Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cuomo's Sandy Hook Exploitation Decoded

Andy Cuomo is shameless. He rolls in the blood of victims to promote his agenda, all the while seeking to make all of us victims by removing our natural rights to defend ourselves.

Here, in bold, are his smarmy, self- aggrandizing remarks on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders. My take on them follows in normal print.

"Today marks one year since the day this nation lost 26 innocent lives, when 20 children and six teachers became the victims of senseless gun violence at Sandy Hook elementary school”

Today marks a year since the day 27 innocent people became the victims of one depraved individual, who also murdered his own mother in her bed.

“On this difficult day, the families and friends who lost loved ones at Newtown are in the prayers and thoughts of New Yorkers.”


“The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook was a horrific wake-up call that we must act on the issue of gun violence before another child’s future is wiped away. All across the country, elected officials, parents and community leaders stood up together to call on their State and Federal governments to pass stronger laws that protect our neighborhoods from dangerous weapons.”

The tragic murders at Sandy Hook were a rare and unpredictable event, the sole responsibility for which falls squarely on the shoulders of the lone individual who perpetrated them. No motive has yet been established, and none of the medical and mental health professionals who treated the murderer, nor any of his acquaintances, noted any warning signs of his festering violence. Every law abiding gun owner in America does not deserve to be made a scapegoat because the killer’s suicide has removed him from the reach of human wrath and punishment. Most “gun violence” in this country is perpetrated by gang members and other criminals, like the perpetrator here, whose rampage last year broke many laws. Expecting that another gun law would have stopped him is simply insane.

“Here in New York, we passed the NY SAFE Act, comprised of common sense reforms to keep guns out of the hands of the dangerously mentally ill, ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and raise the penalty for killing a first responder on duty.”

Translation: Here in New York , I and my cronies used political blackmail to ram through the New York SAFE Act in the dead of night, bypassing the public comment period required under the New York Constitution, for political expediency’s sake, rather than any true exigency, since most of its provisions did not go into effect for months (or , in several cases, even more than a year) later. Had this legislation been proffered in the usual manner, I could never have gotten it passed over the public outcry against it. More than 80 percent of the counties in New York have called for its repeal and it is the subject of several lawsuits seeking to have it thrown out as unconstitutional. My new definition of assault weapon, based on purely cosmetic features, results in a taking of previously legally acquired property, since gun owners can not pass on their arms to their heirs; their valuable and expensive property must must be surrendered to the State at their deaths, so that it can be destroyed. No compensation is given for this taking of private property by the state under the SAFE Act.

Perhaps most ludicrously, a pistol that weighs over 50 ounces, previously legally owned and registered on a law abiding gun owner's permit, is now deemed an assault rifle and subject to confiscation on the owner's death.

Common sense? Reasonable?

No. Arbitrary, capricious, and ridiculous to anyone who understands firearms, including much of the New York law enforcement community, who were not consulted on the provisions of King Cuomo's draconian new laws.

“New York is proud to be home to some of the strongest gun laws in the nation. There is no better way to honor the memories of those we lost at Newtown than to make sure they did not die in vain and work together to pass long overdue gun laws to make this whole country safer.”

Translation: A small proportion of down-staters, especially New York City progressives, who have been denied the use of arms by that city’s draconian licensing scheme for decades, and, thus, have no appreciation of their utility and popularity in most of the rest of the state, are ecstatic to have “done something” to assuage their horror over the Sandy Hook murders, even though the New York SAFE Act does nothing to prevent a future similar crime, as it focuses almost exclusively on law abiding citizens. Doing something to combat actual criminals is too hard, so we chose to violate the rights of thousands of decent citizens, because we thought that, since they are, by definition, law abiding, they would just go along with our opportunistic civilian disarmament scheme.

“As Washington D.C. remains at a standstill on this issue, I urge our representatives in Congress to reach across the aisle and act now because we cannot have another tragedy like Sandy Hook.”

Translation: My ego demands that the country follow in my footsteps. Validate me, America! I know better than you! I should be able to make life and death decisions for you. I (and others of the elite Political Class) should be able to tell you how to live, peasants. Bow to the will of your betters.

Um, no. I don't think so, Andy. I am a citizen, not a subject. You and your ilk have turned me, and a host of my fellow self reliant, liberty oriented peers, into single issue voters.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Pro2A Mom's Answers to Moms Demand Action [NON!!!] Member Survey 2013

Moms Demand Action Member Survey 2013 * Required First Name *Chele
Last Name *C
Address Somewhere is Cuomostan
Email *

Do you think your elected officials are doing enough to prevent gun violence in your state?

