January 10, 2013

“15-year-old defends home against burglars, shoots one of them with father’s AR-15″

TheRightScoop:

Not only did this brave 15-year-old defend his home against 2 burglars, but also his 12-year-old sister who was in the house with him. He grabbed his father’s AR-15 and shot one of the burglars multiple times. They got away but had to go right to the hospital where the minor was arrested and the adult who was shot was flown to a different hospital.

Video of the local news story available at the link.

What’s to say, though: another data point intentionally and studiously ignored by national news outlets, which are in large part now nothing more than mouthpieces for a progressive agenda. Handmaidens to the New Left. Useful idiots. Obama’s bitches.

We are living in a simulacrum — on in which appearances continue to suggest a stable rule of law and a sense of organized purpose and order — and yet in a post-Constitutional government, every law can be selectively enforced, and therefore no laws are any longer justifiable.

It’s just you and your moral code now. And to the progressives, the ends always justify the means.

I understand that certain people don’t want to hear this — so much so that they react viscerally against those of us who insist on pointing to the facts of our condition: without a stable rule of law, we live in a politicized police state. A tyranny. We are no longer free people, though many of us continue to feel ourselves free, or to live freely.

But that is an illusion of citizenship and personal autonomy. A simulacrum. We are subjects to the state. And this has been a trajectory designed for us by those who are enamored with centralized authority, imperial or dictatorial power, and a desire to control the “masses” and shape society in the way the wish it shaped.

Such a tyrannical impulse has no Party affiliation. But it is a complete and utter rejection of the events and context for our Declaring our independence from a monarchy; a rejection of the Constitution born out of that independence to safeguard individual liberty and autonomy and apply checks on tyrannical power; and a rejection of the Bill of Rights itself.

DC is complicit in all of this. When it isn’t actively pushing for the reformulation of the social contract, it is enabling it in other ways: through, for instance, silence or calculated “pragmatic” surrender.

If and when the Vice President and President try to use Executive Orders to circumvent the amendment process — and they aren’t met with widespread civil disobedience, backed by the GOP, and calls for impeachment, with articles drawn (regardless of their ability to pass) — we will know in no uncertain terms that we live under a despot, and that the United States as envisioned is no more.

And no amount of smoke-blowing and rationalizing by the timorous, sneering, right-wing intelligentsia will make that any less so.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:14am
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Comments (39)

  1. WOLVERINES!….it’s all we have left [er, Right].

  2. Good on him! I hope he doesn’t suffer one nightmare about shooting the intruder.

  3. Once I started thinking about what tyranny really means to those living under it, I realized that I have been living in a tyranny my whole life. Just because it’s a soft tyranny that has rarely touched me doesn’t change that fact.

    I learned long ago to be afraid of the police, for good reason. They can arbitrarily ruin your day or your life. I have learned to be afraid of the government, both Federal and local, again for good reason. They have passed so many laws and given themselves such power over my life and property that I don’t and cannot own either any more.

    If you are afraid of the government that supposedly exists to serve you, you live in tyranny.

    Now the tyrannical impulses, such as those displayed by the current administration, are more out in the open. Hopefully others are waking up as I did.

    I was wondering the other day whether Boehner would start impeachment proceedings against Obama if Obama decided to issue an executive order to classify all semi-automatics under the same laws that regulate full automatics. I concluded that Boehner likely would not, and that’s when I really started to get scared for our future.

  4. I don’t remember where I saw it, but I recently read a passage that went something along the lines of: “The battle for our liberty was lost on the day we stopped ignoring Washington and started caring what was going on there.”

    I honestly believe the day is coming when we’ll once again safely ignore what is happening in Washington. I only wish the path to that day were less terrible than what I suspect it will be.

  5. Speaking of rationalizing,timorous, sneering, right-wing intelligentsia….

  6. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross,

    “One of the issues that have come up is whether the Feinstein assault weapons ban, for example, would have prevented the tragedies that have happened over the last few years.”

    Gross said the administration was looking at all solutions.

