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Tuesday News Links

With the shutdown news still dominating the cycle, here is the news:

I tend to agree with Clayton that shutdown theater won’t do the GOP any favors in the short term. The best way to turn people against Obamacare is to let them see what they’ve been voting for the past 5 years. Meanwhile, shutdown theater continues, and the media continues to spin it as all the GOP’s fault.

Does Jerry Brown want to be the next blue-state governor to sacrifice his political ambitions on the altar of gun control? Hillary certainly hopes so!

Should training be legislated? I’d still be worried there’s great potential there for some animals to be more equal than others.

Apparently there were NYPD in the gang of motorcyclists who beat up the driver. Dave Hardy points out that for Bloomberg, there were no gun deaths at least.

Gun control advocates should heed NRA’s words. That presumes that the gun control movement is actually about preventing violence, instead of just being all “Eeew… guns!”

The AP laments that B. Todd Jones is suck in a rough place. World’s smallest violin playing right here.

ATF tries to block publication of a Fast and Furious whistleblower’s book. First Amendment? What’s that?

Know your history!

Comcast, owners of NBC Sports, are dropping sponsorship of the SHOT show. NBC is owned by Comcast, who’s CEO is a huge lefty Democratic donor and was a bundler for Obama. I saved 1400 a year by dropping their crappy, overpriced cable service a few years ago and haven’t missed it.

Secession movement of some Colorado counties continues. It is actually legally permissible for a state to break apart. It has to be agreed to by the state legislature, and then Congress has to admit the break-off state into the union. It hasn’t happened since West Virginia was formed from Virginia after Virginia voted to secede at the start of the Civil War.

Gun control groups go from celebration to despair. Congress has bigger fish to fry for the moment, and no one gives a crap about their issue. The Colorado recalls also are still going to be fresh in the minds of politicians.

7 Responses to “Tuesday News Links”

  1. Bitter says:

    It hasn’t happened since West Virginia was formed from Virginia after Virginia voted to secede at the start of the Civil War.

    And that has totally confused me in some of my family research. Some people (correctly) label the state where some people were born as Virginia, and others use the modern labels.

  2. More precisely, the West Virginians insisted that they were the lawful government, and Virginia had seceded from them. No one was fooled.

  3. It has to be agreed to by the state legislature, and then Congress has to admit the break-off state into the union.

    What if they break off, and Congress does not admit them? Are they a territory or the Duchy of Northern Colorado?

  4. Kirk Parker says:

    Should training be legislated?</i"

    As a WA resident to a PA resident, that's an easy question: No.

  5. Arnie says:

    This is my geek showing, but the Virginia legislature never agreed to West Virginia’s separation, and so technically, the Yankee conferment of Statehood upon West Virginua was unconstitutional. But then, it was wartime, so I reckon all bets were off. I doubt Northen Colorado will be so lucky.

  6. Drifter says:

    The only reference I can find to weapons being banned for import in ’74 is the Articles of Association. These were passed by the colonial Congress as an overarching ban on trade with Britain. In other words, we did it to ourselves.

    My question is, “Is the picture a bit misrepresentative, or am I missing something?”

    Thanks.

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