It’s baaaaaack! After a hiatus, the Daily Digest returns. Here you’ll find a quick summary of gun-related news, odd stories, and all the other stuff we didn’t otherwise have a chance to get to today. We’ll start with an old favorite, Mayor for Life and emperor wannabe, Mayor Michael Bloomberg who is at it again. Still. His MAIG anti-gun group is spending $350K on an ad to diss Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) for voting against the background check legislation. Welcome to politics Bloomberg style, where you don’t campaign for any particular candidate, just against those who won’t kowtow to your very specific demands . . .
And speaking of Hizzoner, he found time to give the commencement speech at Kenyon College in Ohio. Never one to accept defeat gracefully, rather than inspiring the graduates with hope for the future or offering advice on how to get ahead in the world they’re about to be tossed into, he decided to flagellate the deceased equine and deliver a tirade on gun control. Was anyone really surprised? If you have the stomach for it, you can listen to it below.
Bloomberg wasn’t the only one to abuse a commencement invitation to get in a shot for gun control. Former Congresswoman and Mr. Gabrielle Giffords spoke at Bard College in New York. She talked for less than two minutes then turned the stage over to hubby Mark Kelly. He used the rest of the time rehashing her shooting, recovery and professional victim status. He also managed to get in a few digs against the NRA.
The NY Times is still aghast over the background check vote. “A strange thing happened after 45 senators killed a bill to expand background checks for gun buyers five weeks ago: many of those same senators suddenly discovered a profound affection for background checks. They had been for them all along, it turns out, and wanted nothing more than to keep guns out of the hands of felons.” Maybe they should let Mayor Bloomberg know these senators had a change of heart so he won’t waste MAIG’s money campaigning against them.
Convicted felon Matthew Parker claims illegal guns aren’t that easy to get so we must control the legal ones. “The NRA says gun control won’t work because illegal guns are so easy to get. But as a convicted felon, I know Adam Lanza never could have gotten an illegal firearm.” Uh…aren’t stolen guns illegal?
Of course, you could just go to LA and buy your guns directly from the SWAT team. How long do you think it’ll be before some of these show up at crime scenes? And how many of the people involved will ever be prosecuted for selling them? (*Cough* “Fast and Furious” *Cough*)
And finally, today’s quote that didn’t make it to QOTD status comes from Illinois Rep. Mike Bost: “Criminals are cowards. If they know there’s an opportunity they’re going to get caught or get shot — because they don’t like a fair fight — they’re not going to commit the crime.”