I haven’t said anything here about the closing of Doe Run, because I’ve had my doubts about the “OMG end of ammo” fear porn circulating around the 2A community in reaction.
I haven’t said anything here about the closing of Doe Run, because I’ve had my doubts about the “OMG end of ammo” fear porn circulating around the 2A community in reaction.
Boot camp less effective than prison for gun offenders: study
Gun offenders sentenced to boot camp are more likely to be rearrested than those sent to prison, a new analysis suggests.
Boot camp is intended to reduce the chance of inmates committing new crimes after they are released. Inmates can learn job skills and obtain a GED in the military-style setting.
But an analysis conducted for Chicago Sun-Times showed a higher percentage of people convicted of gun possession in 2011 were rearrested after they completed boot camp than those released from prison.
About 57 percent of the inmates sentenced to county boot camp for gun possession were arrested for a new crime within a year of their release — compared with about 38 percent of those who were released from state prison.
Almost 8 percent of the boot camp inmates were arrested for a violent crime within a year of their release — compared with less than 5 percent of the inmates sent to prison, according to a University of Chicago Crime Lab analysis of Chicago Police Department arrest data.
The crime lab cautioned against drawing strong inferences from the data because of the small sample size. The analysis included 63 people sent to boot camp for gun possession and 464 sent to state prison for the same crime.
Maybe this whole hoopla over “boot camp” is because everyone assumes that since military boot camp turns 18-year old recruits who are already relatively disciplined into straight arrow military personnel, that it will turn 15-year old gang banger thug ghetto blacks into first world white people with dark skin.
John Maki, executive director of the John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group, said he is strongly opposed to boosting mandatory minimums for gun offenders.
“The overwhelming consensus on mandatory minimums is they don’t work,” he said. “The way you do this is through better policing.”
Law enforcement is a paper tiger without the credible possibility of real punishment. You can have the best policing in the world, but if you’re not actually going to punish anyone the cops who do the world’s best policing arrest, then you’ve wasted the world’s best policing.
This is over this bill circulating in the Illinois legislature that would plop a three year man min for certain categories of illegal gun possession. A lot of the opposition to it is coming from CCW advocates thinking that the bill is an attempt on the sly on the part of carry opponents to discourage carrying, in that if someone who carries commits a ticky tack technical offense, it’ll mean three years. I think there’s some truth to that. The problem is that Illinois state prisons are always facing overcrowding issues — Early in his time as Governor, Pat Quinn let a whole lot of prison inmates loose. Enact this law and the state prisons will be so filled to the gills with Chicago blacks and downstate blacks that the Federal courts will surely intervene.
The streets of St. Louis became even more dangerous this weekend after criminals broke into a car and stole lots of gun and ammo. It happened in the 1400 hundred block of Lucas Avenue sometime Saturday. A woman who is a sales representative for Rhino Arms left four guns locked inside her trunk and boxes of ammo and went inside her residence. 11 hours later they were all gone, stolen.
Police Chief Sam Dotson tweeted about the crime concluding that people should park smart. In other words if it’s valuable don’t leave it in your car.
Yes, don’t leave valuables locked up in your own car’s locked trunk, becuase it’s too much of a temptation to the local ooks.
Why is Dotson being so idiotic? Answer: Local control is now in effect. If he names and shames and blames the local ooks, the politicians the ooks’ grandmammys elected to go to City Hall will come unhinged.
There is a common assumption in Chicago that guns are the equivalent of free-roaming cobras, being lethal and unmanageable by any means except elimination. The more guns, in this view, the more murders and mayhem.
That’s to cover up the real problem, free-roaming ooks.
But not for the reason you would think.
It’s because probably around a thousand (mostly) white people were there armed to the teeth, with not a hint of violence or any real fear of violence.
Put N’Doorag and Shitavious in a room with any firearm, lock the door, and you won’t have to wait long until one of the two is dead.
