Sunday, September 09, 2007

Short Bits

Very busy at Ah, Shoot! Here's a few interesting things that recently made news.

DC Gun Ban
The nasty people at Enemy Press "News" outlet, Reuters, posted some bold lies by those who hate the freedom Americans have to resist tyranny. The story involves the governing cabal who run the fiefdom of Washington DC and their fear that their little dominate might come crashing down along with their unconstitutional ban on guns.

The usual lying suspects get to say their evil piece. "City lawyers have argued the amendment guarantees the right to bear arms only for members of a militia, like today's National Guard, and not for individuals." However, the National Guard didn't exist when the amendment was written, therefore, it does not mean the militia, it means the people at large: you and me and Mother McCree. They know this and they are fearful that the full court will side with the Bush Administration who has determined that "the Second Amendment protects an individuals right to keep and bear arms."

The Washington aristocrats know that this is the true meaning of the Second Amendment. The other writings of the Founders concur with this reading. They know what the amendment means: in the coarsest of language, the Second Amendment acknowledges the right of the people to take up arms against the government if it becomes oppressive. It is not in that state right now, nor does it appear to be that way in the future. Those who would ban guns know that an armed citizenry is what stands in their way of imposing their will on those who would refuse. Those who love tyranny and their public positions cannot become the bewigged aristos they long to be as long as we can force them to obey laws.

This court case may be the last gasp of the gun banners, or it could institute a new era of citizen disarmament. We already know which side the DC government is on, what will the Court do if they decide to take the case?

Whale Shot, Harpooned
No, sorry, Michael Moore is not the subject of this little story by the Enemy Press AP via Yahoo! News. It seems that some members of the Makah Tribe of Indians in Washington state shot a whale with a "machine gun."

The story says there's not much information, but they're sure the gray whale was shot with a .50 caliber machine gun. Considering the press seems to be rather clueless when it comes to guns, a closer reading was needed. Unfortunately, although the headline blares MACHINE GUN, it only mentions a gun once, just a "preliminary report said the whale was shot with a .50-caliber machine gun...." Do they mean a .50 rifle, or a Ma Deuce? Guess we'll never know. It was probably a .50 caliber muzzleloader, or maybe one of these....

All Your Guns Are Belong To Us
Fox News reports on a study showing America has possession of approximately half of the guns in civilian hands worldwide. Hooray! We're number one! The Small Arms Survey whined "'Civilian holdings of weapons worldwide are much larger than we previously believed,' the director of the Geneva-based group, Keith Krause, told reporters." Boo Hoo Hoo! Ol' Keif was probably shaking in his boots when he first read the report. Additionally, it seems there are enough guns in the US to arm nine out of ten people! Hee hee! It probably took gallons of air freshener to clean the air around alleged people like Feinstein and Schumer. Quite a few mops too no doubt.

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