Thursday, February 07, 2008

Oh, Brother

Here's your daily dose of PSH, in case you were running low.

Contact 5 was given access to PBSO’s cache of weapons—all of which have been confiscated from criminals.

Sheriff Bradshaw says his men and women are simply being outgunned on the streets.

Most deputies are equipped with nine millimeter guns and when faced with the dangers on the street, they are seeing weapons of higher velocity—some even capable to pierce body-armor.

Of course, what they conveniently fail to mention is that they just described every centerfire rifle available to the general public. And, by labeling common hunting rifle ammunition as "body armor piercing bullets", they only improve their odds of getting an uneducated and easily manipulated electorate to go along with their next gun and/or ammo ban/restriction proposal.

And, trust me, there will always be a "next one".


Shannon: “You can buy these, body armor piercing bullets, at a gun show locally?”

Sheriff Bradshaw: “Oh absolutely.”

Shannon: “I can buy this at our local gun show?”

Sheriff Bradshaw: “You can buy any of those--a bullet is a bullet.”

This means anyone, even a team of Contact Five Investigators, with no training, and no license to carry a gun can buy bullets—lots of them.

When we stopped by a local gun show in December we spotted the dangerous bullets the sheriff told us about.

Wow! I've got some of these "dangerous" bullets just sitting on a shelf in my closet upstairs. I should go back to the gun shop where I bought them and demand a refund, as they're obviously defective. I haven't heard so much as a peep out of 'em, let alone see them kill anyone.

We paid for hundreds of rounds of ammunition and walked right out the door--without ever being questioned.

Did you then use that ammunition to shoot up a liquor store to show how easy it is to murder and rob people without having to get a state-issued license to do so?


Why's that?

Oh, yeah. Because law-abiding people abide by the law.

I keep forgetting.


1. A drug-dealing gangbanger behind bars cannot buy so much as a bag of beef jerky at a gun show.

2. A rapist shot dead by a would-be victim will not re-offend. Ever.

3. A violent criminal walking the streets armed with a pocketknife is an immeasurably greater threat to public safety than a law-abiding citizen with a safe full of scary-looking semiautomatic rifles and handguns.

4. Any politician who advocates for the disarming of the American people (Kennedy, Clinton, Obama, Feinstein, Giuliani, Romney, et al) is, by definition, aligning himself or herself on the side of the aforementioned gangbangers, rapists, and violent criminals.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to go out and pick up a hundred or so more rounds of "body armor piercing bullets". Just to make Hillary cry.