Joan Peterson “Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence board Member, co-president of the Northland Chapter of the Brady Campaign, President of Minnesota Million Moms March, Spokesperson for Protect Minnesota ; aka Japete” displays something that I’ve seen all too often around the web recently.
In real life, shooters go to schools and shoot at children as young as 7 and as old as college students on a fairly regular basis. In real life, innocent people are shot for wearing a hoodie while walking in a neighborhood, for playing music too loudly, for texting in a movie theater, for egging someone’s car.
For some reason, anti-rights cultists have suddenly woken up and realized that shootings can happen for trivial reasons (Zimmerman excluded despite her claims) — being disrespectful.
This isn’t a new problem. This isn’t a result of changing gun laws. They are showing their opportunistic nature and ‘gun control’ agenda by only highlighting these shootings. For decades; gangs have been shooting and killing each other for being ‘dissed’. For decades drug cartel members fought and killed people if someone slighted them; sold drugs in their territory for example.
America, we have a problem. It’s unimaginable that the daily carnage of gun violence does not ping the collective conscience of our elected leaders.
Gun Control Advocates; you have a problem. You don’t seem to focus on the shootings in Gun Control Paradise aka Chicago; last year they had over 500 homicides; many by firearm many killed due to gang activity. Where is your outrage over that?
Where was your outrage over our country’s capital Washington D.C. being Murder Capital of the country for decades? Funny how shootings seems to have dropped off in the district now, isn’t it?
I find it disgusting that anti-rights cultists like Joan only show concern about “respect” or “courteous” when it is a “white” shooter — even if the media has to invent a new shade of white (White Hispanic) to justify their agenda.
Please join the discussion.
I might cover the embellishment of her ‘life story’ later but for now, this should give another reason to vote for someone else.
She also said Friday that she believes universal background checks are “a good idea.”
Sorry Ms. Davis but I shouldn’t have to get a background check when I inherit firearms from my father or buy a gun from a friend.
This is going to be an on-going series of posts about the shooting of Jerry Waller by Fort Worth Police Officers. While I have my own opinion about the Grand Jury’s decision to no-bill the officer; this isn’t about that. What I’m trying to do is use this horrific incident to raise awareness about various factors and current issues. The report, which I referenced in the other post can be found here.
In this post, I want to discuss the ‘mindset’ of the officer(s) involved.
During his recorded interview, Officer Hoeppner stated that they observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the far back portion of the driveway at 404 Havenwood Lane North. Officer Hoeppner thought that the vehicle could have possibly been intentionally parked at the back of the driveway by an intruder to prevent anyone from seeing them approach the residence.
I’m not exactly sure what makes a car parked in a drive way “suspicious” given that most of the homes in the area seem to have rear (or side) entry garages. Many people have more cars than space in their garages so it is very common to have cars parked on the driveway. We seldom have severe weather that dictates all cars be parked inside.
Street View of address in question
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The driveway extended from the main roadway to a parking area in the back of the residence. The driveway was connected to a rear entry garage that was not visible from the roadway. The officers stated that they decided to approach the back of the residence first because of the suspicious vehicle that was parked on the driveway and the fact that the back of the residence was secluded and more susceptible to have been broken into.
This is information is important because of the security habits of some homeowners. Rear entry garages are often left open; either by accident or by carelessness. Most of the homes have locking doors from the garage into the house proper.
( just saw how long this post was — most of it will be below the fold)
There comes a time when patience runs out and we have to act. Time and time again it happens. After every shooting, after every horrible murder spree; the main stream media and the gun control advocates trot out the tired hackneyed phrase
The shooting at the Mall in Columbia has reignited debate over gun control laws here in Maryland
I rarely approve of burning books but I’ll make exception for the style guide used by 99% of all news outlets. The less said about what I’m willing to do to editors who keep approving articles featuring this line — well the less that can be used against me in a court of law.
Come on PEOPLE. We haven’t stopped having this debate. Either admit that and don’t use it again or Admit you don’t pay attention to your own site.
What other repetitive phrases or sayings get under your skin?
WordPress.com has a cool feature; it identifies posts of other bloggers that have been tagged. You can set up searches for those key words, like “gun control” and see when someone makes a post using it. I’ve been checking out blogs and commenting for a couple of weeks. Yesterday I left a comment in response a post that ended with this:
How well do our laws “promote the general welfare”?
This other narrative is also in Scripture.The gospel lesson this week is Matthew’s account of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”. (Matt 5:9)
We share this narrative in the stories we tell, in the votes we cast, in the way we spend our time and talents, and in the energy we give to share a better vision for this world in which we live.
Who are we? Who do we want to be? How are we willing to make changes to get there?
