The rabidly anti-gun Daily News discovers that the feds are tooling up: Non-military federal agencies are spending billions on guns, ammo and military gear, report finds – “’As the Obama administration and its allies are pushing hard for an assault weapons ban on private citizens, taxpayers are asking why IRS agents need AR-15s. After grabbing legal power, federal bureaucrats are amassing firepower. It’s time to scale back the federal arsenal,’ OpenTheBooks founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski wrote in a Forbes magazine editorial about the report. Researchers found that the more than 200,000 federal officers with arrest and firearm responsibilities now outnumber the 188,000 members of the Marine Corps.”
From guns to pensions to sales tax cut: 7 things from a crazy day at the Statehouse – News from America’s armpit: “In their ongoing battle over New Jersey’s tight gun control laws, Democrats sent Christie a bill that would more strictly define the “justifiable need” residents must show to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in the state. The governor, though, is likely to veto the measure.” Oh, and smart-gun killer Loretta Weinberg also has a bill that would “create a state commission responsible for establishing performance standards for personalized handguns, and for maintaining a roster of the types of weapons when they are available for sale in New Jersey.” Some people never learn. Or choose not to.
Ronald McDonald shot outside Sonic – “A man named Ronald McDonald was shot outside of a Sonic restaurant in Lumberton, North Carolina last week. McDonald, 36, was shot with a non-life threatening injury, according to a statement released by the Lumberton Police Department. He apparently got into an argument with another man outside the fast food joint and they exchanged gunfire.” Sonic’s apparently taking a much firmer stance against corporate espionage these days.
Looking for something to keep the kids busy now that they’re out of school? Democrats call for ‘family sit-ins’ on guns – “House Democrats on Wednesday plan to stage a “national day of action” against gun violence that will feature ‘family sit-ins,’ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced. Pelosi said the action would “carry forward the momentum” from the Democrats’ takeover of the House floor last week. Democratic lawmakers staged a 25-hour sit-in which included attempts to disrupt the floor schedule and votes.”
Another Failure of Peer Review at JAMA – “You don’t have to be a trained statistician or criminologist to get published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) if you’re on message about guns, judging from this new anti-gun advocacy article. The editors at one of America’s leading medical journals have been clear for years on what they want readers to think about guns—private ownership of firearms should be banned.”