Tricia Bishop: Let The Courage Of Your Convictions Guide You

Baltimore Sun “reporter” Tricia Bishop, on her way to admitting she worries less about criminals than law-abiding gun owners (in Baltimore.  I’ll let that bit of knot-headedness sink in), says:

And so, as President Barack Obama announced plans this week to tighten background checks for gun buyers and increase gun tracking and research, I thought, that’s all well and good, but how about adding something immediately useful: a gun owner registry available to the public online — something like those for sex offenders. I’m not equating gun owners with predatory perverts, but the model is helpful here; I want a searchable database I can consult to find out whether my kid can have a play date at your house.

Ms. Bishop:  First, how about we have a database of people who don’t like guns.  I mean, you’re the ones trying to shave away at the edges of a constitutional right – isn’t the burden of, well, being burdened, on you?

Why not let’s try this:  we put in in a public database that says:


And maybe post one of these in your yard:

You do that for a couple years, we can talk.


8 thoughts on “Tricia Bishop: Let The Courage Of Your Convictions Guide You

  1. Media related…..did you see Andrea Mitchell said Juanita Broaddricks rape allegation against Bill Clinton has been “discredited”.

  2. I think it’s a wonderful idea. In addition to gun owners, we could have registries of other undesirables with whom her child is not permitted to associate: Muslims, homosexuals, vegans . . . full employment for thousands of new public employee union members, tracking and registering everyone. Hey, can we have cool badges, too? I know, the Jews get to wear a Star of David and the gays get a pink triangle, those are established precedent; but what do gun owners get to wear? We should start a contest. First prize: a box of .22’s (box, not brick).

  3. Simple, “Come and Get It” badge. You can even keep the box, thankyouverymuch.

  4. a box? Maybe 15 minutes of shooting? That’s all?
    Ok that’s harsh, a box and 40 acres with a lot of red squirrels can provide a truly significant amount of fun so maybe a box of CCI Stingers?

  5. If there was a public, online registry of people who owned firearms, it would also serve as a registry of people who did not own firearms.
    Look up all the folks in those fancy, upscale suburbs. Note which of them own firearms. Rob the others.

  6. I’m guessing Ms. Bishop watched the same emotionally-laden (and fact-free) episode of Grey’s Anatomy paid advertisement for the Brady Center starring actors from Grey’s Anatomy that I did

    Here’s a novel idea, Ms. Bishop, if it bothers you so much: Ask people if they have guns in the house, and if they’re secured.


    Looking at the map, I dare suggest that Ms. Bishop is in error to believe that there are large areas of Baltimore that are low crime. And if she thinks that criminals wouldn’t take action based on a public registry of gun owners, dream on.

    Turns out she has a DUI conviction, too, judging by the comments–felony. So like we used to joke about Teddy Kennedy, Tricia Bishop’s car has endangered more lives than have any of our guns (which we might or might not own).

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