War on women

#MarissaAlexander I’ve never really understood why armed self-defense isn’t taught at domestic violence shelters.

A Florida woman faces prison after firing a warning shot to scare off an abusive husband.

Perhaps something other than a warning shot would have been more appropriate. After all, the serial abuser of women says he would have tried to take the gun away if his sons hadn’t been there.

He’s likely lying. I don’t think he was worried about setting a bad example for his sons by beating a woman in front of them. He was worried about getting shot.

Vast and Curious

On the heels of their claims that 90% of weapons supplied to Mexican drug gangs originate from the collusion of BATFE DoJ rogue US firearms dealers with HSA officials FBI informants purchasers who failed the National Instant Criminal Background Check, the Obama administration is preparing new anti-2nd Amendment proposals:

“As you know, the President directed the Attorney General to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common-sense measures that would improve Americans’ safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights.”
-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, July 7.

Carney’s right – if the stakeholders are straw purchasers abetted by BATFE, if working groups are Mexican drug cartels and if shipping weapons to Mexico is a common-sense measure that respects human life.

Otherwise, not so much.

Carney unaccountably failed to euphemize “public/private partnership” and “smart diplomacy.” The former is BATFE using “stimulus” funds to mount an operation forcing firearms retailers to make sales they knew were bogus; the latter is DoJ failing to inform the Mexican authorities.

I wonder if the jobs “created or saved” by the Gunwalker stimulus expenditure is greater than the number of lives “negated or destroyed” as a result.

Update: 4:20PM
Mark Steyn: It’s time to re-aim our pitchforks

Best sentence:

“Stimulus dollars went to fund one federal agency to buy guns for the paid informants of another federal agency to funnel to foreign criminals in order that the first federal agency might identify the paid informants of the second federal agency.”

That’s the most concise and lucid explanation of Gunwalker/”Fast and Furious” you’re ever going to see.

Mexican firepower II

Another Murder Linked to US Gunwalker Case

This really isn’t news if you have been following Gunwalker, and it isn’t fair to blame the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the murders of US Border Agent Brian Terry or Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez. The thugs who killed these men, and many other Americans and Mexicans, would have used other weapons – probably firearms smuggled across Mexico’s border with Guatemala – if BATFE had not sanctioned the weapons they did use. The brutal and violent evil bastard Mexican drug thugs probably would have preferred to commit the murders with full automatic AK-47s instead of the semi-automatic “variants” BATFE intentionally put into their hands.

The egregious part of this is not that people died. It is that BATFE, the Presidents of the United States and Mexico, and the US Secretary of State all claimed drug-fueled firearm violence in Mexico should be blamed on the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. These sly and disingenuous evil bastards were clamoring for suppression of Americans’ civil rights based on false information they promulgated.

TOC has commented on this multiple times. Here are two of those posts.

There is not a better argument for abandoning the failed and costly “War on Drugs,” nor for disbanding BATFE. There is also an argument here for Mexican officials to increase their own southern border security rather than actively subverting ours.