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The War On Guns - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 08:38
While pursuing happiness with family and friends, don't forget to also stand vigilant this Independence Day. [More]

Universal Background Checks -- Bah! Humbug!

Florida Firearms Law, Jon Gutmacher esq. - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:50
Ever wonder why the anti-gunners are so intent on across the board ("universal") background checks -- even when we are  buying, trading, gifting, or just swapping guns privately?   It's not a gun safety issue.  The hidden agenda is to eventually have universal gun registration . . .  and then if the anti gunners play it really right . . .  after the next big tragedy . . .   they'll get legislation passed, get  a list of all the guns, and then, one day, come knocking on your door to collect them.

Don't think it can happen?

Sure can.  They've done it all over the world.  They did it in New York.  They've done it in other states and cities.  If they can stack the Supreme Court the wrong way and get just two changed votes  . . .   or get a 2/3 majority Democratic Congress and president . . .  it could happen.

You see, the big problems -- funding mental health --  funding and requiring drug rehab via civil not criminal penalties --  fixing the tax code so that big corporations aren't rewarded by building factories overseas rather than in the USA, so the jobs come back to the cities  -- these are just a few of the things the big money lobbyists control and prevent.  Politicians are in it today -- first, for themselves . . .  then for their Party . . .  and then . . .  maybe . . .  (assuming there's anything left) . . . for the country.

Guns have never been the problem.  Keeping them from honest people has been the real problem. Every time we extend gun ownership or possession the politicians, liberals, and anti-gunners cry it will cause a "Wild West" in the streets.  And every time, instead,  we see the crime rate go down, statistically, and their fears are unrealized.  Plus, sales between individuals are statistically not a big deal.  If someone who is prohibited buys a gun privately -- they've just committed a five year felony with a mandatory federal prison sentence.  If they're willing to do that -- you better believe they're gonna get it, anyway,   Home and auto burglaries will just go up, so they can steal them.  Gun stores and pawn shops will become targets. And the usual will happen -- criminals will have them -- citizens won't.

So,  next time somebody says we should have "universal" background checks -- tell them where to go.  The Second Amendment is one of the timeless building blocks that keeps this country free.  We don't need less of it -- we need more.
Categories: Gun, gun law

A Post Delayed –

Three boxes of BS - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:14

is just a post delayed. Today’s free ice cream has been rescheduled due to previous activities (actually sleeping in if you can believe that) and future plans (teaching a couple of new shooters).

Hopefully caffeine and activity will rouse the muse for a later post.

 

 

Categories: Guns, public opinion

Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank - Daily Sabah - Daily Sabah


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Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank - Daily Sabah
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It was the biggest mass arrest in one night since 2007 when Palestinians split after Hamas violently ousted forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas from Gaza, leaving him governing just parts of the West Bank. Hamas spokesman Husam Badran said in a ...
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Categories: Non-gun violence

US averages a mass killing every 2 weeks, study finds - WNCN


WNCN

US averages a mass killing every 2 weeks, study finds
WNCN
And mass killings — such as the 2012 attack on small children at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, the 1999 Columbine massacre, and last month's shooting of nine people at a prayer meeting in Charleston — are becoming alarmingly common in ...
US Averages a Mass Killing Every Two Weeks, Study FindsValley News Live
Mass Killings And School Shootings Instigate Similar Incidents: StudyInternational Business Times
Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study FindsNBCNews.com
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Categories: Non-gun violence

US Averages a Mass Killing Every Two Weeks, Study Finds - Valley News Live


International Business Times

US Averages a Mass Killing Every Two Weeks, Study Finds
Valley News Live
And mass killings — such as the 2012 attack on small children at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, the 1999 Columbine massacre, and last month's shooting of nine people at a prayer meeting in Charleston — are becoming alarmingly common in ...
Mass Killings And School Shootings Instigate Similar Incidents: StudyInternational Business Times
Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study FindsNBCNews.com
Why Mass Killings May Be Contagious, New Study ExaminesABC News
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Categories: Non-gun violence

Palestinian Authority Arrests 100 Hamas Members In The West Bank - Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Palestinian Authority Arrests 100 Hamas Members In The West Bank
Huffington Post
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years. Spokesman for Palestinian ...
Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West BankStars and Stripes

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Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank | WJBF-TV - WJBF-TV


Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank | WJBF-TV
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It was the biggest mass arrest in one night since 2007 when Palestinians split after the Islamic militant group Hamas violently ousted forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas from Gaza, leaving him governing just parts of the West Bank. Hamas spokesman ...

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Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank - KLFY


Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank
KLFY
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years. Spokesman for Palestinian ...

