Quote of the day–Sinfonian

It should come as a surprise to no one that gun permits and applications in Florida are on a record pace, as barrel-strokers with small penises* throughout the state react to an alleged threat that has virtually no chance of happening — and even if it does, they’re not going to immunize themselves by buying now. Wow, talk about stupid …

No one is coming to take away your guns. (Even though I personally wouldn’t mind if they did.) And you firearm fellators out there who think that getting your permits now will shield you? Granted, you won’t lose your guns, but a higher tax on ammunition is just going to get you even more. Didn’t think about that one, did ya?

All this from a gross misreading of the Second Amendment. It’d be funny if it weren’t so tragic.

* Based on my assumption that the vast majority of gun owners have, um, endowment issues; the size of their gun is inversely proportional to their penis size. I think.

August 10, 2009
Florida gun nuts: breaking records through paranoia
[My primary objective of quoting this guy is to let you know what the other side thinks of you.

My secondary objective is to demonstrate how wrong he is.

The first thing that comes to mind about this guy is, “Does he think women have infinitely sized guns?” Then I wonder how many penises he has measured and compared to gun sizes. If it were more than one or two my hypothesis would be it was because he was more interested in the penises than in the correlation with gun size. But my leading hypothesis at this time is that he has precisely zero data to support his claims. This is based upon the above collection of data about him. For example:

  1. Buying a gun now, such as a so called “assault weapon” that was been banned from new sale to private citizens the last time Democrats controlled Congress, the Senate, and the White House, does “immunize” said buyers. There is no registration of firearms in most states. Hence after a month or two it becomes very unlikely that a judge is going to issue a search warrant for said gun based entirely on a 4473 because without other confirming evidence the owner could have sold or otherwise disposed of the firearm being sought. So, at that point what can they do to remove the gun from circulation?
  2. In states where registration has been implemented, such as California, New York, and New Jersey, not to mention all the foreign countries with registration, there have been many examples of the government coming to take the guns. And even without registration guns were forcibly confiscated after hurricane Katrina. To say it won’t or can’t happen again, particularly when there are people, such as Sinfonian, advocating it is naive or duplicitous.
  3. The gun rights community has long been aware of and fought against high taxes on ammunition. For example just on my blog alone you can see concerns over it here, here, here, here, and here.
  4. Gross misreading of the Second Amendment? Did he read the Heller decision or just is he just parroting what the Brady Campaign or the Violence Policy Center told him? See also my blog post if you just want a dramatically abridged version of what Scalia said. In other words the highest legal authority in the nation agreed with what us “barrel-strokers with small penises” have been saying about the Second Amendment for decades.

What would be funny if it weren’t so tragic is this guy confuses his imagination with reality.–Joe]


13 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Sinfonian

  1. I seem to recall Freud writting something regarding people who were afraid of guns. That said, I have always wondered why people who admit to being afraid of guns always seem to be concerned about the size of OTHER people’s sex organs.

    Personally, I have nothing but pity for someone with an inordinent fear of an inanimate object, and hope that person never has to confronts the object of his irrational fear. On the other hand IF he should someday day be confronted by that object in the hands of someone who wishes him ill, well, sorry about that also…

  2. Hey, thanks for linking me up.

    I am an attorney and a self-proclaimed constitutional law scholar (meaning I dabble in it a bit, but I’m strictly an amateur), so I know full well what the Supreme Court recently has said about the Second Amendment. Citing Justice Scalia, whose right-wing judicial activism is second to none, in support of one’s position on firearms is unbelievably self-serving. But beyond that, I just believe that most recent Second Amendment jurisprudence is wrong, and it’s been fomented and funded by the millions of dollars the NRA pumps into Congress and into public relations. No, I don’t think they’re paying off the courts, but I think their public opinion influence does reach into the judiciary — absolutely.

    My point about a misreading of the Second Amendment is just that gun nuts somehow consistently manage to ignore the first part of the Amendment, to wit, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State….” The militia at the time the Constitution was written referred to the military, which at the time necessarily meant the citizenry. It no longer has that meaning, and even if it did, the Framers recognized that the militia — the military — needed to be “well-regulated.” Gun proponents would prefer that they not be regulated at all, unfortunately, and the NRA is more than happy to use its formidable lobbying resources to that end.

    But anyway, thanks again for the attention. Love the traffic. (By the way, some citations — from legitimate sources — about gun confiscations would be helpful. Just saying.)

  3. 1. Just how much did the NRA pay Laurence Tribe?

    2. Just supposing gun owners have small penises, exactly how does this negate their civil rights? Do men with teeny weenies also lose their right to free speech and religion?

    3. Why would a procedural article for arming the military be in the Bill of RIGHTS–along with other RIGHTS?

    4. Does anyone seriously believe this phony believes his own shit?

  4. As for the authenticity of the Katrina gun confiscation, there’s at least as much documentation by news sources as there is of the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11/01. Of course, many, including probably Sinfonia, reject the truth of the latter.

    It is conceivable that the Katrina confiscation never happened, and that the news organizations who reported it were making it up. It is conceivable that all the witnesses to the Pentagon attack were lying, as well.

