Why do gun lovers delight in seeing a 7-year-old firing an AR-15 rifle like the Sig Sauer used in Orlando? – Gun wimp Gersh Kuntzman doesn’t get it. Again. Still. “Gun advocates want to normalize the tools of violence by making happy kids-and-gun videos. But the result is another generation of voters and elected officials who think war is not a horror, but just another test of manhood, a geopolitical game of poker where the actual ramifications of weaponry are never considered. Because, you know, real men aren’t pussies. And, hell, if a 7-year-old can do it, how bad could it be. To stop the cycle of violence we need to stop the cycle of violence.”
I recently wrote some Random Thoughts About Brexit and Guns. Now that Britain has Brexited, there’s still precious little hope that The Land of Hope and Glory will see the light on gun rights. But there’s some. Inside the EU, the country was chained to the forces of Euro-statism. Outside, Britain can determine its own destiny. Which is at least a start on the road to individual liberty. The longest journey and all that.
Part of that journey? What fun!
Baseball team’s handgun open carry night promotes 2nd Amendment rights – “Handgun owners have been invited to bring their sidearms – openly carried and holstered with a concealed weapons permit – to the Battle Creek Bombers minor league baseball game on Friday evening.” Tonight at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, sponsored by Freedom Firearms. Frickin’ awesome.
Guns, games and violence: The real questions you should be asking – “What sort of impact does violence in a game have on a person who plays it? Can violence in games have a positive impact? Here’s the question I often wonder about: What sort of impact do gun games have on children in terms of their future support of gun ownership?” I wonder about the last one too . . .
The Terror of Our Guns – The New York Review of Books’ reviewer David Cole reviews not one not two but three recently released anti-gun rights tomes. And reckons they’re all pissing in the wind [paraphrasing]: “What all three of these books fail to confront is that the most important factor in the state of our gun laws is not the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment, or the gun industry, but the NRA. Without effective countervailing engagement by those who favor gun control, guns will continue to be a central feature in American political life, and books like these will continue to be both tragically timely and ineffectual.” Result!