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The Weekly Ass Clown – Larry Ward – Organizer of Gun Appreciation Day

January 15, 2013


ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag   January 19, 2013 is the first Gun Appreciation Day, per its organizer – Larry Ward. Mr. Ward has promoted the day, which falls on the same weekend as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday observance, because he […]

Wyoming bill is pure idiocy

January 10, 2013


In an effort to preempt Vice President Biden’s suggestions to curb gun violence, the Wyoming legislature has sponsored a bill that makes it a felony to enforce any future federal law that enacts gun safety measures… Clearly, this group of GOP representatives are not attorneys or else they would know that the legal theory of […]

Primer on gun rights in America

December 23, 2012


This is a good primer on current gun rights courtesy of Scary Lawyer Guy blog.  I will be putting together a more nuanced analysis of Justice Scalia’s opinion and Justice Stevens’ dissent in Heller, as well as an analysis of Justice Breyer’s dissent in McDonald in the coming weeks. My initial analysis indicates that Justice […]

Another dumb gun-rights argument debunked….

December 23, 2012


For the gun-rights ass clown’s argument – why aren’t we talking about eliminating cars? They kill as many people each year as guns. From Nicholas Kristof of NY Times… we can look for inspiration at our own history on auto safety. As with guns, some auto deaths are caused by people who break laws or […]

Immediate gun control legislation’s “must haves”

December 22, 2012


Gun control legislation must begin with a ban of semi-automatic assault rifles and high-capacity clips, like the Bushmaster AR-15 and the 30 round magazines used kill 20 six- and seven-year olds, and six administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week. However, the legislation must go far beyond that. Here is a […]

Debunking gun-rights enthusiasts’ claims

December 20, 2012


This is a great NY Times op ed by Nicholas Kristof that debunks gun enthusiasts claims against gun control. Some of the more interesting points are: Every two months we lose more Americans to gun violence than we did in 9/11 attacks Every year we lose 2,800 children and teenagers to guns Every year more […]

John Lott – leading proponent of expanding guns

December 19, 2012


John Lott has been on a media binge since the Newtown massacre espousing his views that mass shootings occur in gun-free zones and therefore we should expand gun ownership. Lott isn’t stupid (Ph.D from UCLA), but his research methodology is highly flawed and has reached conclusions unsupported by the data. His misguided views are not […]

The Weekly Ass Clown – Gun-Rights Crazy Person Edition

December 18, 2012


ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag This very special edition of the Weekly Ass Clown highlights some of the RWNJ gun-rights activists that said absolutely idiotic things in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. These Ass Clowns should be forever banned […]

It is time to prioritize our “Rights”

December 17, 2012


In the aftermath of the most recent mass shooting, this one located at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and one that killed 20 six and seven year-olds, and six adults (teachers and administrators), the nation is confronted with a problem that the Founding Fathers did not contemplate, and one that imperils every […]