Linoge (Walls of the City) has more on the situation with TJIC, including a quote of the original post behind the loss of his First and Second Amendment Rights recovered from a Bing cache (remember, the internet is forever).

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/20…U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.

The 40-year-old Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.

At least nine other people, including members of her staff, were hurt. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known.

Giffords was talking to a couple when the suspect ran up firing indiscriminately and then ran off, Michaels said.

It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot “indiscriminately”.

Target only politicians and their staff, and leave regular citizens alone.


As I pointed out before, this post and its title are akin to someone telling the old joke of “What do you call 100 dead lawyers? A good start” immediately after the shooting of a local attorney. Tasteless, considering the events that prompted it, but neither a genuine threat nor illegal – and absolutely protected free speech under the First Amendment.

Linoge gives a good number of links to others around the web who have further commentary on this abomination, and he also reminds us, yet again, of something very important:

(As a brief aside, if I have said it once, I have said it more times than I care to count: registration leads to confiscation. Period. Since TJIC had to register all of his firearms with the state of Massachusetts, the police knew exactly where to look when they were ready to infringe on his Constitutionally-protected rights – would the police in non-registration states be so informed, or so bold?)

Go, read, check out the others he links to, and above all, think. We should all be very concerned about this abomination of government.


Update: Borepatch has a list of people across the web who have linked or commented on TJIC’s plight. Go check it out.

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  1. Thanks for the linkage!

    It is very appropriate to be concerned over this situation, and what it could potentially mean for First and Second Amendment-protected rights, and potential future confiscation registration schemes – as with the Germans in the ’40s, when you know where to look for the undesireables, your job becomes that much easier.

    Ideally this situation can be leveraged as a means to abolish the registration scheme in MA, but somehow I think that is overly optimistic.

  2. I just stumbled into your comment today – sorry for the long delay in noticing it.

    Thanks for your support – I appreciate it!

    • No problem! As many people as were commenting on it, it’s not hard or surprising for you to have missed one or two.

      I haven’t seen any updates recently, but I hope you’re able to get your situation taken care of – and possibly win a nice judgement out of it.


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