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. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:16:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Spin Machine In Action http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8702 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8702#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:16:44 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8702 The local CBS affiliate didn’t mention last year’s record number

The number of Texans who have sought permission to buy firearms has taken an 18 percent drop this year.

The first link at the Houston Chronicle mentioned it but didn’t put it into context.

Experts attribute the slowdown to waning fears of stricter federal regulations, The Houston Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1pbdWRV ). Gun sales spiked across the nation after the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school massacre in 2012.

Had to go back to the original source, through 3 levels, to find even a mention of how many firearms were sold in 2013.

From January through August of last year, 1,097,392 requests were submitted, compared with 909,050 for that same period in 2014.

And these numbers don’t tell the full story either; people could be making multiple purchases for each check, remember the check is done on the person, not the product. The media seems to be desperate to make it appear fewer people are purchasing firearms; perhaps in the hopes of having fewer people line up to buy later in the year. Well, it is sort of true. Less people are buying firearms this year through the retail or licensed dealers. But that is relative to the year before. Take a look at the list below.

1999 –  9,138,123
2000 –   8,543,037
2001 –   8,910,191
2002 –   8,454,322
2003 –  8,481,588
2004 –  8,687,671
2005 –  8,952,945
2006 – 10,036,933
2007 – 11,177,335
2008 – 12,709,023
2009 – 14,033,824
2010 – 14,409,616
2011 – 16,454,951
2012 – 19,592,303
2013  -21,093,273
2014 Year to Date – 13,795,965

 

This are the number of N.I.C.S checks conducted year year – notice the huge increase ?  Almost twice as high from the “Pre-Obama” years. Wonder why the media and the antis don’t report that. Why they don’t mention the year after year increase?

It is almost as if they want people to think no one else still feels the need/desire to keep purchasing firearms.

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T.A.B.C. Withdraws Alcohol/Gun Show Proposal http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8700 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8700#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:00:15 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8700 It’s a short notice on their website

TABC Staff Recommends Withdrawing Proposed Gun Show Amendments.

The proposed amendments to TABC Administrative Rule 36.1 (Possession and Sale of Firearms on Licensed Premises) are being placed on the agenda for the September 23, 2014, Meeting of the Commissioners. The Commission Staff is recommending that the proposed amendments be withdrawn. The decision on what action to take will be made by the Commissioners. If the Commissioners vote to withdraw the proposed amendments, the current rule will remain in place.

Other sites do have a little more coverage of the issue though.

Staff at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has recommended withdrawing last month’s proposal at the panel’s next meeting on Tuesday.

Alcohol sales would have come with strict conditions, such as banning the sale of live ammunition, a requirement that firearms be disabled and not allowing a buyer to walk out with their weapon.

It was, in my opinion, a combination of the banning the sale of live ammunition and preventing a buyer from walking out with his/her purchase that was the main sticking point.

Beck said the rule was drafted to address the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention, a massive event that draws up to 50,000 people that is mostly designed as an exhibit and may include only a few booths with weapons.

While it may have been designed to address the Safari Club’s convention; it would have hit dozens of other events like the Friends of the NRA banquets or even my gun club’s Annual Banquet. These events are often either great fund raisers or opportunities to increase membership. This was not a ‘gun friendly’ proposal.

 

 (f)   A location that has a license or permit authorizing the on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages may only allow a gun or firearms show or display at the location if:
   (1)   the location is owned or leased by a governmental entity or nonprofit civic, religious, charitable, fraternal, or veterans’ organization;
   (2)   the location is used for a gun or firearms show or display only on an occasional basis; and
   (3)   a written agreement between the operator of the show or display and the permittee or licensee is filed at the commission’s district office and approved by the commission 30 days prior to the gun or firearms show or display and the agreement includes the following:

If nothing else, this section was worth defeating because it greatly limited where gun shows could be held.

Great job folks, I do have to mention the spin put on this by the state.

The commission asked for public feedback and hundreds of responses poured in from all sides.

“It was for the most part negative,” agency spokeswoman Carolyn Beck said Friday. “They were either against it because they didn’t think alcohol and guns should mix, or there was feedback against the restrictions.”

Yeah……..notice Ms. Beck ‘casually’ lumped those two very different reactions together. I’m betting there were many more comments against the restrictions then anything else.

 

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Priorities Mr. President http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8697 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8697#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:15:34 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8697 Yours are screwed up and skewed unbelievably

President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students.

The White House says athletes will appear in the campaign called “It’s On Us” that Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to reveal Friday at a White House event. With an estimated one in five college women assaulted, the message is particularly targeted at men.

 

I guess National Security isn’t as important for your administration, after all we just have a southern border where thousands of people a day are streaming across including possible terrorists. The economy is still in the ‘recovery’ phase if we call what we’ve been experiencing a recovery. We haven’t seen that “post racial” America you promised to bring about. We still don’t know the truth about so many issues (for other administrations they would be called scandals) such as the IRS targeting conservative groups, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, etc.

 

I understand sexual assaults on campus are a serious problem but I don’t think it should be the role of the President’s administration to lead an effort to reduce them. Maybe the idea sounded better on the golf course than it does in print; why don’t you try to figure out the serious national issues which you can actually do something about. Here’s a hint; they try to tell you about this things in your daily security briefings.

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Interesting But Not Legal Way….. http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8694 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8694#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:51:47 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8694 of making your opinion of cops known.

