Home Law and Order Where Would We Be Without Local News? Law and Order Where Would We Be Without Local News? By Dan Zimmerman - August 5, 2011 12 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ [h/t huffingtonpost.com] ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Indianapolis Experiments With More Holistic Approaches to Reducing ‘Gun Violence’ Leaked Docs Show FBI Equating Second Amendment Beliefs With “Violent Extremism” ‘Police Reforms’ Mean More Illegal Guns on The Streets, Soaring Crime Rates 12 COMMENTS we would be in quiet-ol-town U.S.A Reply That was one loud clip. See what I did there? Reply It’s a magazine! See what I did there? (all kidding aside, it was a good pun) Reply It was a loud report! Reply clip is synonymous with magazine. You guys should check the dictionary on that and get off it. Reply Allow me to rephrase what mikeb302000 meant: A barrel shroud is a shoulder thing that goes up. You guys should check the dictionary on that and get off it. Reply Okay, I give up: what is this “shoulder thing that goes up” about? I know what a barrel shroud is: a protective cover for the barrel to keep you from burning yourself on it. What’s that got to do with a shoulder, or a thing “that goes up”??? It’s a reference to an MSNBC interview in which the host Tucker Carlson questions Carolyn McCarthy about the content of her gun control bill, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act. CARLSON: I‘m sorry. I read the legislation and it said that it would regulate barrel shrouds. What is a barrel shroud? And why should we regulate that? MCCARTHY: The guns that were chosen back in those days were basically the gun that most gangs and criminal were using to kill our police officers. I‘m not saying it was the best bill. But that was the best bill they could get out… CARLSON: Do you know what a barrel shroud is? MCCARTHY: I actually don‘t know what a barrel shroud is. CARLSON: Oh, OK. Because it is in your legislation. MCCARTHY: I believe it is a shoulder thing that goes up. Ah, thanks for that! I guess ignorance really IS bliss, huh? clip is synonymous with magazine. Only to those of you gun-grabbers who have no idea what you’re talking about. You probably also say “semi-automatic machine gun” too, don’t you? Reply I always wondered what Kent Brockman looked like in real life. Reply The shooter was firing in the wrong direction. Turn around, bright eyes. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.