Thursday, September 21, 2023

A couple oldies but goodies

Gun Myths Gone in Five Minutes

For forty to forty-five percent of Americans, guns offer very little mystery or intrigue. They are inanimate objects; simple tools. Yet, for the majority of Americans, unfamiliarity leaves them easily persuaded by a bewildering political barrage of redundant malarkey. 

Hot on the heels of the Heller Supreme Court decision (June 26, 2008, Heller v. District of Columbia), former co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club, nineteen-time Emmy Award winner John Stossel, dispels the deceptive, pervasive gun control myths that he once held himself. All in less than five minutes.
VIDEO HERE  (4:56 minutes)


John Stossel Tries to Get a Gun Permit in NYC

The Constitution says individuals have a right to bear arms. But some cities make it nearly impossible to carry one. Stossel tests the system by applying to carry a gun in New York City.  They REJECT his application.
VIDEO HERE  (5:07 minutes)


  1. Hypocrisy. They really just want to protect their power. And they know that people will not willingly get in the boxcars.

  2. Both of those five minute videos seemed like they were two minutes long. Both were excellent.

    I'm assuming the $430 fee paid to NYFC is non-refundable if you're rejected, as they cleverly refer to it as an 'application fee'.
    "Yes Sir. We do keep your money. Ater all, we did let you apply for a permit before you were rejected. Thank you for trying."

    1. I wondered the same thing when I watched it and came to the same conclusion you did.

    2. While Spike Bloomberg walks around with a private security detail of four former NYFC cops, all armed with FN P90s. What a totalitarian asshole.

    3. had the same problem back in philly. you HAD to know someone and still pay a lawyer
      "friend" to get a carry permit. that changed when the state court put a stop to it.
      still I had to do a sit down with a cop to explain why I wanted one. outside the city, it is different story . out here in the woods, took all of 10 minutes to renew it. met the local sheriff, nice guy compared weapons and was out the door in 10 minutes
      with a renewed permit. back in the 1990's I just carried a "toss weapon" or one I didn't mind losing. a old war bring back 1934 Beretta that I wish now I didn't sell . dave in pa.

    4. Per Bing Chat:

      To legally carry a firearm in New York, you need to apply for a firearms license1. The license is issued under the authority of county licensing officers1. The most common types of firearm licenses are:

      Carry concealed: Allows you to carry a concealed firearm.
      Possess on Premises: Allows you to possess a firearm at your residence or place of business.
      Possess/Carry During Employment: Allows you to possess or carry a firearm during employment.
      To be eligible for a firearms license, you must meet the following criteria1:

      Be a New York State resident.
      Be 21 years old.
      Have no prior felony or serious offense convictions.
      Be of good moral character.
      Have a legally recognized reason for wanting to possess or carry a firearm.
      Be ready to open the business for which the license is being applied.
      The cost of a license varies by county, and the application process typically takes a minimum of four months1. You must apply in the county in which you live or are principally employed1. In Upstate New York, you can apply to the County Court through the office of the court clerk, county clerk, or sheriff. In New York City, Nassau County, and most of Suffolk County, you can apply to the police commissioner. In the eastern towns of Suffolk County, you can apply to the Sheriff1.

      To complete the State of New York Pistol/Revolver License Application (PPB3), you will need to provide personal information, such as your full name, date of birth, social security number, address, physical description, criminal history, mental health history, and character references1. You will also need to provide a form of identification1. If you are applying for a concealed carry license, you may need to provide a list of former and current social media accounts for the last three years and information about your spouse or domestic partner, as well as any other adults residing in your home1.

      Please note that New York City has its own rules for purchasing and carrying firearms2. To own a handgun in New York City, you need a valid City handgun license, and to own a rifle or shotgun, you need a City-issued permit2.

      For more information and specific guidance, it is recommended to visit the official website of New York State1 and the NYC311 portal2.

      “No state shall convert a liberty into a license, and charge a fee therefore.” (Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105)

      “If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity.” (Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262)

      Those legal precedents have not been overturned (as far as I know). I am not an attorney, and this is not legal advice. Yes, NYC is a totalitarian hellscape that Stalin and Mao would approve of. It was not always that way.

    5. "Comments are turned off."
      Keep pushing, libtards.

  3. Stossel accused of groping a subordinate 27 years ago in 3….. 2…… 1…….

  4. Well they have passed and failed at gun control legislation for generations. Maybe it is time to have the common sense democrat limits discussion. They murder more people, select terrible leaders and openly support and defend their sacrifice of children in the womb. If you remove the murders from the top ten democratic controlled areas , America then falls to the bottom ten in murder for the world. This democratic democracy is not who we are.

  5. Carry it anyway, John. screw 'em.


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