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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

National Rifle Association commentator Billy Johnson this week proposed that children be forced to learn shooting skills in order to graduate as part of a plan to enact "gun-required zones" in the United States, and use taxpayer money to subsidize firearm purchases. "Just like we teach them reading and writing, necessary skills. We would teach shooting and firearm competency," he explained. "It wouldn't matter if a child's parents weren't good at it. We'd find them a mentor. It wouldn't matter if they didn't want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade." read more


Monday, May 05, 2014

Sony has created and unveiled a tape which holds 148 gigabytes per square inch or 185 terrabytes.

The tape was revealed this past weekend at the International Magnetics Conference in Dresden, Germany and contains enough memory to hold 3700 Blu-Ray DVDs. Three blu-ray DVDs would fit on one square inch of the mammoth-memory cassette. read more


Sunday, May 04, 2014

A group of armed open carry demonstrators on Thursday night sent the employees of a nearby Jack in the Box restaurant in Fort Worth hiding in the freezer because they feared a robbery. Their emergency calls brought multiple police cars. "The demonstration had no signage that would have alerted anyone to their real purpose, and to our knowledge they did not attempt to contact anyone in the Fort Worth Police Department to advise us prior to the demonstration," said police Sgt. Ray Bush. read more


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Here's something from The Wall Street Journal with the FBI as a source:

Murder in America

111,289 firearm murders between 2000-2010 in all states except Florida

7,878 Juvenile Gang Killings
+
1,089 Gangland Killings

= 8% of all firearm murders

How The NRA Is Trying To Clean Up Its Bizarre Mandatory Gun Training For Kids Proposal

The National Rifle Association is trying to smooth over the extreme ideas presented in a recent video suggesting children should have to receive mandatory gun training "to advance to the next grade" by mischaracterizing the video and airing a deceptively cropped version of it on NRA News.

Johnson's suggestion children would have to become proficient with a gun to move on in school was widely ridiculed. Now the NRA is responding to critics with the misleading suggestion that Johnson was merely talking about the importance of teaching children gun safety.

Johnson appeared on the July 24 edition of NRA News' Cam & Company on The Sportsman Channel to defend his video. Host Cam Edwards started the conversation by saying, "One of the things that specifically the anti-gunners are flipping out about is [Johnson's] suggestion that if we had a national gun policy, that again, embraced our right to keep and bear arms, one of the things we might be talking about is educating kids about how to be safe and responsible with a firearm, regardless of whether or not their parents were gun owners. That thought ... has really got people on the anti-gun side of the equation freaked out. They're saying that you're demanding compulsory education of firearms training for kids, they are wondering why on earth any child would need to know how to be safe and responsible with a firearm and I find it fascinating because they're ignoring the fact that there are already hundreds of thousands of kids across this country who are safely and responsibly learning about firearms."

Edwards ended the segment by showing "a portion of this commentary clip so you know what it is that the anti-gun folks are actually freaking out about."

Unfortunately NRA News cut the video just before the most controversial part of his commentary, where Johnson said: "Just like we teach them reading and writing, necessary skills. We would teach shooting and firearm competency. It wouldn't matter if a child's parents weren't good at it. We'd find them a mentor. It wouldn't matter if they didn't want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade."

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