Boxer’s Fix: Gun Violence Prevention Orders

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Reader Tim T. recently wrote to one of his senators, Barbara Boxer. For those unfamiliar, this is someone to whom even those on the left give a pass under the assumption that she’s simply an idiot rather than a run-of-the-mill venal liar. We’ll leave that determination up to you. Toward that end, consider this little bit of security theater the good senator would like to see enacted:

United States SenateDear Mr. T:

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for common-sense gun laws. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share your desire for sensible federal gun safety legislation.

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Take That Everytown for Gun Safety Edition

“Deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of NW 94th Street in Vancouver at approximately 11 p.m. after hearing reports of shots fired and a man injured,” kptv.com reports. “When deputies got there, they found 44-year-old Scott Grossman dead. Deputies said Grossman’s girlfriend shot him with a pistol at close range. They said she had not been detained or arrested, and all deputies would say was that they were treating the case as a domestic violence homicide.” Considering Everytown for Gun Safety’s recent domestic violence PSA – wherein the victim is GLOCK-shot by a domestic abuser, we can file this one as life imitating art, only better. Much better. [h/t TP]

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Taurus Fires US CEO Mark Kresser

Ex-Taurus CEO Mark Kresser (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

“Taurus International Manufacturing, the US division of Forjas Taurus [has] fired multi-year CEO Mark Kresser,” gunnuts.net reports. “Based on the information received, Mark’s firing was a sudden change for a company that had been attempting to re-invent its image under his leadership in the past several years.” Last week, Brazilian ammo maker CBC/Magtech upped their stake in Taurus, purchasing a controlling interest. No doubt Kresser’s departure is tied to the takeover. TTAG’s sorry to see him go . . .

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Quote of the Day: Boys Will be Boys Edition

Zsofia McMullin and Sam (courtesy blog.stenhouse.com)

“As a parent, I struggle with finding the balance between ‘he’s a boy, boys play with cowboys and knights,’ and ‘oh my god, if he plays with these toy guns, will he turn into a violent person?’ I know the line may not be that fine, but with regular school shootings in the news, I wonder if the standards for these sorts of things have changed..” Zsofia McMullin, My 4-year-old loves toy guns and I don’t know how to parent that [via washingtonpost.com]

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Mother Jones: NRA General Counsel Robert Dowlut is a Murderer

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If you’ve been reading these pages in the last few months, you’re probably aware that the lefty magazine Mother Jones has been on its own anti-gun jihad of late. Apparently supremely peeved by the lack of anti-RKBA progress — particularly on the national level — in the 18 months since Sandy Hook, the gloves have clearly come off. And, like most members of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex, pro-gun public enemy number one is, was, and always will be the National Rifle Association and its 5 million members. As seen by Second Amendment foes, the NRA is the 800-pound gorilla of gun rights advocacy, the lobbying colossus that bestrides Capitol Hill striking righteous fear into the hearts of any who would presume to oppose them. Which means they must be struck down at any cost. And that explains MoJo’s article recounting NRA general counsel Robert Dowlut’s 1964 murder conviction . . .

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