Monthly Archives: August 2012

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Driving with a Gun edition

Even in the USA, driving around waving your gun at people is considered a serious crime. How much worse is it in a country where the gun itself is a crime?

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in Suffolk by police investigating reports that a motorist was seen driving with a gun.

So where did he get it? They aren’t available at the local shop, and the USA is a long swim away. Could it be that gun control didn’t really affect anyone who was willing to break the law? Could it be that the very people we most want to disarm are also those least likely to follow the gun laws?

Careful with that gun, your victim might take it away and shoot you

You need to be careful who you try to rob in Charlotte. He might take your gun away and shoot you.

Officers said around 11:00 Wednesday, two Hispanic men were walking through the parking lot of the complex, when a black SUV raced up beside them.

Two gunmen jumped out, and tried to rob the victims.

A struggle ensued, with all four men wrestling for control of the firearm.

Jose Alberta Amaya, the 52-year old man who was being robbed, managed to twist the weapon and shoot the assailant twice, striking him in the head and chest.

The robbery victim is walking and talking, with a hole in his hand for his trouble. The robber sustained life threatening injuries. His buddy fled, but I would bet that the CMPD will have him in custody soon.

This is how all robberies should be punished. If you try to rob someone, you should get shot. Now all we have to do is get a gun for the would be victim. He shouldn’t be reduced to trying to borrow his attacker’s gun.

Meanwhile in Rebecca Peters Paradise: Wrong Way, No Lights, and a Gun edition

It sounds like an action movie, except that the police caught him.

A gun-toting 24-year-old man has been charged after allegedly leading police on a chase along the wrong side of the Bruce Highway early yesterday.

No word if Michael Bay was filming.

There’s just one problem. This happened in Australia, where guns are extremely tightly controlled.

I guess that gun control only applies to people who don’t rob construction sites, try to run over cops, ram cars, and lead police chases. People like you and me.

Special followup Meanwhile in Rebecca Peters Paradise: Miscarriage of Justice edition

Is is illegal to recommend that an Australian judge be tarred and feathered?

Please note that I’m not calling for violence to be used upon a foreign jurist, just asking if it would be illegal if I did.

I told you about this story a while back. Let’s recap what happened.

Joyce had been drinking with Dowdle at his motor repair garage in the northern suburb of Coolaroo when he decided to do burnouts in the garage’s adjacent car park on the night of October 23, 2009.

Mr Kunduraci had been out with friends at the neighbouring Hume fishing club and rang 000 to report Joyce’s hoon behaviour.

Judge Hampel said Dowdle confronted Mr Kunduraci after he had contacted police and told him: “I have a gun. I’ll shoot you.”

The judge said Dowdle then produced a knife and tried to stab Mr Kunduraci but he avoided the knife and punched Dowdle in the face.

Dowdle followed him as he made his way back to the fishing club and began threatening him with a small sledgehammer.

She went to the club’s window and told Mr Kunduraci he was “dead” and made shotgun-pumping actions, as well as forming a pistol-shape with her fingers and mouthing “boom, boom”.

When Mr Kunduraci was later leaving the club with his friends, Joyce pulled out a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun from the boot of his car and told Mr Kunduraci, “I’ll kill you”.

But as he held the 1.2-metre gun behind his back, he accidentally fired it and the cartridge ricocheted off the ground into the back of his leg, near his ankle.

Joyce fired another shot at Mr Kunduraci’s car, with pellets spraying the front passenger headrest, windscreen and open door, but Mr Kunduraci was not harmed.

Joyce and Dowdle then drove off with their two young children in the car.

So this woman threatened a man with a knife and encouraged her husband to murder him with a shotgun, a threat that wasn’t carried out only due to bad luck on the shooter’s part.

Now the woman has had her day in court and it’s infuriating.

County Court judge Felicity Hampel today sentenced Dowdle, a mother of six, to a 12-month community corrections order and ordered her to serve 50 hours unpaid community service work. Joyce was jailed last month for at least a year.

Are you kidding me? She gets a year of probation and 50 hours community service? For trying to stab a man to death?

Judge Hampel said Dowdle had been a victim of threats, violence and unreasonable and irrational behaviour all her life and did not deserve to go to jail despite her actions on the night she threatened Mr Kunduraci reflecting no credit on her.

“You have shown remarkable resilience with what you have had to face throughout your life,” the judge told Dowdle.

“REMARKABLE RESILIENCE!?!?!?” She sounds like a violent asshole who deserves to be tossed in jail until she rots. Her husband sounds even worse.

Again, I’m not saying that this judge should be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. That would be wrong.

It would, however, be understandable.

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Post Office Robbery edition

Good thing that handguns are illegal in (Formerly Great) Britain. If they weren’t, criminals might get guns and hold up post offices!

Two men have robbed a Nottinghamshire post office, armed with what police believe was a handgun.

Gun control is proven a false promise every single day. The government took the guns away from the people who followed the law and turned them in. It did not take the guns away from those who ignored the law.

Anyone with half a brain could have predicted the result. So why did they do it anyway? I think that they knew exactly what would happen and they just didn’t care. It’s either that, or they planned for this all along.

Blogger gets his Rifleman patch at Appleseed wearing the coolest shirt in the world

I think it was the shirt.

