Outdoor Writer and native Washingtonian Dave Workman takes a closer look at the cluster that is i1639…
When the authors of Initiative 1639—the 30-page, multi-faceted gun control measure now facing Washington voters on the November ballot—defined a “semiautomatic assault rifle,” they created a split among firearms owners, leaving some to believe the authors to be “gun ignorant” or just incompetent, while others think they are trying to ensnare every self-loading rifle in the state with a wide net.
What seems clear is that the federal legal definition of a “semiautomatic rifle” was merely cut and pasted into the initiative, with the word “assault” inserted so as to capture literally all semi-auto rifles, including popular .22-caliber rimfires used by countless young hunters and adults for small game hunting, recreational shooting, rodent and predator control and even smallbore competition.
This one you should read (and listen to, podcast linked in article)…
On his current relationship with March for Our Lives: I left the March. I’m off the board. I left the organization and if I thought that my friends and the people I worked with couldn’t do it without me I would not have done that, but alas all of our efforts looking forward looked like they didn’t really need my involvement and while I could have helped it wasn’t crucial. You know what I thought in some of the platforms that I have for only the worst reasons is something I really believe in, because I’m a Spider man fan, and I can tell you with great platform comes great responsibility. I thought it was my responsibility to take all the things I was kicking myself for and to encourage others to avoid it.
On his new podcast “Cameron Knows Nothing”: My whole message is I was dropped up as an expert. The whole message was these kids are the real experts. Look, I have some very intelligent friends. Some friends who can intellectually run circles around me, but I’m not the expert in pretty much anything.
This seems to have been buried in the news, unsurprisingly…
A man walked into a Roanoke gaming parlor early Tuesday and opened fire before being shot and killed by an employee, police said.
Jeffrey Maurice Burnette, 27, of Roanoke was pronounced dead at Suga Ray’s Gaming in the 3600 block of Shenandoah Avenue Northwest, spokeswoman Caitlyn Cline said.
This is the depths to which politics has sunk in 2018.[check out the video here]Did you catch that at 1:21?
That is Delaney Tarr. As in Parkland student Delaney Tarr said “when they give us that inch, that bump stock ban, we will take a mile.”
What the hell does she have to do with sexual assault?
Nothing. But she’s a famous Progressive youngster and she’s going to jump into this with “[Dr. Ford’s] testimony are credible.” She, like David Hogg, barely qualifies as a survivor of anything and has now jumped onto the rape survivor bandwagon.
And what the hell is this “your sisters” thing? Sisters of what? Sisterhood of rape survivors? Sisterhood against Kavanaugh?
These women over and over saying that her story is credible without evidence and that they support her is horrifying.
Getting kilt in da streets, magnet style (seriously, people, NO)…
- UNIQUE DESIGN FOR MAX COMFORT: Smooth nylon-plastic flexes to fit contour of back and spreads pressure evenly to eliminate pressure points ** Gun never touches skin ** Comfortable when seated in chair or car (feels similar to lumbar support) ** Bands can be individually adjusted and moved to fit any body type ** Bands are thin and minimalist to prevent sweating
- MAGNETIC RETENTION: Strong neodymium magnets hold gun in place ** Gun only comes out from sustained horizontal pull during draw ** Will never accidently release from sudden impact or jarring ** Draw gun in under 2 seconds while standing or sitting ** Pocket maintains shape for easy reholstering ** Designed for right hand draw
- COMPLETE CONCEALMENT AND SAFETY: Gun disappears into recess of lower back under any basic shirt ** Gun stays in uncommon position which helps avoid detection ** Draw motion looks similar to pulling out wallet ** Muzzle never pointed at body while worn or drawn ** Trigger guard fully protected
- FULL MOBILITY: Allows full unrestricted range of movement and mobility during standing, sitting, jogging, sprinting, or jumping ** Limited stretch elastic bands will automatically adjust to fit in different positions standing or sitting or during movement ** Wearable with any type of clothing (undershirt recommended for extended use) ** No belt or oversize jeans required ** Perfect for undercover or off-duty law enforcement.
You know, I don’t think that’s how you math…
Multiple mass shootings have occurred in just the past two days — at a courthouse in Masontown, Pennsylvania; a business in Middleton, Wisconsin; and a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland.
This is, apparently, not abnormal for 2018. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been nearly as many mass shootings so far this year as there have been days.
“There have been 262 American mass shootings (4+ shot or killed in the same incident, not including the shooter) in the 263 days of 2018,” the Gun Violence Archive tweeted.
This is roughly in line with what we’ve seen in recent years. In all of 2015, there were 335 mass shootings. In 2016, there were 382. In 2017, there were 346
Good to know they’ve carefully mapped out the push for gun control…
After a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds more at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, US Democrats called for new gun control legislation. But two days after the shooting, senator Mitch McConnell deemed such a discussion “premature,” saying “it’s particularly inappropriate to politicize events like this.” It’s a refrain you hear again and again in the aftermath of mass shootings in the US. However, a new study suggests that right after a shooting might be the time when people are most amenable to considering gun control laws, regardless of political leanings.
The study, published in the journal Research & Politics, polled over 1,200 US citizens six days after the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, about their emotional state and political opinions. As one might expect, the more conservative a person’s political beliefs, the less likely they are to favor gun laws or to believe that the government intervention can prevent shootings.
But anxiety disrupts that pattern: staunch conservatives who reported feeling highly anxious after the Pulse shooting were more likely than less anxious conservatives to favor gun laws by around 40 percentage points. Highly anxious conservatives were 20 percentage points more likely than low-anxiety conservatives to think the government can prevent shootings. Liberals, on the other hand, were already likely to support gun control and to believe that the government could be effective in preventing shootings, so anxiety was less likely to change their beliefs.
It won’t help the people who really need it, but Penn and Teller are always entertaining . . .