Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Good Night Moon"

The Moon for Jan 16, 2011 At Midnight
Illuminated Fraction: 0.913
2.6 days until full moon

It is a 'waxing moon.'

A 33 gun clip fired 31 rounds from a modified mag of a Glock killing 6 and wounding 14 at a political meeting of a USA House member on a bright sunny day in Tucson, Arizona.  Let it be the beginning of change in the USA and not further regression from 'the truth.'

Dedicated to the political stability, fiscal integrity and pride of my country.

Christiana Amanpour did a fantastic job with the subject. I thank you and it was nothing short of perfection.

This is the town hall meeting where our 63 year old victim succumbed to so much pain regarding the irresponsible words of a political faction leader, he acted on it to instill an impression of helplessnes to a man that doesn't consider that aspect of life important.

The facts revealed during the town hall meeting match everything I have stated since the Tucson shooting.  The gunman was NOT certifible, nor ever will be.

Thank you to ABC as well.

The MOST interesting statistic is revealed on the 'interactive' at the article at the title to this entry.

Gun crime in the US: victims killed at a political event where Gabrielle Giffords was also shot in Tucson, Arizona. Photograph: AP

When one toggles (at the interactive map of the USA) between "Total Fire Arms Murders" (the first title at the down arrow in the left upper corner) and "Handguns" (the second title at the down arrow in the left upper corner) there is virtually NO difference.

In other words, where there are sales of HANDGUNS, the number of murders by firearms is DIRECTLY proportional. 

It has NOTHING to do with gun laws.  

It has everything to do with GUNS.

The Officer Down Memorial Page

This is ONLY the most RECENT of officers killed in the USA by handguns.

Police Officer Christopher Matlosz  (click here)

Lakewood Police Department
New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, January 14, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 27
Tour of Duty:
7 years
Badge Number: 317

Incident DetailsCause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Friday, January 14, 2011
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info:
At large

Police Officer Chris Matlosz was shot and killed by a man he had stopped to talk to on August Drive at approximately 4:00 pm. - In broad daylight.
Officer Matlosz was on patrol when he stopped his patrol car to speak with a man walking along the road. As they spoke, the male took one step back, drew a handgun and shot Officer Matlosz three times, killing him.

The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

Officer Matlosz had served with the Lakewood Police Department for five years. He had previously served with the Englishtown Police Department for two years and had also served as a special police officer with the Freehold Township Police Department, Long Branch Police Department and Manasquan Police Department.

He is survived by his fiancee, mother, and brother.

The first recorded shooting of a sheriff is 1904.  Over 106 years after this incident they are still dying from handguns.

Town Marshal Hiram Bates  (click here)

Coal Creek Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, November 6, 1904

Biographical Info
Age: 40
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident DetailsCause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, November 6, 1904
Weapon Used:
Handgun; .44 caliber
Suspect Info:
ArrestedTown Marshal Hiram Bates was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a disturbance at a mining camp at approximately 1:00 am.

A group of miners had been drinking and creating a disturbance at the camp and Marshal Bates was called to the scene. As he attempted to clear the area he was shot once in the neck by a man armed with a .44 caliber revolver.

The subject who shot Marshal Bates was arrested by a deputy and the county sheriff and taken to jail in Canon City.

Marshal Bates had only recently been appointed to the position. He was unmarried.

South Carolina gun laws are fairly reasonable and predictable compared to most of the fifty states. I would not call them liberal gun laws.

I would not call them restrictive either.  Reasonable, with the safety of the public in mind.

SECTION 16-23-410. Pointing firearm at any person.  (click title to entry - thank you)
It is unlawful for a person to present or point at another person a loaded or unloaded firearm.
A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than five years. This section must not be construed to abridge the right of self defense or to apply to theatricals or like performances.

SECTION 16-23-430. Carrying weapons on school property.
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, except State, county or municipal law enforcement officers or personnel authorized by school officials, to carry on his person, while on any elementary or secondary school property, a knife, with a blade over two inches long, a blackjack, a metal pipe or pole, firearms or any other type of weapon, device or object which may be used to inflict bodily injury or death.
(2) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Any weapon or object used in violation of this section may be confiscated by the law enforcement division making the arrest.

SECTION 16-23-460. Carrying concealed weapons; forfeiture of weapons.
Any person carrying a deadly weapon usually used for the infliction of personal injury concealed about his person is guilty of a misdemeanor, must forfeit to the county, or, if convicted in a municipal court, to the municipality the concealed weapon, and must be fined not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days. Nothing herein contained may be construed to apply to (1) persons carrying concealed weapons upon their own premises or pursuant to and in compliance with Article 4 of Chapter 31 of Title 23, or (2) peace officers in the actual discharge of their duties. The provisions of this section do not apply to rifles, shotguns, dirks, slingshots, metal knuckles, or razors unless they are used with the intent to commit a crime or in furtherance of a crime.

