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EVEN AS A STUDENT MOVEMENT RISES, GUN MANUFACTURERS ARE TARGETING YOUNG PEOPLE the caps lock headline at  proclaims. And winning them! Which isn’t a surprise to young master Lee Fang, as the jobbing journo charts the shooting sports’ appeal to a younger demographic . . .

The chief executive of the gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger, Christopher Killoy, told investors in May that, although sales were down, the industry is better positioned in relation to previous downturns because of the influx of “new shooters, fresher faces, younger faces, more diverse faces.”

At the Bank of America Leveraged Finance Conference in November, the CFO of one of the largest companies involved in gun accessories and ammunition was explicit about the video-game appeal to young gun enthusiasts.

“It has become a recreational shooting market, partly driven by the Xbox generation coming of age,” said Stephen Nolan, of Vista Outdoor. “And two trends which bode very well to the market long term: significant influx of younger shooters and significant influx of female shooters into the market.” Younger shooters, he explained, look to buy paper targets of zombies or vampires, and are more interested in buying high volumes of ammunition.

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America’s gun violence crisis must end. Here’s how – Backing off from that whole “ending gun violence” thing, The Kansas City Star’s Editorial Board reckons some gun control is better than none . . .

The claim that any one approach “won’t work” and therefore should not be tried, is a dangerous nonstarter.

No law works in every instance. Laws deter behavior and punish aberrance, but they cannot stop every anti-social act. That doesn’t mean we give up on laws.

Airport security rules failed on Sept. 11, 2001. No one proposed ending those rules because they “didn’t work.” Instead, Americans studied the failure, learned from it and improved the rules where necessary.

A similar approach can work with gun violence.

Truthiness is breaking out all over. Thank God. In this case, literally.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio and new friend

5 things Congress could do on guns – Includes two things Congress could do on guns — mag cap restrictions and an “assault weapon” ban. But only if Americans abandon their right to bear arms and, by extension, the things that help make those arms useful. Someone should tell Senator Rubio . .

At CNN’s gun town hall on Wednesday night, Rubio said while he had not in the past supported looking at magazine clip size, he was now “reconsidering that position.”

“I’ll tell you why,” Rubio said on the issue at the town hall. “Because while it may not prevent an attack, it may save lives in an attack.”

Immediately after, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey tweeted at Rubio, sharing the bill he introduced after the Las Vegas shooting that, if implemented, would ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Menendez wrote, “Thank you for reconsidering your position on large capacity magazines at the CNN Town Hall – I’ve got a bill waiting for you to co-sponsor.”

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A Former NFL Player’s Threatening Instagram Post Closed A High School And Led To His Arrest –  Yeah, that’s scary, given Mr. Martin’s controversial history with the Miami Dolphins . . .

Jonathan Martin, a former Miami Dolphins player, posted a picture of a shotgun and ammunition Thursday and wrote, “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.”

In his Instagram post, he tagged former teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, as well as the Miami Dolphins and Harvard-Westlake, a private school in Los Angeles that Martin attended . . .

Harvard-Westlake closed Friday after it became aware of a “disturbing and possibly threatening social media post attributed to a former student,” Shauna Altieri, assistant director of communications for the school, said in a statement.

“The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our top priority, so we made the decision to close both campuses of our school today,” Altieri added.

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Fredric D. Rosa [Not Shown]: Boulder should be specific in gun control measure – Here be Fudds . . .

From a television report, I understand that the Boulder City Council is considering a ban on all “semi-automatic rifles.” I believe that the City Council should first understand what is a “semi-automatic rifle.” Possibly 20-25 percent of all elk and deer hunting rifles are “semi-automatic.” The council and readers can research that term.

While there is no accounting, the majority of shotguns are “semi-automatic” and used to hunt waterfowl and small game. I am sure Boulder hunters have both semi-automatic rifles and shotguns at home, and are no threat to society.

What the council should consider banning is “assault-style semi-automatic rifles,” which are the ones that look and act like military weapons. There is no reason, in my opinion, for any citizen to own an assault rifle. They would be very impractical for hunting. All hunters should be free to own their choice of hunting rifle or pistol, whether bolt-action, double barrel, single shot or semi-automatic.

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Chinese paper says U.S. should learn from China, restrict guns, protect rights – No question: the U.S. should learn from China. Specifically, we should take to heart Mao’s famous pronouncement “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” . . .

“Washington has been pointing an accusing finger at other countries over human rights … However, more Americans have been killed by gunfire in the country than American soldiers being killed in all U.S. wars,” the Global Times said.

“Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths. The U.S. should learn from China and genuinely protect human rights,” it said . . .

“The U.S. has no other choice but to adopt gun control. The right of life is the most fundamental (of) human rights. The right to bear arms cannot overpower the individual’s right to live,” the Global Times editorial said.

Now she's gone and I have to say . . .

Celebrities Join FedEx Boycott Amid NRA Support Meet you all the way? I don’t think so . . .

