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How stupid are anti-gun people?

Often we point out how little anti-gunners know about guns. We love to mock Carolyn McCarthy for her “shoulder thing that goes up” statement. The fact is, anti-gunners know little or nothing about guns. Would you let a person who knew nothing about medicine to regulate doctors? Or drugs?
Via Days of Our Trailers, we have this gem of an anti-gun comment on japete’s blog. You know, the blog that’s long on “woe is me” and short on any actual observable facts.
Bear in mind that this is her third comment on a very short comment thread, and the one immediately previous referred to gun owners as “gunloonz.” Apparently she is a follower of (or a sock puppet of) one of the most vile anti-gun trolls on the internet, JadeGold.
Let’s crunch the numbers.
Here’s her mythical “Cop Killer” gun
2800 Miles per hour is 4,107 feet per second
150 grams is 2,315 grains
The bullet from a Vulcan 20mm rotary cannon 1,030 meters per second and 102 grams, or
3,379 Feet Per Second and 1,574 grains
The bullet from my .243 Winchester rifle
3,000 feet per second and 105 grains
The bullet from my .45 ACP
850 feet per second and 230 grains
Perhaps this chart can put it into perspective for you.

The chart on the left shows the velocities and bullet weights of the different guns. The chart on the right is the muzzle energy of each gun in foot pounds.
I’ll make you a deal, honey. If I ever get a gun that shoots a 150 gram bullet at 2,800 Miles Per Hour and has nearly 87,000 Foot Pounds of muzzle energy, I’ll register it. Until then, leave the gun regulations to people who know what the hell they are talking about.
UPDATE: In comments, Joat suggests that we compare this mythical “cop killer” gun to an automobile. Let us imagine that japete drives a Prius. I am sure that the thought of her driving an eco-hairshirt doesn’t tax anyone’s imagination. Now let us imagine that she drives it down the road at 60 MPH.
No wonder we have to register cars. They are incredibly powerful machines. Far more powerful than my puny .45ACP!

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NC Governor signs Militia Law

Do you live in North Carolina? Did you know that you are a member of the Militia? The Governor of North Carolina recently signed House Bill 250, which updated the laws that govern the Militia of North Carolina.
In North Carolina, the Militia is composed of several bodies. First, the North Carolina National Guard
The North Carolina National Guard, both army and air, Army and Air, shall consist of regularly commissioned, warrant and enlisted personnel between such ages as may be within the age limits established by regulations promulgated by the secretary of the appropriate service and shall be organized, governed, armed, equipped and have such the duties and responsibilities as hereinafter provided.provided in this Chapter.
Second, the Naval Militia
The naval militia shall consist of regularly commissioned, warrant and enlisted personnel between such ages as may be within the age limits established by regulations promulgated by the secretary of the appropriate service and shall be organized, governed, armed, equipped and have such the duties and responsibilities as hereinafter provided.provided in this Chapter.
Third, the “State Defense Militia” which is an organized militia not subject to federal call up.
The State defense militia shall consist of commissioned, warrant and enlisted personnel called, ordered, appointed or enlisted therein by the Governor under the provisions of Article 5 of this Chapter and shall be organized, governed, armed, equipped and have such the duties and responsibilities as hereinafter provided.provided in this Chapter.
Fourth, the “Historic Military Commands” which sound interesting, but I don’t know anything about.
Historic military commands are those historic groups which remain active by meeting at least once a month and which follow military procedures. Only such groups as may be designated by the Governor shall fall within this branch of the militia. Any maximum age limits prescribed by this Chapter shall not be applicable do not apply to members of historic military commands.
And finally, the Unorganized Militia.
The unorganized militia shall consist of all other able‑bodied citizens of the State and of the United States and such all other able‑bodied persons who have or shall declare their intention to become citizens of the United States, who shall be at least 17 years of age, except those who have been convicted of a felony or discharged from any component of the military under other than honorable conditions.
You can see from the quoted paragraph that some changes were made to the law governing the Unorganized Militia. This should tell you that if something else was intended, they could have very easily changed it. Unfortunately for those anti-gun types who dispute that the Militia exists, and that it includes much more than the National Guard, this law confirms that each and every able bodied adult citizens of North Carolina, minus a few exceptions, are members of the Militia. Note carefully that it does not restrict militia membership to men. That means that women are also members of the NC Militia. Yay equality!
The Governor can call the militia if she wants to.
The Governor shall, when ordering out the unorganized militia, designate the number. He The Governor may order them out either by calling for volunteers or by draft. He The Governor may attach them to the several organizations of the North Carolina National Guard, the State defense militia or naval militia, as may be best for the service.
If the unorganized militia is ordered out by draft, the Governor shall designate the persons in each county to make the draft, and prescribe rules and regulations for conducting the
Every member of the militia ordered out for duty, or who shall volunteer or be drafted, who does not appear at the time and place ordered, shall be liable to such punishment as a court‑martial may determine.determined by a court‑martial.
So if the word goes out and you don’t show up as ordered, you get a Court Martial. The Governor doesn’t need to worry about me. If the State is in such a bad bind that I would be considered more of a help than a hindrance, I’ll show up.
There’s even a section where the State will promote marksmanship.
The Adjutant General is authorized to detail a commissioned officer of the North Carolina National Guard or member of the State defense militia to promote rifle marksmanship among the State defense militia and the unorganized militia of the State. Such The officer or member so detailed shall serve without pay and it shall be his dutythe duty of the officer or member  to organize and supervise rifle clubs in schools, colleges, universities, clubs and other groups, under such rules and regulations as prescribed by the Adjutant General shall prescribe and in such a manner to that will make them, when duly organized, acceptable for membership in the National Rifle Association. Provided, that such these duties and efforts shall in nowise interfere or conflict with clubs of schools or units operating in R.O.T.C.Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or similar schools under the supervision of armed forces instructors.instructors of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Oh, dear. Does that mean that the State is supposed to offer organized marksmanship training in regular schools throughout the State? And worse, these training clubs should be organized in a way acceptable to the evil NRA?!?! I wonder if they will be promoting Appleseed shoots? Do you think I can convince them to loan me a proper rifle for my training class?
Well, that puts paid to the ignorant concept that the “Militia” referred to in the Second Amendment refers solely to the National Guard. Don’t let the gun grabbers know. With all the other things going on, they’d probably not take it well.

