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How about 'the "Carolyn Keene" of gun control activism'?...

...since there are at least three names associated with "mikeb30200"...:

Mike Bonomo, purportedly a 55+ expat from New Jersey living in Italy:



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Jason Kilgore, AKA "Baldr Odinson:


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Introduction I am a volunteer activist for reducing gun violence in the Eugene, Oregon area, and all of Oregon. Join me! www.ceasefireoregon.org
Interests Gun Control, Peace, Suicide Prevention

Don't piss on our legs and tell us it's raining.
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:02 PM (0 replies)

I have no problem with ANY of those, for various reasons.

Firstly, because while the NRA happens to agree with *me* ( as well as some other people
you should know about:



in re gun laws (and almost nothing else), and secondly:

it really, really pisses off self-appointed witchfinders who fancy themselves the guardians
of Democratic purity.

(I used to refer to these wowsers as 'self-appointed zampolits', but research showed me that zampolits
occasionally served useful functions beyond the usual hunting down of spies and counterrevolutionaries.

This latest lot here seem intent upon aping the nuttier factions amongst the Republicans
in seeking to 'purge the heretics' instead of coolly enquiring just why they are failing at
their stated goals
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:22 AM (1 replies)

Good news from Oregon- Pro-gun Dems win seats

From the Gun Owners caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon:



Democrats don't want your guns--we've already got our own.
Who we are

Support for civil rights and economic justice is the bedrock of the Democratic Party. The Gun Owners Caucus (GOC-DPO) believes that gun ownership is the critical civil right which preserves the rest of our American freedoms. We enjoy the benefits of living in a free and armed society and work to live up to the responsibilities that requires.

In 2005, the DPO passed a resolution (RES 2005-008) stating that "the right to keep and bear arms [is] an individual right not granted by the government, but rather guaranteed by the government." That means the right is inalienable. The GOC-DPO aims to expand the promise of the Democratic Party of Oregon by widening the party's base by advertising, promoting, and defending its pro-Second Amendment platform and policies, and reaching out to all liberals who support the Constitution and its clear language.

Anyway, to the results:

Here are the gun friendly Democrats who won their races for Oregon Congressional Representative:

CD-4: Peter DeFazio (Not rated well by the right) *** WON ***
CD-5: Kurt Schrader NRA: A- *** WON ***

Here are the gun friendly Democrats who won their races for Oregon Senate or House:

SD-5 Arnie Roblan OFF: B+ NRA: A Endorsed *** WON ***
HD-9 Catherine McKeown NRA: AQ (A Qualified) *** WON **
HD-14 Val Hoyle OFF: A- NRA: A+ Endorsed *** WON ***
HD-16 Sara Gelser OFF: B- *** WON ***
HD-21 Brian Clem OFF: B- NRA: A+ Endorsed (GOC Member) *** WON ***
HD-22 Betty Komp OFF: B *** WON ***
HD-28 Jeff Barker OFF: A NRA: A+ Endorsed (GOC Member) *** WON ***
HD-29 Ben Unger NRA: AQ (A Qualified) *** WON ***
HD-31 Brad Witt OFF: A NRA: A+ Endorsed *** WON ***
HD-32 Deborah Boone OFF: B NRA: A- Endorsed *** WON ***
HD-42 Jules Kopel Bailey OFF: B *** WON ***
HD-50 Greg Matthews OFF: B+ NRA: B+ Endorsed *** WON ***
HD-51 Shemia Fagan NR (GOC Member) *** WON ***
HD-55 John Huddle NRA: B- Lost
HD-59 Gary Ollerenshaw NRA: B Lost

Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:09 AM (4 replies)

Number of gun licenses in Massachusetts shoots up

Video at link:


Number of gun licenses in Massachusetts shoots up

...The most recent records from the Mass Firearms Records Bureau shows 254,653 state residents currently holding Class A gun licenses, which allow them to purchase, possess and transport large-capacity firearms, like a Glock 19 9-mm weapon. Gun owners also need to have a Class A license in order to carry concealed weapons.

Team 5 Investigates discovered the number of people getting that kind of access is going up. An analysis of firearms records show that all but three Massachusetts communities have seen increases in the past 18 months.

Some of those increases are dramatic.

Franklin saw the largest -- a 20 percent jump since 2010 -- followed closely by Randolph, Pembroke and Falmouth. Each of those towns saw a 19 percent increase...

Given the latest population estimates from the Census Bureau...:


Population, 2011 estimate 6,587,536

...it would mean that +/- 3.8% of Bay Staters have a concealed weapons permit, which is about a 20% increase since 2006.

Looks like liberal Massachusetts isn't quite as antigun as it's been made out to be.

Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:50 PM (14 replies)
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