No Squirrels Tonight!

So Alan is all hopped up on goof-balls from having his Kidney stone “Mr. Prickles” blasted with a sonic jackhammer.

Breda has decided that letting him near all the knobs and switches in the Squirrel Report News Room would be a danger to himself, Cosmo the Cat, and the Houston Power Grid.

So no show until next Thursday.

See you then!

H/T Ratus for the image

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Images of the Antis: Nomenclature

This one makes me chuckle:

First up, Why the hell not? Anti-gun people will call the pictured rifle an “Assault Rifle” or “Assault Weapon” simply because that best suited their agenda and had nothing to do with facts or reason.

Also people call their guns all sorts of things. They call them “Patrol Rifles”, “Defensive Rifles/carbines”, “Home defense guns”, “Evil Black Rifles”, “Go-To Gun”, “Hunting Rifle”, “Pest Control Rifle”, “Riot Gun”, etc.

Hell if somebody kicks down your door and enters your home, and you put a few .223 rounds into their center of Mass while your family calls 911 from a safe location, you COULD call it a “Protection Rifle”, but your probably won’t, because it doesn’t roll off the tongue like many of those above names do.

So my response is: “Sure they can, thanks for playing!”

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Images of the Antis: Gun Free Zone

On it’s surface this image is pure stupidity, but I would also say it has a more sinister context:

So yeah the implication is that students are in danger of school shootings. Of course this, at least statistically speaking, is highly untrue. First up school shootings are extremely rare. Remember that campaign during the AIDS epidemic in the 90s when it was stated that everybody would know somebody effected by AIDS. I’d say if you were an adult or teen during the 80s or 90s you probably know one or two people who died from the disease. Probably still going on today, but the chances of surviving that horrible disease are thankfully much better, so you probably know somebody who’s HIV positive.

I really don’t think that’s the case with school shootings. Yes if you live in a town with a shooting, most people were touched by it, but if you live more than a few miles away, you probably know nobody who has any relation to school shootings.

Further many of the school shooting numbers are bogus.

Still what is this image calling for? Knowing who’s passing it around, it’s more gun restrictions, and bans. Except in school zones guns ARE banned. Still the call goes that if guns are available OUTSIDE the school then bad people will break the law and bring guns INTO the school zone. But it gets bigger still, states with strict gun laws have high gun crimes. The anti-rights cult will never see the irony on this, instead blame states with lax gun laws (and generally LESS violence overall) for that crime problem. They often talk about the “Iron Pipeline” where criminals go to Virginia and Georgia, buy guns, and traffic them back to DC, New York, New Jersey, Mass, etc. Except there has never been one scrap of evidence to show that happens in anything but the smallest scale.

Still the message is that gun laws don’t work as intended, and the solution is to BAN MORE GUNS!

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“Gun Death” Canada

One punch kills are not isolated to the United States:

A Winnipeg teen has taken responsibility for killing a fellow high school football player with a single surprise punch hurled outside a rookie initiation party in Transcona.

Christian O’Neail, 18, suffered a major brain injury and died after being struck in the jaw and falling to the pavement outside a Nevens Bay home.

Doesn’t sound like it was as intentional, nor malicious as other case, but it doesn’t make this poor man any less dead.

Still only “Gun Deaths” count because they make political fodder, but would he be any more dead if his attacker had used a gun?

H/T Mike W.

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Play Me Out: Utada Hikaru

Man, this is a cool cover.

Also neat to see how she manages to transpose it from a whiny male vocal to a strong female vocal, all in a language that isn’t her first.

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CSGV Playing Fast and Loose

Two interesting videos from CSGV:

The repeated line:

You didn’t buy the gun. You didn’t pull the trigger. But if you’ve voted for politicians that refuse to support common sense gun laws, you’ve helped to facilitate mass shootings in America.

First up, I bought guns, I buy ammo, I pull triggers, I’ve never killed or harmed a human being.

Second the places they sensationalize were victim disarmament zones, and all evidence points that the killers targeted these areas for EXACTLY that reason.

Third, the laws proposed would not have stopped this, just like the laws against murder, or the many other laws the shooters violated while committing their crimes, didn’t stop them.

Who has blood on their hands?

PS: Notice that ratings and comments are disabled in the videos. I wonder why.

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“Gun Death” Thugs

Another one punch kill:

A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail.

Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero.

Romero fell and hit his head on the curb, and his son found him unconscious on the ground.

Horrible, but not a “Gun Death”, and again it will be ignored because it doesn’t suit an agenda. In a world without guns we would have no “Gun Death”, but we would still have violence.

H/T Mike W.

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“Gun Death” Unprevoked Punch

Another one-punch death:

A Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said Tuesday.

Yesterday we discussed a death where an argument lead to a fatal punch. In this case it was simply wanton violence. Again, there are NO laws that do anything about this. You can’t ban fists. It is already illegal to assault and murder. There were no tools used in the slaying.

This is why anti-rights forces focus on “Gun Death”, they aren’t concerned about violence, they’re concerned about GUNS. “Gun Death” is an ends to a means.

H/T Mike W.

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I LOL’D

The Onion Brings Some Gems:

Heh!

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“Gun Death” One Punch

Sometimes you don’t need a weapon:

The Hillsborough teen who died on Monday had suffered a punch to the head after an argument, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said late Tuesday morning.

Jared Colon, 17, a rising senior at Hillsborough High School, was punched on Saturday evening during a verbal argument with another Hillsborough teen, Soriano said. The prosecutor’s office said the other teen is now in custody at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center and has been charged with second-degree reckless manslaughter.

We talk of “Gun Death” and we ignore cases like this that will not be effected by any bans or regulation. People will always have fists.

Still “Gun Death” promotes an agenda, while violence as a whole is a much harder mountain to climb.

H/T Mike W.

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