Note to VPC Wanne-Be’s: “Gun Deaths” Includes Suicides

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The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is nothing if not clever. For one thing, they call themselves the Violence Policy Center not the Crusade for Civilian Disarmament. When it comes to feeding…

Question of the Day: Are All Gun Grabbers Hypocrites?

In the video above, the highly caffeinated host of the PBS Idea Channel wonders if anti-gun gamers are morally bankrupt because their money’s going to real-world gunmakers. Hang on. An anti-gun gamer? “I love COD but I support common sense gun controls.” I suppose it’s possible. It’s also possible that Mila Kunis will stop by later this afternoon to see if my living room wall’s paint job resists fingerprints. Not likely, though. Still, the rapid fire rant above raises an interesting question: are all gun control advocates hypocrites? They argue that disarming civilians will make society safety. Yet their safety is protected by  armed civilians (e.g., armed police). Your thoughts?

In the video above, the highly caffeinated host of the PBS Idea Channel wonders if anti-gun gamers are morally bankrupt because their money’s going to real-world gunmakers. Hang on. An anti-gun gamer?…

BREAKING: President Receives Gun-Rights Related Ricin-Laced Letter

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  Dan called from the car to report that CBS Radio News reports that the Secret Service intercepted a ricin-laced letter sent to the President. nbcnewyork.com confirms that the missive’s…

The New York police have released excerpts from the two identical ricin-tinged letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns. “You’re not going to take my guns. You’ll have to kill me before you take my guns. If you take my guns, you should see what I’m going to do to you,” quoth nypost.com. “[I have a] constitutional and God given right and I will exercise that right til I die.” As Hizzoner has never met a bloody shirt he didn’t want to wave, it’s no surprise that he—and his media lackeys—exploited this attack to further his civilian disarmament agenda. “The letter obviously referred to our anti-gun efforts, but there’s 12,000 people who are going to get killed this year with guns, and 19,000 are going to commit suicide with guns, and we’re not going to walk away from those efforts.” I wonder if gun control supporters without a private army protecting them would be so bold.

Partial Text of Poisoner’s Letters to Mayor Bloomberg

The New York police have released excerpts from the two identical ricin-tinged letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns. “You’re not going to take my…

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BREAKING: CA Senate Votes to Ban All Semi-Automatic Rifles With Detachable Magazines

After Connecticut upped the anti ante, The Golden State Senate is doing its level best to reclaim its title as America’s number one slave state. To that end, “The California…

What’s Wrong With This Picture: A Conspiracy of Dunces Edition

As a former videotape editor for CNN, I know how to make a “news package.” It’s an industrial process. Meat (fires and fatalities) goes in one end, sausage (2:30 news stories) comes out the other. In this example, the barely coherent bereaved women around whom the piece is constructed challenge the news machine to keep the anti-pistol party line from spinning off into space. Did Samantha Brown really say her peers should “work to set an example” to “break the cycle of gun violence”? Doubtful. The fact that Delasia Dutrieuille was “involved in activities that she shouldn’t have been involved in” is shrugged off, in favor of highlighting the victim and shooter’s ages. There is no “there” here—except an anti-gun bias so profound it’s practically invisible. How great is that?

 

As a former videotape editor for CNN, I know how to make a “news package.” It’s an industrial process. Meat (fires and fatalities) goes in one end, sausage (2:30 news…

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OMG! A Microphone! OMG!

“A private San Fernando Valley high school was placed on lockdown Tuesday due to a report of a person with a gun near campus that turned out to be a student…

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Americans to Senate: Enough With the Gun Control Already

“The latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds just 33 percent of Americans feel the ‘Senate should debate and vote on gun control legislation again,’ while 62 percent want the Senate to ‘move on…

Top Shot All Stars, eh? Then how come there’s not one single season winner amongst them? We get two runners-up (Chris Cerino and Brian Zins) and one female. Over at Cheaper Than Titanium (Just), TS2 competitor Daryl Parker (who?) ascribes the no-shows to previous commitments. Whatever. We here at TTAG are simply grateful that we have a suitable target for our collective Snarkenator, even if it means dissing a shooting show for featuring knife throwing, blow gun blowing and sling shot showdowns. Again. Still. At least this time there’s none of that Survivor-like team and elimination misegos. Pour yourself a libation (at the appropriate time) and join us here tonight for a moderated good time.

Live Chat Top Shot All-Stars Tonight 10pm EST History Channel

Top Shot All Stars, eh? Then how come there’s not one single season winner amongst them? We get two runners-up (Chris Cerino and Brian Zins) and one female. Over at Cheaper Than…

Orlando Sentinel Wants to Know: Would You or Have You Ever Carried at a FL Theme Park?

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  “A Walt Disney World park guest found a loaded gun in the seat of a ride at the Animal Kingdom that had fallen out of a man’s back pocket…

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ATF to Pot Smokers: No Guns for You, Dude

“Federal law already makes it illegal for someone to possess a gun if he or she is ‘an unlawful user of, or addicted to’ marijuana or other controlled substances,” the…

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Question of the Day: Are Gun Magazines Dead?

I was surprised to encounter Guns & Ammo at Tampa International the other day. Even in the Gunshine State I reckoned the odds of seeing the buff book at “America’s…