For the Record(net)

Everyone has a right to an opinion. You have the right to publish your opinion. No prob.

But you have no right to expect to be taken seriously when you clearly have no fucking idea what you’re talking about.

“As a matter of fact, for two decades gun violence research by the CDC was banned by the so-called Dickey Amendment”

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What do we know about the Garlic Fest chumbucket?

  • He had what is described as an “assault rifle” or semi-automatic rifle.
  • A witness describes him inserting a “clip” so it appears it used detachable magazines.
  • A witness said he fired at least 30 rounds before trying to reload.
  • He was 19 years old.

So a guy too young* to buy a firearm or ammunition under California law possessed a banned “assault weapon” and a banned “high capacity” magazine, and entered the gun-free zone Garlic Fest to commit murder.

This clearly calls for more laws targeting the folks who didn’t do it.

Lessee…

Clothing’s been reported as “army fatigues,” “camouflage,” “khaki shorts,” and “green shirt.” Weapon is “assault rifle,” semiautomatic rifle,” and “long rifle but the type of gun used has not been confirmed.” He’s “white” but “Identifies as Being of Italian & Iranian Descent.” He may or may not have had an accomplice who may or may not have been shooting.

I’m glad we got that narrowed down.

Male teen in California: I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess SSRIs and/or other antidepressants are involved.


* There is an exception for someone with a hunting license.

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Dusting off an unanswered question regarding the Parkland chumbucket

There’s a question I’ve been asking for a year and a half. It was sparked by this Sun-Sentinel news report.

Nikolas Cruz was investigated after cutting himself on Snapchat, state report shows
[…]
“The DCF investigation came four days after Cruz’s 18th birthday, meaning he could legally purchase a rifle.”
[…]
“Cruz came under DCF’s supervision and care because he was classified as a vulnerable adult due to mental illness.”

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Guess the number of NZ guns affected by the confiscation law

Some folks don’t like that I’ve been basing my New Zealand confiscation compliance estimates on NZ media reports.

Granted, “my” (not really mine, but as I said from NZ reports; have to go by something) estimates are kind of laughable, since no one knows how many newly banned guns are in the wild down there. But why are those guesstimates any less valid than my critics’ wild ass guesses?

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