Sure, crazy people do crazy things. -by J

April 7, 2009 – Tuesday

Sure, crazy people do crazy things.
Category: News and Politics

“And, of course, when you point out that certain individuals with all their talk about “revolution” and “armed insurrection” are inciting this kind of behavior in unstable people, you will get howls of protest about the 1st Amendment and what not. Sure, crazy people do crazy things. But that doesn’t make it responsible to encourage them, which is what a lot of really foolish people are doing right now for purely political reasons.”
John Cole

This from the reports of the Saturday Shooting of 3 Pittsburgh Police Officers:

A man opened fire on officers during a domestic disturbance call Saturday morning, killing three of them, a police official said. Friends said he feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns.

Three officers were killed, said a police official at the scene who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Police spokeswoman Diane Richard would only say that at least five officers were wounded, but wouldn’t give any other details.

One friend, Edward Perkovic, said the gunman feared “the Obama gun ban that’s on the way” and “didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.” Another longtime friend, Aaron Vire, said he feared that President Obama was going to take away his rights, though he said he “wasn’t violently against Obama.”

Perkovic, a 22-year-old who said he was the gunman’s best friend, said he got a call at work from him in which he said, “Eddie, I am going to die today. … Tell your family I love them and I love you.”

Perkovic said: “I heard gunshots and he hung up. … He sounded like he was in pain, like he got shot.”

Vire, 23, said the gunman once had an Internet talk show but that it wasn’t successful. Vire said his friend had an AK-47 rifle and several powerful handguns, including a .357 Magnum.

He feared an Obama gun grab? Gee, I wonder where he could have heard that.

Indeed, a story replete with NRA-style fearmongering about the looming “grab” — which has been fueling a run on guns at local shops — ran just three days ago in the Pittsburgh Tribune.

Over the last few weeks, as most of the country has fomented over AIG Bonuses, the rewarding of failure, the fring right has taken a swift turn to oppose the make believe assult on their guns.

A person sent me a video of a Fox reporter dispelling what Hillary Clinton said about Mexico’s weapons coming from America. She said that 90% of traceable weapons come from the United States, but the Fox reporter notes that only a percentage of the guns are traceable, so those that aren’t must be from somewhere else, like China.

First of all, who cares how many come from the US. The fact is you can’t legally buy weapons in Mexico like you can in America, so we should stop the flow of illegal guns to Mexico. No matter if it is 90% or 10%, it’s still against the law.

We have moved to a state where no matter what the gun issue is, it can’t be true, and under all of it remember, Obama wants to take your guns.

Since Obama was elected guns sales have gone through the roof. How many more police killings will we see from this explosion of gun ownership? How many of the fring right will be incited to violence by the crazy ravings of loons like Glenn Beck, or Sean Hannity?

But as the populace movement of pitch fork welding Americans attempts to lynch those that were at the center of the economic crisis, the fring right is fomenting “President Obama’s eeeeevil plans for taking away Americans’ guns — no doubt just the first steps that will eventually lead to eradicating the Second Amendment, rounding up gun owners and placing them in FEMA camps, and installing a blue-helmeted United Nations dictatorship in America.”

Crazy you say, yep, but there are people that believe it. Heck, the guy that shot the police officers in Pittsburg once had an internet radio show. Hmmmm, maybe he was a myspacer too? I can think of a few that fit the profile.

As usual, it’s not the Obama administration that is talking about going after guns, it’s the fring right. Look at Obama’s agenda. See anything about guns? Nope!

I am retired military, and I can tell you, if you want to protect your country, don’t buy an assault weapon, don’t join a militia, join the United States Military.

A student paper in Buffalo manages to ask the pertinent question here:

“It’s all well and good to talk about the sanctity of constitutional rights, but when our constitutional right to possess AK-47s ends up arming a bloodthirsty criminal organization in a neighboring country thanks to the strength of the American business ethic, doesn’t that make us the bad guys?”

