Daily Digest: Word Up!

I’m as devout as Maria Lyth is ugly. Even so, the Pope’s [non-buggery-or-Nazi-related] resignation got me thinking. And then it hit me: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” If you’re willing to shoot someone trying to cause you or your peeps death or grievous bodily harm you have to be willing to have someone shoot you should you try and do the same to them. And that means we can’t “let” anyone have a gun. After all, “there but for the grace of God go I.” It’s self-preservation—on some strange level. Which is all very well and good until you stare into the cold dead eyes of someone about to take your or your child’s life. Heads-up stripey-shirted atheists of the world: at that point you’d pray for a gun. More misguided misegos after the jump . . .

President Obama's note to the parents of murder victim Hadiya Pendleton (courtesy instgram.com)

“Michelle and I just wanted you to know how heartbroken we are to hear about Hadiya’s passing. We know that no words from us can the stop the pain, but rest assured that we are praying for you, and that we will continue to exploit your daughter’s death for our political advantage work as hard as we can to end this senseless violence. God bless. Barack Obama.”

Debi Lombardi (courtesy nytimes.com)

Gun Guys author Dan Baum reckons gun guys should be worried about whippersnappers who are Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government, forgetting as the New York Times doesCall of Duty.

Spree killers know that the spree killings that don’t happen don’t get the press. Pre-Teen Had Rifle, Guns, 3,000 Rounds Of Ammunition 13wham.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl98WO6F8Ig

Oh oh here she comes. Watch out boy she’ll chew you up. New Zealand Switches from 5.56mm to 7.62mm FN Herstal Minimi Light Machine Gun thefirearmblog.com

Seems denial of conjugal rights is standard MO for the anti gunners. Switzerland guns: Living with firearms the Swiss way bbc.co.uk

I doubt that. Fugitive alleged LAPD-killer is first drone target on U.S. soil now.msn.com

Smith & Wesson call to action (courtesy smith - wesson.com)

Smith & Wesson follow in Ruger’s footsteps. I mean, exactly, contact your rep widget and all. Forgiven?

Don’t you just love it when they pay lip service to the Constitution? Neither do I. “If we can save the life of one single person, one child, without any impact on an individual’s constitutional right, then why in God’s name should we not do that?” Biden says laws needed to curb gun violence latimes.com

The best article on gun control in the history of the Wall Street Journal, ever. Gun Control and the Constitution

(courtesy nssf.org)

January NICS checks down from December (not enough guns and gun stuff to buy) but WAY up on 2012.

Six bullets? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry or tell them to sell it in New York.

Call the Huffington Post! Concealed Handgun License (CHL) stats from the Texas Department of Public Safety:

Total convictions in Texas 2011: 63,679
Convictions of CHL holders: 120
CHL Percentage of Total Convictions: .1884%

Pray for his salvation. “It is only once we label the NRA and any of its supporters as an extreme fringe group, that represents the interests of gun manufactures, will we be able to achieve our goal of safer communities in America.” What I Learned About Guns Growing Up in North Dakota, and How the NRA Could Not Be More Out of Touch huffingtonpost.com