Dick move, Joel

Joel Tyner is an antigun county legislator from northern Dutchess.  He’s also batshit nuts.  He gave these out on Halloween:

Joel Tyner's Halloween Handout

I’d have egged his house.

 

Int 1724-2017

City Council bill Int 1724-2017 is on the move.

The Post has the story:

“… The City Council Public Safety Committee voted 6-1 Monday to require the NYPD to hand out written warnings about the risks of gun ownership to new applicants for firearm permits …”

What exactly is the warning?

“Warning: The presence of a firearm in the home has been associated with an increased risk of death to self and others, including an increased risk of suicide, death during domestic violence incidents, and unintentional deaths to children and others.”

What brain trust came up with this?

“… “Just like the [Surgeon General’s] warning that you see on the side of cigarette packs have changed the perception of smoking, these gun warnings are the first step to changing the public’s conversation,” said Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, a co-sponsor of the gun bill.  “We would be one of the first major jurisdictions to enact this type of legislation.” …”

This is why I’m not a “progressive.”  I’ve read a lot of dumb bills over the years but this ranks right up near the top.

BTW, who was smart enough not to support this idiocy?

“… Steven Matteo (R-Staten Island), the Republican leader, was the only committee member to oppose the committee’s legislative package …”

Good for him.

Don’t argue with God

New bill introduced yesterday, A-8742:

Prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on wildlife management areas, state forests, forest preserves, state parks or any other state-owned land; requires DEC to promulgate rules and regulations prohibiting the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on New York city watershed lands.

There have been various anti-lead bills floating around Albany for years.  This is just a more explicit version aimed at lead ammunition.

What makes this one stand out is the concern over lead on watershed land.  It’s sponsor Deborah Glick, whose district is 100+ miles from the areas in question, is apparently unaware of the fact that lead ore was mined in various parts of the Hudson Valley.  There is no way to remove this lead from the watershed because God put it there.  It is a total non-issue based upon the fact NYC has been drawing water from the area for more than a hundred years and people aren’t dropping dead from lead poisoning.

Glick will probably get an award from the enviro-wackos for introducing this bill.

Bumped off

Time is not on the side of the antigunners.

There is a limited window after an atrocity where they might be able to exploit it for political advantage:

“Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, and 25 additional members of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) today announced their strong support for the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), which would ban the sale and possession of accessories used to increase the rate of fire on semi-automatic weapons …”

At this point the media has lost interest and it is reasonable to assume the antis window has closed.

Some people don’t want to accept that:

Whining Congress isn’t taking up your personal political agenda is undignified. It demonstrates weakness and proves lack of public support for the issue.

Higgins cheap political stunt

The Buffalo News reports:

Rep. Brian Higgins isn’t exactly sticking to his guns. After accepting $5,000 in donations from the National Rifle Association between 2006 and 2012, the Democratic lawmaker from Buffalo announced on Facebook earlier this month that he now plans to donate that money to local and national organizations dedicated to fighting for what he called “common sense gun safety policies.” …”

He accepted multiple donations between 5-10 years ago knowing full-well the beliefs of the people making those donations and just decides now he doesn’t agree with them?

An honest person who accepted monies under false pretenses would return it to the original donors, not turn around and hand it to people inimical to them. This is one of the lamest political stunts I have ever seen.

Celebrity idiots

The Daily News reports:

“Hollywood stars Julianne Moore and Kyra Sedgwick threw their support Wednesday behind an effort to pressure lawmakers for more gun control laws …”

Fuck them.

I’m a gun owner and I work with the Brady Center

Tim Gomes has announced his intention to run against the loathsome Rep. Peter King next year.

He is on the Brady Campaign’s Board of Directors. In his introductory video at the 1:33 mark:

“I’m a gun owner and I work with the Brady Center to create commonsense gun policies.”

He might as well just come right out and say he wants to ban all guns.

Why the antigunners fail

Politicos put on a dog-and-pony show in Union Square yesterday calling for more gun control:

This is why the antigun agenda is mostly dead around the country except, of course, for a few places like New York.

It’s just the same tired, old bunch of professional politicians and activists talking to each other in an echo chamber. They’re not changing anyone’s mind. None of the City politicians are going to support bills like H.R.38 so why hold a rally there? Politicians don’t much care about protests outside their district regardless of the issue. Is Tom Reed going to pull his sponsorship from the bill because Scott Stringer is barking in the streets 400 miles from the district he represents? No.

The reason Union Square was chosen is because gun control advocates can’t generate any significant turnout elsewhere. People simply will not show up. Congressional Republicans need to recognize this and call B.S. on Maloney, Cy Vance, and the rest of the phonies and move the NRA’s agenda through Congress over their objections.

NYC ain’t gun free now

From the NYC Chapter of Moms Demand Action:

Moms Demand Action NYC

And the antis wonder why they are not being taken seriously by Congress.

Hilarity from The Hill

Michael Hopkins at The Hill opines, “Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand will lead Democrats to 2020 victory“:

“… As the Democratic party looks toward the 2020 presidential election, there are questions about who will take over the mantle of spokesperson and future leader of the party … Rising stars Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) seem to have the rare ability to unite the party and excite the various factions making up the base …”

No.

Gillibrand is Chuck Schumer’s mini-me while Harris is going full Bernie.

“… If Democrats have any hope of winning back the White House in 2020, we have to do more than just run a candidate, we must run a movement …”

Democrats have a movement, Black Lives Matter and AntiFa.  It’s based upon racism, sexism, anti-semitism, anti-intellectualism, and contempt for individuality.  That’s why so many of them, especially Harris, are big supporters of gun control.

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