Happy tax day, if that’s even possible. As Daniel Webster once opined, the power to tax it the power to destroy. And that’s why, as happy clappy as the idea of replacing the IRS with a one-postcard-and-you’re-done flat tax may be, it will never happen. That kind of radical reform and simplification would deprive the .gov of too much of its power. Power over things like firearms, which many in positions of power would dearly love to tax out of existence . . .
‘The Gunning of America’ takes aim at the role of guns in our history – “Against the popularized notion that guns were central to the making of America, Haag offers a powerful counter-narrative. … The ‘Gunning of America’ abounds with ironies. The gun as an essential component of the image of the rugged individualists who settling this country turns out to be mostly fantasy, concocted in corporate boardrooms.” Is Pamela Haag’s opus better sourced than Michael Bellesile’s? Let’s hope so.
Focus on ‘trigger pullers’ results in sustained spike in Baltimore gun seizures – “‘Any other time, a 53 percent increase in gun arrests would coincide with a reduction in violence,’ (Police Commissioner Kevin) Davis said. ‘It’s not corresponding with a reduction in violence, and we’re trying to figure out why.'”
Cincinnati community leaders offer gift cards for guns – $50 for long guns and $100 for handguns. Time to get those beaters out and cash in?
EPD: Woman False Reports Stolen Guns – “…police got a tip (Kara) McDaniels gave the guns to a friend as she was divorcing her husband and was afraid of him having weapons.”