Daily Digest: DDG

 Duck hunt tattoo (courtesy geekytattoos.com)

Duck, duck, goose. A game wherein children learn the art of picking the slow, dumpy kid. A lesson learned by proponents of civilian disarmament. “Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my shotgun when I’m duck hunting. Federal law provides more protection for the ducks than it does for citizens.” See what California Rep. Mike Thompson did there? He’s encouraging hunters to think of Americans as sitting ducks. Home of the Brave that. Anyway, never mind. “Assault rifles” have been outselling traditional shotguns and rifles by a margin of five to one (or more) for almost a decade. Handguns have been outselling long guns for more than four years. And all this talk of gun bans is goosing sales. So if that’s their best shot, we can outlast the bastards. Meanwhile . . .

Act in haste, repent at leisure.

Wikipedia: “Private citizens are generally restricted to semi-automatic handguns or revolvers of a caliber no greater than .380 (for home defense).” 17 Bodies Found in Well in Mexico laht.com

U.S. Marine teaches a local how to get slide bite (courtesy marinecorpstimes.com)

The biggest trial balloon in recent history? Women in infantry ‘not a foregone conclusion’ marinecorpstimes.com

I don’t think that means what he thinks it means. Gen. Allen: Afghans will be ready for takeover marinecorpstimes.com

With New York’s SAFE Act making it unsafe for Empire State guns and ammo manufacturers, Remington Arms getting ready to bail even as the Freedom Group’s getting ready to bail on Remington Arms.

Fair and balanced. No really. Armed ‘Good Guys’ And The Realities Of Facing A Gunman npr.org

SPHINX Compact (courtesy lauraburgess.com)

Switzerland’s SPHINX 9mm Subcompact (above) fashioned from “aeronautic grade aluminum with Teflon inserts and a lower frame from a specially formulated polymer that is resistant to extreme temperatures and corrosion.” $1295

wired.com joins the President of the United States and the rest of the media in forgetting to remember the Fort Hood massacre.

One of the most striking patterns about U.S. mass killings is visible only through its absence. Terrorists aren’t committing these crimes. Ordinary, unhinged American men are. That’s despite an inability for federal law enforcement to track stockpiled firearms and literally years of al-Qaida sympathizers and propagandists urging disaffected U.S. Muslims to rise up against their neighbors.

Anti-gun agit-prop to go. “His former campaign apparatus, re-cast as Organizing for America, has indicated its operation will advocate for Obama’s gun platform. A recent email to the group’s wide email list asked supporters to “stand with President Obama in tackling this critical issue.” Obama to take gun agenda on the road  politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com