Tag Archive: Gun Control

He Just Wanted to Stifle the Competition

Holy shit:

In a stunning criminal complaint, State Sen. Leland Yee has been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the Bay Area, casting yet another cloud of corruption over the Democratic establishment in the Legislature and torpedoing Yee’s aspirations for statewide office.

Yee and an intermediary allegedly met repeatedly with an undercover FBI agent, soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for setting up

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Somebody picked the wrong girl to fuck with..

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Packing Brits

Blimey, our cousins across the pond would like a fighting chance, just like the rest of us:

A Daily Telegraph online poll has revealed that over 80 percent of Brits would rather a repeal on the hand gun ban over various other “new law” choices.

Uh oh, so much for the notion of living in a gun free zone.

With the Woolwich attack some folks have figured out that living gun free is a … Read more

Shocker in Boston

Are you sitting down? You may be amazed to learn that the two men who blew up a marathon and had an extended shootout with cops did not have licenses for guns! In fact, they were ineligible to have gun permits (one was too young; the other had a domestic abuse conviction). In fact, some of the weapons they used may have been illegal in Massachusetts!! As Thrill pointed on Twitter, their bombs probably … Read more

Shot Down

Several major provisions of the Toomey-Manchin bill went down in flames today. This was predictable. Even if it had passed the Senate, it was unlikely to pass the House.

The media and the President, of course, are blaming the NRA, with the latter dragging out shooting victims to make his case. They’re ignoring the very serious problems with the bill that I noted in my previous post on the subject.

The vote, however, was close. … Read more

A Gun-Grabbing Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Congress is slowly moving toward resolution of the gun control proposal. It’s fairly watered down, with the biggest thing being an expansion of the background checks. However, that in and of itself may be a problem. As pointed out in this extensive post from Doug Mataconis, there are big problems with just saying that those with mental illness should not get guns.

Ever since Newtown, there has been discussion about expanding the database used to

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Menace To Society

Good God:

Thirty-eight days before the attack on the Century Aurora 16 movie theater, the psychiatrist treating suspect James Holmes told a police officer that her patient had confessed homicidal thoughts and was a danger to the public, according to newly unsealed court documents in the murder case against Holmes.

The psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, also told the officer that Holmes had stopped seeing her and had been threatening her in text messages and

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Point Gun Away From Face

I find this mildly amusing:

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is the chief co-sponsor, with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), of the High Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, which would ban the sale or transfer of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. Upon reintroducing the bill in January, she said banning what she calls “assault magazines” would “go a long way toward making our country safe.” If DeGette seems overly optimistic about the potential impact

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Clearly We Are Paranoid

The last few months, we’ve been told that the Democrats are only seeking sensible gun control. Mother Jones listed “they’re coming fer our guuuuns” as their #1 myth in their debunking. Clearly, only a paranoid Right wing loon would actually believe that … aw, crap.

Oregon has a new gun law proposal. Jazz Shaw runs down the basic:

Creates crime of unlawful possession or transfer of assault weapon or large capacity magazine.

Punishes by

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The Last MJ Hack Attack

A couple of weeks ago, Mother Jones published a list of 10 pro-gun “myths”. I tackled them at my own site. It’s a good reference for when bogus stats are thrown our way in the gun debate.… Read more

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