Monday, August 31, 2020

More political violence

Shots fired in LA at a pro-Trump caravan.


There were some questions about this morning's zone list. Some cities failed to make the list simply because there are a lot of cities, there is a lot of information, not all of it is easy to find or accessible, and I didn't have an unlimited amount of time.

Other cities were placed where they were, based upon the best information I had. For example, Miami was put in zone two because:

BLM/Antifa protests were violent on May 30.
Miami/Dade Mayor cites evidence that there are professional agitators from out of state assisting rioters on May 31.
Miami Police kneeled with and chanted with protesters
BLM/Antifa protests were violent on June 10

What pushed me into moving Miami to Zone 2 was this incident from July 18, where insurgents were blocking traffic and then guns were brandished. That same protest also produced this story.

These incidents were taken into account, and I felt that this indicated that there was a likelihood for further violence in the future. This is a big project. If Miguel, who is on the ground there, still feels that Miami should have a Zone change, I will do so. He is certainly closer to the source than I am. Let me know.
That goes for anyone else. If you are in an area and feel that it should be changed, let me know.

I am also adding Tallahassee to Zone 1, thanks to this incident.

I am also adding a link to the Danger Zone list in the sidebar

Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys release statement.

Here is the statement from the attorneys of the Kenosha kid.

Danger Zones

Violence continues in certain cities, and will get worse as the election gets closer. 

More than 40 fatalities and well over 100 serious injuries have resulted from nationwide attacks and riots. Here is the list of the cities that are have had violent incidents. 

I will attempt to keep this page current.

Zone 1: Violence without aggravating factors
Note that violence has already occurred in zone 1 and may occur again with little to no warning. It would be prudent to watch the local news in these cities and avoid areas where "peaceful protests" are scheduled to take place. 

Alabama: Auburn, Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Huntsville
Arizona: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe
Arkansas: Little Rock, Conway
Connecticut: Hartford
Delaware: Wilmington
Florida: Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, St Petersburg
Georgia: Athens, Savannah, Gainesville
Idaho: Jerome, Boise
Illinois: Springfield,
Indiana: Evansville
Iowa: Kansas City
Louisiana: Lafayette, New Orleans, Baton Rouge
Maine: Portland
Massachusetts: Boston, Brockton, Worchester
Michigan: Lansing, Grand Rapids
Missouri: Kansas City
Nebraska: Lincoln, Beatrice, Grand Island,
Nevada: Reno
New Hampshire: Manchester
New Jersey: Trenton, Atlantic City
North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte
North Dakota: Fargo
Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
Pennsylvania: Erie, Pittsburg
Rhode Island: Providence
South Carolina: Columbus, Charleston, Columbia
Texas: San Antonio
Utah: Salt Lake City
Virginia: Richmond
West Virginia: Charleston
Wisconsin: Madison
Wyoming: Jackson, Laramie

Zone 2: Violence with at least one aggravating factor
Zone 2 cites have already seen violence, with local authorities sympathizing or even assisting those committing violent acts. Violence may occur in these cities with little to no warning, and those who employ self defense in these cities can expect to face a hostile or antagonistic response from government authorities. It would be prudent to watch the local news in these cities and avoid areas where "peaceful protests" are scheduled to take place. 

Colorado: Colorado Springs, Fort Collins
Florida: West Palm Beach, Tallahassee
Georgia: Atlanta and suburbs to include Stone Mountain
Kansas: Wichita
Nevada: Las Vegas
New York: Rochester
North Carolina: Raleigh
Pennsylvania: Lancaster
South Dakota: Sioux Falls
Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville (National Guard Troops and state police laid down their riot shields and allowed protesters to enter the Capitol)
Texas: Houston, Dallas
Virginia: Portsmouth

Zone 3: Deadly force used by insurgents in at least one riot

Zone three cities are areas where violent protests and riots have taken place, and the rioters have employed deadly force with little to no attempt at mitigating response from local authorities. At best, any local response is merely token resistance. In these areas, violence is likely to occur in these areas without warning. Additionally, police and/or prosecutors are likely to bring the full weight of the law down upon those who attempt to defend themselves from these actors. 

California: Los Angeles (fatality)
Colorado: Alamosa
Florida: Williston
Georgia: Columbus (fatality)
Iowa: Davenport ( 2 fatalities in an ambush of police)
Maryland: Baltimore 
Michigan: Detroit (fatality)
Nebraska: Omaha (fatality)
New Mexico: Albuquerque (fatality)
Texas: Austin
Washington, DC
Wisconsin: Milwaukee and suburbs

Zone 4: Deadly force resulting in deaths, usually with government  capitulation or support

Zone 4 zones are those where deadly force has been used to kill and/or seriously injure anyone who the insurgents feel are not sufficiently sympathetic or supportive of their goals. Additionally, the local authorities are incapable or unwilling to oppose those who would commit these acts. Anyone in these areas is advised that violence is occurring and will continue to occur in these areas, and for this reason the area should be avoided. 

California: Oakland and San Francisco (2 fatalities)
Colorado: Denver and its suburbs (multiple shootings, fatality)
Illinois: Chicago (3 fatalities)
Indiana: Indianapolis (2 fatalities)
Kentucky: Louisville (fatality)
Missouri: St Louis metro area (2 fatalities)
Minnesota: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (at least 3 fatalities)
New York: New York City ( 3 fatalities)
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia (2 fatalities)
Wisconsin: Kenosha (2 fatalities)

Zone 5: Open warfare with either mutual firefights, or government actively supporting insurgents
Areas in zone 5 are areas that can best be described as active, low intensity combat. There are multiple sides and factions who are fighting for control of these areas. 

Oregon and Washington: The entire Interstate 5 corridor from the Canadian border south to Eugene, Oregon (more than a dozen fatalities)


I reviewed protests/riots in nearly 500 US cities, and have compiled this list of cities where the insurgency is most violent.. I cannot guarantee that this list is completely accurate, but every attempt was made to be as accurate as possible. If any of you feel that this list has unfairly added an area, or I need to add an area, feel free to post that in comments.

