Watercooler 6/29 Open Thread: Gunnies Getting Played

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Brownells Getting Played?

Over the weekend I noticed this dismaying little blurb in the weekly newsletter for firearms parts-and-tools supplier Brownells:

“A liberal President will appoint a liberal justice. And with the support of a liberal senate that justice will be confirmed. So if your personal choice of candidate did not make it and you’ve decided not to vote, that is a vote for a liberal, anti-gun President and a liberal, anti-gun justice. If you find the conservative candidate offensive and get pulled into voting for a third-party candidate, that is a vote for a liberal, anti-gun President. A third-party candidate simply will not win the presidency.

If you are so angry at either candidate that you stay away from the polls and don’t vote – that is a vote for a liberal, anti-gun President and a liberal, anti-gun Supreme Court.

Now is the time to get over any personal issues you might have. Open your eyes. Will your position save the Second Amendment? So get over it. Get behind the pro-gun, conservative candidate to keep the court majority pro-gun. Support the Senator who supports this pro-gun, conservative candidate so the appointment of a pro-gun, conservative justice will be ratified.

Understand that your vote has an impact beyond the traditional 4 or 8 years of a President’s term. It really counts more this time than at any other time in your voting life. With an anti-gun, liberal Supreme Court majority, your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and on will not have the personal protection and personal ownership of firearms all of our forefathers and all of us have enjoyed. The Second Amendment will be gutted. We have to join together and support the pro-gun, conservative candidates for the House, Senate and President. Not to do so will change the lives of all of us who cherish our firearm freedoms. It will be devastating, and if we don’t vote, we’ve got no one to blame but ourselves.”

Granted, they hold a seat on the Board of Directors for Orange Hued False Messiah-endorsing National “Reasonable” Regulation *spit* Association, but… how can they not see that the Cheeto Covered Turd is playing them, unless they’ve sold out and thus cannot be trusted? Either way, a worrying development from the gunnie version of Toys R Us…


This Week In History

  • Sunday, Jun 26: Christmas declared Federal holiday, 1870; Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918; credit unions created, 1934; F6F Hellcat fighter first flight, 1942; Elvis’s last concert, 1977
  • Monday, Jun 27: B&O’s Royal Blue first electric-powered passenger train, 1895; Truman orders troops to Korea, 1950; Nixon visits USSR, 1974; “end of the road” for Route 66, 1985
  • Tuesday, Jun 28: Battles of Sullivan’s Island, 1776, and Monmouth, 1778; Army of the Potomac disbanded, 1865; Spooner Act authorizes Panama Canal, 1902; Versailles Treaty ends WWI, 1919
  • Wednesday, Jun 29: First flight to Hawaii, 1927; Interstate Highway System created, 1956; Wozniak tests first Apple I PC, 1975; US shuttle first docks at Russian Mir station, 1995
  • Thursday, Jun 30: Michigan Terr. organized, 1805; former Pres. Taft appointed to SCOTUS, 1921; US forces take Cherbourg, 1944; first Corvette, 1953
  • Friday, Jul 1: Battle of San Juan Hill, 1898; Wiley Post completes first round-the-world solo flight, 1933; ZIP codes started, 1963; Warsaw Pact dissolved, 1991
  • Saturday, Jul 2: Sherman Antitrust Act signed, 1890; Earhart vanishes, 1937; first Wal-Mart opens, 1962; Civil Rights Act signed, 1964

Today’s Birthdays: Mayo Clinic founder W. J. Mayo, 1861; historian John Toland, 11912; special-effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, 1920; actor Gary Busey, 1944

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

Quote of the Day

“If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That’s ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid about?”–Clint Smith, director, Thunder Ranch

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Sorry about the short WC today; had several other interesting stories queued up but WordPress ate ’em.


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