Posts tagged Second Amendment
Posts tagged Second Amendment
My husband, Andrew, is tired of the Second Amendment evangelists proclaiming it means all guns, all the time, everywhere.
I’m sick and tired of explaining that I don’t want to take all your guns. I’ll say it again: I. Don’t. Want. To. Take. All. Your. Guns. What I do support are common-sense regulations that might make it a titch more difficult to kill a mass amount of people, in a shorter amount of time, from further away.
From “Hitler took guns!” to “Hitler surrounded himself with kids!” to “OBAMA IS A NAZI BUT CONSTITUTION I LOVES MY GUN!” to “IMPEACH THE FÜHRER!” that’s got to be a record for going all Godwin.
The comments about Secret Service are just precious. It’s like Obama is the first president in the history of ever to use a Secret Service detail for himself and his family. That doesn’t make him a hypocrite. Newsflash: Ronald Reagan used Secret Service AND supported gun control. Chew on that for little bit. Bet it tastes like your own foot and hypocrisy.
For fuck’s sake, y’all. You can still own a gun. No one is taking that away. What we’re looking at now is maybe you don’t need a military-grade, semi-automatic assault rifle with a high capacity magazine for home defense and deer slaying.
And by the way, if you can’t get a deer in a few shots, it deserves to get away.
Chill. The. Fuck. Out.
The state of Tennessee has revoked the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, the Tennessee CEO of Tactical Response, after he posted a YouTube video threatening to “start killing people" if Obama’s gun control measures went "one inch further."
"The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public’s safety. Mr. Yeager’s comments were irresponsible, dangerous, and deserved our immediate attention. Due to our concern, as well as that of law enforcement, his handgun permit was suspended immediately. We have notified Mr. Yeager about the suspension today via e-mail. He will receive an official notification of his suspension through the mail," Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said, according to local NBC affiliate WBIR News.
In his original video, Yeager had said that if Obama strengthened gun control or banned assault weapons, or if President Obama’s gun control “goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people.”
Yeager also doubles down on his warnings, claiming thousands of people have contacted him, some asking him what they should do.
"I don’t know, but I did tell you to load your mags, make sure your gun’s clean, and pack a backpack."
"And all you fair-weather Second Amendment people that are telling me that I’m doing a fucking disservice to the gun community, by saying that I’m not going to stand for the tyranny, fuck you, our country wasn’t founded by fucking fair-weather pussies."
But then Yeager somewhat changes course, saying, “I don’t condone anyone doing anything rash, I don’t condone anybody committing any felonies, up to and including aggravated assaults, or murders — unless it’s necessary.”
Glad to see Tennessee took notice of this guy. Let’s hope he’s all talk and no action. Much like Alex Jones, he’s one of the best arguments for gun control out there.
Tactical Response CEO James Yeager in a video posted to YouTube (deleted) and Facebook on Wednesday.
Tactical Response’s tagline is “We train good people to kill bad people.” Yeager is a former SWAT officer and trains civilians in tactical methods. He also owns a tactical supply shop for “military, police, and armed citizens.” Yeager writes on his company’s Facebook page, “In 2011, I was on the Discovery Channel show ‘One Man Army’ and was featured on the National Geographic documentary ‘Snipers Inc’.”
In other words, he’s a bit scarier than your average unhinged gun fanboy who likes to play pretend. Yeager actually has the know how to follow through on his threat and the materials to do so.
Perhaps it’s time for Tennessee State Police to pay him a polite visit, especially since he says he’s going to kill people if the gun control debate goes “one inch further.”
On the executive order, that’s fear mongering by Matt Drudge and Alex Jones – Congress would have to enact any ban.
Oh, and Mr. Yeager, this is exactly the best argument you could have given for gun control. Thank you.
GOP political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz on CBS’ “This Morning” in response to NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre’s press conference calling for more guns and armed guards in schools.
Luntz gets it. Let’s see if the GOP listens to him.
First off, I don’t know of anyone who’s seriously proposing we ban guns outright — just certain types (i.e. military grade assault rifles), and tightening regulations. Think of it as calling for safer tires after the multiple accidents caused by faulty ones several years ago, or the call for seatbelts back in the day.
