3 Boxes of BS http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net Soap Box, Ballot Box and Ammo Box --An average person's view on society, politics and firearms. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:22:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Didn’t the NRA Stop… http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9212 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9212#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:22:41 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9212 ….all the firearm related research?

I mean that is what the anti-rights cultists claim all the time. So exactly how does this happen?

Editor’s Note: Mary Vriniotis is a researcher at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. She has more than a decade of experience researching and writing about the prevention of firearms-related violence. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

 

How does someone have a decade of experience researching about the prevention of firearm related violence? Of course she isn’t the only one researching the issue either. Some others have been making up stuff researching the issue for decades.

Slate contacted Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. For over 30 years, he has studied firearm violence and published more than 100 studies in the field.

I was surprised to learn what the language in the restriction against the CDC actually said.

PT: Have other agencies besides the CDC also been intimidated by funding this type of research?

GW: I’ll let the agencies discuss whether they’ve been intimidated or simply prevented or prohibited. The statutory language, which remains in appropriations legislation for the Department of Health and Human Services to this day, is that “none of the funds made available in this title may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control.” I think it’s fair to say that this language has been interpreted at times to mean that none of the funds could be used to support research that, depending on its findings, might be used in support of efforts to alter current firearm policy.

Not a prohibition against the research but against pushing for gun control. A significant distinction in the mind of liberty minded folks but I’m sure the anti-rights cultists don’t see it that way.

So Mr. or Ms. Anti-rights Cultists; how do you explain decades of firearm related research some of it funded by our government?

 

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Taking the Name Too Seriously http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9189 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9189#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:32:49 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9189  

(CNN)A fire broke out early Saturday at a luxury apartment skyscraper in Dubai, engulfing several floors on at least three sides of the building and spewing flaming debris to the ground.

No deaths were immediately reported and it was unclear whether anyone was hurt in the fire at The Torch, an iconic building on the Dubai Marina.

Sounds like someone took the name as a challenge.

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How Many Lives Were Saved? http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9081 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9081#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:30:29 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9081
We talk often about how firearms can save lives. Usually we mean the victims of the crime. In this case, we will never know if the armed robber was only after money or if he had other motives. The workers of the store were definitely in jeopardy. So were the patrons; as the criminal didn’t run out the door but deeper into the store.

PINCH, W.Va. – A pharmacist in Pinch who was forced to make an incredibly difficult decision when an armed robbery turned deadly is speaking out and sharing how his faith is helping him through the ordeal.

Don Radcliff spoke with Eyewitness News Reporter Kennie Bass and said he is taking no joy in what happened Wednesday. Radcliff said he does not consider himself a hero, even though his actions may have saved the lives of his co-workers and customers when he shot an armed man at Good Family Pharmacy in Pinch.

Eight people were inside the pharmacy in Pinch when the suspect came through the door about 9:45 a.m.

I think we often overlook the bigger picture.

 

Radcliff said he has received tremendous support from his family and friends, but also from his faith. Radcliff shared Thursday’s devotion from his daily devotional.

“Thursday, February 19th, John 10, 7 to 18, ‘A thief comes only to steal and to kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.’ That’s verse 10,” Radcliff said. “Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury; it’s his provision for me to help others live.”
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But what about the people not directly involved?

How about the number of people who might not get medicine because the store either closed (a lot of people) or had to raise prices to make up for the stolen money or drugs? Or pay much higher premiums.

How about the people the pharmacist might be able to help through his abundance –his charitable efforts; tithing, donations to food pantries, etc?

How about the people the pharmacist might touch in his daily walk? Instead of being out in the community possibly touching lives and influencing people, it is likely he would have to spend more time in the store just to keep it open.

So to those who tell us “Just give them what they want” — think of the lives that could be affected because ‘its just money’.

 

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More Proof — DERP is Universal http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9071 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9071#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:23:52 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9071 .

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I particularly like the awesomeness of smashing the (very thin) tiles over the heads, the walking bush (note to self, if every in an ISIS terrorist attack, shoot any moving bushes) and the segment at the end as they go over the berm.

 

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But Remember — We are Losing :) http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9069 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9069#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:36:57 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9069 Anti rights cultists have to keep telling themselves that. Unfortunately things like this are showing how wrong they are.

 

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Not just the fact that more women are shooting then ever but that a California news station put this on the air.

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Not Always Rational http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9066 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9066#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:34:32 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9066 One of the common refrains from the anti-rights cultists is to “Just give the criminal what he wants” – apparently they believe that nearly every criminal is just trying to make a living or something. This idea completely ignores the fact not all criminals are after just money or property.

 

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Okay….let’s deconstruct this report a little.
First, I’m not sure a ‘naked’ man should be considered a burglary suspect. I think it will be interesting to follow up and see it he has previous arrests/convictions.

the incident happened just after noon. David Bacoka, who lives at the home, told NBC 7 that his mother was at the house when the intruder tried to break through several windows.

She called 911, he said.

“My mom called me and told me there was a naked guy trying to break in all the windows,” Bacoka said. “And so he’s pounding on the windows and all the doors and she said she ran, she called 911 and then ran to the neighbor’s house.”

No word on exactly how long it took for the police to respond (and good for for a seemingly fast response time) but the suspect was still there despite the fact the police probably responded code 3  -lights and sirens. Any LEOs please let me know if that isn’t the policy.

