Friday, September 21, 2012

Its been a long time...

I haven't posted anything in over 2 years, yet this random blog I started to give myself a place to vent and flesh out some political ideas. For some reason people keep dropping by a few at a time to check out my ramblings.

There has been some progress on the VCU gun situation, which remains a hot topic. We have a new Attorney General who is the model of a small government, pro-liberty politician, and his opinions have greatly aided the 2A situation in Virginia. AG Opinions however, do not carry the force of law and there is still a long way to go.

I have been busy the past two years, finishing my degree, getting my first job that will hopefully turn into a career. Also spent some more time on active duty with the Virginia Guard and managed to swing some pretty sweet military schools, where I met some interesting people....

(Click to embiggen... at your own risk)

 More on the rest later.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Great day(s) for gun rights in Virginia

I am amazed at the slew of bills that has passed the Virginia House over the past few days. The VCDL deserves a toast, all of their hard work over the past few years is coming to full fruition. Plus they have a really nifty legislation tracking page.

It's right here

Some of these bills have already been passed by both houses over the past 4 years, only to be vetoed by dimmocrat Governor Tim "King" Kaine. There should be no problem with new Gov. McDonnell signing these bills.

The only thing missing is allowing students and faculty to carry on state universities. A bill to allow faculty to carry is currently languishing in committee, but I've been told this is on VCDL's future legislative agenda.

A great day for the Old Dominion, thanks to the VCDL!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Associated Press stoops to a new low

I recently read an article about a tragic and horrible occurance in Ft. Drum, where an Army MP is accused of stabbing to death his two best friends, both of whom are also Ft. Drum soldiers.

An overall tragic situation, a soldier who was unable or unwilling to cope with the psychological effects of war who allegedly beat his wife, lost his faith in God, and apparently murdered his two closest friends.

Then I get to this line:

The shooting contains echoes of the Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, where an Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Hasan, is accused of killing 13 people.

So much for editorial oversight. Are the staff writers at the AP so eager to get their bias across that they completely forget the basic facts of the event?

And how in the f**k do you make a comparison between a murderous Islamic fanatic who kills soldiers as part of his misguided holy war against America and a soldier who clearly couldn't handle the psychological toll of war?

News flash to the MSM: Major Hasan did not deploy, and does not have PTSD. Stop marginalizing a legitimate disorder while making a pathetic attempt to justify the actions of yet another Islamic terrorist.

Pet Peeve #176

Every day anti-gunners put out more material, nearly all of it based in distortions of fact, misrepresentations, fear-mongering, and often outright lies.

This blog posting may take the cake on a reality-distortion-per-word scale.

The general theme is: Guns didn't prevent the four police officers from being ambushed in Tacoma, Washington, therefore Guns = A Very Bad Thing.

Following the same train of "logic," I guess we should remove all smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and fire drills from our school systems, because they have been repeatedly failed to prevent fires.

The Freeholder brings this to our attention with a thorough fisking of some of the so-called data and outright lies, but my favorite quote from the article highlights one of my biggest pet peeves in the intertubes/blogosphere.

How about guns being used to kill innocent people? Type 'multiple shootings' into Google and you get over a million links.
This is relevant how? I've seen this kind of tripe in respected print publications. Since when did number of Google results become evidence for anything? I can type "I rock" into Google and get 193 million results! I guess that must make it true right?

Oh and for the author of that post, "gun saves lives" returns nearly 2.5 million results. Since this is apparently convincing evidence, I guess its time to change sides on the gun-control debate.