    “To us, that’s one of really the great values of this task force,” Gross said. “In addition to really demonstrating the administration’s leadership on this, it takes all of the solutions that are being discussed and puts them in the context of what can we do to save the most possible lives, not just to prevent any one tragedy.”

    “When you think about the historical arc on this issue, the fact that public sentiment, as powerful as it’s been around some of the tragedies as represented by the people you see here, its inevitably faded too quickly and I think one of the reasons it has faded too quickly is because the solutions discussed are discussed only in the context of what could have been done to prevent a single tragedy and a single tragedy that usually isn’t typical of the kind of gun violence that happens every day in our country,” Gross continued. “So, that’s not the question: Would the things we’re discussing have prevented Newtown? The question is: How many lives of the things we are discussing [more gun control] inevitably save?”

    Before the meeting, Biden told reporters, “There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet.”

    “The question is: How many lives of the things we are discussing [more gun control] inevitably save?”

    Even the stones cry out and some who have seen what “the things” have wrought remember the past.

  7. As Mark Levin pointed out the DDT ban and CAFE standards for tiny cars have killed a hell of a lot of people for the left to start peddling the “if it can save even one life” bullshit.

    Not to mention the “no soup for you grandma” death panels that decide who gets care and who doesn’t and who gets counseled on end of life decisions in the regulations created by the ‘Affordable health care’ act.

  8. Most of my lefty friends are outraged that a 15 and 12 year old were “allowed unrestricted access” to a gun.

    Yeah, I don’t see much hope.

  9. I can’t figure out why the kid didn’t have his own gun, and was forced to use his dad’s. He was 15 years old for crying out loud!

    That’s nearly child neglect.

  10. The notion that a 15 year old is a child is a relatively recent phenomenon. By the time my father was 15 he was expected to be responsible.

  11. Most of my lefty friends are outraged that a 15 and 12 year old were “allowed unrestricted access” to a gun.

    my high school used to have a shooting range way back when

  12. I got my own center-fire deer gun at 13, paid for it myself from my paper route money. Had bb guns and a single shot .22 as training in elementary school days.

  13. I got a .22 semi-auto for Christmas when I was 12.

    Just the other day I looked all over for that gun, but I guess I lost it…

  14. Now that I’ve lost my guns, I shot my crossbow for the first time today. Just cocked it and put an arrow with a field tip into the ground in the back yard to see what it felt like. It felt like I just got done banging Elle McPherson and she wanted more more more.

    Wait, was that out loud?

  15. Wait, was that out loud?

    I might have thought it wasn’t had Ms. McPherson not been standing here just to my left tapping my shoulder and saying “Oh no, I didn’t.”

  16. When did it become the job of federal government to keep us safe?

    It seems the Founders already thought that one through when they penned the 2nd Amendment.

  17. When did it become the job of federal government to keep us safe?

    since the beginning . but that’s national defense not this mission creep crap.

  18. Mission creep. A most excellent description of progg strategy.

  19. Agreed about the mission creep. It’s time to stop that.

  20. “He comes off as the kind of kid who would do something like this,” Patterson said. “He talked about it a lot, but nobody thought he would.”

    Until he did. Kid had been expelled for having a hit list. Who could have seen this coming, except for people who were paying attention?

  21. Bows are seductive, Jeff.

    There’s something charming about everything in the woods staying nice and quiet.

  22. The gunman had as many as 20 rounds of ammunition in his pocket, the sheriff said.

    Do we really need pants with high capacity pockets like this?

  23. I keep hearing people say they want to regulate guns the way we regulate cars. They don’t really mean that, of course. What they mean is they want to make it acceptable to find more ways to intrude on the right to keep and bear arms.

    I propose instead, we regulate cars the way we regulate guns. Let’s start:

  24. Elle McPherson repairs my ceiling fans. True story. Or total bullshit. One of those two.

  25. “Do we really need pants with high capacity pockets like this?”

    Maybe he wasn’t wearing pants. Maybe he was a marsupial. A female marsupial obviously.

