Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nobody asked me

A question was asked in comments of the article about the drop in crime in VA bars and restaurants.

Could you provide an authoritative interpretation of the phrase "well-regulated" ?
My answer.

What time is it? look at your microwave/ wall clock/ cable box/ watch/ phone. If they are in in sync then they are "well-regulated".
When the 2A was penned a militia was expected to muster together, drill together, march together, and fire volleys together.

A well regulated militia was better in combat, therefore the state was better secured.

That was off the cuff but in all honesty I most likely cribbed it from the likes of Dave Hardy or David E. Young.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

You can't say that on television

Well it sure wouldn't fly in most major news rooms.

Another local news story (from 2008) about TDI with this jaw dropping line about gun free zones.

"And now the tacticians believe these signs may actually serve as an invitation to Mass murders."

At this time the youtube has 50 hits. I want to see how far the Gun Blogs can push it.


Edited to add:  I got to this story a few years late.  Googling I found a blogger who was on the ball, and has some info on how the story was received.

From Where I Sit  (Go read the whole thing)

We have received many requests about the source for our assertion that most mass murders have occurred in otherwise “gun free” zones.

Based on data from the SEALE study, an analysis by TDI, and our own painstaking research, we are able to say definitively that most “active killer” shootings have occurred in so-called “gun free” zones. The experts who say they may be “invitations” are also John Benner and Ron Borsch who have six decades of law enforcement experience and training between them.

Here is the print story.

Black Sunday