Shifra on April 16, 2018
Warning to fans of the board game Clue: Next, they’ll be gunning for the knife, rope, and candlestick. Via TechCrunch. Twitter has now followed Apple’s lead in changing its pistol emoji to a harmless, bright green water gun. And in doing so, the company that has struggled to handle the abuse, hate speech and harassment taking place across its platform, has removed one of the means for online abusers to troll their victims. The change is one of several rolling out now in Twitter’s emoji update, Twemoji 2.6, which impacts Twitter users on the web, mobile web and on Tweetdeck. The decision to replace an emoji of a weapon to a child’s toy was seen as a political statement when...
Shifra on March 25, 2018
Hypocrisy, much? Was this an “anti-gun” rally, or an “anti-Republican DNC voter registration rally”? Via Daily Wire. On Saturday, thousands of left-leaning people descended on the streets of Washington, D.C. to demand gun control as they were surrounded by a heavy presence of “good guys with guns.” It was a truly ironic scene…. The #MarchForOurLives gun control rally is being heavily pushed by left-wing groups like Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, which are bent on taking away the constitutional rights of law-abiding American citizens. The event is also being used as an optical moment for a political movement, as The Hill reports that “MTV announced the effort on Twitter, saying the network is teaming up with the NAACP and...
Shifra on March 15, 2018
In the nineteenth century, high school students learned Latin, philosophy, the Greek classics. Now? Even a little civics or history would be nice, but no such luck… I look at this sign and had no idea the Secret Service had been disarmed! Or maybe not? HT Weazel Zippers. What? pic.twitter.com/Dl2FC66FvI — EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) March 14, 2018 The selective hypocrisy of the anti-gun National Walkout Day MTV, Other Viacom Channels Go Dark to Stand With Students ‘Against Gun Violence’
Shifra on March 4, 2018
Democratic New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich wants the restriction of “gas-assisted receiver firearms.” And next, the Dems will probably call for the banning of the “left-handed high-powered machine-gun magazine looper.” Or something. Via Daily Caller. Democratic New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich advocated age restricting a gun that does not exist on MSNBC Thursday. Heinrich stated that he wants a ban on “gas-assisted receiver firearms.” Host Kristen Welker had asked if Heinrich thought that “increasing age limits” on firearms were “a real possibility here with this president?” Heinrich said in response: There are a couple of things I can think of that I think are possible now. Increasing age limits. Certainly somebody who’s 18, 19, 20 years old shouldn’t be able...
Shifra on February 26, 2018
This story is from 2016. But it seems to take on new relevance now. Via NY Post. A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines. Senior District Court Judge Charles Breyer called the weapons allegations against Yee — a gun control advocate — unfathomable and said it was frightening that Yee would be willing to go entirely against his public position on guns in exchange for money…. Yee’s attorneys had called for no more than five years three months behind bars, saying Yee...
Shifra on February 16, 2018
It’s always nice when “journalists” get surprised by the truth. Via RealClearPolitics.
Shifra on November 12, 2017
Colbert inadvertently just proved the case against gun control…and for building The Wall. Via Washington Times. In a monologue lamenting the lack of political action in response to mass shootings, late-night host Stephen Colbert unwittingly made the case for more expansive gun ownership…. “Not just now, but at any time in human history,” he continued. “Five thousand years ago, if your village had a tiger coming into it every day and was eating people, you wouldn’t do nothing. You would move the village, you would build a fence or you would kill the tiger. You wouldn’t say, ‘Well, I guess, you know, someone’s going to get eaten every day, because the price of liberty is tigers.’ You’d take some action.”…....
Shifra on October 19, 2017
You have to admire these celebs’ stupidity, er, grandiosity. They really believe any of us care what they say. But here’s a deal, celebs: First, ditch all guns in your own security details. And stop being such sanctimonious, hypocritical jerks. Via Washington Times. Emma Stone and a handful of Hollywood celebrities have released a new anti-gun ad for Everytown for Gun Safety. The star of “La La Land” and her celebrity peers are asking fans to inundate lawmakers with a single message: “Reject the NRA.” A YouTube ad by Everytown for Gun Safety, which is backed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, features stars reacting to the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas by gunman Stephen Paddock. “The...
Tammy on October 5, 2017
It’s understandable considering the roll this add-on played in the Las Vegas massacre, but banning it will not change the foundational problem involved with mass violence– the human condition. But it does give some people the impression that banning guns, or parts related to them, will solve the issue, eliminating any discussion about the actual problems. For some background, here are details about what bump stocks are. But here we go. Via Fox News. The National Rifle Association, in its first statement on the Las Vegas shooting and in a rare break from its traditional opposition to gun-related regulations, called Thursday for a federal review of so-called bump stocks and suggested new rules might be needed for the device apparently...