sunset from behind the wire

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Crime and Punishment

The move by the Obama Administration to release tens of thousands of hardened criminals onto the street is hailed by the liberal left as being "the right move". As I have suggested before, it works for the police, who are guaranteed more overtime as they clean up the carnage.

Punishment used to take the form of public shaming (putting people into stocks in the public square, public flogging, etc.). More on the order of spanking for adults. Today it's taken the form of long prison sentences as three-strikes laws have created a much safer society in America by warehousing the segment of society that is too broken to co-exist.

At the same time, it's created a public expense as large numbers of govt. employees are given the job of watching, feeding (and coddling) criminals who live in large concrete boxes.

The liberal elite can afford to pay for private security measures which include their own armed guards to protect them from the people that they are so happy to see released from custody. Having your own guards means that you don't need to personally own a gun, so depriving the common man of his defense against threats bares a twisted logic that doesn't work in fly-over country.

America's children are most frequently abused where alcohol/drugs are abused in a home. In a family where both parents are present, don't abuse substances, and a loving, nurturing environment is present, the offspring of that environment is far less likely to end up guarded inside a concrete box. If that's the case, why isn't the American effort to reduce prison populations focused on those things that will encourage healthy families?

Husbandless mothers/fatherless children are not doomed, but when you look at the odds, that's where the ranks of the imprisoned spring from.

What about the rest of us? What part do we play in this human drama? Shakespeare said that, "All the world's a stage" and that we are each actors playing our part.

My daughter (pictured left) is exercising her right to keep and bare arms and to practice with the same. Is a Glock 21 (.45 ACP) too much handgun for a young woman? Apparently not.

There is a saying from the Old West that God made men and Samuel Colt made them equal. When you consider the practice of releasing tens of thousands of angry, violent men from their cages onto the population, the concept of equality for women comes into focus. That can only be achieved through ownership and familiarity with firearms. The liberal elite in Washington DC, who surround themselves with heavily armed bodyguards don't agree with me.

14 comments:

  1. You've reminded me that I really need to get to the shooting range. We have a wonderful one just spitting distance from my house. Most the LEO's around here use it.

    http://www.centertargetsports.com/

    P.S. Your daughter is very lovely.

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    1. Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

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  2. Just ask Rosie O'Donnell about her security, and see what she says. It is very unlikely that her guards will simply resort to harsh language when confronted by aggressive Rosie-haters (which is, or should be, about half the country).

    Or similarly, ask Barry Obama about how he feels being surrounded by dozens of well trained men with semi-automatic and even automatic weapons; is Barry uncomfortable with the situation? Not even. He's pretty darn cozy with it. But as for how he feels about YOUR armed security measures you've taken, Barry has a completely different take....

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    1. It's amazing how the perspective changes, isn't it?

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  3. Your daughter is doing VERY well.

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    1. She has good friends and role models. She calls Bill, Lord Voldemort. She met him when she was a little girl. It took her all of two seconds to size him up.

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  4. Everything he does is to benefit the lowlifes of society. No matter the danger he puts the vast majority of citizens. Next he will pin in another Presidential Order that they can vote (Democratic of course) and run for office. Gotham come to life with NO BATMAN to help.

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    1. That's an apt scenario.

      Better to be prepared than unprepared/walk softly and carry a big stick.

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  5. A lot of girls love a Glock. I've noticed this.

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    1. I don't know why they do, but they clearly do.

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  6. I haven't seen that "teacup and saucer" hold for a long time. "Charlie's Angels", maybe? (she could have been added to that cast without complaints from viewers, I'm sure)

    It's only good for fighting gravity, as it's useless for recoil management.

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    1. Not much recoil there. Modified guide rod (titanium) and recoil spring, designed to handle +P loads. The recoil is not much more than you'd expect from a .22LR. It allows for more accurate shooting and genuine double tapping with a 1-2 minute of angle departure to maximize wounding value.

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  7. There is barely a federally sentenced criminal that was sentenced to the full extent of their criminal activity, and NEVER when considering those arrived at through plea agreement. What nonsense. I absolutely believe federal sentences are too long - but until we make it true hard time, keep them long (or how about the option? Half the time, in physical solitary, with no communication with other prisoners. Time off for TRUE job training or education progress - I'd like to see that). We currently send them to criminal camp, where they learn how to perfect their crimes, make criminal networks, get new tattoos, steroids available with gym access and time to workout…oh and lets not get the never ending appeal process with unlimited access to jailhouse lawyers...

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    1. Job security my friend - cha-ching! When you all bargain for more money and better benefits, the danegeld will flow into your coffers, just to defend the liberal elite from the great unwashed in jail and living in fly-over country. All of the pajama boys earning big salaries on Wall St. will cut you in on the take.

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