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How’s That Gun Control Thing Working Chicago?

I have dear friends that are unfortunate enough to be residents of the PRC (People’s Republic of Chicago).  Under some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation you might expect them to feel safe and secure on their streets and in their home.  Surely gun crime must be nearly nonexistent after almost a century under their benevolent and wise Democrat overlords politicians.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy went to great lengths to promote that illusion on Monday saying that “To date, we’ve had fewer shootings than we had in recent years, and fewer murders than in any year since 1965.”  Unfortunately, reality is a hash mistress.

Hey Jackass: Illustrating Chicago Values is a website that chronicles the true plight of the residents of the PRC.  Having collected internal police department data, their graphics show 2013 YTD homicides are tied with the same YTD period in 2011 and that total shootings are up overall.

murder trend 2013 to date

If you live in Chicago and are a law-abiding citizen that would like to acquire a firearm to defend yourself, good luck.  YOU are not considered competent enough to be responsible for your own safety.  The taxpayers MUST place their hope in a police department that spews propaganda while relinquishing the security of “unpoliceable” neighborhoods.

city map of Chicagos deadliest nieghborhoods

Be safe my friends and remember: “when seconds count, the police are just minutes away”.

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Women Of The NRA

In dealing with the demonization campaign deployed by the progressive left against law-abiding gun owners, the NRA has developed some powerful video that looks to put the issue into perspective.  You should check our We Are New Energy on the NRA Women TV channel.  This video along with many of the others on their new network showcase women shooters and how firearms can be an empowering and fulfilling part of their lives.  Check it out.

And here are a few more examples of how liberal talk of empowering women whilst disarming them is all crap.

calamity jane with a gun 1895

Early Conservative Women

what happens in 10 to 15 minutes

rape whistle accessories

teach your girls to shoot

grandma has a gun

 

Gun Show This Weekend

It’s going to be a great weekend.  There will be a gun show in town Saturday and Sunday.  Crowds of 2nd Amendment loving people will fill the aisles of our local arena to browse the tables full of weapons, accessories, and ammunition.

Personally, I always enjoy checking out the newest firearms to hit the market.  Hopefully someone will have the new “Senator” commemorative pistol in stock.  I’ve seen them on TV and on the web but this will be my first chance to see one up close.

New Commemorative Pistol

“The Senator”

backwards ppistol the senator

“It doesn’t work and you can’t fire it!”

So You Say You Want A Revolution

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.  Remember this day and those that chose to stand for their beliefs rather than cower in fear.

(Thanks to my brother Dave for the video.)

Thomas Jefferson on Governance

 

 

washington on arms and ammunition

 

gun control by noah webster

 

 

Jefferson Tree of Liberty

sam adams on freedom

 

Thomas Jefferson on Judges

The judiciary is just one co-equal branch of our federal government.  They have been wrong in the past and will be so in the future.  Relying on them for the assurance of your liberty is mere hope.

Here is Jefferson on judges in a letter to William Charles Jarvis written September 28, 1820.

I thank you, Sir, for the copy of your Republican which you have been so kind as to send me, and I should have acknowledged it sooner but that I am just returned home after a long absence. I have not vet had time to read it seriously, but in looking over it cursorily I see much in it to approve, and shall be glad if it shall lead our youth to the practice of thinking on such subjects and for themselves. That it will have this tendency may be expected, and for that reason I feel an urgency to note what I deem an error in it, the more requiring notice as your opinion is strengthened by that of many others. You seem, in pages 84 and 148, to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Their maxim is “boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem,” and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves. If the legislature fails to pass laws for a census, for paying the judges and other officers of government, for establishing a militia, for naturalization as prescribed by the Constitution, or if they fail to meet in congress, the judges cannot issue their mandamus to them ; if the President fails to supply the place of a judge, to appoint other civil or military officers, to issue requisite commissions, the judges cannot force him. They can issue their mandamus or distringas to no executive or legislative officer to enforce the fulfilment of their official duties, any more than the President or legislature may issue orders to the judges or their officers. Betrayed by English example, and unaware, as it should seem, of the control of our Constitution in this particular, they have at times overstepped their limit by undertaking to command executive officers in the discharge of their executive duties ; but the Constitution, in keeping three departments distinct and independent, restrains the authority of the judges to judiciary organs, as it does the executive and legislative to executive and legislative organs. The judges certainly have more frequent occasion to act on constitutional questions, because the laws of meum and tuum and of criminal action, forming the great mass of the system of law, constitute their particular department. When the legislative or executive functionaries act unconstitutionally, they are responsible to the people in their elective capacity. The exemption of the judges from that is quite dangerous enough. I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power. Pardon me, Sir, for this difference of opinion. My personal interest in such questions is entirely extinct, but not my wishes for the longest possible continuance of our government on its pure principles ; if the three powers maintain their mutual independence on each other it may last long, but not so if either can assume the authorities of the other. I ask your candid re-consideration of this subject, and am sufficiently sure you will form a candid conclusion. Accept the assurance of my great respect.

Thomas Jefferson

We feel relieved at the 2nd Amendment ruling in Heller but aghast at the SCOTUS ruling in the Obamacare case.  Never abdicate your fight for good and honest government to others.  Hold your representatives accountable.  Press on through every possible channel to ensure that we not only maintain our rights but also regain those that have been abridged.

thomas jefferson on judges

Just For George Washington’s Birthday

Here are a few words of wisdom from America’s “indispensible man”.

Washington on free men versus slavery

washington on freedom of speech

washington on arms and ammunition

washington on God and the Bible

washinton on readiness for war

(Trivia note:  George Washington’s birth day is recorded as February 11, 1731 under the old style Julian Calendar.  When England converted to the Gregorian Calendar in 1750, all dates had to be revised.  As we reckon our current calendar, Washington’s birth date is February 22, 1732.)

Washingtons birthdayAnd to wrap it all up, here are a few jokes for sharing around the water cooler…

  • Why did George Washington have trouble sleeping? – Because he couldn’t lie.
  • What do you call George Washington’s false teeth? – Presidentures!
  • What would you get if you crossed the first US president with an animated character? – George Washingtoon!
  • What would George Washington be if he were alive today? – Really, really, really old!
  • How did George Washington speak to his army?- In general terms!

State Of The Union Post Script – Firearms

Found in the wilds of the “inner-webs”:

Undocumented firearms

State Of The Union Preview – Gun Control

I haven’t even browsed the previews of President Obama’s State of the Union address for tonight.  However, I can with some certainty comment on what his stance regarding the 2nd Amendment and gun control will NOT be.

thomas jefferson on gun ownership

guns and prayer

washington on guns

guns are like parachutes

washington on 2nd amendment and free speech

From someone who has had to lern to live with a physical disability over the past decade, I can truly appreciate the author’s point of view. A great read.

concealed carry

the munchkin wrangler.

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts…

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Blast From The Past…

Around this time last year, I put up a post that summed up a lot of my thoughts on gun control and the 2nd Amendment.  I have had trouble putting my feelings about last Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut into a post – at least without raging on the page.  The politicization and sensationalization of this tragedy disgust me.

So, take a moment and check out the Impromptu Gun Control Post from December 17th, 2011.

dalai lama on gun control

(Dalai Lama urges students to shape world – Seattle Times, Tuesday May 15, 2001)