Daily Digest: In the Beginning

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“Military-bred semiautomatic assault weapons and ultra-high capacity ammunition magazines now define a U.S. civilian gun market where virtually anyone can acquire the lethal firepower necessary to carry out mass shootings,” the Violence Policy Center press release asserted. “Senator Feinstein’s bill is crucial to ratcheting down the firepower in civilian hands to help make all of us safer in our schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, and every other public space vulnerable to such attacks.” VPC jefe Josh “Assault Rifle” Sugarman has switched from “military-style” to “military-bred” weapons (not firearms). “High capacity magazines” have become “ultra-high capacity ammunition magazines.” There’s only one word for Mr. Sugarman: devious. And one word for the Second Amendment: inalienable. And here’s some more words on the subject . . .

Speaking of “assault words” . . . The Culture of Guns and Misinformation huffingtonpost.com

You might want to have a word with them about that. “Philosophically, I’m not disposed towards the NRA, which runs counter to my family’s, and I would think all my employees’, positions on gun laws.” Yalumba Pulls Its Wines from NRA Wine Club.

Betty Draper gets her gun (courtesy chicktalkdallas.com)

January Jones has a word or two about the limits of her character Betty Draper [above] in Mad Men

. . . . there are times when I get so frustrated with her. You know? Like, why don’t you say something? The last few films I’ve done, I’ve played the villain. I just think it’s really fun for me because it’s not things that I get to do in real life. I’m not going out and punching people and blowing shit up. I mean, if you’re an actor, wouldn’t you want to do fun stuff like that? Like shooting and riding horses and shooting a guy’s dick off and things?

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” is set for next Wednesday (30th). Word is it’s going to be something of a sandbag job.

No word on the GBI’s investigation into the assassination of FPS Russia’s business manager. FPS hasn’t posted new material in three weeks, and this one was in the can.

“Officials at the National Rifle Association say more guns in the hands of the right people is the key to reducing school shootings.” The only words on the pro-gun perspective in washingpost.com‘s Newtown residents among those at D.C. march for gun control

Wordsmith’s weasel words. Stephen King: NRA Should ‘Clean Up Blood, Brains and Chunks of Intestine’ After Next Massacre newsbusters.org

Gun Show Assault Weapon (courtesy foxnews.com)

Are ten words worth a thousand gun control advocates? foxnews.com

What’s the word? Tell me brother have you heard, from Johannesberg? “A [unarmed] man died and an attacker was wounded during an attempted robbery in Muldersdrift last night while Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros was addressing a residents’ meeting in the area.” iol.co.za

American Joe 1911 (courtesy cabotguns,com)

The last word in American-themed guns?