Dear Moms Demand: Chicago is still a bad example

So a federal judge says to Chicago that it is not kosher to ban the sale of a constitutionally protected item and the Opposition losses it.
Moms Demand Chicago
Chicago Elders went too far and got properly slapped. You cannot go in front of a judge, and simply say that even though you know that guns are constitutional protected and banning them is illegal,  you can play silly games by not allowing their sale. It would be like saying that books are constitutionally protected, but banning bookstores, libraries and newspaper kiosks is legal.

Moms and Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a loud statement that Chicago last year had its lowest murder stats in 40 years. They are proud of achieving what other cities and states have done already decades ago with gun rights and even civilians <gasp!> carrying guns with them everywhere, so basically they just managed to get to the Prom after everybody has paired up and are preparing to go into more entertaining exchanges.

The judge stayed the decision since the EMTs of the City of Chicago Whaaambulance are planning to appeal. I don’t like to make predictions, specially in that geographic area, but after Heller & McDonald, I really don’t see upper courts reversing the verdict.

And a note to all Gun Control groups, please stop saying stuff like the following from the Moms Demand Press Release:

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is shocked that in a densely populated city struggling to keep children safe from gunfire, the court has dealt a serious blow to public safety by essentially encouraging more citizens to arm themselves.

When you insinuate that your fellow citizens of a particular locale are too stupid/dumb/untrustworthy and/or as criminal as violent felons, you might be insulting  them and counterproductive to your cause.

On second thought, go ahead and keep doing it.

Another school shooting for the Moms Demand List

Gunshots reported near Nova Southeastern University’s east campus triggered a campus-wide alert on Tuesday afternoon, but they came from a film crew shooting nearby.

The alert issued about 1:06 p.m. advised students and faculty to seek shelter.

But Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Det. DeAnna Greenlaw said the gunshots came from a nearby movie shoot.

via Gunshots near Nova Southeastern University came from movie shoot | News – Home.

Rest assured that if they could add it to their list, they would.

In the meantime, the conditioning of the human Pavlov Dogs continues: Hear a noise, pee in place, seek shelter under the desk.

Gabriel Mobley, ThinkProgress and Stand Your ground.

I covered the case of Gabriel Mobley before. Thanks to our friends in VPC, I found an article in ThinkProgress dealing with this situation. Taking a big grain of salt for accuracy, I was amazed to see the reason the original Judge denied SYG to Mr. Mobley:

VPC mobley

The trial judge found that he was not, in part because he had returned to his car to get a gun, and fired without issuing any warning that he had a gun or attempting to mitigate the situation first

via After Bar Brawl Escalates Into A Deadly Shooting, Court Lets Shooter Off Thanks To Stand Your Ground | ThinkProgress.

Again, I only have the word of this article, but if it is true, the judge said that Mr. Mobley had to commit the  misdemeanor of a firearm “intentionally displayed in an angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense” at best or Assault with a Deadly Weapon at worst so he could be in the right?

As for the “returned to his car,” I don’t see how that is even an issue when the first incident was already over. Mr. Mobley exercised caution that paid off when the offenders returned and created a new  and definitely incident.  It would be like firemen do when they put out a fire: just because there are no flames present, it does not mean it cannot go up again and keep dosing the area with water and stay attentive. The initial call is over, but you don’t relax because there are no obvious sign of a conflagration.

Again and considering the source, I don’t see appeal’s court reversed. And again I expect Andrew Branca commenting and correcting/clarifying what I posted 🙂


Bigoted enlightenment or Enlighted Bigot

If you are from South Florida and have picked up a copy of the Miami Herald more than once, you are familiar with the “artistic” work of Jim Morin and can safely assume that he has a seething hate for the NRA.  He never fails to portray NRA members and Gun Owners as white guys with cowboy rigs…which sort of shows Mr. Morin has never been to a gun range in the Palm Beach/Broward/Miami-Dade area and seen the Rainbow Coalition sending lead downrange.

This was published 1/5/14

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Besides the poorly display of bigotry, Mr. Morin brings out a detail that should be an embarrassment for the natives here: Even if we wanted to, we cannot hold an NRA Annual meeting down here as we don’t have the facilities to host the loads of people who attend them. Last year’s at Houston, over 86,000 people graced the Annual Meeting and the local businesses did  loads of moolah. Oh yes, as usual, crime was not an issue as even the dumbest of criminals know to stay away from locales that gather individuals who can respond not so nicely to their forceful request for cash, property or body.

Mr. Morin would rather see “safer” and more “hip” events like Urban Weekend, celebrated every year at Miami Beach. Last year’s was a slower one according toe the experts:

So far there have been around 340 arrests since Thursday, most alcohol and drug related, which is in line with last year; but police said that they have had less calls for service.

Yup… We NRA members are the lawbreakers.

Rub It In Like A Boss.

Well, apparently I bruised some feelings today at the gunshow. ATF Industry Ops “investigators” complained to show management because I set up next to them. Said one of the “investigators”, “He (meaning me) wrote a very unflattering book about us.” Anyone feel sorry for them? Anyone?

Mike Detty via Facebook.

I have seen the book, but just for that I am buying the darn thing. Click on the pic to enlarge.

Guns at the border.

Well played Mr. Detty…well played.

A sad & spiteful little man.

 “Compromise is a bad word these days,” Dick Metcalf, 67, told The New York Times of what he believes is the unyielding, give-no-ground ethos adopted by Second Amendment supporters in the U.S. today. “People think it means giving up your principles.”

via FOX News – U.S. – Latest Headlines – Former Guns & Ammo columnist speaks out on becoming ‘a pariah’.

To quote Ron White, he has the right to remain silent but he does not have the ability.

Following Metcalf’s dismissal, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, told FoxNews.com Metcalf “absolutely did not” deserve to lose his post.

“If he suggested a ban on all guns, then I would understand that reaction,” Watts said. “But to say a fair exchange of ideas on how to stem the deaths and murders in this country because of gun violence is an act of heresy just reeks of no tolerance.”

When the enemies of your kin come to defend you, it becomes a big hint that you fucked up by several orders of magnitude. That you still have not figured out says a lot about your disconnect with reality.

I would not be surprised to see him become a spokesperson for some  “sensible gun rights organization.”