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Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds - NBCNews.com


International Business Times

Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds
NBCNews.com
And mass killings — such as the 2012 attack on small children at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, the 1999 Columbine massacre, and last month's shooting of nine people at a prayer meeting in Charleston — are becoming alarmingly common ...
US Averages a Mass Killing Every Two Weeks, Study FindsValley News Live
Mass Killings And School Shootings Instigate Similar Incidents: StudyInternational Business Times
Why Mass Killings May Be Contagious, New Study ExaminesABC News
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Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT - SunHerald.com


Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT
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"I cannot accomplish what has to be accomplished as president unless there is a mass, grass-roots movement of millions and millions of people," Sanders said. "I can't save you, but ... Woman arrested in boyfriend's stabbing death in St. Paul. ST. PAUL ...

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Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 pm CDT - Sacramento Bee


Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 pm CDT
Sacramento Bee
"I cannot accomplish what has to be accomplished as president unless there is a mass, grass-roots movement of millions and millions of people," Sanders said. "I can't save you, but ... Woman arrested in boyfriend's stabbing death in St. Paul. ST. PAUL ...

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Case SCOTUS Didn’t Hear Points to Larger Concern for Gun Owners

The War On Guns - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:51
“The Supreme Court … refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote,” Legal Insurrection reported Monday. “This is not just a battle of forms. It’s a battle for preventing theft of elections.” [More]My latest TTAG entry notes if the establishment has its way, the need to vote fraudulently will be a moot point.

We Like Shooting 099 – We’re going to survive!

Guns Save Lives - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:37
Welcome to the We Like Shooting show, Episode 99, this episode we’ll talk about 3D printed VZ Scorpion, our event, long range shooting, fix it sticks, Manticore Arms, Second Call Defense, DEZ Tactical arms and more and more!

He's Ba...ack!

The War On Guns - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:21
Mike updates us on what happened. [More]

Vanderboegh in Hospital for Observation

The War On Guns - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:46
Mike just called me and wanted me to pass on that his wife Rosey just took him to the hospital following symptoms indicative of a heart attack (chest pain, numbness in left arm, indigestion/nausea, etc.), and they will be keeping him overnight for observation.

It is important that we do not overreact -- we do not yet have an official diagnosis and prognosis. That message goes to to his readers, his friends, and the One Hundred Heads Life and Casualty Company.

I'm not going to release the hospital name at this point per Mike's instruction, as he does not want a bunch of people making uncoordinated calls. I will remain on telephone standby day and night, and will report any changes in blog updates as I learn of them.

For now, share this information with anyone you know who is interested. Also, if you're the praying type, please do. Hopefully, by this time tomorrow, we'll be getting news directly from the man himself over at Sipsey Street Irregulars.

WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE:

Mike just called to update me on his condition, which is a good thing, him being in a condition to call 'n all.

He is frustrated because the hospital wifi system blocks SSI, so he cannot post updates himself.

In terms of what's going on, at this point things are speculative. He is scheduled for more tests this morning.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE:

It turns out it was a severe magnesium deficiency causing the symptoms. Mike expects to be released tomorrow, when he can explain in detail.

THURSDAY UPDATE:

Mike's home and getting ready to do his first SSI blog post since this latest adventure began.

Why Mass Killings May Be Contagious, New Study Examines - ABC News


ABC News

Why Mass Killings May Be Contagious, New Study Examines
ABC News
A new study is examining whether a single mass killing can be “contagious” -- and therefore lead to other violent incidents. Researchers from Arizona State University examined data from mass shootings and looked for “clusters” of shootings that would ...
Mass killings, school shootings in US may be 'contagious'NBC Right Now
Researchers find mass killings, school shootings are contagiousPhys.Org

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Researchers find mass killings, school shootings are contagious - Phys.Org


Phys.Org

Researchers find mass killings, school shootings are contagious
Phys.Org
Her team examined databases on past high-profile mass killings and school shootings in the U.S. and fit a contagion model to the data to determine if these tragedies inspired similar events in the near future. They determined that mass killings ...
Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious'HealthDay
Mass killings and school shootings are contagious: Scientists warn of 13 day ...Daily Mail

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The Sleuth Next Door - New York Times


New York Times

The Sleuth Next Door
New York Times
Working on the case of a mass murderer locked up since 1966 (“a case full of ghosts and long-dried blood”) that has suddenly become of political interest might prove a healthy distraction. And so it does, once McAvoy believes he can connect it to an ...

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Constitutional Carry is Now Legal in Kansas [VIDEO]

Guns Save Lives - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
Constitutional carry (aka no permit needed to carry a gun) is now the law of the land in the state of Kansas. The law went into effect yesterday. According to local media reports: “More good people will have guns, and I think it will deter the bad people from robbing people,” said Ken Nagle of […]
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