Yesterday I pointed out how Mikeb302000 was lying; today I turn my attention to another known anti-rights cultists: “Baldr Odinson”
Oregon Senate Bill 700 requires a background check before a gun is sold or transferred between private parties, except transfers to immediate family members and domestic partners. Enacting SB 700 will make it more difficult for criminals and other dangerous people to obtain firearms.
The claim it will make it more difficult is half a lie; apparently the criminals don’t have much trouble getting what they want now so I’m not sure how the background checks will add to their difficulty.
Of course, the title of his post “Universal Background Checks Prevent Criminals From Getting Guns” is a complete lie.
While many guns are taken off the street when people are arrested and any firearms in their possession are confiscated, a new study shows how easily arrestees believe they could illegally acquire another firearm. Supported by the National Institute of Justice and based on interviews with those recently arrested, the study acknowledges gun theft is common, with 13 percent of all arrestees interviewed admitting that they had stolen a gun. However a key finding is that “the illegal market is the most likely source” for these people to obtain a gun. “In fact, more than half the arrestees say it is easy to obtain guns illegally,” the report states. Responding to a question of how they obtained their most recent handgun, the arrestees answered as follows: 56% said they paid cash; 15% said it was a gift; 10% said they borrowed it; 8% said they traded for it; while 5% only said that they stole it.
Criminals are already getting firearms illegally; adding another step in the process (a straw purchase) won’t slow them down any more then it already does. This isn’t a surprise to anyone really interested in the truth or knowing the effects of the law.
Another lie, favored by many anti-rights cultists, is this one:
From 1994 through 2008, background checks prevented 1.8 million prohibited people in the United States, including felons and the mentally ill, from buying guns
Of course, not all those people “prevented” were actually prevented in reality.
So first we have people who were immediately rejected but later cleared to purchase the firearm. Then we have the simple fact that those actual prohibited persons didn’t simply find a substitute to purchasing at a retail establishment.
Furthermore, a criminal turned away by a licensed dealer can always steal a gun, buy one from someone who does not run background checks, or ask someone with a clean record to buy one for him. Obama is therefore doubly wrong to equate blocking sales through NICS with preventing “dangerous people” from “getting their hands on a gun.”
Three sources accounted for almost nine out of 10 crime guns: “friends or family” (40 percent), “the street” (38 percent), and theft (10 percent). It is hard to see how any notional background check requirement, even one applying to all private transfers, can reasonably be expected to have a significant impact on these sources. As usual with gun control, the attempt to enforce such a requirement would impose costs and uncertain legal risks on law-abiding gun owners while leaving criminals free to go about their business
This information isn’t hard to find, it isn’t lurking in the dark and dusty corners of some government repository. Doesn’t it make people wonder why the anti-rights cultists will continually push junk like this?
It also makes me wonder about their ethics, morals or principles. I’ll delve into that in another post.
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Reposting this from their Facebook page
Some sad news to pass out.
On May 26, 2013, Glen Furtardo, Winchester Gallery Manager, was a victim of violence. He left the store and went to his shop after work, where he came upon individuals stealing parts off of his truck. Unfortunately the individuals assaulted Glen with their vehicle running him down. He was Care Flighted by helicopter to the hospital where he remains in ICU still. He is not out of the woods yet!
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the store or the range.
We have been contacted by others who want to donate items to help with a second raffle in the near future with a list of items coming soon. Donations are welcomed and appreciated by the family if you do not want a raffle ticket.
Thoughts and Prayers for Glen and his Family during this time.
The suspects have been caught and are in jail charged with multiple felonies.
Winchester Gallery isn’t far from Bunker BS; I’ve stopped in their many times and the staff has always been pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly. I can’t say for sure that I’ve interacted with Glen but I believe I have.
Their Facebook page is here and their website here. Times are tough financially; I’m certainly not alone in that situation by any means but I think I’ll forgo a box of ammo or two so I can purchase a ticket and make a donation. If anyone else in the area wants to help out, here is the information and location. By the way, it is worth a visit to the store even if you can’t contribute. One of the many locations that is “Bob Has To Leave Credit Cards at Home” rated.
