Archive for the ‘gun cretins’ Category

A C & D letter–You’ve GOT to be Kidding.

Personally, I don’t trust a site which claims to be facts of any kind. I had a link to that has the page title of “Gun Facts”. This elicited the following response from Guy Smith, who claims to have a copy right on that term.

For lack of a contact address on your “about” page, I need to leave this message here.

“Gun Facts” (in that capitalized form) is copyrighted, and I own the copyright. As such, your link in the left margin pointing to a web site that is _not_ is a copyright violation.

This is a polite request (before demand and action) to change the anchor text to anything besides “Gun Facts”. Please email me once this change has been made so I can remove you from my action list.

Thanks in advance for your time and understanding.

Actually, I don’t want to get into the battle with the man, but I did send two responses in pretty quick order:

First response

Per your request, the tag has been changed from “Gun Facts” to “gun statistics from the gun control network”.

While I sincerely doubt that you would prevail in a copyright infringement based on Gun Fact being a copyrighted title, I personally am not interested in dealing with that.

I am happy to change the tag.

Personally, I think that if you are so oversensitive about such an issue, you are probably not the type of person who should be able to own a firearm. Since I’d hate to think of what sort of thing would set you off

Second response

Given that the page I was referring to is listed in Google as:

Gun Facts
Over our Dead Bodies. Port Arthur and Australia’s Fight for Gun Control by Simon Chapman. Pluto Press. 1998. Updated: October 2007. FACTS ABOUT GUNS … – Cached – Similar

Have you contacted that group?

To be quite honest, I seriously doubt you would prevail on a copyright action since (a) that isn’t my page and (2) the other groups is responsible for it.

As I said in my previous message, if you are that sensitive to keeping the title Gun Facts, you probably shouldn’t own a firearm. Likewise, you will have your work cut out keeping people from infringing upon your “copyright”.

Anyway, I would prefer to change the link just to make you happy. Although, if I were really slime, I would keep it up just to bankrupt you in copyright suits.

Have fun.

I’m not sure why Smith Contacted me since if he clicked to the linked page, he would have found it wasn’t owned by me, but by the Gun Control Network, PO Box 11495, London N3 2FE. It’s a waste of his time and money to chase after me to change the link title since I have absolutely no connection to the Gun Control Network.

IN fact, Smith should google the phrase Gun Facts and start threatening to sue everyone who uses that term without his permission, beginning with the Gun Control Network in London. I am curious as to how long it would take to bankrupt him. In fact, my response to his law suit would have been to deny everything since the title I used was the title used by the Gun Control Network.

Likewise, the title is published by google as my comment pointed out: has Mr. Smith contacted Google and threatened to sue them since they have a link titled “Gun Facts” that points to the Gun Control Network?

And thinking about it, given his request was that I change the link title “to anything besides “Gun Facts””, I could have changed it to “gun facts”.

I’m curious as to Smith’s response regarding his suing the Gun Control Network and Google.  The picture to the above right is the British Court’s response to his suit regarding “Gun Facts”.  Anyway, that’s his battle and not mine as of now.

I will add that I have contacted an intellectual property lawyer for his opinion on this matter.  If he says that Mr. Smith has no legal basis for his claim, the title may return to “Gun Facts”. On the other hand, it may not since I can appreciate Guy’s concerns about people being confused since I have to admit I made that mistake on my own prior to receiving his message. And he’s been nice enough.

Posted 26/10/2010 by lacithedog in gun cretins, gun loons

The word for today

Guóānbù (国家安全部)

Guóānbù is the Chinese Ministry of State Security.

I understand that a certain gun loon has become a person of interest to them. In particular, it’s Third and Fourth Bureaus have an interest in his skills.

He really should have posted his picture, name, address, and phone number since I’m sure they have it by now–along with some other details of his life that will make it useful to locate him.

Now, for a crash course in Cantonese in a place that makes Gitmo look like Club Med and Hedonism rolled into one.

Either that, or live the Net in real life.

Posted 22/10/2010 by lacithedog in gun cretins, gun loons

Annoying comments and people

I grabbed this image from White Rabbit since there are loads of gun loons who want to leave inane comments and get all pouty that I am not interested in their crap.

Meanwhile over at MikeB’s, Ruffy is misinterpreting the  rise in traffic at this particular post with all sorts of wild accusations.  He has access to the IP addresses of the visitors and is making guesses as to who “outed” Weer’d Beard.  I guess it is no longer a “secret” that his name is Andrew Scott Johnston, which means that I am not the one to have outed him in this post.  That outing happened here

If anything, Ruffy, confirmed any suspicions that Weer’d Beard’s real name is Andrew Scott Johnston.  The fact that Weer’d’s secret identity was out there might also be another possibility for the interest in the post.  Ruffy’s confirming it and subsequent pathetic and futile attempts to identify the poster of that information made for interest in the post.

Ruffy, if you had a brain, you’d be dangerous.

Posted 21/10/2010 by lacithedog in gun cretins, gun loons, Weer'd Beard

I’m a man of the world!

I’m very amused at the gun loons at MikeB’s since one made the comment that:

The IP details are a match with your normal postings

This is one two passport totin’, dual citizen (US & UK ’cause “I was born in the USA”) who isn’t pinned down to one location: especially on the internet. That means there is no such thing as a “normal” IP address for me. Trust me, the geolocation thingies are a scream when it comes down to playing where am I? Sometimes I show up and sometimes I don’t.

The even funnier thing is that the person in question would have to come up with something that just don’t exist for a myriad of reasons to prove his allegations.

That said here is a tune for my provincial friend:


I’ve been wanting to post Captain Sensible’s “Yanks with Guns” for some time.  This video is rubbish, but it gets the point across.

Yanks with guns
Say shooting people is such fun
It Makes me smile
To do the business

Why doesn’t this sound like a joke?

Maybe it’s because the “pro-gun” crowd really does sound like this Onion News clip.

That about says it all…

Or the “Gun control means hitting your target”.