Sitting in a hotel designed by and for Morticia Adams, Brad hands me a full page ad in something called a newspaper (the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). It’s from a group of gun violence survivors called The Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence. They’re an off-shoot of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Whoever they are,” our man Kozak opines. “They’ve got some serious money.” And a message for NRA Prez Wayne LaPierre: let’s talk. About computer databases. “We want to make sure the instant gun background check system, which the NRA supported, is effective. Unfortunately, right now, it’s not.” Unfortunately, if you think about it, it never will be. It can’t be. It’s a database. A big mf’ing database. Databases are inherently, often profoundly inaccurate. Subject to political manipulation as well (e.g. the FBI  Terrorist Watch List). The bigger the database, the worse it is. And even a gun check database it was 100 percent accurate, criminals would still use straw purchases. Or buy stolen. As they do now. On the behalf of Mr. LaPierre a simple question: what else you got?


  1. My personal experience with the NICS has changed recently. Apparently, someone from my part of the country hacked the White House website and stole phone and fax numbers. They used them to call and fax the place, and apparently put some version or variant of my name on it. So I received a visit from a Secret Service Agent and a local police officer at about 9PM one night approximately 6 months ago. I checked his badge, which was legit, let him play with my computer for a while to prove that I couldn’t hack an abacus, and then he said thanks to my father(same name and level of IT knowledge as myself) and I and left. He told us that there was nothing to worry about, and that they just had to check everyone in the region whose name came up in the investigation. Although I was scared half to death by the visit, I took him at his word. I only noticed the change when I purchased a shotgun a couple of months ago. In stead of taking the usual 30 minutes, my NICS check(I got through high school and college with just one average speeding ticket, my record is clean) took 4 hours. So I am left wondering what, exactly, one must do to get their name on a government issue naughty list now. If everything was fine after I was investigated, even though I was found to have no knowledge of the incident, then why has my wait time increased dramatically? Has anyone else out there had an experience like this one with the NICS?

  2. What else they got? Total victim disarmament, then these tools will be swept aside by the now relatively fearless elites. Of course, there will be an entire class of criminal getting rich from the ban, but as we learned from old Joe Kennedy, folks on the “inside” will probably have a few business deals going on there as well.
    If they get caught, they’ll just claim it was part of an investigation!


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