The psychological effects of the militant Islamist terrorist attack in Paris continues to reverberate around the world. Here at home, proponents of civilian disarmament have been strangely silent on French gun laws failure to prevent the carnage. Judging from the pro-gun control, anti-NRA comments at the most recent Democratic debate, their silence doesn’t indicate even the slightest shift in their stance . . .
“Prominent non-Muslim political figures have embarrassed themselves by denying the self-evident connection of Islam to the Islamic State (ISIS) and to Islamist violence in Paris and Copenhagen,” danielpipes.org opines, “even claiming these are contrary to Islam. What do they hope to achieve through these falsehoods and what is their significance?” It’s well worth clicking over to Mr. Pipes’ polemic; it lists all the mealy-mouthed misegos perpetuated by pandering pols post-Paris. Including, of course, President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson and former Democratic Party Chairman Dean’s statements. Which read as follows . . .
Atlanta, Georgia [via ammoland.com] – A new national Firearms Organization has arrived and is making its presence felt in the pro gun civil rights community. The National African American Gun Association started in February of 2015 has already seen considerable and exponential growth Nationwide since its start.The organization is seeking to introduce Guns and Firearms Safety to African Americans for home protection, competitive shooting, and outdoor recreational activities.The organization is seeking to introduce . . .
Waking up this morning was much like any other morning for me. I heard my son in his room begin to flip flop around in his bed at about 5:30. This is always when I shuffle out of bed to prevent future black eyes, as a week ago, he woke up, I decided to stay in bed, and he jumped on me “hugging me.” Black eye. As cute as that was, I have learned to just get up before he does . . .
This video observes Americans of faith exercising their natural, civil and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms from an anti-gun rights POV. Not to mention an anti-religious slant. As the Brits are wont to do. I’m sure the producers would claim they’re just telling it like it is, but the constant references to mass shootings tells the tale. What does one have to do with the other, other than simple sensationalism and the fact that the shootings highlight the need for armed self-defense? It ends with a sound bite from President Obama asking for God’s blessing. A man who doesn’t go to church on Christmas day. Still, you gotta love the editing, sound and general production values. Don’t you?
We’ve all been in conversations in which someone mentions gun control or their hatred of firearms. I had some relatives stay overnight with me a few days ago and they left with a different impression of guns than when they arrived. It isn’t that this couple hated guns, they just knew nothing about them other than the fact that pulling the trigger makes one go “bang.” They don’t own any firearms, and although being with me probably didn’t make them change their minds about arming up, their perception of gun owners has changed, and for the better . . .
In this hidden video, a student journalist pretends to be upset by the Constitution. In the opening scene, Kelly Grab, Vassar’s Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity, oversees the literal shredding of a copy of the document. Now, if a student told me that a piece of paper was causing panic attacks, I would have no problem . . .
“Love it or hate it, little kids go on hunting trips, and the thing about hunting trips is that there’s usually a gun or two involved in the process. There’s a world of difference between snapping a photo of your 4-year-old with a loaded handgun they’ve never handled before and taking a few pictures on a family trip (with responsible adults standing right there) for posterity.” That’s a more even-handed treatment of the kerfuffle over a pseudo-celebrity posting a pic of her child holding a gun than you’d expect from msn.com, no? Not that plenty of Mackenzie Douthit McKee’s fans and followers didn’t freak . . .
A few days ago, I was putting the finishing touches on my now functioning AR-15 when a friend stopped by. As my house filled with three more kids and the noise level increased exponentially, we sat down to chat. My friend had heard about California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome’s ridiculous gun control proposals (banning possession of “high-capacity magazines,” requiring background checks for ammunition purchases). As I heated up a pot of coffee, she said her husband suggested she talk to me, learn some basics, and start the concealed carry permit process. Obviously, I suggested she start by . . .
“Police are hunting three men after officers were fired at with a submachine gun in north-west London,” telegraph.co.uk reports. “At least 14 shots were fired from the automatic weapon at three plain clothes officers who were carrying out inquiries in Willesden.” The bad guy fired at the Old Bill from a Skorpion sub-gun [as above]. “No-one was injured in the incident, but an unmarked police car and street furniture in Mitchell Way were damaged.” While the perp got away scot-free (so to speak) the UK police were very clear about one thing . . .
Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore isn’t hard to look at. The pro-gun pol is exploiting her looks in an all-guns Christmas calendar for her firearms freedom loving constituents. The captions – complete with gun IDs – riff on The Truth About Guns URL. Not that we could trademark the phrase. And not that she’s the first to do so; radio host Glenn Beck’s book Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns (amongst others) preceded Ms. Fiore’s meisterwerk. We are so OK with this – save maybe quoting the Motor City Madman instead of Thomas Jefferson. Click here for lasvegassun.com’s full gallery of images (removed from their website but located by a TTAG reader). Make the jump for another [poorly cropped] “truth” pic from Sin City’s SCAR-wielding guardian . . .
There’s a civilian disarmament complex JournoList. How else do you explain the New York Times article on Governor Cuomo joining the Brady Campaign for Prevent Gun Violence’s upcoming crusade against “bad apple” gun dealers coming within hours of thetrace.org’s article Only 7 Percent of Licensed Gun Dealers Were Inspected Last Year? In the wake of Representative Gwen Moore’s Gun Dealer Accountability Act [via thinkpropgress.org]? Anti-gun agitprop propagators are setting-up the push to punish (their word) gun dealers who legally sell a legal product to non-prohibited buyers. Right now the question is, are gun dealers “uniquely shielded from scrutiny”? Make the jump for The Trace’s case . . .