Swedish Pols: More Crime, More Gun Control

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Reader Henrik B. writes:

If anyone ever suggests that the security theater known as “gun laws” ever do good, please point them towards Sweden. So far this year we have had 30 explosives go off this year and one mass shooting along with numerous minor shootings. In response we got new gun laws in 2015 (it is not a new issue). At the moment most things are banned. You might get a license for a semi-auto rifle if it has a two-round magazine and looks like a traditional hunting rifle. Waiting times for a license are very long. The police just announced . . .

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Who Are the Mass Murderers?

By Dr. Robert B. Young

There is much speculation about how to identify people at risk of committing violence, in order to preempt their possessing firearms. This ignores risks from violence done with, say, hands and knives, but it’s a worthy goal. However, it’s not one easily accomplished—and risks restricting the Second Amendment rights of too many people who don’t present any risk at all . . .

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AMC Plays Active Shooter Warning Clip Before Films

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AMC theaters has introduced a pre-movie clip warning patrons to be on the lookout for “suspicious characters.” No, not in the movies. In the theater. Quite what constitutes a “suspicious character” is anyone’s guess, but you can’t fault them for trying to get viewers out of Condition White ignorance (the very state of mind movies are designed to create). Then again, what’s going to happen when a movie-goer drops the dime on a fellow audience member? Immediate evacuation? Who’s going to investigate? And if SWATing is a problem – and it is – why not in the theater? Good idea or bad idea?

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Gun Tweet of the Day: Piers Morgan’s Utopian Math on Guns Edition

(courtesy twitchy.com)This isn’t the stupidest thing former CNN chat show host Piers Morgan has said on the subject of gun control. But it’s one of the dumbest pro-civilian disarmament pronouncements he’s ever made. Over at twitchy.com, the editors have republished some of the more pointed, pithy replies. Cuffy asks “If EVERYBODY had a unicorn, how many free Skittles would they sh*t?” Lachlan Markey asks . . .

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Question of the Day: Why Does the Mainstream Media Cling to Gun Control?

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Over at the Washington Post’s blog The Fix, Amber Phillips writes what should be the final word on the current state of civilian disarmament in America. “Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress,” Phillips asserts. “And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further — and bringing the rest of America along with them.” Note the words “in fact” . . .

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‘News Report’ Tries to Stir Up Anti-Gun Demand Where Little Exists

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“The shootings in Louisiana now have several groups calling for gun control measures that are more strict in Colorado and across the country,” Fox 31 “reported” in a thinly-disguised promotional piece for Michael Bloomberg’s  interests that ignored the real story. “Tonight, Lafayette Louisiana joins the long and growing list of cities like Charleston, Aurora and Littleton to become national symbols of gun violence,” propagandist-disguised-as-newsman Mark Meredith solemnly intoned. “Today, on Denver’s 16th Street Mall, a handful of women with the group Moms Demand Action, hit the streets near a movie theater, hoping movie-goers will hear their call for action.” . . .

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BREAKING: Los Angeles Bans Possession of “High Capacity” Magazines

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The State of California has had a law on the books for years now banning the purchase, manufacture, or importation of new “high capacity” magazines within the borders of their state. This hasn’t stopped California from leading the United States in firearms related fatalities. Despite the impotence of the existing amazingly strict firearms related laws on the books to stop the “gun violence” in the state, the city of Los Angeles just passed a brand new ordinance that goes a step further and bans the mere possession of “high capacity” magazines . . .

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ATF Re-Classifies Certain Flares and 40mm Chalk Rounds as Explosives, Begins Confiscation

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The ATF is on a bit of a hit streak when it comes to random reclassifications. First they arbitrarily and capriciously changed their collective mind on the pistol stabilizing brace. Then they tried to ban M855 ammunition by branding it as “armor piercing.” Now it seems that they are turning their gaze upon some of the less common items and applying their similarly capricious thought processes. The latest targets are types of projectiles which can be fired from 40mm grenade launchers, specifically parachute flares and chalk practice rounds. And their ruling could soon be expanded to include all ammunition bigger than 1/2 inch in diameter . . .

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Christie’s Bullying Tirade Deflects from Having to Answer Tough Questions on Guns

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“Chris Christie tore into a gun rights activist who questioned his Second Amendment record in an Iowa town hall event Saturday night, displaying the fiery and confrontational style the New Jersey governor is known for,” CNN approvingly proclaimed in its “report” on the exchange. Other media, including The Huffington Post and The Des Moines Register were quick to portray it as “Christie fires back” and “Christie counters” respectively.

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Does VT Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Want to Ban Handguns?

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has taken heat for accepting the NRA’s support early in his political career and his vote for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The left-leaning mainstream media has fixed on Bernie’s supposedly pro-gun stance as his achilles heel. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Sanders trotted-out his usual defense – with a twist. “Coming from a rural state, I think I can communicate with folks coming from urban states, where guns mean different things than they do in Vermont, where [they are] used for hunting.” In fact, Bernie’s morphed from a “guns are OK for self-defense in rural areas” to a proper “guns are for hunting” Fudd. Check it out . . .

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Former MD Gov. Martin O’Malley: Gun Control Extremist or Just Honest?

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Writing for The Boston Globe, ex-Maryland governor and presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley reacted to the shooting in a LaFayette cinema with a call for more gun control. “We need comprehensive gun safety laws to save lives,” O’Malley opines, using the gun control-euphemism-of-the-moment. Come to think of it, considering his radical suggestions for combatting “gun violence,” I reckon we can substitute the words “90 degree slippery slope to a complete gun ban” for “comprehensive gun safety laws.” Check it . . .

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