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Although it was not as they envisioned.  The gun was brought inside a backpack of a middle school aged child.  Relax, no one died.  He was a good kid and never had any intention of using it.   Just thought it was super cool and wanted to show it off  along with the ammo to his friends… (He didn’t even know it was a real gun.)

The 13 year old as of Friday was being held in the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center on $39,000 secured bail. And the courts will determine the severity of his penalty.

Of course parents are concerned.  In typical parental fashion they said…. “we need metal detectors at every school.  .

So, let us work through that premise.   Start with how can that be done?   Electronic metal detectors are expensive, and we have a lot of schools.   Currently the Department of Educations website is listing 213 schools... Now for economic reasons, we would at first need only one security site or pass-through site per building, through which everyone enters, and everyone leaves… Once the initial investment is paid for, then incremental units at other entrances and exits can be later added.

So the number is 213 security machines… Here at  Detectronix we have an assortment of walk through metal detectors.  Since most of our state’s students are familiar with jails from visiting family members, perhaps the one that is most secure for our schools would the same brand use for jails, sensitive enough to detect a loaded revolve inserted up the anus or vagina.  That costs  $4199.  However, recognizing a future need after the December 14th Newtown shootings, Detectronix has made a commitment to mass produce a cheaper version which will pick up a hand gun and pinpoint it to a general area of the body.  That reduced rate is $2499.  This cheaper version is more than adequate to isolate incoming weapons, in all but the most sophisticated ploys.   Considering the savings, it is the one I would recommend, the  Detectronix 6-Zone Walk Through Metal Detector  …

Total state cost for walk-through metal detectors? Pretty cheap, just a half a million or exactly $532,500… ($894387 would be the more expensive choice)  This does not include the fee charged for the entity that places the phone call, at 10% that would be another $53,250 dollars….

A electroinic security system needs to be manned to be effective. Otherwise it could beep on every student passing through with no accountability.  One must assume the station should be manned all day.  Even though nothing much happens at any schools entrance after the opening bell, still, if one were intent on bringing a gun to school for say, the purpose of revenge. he would obviously time his arrival at some point after he knew the metal detector was shut down.  So personnel must be stationed until close.

The average school day is 7 hours…  Multiplied by 5 days per week and it is a thirty five hour job,  add half an hour  every day to set up and tear down, and it becomes a full time position.  At salary it averages $39,000 per year. Add the FICA and supplementary benefits costs, the total package runs to: $40,677 per school….  If contracted out to a guard service, the average rate if including fees and contract costs, averages close to $50 per hour used. The contracts per year would range around $78,000 per school… but at the benefit that all liability falls upon the service and not the educational department of the state of Delaware.

So for manning these position, Delaware has two options, government versus private, and as it always works out in everything in life,  government is the cheaper.  $8,664,201  versus $16,614,000

So for a minimum of $8,664,201 a year in personnel costs plus the $532,500 in buying and installing the metal detectors, the first year estimate for that should be close to $9.200,000 dollars with $8,664,201 being spent every year thereafter.

If this is levied to property owners, the average property owner will be charged, of course assuming that Senior Citizens don’t get out of the fee for policies they support,  the fee is $0.0001 per square foot or one/hundredith of a penny per square foot. {$8,664,201/(2490 X 27,878,400)}  If one exempts state land, or makes other exemptions, that cost will rise per private property owner as is to be expected. …

Or if one wishes to allocate that cost per resident, then the assessment rounds up to {$8,664,201 / 917,000} = $9.44 per inhabitant.   That is the price of security. A family of 4 should be willing to ante up $37.79 dollars for keeping children safe…

But, the argument gets quickly raised, as it does with money, … shouldn’t those responsible for creating the problem be the ones to pay for its solution?  Those would be owner of guns. We can’t publish the amounts for confidentiality reasons.  But the gross sales of Miller’s Gunshop alone as reported this quarter  to the Delaware Dept of Revenue, argues that a fair assessment on all gun and ammunition sales at at sales tax rate of 10% would be more than adequate to cover implementing the security of all of Delaware’s schools.

The $8 million a year should not out of a child’s education.  It should come from those those actions are the direct creation of the problem in the first place.

So lets securitize our schools, and make the NRA and all gun owners pay for it… Fair is simply fair.  If we had a registry of all weapons in this country, we wouldn’t be having this problem.  As history will one day determine, the fault lies with no one but the NRA that this common sense legislation was never implemented ….. 

