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War hero passes away: He was one of only two remaining Czech pilots who served in the RAF

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H/T War History OnLine.

R.I.P. Brigadier General Miroslav Liškutín  August 23,1919-February 19th, 2018.

Brigadier General Miroslav Liškutín passed away in the small English town of Fareham on February 19th, 2018, at the age of 98. He was one of only two remaining Czech pilots who served in the RAF in World War II. The last surviving Czech pilot is Emil Boček who turned 95 last February.

Born on 23 August 1919, growing up in his native Czechoslovakia couldn’t have been easy for young Miroslav Liškutín.  The geopolitical situation was dire.  He had belligerent Germans to the left of him and the threat of Soviet aggression to the right.  He stuck out an engineering apprenticeship before joining the Czechoslovak Air Force to train as a pilot in the 2nd Air Regiment.  Afterward, with war brewing, he trained with the French Foreign Legion and joined the French Armée de l’Air.  He underwent 6 months training in North Africa and France, then fled to Britain to escape the Blitzkrieg in May 1940, where he was accepted into the RAF, learned English and continued his flying training.

Pilots of No. 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

His first posting was in September 1941, to the Spitfire equipped No 145 Squadron based at RAF Catterick.  Three months later, he joined No 312 (Czech) Squadron and provided support in the Dieppe Raid, during which he shot down his first Dornier Do 217 German bomber.  The war progressed over France as the months of 1941 came to a close, and Liškutín was stationed at RAF Apuldram Advanced Landing Ground for the duration, where on November 7th, he destroyed his first Fw 190.  Then over the next two years, he engaged primarily in dive-bombing attacks against ‘Noball’ V-1 flying bomb installations, providing escort to bombers en route to targets, and ground attacks on rail and road targets.

Yet, Liškutín’s career wasn’t without bumps.

“He shot down a number of enemy planes and an unmanned rocket and also survived a number of very serious events. He was once forced to parachute to safety from a doomed Spitfire. Ahead of the Normandy invasion he was shot at and crashed into a tree. Yet he survived it all,” Military historian JiříRajlich said.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mark IXBs of Nos. 312 and 313 (Czech) Squadrons RAF undergoing engine repair and maintenance at Appledram, Sussex, viewed through the entrance of a Butler combat hangar covered with camouflage netting.

Near the end of May of 1941, his Spitfire hit the top of poplar trees during a ground attack, forcing him to hobble back to Apuldram with a damaged engine where he had to make an emergency landing.  His second brush with death came while on patrol over Normandy, a few days after D-Day when his Spitfire was hit by flak, forcing him to land.  As a result, he’s widely believed to have been the first Allied aircraft to land on a newly reconstituted airstrip following the D-Day landings.

In August 1944, his transfer came in for him to join the Air Defense of Britain (ADGB).  While operating at RAF Lympne, Liškutín shot down a V-1 over Maidstone and found a Distinguished Flying Cross waiting for him when he got home.

Farewell parade of Czechoslovak squadrons at RAF Manston, Kent, on 3 August 1945. Air Marshal John Slessor, with walking stick, inspects some of the men. Air Marshal Karel Janoušek can be seen behind him.

Liškutín ended the war with a Czech squadron, flying Spitfire Mk IXs fitted with 190-gallon fuel tanks, which would be large enough to escort bombers deep into Germany.  After this, he returned to the No 7 Air Regiment in Czechoslovakia.  With the war over and peace finally having returned to Europe, Liškutín married an English wife and had two children, but he soon realized that there was no future for him in his native land.  The Soviet threat loomed large over his idyllic postwar future, so he took his family and left in February of 1948, barely escaping persecution after the Soviet-backed Czechoslovak coup d’état, and re-joined the RAF as a flying instructor.

He served for eight years in England and then in Cyprus.  After which, he was posted to the No 85, (All Weather) Squadron, and retired in 1962.  In 2017, President Milos Zeman promoted Miroslav ‘Tony’ Liškutín to Brigadier General for his heroism.

