Next City: In a war, anything can be a weapon. In a particularly ruthless war, such as the conflict that has been raging in Syria for more than three years, those weapons are often turned against civilians, making any semblance of normal life impossible. Such is the case, experts say, with the way the nation’s water supply is being manipulated to inflict suffering on the population. According to an article posted by Chatham House, a London-based independent policy institute, water [read more]
Those are fine words. They ring true, like something gun owners can believe in. Or at least they would were NRA not helping Reid, Schumer and Durbin hold on to power by declining to endorse AQ-rated Republican Dan Sullivan in one of the key races needed to flip the Senate. They would were NRA not giving an inflated grade to Democrat Mark Begich that fails to hold him fully accountable for two Supreme Court betrayals and a host of other bad votes on gun-related issues.
David is referring to a recent NRA mailing. Go read it for yourself. I got it too, and it’s a crying shame when the very stated goals of the NRA are ignored in their nuts and bolts grading of candidates. It’s like their incompetent, or dishonest, or something.
Federal Appeals Court strikes down ban on possessing guns for self defense on Army Corps of Engineers property. The take away from all of this is that regulation of guns evolving to outright bans violates the very rights enshrined in the second amendment. So the court says (United States Court for the District of Idaho). I’d like to see this ruling addressed in “may issue” states where corrupt law enforcement officials turn a right into a privilege by use of discretion.
Much of the video focuses on the claim that “forty percent of gun sales happen just like this [without a background check].” Right away, the Brady Campaign is counting on an audience of dummies. They need an audience incapable of discovering that the “forty percent” claim is so hyper-inflated that even the reliably, rabidly anti-gun, pro-Obama Washington Post “awarded” the president “three Pinocchios” for the clearly fraudulent claim.
It also pretends that in the presence of universal background checks criminals won’t find other avenues to obtain whatever too they wish to use to perpetrate their crimes. I know someone who spent a number of years in Hong Kong, and he found it interesting that he would meet a number of people on the street whose faces were disfigured. When I asked him why, he stated that a common practice of criminals was to obtain sulfuric acid and throw it in the faces of victims.
Here is a current assessment of Marine Corps attempts to test women for combat. Not so good. And you know my views.
Mother Jones claims that the rate of mass shootings has tripled since 2011. Is that true? My take – ignore all of this. The data isn’t statistically significant. I’m not being dismissive or coy. I mean exactly what I said. It doesn’t meet the Central Limit Theorem and thus proves nothing. It would have a very high standard deviation, probably higher than the mean, thus indicating that the mean can go negative (an impossible and physically absurd conclusion).
Via Mike Vanderboegh: “GOA’s brief defends the Fourth Amendment property right to the security of one’s person. If no law has been violated, then the government has no superior interest in detaining a person or seizing property, and thus the search and seizure was unconstitutional no matter how “reasonable” the police may have acted.”
I thought all of this had already been dealt with before, leading to the necessity for all stops to be “Terry Stops”? What’s the matter with the N.C. Supreme Court, except for being stupid collectivists?