Sunday, April 22, 2007

Guns, Guns, Guns...

A former Miss America gets medieval on the asses of a few intruders down on her Kentucky farm:

Eighty-two-year-old former Miss America Venus Ramey shot out the tire of an SUV after she found trespassers on her land allegedly there to steal scrap metal, according to a report in the Interior Journal.

The Lincoln County newspaper reported that Ramey, a Kentucky native who was Miss America in 1944 and a former resident of Cincinnati, got her snub nose .38 after hearing noises about 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13.
The vehicle had backed up on her property where in one building she stores old machinery - some of it dating to the 1800s - that she inherited from her brother, the newspaper reported.

When she asked the men what they were doing, she said they told her they were "scrapping," in other words looking for scrap metal to sell to recyclers.
"I said, this happens to be my equipment, and they said, if you'll move your truck, we'll leave. I said, no you won't, and I shot one of their tires," Ramey told the newspaper.

That's some fine shooting, ma'am.

And while the old lasses in Kentucky get it, the ivory-tower eggheads in Yale show their ruthless cluelessness by....banning fake guns in school plays. That's correct...fake:

In the wake of Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech in which a student killed 32 people, Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg has limited the use of stage weapons in theatrical productions.

Students involved in this weekend's production of "Red Noses" said they first learned of the new rules on Thursday morning, the same day the show was slated to open. They were subsequently forced to alter many of the scenes by swapping more realistic-looking stage swords for wooden ones, a change that many students said was neither a necessary nor a useful response to the tragedy at Virginia Tech....

Brandon Berger '10, who plays a swordsman in the show, said the switch to an obviously fake wooden sword has changed the nature of his part from an "evil, errant knight to a petulant child."

No, Brandon - the only petulant child is your emotionally retarded dean...
Mr. Volokh adds the following thought:

Do Yale students have a hard time telling theater from reality? Are they so emotionally fragile that they would be traumatized by seeing a realistic sword on stage?

Equally lost on the meaning - and results of - gun control is the Japanese. Despite some of the world's tightest gun control laws, the mayor of Nagasaki was shot to death by an angered member of the Yakuza. The well-thought out response of the Japanese government? Why, even MORE gun control! Isn't it obvious?

We want to call on all ministries and agencies concerned to take proactive gun-control measures,” Mr Shiozaki, the top spokesman for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said…
Japan already strictly controls guns
, with only police and licensed hunters and some sportsmen allowed to own firearms.

Boy, that'll scare the Yakuza! Why don't you make the whole Japanese nation a "Gun-Free Zone"? For sure, that will convince the bad guys to lay down their arms! I mean, they certainly wouldn't want to be the only ones with weapons, would they?

Hmmm...wait a minute.....I mean.....

And the liberals, in their utter moral blindness, continue to insist that it's only because of the evil gun lobby that stricter gun laws are not on the books. Someone tell E.J. Dionne to call Miss Venus Ramey down in Kentucky, and see if they agree on the definition of "evil"...

UPDATE: From an editorial in the Washington Post, bemoaning Virginia's "lax" gun laws:

Just this year, a bill in the legislature to prohibit people from carrying guns into day-care facilities died quietly in a Senate committee.

If anyone, God Forbid, would want to go on a shooting spree in a day care center, would a law saying "no, no !" prevent them?
The only thing that could stop him would be an armed provider.
And that's the person whom the WaPost wants to disarm.

There's another article, on a completely different subject, where a liberal Poli-Sci professor utters the following inanity (regarding female legislatures and term limits):

"The logic was impeccable, the empirical evidence not at all."

The problem with the left is that they think their logic is impeccable, when it is flawed from the outset. And when the emperical evidence proves them wrong? They close their eyes, stamp their feet, plug their ears and sing, "Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb..."

And we all suffer for it.

Final note here...


Anonymous said...

I'm adding you to the Sunday Reading list tomorrow. Good post.

The JerseyNut said...

Why, thanks, Miss Debbie!