**A Post by Maynard**

The article gives you a sense of the drift. Seems the gun grabbers are tired and resigned.

I’ll highlight a couple of details:

1) About the gun-grabbing hypocrite Dianne Feinstein (the only person ever to get a concealed carry permit in San Francisco):

The Daily Caller reports that Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who wasted no time in trying to revive the antigun effort Monday, is reduced to complaining about pestiferous citizens:

“I’m going to have my hair done this morning and there’s somebody outside the salon waiting for me who says, ‘Are you going to try and take our guns away again?’ With, you know, malevolence. It’s that attitude, that, the lack of, I guess, care and concern about the survival of the general public so that somebody can have a house full of weapons.”

2) About the policy of Bill Clinton’s that made military facilities “gun-free zones”, thus allowing incidents like this to happen. Of course we know Obama wouldn’t, but why didn’t Bush reverse this nonsense? Our leadership, irrational at best, has again failed us:

You would think a military facility, filled with men under arms, would be a particularly foolish place to carry out a mass shooting. You’d be wrong. As notes: “Back in 1993, the Clinton administration virtually declared military establishments ‘gun-free zones.’ ” Absent “a credible and specific threat against personnel,” servicemen are not permitted to carry loaded firearms on base. The site quotes the father of a serviceman:

“My son was at Marine Barracks–at the Navy Yard yesterday–and they had weapons with them, but they didn’t have ammunition. And they said, ‘We were trained, and if we had the ammunition, we could’ve cleared that building.’ Only three people had been shot at that time, and they could’ve stopped the rest of it.”

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  1. Maynard says:

    Taranto posted an interesting update on Thursday.

    Contrary to an assertion in yesterday’s column, the policy that forbids most U.S. military servicemen from carrying firearms on base did not originate in the Clinton administration. Rather, according to, it was the Bush administration–the first one–in a February 1992 Defense Department directive.

    A link was included to this article in TheBlaze

    This Is Why Most Military Personnel Aren’t Armed on Military Bases — and It’s Not Clinton’s Fault

    Monday’s deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has renewed interest in why most military personnel are forbidden from carrying firearms on military bases. In the aftermath, some have pointed fingers at former President Bill Clinton, but is he really to blame?

    Not according to what we found.

    The question of why military members aren’t armed on base garnered attention back in November 2009 when Army Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Ft. Hood and killed 13 people. He was sentenced to death on August 28. Now, nearly four years later, many are asking the same question.

    So what’s the answer? It appears this “gun-free zone” type policy can actually be traced back to Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5210.56, signed into effect in February 1992 by Donald J. Atwood, deputy secretary of defense under President George H.W. Bush…

    My gosh, it really IS Bush’s fault!?!?

  2. ancientwrrior says:

    The squeamish weenies in power once again have De-clawed and De-fanged the tigers of our nation. Can you say Hoplophobia.

    • Maynard says:

      I couldn’t until now. Let’s consider this our word of the day. Hoplophobia.

      Hoplophobia is a neologism, originally coined to describe an “irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who may wield them.” It is sometimes used more generally to describe the “fear of weapons” or the “highly salient danger of these weapons” or the “fear of armed citizens.”

      Hmmm, and a neologism would be..

      A neologism (/niːˈɒlədʒɪzəm/; from Greek νέο- (néo-), meaning “new”, and λόγος (lógos), meaning “speech, utterance”) is a newly coined term, word, or phrase, that may be in the process of entering common use, but has not yet been accepted into mainstream language…

    • Alain41 says:

      I have no problem with hopping, but I think I have twerkophobia.

  3. Alain41 says:

    The B**tard in Chief, couldn’t refrain himself. At the Navy Yard memorial service, he called for gun control. Every tragedy they insert politics, their politics for taking away more freedom.

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