Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gun sales surge among gays & lesbians

From Fox

DENVER -- Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms.
Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers they’ve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians.
George Horne, the owner of The Gun Room, Denver’s oldest firearms dealer, said Tuesday business is booming at his store.
"For this time of year I’d say its three to four times what we normally have," he said.
Background checks that once took minutes can now take hours. It's a sales surge similar to what happened after Sandy Hook and the Aurora theater shootings.
“We’re not surprised by it,” Horne said.
However, what’s different this time around is the clientele. Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs, is one of many closely tracking the sudden surge in gays and lesbians buying weapons.
“I think right now because of what happened, people are looking for answers,” he said. “You walk into a gun shop and you expect to see people, frankly, who look like me. I think we forget we’re a country of all people, not just people who fit that predetermined mold.”
I am glad they are realizing that the progressive statists do not really care about them. The less support for gun control, the better.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We need Stupidity Control, not Gun Control

President Obama spoke to reporters Monday about the terrorist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and said Omar Mateen had a “Glock which had a lot of clips in it.”
Obama also said Mateen had an “assault rifle.”
According to CNN, the President explained that Mateen acquired his guns via a background check. And he explained that the background check did not stop Manteen “because he did not have a criminal record that in some ways would prohibit him from purchasing” his weapons.
Breitbart News has previously warned readers not to be fooled into believing background checks will prevent high-profile attackers from striking, and Obama’s admission is confirmation that background checks did not hinder Mateen in the least. Background checks only stop actual criminals, not latent ones.
 More at Breitbart. I will let the stupidity speak for itself.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Orlando, Gun Control and Progressive Hypocrisy

The worst shooting in US history - and the bloodiest attack since September 11th 2001 - occurred at a gay nightclub. The attack itself could have been prevented, and it is certainly the symptom of political correctness run amok, but it also reflects the indifference of progressives.

Progressives are no friend of the gays. Most conservatives, while opposed to gay marriage, will tolerate them as long as they keep things private and in between consenting adults. Libertarians believe that the state should not be involved in any type of marriage. Progressivist attitudes toward gays has historically been hostile, with the Soviet Union sending gays to the gulag, the Hitler's National Socialists executing them and the Cubans performing experiments on them to try and "cure" gayness.

Even the cultural marxists see gays as a means to an end - usually as a voting bloc - and nothing more. Both economic and cultural marxists support the disarmament of citizens - both gay and straight - while simultaneously apologizing for violent jihadists and advocating open borders. Already, Hillary Clinton has called for disarmament, as well as democratic senators.

Presumptive Democratic nominee pledges to fight for LGBT community’s “right to live freely”
Hillary Clinton echoed President Barack Obama’s statements on Sunday, calling the Orlando mass shooting “an act of terror” and “an act of hate.”
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee went on to blame easily accessed guns as part of the problem that led to the massacre, which left 50 dead and 53 wounded.
“We need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals,” she said in a statement issued on Sunday.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday Night [Music] Special

David Petrarus & Mark Kelly Launch Gun Control Group

From CNN
Washington (CNN)Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control.
The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release. 
"As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the homeland. Now we're asking our leaders to do more to protect our rights and save lives," said Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, a group that advocates for tougher gun laws.

Another disarmament group would be unremarkable if not for the notoriety of the two men behind this one. The first is David Petraeus, also called "Betray-Us" by the progressives when he worked for the Bush Administration. As Obama's defense secretary, he leaked classified information through an extramarital affair he had with his biographer, and was punished only leniently. He is unfit to command a lemonade stand, much less dictate whether people can or cannot defend themselves.

Mark Kelly was denied the purchase of an AR-15 in an attempt to use the purchase for propaganda. He also committed a felony at a gun show in New York City.

A TTAG reader writes: “Mark ‘I wasn’t really buying that AR-15‘ Kelly is committing a felony right in front of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. It’s against New York State (NYS) law for someone to be in possession (i.e. holding) a handgun without a valid NYS Pistol license. Mark Kelly can’t have a NYS pistol license because he’s not a legal resident of New York.” An Empire State firearms attorney told TTAG that there’s an exception for firearms training but, as far as he can tell, not gun shows. Unless we hear otherwise, under Article 265 of New York State penal law, Mr. Kelly’s committing a Class E felony. But wait! There’s more! Well, there would have been if Kelly hadn’t been pressed for time. “Kelly bought a book on Colt revolvers,” reports, “and said later he probably would have bought a gun if he had had more time.”

Friday, June 10, 2016

Classic Art Friday: Henrietta Rae

Venus Enthroned
Maidens of Spring
Hyleas and the Water Nymphs