I am not including "background" crime and violence- the crime that a city has normally. This is a measure of the developing insurgency, not a listing of "ordinary" street crime.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Getting worse

Today comes with news that a Trump supporter was killed in Portland. The man who is suspected of killing him says that he is "100% Antifa all the way," and is heard on video of the incident yelling "We've got a Trumper here!" just before shots ring out.

BLM/Antifa forces yelled out "Our community held its own and took out the trash" in reference to the shooting.

A DC police helicopter flying over a riot has to make an emergency landing after the crew is blinded by lasers.

People dining in DC area restaurants are again assaulted by insurgents as they eat dinner.

As the violence ramps up, here is a map of the BLM/Antifa protests to date in 2020:

There is no question at this point that we are involved in a shooting war that is attempting to overthrow the US government.

More on Rittenhouse

The more that comes out about Kyle Rittenhouse, the more I think that we need to decorate that young man. Here is what I know at this point:

Why was Rittenhouse in Kenosha, which was miles from his home and in a different state?

 Rittenhouse was working that day in Kenosha as a lifeguard. When he got off work, he and a coworker went to the local public high school to remove graffiti by rioters.Later in the day, they received information about a call for help from a local business owner, whose downtown Kenosha auto dealership was largely destroyed by mob violence. The business owner needed help to protect what he had left of his life’s work, including two nearby mechanic’s shops. Kyle and a friend armed themselves with rifles due to the deadly violence gripping Kenosha and headed over to the dealership.

Was Rittenhouse illegally in possession of that AR-15, and did he bring it across state lines?

This also means that the firearms didn't cross state lines at any point in time, and also means that, if the friend who loaned him the AR-15 was 18 years old, it was completely legal for Rittenhouse to be in possession of it. It appears as though it was lawful for him to possess the firearm.

How did Rittenhouse wind up running through the streets of the city?

It appears as though insurgents had set fire to a dumpster and were attempting to use it to start a larger fire. Rittenhouse saw this and used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, which enraged the insurgents and led to them chasing Rittenhouse down the street.

This clears it up for me. This was a righteous shooting from beginning to end.

NFA, shotguns, and flare guns

As a result of the article that was the subject of this post, I have been getting questions from my friends about the practical and legal effects of firing a 12 gauge shell in a flare gun. It turns out that I happen to have a bit of experience in this area.

It turns out that a 12 gauge shell will work in a flare pistol. Once. A long time ago, thirteen year old me was left home alone and unsupervised and decided to do a little experimenting with my father's Beretta shotgun, some shells, flares, and a flare gun. The shell fires, but it destroys the flare gun. Not surprising, being that the flare gun is made of bright orange plastic. Right after that, I tried loading a 12 gauge flare in my Dad's shotgun. The flare got stuck on the choke, the barrel of the shotgun was ruined, and I got my ass beat.

So that handles the practical aspects. A ruined flare gun, a ruined shotgun, a damaged ass, and an angry father. Now that dad is dead, I own that shotgun, complete with the ring around the barrel where the bluing is no longer there. How about the legal aspects?

The National Firearms Act (26 US Code 5845) is going to be what applies here.

- A flare gun can't be a shotgun because it isn't designed to be fired from the shoulder.
- It can't be a rifle, because it doesn't have a rifled barrel.
- it seems to fit the definition of an "any other weapon.:"

The term “any other weapon” means any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive, a pistol or revolver having a barrel with a smooth bore designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell, weapons with combination shotgun and rifle barrels 12 inches or more, less than 18 inches in length, from which only a single discharge can be made from either barrel without manual reloading, and shall include any such weapon which may be readily restored to fire. Such term shall not include a pistol or a revolver having a rifled bore, or rifled bores, or weapons designed, made, or intended to be fired from the shoulder and not capable of firing fixed ammunition. (emphasis added by DM)
So it seems that loading a shotgun shell into your flare gun means that you are now in possession of an unregistered NFA weapon.

The usual disclaimers apply: I am not an attorney, not your attorney, nor should you try this at home. Your mileage may vary, this is not intended to be technical or legal advice, and no one should act upon the advice I am giving you. In fact, none of this happened. Forget it.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Scary Intel report

The BLM protests are being run with military precision. Here is an in depth report of what a BLM/Antifa operation looks like:

The course of the nightly action against the PPB followed a fairly predictable pattern: a contingent of notional BLM protesters rendezvoused with a group of antifa black bloc at a public park close to their objective. As they moved towards the police building which was their target, “corkers” -a sort of bicycle-mounted blocking force- closed off side streets and the scouting line -typically on mopeds- moved ahead and on the flanks. Behind them came the main contingent of black bloc. Upon arrival at the PPB the streets were blocked with vehicles and burning dumpsters, with the “corkers” stationed to direct traffic away from the action and the scouts setting up a picket line extending out several blocks, watching for police reinforcements and creating the strong impression of antifa control of territory.
Read the whole thing. 

When looking to engage a unit like this, remember that the goal of the scouts is to force opposing elements to engage away from the main force. This gives the main force time to redeploy into positions to counter the opposition. If the opposing force is too powerful, the main force simply retreats and breaks the engagement.

Think on what this report tells us about their training and organization. They have effective C3 capabilities, and seem to be mastering the skills needed to be an effective Army. They are growing more experienced, organized, and effective with every passing day. I know that there are many on the right who like to make fun of the left, but they are getting their shit together in one sock.

The longer this goes on, the more difficult and dangerous the coming civil war will be. They are training a large force of battle ready troops. By the time these people get into using deadly weapons, they will have already mastered the basics of tactical warfare. This report frankly worries the hell out of me.

Did these lives matter?

A man and his stepdaughter were shot down after a career criminal rear ended the stepfather's car in the woman's drive way, then got out of his car and gunned them down in a fit of rage .

You support WHAT?

Open letter to the NBA, NHL, protesters, BLM, and anyone else who is protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake:

The man you are defending was wanted for the sexual assault of his girlfriend. Read the criminal complaint that was the basis for the warrant he had for his arrest. He went to her house in the early hours of the morning on May 3. The woman said she awoke from her sleep to find Blake standing in her room, looming over her.

Blake, the 29-year-old father of the woman's three children, reportedly demanded she return his possessions. "I want my shit," Blake reportedly told the woman.

