I’m eternally grateful to our buddy Cosmo for listening to NPR, so that I don’t have to…
“During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago’s South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initial shock wore off, the neighborhood leaders expressed their frustration over their community’s connection with gun violence and engaged in a deep conversation about its underlying causes — and what can be done to solve them.”
Listen to the whole story but here’s basically what happened – A reporter was talking to a neighborhood leader on her front porch when a person gets out of a car, stands in the middle of the street with a semiautomatic rifle, shoots about a dozen rounds at a van then calmly gets back in the car and chases after the van.
This happened during the day in a residential area where kids were playing nearby.
Starting at the 3:45 mark the NPR reporter…
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Recently, a federal judge upheld a law in Washington, D.C. requiring guns be registered every three years (among other things). Taken in conjunction with Connecticut’s “assault weapons” registration law which just went into effect January 1st, they portend ill-tidings for both the Second Amendment and our country itself.
Still, you might ask: “What IS the problem with registration”? And if you did, I’d answer, “How much do you know about the Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. v. Haynes – 1968“?
Clayton Cramer wrote a fascinating article on the subject that I read at Firearms and Liberty. His summary of the case is as follows:
“In Haynes v. U.S. (1968), a Miles Edward Haynes appealed his conviction for unlawful possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun.
His argument was ingenious:
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Another video filled with common sense courtesy of the NRA’s charismatic spokesman, Colion Noir.
When one side of the political aisle seems to be so stridently ANTI-gun, it’s easy to see how this Balkanizing over 2nd Amendment pros-&-cons happened in the first place. But it’s critical for us all to keep in mind that not a single Amendment was written by Conservatives for Conservatives, or by Liberals for Liberals.
They were penned by Americans, for Americans.
And thank God for that:
Here we go again.
In early 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein was at the forefront of an effort to institute a government ban on more than 150 types of firearms, including rifles, pistols and shotguns. Thankfully, that legislation was shot down (…pun very much intended…).
But barely a year later she’s back, and singing the same ol’ tune:
Gotta hand it to her, though: she may have the approximate mental acuity of a cabbage leaf, but she certainly knows how to appeal to her base:
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This Detroit mother-of-two needs to spend a few hours at the shooting range to improve her accuracy, but all-in-all this goes in the books as a “win”.
Video courtesy of WXYZ – Detroit:
Merry Christmas to the Governor:
But yes, the oh-so-tolerant Left was instantaneously outraged:
Our schools have long been Leftist training centers, but they’ve recently taken the next step in their overt brainwashing of our children. Time after time, they are reinforcing the precept that all guns are evil, regardless of context or form.
No need to rehash the myriad older examples: every day seems to bring forth new (and worse) ones, which only serve to further prove my point.
(Courtesy of CBS Los Angeles) – Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.
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Below is a video follow-up to our post from a few days back: “Local businesses advertise they are ‘Gun Free Zones’. What could go wrong?“…
In this interview, Greta repeatedly asks him if he agrees that the “Gun Free Zone” signs make these businesses more of a target for criminals (gee, ya’ think?). Each time, Mayor McGinn responds to her questioning as if he has a hearing disorder, and we’re treated to various versions of “businesses have the right to refuse service to people with a gun”, …which, you’ll kindly note, is not an actual answer to the question posed.