A little help for the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex from their friends at UPROXX . . .
The fact that we are between mass shootings by its nature implies that public outcry for a remedy to gun violence is at a low. Though Parkland’s students have done a valiant job pushing their agenda forward and keeping people focused, this is the cycle we’re in. People fighting for social justice on a variety of fronts are always going to struggle going up against a singularly-focused organization like the NRA. Gun zealots use the calm between shootings to pass small-scale gun bills (like the silencer bill in Arizona); those fighting for gun control would be wise to do the same. Part of that means deepening their knowledge of the issues they’re up against.
You remember the end of 8 Mile when Eminem’s B-Rabbit predicts what everyone is gonna say to beat him? It’s a hell of an argument tactic and one well worth paying attention to if you’re fighting for reasonable gun control. To win the battle, you have to be ready to parry the other side’s attacks. You even have to be able to see some degree of logic to their thinking. Sure, you can act totally baffled that they believe what they believe and mock them to your private echo chamber, but… how’s that been working out over the past two decades?
If you really want gun control — and plan to be vocal about it — you need to understand these pro-gun arguments.
‘Britain’s FBI’ bust ‘industrial-scale’ illegal gun factory hidden in market town garage and uncover 30 weapons after ‘test shots’ were heard being fired inside
Huh. And no 3D printers anywhere to be found . . .
Criminals have been manufacturing illegal handguns at a ‘large-scale, sophisticated’ weapons factory hidden on an industrial estate in a Sussex market town, it emerged today.
The gun factory was uncovered in a warehouse disguised as a gearbox repair business, yards from an Argos and a Screwfix store in Hailsham, East Sussex.
Officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA), often described as Britain’s FBI, heard the sound of gunshots coming from the building before they arrested three men earlier this week.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in American gun-grabbers’ idea of a gun control utopia . . .
Police rushed to Kingsbury High Road in Brent to reports of gunfire at around 9.45pm this evening. Officers found three people with gunshot wounds outside, but have so far made no arrests and confirmed the incident is not terror related.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police has now said that all three victims have non-life threatening injuries and are in hospital. Local borough officers are now investigating the attack alongside Trident detectives from the Met’s specialist gang unit.
It’s almost as if they can’t stop the signal no matter how hard they try . . .
Plans for 3D-printed guns have spread across the internet over the past three weeks despite the efforts of a federal judge and some of the country’s largest social media companies to try to impose limits.
Gun rights supporters say the online explosion — one website owner who posted the plans said his site logged 1.4 million requests over the past three weeks — shows the futility of efforts to put the genie back into the bottle.
Why Does Violence in Chicago Attract So Much Attention, Even Though It’s Not the Murder Capital of The U.S.?
It’s now racist to point out the weekly body count in the Windy City . . .
So then…why Chicago?
Well, it’s convenient for one, according to activist, community organizer and Chicago native Charlene Carruthers.
“What’s happening right now is what’s most convenient for people with political and economic power. They love a sensational story and they also have consistent habits of not actually addressing the root causes of the problems that exist in Chicago or any city in this country that’s impacted by community-based violence,” Carruthers told The Root.
“It tells a story that black people are pathological, that we don’t make moral decisions and that we don’t actually have community values as [Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel] pretty much said this past week and so it allows them to displace people from our communities and it allows them to continue to divest from our communities.”