Tag: shooting

Jim Geraghty of Natonal Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America sigh as liberal late night comedians demand new gun control legislation while getting their facts wildly wrong.  They also react to reports that President Trump does not appear likely to embrace gun control efforts in the wake of the horrific attack in Las Vegas that killed dozens and wounded hundreds.  And they shake their heads as White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney  – a deficit hawk while in Congress – says he is embracing deficits as part of the emerging tax reform legislation.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to the horrific attack in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded.  They also slam the endless politics as so many activists  – and politicians themselves – immediately declare the Las Vegas shooting to reinforce their political cause long before the facts are in.  And they join President Trump in applauding the heroism of the first responders, saved countless live with their rapid response.

Today’s podcast is dominated by the news of a  horrifying massacre in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay hotel. The shooting, the worst in American history, brings a new level of violence. But, alas, it sparks the same, old partisan debates and finger-pointing over guns and the Second Amendment.

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Breaking: Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

 

Police responded late Sunday night to reports of an active shooter situation at an outdoor country music festival near Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. In a briefing held just after 3 am ET, a public information officer for the Las Vegas PD said that one suspect is down. He advised everyone to avoid the Las Vegas Strip. From ABC News:

Officials at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas told ABC News that it had at least 20 victims with gunshot wounds right now, with the number expected to grow. The hospital did not provide information on the victims’ conditions…

“They were firing from somewhere high, and they were unloading clip after clip after clip after clip,” a witness told Nathan O’Neal, a reporter for a local news station, KSNV News. “It was hundreds of shots.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are back from vacation.  Before discussing the day’s martinis, they remember the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and why we must remember what happened that day.  Then they welcome the news that Hillary Clinton will never run for office again and laugh as she blames the “godforsaken electoral college” among many other factors for her defeat last year.  They also shake their heads as a tongue-in-cheek Facebook page encouraging people to “Shoot at Hurricane Irma” gets the media and even law enforcement very alarmed.  And they sigh as the major networks once again send their reporters into fierce storms, somehow thinking we won’t believe there is a hurricane unless we see their people getting hammered by the rain and wind.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Rich McFadden of Radio America discuss the Capitol Police response to the shooting early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, VA where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were injured during their practice for the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game. They also speculate about the possible motive of the 66-year old shooter from Illinois based on reports of his incendiary political views found on his social media account. And they react to the polarized responses on social media that are erupting across the political spectrum following the attack.

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Well now, we’ve got a special election coming up in Montana, one month from now. A couple of hard-core Montana folks are squaring off, and they’re packing heat, even in their commercials. This is the kind of stuff from which legends are made. From, of all places, NY Magazine online: Preview Open

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Don’t Do Dew

 

Friends don’t let friends drink Mountain Dew.  Put aside your worries over pot, or cocaine, or crystal meth, there is a far more dangerous street drug out there, and it is legal for sale to even minors.  It is dangerous, addictive, and should be banned for a wide variety of reasons.  I speak from experience as a recovering Dewer.  Yes, I too used to ride the Green Dragon.  I know too well the horrors that stem from chugging even a single can of the Lizard.  I too have woken up with a caffeine withdrawal headache in a strange cabin wondering what the hell I did the night before, with my stomach reminding me that whatever it was, I was regretting it now, and the only quick cure being another hit of Jade Mischief.  There is nothing quite so horrible suffering through the shamrock shakes when you’re forced to go cold turkey, as you crave for one more, just one more please, of the Kermit Nectar.  For the love of any children in your life, keep them away from chartreuse chanteuse.

When I was a child, it used to be pushed as “Dew it country cool!” and “Do the Dew” (eww), and it was always shown on TV as being the catalyst for wild rural fun.  And my friends whispered of its magical powers to keep you awake all night long, but it has a sinister side.  It has been more recently pushed to my own children under the slogan “Kickstart the night”, and this is perhaps a bit more honest of the sorts of mayhem this green mayhem can cause.  Thankfully, modern science has finally untangled the secrets of this verdant horror, and I here present them to you.

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  This is the .45 Schofield – originally developed as a variant of the Smith & Wesson Model 3 .45 as modified by Maj. George W. Schofield of the 10th Cavalry. It became very popular in the army and cavalry according to historical sources because it could be re-loaded more quickly than the black powder […]

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NPR Station’s “Investigation” Goes Where Their Narrative Led Them

 

shutterstock_56280433In recent weeks, Southern California National Public Radio affiliate KPCC produced web and broadcast “analysis” of Officer-Involved Shootings (OIS) in Los Angeles County over the last five years. Their quest, per the website, was to establish “how often” law enforcement shoots suspects in LA County. They did anything but.

The project was built on examinations of the LA County District Attorney’s reports on OIS incidents and coroners’ reports for fatal shootings, and included an extensive database and website, from which were generated radio reports focusing on certain discrete aspects of the data. Having covered use-of-force issues for 20 years, I found the reports were predictably biased with selective, cherry-picked data framed to generate innuendo and misconceptions.

Almost every “Officer-Involved” radio report opened with three facts KPCC “discovered”: A quarter of all people shot by LA law enforcement are unarmed. About 23 percent are black, a number disproportionate to their 8 percent share of the population. And, no officer has been prosecuted for an on-duty shooting in 15 years.

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At the time of this writing on Thursday evening, very little is known about the sicko who shot up a community college in Oregon (which had no armed security), snuffing out lives and dreams before the police ended his spree. We know that the shooter (whose name we won’t repeat here) was 26 years old, […]

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I finally made it to the range this evening.  First time in a month, and my first time without one of the girls along in about a year.  240 rounds later and I’m much more relaxed.  Following the Jason Rudert rule of Targets, I present the following, along with a question. My grouping is decent, […]

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