The gun the Orlando shooter used was a Sig Sauer MCX, not an AR-15. That doesn’t change much. Direct impingement vs. gas piston rifle tech for gun muggles, courtesy The Washington Post. Snarky headline and all. Which attempts to drive home a agitprop point the fact-based article somehow fails to mention: IT’S A SCARY BLACK RIFLE! BAN IT! BAN IT NOW! The WaPo just couldn’t bring itself to present the facts and leave it at that. Wait. What’s this? Stoutly anti-gun slate.com berating journalists for bum gun facts? Yup . . .
“Considering that a quick online search should provide all the information journalists need to get this right, it’s amazing that journalists don’t know the differencebetween an assault rifle and an assault weapon. An assault rifle is a fully automatic weapon that can fire multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger, up to 950 rounds per minute. An assault weapon is a semi-automatic gun that can accept detachable magazines and has a pistol grip and foldable stock (to increase the gun’s length). The term assault weapon itself, of disputed origin, is a thorn in the side of gun enthusiasts, who point out that the differences between “assault weapons” and other semi-automatics are largely cosmetic and don’t increase the gun’s lethality.”
Age of miracles and all that.
Due process doesn’t kill people. People kill people. Just sayin’ . . .
Today’s Filibuster Mentioned Instagram’s Guns for Sale. Then #Gunsforsale Disappeared – Because everyone knows hashtags kill people, too.
Mass. delegation frustrated about lack of action on guns – How’s this for irony? “‘If we fail to act, the next time someone uses a gun to kill one of us,
a gun that we could have kept out of the hands of a terrorist, the members of this Congress will have blood on our hands,’ [Senator Elizabeth] Warren said.”
HOW DO WE TALK ABOUT GUNS AFTER A MASS SHOOTING? -Hey MTV, how about we start by taking off the caps lock? Still, I like this: “Wouldn’t background checks help? Not in this specific instance. One of the realities of only debating federal gun policy after a mass shooting is that the parameters of the discussion are limited by the specific details of the attack. The Orlando shooter passed a background check, a fact that will probably cut short any discussion about this realm of gun law.” From MTV’s lips to senator Murphy’s ears. As if.
Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson prevaricates on the “No Fly, No Buy” misegos. Bottom line: while he understands the dangers of Big Government, Mr. Johnson is no friend of ours. Not forgetting that he chose a Massachusetts gun grabber as a Vice Presidential running mate.
GOP won’t stop terror suspects from owning guns because right-wing nuts are a threat — and their base -“Right-wing conservatives like to imagine their trusty gun will protect them from a tyrannical threat that doesn’t really exist — and the firearms industry happily indulges them with grim fantasies. But the reality is, too many Americans are killed by someone who never should have owned a gun in the first place.” Be afraid. Be very afraid.
“Because you are a gun owner, a California State Senator called you ‘crazy, viscous and heartless.’ He blamed you for the terrorist attack in Orlando. He stated you don’t care about keeping people safe, and you are only more concerned about holding a weapon in your hand. Because you are a gun owner, he said you have ‘a dirty, filthy mouth that needs to be washed with soap.'” Firearms Policy Coalition email blast.
After its own mass shootings, Germany beefed up gun control laws. The number of shootings dropped. – Disarmament uber alles.
Note: I’ve never seen so much anti-gun animus on the web. I could post 100 more articles like this. Suffice it to say, there’s a bad moon on the rise. Keep your powder dry. That said, there’s some good news out there . . .
After Orlando, Many in LBGT Community Rush To Buy Guns – “The Pink Pistols, an LBGT gun rights group, has seen it’s membership double since the Orlando attack.” You don’t have to be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transsexual to join. Just a right-thinking American.