Category: Cult of Gun Control

Apparently the Cult of Gun Control defines “victim” a tad differently than normal folks do

Via Tom Knighton at Bearing Arms

For most folks, having to shoot someone in self-defense is horrific. It’s a traumatizing affair all on its own, completely separate from the attack that necessitated an armed response.

But it’s something that has to be done, or else you’re going to die at the hands of a maniac.

Imagine, though, sometime later you find out that the man who attacked you, who tried to strangle you, was being held up as a victim of “gun violence.” How would you respond?

Well, that’s the reality facing one woman right now.

You may recall, a few months ago, we had a young motorcyclist on the show named Aubrey Bowlin.

Earlier this year, Aubrey was in a deadly road rage incident on I-5 in Pierce County with a 60-year-old man named Bruce Jones, who was driving a large car. This man forced her off the side of the road. Then he got out of his car amidst the heavy traffic of I-5 and began physically attacking this young woman.

Aubrey Bowlin is a somewhat petite woman, 23 at the time, and she was afraid that this much-larger man was going to kill her. He hit her and shook her, she described, like a dog shaking a toy in its mouth. He violently tried to rip her helmet off, squeezing her neck with the chin strap, which caused her to lose consciousness. Aubrey believed he was going to choke her to death.

The reason I bring this up now is because a listener this week brought to my attention that an anti-gun website, which puts up photos of people whose lives have been “lost to gun violence,” has put up a photo of this guy that Aubrey shot, Bruce Jones.

As Knighton correctly notes, this man killed himself, he caused that woman to shoot him in self-defense. He is not a victim at all. But, in the deranged mind of a gun control fanatic, the guy trying to kill this woman, who merely defended herself, is the real victim, not the woman he attacked. Somehow it seems the Cult of Gun Control would prefer that this man be alive and the innocent woman he attacked be dead. That type of logic is evil, as Knighton points out

I have zero sympathies for the man.

I have even less for the scumbag who pretends he’s somehow the victim of gun violence. No. I refuse to allow things like this to stand on their own. It’s nothing more than a bizarre attempt to paint armed citizens as the equivalent to gang bangers popping drive-bys in the hood. It’s an attempt to pretend that any use of a firearm is the same, regardless of the facts.

It’s another attempt to stigmatize gun owners.

Governor John Kasich never was a Conservative

It is all about him, not about liberty or the Constitution, or American ideals like self-defense, and, apparently due process.

With his governorship ending Jan. 13, Kasich also signaled he would veto a gun bill headed to his desk, even after majority Republican lawmakers stripped out the controversial stand-your-ground provision that would have removed the duty to retreat unless there was no alternative to using lethal force in self-defense. Instead, he is getting a bill that primarily only changes the burden of proof from the defendant to the prosecution if force is used.

“That somehow makes the bill OK? I didn’t get that,” Kasich said. “Just with stand-your-ground being gone, how about the rest of the bill?

“When you start shifting the burden (of proof) away from somebody who does the shooting to now a prosecutor, that’s a change. I don’t know, why did they want to change that? What’s the purpose of it?”

It is called due process there Governor Gun Control. 

Does gun control really help, lower violent crime?

In a word, NO!

Of course, watch the meltdown when you point out that the state with the most strict gun control had it’s already high homicide rate jump up nearly 18 percent from 2014 to 2016.

California, a state with every gun control imaginable, witnessed an 18 percent rise in firearm homicides from 2014 to 2016.

This rise in firearm homicides comes despite the fact that Democrats, gun control groups, and the establishment media constantly claim that states with the strictest gun controls see lower rates of violence and death.

Despite all the stringent gun controls a bill filed by Assemblyman Marc Levine (CA-D-10) admits California firearm homicides were up between from 2014 to 2016. The bill says, “Although California has the toughest gun laws in the nation, more effort is necessary to curtail gun violence. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation found that from 2014 to 2016 gun homicides increased 18 percent.” In light of this gun control failure the language of the bill goes on to suggest more gun control.

Yet the Cult of Gun Control will deny this reality and push on, because armed, law-abiding Americans trigger them!

New Jersey set to make gun owners criminals?

The People’s Republic of New Jersey, again

New Jersey law enforcement officials refused to say on Thursday how they planned to go about enforcing the state’s ban on the possession of any magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, which goes into effect on Monday.

