Starting off with a bang – pun intended – here is Bear’s “Juxtapositions” (Weapons):
Not a random mix. Just something, for those who can still give a d***, to think about.
Iran Smuggling Weapons to Allies
“Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Iran’s paramilitary is smuggling antiaircraft weapons to allies in the region, threatening both military and civilian aircraft.”
Nathan: Funny, I seem to recall something about Iran-Contra years ago, and getting Stinger missiles to muhadi’s in Afghanistan, and airdropping Sten guns to French Partisans (who probably used them for things we don’t even want to THINK about) and … Look, smuggling is about as American as apple pie, which has been smuggled now and then. But like the rest of the “messiah’s” sleazebag shills, Panetta is so two-faced it makes Harvey Dent likable.
Mama’s Note: “…smuggling weapons to allies.” Well, yeah. You wouldn’t expect them to smuggle anything to their enemies. And, of course, the whole idea of “smuggling” implies that someone else has a legitimate right to dictate what they sell or give away.
New York Bans Assault Weapons
“Lawmakers in New York are getting tough on guns. They passed a new law expanding the state’s ban on assault weapons.”
US sending 20 more F-16s to Egypt, despite turmoil in Cairo
“Instability in Egypt, where a newly-elected Islamic government teeters over an angry population, isn’t enough to stop the U.S. from sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets, as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package.”
Nathan: Just kind of drifting here, but the same administration that wants to disarm all of the US population not in uniform or with a fancy government title WANTS to a government led by a man who thinks he is Pharaoh and thinks women are pretty much just really smart animals? Of course, it sometimes appears that most Tranzis feel the same way. Certainly, they SHOULD fear their own population more than the Arab mobs that are gaining control of Egypt. Or for that matter, the Egyptian military: unless they use Coptics or Janissaries, I assume that the fighter pilots will use the “pray and spray” method of target acquisition, and the ground crews will do their work “As Allah wills.”
Fontana, Calif., schools get high-powered rifles
“The high-powered semiautomatic rifles recently shipped to school police in this Southern California city look like they belong on a battlefield rather than in a high school, but officials here say the weapons could help stop a massacre like the one that claimed the lives of 26 students and educators in Connecticut just weeks ago.”
Nathan: Actually, EVERY high school should have “high-powered semiautomatic rifles” available to at least the following: (a) the shooting club and shooting teams – lets say we only fund them at 10% of the football and basketball teams. Shooting and its related sports are year-round, not seasonal like basketball or track or football: indoor AND outdoor events. (b) Shop classes: what? You don’t like black composite stocks? Make your own out of cherry or walnut! Same for gun racks. Learn how to get that trigger to work better, learn how to mount/dismount scopes and laser designators. (c) Home Economics classes: How to protect your family and home from invaders, 24-7. (d) Leather and cloth crafts classes: holsters, even those for saddles and cars and trucks. I am sure that there are more. The problem is, these guns are in the hands of cops – a deadly combination in California.
Culture wars: Homosexual “marriage”
SF Archbishop: Legalizing Gay Marriage Is Like ‘Legalizing Male Breastfeeding’
Nathan: I do like this analogy. Homosexuals can marry someone of the opposite (physical) sex just like anyone else can – and have for centuries. If people want to call their partnership an orange, or an empire, or whatever, fine – just don’t demand anyone else do so. A rose is a rose is a rose: calling a tail a leg doesn’t mean a cat has five legs! As soon as we let government get into this mess, it became just that – a mess.
South Carolina: Expulsion Reversed for Girl Who Brought Toy Gun to School
Nathan: Interesting things about this: the local police department intervened and said that the school district (up to and including the board of education) was wrong about the state law, that the clear plastic Airsoft gun was NOT covered under state law as being a “look-alike.” Even so, the scumbag of a superintendent tried to make the school district out to be the victim, NOT the six-year-old girl, even while backing down, claiming that threats to the district caused them to back off and just “suspend” the girl. The ONLY threats this district should receive is a flood of withdrawals of students and a demand that the budget and taxes be cut, to make it easier to fire the superintendent, principal, and teacher, and recall the board. Parents, get your children OUT of these insane asylums.
By the way, this is the fourth nationally-known incident of this type in less than a week: we had the little girl at the school-bus stop with the My Little Pony bubble gun; we had the kid with the paper pistol; we had the kindergärtner with the Lego-block pistol; and now this.
Nathan: Thanks to Kathy Johnson at “Cornered Cat” for this one. 70 year old coach escorting two of his girl’s basketball team players to their cars and attacked by two young men, at least one with a gun: he shoots both, one dies. Too bad the other one is being treated at expense of the City of Detroit.
