Setting the Record Straight, WaPo Reporter Misquotes Police Chief.

** Cross-posted at Check out Dana’s book, Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America, for more information about the Second Amendment**

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) held a round table event in Largo, Maryland, on October 23, 2015, called, “Ending Gun Violence in America: Healing our Communities.”  I had no idea this event was happening in my area so I was not there.  Based on the Senator’s Twitter feed, it was really an opportunity for him to push the Democrats newly-released and highly-flawed “Gun Violence Prevention Principles.”

It seems an oddly timed coincidence that Cardin’s event preaching the evils of gun shows, and perpetuating the mythical “loophole”, was held the day before the Gun Show returns to PG County’s Showplace Arena for the first time since 2013.  Considering the County Executive has made it clear that he does not like guns shows at all, and all the outrageous restrictions placed on this year’s show (No live ammo is allowed on the premises at all, among other restrictions and fees), this tweet from today’s event caught my attention:

I just couldn’t believe it!  My hometown police chief advocating for dealers to be held responsible for buyer’s actions? It just seemed a bit out there.  So I wrote to Chief Gonnella.  Here’s his response:


Notice, the Chief is referring to people who purchase for someone who cannot legally purchase.  That is the definition of a straw purchase, not a “seller” as Ms. Hernandez had tweeted.  I quickly tweeted the screen-capped email to my followers, so that everyone who was as floored by the suggestion Ms. Hernandez had tweeted would get to see the other side of the story.

But this story does not end there.  After seeing the email exchange, Ms. Hernandez asked me how what she had tweeted was different from what the Chief had written in his email.  That’s how I found myself discussing the difference between a “seller” and a “straw purchaser” with a WaPo reporter while making dinner for my family.

Eventually, after dodging my requests for Chief Gonnella’s full quote as she had written it in her notebook, Ms. Hernandez admitted that she wasn’t as clear as she should have been with her initial tweet, and blamed twitters 140 character limit for the misunderstanding.


She also seems to be saying that since the quote was not included in the story on the event, it wasn’t a big deal.  However, what Ms. Hernandez did not know, was that her tweet had already been shared with at least one local political discussion group, and there were now people on both that group and twitter who were absolutely shocked at what the original tweet claimed Chief Gonnella had said.  By contacting the Chief, I was able to set the record straight in both locations, and hopefully prevent a man from being smeared with a false representation of his opinion.

Hopefully, after this misunderstanding, Ms. Hernandez has learned a little bit about gun laws, and the power of words.

Shannon Watts Thinks the NRA is Scared of Her.

The hypocrisy of the Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action & More Franzia (Thanks for that one Dana!) is shown clearly on twitter by its founder Shannon Watts.


She is currently bragging about being blocked by the NRA twitter account.  She says that means the NRA is clearly scared of her, which means her group is totally winning ya’ll.  Yet this woman has blocked so many, including hundreds of mothers, who are 2A supporters, that there is a hashtag!  Scroll through the #ImBlockedByShannonWatts stream on twitter. Lo. It is amazing.

Of course, coming from a woman who had her ARMED security guards push and shove Dana Loesch (whose new book, Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America, is one on my list to get and read ASAP), because Dana has been an ardent critic of Moms Demand, and wanted Shannon to clear up several lies she had been telling about Dana.

So, if the fact that the NRA blocked her means they are scared and she is winning, by her own logic, she must be completely terrified of anyone who voices a viewpoint that is different from her own.

Irony. Thy name is Shannon Watts.

A Response to Feminist Frequency (@FemFreq)

Friday October 24, 2014, there was a school shooting in Washington state.  A boy, believed to be upset over a girl, walked into a cafeteria and shot five kids, then himself.  In response, Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency said this:

— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) October 24, 2014

Anita’s reinforcement of a negative stereotype – that males are “always” the aggressors in these situations – is offensive.  I am the mother of two boys.  Anita’s actions here only serve to hurt my boys, and men in general.  Not only that, but her statement is false.  I perused the roster at Murderpedia, and found 15 examples of female mass shooters.

