Daily Digest: Gawker’s John Cook Sees No Evil


Here Is a List of All the Assholes Handsome Law-Abiding Citizens Who Own Guns Some People in New York City. Yup that’s the headline over at gawker.com where scribe John Cook offers a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in New York City. Cook also links to a database containing 300k New York pistol owners (out of 1.2m) which have been “freely available online for more than two years.” Reading between the lines, Cook isn’t proffering the information to lobby for The Big Apple’s Powers That Be to liberalize their concealed carry policies: “Here’s the full, searchable, NYPD list. (And for the record, they are not all assholes. Some of them need guns for legitimate reasons for their jobs, like providing security for assholes.)” As we said before, it’s up to the courts to protect this information. And it’s up to the media to act responsibly. As if. More of your daily dose of anti-pistol perfidy and a spoon full of ballistic sugar after the jump . . .

Vice President Joe Biden’s Civilian Disarmament Committee will nod deceitfully meet with the NRA et al. this week. And then the President will decide “what he would like to pursue.” As he’s already declared his intention to push a new AWB and mag cap ban there’s not a whole lot of suspense involved. washingtonpost.com

“Regardless of his personal beliefs about gun-control, [Marine Joshua] Boston should obey the law, or stop using the title of Marine veteran so proudly.” As his Windham Weaponry SRC is (for the moment) legal, I think usmcdiorio means “shut up.” cnn.com

I believe in the Second Amendment but— “State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, D-Manilla, says Iowa lawmakers should ban semi-automatic guns and ‘start taking them’ from owners who refuse to surrender any illegal firearms through a buy-back program.” carrollspaper.com

Amazon buying into Seattle buyback.

“‘I just want my daughters to be safe in school,’ said Aaron Bogad, 44, whose three daughters attend PS 5.” Call to arms on Staten Island: panel votes to give school guards guns nypost.com

Arizona’s armed posse patrols (that just doesn’t sound right) are already on the job patrolling outside Arizona schools.

Boy Scouts shooting blanks.

Damn! I forgot to get rifle plates! “First of its kind, truly compact point-of-wounding trauma kit designed to fit securely behind your rifle plate or concealable armor panels.” thetacticalwire.com

Steyr Arms bumps up the price of Steyr AUG magazines and Steyr Pistol Magazines by $10 “due to shortages in worldwide supply.” Even then you probably won’t get them anytime soon. “It is unsure at this time, when or if we will be seeing any large quantity shipments from the factory in the near future.” Stimt?

Now that Walther Arms has split from Smith & Wesson, I’m expecting big things. OK, small but perfectly formed things. New website.

“A high profile event is good time find out where a shortcoming of a policy or a failure of a policy might reside,” Massachusetts Democrat Paul Houroux asserts at huffingtonpost.com, “but a high profile event is not necessarily what policy should target. Doing so would result in the majority of cases being marginalized and a strategy designed around an unlikely event.” True, but not the kind of language that wins hearts or (educationally challenged) minds.

Cheaper That Dirt! Or not. Selling guns now, again, but not ARs.

After seven years of development, Serbu Firearms Announces World’s Best .50 BMG Semi-Auto Rifle The company claims better accuracy, reliability and price than ArmaLite, Barrett, et al. “Law enforcement, government agencies and militaries can rest assured this rifle will surpass all expectations and mission requirements.” Hey! What about us? ammoland.com

Indeed. What about us?