"As LNB lay there, on her back, the defendant, suddenly and without warning, reached his hand between her legs, penetrated her vaginally with a finger, pulled it out and sniffed it, and said, 'Smells like you've been with other men,'" the graphic complaint reads.

Following the assault, Blake reportedly stole her vehicle and left the premises. The officer who took the woman's statement said she had a "very difficult time telling him this and cried as she told how the defendant assaulted her."

The woman said that Blake's assault "caused her pain and humiliation and was done without her consent."

Authorities charged Blake in July with felony third-degree sexual assault, misdemeanor trespassing, and disorderly conduct connected to domestic abuse.

This was the warrant that was active when he appeared at his ex-girlfriend's house. He appeared there in the car that he had stolen from her during the incident in May and ordered his son into the vehicle. When the police arrived, they were notified of his warrant, and well as being notified that the wanted felon was known to carry weapons and threaten law enforcement.

He began to fight with the officers. He was shot twice with a TASER and simply shrugged it off. This is usually a sign of drug intoxication. He then walked away from the cops with purpose towards the driver's door of the vehicle, even though officers were trying to restrain him. He wasn't trying to get in- he was trying to retrieve something.

Under these circumstances, what else were the cops to do? He was a wanted rapist, known to be violent, in the middle of attacking his ex-girlfriend, the police, and kidnapping her child. By supporting him, you are saying that you support rapist kidnappers.

Of course, we know what BLM and the protesters REALLY want. It isn't about Blake. It isn't about cops. What this is, is that you hate America and everything it stands for. Despite the fact that you athletes are among the richest one percent of Americans, you hate this country and want to see it become a communist nation.

If you want a war, you will get one, but you won't like it.

Insurgents are planning on killing Kyle Rittenhouse

From "Jailhouse Lawyers Speak"

If he goes to a cell and anyone gets a lock on his location -- email it to us

The lack of ethics of my employer is disappointing

I honestly believe that COVID is a real threat, especially to people who are already medically fragile. I am at somewhat higher risk as a diabetic, but I don't think it is a high enough risk to warrant staying home from work.There are teachers who are not so lucky. I know of at least two who are at serious risk because they are immunocompromised due to things like leukemia.

My high school has 1600 or so students. Approximately 400 of them are attending classes virtually, just over 1000 of them are attending face to face classes, and another 200 have simply not shown up for classes of any sort. The teachers who are immunocompromised have requested to teach the virtual students, but schools are refusing to allow this. Instead, they are spreading the virtual students out. I have 5 classes of about 25 students each that are face to face, and another virtual class of 45 students that I teach on top of that. I feel that the teachers who are more at risk than I am should be given the virtual classes, but that isn't happening. The school is refusing to do that.

Yesterday was the last day of the first week of school. My school district published a report by email to all staff and to the press, claiming that there were 6 students and 4 staff members who have tested positive for COVID 19. My school was not listed as one of the schools that has a positive case.

There were rumors that some of our students had COVID, but the school will not tell us which students are positive. I complained to my school administrators, telling them that I have a right to know. They said that I do not, citing HIPAA. I pointed out that I was once the HIPAA compliance officer for my employer when I was a paramedic, and told them that schools are not bound by HIPAA. They still said, "Notifying you if your students are positive is the Health Department's job."

They also made a bit of a clerical error and accidentally released attendance information that lists each student who is absent because they are presumed positive for COVID. One of the new attendance people accidentally put a file of attendance records in a network drive that could be seen by the entire school's staff. Even worse, the official email sent out to staff says that none of our students have COVID. They lied to us and to the public.

As it turns out, three of my students are presumed to have COVID. Not one of my employers said shit. One of those students sits in the front row of my classroom. I cannot fathom why my employer would intentionally keep me in the dark about this. It is unconscionable.

Thursday, August 27, 2020


In case you need to hear this

A man in South Carolina fired shots at a group of Trump supporters that included children. What began as protests and attacks aimed at police and government buildings and expanded to rioting and looting has lately morphed into attacks on residential areas and targeting defenseless individuals. 

As we are all aware, violent acts began in the Minneapolis before moving to Seattle and Portland. Those acts have since expanded to Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and other places. Diners are now being accosted while eating dinner, and so-called "peaceful" protesters are now openly and routinely brandishing weapons, including firearms. 

Chances of favorable outcome or appeasement of what appear to be professional insurgents is very doubtful. This situation coupled with statements of the Antifa/BLM/RevCom movements and the forces that they control indicate in our opinion that a surprise aggressive movement in any direction including attack on unarmed and helpless residential areas or even schools is a possibility. Extreme care is necessary in order not to complicate an already tense situation.

Beware of common items that are being used as weapons, such as skateboards. Attackers are known to be using press credentials and other noncombatant disguises to lull targets into complacency. 

Carry hearing protection and weapons wherever possible. 

Avoid travel to large cities in the run up to the election. 

Ensure that you have at least half a tank of fuel at a minimum. 

Keep your head on a swivel. 

Florida guardian stops armed intruder

A man armed with a 12 gauge flare gun that was loaded with a shotgun shell jumped the fence to enter the property of a Florida high school. He was confronted and stopped by an armed school guardian. My school district doesn't allow teachers to be a part of this program.

I wonder why the man wasn't arrested for possession of an unregistered NFA firearm?

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

This explains it

Rioting may be mostly peaceful, but use of punctuation is violence, according to a recent study.

According to experts, youngsters used to communicating electronically break up their thoughts by sending each one as a separate message, rather than using a full stop, which they use only to signal they are annoyed or irritated. 

So there you go. Stop using punctuation, you violent boomers.

Monday, August 24, 2020

When someone says you are their enemy, believe them.

The second in line for Presidential succession says that Republicans are enemies of the state.

If the Democrats win in November, expect the great purge.

Organized insurgency

I have been making the case for awhile that the BLM, Antifa, etc. insurgency is heavily organized and funded. It really is looking like they have a serious bit of professional organization. Sure, they claim to not be an organized group, but a closer look reveals that they are as organized as the US military.

The NATO militaries use the Continental Staff system, which organizes staff functions like this:

S1 manpower or personnel: They have active recruitment on college campuses.

S2 intelligence security: They are using organized sigint against the police by using scanners.

S3 operations: See below

S4 logistics: There have field kitchens, along with factories (staffed by volunteers) to manufacture shields. Pallets of bricks being delivered ahead of protests.

S5 plans See below

S6 communications: They are using encrypted communications to coordinate efforts at both the tactical and strategic level. They are also using social media to great effect as both a way to attract more followers and as a way to get the word out on evolving situations in a rapid manner.

S7 education and training. There are web training sites, and in person training sessions.

S8 finance: They have a fund set up for bailing out arrested members.

S9 civil affairs. They have people calling themselves journalists who carefully don't photograph faces, tattoos, or other identifying features to protect the insurgents. An obvious production of propaganda. Snopes itself seems to be promoting much of the propaganda by simply denying all of the evidence of this organized activity. 

The also have a JAG corps to provide legal assistance.

They are displaying all sorts of capabilities. It isn't just laser pointers and rocks. They are also engaging in such force multipliers as jamming police radio communications  in Minnesota, Illinois and Texas.

Operations and planning were the only areas where I couldn't find verifiable articles or links. However, considering the highly organized and methodical way that this is being carried out, I would suggest that there is a significant command and control structure in place. Any other links would be appreciated.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

What is violence? What constitutes force?

In a post last week I made a flippant comment about people shooting masks onto people's faces, where I said that this was a good way to get shot. TCK pointed out that such a gun was unlikely to be treated as a threat that would permit a lethal response, and of course he is correct. That got me to thinking about what is going on in this country, where the left seems to be walking the line and using force with impunity. This made me realize how badly we are currently losing in the revolution they have started.

Let's begin with "mostly peaceful protest," the term they are using to describe open warfare.

Mostly peaceful means what, exactly? The does that mean most of the people present didn't engage in violence? We know that the US military in Iraq had fewer than a quarter of them in combat. Does that mean it was a mostly peaceful war?

What exactly is violence? If I put a gun to your head and demand your money and you hand it over without me having to shoot you, was that a peaceful robbery?

So is a crowd of  150 communist insurgents carrying rifles while screaming threats at unarmed motorists a peaceful protest? Or would you consider the threat of violence without actually carrying it out to be peaceful?

The communist mobs are getting very good at walking the line between legal technicalities and actual crimes. They have their own JAG corps. They have funds established for bailing out those who are arrested.

I don't even know if it is illegal to shine a high powered laser into someone's eyes, as long as the laser isn't designed to indicate or mark an object, the target isn't operating a vehicle. In Florida, a laser is not a weapon. A weapon is defined as:
any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon except a firearm or a common pocketknife, plastic knife, or blunt-bladed table knife.
It appears that the best you can do is try to get them for simple battery, but that requires the prosecutor to prove that the person with the laser intended to injure, and not merely annoy. 
784.03 Battery; felony battery.—
(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who commits battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
Even then, it is only a misdemeanor for a first offense. Since it may not even be a crime, defending yourself from this assault is problematic and, even if you only use nonlethal means such a pepper spray, there is a very good chance you will be in more trouble than your attacker. At the very least, you will lay out serious money for your defense attorney.

Likewise for morons yelling in your ears with a megaphone. Likely to cause hearing damage, but there isn't really anything you can do about it. 

The left appears to be walking right up to the legal line and carefully not crossing it. They are counting on the fact that the right is largely law abiding as their primary insurance against getting their ass kicked. They then claim that this is "nonviolence." For example, when they cruise through your neighborhood at 2 in the a.m. screaming and chanting in a stated attempt to wake you up and inconvenience you. 

They snatch signs from children and intimidate them, but don't actually cross the line and strike them. 

They are proving that the letter of the law has loopholes that allow people to use force and violence, or at least the threat of them, to control and intimidate others.

The question is, what do we do about it?

Friday, August 21, 2020

Equality of talent versus opportunity

There is this commercial that comes on frequently for Southern New Hampshire University. I abhor this commercial. Check it out:

"The world equally distributes talent, but it doesn't equally distribute opportunity." What a load of manure. So all that separated me from becoming Michael Jordan was opportunity? The fact that I didn't become an NBA star is not because I am a short white guy who can't jump. Nope, all that separated me from being the next NBA All star was that no one gave me the opportunity.

According to this theory, we have all been granted the same physical abilities, intelligence, susceptibility to disease, and other abilities. The only thing separating us is that no one gave us a fair shot.

This is pure communist propaganda. This is what lends validity to the communists over at BLM when they claim that the only reason they are not successful in life is that someone must have discriminated and conspired against them. This belief that we are all born equal is where the demand for equality of outcome originates.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Nope. Just nope.

High on the list of stupid and dangerous ideas:
Some have resisted [wearing masks] which inspired Allen Pan to invent a gun that quickly shoots a mask on to the face of those not taking this whole thing seriously.

Fuck around and find out what happens.

 If malls were to instead employ armed gangs brandishing these face mask blasters, the number of people voluntarily wearing masks would undoubtedly dramatically rise.

So would the number of people wielding those who had to be transported to the hospital with a mask stuck up their ass.

Look, like most of America, I just want to be left alone. You do you, and I will do me. The problem is the overwhelming number of busybodies who want to force their ideas onto others. Since they can't seem to get the Government to do it, they are perfectly willing to resort to force.

Well, so am I. Leave me alone, or try to shoot me in the face with any sort of gun (mask or otherwise) and see what happens to you.

So here is from the comments:

Drew Wesely
1 day ago
That's why the final model mask gun will be mounted like an M320 under an assault weapon.

So to all of the people who think this is a good idea:

Go ahead. Go ahead, skin it. Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens. I'm gettin' awful tired of your gas. Now jerk that pistol and go to work.

Good question

I know it's over a month old, but John Watson at the American Thinker asks a great question:

During the last two years of the Obama administration, some unusual purchases were made.  Large quantities of ammunition were purchased, as were firearms, mostly for somewhat obscure agencies or agencies with no real need for such weaponry. 

Seeing the current violence and knowing that Obama didn't mind arming drug cartels- Do we know if all of these weapons are accounted for?