No: I think my elected representatives are doing way more than necessary to impede law abiding citizens in exercising their Second Amendment rights, and NOTHING to stop criminals and the dangerously insane from spree killings and more mundane forms of "gun violence."

I think New York should be a shall issue state, and all law abiding citizens should be able to concealed carry.

I think gun free zones are happy hunting grounds for the demented and evil and should be eradicated.

I think we should do away with parole for violent offenders and increase mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes and crimes involving weapons. I think we should stop allowing criminals to plea bargain to lesser charges that erase any liability for using weapons in the commission of their crimes. I think we should prosecute 4473 violations (lying on background checks!) and enforce the laws we already have.

I think we need to fund mental health care to the point of actual parity rather than giving lip service to the idea and continuing to stigmatize people for seeking help.

I think the NYSAFE Act is unconstitutional and needs to be repealed or overturned by the courts.

    What do you think are the most important issues concerning gun violence? Please check [[bolded type]] all that apply.

  • Ensuring background checks for ALL gun sales

    We already have background checks and don't prosecute people who lie on them. Criminals do not buy guns in settings where background checks will occur. Back alleys, fellow criminals, unscrupulous friends and family and straw purchasers are their sources. All you are doing is adding more hoops for law abiding people to jump, and trying to discourage anyone from owning a gun by making it too expensive for all but your elitist cronies to afford. And Manchin Toomey had a lot of other land mines in it, like making me a felon if my husband went away on a business trip for more than a week, because his guns in the safe would have illegally transferred to me, sans background check.

  • Keeping military-style assault weapons off our streets.

    Stupid. Cosmetic features do not make a semiautomatic gun into a machine gun. Boogie man scare tactics.

  • Limiting high-capacity magazines

    Stupid. Only will affect law abiding people.

  • Making gun trafficking a federal crime


  • Tracking the sale of large quantities of ammunition and banning online sales.

    No. You already require background checks for gun sales. Ammo registry is backdoor gun registry and enables potential confiscation a la New Orleans during Katrina. Besides... Define large. I go through 500 rounds a weekend at the range, practicing. If I were competing, it would be more.

  • Establishing product safety oversight of guns and ammunition, and requiring child-safe gun technology.

    Stupid, doesn't work, keeps married couples from sharing guns, and if it fails and leaves a citizen defenseless in their hour of need, totally not worth it. If it costs one life...

  • Support policies at companies and public institutions that promote gun safety

    Yes! If we are actually talking about gun safety! Fund Eddie Eagle as a required part of every elementary school's curriculum! Offer low cost adult safety courses and permit a tax deduction for gun safes.

  • Other:

    Prosecute criminals. Address gang violence. Keep dangerous people in jail for as long as possible.

Have you been personally affected by gun violence? Please share your story if you would like to do so.

I bluffed a home invader into leaving by yelling for a family member to get our shotgun. Guns in the hands of law abiding citizens save lives. And to the extent they also take the lives of aggressive criminals, I am not shedding any tears.

Were you involved in the gun violence issue before the tragedy at Sandy Hook?

No. Gun crime and homicides generally are at a historic low. But I have been involved in promoting GUN SAFETY for years. It does not mean what you think it does. Civilian disarmament creates the illusion of safety. Allowing law abiding people to defend themselves with the most effective available tools increases safety. Training and education increase safety. Braying about guns as evil instruments of the devil and demonizing your neighbors makes you idiots who would leave the innocent at the mercy of the murderous, not crusaders for safety.

How have you been involved with Moms Demand Action so far?

Other: I debunk your propaganda and lies at every opportunity.

    How else are you willing to take action in your community? Please check all that apply.

  • Make calls to members of Congress
  • Make calls to other Moms to stand up for the Constitution and the 2d Amendment rights of law abiding citizens
  • Make calls to state legislators
  • Email members of Congress and/or state legislators
  • Use social media to fight misguided gun control attempts
  • Meet with an elected official
  • Lobby
  • Go to events sponsored by elected officials
  • Attend or organize rallies or events
  • Knock on doors
  • Gather petition signatures
  • Make a donation
  • Serve a spokesperson for Gun Rights groups
  • Other:

    Blog, post, talk to people, and vote against your idiot attempts to abridge liberty in the name of security theater.

Do you live in a house with a gun?


If yes, how is the gun stored?

In a gun safe or lock box

When your children go to a friend’s house, do you ask about guns in the home?

Not Applicable

Are you a gun owner?


Please check all that apply. I am a…



Please indicate your age-range.


Please indicate ethnicity or race if desired.


American Indian or Alaska Native

With what political party do you identify yourself?

Other: Pissed off Libertarian Constitutionalist.