I finally figured out this angle when the NRA held its convention before last here in St. Louis. The local cabal of cracker jack box theology degree black reverends, the usual suspects, showed up to protest. If you just think about the matter superficially, they have no reason to protest, because none of the firearms on display were actually for sale during the convention, so there was a 0% chance that any firearms shown there would wind up in the hands of St. Louis’s criminal ooks. No, the real reason Da Revvunds were protesting was because the whole event was an embarrassment to Da Coomunitee, for very much the same reason I just said above.
I guess I’d have the same feeling if a rocket scientist came to my sardine box apartment, used only materiel he found inside it, and built an interplanetary manned spacecraft. I’d be embarrassed that I wasn’t able to do it surrounded by the exact same stuff.
Durham, North Carolina
All the white libs that have ruined New York and are now swarming into Raleigh-Durham so they can ruin North Carolina can trot out all the excuses they want, but they just don’t like the imagery of young black men with fake real-looking rifles.
These same white libs are probably screaming at the top of their lungs about the “racism” of requiring photo ID to vote in North Carolina.
Incidentally, Mike Krzyzewski has links to West Point. He went there, played college ball there, and his first head coaching job was there.
Notice the end, though: She only won because the libertarian on the ballot drew enough votes away from the Republican for her to slip in.
That’s the way it was with Morse, too.
What irony. Libertarians on the ballot actually result in less libertarianism at least in regards to one issue.
Poughkeepsie, New York
Self-employed, carry permit, American nationality, and the racism of government-issued photo identification.
We have a real right wing extremist on our hands.
Note to low information undertow: It’s a joke.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley claimed at the crime meeting that city judges don’t support the idea [of an armed offender docket, aka gun court] because it affects mainly African-Americans, while most judges are white and don’t live in dangerous North Side neighborhoods.
Of the 27 judges who voted Monday, five are black. Of them, three voted against Garvey’s proposal.
Joyce noted that Judge Jimmie Edwards lives in north St. Louis, and that for now, Dutchtown, to the south, is the city’s most dangerous neighborhood.
That’s because Dutchtown isn’t so Dutch anymore, more like Bell Curve Town.
Of the 22 white judges, the vote was 13-9 against. This means 59% of the white judges voted against it, and 60% of the black judges voted against it. This is one time when race isn’t a factor, and you know I’m ultra-sensitive to find racial explanations for anything.
I would have guessed that the prime ages for CCW licenses would be 30-50. Turns out in Texas it’s 50-65, with 57 being the mode last calendar year.
Schools are suspending little kids that bite pop tarts into the shape of Idaho because it looks too much like a gun.
Garry McBlameThePilgrims implies that he’ll have the CPD shoot CCW permit holders.
He knows he isn’t going to do that, and he knows his officers won’t do that.
I think I know what he’s up to: He’s greasing the skids so he can blame CCW for every ook “gun” crime from moment one that CCW becomes legal in Illinois. You don’t think he will? He has already blamed Sarah Palin, her reality show, the NRA and the Pilgrims for NAM crime in his city.
And also the politics of the upcoming override vote. And there’s a good chance I’ll be able to watch these override votes going down in person. The OR will succeed in the Senate, and while there are exactly 109 Republicans in the House, which is the exact number needed for override, one of those 109 won’t be with the OR because he didn’t vote for the original bill. But there will be at least one Democrat to take his place, so it’s highly likely that the OR will succeed in the House, too, making the bill law.
Then it’s on to the Federal judiciary. Bet on that.
What’s surprising to me is that one of the four House Democrats being listed here as supportive of the override is from Florissant. What’s not surprising is that the other three are from Jefferson County.
Why did Nixon bother vetoing the bill? Easy. The useless schmuck with no accomplishments to speak of thinks he can actually win the Democrat nomination for President. As if there’s a great national groundswell of Democrats for the most unremarkable undistinguished unmemorable governor in Missouri history.
Now, let’s talk about that Turner law…
One new step will curb the import of military surplus weapons. The Obama administration is also proposing to close a loophole that lets certain weapons be registered to corporations without background checks.
Therefore, there will be peace in the ghettos tonight, and the next SWPL white beta male dweeb nutbar wannabe will give up his plans to massacre up a gun-free zone elementary school.
It was then they realized that shock and awe turned out to be a cheap Fourth of July firecracker.
