More guns | Tom Camfield

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Posted 9/21/22

THE .45 PISTOLS ABOVE were featured in an on-line ad that begins: “The ‘Keep America ‘Great’ (KAG) Trump 1911 features the President’s 2020 campaign model engraved on …

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THE .45 PISTOLS ABOVE were featured in an on-line ad that begins: “The ‘Keep America ‘Great’ (KAG) Trump 1911 features the President’s 2020 campaign model engraved on the left side of the slide, along with his image and the White House. On the right, the slide is engraved with ‘45th,’ his name, and the Presidential Seal,” etc. The ad continues with detailed lengthy description of the exquisite weapons and how to order same, complete with 7-shot magazine.

The Internet in retrospect, however, in large part these days, seems to be attempting to paint Trump as one of history’s greatest anti-gun statesmen. Just goes to show that a massive part of today’s actual ”fake news” is not found in the Free Press exemplified down through history by the mainstream print media—The New York Times, The Washington Post . . . The Seattle Times and others . . . our own Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader (which began as a daily, the Morning Leader, 133 years ago come October).

The true Free Press has been a target of Donald Trump for some years now, but it has stood firmly against his endless lies, quest for headlines and senseless sloganeering via social media. But he has totally failed to command this key feature of an egomaniacal dictatorship. (Think Putin’s Russia, where the last paper critical of government finally closed its doors).

The real “fake news” just sits there, breaking no major laws and waiting to be quoted as the byword of some patriotic-sounding source dreamed up to serve Donald Trump. Meanwhile, on guns in general . . . Eight million (8,000,000) Americans became FIRST-TIME GUN OWNERS between 2019 and 2021, involving much of Trump’s term as president. Joe Biden was elected President on Nov. 3, 2020, but wasn’t inaugurated until Jan. 20, 2021, as the nation's 46th president.

With 400 million (officially) guns already in circulation, I think we owe Donald a major credit for the greater part of the 8-million increase that came during the early stages of the pandemic. Whatever the case, we have about 20,000 gun homicides nationally over the course of a year. Only about 1 percent of these are the mass shootings that make major headlines, frighten the public and effect new legislation.

So we average about 400 gun homicide deaths per state per year . . . hardly noticed in Port Townsend. So far.

Meanwhile, I’ve run out of time for this subject — and will move on.

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  • Justin Hale

    Actually, it was Joe Biden who encouraged me to trade my MAK-90 for a 12-guage shotgun, remember when Joe advised U.S. to step out on your porch with a shotgun and just the sound of racking a round would be enough to scare away the bad guys. I hope I never have to find out.

    So some company thinks they can make some money off of the Trump image on a handgun, so what? I'm not buying one, are you?

    "With 400 million (officially) guns already in circulation".....Yes, almost half of U.S. believe in the second amendment and exercise that right.

    "Only about 1 percent of these are the mass shootings that make major headlines, frighten the public and effect new legislation.".....Yes! The biased media plays the one ad nauseum while it ignores the Daily carnage in many of our cities.

    Wednesday, September 21 Report this

  • MargeS

    You and Alex Jones, dismissing the children, families, adults impacted by mass shootings.

    Today some great news.

    "Appeals court sides with Justice Department in Mar-a-Lago case

    The federal appeals court says the Justice Department can review classified documents for ongoing criminal investigation." Washington Post, front page.

    "New York Attorney General Files Civil Suit Against Donald Trump, 3 Of His Kids

    The former president's business practices have been under investigation in his home state for years."

    By

    Sara Boboltz

    Sep 21, 2022, 11:41 AM EDT Huff Post

    New York Attorney General Sues Trump, Citing ‘Staggering’ Fraud"

    "Letitia James accused former President Trump and his family business of fraudulently overvaluing his assets by billions of dollars in a sprawling scheme." New York Times, 9/21/2022

    You do the crime, you do the time. And so it begins, finally.

    Wednesday, September 21 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    "You and Alex Jones, dismissing the children, families, adults impacted by mass shootings"

    Congratulations Marge you've outdone yourself on stupid, ignorant comments.

    Thursday, September 22 Report this

  • MargeS

    "Only about 1 percent of these are the mass shootings that make major headlines, frighten the public and effect new legislation."

    Seemed like you were saying its such a small amount why should the media waste time on it or the U.S. Congress.

    As to Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist, about fake shootings of school children, just wanted to get your attention, and maybe slow down your own comments.

    So you think I am stupid and ignorant. No surprise there.

    Thursday, September 22 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    M.S. , what I said was your COMMENT was stupid and ignorant. I have said a lot of stupid, ignorant things in my life, most people have, usually when they claim to know more than they actually know.

    Friday, September 23 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”— even if we have to accommodate some 20,000 murders with guns each year

    (plus accidental shooting deaths). Hard to figure where that “well-regulated militia” figures in.

    Friday, September 23 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    The militias were composed of armed citizens joining forces, they had armed themselves well before the idea of a militia became popular.

    Newsflash!! Humans are a violent species, Cain slew Abel, things don't change much.

    Friday, September 23 Report this