Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Florida School Shooting

OK, it has been a few weeks and let's look at the facts:
·         Shooter used an AR-15
·         Cops/Sheriffs deputy’s waited outside knowing there was shooting and let it happen
·         School refused to report him so they would get grant money
·         Sheriff worked with the school to cover up crime/threats so they got money
·         Multiple complaints about him but no restraining order
·         Previous attempts to commit him turned down
·         FBI was warned and did not act

So please tell me how another gun law will make ANY difference in a case like this??? The laws in place would have stopped him if ANYONE DID THEIR F’ING JOB.

Yesterday there was another school attack and the school cop did his job.  Gunman (with a pistol) dead and only two wounded. . .  yet they want more gun free zones and gun bans.

To top it off now someone is paying to send a bunch of these kids around the nation so they can stand in front of the cameras and read their script calling for gun control and disarming law-abiding citizens.  To make it worse they are pushing these kids as experts.

How does any of this make these kids experts?  Think about it.  So they were in the school and were lucky and go out.  Calling them an expert is insane.  I have walked by construction sites, am I a building expert?  I have had a check-up, am I a doctor?  Was in the office when my kids had fillings done, am I a dentist????  Same DAMN THING.

So let's stop giving in to the bullshit and saying these kids know one damn thing about the law, guns, or our Constitutional rights.  They totally ignore the failures of the very people who are supposed to keep them safe and call for more attacks on our rights.  ENOUGH.  

Someone needs to explain to them we are sorry for what happened, but they are not experts on shit and please sit down and shut up.  Enough is enough.

Time for the adults who actually know something about mental illness and the drugs these kids have ALL been on to have a long discussion on what to do.  And time to end the BS of gun control that has cost so many lives. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Shooting Updates

The more that comes out about the FLA shooting the sicker and sicker I get.

I cannot believe some of the stuff. . . it started with . . .  well, lets list it out:

  1. Shooter was reported to FBI who did nothing
  2. Local Sherif went to his house something like 39 times and did nothing to take his guns
  3. School suspended and I think expelled him and still nothing
  4. Reports he was abusive to folks, no restraining orders so he still passes background check
  5. School resource officer stays outside and lets shooter keep killing for 4-6 minutes
  6. Now we here there may have been THREE more deputies outside that let it happen
  7. Suddenly kids have money and plan to go to FLA capital and DC to protest guns
  8. CNN does town hall but only allows scripted questions and answers - nope no agenda there folks. . . .
This is all nuts.  I am not sure even the tinfoil hat folks could have made this up.  I don't know how much more they can have screwed up to make this look like they planned it for F sake. . . .

But before you get me a tinfoil hat no, I don't think they planned this.  I don't think they are that smart, and I do think the incompetence level is high enough for it.

Now we have the left screaming about arming teachers. . .

Why?  All your gun control over the last 20 or so years have not worked.  No one is saying teachers have to be armed, all we want is an end to gun free zones (shooters sure don't care about them) and let any teacher, parent or staff that want to carry have that option.  

Then they tell you no teacher wants a gun. . . BULL SHIT.  I know teachers that have guns and would carry.  I also bet that coach that paid with his life to save a few kids would have loved to have a gun (he is supposed to be a gun owner) to defend those kids.

And then it hit me. . . . . if we got rid of gun free zones, armed teachers (UT has armed them for about 10 years now guess what no shootings) and cut back on gun-control and the shootings stop or are ended sooner what happens?  Kids are saved, but the left has all its gun-control shown up as the lie that it is and EVERYONE would see it. . . They can't have that. . . .

So we will now have to deal with lies like never before to push for gun control.  They are finding money to send these kids all over with a great script to push gun control.  They are silencing any of the kids that do not fit or stick to their scripts and CNN and such are going along with it.  Where is this money coming from?  And how does the fact you got lucky and lived through this suddenly make you an expert on gun laws, guns, and our rights?  

Folks last week Congress wanted to force Tide to change their product so these same kids would not eat laundry soap. . . . this week we want to let them decide if we have the right to bear arms or not?  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

FLA aftermath.

The more I watch the news the more I get disgusted with us.