Missile found in Lakeland Airport

Contractors at the Lakeland Airport in Florida discovered a shipping container that contained an air to air missile.  An Air Force EOD team from MacDill AFB, agents from BATFE, Lakeland Fire Department, and numerous other agencies removed the missile to the Air Force Base for disposal.

The markings on the container indicate that it is a French S530 air to air missile. The missile has a 30kg fragmentation warhead.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Another failure of our court system

A 28 year old man was recently arrested for murder in Osceola county, after a 56 year old man was shot and killed. I looked up his record with Osceola county, and he didn't have one. Now it is pretty unusual for the first crime committed by a person to be murder, so I went looking in Orange county (where Orlando is located).

In Orange county alone, he has been charged on 28 different occasions, beginning in 2006, when he was just 14 years old and was caught driving without a license. I wouldn't normally mentiosn traffic, except in this case because adjudication was withheld.

2008, he was arrested for armed robbery with a firearm, tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm by a minor. He was placed on probation.

2014, he was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Charges were dropped because the prosecutor said the case was "unsuitable for prosecution." However this resulted in his being violated under the terms of the probation from his 2008 robbery, and was sentenced to 4 years in jail.

This obviously didn't mean that he actually went to jail, because during 2014, he was arrested for domestic battery. The DA dropped the charges.

During 2014 and 2015, he received 7 traffic tickets for open alcohol container, no seatbelt, no drivers license, speeding and no registration in multiple different traffic stops. Case was dismissed or adjudication withheld each time.

In August of 2015, he was arrested for possession of controlled substances and marijuana with intent to distribute. Adjudication was withheld.

In 2016 and 2017, he received 9 traffic tickets during 4 different traffic stops: speeding, no insurance, no seatbelt, no tags, no registration, etc. 3 were for running tolls, 2 for improper tags, and there was also a couple of red lights, speeding, and another minor one. He paid a few fines.

In 2018, he was caught with cocaine (more than 28 grams), marijuana (more than 20 grams),  $19,500 in cash, and charged with 11 counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Sheriff Demings proceeded with an asset forfeiture in that case, taking the cash. Again, however, the DA dropped the charges because the case was not suitable for prosecution. 

Just after that, he was again arrested for domestic battery. Charges were dropped. Again.

In 2019, he was arrested for second degree murder for shooting and killing a motorist in the car next to him. He claimed that the other motorist was threatening him, and won his "stand your ground" hearing. Charges were dismissed. The police did however, manage to use civil forfeiture to take his car.

So in the past 14 years, he has been arrested on 5 different occasions for felonies, twice for domestic battery, twice for possession of a firearm by a felon, dealing drugs, murder, and yet was free to walk the streets and kill again. How many times must a person break the law before there are serious consequences?

* as a side note, this morning the article had over 13 comments on gun control, lax courts, etc. They were all deleted within the past two hours. The press has no right to claim a lack of bias.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

The police aren't coming

In Minnesota, a Democratic candidate for state representative openly stated that he will target whites for assasination and would burn their neighborhood down. I am going to quote exactly what he said, because I feel that his statement is so inflammatory and insulting that the only way to truly understand how despicable this man is, is to read exactly what he said:

Black skin I’m in! I’m a Black man being terrorized by this fucking Klansman right here! We are terrorized by the Grand Wizard! You got the Grand Wizard living in your goddamn neighborhood! All the Klan exist in Hugo, Minnesota! And it’s right here! Don’t run now! Don’t run now, racist white people! I’m here! Oh yeah, we pull up! We pulled the fuck up! Over here! Come on over get your blue eyes medicine! Blue eyes ain’t shit! And if people in Hugo don’t support Black people, fuck Hugo, Minnesota!
Peaceful protest? I didn't come here to be peaceful. Why the fuck is we so peaceful in this faggot-assed neighborhood? Fuck your motherfucking peace, white racist motherfuckerers! Blue lives don't mean shit to black people. Fuck Hugo, Minnesota! This whole godamn state burned down for $20 goddamn dollars, you think we give a fuck about burning Hugo down? 
So now you have a Democrat who will likely be elected to the state legislature, and is being endorsed by the current Governor, saying that he wants to burn down neighborhoods and "kill white motherfuckers."

What do you do when a hostile crowd is standing in front of your house, with their spokesman shouting at you with a loudspeaker that he wants to kill you and your family? Calling the police won't help- they have been neutered and are not coming. Of course, if you defend yourself, your home, and your property, you will go to jail and lose everything you have ever worked for. Why because he is now a part of a hostile government with the open support of a hostile governor.

Once the people begin to believe that the government is actively trying to kill them, that government is no longer seen as being legitimate. What happens then?

It's complicated

I keep seeing those on both sides of the COVID debate continuing to go back and forth about reopening schools. At this point, the debate has become more about politics than it does about actual infection control. Everyone is trying to condense this COVID thing down into a 3 second soundbite or tagline so they can get in a cheap zinger, this reducing a complex issue into monkey poop flinging.

I am torn. I can see valid reasons for either decision. Let me explain:

- Our society can't seem to decide. In Florida, the Republicans claim that the disease is such a threat that bars must remain closed, while restaurants and movie theaters can only open at 50 percent capacity. Sporting events are cancelled because gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. Unless that gathering is a high school sporting event, because reasons. Either open it all up, or cloase it all down. Stop trying to pick winners and losers.

Schools themselves are not taking this seriously, but at the same time, they are. For example:

- we are being told that schools are going to remain safe through a campaign of social distancing and mask wearing. Class sizes remain at the same size as they always have. I teach 6 periods a day. Periods one through five have an average of 22 students per class(1). There is no way for me to 'socially distance' 23 people who are all in the same room. If we can't socially distance, everyone is required to wear masks. How successful do you think we are going to be in getting 1300 teens to stay away from each other and wear masks all day? We can't keep them apart and from trying to copulate during the best of times.

- My school claims that the teachers will be sanitizing their classrooms in the 5 minutes we have between classes. That is impossible, because the school hasn't provided any supplies for doing so- no sanitizer, no spray bottles, no supplies of any kind. In fact, all we have been given so far for COVID supplies are 3 disposable ear loop masks, and an 8 ounce bottle of alcohol based hand sanitizer.

- My school also claims that our rooms were thoroughly cleaned and sanitized by our janitorial staff while we were locked out. When we returned, the desks still had eraser shavings on them.

