Virginians take note! Democratic Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe, who has an “F” rating from the National Rifle Association, recently met with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an effort to get support from the billionaire politician, Politico reports. Whether McAuliffe is looking for an endorsement or just a cash infusion, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to come up with the other half of the quid pro quo going on there. . .
Gun Rights Across America, a gun owners organization, has called for a nationwide demonstration by every gun owner in the country on Oct. 19 to highlight what it calls the right of citizens to own arms under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Called “Guns Next Door,” the demonstration invites proud gun owners to spend an hour hanging out in their own front yards wearing holstered handguns and carrying slung unloaded rifles outside the home. California residents will wear empty holsters for their part. No mention is made of how aptly this would serve as a “checklist” for area goblins, either marking the homes with guns to steal (or avoid), or marking the ones without guns for easy targets. CSGV has their own take.
Ammunition giant Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE: ATK) has entered into an agreement to acquire Bushnell Group Holdings for its branded sports optics, outdoor accessories and performance eyewear. ATK, who announced the acquisition of Savage Sports Corp. in June, is already a massive company, with ammunition brands such as Federal Premium, CCI, Fusion, Speer, Estate Cartridge and Blazer, as well as accessories brands BLACKHAWK!, Alliant Powder, RCBS, Champion targets and shooting equipment, Gunslick Pro and Outers gun-care products, and Weaver optics and mounting systems. The acquisition of Bushnell will bring another 19 outdoor brands into the fold, including the Bushnell brand itself plus Primos, Bollé, Hoppe’s, Uncle Mike’s, Butler Creek and Serengeti.
I wonder what they’re going to do with all the backpacks? Remember MAIG was going to deliver those backpacks full of petitions to that list of legislators? One of them was Rep. Gary Miller (CA). Chris Marsh, Miller’s district director, said the office could not accept the backpacks, because of House rules on accepting items of value, but he did accept the petitions on behalf of Miller, who was not present at the district office on Wednesday. I wonder if emptying out and then packing up all the empty backpacks to take them home looked as pathetic as it sounds.
And finally, you’d think that the United Nations would have bigger things to worry about, what with a Syrian war imminent and all. But apparently, some of them still have time to get into the Trayvon Martin issue. The United Nations Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent (I did not just make that up) has called on the United States Government “to finalize without undue delay” the on-going review of the case involving the death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012, along with “the delivery of justice and appropriate reparations.” See how that statement presupposes that justice has not been delivered and further, that reparations are warranted? Certainly they’re not talking about paying George Zimmerman’s expenses for his poorly thought out and failed prosecution, are they?