TTAG Daily Digest: A Paltry Turnout, A Garden of Flags and A Hero is Released

courtesy fox59.com

Noblesville students protest next to NRA tent at gun store

Not exactly an overwhelming turnout . . .

A group of young Noblesville students are protesting next to a NRA tent following the school shooting at Noblesville Middle School.

The first boy at the Hoosier Armory, located on 10th St. in downtown Noblesville, is Ray Kenley, the grandson of former Republican state senator Luke Kenley.

“I made the sign and wanted to take it to a courthouse, but then I saw the NRA tent on the way.” Kenley told us.

Parents and students made signs and joined him.

memorial day flag garden boston

courtesy bostonglobe.com

Boston’s Memorial Day flag garden idea spreads across the US

The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago, honoring service members who have died defending the nation, is slowly becoming a national movement.

The flag gardens, as they are known, can be seen this weekend in Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and New York, all started by local residents inspired by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund tribute established in 2010.

‘‘We are extraordinarily proud that what we intended to do for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been brought to a scale that we never fully anticipated,’’ said Tom Crohan, president of the nonprofit’s board of directors.

russian army spetznaz mini gun backpack

courtesy twitter.com

Russia is eyeing this minigun ammo pack straight out of ‘Predator’

What’s Russian for “old painless“?

Images have been circulating on Twitter of a Russian Spetsnaz soldier apparently testing out a PKM heavy machine gun with an unusual ammunition-feeding backpack that bears an uncanny resemblance to Jesse Ventura’s alien-perforating minigun from Predator. The backpack, known as the Scorpio, is a product of Front Tactical Systems— and according to The Firearm Blog, it was designed at the request of the Russian military as a method of increasing machine gun efficiency.

The United States previously developed a similar system when the inventive U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Vincent Winkowski threw together a backpack-fed machine gun on the battlefield during a firefight with the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard in Afghanistan in October 2011, citing the M-134 backpack-fed minigun touted by Ventura’s Sgt. Blain Cooper in the 1987 action classic.

courtesy latimes.com

There is only one gun store in all of Mexico. So why is gun violence soaring?

Let’s see…rampant corruption, heavily armed cartels and a disarmed populace immediately come to mind . . .

The army-run store on the outskirts of Mexico City embodies the country’s cautious approach to firearms, and a visit here illustrates the dramatically different ways two neighboring countries view guns, legally and culturally.

Like the 2nd Amendment in the United States, Mexico’s Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms, but it also stipulates that federal law “will determine the cases, conditions, requirements and places” of gun ownership. For many Mexicans, even those who love guns, the thought of an unfettered right to owning one is perplexing.

courtesy washingtonexaminer.com

The Left only want to hurt law-abiding gun owners

Those icky fly-over people . . .

When innocent lives are taken in school shootings or other mass tragedies, we should come together, as a nation, mourn with the families and friends who lost their loved ones, and in time discuss how this could have been prevented.

Instead, the radical gun-grabbing Left is at it again, blaming law-abiding citizens for the actions of a deranged criminal. Within hours of the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, gun-grabbing extremists like David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, and others across the nation called for stricter gun control laws. Unsurprisingly, Hogg, Kasky, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and other firearm-haters immediately diverted attention from the shooter and focused their attacks on the National Rifle Association.

What they fail to realize is that focusing blame on the NRA, or blaming law-abiding citizens, will get our nation nowhere in developing a realistic solution to stop criminals and their desire to inflict harm on others.

comments

  1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    any of those flags made here?

  2. avatar surlycmd says:

    For some reason it bugs the crap out of me to see the city of Boston claim to honor those who have sacrificed for freedom. That city has fallen so far from the ideals this Country was founded upon. Maybe I’m too cynical.

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      Obviously. some in Boston still value virtue even as others sneer. I’ll take it, and I’ll even take the Globe deigning to write a story about it.

  3. By all accounting’s for the day, neither were the NRA’s. One claim said New Members to the NRA could fit inside a School Bus with Room to Spare

    1. avatar Gun Free School Zones are a crime against humanity says:

      Who made that claim? CNN?

    2. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

      So easy to sign up on-line…or in the store itself…
      Not all gun owners are NRA members. There are other groups to join.
      And some are members of none of them.
      Plenty of Dem gun owners as well.

  4. avatar RA-15 says:

    Why is it that the David Hogg’s of the country ,and the left , are so ignorant ? Are they really so moronic , plain old dumb as a box of rocks ? Or is it that they really believe their own rhetoric regarding guns , and human behavior. We the people of the gun can see it plain as day. Guns are not killing children all by themselves. They are inanimate objects , until some nut decides to ” illegally ” obtain one and use it to harm another. A car , hammer , axe , gasoline , bomb , acid , etc , etc can be used to hurt innocent people just as easily as a firearm can. Since they can’t figure out a means to determine who is unstable , and wanting to hurt people . they have made it their mission to take our 2nd amendment rights away , think that’s the answer ? What happens if they by some dumb luck , they ban all guns and change the laws ? I’ll tell you : where there is a will there is a way. People of a sick mind & weak spirit that are bent on harming someone will find a way. Most likely arson , as gasoline , matches and a glass jug cost way less money , do more damage & are so easily obtained. It comes down to very simple math. Sick people will do sick things. Take away our defenses and you are screwing yourselves. I will protect mine. Who will protect them & theirs when need be. I can promise you it won’t be the Hogg’s of our country. Or the snowflakes & string pulling politicians that want us un armed.

    1. avatar Gordon in MO says:

      The problem is not ignorance. To quote Ronald Reagan: “The problem with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just they know so much that isn’t true. ”

      Most of them are useful fools with heads filled with Marxist garbage and never taught American History. In other words, they don’t know any better. That doesn’t change the damage they are doing to America under direction of their Great Leaders of the democrat party.

      Their ignorance is so complete that they don’t believe the truth when they accidentally see it.

      The Marxists are winning through their control of the education system.

      1. “The Democrats and Republicans are equally corrupt where money is concerned. It’s only in the amount where Republicans excel”, by Will Rogers at the 1928 Republican National Convention.

        Your point being exactly what?/!

  5. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    What they fail to realize is that focusing blame on the NRA, or blaming law-abiding citizens, will get our nation nowhere in developing a realistic solution to stop criminals and their desire to inflict harm on others.
    Gee…who wrote this crap? I was going to use “useful idiot” but I was afraid I might offend someone.
    Like…this has absolutely nothing to do with stopping criminals; and everything to do with promoting a Scientific Soviet Socialist State.
    The brightly painted cattle cars leading to the warm showers adorned with pretty flowers awaits!

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      Don’t forget the sign above the gate that says ” Work Will Set You Free “.

      1. avatar anonymoose says:

        This time it will say “Welfare will set you free.”

        1. avatar Amfivena says:

          No, it will say “Welfare Is Work”. Gotta give the workers on the vote plantation their dignity after all.

  6. avatar Rocketman says:

    Someone needs to tell the anti-gunners that there was once a country where only the police, military and some “distinguished citizens” had the right to have guns and they even made a movie about it. The movie was called “Schindler’s List”.

    1. avatar Muhmawsur says:

      A movie is all Schindler’s List was in that regard. In reality, the Nazi waffengesetz relaxed gun laws in comparison to the previous Weimar gesetz. Our GCA of 1968 is literally a copy of the Nazi waffengesetz. Any German citizen of clean back ground and moral character could easily own firearms. Obviously, this impacted jews negatively after the Reichstag eventually passed legislation stripping them of citizenship. But the Jewish population within Germany was actually rather small and the conquered peoples of Poland, etc whether Jew or not did not qualify for firearms because they were not German citizens. It isn’t nearly as black and white as you have made it out to be. Fact of the matter is, the vast vast majority of people in Germany were still citizens who faced the same qualifying criteria as Americans do today in owning firearms, I. E it was easy for most to qualify should they be so intrested. I implore everyone to research both the Weimar era laws and the Nazi era waffengesetz and compare them to our GCA 1968. There are numerous articles on this matter only a Google search away.

  7. avatar ACP_armed says:

    Hey, Dan, I’ve got a comment I want to leave elsewhere, but it’s getting flagged as spam.

  8. avatar matt says:

    for a second i was wondering why george carlin was shopping for guns in mexico

  9. @ Just Sayin

    And now! I would trust to “Weaselly Sh|t” Paul Ryan as far as I could throw him! Always assuming the US Secret Service would let me get that close to him to do it.

  10. avatar California Richard says:

    Re: Russian ammo backpack….. you think the makers of Multicam are going after Russia the same way they went after the US Army for using their camo pattern?…. probably not. Uncle sam and Jesus make for easy targets but everybody’s scared of pissing off Russians and Allah.

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