If the eraser shavings are still there, the desks have obviously not even been wiped down, much less sanitized. In fact, the bathroom on my floor still has dried urine in one of the corners from when a student decided to piss on the wall a year ago.

Florida is currently seeing thousands of new cases of COVID per day, with dozens of deaths each day. Whether or not you think those numbers are reliable (I don't) the fact remains that the illness is worse than it was back in March when the schools were originally shut down. Every teacher that I know is convinced that we are going to eventually shut down. There is even a pool going on how long. My pick is ten school days after the students resume classes. The guess that has the longest pick is October 1.

That creates a problem for teachers. What made the spring shut down so difficult was that teachers had 48 hours from when the shutdown was announced to have their classes back up and running online. We had such silly restrictions that the online classes of the spring were a joke. Each of us is determined that online classes in the next shutdown will be of higher quality and that we will not be caught by surprise.

1- My sixth class is an online class to accommodate those students who are attending virtually. It has 45 students in it. 48 teachers in my school are teaching online courses. The courses are large. It creates a large workload on teachers. I have a total of 160 students, all of whom must have their papers graded. I have to make lessons, study materials, and assignments available to all of my students- the ones who are face to face get papers, the ones who are online get electronic. On top of that, I have to figure out how to do tests and quizzes online while making the playing field even between the online kids who can and will cheat, and the kids who are physically in my class.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

One can dream

Every firefighter dreams of being able to do this. Where I worked, we would likely have been fired for it, so it is fun to see it happen somewhere:

Racist press publishes official discrimination policy against whites

The Associated Press has a webpage dedicated to explaining their racial bias in reporting. They explain why they capitalize racial descriptors.
AP’s style is now to capitalize Black in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense, conveying an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa. The lowercase black is a color, not a person. AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses.
People of African descent share a common history, identity and community? A black man shitting in the street in Freeport, Jamaica, a black woman living in Babanusa, Sudan (where onions cost $45), and a black man living in New Orleans all have a shared history, identity, and community? At the same time, whites in Australia, England, and South Africa do not?

The AP then goes on to explain why 'white' doesn't get capitalized:
White people generally do not share the same history and culture, or the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color.
Whites don't experience discrimination due to skin color? Multnomah County, Oregon didn't create 'safe spaces' where white employees were forbidden to enter? Wake Forest didn't have staff meetings where white staff members were excluded?

Anyone who has ever been to Hawaii knows that the many of the natives do not like white people. In fact, my life lived in Hawaii for two years and she loved it. She tells me that she had only two problems there: it was expensive to live there, and being white, it was very tough to fit in.

The mayoral race for Savannah, GA didn't have a 'blacks only- no white reporters allowed' meeting?

We have all seen this lately.

According to the AP, if you capitalize 'white' it means that you are a white supremacist.
We agree that white people’s skin color plays into systemic inequalities and injustices, and we want our journalism to robustly explore those problems. But capitalizing the term white, as is done by white supremacists, risks subtly conveying legitimacy to such beliefs.
Only by refusing to capitalize white while capitalizing all other racial groups can you overcome white supremacy and prove that you are not a racist.

I am calling this what it is: Whites in this country are now the only racial group where it is not only legal to attack and discriminate against them, it is socially acceptable, and perhaps even encouraged. This is why I cannot believe anything coming from the MSM as being close to anything resembling truth or fact.

Friday, August 14, 2020

You don't support free speech unless you support speech you disagree with

Remember how all of the sports leagues said that they support the free speech rights of their employees who want to kneel during the national anthem? The NBA went one step further and allowed BLM phrases on player jerseys. Apparently, free speech is only allowed if that speech happens to align with certain viewpoints, since the NBA decided to fire an employee for exercising his own free speech. 

ALERT: Protests continue in Orlando

Protesters have been blocking traffic in south Orlando, then moved into the Florida Mall. I believe in the right to protest. With that being said, blocking traffic and interrupting business while on private property isn't a protest, it is violence. You are using force (or the threat of it) to inconvenience people.

Let's hope that it doesn't turn into a riot.

Luckily, Orlando is 45 minutes from where I live. Still, let's hope the insurgency hasn't come to my backyard.

How did it happen?

The recent 9th circuit decision striking down California's magazine ban caught many by surprise. One person asked me:
How did the 9th pass this? It is not their style.
I will tell you how. While the Democrats were busy with the sham impeachment, Trump was busy appointing two associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, 53 judges for the United States courts of appeals, 146 judges for the United States district courts, and two judges for the United States Court of International Trade.

The circuit courts actually affect US law and its application far more than the Supreme Court. 98 percent of appellate cases are decided at the circuit level, with SCOTUS only hearing 2 percent of appellate cases.

There are only 179 circuit court judges. Trump appointed 50 of them. Thirty percent of the appeals judges were appointed by Trump. The Ninth Circuit has 47 judges. the two who came to this decision were Callahan and Lee, one a Trump appointee, the other by GHW Bush. In fact, of the entire court:

2 were appointed by President Nixon
3 were appointed by President Carter.
3 were appointed by President Reagan
2 were appointed by GHW Bush
13 were appointed by President Clinton.
7 were appointed by President GW Bush
7 were appointed by President Reagan.
7 were appointed by President Obama
10 were appointed by President Trump.

You can see that the most influential President on the Ninth Circuit is Clinton. The youngest of the Clinton appointees is 66 years old. The judiciary is getting older, with the oldest member of the circuit judiciary being 97 years old and sixteen of them are over the age of 75. In fact, the average age of the judges in the 9th circuit is 68 years old.

With Trump being the second most influential President and an aging judiciary, the ninth circuit will continue to shift in its politics as its makeup shifts. As long as we can keep him in the White House. This is why elections matter.

Former SEAL accused of throwing bombs in Portland

On August 8, 2020 at 2:30am, the Portland Police received a 911 call that a man had been throwing explosive devices at the Antifa insurgents. Here is a video of the people who saw what happened:

Note that the person who made the video is claiming that there were 4 devices thrown, and this was a device that didn't explode. She then claims that this is a bag of gun powder that was stuffed in a ziplock bag.

