We’ve previously noted the heavy support Terry McAuliffe is getting from Bloomberg in the Virginia gubernatorial race, to the tune of nearly $2 million. Now comes news that Bloomberg’s super PAC is dumping another $1 million into the final week of the race for Attorney General in a “saturation-level television buy” in support of Democrat Mark Herring over Republican Mark Obenshain (right above). Turnout for this election is expected to be low overall, so that means it’s easier to move the needle. And for governor, that needle is close. A Quinnipiac poll released today . . .
. . . shows McAuliffe up over Cuccinelli (left above) by only 4 points, 45/41%, with Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate, at 9%. If Sarvis is taken out of the picture, it’s 47/45 for McAuliffe – too close to call. Get up, get motivated, and get to the polls. And have your friends do likewise.
Three teens driving around Helena, Montana last Thursday with a pellet gun pointed out the window were stopped by half a dozen officers with their weapons drawn. The local sheriff said the teens may not face any charges for their actions with the pellet gun, but they did find out they could have been shot.
The civilian disarmament movement often likes to portray our side as a bunch of knuckle-dragging neanderthals who love the idea of death and destruction and don’t give a damn about anyone else. If you’re familiar with ar15.com, specifically GD, you might understand that impression. But right now there’s something pretty awesome going on. At about 5 a.m. Monday morning, an arfcom member reached out for support, not monetary but emotional, in a thread titled “I’m Dying.” He’s got Stage IV Burkitt’s Lymphoma. He talks of his 8 year old son, and how he’s got a brand-new Chipmunk rifle ready to go, but “dad just needs to get better.” He asks, “Will somebody teach him when I’m gone?” As the thread went on, one guy offered to take care of his mortgage for the rest of the year. Several members of arfcom visited him in the hospital before the day was out. That afternoon, someone set up a fund to help him cover the impending rollover of his $15,000 insurance deductible. At 5 p.m. that day they had about $600. As of this writing, about 48 hours later, they have nearly $44,000, including one guy who donated $8787 for college expenses. I’m not telling you to donate, just suggesting you go look.
The rhetoric battle goes on, this time in the Wall Street Journal, which when talking about a recent gun buy-up in Brooklyn used the word “returned,” as in “a MAC-11 semi-automatic with a 30 round magazine was also returned” and “a $200 bank card was given to those who returned operable handguns.” Apparently returned doesn’t mean what I thought it did, unless those people originally obtained the guns from the NYPD.
A double dose of mattv2099 today. First up, a pumpkin massacre courtesy of a Saiga 12 with a super banana magazine assault clip and a bump-fire stock. Enough to give Shannon Watts nightmares for weeks.
Will an AK-47 operate in a pumpkin pie environment? mattv2099 endeavors to find out. Bet it smelled pretty good, too.
Are we tired of pumpkins yet? I promise, it’s almost over. Except at Starbucks. That pumpkin spice thing will never end.