Category Archives: Guns

Gus Bailey Suggest This From Ace


Over at the very shy and demure ‘Ace of Spades HQ’, CBD brings up a very salient point.  The Left keeps foisting “rights” onto society for society to slavishly embrace, respect, uphold and celebrate; but so many of these “rights” used to be privileges.  What happens when people start exercising their real God given ( the gentle reader may modify that language as suits; but that’s how I roll) Rights to freedom of expression without violent reaction; or freedom to defend one’s person against said violence?  Freedom to be secure in ones papers and property?  Freedom from retroactive laws and bills of attainder? — Gus

Fred said it best (May he rest in peace.)

Ace of Spades HQ:

So, If Dreamers Are Merely “Undocumented,” May I Exercise My 2nd Amendment Rights As A Pre-Documented Concealed Carry?

The pro-amnesty contingent of the Democrat party (which seems to be all of them) and their fellow travelers on the hard left (am I repeating myself?) quite obviously think that the lack of documentation — or as normal, law-abiding citizens call it, being a criminal — is a technicality that can be happily, cheerfully, blissfully ignored by these wonderful youngsters who are merely pursuing their dreams to be astronauts or engineers or doctors or landscape technologists.

Or how about all those professions which require a license, certification or professional education? Do you want your next surgery performed by an undocumented but legal doctor, or the next bridge you drive over designed by someone who is an undocumented civil engineer? – Dave

Bob Owens of Bearing Arms Discovers the Bottom of the Barrel


And a robber discovers the end of one. h/t Freedom is Just Another Word…

The parents of a dead armed robber are very angry over his death, and are demanding to know why his innocent victim was allowed to be armed.

It’s been a difficult week for parents Temia Hairston and Michael Grace Sr. Their son, Michael Grace Jr., was shot and killed during an attempted robbery early Sunday morning.

Police said Grace Jr. and two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive. During the incident, an employee fired his own handgun and killed Grace Jr.

Hairston said she learned of her son’s death on social media, and only got confirmation from police after contacting them first. The grieving mother said she has been left with dozens of questions about the situation that have thus far gone unanswered.

“If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” said Hairston

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The parents are angry that their son was shot and killed by an employee. They don’t believe the full story has been released to the public.

“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned Hairston about the employee who shot her son.

The three robbers were armed.  This guy was shot to death by someone protection the lives of others.  I’ll bet Pizza Hut policy prohibits shooting customers, but I hope they make an exception.  

I still would rather be judged by twelve than carried by 6.  

Conflict Resolution Squads Deployed to Charlotte, NC


Dana at Patterico explains that the Obama Administration has brought out it’s big guns —-okay that’s the wrong word — to quell the unrest in Charlotte:

President Obama has not publicly condemned the protesters rioters or made any demand plea for them to stop. Instead, the Dept. of Justice is sending “conflict resolution experts” to Charlotte to presumably talk to rioters about how they feel, and one assumes, encourage them to use their words in an effort to understand what makes them try and throw an unconscious person into a burning trash can, assault a news reporter, commit the predictable burn, break and loot of locally owned businesses, injure at least a dozen police officers trying to control the mayhem, and terrorize innocent bystanders caught up in the melee.

The Obama administration’s Justice Department will send conflict resolution experts to Charlotte, N.C., to try to quell the violent unrest over the death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who was shot by police Tuesday afternoon

 

This is the kind of bold leadership needed at a time of civic unrest.  I applaud the administration for doing all it can under the circumstances.  Yes.  This is all it can do.

Maybe they’re mad about a video.

 

Every Now and Then, Somebody Says Something Right


And then they get banned by Twitter.  

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RefinedRight:

“Sorry, blocking the interstate is dangerous, and trapping people in their cars is a threat,” said Reynolds, defending his statement.

“Driving on is self-preservation, especially when we’ve had mobs destroying property and injuring and killing people. But if Twitter doesn’t like me, I’m happy to stop providing them with free content.”

The @Instapundit account has since been reinstated.

