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Court rules Pennsylvania man’s “gun-like” hand gesture toward a neighbor is a crime

So now the courts can determine if anyone’s gesture is “legitimate?”

Slippery slope…

From MyFoxChicago: A Pennsylvania court ruled Tuesday that making a “gunlike hand gesture” is a crime after a man made the hand motion during an argument with his neighbor — an act which reportedly made several nearby residents nervous and prompted a call to police.

Stephen Kirchner, 64, made the gesture toward his neighbor in Manor Township in June 2018, according to surveillance video. Kirchner, walking alongside a female neighbor, “stopped, made eye contact with [the male neighbor] and then made a hand gesture at him imitating the firing and recoiling of a gun,” according to court documents.

The action made one neighbor feel “extremely threatened” and he called 911. Another neighbor said she saw Kirchner “put his finger up like he was going to shoot [the neighbor]”, “insecure,” prompting her to call 911.

Kirchner and the female neighbor Kirchner had been walking with previously had issues and confrontations, sparking the neighbor to install six security cameras on his property. At the time of the incident in 2018, the female neighbor had a “no contact” order against the neighbor who felt threatened, court documents indicate.

Kirchner was issued a citation for disorderly conduct following the incident. He said in district court he made the “gunlike” gesture after his neighbor gave him “the finger with both hands.”

The 64-year-old was found guilty, but appealed, arguing the hand gesture didn’t “create a hazardous or physically offensive condition.” Kirchner said he didn’t mean to cause public alarm, and there wasn’t really any harm done to the neighbor or others.

On Tuesday, however, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania found the gesture “served no legitimate purpose, and recklessly risked provoking a dangerous altercation.”

Kirchner was ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs.

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Liberal Narrative: You don’t care about gun control until someone you know dies from gun violence

Oh you silly libs, you’d be very wrong and uninformed about my opinion of gun violence and gun control.

I care about gun control and write about it a lot on this blog. And I write about the victims who die from gun violence despite the strict gun control laws already in place. See the following examples:

This is Chiraq: 8 killed, 40 wounded during another weekend of violence
This is Chiraq: 43 shot (2 killed) during weekend violence
This is Chiraq: 45 shot – 4 fatally – during weekend violence
Gun control, Chiraq style: 44 shot – 8 fatally – since Friday night
The left’s narrative vs. facts about gun control laws and mass shootings
Gun control, Chiraq style: 6 shot at baby shower (including 2 kids); witnesses not cooperating with investigators
After Philadelphia Police shootout, demorats call for more gun control. How about stricter penalties for prohibited possessors and better enforcement?
Liberal utopia of California: Prohibited possessor & career criminal who killed Sacramento County deputy flaunted his guns on social media
Shocker, not: Washington state gun laws didn’t prevent ICE detention center Antifa goon from illegally obtaining firearm
#MarchForOurLives: Remember Kate Steinle and those responsible for her death

There is one simple fact that liberals will never comprehend: criminals do not obey gun control laws.

You can never make enough laws to guarantee good behavior from people who are willing to break the law.

But let’s face it, progressives only want one thing anyway: To take away your guns.

Until you can guarantee me that more gun control laws will prevent a perp from entering my home and trying to harm me, I’ll keep my firearms for my protection, TYVM.

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San Jose mayor asks firearm owners to insure their guns

Demorat mayor Sam Liccardo

Do tell, good mayor, how will you guarantee that criminals will insure THEIR guns?

I thought California passed more than a dozen stricter gun control laws this year to “raise the bar” on their gun control laws? Apparently that wasn’t enough. It’s never enough.

This past Monday, San Jose Demorat Mayor Sam Liccardo wrote a piece for the Washington Post entitled, “I’m asking San Jose residents to insure their guns.”

Excerpts from his opinion piece:

“The July mass shooting in Gilroy, California, left two San Jose families mourning the loss of their children, 6-year-old Stephen Romero and 13-year-old Keyla Salazar. As San Jose’s mayor, I hugged grieving family members, visited injured residents in the hospital and attended vigils. My mind reeled for words that might ease their suffering and the community’s pain, but shallow platitudes couldn’t offer much solace.

Mayors who experience such suffering in their communities after senseless gun violence do not have the luxury of waiting for Congress to act, as lawmakers offer their “thoughts and prayers.” Cities demand problem-solving over posturing. So this month, I proposed an oft-considered but as-yet-never-implemented idea: require every gun owner in the 10th-largest city in the United States to buy liability insurance.

Every U.S. state mandates that automobile drivers buy liability insurance; we should require no less of gun owners. Cars and guns have exacted a similarly grim human toll, each causing about 40,000 deaths in 2017. If San Jose’s gun owners can’t get liability insurance, they can comply with the mandate by paying a fee to compensate taxpayers for the “gun violence subsidy” borne by the public.

