Mr. Colion Noir is heard from on the Starbucks letter: “Starbucks took an anti-gun stance. Not an anti-open carry stance, but an anti-gun stance.” Blaming open carriers for Starbucks “falling out of the anti-gun closet” is misplaced persecution: “The moment we start dividing and picking which type of carry is OK and which is not, we lose. Because before we know it, we’ll be so busy fighting each other we won’t notice that all of our rights are gone.” He doesn’t say he’s done with Starbucks entirely, and ends his video with the rallying cry of “To the drivethrough!” . . .
A new Rasmussen poll is out. The headline: 62% of respondents don’t trust the government to fairly enforce gun control laws. (Only 26% do trust them, the other 12% are on the fence.) You don’t say… Other notable numbers are that 19% think stricter gun control laws will do the most to reduce the number of mass murders like the one this week, down from 27% the week after Sandy Hook. Nearly half of respondents (44%) think it’s likely that the government will attempt wholesale gun confiscation within the next generation. And finally, 56% of likely U.S. voters now consider the federal government a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights. That’s up 10 points from 46% in December. You can find the rest of the poll, including the questions asked, by clicking here.
While organizations here in the states have recently raffled off AR-15s and shotguns and Henry rifles, al-Qaeda held a religious competition in Yemen during the month of Ramadan. While the details of the competition itself were unavailable, a prize list has been published. Among the prizes to be awarded were Russian-made Kalashnikov rifles, Chinese machine guns, and Austrian Glock pistols. The winners have been notified and are said to be anxiously awaiting receipt of their goodies, pending ATF approval of their Form 4s. [h/t: Randolph]
Embattled Gilberton, PA police Chief Mark Kessler‘s job has been in jeopardy since he shot his mouth off on YouTube. Now it’s all over but the shouting (likely literally). The borough council voted last Thursday to suspend him pending termination on a whole host of infractions, but before the firing can be finalized Kessler intends to avail himself of his right to a public hearing, after which the council will have to vote again to make sure the door hits him on the way out. If the hearing is as lively as his videos, it’ll likely be quite a show. [h/t: DrVino]
Just for fun, here’s Mr. Colion Noir getting recognized at a stoplight by a crazy fan. Contains a small amount of adult language. [h/t: DrVino]
Yes, that’s Billy Johnson (AmidsTheNoise) in the front seat and (apparently) Michelle Viscusi in the back seat. I want to be an NRA commentator, if I get to hang out with that group!
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