Friday, March 16, 2018

Understand the bigger agenda

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Thursday, March 15, 2018


Eleven teens a day die from accidents caused by texting and driving.

Sometimes their accidents kill others.

Where's the outrage?

Where's the national walkout against texting and driving?

Where's the movement to ban cellphones (or to at least establish an age gateway at 18... or 21)?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Elitist Democrats

Not sanitary, they say.

An abuse of taxpayer funds, they say.

Some Democrats on Capitol Hill want to crack down on members of Congress who sleep in their offices.

I think what Democrats mean is they want to limit office holders to being people of means who can afford expensive DC housing and other high costs of existing inside the beltway.

They want economic barriers to holding office to fend off potential challengers.

I see nothing wrong with a rep crashing in his/her office especially early in a first term, keeping them close to the business at hand while learning the wider lay of the land.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

What he says versus reality

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A lot different than assumptions pushed by MSM

A new narrative emerges in the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

Nikolas Cruz was a bumbling, incompetent gunman with a cheap AR-15, only 10-round magazines, and maybe some defective ammo.

And it was a jam in Cruz's sub-par rifle that ended the shooting while deputies cowered outside.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Violence at an anti-gun rally

And they wonder why some of us don't buy into the whole disarmament game. 

Get over the notion that victims are experts

"Suffering through a terrible crime gives a person no special insight into its causes, and (David) Hogg has no special insight into its causes — or, frankly, into anything else. He’s ignorant about basic civics; he’s liable to backward reasoning; and, unable as he is to synthesize the evolving talking points upon which he relies, he has increasingly come across as slippery." - Charles C. Cooke, at National Review

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cultural tribalism

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Survivor? Witness? Or something else?

Most the Parkland kids we see pitched as "survivors" of the Stoneman Douglas shooting may not have been anywhere near the building on campus where shootings took place. I'm not even sure it's fair to call them witnesses to the shooting, let alone survivors. To be deemed a survivor suggests overcoming an injury caused in the event or, at the very least, having been in direct and immediate peril.
Did any of the Stoneman Douglas students now making regular appearances pitching gun control even see the shooter or his weapon on campus on the day of the shooting?
You are considered a survivor of a ship wreck if the ship sinks and you are rescued. But if a limited part of the ship is damaged in a storm or by an attack, and you are on another part of the ship, are you a survivor of the incident?
How many times are soldiers engaged in battle, but are not wounded or injured. How about the support troops, perhaps at the embattled location, but not directly involved in hostilities? Do we bestow upon them the title of "survivor"?
Was every student on campus at Virginia Tech deemed a survivor of the mass shooting event there in 2007?
Maybe the term survivor is being applied too broadly in post-event reporting of the Stoneman-Douglas shootings. Strikes me, the term survivor is being exploited to elicit emotion and bestow credibility to teenage activists pushing an agenda rather than to accurately describe what role they had, or how close to the threat they were, when the actual violence took place.

I'm also curious. Was it media that first bestowed the survivor title on the young campus activists? Or is that how they pitched themselves before making their first media appearance? 

The under 21 loop hole

To raise the minimum firearms purchase age to 21 means 18 year olds will go outside the present purchase path, go directly to ways that circumvent background checks in acquiring a firearm.

After age 18, a parent no longer has access to a child's medical records, may not know what care they are receiving, or know what meds they are on.

But with age now rising to 21 for firearms purchases in some states, or at some retailers, it's likely parents will still be their buyers, as they now are for 15, 16 or 17 year olds.

Raising the gun purchase age actually obstructs the background check process rather than enhancing it.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We're not the thinkers we once were

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Remember when Democrats liked guns?

John F. Kennedy, while serving as a US Senator, purchased a real combat rifle from the US military.

For his personal use.

And no one batted an eye over it.