After the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, many companies announced they would no longer be offering discounts to NRA members.

If you don’t know, FedEx offers NRA members discounts on both domestic and international shipping. As of Saturday (February 24), they have yet to announce any change to this policy despite social media backlash.

Celebs including Julianne MooreJulia Louis Dreyfus and more have taken to Twitter to say they will be using an alternate delivery service.

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  1. LoL
    That right there is funny!
    I don’t care who ya are… that’s funny.
    “More people killed in country than all soldiers in all wars”.

    Pathetic Political Asshats are THEE most pervasive scum upon the face of the earth.
    Why is it that we (US) seem to attract them?

    • It occurs to me in passing that the soldiers in those wars were armed and able to defend themselves. I suspect the majority of those supposed “gun violence” civilian victims were unarmed and helpless at the time of the attack.

      Just sayin’.

      • actually 2/3 of the “gun violence” victims they are counting committed suicide so they were armed. We also now know from Australia that there overall suicide rate did not drop one iota due to gun control, they jus increased suicide by other means.
        Actual gun violence victims are 1/10 the number of people saved by guns in DGU.

        • Nobody is saved _by_ the gun, any more than they are killed _by_ the gun.

          WITH! Using a gun, a person has to be involved USING the gun…

          We need to be clear on this every time.

    • And more unarmed civilians have been murdered by their own governments in just 20th century than all the soldiers in all the wars in all the centuries previous, combined.

    • They really should have kept the Chinese as the bad guys in the Red Dawn remake. And the MSM wants us to believe that Russia’s out to get us, and not the commies that we owe tons of money to…

      • @ anonymoose

        The Leftist R’s/D’s/Regressives/Socialist’s/Communist’s in this nation are out to destroy the nation,I’m not so worried about the Chinese and Russians.

  2. ”The right to bear arms cannot overpower the individual’s right to live”

    So… we shouldn’t intervene when a person tries to murder, rape, molest, maim, or otherwise injure or kill someone lest we accidentally put down the perpetrator.

    Got it.

  3. Winner WINNER chicken egg roll dinner!

    “Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths. The U.S. should learn from China and genuinely protect human rights,” it said . . .”

    that right there will win the stupidest line of the year with only 2 months in! —no one can be THAT stupid or beat that!

  4. If you think 9/11 happened because of a failure of airport security, and further think that the TSA is an *improvement* in security, I just don’t know how to help you.

    • Yep, DHS tested their security and over 90% of the prohibited items they tried to smuggle in made it through, including knives, bombs, and guns.

      The TSA is security theatre and conditioning (getting the public used to unjustified searches) but we all knew that already.

  5. Waitaminute didn’t China kill perhaps 50million of their own people?!? You can keep your great leap forward…does anyone have a clue how many die of knife attacks in China?

    • At the time of the great famine, and other disasters Mao perpetrated on China the population may already have been approaching 1 billion.

      Fifty million people would have represented 5% of the population. It’s a surprise anyone even noticed they were missing. [/sarc]

      Actually, as a percentage, it would be about the same as if the U.S. deported all the illegal aliens. Which would certainly be a better outcome than shooting or starving them in place, as the Chinese did.

  6. Boulder is it’s own odd-ball place. That said, any “ban” they set up will not stand. They’ve already tried this kind of shit with regards to UCB and they lost. Badly. UCB now comports with state law and allows CCW. It also ruthlessly enforces State laws on the topic.

    See, they [Boulderites] fancy themselves another Denver with the ability to regulate firearms all by themselves. The problem is that they don’t have a court case on their side giving them the ability to be their own little fiefdom and they’re not going to get one. Denver won that case on very narrow procedural grounds that are specific to Denver itself and, quite frankly, the only reason it still has the abilities that it does is because the State legislature is too lazy to take a second crack at telling Denver that it has to comport with State law.

    So Denver is special and continues to be. Boulder is not. Their city council should tread carefully since the NRA is actually just waiting for them to get stupid so they can sue Boulder into oblivion. The NRA’s website actually solicits cases for consideration in terms of suing the shit out of Boulder.

  7. ‘Celebs including Julianne Moore, Julia Louis Dreyfus…’

    Sorry, but Julianne and Julia are NOT celebrities, they’re washed up D list actresses.

    BTW, I’d throw Alyssa Milano on that list as well.

  8. The 2nd Amendment which guarantess our “right” to own firearms is the bulwark preventing Democrats/Liberals/Progressives from implementing their “Final Solution” and eradicating us, if we lose it, the 2nd, we lose our nation and future generations will never get it back.

  9. George Clooney is one of the big donors to the gungrabbing children? Maybe the communists in Hail Caesar really did get to him.

  10. “…No law works in every instance. Laws deter behavior and punish aberrance, but they cannot stop every anti-social act. That doesn’t mean we give up on laws.”

    No one is suggesting that we give up on Laws. Other than you I mean.


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