Making movies is expensive business, but documentary movies can have a real impact. Two years ago, Kris Koenig turned to Kickstarter to produce a documentary about gun rights in the United States called “Assaulted” that raised over $71,000 to make the film a reality. He later returned for a second round of funding – another $77,000 — to finish it off. The end result was a brilliantly composed documentary. Recently a filmmaker with an anti-gun history named Skye Fitzgerald tried to do the same thing, but failed with only $2,700 pledged in 30 days. A pro-gun journalist sat down with that filmmaker, who was still trying to raise funds, to discuss the project. That discussion ended with Skye Fitzgerald stealing two video cameras, assaulting the journalist, and trying to make it seem that he had been attacked by an evil gun owner . . .
Franklin County couple injured after woman’s Glock goes off in purse roanoke.com announces. See? We told you off-body carry was a no-no. That’s doubly true when a GLOCK has jealousy issues. “Lt. Phillip Young said the woman’s Glock went off while the couple sat in a vehicle outside a residence in the 1400 block of Virgil H. Goode Highway in Bassett about 3:30 p.m. The man, who was in the driver’s seat, put a drink can in the woman’s purse before putting his hand on her leg.” Ba-BAM! The bullet got them both . . .
Jennifer Mascia, rabid anti-gunner Joe Nocera’s editorial assistant, did most of the heavy lifting compiling the New York Times’ Gun Report. She revealed that she’s the daughter of a former mafia hit man when she published her book, Never Tell Our Business to Strangers, five years ago. It’s an interesting tidbit the newshounds at aljazeera.com recount in noting her latest gig. To wit . . .
by Jake Middleton (republished with permission from ruggedamericangear.com)
If you haven’t been paying attention recently, Big Brother Facebook and their “safety” team are now going to be stepping through your computer screen and into your home. In case you missed it, the new policy is in its entirety below . . .
Watching VICE NEWS’ international vox populi Do We Need Stricter Gun Control? one question dominates. What’s the point (other than wondering why two ostensibly Israeli citizens speak with a New Zealand accent)? I reckon VICE NEWS was trying to show their journalistic objectivity. In fact, their anti-gun bias is so deeply ingrained they probably don’t realize that the final product of their selective editing process is horribly lopsided . . .
No, I am not making this up: Fox 5’s chief investigative reporter Emily Miller was provisionally approved for a license to carry a concealed firearm within the District of Columbia. Miller is apparently the fifteenth such person to apply for and receive a license after following the byzantine process to become licensed to pack heat in our nation’s capital. She will now need to complete a District-approved training course . . .
“[Alaska State] Troopers say the family was leaving a pickup when the woman’s .357-caliber handgun fell out of its holster, struck the pavement on its hammer and fired,” cbsnews.com reports. “The shot hit the 4-year-old just above the knee. The bullet went through the boy’s leg and lodged in a building.” Holy caliber wars Batman! I’m surprised there’s much leg left. I’m also highly skeptical . . .
Calling members of the mainstream media on the firearms-related myths, misstatements and misinformation they’re so well known for spouting can be a Sisyphean task. No matter how many times you swat them over the net, they bounce right back with another gem (or three) that only further illustrates either their cluelessness, their calumny or both. The latest scribe to beclown himself is New York Times‘ editorial board member Jesse Wegman. In a blog post archly titled ‘Wait, Guns Do Kill People?’, he writes, “Last July, William DeHayes was practicing some innocent gun-slinging tricks in his kitchen in Brooksville, Florida, when he accidentally shot Katherine Hoover, the wife of his old friend, point blank in the temple as she sat eating at the kitchen table. . . .
Purists, hold onto your martinis. James Bond is sporting a new gun. Or he will be in the upcoming film, ‘Spectre.’ A just-released still from the flick shows him on the ice planet Hoth toting a H&K VP9. Jeremy sure liked the pistol, but we’re guessing seeing Daniel Craig making bloody snow angels with it will goose sales even more than our review did.
If you listen to the media, you know the United States is in the middle of a crisis. Blood is running in the streets. Children are dying. Violence is at epidemic levels. And to the anti gun contingent, this is no surprise. After all, by some estimates, there is a gun for every man, woman and child in the United States of America. This makes the people who would like to control the average citizen a bit nervous. The elites, after all, study history. And history shows that if a populace is pushed too far, they tend to revolt. And in the history of the world, there is no more heavily armed populace than the American people of the early twenty first century . . .
As washingtontimes.com is reporting, the United States Concealed Carry Association made an attempt to place the above ad in this year’s Super Bowl program. You would be forgiven for thinking that this was just another brilliant bit of Daniel Defense-style guerrilla marketing, angling for an inevitable rejection and running with it from there. Cynic that I am, that’s what I suspected. But when I reached out to USCCA editor Kevin Michalowski to get the story from the horse’s mouth, here’s what he told me . . .