17 kids were killed in FLA due to gun control, the failure of the FBI and local authorities to do their job when they KNEW about this kid and had been given tips about him.  He was tied up in a bunch of crap the DYS should have flagged but they didn’t.  The FBI had reports he wanted to be a school shooter but they let it go.

Now the useful idiots of the anti-gun crowd are going to parade out the kids to have them cry and whine and push for gun laws that would not have done a damn thing. 

Seems the lead kid may also be tied to the FBI through a parent, no conflict of interested there right folks?

We don’t let kids make legal decisions for a reason folks.  These are children who don’t know the law, don’t know what laws are already on the books, and who don’t get how the systems work.  In short exactly what the anti-rights folks want. 

Remember it was exactly this kind of BS after 9/11 that got us all the surveillance of citizens and the Patriot act that we can’t now get rid of.  There is no place for emotions in making laws.  Emotional laws are not fair and legal laws, they are one group using the power of government to hammer another group and they seldom get you what you think.

I am not one to go for the tinfoil hat but the way things look it is almost as if they wanted this shooting so they could have another push for gun control.  Too many people had been tipped off and did nothing.  But never give them credit for a plan when incompetence also explains what happened.

Doesn’t matter, it happened and now those that would make us slaves will push for FEELING driven law and once again ignore the facts.  They don’t care that we have 17 dead kids due to gun-control.  They have not disarmed us yet so they will keep pushing no matter how many lives it costs.

And if you really want to understand how nuts these folks are remember this – these same folks that want only the government to have guns are the ones that last week were telling us Trump is pure evil and the next Hitler so he needs to be impeached. .  . Now you what Trump to have all the guns???? WTF folks???

So pray for us, pray for the kids, and hold the line on any new laws until the emotions have settled.  Then we need to look at the real root causes here – medication, mental illness, and the failure to report it so he could be helped and this could all have been prevented.

Friday, February 16, 2018

So Now what?

After two days of listing to the news on the Florida school shooting I have a few takeaways:

1 – most anti-gun folks have no clue about guns, and react based on feelings on things.  They don’t know what laws are on the books and want more anyway

2 – Sounds like this kid had issues and if anyone had actually reported him for abuse of girls as is claimed he would have ended up without a gun as a prohibited person. . . the laws exist, folks, we need to use them not make new ones

3 – Folks are willing to give up Due Process rather easily.  They don’t care as long as it is someone else’s right being taken with no defense or courts involved

But on the bright side, it looks like the pro-rights folks did not hesitate on this and got right into the fight.  I don’t see anything happening in DC over this as they know it will get them voted out of office right quick.  And Trump is not even talking about new laws so he should support our rights.
No the fear now is how will the state abuse our rights in the name of Safety?  It may be time that we need to push for a national gun law that will take the right to control guns away from the states.  I don’t know if this can be done but since our National Constitution calls out our rights I think that should be the bases for the new law.  Spell it out that the states are not above the limits of the Constitution.

We will see. 

The worst part is folks would rather argue to strip us of our rights than look for the real issues here and address them.  Stripping folks of their rights is easy, fixing the real problem is not so they ignore that. . . .

Time will tell.  Overall I think you will see nothing at the Fed level but maybe a slowdown of the dismantling of federal gun control.  It is the state level that we need to fear and work on.  They will do untold damage to our rights if we let them.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

FLA School Shooting

So once more into the breach folks.

Yet again an evil person has shot up a gun free zone. . . . AGAIN!

And with the total failure of gun control and gun free zones, you would think they would fix this right?


The same bunch of fools who keep telling us that gun free zones will keep us safe despite shooting after shooting in them are once again after our guns.  They will yell and scream how we need to be defenseless to be safe. . .ya right how has that worked out so far?

The most recent shooter has ties to White Supremacists groups they say.  He is also said to be another registered Democrat (seems many shooters are).  Also, I have seen comments that he may have been reading up on some middle eastern groups.

I am sure more will come out as time goes by.  I a glad he lived so we can examine what went wrong in his head.  Because that is the only way to stop the next one, figure out the mental illness behind it.