Insurance can provide a useful mechanism for harm reduction. Risk-adjusted premiums provide financial incentives that reward good driving and installing air bags, and discourage parents from handing the keys to their risk-taking teenagers. Similarly, insurers could use premium discounts to prod law-abiding gun owners to take gun-safety courses, purchase gun safes and install child-safety locks – a welcome improvement for a nation where more than 4.6 million children live in a household where a gun is kept loaded and unlocked. Insurers would also hike the premium on a 19-year-old looking to buy his first semiautomatic weapon, someone such as the Gilroy shooter.

Of course, “the crooks” won’t pay a fee or buy insurance; only law-abiding gun owners would. An insurance requirement at the point of sale, if purchased locally, would make it harder for some guns to get into the wrong hands. Regardless of where the gun is purchased, all San Jose residents would face an insurance requirement for merely possessing a gun – just as they would a car. The insurance thereby provides an additional tool for law enforcement against crooks. A prospective burglar casing a home or a criminal standing watch on a street corner may avoid arrest due to lack of demonstrable criminality. Yet if a constitutionally compliant pat-down search revealed possession of an uninsured gun, the suspect would face the consequences of an uninsured motorist, including a fine, misdemeanor conviction and seizure of the gun.

Read the whole story opinion piece here.

First of all, Mayor Liccardo:

Second: The Gilroy shooter legally bought his gun in Nevada yet broke the law by bringing the gun into California, where it would fall under the state’s assault weapons ban.

Third: Owning firearms is a right, not a privilege.

Fourth: Don’t try and hide behind the “harm reduction” narrative. Just admit it: You demorats actually do want to take our guns.

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Gun myths gone in five minutes

From six years ago yet still applicable today.

Note at the 2:56 mark: ABC interviews a group of prisoners who say they don’t care what gun laws are passed, they’ll use guns anyways and they fear victims with a gun more than police.

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Tacoma councilmember has the solution to gun violence: More taxes!

This year Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a bunch of new gun control laws that would “improve gun safety overall.”

The city of Tacoma had three gun homicides this past month. Turns out you can never make enough laws to guarantee good behavior from people who are willing to break the law.

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Hollyweird hypocrite: “Angel Has Fallen” actress who is pushing for Walmart to stop selling guns is promoting her movie full of gun violence

Hypocrite actress Piper Perabo

Actress Piper Perabo is best known for the 2000 movie, “Coyote Ugly.”

I had to look her up, too.

She’s a libtard who promotes all things progressive on her Twitter timeline. She also advocates against gun violence and is trying to pressure WalMart to stop selling guns.

From her August 14 tweet:

“.@Walmart please stop selling guns. As the largest gun retailer in the world, you could instantly change the standard for gun ownership in America. Join us in calling on Walmart to take actions Learn more at walmartmustact.org”

She also retweeted the following tweets:

Help push Walmart to STOP selling firearms and donating to NRA-backed politicians. Go to http://WalmartMustAct.org and print out a letter to deliver to a local Walmart in your area.”

“Wondering how many more people need to die before @Walmart stops selling guns.”

“Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney: “Our officers need help. They need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands … This government … don’t want to do anything about getting these guns off the streets.”

But whatdoyaknow….her latest movie, “Angel Has Fallen,” is full of men brandishing those dastardly guns. Her Twitter background is a promo for the movie.

Freakin HYPOCRITE.

See also:

Hollyweird hypocrites: Oscars have massive firearm protection for tonight
Hollyweird hypocrite: Jennifer Garner, supporter of gun control, stars in movie with major gun violence
Hollyweird hypocrite: Julianne Moore‘s latest film is full of gun violence

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Gun grabbers prove they are ill-informed: Womyn wants to ban “fully semi-automatic rifles”

This is why you cannot debate 90% of those whose goal is to take away your Second Amendment right.

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Pancho Beto wants mandatory buyback of “assault weapons” and gun registry

Fortunately, this guy has no chance whatsoever of becoming president.

Pancho Beto announced via Twitter on Friday his plan to end gun violence which includes the following:

More from his web site:

“Beto will work with Congress to create a nationwide gun licensing system that will ensure individuals seeking a gun undergo an assessment by law enforcement and a background check. Individuals must be 21 years old to receive a license, will be required to complete a certified gun safety training, and will need to renew their licenses every five years.

Individuals will also be required to register their guns through a registry and all new handguns will be microstamped. In recognition of the country’s long hunting tradition, those under 21 with hunting licenses will be able to lawfully possess firearms for hunting. States will have the flexibility to administer their own licensing systems, allowing them to set higher standards. Where a state does not have a system in place, the federal government will administer the system.

Weapons of war belong on the battlefield, not in our communities or on our streets. Beto is calling for a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons and a voluntary buyback program for handguns. To create a funding stream for buybacks, Beto will increase the excise tax on gun manufacturers and fines imposed on gun traffickers, and will enable ATF to purchase any banned assault weapons presented to the agency. Individuals who fail to participate in the mandatory buyback of assault weapons will be fined.

Read about all the details of his plan here.

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After Philadelphia Police shootout, demorats call for more gun control. How about stricter penalties for prohibited possessors and better enforcement?

