Daily Digest: There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right

So there I was, sitting at the coffee shop when an absolutely stunning Asian woman asked if the chair opposite to me at a nearby table was free. Free? I’ll pay you to sit there.  Needless to say, I struck-up a conversation. Turns out she moved to the U.S. from China when she was 13. Capitalizing on the genetic legacy of her engineer parents, she’s now a Brown and Oxford grad. She’s helping out in three local ERs while applying to med school, where she hopes to become a neurosurgeon. She worries she won’t be able to pursue her passion for jazz piano or raise a family (oh! pick me! pick me!). Eventually, I asked the underachiever [/sarcasm] if she’d ever shot a gun . . .

“My hands are going all sweaty,” she said. True dat. She was having a fight or flight response just thinking about shooting a gun. “Every American should shoot a gun at least once,” I said. “If only to exercise their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms one time.”

Yes, well, no. I gave her my card in the hopes that . . . who am I kidding? We live in a bi-furcated country, split between liberal do-gooders and conservative conservatives. I’m not sure when I joined the cc’s. I suppose it’s when I picked-up a gun. It just took me a while to get the news.

Speaking of which . . .

Countdown to confiscation confrontation, as foreshadowed by Hit us with your best shot Andy! at nypost.com:

“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.

Not-so-Golden State gun grabbers-in-training. “Some of us believe the second amendment is outdated and that we should ban all guns in the U.S.” California State University, Long Beach’s daily49.com

Like I said, bi-furcated. Why College Campuses Should Allow Concealed Carry stanfordreview.org

Crap headline, terrific pictures (sample above), lousy spelling: Gunning for no change: Thousands of armed protestors gather at state capitols in pro-assault rifle rallies across the country dailymail.co.uk

Then again, what do the gun ban Brits know about dangerous weapons? Check out the club cops confiscated (above). dailymail.co.uk

After some careful fact checking, the Washington Post will never let a pol trot-out the “40 percent of sales don’t involve a background check” stat ever again. Until it does.

The anatomy of an “assault rifle” illustration (above) in today’s Chicago Tribune.

So let’s just keep the ARs in the hands of the police then. Or not. Off-Duty Oregon Police Officer Shoots Deputy officer.com

Oleg Volk loves him some KSG. Again. Still. For-eva. But if you want a really fast reload and even more capacity . . .

That would be the Alliance Armament Origin-12 above.

Ending with immigration . . . What’s the one document that lets you buy a firearm? Bill to let ‘Dreamers’ get driver’s licenses azstarnet.com