The bystanders also claim that they saw a man leaving the scene, and when they approached him, he acted in a threatening manner.
 Another video, also shared on Twitter, showed one of the independent journalists at the park pursuing one of those men, carrying what appear to be night-vision goggles, apparently to his car, where he behaved threateningly.

The man recording the incident—Portland videographer Scott Keeler, who said he had observed the man in the park earlier, walking away from the explosions—was using a flashlight, and first asked the man to stop as he walked up to him at a car the man appeared to be using. "Why are you throwing pipe bombs at people?" Keeler asked.
"Look man, I'm not the guy you wanna fuck with," the man responded. 
The Portland police were able to identify him as a former Navy SEAL, and are now claiming that he is a person of interest. The police do not have the device, nor do they have any witnesses that actually saw the person throw the devices.

If I were Mr. Fernbaugh, I would hire an attorney and have him contact the Portland police to tell them that I do not wish to make any statements, and leave it at that.

They have no witnesses. Even if they get witnesses later, getting them to reliably identify what happened in the dark during a riot is going to be difficult.

They have no physical evidence. The device is nowhere to be found. Even if it is found at this point, it is inadmissible. The woman in the video, unless she is a certified expert, isn't going to be able to testify that the powder was gun powder, nor can she testify that the pipe is PVC. Even if she IS an expert, she disassembled the device. The only crime that this would establish is that she tampered with evidence.

In other words, the police here have jack and shit. Even if this did happen and isn't some sort of false flag, there is no difference in this device than in throwing fireworks at people.


The Ninth Circuit court of appeals has just ruled that standard capacity magazines are protected by the Second Amendment. The court applied strict scrutiny and ruled that the blanket ban of "large capacity magazines" was not the least restrictive means of achieving the compelling interest of preventing "gun violence."


My wife was just notified that the school where she works is moving in three years. They are building a new school, which will be 20 minutes further from our house. She wants to move to an area that is closer to her job.

The funny thing is that although this new school is also further from my school, it is a shorter commute.

We won't have to sell our current house, and will be able to add another rental to our business, one that has no mortgage.

So I am onboard. This will be the first house that I have had built. Ever.

I told her that I would like some design features added to our home. The wife and I are currently discussing adding some features. I want to make the place more secure without making it look like a fortress. Maybe some nice looking planters in front. See if I can get the walls for the master closet made of sturdy enough material to make it a safe room. I am not sure what it will be, but I want to see what we is possible for what we can afford.

We have two years to plan before we have to start construction, so there is plenty of time.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Trust Crisis

Florida contact tracers complain that no one trusts them enough to give them information. It could be that people read stories like these:

Couple under house arrest

Florida couple jailed for breaking coronavirus quarantine

and they don't want to risk having some government official lock them in their homes upon penalty of being locked in jail.

It could be that they lied about the masks. Or people who were shot or died in motorcycle accidents being classified as COVID. Or nurses who claim they are overwhelmed while filming TikTok videos of them doing choreographed dance routines.

As Glen Reynolds said:

WHEN THEY LIED ABOUT THE MASKS, THEY POISONED THE TRUST WELL. WHEN THEY GAVE THE BLM RALLIES THEIR SEAL OF APPROVAL, THEY SHAT IN IT. Contact Tracing Is Having a Trust Crisis. Nobody trusts the tech companies, either, for similar reasons. When you lie and cheat, people don’t trust you.
At this late date, contact tracing is largely pointless anyway. It might have mattered in February and early March, but the CDC made sure there weren’t enough tests.

What we have here is a failure to communicate

There is an article in Fox news this morning that talks about how the protests riots in Portland have moved from the downtown area into residential areas. What I want to point out is this part of the article:
Some residents in the neighborhoods have expressed support of the movement despite the disruption. Neighborhood residents regularly aid protesters as police chase small groups through Portlands residential streets, Getty reported.
If one of my neighbors is actively assisting rioters in the destruction of my property, whether that be actually damaging property or assisting them in escape and evasion from police, my neighbor now has a problem.

See, if I have proof in the form of video, I am suing his ass for all of the damages. If that isn't possible, then guess whose property is going to be damaged by unidentified looters the next night.

Targeting government buildings isn't working, so the insurgents have decided to target residential areas instead.

The people in these neighborhoods need to make it known in no uncertain terms that this won't be tolerated. Maybe some protesters can go visit the riot assisting neighbors' homes and do some "mostly peaceful" protesting against their cars and property. Maybe the message will be understood.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Every year, there are a couple of things that happen just before school starts. One of them is that teachers have to complete refresher training in the proper way to secure a classroom in the event that there is a mass shooting. We are taught to do a number of things. This first picture is a screenshot from the actual training video that we are required to watch.

Pay special attention to the picture in the center. They have taken a table, wrapped an extension cord around it, and then tied that cord around the doorknob.

Then there is this method:

My door opens out, so not effective. What about this one?

Stupid. Places your students in front of the window in the door where they can be shot, and also note that there are two people playing tug o war with the door knob. If only there was a better way...

Well, two years ago I found a better way. I paid $150 for two of these. My classroom and the one next door are connected by an office, so I got 2 of them- one for the door to each classroom. It  securely locks the door, making sure no one can enter.

All's well, right? Teacher finds a way to secure two classrooms at no cost to the school. Well, that brings us to the second thing that happens every year: One of the cops assigned to campus security visits each classroom to review how secure the room is. They ask the teacher questions like: "If there was a shooter in the building, where would you have your students take cover?"

Then he noticed the extra door lock and asked me: "If there was shooter and we needed to get in here, how would we get in?"

I responded with "I would have to let you in, because nobody is getting in here once I lock that door, unless I let you in."
He said, "what if the shooter were already in here when you locked it, and had already shot you?" I responded that the teacher in the neighboring classroom would let them in the room next door.
He then asked me, "but the shooter would surely have shot the other teacher as well."
I then said, "Look, you are trying to twist some convoluted scenario where you are going to prove that this lock won't work, no matter how unrealistic. There is no difference between what I have put here and tying the door shut with a table barricade, except that my device will actually work."
He said that he would be reporting it to the school safety authority, because they cannot have a room where the police cannot simply enter by using their master key. THAT was his real issue. He can't stand the fact that there is a room that he cannot get into.

