Wednesday, January 9, 2013

-Meet John Cook, Mussolini of the Month

Meet John Cook.
He is the Editor of some strange webzine called "Gawker".
Just like Mussolini was the editor of Avanti! Mussolini made lists too...
Cook doesn't like guns and doesn't like the fact that even a small fraction people in NYC (approximately 400 out of 8,000,000) lawfully own firearms..
He decided to take the Journal News Gun Owner Outing to NYC.
What he didn't count on was that he "outed" Cops, Security Guards, Government Officials and some celebs and their body guards.
I combed the list for the few people I know that own firearms in Manhattan. They were not on the list.
What compels this type of journalistic endeavor? Maybe because no one reads Gawker. In fact, I heard about the story on South Florida AM Radio this morning. Drudge didn't link it yet.
Imagine the media outrage or liberal outrage if Matt Drudge posted a list of people that subscribe to a leftist organization? As innocuous as it seems, you would get unbridled outrage with all the trimmings.
Leftists habitually compile lists. They do this to prepare for the day when "they" seize power.
The fact that 2A applies to all people individually offends them. It's easier for them to target a group.
In fact if our Second Amendment was assigned by a set of liberal values (Bill of Needs) then Cook probably would not have pursued a list.
"If the 2nd Amendment assigned the right to bear arms to each racial group by degree of persecution, they would find it much more acceptable no matter what the annual death toll was. An LGBT 2nd Amendment would float their boat. An amendment that treats it as an individual right, rather than a group right, does not."
While the interactive map of Journal News gave criminals a handy means to avoid certain homes, Cook's list serves no purpose. He won't be invited to any parties and if criminals recognize him on the street, he's easy pickin's.
I wish the young man no harm, but he's not inviting trouble from licensed gun owners in New York, he's just pushed them further away. As I said, many people on his Ardeatine List are current or retired law enforcement.
This is a taste of what has happened in the past when people like Cook develop political influence or a collection of Cooks move "Forward!" (Avanti!) with a political agenda. I'm surprised Bloomberg hasn't published a list of his own, but that may be forthcoming.

If you make an ordinary purchase of ammo - for me that could be 300-1000 rounds of assorted calibers - I will go on some "list" because even though I have no criminal record and am an upstanding citizen, I cannot be trusted to purchase ammo in California. I almost took a job in California, but my wife - God Bless her - said why would we want to move to a place where you cannot defend yourself?
So it looks like anyone that is a competitive shooter in California, you better think about moving to a Rights Friendly state.
Well, Florida real estate just got more expensive...
They Can't Wait
Iowa, state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.
Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.
“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer told the newspaper during a December 19 audiotaped interview. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”
The Second Amendment is not about hunting.
Muhlbauer is projecting what he believes a "responsible gun owner should possess, and it's probably a load of ... Malarkey? A Load of Muhlbauer. I'm sorry a responsible Cattleman doesn't own a pea-shooter and a .410. My family owned a small ranch. Most farmers and cattlemen in Florida or Texas will have at least a .30 caliber Rifle, a 12 gauge and a handgun on his person as well as one in the truck.
I have this awful image of Muhlbauer trying to put-down a sick cow or bull with a .22... Someone should confiscate his cattle.


Tom said...

With regard to the Westchester thing, I have a few friends there who are gun owners, but not on the Journal News list. That was for handguns only, and they own only long guns.

This should come as an unpleasant surprise to any would be second story men, as they're blasted climbing in his window.

I get that if you're a criminal you play the odds, and the odd say stick with the unarmed houses. but it's hardly a lock.

Tom said...

Someone has obviously been studying up on his html code.

That will come in handy. When they confiscate all your weapons you'll still have a hobby.

ikaika said...

LOL! I paid attention to the Posting instructions. I couldn't tell HTML from CTRL.

As far as crooks are concerned, playing the odds are one thing, but handing them a Map of Unarmed Homes would be required reading.

ikaika said...

VP Biden says Obama “determined to
take action” against gun violence, president mulling possible
executive orders, Reuters said

Bzod said...

Presented without comment:

ikaika said...

Bzod, these bills are so absurd and intrusinve even Chris Christie has to veto these bills.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

To get a gun permit, you already have to have your friends and employer interviewed. NJ is a major pain-in-the-ass when it comes to guns.

I am about to put my wife through the process (picked up the forms yesterday).

frithguild said...

I'm worried about Tom - with all this 2A news hitting the fan, I'm afraid his head will explode.

Tom said...

I'm OK, just traveling and furiously busy this week.

With regard to the gun laws, friend of this blog R.A. has already purchased a firearm, and is waiting to take delivery of it while his police station frets and worries that he's not really a prosperous middle aged hedge fund guy at all, but secretly a member of the crips whose just "passing."

It's all seems ridiculous until you remember that it's not about guns, but about control.

Tom said...

Did I tell you guys about the tragic fishing accident I had about three weeks from now?

ikaika said...

to quote a poster from Sultan Knish:

"Oh, yeah, lots of us Scots-Irish gangbangers running around, hopped up on Bushmills whiskey, wearing our kilts pulled down to our buttcracks, blasting bagpipe and fiddle music from our woofers and doing drive bys with our AK's."


Bzod said...

I am planning to drop off ID/application in Monmouth County Friday. Not feeling hopeful about a quick turnaround. Had a friend purchase a RFNJ "recommended" handgun last weekend, which I am going to buy in a private sale as soon as (if?) my paperwork is done.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Bzod: When I lived in Hoboken years back, that city had a policy that permits would be signed for friends of the police chief only.

The ANJRPC hooked me up with a member of the fire department to try to convince the chief to sign the permits. Even after that, mine (and mine only) got signed because I became such a major pain-in-the-ass to the Chief and a potential source of a lawsuit with the ANJRPC's help.

The city I live in now is much better than that. Though they have an official policy of not telling you when the permits are complete. If you fail to pick them up withing a certain time period, the permit is destroyed.

Bzod said...

Thanks Hell. Will keep you/board posted if anything anomalous occurs during process (good or bad).

Anonymous said...

Thank you RFNJ moderator... Twitboy... This kid you found in the ether, still has a lot of growing up to do. As part of his maturation process he will come to find that a large number gun owners are current/retired LE and military such as myself (current and active). In keeping with liberalism as a mental disorder... guys like twitboy usually acknowledge that guns belong in the hands of "professionals", not the public and then can't reconcile ideology w/reality when sure enough, "The Professionals" like to own and use guns when they're off duty too. What an ass.

~RA said...

Im finally all set... Took the state of NJ 3 days to approve my purchase.