First of all, think about why you want a 2 shot pistol. My guess would be that you want it as a last ditch back-up gun or as a very concealable self-defense piece. In each of those cases, self-defense is the issue. If you want one because it looks cool, or because it looks like fun, or because it is something different – that would be another issue and maybe this post will bore you to tears. If you want it for self-defense read on.
What is an amazing eye opener is the comment section. Some people are so blinded that they are willing to throw away all freedoms for this issue. The following are excerpts of some the comments in that article. Underlines are mine.
If you know anyone who is an outspoken advocate of the Second Amendment, you know the problem of trying to deal with these people with any reason and logic. You can’t. The whole country is being held hostage by the NRA.
Fewer guns=fewer dead people. Why can’t you Americans understand that?
Guns make people so mentally ill that they have become an irreversible problem in the US.
Gun control is an issue, like abortion, where the will of the large majority is successfully thwarted by powerful minorities driven by economic incentives.
The problem is not leaders who refuse to take a stand – the problem is an electorate that severely punishes them for doing so.
The problem starts with the 2nd Amendment, the NRA, and the way it is used. The 2nd amendment must be replaced with a modern amendment recognizing 21st century firearms and the NRA eliminated as a lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers.
Right – nobody has the spine to throw off the powerful and powerfully idiotic NRA, and that is a huge and damaging problem for everybody.
Sensible gun laws will elude us as long as the two sides remain separated and misinformed. Perhaps someone (Obama or Bloomberg?) will convene people from the two sides, people of good will and civility.
Mormons are so overjoyed at having one of our own running for national office that they will vote for Mitt, even if he comes out unequivocally against rapid-fire, cop-killing assault weapons! It could be an effective strategy for winning over some of the undecided.
The second amendment is a stain on the Bill of Rights. I ask the Commander in Chief to work to repeal the second amendment for national security!
Start by repealing the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Then the conversation can start in earnest. Until we eliminate this (erroneous) idea that private citizens have some divinely-ordained right to possess firearms, we’ll continue to be lancing at windmills.
Let’s at least change the name of the 2nd Amendment to the Right to Annually Shoot and Kill 30,000 Americans Amendment, since that’s what is actually is. I knew all our gun-toting, scaredy-cat friends were worried about losing their hunting pastime, but it never occurred to me that they were talking about hunting humans. The United States of Guns, a shining, bullet-ridden city on a hill.
Since it happened, the Cult to Stop Gun Rights Violence has been beating the ZOMGGUNS drum. If you read the article, the estranged girlfriend followed all the recommended steps validated by CSGV: She left the abusive idiot, moved away & got a restraining order. This is enough to be safe according to the “experts” but time and again we keep finding the bloody demonstrations that it is not.
A gun may have not prevented the situation, but at least she would have had the chance to do something. But if she had actually defended herself, the CSGV would have nothing to cry about and request more blood money from its followers.
Detectives say the dog was startled and knocked over a sign blocking the sidewalk, and then Gallik got angry, yelling profanities, charging Cockerham and pulling out a knife. According to detectives, Cockerham took a step backward to create a distance between the two.
However, Gallik attacked him and threatened to cut his throat, detectives say. When Gallik charged him, detectives say Cockerham opened fire with a .38 caliber revolver that was in his pocket. Detectives say Gallik was shot once and died at the scene.
About a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me rather disturbing pic. It was the remains of Mexican Cartel victim treated, shall we say rather imaginative if you are into the whole slaughter concept. Ever since I’ve been pondering about making a post about the true consequences of aiding and abetting such a group of deviants by our government and I think it is time to step up and show a very small part of what those monsters (yes, monsters) are doing down there.
One thing we do well in this country is to try to keep the discussion to a certain level of intellect without inflaming passions. We are a country of laws and as antiseptic it may feel sometimes, at the end is the better choice when we are dispassionate about it. Then again we may run separating ourselves so much from reality that we lose touch with it and do not fix what we intended to do in the first place. I am well aware of unintended consequences, but we can strike a balance between what has to be done urgently and doing it right for a long time.
If you are somewhat an aware member of the gun community, you know most of the details of Fast and Furious and more likely agree on the sheer stupidity of the program. We are told always to ask “Cui Bono” who benefits when a program or operation that is obviously wrong from the start gets pushed and in F&F the beneficiary was supposed to be this Administration trying to collect brownie points with the liberal base and those who ran it trying to climb the government ladder.
There was one more group that benefited by F&F and that was the Mexican Drug Cartels who git the weapons. But we do not know or choose not to know the true souls behind the Cartels. We as a country still suffer from what I call The Godfather Effect: We see a head of a Crime family with Vito Corleone colored glasses, a grandfatherly figure taking care of his “family” but pushed into crime because of the circumstances of life & society. He is not bad, he was drawn that way to paraphrase Jessica Rabbit.
Reality is much more gruesome. Crime enterprises like the Cartels get there on sheer power and exercising cruelty and death. Pablo Escobar was a great example of a power intoxicated bastard who had no qualms about blowing an airliner just because a presidential candidate was supposed to be on board and such candidate was gonna make things hard for him. That act alone made Escobar the most wanted man in the world and he was eventually killed. Escobar was a rank amateur compared to the Mexican cartels.
The following pictures are taken from different Mexican blogs covering the Cartel Wars. They gruesome and vividly reflect the reality that Mexicans are living with every day. That people in our Government even thought that it would be a good idea to let weapons fall in the hands of these bastards makes my blood boil. That the people responsible for F&F are going to skate with light slap on the wrist is an insult to any law-abiding taxpayer in this country and it is the bureaucratic equivalent of pissing on the graves of the Cartel Victims.
I think you have been warned enough. Watch at your own risk.
And this video has been making the rounds and most everybody pretends it does not exist. They are two low-level narcos about to be decapitated for whatever they did. The one on the left lived in Phoenix and had served jail time for drugs. The one on the right was a messenger and apparently both were caught skimming/snitching. The bad part begins at around 3:00. Seriously do not watch if you are sensitive.
You now tell me that Operation fast and Furious was worth putting guns in the hands of people who can do stuff like this. Who was the absolute uniformed cretin that said “I think there would be no repercussions if some guns were to fall in the hands of Narcos. They are not as bad as they say. And we can control it”
I hope I have not ruined your day.
PS: I must acknowledge the sheer testicular fortitude of the Narco Bloggers. They blog from hiding because they have been and are targets for the Cartels. Ballsier than the Mexican Government for sure.