Tulsa Oklahoma Parks Soon-To-Be Gun Friendly

State law in Oklahoma says that guns are allowed in parks, it is city ordinance that prohibits them. Currently, parks in Tulsa are ‘gun-free zones’ which will change very soon according the Mayor Breicha.

“City of Tulsa we do not desire to have stricter gun restrictions than what state law allows,” said Jarred Brejcha, of Mayor Bartlett’s administration.

 

Here is the link to the original news story from KTUL:

http://www.ktul.com/story/25346638/tulsa-to-allow-guns-in-parks?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10095135

As usual, a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea that guns will be permitted around their children. You see and hear comments like:

“Bad, bad idea, and bad law for sure,” said Tulsa city councilor Jack Henderson. He says parks aren’t the place for pistols.

“Parks is about kids having fun,” he said.

 

“I don’t think guns need to be in parks,” said Catherine Cresson.

“Who the hell needs a gun in a park?” asked Daniel Akers.

“Enough can go wrong when you have little kids in a park so I don’t really see a point in adding one more potential hazard,” said Craig Immel.

“I definitely don’t think it’s a place where you would need a gun,” said Justin Vinson.

 

“Who’s gonna take the blame if our child get, if they get shot?” asked Julia Lee Stokes. She is set to have a baby this September and was at the park today with her niece.

 

“The bullet has no name on it. So somebody could be shooting somebody to protect their self, but it could hit one of our children, and then who’s at fault then? Right. So is it gonna be the city’s fault? Are they gonna take blame for our children dying because of a stray bullet?” she asked.

For the average Joe, these comments seem like real concerns. But to say that “parks are for fun, not for guns” is completely ignorant in the sense that they’re assuming bad things never happen in parks. I can recall several experiences that happened in my own cities of residence.

Georgetown, TX- Rachel Cook was kidnapped while running through a park. It’s been over 10 years and her body has never been found.

Stephenville, TX- My first year of college, I attended Tarleton State University. Our city was on lock-down after 3 girls were raped and beheaded in the park. There was also an incident where a man walked up to a random woman watching her son play and stabbed her.

Need more? Ok, well here you go:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2008/03/violent-deaths-national-parks

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/justice-story-twisted-trail-yosemite-murders-leads-resort-handyman-article-1.1168927

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/20/2-dead-in-shooting-at-tampa-park/7944067/

So much for not needing a gun. Not to mention, gun owners who actually spend time to learn how to properly handle a fire arm know their target and what is behind it, so a ‘stray bullet’ hitting a child would not be the issue that everyone makes it out to be. Either way, I guess gun-control advocates will be opposed to gun freedom no matter what we decide.

To conclude my little article here, I would like to add that comparing current gun freedom laws to the Wild West makes you look extremely uniformed. I mean seriously, is that the best response you have? Like this guy..

“Go back to the saloon days, that’s right, ride horses, that’s what people think of Oklahoma anyway,” said Henderson.

 

 What an intelligent guy! You TOTALLY changed my view on guns.

Massachusetts Finds More and More Illegal Guns Despite Gun Control Laws

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” Mayor Martin J Walsh said. 

Wow. Chilling, huh? I would never have guessed that stricter gun control laws increases violent crime. 

Here is a recent article that was posted on The Boston Globe. How many times have we been told that stricter gun laws would reduce crime? Well, it doesn’t look like that theory is working so well for the Codfish State. Read it and weep!

Almost half the illegal guns seized and traced in Boston last year came back to manufacturers and dealers in Massachusetts, a startlingly high ratio for a state known for its tough gun laws.

 

In 2013, Boston police seized 509 handguns, some used in homicides, others simply possessed illegally. Of those guns, police were able to trace 326 to their original point of retail sale. Forty-six percent of them were originally purchased legally in Massachusetts, said Anthony Braga, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who analyzed the data for the Boston Police Department.

“The part that is concerning to me is that we have really good gun laws here,” Braga told police and city officials from across New England gathered at Roxbury Community College Thursday. “I don’t know if it’s a temporary blip or a trend, but it’s something that needs to be understood.”

 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh called the Regional Gun Trafficking Summit, a meeting of dozens of police chiefs, mayors, prosecutors, and administrators from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Walsh said he convened the summit as a jumping-off point for a long-term regional effort to reduce illegal gun trafficking.

“We’re going to leave with a plan that has concrete action steps,” Walsh said.

 

For years, the states north of Massachusetts — Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine — supplied a large number of the illegal guns found in Boston. Officials have said that looser restrictions in the northern states and in Southern states along the Interstate 95 corridor, such as Virginia and Georgia, made it easy for criminals in Boston to buy guns elsewhere that they typically would be unable to purchase in Massachusetts, where secondary gun sales must be reported to the state.

But Braga said his analysis suggests it is possible that criminals have been able to circumvent the state’s restrictions. In some cases, the offender involved in a gun crime was the original, and legal, buyer of the weapon, said Braga, who wondered if background checks are being conducted effectively.

Braga said he does not have a theory on why so many seized guns are coming from within the state. Between 2005 and 2006, about 26 percent of the guns seized and traced by Boston police came from Massachusetts, while nearly 41 percent of the handguns came from New Hampshire, Maine, and Southern states. In 2013, however, 36.5 percent of seized guns came from out of state.

