As if there was any doubt.
Doing the bang-and-clang with a LaRue rifle, while rocking to the Nuge.
I wish I had attended this year’s convention.
The NRA is hosting the 142nd Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the heart of downtown Houston this weekend.
More than 100K attendees are expected to take part (I, regretfully, won’t be one of them, as my 1) my lovely wife is going out of town for a week on Monday, and I want to spend the weekend at home with her and the boy, and 2) my motorcycle needs some maintenance work this weekend). But leave it to the local Liberal media to put their own Liberal spin on it and to capture the images and perspectives that align with their own anti-NRA and anti- gun narrative:
So the story isn’t “100K freedom-loving patriots show up to NRA event”, but rather “3 kooks stand on the sidewalk?”
What media bias, indeed.
For those of you who know who this man was, we have lost a great ambassador for the shooting community.
We don’t think we’ll hear much of an argument when we state Tom Knapp was one of the finest exhibition shooters this world has ever laid eyes on—his talent with a shotgun was only rivaled by his showmanship, and Knapp deserves much credit for bringing trick shooting into the 21st century, working with major shotgun producers like Benelli and CZ over the years. He was also an excellent ambassador for gun culture and his program Shooting USA, still ranks in our minds as one of the finest shooting programs to ever reach the airwaves.
I can add little to that statement and can only say when I was first introduced to his remarkable exhibition shotgun shooting I was in awe and became an instant fan.
Of the many videos available that demonstrate his shooting skills this one is my all-time favorite.
Not only was shooting all ten clays difficult, throwing ten at once(repeatedly) was remarkable.
Godspeed Mr. Knapp, you left us far too soon at age 62.
May God bless and watch over your family at this difficult time.
In addition to building pressure cooker bombs with a list of ingredients and supplies that can all be legally purchased at your neighborhood Wal-Mart for less than $100, the Boston Bombing Tsarnaev brothers all used handguns to murder one police officer, 26-year old Sean Collier, and engage Boston law enforcement in a massive gun fight.
As the boys are residents of Boston, which has very strict gun control laws already on the books — a law which requires a gun permit to own a handgun.
But — here’s a HUGE SHOCKER: these home-grown jihadists didn’t have permits to own these handguns:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.
He says it’s unclear whether either ever applied and the applications aren’t considered public records.
But he says the 19-year-old Dzhokhar (joh-KHAR’) would have been denied a permit because of his age. Only people 21 or older are allowed gun licenses in Massachusetts.
Wait. So you’re telling me that criminals and would be mass murderers don’t obey gun control laws when considering the type, caliber, and magazine capacity of the guns with which they plan to use to kill cops and innocent people?
SHOCKED, I tell you.
And the Liberal solution? Make more laws to control access to guns for law-abiding citizens, but which will also be routinely ignored and disobeyed by the bad guys. Because, when you’ve got a jihadi terrorist hiding in your boat in your backyard, the last thing you would want in your home is an AR-15 rifle with a high-capacity magazine with which to defend yourself and your family (said nobody ever).
RT @jonzies: So it took 1,000 cops & 200 shots to bring 1 bomber down & UR telling me I don’t need more than 10 rounds?
— IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) April 22, 2013
These guys blew up civilians. I don’t think they’re particularly interested in the law.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 22, 2013
Next thing you’ll tell me is that they didn’t have bomb permits either…
On that 90% lie, there is a Washington Post/ABC poll that either inadvertently or intentionally contradicts Barry.
In Boston, after huddling in their homes with the doors locked, told not to go outside by authorities and having an impromptu Martial Law imposed on them, I’m certain many of them would have felt more secure if they had been armed with an AR-15 and numerous thirty round magazines.
Now that Barry’s big push for
gun control has failed, expending much of his political capital, I am left to wonder if the Boston terrorist attack by a muslim immigrant will hurt his skinny butt even more during the immigration debate.
Let’s hope so.
Austin Police Department’s Chief cop, Art Acevedo is proving once again that he is little more than a Liberal politician and not an real police officer. Or, more accurately, a puppet of the Liberal establishment.
