Wednesday, March 04, 2009

CA: Jewelry Store Owner Stops Robbery With Gun: "Two men broke into a jewelry store Tuesday morning in Old Town and were shot at by the shop's owner, police said. The owner of Celebrity Gems and Jewelry at 2529 Congress St. was investigating a noise around 3:15 a.m. and discovered two men in dark clothing taking merchandise, San Diego police Sgt. Bob Dare said. One of the men appeared to have a handgun and turned toward the shop owner, who then fired two shots toward the thieves, Dare said. It was not immediately clear whether either of the thieves was wounded. They fled in a red sport utility vehicle, possibly a Ford Explorer, Dare said. The jewelry shop owner was not hurt. Police described the thieves as Hispanic males, around 20 to 25 years old. One was about 5 feet 6 and 145 pounds, while the second was 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 with a thin build, Dare said."

The import ban cometh: "Back in mid-February, U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) wrote a letter to the president urging enforcement of the 'sporting purposes' clause of the Gun Control Act of 1968. Under this clause, enthusiastically enforced by Presidents Bush the Elder and Clinton, firearms that are determined not to `be generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes' could not legally be imported. That might not be such a problem, except for the fact that apparently, defending one's life, family, and liberty are not considered 'sports.' I suppose many would regard a `National Would-Be Tyrant Killing League' as being in poor taste. Pity - that sounds like something worth watching."

When lighters are outlawed: "This just goes beyond words. I was going to go into everything from driving a car to my immigrant grandfather to Audie Murphy, or even to unaccompanied minors riding buses while armed, but what's the point? This is what our rulers think of us - that they are the arbiters of what we can be trusted with and when. This is the crux of the `gun control argument.' That presumptuous mandarins such as Oletha and Mark dare even weigh in on this shows how far we as a society have allowed the principle of self rule to degrade. These are servants who forget their place, ignorant and petty usurpers, and it's time for free men and women to cast such as these out."

Assault weapons ban - wrong again: "The assault weapons ban of 1994 was wrong. It was a bad law. It infringed the right to keep and bear arms. It also made idiotic and ridiculous distinctions amongst items of ordinary sheet metal and plastic. The world was a slightly better place when it expired in 2004 - in spite of ignoramus tyrant George W. Bush's promise to sign into law an extension if Congress would only pass one. Now attorney generalissimo and all-around bad guy Eric Holder - -who thinks Americans are cowards (or was that only white Americans) - has announced he plans to bring back the bad law."

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