 

Starting in June, Braga will oversee a study that will seek to understand how criminals, juveniles, and mentally ill people acquire illegal guns that land in Boston. He will work with the city’s Police Department, the US attorney’s office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. But Braga said he also plans to interview known gang members and others with knowledge of street crime to find out how gun sales are conducted.

 

Walsh said the study will cost $214,000 and will be funded by donations from several nonprofits, including Everytown for Gun Safety, which until recently was known as Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That group was started by Walsh’s predecessor, Thomas M. Menino, and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

 

Walsh made combatting violent crime in the city a central piece of his mayoral campaign. In February, after a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 14-year-old brother with an illegally obtained gun, Walsh announced a gun buyback program. Officials said that 269 firearms have been handed over in exchange for $200 Visa gift cards. More than 100 of those guns were semiautomatic handguns, Police Commissioner William Evans said.

 

In addition, police have seized 179 guns so far this year, Walsh said.

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” he said.

 

Walsh called on those at the summit to support planning for a regional gun crime center that would act as a central location for tracing and analyzing guns linked to crimes. Planning for the center is still in the early stages, city officials said.

 

Walsh said he wanted police officials from other states to attend not just because of the gun trade, but also because guns are often exchanged for drugs that come from Boston.

“It’s a mutually destructive problem that demands a mutually constructive solution,” Walsh said.

Well, Mr. Braga, it is not a temporary blip. What needs to be understood is that stricter gun laws in the state keeps rightful owners from protecting themselves. It does not, by any means, keep criminals from breaking your new laws. What needs to be understood is that criminals will continue to break laws and illegally traffic and own guns regardless of what laws you implement.

It is interesting to read. Of course you have those who try to blame this all on non-efficient background checks or states with a ‘longer leash’ when it comes to gun sales. If that’s the case, then why are so many of the illegal guns they are seizing coming from within the state? 

Is it possible that once legal gun-owners turned into violent criminals? Sure. I am not ruling that out as a possibility, but I guarantee that is a very small percentage of the total violent criminals in the state. I am interested to see how their study goes. Maybe then they will finally realize that restricting sales and ownership of guns will not keep criminals from getting a hold of them. It will only prevent us from protecting ourselves in the event that we are confronted by them. Or maybe they won’t because people choose to be oblivious about the difference between legal and illegal gun owners. Who knows but I guess we will see.

What do you think their studies will find? 

Major Obama donor avoids jail time after brutally beating girlfriend

All of you Obama lovers are concerned with law-abiding citizens owning guns because you believe they are the reason for crime and violence in this country. What do you have to say on this one? Anything? When are you going to realize that it is the people behind the weapons that you should be concerned about and they are avoiding prison! Great.

GulfDogs

A high-dollar Obama donor who was caught on video brutally beating his girlfriend got off with 25 hours of community service last week after he pled guilty to domestic battery charges.

CCTV footage caught Gurbaksh Chahal, the CEO of San Francisco tech startup RadiumOne, kicking his girlfriend 117 times, including blows to the head, and trying to smother her with a pillow during a vicious 30-minute assault.

He faced 45 felony charges until the footage was deemed inadmissible. As a result, Chahal has managed to avoid jail time, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.

According to police reports, Chahal also threated to kill his girlfriend several times.

read more here>>> http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/04/25/major-obama-donor-avoids-jail-time-after-brutally-beating-girlfriend-114694

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Texas Homeowner Shoots Intruder Early Easter Morning

On April 20 a Houston, Texas homeowner shot and killed an intruder who kicked in the door to the home. 

According to Click2Houston.com, the man allegedly kicked in the homeowner’s door around 4:50 a.m on Easter morning. 

The homeowner and his wife were at home at the time and police report “the 56-year old homeowner feared for his life.” He therefore “shot the intruder twice in the abdomen.” 

The intruder was “rushed to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.”

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Well, Happy Easter everyone!

I was a little surprised to read this from Breitbart earlier today. First off, kudos to the homeowners for defending themselves. That seems to be so frowned upon in this country. Yet, the silly thing is, if the homeowners were harmed/killed by the intruder, we’d hear nothing but “my condolences to the victims” but when the intruder is killed, we hear all about MORE GUN CONTROL. Pathetic. We just can’t win here can we?

My next comment is why on earth would this guy break in at 5am on Easter morning? Pretty much one of the only days out of the year in which everyone goes to church and he chooses to come in when he knows they’re home. 

Don’t get me wrong, it’s sad that this man died but please don’t spew off the “desperate times call for desperate measures”. This man should not have broken into anyone’s home regardless of whatever struggles he may have been facing at the time. I just hope the homeowner doesn’t get charged for anything. We’ve all seen how the alternative ends up. Don’t believe me? Look up my post from a couple of months back about the unarmed pregnant woman and legally blind man who were attacked, beaten, and raped in the middle of the night. I also might add that they were hardcore anti-gun advocates. Ironic, huh? That in their time of need, a gun could have saved them from such a horrific experience. 

Here’s something to make you chuckle- The top comment is from ‘Archie Bunker’ – “Well, Hillary just lost another voter”. Too bad the dead apparently vote too. Man, don’t get my hopes up Archie!