In the aftermath of a terror attack, a TV anchor inevitably will say something astoundingly stupid. Shortly after the bombings in New York and New Jersey that injured 29 Americans, it was MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who attempted to use a bombing to promote gun control on Twitter: “We’re also very very lucky that the attackers tried to use explosives rather than guns.”
Twitter erupted in derision:
“The Bath school victims would disagree Chris …”
“as would Veterans missing arms and legs from IEDs.”
“Also Oklahoma City, Boston …”
“Yes, you would think we would outlaw bombs or something. You should suggest it.”
“Exactly. When the military wants to kill a lot of people, they avoid bombs.”
Hayes’ childish assertion was compounded by his overlooking the fact that the suspect was armed and shot two police officers in the course of his arrest. However, inconvenient facts will never gain entrance to a closed mind.
Firearms Pre-emption Legislation On The Move In Pennsylvania
On Monday, legislation that would make critical changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s firearm pre-emption law passed the House Judiciary Committee with a 21-6 vote. HB 2258 will now go to the House floor for consideration.
According to NRA-ILA, HB 2258, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Mark Keller, would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearm pre-emption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are uniform throughout the state. Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down ACT 192—Firearm Pre-emption Legislation—for violation of the “single subject” rule for legislative process. HB 2258, if again enacted into law, would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms pre-emption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
Gun owners continue to be unduly burdened by local ordinances which violate the current state firearm pre-emption law. Citizens with no criminal intent should not be placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don’t even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another.
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Pennsylvanians should get in touch with their state representatives today and encourage them to support HB 2258. To contact them,click here.
Why Millennials Are Skeptical Of The Gun-Control Agenda
A Wednesday editorial in The Washington Times took to task the widespread skepticism expressed over recent polling reports that indicate millennials’ strong support for gun rights. “Millennials are ... less interested in gun control than those who are older, so the data suggests it's unlike a number of other attitudes, say like gay marriage, where young people are much more liberal," said Gallup Poll Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport. "We did not see that in our data on guns."
So why do they have this prevailing opinion? Simply put, because gun control doesn’t work and millennials are smart enough to know it. The politicians and liberals who push to limit your right to self-defense can’t point to any results showing more restrictive gun laws impact violent crime. You need look no further than Chicago for proof. Kudos to this generation for believing in facts instead of fallacies.
Anti-Gun Idealist Whines Over Toy Lego Guns
“Lego sets have become increasingly violent over time,” laments Rebecca Givens Rolland at WBUR’s “Cognoscenti” webpage, claiming that “promoting a hyped-up, battle-scarred society, we’re actually laying the foundation for a generation of kids to act these fantasies out.”
Citing a “study” published by the San Francisco-based so-called Public Library of Science’s “PLOS One” website, which “accepts scientifically rigorous research, regardless of novelty”—and apparently regardless of relevance or utility—Rolland wrings her hands that, “When we play with those Lego sets ... we are practicing war.”
Yet as Greg Camp writes at Guns.com, “Surely she’s aware that in fantasy play among boys, competition and a desire to dominate are normal, not something to panic over or to medicate away.” Indeed, instead of trying to silence, smother or annihilate the competitive spirit and need for self-preservation that are inborn traits of all living things, maybe Rolland should reflect on the fact that those evolutionary instincts, over millions of years, are why she exists in the first place—and leave her kids’ Legos alone.
In the latest example of why it’s ill-advised to bring a knife to a gun fight, a Lubbock homeowner ended a home invasion with a well-placed shot.
Monday evening, police responded to a home on a tranquil Lubbock main street after receiving a call from a man saying someone was trying to rob him. Officers discovered the suspect had entered the house and threatened the resident with a knife—causing the homeowner to shoot the man, stopping him in his tracks.
Emergency responders took the suspect to University Medical, but investigators have not released his name or condition. Many were caught off guard in the quiet neighborhood. “I mean, it's crazy,” said neighbor Warren Shepard. “Some dude got shot because he was trying to rob someone, which is just bonkers because usually you just hear about that stuff on the news, but it's happening right here in front of us.”