Finland to EU on new Gun Control Regulations: Perkele!

According to the automated translation via Chrome of this articleAnneli Jäätteenmäki, member of the European Parliament for Finland told the European Commission that they “ should make a clear distinction between terrorists and criminals legitimately shooting enthusiasts.”

She went on to ask in writing how the new regulations would affect the  “prevention of illicit arms trafficking, organized crime and terrorism”, without limiting the Finnish defense.” Finland does not have a professional army like other European nations and like Switzerland, depends on its armed population for the defense of the country.” And they are good at it, ask the Russians.

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The Dreaded “G” Word.

Perhaps I’m being cynical, but I suspect that the media is being vague because they don’t like to report what demographics and area history suggest is black-on-black crime, almost certainly committed with illegally-acquired weapons by gang members with extensive criminal records.

Source: Media Whitewashes Mass Shooting In New Orleans – Bearing Arms – Crime, Louisiana, Mass Shooting, media bias

GANG.  There, I said it. That is the word that the NOLA media refuses to say and for both political and economic reasons. The same happens here in Magic City USA where the fun under the sun makes for a substantial part of the tri-county area income.

In the last several weeks, there has been a series of shootings of young people in the North West area and related to High Schools, but if you go by what appear on the press, they have no sense whatsoever as they just sprout as if by magic. The drug trade is still strong and violent in places like Miami Gardens and Liberty City, traditionally Black neighborhoods and the same for Homestead and Florida City, but this one comes in Central American immigrant flavor. In fact, there is an estimate of 70 gangs active through the Miami Dade County area (2011 numbers) with over 2,300 members but probably more.

But try to find info in the Miami Herald or in the local news and other than telling you that somebody got killed or wounded, you won’t get any other details. You see, Gangs are bad for the image of the county and the image of the politicians. The Miami Dade leadership still reels when some foreign paper mentions the attacks on Tourists in the 90s and local business groups go into panic sh*t-fit mode, afraid that they will lose hotel occupancy and the corresponding taxes that come with it. And the politicians that need poor screwed up victims, cannot admit that gangs are the problem and that the cops need to get medieval because they made their lives and careers crapping on cops. If you want to know about gangs in South Florida, you have to tune to TV shows like The First 48 or documentaries. 

So what happens? If there is no “gang problem”, then there is no urgent need to attack it. That bodies keep falling and good people are hostages at the mercy of politically and economically untouchable criminals. Complain about it and you will tagged as racist or somebody wanting to rock the economic boat.

The body of a black child in a street of Miami Gardens is an acceptable way of doing business in this town as long as the lights in Miami Beach or the Art District keep shinning bright.

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College Trolling for the Second Amendment?

CSGV University of Oregon gun raffle

After UO student government refused to pay for the event, Young Americans for Liberty asked the conservative group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to step in.“ASUO’s refusal to fund a poker night hosted by UO’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) expressly because it disagrees with the event’s message amounts to constitutionally prohibited viewpoint discrimination,” FIRE said in a statement. “FIRE urged the university administration to step in to protect its students’ First Amendment rights.”“Since ASUO is an agent of a public university, the University of Oregon administration is legally and morally required to intervene to rectify the First Amendment violations perpetrated by ASUO,” FIRE Senior Program Officer Ari Cohn insisted.Although ASUO sponsored last year’s event, the group said that its mission statement was being interpreted differently this year. The university issued a statement supporting ASUO.“ASUO receives many funding requests and is empowered to select which do and which do not receive support,” the university noted.

Source: Oregon libertarian students demand school pay for gun giveaway because it’s ‘free speech’


See, guns are bad, M’kay? But guzzling beer and cider are OK!

Along with food from Afghanistan and the usual funnel cake, ASUO decided to collaborate with Falling Sky Brewery, which will replace The Buzz in the Erb Memorial Union in fall 2016, bringing the first-ever beer garden to the event. Students over 21 this year can enjoy a cup (or three) of cider inside the snow fencing in EMU Amphitheater on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Source: Fall ASUO Street Faire refreshes with beer garden and new vendors | Emerald Media

I would imagine that Libertarians would try to avoid being funded by somebody else and seek their own solutions, but from I what gathered in this specific case, the students (in this particular and the general population) have to contribute to ASUO which is supposed to provide for events like the Poker event or accepted fair kegger on an egalitarian basis. But since they are openly saying that they will not provide funding because they don’t like the message, then it does become a First Amendment issue since they are collecting monies from the students who do not have a say on how the money will be spent.

If anything, this should be a fun one to watch.

The difference between Grandpa and Grandma.

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Grandmothers and Grandfathers?

Well, here it is:

There was this loving grandfather who always made a special effort to spend time with his son’s family on weekends. Every Saturday morning he would take his 5-year-old granddaughter out for a drive in the car for some quality time — pancakes, ice cream, candy– just him and his granddaughter.
One particular Saturday, however, he had a terrible cold and could not get out of bed. He knew his granddaughter always looked forward to their drives and would be very disappointed. Luckily, his wife came to the rescue and said that she would take their granddaughter for her weekly drive and breakfast.
When they returned, the little girl anxiously ran upstairs to see her grandfather who was still in bed. “Well, did you enjoy your ride with grandma?” he asked.
“Not really, Grandpa, it was boring. We didn’t see a single asshole, horse’s ass, socialist left wing Obama lover, blind bastard, dip shit, Muslim camel humper, pecker head son of a bitch or Homo anywhere we went. We just drove around and Grandma smiled at everyone she saw. I really didn’t have any fun.”

Almost brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it?

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Hat Tip: Bob G.

California Confiscatory Overreaching? The Case of Albert Sheakalee.

VPC Albert Sheakalee

California Department of Justice agents have seized more than 500 firearms from a Clovis man who is prohibited from owning guns, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Wednesday.Albert Sheakalee, 59, was arrested Nov. 12 for illegally possessing the firearms. He was released from jail after posting $11,000 bail.

State Department of Justice agents seized 209 handguns, 88 shotguns, 234 rifles, 181 standard capacity magazines, 10 high capacity magazines, 100,521 rounds of various ammunition and 10 assault weapons, including a .50 caliber bolt action rifle, from Sheakalee’s home in Clovis. Sheakalee is in an Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database due to a prior mental health hold, which prohibits an individual from possessing firearms, authorities said. But as of Wednesday, Sheakalee has not been charged, according to Fresno County Superior Court records.

Source: Clovis man banned from owning guns had 500 firearms, state AG says | Fresno Bee

Here is where it gets interesting.

According to Coleman, in the summer of 2015, Sheakalee went through a stressful time and sought treatment. “He has never been adjudicated as any sort of threat to anyone,” Coleman said. “And despite his desire to find help, Sheakalee found himself on a government list which the Department of Justice claims denies him the right to own firearms.”

Source: Lawyer: DOJ violated Clovis gun collector’s constitutional rights | Fresno Bee

The following day, Sheakalee’s lawyer reiterated their position:

Sheakalee’s attorney Mark Coleman says his client is not high risk, like investigators imply. “This is a 59-year-old man who has never committed a crime before in his life. He’s never been adjudicated by any court as being dangerous, he’s never been adjudicated by any mental health professional as being dangerous,” said Coleman.

Source: Sheakalee to fight state for his 541 guns – Story

This one stinks to high heaven, but we are going to need more details. Specially with the last part, if neither a judge, nor a mental health professional had him adjudicated, who did and why?