Watercooler 12/7 Open Thread: Gun Rights Roundup and Weird News

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Gun Rights Roundup



From the Weird Files


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 12/4: Boss Tweed jailbreak, 1875; WPA shut down, 1943; Flight 19 vanishes in Bermuda Triangle, 1945; Burger King first opens, 1954; Pan Am shuts down, 1991
  • Monday, 12/5: Knox begins relocation of abandoned Ft. Ticonderoga guns, 1775; Polk informs Congress of California gold, 1848; Montgomery bus boycott kicks off, 1955
  • Tuesday, 12/6: 13th Amdt. bans slavery, 1865; Washington Monument completed, 1884; first human heart transplant in US, 1967
  • Wednesday, 12/7: Lafayette joins Continental Army, 1776; Del. first to ratify Constitution, 1787; Day of Infamy, 1941; launch of final Apollo moon mission, 1972
  • Thursday, 12/8: Ike’s “Atoms for Peace,” 1953;  INF treaty signed, 1987; formal dissolution of USSR, 1991 (GRMF!)
  • Friday, 12/9: Battle of Great Bridge drives Redcoats from Va., 1775; Texian Army captures San Antonio, 1835; A Charlie Brown Christmas introduces “Peanuts” to TV, 1965
  • Saturday, 12/10: Missisippi becomes 20th state, 1817; Sherman reaches Savannah’s outer defenses, 1864; Grateful Dead first perform under that name, 1965

Today’s Birthdays: Sears, Roebuck & Co. co-founder Richard Sears, 1863; Howard Hawks/John Wayne screenwriter Leigh Brackett, 1915; footballer-actor Terrell Owens, 1973

Holidays Around the World: Not much celebratory mood in America with the black cloud of Pearl Harbor, but it’s International Civil Aviation Day, India observes Armed Forces Flag Day and East Timor has National Heroes Day.

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.

Gratuitous Gun Giveaways

*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry.


“Fire Mission” Request

Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been trying to un-Constitutionally “legislate from the A.G. desk” trying to hatch an Ugly Gun Ban, and he’s established a dedicated AWB comment line. From their reply to a Northwest Firearms boardmate’s FOIA action:


The Attorney General’s Office has set up a dedicated phone line for comments related to the proposed assault weapons and high capacity magazine legislation. Those who want to comment can call: 1-800-541-7340.

We trapped behind the lines could use all the help we can get with melting the phones!


Quote of the Day

There is only one ‘retirement plan’ for terrorists.–Gen. James Mattis

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