100-year-old Technology is NOT the Problem

Oleg Volk wants you to know… Technology isn’t the devil.

Until 1994, any teen in America could buy a 30-round magazine, in person or by mail. From 1957 to 1968, they could buy an AR15 to go with it, mail order if they so wished. After 1968, they would have to be at least 18 and buy it in person…still, plenty of teens and young adults had them with few problems. Sure, mass shootings could happen…with 3-shot hunting rifles wielded by much older people, who in turn were suppressed by lawful college students with personal rifles.

We created defenseless-victim zones, and we glorify the insane. Why are we surprised at the result? Go see Oleg Volk’s image – they are always worthwhile. And he has more to say as well.

So what caused this? It isn’t 100+ year-old technology. The changes in the culture – some might call it the disintegration of the culture.

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Helping Others and the Second Amendment

Do you know someone who wants to learn about firearms? The Gun Blog Black List can help. The Gun Blog Black List: Helping others

Or are you interested in helping? Contact GreyLocke (via the link) and get added to his database of helping folks.

If you are in the Greater Cincinnati area, I may be able to help you, or find someone who can. You can contact me via email: zendodeb AT gmail.com

Finally, Someone Takes a Stand Against Silicon Valley

Everyone complains about Facebook and Twitter, but not many are doing anything about it. Lone Wolf Distributors Suspends Social Media Accounts

Due to recent information coming to light about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s free exchange of user data, as well as the “Big Three” in social media’s hateful stance on the 2nd Amendment, we are suspending all social media feeds indefinitely.

You can sign up for their newsletter at their website: Lone Wolf Distributors.

I have never been a fan of Facebook, because privacy is a thing. Right now I don’t know why anyone with an interest in the Second Amendment would be using Zuckerberg’s Panoptican.

In other news, Bank of America has decided to get involved in politics. It will probably take some time, but I will be getting rid of my account with them.

M&P®380 SHIELD™ EZ™ Consumer Advisory

Someone said never buy a firearm in the first year of production. M&P®380 SHIELD™ EZ™ Consumer Advisory | Smith & Wesson

Like any firearm, the function of the M&P®380 Shield™ EZ™ Manual Thumb Safety pistol can be influenced by the type and quality of ammunition used with the pistol. In the case of the M&P 380 Shield EZ Manual Thumb Safety, we have found that in very rare circumstances, ammunition that produces a high level of felt recoil can cause the manual safety to move from the fire to the “safety on” position during firing. Should this occur, you will not be able to fire the next round unless and until the manual safety is reset to the fire position.

More info at Smith & Wesson, including a page to check the serial number, and instructions for getting it fixed. (Hat tip to Gun Blog Blacklist.)

The Slippery Slope of Weapon Control and How it Doesn’t Work Anyway

History. Ignorance. Rinse. Repeat. GayPatriot » Re: “Common Sense Gun Laws”

A history of gun control in Great Britain The United Kingdom (or is it “Airstrip One?”) from 1920 onward.

And while knife crime is surging, the police are devoting more officers to investigating people who make politically incorrect statements. So is the UK turning into 1984, or is this more like a twisted version of V for Vendetta?

Reagan Was Shot, But He Still Supported Private Ownership of Guns

Because of principles. Reagan was shot 37 years ago [yesterday]. Every young American should hear what he had to say about guns

“You live by Lincoln’s words: ‘Important principles may and must be inflexible.’ … The NRA believes that America’s laws were made to be obeyed, and that our constitutional liberties are just as important today as 200 years ago.

“And, by the way, the Constitution does not say that government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’”

His solution was to get tough on the criminals. And starting in the late 1980s, and early 1990s, the “tough on crime” laws began to have a significant impact on the crime rates, as can be seen by this 2014 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

But that approach is not very PC by today’s standard. And sure, there are probably problems with some minimum sentences. Some, not all. So fix those some. But remember that tough-on-crime actually did reduce crime.

Politicians Insult Women, Claim Jews Control the Weather

These idiots are writing laws. Small Government Stupidity, from Comrade Misfit.

There is an interesting discussion happening in the comments at the link above.

An Alabama lawmaker says he’s against arming teachers because most are women and “are scared of guns.”

Stereotype much? But it is Alabama, after all, not Texas.

Back on the other side of the country, it seems that a certain anacephalic by the name of Trayon White Sr., who was elected to the D.C. Cidiot Council, blamed Jews for snowstorms.

He deleted the post and said he was sorry. (I think it falls under sorry/not sorry.)