Recently the Senate voted 54-46 in favor of extending background checks. And as we all know, under the current rules of the Senate, for anything to be passed over the minority, it has to have 60 votes as a minimum,

Although that may seem like a setback, it actually should scare the NRA and 2nd Amendment Activists our of their shells.  The equivalent metaphor was having a MOAB dropped on top of you that for some reason did not go off….

Let’s explain.

Ideally to get something done, you need 50 votes in the Senate.  There are a hundred Senators, so 50 plus the VP should give you passage as it did for Clinton’s tax package in ’93.  Yes the one that gave us 8 years of continuous growth!

50 Senators would equal 25 states since there are 2 Senators per state….  So if we take a look at a state population table,  and measure up the population in the lowest 25 states, we see that amount comes to just under 50 million people, which represents  15.8%  percent of the whole population of this country.

Contrary to popular belief, this nation’s government is based on geography, not population. Which means that 15.8% of the population controls the agenda of the Senate even without a filibuster.

With a filibuster, we need only 40 votes to control the Senate. So that means we back off the top 5 states since there are 2 senators per state, and the population of the lower 20 states amounts to…. 32 million or …. 10% of our population….

Therefore 10% of our population controls the Senate if we go with a filibuster of 40 votes….

Which if one reads the polls that 90% of Americans favor gun control and 10% don’t, and one would assume those who don’t certainly don’t live in a urban area,  then the Senate vote is just about right.  It matches up to the polling data almost exactly.

But, what is interesting?  Is that Toomey and Manchin were the ones who created it, both A+ members of the NRA, and that a majority of Senators despite coming from rural America, all voted for it….

So to use a WWII analogy, in 2014 we have a race for the bridge at Ramagen… The Republicans have to hold that bridge across the Rhine at all costs, whereas 90% of the population is racing as hard as they can right at them to take it back….

Using their stance on guns to get out the urban existing  in those rural states, could just be the deciding factor in ridding us of Republicans forever!….

President Obama Is A Gun Investors Best FriendPresident Obama Is A Gun Investors Best Friend
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The future looks dark ….(man I tried, but there was just no way I could let that thought go without saying that, lol)…..

Honey! That Black Man's Gonna Win Again.  Better Buy An AR 15
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Just the amount of the increase in gun sales since we got ourselves the best President ever, is more than all the guns sold during the Bush Administration….

If you currently have investments in American (or foreign) gun manufactures, time go get out is now. With such a glut on the market, who is going to buy a new household gun anytime after 2016 when the president is again white? You’ll be able to get them for free on Craigslist….

And, on a completely unrelated topic, with all those guns now out there, without establishing a registry how on earth are we going to keep from having a gigantic bloodbath at some future point? Just imagine if we didn’t have any laws, registration, or insurance pertaining to cars, what a mess we’d have now?

Gun Registry is common sense and one day will be put into action. It is similar to all the great things this nation has done, like freeing the slaves, banning desegregation, breaking apart monopolies, banning tobacco inside of buildings; it is just one of those common sense things that will eventually rise through the filters and become the law of the land.

Without the NRA being so stupid, I don’t think I’d have ever come to that conclusion independently…. So maybe it is a good thing they are daft with brains as smart as pigeons placed inside of boxes…..

As reported in the Washington Post…

Finally discovered, the Tsarnaevs led police on a chase through residential streets, hurling grenades and makeshift bombs as they drove. When cornered, they battled police with guns and more homemade explosives, wounding a transit officer and trading more than 200 rounds until the officers ran out of ammunition.

If they only had to reload at shot number 15…

And, wtf?  Officers ran out of ammunition?  This is how the NRA is ruining America.  Give Criminals more rights than have the police…   (That and shooting defenseless pigeons in boxes…. )

Adolphus A. Busch IV, heir to the Anheuser-Busch beer fortune, resigned his lifetime NRA membership last night in a blistering two-page letter that called the gun lobby nothing but a corporate shill!

Acknowledging  the NRA is nothing but a overused scummy prostitute, Mr. Busch asks these questions….

A) Why did the NRA reverse its original position on background checks?

B) How can the NRA disregard the overwhelming will of its members?

C) How do assault weapons and large capacity magazines have any role in the original NRA vision?

D) The NRA I see today has completely, unequivocally, and undeniably undermined the values upon which it was established….

E) Your current strategic focus clearly places priority on the needs of gun and ammunition manufacturers while disregarding as irrelavent the opinions of your 4 million individual members.”

So for people like Dan Short, State Senator in favor of guns, as well as for those who sneak off to another state to shoot pigeons in boxes, here is the simple math….

Budweiser =  real manly man.

