Thursday, April 4, 2013

Why gun education is kinda important

Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO), lead sponsor of a high capacity magazine ban does not have working knowledge of what she wants to ban. Is it too much to ask that she familiarize herself with the subject area?
Asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be effective in reducing gun violence, DeGette said:
“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”

2 more women fail IOC

The Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course lost its two women candidates this cycle (it lost two others last fall): 
The women failed the introductory Combat Endurance Test, a punishing test of physical strength and endurance, officials at Marine Corps headquarters said Tuesday. The latest class began March 28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., with 110 lieutenants participating. Ninety-six men passed the initial endurance test. Twelve men and two women — the only female Marines taking part — failed.
Keep in mind that the women who volunteered for this would absolutely be the most stellar of their female Marine officer peers, and their peers aren't too shabby either.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sanford wins run-off. South Carolina, how pathetic.

Some Hot Air commentary on Sanford v. Bostic.

Numbers from AP:
April 02, 2013 - 09:04PM ET(i) = incumbent
= winner
= runoff
U.S. House - District 1 - GOP Runoff
CountyPrecinctsC. Bostic
(GOP)
M. Sanford
(GOP)
Total315/31719,944
43%
25,978
57%
Beaufort80/805,573
52%
5,091
48%
Berkeley44/443,923
43%
5,267
57%
Charleston131/1337,294
39%
11,299
61%
Colleton1/179
41%
113
59%
Dorchester59/593,075
42%
4,208
58%