"I’m not going to let anyone take my guns. If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people."

James Yeager, the man who made the statement above in a video that went viral on youtube earlier this week, just had his gun permit suspended by Tennessee based on a “material likelihood of risk of harm to the public.” Because. Well. He threatened to kill people. Actions have consequences.

Good work, Tennessee.

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(via mar-see-ah)

"Someone PLEASE give me a justification for owning semi-automatic weapons, handguns and any other weapon intended for taking human life that is NOT rooted in fear?"

The Cross and the AK-47? (via azspot)

Ok - just as soon as you give me a justification for taking gun rights away “that is NOT rooted in fear.”

It’s easy to spit the accusation of “fear” as if it’s exclusive to a less-evolved, contemptible form of life.

Everyone is afraid of something.

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newsweek:

“This is an ad for the gun Adam Lanza used to murder 20 children & 6 adults,” Jessica Valenti tweets. “We need to talk about American masculinity.”

This makes me sick to my stomach.

newsweek:

“This is an ad for the gun Adam Lanza used to murder 20 children & 6 adults,” Jessica Valenti tweets. “We need to talk about American masculinity.”

This makes me sick to my stomach.

gq:

Guns ‘R Us
Fast and Furious. Conceal and carry. The Dark Knight theater shootings. In America these days, it seems like everyone is packing heat. In fact, we’re the most heavily armed populace on the planet. So where do most of us go when we need a shiny new Glock or a convenient AK-47? Increasingly to mega-shops like Sprague’s Sports in Yuma, Arizona. That’s where Jeanne Marie Laskas ventured recently, spending a few shifts behind the counter and seeing for herself how we shop, sell, justify, and even come to love the deadliest things among us:

“Think of just the hunters,” he said. “Thirteen million in this country. That’s 13 million Americans trained with firearms—the equivalent of the largest army in the world.” He flipped his visor down to cut the sky. “Anyone thinking of invading this country has to take that into consideration.”
Well, wow. Hunters? Hunters rising up? It took me a moment to conjure the image. I wondered whom Richard imagined an army of guys dressed in orange rising up against. Al Qaeda? The Chinese?
I asked him who. Who?


"I’m kind of surprised you carry assault rifles," I said to Ron.
"There’s no such thing as an assault rifle," he said. "These are ‘military-style rifles’ or ‘modern sporting rifles.’ "
"But they’re assault rifles,” I noted. I knew that much from TV.
“Assault is one of the worst things the media has ever done to us,” he said. “Have any of these rifles ever assaulted anyone?”

gq:

Guns ‘R Us

Fast and Furious. Conceal and carry. The Dark Knight theater shootings. In America these days, it seems like everyone is packing heat. In fact, we’re the most heavily armed populace on the planet. So where do most of us go when we need a shiny new Glock or a convenient AK-47? Increasingly to mega-shops like Sprague’s Sports in Yuma, Arizona. That’s where Jeanne Marie Laskas ventured recently, spending a few shifts behind the counter and seeing for herself how we shop, sell, justify, and even come to love the deadliest things among us:

“Think of just the hunters,” he said. “Thirteen million in this country. That’s 13 million Americans trained with firearms—the equivalent of the largest army in the world.” He flipped his visor down to cut the sky. “Anyone thinking of invading this country has to take that into consideration.”

Well, wow. Hunters? Hunters rising up? It took me a moment to conjure the image. I wondered whom Richard imagined an army of guys dressed in orange rising up against. Al Qaeda? The Chinese?

I asked him who. Who?

"I’m kind of surprised you carry assault rifles," I said to Ron.

"There’s no such thing as an assault rifle," he said. "These are ‘military-style rifles’ or ‘modern sporting rifles.’ "

"But they’re assault rifles,” I noted. I knew that much from TV.

Assault is one of the worst things the media has ever done to us,” he said. “Have any of these rifles ever assaulted anyone?”