gun nuts

Guns for money

Wow.

NC Senator Warren Daniel is holding a campaign fundraiser. Skeet shoot & BBQ. Hey, that doesn't sound bad.

Butthead Newton, NRA Drone

Senator Buck Butthead Newton apparently has assumed the role of spokesperson for the gun nut lobby in NC.

He actually defended doing away with the requirement for permits and background checks before buying a pistol.

Conspiracy theorists target Newtown man

When love (of your gun) makes you do crazy things:

Rosen, a 69-year-old retired psychologist who lives near Sandy Hook Elementary School where the shootings took place, says his inbox is filled with emails like this one: How are all those little students doing? You know, the ones that showed up at your house after the ‘shooting’. What is the going rate for getting involved in a gov’t sponsored hoax anyway?

A show of hands for how many of you think someone crazy enough to believe stuff like this should be allowed to bring his gun to a park where your kids are playing? Anyone? Bueller?

Reporters barred from gun show

I guess if you want to know what's going on, you'll have to go yourself:

The Sun Journal was not allowed inside the show despite the fact that Craven County Sheriff’s Office personnel were issuing gun permits at a table lined with those applying, like Blake Taylor of New Bern, who said he was getting a hand gun permit.

So much for "open government". Public servants should not be discharging their (taxpayer-funded) duties in a private environment where the proprieter can bar the press from observing. Allowing one without the other is a clear breach of the public's trust and needs, if not the actual letter of the law.

Gun rights vs states rights

The situational ethics of gun lovers:

The House showed its utter disregard for public safety in November when it approved the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which would take away the authority of states to decide who is allowed to carry a concealed and loaded handgun within their borders.

That's right, all those Constitution-thumping, states'-rights-defending Conservatives do a complete about-face when it comes to people going out in public armed. Even people who are underage and poorly vetted:

If that's being "social", I'd hate to see...

Vernon D'Annunzio Robinson switches to fully automatic:

For $50 per person, you will have the privilege of firing a magazine of a fully-automatic submachine gun (generously provided by Class 3 License holder Rob Peetz of Repent Arms). You will also be entered for the door prize, a new AR-15 provided by Eagle Guns.

Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Vern has no new ideas of his own.

Our gun-happy General Assembly

Instead of jobs, we get dangerous toys:

The state House voted 77-41 Tuesday to allow people to carry concealed weapons in public parks and greenways across North Carolina and in restaurants where alcohol is served.

Other proposals include House Bill 227, which loosens restrictions on buying handguns in other states; House Bill 63, which allows employees to lock guns inside their cars at work; and House Bill 390, which would do away with the requirement for a local permit to purchase a pistol.

And coming soon: HB 357, titled "A Bill To Restore The Practice Of Dueling To Settle Disputes".

No permits for handguns?

Bi-partisan, or bi-polar?

AN ACT to repeal the state law that requires a person to obtain a license or permit to purchase, sell, give away, receive, or otherwise transfer a pistol or crossbow.

I keep looking at my calendar to make sure it's not April 1st. It's not. It's strange enough that a cop would be a primary sponsor of this bill, but when I saw a recent candidate for NCDP Chair had co-sponsored this craziness, my brain just sort of slipped into neutral and revved for a few moments.

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