Friday, December 4, 2009
Media Bias: "Arsenals"(A Comparison)
The mendacious anti-gun media mind-controllers continually misconstrue what an "arsenal" is when referring to "civilian" owned firearms. This entry uses recent "news" reports as examples, where I will demonstrate what is and is not an "arsenal". Keep this in mind the next time you encounter one of these stories, or when some twit starts woofing about some poor shulb with a few firearms having a so-called "arsenal".
First up, a Police state raids their subjects who have armed themselves for self-defense out of necessity:
Special Ops seizes large quantities of firearms and ammunition in Bulgarian village "In the aftermath of the police operation, local residents told police that they were left with no other alternative but to keep firearms in their homes to protect themselves from burglars and attacks.
"No one protects us here, unless we do it ourselves. Last night they stole my cow with 25kg milk. They took her out of the village and butchered her. And there is no one to defend my wife at home" Petko Krustev told the police, quoted by the BNT
"I would buy a firearm. I would get one illegally if I could. They broke into my house and stole everything of value that I had," said Ivan Kazashki, another local resident.
Police reported that they unearthed firearms and ammunition in every home they searched. Rossen Ivanov from the Interior Ministry's department in Vratsa said that hundreds of items, including firearms, rifles, hunting rifles, self-made attributes and others were seized along with bundles of ammunition.
"It is obvious that that the locals here do not exactly rely on the police much, if they keep hardware in such massive quantities around," he said...[Full Story @:http://sofiaecho.com/2009/11/26/821583_special-ops-seizes-large-quantities-of-firearms-and-ammunition-in-bulgarian-village?ref=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss2%2Fall-news+%28The+Sofia+Echo%29]
Now, a typical American example, from the gun-hostile state of New Jersey, as usual, dredging up the "Assault Weapons" Boogieman for maximum scare quotient:
40 weapons, including assault rifles, seized from resident’s home
"Police arrived at Furesz’ home with a search warrant at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, responding to a report that the suspect had made terroristic threats. "Subsequent to the search, we found 40 weapons in the house – 26 long guns, 14 handguns – some of the long guns are potentially assault rifles," (WTF is that supposed to mean, "potentially"? "We don't know what they are but they look scary"? Incompetent fools! - S9)...many of the weapons were loaded. Also among the cache of weapons were knives, swords, crossbows, and some other "unidentified incendiary devices,"..."the department does not have any information that would indicate that Furesz was targeting anyone in particular or had threatened any particular individual or government entity with a weapon, he stated, "I am comfortable in the fact that we took these guns off the street."[Full Story @:http://www.northjersey.com/news/40_weapons_including_assault_rifles_seized_from_residents_home.html].
Now, admittedly, this mo-mo Furesz is a knucklehead with 4 non-violent felonies on his record and knew damn well better than to have firearms (much less alleged "incendiaries", probably firecrackers) in his digs (not on the "street" BTW), however, there are plenty of law-abiding citizens with bigger collections than this that are no danger to society. This is not a so-called "arsenal". Now, in the following report, I will say, (paraphrasing Crocodile Dundee on the knife issue) that THIS is an "Arsenal"...
Massacre suspect had enough weapons 'to arm a battalion'Raid on house reveals cache including rifles and machine guns "among the heavy weapons found within Andal Jr's compound were weapons such as two 90mm recoilless rifles, a 57mm recoilless rifle, three 60mm mortar tubes, four M60 light machine guns, an Ultimax machine gun, two 81mm mortar tubes and 50 calibre Barret(sic) sniper rifle...Ownership of such a highly accurate and lethal weapon is restricted by the Philippine government to the armed forces. Asides(sic)from these heavy weapons, also seized from Andal Jr's residence were five assault rifles as well as 11 pistols and boxes of ammunition...authorities seized an armoured personnel carrier and several weapons in a vacant lot fronting the house" [Full story @:http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/massacre-suspect-had-enough-weapons-to-arm-a-battalion-1.545969]
Now it should be noted that the holding of crew served Infantry weapons by this individual, comparatively speaking to the prior examples, pushes this into the 'Arsenal" category, in my view, based on the intent these weapons posed in the hands of the private army using them, specifically the massacre of unarmed civilians: Not war, but murder. There are hundreds of individuals who own machineguns as collectors items and use them for exhibition purposes only, and therefore are no danger to society.. So, I submit that use of the term "Arsenal" as inflammatory propaganda is in fact a relative one, and when it comes to photo op scare-tactic media bias, the conclusion is foregone. There is a huge difference between a millionaire collector in Tennessee or Arizona legally owning such gear to live fire once a year under controlled conditions at Knob Creek range Vs. 250 murderous dope-addled ramshackle rebels terrorizing villages in the Congo or Somalia, much less the Cartel killers on our own southern border. To agree or disagree is irrelevant, because it is a fact. I say that anyone who cannot (or refuses to) wrap their mind around such a simple concept is a hopeless fool to start with...S9