Springfield Armory Daily Digest: A New Hope, The Same Old Song, and Naked Prey



‘Inured to violence’ involving guns: Why millennials are skeptical of the gun-control agenda – “In spite of the prevailing attitude toward millennials in the media, where it seems we are often portrayed as somewhat unmotivated and unwilling to engage on important issues, millennials are incredibly passionate, motivated, empirically minded and data-driven. And when it comes to gun control, we have a mountain of evidence over the last half-century to show that government efforts to restrict gun ownership are utterly ineffective at achieving their stated claims: a safer society through the reduction of violent crime.” Maybe there’s hope for the future after all.

All other evidence to the contrary…


More empty heads for gun control: Anderson. Paak, Willow Smith And Blood Orange Are Joining With Everytown To Protest Gun Violence – “Okayplayer, a website launched in 1999 by Questlove of the Roots, has thrown their hat into the ring of social protest with a new campaign that aims to end gun violence. The site, teaming up with Everytown, is posting photographs of artists who performed at the Roots’ annual summer music festival in Philadelphia, the Roots Picnic, this summer, with each artist holding an orange sign that reads: ‘We can end gun violence.’ If you’re unfamiliar with Everytown, according to their website, the organization ‘is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.’ Musicians who are involved with this campaign include Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Questlove, Leon Bridges, Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, Zoe Kravitz, Prince Paul and more.”

Denzel on the Magnificent Seven promo circuit touting his real wild west cowboy style gun-handling skills.


Journalists Should Be A Lot More Skeptical Of That New Gun Study –  “If you’re pretty psyched about that new gun poll, however, I’ve got some bad news for you: its results are almost certainly garbage.” Does anyone really expect journalists to dig into the details of a ‘study’ that confirms some of their most dearly-held biases and prejudices?

The media use the Falconer example as evidence that only the ‘experts’ should carry: The Rare ‘Good Guy With a Gun’ – “After taking the weekend to formulate a response, and keeping in mind Twitter’s 140-character limit, on Monday the NRA tweeted the following: ‘Jason Falconer is a gun owner, #NRA-certified instructor, and owner of a shooting range; a good guy with a gun.’ Falconer is indeed all that — which is why his skillful response is such a comprehensive rebuttal to the NRA’s habitual nonsense. By all accounts Falconer is a good guy, and his heroics saved lives. What made him effective, however, is that he’s an expert guy.”


Naked Mike Rowe Pulls Shotgun on Drone That Invades His Property – “Mike Rowe, the TV host, writer, narrator, producer, spokesman for the working class, and all around great guy woke from sleep and rolled out of bed only to come face to face with a drone hovering overhead and recording. Mike did the first thing that came to mind – he grabbed his 12 gauge shotgun to blast the drone from the skies.” Not sure we really want to see the effect of 12 gauge recoil on Mike’s…physique.

Donald Trump Jr. and the campaign burnish their 2A bona fides:


  1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    Of course we can end ‘Gun Violence’, North Korea did.

    1. avatar Alan Esworthy says:

      Yes, indeed. It isn’t “gun violence” if it’s “govt gun violence” is it?

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Guns aren’t even necessary for the gubmint when your subjects a sufficiently emaciated. Any medium sized stick will do just fine.

    2. avatar Joe R. says:

      If Planned Parenthood can’t end “gun violence”, then their target prey sure can’t.

      Let’s say we’re done with the “we’re f’d up, we need to fix you” crowd. We don’t seem to suffer from POS like those in “gun violence” areas, and frankly, the whole thing is a little contrived.

    3. avatar BDub says:

      We have all “ended gun violence”, already, each of us, individually. The only ones who haven’t are the gang-bangers and assorted criminals who would and do ignore all laws that might mandate doing so.

  2. avatar former water walker says:

    Oooh Willow Smith for gun control-whip it…anyone know Mike Rowe’s politics? I vote for him if he was a non-dumbocrat!

    1. avatar strych says:

      He’s pretty conservative. He paled around with Beck before Beck went nuts and hangs with Sean Hannity.

      Perfect? No. But definitely not a lib.

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        What!?! Beck wasn’t always nuts? This must have been well before I started listening to / watching him.

      2. avatar Ing says:

        Hanging around with Hannity isn’t a plus. Notwithstanding that fault, Mike Rowe is definitely on our side, and a great asset; he’s got a big social media following, and his calm, witty, and just plain smart take on a whole host of subjects leaves SJW types befuddled and speechless.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          I just love the way he always makes Hannity look like a tool.