But I keep seeing this come up again and again, and I have thirteen messages in my inbox with this claim — so I’m going to just agree. I’m casting aside the fact that the purpose of a gun is different than that of a car. The only way my gun is getting me a ride to school is if I brandish it in order to get a ride or a jack a car.
Fine. The pro-gun folks win. Let’s treat guns like cars.
In order to drive a car in Wyoming, you first must get a license. The requirements are fairly similar nationwide. Most states require you take a driver’s education course and have a learner’s permit with a multitude of restrictions, but all states mandate you must pass a written test and an eye exam — but don’t forget the actual driving test! You must prove to the instructor you know how to safely and accurately operate the vehicle, and if you are unable to, the instructor has the right to keep you from retaking the test for a specific time period. Scary, huh?
But hooray, you passed!
Not so fast, though! In order to use your driver’s license, your vehicle must be legally registered. This means that you have to go to the courthouse with proof of ownership (the title) to register it initially, and pay a fee every year after that. Failure to register your vehicle yearly can result in a ticket for $110 or more in Wyoming, and can be considered a misdemeanor, especially in other states. If you have multiple vehicles, each must be registered. This must be done within 45 days.
Oh, and you’ll need insurance on your vehicle, in case you damage someone’s property, or cause injury to yourself or someone else while operating your vehicle. In Wyoming, anyone failing to provide proof of insurance on a registered vehicle as required is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable pursuant to W.S. 31-4-103(a) upon conviction. The punishment is a fine of $750.00 or less, or a stint in jail of six months or less. Your insurance must cover each vehicle you own, even if you just drive it occasionally.
Plus, the police have the right to inspect your vehicle if they believe it’s necessary for safety reasons, and most states require a Vehicle Identification Number inspection and check by a sheriff’s deputy or state-designated inspector before the car can be transferred to a new owner, even with a private sale. The new owner must also provide the state with proof of a license and insurance to take possession of the title.
If you fuck up enough, the state can suspend your license as prescribed under the law.
Doesn’t matter if you swear that you didn’t mean to, or that it’s your right to drive wherever the hell you want, when you want. Also, “YOLO, your honor!” will not be a great defense when you go before the judge.
In all seriousness, even an accumulation of little violations or a failure to pay a citation can get your license yanked, including not having insurance or registration.
You might say, “BUT I’M A LAW-ABIDING DRIVER!” Doesn’t matter. Everyone has to live by the same set of laws and obey them, even if they’ve never broken them before. This also means rules of the road in the form of traffic laws and such, including laws about where you can’t take your vehicle. You might think it’s your special snowflake right to drive on the sidewalk, do donuts in a school parking lot, or barrel through a city park, but the law says otherwise. Sorry snowflake!
"BUT OTHER PEOPLE DON’T OBEY THE LAWS!" is also not a reason to do away with traffic laws. Sure, there’s a lot of people who speed, myself included. But you take away the penalty, and it’ll be all fun and games until someone’s kid gets mowed down in a school zone by an asshat doing 60 mph — which happens ANYWAYS but is less likely because drivers like myself know there’s a stiff penalty for blasting through school zones.
And yes, while tens of thousands of people die from traffic accidents every year, and that’s terrible, the laws and regulations we have now decrease the likelihood of it happening. Plus, the death rate from motor vehicle accidents (11.7 per 100,000 in the U.S.) is not that far off from firearms (10.1 per 100,000 in the U.S.) when all manner of deaths by firearm are considered. In fact, in some states, you’re more likely to be killed by a gun than in a motor vehicle accident. By 2015, it’s likely firearms will surpass motor vehicle accidents:
Let’s keep in mind, cars are not designed to kill something or someone, which I discuss while taking on the whole "People kill people" canard.
So sure. Let’s treat boomsticks like cars. After all, isn’t this where this comparison would ultimately lead? I’m cool with that.
Legit Conservative, responding to a friend posting the Second Amendment because said pal wanted to remind folks what America’s all about. I thought his response was marvelous — similar to Joe Scarborough’s change of heart today.
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