January 9, 2013

“Providence council passes gun ban resolution”

Semi-automatic handguns included:

The Providence City Council passed a resolution Thursday to ban semi automatic firearms in the city.

Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin said the resolution is looking at semi automatic weapon [sic]. “Its things like revolvers, single shot rifles and shot guns are not affected by the ban; those are suitable for home defense or hunting.”

“We’ve seen a number of these mass shootings and many involve semi automatic weapons. They really don’t have a place in our homes or on our streets. They are designed for battle field use. So we are pushing for this,” he said.

Sadly, no push yet for a ban on criminals. Who will likely use their illegal semi-automatic weapons to great effect against law-abiding citizens whose right to protect themselves, or match the firepower of their likely assailants, is being wrested from them by temporary politicians aiming for cheap grace — politicians who presume to tell free people what it is they “need” and don’t need.

It’s part of the coup attempt. Which will only work if we actively surrender to it. Hell, the City Council doesn’t even have the power it’s trying to assert here.

Three words: tar and feathers. And two more: fuck you.

(h/t Pablo)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:22am
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Comments (45)

  1. “Moronic politicians don’t need to be sitting in seats of public power ‘representing’ us,” the people may say, “not for one second beyond the moment we discover that they are in fact morons. We’ll just relieve them of that burden.”

  2. An important point is that RI Law gives all firearm regulatory power to the state, so the city has no authority here. The key thing here is that they Did Something&trade?. That’s what really matters, no?

    The text of the resolution is here. I chuckle to note that they neglected to exempt the cops.

  3. Erm… Did Something™

  4. I hope they like lawsuits.

    Because under Heller the Supreme Court says you can’t do that: “Semi-automatics” are definitionally in “common use”, and thus explicitly protected under precedent.

    (And I’d love to see him live up to “battle field use” by demanding the local Police Department and Sheriff’s office go back to revolvers and pump guns.)

  5. Uh, are they still using “semi-automatic” to mean “effing machine gun”?

    Just checking.

  6. (On the other hand, their “resolution” does nothing more than “urge” the State legislature to ban such things.

    So it’s pure do-nothing posturing.)

  7. Heh, we may see a return of the popular empiricist Enlightenment phrase: res, non verba — albeit employed to an entirely different end.

  8. [T]hings like revolvers, single shot rifles and shot guns are not affected by the ban; those are suitable for home defense or hunting.”

    “We’ve seen a number of these mass shootings and many involve semi automatic weapons. They really don’t have a place in our homes or on our streets. They are designed for battle field use. So we are pushing for this,” he said.

    When some professional dirtbag comes looking for you in your attic, you’re in a battle, Mr. Yardin. Justwho do you think you are to tell anyone what is or is not a suitable weapon for home defense?

  9. It’s do-nothing posturing, but it definitely shows the way the wind is blowing.

    Stuff like this probably doesn’t happen all at once.

  10. Two things – first, this is a simple feel good, masturbatory exercise (similar to making your town a “nuclear free zone”) and second – “Uh, are they still using “semi-automatic” to mean “effing machine gun”?” yes, di, they are.

  11. And I’d love to see him live up to “battle field use” by demanding the local Police Department and Sheriff’s office go back to revolvers and pump guns.

    I like that they think semi-automatics were developed for the battlefield. I suspect that John Browning would also find that amusing. People who don’t know shit about guns really ought not pontificate about them.

  12. Better to smack it down lest others join in, don’t you think?

  13. Better to smack it down lest others join in, don’t you think?

    I do, which is why I wondered to the same effect how it comes that when Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi proclaim their advocacy for tyranny explicitly in contravention of the U.S. Constitution regarding an Executive seizure of power to violate the Debt limit unilateraly, no one present stepped forward to give either of them a blow across the gob.

  14. BTW, since when is a pistol designed for the battlefield? It seems to me that if you’re in combat and reaching for your sidearm, you’re having a bad day.

  15. The Hill: ** The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is moving forward with plans to outfit security guards protecting spent fuel storage sites at power plants with machine guns and other high-capacity weapons.

    A supplemental proposed rule to be published Thursday in the Federal Register amends a 2011 regulation giving personnel at the sites “an expanded arsenal of weapons, including machine guns and semi-automatic, large capacity, assault weapons.”

    Private security at the sites are currently armed, but to a lesser degree. **

  16. Alvin York had emptied his Enfield rifle and then drew his .45 and dropped six Germans charging him with bayonets with six shots. It was a bad day, but moreso for the enemy since he had a sidearm to ago along with his rifle.

    OT, sort of, anyone here have experience with Project Appleseed?

