Wasserman Schultz on Colo. recall results: ‘This was voter suppression, pure and simple.’

 

So anytime Democrats get their asses handed to them and lose even in districts they control, it’s voter suppression/oppression. News flash Wasserman-Schultz; your buddy Giron sponsored the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act. It was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Hickenlooper in May. The law was specifically written by Democrats to make it EASIER to vote in Colorado than it ever has been before. If anything, Giron enabled the very voters who fired her! But, Wasserman-Schultz says it was all the fault of the NRA and other “outside interests.” Well let’s see who brought bigger “guns” to the fight.

The National Rifle Associations Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) spend a total of $108,667 through August 28th to buy TV, billboard, and print ads. The Koch brothers, through Americans for Prosperity, bought and distributed “door hangers” for an undisclosed amount. Knowing folks in the printing business, when you buy in bulk, there’s a substantial discount but, let’s just be goofy and spent another $100,000 on that.

Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg donated some $350,000 Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, which supported Morse and Giron. In total, the group raise some $708,000 on Morse and Giron’s behalf. But that was before Eli Broad gave them another $250,000 check as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York issued a fundraising call for Giron in an email to supporters. May be I’m wrong but, At best, I can come up with $250,000 spent by out of state pro-gun, conservatives while out of state anti-gun, liberals spent closer to $1 million. A three to one advantage in favor of liberals at worst. It would seem the majority of money spent by “outside interest” was spent by liberals supporting the Democrats who ultimately lost even after passing laws to make it easier to vote. I fail to see the voter suppression going on hear but, I do find it interesting that most of the people photographed crying and comforting each other at Morse’s concession speech weren’t even residents of Colorado! And yet, Wasserman-Schultz maintains the election result was anything but the will of the people of Colorado.

– Gary

Sandy, left, and Lonnie Phillips, of San Antonio, Texas, comfort each other as Colorado Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, concedes defeat in his legislative recall race in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The couple, who lost their 24-year-old daughter Jessica Ghawi in the Aurora, Colo., theatre shooting of July 2012, came to Colorado to campaign for Morse, who with Sen. Angela Giron, of Pueblo, voted for new firearms restrictions in the state and ended up facing the first legislative recalls in state history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Sandy, left, and Lonnie Phillips, of San Antonio, Texas, comfort each other as Colorado Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, concedes defeat in his legislative recall race in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The couple, who lost their 24-year-old daughter Jessica Ghawi in the Aurora, Colo., theatre shooting of July 2012, came to Colorado to campaign for Morse, who with Sen. Angela Giron, of Pueblo, voted for new firearms restrictions in the state and ended up facing the first legislative recalls in state history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

California lawmakers pass new semi-automatic weapons ban | Fox News

Not really a surprise that the land of fruits, nuts, and flakes would pass YET ANOTHER law banning gun ownership or otherwise making the process of exercising such a right so expensive and onerous as to provide significant incentive to either leave the state or give up the right entirely.

“…AB500, which passed the Assembly, would require gun owners to safely store weapons when they live with someone who cannot own a weapon because of mental illness or a criminal record.

The Assembly also gave final approval Tuesday to AB1131, which would prevent people who convey a serious threat of violence to a licensed therapist from owning a gun for five years…” See the full article HERE

While a part of me likes that they actually made an attempt to deal with the mental illness issue, I have a problem with the idea that one person can take away the rights of another individual.  It’s not that I don’t trust doctors (OK, I don’t) but, there are a number of “professionals” who cannot separate their politics from the job they are supposed to do.

As an example, my own sister is in fact, a licensed psychiatrist. We are separated in age by over 14 years and may as well have grown up with entirely different parents in totally different worlds. Conversations I’ve had with her over the years lead me to believe that she thinks just about anyone who owns or wants to own a gun conveys a serious threat of violence. At the same time, she also advocates for anyone wanting to buy a gun to go through a psychiatric evaluation. If I already know you think anyone who owns or want to own a gun conveys a serious threat of violence, what’s the point in bothering with a psychiatric evaluation? Folks; one of us is crazy, the other one is NOT a licensed psychiatrist.

-Gary

Confirmed: George Zimmerman Detained By Police After Wife Said He Threatened Her Family With a Gun, Assaulted Her Father

Confirmed: George Zimmerman Detained By Police After Wife Said He Threatened Her Family With a Gun, Assaulted Her Father | TheBlaze.com.

Really, George? I know what a bunch of you are thinking.  Innocent until proven guilty! And the man was acquitted but, damn. You’d think you’d go out of your way to keep your nose clean and avoid any and all trouble or controversy after the experience Zimmerman had over the last 18 months.

An I again recognize it may not be a popular position but, I for one have never felt comfortable with the “hero” status this milk toast butterball has enjoyed in many conservative social circles. There are those of us who do not hold him blameless in the shooting that turned into a national circus but, in the interest of justice, we couldn’t see hanging a man when the evidence did not support a murder conviction or even voluntary manslaughter.

None of that meant he wasn’t a bonehead who willingly walked into a situation that got out of hand faster than he thought possible. None of that means he didn’t make decisions that put him in a position where he had to defend himself. May be it’s not fair or overly harsh but, this man’s decision making skills really do seem to be less than optimal.

-Gary

Chicago City Councilman: “No legislation, no matter how strict, will keep weapons out of the wrong hands. We all know that…”

Chicago toughens ban on assault weapons amid violence – Yahoo! News.

Albert Einstein once said that that doing the same thing, over and over again while expecting different results was the definition of insanity. Apparently, insanity is running rampant in Chicago.  Chicago City Councilman Robert Fioretti voted to expand Chicago’s existing ban on modern firearms but, also said, “No legislation, no matter how strict, will keep weapons out of the wrong hands. We all know that…” If you know it doesn’t work…What is the point?”

-GM

Knee-jerk legislation is never a good idea and NY is learning it the hard way…

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-25/cuomo-s-7-bullet-limit-to-be-suspended-indefinitely-skelos-says.html

So it seems that in the Democrat’s race to ban guns, they’ve come to realize they didn’t think things through in their effort to take advantage of a tragedy.  First, it was a realization they didn’t codify a means by which police or military could retain their magazines.  Then, Cuomo admits no one makes a seven-round magazine for most guns.  And one can only guess the issue of constitutionality finally raised in the Democrat’s consciousness when they finally noticed that as written, even the 10-round magazines they said were grandfathered, couldn’t be legally sold, purchased, or manufactured in the state of New York once the law went into effect.

As a society, our nation has developed a habit of passing laws or enacting new policies in the name of everything that ever goes wrong or in the name anyone who dies.  This needs to stop as it consistently leads to bad policy that is either not enforceable or completely counter productive, whether it be Prohibition, the “War on Drugs,” the Patriot Act, or banning guns. People need to grow up and realize that “shit happens” even when we do everything “right.”  It is already illegal to kill people. You can’t make murder “more illegal” than it already is as murder tends to be a capital offense in most states. There’s little point in creating a maze of new laws that impact only law abiding citizens who are unlikely to commit murder in the first place.

-Gary