I don't know what will come of it. I don't think they can have me remove it, because I drilled holes through the door to install it. I guess we will see.

Air Force chopper emergency landing after being shot over Virginia

A helicopter from the 1st helicopter squadron was struck by ground fire, injuring a crew member. The helicopter had to make an emergency landing. The crew member was treated at a local hospital and released. The first helicopter squadron flies out of Joint Base Andrews. The FBI is investigating. The Air Force declined to provide any further information.

Although Marine One flies the President, the First Helicopter Squadron is responsible for evacuating people in the Presidential Line of Succession in the event of an attack on the US.

One has to wonder if this is a continuation of the violence against government that has been increasing with the presence of the insurgency.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Rules for radicals

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people.

…The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

…the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

…the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

…the sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.

…the seventh rule is: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

…the eighth rule: Keep the pressure on.

…the ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

…The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.

…The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

When two forces go head-to-head, the side that tries to play nice usually ends up with its head in a box. When is it time to not be nice?

Monday, August 10, 2020


White House shooting

Secret Service pulls President from press conference because they are in the middle of a firefight on White House grounds. I don't ever remember the Secret Service interrupting a press conference, with the possible exception of Reagan getting shot. Unusual, until you consider that the press room has doors that open right outside.

Democrats are criticizing Trump for allowing himself to be evacuated by the Secret Service because of the shooting. They are saying it is cowardice. What do you expect him to do, put on a six shooter and have a quickdraw contest on the south lawn?

Meanwhile, Joe Biden hides from the press in his basement...

EDITED TO ADD: One SS agent and one suspect were transported to local hospitals. The suspect was said to have critical, life threatening injuries.

Even water burns when it shoots out of your nose

Male PPB officers detaining a female protestor and patting her down w/ no female officers present. I asked if they had a female officer to do patdown, one responded by “nope” the other said, “how do you know I don’t identify as a female?” Other officers laugh.
Replies are comedy gold:

This happened to me the morning of 8/5 at PPA and I'm looking for footage. I demanded female officers and they refused.
stop assuming the officers genders you archaic relic of the oppressive past

Alynsky's fourth, fifth, and sixth rules...
…the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
…the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
…the sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.


Automation sucks

My cable TV freezes up constantly. It started about 3 days ago. The picture and sound freeze, and I get a notification on the screen that the box cannot communicate with the server. So I pull out the app, and it walks me through the troubleshooter. Rebooting the cable box, which takes from 5 to 8 minutes fixes it, so the troubleshooter senses that the box is online again, and shuts off.

Less than an hour later, the same thing. Try the app again, and you get the idea.

So I try to call. No number to call. I try the website, and it puts me on with the same automated troubleshooter.

I am wondering if I simply stop paying the bill, if an actual person will call.

20 deadliest mass killings in US history

When you search for "mass killing" you find a lot of hits for "mass shootings" but not many for killings where guns were not used. It is almost like the powers that be are trying to move the goalposts.

So I compiled a list of the 20 deadliest attacks in US history. In compiling this list, I only included killings that were the result of a single event and were not a part of a war. For example, the mass killings at Antietam or in civil war prison camps. In researching this post, I found that there were serial killers who carried out their crimes over years or months, and those were not included in this list.

1 On 9/11, there were 2,996 dead and over 6,000 injured. The weapons used were box cutters and airplanes.

2  October 31, 1999: Gameel al-Batouti cried out “I entrust myself to Allah” 11 times in Arabic as he deliberately piloted a plane full of passengers into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 217 people.

3 The Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995. There were 168 dead and over 680 injured. The weapon used was a bomb made from fertilizer and diesel fuel.

The Hartford Circus Fire. 167 dead, 682 injured. Weapon used: fire

The Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857. There were 120 settlers killed when their wagon train was ambushed by Mormons. (I hesitated to include this one since it was a group of 20 Mormons who committed the killings, but if you are going to include 9/11, I figured you should include this one.)

The Happy Land fire of 1990: 87 are killed when a man sets a nightclub on fire.

7 The Las Vegas shooting. 58 killed, 413 injured by gunfire. Another 456 injured while fleeing.

8 The Pulse Nightclub shooting, 2016. 49 dead, 53 injured. The weapon was an MCX rifle.

The Bath School massacre of 1927: 45 dead, and 58 injured. The weapon used were a pair of bombs.

10 Pacific Air Flight 773 of 1964: 45 killed when a man murdered the pilot and copilot of an airplane, which subsequently crashed.

11 Continental Flight 11 bombing of 1955: A man blew up the plane with a bomb.

12 Pacific Southwest Flight Flight 1771 of 1987: 43 people were killed when a man shot and killed the pilot and copilot of the plane, which subsequently crashed.

13 New York Bombing of September 1920: There were 38 killed and several hundred injured. The weapon was a bomb.

14 National Airlines Flight 2511 of 1960. 33 people killed by a bomb on an airplane.

15 Virginia Tech massacre of 2007. 32 dead. The gunman was a South Korean student that had been showing signs of mental instability.

16 The Upstairs Lounge Fire in New Orleans on June 24, 1973 was an arson that was intended to kill the patrons of a gay bar. It worked, killing 32 and injuring dozens. It was started with a Molotov cocktail.

17 Newtown School shooting of 2012. 33 dead. The shooter used an AR-15 rifle that he acquired by murdering his mother.

18 Dorothy Mae Arson of 1982. 25 killed. The arsonist claimed he didn't mean to kill anyone, and only set the fire because he was stoned on marijuana and angry at his uncle, who was in the building.

19 The Luby's Cafeteria Massacre of 1991. A total of 23 people were killed by a spree shooter.

20 The LA times was attacked with a bomb in 1910, killing 21.

Murder weapon
Of the above 20 killings:
4 of them included an airplane as the murder weapon
10 of them were committed by people using a bomb, incendiary device, or other arson tool
5 were spree shootings
1 (The Mountain Meadows Massacre) was committed by a group of people with multiple weapons, including gunfire, knives, and clubbing)

The fact is that guns have nothing to do with spree killings. In fact, 75 percent of spree killings were not performed by firearms. The deadliest form of attack is incendiary device or bomb.