It’s beginning to look at a lot like…. well, Christmas in Panama maybe. I certainly had Gatun Lake going on in my backyard yesterday. That’s probably just as well, since white Christmases are now racist. Blogging will be light around the holidays, unless there is major news like another shoe dropping like we just saw in Virginia with their AG revoking most of their reciprocity agreements. It begs the question, if these politicians are so sure this is a winning issue, why do they keep trying to downplay these maneuvers by announcing them before the holidays when no one is paying attention. Anyways, here’s the news as I see it:
Miguel is hoping that people will write their AGs and tell them not to revoke recognition of Virginia permits even though Virginia is revoking recognition of theirs. I’m of two minds on that, part of my agrees, but part recognizes some gun owners won’t get off their asses and wake up unless they are made to feel some pain.
Gun rights: not just for white guys anymore.
You remember that church on Wall Street that unsuccessfully tried to bully Wal-Mart into an anti-gun position? Now they are working over Cabela’s.
NRA has said it plans to “fight [Herring’s] decision in every arena possible.” I’ve heard talk of a universal reciprocity bill being pushed after the new year. Some dems in marginal districts will need to be made uncomfortable if they don’t vote the right way. When the time comes, be prepared to melt switchboards.
Remember folks, no one wants to take your guns!
We should be celebrating this news: cars have gotten a lot safer. The correct comparison is car accidents to gun accidents, in which case guns are much much safer.
Again, the anti-gun folks can’t turn out your local club’s Thursday trap level numbers. I doubt this was any exception either. We pitched our Friends of the NRA dinner to the media, which turned out a lot more people. Crickets. These people turn out a dozen white old ladies and get in-depth reports.
Jacob: Why did Obama sit down with Bloomberg? Cash is king. Dem fundraising is pretty anemic this cycle, but Bloomberg is willing to spend big. That’s a big part of why you’re seeing Dems run away from the Second Amendment right now.
Miguel finds the infamous Glock 7 in an LA County Sheriff’s report. Sometimes you have to wonder if someone is trollin.
Wired: Social Media is Making the Debate on Guns — and Trump — Worse. I think social media makes everything worse.
Generally speaking, sports newscasters wouldn’t be the first place I’d turn to for Constitutional analysis. A lot of journalists should really take this to heart.
Failing to understand us, Part MCMXVII: “This is very much a fear-driven issue right now, and it convinces people that they have to carry guns themselves” I probably shouldn’t complain, because this is a big reason they keep losing.