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‘Smart Gun Evangelists’ Missed Fact That Silicon Valley Wasn’t Buying

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H/T Breitbart California.

The smart gun is a liberal wet dream that will not work a geek with some magnets has already beaten smart gun technology.

With “smart guns” still a theoretical idea rather than an actual product, the Wall Street Journal reports that “smart-gun evangelists” failed to note that Silicon Valley was not buying into the technology.

In other words, those who believed Silicon Valley firms and their investors would rally to the cause failed to consider the tech industry’s abhorrence for any kind of firearms manufacturing, even if such manufacturing was dubbed “smart.”

The Journal‘s report notes that calls for such firearms were widespread among many gun control proponents after Adam Lanza’s heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012: “In theory, a gun with a fingerprint reader or [radio frequency identification] technology might stop murderers like Lanza who used guns purchased and stored by his mother, and to a greater degree prevent accidental shootings and suicides.” The Journalalso suggests that “smart-gun evangelists” hope the recent Parkland, Florida, shooting will give them momentum to get something done.

However, real-world problems cloud these theoretical aspirations.

One such problem is the fact that smart guns with radio frequency identification can be fired by anyone who has the bracelet, ring, or watch with which the firearm is paired. Thus, for example, Lanza could have taken his mother’s watch, thereby activating the gun, then killed her with it, gone to school, and carried out his attack by keeping the watch in close proximity to the firearm.

An even bigger problem lies in the fact that legal gun owners, who alone would be authorized to use the firearms they own, could simply use their smart guns to carry out attacks. The Parkland school shooter used a gun he bought at retail via a background check. A fingerprint reader or radio frequency identification requirement would have done nothing to stop him.

And that brings us back to smart guns in general. They are a theoretical approach to gun control that is not ready for prime time. In order to be ready, there will have to be lots of investment and testing, followed by more investment and more testing. And the Journal makes clear that Silicon Valley — the obvious place for such technology to be perfected — is not interested in becoming involved in firearms.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Former NRA President Doubles Down: Yeti Demanded NRA Cease Using Cooler Company Logo After Parkland

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

Yeti is scrambling to cover their ass from the backlash from NRA members.

Yeti’s crap is over priced I own the cup that beat Yeti and a couple of others in a test on which one held ice the longest nad my cup came from Walmart.

NRA President and current Unified Sportsmen of Florida (USF) Executive Director Marion Hammer says Yeti coolers demanded the NRA cease using the cooler company’s logo after the Parkland school shooting.

On April 21, Breitbart News reported Hammer’s announcement that Yeti coolers cut ties with the NRA Foundation. Over the next 24 hours, a #BoycotttYeti movement emerged on Twitter and videos of people shooting, crushing, and otherwise destroying their Yeti coolers began making their way onto Facebook, YouTube, and other social media outlets.

Yeti released a statement on Monday claiming the NRA-ILA’s statement about the cooler company cutting ties with the NRA Foundation was “inaccurate”:

On Tuesday, Hammer emailed Breitbart News a response to the Yeti statement. The statement said:

YETI severed ties with the NRA and is now engaging in damage control after a backlash from many of its customers. In early March, YETI refused to place a previously negotiated order from NRA-ILA, citing “recent events” as the reason – a clear reference to the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. YETI then delivered notice to the NRA Foundation that it was terminating a 7-year agreement and demanded that the NRA remove the YETI name and logo from all NRA digital assets, as well as refrain from using any YETI trademarks in future print material. While YETI is trying to spin the story otherwise, those are the facts. While Yeti can choose to run from the NRA, they can’t run from the facts.

Hammer concluded her statement by noting, “Whether this is due to the recent cancellation of the IPO from their New York City owners is a question only they can answer.”

Dallas police officer dies after Home Depot shooting, mayor says

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H/T Fox News.

R.I.P. Dallas police officer Rogelio Santander. 