Neither the state police nor the attorney general’s office elaborated on how they plan to enforce the law. Nor did they provide any guidance for those currently in possession of the magazines.

The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in June along with five other new gun laws, gave New Jersey gun owners who currently possess the magazines in question 180 days to either surrender them, permanently modify them to only accept up to 10 rounds, or transfer them to somebody who is allowed to legally own them. The deadline is set to expire on Monday.

lawsuit brought by the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs and supported by the National Rifle Association failed on Thursday as the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals declared the confiscation law constitutional. Any civilian caught in possession of a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds may be arrested and prosecuted. Possession of such magazines after the deadline will be considered a crime of the fourth degree under state law and carry up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines or both.

So, will New Jersey trample our constitution, which  the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals clearly has not read. Or will they choose to not harass these citizens? 

Two Cities, Two More attempts at outlawing self-defense

Detroit has a new “bullet tax”

The latest to join that movement appears to be Detroit.

The Detroit City Council approved a “Bullet Bill” gun control resolution Wednesday with a unanimous vote.

The resolution limits ammunition amounts that can be bought while requiring a mental health background check on buyers of ammo in Wayne County. Commissioner Reggie Reg Davis of the 6th district spearheaded the resolution.

As part of a proposed Wayne County “Bullet Bill” ordinance, additional county taxes would be imposed on the purchase of ammunition with revenue going to assist victims of gun violence and educational programs with a focus on conflict resolution, administrative costs.

“It has to stop,” said Reggie Reg Davis. “We must stop this. We can’t continue to be a killing field.”

So taxing, and limiting ammo will stop criminals and thugs? Good Freaking Grief the stupid burns. This will have zero effect on bad guys, but will hurt the poor, who often live in the worst neighborhoods. Again, another stupid idea that seeks to reform bad people by punishing good people.

Then there is Boulder, Colorado

Residents of Boulder, Co., have until December 27 to “certify” their “assault weapons” or remove the firearms from city limits. Those who fail to comply could face fines, jail time, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms, according to the Denver Post.

Boulder police say they have certified 85 firearms since the city council passed an “assault weapons” ban in May. Residents who already owned prohibited rifles, pistols, and shotguns were given the chance to keep their firearms by certifying prior ownership with police. The council also voted unanimously to ban “high-capacity” magazines and bump stocks.

“My hope is that we will see more bans at the state level and one day at the federal level so these weapons will no longer be available,” Councilman Aaron Brockett said in May.

What a dunce! They will still be available to violent criminals

Boulder police Sgt. Dave Spraggs stressed to the Post that no records or paperwork are kept of these certifications. He claims that police only keep a “handwritten count” of how many rifles residents certify.

So, making lawbreakers out of people who own legal firearms will make bad people good somehow….? Many folks are wise enough to know that registration will lead to confiscation. That is how Leftism works

More Gun Control Cultism

Via The Daily Caller

A Harvard University graduate student was asked to look for another apartment by her landlord after roommates intruded on the student’s room and found guns.

The roommates searched 24-year-old Leyla Pirnie’s drawers, closet and under the bed for the guns, The Washington Free Beacon reported Friday.

“When I asked them why they were in my room to begin with, they each came up with completely contradicting stories (none of which made any sense), but one comment struck me in particular: ‘We saw that you had a [Make America Great Again] hat and come on, you’re from Alabama … so we just kind of assumed that you had something,’” Pirnie said, according to the Beacon’s report. “I asked why they didn’t just call me and ask me before intruding. One of the girls responded that fear took over her body and she felt compelled to search my room until she found proof … I cannot make this up.”

One of the roommates emailed landlord Dave Lewis after finding the guns and expressing discomfort, according to the Beacon.

Again, irrational fears based on ignorance and indoctrination by anti-gun nuts. Leftism works this way, and, sadly succeeds

Tom Arnold explains the meaning of The Cult of Gun Control

Tom Arnold, terrible actor, unfunny comedian, and all-around douche nozzle illustrates just how brainwashed the members of what I call the Cult of Gun Control are in just one tweet

Eighty percent of gun owners shoot themselves or their families? Where does this knuckle dragger even come up with such idiocies?