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From The Truth About Guns: Intuit QuickBooks has apparently had quite the busy month of May – and it isn’t over yet. We first heard about their poor treatment of Gunsite Academy, but it turns out they were simultaneously doling out similar treatment to Flint River Armory and Lone Wolf Distributors. More

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Beginning with Columbine High School in Colorado, there have been all too many school shootings and related violence either by students or former students. Most of the shooters failed to survive the experience to explain why they did what they did. But with the latest shooting in Santa Fe, TX, we understand that the kid was unhappy […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast number 176 (gads!) it’s the Lib on Lib edition of the show with you Conservative on Conservative hosts Todd Feinburg, radio guy, and Mike Stopa, nano-artificial-intelligencist. Welcome. Yes, welcome! This week we discuss the lovely noises and gnashing of teeth that ensues when liberals face off against […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America take aim at three examples of egregious media bias. They start with the heroism of Dixon High School (Ill.) school resource officer Mark Dallas, who saved countless lives in a would-be school shooting this week, yet the media glossed over the story since there […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America recoil at the horror of four people killed in a Tennessee mass shooting, but the shock turns to anger at the news that authorities took away the shooter’s guns last year, left them with his dad under orders to keep the guns locked up, but the […]

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I don’t think the left believes they can repeal the second amendment, or even significantly strengthen gun laws. I think they have adopted the model of the anti-tobacco movement: Taking a legal product and making it so socially disapproved that anyone who uses it is considered outside the pale of acceptability. That worked really well […]

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Well for me this was a first. This morning I took the wife for her initial visit to a neurosurgeon, his hair was just beginning to gray. He has a good reputation, is part of the Vanderbilt system, and his medical questions and the way he conducted the exam I appreciated. His plans for follow-up and […]

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Anyone here see Ready Player One yet? I wound up seeing it twice in as many days but due more to scheduling SNAFU’s than anything else. Spoilers follow so if you want to see it skip the rest of this. More

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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Vice President Pence for going to North Dakota and hammering Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for her liberal votes on health care, taxes, abortion, energy and more – in a sign the Republicans are getting on message early in the states with the best pickup […]

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Before we start the lesson, I want to recognize those of you who took part in the March for Our Lives on Saturday. I think a discussion of how to address the problems brought up by the march will help you understand the unit we are covering today. Let’s start out by brainstorming some solutions to […]

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The sainted Mrs. O’Shea teaches middle school in a suburban/rural area. I asked her how today’s protest was: Art teacher thought it was great, “such a teachable moment” – “How meaningful this was.” More

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There’s talk – silly, absurd talk – of banning the private ownership of cars. Molon labe, baby! You can have my Yukon, my three-ton id, when you pry it from my cold dead hands. And you can forget the self-driving nonsense, too: up here where I live, you can’t see the lines on the road four months out of the year on account of the blowing snow. Good luck dealing with that, Google.

Ayn Rand, in one of her two major works of fiction (I’m going to go with Atlas Shrugged, but someone correct me if I’m wrong – it’s been almost 40 years since I read it) has her heroine wax rhapsodic (as if there’s any other way to wax) about the act of smoking. Dagney (or possibly Dominique) marvels at the flame held in obeisance inches from her, the spark of destruction so casually lashed into service for the pleasure of mankind. Never having been a smoker, and coming of age as I did during the first great anti-smoking crusades of the ’70s, I admit that the imagery was less compelling for me than it might have been for someone of my parents’ generation. But Dagney’s ruminations have remained with me, an oddly vivid example of our peculiar attraction to dangerous things – and to mastering them.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Virginia Del. Nick Freitas, who is also running for U.S. Senate, for his powerful arguments in defense of the second amendment, pointing out the hypocrisy and real goals of the left, and doing so in a calm and measured manner. They also roll […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America unload on President Trump for even saying he wants to see most aspects of the Democrats’ gun control agenda in a comprehensive bill and for apparently having little regard for due process rights. They also discuss the resignation of White House Communications Director Hope […]

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So in my daily perusal of news, I came across the following article:

“I don’t want mentally ill people to be having guns,” he says in the clip below. So far, so good: No one wants people who are unstable to be armed, even knowing that only a small percentage of the mentally ill are violent. But we have due process for a reason. If the state could strip you of your rights by declaring you “sick,” without a formal adjudication, the potential abuses are endless. Trump doesn’t seem to care, though. He says at one point here that the cops should have taken the Parkland killer’s weapons whether they had the right or not.

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The argument for an “epidemic” of gun violence in the US seems to fall apart somewhat when you crunch the numbers. Here are some numbers, partly taken from a Twitter thread I fact-checked and adjusted using the data from the CDC and US census.

There were 33,736 gun-related deaths per year by firearms according to CDC numbers. The US population is 326,766,748. Do the math: .01% of the population dies each year from gun-related actions each year. Not 1%, not 1/10th of a percent — 1/100th of 1 percent. Now, let’s break down the numbers that make up the 33,736.

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Jim Geraghty of Radio America and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker will not become “the Brett Favre of politics” as the senator confirms he will honor his initial decision not to run for re-election this year. They also discuss efforts by House Democrats to ban every semi-automatic […]

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