Newark, New Jersey
Newark plans a toy gun exchange on Friday.
Children can turn in a toy gun for a book, another toy or school supplies at the event.
The city says the event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Nat Turner Park in the heart of Newark’s Central Ward.
This is the third year of toy gun exchanges since Mayor Cory Booker started the events in the high-crime city.
At the 2011 event, Booker admitted there is no evidence liking toy guns to violent behavior later in life.
“Turn in a toy gun for a book.” Sure, I bet there will be a lot of that.
Because…read a book.
I find it appropriate that this will be held at a park named after the leader and organizer of America’s first mahogany mob.
“Booker admitted there is no evidence…” Does that matter? Everyone involved with these scenes come away feeling better about themselves. That’s what really matters.
‘Point ‘em out, knock ‘em out’: Brutal game ends when assault victim fires his concealed handgun
The game was called “point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,” and it was as random as it was brutal.
The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her.
But on this day in Lansing, there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol.
The teen lost the game.
Read the rest to see how the ook lost the “game.” Then see how at most the ook will only have to do two years in prison.
It does not appear that the victim could see the weapon that the ook was pointing into his side. In my state, the ook would be doing a lot more than two years, because the way he acted led the victim to believe that the ook had a deadly weapon pointed at him, even though it wasn’t. Certain crimes where a reasonable victim thinks or is made to think that the suspect has a deadly weapon, even if he doesn’t literally, are legally treated as if the suspect actually had a deadly weapon. Even Assault 1 in Missouri is a lot tougher than it seems to be in Michigan: If Missouri’s Assault 1 law existed as-is in Michigan, than the ook would be looking at a class B felony, and if he actually would have seriously hurt the victim, and stun guns can do that, it’s a class A felony.
But for the stun gun, this is classic Knockout Martin Luther King.
At the end:
The Rev. David Knight, an Episcopal priest whose 21-year-old son was slain with a gun 16 years ago during a botched robbery at a Friendly’s restaurant in Henrico County, agrees.
“We’re not trying to take people’s guns away,” Knight said at the rally. “I think we can be united as a country in preventing gun violence. It’s not about gun control, it’s more about commonsense gun-safety legislation.’
But Knight wasn’t sure whether the proposed measures would have saved his son’s life.
“It’s a hard question to answer,” he said. “Jamie’s shooter bought his gun illegally in a 7-Eleven parking lot out of the trunk of somebody’s car.”
There was a gun control law to prevent what actually happened to his son from happening. I wonder, did the seller face the rap for illegally selling the gun?
New York City
Bloomy blames North Carolina, South Carolina, but somehow doesn’t give credit to the SQF policy of his own PD.
But deep down in this article, you’ll find the words “aspiring rapper.”
There was a reason Bloomy didn’t cite SQF. Because it had nothing to do with the circumstances which led to the bust. It all had to do with the aforementioned “aspiring rapper” being dumb enough to brag about his exploits on Instagram.
Beckley, West Virginia
Manchin Unapologetic on Guns (But Still Playing Defense)
There’s no doubt that West Virginia’s politics are much tougher for a Democrat like Manchin than they used to be. Consider this: In 1996, Democrat Bill Clinton won 51.5 percent of the state’s vote on his way to winning a second presidential term. Last year, Republican Mitt Romney’s losing presidential bid took home more than 60 percent of the vote. Obama did not win a single county in West Virginia.
That Manchin’s admission came in Raleigh County was particularly fitting. Long a Democratic stronghold, the county has fast become GOP territory. The most striking example is Nick Rahall. The Democratic congressman, who has served for more than 30 years in the House, hasn’t won the county where he was born in five years.
The dynamic is driven by a cynicism and distrust of government fueled by a sense of hopelessness among voters that their leaders are not charting a future that will give their children better lives, some analysts say. One veteran political consultant said that in more than 30 years of doing West Virginia focus groups, voters have never been so disillusioned with politicians, yet so hungry for someone to show them a better way forward.
Instead, most of the political debate centers around making government less intrusive and burdensome. Lane Bailey, a former longtime senior staffer to former West Virginia Gov. and current Sen. Jay Rockefeller, put it this way, “It’s becoming a red state because Republicans articulate those new set of values better than Democrats do.”