I hope this cowardly assassin is roasting in Hell soon.

Any bets that Armando Juarez is an illegal(Dreamer)?

April 24, 2018: Dallas Police officers wait outside the entrance of the emergency room at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, following a shooting at an area Home Depot where two police officers and a civilian were shot. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

A Dallas police officer died Wednesday, a day after he was shot responding to an incident at a Home Depot, the city’s mayor said.

Officer Rogelio Santander died at a hospital around 8 a.m., Mayor Mike Rawlings announced at a city council meeting. Santander had worked for the city’s northeast division for three years, police said.

Officer Crystal Almeida was still in critical condition, Dallas police Chief Rene Hall said. A loss-prevention officer, identified by Hall as Scott Painter, was also critical. Hall said they were making a remarkable recovery.

Santander was the second officer nationwide to die Wednesday; a Maine sheriff’s deputy was shot overnight by a gunman who stole the officer’s car and then robbed a convenience store.

The suspected gunman, 29-year-old Armando Juarez, was arrested after a five-hour manhunt that involved a high-speed chase through downtown Dallas, FOX4 Newsreported.

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Armando Juarez has been identified as a person of interest in the shootings of two Dallas police officers.  (Dallas Police Department)

Juarez faces multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. He was originally sought by police on a felony arrest warrant, authorities said.

The two officers who arrived at the scene were responding to a call from an off-duty officer working at the Home Depot who called for assistance for an arrest, Hall said. The two officers were shot shortly after arriving.

Dallas Police look for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers Tuesday afternoon April, 24,2018. Police are near ExtraSpace Storage, south of Home Depot. (Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Dallas Police look for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers.  (Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

“We were just checking out people until we started hearing people like ‘There’s a shooting. They’re shooting,'” witness Mercedes Goledo told FOX4. “From there, they were just telling us to get out of the building. Get out the building. But then they found out that he had went outside.”

In 2016, four Dallas police officers and a transit officer were shot dead by a sniper in an ambush attack carried out during a protest over the police killings of black men in other cities.

 

WATCH Ami Horowitz DESTROY The Myth Of White Privilege

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H/T The Daily Wire.

The liberals are so stupid they can not accept the facts when the are presented to them.

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz has put forth a fantastic video that completely dismantles the left-wing myth of white privilege by using the Left’s own words against them.

The video begins with Horowitz interviewing a number of white people at a so-called “White Privilege Conference” in Kansas City, Missouri, and asking them if they believe that every white person is a beneficiary of white privilege. The white leftists say yes, with one lady saying that she feels “super guilty all the time.” In fact, a number of the white leftists Horowitz interviewed claimed that all whites in America are racist.

Then Horowitz asked the same people if it was “wrong to judge people collectively.” They all answered yes, seemingly unaware of the obvious contradiction that Horowitz caught them in.

When Horowitz proceeded to ask them how white privilege benefited them that day, none of them were able to give a coherent answer except one who said he “sat in my room until 12:30 this morning.” Despite the lack of examples of how white privilege gave them a leg up that day, the white leftists maintained that white privilege is an impediment to blacks every day.

So Horowitz decided to go to Jackie Robinson Housing Projects in Harlem to ask blacks if they felt that they were “consumed with the idea of white privilege” on a daily basis. Much to the chagrin of race-baiting white leftists, they all said no.

One lady said, “My mom didn’t raise me to view color as the object of anything.” Another lady said that it was harmful to spread the myth of privilege because it gives black kids “no hope.” One man flat-out called white privilege “a myth,” citing the fact that he had seen a number of kids in the housing project go on to lead successful careers.

But it was the man running a food stand on the street who said it best in the video: “It’s America. If you’re willing to put forth an effort, you’ll do what you gotta do.” He later added, “If you let something stop you, then that’s you.”

The video then circles back to one female white leftist who is asked if white people need to shut up; she responds by saying, “White people should definitely shut the f*** up.” Once again, she seemed to be unaware of the thick irony.

