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From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

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H/T Bearing Arms.

These nattering nabob are worried about a water pistol causing children to turn violent.

There biggest reasons children are turning to violence is absentee parents and God has been taken out of our schools.

We had parents that taught us right from wrong and busted our asses when we did not follows the rules.

We started our school day with the pledge of allegiance a prayer and lots of times bible verses.

We grew up watching The Rifleman,Gunsmoke,The Rat Patrol and Combat yet we did not go around killing people.

 

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We have yet to reach Memorial Day, but the fun police have already set their sights on at least one cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for PopSugar.com, titled, “Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period,” author Lauren Levy lectures the nation’s parents on the hidden menace of squirt guns.

According to Levy, no child should be permitted to use a water gun under any circumstances. That a particular squirt gun might bear no resemblance whatsoever to a real firearm is of no concern to Levy, who contends, “Even if they’re colorful and super cool, kids shouldn’t be playing with water guns because it normalizes the real thing.”

Fully embracing the role of a humorless scold, Levy earnestly warns readers, “There are some children who will never smile again — all because someone picked up a gun. At the same time, we have little ones playing and laughing over the very thing that is killing other kids. It just isn’t right.”

One could reasonably mistake Levy’s article for satire, were it not for the fact that recent decades have witnessed a wide-ranging effort to stamp out the fictional toy gun hazard. There have been toy-gun turn-ins modeled off of gun “buy-backs,” local bans on the sale of toy guns that have crippled small business owners with outlandish fines, and too many zero-tolerance school suspensions to count.

Levy makes several assertions about how toy guns are detrimental to children but offers no evidence to support her claims. Levy’s expertise on the matter appears limited to a combination of her feelings and a childhood where her mother insisted on a toy gun-free home.

Levy’s lack of evidence is revealing. In an interview with WebMd.com clinical psychologist and best-selling author Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. made clear, “Everyone has an informal causation theory that playing with guns leads to the use of guns in adulthood,” but that, “There’s no scientific evidence suggesting that playing war games in childhood leads to real-life aggression.” In recent years, the work of Thompson and other researchers has led to a bevy of articles in typically anti-gunpublications that have sought to calm parents’ fears about aggressive play and toy firearms.

Further, the type of ban Levy encourages has second order consequences. The Centers for Disease Control has made clear that physical activity and play are vital to a child’s healthy development, and research indicates that outdoor play is particularly beneficial. In surveying the available research on outdoor play, an article published in the journal Health & Place noted “encouragement of outdoor play and fostering an environment of movement among children improves the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive health of children…” Sadly, other research has found that today’s children are not getting enough outdoor playtime. Fun, wholesome physical activities like a summertime squirt gun battle should be embraced as an exciting way to get kids up off the couch and away from their screens.

Levy’s broadside on summer fun even puts her at odds with some of the most anti-gun politicians. NRA has had its differences with former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, as both are unabashed gun control supporters. However, on the matter of water guns, we have found common ground.

Super Soaker wars were an annual fixture at the former vice president’s summer parties at the Naval Observatory, where Biden was often pictured engaged in battle with young attendees. In 2012, the White House tweeted a picture of Obama wielding a squirt gun while taking fire from what appears to be one of his daughters.

At one point in her piece Levy writes, “as much as we want to teach our kids about gun control and safety, we contradict ourselves the second we allow them to run around with toy versions to shoot their friends.”

Here Levy betrays her motives. Her piece isn’t about children mistaking real guns for toy guns, or that squirt guns will cause children to fail to appreciate the dangerousness of real firearms. Levy’s attack on water guns is about instilling an anti-gun political orthodoxy in America’s youth, lest a favorable childhood experience with a toy cause anyone to develop anything less than an unthinking animosity towards firearms.

Levy’s unsupported theories about the hazards of squirt guns should earn her derision from all but the most zealous adherents to the cult of gun control. Wise parents will look to the research on, and prevalence of, toy gun play and dismiss such overwrought attempts to curtail normal and healthy childhood behavior.

