Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, May 22, 2008

From the Department of "DUH!"

From the Department of "DUH!"
As outraged politicians called for an investigation Monday into how a violent parolee got his hands on a semiautomatic rifle and shot three people at a Granada Hills church festival, frustrated law enforcement officials admitted what has become painfully clear - if criminals want guns, they'll find them.

Despite some of the country's toughest gun laws, California's violent ex-cons, like Fernando Diaz Jr., 33, have no problem arming themselves. - Shooting spotlights gun sales problem
The "semiautomatic rifle" was a .22.

I wonder if it was a Marlin Model 60 "assault weapon."

More "DUH!", same source:
"We try and enforce the law, but those that are intent on breaking the law will break the law," said Lt. Steven Nielsen, head of the LAPD's gun unit.
A lesson a lot of women with "restraining orders" learn - the hard way. And another:
Despite years of cracking down, officials say the strong demand for weapons - everything from revolvers to semiautomatic handguns - continues to fuel an underground arms trade organized by gangs and other criminals.
Father Guido Sarducci's five-minute university economics curriculum: "Supply and Demand. That's it."

But the response? Do it again, only HARDER!
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich argues that more safeguards must be put in place to prevent the tragedy that rocked Granada Hills last weekend.
(h/t to Zendo Deb for the pointer.)

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