Category: News

Weekend Digest: Blind Shots Edition

Seized Chinese guns courtesy ibtimes.com

China bans pretty much all private ownership of firearms, but that doesn’t mean that guns don’t exist there. In fact, they exist in huge numbers. A recent raid in southern China netted more than 10,000 illegal guns, the largest confiscation of illegal firearms in Chinese history. Seized along with the guns were some 120,000 knives, and fifteen people were arrested. China is also using the no-questions-asked turn-in model to try to reduce the number of firearms in the country, with the Ministry of Public Security reporting more than 150,000 guns turned in within just a few months. Despite the scarcity and illegality, the citizens are very curious . . .

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BREAKING: Facebook Pulls the Plug on Everytown for Gun Safety Page

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Well that didn’t take long. Facebook has pulled the plug on the page Everytown for Gun Safety. You may recall that pro-gun forces assumed control of the page last week, after Mayor Bloomberg launched his Everytown for Gun Safety anti-NRA lobby group. The Mayor’s majordomo laughed off the missing link, challenging the page’s [temporary] owners to a duel. While we expected the billionaire anti-ballistics bully boys to prevail, what with trademark lawyers parachuting in to rectify the oversight, we didn’t expect the Everytown page to last long. It didn’t. However . . . there are now dozens of local Everytown for Gun Safety pages run by gun rights advocates. All of which are still on-line. For now.

Daily Digest: Brass Balls Edition

danaerys_targaryenA professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey was suspended after some idiots in the college administration wildly misinterpreted a photo on Google+ of the professor’s 7-year-old daughter. [People use Google+ ?] The girl [not shown] was wearing a tshirt that said “I will take what is mine with fire and blood,” and some idiot saw it as a possible threat against a dean at the school. That slogan, for those unaware, is a quote from Daenerys Targaryen in season 2 of Game of Thrones on HBO. This is just the latest step in a convoluted situation involving contract disputes and allegations of retaliation, and the professor was reinstated with back pay, but you’re reading about it here because in the mind of at least one school official . . .

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Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Entry

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By Sam A.

Submit your [Zhivago] doctored image to guntruth@me.com with the word DA! (all caps) in the subject field. The winner gets a brick (500 rounds) of Thunderbolt .22LR.

AZ Gov. Brewer Signs Concealed Carry Permit Reform

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2103 yesterday. The bill reforms concealed carry permit qualifications in the state, allowing anyone with a military service background to obtain a permit at 19 years of age. Arizona is one of five “constitutional carry” states where no permit is required to carry concealed for those who are 21 and may legally possess firearms. Obtaining a state permit has advantages, however, as it’s recognized by about 35 other states and allows concealed carry in establishments that serve alcohol, as long as the permit holder refrains from drinking . . .

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Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Joanna Zelman Edition

Joanna Zelman (courtesy joannazelman.com)

America’s so-called allies hate us. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Foreign nationals look at America’s enormous economic, military and cultural power with equal parts disdain and envy. Make that envy-fueled disdain. Think Scar from Lion King. As someone who lived in the UK for 18 years through the entirety of the Bush years, I endured the bitter bile of Britain’s disarmed intelligentsia. When it came to guns the prevailing – indeed only – opinion: Americans are trigger-happy morons who need to be sent to their room without ammunition. Huffington Post front page editor Joanna Zelman knows of what I speak. Her response to the gross and willful mischaracterization is wildly different from mine . . .

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Breaking: Senator Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”

“U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called [armed, militia-supported] supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy ’domestic terrorists’ because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way,” Las Vegas’ reviewjournal.com reports. “’Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,’ Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal ‘Hashtags & Headlines’ event at the Paris. ‘… I repeat: what went on up there was domestic terrorism.’” We called that one. When push comes to shove, the enemies of liberty . . .

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