Stolen Guns For Sale on Facebook. The End is Nigh?

Forbes recently ran a major article on gun sales on Facebook — which occurred despite the social media’s site recent ban on private firearms transactions. I reckon it’s only a matter of time before Facebook kicks anything and everything gun-related off the site. A high-profile mass shooting and/or Clinton presidency could increase the impetus for a Facebook gun ban. Stories like this one [via kxan.com] also move the blacklist-shaped ballistic ball in that direction . . .

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Cosmopolitan Magazine Highlights P*ssy Whipped Men With Guns

Back in February, we reported on Cosmopolitan‘s war on men with guns. Here’s the continuation of that ill-advised campaign: Cosmo girls playing anti-firearms footsie with their gun-owning significant other. The men attempt to mount a defense (so to speak) — and end-up looking like p*ssies. Result? “These guys looked so nervous and uncomfortable bc they know they are wrong!” commentator Lola opines. “This is stupid,” Kaylee Tascone retorts. “I personally would want a man that owns a gun and knows how to use it, and be a gun owner myself.” And could look anyone in the eye and defend it too, I imagine. The culture war continues.

 

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Toomey vs. Fetterman: A Tale of Two PA Gun Control Ads

Pennsylvania’s Republican Senator Pat Toomey is up for re-election this year, and the man from Lehigh Valley has been coming under attack by his putative opponents in Democrat Party, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, for his opposition to gun control. Senator Toomey’s response to these charges appears to be to get in his opponents’ faces, running advertisements that boldly proclaim, in essence: “No way! I support gun control!” I wish I was making this up . . .

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OMG! New Jersey Journo Shoots a Gun And Likes It! OMG!

nj.com is as anti-gun as f*ck. So I was more than a little shocked — shocked I tell you! — when I encountered I shot a gun and I liked it: A first-timer’s trip to the range. The only anti-gun bit: the reporter’s assertion (twice) that “guns are dangerous.” Which is, let’s face it, true. The comments underneath the post are all supportive, as well. Except for a few, like “you must  know that more guns equal more death” and “Gun ranges should be outlawed. They provide and encourage a distasteful behavior and contribute to the gun violence plaguing this country.” Despite this article, history tells us that nj.com sides with the killjoys.

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The Trace Waves the Bloody Shirt for Gun Control…Again

Tony Biscoe Tweet (courtesy Twitter.com)

And water is wet, I know. But The Trace’s article What It Sounds Like When a Family Learns Their 7-Year-Old Is Dead From a Gunshot [working video at link] sets a new standard in bloody shirt waving for gun control. Just in case you didn’t make that connection, the subhead tells the tale: “It’s really just … something you shouldn’t have to hear.” As we’re talking about a negligent discharge by an unsupervised kid, true! It is something you shouldn’t have to hear. Something that responsible gun owners who teach their children gun safety, don’t hear. A point that The Trace will never make. Because guns.

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When Hollywood Demonstrated The Benefits of an Armed Population: The Russians are Coming

Matthew Howe writes:

As TTAG has documented many times, Hollywood isn’t particularly friendly to civilian gun rights. Despite their utterly hypocritical reliance on guns and gunplay to line their own pockets they tend to vocally appose the right to keep and bear arms by the population as a whole. Yet, in 1966, Canadian director Norman Jewison (never known for his right-wing beliefs) made a film called The Russians are Coming, The Russians are ComingIt’s a cold war comedy about a Soviet spy sub which runs aground off the coast of Massachusetts. The Russian crew infiltrates the local community trying to steal a boat big enough to drag the sub off the sandbar. Hilarity and social commentary ensue . . .

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The Shooting Club: Facebook for Guns?

“Facebook for Guns” is the Holy Grail of many a guntrepreneur. Now that Facebook has banned gun sales on the social media site, talk of providing an alternative for the firearms fraternity has kicked into high gear. The Shooting Club is the latest such endeavor, based primarily on on-line, real-world shooting competition. Their “killer app”: you put up a standard target, shoot it, then upload the handicapped result to compete for cash and prizes. Meh. Although . . .

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UT Mass Shooting Documentary ‘Tower’ Wins Top Prize at SXSW

Keith Maitland’s stylized film Tower (subtitled, When the worst in one man brought out the best in others) won the SXSW Film Festival prize for best documentary. The film combines archival footage, eyewitness accounts and simple animation to tell the story of the 1966 University of Texas mass shooting by Charles Whitman, in which 16 died and 32 were injured. While the film takes no political stance, various media outlets have connected the film to the fact that licensed UT students will be able to carry concealed handguns on campus this fall. The law goes into effect on August 1, the 50th anniversary of the Whitman shooting.

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Malcolm Gladwell: Ban Guns!

You probably know Malcolm Gladwell [above] from  is book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceSince that 2000 breakout bestseller Mr. Gladwell has written four more hit books, all exploring the nexus of psychology and sociology. So when The New Yorker podcaster and executive editor Dorothy Wickenden quizzed Gladwell (her employee) on the impact of gun control on school shootings, you’d expect him to take a measured view. And you’d be right . . .

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Hatred and Hoplohobia At Boston University

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By Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Bindu Kalesan, an assistant professor of medicine and strident foe of firearm civil rights (more about that later) at Boston University, has crashed onto the public health anti-gun rights advocacy scene. Kalesan is the lead author on an already-disputed article just published in The Lancet, claiming that passage of more gun control laws could reduce gun deaths. Her ideological allies in major media have trumpeted, prematurely it turns out, her legislative prescription with headline-friendly factoids such as CNN’s “Study: 3 federal laws could reduce gun deaths by more than 90%.” . . .

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CBS Sunday Morning: The Second Amendment Ain’t What It Use To Be

CBS’s Sunday Morning devoted an entire program to guns yesterday. Needless to say, their attempts to appear neutral on the topic were not entirely successful. From a pro-gun perspective, the end result was, at best, a bit confused. Like this misleading look at the Second Amendment, which starts as it means to finish — making Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms seem as malleable as turkish taffy. It isn’t. A point that Sunday Morning was incapable of providing to its audience. Surprised?

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