atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#3751: Democrats' plans for your guns

Weasel Zippers has the whole list of things New York Democrats tried to get added to their already-draconian gun ban. I'm going to replicate it here because it's what they want to do to all of us:
1. Confiscation of “assault weapons”
2. Confiscation of ten round clips
3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be replaced to the public
5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons”
6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
11. State issued pistol permits
12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons
Confiscating "assault" weapons is the camel's nose in the tent; once they get that, they have a precedent for consifcation of all firearms. #3 is "registration" so they can do just that; #5 is meant to let them seize most semiauto shotguns right up front.

#12 is meant to make gun ownership fiscally impossible for most people, because if "all guns" have to be microstamped it means replacing all the firing pins of all the firearms in the state--those that already exist, and those that don't. Probably it also means confiscation of firearms which cannot be thus modified, for whatever reason.

#15 is another way to make the ownership of firearms prohibitively expensive. They can charge whatever they want; if they decide to charge $100 per gun, who can afford that? If they decide to charge $500 per pistol permit, how many people will still have guns in New York? It's a de facto ban without actually banning guns: "See, we're willing to let you have guns if you absolutely must have them, but we're going to make sure you pay through the nose for the privilege of exercising your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." ...except that you're not actually allowed to bear them in public since this would have forced you to keep the guns locked up at home.

What it amounts to, of course, is Yet Another Paper Barrier to gun crime: criminals would ignore all those laws and the law abiding would be disarmed.

And violent crime rates in New York state would skyrocket.

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But there's an interesting correlation between Democrat districts and violent crime. Places which vote Democrat have higher rates of gun violence than those which vote Republican.

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That last comes via Bluesun who also notes that Martin Luther King, Jr. was denied a concealed carry permit--probably because he was a black man living in a Democrat-run state.

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5-year-old girl suspended for threatening classmates with a gun. A Hello Kitty bubble gun--a device made of plastic which shoots soap bubbles--which she wasn't even carrying at the time she issued her dire, terroristic threats against law and sanity.

Clearly this little girl is a bad seed, the kind of kid you have to keep an eye on, because she's obviously going to grow up to be a violent maniac who will move from bubble guns to squirt guns and maybe even NERF darts.

*rolleyes*

And? MOLON LABE, bitches.
Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned.
That does not bode well. That's how the American Revolution began in 1775, and if the state of New York thinks it can win that and remain a state within a consitutional republic, well.... It can win that fight by turning into a military dictatorship, but it cannot win that fight and remain as it is now.



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DOOM!

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I find it hard to have sympathy for these people. Most of them wanted Obamacare, supported it enthusiastically, and said we had to have it. Now that we've had it crammed into a nether orofice, now that it's been passed so we could find out what was in it, and now that they've found out what's in it, now they are unhappy with it for reasons which were predicted by people on my side of the debate.

We predicted this kind of thing, and those people told us we were merely opposing Obama because he's black. But in fact it's another example of that "full time is 30 hours per week" rule that we've been scoffing at from the moment it first came to light during the debate over passing the bill. We knew this kind of thing would happen a lot if the bill was allowed to become law, and now that it's happening everyone is shocked and surprised and dismayed.

When we predicted this we were called racist-sexist-bigot-homophobe, as usual...but we were right.

Furthermore?
Universities are citadels of blue model thinking and most faculty members are relentlessly liberal in their politics. But the reality is that these same universities are some of the nastiest and most exploitative employers in America. The exploitation of adjuncts is an ugly feature of contemporary American academic life, and the smug complacency about it among many beneficiaries of the two tier system should remind us all that moral hypocrisy can co-exist with impressive degrees.
"Can" and "usually does". The hypocrisy of leftists is well-documented and examples are legion because leftists believe they are above such considerations: "I care, so it's fine."

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One of the most important features of any military aircraft is the capability to operate in "all weather conditions". That means if it's raining buckets and there's lightning all over the place, the plane can still do what needs doing.

Commercial aircraft, for example, must pass stringent safety tests which include being zapped by high-voltage electricity, simulating lightning strikes; a commercial airliner must be able to fly safely in a thunderstorm.

The extremely expensive F-35, however, must not fly within 25 miles of a thunderstorm. Because if it's struck by lightning it can blow up.

*sigh*

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Eco-friendly Dreamliner is built with dangerous batteries. You're kidding me, right? I mean, it's not like the properties of lithium ion batteries are secret or anything. WTF, Boeing?

Karl Denninger also discusses this issue and further mentions this is why certain Volt cars caught fire.

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The national debt has increased 60% in the last four years. You can thank the Democrat-run Congress of 2007-2009 for that, as well as Obama. This didn't happen until our federal government started running deficits in excess of $1,000 billion per year.

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Danny Glover, communist, tells kids that the Second Amendment was meant to perpetuate slavery.

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It's like he's never read any real history or something:
Actually, moron, it is well-documented that it is gun control that is racist, with the largest push in the US coming from Democrats during Reconstruction. You see, Danny, the last thing those Democrats wanted when they were lynching black men or raping black women was for the newly-freed people to be armed. Voila! Gun control was born.
Then again, by now I ought to be used to leftist actors being completely ignorant of the facts.

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Borepatch on the predictions of climate "scientists" and how they exactly failed to come to pass.

"Within a few years" of 2000 snow was to be a rare and exciting event as global temperatures warmed due to human carbon emissions.

Granted, the US is seeing a warmer winter this year than most, but the rest of the world is seeing colder winters, more snow, more ice. Today is the coldest day we've had this winter, and tomorrow is forecast to be even colder. It's nine freaking degrees outside right now, nine degrees farenheit, which is some 23 degrees below freezing. When I got up this morning it had snowed and it hasn't been above freezing for more than a week.

There's your "catastrophic global warming", right there: nonexistent.

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Real-time ray tracing? Really? I mean, damn, that's cool. It's expensive, though--thousands of dollars per card--but it's still really cool.

It also means that someday, consumer-level video cards will have the capability, which will make for more realistic video games and such. Whee!

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Today is the day I begin working on reformatting [RELEASE CANDIDATE ONE] for submission to publishers, and it's about time.

Word is, as usual, not making it easy on me by doing weird things for weird reasons. *sigh* But at least I'm doing it.
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