Weekly Weird World News

16 03 2018


Kroger:  No more “assault rifle” mags in our stores!

That’s right, Kroger is cleaning up its act, as you see a magazine cover staring at you while waiting in the checkout aisle, the headline reads:



Crafts By Karen

11 03 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The video:

ATF is investigating.

They will probably come to what is the reasonable conclusion here, that it, like David Gregory’s somewhat similar stunt five years ago, was a political stunt to make a point, rather than a substantive mens rea violation of firearms laws.

But that’s sorta not the point.

Remember, the FBI saw fit to assassinate Randy Weaver’s wife, kids and dog for the “crime” of sawing off a shotgun 0.25 inch too short and then not paying a $5 transfer tax on what was all of of a sudden a sawed off shotgun.


Certain Lesbians Could Not Be Reached For Comment

6 03 2018

Medford, Oregon

News from Roger Fredinburg country:

20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies

An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.

Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally.

Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at age 18.

Tyler Watson’s lawsuits filed against the retailers in two separate counties claim he faced age discrimination from Dick’s and Walmart. The lawsuit is believed to be the first filed over the new gun policies enacted on Feb. 28.

The lawsuit claims a store owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Medford, Oregon, refused to sell Watson .22-caliber Ruger rifle on Feb. 24. The suit says Grants Pass Walmart in Oregon refused to sell him a gun on March 3.

IOW, he’s asking WM and Dick’s to bake his gay wedding cake.

I wonder what certain lesbians in Colorado have to say about this.

Though I know the incredulous interlocutors in my peanut gallery will state that this shoe that’s now on the other foot is also a shoe that’s now on my feet.

With that in mind, where I think the difference will manifest legally is that the wedding cake bakers (I think) were not presenting themselves as a public accommodation, whereas WM and Dick’s definitely are.  But moving the needle away from my direction is the fact that the retail objects in question are firearms, and retailers have some vague and unsettled measure of leeway under the law to deny a firearms sale to any given individual without having to give a reason.

Like I wrote here quite a few days ago, I wish the big boxes would totally get out of the firearms retail business so that we can have at least something in and of the business world that is not totally bigboxized and corporatized.

That’s Gonna Drive ‘Em Nuts

5 03 2018

High Ridge

If only I knew this was happening, I would have seen if someone here at the secret hideout would have taken me there.

But, just watch the video, and you can see why this is going to drive certain people around here batty.

Two-Gun Monty

2 03 2018


The mentality that the “assault weapons ban” portion of the 1994 crime bill was responsible for the sharp decline in the violent crime rate in the 1990s, (which had already commenced before the legislation), I think is a deliberate foil to distract us from thinking about what of that legislation really did work — The hardening of the criminal justice system.  What also helped was that by then, the crack cocaine epidemic was wearing itself out.

The reason certain people are so anxious to try to credit the AWB portion of the legislation rather than the CJ portion of the legislation (and similar reforms in the states) is because of modern day BLM activism and the mania over incarcerating black bodies.  Hillary Clinton had quite a few political headaches in 2015-2016 as she tried to make people forget that her husband signed the 1994 Crime Bill which included the CJ provisions.

And the Conclusion Is….?

1 03 2018

Fairfax, Virginia

Listening to Rush right now, who noted that the NRA has spent a total of $200 million on both campaigns and lobbying in the last twenty years in the aggregate, compared to all organized labor groups that spent $1.7 billion in a very recent year (2016?) alone.

Which is is more solid ground now?  The Second Amendment, or labor unions?

Okay, peanut gallery, what’s the obvious inferential conclusion?

It’s Like I’ve Been Saying…

1 03 2018

Bentonville, Arkansas

On the left, social justice warriorism is a front for distracting from economic populism.

The more and the louder Wal-Mart and its top executives scream about MUH COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS, the more the left is going to forget that it’s supposed to hate Wal-Mart for everyday low wages guaranteed and no unions.

Of course, this is not a brand new tactic for W-M.