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Thousands Drop off Food Stamp Rolls in Georgia After State Implements Work Requirements

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

Work requirements should be nation wide to get all of the leeches off the government tit.

Thousands of people have dropped off the food stamp rolls in Georgia as a result of the state implementing work requirements for food stamp recipients.

More than half of the 11,779 people enrolled for food stamps in 21 counties, an estimated 7,251 people, have dropped out of the food stamp program—a drop of 62 percent, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

 Georgia first rolled out its work requirements for the food stamp program in three counties in January 2016. Since then, the state has expanded work requirements in an additional 21 counties, giving people in those 21 counties until April 1, 2017 to find a job or lose food stamp benefits.

Those who receive benefits must work at least 20 hours a week, be enrolled in state-approved job training, or volunteer for a state-approved nonprofit or charity.

State officials say the plan is to extend the work requirements to all 159 counties in Georgia by 2019 and implement work requirements in 60 more counties, starting in 2018.

“The greater good is people being employed, being productive and contributing to the state,” said Bobby Cagle, director of Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services.

Views on the work mandate are mixed in the state, with some seeing the requirement as a way to get more people into the workforce and less dependent on government handouts, while others say it is an unfair measure that targets the disabled who cannot hold down a job due to their impairments.

Brandon Hanick, who represents the progressive advocacy group Better Georgia, says people with mental health problems, limited education, and the physically disabled would have trouble trying to provide proof of their inability to meet the work requirements.

“It’s cruel,” Hanick said. “We’re talking about one of the most basic needs — the need for food.”

State Rep. Greg Morris (R-Vidalia), on the other hand, says that the decrease in food stamp recipients means that the work requirements are helping people become less dependent on government handouts.

“This is about protecting taxpayer dollars from abuse, and taking people off the cycle of dependency,” Morris said. The big drop in numbers, he added, “shows how tax dollars are abused when it comes to entitlements.”

Over the past year, the number of able-bodied food stamp recipients without children in Georgia decreased from 111,000 to 89,500, a 19 percent decrease, the AJC reported.

According to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics for FY 2017, 42,906,253 Americans are enrolled in the food stamp program—a 2.9 percent decrease from FY 2016, when 44,219,363 Americans received food stamps.

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

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H/T Fox News.

R.I.P. Lt. Commander Frederick P. Crosby.                

Photo of U.S. Navy shows Lt. Commander Frederick P. Crosby in his official Navy portrait.  (U.S. Navy via The Associated Press)

More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father’s Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found.

Her mother could never talk about that day, but she gave Crosby and her three brothers a binder with articles about her father’s plane zooming low through the clouds on a bomb damage assessment mission before it was gunned down by North Vietnamese ground forces in 1965. The 31-year-old pilot was armed only with cameras, his daughter said.

Crosby and her grandmother made a pact to someday bring home the remains of Lt. Commander Frederick P. Crosby and bury him in his hometown of San Diego.

A year ago, military investigators found his remains and on Friday, Crosby will fulfill that promise to her late grandmother by receiving her father’s casket at the airport in San Diego. On Sunday, Frederick Crosby will be buried at Rosecrans National Cemetery with full military honors and a Navy flyover.

Crosby never doubted the fact that her father was killed. But her grief seemed to linger in a deep space inside her until she received news that his remains had been recovered, finally giving her closure.

“It just changed my life in so many ways,” said the energy consultant who lives in New York. “It relieved a lot of sadness that I’ve been carrying around in my heart very quietly.”

The U.S. military actively searches for missing service members from conflicts worldwide. According to the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, 969 missing service members have been accounted for since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, while the whereabouts of 1,611 remain a mystery.

Crosby called to inquire regularly about the military’s progress on her father’s case. She attended meetings of the National League, and analyzed where the crash occurred in Thanh Hoa province on Google Earth. She poured over news reels and reports at the Library of Congress and provided a sample of her aunt’s blood to the military to have a DNA match on file in case his remains were ever found.

Decades passed and her mother and grandmother both died before investigators got a breakthrough on their third trip to the area when they met Pham Van Truong, a lifelong resident of Nam Ngan ward in Thanh Hoa City.

