“...Virtually never are murderers the ordinary, law-abiding people against whom gun bans are aimed. Almost without exception, murderers are extreme aberrants with lifelong histories of crime, substance abuse, psychopathology, mental retardation and/or irrational violence against those around them, as well as other hazardous behavior, e.g., automobile and gun accidents.”
by Don B. Kates




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it was going to happen eventually

Well, would you look at that – it would appear as though some enterprising young entrepreneurs scumbag burglars with an internet connection went and used The Journal News’ map of firearm owners to pick out their next target:

A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe.

At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue […]

inevitable is as inevitable does

Apparently I need to write my suspicions, fears, and prognostications down more often, because I totally called this:

Tucson Police confirm that a weapon they found in Jose Guerena’s home had been stolen in 2008.


Tucson Police say a gun found in Guerena’s house had been stolen in a burglary at a home in the 4300 Block of East Holmes three years ago.

Note the news report does not specify which […]

clueless is no way to live life

As you can tell by its omission from this weblog, I have been largely ignoring the burglary/shoot-out at the Chula Vista Apple Store that transpired earlier this week… sure, I used to live about two miles from there, and I walked past that particular store more times than I can count while strolling through the mall (crazy outdoor-style place, which is actually rather common in Kalifornistan), but the story was pretty simple so […]

common sense and ‘gun-free zones’

When I attended Georgia Tech, there was a residential district – Homepark – just north of the campus where it was generally inadvisable to venture alone after dark, and the western edge of campus bordered on some stockyards and light industrial areas that were equally disadvised, but, aside from that, students generally did not feel uncomfortable or unsafe on-campus, even in the middle of the night. This feeling may very well have been born of […]