Though I don’t think the typical West Virginia voter is that enamored with the Republican Party in general; it’s just that the Democrat Party is so in the tank for enviro-wackos and anti-gun nuts and various white leftist SWPL social crusaders that the West Virginia voter is defaulting to the Republican Party. In the long term, the way for YAY RED TEAM to dig deep roots in the state is continuing its support for domestic energy exploration, but also embracing economic populism per Pat Buchanan.
Notice that while the state has been red in Presidential elections since 2000, for just about all that time, the Governor has been a Democrat, (only one Republican term as Governor since 1988), and for all of that time, both Senators have been Democrats. And the state’s Congressional delegation seems to be one Republican, one Democrat and one swing. As far as Manchin, one thing that made his political life a lot easier in 2010 and 2012 was that his Republican opponent, John Raese, is sort of a perennial candidate and perennial loser.
I don’t know much about this ATF program, so I can’t speak to it for sure. I’m sure someone reading these words can fill in the rest of the blanks for me. But if there’s a reason why LEAs aren’t using it, I have an idea why they aren’t:
Consider where Durbin spoke today. Consider the racial demographics of both its police department and its civilian population. Black cops are cops, but they’re also black, and I’m sure they think that if they run seized guns through this ATF data, it will result in their sons, nephews and cousins going to Federal prison. Illegal alien Hispanics may not be in the shadows, but black thugs and ‘bangers want to stay there as long as possible.
Krispy Christie signs most of the gun control bills that got to his desk. But from what I can see, Puggg is right: He should have asked for table and chair control bills.
The most controversial of the new bills is the part about no guns for those on the terror watch list. Odds are the Federal courts will bonk it, because of the arbitrary and secret way that one can wind up on the TWL, for Fifth Amendment concerns.
New York City, Virginia
They both miss the point, especially on this whole apples and oranges thing.
And what are they missing? The darker the berry, the more murderous the juice.
Great photo selection on the DC’s part — In one glance, it tells you exactly why we still support SYG, perhaps even more than before. It’s precisely because these people are agitating against it.
An offshoot of Patterson’s First Axiom.
Can you come out and play?
State Police Chief: ‘We’re Way Ahead Of The Game’ Preparing For Concealed Carry
Anyone wanting to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois likely must wait until April before the first permits are issued, but State Police Director Hiram Grau assured gun owners his department is “way ahead of the game” in getting ready to approve the permits.
State lawmakers approved concealed carry legislation for Illinois in May, and it became law earlier this month, after the House and Senate overrode Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto.
The legislation gives Illinois State Police 180 days – or until Jan. 5, 2014 – to make concealed carry permit applications available to the public. Once applications are submitted, they have 90 days to review them, and approve or reject them.
“We’re way ahead of the game,” Grau said.
Concealed carry permits will cost $150 for a five-year license.
And that’s why they’re ahead of the game. Because money is involved, namely, the ISP suddenly coming into more of it. If CCW permits were free of charge, the ISP would be taking its sweet ole time.
McCarthy: Tougher Gun Laws Would Save Lives
Standing before some of the more than 4,000 guns seized by Chicago Police this year, Superintendent Garry McCarthy outlined four cases where men picked up for unlawful use of a weapon later became victims.
“A 21-year-old man was shot on July 23, was convicted of aggravated UUW in September of 2012. He was given six months of probation,” said McCarthy.
Chicago and Illinois has no shortage of laws. What it has a shortage of is the courage to hold ooks accountable.
Some people are too black to punish.
World history’s greatest and most influential crusade was a project of twelve fishermen on the behalf of a carpenter.
It’s just that the immigration question, his flagship issue, is far more important.
Also a settled issue is who should be Jeff Sessions’s running mate.
All Stevie Wonder concerts in Chicago will have to be canceled.
Because…Illinois has SYG.
Allow Stevie Wonder to answer that question in his own melodious words:
IOW, he won’t like what is found out.
Let me put it to you this way: If four is your unlucky number, don’t make it your life’s mission to find the answer to two plus two.