Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Join Forces?”

It’s sad, but in my experience, journalists are generally not much better than transcribers for press releases. They just copy/paste whatever press release they get without bothering to exercise even a modicum of critical thinking.

High-profile gun control groups join forces

Moms will soon join mayors in a push to limit access to illegal firearms, as two high-profile groups reveal plans to merge.

Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns on Thursday will announce that it is joining with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a year-old grassroots campaign launched the day after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The combined group will align Bloomberg’s deep pockets with the strong social network and media savvy the mothers’ group brings. The billionaire founder of Bloomberg News said last week that he’ll “devote extensive resources of my own” to the effort.

Umm, guys? You’re already the same group. Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, can’t “join” Illegal Mayors Against Guns, another wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, any more than my big toe can “join” my foot.

Oh, and North Carolinians, Bloomberg has registered a 501(c4) non-profit here in NC, the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund. Expect to see some anti-gun campaign ads.

Can you imagine having so much money that you can fund all these organizations? Bloomberg can.

Do they let just anyone drive a limo?

High on my list of requirements for a limo is the “don’t get drunk, crash the limo, and kill me” clause.

Police in Asheville have charged the driver of a limousine driver involved in a wreck that killed a Pennsylvania couple.

The Asheville Police Department said Tuesday that 46-year-old (Suspect) of Asheville is charged with two counts of felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

He ran the car off the road, hit a tree, and killed his passengers. Not cool.

Suspect

How do limo companies screen their drivers? I would think that a felony conviction for credit card theft might be a red flag.

I get kicked out of a “Memorial Service” at a Catholic Church (*Video*)

I ended up visiting the anti-gun Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc’s “Memorial Service” and fundraising event in Durham. I visited for about 30 seconds. Here’s how the News and Observer puts it.

Just before the event started, Haldeman was chatting in the church vestibule when her eyes narrowed. She dashed in front of a dark haired, clean-cut man.

“Sean, you are not welcome here,” she said. “Please leave the premises.”

The man, Sean Sorrentino, left quietly. A gun-rights activist, Sorrentino recently posted on his blog a picture of Mothers Demand Action members gathered in front of a church.

The caption: “Congratulations, you’ve had a child. How does having sex without birth control qualify you to infringe on our rights?”

Here’s the photo they are referring to

Moms Demand

I didn’t make any sort of a disturbance, nor would I have made one, especially inside of a house of worship. I think it’s projection. The Left enjoys disrupting events, so they probably can’t imagine that we wouldn’t return the favor.

ABC11 WTVD actually made me their headline.

Protester thrown out of Durham Sandy Hook vigil

A service was held Saturday in Durham honoring the Newtown school shooting victims and demanding gun reform. Others made their voices heard in favor of gun rights.

Not everyone at the service was in favor of gun restrictions. A man standing across the street called himself a protester and said he was thrown out.

“I am a fairly well known local activist for gun rights. So the organizer recognized me at the door and kicked me out,” protester Sean Sorrentino said. “Why do they want to take away my rights in order to feel better about something some crazy person did?”

Here’s the video

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NewsCarolina 14 also stopped to chat.

But there’s also the other side. Sean Sorrentino said he was banned from the ceremony because he’s a vocal second amendment supporter. He says gun control shouldn’t limit his rights.

“Take a look at these people who are committing this crime and what’s actually happening is that these people have a criminal history. Put them in jail, leave them in jail,” he said.

I should point out that we were talking about violent crime in general, not Sandy Hook in particular when I pointed out the most violent crimes are committed by people with previous convictions.

Here’s the video.

Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, is calling their current fundraiser/blood dancing effort “No More Silence,” but they don’t want to hear from anyone with a differing opinion.

How not to make a getaway

When you rob a store, it’s best not to attract attention to yourself by speeding on the highway.

(Suspect)… was tied to the Friday night holdup at the EZ Mart at 1100 N. Raleigh Blvd. after he was chased by police who said he was speeding on Interstate 40 near Rock Quarry Road about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

How dumb is that? Rob a store, and then drive down the interstate so fast that the cops chase you for speeding.

Suspect

The DOJ doesn’t show any felonies, but…

(Suspect) was initially arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and speeding, and the detectives added robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Lock him up. He’s too stupid to make it on the outside.

Being the mayor’s brother in law doesn’t insulate you from crime

The Columbia, SC Mayor lost his brother-in-law. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has identified the suspect.

