I’ve seen this meme going around and it is interesting. No particular order of dislike…
5) Chiappa Rhino
I don’t care how innovative, recoil-less or any other adjective you can give it: It is just plain ugly. If I had to use it in a defensive situation, I feel I would have to apologize to the criminal for adding insult to injury.
4) Smith & Wesson 500
Shot one once, it was not fun and I am not a recoil wuss. Other than “Ma! I have one!” I don’t see its usage for urban/suburban areas.
3) Mossberg Persuader
Probably too many bad movies and episodes of Miami Vice has set me against this one.
Ugly, unbalanced & unfriendly which also defines the Soviets and the KGB.
1) French MAS Model 1936
This one was a toss up with the Enfield. At the end, my francophobia won.
But what the study does seem to show is that stand your ground benefits defendants a majority of the time and it matters little, if any, what color the shooter or the victim was.
Society may not yet be colorblind, but stand your ground seems to be.
It should not be a rallying point for racial grandstanding.
via Editorial: Stand your ground isn’t about race | StAugustine.com.
It will fall on many deaf ears, but at least some in the media are clear on the Race Card issue regarding SYG.
Your family doctor shouldn’t be forced to pick and choose which dangers he or she is legally allowed to be concerned about. Safe gun storage saves lives. Forbidding doctors from talking about guns and gun safety with their patients is short-sighted and dangerous.
via Physicians, the First Amendment, and the NRA - Philly.com .
It does not help your cause for suggesting that physicians should be allowed to offer a professional opinion on something that they are not trained for, but if the graphic also shows a “doctor” violating one of the Rules of Gun Safety….. just pack it up and go home.
Moms Demand having a fit
and our friends at the Coalition To Stop Gun Viloence
And even the vanishing Brady Campaign chimes in:
Plus the Daily Beast, the HuffPo and Media Matters for America are chiming in as the Club of the Highly Offended and Very Scared Liars. The issue? A new bill in the Georgia legislature that they say will allow felons to carry guns, shoot innocent people and get away with it because Stand Your Ground….huh?
I found a version of the offending bill and the closest I could come up to the general zip code of what these idiots are talking about is this:
Defense of self or others, as contemplated by and provided for under Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 16, shall be an absolute defense to any violation under this part.”
But already in the books in Georgia and not affected by this addendum as far as I ca see (O.C.G.A. § 16-3-21 Use of force in defense of self or others; evidence of belief that force was necessary in murder or manslaughter prosecution) states that:
(b) A person is not justified in using force under the circumstances specified in subsection (a) of this Code section if he:
(2) Is attempting to commit, committing, or fleeing after the commission or attempted commission of a felony
So WTH is going on? Why the sudden lust after this bill? If you read the bill, it is a nuclear strike against Gun Control in Georgia. Twenty six pages of eliminating stupid and proven-useless restrictions, favoring self-defense for Law Abiding Citizens and putting criminals on the defensive. I would call this our version of the SAFE Act plus Colorado & Connecticut Laws all at once. This has to be chaffing the communal underpanties of all Gun Control groups something fierce so that is why suddenly they felt the need to temporarily unite in the effort.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has an NRA ILA rating of ‘A” but I am not up to Georgia politics and have no idea if he will sign or not the bill into law. If he does, good for the state and we can say that It Was The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia for Gun Control Groups.