Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Jersey City Bans Toy Guns

If the state of New Jersey didn’t exist, gun rights supporters would have to make it up.

Not content with passing idiotic laws mandating that all guns be “smart” weapons, and prosecuting law-abiding single mothers over simple gun-related misunderstandings, New Jersey liberals are now turning their attention to the true menace of the streets -- toy guns and cap guns.

This week, lawmakers in Atlantic City voted to “ban the sale, possession or use of any imitation firearms – except for non-firing antiques and film prop guns – which aren’t in bright, fluorescent colors”.

Apparently they think that this will somehow increase public safety. “We’ve gotten a lot of phone calls from D.C. and Philadelphia,” said Atlantic City Councilman George Tibbit. “This is catching on. We may be saving some lives.”

Tibbitt didn’t specify how banning toy guns will “save lives” (possibly because it won’t).
Town Hall blogger Michael Schaus sums up the utter folly of this approach:

“Look, guns don’t kill people; but chunks of plastic – that merely resemble an actual gun – certainly don’t kill people…. Only liberals would think that banning toy guns will somehow cut down on crime. Maybe we should implement background checks and registration schemes for Nerf guns as well.” 

This proves – yet again – that New Jersey liberals will do anything possible to discriminate against gun owners.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Anti-Gun Waffle House Throws Out Police Officer For Carrying A Firearm

Texas state trooper Jeff Evans was ejected from a Waffle House last week for carrying his duty weapon inside the restaurant. A company spokesman said that the incident was a “misunderstanding” and that police officers are allowed to carry at Waffle House locations. The chain has a nationwide no carry policy for non-law enforcement officers.

Evans claims that he was displaying his badge on his belt and he verbally informed the manager of his status as an officer. He was also dressed in a “field uniform” of tan pants and a polo shirt. After being kicked out of the restaurant, he vented on Facebook:

“Apparently my Department Approved DPS Uniform is not welcome [at Waffle House]. I was asked to leave by the management and also instructed not to return. They said it was because I was wearing a gun…I explained to the manager that I am a state trooper and he said I still wasn’t allowed to have a gun in the restaurant.”

A company spokesman apologized for the incident, saying:

“In this incident, the manager did not initially see the officer’s badge and should have handled the issue with more discretion. We apologize to the officer for any embarrassment we may have caused him. Our corporate Director of Security has contacted the officer, explained our policy and apologized to him. We have also coached our team on how to better handle these situations.”

Instead of wasting their time expelling police officers, maybe Waffle House should be rethinking its no carry policy for regular civilians. Not surprisingly, Waffle House locations have seen a rash of crimes and robberies that could easily have been stopped by law abiding gun owners. Earlier this year, a man was able to rob a Waffle House in Georgia using only a pitchfork. A few months later, a former Marine received permanent brain damage after a racially motivated attack at a Waffle House in Mississippi.

Despite Waffle House’s anti-gun policy, armed citizens have stopped several robberies at Waffle House locations in the past few years alone. In 2012, a man with a concealed weapon permit shot and killed an armed robber at a Waffle House in South Carolina.  In 2013, an off duty security guard stopped a robbery at a Waffle House in Fulton County, Georgia.

One can only wonder how many other crimes would have been stopped if Waffle House allowed guns on the premises.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today Show Recommends Protecting Your Family With Anything But Firearms

Earlier this week, a report on The Today Show about “simple tips to keep your family safe” discussed every form of home defense imaginable…except guns.

The tools that The Today Show deem more effective than firearms include activating your car alarm, sleeping with your door open and keeping a can of wasp spray handy.

The report stated that there are 50,000 home invasions in the United States each year. For advice on how to stop these intrusions, the reporters turned to a burly former detective named Wallace Zeins. Each of Zeins’ suggestions was more ridiculous than the last.

First, he suggested turning on your car alarm – as if that would somehow deter a burglar who is already in your house.

“Most people don't realize this, but they leave their car keys downstairs,” Zeins said. “Bring your car keys up. Alarm systems are very expensive, and this is a loud one. All you have to do is hit the keys. They don't realize it, but it's the best alarm system, and doesn't cost them a penny.”

Then he suggested spraying the intruder with wasp spray (which doesn’t work).

"Buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket, keep it by your bedside or the floor,” said Zeins. “It’s more powerful than police Mace. The great part is, when you spray, it will go 20 to 25 feet.”

And if all else fails, be sure to sleep with your doors open!

“You want your kids to hear what’s going on,” the report stated. “The key is to get the family together all in one place and then get out.”

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The NRA’s Latest Anti-Gun Candidate

NRA A-rated Democrat Kathy Hochul, who is running for Lieutenant Governor in New York, has given her full backing to New York’s extremist gun control law, the SAFE Act.

The NRA endorsed Hochul in her Congressional election in 2012 and also gave her an “A” rating. Now Hochul is embracing one of the worst gun laws in the country.

The SAFE Act mandates background checks, limits magazine size and includes a long list of unconstitutional gun control measures. Hochul doesn’t have a problem with any of this, saying that the SAFE Act is “reasonable” and that her support for the SAFE Act is not “inconsistent” with her support from the NRA.

 “What the SAFE Act does it gets at something every reasonable gun owner wants to make sure occurs is that guns don’t get into hands of mentally ill people, they don’t get into the hands of criminals, and we do much more to get illegal guns off the streets in urban areas where they are plaguing our streets and killing our children,” she said.

The NRA has a long history of endorsing RINOs and Democrats, but rarely has one of its candidates taken a position that is so blatantly anti-gun. A local gun group, the New York State Rifle And Pistol Association, recently gave Hochul an “F” rating.  She still has an “A” rating from the NRA, however.

The NRA should pull its “A” rating for Hochul immediately. More importantly, it should stop endorsing moderates and Democrats who support gun rights only when it is convenient.