Obviously, a site like GunPundit is going to support Magpul’s decision to move out of Colorado after a law banning the sale or transfer of magazines holding more than 15 rounds was signed by the Governor last month. And poking fun at the idiots who passed such a law or those that support it is part and parcel to Murdoc’s role.
Even so, this opinion piece by Rick Tosches in the Denver Post seems, well, sort of deranged:
Tosches: Go ahead, Magpul. Move. Wyoming seems nice.
Is that what passes for an opinion in the Denver Post?
Famed author Stephen King has published an eBook called ‘Guns’ to discuss the gun control issue.
No link given here, but here’s the blurb on Amazon:
In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King’s keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.
Seems almost reasonable, and definitely a possibility for “rational discussion.”
But then there’s this:
King’s earnings from the sale of this essay will go the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Whoops. One doesn’t have to know anything about King’s politics (which are very Liberal) or know what his stance on gun control is (he apparently favors a total ban on semi-autos) to realize which way his breeze is blowing on this.
Don’t buy this eBook unless you want to put money in the pockets of the Brady Bunch.
It’s almost like Stephen King is totally full of shit.
Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards.
Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News’ decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger.
“They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That’s not acceptable to me,” Falco said, according to Newsday.
It’s almost like publishing that information was irresponsible.
Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush.
“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it.”
Fast and Furious began in October of 2009. Fact.
Yet more than twice as many people have been murdered this month in the president’s hometown of Chicago than were killed in the Aurora shooting. They are just statistics for whom there will be no presidential visits or flags flown at half staff.
Via Instapundit, who writes
Well, since Chicago already has very strict gun control, these deaths can’t be turned to political use.
Somehow I missed this:
I think this is correct. But Murdoc is more interested in HOW they reached that decision, especially:
The Second Amendment applies not just to firearms but to other weapons as well. “[The state] argues that Heller is strictly a gun control case, but the broad nature of the language used in Heller’s definition of arms clearly covers more than just firearms.”
I just had this discussion a few days ago. The Second Amendment is a legal guarantee that citizens can keep and bear ARMS. Arms are a lot more than guns.
Via Say Uncle.
George Zimmerman had a broken nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head, and a minor back injury according to a medical report.
Trayvon Martin had bloody knuckles according to an autopsy.
That sure seems to support Zimmerman’s story a lot more than it supports the story that everyone is telling on behalf of Martin.
Murdoc doesn’t know what the result of this case is going to be, but he’s at least happy to see some actual information coming out.
David Forster and Marjon Rostami are just the latest victims of brutal beatings tied to the Trayvon Martin shooting, and some Virginians are outraged that the newspaper did not report the attack for “politically correct reasons.” The attack was revealed not as news, but in an opinion piece.
And here’s something:
On March 24-25, a string of attacks in Grand Rapids, Mich., by mobs of black youths injured seven whites in separate incidents. Five of the injured filed police reports. Examiner reporter Kyle Rogers interviewed one of the victims, Jacob Palasek, who had been beaten with a chain. Palasek stated that police investigators feel that all the attacks were related to the Trayvon Martin story. Local news media stand accused of burying the story to keep racial tensions from rising to a boiling point.
NBC reports that it has fired a producer (unnamed) over the recording of the 911 which was edited to make it sound like George Zimmerman was targeting Trayvon Martin simply because he was black.
Murdoc doesn’t spend a lot of time watching mainstream news, but it’s amazing how this story has almost totally fallen off the radar. I think it has to do with the fact that the initial story that caught everyone’s attention is turning out to have been based mostly on lies.
Seems that the President’s daughter is Spring Breaking in Mexico (despite warnings to not Spring Break in Mexico) and that 25 Secret Service agents have been assigned to her group.
Murdoc’s no opposed to SS protecting our high-profile people, but maybe they could have picked a destination that didn’t require quite so much manpower. Why not somewhere in the US where the dollars spent would flow back into our own economy instead of some other country’s?
Citizens wouldn’t need so many guns if they each got a Secret Service agent for protection and extras when they went abroad.