Archive for November, 2008

Police Chief Shoots Himself

November 29th, 2008 No comments

The officer was about to clean his gun after giving his daughter a safety lesson! Apparently he skipped class when they covered the first rule of gun safety: treat every gun as if it loaded (until you personally verify that it is not). Good grief! Now the gun grabbers are going to yammer away again about how unsafe guns are.

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Death by Shopping

November 29th, 2008 No comments

After a Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death by a mob during yesterday’s Black Friday frenzy, police are trying to identify individuals from the store’s security tapes. I, for one, hope they’re able to do so and prosecute. I also hope the man’s family will sue Wal-Mart for a crippling sum. What has become of our society when retailers hype a sale to the point that saving a few buck is worth more than a man’s life?

Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers stepped over him and became irate when officials said the store was closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.

You’ve got to be kidding! People were actually upset because they couldn’t keep shopping? How unbelievably self-centered our society is becoming. What’s the value of a human life? “Uh, yeah, we just trampled that guy to death so we could save $10 on a Wii for Christmas. I mean, come one, I’ve been waiting in line all night and he was in the way.”

They should’ve just rounded up everyone in the store and ID’d them to make hanging prosecuting them easier.

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Terror in Mumbai

November 29th, 2008 No comments

After four days it appears the carnage is finally over, with a couple hundred killed and many more wounded in terrorist attacks on ten different sites in Mumbai. How is this kind of attack possible? If you’ve been following the news for the last few years, you already know that India has the second largest Muslim population in the world and is also the location of a very large percentage of Islamist terror attacks. What you may not know is that India is also an almost entirely disarmed society. Their citizens and foreign travelers are completely at the mercy of fanatics like those who perpetrated this atrocity.

Pirates Nab Another Ship

November 29th, 2008 No comments

This time it’s a chemical tanker. There were, apparently, three security guards onboard, but that was far too small a force to repel the pirates. A NATO helicopter in the area arrived within 15 minutes but was too late to stop the attack.

Someone has the right idea, but it won’t likely be adopted until the cost of paying ransom becomes significantly higher:

The U.S. navy says it is impossible to patrol all 2.5 million miles of dangerous waters. It has called on ship owners to hire private security contractors to protect vulnerable vessels

“Animal Rights” Terrorists Attack Again

November 29th, 2008 No comments

Another UCLA scientist has been targeted by terrorists in the name of animal rights.

Activists with the group Students and Workers for the Liberation of UCLA Primates claimed responsibility for the attack

Crimes like this really give you a good picture of the level of morality on the far left. Groups such as this value animal life far more than human life, in this case putting completely uninvolved people at risk since, the police note, they destroyed vehicles which didn’t belong to the scientist in question.

It really shouldn’t be impossible to track down the cretins who boasted about the attack on the web. Hopefully they’ll wind up in a cage of their own.

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WHO Wants Universal AIDS Testing

November 25th, 2008 No comments

The World Health Organization would like to see universal AIDS testing, claiming it would cut rates by 95%. Here’s an alternative from the old fashioned, conservative school of thought: keep it in your pants. That’s not only 100% effective, but free.

A Non-European Attitude Toward Guns

November 25th, 2008 No comments

The patronizing tone of Europeans toward Americans for our stance on gun ownership shines through in a recent BBC article. Many here in the U.S. consider gun ownership not only as a fundamental right but a serious responsibility. Not so in Europe.

Top Gun [a shooting range and gun store in Houston] is the kind of business that simply could not exist in Europe – the staff wear holstered handguns both in the shop and on the shooting range. …

No area of American daily life makes this country feel more foreign to Europeans

I always find it amusing when foreigners appear shocked that the employees of a gun store would be carrying guns. Heck, in Arizona more than 1% of adults have concealed carry permits and open carry is legal and not terribly uncommon, so chances are very good that there are handguns being carried in every store (or other public venue) you visit. You often simply don’t know it because it’s not a problem because law abiding citizens don’t misuse guns.

England really should take notice. According to The Times Online, gun crimes have almost doubled since England banned handgun ownership. And the Dutch Ministry of Justice (Criminal Victimization in Seventeen Industrialized Countries, 2001) notes that

Many of the countries with the strictest gun control have the highest rates of violent crime.

Australia and England, which have virtually banned gun ownership, have the highest rates of

robbery, sexual assault, and assault with force of the top 17 industrialized countries.

The author does get one thing right. There are a lot of us who consider restrictive gun regulation as a first step in eroding our rights as Americans. I’ll take the American view of gun ownership any day.

Seattle’s Mayor Wants to Ban Guns

November 25th, 2008 No comments

Seattle’s mayor wants to ban guns from all city property.

“Our parks, our community centers and our public events are safer without guns,” Nickels said at a June news conference when he announced his executive order for the ban.

The problem is, that’s simply not true. Banning guns from city property won’t keep criminals from carrying. Witness the effectiveness of the gun ban at the Southcenter mall last weekend. Fortunately for Seattle residents, Washington has a state preemption law under which all authority for regulating gun ownership and possession resides in the state. So in addition to being irrational, the mayor’s order is itself illegal and unenforceable.

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Germans to Release Terrorist

November 24th, 2008 No comments

A court in Stuttgart has ruled that Christian Klar, a leader of the Red Army Faction in the 1970s and 80s, will be released on parole after serving 26 years. They can’t find a reason to continue his incarceration. How about this: he’s served less than one year for each of the known killings of the terrorist group (30, though he was convicted of 9 plus 11 attempts). I lived in Germany during the period his Baader-Meinhof gang was in high swing and can attest that it was a truly frightening time. His victims, their families, and the German people deserve better.

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War on Christmas: Boat Parade

November 24th, 2008 No comments

An annual boat parade dropped Christmas from its name, and lost about a third of its attendees, and at least one sponsor, in the process. Seems a “Boat Parade of Lights” just isn’t as popular as a “Christmas Boat Parade.” Kudos to Fireworks by Grucci for dropping their sponsorship. Despite the lower turnout,

Organizers say the parade still was a success.

I guess if you consider losing a third of your attendance a success. Assuming they continue kowtowing to political correctness, let’s wish them even more such success next year.

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