You Can’t Stop The Signal.

Via Bayou Renaissance Man we find out that the NYPD was ordered to snuff and bury a study on Homegrown terrorism because it may affect the spirits of Radicalized Muslims and their protectors from CAIR.

“Under the city’s unusual settlement agreement, the NYPD as well as New York state agencies were forced to remove its 90-page anti-terror study — described by plaintiffs as “deeply flawed” and “inflammatory” — from databases and no longer rely on it “to open or extend investigations” into terrorist activities”

But I would like you opinion, so I saved you a copy of “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat” for download and make your own determination.

Things are now much safer in Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City police have confiscated 62 toy guns from a store on the Boardwalk.Police say the toys on sale at Bags and Accessories appeared real, with the exception of orange tips at the end of the barrels. But, police say the tips are easily removed and that could lead people to perceive that the toys are real weapons.In 2014, the city adopted an ordinance that prohibits the sale of imitation firearms.The store’s owner was issued a summons for violating the ordinance.

Source: Atlantic City police confiscate more than 60 toy guns | Star Tribune

 

In other news, real guns in the hands of Criminals still roam around free in New Jersey.

Hat Tip Mark C.

NYT Stupid NRA OpEd

In my last post, I wondered if Ezra Klein of Vox was retarded.

I can assure you that Francis Clines of the New York Time is.

Francis visited the NRA Museum in Fairfax Virginia.  It is a beautiful museum, go if you have the chance.

It is full of guns (obviously), with various levels of significance.  Some are historic for the role they played in shaping our history – guns of various wars.  Some are significant milestones in firearms technology.  Some are unique, like the revolver that was the only remains of NYPD Officer Walter Wheeler and found below the rubble of the twin towers.  Some are significant for the role they play in shaping our popular culture.

Is that how Francis sees the role of the NRA Museum?  Nope.

The film star [John Wayne] stands tall at the National Rifle Association’s National Firearms Museum — true, only as a cardboard cutout of himself. But the cardboard fantasy of the good guy gunning down the bad guy is what makes the museum work as an enjoyable escape from the life-and-death reality of American gun carnage.

Really?  As, a firearms enthusiast, I enjoy seeing important guns from history.  Much the same way that as a space enthusiast, I enjoy going to the Smithsonian Air and Space museum.

Francis feels that the NRA Museum should be a guilt trip reminding you about all the criminals and gang members who are killing each other.

There are thousands of ingenious, gleaming rifles and handguns in displays about America’s gun-rich history of colonialism, immigration, expansionism and vigilante justice. But it is the gallery devoted to Hollywood and its guns and good-guy shooters that best illustrates the power of fantasy now driving the modern gun rights debate.

Being a rational adult, my belief in gun rights isn’t shaped by John Wayne or even John McClane.  It’s shaped by my reading of the works of our founding fathers.

Maybe this fixation on Hollywood as real life if why Liberal politicians love celebrity endorsements.

“Go ahead, make my day,” Clint Eastwood growled famously to a movie bad guy before dispatching him — kaboom! The museum narrative identifies the actual movie guns, not the actors, as having the “starring” roles in assorted western and terrorist-fantasy shootouts. The gallery includes some of the blank rounds actually fired in movies, as opposed to the live rounds bedeviling real life beyond the film screen.

I’d argue that ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan’s S&W 29 was a star in Dirty Harry and Magnum Force.  I would disagree that gang members in Chicago, shooting each other over drug territory, are committing almost 1,000 homicides a year because  they watched too many Clint Eastwood movies.  One has nothing to do with the other.

During a visit, the difference between “acting” and “acting out” necessarily comes to mind. Why is there no stream of gripping films about the thousands of troubled Americans with easy access to guns who can lethally act out their darkest grievances on family and society day after day?

There are.  They are the bad guys.  The one Harry Callahan shot was called Scorpio.  Generally the good guy shoots the bad guy.  Or throws him off the top of Nakatomi Plaza.

The N.R.A.’s latest priority is rooted in its ultimate fantasy that society will be safer if ordinary Americans are allowed to routinely pack a pistol.

It’s not a fantasy.  We just saw a gang of teens terrorize a train full of people on BART.  We’ve seen Antifa engage in random beatings.  Reginald Denny.  Trust me, a gun for me is a like an AMEX card, I don’t leave home without it.

This is part of the campaign to make gun possession ubiquitous among ordinary citizens. All states permit some concealed carry, but under vastly different safety controls. That is why opponents wisely fear that national reciprocity is a ploy to sell more guns and undermine stronger local and state gun controls.