To add the cherry on top, the video ends with Hillary Clinton saying in her usual robotic-like voice, “We white Americans need to do a better job of listening when African-Americans talk.”

The full video can be seen below or on Facebook:

 

Illinois Dems Push Bill That Might Result In Dead Kids

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H/T Bearing Arms.

This ignorance of the DemocRats pushing this bill is mind numbing.

Democrats have these weird ideas sometimes. They seem to think that if they hope really, really hard, bad things will magically disappear and we’ll all live peaceful, happy lives.

That’s the only explanation for this Illinois bill other than pure, outright evil.

Democratic lawmakers in Illinois have drawn up a piece of legislation that would give extra cash to schools that reallocate funds toward replacing armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists.

The controversial bill, proposed by Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Westchester, would offer grants to schools that use funds meant for school security and instead spend it on mental health services, including hiring social workers or implementing other practices “designed to promote school safety and healthy environments,” as The Associated Press reported.

16 other Democrats in the House have backed Welch’s plan.

“This increased presence of law enforcement in schools does not necessarily enhance school safety,” Michelle Mbekani-Wiley from the Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law told The Associated Press. “Instead it dramatically increases the likelihood that students will be unnecessarily swept into the criminal justice system often for mere adolescent or disruptive behavior.”

However, supporters of school resource officers say their role is essential to keeping students safe, especially from acts of violence.

That’s because SROs are essential. When they’re not cowards, at least. They can meet an armed threat with an armed response. Removing them and replacing them with social workers is absolutely ridiculous.

I’m not saying social workers can’t do some good in some of these schools. I’m sure they can.

But when confronted with an armed threat, talking it out just isn’t really an option. Great Mills High School isn’t remembered as vividly as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School because the SRO did his job and ended the threat. Period.

The truth of the matter is that this bill has more to do with hopes and wishes than real reality.

When people talk about the presence of law-enforcement in schools “sweeping” kids into the criminal justice system, they forget that unless the law permits the officer to arrest someone for a kind of behavior, they can’t do it. If you want SROs to be used less, then you simply make it so they can only act on things that would be criminal outside of school. Few would take issue with such a law, after all.

But to pretend that SROs represent some threat to students?

I’m sorry, but that’s dumb even by Illinois standards. School Resource Officers fill an important role, a role proven to be essential by the failures of Parkland. Had the SRO acted when he should have, how many lives would have been saved? Would we even be having this current gun debate? My guess is we wouldn’t.

But that SRO is the exception, not the rule, and to try and take SROs out of schools at a time when the public debate about combating violence in our schools is so prevalent isn’t just dumb. It’s potentially lethal.

Seriously, it’s almost like they want kids to be murdered.

Pee Wee Herman’s Father Was a Fighter Pilot Who Flew for the RAF the US Air Force and the Haganah Air Service

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H/T War History OnLine.

 Milton Rubenfeld lead a very interesting life.     

         

Milton Rubenfeld

American comedian Paul Reubens might be more widely known for the fictional character he embodies, Pee Wee Herman. Reubens owes his worldwide fame to his quirky, childlike comedic persona, and has been present on both the big screen and television since the 1980s.

Reubens’ Emmy Award-winning children’s series, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, enabled him to grow a large fanbase, among children and adults alike.

Even though he is a well-known public figure, both adored and controversial, it remains largely unknown that his father was a WWII pilot ace, who served under three different flags and distinguished himself as a war hero on numerous occasions.

Yes, Pee Wee’s father, Milton Rubenfeld, flew combat mission for both the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force, before volunteering to fight on the Israeli side during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

Paul Reubens in 1985 receiving Harvard Lampoon’s Elmer Award for lifetime achievement in comedy.

The history of Milton Rubenfeld came to attention after the release of a documentary, titled Above and Beyond in 2015, which focuses on the brave few who decided to use their flying skills in helping Israel defend its newly-founded borders.

