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May 27, 2022


The "anti-disinformation" Corporate Blog the Washington Post publishes more disinformation:

Marc Fisher @mffisher

Invented for Nazi infantrymen, further developed by the US military, the AR-15 was the Texas school shooter's weapon of choice...

The Texas shooter was not carrying an assault rifle. An assault rifle is capable of automatic fire. Per Wikipedia:

The U.S. Army defines assault rifles as "short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges." In this strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:

It must be capable of selective fire. [Meaning, you can select single-shot fire or automatic fire, or three- or five-round fire, for some guns.]

It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle, examples of intermediate cartridges are the 7.92x33mm Kurz, the 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm NATO.

Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine.

It must have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards).

Rifles that meet most of these criteria, but not all, are not assault rifles according to the U.S. Army's definition.

Even based on the Washington Post's tortured reasoning, which claims that any actual assault rifle is a "weapon designed for Nazi infantry," no matter how far from the design of 1944 we've come, almost no one in the US owns an assault rifle, because you need a very, very restricted federal firearms license to own any gun capable of automatic fire.

Those who claim to be our guardians against disinformation create and disseminate the most disinformation -- but of course they do. It has always been this way. Orwell didn't just make up the Ministry of Truth; it was based on real-world example.

Via Twitchy, Kevin McCarthy's bunk-mate Frank Luntz is helping the Democrats, as usual, through his usual means of proposing stupid changes in language to make the unpalatable sound less unpalatable.

Frank Luntz @FrankLuntz

Pro Tip: Call it "gun safety" instead of "gun control."

"Gun control" makes it irreversibly political. "Gun safety" is something everyone can agree on. #WordsThatWork

And The Bulwark, made up of of former Republican insiders and operatives, is now pushing the idea Republicans who accurately accuse liberals of defunding the police are themselves... undermining law and order.

Will Saletan @saletan

Republicans who accuse the left of "defunding police" are helping shooters outgun the police.

They're abetting crime and undermining law and order. Democrats must take that message to America.

Nothing will change till pro-gun extremists lose their seats.

One idea that some people are suggesting is single-entry schools. The idea being that the single entry can be guarded and controlled.

Of course, Charles Schumer and everyone on the left is shrieking that that is pure witchcraft.

Schumer claims you can't have single-entry schools because "fire marshals would disagree." Ah yes, buildings need multiple exits. Oh but wait, many buildings have fire exits where the alarm sounds if they're opened, right...?

Anyway, he's just shooting down any other possible solution because he's got one in mind, only: He wants to confiscate guns.

And guess who else agrees that single-entry schools are witchcraft, because his Democrat Donors want him to support the Democrat plan of gun confiscation? That's right, The Bulwark's Alanis Morrissette impersonator, Tim Miller.

Boy that Bulwark sure seems to be adopting a lot of hard left positions as part of its mission to "conserve conservatism," doesn't it?

These are the "Republicans" who either controlled our party until five years ago or, in Luntz's case, are still in control of our Party.

Wait, did I say "Republicans"? I meant Leftwing Literal Cocksuckers. #WordsThatWork.

Oh, the Secretary of Babysitting's husband, who was too busy to babysit so that his husband could do his job during a shipping emergency, weighed in:

Chasten Buttigieg

A door is good at keeping the kids in and rain out. It doesn't stand a chance against a weapon designed to obliterate organs and render tiny bodies unrecognizable in the blink of an eye. If you're focusing on doors right now, you've already given up. You have failed our kids.

Sean Davis

Everyone making this idiotic argument locks their doors at night.

You have to love the pretense that secure, single points of entry are an impossible logistical conundrum for schools, but forced nationwide confiscation of half a billion guns is no big deal.

Andrew Follett debunks a couple of lies which the NPC Media has downloaded and is uploading to their NPC Consoomers:

Andrew Follett @AndrewCFollett

A thread on how the media is telling you two major lies about mass shootings and gun control

1: Other countries with vastly stricter gun laws than the US have higher rates of mass shootings.

2: US jurisdictions w/ gun laws have exponentially higher rates of gun violence

Although events in the U.S. tend to get the lion's share of media exposure, mass shootings are clearly a worldwide issue.

The US makes up about 1.15% of the world's mass shootings while having almost 5% of the world's population.

Out of 97 countries with data, the US is 64th in frequency of mass shootings and 65th in murder rate.

And rates of mass shootings elsewhere are rising faster

4 times as many per capita died in mass shootings in FRANCE as in the US. 21 times in Norway.

In addition to those fairly nice nations, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland have higher mass shooting death rates.

All of those are pretty nice countries which MUCH stricter gun control laws than the US... and all have higher per capita deaths from mass shootings than the US.


2: The highest gun-ownership state with the loosest gun laws in the nation is Wyoming, where 59.7% of households have a gun (really!)

Wyoming gun laws are arguably the LEAST restrictive in the United States.

Wyoming does NOT HAVE a gun homicide problem, with a rate of only 1.4 per 100,000-- actually lower than right across the border in more gun-controlled Canada --and only about a third of that of the nation as a whole.

The highest murder rate of any jurisdiction in the US is Washington, DC, which has a murder rate of 21.8 per 100,000... more than twenty times that of most European countries!

But DC also has the most restrictive gun laws in the country... and the lowest rates of legal gun ownership, with numbers less than in many European states!

I'd say that data suggests that the factors making DC have such high gun violence rates are part of the story of why America as a whole is so deadly, but these cannot include high gun ownership or a lack of gun definition.

If stricter gun laws reduced gun violence rates, you'd expect jurisdictions with those laws to have lower rates of gun violence.

Instead, we find quite the opposite.

Now, maybe you think "of course those jurisdictions have higher gun violence rates, that's why they enacted the laws."

I doubt that...but the data is CLEAR that those laws haven't reduced the rates.

The factors making DC so deadly are part of the story of why America as a whole is so deadly, but these cannot include high gun ownership.

Facts don't care about your feelings.

And blaming this on Republicans' (which Libs made trend ALL of yesterday is... stupid.

Washington DC hasn't had a Republican mayor since literally 1933. And it hasn't had a Republican on the city council since 2008.

I've omitted his citations. See his thread for those.

Bill Melugin @BillFOXLA

One question that hasnít been answered yet...

Where does an 18-year-old unemployed high school drop out get the money to buy two AR style rifles w/ hundreds of rounds of ammo & magazines?

Good question. A friend said -- only half jokingly -- "probably a covid check scam."

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