According to a 50-page report given to Crosby, the 89-year-old man told investigators he couldn’t recall the month or year but he remembered during the war that he was cooking limestone to reinforce his house when he heard gunfire and ran to the nearby levee to investigate. He saw two planes headed toward his house and one was on fire as it glided toward the levee. He said he could see its wing and tail surfaces were missing. The aircraft rolled as it hit the fish pond in front of his house, splashing Van Truong with water and mud. The other aircraft kept flying toward the sea.

Van Truong told investigators that shortly after it crashed, a Vietnamese salvage team had pulled some parts of the plane, including the engine, from the pond and hauled it away. Van Truong, who had helped the salvage team, kept a piece of the plane to use for making a cooking utensil. He also used a piece of its glass to repair a clock.

Based on the new information, U.S. military investigators decided to comb the bottom of the pond in 2015. When they emptied it bucket by bucket, they found bones, pieces of fabric from Crosby’s uniform, his chrome lighter and wedding band.

Crosby still keeps the voicemail on her phone from a year ago when a military official left a message telling her to call for news about her dad.

“When I called, he introduced himself and said, `We have your dad’s remains and they’ve been positively identified,”‘ Crosby, 58, said. “I burst into tears. I basically told him it’s almost like that same day I remember when I was 6 years old. It was almost like getting the knock on the door by the military.”

She felt she could finally shed the tears stored up inside of her.

Crosby said her brothers want to keep the fabric, lighter and wedding band.

She just wants the flag draped over his coffin.

“I think my mom would be very happy that my dad is getting the military honors and the recognition of the hero that he was,” she said. “There is so much relief in my heart. I’m so overjoyed that my grandmother’s wishes came true and dad is coming home.”

University of Kansas professor publicly resigns over campus carry law

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H/T Guns.com.

 Jacob Dorman is a classic example of the new castrati the nutless gutless metro sexual male.

I am only using his name and image because they are part of the story

 

             

A University of Kansas professor publicly resigned earlier this month over his state’s impending campus carry law.

Jacob Dorman, former associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Kansas. (Photo: Twitter)

Associate Professor Jake Dorman, who taught history and American studies at the Lawrence campus for a decade, published his resignation letter May 5 in the Topeka Capital-Journal, in which he claims “Kansas can have great universities, or it can have concealed carry in classrooms, but it cannot have both.”

Kansas enacted a law in 2013 allowing guns in public buildings, but colleges were among the few places granted a four-year exemption, set to expire on July 1.

Since then, universities have adopted policies for carrying weapons on campus, including provisions requiring owners to keep the gun in their possession at all times, chamber empty and safety on.

Five states permit concealed carry on college campuses: Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Tennessee and Texas. Universities in Kansas, Oregon, Mississippi, Arkansas and Wisconsin also allow concealed weapons, but restrict where and who can exercise the right.

Dorman argued campus carry laws discourage professors from “progressive” coastal states from applying to teach at Kansas colleges, turning the state’s institutions into “third-rate universities that will not find the cures, patent the drugs, train the engineers, start the companies, or innovate the laws and social programs that will bring the state lasting prosperity and health.”

“Guns do not belong in classrooms any more than they belong in courtrooms, but a university simply cannot afford metal detectors at every entrance,” he said. “Kansas faces a very clear choice: does it want excellent universities with world class faculty, or does it want to create an exodus of faculty like myself who have options to teach in states that ban weapons in classrooms?”

Further, Dorman says guns on campus will intimidate students from speaking freely and openly about controversial subjects.

“Students need to be able to express themselves respectfully and freely, and they cannot do so about heated topics if they know that fellow students are armed and that an argument could easily be lethal,” he said. “Guns in the classroom will have a chilling effect on free speech and hinder the university’s mission to facilitate dialogue across lines of division. That stifling of dialogue will hurt all students, including the ones with guns in their pockets.”

Townhall contributor Steve Sheldon said Wednesday such a concern is baseless.

