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GA Gov-candidate Stacey Abrams: Ban Everything!

I wish I’d seen this yesterday.

Democrat Stacey Abrams: Banning Guns No Different Than Banning Radar Detectors
The host asked if she was really going to take away people’s guns, and Abrams responded by comparing bans on radar detectors with bans on commonly owned semiautomatic firearms.

She said, “I support a law that will ban ‘assault weapons.’ And just as when we banned radar detection, for example, some people turned in their devices, some people kept them and just refused to use them anymore.”

My perennial question: Do victim-disarming gun people controllers really believe the stupid claims they make, or do they just hope their potential voters are that stupid?

With Abrams, it’s really hard to tell, and probably a mix of her disdain for her constituents and her own demonstrated stupidity. I figure she is pretty representative of Georgia Democrats who “redacted” email addresses (from incriminating voter registration hacking emails by deleting the addresses…

… and leaving the redaction brackets linked to the email addresses.

Note to any GA Dem site visitors, particularly Abrams voters: Radar detectors are legal in passenger vehicles in every state except Virginia. And they aren’t “banned” there; it’s just a fine for having one in your car.


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GA Gov-hopeful Stacey Abrams: A weapon of mass stupidity

Stacey Abrams is a Democrat running for governor in Georgia. She’s running on a platform of mass violation of human/civil rights.

Democrat Stacey Abrams: AR-15s Are ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction,’ Must Be Banned
Abrams said she is not “anti-gun,” then listed numerous gun controls, including an all-out ban on commonly owned semiautomatic firearms.

Without noting how she would manage that.

She then described AR-15s as “weapons of mass destruction” and made clear her position that they should be banned from civilian ownership:

This is what I came to expect from victim disarmers a long, long time ago. She is too stupid to realize that “weapons of mass destruction” are actually a thing. And semiautomatic rifles aren’t WMD.

Let’s say she manages to pass a ban on AR-pattern rifles. How will she implement it? How is she going to bell that cat will Abrams lead the stack on confiscation raids, or leave your cops to die for your megalomaniacal dream?

Maybe Abrams simply thinks (hope? dream?) Georgians will be more compliant than Californians, New Yorkers, Connecticut(ians?). Heck, Vermont couldn’t get folks to turn in more than two bump-fire stocks in the entire state.

Does she really think Georgians will go along?

Oh. And Abrams, I realize that if you can’t tell the difference between semiauto rifles and nuclear/biological/chemical weapons, more subtle things probably are well beyond your mental reach. So I’ll tell you a not-so-secret: stalkers and domestic abusers are already prohibited from firearms ownership.

See? Your job is done. Drop out of the race and go home.


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Georgia teachers must be even worse than I thought

The two main contenders for governor in Georgia are a guy who talks a good enough game on firearms-related human/civil rights that I might’ve voted for him if he weren’t a Republican (long story), and a gun-grabbing lunatic of a Democrat.

But I repeat myself.

Let’s settle our stomachs with a little Pepto and take a look at Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Ms. Abrams believes that “gun safety measures are essential to keeping Georgia’s schoolchildren safe.”.

“Commonsense gun safety measures, including repealing campus carry, are essential to ensuring our schools are safe,” said Abrams’ spokeswoman Priyanka Mantha.

In Georgia, allowed “campus carry” is restricted to licensed adults 21 and older on college campuses. Not schoolchildren. Maybe; but I suspect that there isn’t much intersection between the groups of GWL holders and diagnosed crazies.

For the record, there have been exactly zero criminal shootings on campus by GWL holders since campus carry went into effect. Or before.

What else does Abrams think is “safe”?

Abrams’ platform for gun safety measures includes universal background checks, the introduction of a 3-day waiting period and banning assault weapons.

No word on how criminals — 94% percent of whom bypass all laws by obtaining their firearms through unlawful channels — will be forced to undergo universal preemptively-prove-your-innocence prior restraint checks. I tried to get a statement from Carol Bowne on waiting periods, but she was unavailable for comment.

But it was Abrams’ position on arming teachers that really struck me.

Abrams has said that arming teachers is dangerous and distracts them from educating.

Either Abrams is projecting her own sad cerebrally-challenged limitations onto our teachers, or Georgia’s teachers are easily distracted, unable to organize thoughts, and too dangerous to be in rooms with helpless children.

Allow me to list a few things I’ve successfully done while armed. It’s far from comprehensive.

  • teach classes
  • attend classes
  • operate a wide assortment of motor vehicles
  • operate a wide assortment of power tool, including chainsaws
  • ditto manual hand tools
  • maintain and repair telecommunications systems, including high power tropspheric scatter communications across internal borders and digital telephone switches.
  • perform security patrols
  • walk, talk, and chew bubble gum
  • vote
  • design book dust jackets and covers
  • write technical manuals
  • write hard science fiction novels
  • write pro-RKBA columns
  • look after small children
  • graphic design
  • build web sites
  • repair automobiles
  • repair lawn irrigation systems
  • check the mail (where I lived, that was a necessity due to all the bears)
  • eat a meal
  • prepare a meal
  • clean up after

To summarize: live a normal life, doing all then usual (and sometimes unusual) stuff of everyday living.

If the gun absorbs all your attention, you’re doing it wrong. Even in defensive circumstances, you are certainly aware of the gun, but your attention is on the situation — situational awareness.

I find my phone far more distracting (when it rings) than my sidearm.

If Georgia teachers are incapable of successfully doing just the first thing thing on my list, then they probably shouldn’t have a gun.

Nor should they be teachers.

And I’m quite certain that Stacey Abrams shouldn’t be governor — nor much of anything that doesn’t involve a guardian — for the same reason.


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