Oh dear God no.  Not “ordinary citizens” being allowed to exercise their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms and defend themselves beyond their doorsteps.  That’s something only those blessed by goverment can do.  That and illegals and criminals in sanctuary cities.

Gun safety researchers count more than 900 people killed by concealed-carry gun owners in the past decade, with only a tiny fraction of shootings ruled self-defense. Many of the deaths were suicides, and 31 were in mass shootings by concealed-carry owners.

Deep blue Chicago does in  year or an angry Muslim does in a day what 14 million people with CCW permits take decades to do.  Nobody is perfect, but it seems that the CCW track record is way above average for good behavior.

The N.R.A. headquarters here keeps up a fresh drumbeat for the reciprocity legislation underway in Congress, 30 minutes away from the gun museum, with more than 160 co-sponsors signed up. President Trump, who supports the idea, is scheduled to address the association’s annual leadership forum on Friday in Atlanta. Both sides in the gun debate are keyed up for something John Wayne-like from the president.

And here is where Francis ties two disjointed thoughts together into one retarded conclusion.

John Wayne isn’t why there is a push for national CCW.  It is the lawlessness that Liberals like the NYT editorial board allow when they defend sanctuary cities, rioting in Baltimore and Ferguson, and condone Antifa.  We are tired of being told that the police are there to defend us by the same people that undermine the ability of the police to defend us because “the police are racist.”

We can’t trust you to protect us so we are going to protect ourselves.  Not because we saw somebody do that in a movie, but because that’s what our Founding Fathers said.

When the NYT is relying on “they watch too many John Wayne movies and think they are all cowboys looking for a gun fight” as the penultimate argument against national CCW, they’ve gone full retard.

Moms Demand will go face to face against the NRA.

From a mile away and probably with bodyguards. And yes, that is their definition of face to face… the love to move goalpost.

An organization formed the day after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut plans to hold a rally in Atlanta this weekend during the National Rifle Association’s conference.“We want to bring people together to show the counter perspective,” said Lizzie Ulmer, a spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She said the rally is aimed at what she calls  the “dangerous” agenda of the NRA leadership.

The rally will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at  Woodruff Park,  91 Peachtree St. NW.

Source: Moms rally against gun violence during NRA meeting

Same place as the Disarm The Hate group, but the following day.

In case you missed the earlier map:

I was not lying about the mile away. 🙂

Maybe somebody in Atlanta will tell me if that park is a Gun Free Zone because Shannon likes to do her “soirées” where NRA members with guns can’t come in. Of course, that means that NRA members without guns can traipse unencumbered while wearing the appropriate clothing with the NRA logo emblazoned as loud as possible.

So, nothing new: Shannon doe not take chances that her thunder will be stolen and wants to control the events as much as possible from as far away as she can manage without looking pusillanimous.

“Die-In” in Atlanta to protest Trump and the NRA.

Via Bearing Arms, I find out that there will be a “Die-In” event by Disarm Hate. I have no idea if Shannon Watts will make an appearance there or if she will have her own thing somewhere else.

I would not be surprised if this event is part and parcel of Moms Demand. (I found out it is not, Moms will have their own get together at the same place on Saturday.) But even if it does not, it fits patterns we have seen before. Here is the “press release”:

“The Georgia Alliance for Social Justice along with our partners Better Georgia, Gays Against Guns, Guns Down, Pride Fund to End Gun Violence and more will host a powerful event to take place at the same time as the NRA National Convention’s Leadership Meeting taking place at GWCC. Their event will feature such notable figures as: Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Wayne LaPierre, Ted Cruz, David Perdue and more.
We will make a powerful, visual statement in Woodruff Park: A Die In. We will post more details soon.”

The Facebook page:

Only 264 people going? Not a whole lot of commitment to the cause.

 

The obligatory instructions with some funny warnings:

Create the bullshit and then consume it as truth. “Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply”.

 

And a sure sign of how unafraid they are about facing Trump and the NRA rednecks invading Atlanta:

 

My memory is now telling me me that these people are George Takei-inspired and other LGBQTRGSNLXYZ groups formed after the Pulse shooting so we may see our friend and former CSGV honcho Ladd Everitt prancing around the park.

And as usual, a handful of people will get more media attention than the tens of thousands of NRA members enjoying themselves, bringing money to the area and if trends from past Annual Meetings hold, a descent in local crime while NRA members are in town.