By marfdrat on June 22, 2014
What ever happened to the idea that a person has a right to defend himself, his family, and his property from criminals? We’ve become so anti-gun that we’re dispensing that kind of stupid advice to potential crime victims. Of course, states like Maryland want to make it as hard as possible for law-abiding citizens to avail themselves of their second amendment rights. If more people were carrying, and more criminals were aware of it, maybe they’d think twice about punching someone in the face and trying to steal their purse.
By marfdrat on May 22, 2014
This reminds me of a Forrest Gump aphorism: “Momma says stupid is as stupid does.” Stupid is believing for one second that criminals are going to abide by your “no guns allowed” sign. Instead, you just made all your patrons defenseless targets for criminals. I don’t understand why the anti-gun crowd doesn’t get this.
By marfdrat on May 17, 2014
Should it be a suspending offense -or a criminal offense- to carry a BB gun in your car? The school district had suspended him for a day when some pants-wetting parent noticed he had a BB gun in his car, which wasn’t even parked on campus. Now, they say they won’t “discipline” him. Doesn’t suspending him from school for a day constitute discipline? Also, the local cops are going to charge him with a misdemeanor for having the “weapon” in the car. I read the statute they referenced in the article, and it seems to refer to concealing a weapon on or about your person. I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know for sure. The interpretation of these words will be up to a judge somewhere. It didn’t seem to me like he was trying to conceal anything. Hope he has a good lawyer so these yokels don’t end up making an “example” of him.
By marfdrat on May 10, 2014
They might not have deserved it, but they made a decision, and it was a bad one. A person who’s been burgled twice before has a right to defend themselves, and their property. If more people owned guns -and criminals knew it- the burglars might think twice about breaking into someone’s home.
By marfdrat on December 2, 2013
Watch this ad and tell me what it is that’s so offensive. The NFL rejected it outright with the Daniel Defense logo at the end (it’s the outline of a gun), and also rejected the 2nd attempt that replaced the logo with an American flag and the phrase “shall not be infringed.” (via Hot Air)
By marfdrat on October 18, 2013
State Senator Richard Black can’t think of one.
“We’ve heard about Terry McAuliffe’s questionable priorities, but lets get down to the brass tacks: is he qualified to be the Governor of Virginia? The simple answer is no.
By marfdrat on September 19, 2013
I’m glad some folks there are mad about this. This guy shoots and kills a robber that beat him and robbed his jewelry store. The store owner gets charged with a crime, and the Interior Minister has this to say: “…we have to let justice take its course.” That’s a fine approach, I guess, if you’re still alive to see it happen. With no ability to defend themselves, jewelry store owners are sitting ducks. Hope the judicial system comes to its senses and drops the charges against the store owner.
By marfdrat on September 19, 2013
The idea that trained military personnel aren’t allowed to carry military-issue weapons on military bases almost seems insane, doesn’t it? Yet this seemingly insane policy has helped contribute to the body count at two U.S. military bases in recent memory (and countless other “gun-free” locations like VT and Newtown). The anti-gun crowd remains steadfastly opposed to the idea that law-abiding, gun-carrying citizens (or even trained military personnel) would have ended these situations a lot sooner. Here is more evidence.
By marfdrat on September 15, 2013
Colorado had a recall election this week, and two democrat senators who voted for the state’s new gun-control laws were turned out by the voters. One of them -Angela Giron- can’t accept the truth that voters did not want these laws, and instead makes an ass of herself claiming the real reason for her defeat was voter suppression. It’s laughable, and the editorial board of the Denver Post tells her so.
By marfdrat on August 14, 2013
As gun ownership has skyrocketed since 1993, gun-related crimes have plummeted in the U.S. Homicides involving guns are down 39%, and other crimes involving firearms are down 69%, yet 56% of Americans still believe that gun crimes are up since the 1990′s. This is according to a Pew Research study published in May.
By marfdrat on June 19, 2013
I say “tries” because he didn’t get very far. It would appear that he made a poor choice of weapons. A .45 has a lot longer reach than a sword.
A masked man attempting to rob a Dairy Queen with a samurai sword was shot in the chest and killed, according to Metro Police.
By marfdrat on May 31, 2013
At least that’s what a Telegraph poll says. They asked viewers to propose new bills for their House of Commons to debate. Ten ideas were proposed, and readers voted for the one they’d most like to see debated. Guess which idea won (screen cap as of 3:15 PM on 5/31/13)?
By marfdrat on May 3, 2013
Good for Liberty. This kid got a raw deal for trying to do the right thing, again demonstrating the complete ignorance of common sense exercised by school administrators. When he was overheard telling his mother to come and take home the unloaded shotgun he accidentally left in his truck (because he knew he wasn’t supposed to have it there), he was expelled and charged with a FELONY. Interesting side note: teachers and administrators who do the same get charged with a misdemeanor; one at the same school did it last year, and got a slap on the wrist.
By marfdrat on April 22, 2013
And this is news? This is almost too stupid to waste print on. Gee, I can’t imagine why these murderous jihadis didn’t bother to register their guns with the local police. Mystifying.