Tag: Gun control

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. 

Lebron James defines hypocrite for us

Via Bearing Arms

For some reason, the media wants to hang on the every word celebrities utter. It’s as if they believe that because they are an athlete or performer with significant skill, they are equally skilled in all other things. They seem to give these people a platform from which they can spread their political opinions far and wide, yet never bother to even ask how well these celebrities even understand the issue.

When it comes to guns, it’s particularly insidious.

After all, with fame comes wealth in most cases. Sure, you can be famous and broke, but that’s not how it usually works. Because of that wealth, though, celebrities have the ability to hire professional security, men with guns who will keep their employers safe and sound. At the same time, though, they espouse opinions on guns.

The latest example of this? NBA superstar LeBron James.

NBA star LeBron James loves his family, naturally enough. And when bad guys recently targeted them, he took steps to keep them safe. Specifically, the Los Angeles Lakers dribbler brought in some heavy-duty firepower – a whole team of armed guards. He’s taking “every possible measure” to protect his loved ones, as would anyone.

Meanwhile, as far as the little people are concerned, LeBron says “there is no room for guns.”  And he wants to increase penalties for carrying firearms – “legal or illegal.”

Incredibly, even Chicago’s anti-gun priest, Father Michael Pfleger, has armed guards. Of course, Pfleger claims he has no armed bodyguards. Yet despite Pfleger’s prevarications, one of his favorite bodyguards caught was arrested for carrying a gun without a license not long ago. Right on the steps of Fr. Pfleger’s church.

If anti-gunners didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all.

Ah yes, elitism, it is great for everyone who is, in fact filthy rich, but for average folks? It does not work at all

Sleazy Chicago city government seeking backdoor gun bans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his cohorts should be as interested in fighting crime as they are in trampling human right. Bearing Arms has the story

When you talk about cities that aren’t friendly to guns, Chicago is going to be one of the first few names you mention. While they no longer outright ban private ownership of firearms within the city, it’s only because the Supreme Court of the United States told them they couldn’t.

Meanwhile, guns are still not particularly plentiful in the hands of the law-abiding in the Windy City. As a result, the city is a veritable war zone with more people being killed each year than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

That doesn’t stop the city of Chicago from trying to pressure banks to cut ties with the firearm industry. Unfortunately for them, however, it isn’t working.

Few places know the toll of gun violence as well as Chicago. But even the city that saw more than 2,700 shootings last year is finding out that using economic muscle to push Wall Street into enforcing gun control is easier said than done.

On Monday, the Chicago City Council’s finance committee put on hold an ordinance that would have barred the city from working with banks whose clients failed to adhere to certain policies, such as not selling firearms to anyone under 21 or dealing in high-capacity magazines. Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced the proposal three weeks ago in the wake of the school shooting in Florida, saying “when it comes to fighting for stronger, smarter gun laws Chicago is putting our money where our mouth is.”
The plan stalled in the face of opposition from the entities it seeks to police. The Illinois Bankers Association called the measure “overly broad.”
If enacted, a financial institution couldn’t win or renew city contracts unless it “adopted a safe gun sales policy applicable to its retailer clients, partners or customers.” The result was a proposal that could have hampered Chicago’s ability to deposit or borrow money — especially given that the city already has a junk rating from Moody’s Investors Service, making it more difficult to float bonds.

“We were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to identify banks we could do business with,’’ Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown, a part of Emanuel’s administration, told reporters at City Hall, citing the “very broad’’ nature of the ordinance. “In the current form, it definitely impacted our ability to access the capital markets. It also affected our ability to have a relationship with our municipal depositories.’’

It is easy to see how anti-liberty the leftists goons running Chicago are. Rather than targeting gang bangers and criminals, they prefer to attempt to intimidate financial institutions into infringing on second amendment rights. This is one of the new tactics of the Cult of Gun Control. Making it harder and harder for Americans to exercise the right to self-defense. Tom Knighton notes the inconsistency of leftist doctrine

I’m more than a little troubled by this tactic being employed. However, it’s funny how a baker who doesn’t want to make a cake for a wedding he feels goes against his religion should be forced to do business anyway, but an industry that provides tools necessary to fulfill a civil right is a different matter entirely.

Hypocrisy is the hallmark of so many of our opponents it’s not even funny.

How true

You know, I have not inducted anyone into my Politically Incorrect Hall of Fame in a while

But I must enshrine Katie Pavlich. Lord how she agitates the Left. Beautiful, smart, wise, and one of the best defenders of self-defense out there. Here is the Tweet heard round the world!

DAMN!!!!! Rock on Katie! I wonder if she has a single sister?