Ban Paper Airplane Guns!

In internet terms, this video was posted in the late Jurassic period (January 25th). But TTAG reader Nic Mc sent it in today with an important message: “Homemade machine guns! Ban them! They might give you a really bad cut and if you’re a hemophiliac you may bleed out!” Who can argue with that? Certainly not Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Blumenthal, Ladd Everitt, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Charles Schumer and the rest of the civilian disarmament industrial complex. Just sayin’ . . .

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Drill Music Reduced Chicago Gun Deaths. Or Not.

“Drill music was founded in the early 2000s by rapper, Pacman, from Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood of Dro City,” huffingtonpost.com columnist Tony Delerme informs. “For the most part, it could be considered gangsta rap 2.0 due to its strong subject matter on gangs, guns and drugs. In recent years, the highly aggressive lyrics in drill music have been the cause of great debate over whether or not they’re influencing the violence plaguing Chicago.” I must’ve missed that one. And even if it’s true, First Amendment and all that. So what else needs saying? Mr. Delerme reckons that drill music is more than a free speech thing. It’s a “gun violence” reducing thing . . .

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Memo to Major League Baseball: Gun Control Kills

 Alex Arredondo (courtesy KTLA)

Major League Baseball stadiums are “gun-free” zones. In fact, the league has started deploying metal detectors at the gates. Why? Because they don’t respect Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Their parks, their choice. Yes, well, to paraphrase the Prevaricator-in-Chief, gun control laws have consequences. For example . . .

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U.N. to Ban Lead Ammunition?

I stumbled across a letter to the editor at mariettatimes.com wherein one Sam Ludtman claimed that the United Nations wants to ban lead ammunition. “The United Nations wants to ban the use of lead ammunition for firearms worldwide, discussing the possibility of imposing sanctions against smelters and manufacturers of lead bullets or outright bans during the upcoming Nov. 4 to 9 U.N. Convention On Migratory Species [CMS] in Quito, Ecuador. Material for the meeting suggests that ‘voluntary approaches to restricting use of lead ammunition’ do not work on a national level and for a proposed ban to work, a ‘range of societal issues’ would need to be addressed, including ‘philosophical issues regarding gun rights and increased government oversight of shooting.'” Despite the fact that the story appeared on infowars.com, it seems semi-legit. It included this . . .

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MO Ready for Riots Over Michael Brown Shooting

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Co-written with TTAG reader One_if_by_land1776

Reuters reports that Missouri authorities are meeting two to three times a week to draw-up plans for riots if and when a grand jury no-bills Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. If Officer Darren Wilson is not charged, the Ferguson community’s previous response to the shooting indicates that the state is right to get its ducks in a row. They can expect a violent disruption of society locally, if not a full-scale riot spread far and wide, something akin to the 1992 LA (and beyond) riots. In those disturbances . . .

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CNN Posts Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Jefe Hagiography

Shannon Watts and her blended family (courtesy money.cnn.com)

money.cnn.com has just posted a feature on Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America jefe Shannon Watts. The profile offers readers the officially sanctioned, fully sanitized version of her journey from “stay-at-home Mom” to [allegedly] pro-2A anti-gun crusader. No mention’s made of Watt’s PR background, including her extensive stint pimping for Monsanto. Or how Shannon’s blended family [above] came to be. As for the bits included, CNN’s fact checker must’ve been out the day the unnamed writer penned this nauseating hagiography. For example . . .

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Campaign to Stop Gun Violence Laughs Off Derogatory Tweets

Oh this is good. The Campaign to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has created a “Mean Tweets” video that not only puts a face (and style) to some of the anti-gunners’ heavy hitters but also shows them to be superficial, arrogant and condescending – while trying to be friendly, playful and sympathetic. Epic fail much? Although I’m sure they consider it a PR score. What’s really interesting: they’re firing blanks. I was bracing for some truly horrific GFY tweets. The CSGV video highlights some stupid stuff, but most of them got me shouting at the screen “Well? What about it?” My fave (1:30): “So @CSGV, U never answered. (If) U suffered rectal trauma from an unfortunate dildo accident, would U try to ban dildos? If not, why not?” Who amongst us is going to do a video about all their followers’ SWATting and penis joke tweets?

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Incendiary Image of the Day: Pounding Sand Edition

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Shannon Watts’ Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has worked its PR magic on compliant, easily bullied retail operators like Starbucks, Chili’s and Panera. The anti-gunners have learned that if you gin up a dozen or so “moms” with too much time on their hands, issue a couple of press releases and pout piteously for the local TV news cameras that inevitably roll up, you’ve got a decent shot at extracting something you can tout as a victory. In the case of the above bidnesses, those “wins” were firearms non-bans, artfully crafted corporate communiqués letting customers know that the companies in question would prefer that their customers leave their firearms at home. Or in the car. These are meaningless gestures in practical terms, but the Moms get to issue another press release claiming victory, do a little Snoopy dance and move on to their next target . . .

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Secret Service: The Logical Implications Of Gun Ownership

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I’ve often written about the anti-gun, anti-liberty mindset. As experience teaches, that attitude is most prevalent among most members of the political left. By way of initial disclaimer, I’ve also written that some who hold political views that generally place them firmly left of center are also gun owners, and to lesser or greater degrees, supporters of gun ownership and the Second Amendment. Such people should obviously be welcomed into the ranks of those that own, and enjoy the use of, firearms, and almost universally, they are. Yet, to the statist/progressive mind, gun owners are a seemingly monolithic block, a group of people with easily definable and identifiable characteristics. Among the most obvious of these is a barely concealed compulsion to use firearms in violent ways, particularly against those who don’t think in the same ways . . .

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Random Thoughts About Criminal Justice, Guns and Racism

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“At least three other times during the period studied by The Star, charges of possession by a serious violent felon were dropped against someone who later was charged with a gun-related homicide. All three of the brutal deaths occurred when the killers would have been in prison if they had been convicted on the earlier gun charges and given the advisory sentence.” And there you have it: the reason why “gun violence” is endemic in Indianapolis, Indiana, the home of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts. A “stay-at-home” Mom who has nothing to say about her hometown’s failed criminal justice system. She’s too busy trying to get the Kroger supermarket chain to ban open carry. Which raises another question . . .

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Ban Spear Guns!

According to speargunfishingtips.com, a speargun is effective between 3-4 m (roughly 10 – 13 feet). You know; for killing fish. The website has nothing to say about the gun’s effective range for injuring or killing people. (Shot placement, people!) For that, Thunderball is our only guide. The chances of an underwater SPECTRE battle are fairly low, shooting someone with a speargun is a crime, and speargun accidents are as rare as the Devils Hole pupfish (usually non-fatal and normally above the surface). So what’s the problem with spearfishermen and women diving in the same environs as unarmed snorklers? I’m glad I asked me that question . . .

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NC: One Year of “Guns in Bars”…Where’s the Mayhem?

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Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC) writes [via ammoland.com]:

House Bill 937, which became effective on October 1, 2013, expanded North Carolina’s concealed handgun law into restaurants where alcohol is sold and consumed, assemblies of people for which admission is charged, parades and funerals, state and municipal parks, and (to a limited extent) educational properties. As always, opponents and media naysayers predicted shootings in bars, guns stolen from vehicles at schools, and various other sorts of mayhem. They used platitudes like “guns and alcohol don’t mix.” As the GRNC explained endlessly . . .

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