Quote of the Day – Research Edition

As for the claim that gun rights proponents oppose the conduct of legitimate research, consider this. Many years ago, I asked a very powerful anti-gun academic the following questions: What proportion of gun crimes are committed by the lawful owner of a legally purchased firearm, and what percentage of lawful gun owners use their firearm in commission of a crime?  He said that he did not know, and that he would oppose conduct of the research to answer both questions.

Emphasis mine – from a very good opinion piece by a public health professional. Worth reading it all

Need a New Category

One called “Straight from the Horse’s Other Orifice” — for those who are talking out of their lower orifice.

Nancy Pelosi is a great example of this.

The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday.

Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.

“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.

Yeah….that’s the spirit of bi-partisanship showing there.

Then there is this trusting individual who dislikes firearms

I saw it coming, but not like this. I actually expected teachers to go on a shooting rampage because many of them are unstable.

Folks, I wish I could tell you these are jokes. I really wish that I could….but this is what they think of us.

 

Quote of the Day “Blinded by the …..”

Have to provide a little background before I get to the QOTD. Byran Strawser let this comment over at  Commongunsense; the blog ran by 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.

 

Again, you want to limit someone’s constitutional rights because of a physical disability – not only will this not fly from a constitutional perspective, what you are proposing is a direct violation of existing state and federal law.

“The rest of us have a right to be protected from people who shouldn’t have guns.”

There is no right to be protected. What part of the constitution did you find this in?

A person with a physical disability should have the same rights as other law-abiding citizens.

Fairly reasonable, straight forward statement and great question “What part of the constitution did you find this in?”

Her answer is typical of the anti-rights cultists and it is important to remember this person isn’t just a blogger but serves on the Brady Campaign national board, serves on several state level gun control groups.

You seem to be blinded by the Constitution. There is absolutely no common sense in a blind person being able to carry a gun. I am betting that 99% of the public would agree on that one. Notice that the NRA took the video off of their website. There was a reason for that. It’s ludicrous and even they knew it when they got pushback.

It appears her belief is that ‘commonsense’ should overrule the Constitution in cases like this!

This is one of the many reasons why I resist “gun” control laws. The people leading the opposition seem to respect no limits on their actions. Because we shouldn’t let following the highest law of the land stand in the way of laws stripping disabled people of their rights.

Please join the discussion.

Quote of the Day

“Whoever said you are your own worst critic; probably has never posted a video on YouTube” – Anon.

Quote of the Day – Noted Expert Sen. Feinstein

I realize her value as an expert is marginal to put it politely but  it appears some things are  so obvious it penetrates even the mental shell of someone like Senator Dianne Feinstein.

“The weapon was a .223 MP-15, where the MP stands for military and police,” Feinstein said. “Clearly designed not for general consumption, but through practice now for general consumption—same gun that was used at Aurora.”

Through practice now for general consumption — isn’t that another way of saying “in general use”?

Mixed blessing to have one of the strongest anti-rights cultists (and a current Senator at that)  admit that AR-15 style rifles, even the ones for the Military and Police, are part of the fabric of gun ownership. I fully expect to see that quote in a brief the next time a challenge makes it to the Supreme Court.

 

 

Quote Of The Day

Yes, it went in…and it was like trying to stuff an unconscious Oprah Winfrey into a pair of wet blue jeans. Still, that was a piece of cake compared to the nightmare of getting the damn thing out. That was like trying to help a chihuahua give birth to a great dane.

It’s not what you are probably thinking……but definitely worth the read

Quote of the Day

 

A tyrannical rule cannot in any reasonable construction be accounted lawful, and therefore the disturbance of such a government cannot be esteemed seditious, much less traitorous.

Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (28 January 1225 – 7 March 1274)