citizen Smiths who work for NGOs and come up with new social media engagement strategies to tackle economic disparities and that sort of thing.
There are international tribunals and an entire political and media frenzy declaring that global warming is the greatest threat of our age. We snicker at fools who took the Mayan apocalypse seriously, but people who would never hide out in a basement because of some ancient prophecy listen to media buffoons drawing up lists of what parts of the world will be underwater in ten years or twenty and take the whole ridiculous thing seriously.
“The death penalty is an appropriate punishment for Global Warming deniers who are so influential that one million future deaths can with high probability be traced to their personal actions,” Parncutt writes. “Please note also that I am only talking about prevention of future deaths – not punishment or revenge after the event.” Naturally. Citizen Parncutt is not motivated by such petty emotions. His revolutionary will-to-kill is as pure as the driven snow.
» Living on Land Ceded by the USSA
Did you ever think you would live to see Americans subsisting under these conditions in their own country?
Not to worry, our liberal overlords have a fix. They would like to take away the Chiltons’ guns.
Our rulers want the border porous because their long-term plans to “fundamentally transform” America require a massive influx of Third World welfare colonists. But more is coming across than undocumented Democrats.
By now it is obvious that the federal government will not take effective action to secure the border. Nor will it allow states to do the job themselves. Since protecting the country from foreign invasion is the #1 responsibility of any legitimate government, this begs the question: by what right do the parasites in Washington tax us?
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» Baahaahaa! Ohio moonbat liberal commie radio station closes, blames Obama for demise
» Obama Emails Supporters to Boost Attendance at Inauguration
» Is Every Single Animal and Reptile Endangered?
» Revealed: How TSA agents ‘laugh at travelers’ naked scanner images in backrooms while flirting with each other
» Facebook becomes Big Brother, closes pro-gun accounts
via Gun Control Fact-Sheet 2004 / From Gun Owners Foundation
* Kennesaw, GA. In 1982, this suburb of Atlanta passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to the modest 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.(37)
* Ten years later (1991), the residential burglary rate in Kennesaw was still 72% lower than it had been in 1981, before the law was passed.(38)
* Nationwide. Statistical comparisons with other countries show that burglars in the United States are far less apt to enter an occupied home than their foreign counterparts who live in countries where fewer civilians own firearms. Consider the following rates showing how often a homeowner is present when a burglar strikes:
* Homeowner occupancy rate in the gun control countries of Great Britain, Canada and Netherlands: 45% (average of the three countries); and,
* Homeowner occupancy rate in the United States: 12.7%.(39)
37 Gary Kleck, “Crime Control Through the Private Use of Armed Force,” Social Problems 35 (February 1988):15.
38 Compare Kleck, “Crime Control,” at 15, and Chief Dwaine L. Wilson, City of Kennesaw Police Department, “Month to Month Statistics: 1991.” (Residential burglary rates from 1981-1991 are based on statistics for the months of March – October.)
39 Kleck, Point Blank, at 140.