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April 06, 2014

Gun Thread (4-6-2014)

Shock! Chicago Safer After Gun Control Laws Loosened

Repeating the experience of, literally, everywhere else that has loosened gun laws, Chicago's murder rate has declined to levels not seen in 50 years.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958 in the first quarter of 2014. There were 6 fewer murders than the same timeframe in 2013 — a 9 percent drop — and 55 fewer murders than 2012, police said.

Now, it's a short time period and correlation isn't causation, but you can bet that if the stats were going the other way the gun grabbers would be shouting it from the mountaintops.

With any luck, maybe Massachusetts will come around soon.


Bill Maher: Still An Unfunny Douchebag

You shotgun pumpin', cousin humpin', toothless inbreds sure do love yore guns too much.

“Of course, I think the Republicans are insane about guns,” Maher told Ramos, “because they love guns, which is a sick position to have in the first place, to love something like a gun? I don’t love my gun, I have it the way I have, maybe, you know, antibiotics. It’s not something I love, it’s something in case of an emergency that I might have to use.”


Gun Of The Week

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Marksmanship Award



Gun Of The Week - Answer

A harmonica gun, from this interesting io9 piece on bizarre weapons.


Knob Creek Machinegun Shoot

If you're in the vicinity of West Point, KY next weekend, this is happening:

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