An Austrian police officer monitoring motorists was covered in manure by an explosive booby trap likely meant to target traffic cops, police said.

Police spokesman Rainer Dionisio said Constable Gunther Maier, 58, triggered a fishing line at the side of the Moelltal state highway and the line set off explosives in a nearby plastic bucket filled with manure.

Dionisio said Maier was about 6.5 feet away from the bucket when it detonated. He said the officer was covered with manure, but not injured.

The spokesman said the trap was likely designed to target police, as the spot where Maier was watching traffic is often used by officers using radar guns to monitor the speed of motorists.

Somehow I think that a review of recent tickets from that location may yield a suspect or more; maybe dozens. I’m just glad no photos or videos of the alleged crime were published.

 

 

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Think All Felonies Are the Same? http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8692 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8692#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:35:49 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8692

A Georgetown teenager is facing a felony charge after police say he rubbed his private parts on a customer’s pizza.

Austin Michael Symonds 18, is charged with one count of tampering with a consumer product.

According to the felony complaint, a customer called in an order to Papa Murphy’s on September 2nd. When he walked in that’s when he saw Symonds rubbing his testicles on the family sized pizza he ordered.

The customer told police he asked Symonds how old he was.

“18,” Symonds said.

“So you are old enough to know better than to put your balls on someone’s pizza,” the customer said.

Symonds apologized to the customer. He told his manager that he did it because the customer called in the order right before closing.

 

Disgusting and wrong in so many ways but a felony? Seriously this is insane folks.

I am glad he was fired. I’m glad there were criminal charges filed. Hopefully, but doubt it will, make others think twice before doing something stupid like this. This may seem like a minor issue isolated to a single case but it is a common practice to charge people with the highest crime possible instead of something more appropriate like criminal mischief.

This could ruin the kids life for a very long time.

The teen told detectives he would have probably given the pizza to the customer if he hadn’t been caught. Symonds was released from the Williamson County Jail after posting bond. If convicted of the felony he faces between two and 20 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

He faces two to twenty years in prison for a imbecilic act. He faces the lose of many of his rights; including the right to keep and bear arms. I’m not saying it was a harmless act but is it really worth a felony ?

 

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A Look At The Illegal Immigration Problem http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8690 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8690#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:46:09 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8690 .

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When you hear about “Citizen Patrols” or “Militias” sometimes it isn’t what most of the media would have you think. Sometimes it is simply people trying to keep their property from being overwhelmed.

 

 

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Quote of the Day – Research Edition http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8686 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8686#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:00:48 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8686

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

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Need a New Category http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8688 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8688#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:57:25 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8688 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.

 

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Guns and Kids http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8683 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8683#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:00:16 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8683 Pretty good report on the subject from the local CBS station

 

 

 

 

 

Our gun club also helps out with several area school clubs; I think we are up to 3 – maybe 4 clubs using our fields for practice. So it is good to see a positive report on the subject.

One of the things not mentioned in the report is how much family involvement goes on behind the scenes. Just like band or other school activities, it takes a considerable number of parents to make it work. We see a large number of parents helping out, working with the kids and learning about the sport.

And joining the club   :)

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Solar Flare Saturday? http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8681 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8681#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:23:31 +0000 http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=8681 Put on your tin foil hats for just a few minutes and check this out:

 

 

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Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events will arrive at Earth on Saturday, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong geomagnetic storm watch.

Wait. What kind of watch? Basically, the sun is a giant ball of gas: 92.1% hydrogen and 7.8% helium. Every now and then, it spits out a giant burst of radiation called a coronal mass ejection.

These ejections are sometimes associated with solar flares, the most explosive events in the solar system. The sun has released two ejections in the past two days, and both are linked to solar flares. NASA says the second flare is an X1.6 class, putting it in the most intense category.

The energy from those two ejections is heading toward Earth.

X1.6 class sounds pretty intense; doesn’t it?

Space weather experts aren’t sure what this solar storm will do.

“This is a pretty strong solar storm, and we just won’t know until it gets here” what it will do, said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Earth’s atmosphere usually protects us humans, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy. Solar storms can knock out power, interfere with GPS and radio communications — including those on commercial airliners — and damage satellites.

“People on the ground really don’t have to worry,” said Lika Guhathakurta, a program scientist with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. She said solar storms don’t affect humans on the ground, although astronauts could be at risk.

And our technology.

But don’t worry too much. NASA can take steps to protect the crew members on the International Space Station, and satellite operators can turn off sensitive sensors on satellites to mitigate the risk to your smartphones and wi-fi connection. There may be temporary glitches, though, Guhathakurta says.

Of course they barely  mention the possibility of blowing up transformers or affecting just about all the electronic components modern life depends on now.

“FEMA has been notified of these events just in case,” Thomas Berger, director of NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, said at a Thursday news conference.

On March 13, 1989, a solar storm knocked out power for the entire province of Quebec for 12 hours. Power grids in the United States were affected but didn’t have blackouts. NASA says some satellites tumbled out of control for hours during what’s known as the Quebec Blackout. The space shuttle Discovery was in orbit at the time and had a mysterious sensor problem that went away after the storm, NASA says.

I’m not suggesting everyone head for their bug out locations. Just be aware that it is happening.
It might make sense to take a few precautions; keeping some times turned off, removing batteries from others, watching the news instead of binging out on NetFlix.

If something does happen, well “The chair is against the wall, Charlie is wearing a long coat”.  :)

 

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