Category Archives: Gun Control/2nd Amendment

A lesson from Ferguson

Dear FOTM readers, 
This article is simply cut and pasted from a website called toprightnews.com. I could not add anything to it. The message is clear enough. 
~ TD 


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Two Businesses in Ferguson Riots Escaped Looting. Why They Did Should Be a Lesson for Politicians

by Gina Cassini | Top Right News

Over the past two nights, dozens of businesses along West Florissant in Ferguson, Missouri were ransacked by rioters, including Target, Dollar General and WalMart, and looted and a QuikTrip was burned down.

Here’s what’s left of the QT:

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And here’s what WalMart employees went through:

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Hundreds of business owners and employees had to cut and run or hide in terror as waves of rioters arrived.

But not everyone was cowering in fear. At two businesses the owners (and some employees and friends) were standing firm, right outside, ready to take on all comers. Why? Because they werearmed to the teeth.

At Riverfront Tattoo, owners Mike Gutierrez ( below left) and Adam Weinstein (third from left) brought AR-15s, body armor and lots of high-capacity magazines (the type Obama wants banned) to guard their store against mayhem:

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And rioters passed them right by.

And over at Mally’s Supermarket,  had men with concealed 9mm handguns and revolvers, lined up and ready to defend , right on West Florissant:

And the lesson for politicians, and all Americans (particularly liberal gun-grabbers) is that being armed — and armed to the teeth — is the ONLY defense against a rioting mob. There were police everywhere in Ferguson Sunday night, and not one of those stores were protected against looters. But the two businesses above WERE spared — because they were able to arm themselves.

The lesson should have been learned for good after the 1992 L.A. Riots, when only shop owners in Koreatown were spared because they defended their stores with force of arms:

The right to bear arms must be sacrosanct, but so must be access to unlimited magazine capacity. As Tyler Kee of The Truth About Guns reminds us:

At any point in a discussion with a gun control advocate about the need for magazine capacity restrictions, feature tests, or any other arbitrary restriction, flash the pictures of these riots. Show them what happens when mob mentality takes over. The people in these examples worked hard for the life they have. To deny them the best tools possible to protect it is criminal.

Amen, brother.

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Gina is a proud Texas Mom of 4, an avid hunter and vigilant defender of our Constitutional rights

Obama: The Genocide President

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Genocide is a term that means the extermination of a specific group of people. It doesn’t simply mean murder and other forms of abuse by a government, which may also taking place at the same time. Here are a few identifiable examples that are related to the Obama regime. The links below are from simple Google search results: “Obama and Jihad” etc. I don’t stand behind every word, but show them to demonstrate that the Obama regime’s connections to genocide are increasingly well documented.


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Hint: What do you think Obama and Hillary were covering up in Benghazi?


Death Panels

Yes, they exist. But keep in mind the fact that “Progressives” always cover their real plans with euphemistic names like “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” and “The Affordable Healthcare Act.”


Infanticide


Race WAR


Possible hidden agenda for FEMA

Now we on onto a subject that is not as clear, but substantially real enough to raise concerns. I’ll begin with a video segment by Rachael Maddow, somebody who is on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me, who is equally troubled about these developments.

On this subject, we have many strident voices, but few conclusions. However, the structure has been put in place, and is ready to use whenever an American president decides that an entire category of people in America are becoming too troublesome.


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The current president of the United States has built up an alarming track record.

Stay informed.
Don’t be fooled.

Quiz time! Guess how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

MyFoxChicago: Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.

A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Police found the 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk in the 900 block of North Karlov about 1:15 a.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality. A police source said the teen had gang affiliations.

Two people were killed and a third was wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Logan Square. The three people were in a vehicle in the 2300 block of North Springfield at 11:45 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire at the vehicle, police said. The vehicle then struck several parked cars.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the back and cheek and taken to Illinois Masonic, where he was pronounced dead, Greer said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the head and also taken to Masonic, where he was pronounced dead. An 18-year-old man was shot in the finger and taken to Norwegian, where he was listed in good condition. The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatalities. A police source said all three victims have gang affiliations.