          Either way, you can’t pal around with Hannity and be a lib, unless you’re Juan Williams and that guy is just getting a sympathy pass after the way NPR fucked him.

        2. avatar 16V says:

          strych9, I’m gonna guess that you never suffered through TOTN while Williams was hamfistedly butchering it alive. I’ve heard 5th graders do a better interview, stumble less, formulate better questions. I mean it was seriously amateur hour, especially after the slickness of years of Ray Suarez. It was beyond painful to listen to.

          He was so bad that they pulled him off the air for a week or two for coaching – it did no good. They did it again, same results. Finally they pulled him from the show before nobody listened to it. I know I quit. The guy is an acceptable writer, but he needs to be behind a keyboard – 15 years in radio/tv and he’s still a trainwreck to watch. He’s finally gotten to the point where it’s just a grain car derailment in the middle of nowhere, but in his NPR days it was always 100 tankers full of oil in a heavily populated area.

          His shift to the BS role as ‘senior correspondent’ was just so that NPR didn’t have to fire the (sorta) black man for being wholly unqualified and incompetent. I don’t know why during the interview Klose and his minions didn’t identify that Willams had no alacrity or inherent talent as a radio personality, or if they were just so desperate to hire someone (sorta) black that they just went with his writing credentials, thinking somehow he’d ‘grow into it’.

          In the real world, he wouldn’t be turned loose on Sunday overnights on an AM station.

  3. avatar jwm says:

    I know a couple of women who would pay for video of a naked Mike Rowe. Women is perverts. Which is why I love them.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      As a former martini bar owner, I can testify without hesitation or reservation that there is nothing more sexual, graphic, descriptive, or critical than a 4-top of professional females at happy hour.

      Guys are generally weak tea in their sexual discussions of women. Women? Egads. They will describe in detail the guy’s oral technique, his length, girth, stamina, creativity, and that’s just for starters….

      1. avatar Crowbar says:

        When I became a title abstractor in the natural gas industry, it meant working in courthouses all over SW PA. Most of the people working in the courthouses were women. The things that I heard them say made me blush and I am a 45 year old man, with tattoos (covered by long sleeve shirt at work), who worked on the rigs and in coal mines. I couldn’t believe some of the shit I heard.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          As a part-time title abstractor in Massachusetts, I’m now considering moving to your neck of the woods.

    2. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      Women are worse than men despite what TV says…

      I grew up with all sisters, only boy of four kids, and I learned two things really fast listening to female gab. 1) Women are just a horned up men 2) Women are more vicious to women than a man could ever be.

  4. avatar NjGuns1 says:

    Mike Rowe is an awesome guy who always seemed very down to earth and in touch with he common man. Not really that surprised he’s a gun owner. I saw him speak at the 2013 Boy Scout Jambo and it was phenomenal.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      He puts his money and time where his mouth is.


      Foundation and all…

  5. avatar 16V says:

    Musicians who are involved with this campaign include Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Questlove, Leon Bridges, Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, Zoe Kravitz, Prince Paul and more.”

    Soooo, no one of any actual relevance or talent.

    1. avatar junkman says:

      I actually have never heard of any of them

      1. avatar 16V says:

        I have “heard of” most of them, and they are as relevant to ‘music’ as Katy Perry…..

  6. avatar Alan Esworthy says:

    You think those musicians might just a little bit prejudiced?
    They seem to have chosen a particularly high-risk occupation, especially of being shot to death.

  7. avatar James says:

    So now we know how the antis plan to try to counter the record setting background check numbers. Cue the ominous music…… a small group of SUPER GUN BUYERS.

    How, then do they plan to explain away the surge in CCW/CWP permits? I mean, in my state, one can only get one resident permit. Can states issue multiple resident permits to the same individual? Can I become a 3 percenter who has 20 plus (insert state name) resident permits?

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      And if your state is like my state, once you’ve got your carry permit you’re not subject to any more NICS checks while your permit is valid. I believe I’ve bought 9 weapons now on a single NICS check (some of which I’ve sold, the others lost in a horrible boating accident).

      1. avatar ORCON says:

        Those god damned boats! Can I get a harrumpf?

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        2. avatar strych9 says:

          I’ve always thought that if something must be done here, anything must be done, then honey needs to lose the top.

          I said that when I was like 12 or 13. My dad laugh. My mom disapproved.

