Monday, July 28, 2014

Home Invasion Turns Anti-Gun Couple Into Gun Owners

After a violent home invasion and sexual assault violated their sense of security and dignity, formerly gun-adverse New Jersey couple James Dittrich and Meredith Duffy are now proud gun owners.

Before the assault, Dittrich and Duffy were strongly anti gun.

 “I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich told ABC News. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one.”

That all changed after two assailants, who were most likely high on methamphetamine, forced Dittrich at gunpoint to let them into his apartment. Once inside, one assailant began to beat him to a pulp while the other sexually assaulted Duffy in the adjacent room. Fortunately Dittrich was able to grab the assailants’ weapon for long enough to allow Duffy to call 911. The attackers fled the apartment before the police arrived.

“I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you,” Dittrich said. “They can respond, and they can protect you once the get there. But [until then], you are on your own."

When ABC News asked if owning a gun makes her feel safer, Duffy responded firmly: “Oh, one hundred percent.”

Duffy is one of many women who are making decision to buy a gun. With one in five women the victims of sexual assault and violent crime on the rise after a two-decade decline, more and more women are arming themselves.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Larry Pratt: Gun Control’s Secret Weapon

Gun rights supporters are only hurting ourselves when we give money to people like Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. Pratt is a racist and a lunatic who plays right into the absurd liberal stereotype that gun owners are “extremists”.

A recent article in Rolling Stone reports how Pratt has spoken in front of the Aryan Nation and the KKK. He praised a Guatemalan militia leader who massacred 2,500 people as a “powerful Christian leader.” He has ties to anti-Semitic groups.

Pratt even justified Timothy McVeigh’s killing of 168 people as the act of a man who was dealing with a government that “behaves as a beast”.

Given Pratt’s track record, it is not surprising that the left wing media is using him to smear gun rights supporters as freaks and wing nuts.

Pratt and his ilk don’t care how much they damage the Second Amendment cause, as long as they are bringing in the dollars. They happily sell out conservatives by making all of us seem like we are hiding out under a tarp in Idaho with fifty machine guns.

Anyone who truly supports gun rights would never give money to this man or anyone like him.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Political Celebrities and Celebrity Politicians

Hollywood and Washington are an indistinguishable mess. Celebrities think they are political leaders and politicians think they are celebrities. All of them should stick to their day jobs.

Just look at Hillary Clinton. Earlier this week, she was on The Daily Show (again) playing coy about whether she will run for President in 2016. She has done this “maybe yes, maybe no” game so many times that it has become a press tactic to promote her new book.

It doesn’t even matter if she decides to run — she is already getting all of the money and attention that she could ever need!

The only thing worse than when politicians pretend to be celebrities is when celebrities pretend to be politicians.

This was on full display earlier this week after the unfortunate terrorist attacks against Israel. Both Rihanna and Dwight Howard tweeted and then quickly deleted “Free Palestine,” claiming that the tweets were accidental mistakes.

Although their tweets are not as bad as Eddie Vedder’s malicious rant against Israel at a recent concert, they are still recklessly harmful. It is our duty as Americans to support Israel, the only democracy in a region rife with fundamentalism, human rights abuses and terror.

This past week has shown that politicians and celebrities should stick to what they know.

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Jersey’s Gun Laws: Taking Innocent Single Mothers Away From Their Children

Once again, New Jersey has shown why it has some of the worst gun laws in the country.

A Philadelphia mother of two is facing a minimum three-year prison sentence simply for bringing a legally obtained gun within New Jersey state lines.

Last fall, Shaneen Allen was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Atlantic County. Not realizing that her Pennsylvania gun license did not apply in the state of New Jersey, she voluntarily gave the police officer her firearms license and told him that she had a gun packed away in the back of her car.

Now she is facing a minimum of three years behind bars for what essentially amounts to a misunderstanding.

Despite having all of the proper licenses and training and despite being a single mother who owned a gun simply to “protect me and my kids,” the state of New Jersey considers Shaneen Allen to be a dangerous felon.

Allen has been charged under a draconian law called the Graves Act, which mandates that unlawful possession of a firearm is a second-degree crime punishable by a minimum of three years in New Jersey State Prison without parole.

This means that the judge has almost no discretion in this case. If Allen is convicted, the judge will have no choice but to send her to jail. Her children, who already do not have a father, would also be without a mother for the next three years.

This is both an individual tragedy and a gross violation of the Second Amendment. Gun laws exist to keep people safe, not to take innocent single mothers away from their children.

If anyone has to go to prison, it should be the statist bureaucrats who passed these laws in the first place.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

More Friendly Fire From The Open Carry Movement

Open carriers have struck again, handing another victory to gun control activists and opponents of the Second Amendment. Thanks to the shenanigans of these idiots, Target has now joined Starbucks and Chipotle in asking customers not to bring guns to its stores.

Open carry activists have officially accomplished the exact opposite of what they set out to do. Instead of expanding gun rights, they’ve ensured that one of the biggest retail chains in the country is essentially a gun free zone. 

As you might expect, the left wing media could not be happier. A quick Google search reveals that dozens of liberal publications have already jumped on this story, including Huffington Post, the New York Daily News and the Washington Post.

Tell me – how does being ridiculed in half of the country’s newspapers help the Second Amendment cause?

Peacocking around with an assault rifle is simply not going to help promote the Second Amendment. All it will do is scare away moderates and independents and drive them to side with our opponents.

These tactics are especially alienating to businesses, as the news from Target proves yet again. At the end of the day, companies like Target are going to protect their profits and side with the majority of their customers. You can’t really blame them for not wanting people with assault rifles roaming the aisles and driving shoppers over to Wal-Mart. 

The ruling is in: the “open carry” movement is a self-defeating failure.