It sickens me that he is getting the fame he wants, and this will only encourage the next one.  It also sickens me that we will not arm teachers and adults at the schools to prevent the next one.  There was a guard at this school. . . he was also a coach and all he could do is play meatshield - which he did to save as many as he could at the cost of his own life. . . . Personally, I would rather he had been armed and able to shoot back.

What he is not:
Worried it is against the law to bring a gun in a gun-free zone
Worried that it is against the law to kill people
concerned that these folks have done nothing to warrant this attack
Worried about any gun-control laws

Get it yet? 

Gun control has failed yet again and yet again we are burying the cost of this failure.  Time to make DC wake up, time to make the state WAKE UP and end the madness of gun control. 

Gun control kills folks.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Reciprocity BIll

Honestly not sure what to think of this passing.

I have heard so much about this both pro and con that I am not sure if it is a good thing or if the Dems have found a way to poison it. . .  .

Most seem to be backing it now as far as the pro-gun groups go, but some are not. . . .

I guess time will tell.

I do know that it has got the liberals heads exploding.  As I listen to the NPR crap coming off some radio on the shop floor I swear they know nothing about the gun laws on the books, or guns in general but boy do they like to hear themselves talk.  They even seem to think they know something. . .

Who was it that said "better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt"?  NPR needs to learn that one.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Open letter on Massachusetts Gun Control

Dear Rep.

I am writing you as a concerned independent voter.  Once again our civil rights are under attack by people with little to no understanding of the laws already in place and who are ignoring the fact we do not have a gun problem in MA now.  In addition, we are actually well below the national average for any kind of gun crime. 

At the same time gun ownership in the state is on the rise.  In 2015 ABC news was reporting we had a 66% increase in gun licensing over the previous 3-4 years.  Last year they reported an increase of 7.8% in 2016 alone. . . .

As a Massachusetts certified instructor, I can tell you my club holds monthly classes and we get 18-20 folks EVERY month at the class looking to get their permits.

Based on this I find it hard to believe there is any real support in this state for more gun control.

We need to clean up the gun laws we have, end the confusion that our patchwork of laws has created, and get the Attorney General out of the lawmaking business and back to enforcing what is passed by our legislature.  Gun laws should be easy to understand and if you would not put that restriction on voting you should not be looking at it for gun ownership which is also a right.

I ask that you vote against any new restrictions on our rights.  I know the next open meeting on upcoming bills is on the 16th, but like many, I have a job and bills to pay so will not be able to attend.  I am especially concerned about the following bills:

H.1281 – We do not have a magazine problem in this state and there is no reason to pass more regulation on it that will be impossible to enforce.  Criminals will still do what they want and use whatever magazine they want.  This does nothing to keep us safe.  And if you do take lawful citizens magazines, who will reimburse them for the money lost?  How much per mag is the state going to pay?

H.2495 – Required insurance to own a gun and exercise a right?  How is this Constitutional?  This is no more than an attempt to make it too expensive for the very people who need a gun for protection to own one, our elderly, poor and middle class.  This is a poll tax with a different name.  

H.3610 – This has already been looked at and is dealt with through protective orders which already restrict gun ownership.  We don’t need more laws when we already have laws in place that cover this and include due process for all involved.

S. 1298 – As I stated MA has some of the lowest ratings for gun crime, well below national average.  We do not need more taxes on gun ownership and taxes is another way to price a right out of existence for the poor, elderly and middle-class people of our state.  Enough.

I am saddened to see us wasting time on these bills while we have folks dying of overdoses all over our state.  The legislatures time would be better spent dealing with our illegal drug problems and how to get these people treatment and off drugs.  That would really save lives.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gun Control and truck attacks. . .

What comes next in MA?

The attempt to pass a bump stock ban failed in MA. . . they tried to tie it to a budget bill and wrote it so badly that even oiling a gun may have violated the law and had you looking at YEARS of prison time.

So now what?  We wait and see if they try to put another bill together now that they have lost momentum and the “Feeling” part of the event to help them push it through.  Not sure but would not surprise me if they push for something anyway.  It has nothing to do with safety - it is about a chance to strip us of our rights.

