Archive for July, 2008

More Leftist Shrieks re: Heller

July 3, 2008

…this time from Mark Moron Morford, of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Here is your Bush-loaded Supreme Court, for one regrettable example, addressing the much-misinterpreted Second Amendment for the first time in eons. Here is the majority of the court basically arguing that, in case you forgot, much of America still blindly loves its guns, and of course handguns are a nice addition to any God-fearing family’s arsenal of ridiculous self-defense weaponry and therefore banning a device designed to do nothing but kill other humans is just plain wrong.

I read the decision in Heller v. D.C., or at least a pretty good chunk of it. Nowhere in it did I see anyone “argue” that “much of America still blindly loves its guns.” But then I guess it would have been just way the hell too much for me or anyone else to expect a whacked-out leftist like Mark Moron Morford to approach this topic with anything within 100 light-years of intellectual honesty or integrity. He goes on to say…

It is, by all accounts, a severe, dark cloud of a decision

Now, if you’ll click that link, you’ll be taken to a roundup of newspaper editorials and op-ed pieces from around the country, including the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Hey Marky, does the term circle-jerk mean anything to you?

…surely that’s what the founding fathers intended, more paranoid NASCAR dads stocking Glocks in the rec room to protect the rug rats from those icky drug-dealing rapists who never come.

Nah. The Founders would have likely preferred they stock long guns. Something like an AR-15 or even better, AR-10. Or maybe even some of each. They say the pistol is just what you use to fight your way to your rifle, but then I really didn’t expect some candy-assed drama queen like Mark Moron Morford to know that. Oh, wait…from what I hear, Mark Moron Morford is openly gay, so it might be “stereotypical” for me to call him a drama queen. But then I’m just going on what he’s writing. I’m pretty sure that’s a hell of a lot more solid than the paranoid NASCAR dad stereotype. Which bodily orifice do you think Marky pulled THAT one out of?

Is it worth mentioning how handguns kept in the home are much more likely to be used for suicides and homicides, not to mention fondled by those same curious rug rats who find daddy’s little Elvis in the sock drawer and decide to aim it at their sisters?

Sure it’s worth mentioning — mentioning in the context of it being an out-and-out lie, a contention that’s directly contradicted by statistics. But Mark Moron Morford isn’t interested in the truth. He is and always has been about little more than drama-queen hysterics.

Worth pointing out that the self-defense argument is not only pathetically illogical, part of a silly pseudo-cowboy mythology, it’s also statistically untrue, a perpetual, insidious lie that’s undermined the American identity for generations?

As Ace Ventura might say, “Oh re-he-he-heeeeeaaaallllyyyy?”

What a blithering fool. Call this one a three-fer! Here we have:
1. Another big-city media type using the First Amendment to shit on the Second, AND
2. Another instance of a leftist casting gun control as a liberal talking point, thus further setting back the cause of getting the RKBA to the point of being a non-partisan issue, AND
3. Another instance of a member of what could arguably be called a vulnerable segment of society — the homosexual community — effectively arguing they shouldn’t be able to defend themselves from violence. I guess it was only natural that such a watershed event was going to bring these loons pouring out of the shadows, but still it’s a thing of perverse beauty to behold.

"…a bag of loot"?!

July 1, 2008

Somehow I knew Lisa Falkenberg wasn’t going to like much the fact that the Harris County grand jury no-billed Pasadena resident Joe Horn for shooting two burglars who broke into his neighbor’s unoccupied home last October….

These are good times for gun owners.

Between the U.S. Supreme Court striking the D.C. gun ban and the clearing of Pasadena vigilante Joe Horn, I’m halfway expecting Gov. Rick Perry to issue an executive order this afternoon granting the long-held wish of open-carry petitioners to grant their right to sport handguns in hip holsters.

I read that and seriously got so caught up in what she said about the open-carry executive order that I thought she actually wrote that Perry WAS going to sign that order, and thought, “Oh, HELL yeah!” But then I went back and read it again and got what she was actually saying. Huh. She was saying that she was halfway EXPECTING Perry to sign that order. And with her typical air of condescension, no less. Oh, and she’s saying that like it’s a BAD thing…

…deadly force is justified if the shooter “reasonably believes” it’s immediately necessary to stop the burglars from escaping with the stolen property. It’s also justified if the shooter “reasonably believes” that “the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means.”
Now, Texas law isn’t known for its progressive trend-setting. Ours is the same state that had to be told recently by the nation’s highest court that we can’t wait until indictment to give poor people attorneys to defend themselves. But this statute appears to be particularly antiquated.

George Dix, a law professor at the University of Texas, located its predecessor in criminal code from the mid-1850s. The statute, very similar to the modern one, was found in the “Chapter of Justifiable Homicide,” which also included an article explaining the circumstances under which it’s justified to kill a slave.

Oh, nice work, Lisa. I’m sure your leftist professors are incredibly proud of you this morning, finding a way to link Joe Horn helping his neighbor out with killing slaves. Works really well with the “RACIST!” angle that’s being covered by the professional race-baiters and grievance-mongers at LULAC. Really, though, what’s that provision have to do with the one Joe Horn was no-billed under?

…(Horn) seemed to realize early on that needlessly shooting two men — regardless of their criminal behavior and illegal immigrant status, of which Horn was unaware at the time — would weigh heavily on him.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say Lisa, who was mercilessly flogging Horn in her assigned space six months ago, is almost trying to sound like she feels sorry for him now. But I’m guessing that what she’s really trying to do is make it sound like deep down he knew he shouldn’t have shot those bastards. The fact is, though, that pretty much everyone who is forced to pull the trigger in self-defense feels pangs of regret for that decision and never really gets over it 100 percent. I’m betting Horn knew this. Still, he did what he thought to be the right thing. And yeah, I’d still be honored to have him or someone like him for my next door neighbor.

This case has never been about gun rights, or self-defense.

Perhaps not, but it is very closely related. Part of the rationale behind the whole concept of carrying a weapon is that those who carry them can not only protect and defend themselves from harm — or deprivation of property — but that they can do the same for others as well, thus producing a net benefit for society. It’s that protective instinct that brings forth the warriors, the sheepdogs, if you will — and if it were suppressed as I’m guessing people like Lisa Falkenberg think it should be, the consequences would be dire, not just for our society, but for Western civilization. We are our own best protectors — and those for our neighbors as well, quite literally.

The little old man from Pasadena gunned down two men like dogs. For a bag of loot.

Wow. Just…wow. I am absolutely flabbergasted here. I guess she thinks Joe Horn should have just let those two thugs make off with his neighbor’s stuff, stuff that man busted his ass for, stuff that it took that man no telling how long to get. I guess this is just an offshoot of that pernicious “just give them what they want” outlook, but still it’s no less infuriating. I bet you that if it was HER stuff it wouldn’t have been just “a bag of loot.” If there is any justice in the world, sooner or later people who talk shit like this are going to come home one day and find their houses ransacked and looted, and everything they’ve worked for, GONE. And they will bloody well fucking deserve it.