Mientras tanto en paraíso a Juana Peterson*

Now if you think back to the early days of this blog, Brady Campaign Board Member Stooge and general all around whipping boy girl Joan Peterson was a frequent target of my ire. I’ve successfully ignored her at least since the Great April Fool’s Day boycott. But way back when, she posted (link omitted on purpose) about going to Spain and how great it was there because guns are so tightly regulated. How does she explain this?
But according to Joan Peterson, guns are tightly regulated and machine guns are banned! That mean that this story is
*Meanwhile in Joan Peterson Paradise.
The translation is likely a rough one due to me using Babelfish instead of asking a native Spanish Speaker.

Even a blind squirrel sometimes finds a nut

Honest, I don’t read Joan Peterson’s blog. She blocked me during the Great CSGV Reasoned Discourse™ Event of 2011, so even if I wanted to, I can’t follow her on Twitter. Faitmaker, however, caught her admitting the truth on Twitter. She retweeted ShotinOhio who linked to this article
She retweeted this after all the times she stuck her fingers in her ears and ignored me when I told her that people who murder others are rarely new to crime. So here’s some proof for her, but she won’t acknowledge it. We have crooks who murder. Rather than focus on the gun, we need to focus on getting them off the street quicker and for longer times.
The article goes on at length about how terrible it is that carrying a concealed firearm is not a felony.
Since possession of a gun after committing a felony is a federal offense, what are they complaining about? Just indict the criminal federally, and send them to 5 years a long way away in the federal prison system.
But that’s too easy.

Roberta was right. I was wrong. Mea Culpa

Roberta warned me. I didn’t listen. Stupid me.
When you go debating an anti, you are teaching them. Knock it off! Address their questions and concerns, if you must, on your own blog where they are unlikely to go. In the spaces they control, you’ve got to cut them off at the knees. Don’t touch their asinine points, don’t give them new factiods to miscontrue or practice at framing their hoplophobic, nannying notions. Instead, hit our hard truths — ask them Joe Huffman’s Just One Question, ask why it is they don’t want skinny cheerleaders, grannies and gayboys to be able to fight back when baddies try to beat them up, why a retired African-American man should be denied the right to defend his home and family from thugs. Make them confront their wickedness because the antis are in the wrong; they are against human rights and they empower thug rule, bullies, beatings. And we need to call ’em on it. Every time. Every damn time.
I’m done with japete and Baldr. These two have no intention of changing their anti-gun opinions. They think we are stupid and that they are here to educate us, to bring us into the light. I have deleted them from my RSS feed reader, and I will not be following their comments like I have been previously. I’m done sending them traffic, and it would be nice if everyone else stopped as well. I think it’s time to let them wither away. Japete claims that she writes for an audience larger than us “gun guys.” Well she can see if they can fill up her comments section.

Now we get to the heart of the problem

Joan Peterson posted on Monday about Martin Luther King Jr. She seems to believe that because Dr. King didn’t shoot his political opponents, that the entire movement was “non-violent.” Several commenters have tried to point out to her the key role of the Deacons for Defense and Justice.
After a lengthy discursion where Joan accuses her commenters of supporting the KKK and calling for anti-government violence, she posts this
Why, you might ask, does she cling so bitterly to the idea that the Civil Rights era was entirely without any armed resistance on the part of the blacks? I mean, lets face it, if a few KKK members got shot down in the street, who’d complain? They were a terrorist organization, and when they burned a cross in someone’s yard, it wasn’t to welcome them to the neighborhood with S’mores and toasted marshmallows.

