Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It's Tuesday, and that means it's Bias Time!

Jeff has the usual roundup of inanity, ignorance, and disinformation outright lies about firearms and self-defense law culled from media around the globe. Click here for the Weekly Check on the Bias.


There's some interesting chatter on the Alaskan "Stand Your Ground" law, which apparently includes legal protections for good guys who have to spark a goblin. A little bit of hand-wringing is associated with the immunity from lawsuits portion of the bill, but a tightly-written law should nip that in the bud. Tennessee's own pioneering Good Samaritan law specifically prevents the criminal (if he survives stopping a bullet) or his kinfolk (if he doesn't) from suing the poor schmuck who had to cap him, but only if said goblin was engaged in one or several strictly enumerated activities at the time he got popped. (How many euphemisms for "shot" did I manage to work in there, anyway?)

Also, according to The Independent,
"Record levels of gun crime are being blamed on the fact that more people than ever are carrying firearms as fashion accessories."
which shows that fashion and a sense of style isn't dead in Jolly Olde. Myself, I prefer more utilitarian pieces during the week, but make a point of carrying my polished blue Colt .38 Super for Sunday-Go-To-Meetin'. Gotta dress nice at least one day a week, after all...
...Oh, wait, they're saying that like it's a bad thing, aren't they? Sorry...

4 comments:

B&N said...

Funny that this is happening in the gun-free UK, or am I missing something?

Elmo's aphasiatic twin said...

A nice .450 calibre Webley Bulldog revolver was quite a fashion accessory in merry England before the Firearms Act was passed in 1920. Crime has been growing more fashionable there ever since.

robert in england said...

This is a bad thing because the 'people ' who are carrying are your standard crackhead scum nigga gangsta drugie shitheads, not human beings.

Tam said...

So, since banning guns has proven so fruitful at keeping them out of the hands of bad guys, when are they going to admit that the whole thing wasn't maybe such a bright idea afer all, and let good guys have them too?