So what part are the Lefties objecting to? I can see their point about the horseback riding. There’s not much of that in an average summer day in Detroit. Were they upset that Baltimore, Philly, Newark, New Orleans, and our beloved President’s own Chicago weren’t part of the joke?
Everyone loves a victim it seems. We pretend that the mere fact that a person can claim victim status means that they are immune to criticism. It’s not surprising that some are happy to pretend to be victims when they are not. That holds true in England as well. (Video at link)
You know, as bad as The Alchemist Colin Goddard is, at least he is an actual victim, and not an “Associate Victim.” At least he has actual scars to show for his victimhood. This woman claims victim status by claiming family and friends were murdered.
It’s time that we understand that “victims,” whether real or imagined, do not have special status in a policy argument. The same standards of evidence apply to both sides of the argument. Of course, in the gun rights argument, that means that the anti-gun side will get crushed like bugs. They have no evidence that their proposals will achieve anything positive. So I can see why they lie about their victim status just as much as they lie about their “evidence.”
If there is one article of faith around this blog it could be summed up in the following phrase,
Leopards don’t change their spots
This works both ways. Obviously I believe that those who have proven that they are on the wrong side of the law are extremely unlikely to suddenly decide to walk the straight and narrow. The other side is that those who are law abiding as a matter of habit will not suddenly turn into monsters. That was the whole point of my “felons behaving badly” category. The anti-gunners are always pretending that people like you and me are going to “snap” and murder people with our “loaded, hidden firearms.”
So what are we to make of the school shooter* in Chardon yesterday? A young man from a good family, with a bright future and all the prospects in the world? Umm, maybe not.
According to the interviews being conducted, the people he shot up were students waiting to take the bus to that “alternative” school. We should be clear that “alternative” does not mean “magnet.” Alternative is the more PC way of saying “Reform School.”
The thing that’s pissing me off about all the chatter on Twitter (I’ll rant about Twitter later) is that people keep popping off about “bullying.” Let me go on record now with my armchair diagnosis. The shooter is a psychopath. Not a crazed axe murderer blibbering about voices in his head movie-type psychopath, but a real, walking, talking, DSM diagnosable psychopath. I think he’s no different than the other famous psychopath school shooter who everyone pretended was a bullying victim. There is some speculation that he shot one guy after his ex-girlfriend started dating the new guy. This is the sort of behavior a psychopath would think made sense. We’ll have to wait and see, but keep in mind. Sometimes people are outcasts and loners because they are so damaged that no one in their right minds wants to be friends with them. Remember who the above linked psychopath’s friend was, a depressive, revenge minded teen.
I think that in the end we will find that this murderer is another of those severely damaged people who grew up without a conscience. I think we’ll find that he sees others as objects to be used in any way he sees fit. I think that in his mind, killing people that refused to give him his way made sense. And worst of all, once everyone starts telling about him, the problem will look so obvious that we’ll all wonder why no one did anything before this point.
* I have a policy of not naming people like this. They generally want fame, and I plan on denying them their infamy. Let them die in obscurity.
So, imagine that you’ve been in a car accident with a car carrying 5 people who were driving aggressively towards you. Two of them jump out of the car and beat on your window. They don’t leave you alone when you show them your gun. You call 911 and are recorded ordering them to leave you alone. You are recorded asking for police to help you at the same time you are telling the assailants to back away or you will shoot. The guy charges you and you shoot him. You talk to the dispatcher until the cops show, and during the investigation it’s determined that the guy you shot was a multiple felon. What do you think happens?
The asshole District Attorney charges you with a bunch of crimes, claiming that
“We just don’t allow people to go shoot people,” he said. “Using deadly force is a last resort. It shouldn’t be the first resort.”
Hey asshole! What exactly was this guy supposed to do outnumbered 2 to 1 (minimum) with a wrecked car and far away from help? Was he supposed to sprinkle pixie dust on himself, think happy thoughts, and follow the second star on the right?
I’m not going to link the story directly, I want you to read about it on Iowa gunblogger Robert Fowler’s blog. I am in wholehearted agreement with his conclusion,
Apparently George, from the Newbie Shooter lives in this area. We’ll have to get him to tell the story more thoroughly, but the short version is that Dr. Michael Land has lived in his house for 20 plus years. He’s built himself a range in his backyard that meets all NRA standards. He’s never been charged with a crime. He’s so law abiding that he got permission to buy a Tommy Gun. Of course, the whiners who bought homes long after he had his shooting range want him to stop. Once again, the courts have tossed the suit against him
Good. He had the range and the submachine gun long before they moved in. If they don’t like it, they shouldn’t have moved in. George says that they’ve about bankrupted their little homeowners association with their legal assault against this guy. You’d think that they would learn.
So, Ladd thinks that Emily is crazy for complaining that she has to leave the city of DC and travel to the home of a strange man to get training based upon a poorly Xeroxed list. Apparently it’s considered crazy nowadays for a woman to think that a person with a brick and mortar store presents a more professional image, and therefore is a bit safer, than the guy operating out of his basement.
And “GunSensus” goes straight for the old “She’s a WHORE!!!” defense. I mean, what can you say about this? There’s no other way to describe the disgusting Tweets than that. According to this troll, Emily Miller, a relatively pretty woman who wants a gun and happens to hold conservative beliefs, is an attention seeking whore who should be treated exactly as if she stripped her clothes off and posed naked in a skin mag. That kind of gives you a window into how “GunSensus” views women, doesn’t it?
The thing is, these aren’t attacks designed to hurt Emily Miller. They might, but that’s not the point. These attacks are designed to tell other women that certain beliefs and actions are Not Acceptable™. They are telling other women, don’t get a gun, and especially don’t complain about the absolute idiocy of the DC gun buying process. If you do, they say, we will treat you as if you are a crazy whore, and we will do everything in our power to hurt you and embarrass you in front of your family and friends.
I think that this attitude tells you everything you need to know about how the gun grabbers view women. They think women are property. They think women who don’t hold the approved views are crazy whores who deserve the modern equivalent of public exposure at the stocks. These gun grabbers are the exact moral equivalent of the witch burners in Salem.
And Emily? Welcome to our side. If you didn’t think you were on our side before, your enemies have decided to make sure that you knew you were on the side of us lunatic insurrectionists. I’m sorry you have to deal with the blind hatred of people who will never bother to know you. As far as they are concerned, the fact that you want a gun makes you an unperson. The fact that you exposed their anti-gun policies in our nation’s capitol makes you this month’s Emmanuel Goldstein. You’re getting your daily dose of Two Minute’s Hate. It might be difficult to deal with if the gun grabbers had any power.
Never mind that he’s lived there for 20 years, and his machine guns and shooting range was there long before the new neighbors.
What a bunch of douche bags. If you don’t like your neighbor, move. He didn’t ask you to move in. They are going to be really surprised when someone sits them down and explains the North Carolina Sport Shooting Range Protection Act to them. Maybe they will turn around and sue their lawyer for malpractice. He should have warned them that the law was on the good Doctor’s side.
Rarely do you see the hidden racism of the anti-gunners so openly displayed. The commenter doesn’t care if guns are easily available to white folks, just to “black and brown” folks. And the commenter is so secure in their racism that they just put it out there for all to see.
I’ve left a comment for this person. Hopefully you will as well. When many pro-rights activists have said that the gun grabbers are the modern equivalent of the KKK, I never thought that a grabber would come straight out and prove it.