Pearls…clutched ever so tightly . . .
After a 14-year wait, Incredibles 2 has hit theaters and is a massive success, landing the eighth-largest opening weekend of all time. The film has been lauded its fun, family-friendly take on the superhero genre, but while that praise is warranted, there is one concerning element in the PG-rated film: the reoccurring, almost decorative presence of guns. Although Incredibles 2 is set in a technologically advanced world, guns are still present in several scenes — despite the fact that their inclusion is never necessary to the movie’s plot.
In Incredibles 2, there isn’t a scene in which a gun is held to a member of the Parr family’s head or anything nearly that dramatic in nature; the film’s use of guns is much more subtle. In the opening sequence, Elastigirl uses a gun to shoot open a lock, an action that’s easily overlooked because the weapon operates more as a tool than as a way to inflict bodily harm. In another scene, Jack Jack watches a black and white movie featuring a robber with a gun, and in yet another, a flashback scene of Winston and Evelyn Deavor’s parents sees the parents fatally shot by armed robbers. The film even ends with the Parr family following a getaway car of robbers shooting their guns.
The very definition of useful idiots . . .
On Aug. 26, a group of student protesters is expected to gather outside the Springfield headquarters of Smith & Wesson, the nation’s third-largest gun manufacturer, to ask the company to donate $1 million to youth violence prevention initiatives and stop putting profits before people.
The “50 Miles More” march, a multiday and multicommunity protest, is expected to leave Worcester on Aug. 22 and arrive in Springfield four days later, according to Aileen Berquist, adviser and public relations manager for 50 Miles More. Partners in the protest include March On, March for Our Lives Boston and Stop Handgun Violence, among other groups.
Along the way, marchers will pass through communities with residents who are supporters and opponents of gun control — one of the many polarizing us-and-them issues that points to the increasingly heated nature of political discourse in America.
— Sean Di Somma (@SeanDiSomma) June 20, 2018
But of course. If the anti-gun left didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all . . .
“Love you too,” Hogg wrote in response to Di Somma’s tweet.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer still thinks newspaper endorsements actually mean something to voters, bless their hearts . . .
If the string of unneeded gun bills in Ohio is beginning to sound like a sick refrain, that’s because it is. Instead of tackling real issues such as the epidemic of gun violence in our cities, downstate legislators seem determined to trample on every reasonable way Cleveland and other cities try to address this pressing issue.
Along the way, our public servants pocket contributions from grateful pro-gun groups who — knowing they also have friends in the Ohio Supreme Court — aggressively file lawsuits against those Ohio cities with the presumption to try to ban bump stocks or assault weapons or guns in parks.
Tell us again what Earthly purpose the UN still serves? . . .
The statement made by Guterres reiterates the concerns I expressed last month. Americans should be worried about the United Nations’ desire to influence America’s gun policies.
When the UN says they have to use “grassroots organizations” they’re meaning gun control groups, like Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. They’re utilizing Americans to fulfill their desire to push gun control. Their reason? It looks better if Americans are demanding we abolish the Second Amendment instead of other countries tying to pressure us.
The United Nations can’t say Agenda 2030 — their plan for global peace — is successful if Americans are still armed and if the Second Amendment still exists. They have to completely get rid of armed citizens in America and the way to go about that is using our peers against us.
Morpheus Watches has recently released the Sniper Series of themed automatic watches. Each 48mm timepiece is coded by caliber, and has its own distinctive color, all in limited editions of only 200.
Design features include target reticles on the crown and case back, AR handles for the crown protector, caliber on date of week surround, and picatinny rail texture on the dial face.
The 26 jewel watches feature power reserve, GMT, non-reflective sapphire crystal, luminous hands, screw in crown, and exhibition case back. They come shipped in a custom hard case with a tactical pen.
Talk about an unfair fight . . .
Constitutional lawyer and New York Times best-selling author Mark Smith combats David Hogg’s rhetoric in his latest book, “#Duped,” which serves as a response to the newly-minted gun-control activist and Parkland graduate’s recently released book, “#NeverAgain.”
Smith exposes the left’s celebration and exploitation of students in order to advance so-called common sense gun control. “#Duped: How The Anti-Gun Lobby Exploits The Parkland School Shooting — And How Gun Owners Can Fight Back” deconstructs the progressive narrative and illustrates how advocates use children to promulgate an agenda that is so unpalatable they have failed to otherwise enact.