Have you ever noticed that whenever an "air" of authority is needed, a token antigun veteran or gun owner is trotted out to promote whatever antigun tactic is going to be used to try to silence the people protesting their rights being taken away? Adam Weinstein is just one example. Before we get to the … Continue reading Token Antigun Veteran: The NRA and its allies use jargon to bully gun-control supporters
Vice is usually not known for their unbiased coverage or accurate gun reporting. Just look at their "Gun Control" section of their site - 11 pages of entries, with few (if any) neutral or objective segments. Which is why I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt with this piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kryIJIrD5eQ The … Continue reading Vice interviews a former ATF analyst on bump fire stocks, makes the subtle case to ban semiautomatic firearms.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more idiotic, USA Today says "hold my beer!" Yep, 40mm grenade launchers are somehow a danger, despite their being restricted as Destructive Devices, requiring the usual ATF background check, FBI fingerprinting, $200 tax stamp, and more. And that's just for the launcher - if you want a 40mm … Continue reading Seriously, USA Today? 40mm Grenade Launchers?
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the usual suspects have come out in full force. This showed up on my news feed this morning: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/opinion/guns-second-amendment-nra.html From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder. “States with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides,” noted one exhaustive 2013 … Continue reading No one wants to take your guns, right? New York Times: “Repeal the Second Amendment”
If a "mass shooting" occurs, and no talking heads are angry about it, will people make a sound? The answer is: no. This weekend, there was a concert event at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, located in Louisville's West End - specifically in Portland. For those who aren't familiar with the venue, Tim Faulkner's is a … Continue reading Louisville’s Tim Faulkner Gallery shooting and a complete lack of outrage.
Newsbusters posted this a few days back, with a clip from MSNBC's Morning Joe show. Here's the transcript: JOE SCARBOROUGH: …background checks, still 97% of Americans support background checks. 60% of American support some sort of ban on so called assault weapons. In that stricter gun law, 61% support. That assault weapon number is higher than usual. So now does seem like again … Continue reading NOWTTYG: MSNBC Urges Dem Senators to Seize ‘Opportunity’ of Terror Attack to Push Anti-Gun Agenda
It's gotten to the point where I'm going to have to create a new category: No One Wants To Take Your Guns. Because this shit is getting out of hand. Supposed Constitutional Law Professor David S. Cohen penned this nonsensical rant for Rolling Stone the other day, "Why It's Time to Repeal the Second Amendment" … Continue reading No one wants to take your guns: “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment”
WaPo churned out an editorial that had me shaking my head about the gall of the antigun movement. The opening paragraph doesn't hesitate, but rather leaps straight in to revisionist history: Twenty years ago, one of us was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, supporting research … Continue reading Another head scratcher from the Washington Post: “How to protect gun rights while reducing the toll of gun violence”
Remember when the common phrase was that "nobody is talking about banning guns" or that gun control was a political third rail? Yeah about that. The HuffPo, which rarely (if ever) is moderate on the firearms issue, published an article titled "Needed: Domestic Disarmament, Not 'Gun Control'" Well at least they are being forthright about their … Continue reading Nobody is talking about “banning guns”… they just want to greatly limit ownership. And ban you from being one of the owners.
Newsbusters has outlined yet another example of "blame the NRA for everything" and outright media bias in the rush to judgment after a mass shooting: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/kristine-marsh/2015/12/02/media-blame-conservatives-nra-knowing-anything-about-san There's some things to keep in mind about California, which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. California: Assault Weapons Ban Magazine Capacity Bans … Continue reading The rush to judgement is real, but what’s missing? Rational examination of what failed.