Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Ruth Glenn Edition

Ruth Glenn (courtesy thetrace.org)

I have every sympathy for victims of domestic violence. It is not their fault. No one in that situation deserves to be abused, threatened, injured or killed. If the victim of domestic abuse chooses not to arm themselves in self-defense — for whatever reason — that is their right and I respect it. Yes, victims are ultimately responsible for their own safety, and the safety of their children. But first and foremost the abuser is responsible for his or her behavior. All that said, neither victim nor abuser has the right to disarm anyone. So when Ruth Glenn [above] tells The Trace . . .

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Moore Gun Control

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Reader Matthew Howe writes:

I once had the pleasure of working with Julianne Moore and can attest that she is a very nice person. For a major movie star she’s down to earth, charming and accessible. We were the scrubby local crew shooting a PSA with The Big Star and she treated us all like fellow professionals. In fact it was her hair stylist, not Ms. Moore, who was the diva who gave us all the problems. Which is why it’s so sad to see her embarrass herself when it comes to the subject of gun control. Look, I’m sure she means well. I’m sure that in her heart of hearts she thinks that partnering with Everytown for Gun Safety is a way she can both protect the Second Amendment and make society safer. She is, of course, wrong . . .

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Question of the Day: Bloomberg For President – Good Thing or Bad Thing for Gun Rights?

Michael-Bloomberg (courtesy telegraph.co.uk)

“Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media owner and former New York mayor, has stated for the first time that he is considering a run for US president, a move that would dramatically reshape the 2016 race for the White House. Speaking to the Financial Times, the founder of the eponymous financial information group criticised the quality of the debate in the ​presidential ​race. He said ​that ​he was ‘looking at all the options’ when asked whether he was considering putting his name forward.” I’m not a political pundit, nor do I play one on the Internet. But I know that Bloomberg is The People of the Gun’s bête noire. The most powerful enemy of Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. So school me please. Given the the Democrats are as anti-gun as they wanna be (a lot), and the former Mayor’s even worse, would a Bloomberg bid for the White House be a good thing or a bad thing, gun rights-wise?

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A “Gun Buyback” You Can Believe In

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The term “gun buyback” is anti-gun agitprop. For one thing, a government can’t buy back a gun they never owned. For another, there isn’t a shred of scientific or even anecdotal evidence that “gun buybacks” do anything to reduce firearms-related crime, suicides or negligent discharges. But the basic concept isn’t without its advantages. Forget “buybacks.” Think recycling. As cincinnati.com reports, Deer Park City, Ohio councilperson Charles Tassell goes there . . .

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Anti-Gunners Responsible for Pro-2A FaceBook Page Deletions

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Facebook recently announced a ban of all pages that sold guns privately. Immediately after its decision, firearms-related Facebook pages that don’t enable private one-to-one sales went dark. This does not represent a widening of Facebook’s ban. My information: anti-gun Facebook users are reporting these pages. Facebook then pulled the plug without any further vetting. When we contacted Facebook directly, they verified the fact that the pages are not in violation of their policy and republish them. Here’s a report on the process from 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control . . .

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“United To Stop Gun Violence” at the D.C. National Cathedral: Anti Gun Agitprop You Can Dance To!

Admittedly, dancing to the above anti-gun rights “spoken word” agitprop would require free form interpretation. (Hint: LSD.) But you’ve got to give this women credit for rhyming and clever turns of phrase. “More guns? More guns?” she asks incredulously . Uh, yes. More guns. In the hands of law-abiding Americans (without evil in their hearts), defending themselves against violent attack. Or just having fun! Meanwhile, TTAG extends an open invitation to this young woman or any other poet who wants to have a gun rights “poetry slam.” That would be a hoot — especially as our man Leghorn is an accomplished violist.

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Convicted Murderer: I Heart Gun Control

John Lennon (courtesy qz.com)

Writing for qz.com, a convicted murderer writing under the pen name “John Lennon” [above] insits that lax gun laws had nothing to do with his crime. “It reminded me of the December night in 2001 when I easily obtained a (straw purchased) assault rifle from a friend and used it to shoot an associate of mine named Alex in the head. He, too, sat unarmed in a car, this one on a Brooklyn street. I killed Alex after learning that he was extorting a man who sold drugs for me. I can’t change what I did even as I feel remorse for it—the responsibility for pulling the trigger is mine alone.” Fair enough. Only not really. Mr. Lennon doesn’t take sole responsibility for his actions . . .

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Quote of the Day: Obama’s Executive Action on Guns a Damp Squib? Edition

President Obama (courtesy usnews.com)

“Obama administration officials said they had no specific plans to increase investigations, arrests or prosecutions of gun sellers who do not comply with the law. No task forces have been assembled. No agents or prosecutors have been specifically reassigned to such cases. And no funding has been reallocated to accelerate gun sale investigations in Washington.” – Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun Violence Amount to Little Action [via nytimes.com]

[h/t AM]

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Due Process for Accused Domestic Abusers With Guns? Nope.

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“More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns.” That’s the AP’s take on the spate of gun laws that mandate firearms confiscation for people (mostly but not exclusively men) subject to an ex parte domestic abuse-related retraining order. To be clear . . .

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