About 12:50 a.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old girl and another man, 20, were shot in the 7200 block of South Laflin, police said. The girl was dead at the scene, police said. The man was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition had stabilized.

The medical examiner’s office identified the girl as Shaquise Buckner of the 1400 block of West 72nd Street. An autopsy Saturday determined she died from a gunshot wound to the head, and her death was ruled a homicide.

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed a block east of Chicago Police Headquarters about 11:35 p.m. Friday.

Walter Neely was found shot in the abdomen in the 3400 block of South Indiana, authorities said. Someone had approached on foot and fired at him, police said. Neely was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m., authorities said. His home address was unknown Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened about one block east of police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Sunday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 23-year-old man was in the 2900 block of North Kimball about 4:35 a.m. when he was shot in the foot, possibly by someone in a vehicle driving by, police said. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic in good condition. Police said the man has gang affiliations. (Hmmm, I see a pattern here…)

At least 20 other people have been shot across the city since 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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Despite Michael Bloomberg’s money, pro-gun sheriff wins in Wisconsin

Yesterday, I did a disheartening post about a research study that found ordinary Americans have a near-zero impact on public policy. Instead, government policy is controlled by the monied élite.

Frequent FOTM commenter Seumas proposed that our battle should begin “at the local level, and not try for too big a fish too soon, get the town/city and county governments free of corruption first, including the police departments,” with which I heartily agree. It is at the local level that we truly can effectuate changes.

Below is one encouraging example of voters defeating monied interests.

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Cheryl K. Chumley reports for The Washington Times, Aug. 13, 2014, that pro-gun incumbent sheriff David Clarke in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, beat back the anti-gun money of former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg to win his primary contest for re-election by a handy margin, 52% vs. 48%.

100% of precincts have reported, giving Sheriff Clarke a 4,700 vote lead. But his Bloomberg-backed opponent, Chris Moews, has yet to concede, deciding instead to wait for the count on the 6,000 absentee ballots.

Clarke is a Democrat and is now almost sure to win in November because no Republican is challenging him.

Sheriff Clarke made national headlines with a public service ad in 2013 in which he stated, in part: “I’m Sheriff David Clarke and I want to talk to you about something personal: Your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport. I need you in the game. But are you ready? With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. … Consider taking a certified safety course in handling of firearms, so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

The sheriff was also a featured speaker at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis — during which he harshly criticized Bloomberg’s anti-gun efforts.

The race took on national tones just last week when Bloomberg — who helps head the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group and has taken up a personal crusade to scale back Second Amendment rights — threw in $150,000 to defeat Sheriff Clarke. That amount was more than what Sheriff Clarke and his opponent had spent on their entire campaigns.

Happily, Bloomberg’s efforts to sway voters down the anti-gun path failed. dancingbanana

~Eowyn

Idaho gun road-sign is a photoshop

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Did you receive an email with this pic, or seen it on a blog (here and here)?

If so, please don’t forward the email, because the sign is fake. How do I know? Because:

  1. The governor of Idaho is C. L. “Butch” Otter, not Nick Waite.
  2. Idaho has never had a governor named Nick Waite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Governors_of_Idaho

I’d received this as an email. That Idaho’s governor is not Nick Waite is easily verifiable, and yet many people fell for this hoax.

Truth is sacred. Please don’t perpetuate this hoax by forwarding your email to others.

~Eowyn

Professor: gun owners not a ‘protected group,’ says people should flee from open carry activists

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Campus Reform: Gun owners are not a “protected group” under the Constitution, according to a philosophy professor at the University of North Dakota (UND).

Jack Russell Weinstein, who is also the director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at UND, claimed that people uncomfortable with open-carry gun owners should simply leave a business or restaurant where the activists are present—even if that means not paying the tab. He refuted the idea that to actively treat gun owners as if one is afraid of them is discriminatory in nature because gun owners are not “traditionally marginalized” and are not a “protected group.”