  8. avatar neiowa says:

    portrayed as somewhat unmotivated and unwilling to engage on important issues

    That is to the good for you. If you have your head screwed on tightly, are responsible, can get out of bed in the morning and show up for work EVERY DAY sober and clean the world is your oyster. Be the big fish in a small pond full of bait/tadpoles.

  9. avatar Swarf says:

    As I’ve said elsewhere, the law should be: If a drone is above your property and able to be brought down by a shotgun, then it was trespassing.

    1. avatar DaveL says:

      Sort of like how the extent of territorial waters happens to coincide with the reach of a cannon from the shore? I like it.

    2. avatar John L. says:

      So … A 155 with canister rounds?

  10. avatar strych9 says:

    In response to the survey thing…

    Look, I’m not going to advertise how many guns I own right here on TTAG and neither are most other readers.

    Sure maybe if a bunch of us actually met up IRL we might talk about it but I doubt it. I’ve never in my life had a person I know actually ask me “How many guns do you own?”. Never. Not once. How many guns I own is none of their business the same way how many they own is none of mine. The fact that we both know that is a sign of this thing progressives don’t have called “respect for others”.

    I don’t go around asking my friends how they fuck their wives either.

    1. avatar Specialist38 says:

      Are the two things related?

      1. avatar strych says:

        In as far as they are not discussed honestly with strangers or even most friends?

        Yes. I don’t know how many guns my neighbor owns even though I shoot with him a couple times a month. Does his wife like anal? No idea. His knowledge of such things is equally limited with me.

        1. avatar 16V says:

          I know all of anyone I’m even semi-friends with owns, but they also know me, and know that I’m not the guy who talks in public with any identifyers. Discretion being the better part of whatever and all that…

        2. avatar strych9 says:


          I just find that unwise. People talk and if they talk around the wrong folks all of a sudden people show up at your house looking for your stash.

          Do my friends know I own guns? Yup. Do I know they own guns? Yup. Does any of us know exactly what the other guy is holding? Fuck no.

  11. avatar C.S. says:

    The Mexican army recently reported 9k of assualt weapons “missing”… I somehow doubt they were the semiautomatic kind. Should guns become illegal, I suspect many will find their way smuggled in similar to drugs… Antigunners really have *flame deleted*, like the Oregon pastor, when it comes to the law of unintended consequences.

  12. avatar John L. says:

    “Musicians who are involved with this campaign include” nobody I ever heard of, heard (knowingly), or whose opinions I give a fig about.

  13. avatar Ing says:

    unmotivated and unwilling to engage on important issues… What? I thought that was my generation. I’m not giving up my Gen-X slacker crown without a…well, whatever. You guys can have it.

    1. avatar strych says:

      You can pass that baton any time you want, but you better bring it over to us youngun’s cause we have better things to do than come and get it. Things like PS4…


  14. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    “More empty heads for gun control: Anderson. Paak, Willow Smith And Blood Orange Are Joining With Everytown To Protest Gun Violence – “Okayplayer, a website launched in 1999 by Questlove of the Roots,”

    I hope that was a bunch of typos, because, I didn’t understand any of it.
    Maybe I’m having a stroke. Maybe I’m just tired.

  15. avatar James69 says:

    Mike Rowe can afford a Zorg-ZF1. Problem solved!

  16. avatar Phil LA says:

    Technically I am in the early-millenial age group. But I prefer the term “Oregon Trail Generation.”

    Even back then I understood that I should max out on oxen and bullets.

    1. avatar Sean in Tampa says:

      I stealing that term in exchange for you making me spray my coke everywhere.

  17. avatar Shire-man says:

    And when it comes to gun control, we have a mountain of evidence over the last half-century to show that government efforts to restrict gun ownership are utterly ineffective

    Hence the push for government spending on “research.”

  18. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Funny story: years ago when my ex and I first moved in together and we were childless, in the middle of doing what childless young people do… There was a loud banging at the front door.

    So, I was posted up at the door yelling at the person on the otherside, with nothing but a 40 cal and a hard…ego.

    Nothing happen, drunk guy at the wrong apartment. Upon my return my ex said, “Were you going to shoot ’em or f*ck ’em?”

    My response, “Depends on which scares ’em off faster…”

    Adapt and overcome, folks.

  19. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    I’ve seen a fair amount of Mike Rowe’s work, mostly hosting gigs on various cable shows, but some interviews, too. It’s an eclectic catalog.

    He strikes me as a straight shooter and intelligent man. I’d be cool upending some pints with the guy if our paths ever crossed.

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