Two gun stories. Which will you tell your friends?

Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor,
which leads to civil disorder.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
●To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.

Two gun stories. Which will you tell your friends?

Washington Post
A clear case of self-defense rallies supporters of gun rights

In LOGANVILLE, Ga. — Melinda Herman was at home, working upstairs in her office, when she saw a man coming to her front door. Her 9-year-old twins were off from school that day. Don’t answer it, she yelled downstairs, as the doorbell rang several times. From her window, Herman watched the man return to his silver SUV. Instead of leaving, he pulled out a crowbar and turned back for the front door with the decorative wreath.

By the time Herman called her husband at work to say an intruder was in the house, she had rushed both children into an upstairs bedroom and locked two doors behind her. She also had retrieved a .38 from the gun safe. The only place left to hide was a crawl space that led to the attic, and that’s where Herman crouched, with her son and daughter beside her and a revolver in her hand.

Walton County sheriff’s deputies barreled toward the subdivision off Sharon Church Road, but the intruder reached the crawl space first. When he opened the door, Herman fired six times.

Melinda Herman became an instant hero to gun owners facing new restrictions on firearms. While the intruder lay in a hospital, clinging to life, the National Rifle Association tweeted about GA MOM.

Here in Walton County, people went out and bought guns.

Does that convince you? Or does this:

Yahoo News
5-year-old shoots 2-year-old sister in Kentucky
By Travis Loller and Dylan Lovan | Associated Press – Wed, May 1, 2013

BURKESVILLE, Ky. — In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks paid little attention as her 5-year-old son, Kristian, played with the rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch while cleaning the kitchen, “she heard the gun go off,” a coroner said.

In a horrific accident Tuesday that shocked a rural area far removed from the national debate over gun control, the boy had killed his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, with a single shot to the chest.

In this case, the rifle was made by a company that sells guns specifically for children — “My first rifle” is the slogan — in colors ranging from plain brown to hot pink to orange to royal blue to multi-color swirls.

My guess: You consider one of these articles to be a “perfect example.” The other is a “rare occurrence.”

Which will you tell your friends?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty


Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D — for everyone
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
4. Long-term nursing care for everyone
5. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
6. Salary for attending school (Click here)
7. Eliminate corporate taxes
8. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
9. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99%

No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports


5 thoughts on “Two gun stories. Which will you tell your friends?

  1. From policymic:

    3D-printed gun fires first bullet.

    The leader of the gun rights group Defense Distributed fired the first bullet from a 3D-printed gun this Saturday, in Austin, Texas. Cody Wilson sees 3D printing as a way to sidestep government regulations and says he plans to put the blueprints for the gun online.

    Those looking to buy a gun will probably not turn to 3D printing for now because of the cost of the technology, but that could change as 3D printers become cheaper.

    Wilson says, “I recognize the tool might be used to harm other people – that’s what the tool is – it’s a gun. But I don’t think that’s a reason to not do it – or a reason not to put it out there.”

    And then there’s:

    3-D printed machine gun and bazooka fired at school bus

    The leader of the gun-rights group, Take ’em Out, 3-D printed a 50 caliber machine gun and a bazooka, both of which he test fired at a school bus. “I know these can kill kids, but that’s no reason to restrict sales,” he said.

    O.K., the 2nd one is a fake, but you get the idea.


  2. At its national convention in Houston, Texas, last week the National Rifle Association (NRA) unveiled its new oath, or membership pledge, which became effective as of May 6, 2013. The new pledge reads as follows:

    (Instructions: Before reciting oath, place right hand over heart, extend left arm to at least eye level and straighten the hand so that it is parallel to the arm.)

    “I swear by almighty God this sacred oath:

    I will render unconditional obedience to the President of the National Rifle Association, Jimbob Porter, Supreme Commander of the NRA defensive forces, and, as a brave member of the National Rifle Association, I will be ready at any time to stake my life for this oath.”

    An NRA spokesperson, who wished to remain unnamed, said that any resemblance of the new NRA oath to the oath required of German citizens in pledging allegiance to Adolf Hitler (in 1933) was purely coincidental.
    The NRA spokesperson also defended President Porter’s remarks concerning what he referred to as “Culture Wars”.

    “Of course,” the spokesperson admitted “as Peggy Noonan said of Patrick Buchanan when he first brought this problem to the attention of the nation at the 1992 Republican Convention, ‘it probably sounded better in the original German’.”

    “But what President Porter was really trying to get at,” continued the NRA spokesperson “was this, what part of the 2nd amendment don’t these liberal idiots understand?

    The last time I checked the 2nd amendment, it said “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.

    It definitely did not contain any exceptions for ex-felons, criminals, gang members, the mentally ill, etc., which means that “shall not be infringed” means “shall not be infringed”. Period!

    Therefore, the NRA cannot and will not support background checks on any person, at any time, under any circumstances.

    And as the Supreme commander of the NRA’s Wehrmacht, err…umm…I mean legal team, President Porter will lead the fight, to the bitter end if necessary, to make sure that that never happens!”


  3. Both stories are great: the woman and and the 5 year old are the rootinest, tootinest gunslingers in their neighborhoods! When the boy enters school they should post a star next to his name, with lifetime NRA membership.

    Kidding aside, this is more of the “I love my country but hate my government” garbage. I knew people in the ’70s/’80s that were armed to the teeth getting ready for the race war when welfare payments were cut. Others refused to pay their taxes because they could not use “coin of the realm” – gold – completely ignoring the 16th Amendment among others. Other luminaries “didn’t trust banks” and kept their currency at home or in precious metals – we know how well that worked.

    With a large part of the electorate influenced by urban legends and the like one has to wonder how this country can be governed.


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