The anti-gun craziness in WI persists — and why police should not have unlimited access to CCW database

Common Sense Takes a Holiday in Wisconsin

Taking a break from my posting break for this delightful bit of paranoid crazy from the WAVE FB page (an organization for Anti-Gun Wisconsinites that has only managed to get 3,160 followers — slightly less FB friends than I had at my peak (I’m little below that now)).

Common Sense Takes a Holiday in Wisconsin

In case you can’t read the above:

the law will not only put cops at risk but store owners and women on dates and people wearing rolex watches or large diamond rings or fur coats…………yes we all new this—–really there are but 2 types of people nowadays in the USA “religious zealot knee jerk liberals of which I am one and then our opponents neo nazi gun death power and sex obsessed psychopaths.

To be honest I am thinking this may be sarcasm, as few people refer to themselves as “religious zealot knee jerk liberals,” … but given the quality and mental state of the anti-gun groups/liberal Wisconsin groups it’s really hard to say.

But regardless whether it’s parody or serious, well incorporated in this post is that bizarre fear that having a gun available turns otherwise law abiding people into criminals or murderers. . . . → Read More: The anti-gun craziness in WI persists — and why police should not have unlimited access to CCW database

Greg Gutfeld’s “Red Eye” gets stupid in a gun debate

I’m a big fan of Redeye on Fox News, but last Friday Gutfeld’s panel mostly got it completely wrong on the issue of the new Arizona law that would make it legal to carry firearms on college campuses. Did the Redeye panel deal with the actual issues at hand, or go immediately to chair wetting exclaims of “Oh My God stoned and drunk teenage students waving guns around in class and shooting professors because of bad grades and hormones and did we mention they’re all stoned and drunk and nuts?” Let’s just say … the majority of the chairs needed recovering when the segment ended, though Mr. Gutfeld’s outlook was much more reasonable.

To recap, the new law would make it legal for people who can legally carry a weapon (meaning pretty much any law abiding citizen over the age of 18, since Arizona allows 18 and over to “open carry”) to drive or walk across an Arizona campus with a firearm on their person or in their vehicle, though they cannot enter any building (i.e. dorm room/classroom) with the firearm. Though I would have liked it if the law had gone a step further and included access to buildings, . . . → Read More: Greg Gutfeld’s “Red Eye” gets stupid in a gun debate

So Direct TV is Anti-gun? Guess who just lost a potential subscriber!

Why are they so self righteous about stopping a Radio Shack store in Hamilton, Montana from giving away a certificate for a free gun when signing up for their service, as the store is currently doing with Dish Network? It bugs me that corporate Radio Shack is against this giveway as well, but for Direct TV … they aren’t involved in the giveaway at all, it’s just promoting their product from one of the many stores that offers it. And check out the tone of Darris Gringeri, VP of public relations for DirecTV.

“DirecTV is absolutely not following suit with the Dish Network promotion and immediately denied the request for such a promotion the moment it was brought to our attention,” Gringeri wrote. “I can assure you that Mr. Strand will not be offering this deal to potential DirecTV customers.”

My wife and I are actively looking at the options for TV as we speak, and Direct TV just dropped down to the bottom of the list. We’ll see if Mr. Gringeri gets more or less subscribers because of his nasty tone.

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Set against the background of . . . → Read More: So Direct TV is Anti-gun? Guess who just lost a potential subscriber!

Debating an anti-gunner is like debating an arachnophobe about the importance of spiders in the ecosystem

Photo described on anti-gun FB site as: "18-month-old girl firing machine gun on property of Highlander Arms owner in NH." Though there is a later clarification: "This makeshift shooting range is in Massachusetts. The owner of the property runs a gun shop, Highlander Arms, in New Hampshire"

To the left is a picture (I apologize for the quality) that has some anti-gunners going nuts. And when you read their comments, you see why we can’t have a real debate on the issue of guns in America. When I look at this picture (and I’ll admit I was a little startled initially), I see what I assume is a Dad including his beautiful little girl in his life. Did they actually shoot the gun or was he just letting the little girl pose with him? I don’t know. In either case, was he endangering the girl to the point that social services should get involved and maybe take her away? To that I would say … NO! Hell no! She’s got hearing protection on (I can’t tell if she has eye protection or not) and he’s controlling the gun. At most she’s pulling on the trigger and giggling at . . . → Read More: Debating an anti-gunner is like debating an arachnophobe about the importance of spiders in the ecosystem