Budweiser  ≠  NRA

Real manly man  ≠   NRA

Therefore NRA  =   sexless impotent men who wear Victoria Secrets finest under their pants.

Boo NRA people….  no one fears you anymore.  You are just a concubine good for only one thing….

So bend over.

 

 

 

Delaware passes a common sense bill that does nothing to violate the 2nd Amendment Rights of anyone who would have easily passed a simple background check.

This bill does make it harder for a criminal to buy a gun from a gun show where no questions are asked… That is all.

The NRA and it’s yipping Pomeranian were unable to win against this good common sense bill The NRA has begun yelling and calling us all crazy. The joke is on them. We know from simply watching Wayne LaPierre and seeing Sigler shoot pigeons in boxes, that they are truly the crazy ones.

Hat’s off to all who got out of the way and let logic take its course….

Background checks. About time.

This is the first thing I saw as I began my day, and that day is ruined already…. On Delaware Liberal this is what greeted me….

Whole Jewish families lined up against the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto, and shotJohn Sigler Head of Delaware Republican Party and NRACourtesy of Mirror.co.uk

Iranians Don’t Have PigeonsCourtesy of 4.bp.blogspot.com

Nazi’s Idea of Crossing State Lines to engage in sport shooting illegal in their own state.John Sigler Head of Delaware Republican Party and NRACourtesy of 4.bp.blogspot.com

What happens when one callously equate human life with pigeons.
John Sigler Type Confuses First Graders with Pigeons In A BoxCourtesy of TheIndyChannel.com

You do not have to draw the same conclusion I did from this video. If you try to equate the two then the onus is on you. This is just a portrayal of how the video made me feel…

That shot of the pigeon still alive, going “why are you doing this! why are you doing this!” would have been just like one of those first graders looking up at Adam Lanza. Sigler and Lanza are alike. It is a free country and I can say so…

If we’d had mandatory background checks, and a registry, Adam Lanza might be on medication right now…..

This is the head of Delaware’s Republican Party. How can anyone ever vote for a Delaware Republican ever… again?

In a must-be-there meeting for Delaware’s Tea Party taking place Saturday, on Del Tech’s campus in Georgetown, DE,  the paper-pushing sheriff was able to gather all 336 of the remainder of the Tea Party…

A group once powerful enough to throw Mike Castle out of office, is now down to 336 men.

Now these 336 are banding together to form their own government very similar to that selection of colonial farmers and merchants who gathered in Philadelphia to succeed from  Great Britain.

“Judge T. Henley Graves recent ruling that Sheriffs in Delaware have no authority of arrest is wrong, and actually is a criminal act of seditious conspiracy (U.S. code Title 18, sec. 2384), which is defined as attempting to overthrow the established form of government. The penalties for violating the Oath of Office in this manner are a fine and twenty years in prison. “

Only difference is those in Philadelphia 237 years ago were a lot smarter and actually had a case against Great Britain.

If one can consider those enlisting Mr. Paper-Pusher to be their cult leader  then strictly for purposes of alliteration, I hereby dub them:  Christopher’s Cult.

Christopher’s Cult is synonymous in membership (336) with the remainder of the Tea Party (336) which is likewise synonymous with what’s left of the NRA.(336)

Their principal aim appears to be the revival of the KKK but they plan on doing it legally by calling  it by another name. Whenever they want to exert their gun wielding brand of justice, off they ride in pick up trucks carrying Boss Hogg’s airhorn with bull’s testicles hanging off their back ends. .  They are no different than any southern segregationists who refuse to accept Federal Law that said black people had to be treated as people too…. and instead chose to take the law into their own hands.

So why is Delaware’s General Assembly afraid of just 336 cranky old white men?

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Simply, because those 336 are  sexy and they know it.

On any given summer day…you can find most of these 336 wearing male bikinis on the northern stretches of Rehoboth’s beaches , up north of where the boardwalk ends.

Our pasty white members of the General Assembly are very frightened to show up on the beach with zero tan lines….  They live in fear of these 336 showing them up….

Did I mention they were sexy and they knew it?

Delaware is about to pass a better-background check bill. The bill already has passed the House. It goes before the Senate. Of particular interest, was the added amendment stating that these background checks would not be used for any registry.

If that is the price we have to pay for having mandatory background checks, then so be it. We can let that ride for a year. There are some fears that such a registry will be used to collect all weapons at some point. There also used to be paranoia that UFOs would abduct humans and do experiments on them. Isn’t it really odd how none of those UFO abductions happen anymore? Ever since the internet made checking easy……

As humans evolving from the upright walking members of the ape family, we have preserved instincts that keep our species alive. For one, we pull back from things we do not understand… Once we understand, we fully embrace. I can remember a child’s story of a pioneer girls first ride on a train; it took her breath away. I can remember my rapid heartbeats down the runway as my first plane-ride took off into the air…

Once we understand and accept, we let go of our fear… and our fear then finds itself another manifestation…..