No worries, though, as I did finally score a 219 on my fifth attempt, and even that was with three or four FTFs.

He’s having problems with his 10/22, but he managed to still make the score. Good job.

Now go and see a photo of him in the coolest shirt in the world. 

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Criminal Mastermind edition

So let’s imagine that you were running for the exalted office of  local police commissioner. Do you think that a brush with the law back in 1966 would bar you?

The Labour Party candidate due to stand in the Avon and Somerset police commissioner election has stepped down due to a previous criminal conviction.

Oh dear. What horrible crime did he commit all those years ago. Was he a killer? A kidnapper? A child molester? Did he talk in the theater?

Mr Ashford said that in 1966, aged 13, he was convicted of trespassing and being in possession of an offensive weapon.

An offensive weapon? Was he carrying a bazooka?

Recalling the details of his offence, Mr Ashford said a group of boys from his school had persuaded him to go out with them and “I felt I had little choice”.

He said: “We went to the railway embankment and I felt very uncomfortable about this.

“One of the lads pulled out an air gun and started shooting at cans. I never touched the air gun and felt unable to leave, as I was frightened at what might happen at school.

“A goods train passed and presumably the guard reported our presence to the police who arrived a short time later.

“The lads with the air gun ran away whilst I and two others froze and were arrested.”

Oh, my! He was a veritable criminal mastermind! A child, with an air gun, near a railway embankment.

Welcome to the world that the anti-gunners want us to live in. They are so paranoid about guns that they would have a man thrown off the ballot for police commissioner because they hate the idea that a couple of kids might get an air rifle and shoot at tin cans near a railway line.

Teenager kills wife beating father

North Carolina has a law that makes it a misdemeanor to allow a minor to have access to a firearm. Luckily the law was not followed in this case.

Surry County deputies said a teenager saw (Suspect) violently assaulting his wife. The teen was the woman’s son, deputies told WXII. Neither the wife nor the son were identified by name.

The son, who was at home during the incident, tried to intervene but wasn’t successful, deputies said.

The son then shot (Suspect) once in the head after fearing (Suspect) would kill his wife, deputies said. (Suspect) died of the resulting gunshot wound, which came from a .410 shotgun, deputies said.

So this guy was married to the teen’s mother and was beating her so severely that the teen feared death or serious bodily injury to his mom. What sort of person would treat his wife this way?

Suspect

The cops knew all about this thug.

Law enforcement officials have responded to 78 calls to the home in the last five years.

(Suspect) had a lengthy history of domestic abuse, deputies said.

The justice system had all the chances to correct this violent thug. Sadly, they failed and left a young man to solve the problem.

HT: The Freeholder

That sound you hear?

Listen carefully. Can you hear it?

Leading the changes from prior GOP platforms was a sentence backing the use of deadly force for self-defense. The added sentence reads: “We acknowledge, support and defend law-abiding citizens’ God-given right of self-defense.”

That sound is the sound of the gun grabber’s buttholes slamming shut.

I have no idea if the GOP plans on actually adopting their pro-gun rights platform, much less following through on it. But the gun grabbers will soon be screaming like bunnies caught in a leg-hold trap.

Here’s the thing. The argument is not about guns. It never has been. If it was about the guns themselves or about the crimes committed with guns, we’d have followed a much different path than the current “gun control” agenda. The actual argument is with the foundational principles of our republic.

The base assumption of our system of government is

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

It’s the “certain inalienable Rights” part that absolutely chaps the anti-rights cabal’s collective ass.

When the GOP says “God-given right of self-defense” they aren’t just saying that citizens are allowed to use reasonable force to prevent someone from killing them. They are saying that Government, in all its majesty, does not have to power to take that right of self-defense away. The GOP, in this one statement, is acknowledging that there are higher principles involved than State power.

That’s the real argument. The Left believes that rights come from Government. The Left believes that rights are subject to modification by that Government. The Left believes that if the Government, by which they mean themselves, decides to deny a right, that right no longer exists. It’s part and parcel of what they MUST believe. They MUST believe that there is no authority, no appeal, no higher principle than mere will to power. Because if there is, they have to follow it or else face the same fate as our Colonial overlords.

Will someone tell me how exactly in 200 years the “Left” in the US has turned into the very picture of the Monarchy we overthrew? Who exactly dreamed up “Divine Right of Kings Leftists?”

HT: Sebastian TBFKASIH

Blogger goes to Appleseed’s Rifleman Boot Camp

It’s like summer camp for shooters! My friend, blogger at Arms are the Mark of a Free Man, is off for a week of shooting at the Appleseed home range in Ramseur.

Back in March of this year, I attended a two day Appleseed shoot with 10 other bloggers, but I was probably the only one who didn’t write about it afterwards. I don’t really have a good excuse for that. Even though I didn’t make Rifleman and earn my Rifleman patch, I wasn’t the only one, as about half of us didn’t make it. It’s not uncommon to not make it the first time.

Given my marked improvement, I figured that if two days could do that, eight days of Appleseed would be even better, right? Well, I guess I’m going to find out.

He’s going to blog each day, so if you don’t already have him in your RSS reader, add him now.

I sure wish I could go.