I live in CA, and I carry legally every day. I do not act like an idiot. Why? Because I became an adult somewhere over the last 50 years. Morons like this jerk have made it a lot harder to get a gun to the range in this State. They did not win anything.
There is engaging in a debate, and there is looking for a fight. A 5 year old picking a fight with a couple of adults is going to get laughed at until he gets his butt kicked.
I am betting if you saw me sitting in the park across the street from your kid’s school with a rifle, you’d be asking questions.
Schools should not be gun free zones, but that does not mean we issue uzis to 1st graders. We issue discretely carried arms to teachers and staff trained to know how to handle them, then we put a “bullet sponge” like a uniformed security guard out front as an early warning system. Then ISIS goes elsewhere.
"...have made it a lot harder to get a gun to the range in this State."
Please qualify that statement. What law was passed solely due to demonstrators exercising their rights? You sure they weren't passed because of a FAILURE to exercise our rights?
"...but that does not mean we issue uzis to 1st graders."
Of course not and that's not in any way analogous to what the guy here was doing. If that's the association you make, then truly who is the 5 year old here?
Okay, here we go: First, stop buying into the ISIS bit. You are far more endangered of dieing by the police than you are any terrorist organization (I would argue that they are part of a terrorist organization, but whatever.) The most dangerous part of your day is getting into an automobile and going somewhere.
Second-Is it because of what this guy did or something else that has restricted our ability to arm and defend ourselves as we wish?
Third- Sure, ask questions, but don't sick armed goons on me or anyone else unless there is a need. Walking down the street is not a need for that.
The state is not going to stop its quest for our means with which to defend ourselves. They are going to continue going after it regardless of what we do.
Then, once we are unarmed...all bets are off.
You should be cheering this man who has the stones to actually risk something for this.
 September 15, 2014 at 1:25am
I agree with treating them like Royalty – As much of a 21 gun salute as they want to listen too.
 May 23, 2014 at 10:45am
Where does Obama get the power to unilaterally change an existing act of Congress? Any funds spent by the CDC “studying” gun violence needs to be recovered from his salary, savings, and investments.
 May 23, 2014 at 10:42am
The most honest liberal study on firearms I ever read concluded in essence – The facts do not support me, but I know I am right. Guns are bad.
We do not need to pay for that kind of crap.
May 20, 2014 at 1:08pm
Why hasn’t anybody published the text of the announcement? I do not care what the press says Chipolte said. I want to know what Chipolte said. I would have thought the Blaze would have taken a different tack on this.,
January 20, 2014 at 2:37pm
Are you going to bet your life on Jury Nullification? If so you won’t last long in the poker game of life.
If you carry without a permit in most states you have decided to forfeit the fight for the rest of your life that alway follows a fight for your life.
Yup. The judge only allows certain facts. The jury might only know the guy was carrying a gun without a permit and nothing more. Maybe even that he shot someone but not why. It's all up to the judge.
January 20, 2014 at 2:34pm
Guys, this illustrates that there are two fights in every self-defense incident. First the defender fights for his or her life, then the defender fights for the rest of their life.
If this guy had a permit he should win both fights, for you people who do not live in a constitutional carry state, if you carry concealed without a permit you have decided to forfeit the second fight.
 January 3, 2014 at 6:10pm
I do not know where you got your numbers, but Wikipedia reports the U.S. murder rate as more in the order of 129th behind such bastions of private gun ownership as Russia.
However, you are correct in noting that the majority of murders in the U.S. happen in the metropolitan centers.
Wikipedia? Are you kidding? Such a fact based site that anyone can go to and change facts into possiblities, and rumors into gospel truths.
December 31, 2013 at 1:00pm
And this matters, why? Science guesses at how the universe got where it is. Religion answers the question of why we are like we are what we should do about it.
True religion promotes interpersonal respect and caring. A society where non-injurious activities and opinions are respected is a more peaceful society.
This does not mean that the common law crimes are not prohibited. Assault, lies, and theft in all their varieties destroy the peace of society. They are the ultimate forms of disrespect.
I do not care if you believe God formed mankind out of a ball of clay, guided him through the evolutionary process to his present state, or had nothing to do with the accidental route that led to our present condition. Mutual respect is the answer and it forms the central tenant of true religion.
The conflict is: Who's report do you believe?
It is said that as a man thinks, so is he.
Are you your center? Do you reign upon the throne of your existence?
And before you answer, please ponder this question.
Regeneration/Degeneration are close bedfellows.
As close as the thoughts that you accept or reject.
There is I-mmanuel .
July 17, 2013 at 8:02pm
There is no such thing as single gender marriage. There never has been. Marriage has always been between a Husband and a Wife. That has been true since marriage was first recognized. In a traditional jurisdiction marriage certificates still identify a Husband and a Wife. Where single gender certificates have become the standard the identification has become Party One and Party Two. That is not a marriage certificate, it is a partnership agreement. It is a civil union.
May 10, 2013 at 12:37pm
Before you run off an print up one of these “liberators” to take on your next flight, you should be aware that he TSA has no problems spotting the plastic clips on my suspenders. I get wanded or patted down every time I fly because they are trying to figure out what those little square things are.
Congress passed the plastic gun ban to get the Glock that they heard described on Television and in the movies. Undetectable guns are still in the ether world.
Besides, this is definitely locking the door after the horse has left the barn. The people who will never build one or the people who might build ONE have been shutout. The really bad people who want one will find the information and you can bet your neighborhood goons won’t trade in their high points for one of these.