As Steve will attest, I too once feared registries. The “what-it’s” outweighed the “naw, it-can-never-happens.” The one sliver of good Newtown caused, was a dialogue around the nation over gun control…. Both right wing and left wing all had something to say…

The consensus of which is that the NRA has staked both its reputation and clout upon the selling of the “fear of registry.” Without that, their entire organization would revert back to training both Boy Scouts and new purchasers how to safely use their first weapon…

Because of this fanned-up-fear of gun registry, the NRA has fought all attempts to regulate guns out of the hands of criminals… As only one example… take Adam Lanza….

On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza had a Bushmaster .223 rifle. That was his 2nd Amendment right.

On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza had at least eight 30-round magazines for his Bushmaster. That was his 2nd Amendment right.

On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza had a 10mm Glock semi-automatic handgun with several 10-round magazines. That was his 2nd Amendment right.

On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza had a Saiga 12 gauge shotgun with at least 70 “Double-Ought” Buckshot rounds. That was his 2nd Amendment right.

In his home on December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza had over 1000 rounds of ammunition for his Bushmaster in a safe along with a certificate of marksmanship training from the National Rifle Association. That was his 2nd Amendment right.

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza brought all of his legal weapons (as was his right) and killed 26 people inside Sand Hook Elementary School, firing 154 shots in less than 5 minutes. Twenty-two of his “targets” were children under the age of 6. He was obviously trained well by the NRA.

This could have been prevented. All it took was a gun registry.

How could that have made a difference? Well, you tell me! What is your first impression just reading what Adam Lanza had accumulated? Creepy? Probably, you said something along the lines of “OH MY GOODNESS” This much firepower in the hands of one person, is probably a bad idea. Not everyone who has guns, will kill. But having this many? This much? Would you give odds of 98%, perhaps this certain accumulation implies an outcome that will probably turn out bad?

A gun registry would show just what we showed above. A computer could send a warning that something is amiss…. Police could have checked out the addressee of that location, accounted for all the legal guns, and noticed…. hmmmm. some one here was a little mentally ill…. Perhaps help could have been given to the mentally ill issue without any gun-related actions being taken?….

But under the NRA imposed blackout of all gun sales, no one even suspected Adam Lanza was creepy enough to blow the heads off tiny children. A gun registry of the above weapons would have made that the number one suspicion long before any type of crime was committed….

Secondly, we register a lot of things. Why should guns get any special consideration. We register cars. We register appliances. There is a thing called a credit bureau; it tracks our financials. We register dogs. We register our homes. We register our phones. We register ourselves with utilities, with banks. We are registered with what click onto the internet. Registering is simply an act of providing information that can better benefit society. Nothing more. Nothing less.

It is time we removed the NRA blackout on all gun sales. Maybe not this year. Maybe not the next. But inevitably, just as with gay marriage, we need to look at the issue with smart goggles, not dumb ones….

If we registered every gun, we could then track murderers by the bullets they used. It would mean to escape the law, one would have to acquire a “clean” gun, commit the crime, and never use it again…. To commit a murder you wanted to walk away from, would require that much work and a considerable amount of money. Compare that to today, just walking into Millers on Rt. 13, buying a gun, driving to the target and putting the clip’s contents into his skull, and being able to do it again, and again, and again…..

So, to you, under which scenario would you feel safer? Having all weapons registered? Or like today, not one single one?

The fears of confiscation are unfounded. All one has to do is try to plan how to confiscate the 250 million firearms scattered across America…. I have. It is impossible.

Sometimes it is more prudent at a moment, to maneuver around existing fears than spend the effort to eliminate them completely…. Elimination of long held views takes time. Just look at how fear of gay marriage as evaporated, as facts get pushed instead of David-Anderson falsities…. With that, is is acceptable to accept the amendment to not do a registry, just as compromises were done during the 1840’s which curbed but did not eliminate the right to own slaves. Yet if you were a slave, you probably were very disappointed with that compromise.

Many needless deaths will continue without a national registry. Some could be friends or family you know. Who, just like 20 little school children, got up, ate breakfast, got a ride to school,did the Pledge of Allegiance, sat down,and began a normal day, just like every other.

Simply put. Having a national gun registry could have prevented what was about to occur more effectively than any new law or any statute….