I wish all of my fellow citizens well. No matter how foreboding the news may seem on any given day, let’s pause and remember that we are a nation born in a cauldron of fire, summoned into existence by men and women who paid a bloody price for their freedom and bequeathed to us an obligation to hold it. They faced hardships which most of us in the modern era couldn’t imagine and launched a bold experiment which remains unique in its embrace of freedom, individuality and a belief that there truly is something noble and good in mankind. We came onto the stage embroiled in battle and that fight continues to this day. Full story....Here
another via Vicki; Scott Adams' Blog (Dilbert)
Outstanding! A must read for 2nd Amendment supporters. He gives us the gold plated argument. But Democrats are unlikely to talk Republicans out of gun ownership because it comes off as “Put down your gun so I can shoot you.”
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After 16 hours, the heroic sit-in by House Democrats to demand that Republican leaders allow a vote on gun control came to an end in the wee hours of the morning as members were seen nodding off in their chairs.
The effort, led by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., even drew praise from President Barack Obama, who thanked the civil rights icon “for leading on gun violence where we need it most.”
With Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives pushing a bold policy agenda to reboot how America thinks about poverty, upward mobility, health care, regulatory reform and more, conventional wisdom suggests Donald Trump is overshadowing this effort. That may be true, and even Sad! But what is more striking is the sound of chirping on the Democratic side. Full story....Here
By Sean Davis
It happens like clock work: as soon as there’s a mere whisper of a terrorist attack or a mass shooting, the usual suspects kick in to high gear. Their destination is always the same: a faraway land where a so-called assault weapons ban magically eliminates not only guns but also prevents guns from walking of their own volition, without need of human agency, into crowded places and killing people.
More from the article...Are you ready for a mind-blowing statistic? In 2014, you were six times more likely to be murdered with a knife than you were with a rifle. Knives were the weapon of choice in 1,567 murders in 2014, according to the FBI. It gets crazier. You were also nearly three times more likely to be killed by someone’s fists or feet than you were to be murdered with a rifle. In 2014, 660 people were murdered with what the FBI calls “personal weapons”–hands, fists, feet–compared to 248 with rifles.
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by DAVID FRENCH June 13, 2016 2:30 PM
The gun-control debate is nothing more than a destructive distraction. Is there a single viable gun-control proposal of the last decade that would keep a committed jihadist from arming himself? Indeed, the gun-control debate keeps us from focusing on the true danger: a terrorist movement that’s learning how to attack a free society. It keeps us from focusing on the terrorists’ capabilities and motivations. It keeps us from asking the very hard questions about how to defeat a movement that’s based not just in a jihadist army that takes and holds territory but also in an ancient religious idea that has never gone away. Against that backdrop, I can understand the very human temptation to fix one’s attention not on the colossal challenge of jihad but on the seemingly more manageable and more familiar challenge of attacking Republicans. Focusing on jihad means looking Islam in the face. Focusing on jihad means rethinking long-held assumptions about policy, politics, and liberal coalitions. Focusing on jihad means recognizing that many Muslim members of the leftist coalition actually, truly hate the LGBT side of the liberal alliance.
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