Do You Think You Can Stop an Idea?

The Captain’s Journal (a new-to-me-blog) has info on a Printed AR-15 Magazine Project.

Video at Reddit/Firearms… click thru.

At Reddit/Firearms. It’s well worth the couple of minutes it takes to watch the video

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You Say That Like It’s a Bad Thing

But then WaPo hates the idea of armed peasants. Amid a spike in slayings, Brazil’s president loosens restrictions on gun ownership.

Brazil tired the Leftist dream of disarming the populace. It became the most dangerous – in terms of murders committed – country in the world. Now they will try something else.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Tuesday loosening restrictions on gun ownership, a move that appeased his base but which critics say will worsen a crime wave that has already claimed thousands of lives.

Who are these critics? The same people who encouraged the disarming in the first place? Why should we listen to these critics (or the WaPo)?

The School Shooting That Didn’t Happen

Since it didn’t happen, it hasn’t really been plastered all over the 24-hour news cycle. Dennis Intermediate students back in class after attempted school shooting.

The boy’s mother called 911. The cops listened. The school went on lockdown. Cops pursued the individual into the school, and traded gunfire with the kid. He took his own life. He was the only person who was shot.

Compare all of that with Parkland, where many people knew the kid was a problem, the school went out of their way to both ignore him, and ignore the warnings, and the cops did next-to-nothing on the day in question.

So of course, the story with the mostly-happy ending is all but ignored by the 24 hour news services.

Silly, The Laws Aren’t Supposed to Apply to Everyone

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” And a Chicago Aldercritter is never equal to the citizens. Why Ald. Ed Burke May Have Been Allowed To Have 23 Guns In Government Building.

He’s been a staunch supporter of gun control measures for decades, but in a surprising twist, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday that nearly two dozen firearms were discovered in Ald. Ed Burke’s offices during their raids in November.

Hypocrisy? No, he just didn’t think he was the same as the little people.

But ironically, less than a month ago, Burke made this comment at a gun buyback event with police: “Any of those guns that are sitting in your closet that your relative may have brought back from the First World War, Second World War, Korea, bring them in get your 100 bucks get those guns off the street.”

Hat tip to Shall Not Be Questioned.

And why is a Chicago Alderman in the News Again? Corruption Charges.

Armed Teachers Are Out There

You can “debate” all you like, but some teachers want to be armed, and are armed. When You Give a Teacher a Gun.

The question is no longer “should we arm teachers?” Now, it’s “how many armed teachers are already out there?” We flew down to Ohio to embed with the men and women behind FASTER Saves Lives, a group that has trained thousands of teachers from all across the country how to shoot to kill.

Considering that this is an article in a mainstream publication (GQ is mainstream, isn’t it?) it is fairly pro-gun.

Parkland put to rest the idea that “the police will save the day.” The police – mostly Broward County Sheriff’s Department – did next to nothing that day.

But since Parkland, overwhelming demand has prevented the Foundation from being able to cover everyone. Before the shooting, two dozen openings remained for all of summer 2018; in the months that followed, organizers sometimes fielded that number of applications in a single day. Eventually, they were able to accept several hundred of them in about a dozen overflow classes. Even so, today about 2,000 people are still sitting on a waitlist.

The Buckeye Firearms Association is trying to foot the bill, but the demand has outstripped donations.

Brazil Moving Toward More Armed Citizens

First Bolsonaro gives the climate conference the heave-ho, and threatens to withdraw from the Paris Accord, now this. The New York Times is NOT happy. Brazil’s New Leader Wants to Ease Gun Laws. Supporters Are Ready, and Training.

For a population angered by the last few years of political and economic turmoil and worried by escalating violence, Mr. Bolsonaro’s vow to break with Brazil’s restrictive attitude toward weapons and make it easier for “good guys” to own guns was particularly resonant.

It’s almost like he isn’t a Leftist. (He’s not, and the NY Times is SO confused.)

Mr. Bolsonaro’s tough-on-crime stance helped catapult him to the head of a splintered race in a country reeling from a record-level epidemic of violence. Last year there were roughly 175 homicides per day in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Forum on Public Safety. Often simulating gunfire with his fingers at campaign rallies, Mr. Bolsonaro said he would combat the homicide epidemic by easing firearm laws and giving the police more freedom to shoot suspects.

“We have to stop this politically correct thing, saying that disarming everyone will make Brazil a better place — it won’t,” Mr. Bolsonaro said.

And for all of that, the NY Times HAS to call him “far right.” Funny how no one is ever “far Left” in the world view of NYT.