What’s our Chief up to this time? Apparently he was in D.C. to stand with Obama in trying to stomp all over the second amendment.:
Austin’s top cop has made it clear he’s all for universal background checks on gun purchases. At a rally at the State Capitol last weekend, Chief Art Acevedo spoke passionately about what he believes is the way to curb gun violence.
“People that have proven that they want to do harm to themselves or others, we should have an ability to keep firearms out of their hands,” Acevedo said.
Now, he’s taking his fight to Washington D.C. Tuesday, Chief Acevedo tweeted a picture of himself in the West Wing of the White House. He’s there meeting with Vice President Joe Biden along with other law enforcement officials from around the country to push for legislation calling for universal background checks.
“I made it clear from my perspective and the perspective of law enforcement around the country that we need to get this done, we need to protect our neighbors, friends, family members and at the same token respect the gun rights of lawful Americans,” he told FOX 7 over the phone Tuesday afternoon.
Uh…I have no doubt that you want to stomp on the second amendment because you think it will make your job in law enforcement easier, but you definitely do not speak for the greater law enforcement community. I suggest that Art read the results of this nation-wide survey of 15ooo front-line cops. Their conclusion?
Quite clearly, the majority of officers polled oppose the theories brought forth by gun-control advocates who claim that proposed restrictions on weapon capabilities and production would reduce crime.
In fact, many officers responding to this survey seem to feel that those controls will negatively affect their ability to fight violent criminals.
Contrary to what the mainstream media and certain politicians would have us believe, police overwhelmingly favor an armed citizenry, would like to see more guns in the hands of responsible people, and are skeptical of any greater restrictions placed on gun purchase, ownership, or accessibility.
UPDATE — Chief Acevedo responded to me (via Twitter) as to the poll I linked above:
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) April 10, 2013
Ah, yes…Art is much wiser than the average cop on the street, what with his ‘broader view’ than that of the men and women he leads. As one of my fellow tweeps wrote: out of touch with the cop on the beat.
UPDATE II — I guess while I was working, Chief Acevedo was still tweeting me:
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) April 11, 2013
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) April 11, 2013
Wait? Are we talking about Fast & Furious? Because what you just described in that last tweet, Chief, is exactly the scheme that Barack Obama and Eric Holder are guilty of. Were you in D.C. to arrest Obama for his role in the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry?
Look, Art — I know you favor universal background checks because it makes your job easier. Especially when it’s time to start confiscating. Unwarranted wiretaps would also make your job easier. As would unreasonable searches and seizures. You know what else would make your job easier? If we could force suspects to talk against their wishes. Without an attorney present. Or if you could just plant evidence on a guy you just know is guilty, but can’t prove it. Perhaps if we made entrapment easier for you…
But these things are just as unconstitutional as the rest of Obama and Biden’s gun control fantasies. If you were half a man, Art (you’re not), you’d surrender your badge and gun and just run for whichever Democrat office you happen to most covet at the moment (Austin Mayor?).
The video in this story is of Fox 7 News anchor Loriana Hernandez, who has a hard time masking her anti-gun/pro-gun-control bias, talking to my CHL instructor, Michael Cargill about universal background checks:
Gabby Giffords was shot in the head. I wish it had never happened. I’m thankful she survived. I’m thankful she’s alive. I’m glad the mentally defective animal that shot her was caught and will never be able to do this to anybody ever again.
But none of that has derailed her from being a typical the-ends-is-more-important-than-the-means lying sack-of-shit Liberal. Her and her space cadet husband both.
See how many different lies you can poke through just this short paragraph:
Right now, we have one system where responsible gun owners take a background check — my husband, Mark, took one just last month, and it took 5 minutes and 36 seconds. I remember waiting a lot longer than that for the subway to take me to my office when I lived in New York City! And then we have a second system for those who don’t want to take a background check. Those people — criminals, or people suffering from mental illness, like the young man who shot me — can buy as many guns as they want on the Internet or at a gun show, no questions asked.
