Wing-nut: Dump The 9th Circuit, I Don’t Like The Way They Voted

6160800774_2cee6170bc_bLarry Pratt speaking at LPAC 2011 in Reno, Nevada.

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A gun-butt organization is mad as hell at the 9th Circuit Court for their recent ruling on concealed weapon toting and they want the 9th Circuit eliminated. And no, I’m not talking about the NRA.

There’s been a lot of invective aimed at the NRA in the wake of the Orlando mass murders as well as the other mass shootings. And, quite frankly, it’s been well deserved. But, believe it or not, compared to Gun Owners of America (GOA), the NRA comes off like a bunch of liberal pansies.

According to Rational Wiki,

They [Gun Owners of America] not only oppose all new background checks (similar to the NRA), but would also like to see all existing background checks and other gun purchase restrictions removed. Furthermore, a major goal of the group is to also remove penalties for “straw purchases,” sales made to those who intend to sell or give the weapon to someone else who cannot pass a background check. As Larry Pratt put it, ‘There would be no straw purchasing if there were no limits on who can carry a gun.’

That brings us to the “wing-nut” in the headline, one Larry Pratt. He’s the co-founder and Executive Director of GOA.

The Southern Poverty Law Center‘s profile on Larry, describes him thusly,

Larry Pratt stands at the intersection of guns and Jesus, lobbying for absolutely unrestricted distribution of firearms while advocating a theocratic society based upon Old Testament civil and religious laws. A pivotal figure in the rise of right-wing militia, or “Patriot,” groups, he spoke at the notorious 1992 “Gathering of Christian Men” in Estes Park, Colo., where 160 neo-Nazis, Klan members, anti-Semitic Christian Identity adherents and others arguably laid the groundwork for the militia movement that would explode in 1994. He believes that white Christians must arm themselves for self-protection in the inevitable social implosions and riots that are soon to come.

Among some of Loony Larry’s oral-fecal emanations:

  • We are looking at a major assault on the right to keep and bear arms, and it is kind of reminiscent of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, where they used doctors as part of their torture routines and got people sent to the camps for improvement of their mental health.
    —”Talk to Solomon Show,” 2013
  • While the United States has forgotten its success in this area, other countries have rediscovered them. It is time that the United States return to reliance on an armed people. There is no acceptable alternative.
    Armed People Victorious (comparing militias during the American revolution to death squads in Guatemala), 1990
  • The right to keep and bear arms is just as important today as when the Bill of Rights was drafted. The right to keep and bear arms will be important until Christ comes again, because until then, people will be sinful. Crooks will steal, and murderers will kill, and government officials will tyrannize. The common thread is man presuming to make himself into a God.
    —”Tools of Biblical Resistance,” 1983

At this point, I think you get the general idea of the mind(?) set of the man.

He’s inserting himself in the news again because he’s upset that the 9th Circuit Court ruled that the 2nd Amendment doesn’t give citizens the right to carry concealed guns in public. In fact, he’s so mad that he wants the court abolished!

Last Friday, he showed up on “Liberty Roundtable” and called the judges “King George clones” and claimed they were responsible for “the destruction of the Second Amendment.” Oh, and the revolutionary war was the response when “King George came for the guns.

But, not to worry, Loony Larry already done thunk up a solution to the problem: Courts cost money and Congress holds the purse.

It can simply say that in the Ninth Circuit or any federal court, questions of concealed carry may not be considered, period, paragraph, and no funds will be available for such consideration. Takes it off the table right there. They could also — and I might even prefer — to remove that jurisdiction from the courts.

And, if that doesn’t do the trick,

The only court that is constitutional, that must exist, that must be able to operate, is the Supreme Court. If Congress decided that they actually stood for something, they could tell the Ninth Circuit, ‘You’re the former Ninth Circuit, we’ve decided we can do without you. You guys make life so difficult, it’s gonna be better without you. Buh-bye.’

For a “patriot,” he sure don’t know diddly about how the U.S. government works, do he?

 

2nd Amendment Nitwit Challenged Daughter To A Gun Fight

gun-449783_960_720Gun fights are fun to watch in the movies. Two cowpokes facing each other at high noon on a dusty western street in front of the Long Branch Saloon: great fun!

Gun fights in real life: not quite the jollies. Especially between a deranged dad and a daughter.

Raising children can be difficult at times. Anyone who’s ever had teenagers particularly, can testify to that. I raised three of them myself and somehow we all managed to survive. They evolved into kind, loving, productive adults and the only harm I suffered was a batch of grey hairs. But, let’s be honest, not every adult is a capable of handling the job.

Photo Credit: El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Photo Credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Case in point: Robert Williams, a 38 year old “man” who probably should never have been allowed to reproduce. (That’s him in the mug shot on the right.)

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, on June 1, 2016, at approximately 7:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 6200 block of South Calhan Road. (A rural area to the east of Colorado Springs, Colorado.)

Upon arrival, the deputies were told that this deranged dad had let an argument with his under-aged daughter escalate to the point in which he pulled out a gun and pointed it at his wife and daughter.

He then instructed his daughter to go get another gun that he had stashed in the house so they could resolve their issues with a duel.

After she got the gun, he fired a shot at her and missed. She returned fire, but also missed. As his daughter and wife fled the house, this idiot went out to the shed and grabbed a shotgun, which he then pointed pointed at his wife. She grabbed it away from him and took the children to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

Mr Williams was booked into the Criminal Justice Center on two counts of Felony Menacing, Prohibited Use of a Weapon and Child Abuse. (Not sure why Attempted Murder was not among the charges.)

Gun Babe Gets Gunned Down By Her 4 Year Old

jamie_Gilt3Meet Jamie Gilt. Jamie is a 31 year old, Florida mom. Jamie is a horse lover, a Cruz supporter and a bit of a racist, if her Facebook postings are any indication. And she LOVES guns! She loves guns sooo much that she has a Facebook page, Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense, devoted to her love for guns.

Back in late January she showed off her latest gun, or “toy” as she referred to it.

Got to play with my new toy today. Got to clean it.Jamie's toy

In fact, she loves guns so much that she wants to share that love with her four year old son. Just a couple of evenings ago she commented that her “4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot the .22.

I’m sure that Jamie thinks (assuming she thinks) of herself as a “responsible gun owner.” However, as with much of the 2nd Amendment ammosexuals, the reality doesn’t quite fit the fantasy.

Yesterday, she was driving her 4-door pickup with her son on the back seat. There was a booster seat, but evidence says the boy wasn’t strapped in the booster. And, this “responsible” gun owner also had a loaded “toy” laying in her back seat.

I guess junior got “jacked up” about the toy and shooting at a target. Unfortunately for Jamie, the target was her. The bullet went through her torso and she’s expected to recover.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted Jamie’s pickup partially parked in a travel lane on Florida 20. He also spotted Jamie “behaving frantically.” (Pretty understandable under the situation.)

Jamie is in the hospital and the shooting is being investigated. There are a number of questions to be resolved besides why her son wasn’t in his booster seat.

According to Putnam County Sheriff’s Captain, Joseph Wells,

Those questions center around how is the fire arm secured? Where was it carried in the vehicle? And exactly how did the young boy come in possession of the firearm?

To add to her woes, Jamie could face charges in the shooting.

Stay tuned!