Over 200 Showed for the Open Carry Picnic in Wisconsin

Remember that open carry picnic I mentioned earlier? Well it looks like the turn out was good…


Over 200 people showed up proudly and openly carrying their pistols. Apparently something went wrong though because nobody ended up shooting anybody else like the Anti’s are so quick to say will happen in these situations.

House Passes National Carry Law

Well I have good news from the front (well I’m not on the front I’m like a commander, safe in my bunker far away)…



In a large 279 to 147 vote your right to carry your gun in national parks has been approved by the House. I would like to point out that 105 of those votes were from Democrats, proving once again that the second amendment is a bi-partisan issue.

The only downside is this is attached to the credit card reform bill which makes me feel a little dirty. I mean we’re using the antis’ tactics against them, but when all else fails fight fire with fire. Not to mention I hate the idea of the government further sticking their fingers into the world of business.

Now we just need to get Obama to sign it which looks likely since this credit card bill is one of his babies.

Australia and the UK to Test Anti-Speed Device

Welcome to the Commonwealth people. You have the right to shut up and do as you’re told. You want to speed? Tough we will now control how fast your vehicle goes…


Australia is testing a new device which will limit the speed of your vehicle. If you are speeding a warning will go off in your vehicle, if you continue speeding all power is cut off from your vehicle and you end up with a coasting piece of metal.

But wait it’s not just Australia it’s also the UK…


They will begin testing it this summer on taxis and buses. Remember the Nanny State knows what’s best for you.

American Academy of Pediatrics View on Guns

In the last episode of the Handgun Podcast (the episode title is Technical Difficulties) Eric mentioned he picked up an anti-gun brochure from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It sounded bad so I asked him if I could get a scan which is so kindly provided. So here it is.


So I’ll just give my view on the brochure on a point by point basis.

Firearms Injury Prevention
More than 44 million American own firearms. Of the 192 million firearms owned in the United States, 65 million are handguns.

Oh the humanity! Not handguns. Whatever shall we do, they are almost as evil as “assault weapons.”

Research shows guns in the homes are a serious risk to families.

I guess this could be true if the guns are lying around where kids can get at them. Kenn Blanchard told a story on his Urban Shooter podcasts about his grandmother. She kept a loaded shotgun behind the stove. Not once did the kids touch them because they were educated on the fact they shouldn’t touch guns without adult supervision. Go figure, who would have thought education could be beneficial. Apparently not the American education system.

Let’s go through their bullet list of fallacies.

A gun kept in the home is 43 times more likely to kill someone known to the family than to kill someone in self-defense.

I guess if we are going to include suicides than maybe this starts to make some shred of sense. But still it doesn’t. Just look at the Gun Facts document in the link.

A gun kept in the home triples the risk of homicide.

So because I own a gun I’m more likely to be a victim of suicide? Or am I the one who will commit homicide? Or will the gun kill people by itself? Vague facts usually aren’t facts at all but made up.

The risk of suicide is 5 times more likely if a gun is kept in the home.

So as long as I don’t have a gun I won’t commit suicide? I didn’t realize that guns caused depression. Interesting.

Lets look at the “Advice to parents” this brochure provides.

The best way to keep your children safe from injury or death from guns is to NEVER have a gun in the home.

What’s the best way to be defenseless when somebody breaks into your home? Why that’s to NEVER have a gun in the home. But hey when a criminal with a gun breaks into your home and threatens your child’s life what will you do if you don’t have a gun? Ask him not to shoot your child?

While we’re on the subject cars related incidents kill FAR more people every year then gun related incidents. The best way to avoid dying in a car accident is to NEVER have a car.

Find out if there are guns in the homes where your children play. If so, talk to the adults in the house about the dangers of guns to their family.

Yes be a good sheep and try to force your views on other people. Seriously does this mean if I know somebody who doesn’t have guns in their home I should tell them the dangers of being defenseless?

And then the classic line.

For those who know of the dangers of guns but still keep a gun in the home

You terrible human being you. You know guns are terrible evil devices that will murder your family and make you commit suicide, yet you still keep them in the home! For shame. What kind of advice does the American Academy of Pediatrics have for you horrible people?

Always keep the gun unloaded and locked up.

Lock and store the bullets in a separate place.

That’s right make the gun useless in a situation where you need it. Great advice, make your best means of defense worthless. Uh huh.

Anyways here is the link to Gun Facts which I mentioned.


Finally I leave you with the contact information of the person who’s name is on this document.

Meredith A. Byington M.D.

