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John Kerry seems to have acting as a hobby

This is the IMDB record for one John Kerry...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0449900/

I know he was in Airport 77 - he plays a Navy diver, and you can see him clearly in at least one shot carrying equipment. But is this all the same guy? John Kerry isn't that weird of a name.

Today's public service announcement: Shut off your car before you close the garage door

I just found out this sad piece of news:

One of our carriers worked at a supermarket. Yesterday, she worked a late shift at the store, came down to the newspaper plant, picked up her papers, made her rounds, drove home, opened the garage door with her remote, parked, and closed the door without shutting the car off first. She then fell asleep in her car...and died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

So...don't do this. There are too few Democrats as it is.

Is your local paper full of "writings of the founders" letters?

Since Sandy Hook we have received a ton of letters containing supposedly pro-any-gun sayings from the Founders.

So now I have to ask: how do we take words written in an era when the nation had three and a half million people, no money for an army and the possibility of being invaded by the monarchy we threw out six months ago, and make them work in an era when 300 million people live here and 30,000 people die by gun violence every year?

I found an interesting line in the Constitution

This is in Article I, Section 8: Powers of Congress

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress...

We all know that the Second Amendment says this:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

If Article I says the government shall be responsible for organizing and arming the Militia, which means among other things deciding what guns the Militia should have, and the Second Amendment says that this Militia is necessary to the security of a free State, could it then not follow that the government can decide it should not be equipped with weapons like Bushmasters and AK-47s?

An assault weapon ban that would actually work

Any workable ban on these guns must get away from what doomed the last one. There was a long list of appearance things: if it has a flash suppressor and a bayonet lug it's illegal, but no bayonet lug and it is. It didn't address functionality.

Simply write the ban to eliminate:
Semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines
Shotguns with detachable magazines
Pistol magazines that when seated protrude from the base of the grip more than the diameter of one cartridge

...from being manufactured or imported 30 days after the date of enactment.

Prohibit ammunition sales over the Internet.

Prohibit non-Federal Firearms License holders from ordering guns online.

This porn was in workplaces

Porn does not belong in the workplace. They also found videos of killings and torture.

They don't seem to have raided the dorms.

Idiot Idaho state legislator compares abortion to prostitution

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2013/jan/16/rep-mendive-ill-stand-right/

On January 16, Rep. Ron Mendive (Coeur d'Alene, party not listed because it should be obvious), at an ACLU breakfast, asked the attendees that if they supported abortion, did they also support prostitution as both are "women's choices." He later also compared abortion to doing illegal drugs as both of those are choices also.

Mendive is a freshman who was sworn in a week and a half ago. I predict he will provide DU with LOTS of entertainment.

So much for Wayne LaPierre

Says Mr. More Guns, "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

Except at Taft High School, Taft, Calif.:

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/10/local/la-me-taft-shooting-20130111

In this incident, unarmed science teacher Ryan Heber talked the gunman out of his shotgun.

A random thought about Second Amendment absolution

As the Right will remind us at every opportunity, the Second Amendment states "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

And as the Left will remind us at every opportunity, in 2012 about 87 people were illegally killed with a gun in America every single day. If you calculate that exactly, 31,755 people are murdered with guns every year.

In the late 1700s, there were somewhere around 55,000 residents of the city of Philadelphia. Divide it out and you will see that at America's current rate of gun death, the entire Constitution-era city of Philadelphia could have been completely depopulated in approximately 21 months.

If someone were to invent a time machine, go back to the Constitutional Convention, and inform the Framers that in 225 years or so, gun-toting criminals will shoot dead a number of people equivalent to the entire population of 18th-century Philadelphia in 21 months, they might have written the Second Amendment differently?
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