Monday News Links 12-15-2014


Everyone ready for the holidays? I’m not. Too much to do. The good news is that I’m done with my client that kept me very busy. The bad news is I have a backlog of work with my other engagements; mostly stuff I’ve been ignoring or pushing off because I didn’t have as much time to deal with. I also managed to get a hold of a newer MacBook Pro, but am disappointed it’s mysteriously rebooting every few days. It passes Memtest86, but I still suspect memory. It’s a late 2011 model, which is a step up from my older 2009 model. I won’t bore you with the details, so here’s the news:

Bloomberg got beat up by the media for his previous school shooting lie, so the smart thing to do, of course, is to double down on it.

Remember that ex marine who got busted in New York for having a gun? He took a plea deal. The article also talks about the disposition of some other notable gun possession cases in New York.

Emily Miller looks at getting a carry permit in Washington D.C.

If at first you don’t succeed, fail fail again. For years the Dems were convinced gun control was a loser issue, and then the blue dog was born. Then Obama ate the blue dogs. Now gun control is cool again.

Again, the Internet has devolved into arguing with rude children. Sorry Cliff, Bloomberg and his billionaire buddies outspent us 10 to 1 in Washington State to get less than 60% of people to vote for a measure he claimed 92% of people wanted. In a deep blue state.

Why are anti-gun activists so violent?

Good news for C&R licensees. It looks like ATF is not planning to require fingerprints and photographs.

NBS News, Like you and me, only better.

The news that more people now support gun rights is welcome, especially the shift among women and African Americans. But the fact that this only just now flipped shows how slow things can be to change, and what an uphill climb our success as a movement really has been.

To be fair to Illinois politicians, it’s understandable why criminals don’t want people filming their misdeeds.

Shocker: Reasoned Discourse breaks out at Media Matters. I’ve come to the conclusion over the years that the reason they don’t want debate isn’t because they are worried they’ll lose. The reason they don’t want to debate is because they are incapable of debating.

Tam: “There’s no sport in mocking Mark Morford. It’s like beating up the 60-lb. asthmatic kid with the coke-bottle glasses or hunting dairy cattle with a scoped big game rifle; he’s the bunny slope of snark targets. Still, sometimes one has to at least go through the motions for form’s sake.

People in Belize are starting to question gun control.

2 thoughts on “Monday News Links 12-15-2014”

    1. Am I the only one who finds the proposed revocation of your CHP for owing child support the scariest part of his anti-gun package?

      What’s next, getting it yanked for owing back taxes? Unpaid parking tickets? I know deadbeat parents aren’t our favorite people, but acquiescing to this is pretty much saying that we recognize concealed carry as a privilege to be taken away by the state whenever they feel like changing the rules.

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