Feds move to seize machine gun from owner of Guns R US shop in Oregon – “An unusual dispute is brewing over a fully automatic Glock pistol, pitting the federal government against a Medford man who runs a Guns R Us store. Federal agents allege the business owner illegally acquired the pistol – technically a machine gun — using an outdated endorsement letter from the former Josephine County sheriff. Federal firearms agents didn’t initially notice the letter had expired, allowing the gun shop owner Jonathan Henry Purtzer to buy the firearm.” Is it unreasonably impatient at this point to wonder when the Trump administration will be making the ATF great again, too?
Oh wait. Here are a few ideas . . . How Donald Trump Can Make Second Amendment Great Again – “Pledging to protect the Second Amendment is what brought millions of beleaguered American firearms owners to the polls Nov. 8 to elect Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, and one thing Trump can do to assure them that he deserves their trust would be to instruct his attorney general early in 2017 to name a special assistant whose job would be to protect Second Amendment rights.”
And just in case you were hoping Kamala Harris’s replacement would be any better on guns, sorry, Charlie . . . Becerra leaving Congress to become Calif. attorney general – “(H)e was a prominent surrogate for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and traveled to 15 states over the course of the 2016 campaign cycle. Had Clinton won, Becerra likely would have been among her potential Cabinet picks. He reportedly was under consideration to be her running mate before Clinton ultimately chose Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).”
What does your company have planned this holiday season? . . . Christmas Party May Have Triggered San Bernardino Terror Attack: Police – “Authorities believe the terror attack on Dec. 2, 2015 in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations including a Christmas tree which shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend. Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go.” So the pledge of allegiance to ISIS they made had nothing to do with it. The massacre was entirely due to the cultural insensitivity of Christians in the workplace. Got it.
Here’s a surefire holiday season box office hit . . . Daily Beast Applauds Hollywood Pushing Anti-Gun Agenda in New Film – “In an article for The Daily Beast on Friday, entertainment writer Matt Wilstein eagerly touted the newly released film Miss Sloane as the latest barrage in Hollywood’s crusade against gun rights. He promoted how the political thriller ‘focuses on a battle-hardened female lobbyist who gives herself the Herculean challenge of taking on the gun lobby.’ Wilstein described how the screenplay’s author, Jonathan Perera, was inspired to get the anti-gun screed in theaters after hearing left-wing movie producer ‘Harvey Weintstein’s plans to make a film starring Meryl Streep that he said would make the NRA ‘wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.’’ Perera recalled: ‘If the Weinstein Company thinks that the American people are going to be interested in this movie, then perhaps I should try to get mine out.’” Bummer This’ll make it hard to be as big a Jessica Chastain fan as I’ve been. But I’ll manage.