If only we’d been worthy of accepting his sage advice . . . Peter Hartcher: The three things Obama wanted to give America from Australia
The inevitable question that Australians put was, “Why the hell can’t you control guns?” or a variation. Berry, one of the two ambassadors whom Obama appointed to represent him in Canberra, is himself an advocate of gun control. But he tried again and again to explain the reality of America’s gun pathology to bewildered Aussies. “It goes back to our history, our founding,” he would say. “It goes back to Lexington and Concord, when a bunch of farmers took up their guns and took on the biggest army in the world,” Imperial Britain’s, “and won.
The official statement . . . NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox Issue Joint Statement
Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations. In an increasingly dangerous world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans’ Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities.
A GoFundMe campaign to restore seven original cannons . . . Remember the Alamo Battle Cannons
Imagine the Battle of the Alamo without the smells, lights and sounds of a morning campfire, the flash of light and sudden BOOM of a cannonball launching from its iron tube. The sounds and lights of the battle for Texas independence at the Alamo is incomplete without the cannons.
At the Alamo, we have been trusted with seven of the 21 cannons from the battle – but they need TLC. We are inviting all Texans and those who love the history of Texas independence to join us as we clean, repair and preserve these precious artifacts of our great state.
Isn’t that nice . . . High School Apologizes For ‘Shooting At Trump’ Test Answer
Some parents of students at a Wyoming high school are upset that “shooting at (President Donald) Trump” was offered as a possible answer on a multiple-choice, online English test.
The Jackson Hole High School quiz has since been taken down, according to The Jackson Hole News & Guide.
The quiz involved George Orwell’s 1945 novel “Animal Farm” and asked why a character in the book orders that a gun be fired.
Is your dust cover too loud? . . . Strike Industries AR Aluminum Ultimate Dust Cover 223
The SI-AR-ALUDC-223 takes everything you love about our polymer UDC’s to the next level. With an all-aluminum construction and CED coating for added durability and a cleaner finish, the Aluminum UDC is the modern evolution of standard mil-spec dust covers. It features an adjustable detent set screw in order to compensate wear on the receiver and increase or decrease opening power. The aluminum UDC still uses our unique installation system that enables users to remove or install in under 10 seconds flat! But the most notable difference is the patent-pending noise-reduction padding that makes it nearly 100% silent during activation!
Our own Jon Wayne Taylor (second from left) took a passel of doves using a Remington VersaMax . . . Like a Video Game! Rookie Texas Dove Combat for this Rocky Mountain Girl!
I squeezed the trigger on my Remington V3…BOOM! Dove down and game on! The next day and a half were like that Duck Hunter video game, just change the ducks to doves and I was the hunter! With the four us of shooting it sounded like a dove combat zone. Over the course of the next few hours, we filled our bag limits. The evening was a whirlwind of guns, husks, sweat, disappointment from a missed shot and elation with the dropping of each bird. Then there was retrieving the birds after they were shot. This was the BONUS level of fun that they didn’t add to Duck Hunter! There is something that rewards the very core of who we are as hunters when you find your kill. When you hunt big game one tag typically means one animal, but this time I got to find 15 kills!
It’s his…he can do with it what he wants . . . Watch this veteran destroy a bump stock as he calls for it to be outlawed
After learning the Las Vegas gunman used a similar device on 12 guns to kill 59 people and injure over 500 more on Sunday, Straub said it was time to destroy his bump stock, to literally saw it into pieces. And he’d do it in front of a reporter who could record it.
He said he hoped his actions would lead others to do the same.
“When I heard that last night on the news, it just turned my stomach … those poor cops crawling behind that wall and that guy having that kind of firepower just wasn’t right, you know?
“When I was in Vietnam I heard AK-47s and that made me sick. And then this just about made me just as sick.”
“Don’t Ask Me To Pray For Victims” – Harvard Prof Calls NRA “Domestic Terrorist Organization”
A Harvard University professor called the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” Tuesday morning, adding that “Congress must act” on gun control.
“We have to have the courage to call the NRA exactly what it has become – a domestic terrorist organization that places profit above the lives of the American people,” Dr. Jonathan Walton declared during Morning Prayers, according to a blog post by The Memorial Church at Harvard.
Anticipating that “gun rights defenders will accuse me of politicizing this tragedy,” he proceeds to substantiate the accusation, speculating that mass murder “is what the NRA, weapons makers, and all who financially profit from this country’s pain desire” because “weapons sales increase and gun stocks rise following each mass shooting.”
Steven Paddock passed all required background checks, Nan . . . Pelosi’s Answer To A Retired Marine Captain On Gun Control Is Very Telling
“My question is…someone with that kind of motivation, what new law can we put out there that would stop something like this?” Hinkson asked, referring to 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who authorities identifiedas the gunman.
Pelosi’s answer was to “come together in a bipartisan way” that would be able to “save the most lives.”
“That is to have background checks, gun violence prevention, background checks, and to have them be effective,” Pelosi said.