Have you been involved in political campaigns or other advocacy campaigns before?


If yes, please describe.

Engaged in issue-based advocacy

Did you vote in the last Presidential election (2012)?


Do you vote in most other elections (federal, state and local)?


Are you a member of the NRA?

Yes, but only since post-Sandy Hook attempts to demonize all gun owners and violate our Constitutional rights. I never much liked Mr. LaPierre, so I never bothered joining before. But I am now a life member of the NRA as are all members of my household. I am sure that the NRA would like to thank you for our membership dollars, which are being put to good use in defeating your anti-American, anti-Constitutional anti-Civil Rights agenda.

Do you have any additional comments or questions for Moms Demand Action?

Stop censoring comments. If you can't refute opposing viewpoints, you are simply highlighting the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of your position.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Pathetic Propaganda About Guns from the Goldfish People

From the people who brought you the infamous Goldfish and a Gun video (see my previous post), there is also this equally inane piece of propaganda:

No, the best way to prevent accidental shootings is to teach gun safety. And not just to adult gun owners (who are required in much of New York State to take a gun safety course as a precondition to obtaining a pistol permit), but to children as well. Every child should know the rudimentary rules of gun safety, whether his/her parents have guns or not.

And yes, the NRA, the very organization demonized ad nauseum by the gun grabbing propagandists who claim to be anti gun violence but are actually anti-civil rights, is a good place to start educating young people about the dangers of firearms. Here's what the Eddie Eagle program teaches kids:

If the real concern was actually safety, rather than terrifyng the sheeple into giving up even more of their rights in the name of security, this would be taught in every school in America.

If the real concern was decreasing gun violence and keeping illegal guns out of the hands of criminals and people adjudicated a danger to self or others, the Democrats would have supported the Grassley-Cruz Amendment to the gun control bills recently voted down in the Senate, which actually addressed these prohibited persons, rather than infringing on the civil rights of every legal gun owner.

But clearly, throwing temper tantrums in the Rose Garden and elevating partisan politics above any real chance of improving public safety was the priority for their side. Emotion and othering are their stock in trade, though they love to mystically invoke the common sense and reason that their approach utterly lacks.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Gun Control.

The video below is an exercise in utter dishonesty. We already have background checks, and our government does not prosecute those who lie in connection with them. I have never been fingerprinted or investigated by the FBI and NYS police to buy a goldfish, but I had to be to get a pistol permit. It is even harder to legally buy a fully automatic weapon like an M16.

If they have to LIE to this extent to make their point, it just highlights the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of their failed policies. And BTW, where is the orange tip on that presumably toy gun? Oh, wait, this was filmed in NYC, where that isn't even good enough-- toy guns are supposed to be brightly colored plastic and not resemble real guns. Did they break the law in the making of this propaganda piece? Or did they actually obtain the proper film permits required to possess a prop gun, and follow all the regulations regarding use of same? If not, shame on them!

There are so many things wrong with this video, it's hard to even know where to begin.

First, if you walk into a gun shop in New York and try to buy a pistol, you are not going to get anywhere unless you present a valid NYS pistol permit. To buy that pistol, or a long arm, you will be required to fill out a federal Form 4473, in which you will need to assert that you are buying the firearm for yourself as the end user (i.e., you are not a straw purchaser), that you have not been arrested and/or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, and that you have not been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital or adjudicated incompetent as a danger to yourself or others. Lying on that form is a felony. (But our government does not have time to prosecute "paperwork violations" -- see how much expanded background checks are likely to be worth if existing laws are not even enforced?)

After you fill out the form, the gun shop will run a NICS check on you. If it comes up clean, you will be able to purchase a firearm. If it comes up further investigation required, or denied, you will be shown the door.

Fully automatic firearms such as the M16 mentioned in the video are subject to even more regulation under the National Firearms Act of 1934. A prospective purchaser must jump further federal hoops and obtain a tax stamp ($200 fee), and be wiling to pay the usually thousands of dollars such a firearm will cost. If the purchaser lives in a state that permits civilians to own fully automatic weapons, that is. New York State does not!

This video is complete fiction.

Here's an idea:

Stop attempting to further your agenda by indoctrinating children and misrepresenting the facts. Do some research. Educate yourselves and your pupils on the actual state of the gun laws nationally and in New York. Educate yourselves on the actual causes of violence in our society. Think hard about what might actually make a difference. Then advocate for your (hopefully reconsidered) position from a place of knowledge and strength, rather than blatant misinformation and stupidity. An honest and principled disagreement (based on actual common sense and reasonableness, rather than the mere invocation of same) I could respect, but this fear mongering and puppeteering based on raw emotion and prevarication is simply despicable.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gun Control Hypocrisy Rears Its Ugly Snivelling Head Again

Last weekend, 25 people were shot in New York, many in gang or crime related incidents, with nary a peep from Bloomberg's MAIG or Moms Demand Action.

