Targeting Pennsylvania – Again

A Democratic PAC is pushing gun control in Pennsylvania with a $50,000 ad purchase. It won’t be a long-running campaign like Bloomberg’s, but it is still designed to put pressure on Republicans to cave.

This purchase also targets lawmakers in New Hampshire and North Dakota.

17 Responses to “Targeting Pennsylvania – Again”

  1. What an incredibly insulting ad!

    The end has the following text : “If our troops need a background check, so should criminals.”

    Which seems to imply to me that either our troops are no better than criminals *or* that we (law abiding gun owners) are criminals. Either implication is nasty, and indicative of the sickness that inhabits the anti-gun mind.

  2. David says:

    Yet if you Google “military waiver for felons” you’ll see that those background checks that the military does are basically useless given the record number of recruits with prior felony convictions.

  3. Ed says:

    You already have to have a background check to own NFA items, like those that are issued to our military.

  4. Andy B. says:

    As a veteran, I’ve always wondered why being a veteran was supposed to give someone any kind of extra credibility on anything at all, except possibly our own military experience. I served with the full spectrum of human (all male, in my time) personalities.

    Coincidentally, only an hour or so ago I was reminiscing to my wife about all the guys I served with who had been told by a judge, “You have four options; Army, Navy, Marines, prison — pick one.” As you would expect, those people were not assets to the service. I can’t help but wonder to what extent that still goes on, because if the judge is giving some guy an out from receiving his first conviction, that will not show up on a military background check.

    • Boozy says:

      this might be the norm, but in one instense a young fellow I grew up was given this option…he choice the Marines, and is now Sgt. Major John Dean Henry….

  5. David says:

    Is it just me or did they use a selective fire rifle rather than a semi-auto. That last burst of shots sounded awful close together. I ran it back several times but the camera cut away from him before I could tell if his trigger finger was moving or if it just moved one time to pull the trigger.

    • Sebastian says:

      I can pull the trigger that fast, but accuracy suffers.

    • AndyN says:

      More likely it’s just creative editing of the video. Just watching it you can see that they’re suddenly slowing it down to dramatize shells spinning out of the ejection port and whatever liquid is bursting out of the target. I suspect they do the opposite to make the shots sound faster than they actually were.

  6. PT says:

    The gun at the beginning of the video has a slide fire stock attached to it.

  7. From last year:

    Fayetteville- USMC Veteran Glenn Kunkel will be at the Home Economics Auditorium (Room 102) at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28th.

    USMC Veteran Glenn Kunkel will be discussing Medical Marijuana and its effectiveness in treating conditions such as PTSD, as well as other issues Veterans face when they return from combat.

    I’m looking at the Form 4473, Q. 11e which asks if you are an “unlawful user” of marijuana. Given Federal law still criminalizes the use of marijuana, would not this disqualify you from a firearms purchase? I have no information saying that Mr. Kunkel was a user of marijuana but the odds favor it.

    A quick search of Google finds a number of mentions of Kunkel usually associated with left-wing causes.

    • Bitter says:

      Freakin’ classic. A likely, though not proven, prohibited person lecturing us on restricting our rights while he uses guns on tv.

    • Andy B. says:

      Dang. You forced me to watch that crap one more time.

      He never said he bought or owns the rifle he’s firing — does he?

    • Zermoid says:

      Semper Fi my ass.

      He’s a friggin sellout!

    • Brad says:

      You beat me to it. Whenever a snake like Kunkel rears his head, I immediately suspect a fake. It figures he is tied up in left-wing causes. That explains his ease of tying background checks to the Newtown massacre, which of course had absolutely noting whatsoever to do with a failure or absence of background checks. Typical lying tactics of the gun-control movement.

  8. Andy B. says:

    As a corollary to my first comment, I have a special distaste for my fellow veterans who use their status as such in any form of self-promotion.

  9. Brad says:

    And who is ? The people behind the video? Why to them Chuck Hagel is a freakin’ hero! Tells you all you need to know about the group. One step away from Code Pink.

  10. Ronnie says:

    Other posters above have already pointed out how the comparison of background checks for admission to military service, versus the background checks for gun sales, is disingenuous, since felony waivers have been given to recruits by the military for years. Contrary to what some people might tell you, another type of federal government service which is completely free of background checks is Congress and the executive branch. The holders of these offices just swear an oath of office instead.


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