May 7, 2013 at 11:08am
Dan Rather is so full of himself. No rational individual can agree with Obama or wish him any harm. I just want him to home to Chicago. Besides, I am not into animal abuse.
May 2, 2013 at 4:11pm
Just goes to prove, La Pierre was right. A good guy with a gun brought this to a prompt end, even if he didn’t shoot as straight as he should have.
Portland and Houston, innocent blood spared because the dirt bag did himself in as soon as credible defensive force arrived. Too bad the Sandy Hook Principle wasn’t carrying credible defensive force. She possessed the courage, just not the tools.
Once again the Israeli solution to unlawful gun violence, ARMED VOLUNTEERS, trained and armed and everywhere, worked in the US. It worked in Israel, it works in the U.S. every time it is tried.
I had Jury Duty last week. I was denied a gun and that is fine because the Bailiff had one. The Judge in that Court Room is smarter than Fienstien, Biden, Obama, Reid, and the Teacher’s Unions.
Gun Free Zones have failed every where they have been tested.
stupid Blaze isn't posting my replies...
again...TX allows open carry of ANY long gun (rifle, shotgun) in ANY area unless specifically posted or restricted, like schools and government buildings. Airports are not "restricted" until AFTER you go through security checkpoints...even Wal-Mart is the only place in TX that I know of that physically posts that only licensed conceal carry is allowed inside...most places have signs that say "guns welcome"
May 1, 2013 at 12:12am
She is absolutely correct, good sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control and follow through will produce fewer armed terrorists in fairly short order.
The Israelis proved it, unfortunately, the armed terrorists were replaced with suicide bombers. Which just goes to prove evil people will do evil things. Deny them one tool they will find another. If you want to stop evil people you have to stop them in their person.
Banning a symbol only produces symbolic victories, the real evil continues.
April 28, 2013 at 2:51am
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Self-defense does not allow you to kill someone. Self-defense allows the use of deadly force to stop an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm to you or another innocent person. The difference is that when the threat stops, the right to use deadly force stops. If a guy kicks in the door to your house and you pull out your gun, if he runs away you can not shoot. If he surrenders you can not shoot. If you do you have committed murder.
The right to use deadly force is dependent on the reasonable belief in the immediate (next instant of time) existence of a sufficient threat. The fact that the intruder may come back tomorrow is not and immediate threat.
People, you need to educate yourselves. You need to get some training. You do not want to spend the rest of your life in prison because you read too many gonzo comments. By the way, those gonzo comments can be used against you in a court of law if you are ever required to defend yourself with deadly force. Stupid prior comments have been used to put people in jail that in fact were justified.
March 28, 2013 at 1:58pm
This story in incomplete. The Blaze needs to round it out with the other stuff they found at his home. Stuff like journals and studies of other mass murders. A spreadsheet comparing prior mass murders. Computer games.
What the cops found in his home proves Lanza was a creature of the press and computer gaming industry mixed with the autism and a loose connection with reality. The Liberal movement to keep loose cannons like this on the street without treatment is also involved.
This is a societal, educational, and value problem.
March 5, 2013 at 10:15pm
What about an order to shoot down an airliner on track to attack the WhiteHouse?
That's what fighter jets are for. The question is, how do you know it will attack?
If it lasts for 7 hours, it's probably because of a movie.
March 5, 2013 at 10:00pm
The Internet is a network of servers. Those servers are archived at different times. If you post it on the Internet it will likely be available to find and tie to you. Google yourself.
Also self defense is NOT the right to kill anyone. Self defense authorizes the use of deadly force to stop and imminent threat of death or great bodily harm as such threat would be perceived and judged by a reasonable person knowing what you knew at that time. Being stopped with deadly force can be fatal, but is not always so. If producing the weapon causes the attack to stop the threat has been removed and no further force is authorized.
Stopping an attack is a different mindset from shooting to kill. The initial response, where reasonable, of 2 shots center mass, assess, then respond as appropriate may, to the uninformed, sound like shoot to kill, but it is the standard handgun response to a imminent threat. It is accepted as such by police forces all over the country for their own response.
Shooting to stop is looking for the opportunity to stop shooting as soon as the threat is removed.
Do not think you can mess with the evidence to create an image after the fact. That is a virtual sure ticket to prison even when the original action was fully justified.
I carry so I can go home. I am not interested in either being tried by 12 or carried by 6. I will walk away or run if I can, but if not, I will act to stop the threat. My goal is to go home in one piece every nig
March 5, 2013 at 6:15pm
P.S. Dear Neighbor:
The NRA has an excellent firearm safety program for children. The Eddie Eagle program. It teaches children what to do should they see an unattended firearm. The rules are 1) Stop, do not touch. 2) Go find and tell and adult, 3) Leave the area.
I would be happy to get the materials and after you have reviewed them we could present them to the neighborhood kids.
March 5, 2013 at 6:07pm
I am sorry we have not met earlier. I would like very much to remedy that sad state of affairs. As for your apparent fear of guns, I understand how sometime lack of familiarity can breed hesitancy.
I am going to the range on Saturday. I’d be happy to introduce you to firearms as a safe and enjoyable past time that can have other benefits. My father taught me safe gun handling skills 50 years ago. I have taught my children the the same 4 basic gun safety rules I learned.
Treat all guns as though they were loaded
Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are on target and ready to shoot.
Know your target and what surrounds and lies beyond it.
The treat is mine. I have the fire arms and ammo. I look forward to having you as a guest.
Call me at ***.**** so we can pin down the details.