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gejohnston

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Hometown: Rock Springs, Wyoming
Current location: Sweetwater County, Wyoming & Citrus County, Florida
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What if Stephen Willeford grabbed a .30-30 instead of a .223?

I'm old enough to remember when (and in rural areas) lever action .30-30s were not uncommon patrol rifles as well as being popular hunting rifles. In fact, one of my cop relatives had a Marlin scabbard under his sheriff's car seat. (Yes, it was in Wyoming, but his name isn't Longmire.)
Given the worthless POS was wearing armor, and Mr. Willeford aimed his AR to avoid the kevlar plates.
My alternative history? There wouldn't be a high-speed chase with a mortally wounded thug.

A Canadian take on the subject

538 researcher's discovery about guns

Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that could make guns less deadly.

Then, my colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence. The best ideas left standing were narrowly tailored interventions to protect subtypes of potential victims, not broad attempts to limit the lethality of guns.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-used-to-think-gun-control-was-the-answer-my-research-told-me-otherwise/2017/10/03/d33edca6-a851-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?tid=pm_pop&utm_term=.02e0ab415349

bear spray vs revolver

Just finished reading this book

I recommend it for both sides (of course, I always recommend for both sides)
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674016088

https://www.amazon.com/Guns-Violence-Joyce-Lee-Malcolm/dp/0674016084

Agree? Disagree? Indifferent?





What if NORML and the SAF joined forces?

How would the culture warriors deal with this?
Not a smoker myself, but I love this quote enough to give them a couple of bucks, and send an email to SAF/
“This is an affront to our constitutional rights and hopefully other Second Amendment groups will stand with us in calling for an end to this practice, but it will likely require the rescheduling of marijuana by Congress,” Erik Altieri, executive director of NORML, said in an email.


http://www.pressherald.com/2017/01/27/federal-agency-making-it-clear-marijuana-users-cant-buy-guns/comments/

MLK/Equality Day cheering up

After reading about corporate land grabs and bathroom pandering, some good news is in order. It would happen to be in the town where I had my first and only ride in the back seat of a cop car.
https://pitchengine.com/county10/2017/01/16/mlk-jr-equality-day-march-set-for-monday-morn/002519177687929667834

The Drift

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