February 7, 2013

Colorado Dems introduce anti-gun legislation

Among the cynical, backdoor gun ban provisions?  An “Assault Weapons responsibility act” that would make licensed dealers and firearms manufacturers liable for any crime committed with a firearm they sold or made — which is no more than an effort to dissuade people from dealing in firearms.  Couple that with a tax for “enhanced background checks” and the dissolution of doctor / patient confidentiality regarding mental health matters, and it’s a perfect storm of statist tyranny posing as “common-sense” reform.

Our country is growing gangrenous.  And it’s going to take some careful pruning to fix it.

Time to sharpen the shears.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:08pm
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  1. Time to sharpen the shears.

    Shears? Do I need to expand my pitchfork catalogue?

  2. How much longer before you get to move, Jeff?

  3. I mentioned this yesterday, here’s the link.

    Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries caused by their weapons.

    Similar bills have been introduced in other states after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. They include Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York.

  4. The DNC must be handing out free jackboots to all their little wannabe tyrants at the state level.

  5. Sure, right after they personally buy a bond to cover their fiscal malfeasance in office. No fair asking the taxpayers to pick that up to.

  6. I’m glad I don’t live in any of those fucked up places.

  7. I’m glad no lefties want to live here even though they’ve never been here.

    It keeps the riff-raff out.

  8. Why, it’s almost as if there were some sort of nationally coordinated gun-ban campaign, with the ludicrous and impassable Feinstein bill providing cover and distraction at the national level.

    But that’s just rightwing crazy conspiracy talk, right?

    National gun rights organizatons are going to have to spend enormous amounts of time and money fighting these things, which may be part of the point to them – keep the NRA and the GOA too busy to cover every single base.

    I may have to up my donations.

  9. But that’s just rightwing crazy conspiracy talk, right?

    I think it’s all a conspiracy to help firearms manufacturers and retailers rack up record profits, and to add 20% to NRA’s membership. Or maybe it’s just a case of the Dems being as successful with this campaign as they are in most of their others.

    In either case, I see no reason to stop them now. Either they expend all their political capital only to have the whole effort blow back in their faces, or they “succeed,” setting up a situation where millions of Americans learn to disobey and disregard their ineffectual would-be overlords. I’m okay with either.

  10. Related:

    Am I just being paranoid?

    DHS Ammo

    DHS Construction

  11. Nope, you’re just paying attention.

  12. Hmmm. I didn’t realize I was referencing The John Birch Society magazine on the ammo story.

    Maybe this is a more palatable source, though the information is the same:

    DHS Ammo

  13. From TaiChiWawa’s second link:

    It is located on the campus of the former St. Elizabeths Hospital, the first mental health facility created by the federal government

    I am confounded when trying to think of a better location than this. More symbolic than a capped pyramid, I say…

  14. I’m just oh-so-pleased that we’re building 4.5 million square feet of headquarters space for a Cabinet department that shouldn’t fucking exist! Thanks ever so much to Dubya and the Warren Terror for giving us this little gift that keeps on giving.

    Faster, please!

  15. If they are going to build anything like this it should be in Nebraska, or Oklahoma, or South Dakota. Can’t wait for the next Hunger Games installment.

  16. I stopped by a local “outdoor” store here in MA two weeks ago to pick up some more ammo. When I asked for 9mm or .40, the guys behind the counter just laughed. They laughed again when I asked if they knew when they were getting more. I considered buying a nice .357 revolver they had on display just so I had something I could buy ammo for.

  17. In an act intended, I’m certain, to be a gesture of good will by our guiding adults, but which, on reflective consideration, an act which could be seen to be inadvertently amounting to an act of cruelty toward us — the children exposed to the world shattering and world-shattered place — taken to make the gesture, I was part of a few trips (generally around Christmas time in the early ’60s — ’63 through ’67 more or less) to enliven the lives of some of the ware-housed patients (or should we have called them inmates?) at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, to sing in chorus beautiful Christmas carols. A more hideous and despairing place, and in consequence, experience, I can’t say I’ve ever had.

  18. Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries caused by their weapons.

    Yeah, good luck with that. Personally, Not. Gonna. Comply.

    Besides, before they start sending out the CA State Insurance Commission SWAT Teams to conduct random spot checks for insurance coverage compliance, I believe the state has an existing and somewhat more pressing issue to address first:

    California faces backlog of 40,000 weapons in hands of felons, mentally ill

  19. As an exercise in contrast…

    Gun rights advocates the ability to carry a gun legally for self protection going to and from work is meaningless unless they can store the weapons in their vehicles.

    Gardenhire said while businesses’ concerns are “important, this is Tennessee.”
    He said the legislation became the No. 1 issue he heard about from voters during his Senate campaign last year.

    The bill also affects K-12 schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and churches, critics say

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/feb/05/tennessee-senate-panel-oks-guns-parking-lots-bill/

  20. ” . A lone Democrat, Sen. Ophelia Ford of Memphis, abstained.”

    Heh. We’ve got even the Memphis Ford cow cowed. )

  21. I stopped by a local “outdoor” store here in MA two weeks ago to pick up some more ammo.

    Stopped by my local Turner’s Outdoorsman store here in CA yesterday morning at opening (they get their ammo shipments on Tuesday and restock that night after closing).

    When I arrived at one minute after opening, I found a line already formed inside the store from the cashier to the back of the store. All I found was a single box (375 rounds) of 22LR. That’s it. And to get that, I practically had to dive at the shelf to grab it before 3 other nearby people could get to it.

