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Family Horrified at Assault Rifle Delivery. Not.

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Oh, the Horror!

Wish UPS would deliver to my house.   (Of course I would return it….).

In any event, some family was reportedly “horrified” when UPS mistakenly delivered an “assault rifle” to their home in New York.

http://kutv.com/news/offbeat/ups-delivers-assault-rifle-instead-of-toy-for-christmas-gift-12-18-2016

Another example of the left and left-media hyping up a narrative to suit their purpose – it was not an assault rifle.  The rifle (oh, but wait, if it was dark colored and evil looking, with a “shoulder thingy that goes up…“) was apparently a bolt-action rifle.   Or worse, that it was – OMG – A BARRETT 50 CALIBER SEMI AUTOMATIC ASSAULT RIFLE!?!

IMG_0483Yet media outlets reporting the story are using stock images to pander their story.  As seen here, here and here.3228899603_d621237696_o

This, is a link to what may be the actual rifle.   Not only is media hyping this story, but apparently, the guy who received it in error was not that much “horrified:”

“Wow, I should have kept the sucker,” said Joel Berman, 66.

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/couple-says-ups-delivered-assault-rifle-not-toy-for-grandchild-1.12765386

So, “Horrified Couple receives assault rifle”  becomes “Horrified Couple receives rifle”, becomes “Couple receives rifle.  And Liberal Media Sucks.”

h/t –

http://ballseyesboomers.blogspot.com

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Engrish Gun Control.

English-BobbysWait, I thought guns were banned in the UK?

Hichem Ben-Abdallah, the owner of a nearby restaurant, said he saw a ‘river of people’ come screaming down the road after the attack.

He told The Yorkshire Post: ‘A lady was down on the floor. The man pulled a gun – it was a makeshift gun, not like something you see on television.

‘After the second shot I turned and ran. He walked away very calmly, down the steps. Nobody stopped him – he had a gun.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3644847/Woman-MP-Jo-Cox-stabbed-shot-twice-man-makeshift-gun.html

 

Unobtainium.

Unobtainium

In fiction, engineering, and thought experiments, unobtainium is any fictional, extremely rare, costly, or impossible material, or (less commonly) device needed to fulfill a given design for a given application. The properties of any particular unobtainium depend on the intended use. For example, a pulley made of unobtainium might be massless and frictionless; however, if used in a nuclear rocket, unobtainium would be light, strong at high temperatures, and resistant to radiation damage. The concept of unobtainium is often applied flippantly or humorously. For instance, unobtainium is described as being stronger than helium, and lighter than air.

The word unobtainium derives humorously from unobtainable followed by the suffix -ium, the conventional designation for a chemical element. It pre-dates the similar-sounding IUPAC systematic element names, such as ununoctium. An alternative spelling, unobtanium is sometimes used (for example, for the crypto-currency Unobtanium), based on the spelling of metals such as titanium.

unobtainiumFrom TTAG:

Assuming a gun dealer is still in business after the first two requirements, the last one will do them in.

Although it may sound like the anti-gunners’ fantasy bill that will never become reality, it is literally being lobbied in the State Capitol right now. They are seriously pushing for it.

Please sign our petition to STOP AB 2459 and forward this article to your friends and family so they can help beat this bill back.

Crazy.

Family Court Judge Says No Guns – Immediately Appealed.

 

toon130411Troubling.  As a family law practicioner:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/03/17/family-court-to-father-no-guns-in-the-house-until-child-is-18/

I could tell stories.

Interesting that the lower-court judge made the decision she did.  In these parts, they rightfully would not care.  Pretending that there may be a problem with guns in that household, that’s defensible.  Not right.  The appeals court made the right decision.  Though on an abuse of discretion standard, not as a constitutional issue.

Federal Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines Introduced by Congressional Democrats

Law-Would-Force-Gun-Owners-to-“Surrender”-Magazines-to-Policehttp://wamc.org/post/esty-leading-action-gun-magazine-limits

Nothing New.  Its going to die in committee.

Legislation to be introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), who compared gun deaths to car deaths, saying,

“This year is the first year in U.S. history that gun deaths will exceed car deaths. We should be ashamed.”

Not sure about that.  Even if it were so, as the counter goes, ban cars then.

lixbV-300x300And this ultimate guide dismantles all its arguments in the closing paragraph:

There’s another, well-known problem with this conceit — lax federal and state laws make it easy to purchase guns from nearby, underregulated counties or states and bring them into cities. In Chicago, for example, gun sellers will simply set up shop just outside the city limits and sell to traffickers who bring the weapons into the city. That’s one of the key arguments for the sort of federal action being considered today, especially universal background checks at nearby gun shows to prevent this sort of trafficking.

Because criminals don’t care and legislation is not going to make a wrong-doer act different.

gun-control-welcome-to-chicago-highest-murder-rate-in-nation gun-control

 

Chris Johnson arrested on misdemeanor gun charge.

Chris Johnson?  Ah yes.  Football.

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…for “open carry of a firearm.”  Maybe his longest carry of the season?  Maybe with the Jets record this year he thought the extra D was necessary…. .

In any event, in Florida, concealed carry good – with a permit.  Even without a permit in your car or other circumstances, so long as done right.  Open carry bad.  Consenting to any search of your person, vehicle, or home, at any time, worse.

Lesson?  Know your states laws if you are going to carry.  Comprehensively.  Be aware, certain municipalities have – or had – different rules which may, or may not be legal (Not).  Get a permit, if you can.  And finally,

Never consent to search.  Never.  Not even to the “Slap and Search.”  M’Kay?

A great video here on the topic of SHHH.  Watch it. 

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Ht; GunWatch.