I sort of feel like I need to come with a better name for these things than news dumps. One that seems to allude to bowel movements would be nice. Though, in a sense, these do serve to clear the constipation in my browser tabs.
These news dumps will probably start happening less often as gun control moves its way out of the news cycle. Though, given that there’s Benghazi hearings going on, and we’re learning the IRS is being used to go after political enemies of this administration, the media may decided that staying focused on guns is a fine and good thing. So we’ll see. But now, the news:
SayUncle notes that the market speaks. While everyone else who’s selling guns is doing brisk business, Dick’s Sporting Goods isn’t.
Saying bad things about open carry in the gun blogosphere is always bound to attract the Drama Llama, but Tim decided to do his best llama call over at Gun Nuts with two articles on “Open Carry Myths & Misconceptions.” Here’s part two. He speaks about the issue from a self-defense point of view.
The North Carolina Democrats are trying to fundraise off gun control. Running on gun control in the South is never a winning idea, even in the “California of the South.”
The New York Daily News is laying off workers. Sucks for the workers, but I’ll celebrate the misfortunes of outfits that advocate against our rights.
Gun control ads have Democrats worried. Bloomberg is doing his level best to ensure that pro-gun red state Democrats are replaced by pro-gun red state Republicans.
Now it’s the NRA’s turn to understand us. We do understand you. That’s why we oppose you.
The WaPo thinks NRA may have won for now, but faces long term challenges. One of those challenges, apparently, is Cato Institute chair Robert Levy, who unfortunately appears in the article promoting gun control.
How Can We Defeat the N.R.A., the New Yorker asks. Well, you can start by actually having grassroots, rather astroturf paid for by asshole billionaires. It would also probably help for the media and political elites to stop manipulating people with unresolved grief, and parading them in front of cameras in an attempt to emotionally blackmail fellow Americans.