1317 E. Hwy 175, Suite 800
Crandall, Texas 75114

Her company’s (really shitty) website is http://www.mykaleidoscopekids.com.

Hey if she didn’t want this information out she wouldn’t have put it in here document.

Source: http://handgunpodcast.com/

Always Treat Guns as if They’re Loaded

While browsing SayUncle I found a story that perfectly portrays why you always treat a gun as if it’s loaded…


So a hopefully soon to be Darwin Award nominee named Samuel Benally Jr. decided to explain gun safety.

Samuel Benally Jr. was at an apartment on West Tacoma Street when he said guns should be kept unloaded because people could point them at their heads, said Sierra Vista police Sgt. Brett Mitchell.

What does he do afterward? Puts his Ruger pistol t his head and pulls the trigger. He thought it was unloaded, he thought wrong. And now he’s dead. It’s nice to see Darwin hasn’t left us completely, he’s still there pruning the gene pool.

I guess my tag “You Can’t Cure Stupid” isn’t completely accurate. The late Mr. Benally proved it.

Source: http://www.saysuncle.com/2009/05/19/rule-1/

Apparently it’s Better to be Dead then Question Al Gore

Via Sharp as a Marble…


Apparently somebody thinks Michael Crichton should be dead since he questioned whether global warming was man made or not. I don’t know what to say beyond I hope the person who said that gets mauled by a velociratpor.

Seriously this whole “global warming is man made period” thing is just like a religion. Once you stop allowing people with opposing views and evidence speak you are no longer performing science, you are preforming faith.

Source: http://blog.robballen.com/2009/05/19/p3412-better-dead-than-not-in-line.post

England’s Child Database Launched

www.internetnews.com – Personal Data of Millions Lost in U.K. Security Breachnews.bbc.co.uk – Database of all Children LaunchedMore proof England is taking the novel 1984 literally…


Here is the basics of the situation…

The government says it will enable more co-ordinated services for children and ensure none slips through the net.
It will hold the details of 11 million children and young people aged up to 18 years.

Don’t worry though access to the database is limited…

It says 390,000 people will have access to the database, but will have gone through stringent security training.

See they people with access to the database, you know the very few 390,000 of them, will have very good security training. Just like the British government, oh wait…


But what could possibly be contained in this database? Well the following…

Name, address, date of birth, gender and contact details for parents or carers

Each child also has a unique identifying number

Details of the child’s school and GP practice and for other practitioners or services working with the child

Whether the practitioner is the lead professional for that child

I give it less then a year (and that’s being VERY generous) before the database is compromised and the information contained in it is leaked.

Handcuffed and Fined for not Holding Escalator Rail

Another interesting story brought to you by dvorak.org/blog…


In Montreal apparently it’s illegal to use an escalator without holding onto the hand rails. This woman was handcuffed, thrown in a holding cell, and then fined $100.00 for her illegal activities.

Welcome to the nanny police state.

Ban Guns, It’s for the Children

And this is two posts in a row for reasons I hate the United Nations…


This time it’s a document telling you how to raise your children. I want to bring up the section entitled “Access to Guns.” The first major bullet point flat out says governments should ban all handguns for civilian use (just like Britain did).

Here is a nice bullet point list under the title “How can government prevent unsupervised youth access to guns?”

• Explore enacting bans on all handguns to civilians or certain cheap
models that are attractive to youth.
• Consider the establishment of effective means of marking and
tracing firearms.
• Establish consumer product requirements so that guns are equipped
with safety features such as trigger locks. These features could
make guns more difficult for youth to fire, and technology may soon
allow guns to be “personalized” so that only authorized owners may
fire them.
• Strengthen government licensing procedures to ensure that the
firearms industry operates within a legitimate framework and only has
relationships with legitimate law-abiding dealers.
• Develop a system where buyers undergo background checks and
obtain a safety license before the purchase of a firearm.
• Call for restrictions on the number of guns that can be purchased in a
one-month or one-year period.

So remember we need more gun control because it’s for the children.

U.N.’s View on Guns

I’ve had this document on my machine for a while and decided to upload it…


It’s pretty scary stuff. It’s the United Nation’s view on how guns should be controlled. The worst part is chapter 3 entitled “Regulating Arms in the Hands of Civilians.” It’s pretty much the United Nation’s belief that civilians shouldn’t have guns, instead only the government.

These restrictions are similar to many European countries’ regulations. Just read through it. Not once is the idea of a civilian being allowed to defend themselves even mentioned.

Documents like this are the reason why I’m completely against signing any treaty that involves guns period. For instance that little treaty Obama wants signed between the United States an Mexico.