Newsroom: May 2018 [Volume 2]

Managed to screw up my own scheduling and release Muscle in April, when it should have hit in May.

So we’ll get back on track in June.

This week, Parkland lawsuits, David Hogg gets Publix to stop making political contributions, and a lesson in how gun control types cover DGUs.

1.) Smith and Wesson. A lawsuit pending against the parent of firearms manufacturer Smith and Wesson has led to the stock of said company jumping 5%. The reason for the surge, according to Guns.com, is a motion by the plaintiffs wanting “the presiding judge to shield them from financial ruin should the case get tossed out.”

In other words, if the lawsuit backfires, they want to be protected from financial consequences of bringing a clearly frivolous lawsuit to trial. This can only be read as a sign of weakness in the case.

2.) Publix. The so-called “die-in” is back. After Publix, a major grocery store chain, donated money to a Republican politician, Parkland survivor and borderline-ubiquitous gun control advocate David Hogg called for Publix to donate a million dollars to someone he supported.

Publix has responded by canning political contributions altogether.

This has an interesting side effect, however, as my friend and InSov colleague Catty Conservative noted. Namely, that Publix has a history of supporting left-wing candidates and is a major supporter of gun control.

3.) Propaganda. Finally Tonight found this absolute gem. We now have a decent idea of how anti-gunners will cover mass shootings stopped by armed citizens. They will take the reaction to the armed citizen, and claim it was about the situation as a whole. The DGU in Oklahoma City was celebrated as evidence that an armed citizenry can stop criminals. MDA’s Shannon Watts claims that the NRA sees the event itself (i.e. the shooting the armed citizen stopped), as a victory, while completely ignoring the context of that angle, and the armed citizen who brought down the shooter.

She goes even further, claiming that the shooter was the armed citizen people are referring to.

It is a remarkable, and clearly deliberate, dodging of facts that so clearly threaten a narrative that is already fragile.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

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