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Something at Huffington Post that’s worth reading

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Yes, really.

HuffPo: No, Mr. Vice President. Cops Today Are Not ‘Outgunned.’

I suppose it’s no surprise that Vice President Joe Biden was put in charge of President Obama’s gun control initiative. Biden has always been an innovator when it comes to finding new reasons to put people in prison, and for longer periods of time.

And no, that’s not meant as a compliment.  And it just gets better from there.  Read the whole thing.

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Written by BornLib

January 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Why would I ever want more than 7/10 bullets?

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WDTN: Fatal home invasion brings up gun laws.

Ta’Vaun Fambrough, 19, of Dayton died at Miami Valley Hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Anthony Barwick, 20, of Dayton, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released into police custody. Barwick, along with London Norman, 23, Deron McGuire Jr., 23, and Tavaughn Lewis, 19, the other men police said were involved in the home invasion, are all being held in the Greene County Jail on charges of felony aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping.

That is five, count ’em, five bad guys robbing a single home while at least pretending to be armed.  If I were to ask Mr. Muse if he felt like he had too many bullets, what do you think he would say?

Written by BornLib

January 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm

It won’t accomplish anything, but they’ll all feel better about themselves

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HotAir: Bipartisan effort to expand background checks quietly gains steam

However, that prompts this question: just which tragedy would that have averted?  In Newtown, the shooter got his weapons the way most criminals do — by stealing them.  In fact, a background check thwarted his attempt to buy his own firearms.  The Aurora shooter apparently purchased his weapons legally, but didn’t have anything on his record that would have stopped the sale; even assuming that the Gang of Four expand the investigations into mental health for background checks, the only instances of mental-health assessments he had prior to the shooting appear to have been informal.  The Tucson shooter had an arrest for drug-paraphernalia possession on his record, but never submitted to a mental-health exam.

Inconvenience millions of law-abiding citizens? Check. Stop shootings? Not so much.

Written by BornLib

January 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm

SMALL:Schools push to ‘disarm the minds’ of our children – Washington Times

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January 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Today’s “He gets it!” starring Henson Ong

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Written by BornLib

January 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Does this count as less government?

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Written by BornLib

January 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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Massive overreaction by police to Ohio man’s facebook photo

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I swear, every day it seems I’m given a new reason to continue avoiding Facebook like the plague.

Via SaysUncle: In Ohio, police arrest a man for posing with his child and a BB gun on facebook.

More here, including the photo.

Gaines’ father told News 5’s Andrew Setters that the BB gun was pointed toward the ground, not the baby.

And one look at the photo makes it obvious this is, in fact, true.

Written by BornLib

January 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Posted in 2A, Cops, Second Amendment