SECTION 23-31-215. Issuance of permits.

(B) Upon submission of the items required by subsection (A) of this section, SLED must conduct or facilitate a local, state, and federal fingerprint review of the applicant. SLED must also conduct a background check of the applicant through notification to and input from the sheriff of the county where the applicant resides or if the applicant is a qualified nonresident, where the applicant owns real property in this State. The sheriff within ten working days after notification by SLED, must submit a recommendation on an application. Before making a determination whether or not to issue a permit under this article, SLED must consider the recommendation provided pursuant to this subsection. The failure of the sheriff to submit a recommendation within the ten day period constitutes a favorable recommendation for the issuance of the permit to the applicant. If the fingerprint review and background check are favorable, SLED must issue the permit.

South Carolina is suppose to have the worst record in the country. Both NH and SC are considered 'Red States' but their econoic data is grossly different.

Click on a red star on the map to find gun shops in that area. has subscribing gun shops in Greenwood, Myrtle Beach, Walhalla,. And we're adding more gun shops every day, so stop back often!  (click title to entry - thank you)

South Carolina is ranked 24th in the nation with a population of 4,625,364 in 2010.  Its population in 2000 was 4,012,012.

The Per Capita Income in South Carolina was $24,000 in 2000 and $31,799 in 2009.

It has a gross domestic produce to $159,647,000,000 in 2009.

The Southeast had an economic downturn in 2009 of 2%, but, South Carolina's economic decline was 2.5%

That is a picture of Al Baldasaro. He states he has been threatened many, many times as a state legislator.

GOP leaders hail gun OK in N.H. capitol  (click here)
By Sarah Schweitzer
Globe Staff / January 12, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. — As a state representative, Al Baldasaro says he has been physically threatened multiple times. But he has always felt a measure of safety because New Hampshire’s laws permit him to carry a concealed weapon.
“This is why we are the safest state in the country,’’ said the former Marine, whose grandfather was mayor of Cambridge.
Now, the Republican says he feels even safer after legislators voted last week to overturn a ban on weapons in the State House and permit concealed weapons on the House floor and in the visitors’ gallery....

These faux 'rating' are populous and not factual.  The numbers are 'simple' and not analyzed for what brings about those numbers.  Crime is not as simple as 'rankings,' it is a dynamic that causes crime.  Carrying guns has little to do with it, yet for those that have the backing of Millionaires and Billionaires that make money from gun sales 'any reason is good reason.'

What is the opposition say?

...We are in a packed (click title to entry - thank you) and tense room in the State House where a public hearing on a contentious issue is taking place. Someone draws a gun and starts waving it at the chairman, who is also holding a gun. What now happens? At least as likely as any other scenario is that several people, including the hypothetical representative, would draw their guns, and at least some would start shooting at the person waving the gun. Probably he or she would be killed, but how many others would be dead and wounded as collateral damage?...

Tom Duston
Chesterfield, N.H.

New Hampshire guns shops are growing in number evidently (click title to entry - thank you)

According to propaganda on radio programs, New Hampshire has a lower murder rate with guns because they are used to guns and feel comfortable with guns.  Grew up with them and they are a part of life.


Let's think about this.  "One person can only shoot one gun at a time regardless the number they own."

New Hampshire is ranked 42 among all USA States in population.  A whopping 1,316,470 in the USA Census of 2010 and 1,235,786 in the Census of 2000.

The "Per Capita Income' in New Hampshire in 2010 was $42,831 and in 2000 it was 33,169.

The GDP of New Hampshire is $59,400,000,000.

The New England States received a 2% economic downturn in 2009 with New Hampshire a 1.2% for the same year.

Gun Control was never even discussed during the elections of 2008, yet when President Obama was elected, despite the Great Recession, every paranoid Right Wing Nut ran out to purchase weapons they didn't need.  Why?  Do they actually believe they need them or that their guns will be confiscated.  The USA does not have the 'manpower' to even consider a confiscation of weapons.  Buy Backs, yes, but confiscation?  Where do all these people get their motivations?  Why is that FEAR instilled so desperately?  How it sweet it is for gun shops when Democrats are elected to office, huh?  Simply by an election alone.  That IS crazy.

Purchase of firearms in New Hampshire increases in response to policies of Obama administration  (click title to entry - thank you)

Published: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Updated: Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:09
Gun sales have increased despite the economy in New Hampshire as people flock to retailers. Owners and dealers fear the Obama administration will reinstate stricter gun control legislation similar to the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
"There has been a lot of talk on the street about gun laws recently," said Program Assistant to Permits and Licensing for the State of New Hampshire Tiffany Foss.
According to Foss, state records have shown a 17 percent increase in approvals for concealed handgun licenses between 2007 and 2008. Denials for these licenses have increased 12 percent during the same period....