    No 9mm. No .223 or 5.56, although there seemed to be quite a bit of 7.62, .40 and .45 available. And then I waited in line for 30 minutes to purchase my rare treasure.

    I still don’t understand why .22LR is even harder to find these days than 9mm or .223/5.56.

  22. A more hideous and despairing place, and in consequence, experience, I can’t say I’ve ever had.

    It occurs to me just now that turning St. Elizabeth’s into the DHS HQ isn’t just awful, but also derivative. Real creative there, guys.

  23. Perkins and Will, the firm responsible for the new DHS headquarters has had an office presence in D.C. back at least as far in the past as those same early ’60s (my neighbor back then worked for them when he won the design contest for JFK’s Inauguration Day parade reviewing stand), but is as strongly associated with Chicago as any other place, if my memory doesn’t slip. But there’s probably no connection, is there?

  24. or they “succeed,” setting up a situation where millions of Americans learn to disobey and disregard their ineffectual would-be overlords.

    Indeed. Conventional Wisdom seems to trace the rise of distrust in the Federal Government, and the beginnings of our deeply divided electorate to Watergate, or possibly the Vietnam War. While those were fine “WTF are those idiots in DC doing?” moments, I think the real turning point was the 55mph National Speed Limit.

    There was something nearly everyone could agree upon: a pointless ineffectual commandment from our Overlords, which was widely mocked and ignored by populace and enforcers alike.

    Given recent sales, etc., I’d expect any national-level AWB or magazine nonsense to be treated just as seriously everywhere but in those states that will have already enacted similar crap at the State level.

  25. OT., Hammertime. Sometimes the RT is better than the Tweet.

    https://twitter.com/Patterico/status/299393702466568192

  26. Squid says February 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm …

    I LIKE the way you think!

  27. sdferr – “I was part of a few trips (generally around Christmas time in the early ’60s — ’63 through ’67 more or less) to enliven the lives of some of the ware-housed patients (or should we have called them inmates?) at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, to sing in chorus beautiful Christmas carols.”

    Almost had a similar “hideous” experience when I took a Cub Scout pack to sing at an assisted living facility. As we sang to the apparently stupified and drugged residents, scenes from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” kept entering my mind. Then we sang “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” and one ancient beamed, wobbled to her feet, and clapped and sang along. The crowd “came alive” as they say and they sang with us another hour. That turned out to be one of the warmest memories of my life.

  28. Defense Distributed names the latest version of its 3D-printable magazine the “Cuomo”.

    http://defdist.tumblr.com/post/42506523994/the-printable-cuomo-mag

    Heh.

  29. I just want to pat the local gun people on the head like an indulgent parent and say “Good for you, go and have fun” when the gun people talk about getting together to protest, give testimony, etc.

    The civilian disarmament bills are going to pass in CA. The only thing we can do is ignore the law on a massive scale.

  30. The only thing we can do is ignore shoot anyone who supports the law on a massive scale.

    They don’t care if you ignore it; the whole point is that they can keep you from ever using them and making it more likely that anyone you annoy (politicians, bureaucrats, relatives you don’t get along with, your kids when you won’t let them do something) can have you arrested at whim.

  31. From a commenter at AT:

    “Christopher Dorner represents the genocidal soul of the anti-gun crowd”

    Yup

  32. It’s disgraceful to be an American
    ‘Cause the state takes care of me
    And I won’t forget the shits who lied
    To strip my rights from me
    There ain’t nowhere else to go,
    Or I’d stand up and walk away
    There ain’t no doubt
    this land is sick.
    God help the USA.

  33. Most importantly, this new campus will enable DHS, created in 2002 by consolidating 20 separate and independent agencies and bureaus, to establish a common ‘corporate culture,’ and to respond quickly and effectively to national disasters. Last but not least, it will save the American taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars when compared to leasing comparable space.

    You laugh, but just imagine how broke we would be if these guys weren’t so good at saving money.

  34. I ashamed to be an American
    We put the idiots back in charge
    Now we fight like hell for a part time job
    While the crooks are living large.
    The president just lied to us
    About why four good men died.
    The press just smiled ’cause this land is sick
    Is this a US suicide?

  35. All semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines would be banned, all guns would be registered and no ammunition could be bought without a special permit in California under a sweeping list of bills rolled out Thursday by state Senate Democrats.

    Welcome to Liberal Paradise.

  36. Defense Distributed names the latest version of its 3D-printable magazine the “Cuomo”.

    Sounds good, but just remember it’s made of plastic and might stay in once piece long enough to reload once or twice, provided that you’re careful packing it.

    I’m waiting until laser sintering is available in compact 3D printer format. That printed AR lower receiver will probably be useable and durable.

  37. Eric Holder: Obama Decides Who’s “Entitled” To Second Amendment Rights…

  38. Yep, Salt Lick, we sang in many an old folks home back in the day with much the same reward as you experienced. There’s everything comprehensible about old age whereas the various psychotic disorders those wardrooms in St. E’s held were for little kids (and surely adults as well) simply bewildering and impossible. As youngsters, speaking generally, we had no notion of the Cuckoo’s Nest story, nor were there scenes that I can recall anything much like that story at all. There were really never any appearances of happiness of any sort, and certainly no appearances of intelligibility, neither in exchange nor manifest in faces and actions. The look and feel of the physical plant was beyond grimy, over into an industrial crudity where not simply bare, dark and empty. It was bad, in a word and not the place for dumbassed kids to be at all. Whether the place for the deranged and the catatonic, I wouldn’t presume to know.

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