“Can someone please give an example of somewhere when this has actually happened? Anywhere? Ever? Just like the ‘blood in the streets’ and ‘Dodge City all over again’ arguments, these fallacies only occur in the fertile minds of the anti-gun Left, which are far removed from most realities or anything factual,” he said.

Sheldon characterized Dorman as a “snowflake” and “nutty professor” before telling him “not to let the door hit you on the way out.”

“Given the current state of academia, he might have a point about chilling free speech — although, today’s campuses aren’t exactly bastions of free thought for anyone right of center,” he said. “If today’s university students need to run to their safe spaces to cuddle with their blankies because someone muttered the President’s name, then the thought of another student carrying a gun would probably require them to purchase diapers.”

He added, “Maybe next time around, KU can hire someone who is a conservative, which would be the most diverse thing any university could do these days.”

 

Don’t Bring Cherry-Picked Data to a Gun Fight: 2A Supporters Attack Biased Newsweek Article

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H/T Bearing Arms.

The lamestream media and the gun control will not let the facts get in the way of their lies about guns and gun owners.

 

Don’t bring cherry-picked data to a gun fight.

If there’s one thing all who propose strong gun restriction laws should realize, it’s that 2nd Amendment supporters know their stuff, and we’re not afraid to call you out on misinformation.

In a Newsweek opinion article masquerading as a news, a Boston University professor and a BU researcher argued for stricter gun control laws by using a new public database they created regarding state firearm laws. While the database itself is quite interesting, their arguments, presented with fancy diagrams and statistics about rising gun death rates, became low-hanging fodder for 2nd Amendment supporters within hours of its publication.

Readers quickly picked up on problems with the “study”, most specifically that the authors were not taking into consideration historical trends and instead merely considering data that filled their pre-formed opinions towards guns. The ensuing comments on Newsweek alone are worth reading.

The first sentence of the article states:

“From 2014 to 2015, the United States experienced its largest annual increase in firearm deaths over the past 35 years, a 7.8 percent upturn in a single year.”

Scary, right? Only if you’re intentionally avoiding data that doesn’t fit into your worldview. This “upturn in a single year” doesn’t take into account the years that firearms deaths dropped or the years that they steadily increased. According to The Conservative Firing Line,

It is true that the number of homicides did go up in 2015 (9,616) from the previous year (8,124), but those figures are below the 10,225 logged in 2006, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report. A further check of FBI data, all the way back to 1996 – which was not 35 years ago – showed there were 11,453 gun-related homicides in 1996, followed in 1997 by 10,729 gun homicides, 9,257 slayings in 1998 and 8,480 firearms-involved murders in 1999.

It’s a numbers game, and the numbers bounce up and down.

The misinformation continued from there to show how the authors firmly believe that closing the “gun show loophole” will effectively end crime. There’s only one small problem with that:

  • 39.6% of criminals obtained a gun from a friend or family member
  • 39.2% of criminals obtained a gun on the street or from an illegal source
  • 8.3% of criminals actually bought their guns from retail outlets
  • 3.8% of criminals purchased a gun from a pawn shop
  • 1% of criminals purchased a gun at a flea market
  • 0.7% of criminals purchased a gun at a gun show

Based on the facts, their “loophole” looks a bit more like a speck now, doesn’t it? 78.8% of criminals admit they either obtained the gun illegally or from a friend or family member.

The authors then came around to states that have “stand your ground” laws, chastising them by stating,

States are increasingly enacting laws that allow people to shoot other people as a first resort in public, instead of retreating when threatened. If a person perceives a threat of serious bodily harm, so-called “stand your ground” laws allow them to fire their gun with immunity from prosecution, as long as they are in a place they have a legal right to be.

This is a gross over-simplification of what “stand your ground” laws actually allow, which is not a free pass to shoot any “perceived” threat. Like everything in life, actions have consequences. “Stand your ground” laws allow individuals to protect themselves without having to deal with the life-changing consequences that may otherwise come with protecting oneself against deadly force, not just the “perception” of it.

