Posts Tagged ‘Guns’
Kid draws gun, dad arrested stripped

Watch this video news report of a man being arrested and strip-searched after his daughter draws a picture of a gun at school:

Sansone said he was taken to the principal’s office, where police officers were waiting. His children were taken in by Family and Children’s Services, and he was taken to a police station in handcuffs.

Then, Sansone said, police went to his home and searched it.

Kitchener Police have not responded to requests for comment.

In a published report, the school says they notified the authorities because they were concerned children in the home had access to a gun.

Sansone told CityNews he was subjected to a strip search while in custody. Several hours later, he was released. No charges were laid and no gun was found in the home.

Hat tip: Gates of Vienna

I’ve got whole armies at home. Air forces and tanks as well. Best shred all my kids pictures and ban him from school art classes, or holding a pencil.

 

 

 
Oddities 2

Snippits from around the web:

Psychologists fear US manual will widen mental illness diagnosis: Hundreds of thousands of people will be labelled mentally ill because of behaviour most people would consider normal, if a new edition of what has been termed the psychiatrists’ diagnostic bible goes ahead, experts are warning.

Next thing you know they will be sending the mentally ill to re-education camps.

Study: Distrust of Government a Mental Disorder: A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has concluded that distrust of the government is a treatable mental disorder. Known as “AGP” or “anti-government phobia,” the study claims: “…that unfounded fear of government is a recognizable mental illness, closely related to paranoid schizophrenia. Anti-Government Phobia (AGP) differs from most mental illnesses, however, in that it is highly infectious and has an acute onset. Symptoms include extreme suspiciousness, conspiracy-mongering, delusional thought patterns, staunch ‘us against them’ mentality, withdrawal from reality, and often religious fanaticism”

Ultrafast Trades Trigger Black Swan Events Every Day, Say Econophysicists:  The US financial markets have suffered over 18,000 extreme price changes caused by ultrafast trading, according to a new study of market data between 2006 and 2011. We posted on machine trading here.

A Day of Intense Force-on-Force Handgun Training: Statistically rare but devastating, home invasions are the kind of low-probability, high-consequence nightmare that is difficult to guard against without seeming and feeling like a hopelessly paranoid person. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. New Jersey—based Gun For Hire, which provides tactical training for law enforcement and civilians, teaches that the best way to stop a home invasion is one step at a time. It could help keep you out of a cemetery or jail, prticularly if you have a gun.

ABC accuracy: Some entertaining exaggeration and misrepresentation from photoshoppers who’ve been having fun with Julia Gillard’s Australia Day rescue.

The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years, study show: The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall. The study is the first to survey all the world’s icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data.

 

 

 
Ban guns and cars

The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is deplorable. Predictably enough it also brought out calls to ban guns. The first online comment I read:

Robyne of Sydney Posted at 8:15 AM Today

… This is another reason why the “right to bear arms” is dangerous. So many guns out there, especially in Az, and when they shoot, they hurt. Let’s try and get guns off the street.

To which I posted a response to the effect that they would also have to get cars off the street and included a link to Al-Qaeda: Ram cars into crowds for Allah. This contains numerous examples of car jihad. Needless to say the mainstream media censored the comment. Spurring me to pull out the examples from the link and write this post.

An example of a car attack the mainstream media in Australia do not want you to know about include:

Jihad attack at UNC-Chapel Hill. Taheriazar told police he was seeking retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world, according to ABC News justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Taheriazar apparently told police he tried to rent the biggest SUV he could find to use in the attack.

In Court:

Mohammed Taheri-azar, a 2005 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, smiled and waved before his hearing Monday. Taheri-azar told the courtroom that he was “thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah.”

As he left court, Taheri-azar told reporters, “the truth is my lawyer.” When asked if he was trying to kill people, he said yes.

Most of the other examples in Al-Qaeda: Ram cars into crowds for Allah are less clear cut. They could be the result of mental illness rather than religious inspiration. Although the attempted honor killing might have religious inspiration it differs to Jihad. Needless to say there have also been examples in Jerusalem.

But with the ongoing bombing of churches who cares about a few solo jihad‘s?

But the issue of banning guns or cars is secondary. The shooting of the Congresswomen shows all the signs of being yet another manifestation of the Left’s undermining of our society. The exact reasons why the shooter acted are unknown and may never be known. But his youtube listing of his favourite books include Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto. While these are iconic texts for National Socialists and International socialists I have never heard them listed amongst the favorite of Conservatives, Libertarians or Christians.

A copy of the shooter’s youtube page is pasted below:

Hat tip Market Ticker

Books such as Animal Farm and Brave new World tend to have a wider support base. As for We the Living, well Ayn Rand normally sits with the Libertarians. But again I’ve never heard one anyone say this is their favorite book. But not living in the USA means I have met few libertarians to offset the masses of socialists.