This was my comment (in case it goes away like my other two comments did):
Okay…let’s put aside the fact that correlation does not equal causation (more guns doesn’t necessarily mean more violence), Let’s put aside the fact that the CDC in their 2002 report found insufficient data to show any gun law or combination of gun law reduced violence.
Let’s put aside the fact that Mexico has very strict gun laws (only 1 legal gun store in the country).
What laws do you want to enact that will make a difference?
What laws will allow individuals to protect themselves and yet will prevent those tools of protection from being used in crimes?
Or do you think people shouldn’t be allowed to protect themselves?
What suggestions do you have on how we move forward?
No recitation of data or statistics. Just statements of facts. Apparently that counts as presenting competing data and reports. And isn’t needed — as if our conversation should be based solely on emotion or feelings. So be it, I tried again — no data, no statistics, just where do we go, what ideas does she have.
And any comments will be deleted that 1. threaten violence, 2. come from a blog that condones or advocates using gun violence to make their point, and/or 3. tries to offer further “data” on one side or the other. As I said in the post, this is about the narrative we are creating as a nation. You will not change my mind with your “data”. Not interested in changing your mind or watching you try to change mine.
1- I never threatened violence, 2- I don’t condone using ‘gun violence’ or any type to make a point and 3- the only data I offered was the fact that murderers tend to already have felony convictions prior to their arrest for homicide. That was offered as a solution point — keeping violent felons in jail.
This is right out of the Anti-Rights Cultists play book
#1: ALWAYS FOCUS ON EMOTIONAL AND VALUE-DRIVEN ARGUMENTS ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE, NOT THE POLITICAL FOOD FIGHT IN WASHINGTON OR WONKY STATISTICS
I left two messages, both have been moderated out of existence, trying to have that narrative. Apparently I’m the wrong type of person because I believe our narrative should be crafted on real honest information that everyone knows. Or that I simply try to refute the claims of people like her. Not sure which. Maybe one or more of you might have better luck if you want to give it a try.
This is the type of person we face; they claim to want to have a conversation (one we’ve been trying to have for decades) but don’t really.
Please join the discussion — either here or at her place.
Wonder how far the logic goes?
Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.”
“An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows,” said Johnson, in what he remarked was one of his first public speeches since being confirmed as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief in December.
“It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans,” he said, “to offer the opportunity to those who want to be citizens, who’ve earned the right to be citizens, who are present in this country–many of whom came here as children–to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens.”
Wonder if he believes the members of the Bloods and Crips have earned the right to be Law Enforcement Officers by illegally carrying firearms?
Some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it, the BBC has learnt.
Listeners have told Radio 4′s Money Box they were stopped from withdrawing amounts ranging from £5,000 to £10,000.
Anyone else paying attention to what is happening in Europe? Anyone else getting as concerned as I am?
President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.
If our political representatives no longer follow the ‘rule of law’ what incentive do we have to ? I think there is fast becoming a time when people are going to have to seriously consider answering that question. And then deciding what they do about the situation. This isn’t just a left/right divide but one of the political class no longer representing the people.
U.S. stocks fell sharply and Treasuries rallied on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling triple-digits for a second session and posting its worst week since November 2011, as investors pulled money from emerging markets and other assets viewed as risky.
Emerging-market currencies had their worst selloff in five years yesterday as Argentine policy makers devalued the peso by reducing support in the foreign-exchange market. The Turkish lira plunged, Ukraine’s hryvnia sank to a four-year low and South Africa’s rand weakened beyond 11 per dollar for the first time since 2008. China (EC11FLAS)’s banking regulator ordered its regional offices to increase scrutiny of credit risks in the coal-mining industry, said two people with knowledge of the matter, signaling government concern about possible defaults.
Given the risks overseas, the continued but can’t continue indefinitely pumping of money into the U.S. economy; I’m not sure I would recommend young people (or folks close to retirement) stay in the market. Heck, I’m limiting how much I put into long term plans and concentrating on staying out of debt, building back up short term fund and definitely putting money into staples and food stuffs.
The U.S. Postal Service will increase the cost of a stamp on Monday to 49 cents from the current 46 cents.
Incredible — for less service, carrying fewer letters and parcels; they want to charge us more money. It used to be illegal to rob the post office; now the Post Office is robbing everyone.
Once the Anti-Rights Cultists hear about this:
Argyle school trustees have voted to allow some employees to carry concealed handguns on campuses to bolster security.
According to the statement, the policy authorizes “specific District employees to possess certain firearms on District property, at District-sponsored or District-sanctioned events, and at Board meetings.”
I know of at least two districts that have previously announced a policy like this. And guess what; not one reported problem from either district. And Harrald ISD has authorized teachers to carry for several years now.
Nice to see another school district take reasonable steps to provide for the safety of their students.
Please join the discussion.