“First of all, under the Constitution, we have protected groups and traditionally marginalized people—women in this country, African-Americans in this country, gays and lesbians in this country—if you leave because they’re there and they’re no threat to you, than that’s a problem. Gun owners are not a protected group,” Weinstein said in a video. “The right to carry weapons may be, depending on where you are; the right to bear arms certainly is, but of course the right to bear arms doesn’t mean the right to bear every arm, it doesn’t mean the right to bear all the arms. It only means the rights to bear arms.”

“[G]un rights activists do not have a history of institutional discrimination,” Weinstein continued. “They do not have a history of being denied the right to marry, the right to go to school, being denied the right to vote. They haven’t been slaves. They weren’t subject to the Holocaust. They haven’t been beaten in the streets.”

Weinstein said that he addresses the gun rights debate as a “philosopher asking how to solve an intractable problem.” He said the gun carry activists—particularly in Texas—want the ability to openly carry guns, “often high-powered automatic weapons,” making other people uneasy and afraid.

“There really is no legitimate way of determining intent,” Weinstein wrote in an earlier blog post. “Even if the people with guns are carrying a sign claiming to be activists (which they do not do), they could be lying, just setting us all up for slaughter.”

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Weinstein then encouraged people who are afraid of a gun carrier to simply leave the restaurant—without paying the bill. “If you’re afraid for your life, you just get up and leave,” he said. “Maybe the restaurant pays the bill themselves, maybe the activists pay the bill.”

Weinstein added that if gun activists “really care about gun rights, they won’t mind paying for the hundreds of meals that they inspired the innocent bystanders to leave behind.”

“Most gun-rights activists describe a world of tremendous dangers,” Weinstein said. “Guns, they repeatedly tell us, are the only thing between home invasion, rape, murder, and government intrusion. Okay, well if that’s true, then we bystanders should be equally afraid, and react instantaneously to keep away the chaos and the violence. We learned to be afraid from the gun-rights supporters. They have gotten everything they wanted.

According to Weinstein, most people who saw his original blog post presenting this idea, saw it as a “rational, calm, safe” approach.

Recently, gun rights activists in Texas garnered national attention by protesting for open carry by bringing guns into stores and restaurants. Only six states, including Texas, do not permit people to openly display handguns. North Dakota is a shall-issue state that issues permits both for concealed and open carry.

This professor should stick to philosophy instead of Constitutional Law. Some of his ratings on ratemyprofessors.com:

  • This man is the personification of narcissism. Avoid, if possible.”
  • “He rambles on and on and if students don’t agree with him, then you get a bad grade. He hides under the guise of philosophy and thinks he’s amazing, but he just rambles and wants everyone to agree with him and is self-centered.”
  • “Most of your grade is on journals. And if your opinion isn’t the same as his, expect a poor grade.”
  • “He was interesting for awhile, then I realized that what he gives the lofty title of “philosophy” is really just typical liberal talking points. Classes are insufferable.”
  • Self-centered, egotistical, propagandize and preaching rather than teaching and educating; avoid!”

Seems the professor loves to project. From his blog:

“My point: the political and economic realities of running from gun activists is, yet again, founded on classic philosophical issues, and when we take positions on issues of the day, we are really taking positions philosophically. The gun-rights activists think that their intent is obvious and that everyone knows what they hope to do. They believe their minds are transparent. But this is because they are all extreme narcissists. It baffles them that we don’t all know exactly what they are thinking. It shocks them that we don’t know that Jim is a good guy, and that Sally would never murder anyone. But they are wrong. We don’t know them and we don’t know how they think. The only thing that makes us notice them at all is that they have guns and truthfully, that’s why they carry them in the first place. They want to be celebrities, heroes, and the centers of attention.

For someone who claims to not know what open carry advocates think, he claims to know a lot of what they think. Brilliant!

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Texas just published a map of gunowners’ location!

The Sandy Hook massacre hoax of December 14, 2012, unleashed a paroxysm of gun control legislation across the United States. (See here, here, and here.)

One response that received relatively scant notice was what a suburban New York City newspaper, The Journal News, did.

As reported by NewsMax, on December 24, 2012 — Christmas Eve! — the paper published an article, “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood,” with an interactive map showing the addresses of thousands of handgun permit holders across Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties, the northern suburbs of New York City where the paper is read.