The NRA Takes on Gun Control -- in Brazil

The banner reads: “586 dead police officers - for less than R$ 30 a day”. The daily rates for a police officer in Rio de Janeiro is $17 a day. Photo by Thiago Velloso  (click here)

Brazil: Blogging helps the police to mobilize and protest

A cross was placed in Copacabana Beach for every police officer dead within the last five years, on February 1st: all together there are 586. Photo by Thiago Velloso
October 25, 2005
...An estimated 122 million citizens (click title to entry - thank you) took part in the referendum -- the first of its kind in the world -- and preliminary counts showed 64 percent went against the ban while 36 percent backed it. The referendum -- which asked the simple question "Should the commercial sale of guns and ammunition to civilians be prohibited?" -- divided the country, a world leader in gun deaths, into "não" and "sim" camps.
Two months ago, polls showed 60 to 80 percent of Brazilians favored the ban as a way to control the estimated 17 million small arms that are circulating in the country. But as the vote neared, and as both sides of the issue were given free television time, a slick media blitz by the gun lobby appears to have shifted enough voter opinion....

Gun Control in other countries have meet with huge propaganda campaigns that have been successful against any attempt by government or service groups, including police officers, to education the public to much needed changes to stop and prevent crime and deaths.

In Brazil the police officers were pleading for a change to save their own lives.  Dead cops are not effective cops.  The public acted against their own best interest, even in the face of the pleading of police, due to the propaganda of the NRA.  The NRA stated Brazilians citizens would be more safe with their own weapons rather than counting on police for protection from crime.

Like what?  Why would a private institution such as the NRA have more CLOUT than any government plea to their own civilians?  It occurs when citiznes view their government as burdensome, effective and expensive.  Sound familiar?  Why would anyone believe having MORE guns on the street would be better than none?  But, that is the 'rant' of the NRA in the USA and elsewhere.  Basically, the NRA states the governments of any country is against the people for lying to them and asking for more control over weapons.  Does that sound appropriate?  Seriously.  Why would the NRA stand against the pleading of an entire country's police officers?

It is about money.  Not safety.  Not what is benevolent or best.

This 'top heavy' Millionaire - Billionsaire BLITZ agasint the 'CITIZEN' has to stop.  It attacks the very sovereignty of the country, within democracies, for profit.  Sovereignty is at stake when law enforcement is weakened and disabled when it was or could be benevolent.

Crime is a symptom of social laws and values.

This slide was suppose to  say a lot more than it did once it published, so I'll update it now.

A year later, according to the news article at the title to the entry,  there was no change in the dynamics to allow that assessment across the country to change from NH lowest, etc.  Why would that be?  No one cares? 

In a radio annoucement about two weeks ago, it was noted Greensboro has seen a drop in crime by 50% in the past year.

Crime rates are lower across the nation under this President.  They should be (nothing racial intended in that statement as some might think).  During drops in employment and economic declines, especially the one that exists in the USA now, the crime rates should be skyrocketing.  They aren't. 

It is my estimation (I am waiting for the studies to come out) that extended unemployment benefits have reduced crime.

Another aspect to gun violence and crime is population density (and stress).

This is a 2010 accounting of the current population of the USA by State.

Sunday, January 16, 2011 :
By Melvin Felix - The number of homeless people and homeless families grew in most states in 2009, a new report found, but some states had fewer homeless people even if the local economy was in trouble....

Crime is also linked to socio-economic conditions.

Which also relates to the GDP of the regions of the USA as well (click title to entry - thakn you).

Statistics can be easily manipulated.

N.H. Receives Lowest Crime Ranking; Nevada Ranks as Worst State  (click title to entry - thank you)

March 25, 2009
And statistics like this in the "Insurance Journal" only provide for 'targeted responses' and not the perspective needed for effective legislation that actually makes a difference in saving lives.
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Peter Kruger plays Son Of A New York Gun by Gino Vannelli from the album Powerful People

Jack my friend, he's a busy man
Trying to hustle an easy buck instead of a good man's dollar
Oh jack my buddy he's so goddamn full of money
Workin' for a funny company for his father

He got a black satin shirt best you could buy
And a big fat straw hat to match his white tie
And a shiny thirty-eight that'll look you straight in your eye

Jack miraculous he was a' sure spectaculous
The son of a new york gun
Look out jack ...

He got a black satin shirt best you could buy
And a big fat straw hat to match his white tie
And a big twenty-two that'll make you do what he want

Jack miraculous he was a' sure spectaculous
The son of a new york gun
Look out jack ... jack miraculous
The son of a new york gun
Look out jack

There is only one way to view guns among the public.