Do you think Gabby knows she’s lying when she infers that Jared Loughner didn’t pass a background check to buy the gun he used to shoot her in the head? Or did the gunshot wound destroy that part of the brain that lets you know the difference between the truth and a lie?
You know what? I’ll just let Andy from Ace of Spades finish her off:
There are several lies here, in fact. Let’s dispense with the main one: Jared Loughner passed a background check, so STFU.
Now for the rest of her bullshit. First off, I was at a gun store last weekend and watched a guy wait a hell of a lot longer than 5 minutes for his “instant” background check to come back. It got flagged for further review, and he said this happens to him every time he buys a gun. There must be something in the database that’s not perfectly clean, unlike … say … the record of an astronaut and husband of a congressman, that keeps tripping it. He still didn’t have his gun when I left the store, but the owner and other customers got a good chuckle when I joked that adding every private transaction nationwide would obviously make this process more efficient.
And, for the millionth time, gun purchases “on the Internet” or “at a gun show” are subject to all federal and state laws governing the buyer and seller. Why aren’t they screaming about the “classified ad loophole”? It’s the same thing.
Our Lite Gov. David Dewhurst is right that we should arm Texas teachers (or, more accurately, allow them to arm themselves, if they so desire).
He’s wrong that the state should fund it.
Via the Texas Tribune:
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for the state to consider funding specialized firearms training for school employees, along with other school safety plans.
The announcement echoed remarks Dewhurst made Friday morning while speaking at a conservative policy summit, where according to the Associated Press he said under his plan school districts would choose who would receive the training, which would expand on what the state requires for concealed handgun license applicants. The training would include how to react in an active shooter situation like the one that claimed 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December.
Texas school boards can already grant permission to anyone, including employees, to carry firearms on campus under the federal Gun-Free Schools Act and state law. One school district — Harrold ISD, which enrolls about 100 students near the Oklahoma border — currently has a policy that allows teachers to carry weapons in the classroom.
All we need to do is ensure that schools are not Gun Free Zones is change the law to allow teachers who have CHLs to carry them to class with them. I’d be fine for additional or specialized CHL classes for teachers who want to carry on campus. No need for the state to pay a dime for this program; let the costs fall on any teacher willing or wanting this right.
(NOTE: I’m cleaning up several posts that have been in my draft cue for quite some time now, but are still relevant today. This one is from a Texas Tribune story posted on January 11)
Kurt Schlichter, who is full of #caring, rose to the rank of Army infantry colonel on active duty and in the California Army National Guard. He wears the silver “jump wings” of a qualified paratrooper and commanded the elite 1st Squadron, 18th Cavalry Regiment. He’s a veteran of both the Persian Gulf War and Operation Enduring Freedom (Kosovo). Kurt is a graduate of the Army’s Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College, where he received a master of Strategic Studies degree.
On the complete opposite side of the manly-man spectrum, we have Dylan Crabb, who describes himself as, “a nerd from California who enjoys writing stories, working with cameras.” Isn’t that special. I’ll bet Dylan likes it when his mommy cuts the crust off his PB&J sandwiches when she brings him his juice and lunch while he’s “writing stories” (that nobody will ever read).
Dylan is a Liberal. Dylan is afraid of guns. Dylan thinks that nobody should be allowed to have guns, to include law-abiding citizens.
So Kurt asked him what I always ask those who are all in favor of confiscating guns from those of us who will be unwilling to give ‘em up willingly:
.@crabb90Here’s the real question…is disarming law-abiding Americans important enough to you to risk your life when they resist?
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 25, 2013
.@crabb90Is disarming real Americans so vital to you you’ll be willing to lock & load to kill them to do it. Cuz it will come to that.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 25, 2013
.@crabb90You’re avoiding the question. Are you willing to kill to disarm law-abiding Americans. You, personally.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 25, 2013
I think we all know Dylan’s answer — hell no, he won’t be the one to come door-to-door to take our evil guns. He doesn’t believe in gun control that much.
(yes, I know this twitter debate took place almost two weeks ago. This has been in my draft cue since then; I’ve just been too busy working, taking care of a new born infant, taking care of the house, playing golf — you know, living — to write much since then.)