I am a gun owner who actually hunts and kills critters with these guns. They are not toys. They are not used to menace people. But they do kill animals and are quite dangerous. Handling guns safely is just like learning how to handle explosives and I have used explosives in the past. Lots of caution has to be used plus one can’t be prey to wild emotional outbursts nor can psychopaths who love killing things for perverted reasons, be allowed access to firearms. We see a lot of psychopathic behavior in recent days now that the majority of Americans want some sort of gun registry and control over using high-ammo clips.
The NRA has resorted to snarling at everyone which scares people rather than persuades anyone they should be entrusted with handling dangerous weapons: Chris Christie sides with Obama saying that ‘reprehensible’ NRA ad bashing First Daughters’ Secret Service detail ‘made him cringe’ | Mail Online
‘To talk about the president’s children, or any public officer’s children, who have—not by their own choice, but by requirement—to have protection, and to use that somehow to try to make a political point is reprehensible,’ Christie said in a press conference on Thursday…
‘If all we do is talk about gun control, then we’re missing the point,’ Christie said at a town hall meeting just three hours after Obama signed the executive actions.
‘What I’d like to have a real conversation about, and I intend to start very, very soon, is not just about gun control. That’s part of it. But it’s also about violence control.’
The neocon endless wars, wildman gun waving, brutal diplomacy with a bloody baseball bat, and batty tax cuts while spending like drunks in a casino, is on full display ever since they lost the election decisively. Christie is being chased out of the GOP and I hope this plan works, the more liberal right wingers are driven out, the more the middle liberals will gain traction again.
The anti-tax conservatives who fear insurrection and lunatics with guns had this wonderful scam going whereby they would support and use the gun-crazy Southern Christians as fools who would slit their own throats giving the rich living in places like Manhattan, a gun control/no Christian rule community. So they got all the goodies of liberals while getting the Southerners to front the tax cuts for them.
Now, this is falling apart. First of all, cutting social services here while supporting them in Israel is a no-can-do proposition. Secondly, the right wing, pissed at being spurned not only by voters but by many of their own wives or ex-wives, are now snarling they will kill public services beloved of the elites who depend on police, military and social net systems to protect their own interests. Christie is Wall Street. He is one of the ‘banksters’ the far right and far left talk about. With the far right snarling about using guns, this understandably scares Christie who loves liberal policies while fighting the liberals, pretending he doesn’t adore these liberalisms he declaimed…until now.
He is scared of the Tea Party, scared of his own GOP which he enabled and controlled up to now. He will have to escape the Frankenstein monster he helped animate.
And THE JIG IS UP: Conservatives Get Soft On Debt Standoff as all of the elites begin jumping the Boston harbor ships the Tea Party has boarded. They are all swimming, like rats, to the liberal raft. But the War on Women continues, too, as Virginia Mandatory Ultrasound Law’s Repeal Blocked By State GOP. This is a life and death war that is aimed at killing women who don’t want to be forced to bear some man’s child for him against her will. Women will die because of this so it is literal war.
Guns are being used to terrorize politicians which is why Obama’s children have to be protected and this goes hand in glove with terrorizing citizens in various ways so we can’t live our lives comfortably and safely and yes, this includes forcing women to have unwanted children due to some fantasy about gods which not all of us believe in at all. In NY, our government has moved to strengthen gun laws due to fears that armed lunatics will shoot people unnecessarily: NY Gun Control Laws Anger Retired Police Who Believe They Should Be Exempted From Some Restrictions
Police officers, federal agents, prison guards, state police and other members of law enforcement are already clamoring for an amendment to the law to allow the state’s 100,000 retired officers to keep 10 and 15-bullet magazines for their guns, insisting they need the extra firepower should they ever confront a Newtown, Conn., situation.
Technically, any retired cop with more than seven bullets in a clip would be in violation of the law.
This shows how far the madness has gone. Police who are supposedly trained to use guns have to have, while retired, guns that can spray bullets all over the place to stop crime??? Huh? 99% of the time when someone draws a gun and yells, ‘This is the police, you are under arrest,’ people either run or surrender. Shooting people in the back because they are running away is not recommended but does happen.
If a madman wearing body armor is spraying bullets, you don’t need to do likewise to stop him or her. We saw this in Manhattan where cops did far more harm than any criminal in Midtown spraying bullets all over the place. This was not protecting the public.
Curious about the history of retired officers in NY using their firearms, I went to Google. From this last year: Dramatic Footage: Retired NYPD Lt. Guns Down Gang Robber Who was stealing downers from a pharmacy. He was shot while running away.
Same year, this is more along the lines of what really happens: In the Line of Duty – Retired NY Cop Wounds Another Officer, Kills Self
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The scene after retired NYPD officer Cecil Ramsay shot himself in his driveway in West Babylon, L.I., after firing at his wife and her friend. He accused them of being lovers.
A retired NYPD officer flew into a jealous rage Saturday morning in Long Island, opening fire on his wife and her friend – both city cops – before killing himself, Suffolk County police said.
Not a good use of spraying bullets, no? Also from this year in Chicago: Retired police officer shoots and kills his son, mistaking him for a burglar Son and we might say, ‘Well, that wasn’t New York!’ Except from this year: Perry Police Officer Mistakenly Shoots and Kills Son | wgrz.com
A retired Rochester Police Department captain who is now a police officer in Wyoming County shot and killed his son Saturday morning after he mistakenly thought he was an intruder, according to the New York State Police.
And from two years ago: New York Police Officer Says Other Officer Was Aggressor In DJ Henry Shooting « CBS Boston
And then there is this story: Retired Police Officer Shoots Man in Yankee Stadium Lot – New York Times. The man had a knife. The officer shot him. It is not clear if the man with the knife lunged or not. In this case, the suspect ran away and was NOT shot in the back. Which means this officer was restrained in his actions and didn’t spray 20 to 50 bullets. Which goes back to the objection of the retired officers in the first place: HELLO, you don’t need to spray bullets! The accuracy of the shooting where the retired officer shot the knife out of the hand is where the action is at, this is what you guys are supposed to be trained to do.
Shoot to kill is dangerous and often leads to killing the wrong people. The law is on your side! You get to arrest people! You can call for help and help comes very fast when it is an officer in trouble. Make no mistake about this.
Most of the police I have known who died by gunfire were ambushed like the officer in Park Slope who was shot in the back of the head by a criminal who was backing up his criminal buddy who was being arrested. But this assassin which I helped ID because I was a witness, was captured, not sprayed with bullets.
Only in a very few situations do we require military-level firepower and most of the time these days, police spray bullets like any drug dealer fighting for territory. It is absurd.
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