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Bloomberg buys state affiliate of CSGV

The Coalition Cult to Stop Gun Violence Ownership has many state level affiliates. They are, in the words of Dr. Brian Anse Patrick,

antigun groups, although often generously funded under private foundation program initiatives, resemble the skeleton crews left on an abandoned ship – a “director” and a sole office assistant to respond to media queries, with a remote and largely silent “membership” that exists more as an abstract statistical aggregation than a living body.

The group here in North Carolina is North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) and they fit Dr. Patrick’s description to a T. They were so bad that they didn’t even have a Director. NCGV ran out of money and she bailed, leaving their office assistant Gail Neely to attempt to fill her place.

Well it looks like Mike Bloomberg has purchased NCGV and has pushed the office assistant over the side as well. Via email…

Starting August 4, 2014, NCGV will welcome a new Executive Director!
Becky Ceartas comes to NCGV with 13 years of experience in public policy, grassroots organizing, lobbying, advocacy, media, leadership development, and event planning.  She has run successful campaigns on the local, state and federal levels.  She moved to North Carolina 9 years ago for her job with the Rural Advancement Foundational International – USA, a sustainable agriculture non-profit in Pittsboro, NC.  She is married, has a 2-year-old son, and likes to spend time outside.

Becky came to this issue after the Sandy Hook Tragedy.  She cares deeply about it as a mom and has since become the Advocacy Lead statewide for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She looks forward to the two groups collaborating on many projects.

I will leave NCGV with an incredible sense of pride in the movement we have built and the good we have accomplished during my nine years at NCGV.

As positive momentum in favor of sensible gun laws continues to build across the nation, region, and state, I am confident in the future of this organization, and remain grateful for the tireless efforts of our board, staff, and supporters to never stop fighting for a safer North Carolina.

Gail Neely


So the statewide advocacy lead (who I’ve never actually heard of) from Moms Demand Illegal Mayors for Everytown, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc. has taken over as Executive Director of the only actual anti gun group in the state, in the process throwing the previous chair warmer over the side. In business this would be called a “hostile takeover.”

So let’s find out a bit about our new friend Becky Ceartas.


LinkedIn – Currently Looking For Part Time or Contract Work at Nonprofits – Previous work, Greenpeace. (Now deleted)

Quit Coal – So she’s the NC anti-coal campaign organizer.

Google+ – Plenty of info on her previous work history. It’s the story of a True Believer. It’s Left wing all up and down. (Also deleted)

She’s married to Devin Ceartas. Who is Devin Ceartas? Well, he’s not saying.

Devin Ceartas once lived in the Midwest. Having cheated on his fiancé, a career as an Organic Chemist, with the young Student Environmental Action Coalition for years, he finally left his Ph.D. program on the eve of the wedding and ran off to the woods. He was a founding member of Missouri Heartwood and worked as Network Support Coordinator for Heartwood, serving the Forest full-time for the better part of a decade. Devin then up and changed his name, got married and followed his love’s career path to a god-forsaken little town in Orange Co. NY. Absent any other options, Devin turned his long-time fascination with his younger sibling, the Internet, into a career programming websites. Devin is now a Unix grey-beard business owner in Chapel Hill, NC, building database, web and iOS tools for Forest Protection, Sustainable Agriculture, and Fair Trade organizations (and a smattering of small businesses).

(The web developers at Heartwood have decided to redirect anyone who clicks this link. The page still exists. Copy this URL and past to another open tab to read it)

So we have no idea what his name really is. Or was. Ceartas means “Justice” in Gaelic. We don’t know that his name change was innocent or if he was running from something. Something aside from the fiancé he abandoned.

Here’s his LinkedIn page. He owns NacreData. Nacre is the stuff we call Mother of Pearl.

So if Mike Bloomberg is buying State affiliate of CSGV and installing his own true believers, is he also buying the parent group? One hopes that he’s not stupid enough to give Ladd Everett a paycheck, but you never know. On the other hand, if he tosses Ladd out and forces him to get a real job, I approve.

The lesson here is that there are no Anti-Gun “Groups.” There is only one group. They are all the same people. No matter what name they have in their electronic letterhead, it’s the same very few people.

Who does this remind you of? A Bleg


So the blood in the Denver theater shooting hasn’t even cooled and the usual suspects are already dancing in it.

Tell me that it doesn’t remind you of this…

Remove the piano, Schroeder, and Lucy, add a shooter and some blood and you have the typical CSGV anti-gun screed.

