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POLITICO October 12, 2015 – Six weeks after their reelection, the president put Joe Biden in charge of the most serious push for gun control in decades, sparked by the massacre of children at Sandy Hook Elementary. It seemed like the moment when national outrage might lead to congressional action. Biden did not deliver. Four months after Biden took on the mission, a modest measure to require expanded background checks died on the Senate floor.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 — Joe was never in a hurry to do anything. A true politician, he knew that to push too hard, too fast bore fruit that was not yet ripe for picking. In contrast, his boss, Barack, laid on Joe to create the conditions to which Obama could bank his legacy as Gun Controller-In-Chief. And the boss wanted it “now” while the smell of gunpowder was still in the air after Sandy Hook. By June 2013, the Senate, still under Democrat control, and voting to expand background checks, killed the only chance Barack had of achieving what he publicly admitted was his “biggest frustration” as president.
Tonight, at the first Democrat presidential candidates debate on CNN. Joe, if he shows up at all (he’s, as we said, in no hurry to get anywhere, including into the White House) will get another chance to explain why his own party colluded with pro-gun Republicans and, by proxy, the NRA, to stuff the bill, which only needed 60 votes to pass, into the dumper. While Loyal–to-the-president–Joe tries to explain himself, he knows he’ll have competition on the subject of gun control. Hillary wants it. Lots of it. Bernie Sanders wants to fill Senate ballot boxes with gun control, unless it pisses off his Vermont constituency of hunters. And Martin O’Malley, who is seemingly basing his whole campaign on killing off the NRA. And Rhode Island’s Governor Lincoln Chafee, he of the Republican- turned-Independent-turned-Democrat who now wants to be every party’s turned President. And Jim Webb, the only semi-pro-gun Dem candidate on the stage: former SecNav, former “one term was enough” Democratic Senator.
Clearly, gun control will be the top topic tonight (you don’t think Hillary will want to talk about Benghazi, do you?) and it won’t go away through all the political fog of the next 13 months and through both party conventions. If the Dems end up choosing Hillary, that’ll be okay with Joe. He’s got nothing but time on his hands.
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GQ.COM October 13, 2015 – We’re not here to tell home invaders how to invade, but here’s a good rule of thumb: Do not attempt to burgle anyone who’s studied medieval combat fighting. Otherwise you might run into Karen L. Dolley, a 43-year-old Indianapolis…
BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS.COM October 13, 2015 – American psychiatrist, author and television personality Keith Ablow, who is also a contributor on psychiatry for Fox News Channel, has weighed in on the Ben Carson controversy regarding the hypothetical question of whether or not Jews would have fared…
DELMARVANOW.COM October 12, 2015 – In the midst of President Obama’s denunciation of gun violence – if you’ve lost track, the latest massacre was Oct. 1 – he lamented Washington’s ongoing inertia and said that, in fact, “we have a Congress that explicitly blocks us…
Breitbart.com October 12, 2015 – On October 11, the Associated Press lamented the demise of “gun violence researchers,” citing the lack of funding necessary to pay researchers enough to draw them to the field and blaming that lack of funding on the NRA and…
ABC12.COM October 12, 2015 – MICHIGAN (WJRT) – (10/12/15) – Peggy Soth was helping out in her grandson’s kindergarten class at Mundy Township’s Morrish Elementary, last Friday…when the school suddenly went into lockdown. “I didn’t know what it was…When , we went over…
CREATORS.COM October 12, 2015 – The zealotry of gun control advocates might make some sense if they had any serious evidence that more restrictive gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes. But they seldom even discuss the issue in terms of empirical evidence. Saving…
LA TIMES October 11, 2015 – “Firearms are very easy to use,” says Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. “If you shoot yourself with the intent to kill, chances are 80% to 90% you will. Not many people…
WASHINGTON October 12, 2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court may consider a request by Tuesday to eliminate a local ordinance that prohibits the popular semiautomatic AR style rifle and other weapons with magazine capacities over 10 rounds that could also affect other cities elsewhere…
BOB ROGERS, October 13, 2015 — If you’ve got the start-up resources, or can get them, go into the gun business, quick.
It’s a place in today’s market where mark-ups are more profitable than mark-downs. Basically, if you’re gun-savvy and you choose the right inventory, you can sell out everything you buy from wholesalers.
Little dust will gather, there’s just not enough time while you’re busy re-stocking the shelves.
Why? The dirty little secret is out. Watch the news closely (as if you could avoid it in these days of Instagram). If there’s a mass shooting somewhere in the country, that’s your cue to open the doors at 5 a.m. rather than mid-morning; your customers will be outside waiting in line like it’s a post-Thanksgiving Black Friday. [full story]
STEVE COMUS, October 1, 2015 — Time and the foibles of mankind shape societies: sometimes for the better, other times for the worse.
But first, what about the word “foible?” It has a companion word, which is “forte.” Both refer to the sword. A foible is the weaker portion of a sword blade, from the middle to the point; and a forte is the strongest part of the sword blade, between the middle and the hilt.
As societies evolve, matters become extrapolated – sometimes to the extreme that they no longer make sense. Yet by the time they have reached that point in the evolutionary cycle, they are viewed as bedrock truths.
Guns provide fertile fields for the imagination in that regard. In many societies, the gun has been so vilified as to be associated automatically with reason to go beyond normal limits whenever one is present and/or involved. [full story]
SHELBY MURDOC, September 18, 2015 — A recent political cartoon by Michael Ramirez shows the badge of a police officer standing between a family and a huge gun labeled ‘CRIME.’ The family huddles in fear and only the badge protects them from the massive pistol held by an out-of-frame criminal with his finger on the trigger. The cartoon is entitled ‘The Shield’ and presumably is meant as a reminder of how society depends on the police for protection and the continued existence of law and order.
Now, in these days of controversy over various incidents and increasing rhetoric and violence against cops, reminders such as this are important. Though there are certainly things to be concerned about when it comes to trends in law enforcement, most cops are good and most law enforcement agencies help far more than they hurt. Even though some bad events have gained a lot of national notoriety and things like the increasingly militaristic look and behavior of many agencies should give citizens a reason to pause and think, the fact is that many families in our country depend entirely upon law enforcement organizations for protection from crime. It’s important to recognize that most cops do much good, and that many people count on them. [full story]
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