2013: Nancy Pelosi names Rep. Chaka Fattah vice chair of her gun violence (i.e., gun control) task force.
2016: Rep. Chaka Fattah is convicted of racketeering, bribery, fraud, money laundering and a few other details.
Why, you'd almost think that the gun issue is a legislative surrogate for the conflict between criminals and honest people....
Iowahawk makes a strong case.
"Unrelated incidents, or mounting evidence of that America's newsrooms have become a breeding ground for murderous, drunk, gun-wielding child molesters? Answers are elusive, but the ever-increasing toll of violent crimes committed by journalists has led some experts to warn that without programs for intensive mental health care, the nation faces a potential bloodbath at the hands of psychopathic media vets.
"These people could snap at any minute," says James Treacher of the Treacher Institute for Journalist Studies. "We need to get them the help and medication they need before it's too late.""
I mean, yesterday's piece by Gersh Kuntzman told me that his bruised his shoulder, rang his ears through hearing protection, and just shooting it gave him PTSD. Now this piece tells the reader that the AR-15 "can shoot about 40 rounds per second. Hunters can take out grizzly bears with two rounds." 40 rounds per second -- that's take a very quick trigger finger, and being a bit faster on the magazine change than I am. At a cyclic rate of 2,400 rounds per minute, it'd make the MG-42 look slow. And hunting grizzlies with a .223 is apt to be overly exciting.
What all this illustrates is that we should arm our troops with the mindblowingly powerful AR-15, and let civilians have the popgun M-4s and M-16s and SAWs.
Story, and I suppose fiction is a story, here. The reason I suggest fiction is, here is his description of shooting an AR-15:
"I've shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection).
The recoil bruised my shoulder. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions -- loud like a bomb -- gave me a temporary case of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.
Even in semi-automatic mode, it is very simple to squeeze off two dozen rounds before you even know what has happened. In fully automatic mode, it doesn't take any imagination to see dozens of bodies falling in front of your barrel."
The recoil bruised his shoulder, the shell casings flew past his face, the powder smelled of sulfur, and it fired at full automatic.... He really ought to do a better job at consistency, though. Despite the shots bruising the shooter's shoulder, deafening him despite hearing protection, and giving him PTSD, a person can "squeeze off two dozen rounds before you even know what has happened."
UPDATE: the author of the piece is named Gersh Kuntzman, and so Monster Hunter Nation has started an advice column, "Ask Kuntzman". It gives advice on dealing with vicious, bloodthirsty kittens, threatening automobiles, and other menaces.
He worked for a security contractor hired by the government to transport illegal aliens, and in the course of that passed two "detailed" security background checks.
Security guards at California nuclear power plants will finally be allowed to carry those nasty "assault rifles."
"Federal regulators said the Edison exemption became necessary after state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris was not willing to extend a state exemption granted by a previous attorney general in 2004.
"The lack of a written exemption from the current California Attorney General prevents the licensee's security personnel from having access to firearms and devices needed to implement the licensee's protective strategy at SONGS, since firearms dealers are not willing to honor the 2004 exemption letter," the NRC stated.
A spokesman for Harris, who is considered the front-runner for an open seat in the U.S. Senate, did not immediately respond to questions about why the Attorney General's Office was unwilling to extend the 2004 exemption."
Hat tip to Sally Sixgun....
1. He was a licensed security guard, working for a firm that provides security for nuclear facilities. So he passed (we may hope) some very tight background checks, and had a status that would have exempted him from most gun laws. (Even in DC, licensed security guards can carry. The peasants are to be trusted when they protect the nobleman's property).
2. He attacked (as seems to always be the case) in a gun-free zone. Must not have read the law. And this being Florida, home of "shall issue" concealed carry permits, gun free zones are about the only place where mass murder is feasible.