“Believe in something — even if it’s wrong. Believe in it!”
Glenn Beck

7 Responses to “Sure, crazy people do crazy things. -by J”

  • Ralph:

    You say if you want to serve the country, join the military.
    Good idea. But the right to protect yourself, your family, your property as well as your country is a constitutional right period. A militia is not “Joined” as it is formed and formed as necessary. A militia is a civilian army. Not the national guard.
    Obama plans to confiscated firearms through a planned and dubious effort of over taxation and false information the like of which is seen in all of the present demonization of the “AK-47” which guaranteed most people have no clue what it is or have ever fired.
    The only thing that will save this nation is a following of the US constitution to the letter. No interpretations by the likes of Obama, Pelosi or Reid. The left of this country has taken over and destroyed the nation. The USA is dead. It’s gone. It’s done.
    The only hope is to dig a hole, fill it with your family, supplies and defensive weapons then just try to hang on. Don’t evoke anyone, mind your own business but do not, dol not let Obama and the left wing lunatics take your family, your firearms or your life away from you without a fight.
    The only reason why Obama will not fly around Bagdad in a helicopter is because he will be shot down by someone in own troops. He is hated and reviled by the majority of our military personnel. A story that is NOT getting reported is how many enlisted as well as officers are refusing to serve under Obama. They are throwing personnel in jails because of this.
    Many, many more are just looking to get this president in their sights. It’s a terrible thing.
    A real shame.

  • Kelly:

    “Obama plans to confiscated firearms through a planned and dubious effort of over taxation and false information”

    What does that mean???

    “The only reason why Obama will not fly around Bagdad in a helicopter is because he will be shot down by someone in own troops. He is hated and reviled by the majority of our military personnel. A story that is NOT getting reported is how many enlisted as well as officers are refusing to serve under Obama. They are throwing personnel in jails because of this. Many, many more are just looking to get this president in their sights.”

    Really? Again, where are you getting your information? If you choose to make blanket statements like the above, please site your sources so that they can be checked. Perhaps the media isn’t reporting on it because it isn’t happening. All of these
    cryptic “theories” that have no apparent basis in fact are ridiculous. Or do you have special information which the rest of us are not privy to?

    Feel free to dig a hole for your family and possessions and do whatever you need to do to feel better. I just ask that you don’t go taking out innocent police officers doing their job responding to a friggin 911 call about a dog that peed in the house. Those guys had families too that they wanted to protect and they did nothing to deserve what they got.

  • Kim:

    Again Ralph:

    The answer lies in preventing assholes from acquiring firearms.

  • Ralph:

    When liberals talk about the 2nd amendment, it’s always about “Keeping guns away from assholes”
    Being able to protect yourself from “Assholes” is what the second amendment is all about. Having emotional driven, logically challenged individuals determine who and who is not an “Asshole” is not a good idea. We have laws, they should be followed. Period.
    It’s disheartening that liberals are so much against the US constitution’s wisedom.
    Real conservatives can be republicans and democrats as well as independents. But the binding factor is always these individuals no matter what party affiliation are all about the US constitution and are not about cherry picking it to mold it into their own views and opinions which is what liberals are ALL about.
    It’s a shame the majority here are unable to grasp that very simple and basic tenet of US civics 101.

  • Kim:

    Being able to protect yourself? I’m pretty sure the 3 officers that were killed in Pittsburg were armed. Yet, they couldn’t protect themselves against the “emotionally driven”,and “logically challenged” individual that armed himself with an AK-47 this week. He was afraid the government was going to take away his right to arms. Yep you’re right. We have laws. They need to be followed. But everything is not black and white as you would like to think. Call it cherry picking or whatever, but you cannot justify that kid’s right to own an AK-47. You cannot tell me that the second amendment was written to include automatic weapons like this when they didn’t even exist when the constitution was written.

  • Kelly:

    I think there’s a lot of room to debate the intent of second ammendment. I happen to be of the opinion that the second ammendment was meant to provide an armed citizenry for the formation of militias. I don’t think the founders intended that we be armed to the teeth with AK-47s (and though I’ve never shot one, i am vaguely familiar with what they are) and that citizens turn against citizens almost indiscriminately (as in the case in Pittsburgh). I don’t think that is cherry picking parts of the constitution to fit my own views. I think it only common sense that the founders could never have envisioned the world we have today and it only makes sense to have some regulations in place to prevent tragedies from occuring.

    I take exception that cherry picking parts of the constitution is all that liberals are about. I try very hard to understand the issues of the day but i also feel that common sense and reason need to enter into the equation because we’re dealing with a document that was written over 200 years ago and it is a much different world. That doesn’t mean cherry picking, that means adapting to the current circumstances; evolution. If we were still reading the Constitution without adapting to today’s world, blacks would still be considered 3/5 of a human being, and only white male property owners would have a say in our laws. The document evolves along with our society. There is plenty of room for debate and discussion in what that means, but it is incorrect to say liberals are “against the Constitution’s wisdom,” or “unable to grasp that very simple tenet of US Civics 101.” Speaking for myself, i just think we need to put rational thought into the process.

  • Kyra:

    I need a gun to protect me from people who think like Ralph.

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