Category: Gun Nation

The View Goes Pro-Gun

The blowback from Everytown for Gun Safety’s public service announcement continues. And it’s not just The Truth About Guns who’ve pointed out that the ad sends a distinctly pro-gun message. The View episode above clearly indicates that many members of the mainstream media “get it.” And they’re selling it. The Everytown ad was timed to coincide with a civilian disarmament push in D.C. centered on protecting women by banning firearms from accused abusers. To say the ad took the wind from their sails would be an overstatement. To say that common sense is prevailing – that women are waking up to the realization that a gun in the hand is worth two restraining orders in the bush – would not. Sales of firearms to women, the increasing number of women with concealed carry permits and this type of TV all indicate a turning tide – amongst women – for guns. [h/t MM]

Austin MDA Moms Protest Open Carry Group…Topless

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I’ve spent some time in Austin since RF moved down there and have come to love the place. Sure, the majority of its residents’ preening leftist moral narcissism can be exhausting, but by and large, the capitol makes up for it with an undercurrent of libertarianism combined with great music and a fantastic food scene. So all of that said, no one who’s had much experience with the town will really be surprised by the fact that some local MDAers did their best to keep Austin weird (not to mention a little nauseating) Saturday, with a topless protest of a Come And Take It march. And from the accounts, they were every bit as coherent and high minded as you’d expect from a brace of bare-breasted Shannon shills (possibly NSFW photos after the jump) . . .

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Quote of the Day: The Secret of Our Success Edition

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“Improbably, the gun movement’s triumph has become a template for progressives, many of whom are appalled by the substance of the victories. The triumph of gun rights reminds us today: If you want to win in the court of law, first win in the court of public opinion.” – Michael Waldman, president of the NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice in ‘The Path to Safer Guns’ [at huffingtonpost.com]

Question of the Day: Is Jerry Miculek The Coolest Shooter in the History of the World Ever?

I’m thinking yes. Yes, he is. Jerry Miculek is the coolest shooter in the history of the world ever. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve met some truly awesome shooters, from Mas Ayoob to FN’s Dave Sevigny to the late, great Tom Knapp. But Jerry is in another league. He’s fast, funny, dead nuts accurate and humble. He is, in short, the ultimate OFWG. Kirsten, you know I love you. You know I have nothing but respect for your mad shooting skillz, but . . . you have GOT to invite Mr. Miculek to the Texas International Firearms Festival. To see both of you shooting together would be amazing! Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it. Meanwhile, I’ll ask you again: is Jerry The Man?

Gun Tweet of the Day: Bloomberg’s Hypocrisy Knows No Boundaries Edition

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C’mon. No way. No way would former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg fly to the Jewish homeland and proudly trumpet his support for Israel’s “right to defend itself.” Because that would be so obviously hypocritical that even Bloomberg’s pro-gun control pimps in the mainstream media would see it. It’s OK for the Jewish State to defend itself by force of arms (TTAG hearts Tavor) but not Americans who wish to defend themselves against criminal predation or government tyranny? The jefe of Everytown for Gun Safety, the paterfamilias of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, believes in the right to [armed] self-defense – but only for governments. And yet people take him seriously. Seriously? Seriously. [h/t DS]

OMG! A Gun Store! A Mile from 5 Schools! In Cook County! OMG!

Gun store supporters jam Niles' town meeting (courtesy chicagotribune.com)

The more I do this work the more I realize that the antis ain’t got game. Not if you’re judging their arguments based on facts, logic and/or reason. Check out this quote from Niles, Illinois Trustee Rosemary Palicki via chicagotribune.com. (Rose was the only village official to vote no on Tuesday for a special use permit to allow firearms sales, firearms safety training and an indoor firing range at 6143 Howard St. – no more than a mile from five schools!) “The perception of danger on the part of these parents and community leaders remains very strong, and therefore, the very real issues of public health and welfare remain unresolved.” Not danger. The perception of danger. Oy. On the pro-gun side . . .

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FL Gun Group Gives Service Dog to Drive-By Victim

"Members of the Tampa Bay Gun Runners along with Davien Martinez, a five-year-old Bradenton boy wounded during a drive-by shooting last year. Members of the gun club raised more than $14,000 to purchase a service dog for the young boy." (caption and phot courtesy heraldtribune.com)

“A stray bullet hit [five-year-old] Davien Martinez during a drive by shooting last year in Manatee County,” myfoxtampabay.com reports. “‘This little piece is a piece of skull that is still logged in his brain,” [Diana] Lopez pointed out. The bullet entered his head and lodged in his jaw. It tore through Davien’s optic nerve and left him blind in his right eye. The scars of his injuries are still visible physically and emotionally. ‘Right now he gets impulses and he doesn’t have that safety filter,’ she said. Lopez said he suffers from PTSD, anxiety and mood issues.” The drive-by victim’s caregivers recommended a service dog. The family didn’t have the required $14k. Enter the ironically named (unless you work for the ATF) Tampa Bay Gun Runners club . . .

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