Sandy Hook Father: You’ll Have to Take My Gun from My Cold Dead Hands
(Freedom Outpost) [Stevens quoted the Connecticut State Constitution] “SEC. 15. Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.” …“There’s no registration,” he said. “There’s no permitting. There’s no background checks. It’s quite clear.”…“These rights are inalienable and are endowed by our Creator, not you politicians, to all citizens regardless of gender, race., or creed.” … “My guns are not dangerous,” Stevens said. “They are at home, locked up, collecting dust and cat hair. But criminals and tyrants,” he continued, “tyrants especially, beware, ‘lock down’ is not an option at the Stevens’ residence and 911 will be dialed after the security of my home has been established!” Stevens asked, “Why is that same security that my daughter enjoys at home with her dad not available at school in Newtown? That is what you should be considering, not making her dad a criminal.” “Charleton Heston made the phrase, ‘From my cold dead hands’ famous,” Stevens thundered. “And I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands!”Stevens slammed his fist on the desk and walked out to applause from the citizens listening.
Debby: Wow, we need more people like him.
Nathan: Indeed, and it will take hundreds of thousands more like him to regain liberty in this land. Have we finally roused the sleeping beast?
Mama’s Note: I actually had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat after seeing this, especially his rational, calm and unbending attitude. Bravo, indeed. And yes, we need to see this fire and resolve from hundreds of thousands more.
Nathan gets mail:
The following is an extract from the draft of a weekly column written by a friend, whom I hope I have dissuaded from publishing this:
“I agree with those who view arming schoolteachers as unintentionally inviting accidental shootings. They are professional teachers, not firearms experts. Can the U. S. do as Israel reportedly does? Professional marksmen and women patrol Israeli school grounds so that teachers can teach and students can learn. School boards can decide how they’ll be compensated.”
Here is my response:
I believe that you are completely wrong on this. For one thing, the Israelis armed in schools are NOT “professional marksmen and women,” but real teachers. I don’t know where you got this wrong impression. They DO use security personnel, but ordinary teachers carry weapons. As do teachers in Utah. And have for a decade or more – and NO “accidental shootings.” No accidental shootings at the school where the Obama girls go to school, either – or at XXXX Christian School in XXXX for at least two decades when there were staff and teachers who carried… You are very, very wrong on this, my friend. You don’t need to be a “firearms expert” to safely carry a pistol and protect your church congregation, your family, your children, or your students. I agree that there are some “professional teachers” who are too stupid to be allowed to carry a pocket knife – and should not be allowed to teach children. But we need to get rid of them with or without guns. Even IF it were necessary to train teachers to use concealed weapons safely – or if school boards want that – a very good concealed carry training class can be conducted in less than 8 hours. Another friend, in Wyoming, a retired nurse, teaches those classes 8-10 times a year, mostly to women. She teaches not just how but when and when NOT to, and a lot more. My younger son, now 21, took a standard national concealed pistol permit class and passed the test when he was 14. I know one man (in Utah) who offers free training to all teachers and school staff to pass the Utah test (a rather tough one, actually) to hundreds of teachers a year, and has for a decade.
This is NOT an issue. What IS an issue is that we in this nation have made schools and many other places gun-free human hunting preserves, in which thugs and drugged-up idiots know they have little to worry about until the cops arrive, and can kill and kill and kill…
School swimming pools create opportunities for unintentional, accidental drownings – so lets fill in all the school swimming pools. School baseball diamonds create opportunities for unintentional head injuries by high-speed baseballs and flying bats, so lets plow up all the baseball diamonds. Hot stoves in home economics classrooms create opportunities for unintentional burns – so lets rip them all out. After all, we don’t need sports or home ec classes. Students HAVE been backed over and injured or killed by school buses and private cars in school parking lots – so let’s ban all that, too.
A recent DHS video recommends that teachers in schools with an “active shooter” should hide under their desk and have a pair of scissors to defend themselves and their students with – though why a pair of blunt-nosed scissors should be a defensive weapon is beyond me: all the sharp-pointed scissors have already been banned from schools. But of course, we’ve gone well beyond that, as I was just writing. In the past two weeks we have seen a six-year-old girl expelled from school for having a clear-plastic Airsoft gun in school for show-and-tell, a six-year-old boy suspended from school for several days because he made a “gun” out of a piece of paper, a five-year-old boy “disciplined” and warned that one more violation would result in his expulsion because he made a “gun” out of Lego blocks, and a five-year-old girl disciplined for using a pink “My Little Pony” bubble gun to shoot bubbles at her friends while waiting at a school bus stop.
Actually, my friend, maybe you ARE right – maybe ALL (or almost all) school teachers and administrators are TOO STUPID to be allowed to even own a gun, much less have one while they are being “professional” at school.
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Our right to self defense
Wisconsin: Sheriff urges residents to arm themselves
(Politico) Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. says in a 30-second commercial aired the radio in the area. “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there.” The radio spot suggests Milwaukee-area residents should learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves while waiting for police. Personal safety “is no longer a spectator sport,” the sheriff warns.
Nathan: What, this is Wisconsin? A Scandinavian state with Tranzi leanings? What is the world coming to? Total collapse can’t be far off!