Crap.  Did he just say run down rioters before they break into your car and beat you?  Why yes, I think he did.  It’s still more solid advice than Joe Biden once gave:

Vice President Joe Biden told Field & Stream magazine in an interview published Monday, “[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”

Racism, Narratives and Prayers


As I figured, yesterday’s headline is incorrect.  

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A protest and vigil turned violent last night, and someone was shot.  According to police and witnesses, this was clearly not a police shooting, but a civilian-on-civilian act.  Of course the two nights of rioting and looting was preceded by a police shooting which might have been justified.  as you probably know, the official position of Dave Alexander and Company on “lives” is that they matter.   — Dave

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Gus Bailey:

I am not black.  I am a disembodied artificial intellect borne of the internet, so…

Regardless, apparently there’s something different in the way black people see the world.  I am told this by black people who tell me that (not to be glib) “It’s a black thing, (I) wouldn’t understand.”  Fair enough, there is and will always be some racism in America.  Racism is xenophobia run amok; but it is real.  Distrust of the unknown is a healthy survival instinct.  Hatred of a manufactured narrative is buffonery.  And there are manufactured narratives running in all directions.

I don’t think, that when they say “…it’s a black thing.”, they mean they believe they have the right to pillage and burn at any particular, non-insignificant provocation; but I think there is a portion of the black community that is looking for an excuse to embrace a certain narrative; and is on a hair trigger to act outside social norms.  Then again, I think there is a portion of the “white” community that is only restrained by the over bearing threat of seeing their entire community taken over by US Marshals and the National Guard if they were to act on their base lynch mob impulses.

Fifty years ago, the National Guard was deployed to help protect people who were suffering under a false narrative.  Many people benefited from the sacrifices of good folks working for change, black and white. 

These thugs today are disrespecting the significant majority of the black community who continue to work, live and play in harmony with their Caucasian, Asian and Hispanic neighbors.  They (the thugs) are spitting on the graves of those who actually worked for peace, unity, equity and harmony. 

Please pray for the thugs, the police and our nation. — Gus

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One Dead, Two Shot in Charlotte


I predict that headline will be wrong by morning.  WSOC is a good news station there.

This all started with one man shot dead.  Police officer and civilian both African-American.  Police say they recovered a weapon, and have witnesses saying the deceased was holding the gun.  

I get it.  People are pissed off about dead black men shot by cops.  In this case, people are protesting even though the shooting may have been justified.

It’s hard to understand why Walmart got looted.  Why someone was shot tonight.  

SHOT.pngPolice are in riot gear, but are firing rubber bullets and tear gas.   The man who died was black — but of course lots of early reports are wrong.

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Quick predictions:

  • there will be no discussion of urban gun culture in the media
  • liberals and the media will continue to act as if the typical white gun owners is just one hateful word away from killing hundreds of people with his black scary-gun
  • the shooting will be quietly ruled as justified
  • nobody will consider the comments made by any protesters to be “hate speech”
  • more businesses will be destroyed
  • things will calm down
  • there will be a commission, oversight board or a mega-money campaign to appease
  • nothing meaningful will come of this
  • the Donald Trump campaign will be quizzed about fostering hate
  • this shooting will be rolled into the group of shootings by the media — and people will forget if the evidence showed the shooting was justified
  • the truth will be overshadowed by the narrative
  • nobody will remember the black man who died tonight — except his family

From Real Clear Politics:

Venice Film Festival Gives ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ a Ten Minute Standing Ovation


Breitbart.com

Mel Gibson’s World War II drama Hacksaw Ridgedrew a ten-minute standing ovation during its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on the Lido Sunday night, according to reports.

Hacksaw Ridge — which marks Gibson’s return to the director’s chair for the first time since 2006’s Apocalypto — centers on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, a conscientious objector and medic who received the Medal of Honor for saving 75 men during the bloody Battle of Okinawa during World War II, all without ever firing a gun.

It looks amazing:

On the other hand, did they ever applaud that much for a movie in which the main character fires a gun?  Because, that’s what a lot of war movies are about.

It will be a hit as long as they keep Gibson away from the booze.