Facts are a stubborn thing for progressives. Always have been, always will be.

Demorats starting demanding more gun control after the shootout with Philadelphia Police on Wednesday. In some cases, demorats even called for more gun control while the situation was unfolding.

Demorat presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke and Amy Klobuchar took to Twitter to express their outrage pander to voters:

Kamala Harris: “We can’t sit around waiting for others to take action on gun violence. Doing nothing is not an option.”

Pancho Beto: “Thinking of Philadelphia, and everyone impacted by this gun violence epidemic we need to end.”

Amy Klobuchar: “Another tragic shooting. This time in Philadelphia. We have to end this scourge of gun violence.”

Philadelphia shooter & prohibited possessor/ABC 7 News photo

Turns out the shooter was a violent, drug-dealing convicted felon, meaning he wasn’t legally allowed to possess firearms. But he’s a criminal, so did you really expect him to follow the law?

According to NBC Philadelphia, the 36-year-old shooter has a lengthy criminal record that included firearms charges. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said that “he never should have been on the streets.”

And therein lies the problem with demanding more gun control laws while not adequately punishing prohibited possessors.

A report published by the US Sentencing Commission on June 27, 2019 entitled, “Recidivism Among Federal Firearms Offenders” shows that the problem lies in the criminal justice system and progressives’ demand for “criminal justice reform.”

Key findings from their report:

The 3,446 firearms offenders analyzed in this report represent 13.8 percent of the 25,000 offenders in this study who were released in calendar year 2005.

Firearms offenders recidivated at a higher rate than non-firearms offenders. Over two-thirds (68.1%) of firearms offenders were rearrested for a new crime during the eight-year follow-up period compared to less than half of non-firearms offenders (46.3%).

Firearms offenders recidivated more quickly than non-firearms offenders. Of the firearms offenders who recidivated, the median time from release to the first recidivism event was 17 months. Comparatively, the median time from release to the first recidivism event for non-firearms offenders was 22 months.

A greater percentage of firearms offenders were rearrested for serious crimes than non-firearms offenders.

Firearms offenders recidivated at a higher rate than non-firearms offenders in every age group at the time of release from custody.

Read the whole report here.

Maybe, just maybe, we could take a look at punishing firearm offenders more severely.

Also, could we enforce the current gun laws? See the following examples:

“145,000 people in NC whose criminal records should have kept them from buying a gun weren’t even added to the background check database till Dec 2018. And there’s no way to know how many of them bought guns.”

“Out of 112,000 fraudulent 4473s only 12 were prosecuted in 2017.”

“Gun laws that cost millions had little effect because they weren’t enforced

I know these facts will mean absolutely nothing to demorats. Gun grabbers prefer to operate with their emotions.

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Pure propaganda: Elderly couple found dead from murder-suicide after they couldn’t afford wife’s healthcare

First of all, I thought Obamacare was suppose to fix our “broken health care system?”

Even if this man couldn’t afford to pay for his medical expenses, there are PLENTY of low- and no-cost taxpayer- and privately-provided agencies that provide free healthcare services in Whatcom County. See here, here, here and here.

But that little bit of information doesn’t make for a sensational headline…especially when guns are involved.

From Yahoo: A man in Washington state has killed both himself and his wife after raising fears about struggling to pay medical expenses for her ongoing health conditions.

The couple were identified by the Whatcom County Medical Examiner as Brian S Jones, 77, and Patricia Whitney-Jones, 76.

Mr. Jones, who lived near the city of Ferndale, called emergency services on Wednesday morning and said he was going to shoot himself, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

He said he had prepared a note for the sheriff which contained information and instructions. In spite of the operator’s efforts to keep him on the line, Mr. Jones is then said to have told the operator, “we will be in the front bedroom”, before disconnecting the call.

Police arrived around 15 minutes later and set up a perimeter around the house and attempted to intervene for about an hour with a crisis negotiator and loud hailer.

But it was too late, as officials then used a robot-mounted camera to look inside the home and found the bodies of the married couple.

Authorities said they believe Mr. Jones shot his wife and then himself. They were found lying together.
A statement from Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo said state officials are investigating the incident which is deemed to be a murder-suicide.

According to the sheriff, Mr. Jones told the operator: “I am going to shoot myself”.

Several notes were left in the home “citing severe ongoing medical problems with the wife and expressing concerns that the couple did not have sufficient resources to pay for medical care”, according to the sheriff’s statement.

“It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option. Help is always available with a call to 911,” Mr. Elfo said in the post.

Numerous firearms were seized and two dogs found in the house were taken to an animal shelter.

Sherrie Schulteis, a neighbour of the couple, said she often spoke to Mr. Jones and watched out for each other’s homes but was totally unaware about the extent to which he was struggling mentally and financially.

“[Mr Jones and I] were always waving and talking about our yards or our flowers,” she told The Lynden Tribune. “It’s a little tiny community where we all know each other, but we don’t really know each other.”

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