News Links for Tuesday 11-25-2014


I don’t suppose anyone was really surprised that a large number of local businesses were put to the torch by rioters after the Grand Jury came back with a “no true bill.” When I went to bed last night, it looked as if it might spread to other cities, but thankfully that didn’t happen. There’s still time though, but hopefully the holiday will calm everyone down and things won’t continue spiraling out of control. I don’t intend to cover the riots much here, unless something gun related comes out of it, like store owners defending themselves and their property with firearms.

I’m not buying Ben Carson’s “transformation” on guns. I think he wants to run, and realizes his position is going to be a problem for him in a GOP primary. It’s a good sign that he feels he has to do this, but he’s pretty low on my list of candidates I’d want to vote for.

I’ve seen several articles like this, which means someone is trying to drive a narrative: “American Mothers vs the American Gun Lobby” More like “Busybody Moms vs. Everyone Else’s Business.” Think more Carrie Nation.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought Jay Leno was spineless.

Never let anyone get away with telling you no one wants to take your guns.” A continuing series.

Things are looking up for gun owners in North Carolina.

The Court does not know how Defendant or the BOF prioritizes projects, but dealing with an unconstitutional law should be towards the top of the list.

The vagueness of I-594. We need to think of ways to make the unintended consequences good news stories, because convincing voters that Bloomberg is selling them snake oil is the only way we’re going to be able to beat him.

Shocker: English professors in Utah don’t like campus carry.

DC inches closer to contempt.

Not related to guns, but this is brilliant, which is precisely why the GOP will never do it.


8 thoughts on “News Links for Tuesday 11-25-2014”

  1. Carson made his comment and lost any support I might have given. Now the effort to “clarify” sounds as hollow as an Obama promise.

  2. The Rodney King riots were far worse the second and third days compared to the first….

    So it may still flair up in other cities today and tomorrow.

    1. I bet most homeowners who owns firearms in Ferguson kept them by their side last night

    2. I’m less worried about tonight and tomorrow – I think the holiday will keep a lot of potential demonstrators and rioters home (not the worst ones, but enough to keep things from escalating too much) – and more concerned about Friday. The usual “Black Friday” events get close enough to being riots as it is, without other things getting people worked up.

  3. I agree about Carson. Besides, we don’t need another president with no experience in running anything. He is a doctor, for God’s sake. We have one of those as governor in Oregon and see where that got us. Another anti-gun liberal.

  4. Carson is a saying the same as Obama did. I did not believe Obama and though Carson may pay lip service , he really doesn’t believe guns and urban black folks are a good idea.

    As to DC contempt. That is really good news Gura asked for an injunction. The stay was effective until the city came up with carry method. IF the city is in contempt and the injunction is granted the city goes to non permit carry

  5. Larry Correia had a good fisking of an editorial that essentially addressed the petition given to Governor Walker. It could be found at his blog.

    Perhaps the most interesting point Larry made was that the University did have the power to create a special “gun-free zone” for the speaker; it’s just that they were working with the FBI on the death threat, and upon determining that it came from Brazil, they decided it wasn’t credible, and the University then decided that they didn’t want to go through the expense of creating a gun-free zone for a non-credible threat.

  6. With i594, I think the best thing that could possibly happen is if there are actual prosecutions for passing nailguns around on a jobsite.

    Once union rank and file realize how badly they’ve been screwed by i594, it’ll be hard to ignore. When the unions start being forced to defend members against prosecution under this initiative, it is likely to sour them to Bloomberg’s specific brand of nonsense.

    Thus, from a “glass is half full” perspective, the best case scenario I see is unions financially backing campaigns AGAINST this type of ballot initiatives in other states. Frankly, I’d LOVE to see Bloomberg and organized labor duking it out in Oregon and Nevada in the next election cycle.

    Still, the more pessimistic/realistic end result in other states is Bloomberg et. al. making sure the wording of his/their initiatives is carefully tailored so as not to raise the ire of the unions.

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