‘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: