SAF Sues Illinois Over Foster Parents’ Civil Rights – “The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against the State of Illinois on behalf of two foster parents, alleging deprivation of civil rights under color of law . . . Mr. and Mrs. Schults have been denied their rights because IDCFS policy substantially prohibits foster parents, and those who would like to be foster parents, from possessing firearms for the purpose of self-defense. This violates their constitutional rights under the Second Amendment.” Do foster parents give up their civil rights when they take in a child who needs help?
Sending the mixed signals: Enemies see America as vulnerable prey – “After the attacks by radical Islamists in San Bernardino and Orlando, Americans did not rally together as they had after 9/11. Instead, almost immediately, the country was torn further apart. About half the nation saw the terrorist killings as a reason for stricter gun control rather than a reason to fear the continuing spread of radical Islamic terrorism. The other half worried that political correctness and the president’s refusal to even mention radical Islamic terrorism are eroding the ability to deter it. America’s enemies draw their own conclusions.”
Shootings Bloody (sic) a Rite of Summer in Black Neighborhoods – Ban barbecues!
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Anaheim police amass 676 guns in buyback, a record haul – “The weapons, which include rifles, shotguns, semi-automatic handguns and revolvers, are kept in an evidence warehouse at Anaheim police headquarters. Among them are several sniper rifles, sawed-off shotguns, SKS assault rifles, and an M1 Garand, used by U.S. troops in World War II. Blackburn said he was particularly glad that several subcompact .22-, .25- and .380-caliber and 9 mm handguns were collected, because they are easy to conceal and are favorites of street gangs.”
Supporting Politicians Who Battle Guns and Champion Gays – “Pride Fund is working with other gun reform organizations to mobilize the LGBTQ community and our allies, raise funds to counter the robust financial power of the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers, and elect candidates who will be champions of these causes.” If they really wanted to champion gay Americans, they’d sponsor Pink Pistols chapters and memberships in all 57 states.
Rep. Coleman (D-NJ): 2nd Amendment Only Covers Muskets – “’This is something as a non-lawyer that I have had trouble with from the very beginning. When the framers of our Constitution considered the Second Amendment, they were talking about muskets,’ Coleman said Tuesday at a news conference outside of the U.S. Capitol.” We suspect that’s not the only part of the Bill of Rights that troubles Rep. Coleman.
1. No one needs a commercial truck this large.
2. The Founding Fathers never envisioned large commercial trucks, and did not intend for people to drive them.
3. These “assault trucks” are designed for killing large numbers of people quickly, and that is their only use.
4. We need a “no truck” list immediately, one that does not require due process to get on or off.
And so on . . .
Obama on Access to Guns – “White House spokesman Eric Schultz told us that the president was ‘simply making the serious point about the lack of opportunity and ready access to guns in way too many places.’ Schultz provided us with anecdotal evidence, mainly links to news articles where people spoke about how easy it is to obtain a gun illegally in urban areas, such as Chicago.” ‘Nuff said?
Matt Damon, protected by armed policeman, doesn’t want to answer questions about “gun violence.” I wonder if his bodyguard is packing. That said, “Do you think the Dallas sniper was influenced by your movies?” is a low blow. Yes?