Apparently it isn’t just civilian shooters who are having trouble finding ammunition.
Police departments in Tennessee and Oklahoma say that they are having trouble getting ammo as well. Guns are also hard to come by.
Where will this all lead?
Author, liberal and gun owner Dan Baum wrote a book (“Gun Guys: A Road Trip”) about the conflict of his gun ownership and his otherwise liberal politics. The Atlantic has published an interview with Baum, which I am going to dissect below.
Why am I going to dissect it? Quite simply: his beliefs are for the most part mutually exclusive. He has to engage in some elaborate rhetorical dancing, and employ pretzel logic, in order to truly accept both beliefs. And at some point he will have to jump one way or the other from the fence he is sitting on.
Full disclosure: I verbally sparred with Baum a few times in the comments sections of gun blogs. While our exchanges were not abusive, he is stubbornly liberal, while clinging to some distinctly non-liberal views and attitudes (and I am not referring exclusively to “good” non-liberal traits). He took particular exception to the common (and accurate) practice of referring to liberal gun grabbers as “gun grabbers”, so much so that he quit participating on one blog over the issue.
My issue is not with Baum personally (although his ever-present hat is kind of pretentious, LOL), but rather with the erratic logic which he uses to make his arguments as well as the inconsistencies in his beliefs.
Late-breaking news from Colorado:
“A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.
A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use. It’s a gun state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says could be banned under a bill that’s already passed the House and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll sign.”
2 questions leap to mind:
Don’t the gun-control proponents always promise that they won’t take our hunting guns? and:
I wonder if Joe Biden will fight this on our behalf?
(The last question is a joke, btw.)
A couple of days ago, I linked to an Op-Ed on our Facebook page. The editorial in the New Haven Register was from Ed Meyer, a Connecticut State Senator, who is proposing new draconian legislation for gun control. In essence, he lives in a fantasy world where limiting people to single-shot firearms will magically bring about a society where we’ll all just get along, and nobody will ever get hurt again.
Of course, those of us who actually live in THIS world realize that this will never happen, and the ramifications of this law would be dire. While he is not a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, he’s more than willing to jump on the bandwagon.
This Op-Ed was so full of ignorance, that I thought I’d take the time to break down some of the key points.
More below the fold:
A while back, Ruger sent out an communication that offered a way to email each of your federal, state and local representatives with a message urging them to reject new gun laws. Just add your contact info and they did the rest. I did it, and so did a lot of the people I met in Hartford for the public hearing a few weeks back.
Only one of my representatives has responded.
On Jan 28, I received this email from Sen. Chris Murphy (D – CT):
(UPDATED) Well, it certainly didn’t take long for the left-wing gun-haters in the Connecticut legislature to trot out their proposals. It’s almost like the proposals were already written, and they were just waiting for some dead bodies to stand on while they presented the Bills. Well, Rahm Emmanuel always said to never let a crisis go to waste…
This post is a long one, so refill your glass.