Daily Digest: I Want What I Need (And Sometimes I Need It)

Last week, breitbart.com revealed that the DHS considers an AR-15-style rifle “suitable for personal defense.” Ya think? I wouldn’t want to attack anyone armed with an AR-15 any more than I’d like to spill a glass of red wine on Nivit Bash‘s white knitted thingie. That said, if she asked me nicely . . . Yes, there is that. Circumstances dictate acceptable options. By the same token, our needs are situational. If you’re hydrated you don’t need water. If you’re not you do. Which brings me to my main point. I wish someone would say to Piers Morgan “a person needs an AR-15 whenever someone is trying to kill them.” The radio host in the above clip got so close—but failed in the final furlong. Never mind. Piers “I Never Shot an ‘Assault Rifle’ But I Want Them Banned” Morgan doesn’t get it. Nor have I, recently, but I remain hopeful. Meanwhile, there’s news . . .

Good luck with that. “The lawsuit contends police were ‘grossly negligent in not waiting to confront Johnson until he moved to a location where innocent bystanders were not present.'” NC Woman Sues NYPD Over Empire State Shooting abcnews.go.com

We called this one (many times): the media portraying law-abiding gun owners as proto-terrorists. This is going to get worse before it gets better. If it ever does. Check out Gun Rating: Good Fun or Treason? at huffingtonpost.com

When, however, you announce that the current duly-elected president and his administration are precisely the tyranny against which you are amassing weapons, this — while risible in some respects — should not be shrugged off as a healthy exercise of constitutional rights. It should be seen for what it is, and dealt with appropriately.

You truly intend to take up arms against a sea of imagined troubles? You’re in for a world of pain.

I don’t think “fight” means what foxnews.com thinks it means. “We are not against those who are distributing drugs. That’s a way for them to earn a living. Let anyone who wants to poison themselves with drugs do it. What we are against is them messing with the local people.” Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico in fight against cartels

Not large enough for a grenade launcher methinks. therange702.com, Las Vegas

A list of the exhibitors who’ve withdrawn from Reed Exhibition’s Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show due to their ban on “assault rifles” and “high capacity” ammunition magazines [via lancasteronline.com]:

  • Abner Druckenmiller
  • Ambush Firearms
  • American Whitetails of PA
  • Antler Insanity
  • Appalachian Big Game TV
  • Arrowhead Outdoors
  • Athens Archery
  • Atlantic Tactical
  • Avian-X Decoys
  • Bangin Redhedz
  • Bear Archery
  • Blitz TV
  • The Bear Whisperer
  • Bob Mercier
  • Bohning Archery
  • Bone Collectors
  • Boondock Outdoors
  • Bowfreakz.com
  • BowHunter Planet
  • Bowhunting.com
  • Cabela’s
  • Campbell Cameras
  • Camo Addiction
  • CanCooker
  • Chris Brackett
  • Cold Steel Knives
  • Continental Divide Outfitters
  • Cross Canyon Arms
  • Cutting Edge Bullets
  • Dead Ringer
  • Direct Action Tactical Firearms
  • Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
  • Dominator 365
  • Down N Dirty Outdoors
  • DuckWater Boats
  • Eastern Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation
  • Eastern Outdoors
  • Eddie Salter
  • Family Traditions TV
  • Farmland Trophies Outfitting
  • Firearms Industry Consulting Group
  • Foiles Migrators
  • Forbes Turkey Calls
  • FoxPro Game Calls
  • Fred Eichler
  • Full Circle Outdoors
  • Ghost River Outfitters
  • Gone Wild Outdoors
  • Gut-N-Tag
  • Haley Heath
  • Heartland Whitetails
  • Hevi-Shot
  • High Lonesome Outfitters
  • HookHunt
  • Hunters and Guides Connection
  • Hunter Safety Systems
  • Hunter’s Specialties
  • International Bowhunting Organization
  • IceHole Coolers
  • IScope
  • Jay Gregory
  • Jim Shockey
  • Keystone Country Store
  • Keystone Elk Country Alliance
  • King of the Mountain Inc.
  • Kinsey’s Outdoors
  • KodaBow
  • Lancaster Archery Supply
  • Larry Weishuhn
  • Lee & Tiffany Lakosky
  • Major League Bowhunter
  • Midwest Whitetail Adventures
  • Muddy Outdoors
  • Dominance is Everything Hunting System
  • Matt Morett
  • Mountain Dog Chews
  • NasHunt Outdoors
  • Nature Blinds
  • Northern Hideaway Outfitters
  • Open Season TV
  • Outdoor Channel Outfitters
  • Outdoor Edge Knives
  • Ozonics Hunting
  • PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • PA Taxidermy Association
  • PA Trappers Association
  • Pat & Nicole Reever
  • Pat Strawser Custom Calls
  • Pipeline Ridge Hunting Preserve
  • Primal Urge Outdoors
  • Primos Hunting Calls
  • PSE Archery
  • Radical Hunter
  • Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo
  • Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment
  • Revolution Hunting
  • Rhino Outdoors
  • Rick White
  • Rougeaux Taxidermy
  • Savage Outdoors
  • SecureIt Tactical
  • Skull Shine
  • Southern Game Calls
  • Spook Spann
  • Sportsmen of North America TV
  • Stan Potts
  • Stay Ready Inc.
  • Stokerized Stabilizers
  • Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Association
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Table Mountain Outfitters
  • The Warmbag
  • TNT Archery
  • Tom Dokken
  • Tough Country Products
  • Trent Cole
  • Trijicon Inc.
  • Trop Gun Shop
  • Turnbull Manufacturing
  • Whitetail Bosses
  • Whitetail Freaks
  • Whitetail Heaven Outdoors
  • Wild Outdoors
  • Wired Outdoors
  • Woodcock Limited of PA
  • Wyvern Creations
  • X-Stand Treestands
  • Zink Calls
  • Zook Cabins
  • 2 Million Bullets
  • 24-7 Hunting TV

How does that work? “I am a hunter and have always owned guns, and I support the Second Amendment. But assault weapons such as AK 47s are intended for killing, not hunting.” Senator Bill Nelson’s letter to a pro-2a constituent

Gun owner are the new Jews. Gun Owners Must Contact Schools In Proposed Legislation fox2now.com

My name is Robert Farago, I own a SCAR 16 and I approve this message [above]. Parental discretion advised. In a BIG way . . .

“They weren’t under lock and key,” said the friend, who last saw the guns months before the Dec. 14 rampage. “She kept her stuff (the guns) all together in a closet.” Exclusive: Probe of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza focusing  on murderer’s ‘psychotic break’ and unlocked guns nydailynews.com

Would Martin Luther King Have Approved of Gun Appreciation Day? Three guesses what theatlantic.com says

Stunning new $849.95 TASER X26P integrates TASERCAM HD (review coming). Click here for specs.

Who’s sorry now? I’m thinking . . . no one? “I was a Republican at the time, but less than one week after the buyback, I chose to switch parties.” Guns were last straw for me with GOP cnn.com

In fact, gay men and women have more reason to carry than most. Although no one needs a reason to exercise a Constitutionally protected right. See what I did there? [h/t DrVino]