Sunday News Dump

It’s time to get some lunch and hit the paintbrushes for me, while Bitter works the Sunday part of the show. So here’s all the news that’s fit to link:

On the offense in Florida. SayUncle notes we should go on the offensive federally. That would be a great strategy if the Republicans would go along with it, but I don’t give that much possibility. We’re probably going to be very lucky if the Republican Party does not sell us out and helps maintain status quo.

Good question for the antis (and funny).

Idaho bills moving forward. It’s actually surprising how fast we’re moving ahead in a lot of states while our opponents are distracted.

Clayton Cramer wonders why Colorado is fighting campus carry.

A couple faces a felony rap for sneaking into a movie theater. The gun control folks are naturally fine with this state of affairs, where everything is a felony, because it means fewer people can own guns. Forget ruined lives, we have to look at the big picture, you know. Everyone should read Glenn Reynolds’ “Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

Joe has some thoughts on the Canton police officer incident. Where did he learn that behavior from?

This week is the last week to stop the horror in Colorado.

I have to hand it to Magpul on the “Boulder Airlift” graphic.

Recalling anti-gun Democrats in Colorado? If this is possible, this is a great bandwagon to jump on if you live there.

The truth about assault weapons and background checks from John Lott.

A bill expanding the stand your ground law is floated in Florida. I’m not really a fan of encouraging warning shots but in terms of fighting off gun control, an offensive move forces your opponents to react. The goal is to come out on top in the legislative fight. When someone else starts a bar fight, any chair will do.

Manufacturers aren’t exactly lining up to produce 7 round magazines. A lot of people in New York are going to have expensive paperweights when all is said and done. There are some firearms out there for which there are no ten round magazines, let alone seven round magazines.

Bad bills are still moving forward in New Mexico. NRA needs phone calls.

The ‘Footlose Fix’. I really wish the GOP would put Glenn Reynolds in charge of their election strategy.

5 thoughts on “Sunday News Dump”

  1. Not saying Coloradans shouldn’t call– you should. I certainly have, and likewise showed up at my state senators townhall meeting (full of pro gun people, only one anti gunner).

    But it looks like nothing is going to matter. At least 2 of the bills appear to be a fait accompli and I wouldn’t bet against any of them. The only thing left is the 2014 election. They think they can win with Chicago style gun control, so we have to pull together and prove they can’t.

    1. Sometimes I feel like if we here in NY had just mounted a few heads on pikes, you guys wouldn’t be dealing with this.

  2. FWIW, on felony theft for sneaking into the movies is a state law issue. Here’s the State Code, basically my understanding is that my state of Indiana has no Misdemeanor theft. There was talk of it being changed to anything under $750 would be a Misdemeanor but I don’t think that was successful. I think in many cases like this the charges are reduced to Conversion, which can be felony or misdemeanor. But the only charge For theft is felony here is my understanding IANAL though.

    IC 35-43-4-2

    Theft; receiving stolen property
    Sec. 2. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property of another person, with intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Class D felony.

    1. Forgot to add that doesn’t mean I think it is right, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it wasn’t a modern Atlas Shrugged style change. More an old school God fearin’ thing knowing this state, but I’m going to find out now.

  3. The GOP isn’t much in a position “corporately” to sell us out.

    Coburn is one of the strongest pro-gun people in the senate and he’s trying really hard, but failing, in his efforts to find “reasonable” Democrat proposals that don’t ban things. When the compromise fails, any Republican that agrees with gun control can be reasonably opposed even in blue areas. That’s how I think this plays out for the GOP without them having to lift a finger or go above and beyond.

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