Happy hump day. The two all-waking-hours work session the past few days has paid off, and I’m now a bit more free to get ready for the NRA Annual Meeting and clear out some tabs. Fortunately, a lot of the time is a car ride, and thanks to the wonders of 4G and WiFi tethering, I can blog while Bitter drives. BTW, there’s still some openings (or at least was as of the 15th) at the Annual Firearm Law Seminar. I will be there.
Living in a different reality: “How gun violence prevention finally became a winning political platform.” Bernie is a kooky old Senator of little note from Vermont, and if it weren’t for super delegates, he’d be within striking distance of the nomination. Gun control isn’t saving Hillary, the non-democratic nature of the Democratic primary process is.
As a wise man once said: “Think of them as Democratic operatives with bylines and you won’t often go wrong.” She called for Australian-style confiscation as a model for the US to follow. They have no credibility with this at all.
The “2A” write-in campaign against Toomey managed to get a mention from Philly Voice. We really need to primary Toomey when he’s up in an off-year election, which is next time, assuming he wins this year’s election.
If we were completely honest with ourselves, the reason prosecutions are so low for people who fail background checks is that most of them are harmless, and probably had no idea they were prohibited. A lot more people are prohibited for mundane technical reasons than they are for robbing people or other violent crimes.
Ilya Somin, playing the role of Captain Obvious: “Political ignorance haunts the 2016 campaign.” It’s hard to ignore the problem now.
Seems like it to me: Social Networking algorithms boost conspiracy theories.
I keep saying my generation are horrible parents. Yes, our parents were a selfish lot, but we x-ers turned parenting 180 degrees and drove until we went off a cliff. We were the latchkey generation that became helicopter parents.
Glenn Reynolds: Don’t be a sucker for socialism.