Stage set for historic 2016 showdown over guns – And according to MSNBC, it’s all the NRA’s fault. “The group’s message used to effectively be, ‘Play ball with us and we’ll leave you alone.’ That’s transformed into, ‘We’re coming after you, whether you try to work with us or not.’ With incentives like these, Clinton has made the calculus that she might as well speak her mind and try to prevent some gun violence, since condemnations from the right are inevitable either way.” Speaking of things the NRA gets blamed for . . .
Is America finally ready for smart guns? – An evergreen article for any MSM outlet with a little space to fill. Oh, and here’s a question: has anyone ever parlayed a famous family name into more free media exposure — pushing a product that almost no one wants to buy — than Jonathan Mossberg?
Ran into these folks at the NRA convention this weekend. If you’re handicapped or just have trouble racking a heavy slide, it seems to work well.
States With More Gun Owners Also Have Higher Suicide Rates, Study Finds – Correlation does not equal causation. Unless it does. Like this: “Our study adds to the consistent finding that among both males and females, increased prevalence of firearms is clearly associated with an increase in the firearm-specific suicide rate.”
A Word To Hunters Who Think Their Guns Are Safe: Australia – NRA to Fudds: wake the hell up.
4 Gun Safety Initiatives to Watch in Election 2016 – As you’d expect, Mother Jones is on board with the ‘gun safety’ euphemism thing. “Despite the long-time influence of the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun lobbyists in the nation’s statehouses, background checks are supported by most Americans, including gun owners. That may be why a NRA spokesperson told the Olympian just ahead of the November 2014 vote that the NRA was “very concerned” about the potential for gun safety advocates to pass additional ballot initiatives across the country.”
When you’re just too lazy (or drunk) to get up and pass the bowl around the room.
Mohali: Cop dies after bullet fired from rifle ‘accidentally’ – “A 42-year-old Punjab police constable, who was deployed in Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) office in Sector 28, was killed after a bullet was fired from his service rifle by accident while cleaning and hit his abdomen on Sunday.”
How Donald Trump’s Views on Guns Shifted Over Time – Yes, well, there is that . . .
China. Not entirely gun free, then.