Oh, this is rich. A brand new word has been coined now – “transracial.” And why not? Other people claim to “identify” as something else and it magically happens, so why not make race a fluid thing too? So funny, what a great way to start the weekend!
I have to also disagree with his open carry position, especially with the scenario he gave. The guy walks in with a slung rifle, that’s fine as long as he doesn’t put his hands on it. That’s a normal exercise of Second Amendment rights and not a problem. Now if a guy walks in wearing a ski mask with the rifle held at the low ready, then that is a problem, condition red, get ready to defend yourself and others. And what would be the difference if the guy was wearing a business suit and carrying a slung AK? Or if he’s still in Bermuda shorts and a “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt but he’s only carrying a slung Ruger 10-22, is that okay? It all depends on the totality of the situation, and the person’s actions and demeanor are important, not what he’s wearing.
My law enforcement volunteer group used to have work parties on the weekends, and we would go to the local Subway for lunch wearing our duty weapons on our hips. Just like Peaches57′s comment, no one ever looked twice at us, because that’s pretty normal here in Phoenix. It should be normal everywhere, IMHO.
Sorry Tarantulas, but I'll have to disagree. Whether a rifle or shotgun is carried muzzle-down, muzzle up or in a horizontal "Patrol Slung" position, there are still far more chances for an accidental discharge or, at the very least, some frightening moments.
For starters, it's almost impossible to carry a rifle or shotgun slung without having to handle it a bit. And every single time you put a hand on that weapon, people wonder what you're up to. You find yourself "shifting" it so you can sit down, or so you can stand up without it slipping from your shoulder. You find yourself just wanting to move it around because your shoulder gets tired of the weight. You find it bumping things, knocking things around and generally making those around you pretty damned uncomfortable.
I've seen both AK's and AR's "go off" when dropped. I've seen idiots - supposed professionals - accidentally hook their thumb on the trigger while unslinging both rifles and shotguns and blow holes in walls, ceilings and floors.
Yes, I've seen a couple of pistols fire accidentally when dropped, but that is much rarer than accidents with long arms. C'mon; I grew up around people who handled firearms damned near every day of their lives. I served with men who used them seriously on a regular basis and rarely went anywhere without them. I am ALWAYS armed - at home or out in public, but people normally have no reason to know it, because I don't usually bring attention to it.
 January 19, 2015 at 11:51am
A “heroine” stain which was actually heroin, and in another story, a “tire iron” which was actually a lug wrench. And the “Instant Checkmate” page which keeps showing up again and again. Seems like The Blaze needs some quality control.
This article and this issue is not about “religious extremists everywhere.” It is specifically about Islam and the murderous habits of its adherents. Every time the Islamists kill a bunch of innocents in the name of Allah, the apologists always come out from under their rocks, saying “Oh, but Christians do this too. All religions are evil.” No they don’t and no they aren’t. Only Islam does this.
i had a conversation today where the lady commented that islam is peaceful. i asked her if she remembers her stance on #bringbackourgirls (which she did and again said we need to do something to get those girls home to their families) and I pointed to boko haram as the culprit, an Islamic group. she said she did not know boko haram was islamic. she admitted to not watching the news but from reading Facebook posts about anti Muslim sediment. she admitted that she has no outside information except from her Muslim friends on Facebook!
keep in mind, this woman is in her late 50s, is very overweight, divorced twice and looking to date. her first response was from a 24 year old in egypt who wants to move to canada and get married. he also asked her if she was willing to convert???
he pursued her for 6 months trying to get her to get him a sponsored job, she even asked me to hire him. he dropped off the earth after she could not arrange what he wanted. it's not my place to tell her that she was being dumb!
December 16, 2014 at 5:29pm
It’s hard to watch actual conservatives jumping on the “militarized police” hating bandwagon. To me, this is obviously the same type of issue that the liberals had when they coined the term “assault weapon.” If I put a folding stock and a pistol grip on my Ruger Mini-14, it would be defined as an “assault weapon” under the 1994 law. And if a police officer puts on a ballistic helmet and vest and drives a mine-resistant vehicle down the street, the left-wingers start calling him “militarized.” He’s the same guy that he was when he was wearing his police uniform, but putting on the protective gear scares liberals, just like putting that pistol grip on my rifle scares liberals. It’s a cosmetic issue that means nothing in the real world. It just gives liberals an enemy to demonstrate against. It’s in the same vein as as Dow Chemical and GMOs, Dick Cheney and Halliburton, and the “endangered” Monarch Butterfly – fluff and nonsense.
When officers start carrying hand grenades, using mortars, and calling in air strikes on shoplifters, then we can call them “militarized.” But the people who criticize police officers for being well protected are really on the wrong track. When police officers abuse their power and hurt innocent people, then they can and should be brought to justice. But I have a mental picture of a whole bunch of lefties laughing at us for criticizing the police department’s wardrobe and their motor pool. Really, we have many more important issues to discuss than this
“This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.”
Meanwhile, the video of the ISIS terrorist lecturing the world in front of a collection of gruesome decapitated heads was reviewed after my complaint and judged to be not in violation.
 July 25, 2014 at 9:25pm
Except that’s not what happened. They didn’t have to contact Facebook or his ISP. They have a group of followers called #SocialMediaSlueths who started posting information about his family and his Facebook page. Then apparently someone called in some tips, and the police nabbed him.
On July 23, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Police Department profiled Roger Ray Ireland during its “#WantedWednesday” feature. Social Media Sleuths (#SocialMediaSlueths) as the police department calls their online social media family, immediately begin sharing Ireland’s picture. Roger Ireland himself then commented on the Facebook thread saying “Y’all will never catch me…” referencing his attempts to continue to elude the police.
On July 24, 2014, detectives from the Intelligence Unit followed up on some tips received as to the whereabouts of Ireland.
Detectives were able to locate Ireland in South Baltimore near the Anne Arundel County line at approximately 1:00 p.m. They executed a traffic stop on the vehicle that he was in and he was taken into custody without incident. Ireland was taken to the Northern District and served with an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.
Tainted, that is a link to the “Lifehacks” YouTube channel, which is all about dating and not about freedom. I was looking forward to another saveuschuckwoolery experience.
May 18, 2013 at 11:56am
I wish no one knew what Michael Moore looked like. It seems to me that we should be opposing his liberal views, but his body mass index shouldn’t be part of the discussion. By calling him fat, we are resorting to the tactics of the left. By discussing numbers and facts, we are discussing things from a conservative point of view. Let’s not allow the “progressives” to keep dragging us down into the gutter to mud wrestle with them on their level. We’re better than that.
February 5, 2013 at 3:50pm
No. This is a “man bites dog” story. These stories are always big news, precisely because they happen so rarely. Unfortunately it is not rare to see the cop-haters come out from under their rocks to bash the police. They don’t get much chance to do that during normal news days. I suspect that many or most of these cop-haters have spent some time involuntarily inspecting the inside of a jail cell. Yes, these officers did bad things. No, most officers are not dishonest and corrupt.
January 18, 2013 at 6:20pm
I saw him on Jay Leno’s show one evening talking about his sleep apnea. He said that he had gone through a sleep study, and the results were that he was waking up 45 times per minute. Of course that is ridiculous, and he meant 45 times per hour. I believe that Tom is so eager to speak that he doesn’t think about what he’s saying. If he sat down and thought about it for a minute, he would probably realize that the hunter he saw didn’t have “hot firepower” after all. Although, on the same show he was talking about waking up with the sleep apnea breathing mask on his face, and when trying to take it off rapidly, he broke his nose. So maybe he really is an idiot.