Thursday, June 20, 2013


I am stunned. Not shocked, mind you, but stunned...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev memorialized at Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally
An event held yesterday in Concord, New Hampshire by out-of-state supporters of Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement turned ugly when a 2nd Amendment activist (who was protesting the event) was arrested. But buried in the Union Leader story was an arguably more interesting nugget.
During the rally, supporters of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns read the names of those “killed with guns” since the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings — and Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name was memorialized among the names of the dead. (Tsarnaev, of course, was killed in a police shootout.)
Someone, please, tell me that this is incorrect. Please tell me that the MAIG - a group that has more members in jail than any state's 2A advocacy group - didn't actually list Tamerlan Tsarnaev as someone killed by gun violence. Please. Please tell me that they're not this deluded - or think we are that f**king stupid. I mean, say what you want, the guy shot at cops and attempted to blow them up with homemade explosives. In any damn country in the world that'll get you killed by the police.

Were they just padding their numbers? Do they collect raw lists of names of everyone killed by a firearm regardless of cause? Did NO ONE in the entire group stop for one second and think that, gee, maybe we might leave off the name of a terrorist from this list? It's not like "Tamerlan Tsarnaev" is a common name, either - this wasn't John Smith here. That no one caught it means they're grossly incompetent; if, instead, they decided to include it anyways, they are deceitful and downright evil.

You really have to wonder, don't you? "Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence" and all that - it is quite possible that someone was handed a giant list of names of people killed since Newtown and told to cull all the "gunshot" or "firearm" cause of death, and no one even looked at the list. With this group, though, we cannot rule out malice. These are people that will straight-up lie if it suits them - remember, they think they're doing something for the nebulous "greater good". It would not surprise me in the least if they got a list of names of people killed, thought it wasn't shocking enough, so they tossed in police shootings as well.

Lumping in a terrorist killed while actively trying to murder police officers with victims of predatory violence is simply inexcusable. Is MAIG lumping in every person killed by a police officer? Do their numbers for "gun violence" include all people shot by police? You know, like the 9 bystanders shot by NYPD at the Empire State building or the two women gunned down by the LAPD? How dare they include people shot by police officers when every single bill proposed with their blessing has exclusions for law enforcement. Raw, naked hypocrisy on display here, folks.

Not that we would expect anything else from these jackals, mind you.

That is all.


wolfwalker said...

They claim it was a mistake and have "sincerely" apologized.

Take it as you will.

Crotalus said...

The Malevolent Dwarf strikes again!

Shane W said...

They're ALL friggin' stupid!!! I bet if you take a look at that list it includes goblins shot by people defending themselves. All they want is higher numbers to further their agenda plain and simple. They don't give a flyin' rat's ass about the truth.

PJS said...


Geodkyt said...

The gun grabbers have ALWAYS included people shot by police or citizens in lawful self-defense as "victims of gun violence".

Just as they include suicides and single person accidents.

THIS time they got caught.

wolfwalker said...

Update: It seems Speedbump wasn't the only perp-killed-by-cops who was on the list. reports that at least three more criminals or suspected criminals were also on the list.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Teenage Pregnancy lists used to demonstrate how prevalent the problem is in America.

Those lists include 18-19-year old people who for the most part are adults. One couple I know about legally married when she turned 18, she became pregnant at 19. He had a good job, but the insurance did not provide for Maternity. Both were in school at the time. She applied for state assistance and received it for the Maternity assistance and became a statistic as well. Teenage mother. Never mind she was married, in school and he was employed and finishing his law degree. Teenage mother now on welfare assistance. Teenage mother now shamed by society because she is on welfare.

They willfully and deliberately include names like Tamerlan Tsarnaev because to them he is a victim of the gun. I suppose the gun control group who has lamely apologized will say they could have shot him in the leg or something.



Anonymous said...

Nobody gets killed by a firearm, they get killed by someone with a firearm, knife, sharp stick, blunt object, or even bare hands.

Daniel in Brookline said...

As someone or other once said, it's only an accident if you could just have easily made the same mistake the other way.

Show me how they accidentally leave legitimate gun-violence victims OFF the list now and then (in addition to accidentally adding names that have no right to be there), and I'll say, okay, they're careless, they made a mistake, it can happen to anyone.

But if their "accidents" are always in the same direction, then they're not careless; they're padding. (Sorry: euphemism alert. They're lying.)