  17. If you’re in combat and reaching for your sidearm, …

    … you should be using it to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have put down in the first place.

  18. “Sadly, no push yet for a ban on criminals. ”

    Criminals ARE banned. So was selling arms to known straw purchasers that were smuggling arms across the Mexican border. Which is why banning drugs and weapons and such has saved society from violence, which is crime, which is banned. And if you band stuff that was lawful, then you temporarily create new criminals, who are banned. Illegal aliens are banned. It’s crazy. It makes me want to get trapanned so I can let all the crazy out of my head.

  19. Assault rifle, or what?

  20. That would be considered an assault rifle according to Feinstein, SW.

  21. Jeff, did anybody ever come up with a bump-fire stock device for the Scar-17 ?

    I’ve seen them for both semi-auto 5.56mm NATO Ar-15 style guns and .22 chambered Ar-15 style guns. One of them developed in 2011 is apparently very hard to outlaw because it has no moving parts. Previous ones had springs and such to make them work.

  22. Jeff, did anybody ever come up with a bump-fire stock device for the Scar-17 ?

    I haven’t seen any.

  23. Who the hell can afford to waste ammo playing around like that anyways?

  24. Ernst is right. We don’t need bump-firing devices.

  25. Sic semper tyrannis

    Andrew Cuomo demanded stricter gun control and an assault weapons ban during his State of the State address earlier today: “I say to you, forget the extremists. No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer. And too many innocent people have died already. End the madness now.”

    link

  26. Pablo, still need to work in Providence, unfortunately. And former mayor/current US Rep. Cicilline is quick on the trigger, too.

  27. No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer.

    Given how restricted real assault rifles are, that’s almost a tautology. Unless it’s legal to harvest deer using .223 calibre rifles in New York, it is a tautology –even by progressive definitions of assault rifle.

  28. Yeah Cuomo was really supposed to say military grade assault weapons with high capacity ammunition that are designed to kill people quickly. He got lazy.

  29. No one needs a bellowing moron like Andrew Cuomo Gov. of New York. End Andrew Cuomo now!

  30. Them (smugly): Why exactly do you need a 30 round magazine?

    Me (icily) : Why exactly do you need to have the police able to put me in jail for buying or owning a 30 round magazine which will be payed for at tax payer expense ? What have I done wrong? Why am I dangerous? How does my owning a 30 round magazine harm society so much that I must be counted as a criminal and stopped by force?

    Them: You know what? Fuck you! You violent racist tea-tards are idiots! Always trying to stand in the way of progress and reason! I wish someone would have to guts to KILL all you stupid, backward, violent fucks! You can’t shut up about Jesus but you know deep down that Jesus would want your crazy ass shot or locked up as moch as I do!

    Me: Okay. Yeah, that’s why I might need a 30 round magazine someday.

    Them: SHUT UP! Obamaphooooone!

  31. Did that Georgia home-invader shot five times by the mother protecting her children with .38 revolver survive his wounds past his first night in hospital? There hasn’t been much follow-up, that I’ve seen.

  32. Newrouter, I hope Gov. Hickenlooper gets asked about that.

  33. And former mayor/current US Rep. Cicilline is quick on the trigger, too.

    Geez, what will his Mafia pals think? Oh, wait. Criminals don’t care.

  34. Georgia shootee is still in the hospital on a ventilator sdferr.

  35. Colorado’s Make My Day Law, named from Dirty Harry’s famous catchphrase in the film “Sudden Impact,” allows people to use deadly force only if intruders are inside their home.

    “(If intruders) come into your home, and you have that fear, you can use any kind of force and no one’s second-guessing you,” said 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May. “The minute they leave your home, you’ve lost the protection of the Make My Day Law.”

    N.B. You don’t have to let the bad guy shoot you just because he’s not in your home when you can invoke the Uncle Jimbob common law doctrine.

    N.B. N.B. Not only am I not a lawyer, I don’t even stay at the Holiday Inn Express.

  36. “Geez, what will his Mafia pals think? Oh, wait. Criminals don’t care.”

    I’m sure they only use environmentally sensitive ice-picks with a minimum carbon footprint that were made in the USA with Union labor.

  37. Georgia shootee is still in the hospital on a ventilator sdferr.

    So he was insufficiently ventilated, then?

  38. Apparently so, Pablo.

  39. She got one of his lungs.

  40. he’s one of baracky’s sons?

  41. No, NR, she wasn’t a sneaky, gated community bred, white hispanic phoning the police and stalking him like quarry in her own house. She played it smart so her racism can remain hidden. For now.

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