TSO at the SHOT Show

| January 16, 2013


While we’re breathlessly awaiting the President’s dog and pony show, where he trots out a crowd of children who wrote him letters begging him to make them safe (I’m sure they weren’t encouraged to do so by their teachers), our correspondent, TSO is at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas this weekend. I snagged the photo above from his Facebook posting last night.

CBS News reports that 60,000 people are out there this weekend. TSO teases me by meeting people I know through emails without any photos, so I’m thinking he sucks as a live-blogger.

Foundation spokesman Bill Brassard Jr. told The Associated Press on Monday the organization stopped accepting media applications when it was swamped by requests following the Newtown shooting. At the time, the foundation issued a statement saying family, friends and acquaintances were affected by what it called a terrible tragedy.

Nothing motivates the media like dead children. I did an interview last night with the Christian Science Monitor which was hoping that I’d give them answers about scary-looking weapons by doing an imitation of Alex Jones or scream out “Red Dawn is real”! I think she was disappointed, so you probably won’t get to read my answers. I’ve done a bunch of interviews like that in the last few weeks. I guess I write like I have an inner nutjob.

But the President will have his little parade of tears in about two hours, and I’m just waiting for that. Personally, I think all of the talk about executive orders is just to get us wound up so that when he makes his proposal, it will seem tame compared to what we expect. All he can really do is enforce the laws that they’ve been ignoring to this point. I also think that he’s winding up this gun control issue so we forget about his poor performance on the economy and so we’re not paying attention to Benghazi and al Qaeda in general.

Category: Guns

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  1. RM3(SS) says:

    We’re all going to be safer after he “bans” those scary looking guns. If you “ban” the boogeyman, he can’t hurt you, right? Right??? And the government will be there to take care of you if it all falls apart. Trust and believe that.

  2. SSG Medzyk says:

    And how many of the executive orders and new laws, are already on the books as actual laws that are not enforced?

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Ah! Executive orders. See the 1461 Days blog for that.

  4. Twist says:

    TSO gets to have all the fun.

  5. NHSparky says:

    Oooooohhhh…big scary bang bang!!!

    I can haz?

  6. Susan says:

    How did TSO know what I wanted for my birthday?

  7. Common Sense says:

    I think the NRA is missing an opportunity. They should have a press conference that parades all the people SAVED because they had a gun. We keep hearing about “if it saves one kid’s life”. Well, let’s show how many people are saved by guns instead of killed by them.

  8. Hondo says:

    Well Common Sense, based on current estimates that number is about 25,000 annually.

    Best estimates these days are that use or threatened use of a firearm prevents about 2.5 million violent crimes annually.

    FBI statistics from 2009 show that about 1 out of every 100 violent crimes is a murder (approx 13,400 murders out of a bit over 1.3 million violent crimes).

    2.5 million / 100 = 25,000

  9. Joe Williams says:

    Damn you TSO,I am so jealous of you. How did you get the creds to be granted acess to the SHOT Show? This is closed to the general public. Do not tell me about doing one or two of the “try out our new rifle or pistol shoots”. Say Hi to the Barnes Bullet Reps for me. Joe

  10. anon says:

    #50 you must not have a single small child in your life that you care about. If any child that I knew lived through that I would help them get past it, not listen for the rumors, and especially not put them in front of some damn news outlet. Are you kidding? You’re basing this on lack of evidence? Do you have any idea how long they continue to investigate before they release sensitive information? I’m sorry, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but my opinion is that the basis for your opinion is dumb.

  11. RaptorFire22 says:

    Big scary black guns, and nobody died there? It can’t be!