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Ross Gilmore
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In a shocking twist of events, the Washington Post publishes an article containing data, which shows that "Assault Rifles" account for only 25% of mass shootings. They also point out that during the duration of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, mass shootings actually went up.

If you want to have some fun, read the comments to the article, and watch the heads of Washington Post readers explode as they try to do a dangerous amount of mental gymnastics in order to explain why this doesn't matter.

Big props to Michael Rosenwald for having the guts to write the article.

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Cold weather + a single wool blanket = a miserable night. It's supposed to be below 0F this weekend. I'll give it another try with an updated sleep system.

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Ross Gilmore commented on a post on Blogger.
Thank you for a well written article. I think both the confusion that many preppers experience when trying to convince others of the benefits of prepping, as well as the answer to why so many people are seemingly opposed to prepping is contained in one of the first paragraphs: "For anyone who has had an interest in being prepared for any time at all, it can be difficult to think of any logical reason that someone would be opposed to having a BASIC level of preparedness." (emphasis added)

The average person is not opposed to a BASIC level of preparedness. They are opposed to theories about how social collapse is just around the corner. Most people do not believe in such theories, and therefore rightfully have no interest in preparing for them. You can not get a person to prepare for a nuclear war if they do not believe one is coming. However, I have found that the average person has absolutely no problem preparing for events that they believe are likely to occur such as storms, power outages, etc. 

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Hey guys. It appears that the Gun Geo Marker App is back on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.ucsd.visarts.walkingtools.gungeomark1&hl=en

I'm sure we all remember it from about a year ago. It's the app that allows "concerned citizens" to mark the location of "dangerous gun owners". 

The last thing I remember is that after thousands of negative comments, the creator changed the description of the app to claim that it was not intended as an actual app, but was just released as a social experiment to trigger a reaction from the "crazy Second Amendment types". 

Well, looks like the app is back, and it has the same originally started purpose: to track "dangerous gun owners". 

Oh, but don't worry, according to the website description by the creator, this is actually a "pro-gun" app. According to the creator they are strong Second Amendment supporters "very much alligned with other pro second amendment organizations such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Americans for Responsible Solutions".

p.s. I didn't misspell the word "alligned"; that's direct copy from the website: http://gungeomarker.org/about/  

The big difference this time around is that the app is paid and it only allows a person to mark a single location. The app still doesn't seem to be doing too well though. It's a shame too; just when I thought that all of our gun problems were about to be solved by a professor at the University of California...

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Maybe the extra smoke is from people's reputations going up in flames. 

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