Category Archives: Guns

cBS’s “assault revolver”

With a “high-capacity magazine,” no less.

A wheel gun with a magazine, huh? Too funny. And very stoopid.

Via Twitchy

The newsroom shooting

It’s a fantasy of some journalists, to imagine what it would be like to confront a disgruntled reader/viewer with a grudge and a gun.

Some people take the news media entirely too seriously. Some of them are journalists who feel their work is a calling, rather than merely an interesting, somewhat overworked, somewhat underpaid, racket. The news biz.

Somewhat overworked are the reporter/writers. Most of the middle-manager editors are seriously overworked. And the pay varies from paltry to lucrative, depending. Mrs. Charm was one of the latter, by both measures, as for 35 years I was one of the former, so I know.

And, yes, I sometimes imagined what it would be like if a disgruntled reader/viewer walked off the elevator at my longest gig and started shooting.

For one thing s/he would have taken out people in features and the copy desk which were nearest the elevators. The people who seldom wrote anything controversial though they may have edited it. It was not hard to imagine s/he getting through the lobby with a long gun, let alone a more easily concealed handgun. Security was lax in my day.

Not that shootings such as happened this week in Maryland were rare, though they usually afflicted the post office. At any rate a newsroom shooting never happened in my day. The disgruntled certainly existed but they mainly confined themselves to impassioned rants and lawsuits.

Fortunately. But not for me. I didn’t work anywhere near the elevators. I would have been far from the action, which would have remained only a fantasy.

Via PJMedia

UPDATE:  Much is being made now by writers/editors of Trump’s old (February, 2017) remark that the “fake news media” (specifically: NYTimes, CNN, NBC News, ABC, CBS) are the “enemy of the American people.” I can see how it could be twisted by a criminal like the Annapolis guy to justify killing any media. But it was/is certainly true of the anti-Trump NYTimes and cable and otherwise broadcasters who go on and on and on 24/7 with the full-hysteria, often fake Democrat narrative.

The Mediacrats in general have always hated Republicans and now Trump especially because he fights back. When you focus on one side of the argument, because it’s your side, you’re not doing “the people” of “your community” any favor. You are, in fact, their enemy. But you shouldn’t be killed or wounded because of it.

Taking children seriously. Not.

“Why should anyone take today’s children seriously? They eat laundry detergent, understand nothing about the constitution, are ignorant, and are so weak minded they need safe spaces to escape from words they don’t agree with. These kids want to take away our [gun] rights only because their elders told them to do so. They are Red Guards without the dress sense of chairman Mao.” —commenter BattleofThePyramids at Instapundit.

Good guy without a gun

“An Indiana middle school science teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling and swatting the gun away from a student shooter who entered his class.”

The science teacher, Jason Seaman,was also the head football coach who was a former defensive end for Southern Illinois University. He sustained three gunshot wounds but is recovering. Two students were wounded but none died.

Via The Western Journal

Acevedo: more prickly pol than cop

Back when Art Acevedo was police chief in Austin, he often made questionable calls, particularly in regard to what public information would be withheld from the public.

He was a prickly potentate behind his shiny badge and incongruous general’s stars, threatening to sue his social media critics for libel. In other words, he was more politician than cop.

Now that he’s moved up to the big time as chief of the Houston PD, he’s more pol than ever, backing gun control as the answer to school and other massacres. And, in typical Acevedo fashion, he’s dismissing opposing views as irrelevant. Possibly even libelous.

“Chief Acevedo, [Kevin] Williamson reminds us [in the Weekly Standard], is an appointed official, not an elected one. As such, it is not his place to offer judgments on the propriety of anyone else’s opinions on gun control, or anything else. Surely there are a good many people in Houston who do not share Acevedo’s beliefs, yet he presumes to tell them their opinions are of no consequence to him and should be ignored by lawmakers.”

The Acevedos of the world need to climb down from their high horses before they’re dragged down by the very people whose views they disdain.

Via PJMedia

UPDATE:  Acevedo is threatening to sue again, this time the NRA’s spokeswoman Dana Loesch who responds: “It’s surreal to see a chief reacting to free speech this way.” That’s Acevedo. What an ass!

Santa Fe shooter broke gun laws

Too young to have a gun, carried a sawed-off shotgun, used illegal explosives…it’s almost as if (gasp) criminals don’t follow laws.

Yet the loony tune liberal solution is more laws: specifically (and illogically) to ban so-called “assault” rifles.

When we should be looking at our violence-loving culture in which the loony lib celebrities (and their political chums) who clamor for gun control make money (and political contributions) off movies and other “entertainment” celebrating gun violence.

Via KaitMarieOx at Twitter

UPDATE: The Texas shooter wore combat boots and a trench coat and carried a shotgun—copycat items from the Columbine high school massacre of 1999. Was he (as were others) explicitly inspired by it?

Rule 5: Kaitlin Marie Bennett

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Kaitlin Marie Bennett, newly graduated from Kent State University, flaughts the school’s anti-gun policy. And underscores gun rights in the wake of the latest school massacre. She says it’s hypocritical at a school best known for having four Vietnam War protesting students murdered by the government.

That’s what the second amendment is for, in part, protection from the feds.