Not only was the information a violation of gunowners’ privacy, it also provided a map for criminals to use to find homes to rob that have no guns.

Hard to believe, but Texas has followed the example of The Journal News and released a map of the location of all its gun owners.

Their locations are marked by red dots on the map below. :D

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Texas gun map

H/t FOTM’s josephbc69

~Eowyn

Did you know you only have 3 options when facing a gunman?

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They conveniently left out the most important option for some:

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Second Amendment self defense is apparently not an option.

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Quiz time! Guess how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

Chicago Sun Times: Two people were killed and at least 19 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

Early Sunday, one man was shot to death and another was wounded on the Near North Side, police said.

About 3:50 a.m., police found a 32-year-old man in an alley in the 800 block of North Orleans, police said. He had a gunshot wound to his abdomen and was dead at the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not confirm the death early Sunday.

Another man, 21, was shot in the right foot and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition was stable, police said.

The weekend’s first homicide occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Three teens were in the 2400 block of South Washtenaw when two other males walked up and opened fire, police said.

Ramon Breceda, 16, of the 2700 block of West 23rd Street, was shot in the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:17 a.m. Saturday, according to police the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks and an 18-year-old man was shot in the arm, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where their conditions were stable. All three are documented gang members, police said.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 6 a.m. Sunday in Englewood. A 32-year-old man was driving in the 5700 block of South Morgan when two males — one walking and one on a bicycle — started shooting at the vehicle, which crashed, police said.

The driver suffered an apparent graze wound to the abdomen and was taken to University of Chicago, police said. The 20-year-old woman passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash.

At least 15 other people have been shot across the city since about 6 p.m. Friday. A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Orlando Lomax was walking on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West North about 11:30 p.m., when four males walked up and the group got in a fight, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. During the fight, Lomax was stabbed in the back, authorities said.

Lomax, of the 1500 block of North Karlov Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said he was gang affiliated.

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Federal Judge Issues Stay on D.C. Gun Ban Ruling

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Washington Informer: A federal judge granted a 90-day stay Tuesday in a recent ruling that declared D.C.’s ban on citizens carrying handguns in public as unconstitutional, a delay welcomed by city officials and law enforcement who had scrambled to comply with the ruling.

D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan requested Monday to delay implementation to give the city council time to draft proper legislation to reflect the decision, which was issued Saturday by U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin. Nathan’s request was granted Tuesday afternoon by Scullin.

Meanwhile, police had began allowing people to carry registered handguns in public. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has told her officers not to bother residents with legally registered handguns and tourists with handguns who are complying with their states gun laws. However, she mandated that possession of an unregistered firearm in public is a crime and that her officers should take appropriate action.

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Handguns were prohibited in the District for more than three decades before the Supreme Court nixed the ban in 2008. The Council then implemented strict rules for ownership and possession of handguns.

City officials quickly admonished the federal ruling, including Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D), who said the city’s unique national security concerns calls for more restrictive gun laws than anywhere else in the nation.

“Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire, at least five others have been shot at, including Ronald Reagan, who was seriously wounded in 1981,” Mendelson said. “Neither the Secret Service nor the Capitol Police will disclose all incidents where they have recovered firearms, but we do know that just two years ago someone hit the White House with gunfire, and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps.”

carolFormer Council member Carol Schwartz, who is running for mayor as an independent, said strong gun laws are valued in the city. “Less than 25 years ago, we were called the ‘murder capital’ with 478 homicides in 1990,” Schwartz said. “We have come a long way in rectifying that situation. While our population has grown considerably since then, our homicides were reduced to 88 in 2012.”

Schwartz said that the stay gives the Council a chance to “write legislation that will pass constitutional standards while protecting D.C.’s sovereignty and our long-held desire and need to have strong gun control laws that protect our citizens and visitors.”

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), the Democratic nominee for mayor, said that she will work with her council colleagues to comply with Scullin’s decision and protect the city’s gun laws. “Public safety remains a top priority and I will continue to fight for laws that protect our residents, reduce violent crime and keep our city safe,” Bowser said.

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