    It is also conceivable that I am the hero of the Heinlein short story “They,” and that I am actually the rightful owner of the galaxy, kept in the dark by sinister courtiers.

    That actually is about the level of solipsism you’d have to accept in order to doubt the Katrina gun confiscation.

  5. I suppose whatever college Sinfonian went to must have waived the literacy requirement for his degree, or he’d know that the first clause of the Second Amendment is a dependent clause, while the second is an independent clause.

    (Watch him ask something equivalent to: “And your point is…?”)


  6. Sinfonian; We’ve often discussed the use of leering, jeering sexual insults that appears so frequently among the left. You provide good entertainment in continuing that rich and distinguished tradition. I submit that these insults come from extreme envy. You see the same sort of reaction to guys with nice cars, or big, powerful 4 x 4 pickups, etc. I still wonder how you’d react to a woman with a big gun or a big truck.

    If you read and parse the English language, and if you go back and read the actual words of the actual Founders, there is no mistaking either the meaning of, or the intentions behind, the second amendment.

    As for the NRA; it’s about as grassroots as grassroots can get, as opposed to, say, a Soros-funded effort, or a labor union taking its members’ dues to fund political campaigns rather than promote good contracts with management. The NRA’s money comes from millions of memberships and private donations. The association was founded in the post Civil War period by two ex military commanders. They had been dissatisfied by the marksmanship of American citizens. That was 1871. The whole point of it was to promote marksmanship skills among the general populace. It wasn’t until later, when second amendment rights fell under general attack, that the NRA became a political rights defense organization, forming the ILA. Still today, the primary purpose of the NRA is the same as it was at the beginning– promoting marksmanship through training programs, range development, competitions, etc.

    “The NRA’s interest in promoting the shooting sports among America’s youth began in 1903 when NRA Secretary Albert S. Jones urged the establishment of rifle clubs at all major colleges, universities and military academies.

    Nice, huh? See; that would be part of that, “…security of a free state…” bit, but maybe you’re too focused on other people’s penis size to think about that.

    “By 1906, NRA’s youth program was in full swing with more than 200 boys competing in matches at Sea Girt that summer. Today, youth programs are still a cornerstone of the NRA, with more than one million youth participating in NRA shooting sports events and affiliated programs with groups such as 4-H, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Legion, U.S. Jaycees and others.”

    Peace through strength. It’s been said many times, but that’s the whole point of the Second Amendment, and why the Left hates it.

  7. Sinfonian, for all of your self-proclaimed “dabbling”, you certainly have not paid a whole lot of attention to what the Founding Fathers themselves have to say concerning the nature of the Second Amendment:

    Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.
    – Noah Webster

    In fact, Mr. Webster was not alone in these sentiments.

    [W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.
    – Richard Henry Lee

    Those two quotes alone throw your “the Second Amendment refers to a military” argument square on its ear… but there are more:

    Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
    – Tench Coxe

    You see, the Founding Fathers, by and large, were very exacting men… they said “army” when they meant “army”, they said “state” when they meant “state”, and they said “the people” when they meant “the people”. It is no accident that the Second Amendment (like the First, and Fourth, and so on) protects a right “of the people”.

    The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals…[I]t establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.
    – Albert Gallatin

    I am starting to think that above quote is one of the better in reference to the Bill of Rights.

    It is also important to note, Sinfonian, that Justice Scalia and his four like-minded Justices were not the only ones who held to the individual interepretation of the Second Amendment – in point of fact, all nine then-seated Supreme Court Justices agreed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right, independent of militia or military service. But I suppose that is just another grand conspiracy put in place by the NRA and its lackeys, neh?

    And regarding citations of gun confiscations, here, let me help you.

    I suppose it is just as well you started ironically bigoted weblog post with a dick joke – that is pretty much a universal indication that the hoplophobe in question has already yielded the debate, and your continued writings only serve to support that trend.

  8. I think Sinfonian would be better served if he spent more time actually studying the facts, and less time fantasizing about other people’s genitalia.

  9. Funny how when the Anti-Freedom Pro-Ignorance crowd cockily asks for facts, and then gets them they vanish from the discussion.

    You could set your watch by it!

  10. Reality is a mean-spirited conspiracy against the Left.

    “I think Sinfonian would be better served if he spent more time actually studying the facts…”

    BobG; I respectfully disagree. Sinfonian’s cause is not advanced through reason or the acquisition of facts. Ignorance, envy, and hatred are the media of exchange that advance such a cause, all wrapped up in a pretty, soft blanket labled “Compassion”.

  11. “I think Sinfonian would be better served if he spent more time actually studying the facts…”

    Given his obsession I don’t believe that it’s facts he wants to study, or measure.

  12. Oh come now, Weerd – you know as well as the rest of us that we can hardly expect liberals to actually engage in a conversation wherein they stand a very good chance of having their nether regions handed to them on a silver platter. Suffice to say that that has already occurred, so it is no small surprise Sinfonian will no longer grace us with his presence.

    After all, fallacious reality bubbles are fragile things.

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