Police in Charlotte have arrested a man they say fatally shot a relative of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.

The police say their suspect has a violent history.

Suspect

It makes me wonder why he was out on the street at all.

No big loss

We’re going to get blamed for this one, I’m sure of it. Some “Mom” will use this to “Demand Action” to ban my gun or something.

Durham police are seeking the man suspected of fatally shooting (Victim) on Fidelity Drive this week.

According to investigators, the shooting doesn’t appear to be a “random incident,” implying some sort of connection between the two men.

After an interval, someone will start gnashing their teeth and wailing “my baby!” and demanding MOAR GUN CONTROL!

Suspect

Victim

So one multiple felon murdered another multiple felon. Is that why I need to be disarmed? How will banning my rifle and all of the magazines for my pistol make things like this not happen?

Don’t believe me? Think MDAFGSIAEIEIO just wants “Common Sense laws like background checks?” Read their “About” page.

  1. Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases;
  2. Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds;
  3. Track the sale of large quantities of ammunition, and ban online sales;
  4. Establish product safety oversight of guns and ammunition, and require child-safe gun technology;
  5. Support policies at companies and public institutions that promote gun safety;
  6. Counter the gun industry’s efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.

And if you think they won’t use the blood of a multiple felon to push their gun hatred, you’re a fool.

CMPD capture one man crime wave

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have captured one of their “Most Wanted.”

Police in Charlotte say they have arrested a man who was wanted in three shooting incidents last month.

Keep in mind, that’s just the stuff the cops know about.

Suspect

What else was he up to, and why was he free to roam the streets?

Sexually transmitted moral authority

The ladies at Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc. are spending this week whining that they aren’t getting enough attention. Saturday the 14th is their big event, where they will ring bells in churches and “demand” “action.” I guess they believe that because they are moms that we’ll sit back and let them take away our rights.

I have one burning question for them.

Moms Demand

These Moms are demanding the following actions.

  1. Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases;
  2. Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds;
  3. Track the sale of large quantities of ammunition, and ban online sales;
  4. Establish product safety oversight of guns and ammunition, and require child-safe gun technology;
  5. Support policies at companies and public institutions that promote gun safety;
  6. Counter the gun industry’s efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.

Let’s break that down.

  1. Ban on all private transfers. Given the previous attempts, that means they will criminalize me handing my rifle to my friend who will use it to teach my wife to shoot.
  2. Since the leader of the Moms seems to think that anything that will allow you to shoot 10 rounds in a minute is an “Assault Weapon,” I would assume that they mean to ban everything, along with all of my pistol magazines.
  3. Registration of all ammo sales so they can track them. If you don’t think that will include components for reloading, you’re a fool.
  4. They will unilaterally require the redesign of all firearms to add “safety features” that no one who has a firearm actually wants. Like expensive and useless “smart” guns that will price poor people out of the self-defense market.
  5. Ban guns in restaurants, stores, and basically any public place.
  6. This one’s actually pretty funny. They don’t have the manpower (or Mompower) to match us out here in the state capitals.

I’ve got news for the Moms. I already have a mom. And she has a Glock 19.

Statutory rape near Angier

The Sheriff’s Office didn’t disclose the sex of the victim, but they did charge the suspect.

A Wake County woman was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail Friday on a statutory rape charge involving a 14-year-old.

And what kind of woman gets nekkid with a 14 year old?

Suspect

You wonder if drugs were what she used to lure the victim in.

It’s just (your) property

Raleigh PD have collected a trio of thieves. They were breaking into cars and when they were confronted, they decided to take a few shots at the vehicle owner.

The incident began at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a caller reported that some men were breaking into a car on the 3200 block of Pridwen Circle, according to a police spokesman. The caller confronted the men, and they fired a .40 caliber Glock handgun at him before driving off in a car, according to police reports.

Cue the usual suspects saying “It’s just property, let them take it.”

Suspect 1

I’m tired of the sort of whiner who, recognizing that he can’t control the criminals, decides that he’s going to attempt to control me. Instead of putting the blame squarely on the people breaking the law and endangering the law-abiding citizens, they will scream at us to be good little drones and cower in our homes waiting for the “professionals” to handle it.

This is why you never see the gun haters confronting street gangs and demanding that they disarm. They’d much rather disarm you and me.