7 10 2015


No coalition between gun laws, either in the strict or lenient sense, and the murder rate, on a state-by-state scatterplot basis.  While there is a slight numerical coalition in favor of leniency, it is statistically insignificant.

At this point, maybe it would be a good project for some enterprising academic, researcher or thinker to try to find a factor which may present a very strong positive correlation with murder rates.

Straw Mulatto

5 10 2015

Washington, D.C.


[President Obama] dismissed the notion that the issue of mass shootings was somehow just a mental problem.

“There are hundreds of millions of angry young men around the world, most of them don’t shoot,” he insisted. “The only thing we can do is make sure that they don’t have an entire arsenal when something snaps in them.”

Irony oblivious, are we?  Although on the face of it, he is correct.  I call them nutbars, but they really are not clinically insane.  They’re just publicity and infamy seeking beta male dweebs.  Obama himself is like me in that he has never named such nutbars in public, so the ultimate answer is right there on the tip of his own silent tongue.


He encouraged gun control supporters to be single issue voters, like gun rights supporters who agreed with the National Rifle Association.

“The NRA has had a good start, you know. They’ve been at this for a long time,” he said.

They’ve perfected what they do, you have got to give them credit … they know how to stir up fear, they know how to stir up their base, they know how to raise money, they know how to scare politicians, they know how to organize campaigns and the American people are going to have to match them in their sense of urgency if we’re actually going to stop this.

On this, I think he’s bouncing off of Megan McArdle and Forbes articles the last time this issue was hot, in early 2013.

Otherwise, I don’t care about his straw mulatto arguments that he’s using to troll us.


The Pen With Disappearing Ink and the Phone With No Bars

5 10 2015

Washington, D.C.

Really, Barry?

Just like two and a half years ago.

All it will be is just a laundry list of suggestions, which some Federal agency’s bureaucrat will respond to in a hypothetical way, but he or she will break the internet in doing so.

Yes, I wrote here earlier today that this the era of the pen and phone.  It’s just that, in this case, Obama is not going to press his luck.  He saves the pen and phone for more mundane less obvious matters.

How to Think About All This Talk About Guns

5 10 2015

Roseburg, Oregon

The louder TPTB keep squaking about guns, the more it means that there’s something about the perpetrator they don’t want us to notice.  It’s also a good opportunity for lots and lots and lots of SVNT and clickbait, hence an “op-ed” in a New York newspaper currently circling the drain that the State Department should classify the NRA as a terrorist organization.

Then again, we shouldn’t be paying any kind of attention to these kinds of nutbars seeking attention (by his own admission) anyway.

In related news:

* Other than the fact that some states were deliberately left out, there’s one big problem with trying to draw correlations between states and various social measures. They do this on guns all the time, but they also do it on the death penalty. It goes like this: States that have and use the death penalty have higher murder rates than states that don’t, states with weak gun laws have higher murder rates than states that don’t. The problem is that those comparisons ignore the most obvious factor. You know which blog you’re reading, so you should be able to figure out the rest. It has something to do with the demographics of certain states that have both weak gun laws and use the death penalty.

* A little bit of Steve Sailer Echo Syndrome here, especially in the last paragraph. Basically, this is the massive car wreck at the intersectionality of Gun Grab and #BLM in libville.

* This story happened a few days before Roseburg, but you can see the same diversionary tactic at work.

Path of No Resistance

1 10 2015

House Springs

Sanna speaks to the P-D, says the only thing that is socially permissible.

Name the ook?  Forget about it.  If he actually did that, Tony Messenger would be working on the op-ed right now that the evil white bigot Sanna deserved to be shot and should have died.

Our Problem Again

29 09 2015



After 14 shot in 15 hours in Chicago, mayor says gun laws must ‘reflect the values of the people’


The mayor then returned to his oft-repeated themes of making all Chicago neighborhoods equally safe and calling for tougher penalties for crimes involving guns.

“You can say this happened in the neighborhood of the Back of the Yards, but everybody (who) woke up this morning, or heard it last night, felt a pain of anguish, and it’s time that our criminal justice system and the laws as it relates to access to guns and the penalties for using ’em reflect the values of the people of the city of Chicago,” Emanuel said.

Usually, they tell us that it’s not our problem and not our concern because it’s just thugs shooting thugs for the most part.  But because Rahm and Gerry want something from the political process, all of a sudden, it becomes our problem and a big universal crisis that’s everyone’s concern.

“Reflect the values of the people of the city of Chicago?”  As in #BlackLivesMatter?  Rahm must not have heard that you’re not supposed to incarcerate black men, because they dindu nuffins, they neverdunuffins.

Speaking at a news conference about the most recent burst of Chicago violence, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he still feels like he enjoys the confidence of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. McCarthy said Emanuel has even expressed that sentiment to him when he’s angry at him.

McCarthy is a loon, but this isn’t his fault.  He didn’t go around shooting 14 people in 15 hours, and neither did any of his cops.

McCarthy blamed the criminal justice system in Illinois for not being designed to reduce gun violence in Chicago.

“Our intelligence has it that we’re putting our officers in the right places, at the right times, doing the right things, which is why we’ve got that huge increase in gun arrests,” he said. “That’s what we can do to control our cog in the wheel of this system.”

The broken cog is Illinois’s still way overcrowded state prisons and Cook County’s still way overcrowded county jail.  If Illinois gets a New York style man-min for certain gun crimes, who will have to be let out of jail or prison for them to go in?  As it is, murder two convicts in Illinois don’t even do ten years.

Back of the Yards, a Chicago neighborhood that was where one of these mass shootings happened yesterday, also had a mass shooting two years ago.

Catch SLPD

29 09 2015


More local media coverage of the aftermath of the Sanna shooting, here and here.

Dotson is right, there can’t be cops everywhere.  Even if there is money either found or gotten to hire the 160 new cops that Slay is demanding, that still will not be possible.


With that having been admitted, it’s useless to admit that unless:

* We start openly naming the ook.  But that won’t happen with the media we have and in a city where there are plenty of blacks and they can vote

* Slay-Dotson-Joyce get off their high hobby horse about CCWers.  Can’t carry into Busch, Ed, or Scottrade, while the first two have metal detectors to make sure of that.  So if you carry, you have to leave the strap in the car.  But, the ooks troll parking lots downtown to break into cars to steal guns, and this is why the quasi-official recommendation from city officials is not to carry at all in the city.  But then that leaves you defenseless against rampaging ooks who will shoot you and at best leave you paralyzed from the waist down and at worst end your life.

Really, we know how this problem will be solved: By AFFHing the ooks out to St. Charles County. Which isn’t solving the problem, it’s dumping the problem in someone else’s lap.


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