Just a few gun news stories from the last few days.
A NJ gun buyback program kept those dangerous war relic rifles and “assault shotguns” off the street.
Authorities say a 2-day gun buyback program staged in central New Jersey last weekend netted 218 firearms.
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says the weapons collected at a church in Asbury Park and the Rumson police department included 126 handguns, 39 shotguns, and 24 rifles.
Among the assault weapons surrendered was a Colt AR-15, a Mossberg assault shotgun and a World War II-era Japanese bolt-action rifle.
126+39+24=189 What were the other 29 firearms? Muskets?
I’m sure pulling an Arisaka out of grandpa’s closet and destroying it really made the world safer. I wonder if there are any artifacts in museums they’d like to destroy, too?
And seriously, an “assault shotgun”? Unless maybe it was the gimmicky, asinine Mossberg Chainsaw, which is assaults the eyes with ugliness and absurdity.
You never go full Mossberg.
Angela Giron, ousted Colorado Democrat, said she won.
The recall fight that my colleague, Colorado Senate President John Morse, and I lost demonstrated that no matter the cost of our political positions, common-sense gun-safety legislation is achievable. Colorado’s newest gun-safety laws have been in effect for months, and the recalls have no bearing on them. The legislation we helped pass proves that the gun lobby can be beaten.
She’s actually somewhat correct, in that she got her way. She got greater government control, reduced citizen freedom, and she got to leave the lasting marks of tyranny in Colorado. None of what she did was “common-sense” or “gun-safety”. Remember, this is the same Colorado legislature that said women don’t know when they’re getting raped, and it’s better for them to get raped than defend themselves.
At the Navy Yard memorial, Obama had to go and push him some gun control. It was basically the same song and dance we’ve heard from gun banners in the last couple years. Katie Pavlich pointed out that everything Obama said was ludicrous:
Got that? If you don’t support new “common sense” gun control measures, you just don’t care about preventing mass shootings. And with all due respect, mass shootings are not the new normal and are not on the rise as President Obama would like the country to believe. Violence in the streets of Chicago between rival gangs is normal. Mass shootings, are not.
Let’s refresh what happened last week: Mad man Aaron Alexis, who was hearing aliens talk to him, purchased a shotgun legally at a Virginia gun store after passing two background checks. He carved cryptic sayings into the shotgun like “better off this way,” and “my elf gun.” He then illegally took that gun into Washington D.C., illegally brought it into the Navy Yard and committed mass murder. When it comes to more gun control, I’m not exactly sure what Obama is trying to get out here. Is he implying we should institute more restrictions on basic shotguns?
And finally, Larry Correia of Monster Hunter Nation utterly destroys some silly leftist’s gun control rant with devastating wit. It’s a fun read:
Dear Gun Nuts
I’d say I qualify as a Gun Nut. My full weapons/tactics/legal resume is in the first link above.
So, a few things.
After the first time I shot a gun, I couldn’t hear anything for two days. This is because it was a .44 magnum and because I was eight and not wearing any ear protection.
Speaking as a retired firearms instructor, your father is an idiot.
It’s a huge gun—the kind Dirty Harry used—and my dad had to help me hold it as I pulled the trigger.
Dirty Harry would have slapped your dad upside the head for not giving you any ear plugs.
The next day, he had to explain to my third grade teacher why the only thing I could hear was a loud ringing.
If the explanation didn’t start out with “Because I’m an idiot— ” it was insufficient.
There are right ways and wrong ways to go about your gun-having. (And your son-having.) My dad did do a good job of teaching me about gun safety once I was able to hear him speak words again. He even went and bought ear protection.
Wow. He’s father of the year. And as we’ll see as Matt’s essay goes on, he didn’t do much to teach his kids critical thinking skills either.
Growing up around guns made me feel comfortable with them. So, gun owners, I’m not against you.
He says before he goes into an article about how gun owners evil and stupid.
For a while, the 60 percent of Americans who don’t own personal firearms had a hard time figuring out how to communicate in the jargon of gun people.
You still can’t. When you people try to speak “gun culture” you sound like a white upper class suburbanite attempting hard core gangster rap. It is just pathetic and everyone is laughing at you. You learned your jargon from MSNBC or the New York Times, sources which are about as reliable and unbiased as Anthony Weiner’s Twitter feed.
But over the course of the last few dozen national conversations after mass shootings, we’ve all become armchair experts in arsenals.
Well, armchair expert. I’m an actual expert, which is why I can say with complete certainty that everything you go on to pontificate about in this letter is either flat out wrong or hyperbolically misleading.
It gets really good. I recommend reading the whole thing.