Category: Media

Question of the Day: Is This the Best Gunfight Scene in Movie History?

The story goes that Harrison Ford had the flu when he was supposed to shoot a fight scene for The Raiders of the Lost Ark. The result was an on-the-spot script change that will live forever in movie history as the best ever-gunfight. Of course, you may beg to differ. Don’t beg! Paste. Just paste the YouTube url in a comment below – without adding text. Anyway, why would you? Great gunfight scenes speak for themselves. And us.

An[other] Excellent Reason Why Cops Shouldn’t Shoot Dogs

Crime scene (courtesy walb.com)

“Coffee County Sheriff Doyle Wooten confirmed late Thursday night that a 10-year-old boy was shot while investigators stormed the scene where they said the suspect in a shooting traveled to,” walb.com reports. Ending a sentence with a preposition? Up with that we should not put! Anyway, translation: a Georgia deputy shot a 10-year-old boy while trying to apprehend a suspect in a police shooting – which always pisses cops off (oops!). And here’s the kicker . . .

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BREAKING: Rachel Maddow’s Gun Range Date Revealed

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow - the electronic equivalent of Febreeze for gun rights - revealed to TMZ she took her 15-year partner on a first date to a gun range. A few years ago, Ms. Maddow journeyed to the NRA convention to spew her anti-gun vitriol “from the belly of the beast.” I saw her there looking with [what I thought at the time was] disdain at a tricked-out AR-15. I now realize that Ms. Maddow is a closet gunnie. Setting aside the obvious hypocrisy of someone who lobbies for civilian disarmament recommending ballistic dating protocol, is it possible that the girl’s for the turning? And if she could respect Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, what would happen to the rest of her politics? The mind boggles.

NRA Thrill Kill Redux: Houston, We Have a Problem

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The horrific story coming out of Houston – a man named Ron Lee Haskell shot dead five children and one adult – is bad enough. The response of Gawker commentators is worse (but not unusual or unexpected). JE writes: “After climbing onto the soapbox of ‘acceptance’ they demonize people who hold different values…. for being close minded. They go on to call the firearms owning public a variety of ugly generalizations. And they advocate murder. Why are these people salivating at the thought of the government rounding up their enemies? Are they that shortsighted, or just bloodthirsty?” To which the only possible answer is yes. My question: how can Gawker leave these comments up – unless they approve?

Bloomberg’s Boy: Chicago Violence Due to Law Enforcement, Not Weak Laws

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Paul Barrett [far left] is bloomberg.com‘s gun guy. I don’t envy the man his job. While Barrett’s book on GLOCK revealed his enthusiasm for background checks (i.e. “closing the gun show loophole”), ammunition magazine capacity limits and “ballistic fingerprinting,” the man’s not drunk fully of the boss’s civilian disarmament brew. Barrett knows that no gun control law will stem the tide of firearms-related violence in Chicago. Nor will gun buybacks do anything whatsoever to reduce firearms-related crime. And he’s not afraid to say so. Why he’s not afraid for his job is anyone’s guess. I reckon it’s because Bloomberg hasn’t noticed yet. Meanwhile, score one for common sense commentator control. Make the jump for Barrett’s on-camera [auto-play] spiel . . .

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John Walsh Wants to Be the New Piers Morgan

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“’I am the guy that has seen both sides of the issue,’ (new CNN host John) Walsh told reporters Monday. ‘I own guns. I’m the father of a murdered child. I’ve done nothing but track violence in America since my son was murdered. We have a serious problem with guns in this country. And we refuse to address it. And the NRA solution to arm every grammar-school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous.’” So let’s see if we have this straight. Now that CNN’s viewership has fallen below that of even MSNBC, their strategy for clawing their way back toward tragedy TV ratings respectability is to resuscitate the long-defunct ‘America’s Most Wanted’ franchise under a new name…and let the show’s host pick up the fallen Piers Morgan’s anti-gun mantle . . .

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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: ‘Nuff Said? Edition

CSD Credit Union, Kansas City (courtesy Google maps)

“An off-duty Kansas City police officer suffered a slight foot wound Wednesday when his service weapon inadvertently discharged,” kansascity.com reports. “Kansas City police said the officer had stopped by a credit union in the 8500 block of Bannister Road and was visiting outside with another officer when the accident occurred. The injury was described as a graze wound and did not require a trip to the emergency room. No one else was injured.” You see how corrosive these passively constructed ND stories are? Not only . . .

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