I swore I wasn’t going to blog this Christmas. Much. But then the Chief of Police in Webster, New York said the crazed fireman killer used a Bushmaster. The D.C. police admitted they were investigating NBC’s David Gregory for brandishing an illegal-in-D.C. standard capacity AR-15 mag. And, well, stuff. Including the NY Daily News‘ ongoing petition to ban assault weapons. The article includes this photo caption to the image above: “Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly signs the Daily News gun control petition Tuesday.” And here’s the swearing in ceremony for the NYPD. Something about upholding the Constitution of the United States . . .
And just in case the Mail’s campaign might alienate [potential] readers too young to say “get off my lawn,” the paper offers Gamers push back: ‘Guns should be banned, not video games’. How did they find that guy anyway?
Nick’s written about hunter FUD re: “assault weapons” (and silencers). NPR saw the opening and took it [above].
You want to talk about irrational? “Part of this [doubt about having a gun for home defense] is being black and having in your actual family history–and in the history of your immediate community–several instances of people (white, black, whatever) invading the home.” Gun Violence And The Irrational Fear Of Home Invasion theatlantic.com
Funny but not but yes. “Mom told me she was gonna get me a gun for Christmas but it was to[o] much paperwork.” Brian Schwintenberg’s Xmas Tweet
I wonder who supplied that gun? Afghan Police Officer Kills 5 Companions in Their Beds laht.com
“This shouldn’t be the end of the debate over what to do about guns in America, as the gun lobby would clearly prefer.” See what they did there? usatoday.com
“Most of those here today … have either shot somebody or been shot.” Rev. Jackson asks inmates to help end gun violence but won’t tell the chicagotribune.com how that might happen. Such as . . . stay where you are?
Even as we celebrate the season of peace, love and understanding we should never forget what can happen to the defenseless in the face of evil. Ignorance is no excuse. wsj.com
Again, Merry Christmas.