Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What reason do you need to be shown?

"And he can see no reasons
'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown?"
 Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

On the Attempt to Culturally Norm Insane Behaviour

Hitchhiking with a chainsaw isn't illegal per se....

Isis - All Girl Band from the 70s

How Could Proper Gun Control Laws Prevent Criminals, Who Don't Obey Them, Get Guns?

So mike b tell me how gun laws keep guns out of criminals hands. Most criminals have illegal guns not registered legal guns. So do you really think making it harder for normal joe to get a gun and protect themselves is going to help stop criminals from obtaining illegal guns... Ummm no just like anything let's say drugs you set laws and all and does that stop people from buying illegal drugs umm no not all. Actually their is proof in studies that's say the opposite. Such as in place were the drug laws are laxed there is less drug use, drug related deaths, and less crimes over all... So now with gun it will be the same people will get even more illegal guns as gun control makes it harder to obtain one legally. This is not to say I think everyone needs a gun I'm just saying making it harder makes the black market bigger we need to find other ways.
  1. You must be new around here and like most gun-rights fanatics your ability to think a thing through is very limited. You content yourself with repeating the mindless stupid shit other superficial gun nuts say.

    First of all you have to realize that almost every single gun used in crime started out the lawful property of someone. Criminals get those guns only a few simple ways. Theft - which would be mostly eliminated by enacting safe storage laws in the home. You guys love to leave guns around the house, in nightstands, in closets, under the bed, and thieves take advantage of that irresponsible behavior to the tune of half-a-million guns a year.

    Next we have the private sales without background checks. You guys love to sell your guns on Craig's List and at gun shows and take advantage of the law that allows you to do so without demanding a background check from the buyer. A simple law would prevent most of that.

    Another way that is often overlooked is the law-abiding gun owner who goes bad. Those are guns owned legally by someone who suddenly stops being law-abiding, so the gun doesn't even change hands and has gone from the law-abiding to the criminal worlds. What can be done about that is an overall tightening up of the laws which govern gun ownership. Proper gun control laws I call them.

Washington Mother of Boy who Brought Gun to School Sentenced

Mother of boy who brought gun to school sentenced
Jamie Lee Chaffin pleads guilty at her court appearance on May 15, 2012.

Local news reports

The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars.
Jamie Lee Chaffin was sentenced to 14 months Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court. She initially faced third-degree assault charges but was eventually prosecuted for unlawful possession of a firearm. She was convicted of forgery in 2007 and barred from owning or accessing weapons.

In February 2012, the gun that Chaffin's 9-year-old son brought to the city of Bremerton elementary school fired inside his backpack, injuring 8-year-old Amina Kocer Bowman. She had multiple surgeries and spent more than a month in the hospital.

The boy told investigators he took the gun from a dresser at the home of his mother's boyfriend, Douglas Bauer, because he was afraid of other students. Chaffin did not have custody of her son, who lived with his uncle.

The boy and his siblings testified that there were other firearms in Bauer's home that were not locked away.

Chaffin agreed in 2012 to testify against Bauer in exchange for the assault charge being dropped. She also agreed to plead guilty to unlawful possession of a gun, but her sentencing was postponed while Bauer's case wound through the courts. Her punishment moved forward after the state Supreme Court ruled in July that the third-degree assault case against Bauer could not proceed.

Bauer watched Chaffin's sentencing Friday. Her attorney, Michael Clark, sought less than the 14 months recommended by prosecutors, saying she could not care for herself and was dependent on Bauer, leaving her with few options despite knowing guns were in the house. But Judge Leila Mills imposed the full year and two months.

"I'm not finding there's anything to justify or excuse this behavior," Mills said. "You were under orders not to have a firearm. It was a direct violation."

Philadelphia Banned the 3D Printing of Guns

AFP Photo/ Robert MacPherson


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become the first city in the United States to officially ban the use of 3D printers to manufacture firearms, only six months after a Texas-based company published digital blueprints for a homemade handgun.

The 10-member City Council announced last week that its members unanimously approved a first-of-its-kind measure that makes it illegal for anyone within the city to “use a three-dimensional printer to create any firearm, or any piece or part thereof, unless such person possesses a license to manufacture firearms under federal law.”

Quote of the day...

"a massacre transpired on the campus of Ocean Park High School, claiming the lives of nine hundred forty-seven individuals — the largest school massacre in the nation’s history.”

Of course. the NRA response to this was "more guns".

Not to mention how much carnage happened during the years with nothing happening.

from www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/01/district-suspends-dangerous-teacher-for-writing-scifi-novel-about-school-shooting-in-2902/