Next we can look at the fact this wasn’t in the middle of the night. it was at Noon. Why does this matter, well some states like Texas, the laws change depending on the time of day. (Section 9.42)
The antis make a big thing about people being in fear of their life; many of them believe that people should have to wait and be able to show an action on the part of the criminal that could be conclusively proven as a threat before self defense is used. As if a person trying to break into a house wasn’t enough to make a person afraid; I wonder if they would say being naked would be enough justification of fear?

 

Lastly, let’s look at the struggle the suspect put up.

Officers responded and confronted the intruder, who then attacked an officer. The suspect pushed the officer through the wood panels of a fence into a neighboring yard.

The officer and man struggled over the gun, but the officer managed to get a hold of it and shoot the suspect in the chest, Guadarama said.

“Somewhere in between, the officer even attempted to tase the suspect with negative results,” Guadarama said. “The officer was able to grab the weapon back and fire one round at the suspect.”

The suspect continued to fight until other officers arrived to help take him into custody.

Again, no hard evidence on the size, physical condition or strength of the responding officer but generally males are stronger than females. The anti-rights cultists would prefer this woman be made to confront the suspect without a firearm. Forced to use a taser or fight hand to hand with the intruder. Ignoring the fact that even after the suspect was shot, he continued to struggle until more officers arrived. How do you think a female home owner would fare?

While this is an anecdotal illustration, it shows that not all criminals are rational. Some of them have serious issues. Some of them aren’t after money either. If the anti-rights cultist do not want to use armed self defense; that is their right. They just have no moral justification for disarming the people who think otherwise.

 

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Locals – Save the Date: Feb 21st http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9063 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9063#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:13:54 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9063 It’s that time of year again for us lucky locals; the Boy Scout Troop’s annual Pancake Supper.

This is a tremendous deal and a better fund-raiser for the Scouts. For each ticket sold by a Scout, half the money goes into his Summer activities account. Some kids can pay entirely for their Summer Camp and/or backpacking trip.

The rest of the money is used to buy new or replacement troop/patrol equipment; tents, stoves, ropes, etc.

The Pancake Supper is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Cooper St. in Arlington.

Saturday evening Feb 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All you can eat pancakes, bacon, and/or sausage. Along with Milk, Coffee and Orange Juice.

 

All for just $7 per person.

Hope to see a few folks there.

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Caffeine — Where Art Thou Caffeine http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9061 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9061#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:46:48 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9061 Caffeine seems to have deserted me. Left me in a dire time of need.

So if anyone has seen it or my motivation; please let me know where to find them.

 

 

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Criminal Mindset http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9056 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9056#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:09:50 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9056 I normally don’t name criminals, especially murderers, on this blog. Part of that reasoning is to deny them the publicity they want. Sometimes though, publicity is the last thing they might want. So for that reason, I’m naming – Artrai Alexander — the car jacker who was taken down by the minivan mom and her boyfriend. Mostly the minivan mom; Mr. Alexander, I hope that fact follows you for a very long time.

 

Fox 4 news had a brief clip of a jail house interview with Artrai Alexander – take a look.

 

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Now, let’s think about some of the statements which shows Artrai Alexander (and to some extent many other criminals) mindset

 

Alexander told FOX 4 that yes, he stole a Dodge Challenger and yes, he drove crazily while trying to get away from police.

However, he does not take any responsibility.

He claimed the car’s owner pulled a gun on him earlier in the day, and that he did not stop because he was afraid police would shoot him.

Because someone else committed a crime; possibly, maybe, he claims; it is okay to commit another crime. He didn’t call the police, he didn’t avoid the situation, he didn’t try to work out their differences (if there were any). Nope, he stole a new $25,000 vehicle.

Next, after committing a crime; he believes it was acceptable to endanger other lives to avoid jeopardizing his own. Says a lot about how he values other people eh? He risked many lives, including driving at high speed through a school zone, just to keep from possibly maybe, he claims from being shot. Gee, I wonder why he might think the police would shoot him. Anyone else notice the first pictures of Artrai Alexander was a 2009 mug shot?

 

And the reporter is absolutely right about denying responsibility.

Liesmann’s 13-year-old son, T.J., was also in the van when it was hit, and police said Liesmann was like a mad mama bear, hanging on to Alexander until officers arrived.

“She’s pretty tough, huh?” FOX 4 asked Alexander.

“Yeah,” said Alexander. “Thumbs up to her…I want you to understand my upset-ness as well for being put in that situation

Emphasis mine — he didn’t do anything himself; he was ‘put in that situation. Excuse me if I disagree Artrai you and only you are responsible for the situation. Ever wonder how criminals can justify the horrific acts they do? Easy, they blame some one else.

This is a great example of why I do not agree with the mentality and advice of ‘just give them what they want’. I don’t know what they want, I don’t know if doing so will keep me safe and I don’t know if they even see me as anything other than a walking resource.

We don’t need gun control. We need to gain control of social values that raises up people like Artrai Alexander. We need to implement laws that reduces the chance of someone like Artrai Alexander being able to repeatedly endanger the public for his own gain.

 

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Done Ran Into The Wrong Minivan http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9054 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9054#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:53:33 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=9054 There is at least one crook in the world glad to see the cops show up.

 

 

Thug car jacks a new Dodge Challenger and in getting away ran into the wrong minivan. Way to go Jessica Liesman, we need more people like you and your boyfriend.

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