Milton was born in 1919 to a Jewish family in the small town of Peekskill, New York. Prior to the war, he was a civilian pilot, who even served as an instructor of aerobatics at one point. As soon as Britain declared war on Germany, he decided to take part in the conflict. The RAF was accepting volunteer pilots from all over the world, as the Battle of Britain raged above the isles.

Spitfires during Battle of Britain. IWM

It was there that Milton first experienced combat. Once the United States had joined the war, he was already an experienced fighter pilot with several dogfights stacked around his belt. But it was three years after the war ended that he made his contribution to support the many Holocaust refugees who sought to rebuild the Jewish state of Israel.

In 1948, the Haganah, which was the predecessor of the Israeli Defense Force, had set up an agency in the U.S. in hopes of recruiting experienced pilots to join the Haganah “Air Service.” Milton was approached by Hyman Shechtman, one of Haganah’s chief representatives, and asked if he would help the struggle in Israel.

Milton immediately agreed and very soon he was running transport missions in and out of Israel. To form the basis of the Israeli Air Force, he and several other pilots embarked on a course in Czechoslovakia where they were to train using Avia S-199 aircraft. The Avia was a Czech airplane roughly based on the German Messerschmitt Bf 109, but it featured a flawed design which led many of the applicants to quit the course.

Nevertheless, Rubenfeld, along with four other pilots who all had prior combat experience, managed to pass the test and adjust to the unreliable Czech aircraft.

On May 20, 1948, the five pilots reported to Ekron Air Base (now Tel Nof Airbase) in Israel. As of the declaration of independence of Israel, Milton Rubenfeld, Modi Alon, Ezer Weizman, Lou Lenart, and Eddie Cohen were the only flying staff of the Israeli Air Force. Even though they had five pilots, there were only four Avia fighter planes available, so one pilot had to stay on the ground during each mission.

At the outbreak of the Arab-Israeli war, the existence of this miniature squadron of fighters was kept secret. Their first mission was to attack an Egyptian armored column that was on its way to Tel Aviv.

Israeli Air Force Avia S-199 in 1948.

 

Due to the lack of aircraft, Rubenfeld remained grounded during the first mission but got his chance to fly the day after. The first of the five to die was the South African pilot, Eddie Cohen. It remains unclear whether was he shot down, or his aircraft crashed due to technical issues.

Both Lenart’s and Weizman’s cannons got jammed during the flight. The Avia issue became more urgent than the invasion itself. The aircraft included defects such as the guns being unsynchronized with the propeller, and a tendency to ground loop. Weizman later commented that the main problem with the use of Avia S-199 was “the stress on the pilot. So much went wrong with the aircraft, it was nerve-wracking just climbing into one.”

Israeli Air Force Avia S-199 in 1948.

Nevertheless, the mission was successful — their strafing round managed to stop the Egyptian forces, as they feared that the Israeli Air Force might have been much larger than it really was. As for Rubenfeld, he and Weizman flew the only two airworthy planes just 12 hours after the first mission.

They attacked targets near Tulkarm, in the eastern sector of the front, taking out several tanks and armored vehicles. In a dogfight with an Egyptian Spitfire, Rubenfeld’s airplane was damaged. He managed to fly back to Israeli-held territory before bailing out somewhere above the Mediterranean Sea, just next to the settlement of Kfar Vitkin.

Milton crash-landed on the water and tried to swim ashore, but was too dazed and injured to put enough strength into the effort. During the fall he had broken three ribs, had several cuts and suffered an injury to his groin. Just when he was ready to give up, a miracle happened. He simply stood up ― and as he recalled in a later interview, “the water was only up to my knees. I’d been swimming for hours in the water I could have stood up in at any time. I didn’t realize it because I was so far out. The farmers …. were shooting at me as I was coming in out of the water. They thought I was an Arab pilot.”