"I hate Mondays"

“I hate Mondays”

And last, but certainly not least, the O.G. of mass school shootings – Brenda Spencer. Brenda’s story is chilling.  I urge you to go read it. When asked why she shot at an elementary school yard full of kids, she said simply, “I hate Mondays.” These are just the names I found in a quick 15 minute search of one website.  This list could be extended much longer if you were to accept mass murder, including the female weapon of choice – an automobile. Meanwhile, you know what Anita is NOT using her Feminist Frequency account to do?  Anita has not attempted to speak out on behalf of the girl on twitter that most people believe to be the shooter’s ex girlfriend. This poor girl, who is likely still alive as she went to a different school & is not one of the names being circulated as a victim, is getting all kinds of hate and vitriol from twitter trolls.  Everything from “you’re a slut” to:

Yes, you read that right.  Some fool on twitter is advocating for the ex-girlfriend to stand trial for murders committed by a boy. This girl is being savaged online right now, on twitter, instagram, and likely everywhere else people have found her social media.  Yet Anita has not spoken out against it. This poor girl is the real victim here, moreso than anything else.  Yet what is Anita’s response to the inevitable push-back from her inane comments?

That’s right. It’s all about her. She said something stupid, got some blow-back for it, and our culture is so sick because of it. Yes, Anita. Our culture is sickening. But not for the reasons you think. It’s sick to think that we live in a world where the first reaction to a school shooting is to blame all males.  It’s sick to think that we live in a world where feminists hold up Beyonce & her wall of butts as an example of a great feminist, but do nothing to support a young teenage girl who is most certainly going through hell right now.  It’s sickening that the first reaction of a school shooting for far too many people is to politicize it. It’s sickening that people like Piers Morgan, Shannon Watts, and their ilk automatically default to blaming the NRA and people like Dana Loesch for events like this.  It’s sickening the amount of hatred and vitriol spewed at anyone who dares to push back in support of the Second Amendment.  It’s sickening that organizations like Project ChildSafe not only get their funding cut, but get no love from the press & groups like Everytown & Moms Demand.

But most of all, it’s sickening that we live in a world where life has so little value.  Babies are disposable, disease is an acceptable excuse to off yourself with so-called dignity, assisted suicide is becoming more popular, and a teenager doesn’t blink when shooting his cousin in the face. That, Ms. Sarkeesian, is what is truly sickening about our current culture. And until we begin to see the value in life, nothing will change.

So please, Ms. Sarkeesian, keep your male-hating #Matriarchy to yourself.  Don’t make life harder for my boys than it already is.

Jim Carrey is sexist.

JIM CARREY (AS EARL): It takes a cold dead hand to decide to pull the trigger.

takes a cold dead heart, and as near as I can figure

with your cold dead aim you’re trying to prove your dick is bigger,

but we know: your chariot may not be swingin’ low.

Cold dead hand, cold dead hand

Cold dead hand, cold dead hand

You’re a big dick man with a little bitty gland

so you need something bigger just to fill your cold dead hand

via Jim Carrey’s ‘Cold Dead Hand’ song for ‘heartless motherf*ckers’ released; Mocks Charlton Heston, gun owners; Update: Foul lyrics added | Twitchy.

I refuse to link to this idiot’s video & give him more views.  The quote from his “song” above is proof that the man is incredibly sexist.  He seems to ignore the plethora of female gun owners & link guns to the size of male copulatory organs.

When he’s not displaying is misogynistic tendencies, he’s making fun of a dead man. Instead of going after Wayne LaPierre, Ted Nugent, or anyone else who has come out in support of the Second Amendment, he chose to ridicule Charlton Heston – a man who served his country in WW2, who marched with Martin Luther King Jr for Civil Rights, and had worked to defend America’s Second Amendment rights.  Oooo….  Big brave man to make fun of a dead man who is not around to defend himself. So not only is Jim Carrey a sexist moron, he’s a coward to boot.

And! He’s Canadian (who became a Naturalized American in 2004).  What is it with people from other countries trying to tell Americans how to live? I’m looking at you Piers Morgan.

I leave you with this clip of the great Charlton Heston discussing Civil Rights:

Man who opened fire on Pentagon police was a “Truther”

Signs emerged that Bedell harbored ill feelings toward the government and the armed forces, and had questioned the circumstances behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


The article goes on to state:

In an Internet posting, a user by the name JPatrickBedell wrote that he was “determined to see that justice is served” in the death of Marine Col. James Sabow, who was found dead in the backyard of his California home in 1991. The death was ruled a suicide but the case has long been the source of theories of a cover up.

The user named JPatrickBedell wrote the Sabow case was “a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions.”
That same posting railed against the government’s enforcement of marijuana laws and included links to the author’s 2006 court case in Orange County, Calif., for cultivating marijuana and resisting a police officer. Court records available online show the date of birth on the case mentioned by the user JPatrickBedell matches that of the John Patrick Bedell suspected in the shooting.

From the information dug up on the man so far, one thing is certain – dude was definitely 14 carat crazy. So… how long until the MSM tries to spin this guy as a Tea Party member?