Barack Obama Opens His Mouth, AK-47 edition.

It’s weird, not writing ‘Joe Biden’ there.  Even weirder to think that Joe Biden wouldn’t make this oopsie: then again, the Vice President didn’t spend most of his adult life in the Senate without learning something.  Like, for example, sounding like a blithering idiot when it came to guns.

And so it came to pass that Barack Obama went unto the Urban League – hey, just like Reagan! – and uttered unto them this immortal sentence of wisdom and erudition:

…I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals — that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.

Let us start by eliminating Obama’s false Hegelian dialectic here: yes, indeed, most people would agree that fully-automatic weapons should not be an integral part of the urban lifestyle.  Which is why nobody argues that.  What they do argue – and effectively, much to the gun-grabbers’ dismay – is that decisions about what constitutes an ‘acceptable’ firearm should not be left up to excitable hysterics who apparently think that a gun is an evil magic item that invades your brain, eats your soul, and then runs your husk as a puppet for the rest of its short, blood-soaked existence*.  To be fair, Obama’s just a little too scared of the controversy on this issue to do more than suggest that we ‘start’ doing things that we’re trying to do anyway, like keeping guns out of the hands of mental patients and criminals**.

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Who are the Democratic gun-grabbers in the US Senate? Let’s find out!

In the course of reading this subtly bitter (and thus subtly entertaining) story (via Instapundit) about the effective collapse of the anti-gun movement on the grassroots level, I came across this passage: “In November the Republican House approved a measure that would require states to respect concealed carry permits issued by other, less restrictive states; it now awaits action in the Democratic-controlled Senate, where its fate is uncertain.”  This refers to HR 822, which passed in the House with bipartisan support and is now awaiting action from Judiciary in the Senate.  As people reading this probably know, reciprocal respect of other states’ right-to-carry laws is a hot topic: it recently came to the forefront when a Tennessee woman got arrested for trying to check in her firearm at the 9/11 Ground Zero site.  I should also note in passing that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s (INDEPENDENT) attempt to smear said woman by claiming she was also in possession of cocaine backfired: the woman didn’t have any.  But she’s still facing several years of jail timeno, really – for a ‘crime’ that more enlightened portions of the United States of America decriminalized some time ago*.

But that’s a different post – although conservative/Republican groups should take note that New York City is not a safe tourism/convention destination for their members under Mayor Bloomberg – the real question is what the Senate plans to do about restoring civil liberties.  Particularly all those Senators from Shall-Issue states (i.e., states where firearm possession is a right to be exercised, and not a privilege to be granted). Continue reading Who are the Democratic gun-grabbers in the US Senate? Let’s find out!

San Francisco Weekly: Covenant Copperheads*?

(Via AoSHQ): Here’s what we in the business call a pro-tip for SF Weekly Blog gun-grabber Joe Eskenazi: if you want to write a post that can be summed up as Owner of legal firearms plans to sue pig-ignorant Californian law enforcement officials for false arrests and temporary confiscation of said legal firearms, go right ahead.

But, for the love of God: if you’re going to try to scare your readers by showing them a chart of those terrifying devil boom-sticks known as ‘assault weapons’…

…use real ones, dumb[expletive deleted].  I don’t even play Halo and I recognized it as being from a game on sight.

Moe Lane

*I don’t know whether to brag about that headline, or apologize for it.

#rsrh Gun-grabbers emulate Quixote.

Word is that the remaining gun-grabbers in Congress are looking to exploit the Tucson shootings by introducing a magazine capacity restriction bill – because, of course, violent paranoid schizophrenics are absolutely legendary for their reflexive tendency to obey the law – which will promptly die in a corner somewhere, crying and alone.

Seriously: this isn’t 2007.  The GOP is in control of the House, and we have precisely zero interest in doing Red District Democrats the favor of giving them anti-gun legislation to vote against.  Wasn’t it fun to have the ability to decide what bills go forward, Rep. Pelosi?  Do you miss the power?  Yes?  Glad to hear it.

Yeah, well, we’ve just had four years’ worth of lessons in Why Being The Minority Party Sucks.  Don’t be surprised that we took notes.

Moe Lane

#rsrh Ah, gun-grabbers.

It’s a bit of a trek to get to (from here to here to here to here to here), but this illustration of why people who get into religious* hysterics over firearms really need to actually learn something about them first is worth it.  I won’t spoil the joke; suffice it to say that the gun-grabber led with her chin, then followed it up with a Sam Katz move.


OK, not really on that last one, but that was too good a campaign ad (?) to pass up.  It’s Canadian anyway, so it doesn’t really count.

Moe Lane

*Choice of adjective deliberate, and delivered with malice aforethought.

Permit me to be blunt on a 2nd Amendment issue. #rsrh

As a general rule, it is not a good idea to endorse a position and policy objective on minority handgun ownership that would be enthusiastically endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.

It’s bad when you have to hope that an advocate of a position is merely abysmally ignorant of history.

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

PS: “Guns don’t kill people.  People kill people.” We keep saying that because it’s true.
PPS: “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” We keep saying that because it’s true.