  26. Do male marsupials also have vestigial mammae?

  27. So there were at least three tells that the kid was buggy and they were ignored. Just like every other time.

  28. I’m thinking we have to consider; maybe lunatic asylums were an idea too easily dismissed…

  29. They are still there,Lee. They aren’t as many in number and you can’t keep them there indefinately (i.e., until they improve) like you used to. The big problem is that the mentally ill have the right tobe mentally ill and they can’t be forced to take their meds outside of inpatient treatment.

    Violent offenders tend to escalate their crimes and delusions. We’ll probably hear more about this kid in a few years since he’s a juvenile.

  30. Yeah, well, in the eighties they let the insane out into the general population, now they’re letting the criminals out because of the overcrowding. Now they want the normal people to give up their responsibility for their own self defense.

    It’s almost like they want us living in fear…

  31. [T]he Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers.

    Sketching out details of the plan Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said he would give President Barack Obama a set of recommendations by next Tuesday.
    […]
    “The vice president made it clear, made it explicitly clear, that the president had already made up his mind on those issues,” NRA president David Keene said following the meeting. “We made it clear that we disagree with them.”
    […]
    The president put Biden in charge of an administration-wide task force and set a late January deadline for proposals.
    […]
    “I committed to him I’d have these recommendations to him by Tuesday,” Biden said Thursday, during a separate White House meeting with sportsmen and wildlife groups. “It doesn’t mean it’s the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act.”
    […]
    Biden suggested the president had already made up his mind to seek a ban.
    […]
    Biden’s proposals are also expected to include …
    […]
    Biden said that while no recommendations would eliminate all future shootings, “there has got to be some common ground, to not solve every problem but diminish the probability

    Biden said that while he had not finalized his recommendations, a consensus was emerging over banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as tightening background checks.

    Now we get badly scripted theater done by actors so bored of the performance that they no longer care if they deliver the right lines or not.

    Look, the Left conducts politics as war. This “proposal” was written up decades ago. Like the Pentagon’s plans for invading Lower Slobovia, there is some group of functionaries whose only purpose in life is to continually update a bill, a series of bills, upon the subject of “gun control.” Whatever is proposed has been lying dusty on a shelf ready to be pushed into law whenever the time is ripe.

    There is no consensus, there are only plans and plans of how to pass plans, and old “Slow Joe” lets the cat out of the bag, again. To paraphrase Admiral Painter, “The Left don’t take a shit without a plan.”

    Aurora happened before the election, not the right time, have to get re-elected and pissing off the “bitter clingers” wouldn’t do. Besides since schools went gun free [thanks to old “Slow Joe”] major attacks are way up so a “good” one to use is bound to come up soon.

    Joe, like Jamie Gorelick, is the perfect one to be on the panel looking to fix what he caused to happen by finding something or someone else to blame and then propose the plans that have been on the shelf awaiting this day.

  32. I risked getting scroogled and found out that male marsupials (metatheria) do not have nipples like placental mammals(eutheria). Female marsupials have one vaginal opening that splits into two laterally arranged vaginas that each lead to a separate uterus. Males have a forked penis that does not include a urethra. Urine and feces both exit through a cloaca. They give birth to young in such an undeveloped state because they have a very simple “yolk sack” like placenta that cannot protect the young from the mother’s immune system. So the young is transferred to a pouch with nipples. Males don’t have pouches so they don’t have nipples either. Some marsupials do not have an enclosed pouch but simply a crevice like area with a nipple in it.

    I also found out that monotremes (egg laying protherians, “primitive” mammals that only have one opening, a cloaca similar to many birds and reptiles) do not have nipples in either sex and that a female platypus or echidna secretes glandular milk through belly skin that has folds and crevices in which the milk collects so that the young can then easily lap it up. Both echidna and platypus loose their teeth in adulthood.

  33. Sugargliders are marsupials related to possums (the australian type, not the opossums of north and central america).

  34. nipples are nipples so why should it be koala bears don’t have none if they’re born a he

  35. Evolution or God. Pick one. Maybe probability if you are into abstraction.

  36. You know what really likes nipples?

    Pigs. They get all huffy when they don’t get enough nipples.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324581504578231992515350884.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

  37. chris christie is another one of them what rely on low information voters and a compliant corps of propaganda sluts as a sine qua non of governance

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