Another Chicago Record: 1,000 Gunshot Victims In Shortest Time In Decades – “At 1,000 victims, this year’s shooting toll exceeds last year’s total at this point — about 600 victims — by more than 66 percent. At this point in 2014, 483 people had been shot.” Dumping Gary McCarthy didn’t help. They say a fish rots from the head down. While Mogadishu on Lake Michigan may not be at the statistical top of the murder heap, headlines like this one don’t do much to dispel the impression that Chiraq is officially out of control. Speaking of things that stink to high Heaven . . .
Clinton Bets Focus on Guns Will Hurt Sanders in Connecticut – “For all the high-volume rhetoric drawn by the gun control debate in the U.S., the issue rarely rises to the top of voters’ priorities. Even in Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed in a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, only 3 percent of likely Democratic voters named gun policy as the issue most important in deciding who to support in the nomination race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted April 12-18.” Another Clinton campaign master stroke.
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Norwegian fighter jet mistakenly machine-guns control tower – “Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway’s west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 Vulcan cannon, which is capable of firing up to 100 rounds a second.” Dontcha hate it when that happens?
Guns, Harry Potter memorabilia stolen from Imperial home – “Among the stolen items was a Ruger 9mm semiautomatic handgun, a Glock .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun, a replica of the Harry Potter Time Turner necklace inside a display case and a replica of the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows necklace, altogether valued at $990, according to the report.” – As Dumbledore said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Perhaps invoking the caterwauling charm wasn’t a sufficient deterrent for the Death Eater perps.
Ted Cruz Was Wrong on Murders in New York, but Perception Is Hard to Shake – Actually, he wasn’t – as the New York Times writer admits.
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