Negligible Bump

A Bump Stock Ban Is Popular With the Public. But Experts Have Their Doubts.

A ban on the “bump stock” devices that made the Las Vegas attack so deadly would enjoy broad public support, according to a new poll. Yet gun policy experts say a ban would probably have a negligible effect on mass shooting deaths.

“Bump fire stocks” haven’t been used before in a mass shooting. Only in certain circumstances would they be of much help to a would-be killer. They are novelty gadgets.

A lot of gun owners are up in arms about the NRA’s position on this, but Murdoc thinks it’s the best course at the moment. Let the BATFE, the same BATFE that already decided that the devices were not in violation of federal law, review it. Let emotions cool before rushing to do anything.

Obama’s End Hurts Gun Company Stocks

Donald Trump’s Win Is Punishing Gun Company Stocks

Despite claims that the markets would never recover, the markets are through the roof since early November. But not everyone is seeing big gains from Trump’s huge win.

Gun sales fell last month following the election of Donald Trump as President, and analysts see a clear connection as gun enthusiasts no longer perceive a threat to the Second Amendment the way they did under President Obama—or might have under a President Hillary Clinton.

Shares of American Outdoor Brands, which owns Smith & Wesson, have fallen by 26% since Election Day and shares of Sturm, Ruger, and Co. are down by 16% over the same period, the New York Post reports. Gun background checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations were also down in the month of December, though 2016 marked a record year for the background checks, with 27.5 million performed.

Murdoc has been chided over the years by Lefties who take issue with labeling President Obama as “the greatest gun salesman in history” but the more time that passes, the more obvious the label becomes.

Years of the threats to regulate guns, hints that they may be taken away, and blaming millions and millions of gunw owners for the actions of criminals didn’t reduce sales? Claiming that voters who support the opposition are “clinging” to their guns didn’t convince gun owners to give up their firearms? Hillary’s statements that confiscation programs like Australia’s didn’t sway public opinion against the right keep and bear arms? Surprise.

Cleveland Police Union to the US Constitution: DROP DEAD

Cleveland police union asks for suspension of ‘open carry’ in wake of Baton Rouge, ahead of RNC

Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) — The head of Cleveland’s largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s open carry gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention following Sunday’s shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded at least three others.

Now, whatever you think of this idea and whether or not additional restrictions around the convention might be in order or if security needs to be stepped up or the National Guard called in or whatever, this bit here should scare the living daylights out of every American:

“I don’t care if it’s constitutional or not at this point,” Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, told CNN.

You lost me there, jackass.

The head of the Cleveland police union doesn’t care whether or not what he wants to do is constitutional. That means that Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association needs to be removed from office immediately.

He says those open carrying are going to be targeted for tougher inspections.

“I couldn’t care less if it’s legal or not.”

You known how you get people to hate cops, Mr. Loomis? You know how you get people to think about attacking cops? You know how you make people sympathize with those ambushing cops? By not caring about the Constitution, by not caring what’s legal, and by saying so openly.

Holy shit, Murdoc cannot believe that this idiot is saying this to the media.

Murdocs prediction is that his comments inspaire ten times as many open carriers as would have been there.

Oh, and it’s not those open carrying that he should be worried about.

Ryan losing again

Ryan faces GOP defections on gun proposal

Already dealing with threats of another Democratic floor protest, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is now facing defections from the right on a GOP gun bill that conservatives complain is unconstitutional.

The handful of Republican naysayers has raised doubts about whether Ryan can muster enough votes from his own party to pass the gun provision. Backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the GOP legislation was favored by Republican leaders as a more acceptable alternative to Democratic gun-control bills.

But Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), an opponent of the GOP provision, said: “I think it’s dead.”

Here’s why:

But conservative lawmakers, including several who belong to the far-right House Freedom Caucus, argued that the legislation could violate an individual’s Second Amendment rights, based on what the government anticipates that person might do in the future.

“If the bill becomes law, it will mark a massive expansion of the government’s ability to restrict gun rights on the basis of precrime—a crime not yet committed,” Freedom Caucus member Justin Amash (R-Mich.) posted in a lengthy diatribe on his Facebook page. This bill “is the actualization of dystopian fiction.”

This Just In: Criminals Break the Law

Study Learns Chicago Criminals DON’T Buy Their Guns Legally

The study learned that virtually zero criminals have ever used the internet or gun shows, because that method is easily traceable. It’s much safer for a criminal to acquire firearms on the streets where they’re harder to keep track of, and that’s most criminals method of choice.


Others indicated using “corrupt cops” who seize guns then “put them back on the street.”

This obviously supports the argument that increased regulation on gun purchases will do very little or nothing to reduce gun crime but will infringe on the rights and endanger those who comply with the law and aren’t a problem.

Via Stephen Green at Instapundit, who quips “Studies: What would we do without them?

This concept that those who we need to keep guns away from are exactly those who gun laws will never apply to is such a basic and fundamental truth that Murdoc always feels like an idiot when pointing it out. Telling someone that gun laws won’t deter law breakers feels like explaining something to a five-year-old. A five-year-old who just can’t comprehend what you’re saying.

NBA’s Steve Kerr believes the Bill of Rights is ‘Outdated’

Steve Kerr, head coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, thinks that the Bill of Rights is 'outdated.' He also thinks that lots of people own automatic weapons. Steve Kerr is very confused.
Steve Kerr, head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, thinks that the Bill of Rights is ‘outdated.’ He also thinks that lots of people own automatic weapons. Steve Kerr is very confused.

Steve Kerr, head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, thinks that the Bill of Rights is ‘outdated.’ He also thinks that lots of people own automatic weapons. Steve Kerr is very confused.[/caption]NBA coach Steve Kerr rails against ‘totally outdated Bill of Rights’

Coach Steve Kerr of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors has some opinions on guns and the Bill of Rights:

It’s easier to get a gun than it is a driver’s license. And it’s insane. And as somebody who has had a family member shot and killed, it just devastates me every time I read about this stuff, like what happened in Orlando, and then it’s even more devastating to see the government just cowing to the NRA and going to this totally outdated Bill of Rights, right to bear arms, you know, if you want to own a musket, fine–but come on.

Mr. Kerr also says that people are carrying “these automatic weapons.” So he’s obviously got a lot of things factually wrong.

But the most telling part of his diatribe is his claim that the Bill of Rights is “outdated.” The idea that basic human rights can become “outdated” says an awful lot about Mr. Kerr.

He obviously is not a fan of the 2nd Amendment. I wonder what the reaction would be if an NBA head coach claimed that the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were outdated. (Just kidding. Murdoc doesn’t wonder.)

Big Shootings Only Happen in Safe Places

Gun Shows Should Be Dangerous, but Aren’t

According to liberals, the most dangerous place in the world must be a gun show: It’s a giant room full of macho, vigilante maniacs with itchy trigger fingers and several guns apiece, with evil assault rifles everywhere, and a mysterious loophole that somehow allows the criminally insane to walk away with AR-15s.

According to liberals, the safest place in the world is a ‘gun-free zone’: a school, a bar, a movie theater with a ‘no guns’ sign, or, since 1993, any American military base.