Sports that are well controlled to provide the necessary enjoyment without 'reasonably' any danger past what is inherent to the sport itself.  ie:  Hunting, target shooting.

And to NEVER provide more 'fire power' 'on the street' than what law enforcement has to control it.  Swat teams are NOT 'the baseline' law enforcement officer either.

Everythiing outside those social dynamics has to be controlled. 

The government 'schedules' illegal drugs.  Well.  What are they waiting for?

In the general public, where dangerous weapons are NOT available they will not cause deaths and injury.  Lougner would not have been able to 'covertly' carry out his agenda without 'permission' from society to have access.  This should be an example to all legislators to the potential for far more than happened in this instance.

1911 mainspring housing & magwell installation

What is this video doing out on You Tube? People that own weapons need to know the 'ins and outs' of manipulating them without the advise and help of experts?


Oh, it is a 'fashion statment,' too.  That is amazing.  This isn't just about safety, it is about status and fashion.  How screwed up is that?

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Here is the MOST fashionable of all the Magwells.  "To Die For."

Arredondo AR Magwell  (click here)

Stock Number: 15249


With the Arredondo AR Magwell you can change magazines in seconds WITHOUT taking your eyes off the target.

Joking.  Really?

It is simply 'the end' to what every criminal and Right "Wing Nut" needs for a day on the shopping mall.  Won't leave home without it.

Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone are such romantic figures in my life I can't stand it.  "Oh, honey, you are such the man." 

Government is NOT omnipotent. It is too expensive to make it so...

...civil rights groups will demand it to stop and rightfully so because it will be used against citizens to benefit others. 

There is no way every mentally ill person will receive treatment under the American Health Care System. 

If the nation wants to tackle mental illness, by all means, but it will never contain its violence by shrounding it in an issue of mental health.

He was not schizophrenic.

I have witnessed schizoprenia in a clinical setting and it is very different than anything being stated about the shooter in Tucson. 

"Ya' all need to get over it and deal with this!"

I was more than correct about Loughner. He was seeking a way to remain anonymous to escape capture.

A really excellent article by "The Boston Globe."  (click title to entry - thank you) 

The country needs to come to term with its violence culture and how guns infuse it.  Loughner may have been, so called, 'deranged' but he was not certifible nor would he ever be.

If GUNS were not a political component to the Right Wing this would not even be an issue.

...“Do you always remember everybody you pick up?’’ Marino recalled the man asking.
“Yeah, vaguely,’’ Marino says he answered. “I’ve been doing this a long time. It’s hard to remember everybody.’’...

...Marino got in line at the customer service desk. He received a few bills for the $20 and handed Loughner a $5 bill — meaning his tip was 75 cents. The cabdriver would later wonder why, considering what was about to happen, his passenger didn’t just let him keep the $20.

Before going their separate ways, Marino recalled, Loughner asked, “Can I shake your hand?’’


“And I noticed his hands were really sweaty,’’ recalled the cabdriver who had seen all types. “You know?’’

He realized he might be 'recalled' by the taxi driver when he asked about the man's memory.  The reason he wanted 'change' from his $20 was because he planned to take a taxi ride home.  Lougner knew what he was doing and 'measured' all the possibilities of 'getting away with it.'  THAT is not a crazy person, it is a criminal and an assassin.

The reason Lougner attempted assassination and then continued to kill was to SILENCE WITNESSES.

The long numbers at his website?  The only error in that is the fact the Earth is not that old.  And the video shows a 'angry comedian' with a dark reality, not a crazy person.  He wasn't talking to anyone, but, himself.

The Town Hall Meeting where one of the victims threated a so called leader of the Right Wing, was nothing but anger and attempted intimidation.  He did not have a gun and wasn't sincerely expecting to use one, but, in the heat of the moment was searching for a way to make an impression on the 'Political Leaders' DERANGED affection for guns.  Let the 63 year old victim go home.  He isn't going hurt a soul.

Oh, by the way.  That was an 'anarchic' interaction between TWO out of control 'social components.'

Have a better day, or at least try to.

Here is a few more:

Lougner's deepest, darkest secrets were in a 'lock box.'  That is because he didn't want ot be 'found out.'

He wanted to shake the hand of a taxi driver so the driver would walk away with an understanding he was a nice guy.  HOPEFULLY, that would cause the driver 'pause' to dismiss the fact Lougner could 'be the one' that did the shooting.

THAT, is called "Borderline Personality Disorder' and NOT schizophrenia of ANY venacular.  BPD is a common criminal disorder.

BPD does not necessarily manifest into violence and is treatable.