The Charleston, South Carolina church massacre took place in a “gun-free” zone

In South Carolina, law abiding citizens with a concealed carry permit are allowed to carry their legal, concealed handguns in public.

However, South Carolina Code Ann.§ 23-31-215 prohibits them from carrying their guns in “churches or other religious sanctuaries.”

This “gun-free” zone did not prevent Dylann Storm Roof from murdering nine innocent people, but it did prevent those innocent people from being allowed to defend themselves.

One of the survivors claims that Roof stopped shooting to reload five different times. If just one other person in that church had had a gun, they could have stopped him. But self defense is illegal in churches in South Carolina, so there was no one with a gun to stop him.

The presence or absence of an armed, law abiding citizen can be the difference between the Charlie Hebdo massaacre in France, where 12 people were murdered,  and the Curtis Culwell Center attack in Texas, where zero people were murdered. Both incidents happened earlier this year, and both involved armed Msulim terrorists who tried to murder people for drawing pictures of Muhammad. Those two incidents were pretty much identical, except in the first incident, 12 people were murdered, and in the second incident, zero people were murdered, because an armed, law abiding citizen prevented such a massacre. (Although one of the people who was murdered in the French incident was a police officer, he was actually unarmed.)

If any supporters of more gun control think I am wrong about this comparison – if you have some other explanation for why 12 people were murdered in the first incident while zero people were murdered in the second incident – please explain it, because I would like to hear it.

Even the biggest supporters of gun control admit that guns can be used for self defense. For example, I know that Barack Obama is a huge supporter of gun control, because when he was a state Senator in Illinois, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers. However, I also know that Obama admits that guns can be used for self defense, because as U.S. President, he signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives. Also, after a petition at whitehouse.gov called for turning the White House into a “gun-free” zone, Obama rejected the proposal.

Likewise, other gun control hypocrites who are protected by armed guards include Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell.

Since even the biggest supporters of “gun-free” zones make exceptions for certain “important” people, I don’t see why people who are “less important” don’t deserve to be allowed to have the same kind of protection.

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June 19, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Guns, Politics, Racism, Violent crime. 15 comments.

Police brutality at its worst

Kalief Browder, an innocent black male teenager who spent three years in prison without a trial, during which time he was repeatedly beaten and tortured, has committed suicide.

This is a very, very sad article.

As is this earlier article about him.

R.I.P.

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Police state, Politics, Racism. 5 comments.

Perpetuum Jazzile, a Slovenian a cappella group, performs Toto’s “Rosanna”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_72aI46Vo

 

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Music. 1 comment.

Star Wars parody on Sesame Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-LfQCPJJkY

 

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Humor, Movies, Star Wars, Television. 1 comment.

Obama says there is “nothing secret” about his secret trade deal

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June 6, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 9 comments.

Requiring photo ID is “racist,” except when it’s done by Obama, the NAACP, unions, or any other liberals

Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee recently announced that he wants to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate.

In July 2011, Governor Chafee signed a bill that requires voters to show photo ID.
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June 6, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism. 7 comments.

Los Angeles unions that support $15 minimum wage want an exemption for themselves

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-los-angeles-minimum-wage-unions-20150526-story.html

L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

May 27, 2015

Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces.

The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

The City Council voted last week to gradually increase the hourly minimum wage to $15 over the next five years.

Last fall, the council approved an ordinance increasing the minimum wage at large hotels to $15.37 per hour. That law says that provisions of the hotel wage hike may be waived in workplaces that have collective bargaining agreements.

June 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economics, Politics, Unions. Leave a comment.

An open question to Bernie Sanders regarding your recent comment about deodorant

Bernie Sanders, if this somehow gets your attention, I would like to hear your answer to the following question.

You recently said the following:

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country.”

So here is my question for you: please name one real world country where people don’t have easy access to many different kinds of deodorant, but do have easy access to food without having to spend hours waiting in line or buying from the black market.

 

June 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Economics, Politics. 1 comment.

The guy who designed the Obama “Hope” poster is shocked that President Obama supports the same policies as Senator Obama

In 2006, Senator Obama voted to extend the Patriot Act.
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June 1, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 1 comment.

Rand Paul Slams Establishment Republicans, Declares Victory Over NSA, Thanks Matt Drudge As Bulk Collection Shuts Down

I’m against political dynasties, and that includes the Paul dynasty. Before today, I thought the most notable thing about Rand Paul was his last name.
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June 1, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Police state, Politics. 3 comments.