Today they are braying about the the victims in Santa Monica. They are startlingly silent on the 47 people killed by the guy who set fire to a bus in China, or the soldier beheaded with a meat cleaver on the streets of London, because it is not really about the problem of violence in our society, or sympathy for those killed in a horrific manner. Rather it is all about civilian disarmament and the use of tragedy for political gain.

It seems they only care about mass shootings, because they are the boogey man that they can use to scare the sheeple into thinking that disarming every law abiding citizen (which will have zero effect on the criminals, who will still have whatever weaponry they desire, and free choice among defenseless victims) is a desirable goal.

Only when it's dramatic and furthers their political agenda does the bloody shirt get waved. The rest of the time, when the victims are brown, urban, and/or poor, they don't even cause a blip on these affluent elitist gun grabbers' radar screens.

It's no coincidence that they launched their assault on the Second Amendment only after a bunch of cute little white kids from affluent suburbia were killed. This is nothing more than typical Not In My Backyard-ism. It was fine when it was someone else's neighborhood, but now the well-to-do liberals have their knickers in a twist, and they will sacrifice the rights of their countrymen so that they can fall back into comfortable denial and the delusion that "it can't happen here." Only it can, and it will, until the underlying causes of violence, rather than the tools a misguided few use to perpetrate it, become the thing that requires a national conversation.

Gun control is racist, classist, ableist and anti-feminist, and let us not forget, HYPOCRITICAL!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Seen the latest ant-rights poster the gun grabbers have fielded? It's here.

And here is my pro-civil rights, Constitutionalist parody version of their propaganda poster:

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Range Strange

Back to the range today. Did really well on my first target, slipped a little on my second. About 25 rounds into my third, I noticed that the rear sight had come loose and was falling off my gun! Heck, if that's what was happening on the last two targets, I am amazed that I got all my shots on the paper! Can't complain. Except that ridiculous things like sights falling off pistols seem to only ever happen to me, and it's likely my cosmic comeuppance, because just as I changed to the second target, I crowed to Kev that I thought we finally had the sights adjusted perfectly... Jinx! 46target1 46target2 46target3 hawkeyesightmalfunction

Monday, March 25, 2013

This is my answer:

to this:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Civilian Disarmament Works... If Democide is the Goal

  • 1.6 Billion rounds.
  • Thousands of "assault weapons" (thought the government calls them personal defense rifles when they are in guvmint hands...)
  • Almost 3,000 MRAP armored vehicles.
Who is the intended target?
DHS is gearing up for war.
With whom?

Friday, March 8, 2013

God bless these guns

Amazing, isn't it, that, given all the attempts to demonize guns and legal gun owners, these rifles didn't just crumble to dust or burst into flame when the holy water touched them.

Or maybe, like the people who know guns have said all along, they are just tools, and whether they are used for good or evil depends upon the heart and mind of the person wielding them.

Law abiding citizens are not the problem. We are just the convenient scapegoat for the criminals and the criminally insane, because our government has no clue how to actual solve those very real problems. Gun control is just as much security theater as the TSA groping 3 year olds and people in wheelchairs.There is nothing proposed that offers "common sense solutions" or "reasonable restrictions" when the entire problem has been mis-identified, whether out of ignorance or guile. What we have are bread and circuses that violate the rights of millions of law abiding people in order to put on a show for the gullible, who are no safer as a result.

It's not the guns who need an excorcist, no matter how "scary" they look, but rather our politicians, who are willing to trample the Constitution for political gain.

Feinstein :Legal to Hunt Humans

I find the fact that a person with such little acquaintance with reality holds a position of power far scarier than any so-called assault weapon.

Missed Opportunities

"We Missed an Opportunity; Instead, New York Passed a Gun Law

Posted on March 5, 2013 by Contributor

By Assemblyman Will Barclay

On Feb. 28 there was a gun rally in Albany. There was an estimated 10,000 people who attended from across the state.

The rally represented not only those advocating for Second Amendment rights but those fighting for democracy. There were thousands of people there who not only opposed the law but were furious with the way in which it was pass. It was forced upon us. The public had no time to weigh in.

Lawmakers had limited time to review the 39-paged bill before the majority made this law.

As a result, people organized through email and Facebook campaigns and met in unified opposition to the so called NY SAFE Act. Fifty counties and multiple municipalities have proposed or passed resolutions across the state seeking its repeal.

