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Mass Shooters: Nihilism On The Margins

With the latest mass shootings–in El Paso (22 dead) and Dayton (9 dead, not including the gunman)–we are now getting the obligatory calls for gun control, with new focus on “mental health” issues. We’re getting the same old arguments: We have a white supremacist problem. (The El Paso shooter was a White Nationalist). The El […]

Las Vegas Massacre: My $0.02

Irrespective of whether the Las Vegas gunman achieved fully-automatic fire via (a) a true fully-automatic weapon, (b) an illegally-converted semi-automatic, or (b) a “bump-fire” stock, the fact remains: this is only the third time in the last 83 years, the last being the North Hollywood shootout of 1997, that a fully-automatic weapon–converted, modified, or otherwise–has […]

Professor Hale Weighs in on Zimmerman Trial

He seems to have screwed up the same things I did. 1. I was certain that an all female jury would find Zimmerman guilty. I even mistook their 16+ hour deliberation as a sign that they were doing their best to find Zimmerman guilty of SOMETHING. But I was wrong and I am glad I […]

Zimmerman Acquitted

I am glad I was wrong on this one: I predicted that George Zimmerman would be convicted, even though his acquittal should have been a no-brainer. In spite of the overwhelming pile of evidence i his favor, the deck was stacked against Zimmerman: (1) the Governor–Richard Scott–caved to pressure from the Obama Administration and the […]

Why Zimmerman Case Should be No-Brainer

The tragedy here–other than the unfortunate death of Trayvon Martin–is that George Zimmerman is even on trial for the death. I have no joy over the demise of the 17-year-old Martin. I do not celebrate the pain of his parents or family. It is easy to see where one would want someone to pay for […]

Prediction: Zimmerman Gets Convicted

If this was just about the evidence, it should be a no brainer: George Zimmerman should walk. This case should not even be in court. The prosecution has no case, the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of Zimmerman, and the reasonable doubt in his favor is so wide I could land a Boeing 777 on […]

Now That We Nabbed the Boston Bombers…

On Friday night, the FBI called a press conference–with the Boston PD and told us: (a) The Boston Marathon bombers are both accounted for; (2) they are brothers, raised in Idaho; (3) they were Tea Party activists, the older brother being a teacher at First Baptist Church; (4) they were planning additional attacks on abortion […]

Show a pic of a kid holding a gun…

and you can expect to get raided by police and child protection authorities. Well, at least if you live in the butt crack of America (aka New Jersey). My question: where is Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) in this mess?

Gun Control Meets its Match: Technology

In one of the most valiant efforts at attacking windmills, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) is trying to ban the production of ammunition magazines with 3-D printers. Aside from the Constitutional issues–Rep. Israel’s efforts are an infringement not just on the Second Amendment, but also the First Amendment–this is an exercise in both futility and stupidity. […]

The Speech Wayne LaPierre Should Have Given

My fellow Americans, First, let me take this time to express profound sorrow and empathy for the families of the children, teachers, and school staff who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is an absolute catastrophe that any child–let alone twenty–would be forced to leave this world through such a violent, cowardly, unconscionable […]

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