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“Background checks make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns” riiiight:

Giffords-Tuscon-AZ-9mm-memeOMG I want to poke my ears out when she talks, it’s painful.  I don’t like the fact the gun control lobby parades her around like this, but she’s definitely a good card in their deck.

I just hope she knows what she’s saying, with her support for subtle disarmament plans.  If you recall she did get shot in the head, and I’m assuming her speech isn’t the only thing that was affected.  I don’t really care enough to google it because I have ketchup on my one hand and getting up to wash it rather than continuing to awkwardly suspend it seems like work.

Thoughts?  Are you looking forward to the gun-crime-free utopia that the proposed background checks will create?

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Must have been a slow news day for Reuters:

Mexico’s president, who has repeatedly called on Washington to tighten gun controls to stop weapons flowing from the United States into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, said U.S. weapons policy needed a rethink after the killings.

“Because of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, the American Congress must review its mistaken legislation on guns. It’s doing damage to us all,” Calderon said.

Calderon has also urged Washington to revive a ban on assault weapons in the United States that expired in 2004.

Full Story – HERE

I’m still trying to figure out why we would possibly give a shit about what Mexico or its president thinks of our laws.  Last time I checked that place was a separate country, and still the lawless, dirty, corrupt, ass crack of North America.  Also, how does a shooting in Colorado effect Mexico?

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Heath

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Well she’s no Dale Peterson when it comes to campaign promotion, that’s for sure.

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As of February 22, visitors can pack heat in any national park from Gates of the Arctic to Everglades, provided they comply with the firearms laws of the park’s home state, according to the new law that was passed as an amendment to credit-card legislation.

The law, passed by Congress in May, reverses 94 years of National Park Service policy that generally allowed visitors to transport unloaded, disassembled weapons in the trunks of their cars. It applies not only to national parks, but also to national wildlife refuges.

Critics, say there are as many potential complications as there are state and local gun laws.

David Barna, a National Park Service spokesman, said park websites are providing some guidance to visitors, but it is the responsibility of each gun owner to understand the laws of the state they are visiting.

“The single biggest threat is the situation that’s going to occur in campgrounds, where you have inexperienced people, who don’t know much about parks, who are out of their element,” Wade said. “You are sleeping under the trees and you hear a noise. You look out of the tent and see a shape and start firing.

I definitely think that is a valid concern, especially when alcohol and camping pretty much go hand in hand.  Hopefully common sense prevails though, because it would be a shame to see a sharp rise in deaths or injuries as a result of less restrictive laws.

Full Story at the L.A. Times – HERE

Anyone have any upcoming winter or summer national park trips planned where you plan on carrying?

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