I think that the real difficulty for her is that she is unable to see the difference between ‘violent and predatory’ and ‘violent and protective.’ The fact that some of the blacks in the South armed themselves to protect their families invalidates the whole Civil Rights movement in her eyes. Like many on the Left, she prefers to see blacks as second class citizens “saved” by right thinking Northern whites. Instead of seeing that blacks chose their own paths and fought their own battles, she wants to think of herself as the hero of the story.

So who do you want to believe? A little known liberal white woman from Minnesota? Or Dr. Condoleeza Rice.

Joan misses the point again. Probably deliberately

It must be my day to object to Joan Peterson’s foolish ideas. New Trajectory posted something about Michael Moore on the Rachel Maddow show, where they tried to compare US and Canadian “gun violence” rates. Joan Peterson added her two cents

Here is what I have said in response.

“In addition, Moore pointed out that one bullet at Wal-Mart cost 17 cents. What is a life worth, he asked? A 17 cent bullet can end a life in an instant.”

I don’t know which Wal-Mart Mike is shopping in, but I never see ammo there in a reasonable self defense caliber at $0.17 ($8.50 for a box of 50). Why do you insist that self defense should be expensive? Do you really want to price the poor out of that market?

“Maybe we should be taking about the economics of guns and “gun control”.”

This underscores a significant point. People like Joan Peterson wish to restrict firearms ownership to “the good sort.” They wish to prevent the poor (who are largely people of color) from owning the best means of self defense ever devised. She will never admit that her intention is to disarm blacks and Hispanics in the ghettos, but that is exactly what her policies will cause. You see, the concept of an armed lower class terrifies people like her. It is why we call people like that bigots. They think that if they restrict guns to just the “good sort,” then they will have disarmed the criminal element. The fact that they have disarmed the poor, who are the primary target of the criminal class, is just too bad for the poor.

It saddens me that a woman whose sister was murdered by a rich white man is working so very hard to disarm poor blacks and Hispanics.

This is what we are dealing with. This is exactly why we call them bigots. They rage against self defense without ever caring who pays the price. How sad.

I guess Joan Peterson was right!

I went to the Raleigh gun show and guess what? You can buy full-auto machine guns at gun shows!!!

Except that you can’t. The very nice man at this table would take a deposit and hold these guns until you completed the full National Firearms Act process. You should plan on a 3 to 9 month wait before the actual transfer will occur.

I didn’t bother asking him what these cost because whatever it cost, I couldn’t afford them. If you live in NC and want to buy a mini Uzi or a Thompson, email me and I’ll send you his phone number. Check with your banker to see if you have enough money first.

The gun grabber squeaks her outrageous outrage again

It’s been at least a few days since I last made fun of our favorite gun grabber. Outdoing herself, she’s posted another pearl clutcher.

Of course there is a reason Traver is being held up. It’s because he’s a gun grabbing, media hogging poster boy for the jack-booted thug branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Really Big Fires (BATFEieio)

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In the video, Special Agent in Charge, Andrew Traver hands a fully automatic AK-47 to a totally untrained reporter and encourages her to fire it from the hip. This even after they show a “trained ATF expert” shooting the rifle correctly, from the shoulder, in a combat crouch, and in short bursts. By showing this full auto rifle, Traver is perpetuating the lie that full blown machine guns are available over the counter to anyone. Unfortunately for the myth, full auto weapons are subject to strict regulation under the National Firearms Act of 1934.

Umm, no. the guy did not buy a full auto machine gun at an Indiana gun store. (using a false ID) He purchased a semi-auto clone of the AK. The only reason that anyone thinks the criminal and murderer bought a machine gun is because Andy Traver lied to the news crew. Anyone who has so little regard for the truth should not be permitted to be a law enforcement officer at any level, much less the head of a national police organization.

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Once again, Japete fails to pay attention

Joan Peterson, who blogs at Common Gunsense, can’t seem to pay attention. In her post, she rails against the NRA for creating the conditions that allowed the Tucson shooter to kill.

Aside from the fact that the only thing that the Assault Weapon” ban did to magazines (NOT CLIPS) was to make it illegal to sell newly manufactured standard capacity mags, this whole line of reasoning is nonsense.
One of the anonymous commenters, probably without much tact put it this way

Her response, proving that she never misses and opportunity to miss the point…

Guy Ohki, probably in hopes of clarifying, said…

Japete’s nonsensical response.

Perhaps if she intends to put herself forward as a leader in the gun banning game she should pay more attention to her own blog. 

In the screenshot, I have included Sebastian’s comment in order to give context to Japete’s response about not being so sure about magazine bans being off the table.