The Sheriff’s Association has come out in opposition.

Cuomo’s gun control law will cost taxpayer dollars to the tune of $37 million. We will spend $3.2 million from the general fund to pay for 25 positions to implement the law. It is estimated we will spend $32.7 million for the design of a pistol permit database. And there are additional costs that are incalculable at this time, particularly administrative costs to localities.

The rally was a signal to the Governor and the Democratic-majority that we hold our Constitutional rights dear. Making law-abiding gun owners criminals by changing the definition of an assault weapon and what is permissible was a bad idea.

So are proposed laws that would require gun owners to take out $1 million in liability insurance.

Our nation was shaken and horrified at what happened in Newtown. Parents imagined that it could happen in their child’s schools. We grieved after the tragedy at the senseless loss of life, looking for ways to understand its horror.

After such an evil act, we look for justice and we look to try and prevent another tragedy of this kind.

Schools responded by increasing safety or reinstating previous safety protocols. It’s natural to look at the weapons used; however, we missed the opportunity to get a true dialogue started that would result in changes that might help our state."

Read the whole piece here.

Legislator's survey on gun control

Express your opinion here.

Here are my suggestions for reducing violent crime:

Do not parole violent offenders; increase sentencing for gun crime; let nonviolent offenders serve in Americorps or a WPA-like program to free up space and money to keep the dangerous in prison where they belong; fund mental health care and make "parity" more than a joke.

Crime Stats Piers Morgan MSM Won't Discuss - 2013 Gun Control Debate

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Zen of Shooting Sports


Today my husband and I went target shooting at the range. I haven't done that in years. Mostly because recoil plus herniated discs plus arthritis equals pain. I finally got a .22 that I can shoot without really hurting myself, though holding the unaccustomed weight out at arms extension made me pretty sore. Thankfully, there's almost no recoil and I can now practice a sport I really enjoy.

I started out in the shooting sports with archery, won a varsity letter in college and came in third (as a 3 person team) in the New York State Empire Games. I was really good, and I almost got to go to Olympic trials. My dad would not allow me to fly, so I didn't get to go. What I loved about archery was the zen-ness of it. My head is usually way too busy and chaotic, and while I have tried meditation, I have never succeeded in shutting off my internal monologue that way. But with archery, I found myself concentrating really intently on hitting the target, almost thinking the arrow into the bullseye. It was relaxing and fun.

My husband (high school sweet heart) and I started dating again after I finished law school. He was also a college archery geek, and since leaving school, he got into pistol shooting competitively. There is a really fun sport called pin shooting where you try to shoot a bunch of bowling pins off a table in the fastest time. He won a bunch of trophies at it, and he talked me into going to the range with him.

I found that pistol shooting has the same meditative quality as archery, once you get used to the noise and can tune it out. (It's loud even with hearing protection...) But after my accident, the recoil just hurt too much, and I pretty much gave it up. My husband had fairly large caliber guns (which is what you need to move the mass of a bowling pin off a table), and those tend to kick pretty hard. For years I wanted a Smith & Wesson Model 41, which is a .22 caliber competition class pistol. It shoots teeny bullets and has very little recoil, but it is a very expensive indulgence that we never seemed to have the money for. Governor Cuomo's new (unconstitutional and hopefully soon-to-be-overturned) laws here in New York which outlaw purchasing 10 round magazines after April 15th made it likely I would never get to own one, because they are a rare gun and backordered 2 years from the manufacturer, and come with a standard 10 round magazine. But we finally had the funds, and a stroke of insane luck found me a second hand pistol that had only had ten rounds fired through it. My amended pistol permit came through Thursday, and I picked it up from our local FFL dealer after passing the required NICS background check.

Today I finally got to try it out for the first time. That target above is the first time I've shot in 19 years, and while it is not the best I ever shot, I am not unhappy about how I did. Hopefully I will get good enough to shoot competitively. I'm going to give it a shot!

New York State law prohibits kids from shooting or being present on a firing range till they are 12. My son has already been taught gun safety, and it is something that we discuss on an ongoing basis. My guns live in gun safes. I am hoping to get a (disability-friendly) very light pull bow some day so I can teach the boy archery. Once he demonstrates the skill and seriousness that requires, and is old enough, my husband and I will teach him to shoot. I realize my hobby is not politically correct, but marksmanship is a sport, and an enjoyable one that families can share. My guns have never hurt anything but paper, and I intend to keep it that way. Though knowing they are available for self defense and defense of my family also gives me peace of mind, I sincerely hope I never have to use them for that purpose.

Hopefully this gives people a little insight into the average legal gun owner.