Since he spoke no Hebrew or Yiddish, he shouted the only thing he knew so that the Israeli farmers would recognize him:

“Shabbos, gefilte fish! Shabbos, gefilte fish!”

It’s the name of a dish usually served for Shabbat. Rubenfeld later changed his statement to a less colorful one, admitting that he had no clear recollection of what he actually said, but that the farmers recognized him nevertheless.

Milton Rubenfeld

Anyway, the dish story sounded funnier, so it stuck as a local legend. As for the impact that he and the other four pilots made, the Israeli leadership agreed that it was tremendous. With just four planes, Rubenfeld and the others had delayed several offensives and acquired the badly-needed time for the ground forces to prepare and re-organize.

Rubenfeld’s crash also contributed to the defense of Kfar Vitkin, as the farmers managed to salvage a machine gun from the wreckage of his aircraft and use it to protect their village.

Police Chiefs Send Letter Opposing National Reciprocity

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H/T Bearing Arms.

This 2.6% of the police chiefs opposing National Reciprocity are most likely from DemocRat controlled cities and states. 

As national reciprocity languishes in the Senate, it seems the anti-gun forces aren’t taking any chances on it staying that way. Recently, a group of police chiefs decided it was time to step up and do something about it. You know, just in case.

They sent a letter to leaders of Congress expressing their opinions on the bill.

The country’s police chiefs are rising up against another conservative crime-fighting initiative. They sent a letter Thursday (April 19) to leaders of Congress to oppose a bill that would let gun owners with concealed-carry permits in one state carry concealed weapons in all 50 states.

The letter from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, representing 18,000 police departments across the United States, and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans targets the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” which passed the House in December and is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The letter is endorsed by 473 police officials from 39 states, from large departments such as Los Angeles and Atlanta to small departments such as Spanish Fork, Utah, and Falls Church, Va.

“This legislation,” the letter states, “is a dangerous encroachment on individual state efforts to protect public safety, and it would effectively nullify duly enacted state laws and hamper law enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence.”

On concealed weapons, states currently issue permits to individual gun owners, and different states have different criteria for issuing the permits. Some states require training and proof of proficiency, while some states require no qualifications. Some states recognize the permits of certain other states, but many do not. And a dozen states now have “constitutional carry,” meaning weapons may be concealed without a permit.

The bill in Congress is described by the National Rifle Association as its “highest legislative priority.” The measure would require all states simply to recognize the permits of all other states, regardless of the conditions imposed by individual states for obtaining the permits.

Now, some may accept this as evidence that this is a bad idea. I, however, don’t.

First, it’s just over 2.6 percent of the departments represented by the Association of Police Chiefs. That’s a tiny fraction of the group. While it’s unlikely you’d ever get all the chiefs to sign onto the letter, if this had some overwhelming support from the chiefs, you’d expect to see at least a double-digit percentage represented.

That didn’t happen.

In other words, this was something more than 95 percent of the chiefs didn’t feel like signing on for because they most likely understood there were no risks involved in this.

Every state that issues a concealed carry permit has different requirements, but all include a background check beyond the NICS check used to purchase a firearm. The reality is, we’ve seen that those with permits are far less likely to commit crime than those who aren’t part of that group. Lawful gun owners aren’t the problem and never have been.

It seems that the vast majority of police chiefs understand that and opted to not sign the letter. Those that did represent liberal communities that just don’t know any better and don’t want to be bothered with facts that blow up their preconceived notions.

Wisconsin Court Of Appeals Reinstates Lawsuit Against Armslist

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H/T Bearing Arms.

This ruling by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals smacks of judicial activism and hopefully this lawsuit will be dismissed.

If you sell a car to someone who then uses it to commit a crime, are you somehow responsible? The answer is no, of course–not if you had no reason to believe he intended to use the car for something illegal, and honestly, who would?

Why are guns treated any differently?

Every time there’s a mass shooting, someone wants to sue the gun manufacturer, as if it’s their fault the guy who bought their product turned out to be a psycho.

