Black Man with a Gun

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 04 Dec 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From clairefiles:
"I do think that irate foreign muslims will take care of DC within five-ten years, thanks to the wonders of fission technology.

"So the best thing to do doesn't involve killing anyone, but instead hunkering down and keeping one's powder dry, which is what this board is about anyway."


From kaba:

"Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would." -- John Adams
"Americans who value freedom had better be more concerned about the gun control crowd than the criminals. The criminals want your money. The Neo-Totalitarians want your freedom." -- Charlie Reese

# Mark Fiore at - Cartoon - Mr. Fiore has gone off the deep end with this one. Dr. Seuss sells blood in the streets. Well done artistically, as usual, but expresses typical Brady Bunch lies. [kaba]

The shoot first law is really quite a thrill,
For it allows us all to kill, kill, kill.

# Jeff Cooper's Commentaries - November 2005: Many Thanks - "Steyr Scout" (SS) -> "Mannlicher Scout"; the evolution of hand-carried weapons; BC & AD vs BCE & CE; the "spontoon"; the establishment clause; the reduced strength of the modern soldier; Joe Sledge reduced to buying beef; a drawback of the big 50; effectivesness of Glock, 1911, .223, .308, .50; the four seasons and the difference between Christmas and the solstice; Clash of the Carriers; Theodore Roosevelt on immigration; the problem of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; "... good government is a function of good people, no matter what form it takes, which is a very sound rule. But getting good people is the problem, since good people do not as a rule seek employment in government."; Gunsite's raven totem; importance of proper terminology in smallarms training; "Note that there is no real need for a telescope sight on a rifle for dangerous game..."; a hot lap in a fast car on top of the Great Wall of China for grandson Tyler Heath?; Cooper's elegant heavy rifle returning from Africa; The Kurds; "The Socom 16 seems to be a Very Good Thing (VGT), though I have not yet had a chance to wring it out"; were kids stronger in Col. Cooper's days?; "Barnes X" is not a "bronze"; a couple of quotes from soldiers returned from Iraq; no remorse for Hiroshima and Nagasaki; "It is an axiom that people get the government they deserve. This certainly seems true of San Francisco."

# Gerard Valentino at The Buckeye Firearms Association - Hoping for a Return to the Wild West - me too. [kaba]

Returning to such a time when innocent people could defend their own life without interference from the police or anti-gun do-gooders only concerned with filing some emotional compulsion to confiscate guns would be a step backwards for criminals and therefore a step forward for everyone else.

# Vin Suprynowicz at The Las Vegas Review-Journal - If a black man is armed, is he a criminal? - in the eyes of most cops, yes. Which is why the shooting of a number of black off-duty cops by other cops has prompted the idiots in the audience to propose disarming off-duty cops. Vin has a better idea.

Instead of disarming off-duty cops so the police can continue to feel free to shoot anyone out of uniform who they see with a gun (especially if he's black), why not alter police training as follows?

"This is an armed nation. Twenty-five percent of your fellow 'civilians' own firearms, and have a God-given right to carry them around. Except for writing traffic tickets for revenue, they have just as much right to chase and apprehend a fleeing felon -- or to present a weapon in defense of themselves or others -- as you do. This includes black folks. Get used to it.

"So, even though it may initially seem to make our jobs harder, let's stop hassling people when we perceive they have guns. If a call comes in reporting a 'man with a gun,' let's ask whether the man is brandishing or threatening anyone, and otherwise advise the caller that being armed is not a crime.

"And, particularly, let's stop shooting people who draw their guns when they're being assaulted. Yes, pausing those extra few seconds may sometimes put your own life in danger. This is still a less-dangerous job than hard-rock mining or fishing in Alaska, and you volunteered for it."

Add comment Edit post Add post