Evolution is a bitch. Literally. As a twice divorced man I consider beautiful women nature’s way of perpetuating the crazy gene. I’m not passing judgement. How could I? I have three bio daughters from those two wives. But by the same token I reckon the AR-15 is the world’s most beautiful rifle. Where Dianne Feinstein sees evil incarnate I see evolutionary perfection. Nick says the AR-15 has “issues” and Ralph gives its aesthetics the Bronx cheer. But the AR has exactly the right blend of ergonomics, reliability, capacity, accuracy and affordability for tens of millions of American shooters. That’s why it’s popular. That’s why it exists. Americans aren’t going to give up their ARs for, what, a shotgun? I don’t think so. Then again, I didn’t think Obama would dare touch gun control. And I did get married twice. More non-surprise surprises in tonight’s digest . . .
Modern sporting rifle [as above]. What part of that doesn’t motherjones.com understand? Oh wait; they “get it.” But they want to stop any more AR-15 sales. Go figure.
gunfreezone.net reckons the existence of the full-auto Glock 18 means that Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban 2013 bill bans Glocks.
All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: threaded barrel; second pistol grip; barrel shroud; capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
Don’t scare the horses? An awesome pro-2A editorial by David Mamet (no less) at dailybeast.com besmirched by the usual concession on machine guns.
washingtontimes.com makes the connection between the Second Amendment and the modern police state (a.k.a., the UK).
When did free will go out of style? “I wish I didn’t have the gun with me that day. I had nothing against Diaquan.” Insults, disrespect and access to weapon often have deadly results seattletimes.com
The “gun owners are racists” meme rears its ugly head again, focusing on Wayne LaPierre’s Boyz. Fear of a Black Gun Owner theroot.com
Andres Oppenheimer: Let’s put gun violence in focus An otherwise reasonable (if slightly misleading) piece about gun death stats at miamiherald.com suddenly, parenthetically explodes with anti-NRA bile:
(Contrary to the National Rifle Association’s absurd claims that the U.S. Constitution prohibits any regulations to help reduce mass murders such as the recent massacre in Newtown, Conn., the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment doesn’t say that Americans have the right to buy semi-automatic rifles, or bazookas. And the NRA’s claim that banning semiautomatic weapons would violate the rights of hunters is even more outlandish — you don’t need a machine gun to shoot a pigeon.)
Society’s evolved to the point where Americans don’t need the Second Amendment. Well, that’s one theory absoluterights.com
“Nowhere – NOWHERE – is there any discussion of giving or encouraging these poor women to protect themselves.” A Rape a Minute, A Thousand Corpses a Year thenation.com
Why Young Women Want AR-15s As above and because they can’t afford a SCAR. nationalreview.com