As commenter David P. Johnson told Newsweek:

Have you ever tried to run away from someone without turning your back on them? Do you really want to turn your back on someone threatening you? And face it, not everyone can run. Old people, handicapped people, etc can not run. But that is what those opposed to “stand your ground” want you to do.

Though the anti-gun bias that runs through this article is laughably apparent, there are two good things that can be gleaned from it:

  1. The database itself, if correctly interpreted, could actually be used to show the benefits of legally-owned firearms
  2. The comments left by astute 2nd Amendment supporters are pure gold and show that 2nd Amendment supporters are some of the most well-informed individuals out there

It is imperative that we 2nd Amendment supporters continue to make our voices heard when misleading articles, such as this one, are presented to an increasingly ignorant crowd.

Whistleblower: Obama Admin Knowingly Allowed MS-13 Gang Members In US

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H/T Freedom Outpost.

Absolutely nothing Bathhouse Barry has done surprises me because he is a two bit Muslim thug.

In the eight years him and Moochelle polluted the White House they did everything they could to undermine the security and safety of America .

According to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, a whistleblower provided Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 that detailed that the Obama administration knew of 16 people caught crossing the border were MS-13 gang members and then processed them and put them into US communities.

The individuals were teenagers at the time and were put into several juvenile homes throughout the US.

“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Johnson said.

The Washington Times reports:

The gang members were part of the surge of UAC, or “unaccompanied alien children,” as the government labels them, who overwhelmed the Obama administration in 2014, leaving Homeland Security struggling to staunch the flow from Central America.

Officials at the time said the children should be treated as refugees fleeing horrific conditions back home — though security analysts said the children were prime recruiting territory for gangs already in the U.S.

Mr. Johnson said the image of UAC as little children is misleading. Out of nearly 200,000 UAC apprehended between from 2012 to 2016, 68 percent were ages 15, 16 or 17 — meaning older teens. The majority were also male, making them targets for gang recruiting.

Mr. Johnson revealed the documents at a hearing on the dangers posed by MS-13.

Of course, Democrats voiced concern, not over the fact that the Obama administration allowed these individuals into the country, but that the documents that expose their treason were released so quickly.

“I have concerns that these documents were released so quickly,” said Senator Claire McCaskill( D-MO), the ranking Democrat on the committee, who claims to want to get rid of gangs, but also says the release of the documents may hurt active investigations.

Say what?

The reality is that the Obama administration allowed tens of thousands of illegals into the country in 2014 who were knowingly crossing the border.  The majority were claimed to be children, but were not.  Furthermore, the Obama administration knew they were coming months ahead of time and solicited escorts for 65,000 illegal immigrant children in January of 2014.  In July of 2014, Border Patrol Agent Zack Taylor called the orchestrated immigration crisis that was occurring an “asymmetrical warfare” to destroy the US from within.

Just what kind of timeframe does Senator McCaskill think would be appropriate to release those documents, when we are all dead and gone, like the Kennedy assassination documents?

This story sounds eerily similar to one that took place under the Bush administration in 2004.  Julia Davis, a former Customs and Border Protections Officer, blew the whistle that the government had “very specific alerts” that on July 4, 2004 that members of Al-Qaeda would be attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the US.  However, when she tried to go to her superiors about it, Davis said every day when she came to work she was being investigated for one thing or another. She says everything they brought up to here was frivolous and ridiculous and she believes it was an attempt to get her fired to discredit anything she would say. All of this was because the FBI knew the information and DHS was embarrassed that the information came to them the way it did.

Within a period of two weeks, Davis was the subject of 19 investigations. By the time she sued Homeland Security there had been 54 investigations! On top of that, she was declared a domestic terrorist!

Davis’ home was raided by a 27 man SWAT team in a Blackhawk helicopter. She said they spent more time and utilized more man power raiding her home without a warrant than the government used to raid the alleged compound of Osama bin Laden.

Knowingly allowing these kinds of people into the US is criminal and is knowingly putting known dangerous people in our communities to begin to nest and thrive in America.  Someone needs to be held accountable for this treason.

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