However, it also happens on a smaller scale, such as this now reinstated lawsuit in Wisconsin.

The state Court of Appeals on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit against the online firearms brokerage where a man obtained the gun used to kill three people and himself at a Brookfield spa in 2012.

It is the first court in the nation to hold that a web-based gun marketplace might be held liable for negligence in facilitating an unlawful weapons sale.

“There are far too many bad actors out there, particularly unlicensed online gun sellers, who are putting profits ahead of safety. This court decision puts sites like Armslist on notice that they can and will be held accountable,” said Kris Brown, co-president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which is part of the plaintiff’s legal team.

For the record, these are either face-to-face transfers from one private individual to another private individual–thus not an actual gun dealer–or they’re someone who routes sales through a licensed FFL.

What Brown is trying to do here is present it like the internet is the Wild West for gun sales, that you can buy whatever you want and it’ll come right to your door or something. It’s not like that.

What happens with transfers like the one alleged to have occurred is no different than advertising in the classifieds. You put up that you have a gun for sale and someone else says they have money and want the gun. Boom.

Let’s not pretend there are a bunch of people out there playing Lord of War or something.

Zina Daniel Haughton and two others were killed when her estranged husband, Radcliffe Haughton, shot up the Azana Spa where she worked. Four others were injured, and Radcliffe Haughton fatally shot himself. Zina Haughton’s coworkers, Cary Robuck and Maelyn Lind, were killed.

Yasmeen Daniel, personally and as administrator of her mother’s estate, sued Armslist.com, on which Radcliffe Haughton found someone to sell him a gun and ammunition while he was prohibited by a domestic violence injunction from having firearms.

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro had dismissed the suit in 2016, citing the immunity granted to “interactive computer services” under the federal Communications Decency Act. He found that Armslist only displays content created by third parties and couldn’t be liable for being just the publisher of others’ content on its site.

Unfortunately, the Court of Appeals felt differently.

However, there’s absolutely no evidence that Armslist actually did anything wrong. They simply provided a site where people could engage in lawful trade. If someone misrepresented himself as a lawful purchaser to a private individual who wasn’t required to perform a background check, why are they responsible?

The paper notes that sites like Craigslist and eBay won’t allow guns to be listed, which is true. That’s why sites like Armslist were created in the first place, to give people a chance to find buyers for firearms they wanted to sell and vice versa.

To blame them for this horrible crime is ridiculous. Hopefully, the courts will finally put this to rest.

Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Schumer Launch Star-Studded Initiative to Take Down the NRA

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H/T Breitbarts Big Hollywood.

A bunch of Hollyweird has been stars and some never were types think they can take on the NRA and destroy it is a joke.

David Camrea Hogg and his sister have join this merry band of loons.

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Hollywood gun control proponents, including Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer, and Jimmy Kimmel are helping launch an initiative to take down the NRA.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the initiative is being called the “No Rifle Association initiative.” The hashtag will be #NoRA.

The organization penned a letter to NRA executive VP Wayne LaPierre on Friday, signed by more than 130 Hollywood stars.

“We’re going to shine a bright light on what you and your organization do to America. We’re going to make sure the whole world sees your bloody hands. We’re coming for your money. We’re coming for your puppets. And we’re going to win,” the letter said. “We’re coming for your money. We’re coming for your puppets. And we’re going to win.”

Other celebrities signing onto support the initiative include Ashley Judd, W. Kamau Bell, Don Cheadle, Minnie Driver, Jon Favreau, Nathan Fillion, Jordan Horowitz, Julianne Moore, Michael Moore, Patton Oswalt, Annabella Sciorra, Jill Soloway, Amber Tamblyn and Constance Wu.

Parkland student gun control activists David Hogg and Cameron Kasky have signed onto the initiative as well.

Supporters of the initiative made clear they plan to “counterac[t] the influence of NRA money in the political system.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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