I need some help from all you artistic types out there. Please draw me Ladd Everitt dancing like Snoopy in a pool of blood. For reference, here’s Ladd.

I call this photo “Mistress PEG and the Pony Boys” because all that’s missing is a whip in the hands of Protest Easy Gun’s Abby Spangler and the other two dweebs dressed as Pony Boys

He’s the bald douche on the right.

He needs to have the stupid scraggly goatee and be wearing a tee-shirt with the square CSGV logo on it. Maybe even a “hoodie.”

Aren’t they SO tough looking?

Can anyone help me out?  Said Joseph Campbell:

“Shakespeare said that art is a mirror held up to nature. And that’s what it is. The nature is your nature, and all of these wonderful poetic images of mythology are referring to something in you.”

Yep. Someone PLEASE hold a mirror up to the anti-gunners’ nature.

The Coalition to Stop Prosthetic Limb Violence statement on the recent attack in Gastonia, NC

Something must be done! A man was violently assaulted, with a weapon easily concealed even by a invalid in a wheelchair!

What’s the world coming to when a woman in a wheelchair can beat a man with impunity, using such an easily concealed weapon? Look around you. See all those people with legs and arms? Any one of them could be prosthetic. Any minute any of them could yank off that prosthetic and beat you with it!

Prosthetics are so good these days that they pass easily for real limbs. At least in the old days, people had to openly carry their prosthetics. They had big ugly hooks for hands, or were pirate style peg legs. Now we’re not condoning beating someone with a peg leg, but at least you knew that he was armed and could grab your children and get away!

These new super concealable limbs are given to anyone who is missing a limb, without any sort of background check. What’s especially dangerous is the legs. Logically, if a person attacks you with a prosthetic arm, they will only have one other arm to swing it with. If they have a leg, they have two arms to swing, making them extra deadly. Do you honestly look at another person’s leg? These super-concealable Assault Prosthetics, sold to anyone without a background check, are a positive hazard to you and your family!

We at the Coalition to Stop Prosthetic Limb Violence are working hard to bring background checks, permits, and registration to this completely unregulated hazard to you and your family. Please donate to the PayPal link above.

The CSPLV is working hard to prevent prosthetic limb violence to you and your family by advocating strong legislation against loaded, hidden assault prosthetics carried in public.

Update: on Twitter, GreenMeanie01 says we should especially ban those that have the “shoulder thing that goes up

Note: There are always some people who will land on this page without understanding that this is a gun blog. It is possible, though not likely, that they will not see the humor in this satire of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a group of absolute loonies who pretend that violence is caused by the weapon, and not by the person using that weapon. If you are so humor impaired that you can’t see why the above satire is funny, please don’t make it worse by leaving nasty comments. You’ll just make people laugh at you. The PayPal account on the sidebar is live, but no money you give me will be used to combat “prosthetic limb violence.”


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One Line Review – Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea

Having labored mightily to build their straw man, authors Horowitz and Anderson try to light it, and it smolders, a bit.

I read this book on the recommendation of St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner, Kurt Hofmann. I even did as he suggested and borrowed it through Inter-library loan so I didn’t give any of my hard earned cash to these two gun-grabbers.

Co-author, Joshua Horowitz, is the Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which started life as the National Council to Ban Handguns. Did they change their name because they suddenly decided that banning handguns was not a good idea?

In that year [1989], the National Coalition to Ban Handguns changed its name to Coalition to Stop Gun Violence to reflect its view that assault rifles, as well as handguns, should be outlawed.

 Their basic thesis? Gun rights are a threat to progressivism. They call the idea that citizens have the right to alter or abolish their government “Insurrectionism.”

Recognize Insurrectionism as a threat to the entire progressive movement.  Too many political progressives assume that the gun rights movement can be co-opted or simply ignored.  Progressives fail to understand that the Insurrectionist idea is part and parcel of a broader reactionary worldview.  Unless progressives recognize that the Insurrectionist premise of the modern gun rights movement is fundamentally hostile to the progressive project and its values, the “conservative” movement will use gun rights as a building block for organizing and propagandizing.

In their haste to sell this country out to international progressives, they’ve tripped over us, and they don’t like it. We’ve told them that if they try to set up their little dictatorship, we’ll shoot them. They want their little dictatorship but don’t want to get shot. So naturally, instead of giving up on ruling us against our will, they want to take our guns away.

Rather than try to summarize the foolishness that is this book, I’ll let Kurt do it. Read the whole thing. Then borrow the book from your local library and read that.