Christmas is for Sharing: A Story on the Battlefield
Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas advertisement. Made in partnership with The Royal British Legion. Inspired by real events from 100 years ago. This year’s Christmas ad from Sainsbury’s – Christmas is for sharing. Made in partnership with The Royal British Legion, it commemorates the extraordinary events of Christmas Day, 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies met in no-man’s land, sharing gifts – and even playing football together.
Human Technology is an artistic short movie celebrating the uniqueness and the distinction of every Beretta premium gun. This movie by Ancarani Studio, under the creative direction of Paola Manfrin, reveals through the minutia of the manufacturing process, the genesis of a luxury Beretta shotgun. A poetic journey through sterile robotic rooms is blended with five centuries of Beretta’s history, culminating in the final assembly by the gunsmith, ever the wise guardian of the art of manufacturing.
NY TIMES - Last month, in response to the shootings, Alicia Reece, an Ohio state legislator, announced that she would be introducing legislation to expand existing laws mandating bright markings on replica guns to include BB, pellet and airsoft weapons. But Reece’s legislation, if passed, would not prevent children from painting over any brightly colored markings, and it certainly would not force the police to take more time to assess a potentially dangerous situation. [full article]
YAHOO NEWS - On Feb. 5, 2014, the world’s most famous wolf woke up somewhere along the Oregon-California border, very likely in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a landscape of Alpine forests and grassland valleys. For the better part of a year he had been making his home in this place where the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou mountains converge. It was cold that day, in the upper 20s or lower 30s depending on his altitude. Still, it was plenty warm for a gray wolf, which can sleep comfortably at 40 below. Known as OR7—the seventh wolf to be fitted by Oregon wildlife officials with a location-transmitting collar—the wolf likely rose, shook off whatever snow may have fallen on his coat overnight, and sniffed around for anything new and exciting. In the still morning air, he could pick up a scent from nearly two miles away. [full article]
SHELBY MURDOC, December 15, 2014 -- Despite seemingly non-stop sensationalism over crimes committed with guns and equal amounts of hot air coming from politicians vowing to increase the levels of gun control in America, the overall trend has been and continues to be toward increased freedoms for U.S. citizens to keep arms, bear them, and use them.
One segment of the market that has seen a lot of growth in the past few years is the suppressor market. Flying a little under the radar, the ability to own and use suppressors has steadily been increasing across the nation.
Until recently viewed by many as merely tools of Special Forces snipers, the East German secret police, or Hollywood assassins, the "silencer" serves many purposes. With so many of the complaints from the neighbors of shooting ranges or hunting lands based on noise pollution, one would think the suppressor would be a favorite even among gun critics. [full story]
"The Assault-Weapon Myth" (NY Times Headline)
ALAN KORWIN, December 15, 2014 -- The lamestream media told you:
New York Times, Lois Beckett, Sep. 14, 2014 -- "In the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference."
"It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do. Annually, 5,000 to 6,000 black men are murdered with guns. Black men amount to only 6 percent of the population..."
"Democrats decided to push for a ban of what seemed like the most dangerous guns in America: assault weapons, which were presented by the media as the gun of choice for drug dealers and criminals." (emphasis added) In truth this was, "a politically defined category of guns -- a selection of rifles, shotguns and handguns with ‘military-style’ features -- only figured in about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide..." [full story]