Winchester Gallery Gun Store
The Shooting Gallery Indoor Pistol & Rifle Range
The Gunsmith Shoppe
6054 East Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76112
(SWC of East Loop 820 & East Lancaster)
*Edited title to better reflect what I think should be the focus.
The anti-rights cultists usually try to conflate “unarmed” with “not dangerous” (see Trayvon Martin for example) but every so often a news report reminds us of how wrong they are.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls said a fight broke out Wednesday evening between two groups of young people in a pedestrian street just steps away from the famous Printemps department store. At one point, the 19-year-old leftist activist was beaten by several skinheads, according to Valls, a widely respected, center-leaning member of President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government.
The activist, Clement Meric, was initially hospitalized in grave condition, then died Thursday, said Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office.
Untold millions of people were killed before firearms were invented; guess the anti-rights cultists are as ignorant of history as they are of biology and physics.
I keep up with what Sparky is saying on his blog; mostly so I can laugh at the pathetic attempts he makes to influence the discussion.
Sometimes I am astonished to find out just how blatant and obvious of a lie he is willing to tell.
Gun-rights fanatics are having a field day with the opinion piece penned by the West Virginia Journalism Professor Christopher Swindell last week. They love it when someone on the gun control side says inflammatory and hyperbolic things. They pretend those things were said in earnest and not just to make a point. They act outraged and most of all, they repeat and repeat the out-of-context quotes in a silly attempt to paint gun control folks as raving lunatics.
Not one of those critical comments or blog posts contained the real message of Professor Swindell’s essay.
So, to return to reality, all of us. Let’s make common sense gun safety a deciding issue for 2014 and beyond. The NRA certainly has. Let’s push back. We the People. The 85 percent who support more robust background checks. And when the next domestic terrorist with an assault rifle comes along, we can blame the leaders and fringe of the NRA for arming them.
Now, that’s a little different from summarily executing NRA members by firing squad, don’t you think? In fact, it sound down right democratic, mentioning the issue of common sense gun safety.
“Now that’s a little different from summarily executing NRA Members by firing squad, don’t you think?” — that is his words. Not my paraphrasing. That is his link, not mine.
From the very link he provides; I’ll quote:
Here it is. The NRA advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America. That’s treason, and it’s worthy of the firing squad.
Any due process cited there? Any evidence presented? Nope, just a flat statement of opinion.
Still not convinced he is advocating violence toward the members of the NRA?
To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason. And many invite it gladly as if the African-American president we voted for is somehow infringing on their Constitutional rights.
Normally, I am a peaceable man, but in this case, I am willing to answer the call to defend the country. From them.
Hmmm, seems like he is willing to take up arms ;you remember Mikeb30200, those things that only have one purpose ( to kill), against those he is accusing. Which really leaves me confused; he doesn’t want the populous armed but he is willing to take up arms?
Never mind the fact that the government has demonstrably been infringing on our rights for decades. And not just the current President either; Bush, Clinton, etc for decades have been guilty of infringing on our rights.
Let’s continue to quote Mr. Swindell:
To turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, “We’ll put a boot in your —, it’s the American way.”
Except it won’t be a boot. It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles.
So, if rifles, pistols and shotguns only have one purpose (to kill ) isn’t the only purpose of tanks, planes and missiles used against people a little ‘over-kill’?
Sorry MikeB302000, the folks pointing out that Christopher Swindell called for death of people just seeking to keep their rights are correct. In fact, Christopher Swindell has sort of issued an apology. And you sir are lying.
It is amazing how low, how unethical anti-rights cultists like Mikeb302000 can stoop. I keep expecting some shred of decency from them and am disappointed when they prove me wrong time and time again.
So Sparky, why should a man who didn’t do anything wrong apologize?
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And MikeB302000, you are free to comment here. Just as soon as you comply with my policy concerning your participation