Apparently the United States Declaration of Independence isn’t good enough for Moms Demand Action. They’ve come up with their own version to “declare our independence from the gun lobby and its complicity in our nation’s epidemic of gun violence.” They don’t say anything about their complicity in attempting to violate every American’s Constitutional rights. They’re urging everyone to make paper flags, join community parades and otherwise participate in the activities on the 4th of July that celebrate the very freedoms they’re trying to take away (oh, and please send them some money while you’re at it). They don’t seem to remember that guns are why we have the freedom to celebrate that holiday. Go figure. And a few days after that . . .
“Local faith communities [will] host a Toy Gun Exchange Day in response to the ever pervasive culture of violence in the St. Louis Region and across the United States.” Hot on the heels of the toy gun trade-in recently held in California, the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in the Gateway City wants to “change the way kids engage in dramatic play by replacing violent toys and video games with non-violent ones.” They’re looking for volunteers to help out with this indoctrination if any of you in the St. Louis area have any spare time on Saturday, July 13.
Retired Miami-Dade (Florida) school teacher David Kotkin won’t earn any points with those few moms who are demanding all that action or the Reverend at the WTMBC in the STL. He’s developed the Delta Six, a gaming gun modeled after a GSG assault rifle. It takes video game realism to a new level: the gun moves the game view with the direction of its muzzle, zooms in when a gamer peeks in the scope and recoils with the fire of each bullet. To bludgeon an enemy, a gamer sideswipes the rifle’s butt. Of course the antis are having a royal cow over it. Per the Miami Herald: “‘This is so over the top, so extreme, you’ll probably see legislation at the state or federal level to outlaw this kind of thing for sale to civilians,’ said Jack Thompson, a disbarred Coral Gables attorney who is among the country’s foremost critics of violent video games.”
South Fork Industries, based in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, has come out with a line of pork-laced bullets. They claim the Jihawg Ammo is a “defensive deterrent to those who violently act in the name of Islam.” The bullets are coated in pork-laced paint which make it “haram” for Muslims. They claim this “will keep a Muslim who’s shot with one of the bullets from entering paradise.” Not so, says religious professor Shannon Dunn. “There is no penalty for coming into contact with pork given by the Quran… Muslims, especially unknowingly, would not be banned from heaven for eating or getting hit by pork.” Sounds like a waste of perfectly good pork to me.
In Ontario, California, an intruder broke into a home through a bedroom window and “began to threaten and attack” the homeowner’s sleeping son. The homeowner “armed himself with a firearm [and] fired several rounds” which hit the intruder. The intruder became unalive after being transported to the hospital. In any other state that would be the end of it, but this is California we’re talking about. The police say “The case will be investigated as a homicide.” The intruder’s family says the shooting was unjustified: “Just because you have a gun and it’s registered, doesn’t give you the right to kill somebody.”
In Phoenix, Arizona, two licensed gun dealers have been sentenced to prison for (among other things) illegal possession of a machine gun, obliterating the serial numbers of firearms, and the manufacturing, possession, receipt and transfer of machine guns in violation of the National Firearms Act.” They’d take the serial numbers from cheap registered machine guns and weld them onto more expensive models of illegally-manufactured machine guns to sell. Looks like they sold some to the wrong person.
Yesterday we mentioned the work of Sabine Pearlman, who made a series of cross-section photos of various cartridges. Reader Jeremy S. emailed us: “Saw a link in the daily digest and made me think of this page. It’s pretty freaking cool! Instead of using the links at the top, I suggest just scrolling down and going through everything. I spent way too much time on here.” Me too, Jeremy. Me too.