Yet in NYC a nut here on a green card from the Diversity program just yelled Allah Akbar and ran down a bunch of folks who had no chance because they were disarmed by NYC.  Not one person there could have a gun to fight back.

What the fuck is wrong with us???

Friday, August 25, 2017

Free Speech under attack

What is so hard to understand about our First Amendment and freedom of speech.

Folks are in an uproar over the KKK and Neo-Nazi protests and calling for removal of statues.  The left also seems OK with using violence to prevent the KKK and Neo-Nazis from speaking out.  And the media paints the violence from the left as somehow justified.

No, it is not OK.

Folks if all they are doing is a protest or rally and they are not violent then our government has no power to stop them, and you have no right to attack them with violence.

In fact, if you are the one throwing the bricks and bottles at folks based on their speech then you are the problem and you are the fascist.  Sorry to break the news to you but yep, you are the bad guy.

The KKK, Neo-Nazis and any other white supremacists group out there is loving this.  Yes they are dirtbags, and yes you should protests against them if you want, but you have no right to use violence on them if you are not attacked.  To make it worse, these groups of misfits were on the way out until you gave them a platform and put them back in the news. . . Had no one showed up against them it would not have made the news.

Instead, you have pushed them back into the national spot light and as crazy as they are you make them look good because they now can play the victim.  They had the permits and did not start anything, you in the Antifa were the first to attack. . .  that makes you the bad guy even compared to them. . . way to go.

With your violent attacks against anyone you disagree with you are showing that your cause is part of the problem, not the fix.  You are also pushing normal folks to actually look at these hate groups and actually give them a look and listen.  You are making the very people you want to stop look like the injured party. 

You are helping them to recruit new folks by showing how violent you are to folks you don’t like.  This is scaring folks who see you attacking Trump supporters and other libertarian and conservatives on TV and they easily make the jump to thinking “that could be me”.  In Boston, even the Mayor called out the protesters on the left when they posted flyers around the city calling for folks to bring bottles and such to the libertarian free speech rally on the common so they had things to throw at those evil libertarians.

If you really want to fix this, then you need to call out Antifa and BLM for the terrorist groups they are.  By attacking cops and those they disagree with, often with the bloody results on TV they have shown they are no different than the KKK or Neo-Nazi.  I don’t care that they are on the left instead of the right, it does not justify the violence.  If you think it does, you are part of the problem.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

They Call it Free Speech

The last few days or so have been very scary on the free speech front.  Antifa seems to have folks convinced that free speech means you can silence hate speech or any other speech you don’t like. . . .


Folks we have a little thing called the First Amendment that protects you from the Government stopping your free speech. . . your boss, on the other hand, can fire you if he/she wants for what you say. . . .

Anyway what that means, in a nutshell, is they MUST issue the permit for the march, be it the KKK, Antifa or any of the numerous other hate groups out there.  They have the right to march and speak.
I don’t have to like what they say.  In fact, that is the reason we have the amendment, to protect speech we don’t like.

The lack of education is showing as folks call for laws and other BS to silence the views they don’t like.  No, you don’t get to do that here in the good old USA where our speech is protected.

And that leads us to the other problem.  The left does not like being told they can’t silence folks so they are now relying on the old standby of the thug, beat folks who disagree. 

And the news media tells us there is a difference between the alt right and alt left.  I just don’t see it. 
KKK, White Supremacist, BLM, Antifa all seem to use the same play book.  That does not make it right if your side is violent to suppress speech.  Hate is hate, be it right or left I don’t care.  Watch the news, read the internet and look who is being violent and who is starting the riots.  Time and again I see BLM, and Antifa calling for violence, kill the cops, attack the man. . .  the KKK is the same old BS they have always been and they are dying a slow death as they should.  BOTH ARE THE PROBLEM!

I don’t care what your goal is if you need to cover your face and resort to violence to get what you want you are the problem.  So it seems to me both of the “Alts” are the problem and the rest of us need to admit this - and the news folks need to stop the fake news BS and help us spread the word.  None of these folks want anything good for the rest of us, they want power OVER us!

Don’t buy into the BS.  They want us divided, it is easier to rule us that way. .  .