Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Orlando Defensive gun use

A 60 year old man is robbed at gunpoint at an ATM in Orlando. The would be victim has a CWP and was carrying. He drew his weapon, and the criminal and his intended victim exchanged gun fire. Both fled, and the 60 year old called 911 and then returned to the scene.

The robber was transported to the hospital and did not survive.

Florida statistics

The Washington post cites a study that claims Americans overstate the number of gun owners. I want to take a look at the numbers, because that is what I do here on this blog.

According to the US census, Florida has a population of 20.6 million. 20 percent of that population is under the age of 18, meaning that there are 16.45 million adults living in Florida. There are 7.4 million households in the state of Florida, equaling an average of 2.1 adults in each household. 

According to the Department of Agriculture (the state agency that issues CWPs), there are 2 million non-law enforcement citizens in Florida who can legally carry a firearm. (pdf warning) That means that, on average, 27 percent of Florida households contain at least one permitted firearm owner.

Looking at the NFA, there are 343,288 NFA firearms in state, including over 36,000 machine guns. There have been 12.4 million NICS checks carried out in Florida since 1999. Since it is possible to buy more than owe firearm per NICS check, and since there are many firearms that have been brought in from out of state, as well as firearms that were in the state prior to 1999, 20 million firearms in the state is likely a low number.

I will admit that there is no way to know for sure hoe many firearms each gun owner has, all of the above evidence points to 30 percent being a low estimate of the number of adults in the state who own firearms:
- 2 million concealed weapons permits, 27 percent of all households having a permit holder
- 343,288 NFA weapons, including 36,000 machine guns
- More firearms in the state than there are adults

Monday, May 7, 2018

Screwed

The Florida Senate race for 2018 just sucks. The candidates are:

Bill Nelson, Democrat

versus the Republican field:

Rick Scott, aka Governor Gun Grabber

Roque De La Fuente, who was a Democrat candidate for the Florida Senate as a Democrat in 2016, but is now running as a Republican in 2018 in Florida and in California.

So we have a choice between a Democrat gun grabber, and a pair of RINO gun grabbers.

Florida is screwed, no matter who we vote for.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The process is a punishment

I was recently having a discussion about voting against Rick Scott in the Republican primary in the contest to replace Bill Nelson. When I stated that I will never support that gun grabbing RINO, one of the commenters in the discussion remarked that I must support crazy people and 18 year olds having weapons.
First off, 18 year olds have rights as American citizens, just like the rest of us.

Second, I will tell you why I am against GVROs.
In 2014, a woman that I had dated filed for a Domestic Violence restraining order, claiming that I was stalking her. There was a hearing that was held without my knowledge or presence. I had not spoken with, nor had any contact with this woman for four months, yet she went to the courthouse and filed for an injunction. The first I knew of it was when a Deputy arrived at my house and served me with the order.

In it, she alleged that we lived together (we did not), and that I was stalking her (I was not), and that I showed up at her workplace and got her fired. There were no allegations that I committed any violent act, nor any claims that I threatened any violent acts. The basis of her claim was that I owned a lot of guns, and she was afraid that I might "snap" one day.

 I was a prohibited person. I was not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition. My concealed weapons permit was revoked. It took three weeks, two hearings, half a dozen witnesses, an attorney, as well as dash cam footage and toll receipts, and over $2,000 in legal fees to show that I was nowhere near her on the days she claimed I was stalking her and clear my name.

To protect myself from any allegations of violating the restraining order, I left the country/state for two weeks. I went into exile. I traveled to Atlanta, then I went to St Martin, St Thomas, and to the Bahamas. I can prove that I was nowhere near her for those three weeks, because I had receipts from ICE showing I was not in the country.

I finally cleared my name, but it was an important lesson in the US court system.

All it takes is one pissed off ex-girlfriend making an allegation, and you are screwed. Is there any reason to believe that GVROs will be different?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Voter fraud

The Democrats are constantly telling us that there is no evidence of voter fraud. Yes there is. I'm sure this isn't an isolated incident.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Brand selection

Vista outdoors announced that they are caving to antigun pressure, and are exiting the firearm market. Vista sells over 50 other brands. Where I have a choice, I try to only patronize companies that support human rights. A few years ago, I stopped shopping at Cheaper than Dirt when they sold us out after Sandy Hook, and Central Florida gun store L&R armory for trying to sell stripped lowers for $900.

For that reason, my primary handgun ammunition will be primarily Hornady. I am henceforth avoiding any further purchases of Blazer, Federal, CCI, Federal, American Eagle, or Speer ammunition. I will also be avoiding Camelback, Tasco, Uncle Mike's, Bushnell, Simmons, Hoppe's, as well as any others.

Friday, April 27, 2018

FBI fails again

It turns out that the FBI and local police knew about yet another teen who threatened  to shoot up a school, but they didn't do anything about it. That teen shot a student at his old school. 

Meanwhile, a Democrat was caught making anti-LGBT statements and, after being caught, blamed the statements on hackers. The FBI is investigating THAT. Will they blame the Russians? Trump? Gun owners?

I am really becoming convinced that this is deliberate. More shootings = more money and power for the cops. 


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Scholarships and political correctness

One of my students was filling out his application for scholarships today. One of the questions asked his race. One of the available choices?

"I self identify as being of two or more races."

That is the one I told him to pick. He will be eligible for more money that way. Putting down that you are a Caucasian is almost certainly going to disqualify you for a lot of scholarships. It isn't even fraud. "self identify" is not a measurable or objective standard. It allows you to be whatever you wish. Nothing will destroy the PC culture and expose it for what it is (racism against whites) faster than having the entire movement co-opted by whites who choose to self identify as something else.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

An arsenal?

Cops bust a drug dealer with what they call an "arsenal" and "more ammunition than I've probably seen in my life," says the cop.

What did they get?
4 ammo cans of ammo
5 handguns
3 shotguns
1 AR pattern rifle
1 SKS
and a bolt action rifle.

This is an "arsenal" and more ammo than the cop has seen in his life? I've taken more than that to the range on a Saturday. If I have less than 10 military cans of ammo on hand, I am low on ammo.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Apathy

The reason why these crazed mass shooters are able to commit their acts is not because we need more laws. It is because we need to enforce the ones we already have. The Waffle House shooter should never have been walking free, he should have been committed to a mental institution:

[Redacted] said he wanted to meet with US President Donald Trump and told a Secret Service officer at the northeast entrance that he was a "sovereign citizen" who had a "right to inspect the grounds," according to a Metropolitan Police Department incident report dated July 7, 2017.

He was charged with unlawful entry, an arrest report states, but the charges were dismissed after he completed community service.

Authorities in Tazewell County, Illinois, later returned the seized weapons to [Redacted]'s father, who (according to other articles promised to keep them from him, but) then gave them back to his son, police said.

In May 2016, [Redacted] experienced a delusional episode telling first responders that he believed pop star Taylor Swift was stalking him, according to a police report.

[Redacted]'s family also told police he had made comments about killing himself.