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(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Firearms: Joe Doakes Makes Sense

From a comment in The Washington Times article "Obama Wants To Outlaw Guns In The Second Term" (well worth reading):

Dear President Obama:

Every year some new idea about how to make our streets safer via “Gun Control” arrives in New York. We’ve registered our guns. Violent crime continues. We’ve banned assault weapons. Violent crime continues. We ballistically identify our legally possessed pistols. Violent crime continues. There are 200 to 300 million firearms in this country - they are woven into the fabric of our society. For all the “wiz bang” technology that modern society has invented - rifles and pistols are still the foundation of our national and state defense. Thousands of times an hour they are used to dissuade another from pursuing an ill advised path; whether in the hand of a police officer or a private citizen. Yes - accidents and tragedies happen, and a mature society must look itself in the mirror and draw the proper conclusions from these horrible events, but to think that by passing law upon law the public at large will somehow be magically made safer via “gun control” is psychotic and dangerous.

I and many of you witnessed the attacks on September 11, 2001. Had those pilots - many of whom were ex military officers - been required to carry a side arm; that day would have ended much differently. Imagine all the lives and treasure that could have been saved but for an irrational fear of the law abiding gun owner. Can any of you honestly say that over the past few decades your collective efforts have made New Yorkers safer? If any of you answered yes then you must take a close look at the FBI statistics on violent crime - you’ll find disappointment waiting for you. No law can urge the lawless to ask permission from anyone for anything. Remember ladies and gentleman criminals, terrorists, and sub human miscreants are dumb, but they are not stupid.

The latest iteration of this policy is the idea that putting a serial number on a bullet casing as it ejects from a semi-automatic pistol will allow law enforcement to detect and thus incarcerate more criminals - this is also referred to as micro-stamping. So let us pretend that all of you are now criminals - how would you alter your behavior to avoid detection? Police your brass. Use a sawed off shotgun. Use a revolver. Gasoline and a match are very effective. Explosives work exceedingly well in motor vehicles. Poison - women seem to prefer this method - Spitzer should hire a food tester. There are very effective ways of killing people that never include a semi-automatic pistol. Not to mention the most obvious trick - remove the firing pin and file off the serializing mechanism. What about something even more devious - picking up used serialized brass at a firing range and place it at the scene of the future crime to throw off the police. Serializing casings of pistol cartridges not only will not work, but it will create more permutations of that section of the population of New York State that are hell bent on killing for profit or psychosis.

New York State currently operates a system that ostensibly should be doing what micro-stamping or serializing a cartridge would do. That system is called “The New York State Combined Ballistic Identification System,” or COBIS. To date COBIS has cost the taxpayers of New York $30,000,000 and has produced only two matches in its database. It costs $4,000,000 per year to operate. We are not the only State to have attempted such foolishness - Maryland has attempted it also. The only difference is Maryland abandoned it because firearms possessed by law abiding citizens are use to commit crimes in infinitesimally rare circumstances. I could fill five pages with all I know of ballistic identification and it’s pros and cons - I sincerely suggest all of you educate yourselves and rethink New York's current approach - last I checked New York was running a $5,000,000,000 deficit saving a few million here or there might start adding up to real money.

Many proven methods work to prevent crime, a solid basic education in how to behave in civil society, economic growth, engaged and active parents, etc. But the most effective methods that exist for reducing crime is self defense and long term humane incarceration for those who cannot coexist peacefully with their fellow citizens. New York State concealed carry law is a mess - some counties provide permits to law abiding citizens with out much hassle while others, “you have to know somebody.” Fix this and you’ll have a safer society. Don’t get me wrong - have stringent rules and requirements that are not capricious for the officials as well as the applicants, but stop deluding yourselves in thinking that permit holders and firearms are in and of themselves the enemy - the opposite is true - concealed carry holders are the most productive and law abiding segment of society. Florida maintains excellent statistics on this point - less then one hundredth of one percent of all permit holders has ever committed any crime in its entire thirty year history of concealed carry! Before Elliot Sptitzers behavior was detected he let 200 murderers out of prison. These people did not steal a loaf of bread to feed their children - THEY KILLED AND RAPED PEOPLE. Fix this and you’ll have a safer society. Bring back the death penalty for criminals that take an officers life.

Please stop attacking me and my fellow firearms owners. We neither deserve your ire or your ad hominem attacks. Focus your efforts on what works and not what will get any of you re-elected. Stop using firearms as a means to win votes in an effort to demonstrate to your misguided constituents that you can save them from violent crime if only they surrender more of their forgotten liberty, when the opposite is true - even they at some point will recognize your hypocrisy for what it is.


Joe Doakes

Mr Doakes makes much sense. But there you go, that common sense, logic, proportion and reality thingie. How terribly inconvenient for Leftists. As I've said many times, never let any of those aspects get in the way of Goebbels-like propaganda.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Common sense will NEVER enter into the equation where Chicago Jesus and his band of ne'er do wells is concerned.

Obama attacks anything and everything that is near and dead to most Americans, and sadly, close to HALF of the citizenry thinks he's doing a good job...

Dumb bastards...

Tue Feb 14, 04:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Trekkie4Ever said...

I believe I like the term that Texas Fred used, D.Asses. And let's also add blind and are behaving like sheep.

Obama is dismantling our nation by taking one right at a time. He's a fascist.

Tue Feb 14, 04:50:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should be near and DEAR.. Not dead.. LOL

Tue Feb 14, 04:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF: our electorate is truly ignorant; which is why our country is predominantly doomed.

Leticia: boiling frog.

TF: got it.

Near and dead wasn't bad, though.


Tue Feb 14, 05:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Well thought out, and well articulated, ideals won't change the mind set of the antis. Useful though, to keep our side from wavering or doubting.

Tue Feb 14, 05:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger Catherine Moore-Barry said...

I was watching NGEO tonight and they were rating people who have prepared for the coming of disaster and collapse of this country. Interesting show, but one moonbat family was talking about how they saw no need to store guns or ammo. They would just "share their food and resources" with anyone who came. It was against their principals. I think about how the Greeks are behaving over their socialist Utopia breaking down... those people aren't grounded in reality. It only takes 3 days of denying food and water to a reasonable man to transform him into an animal. Moonbats are simply incapable of reason or logic. They rarely can deal with the facts. Excellent post.

Tue Feb 14, 06:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Old NFO said...

+1 on Texas Fred!

Wed Feb 15, 03:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger mrchuck said...

I do not believe that Obutthole, with "executive fiat",, will be able to dis-mantle our Bill of Rights, our Constitution, etc.

Yes he may make speeches about it, but the Presidential Authority he has,, is still limited.

Now, Obutthole will stand before his podium and read his speeches off of his beloved "tele-prompter".
He will harangue anyone who opposes his communist takeover views,,,but he will fail.
Most liberals have never ever been in a true fisticuffs.
They will always run to stand behind someone else.
If and when Obutthole tries this type of action,, this country will officially be in rebellion.
There just not enough Obutthole black supporters and facist liberals out there that will stand and fight.
Obama is simply a scared little sissy boy with a bigmouth.
He has been this way his whole life, and this is all he knows.

Wed Feb 15, 08:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger Greybeard said...

When you're backed against a wall and you want to save your baby/family, you'll do most anything.
This ia an old "Twilight Zone" episode I featured at my blog some time ago. The topic is nuclear war, not economic collapse and chaos, but the resulting panic and social breakdown will be the
It's in three parts...
When you get the gist, find the third part in the list in the right column and go there.

Wed Feb 15, 09:35:00 AM PST  

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