Perhaps the idiom, to shoot oneself in the foot, has overtaken a much older saying which has slowly grown out of favour and is becoming obsolete. Hoist with own petard Fig. to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else.
In another 20 years when England faces the choice of fighting for 'Modernity' or returning to the 7th Century you might decide those crazy Yanks weren't so crazy after all about that 2nd Amendment stuff.
— ThePublicEditor.com (@TPE_PubEditor) October 29, 2018
As reported by The Daily Caller, “[the] RITE AID Shooter Self-Identified As Transgender Male.” This ‘individual‘ brings to the fore a whole ‘nuther dilemma for the bean counters that make “lies, damned lies, and statistics” their chosen career . It’s gets complicated….
A friend of the woman who killed three people in a mass shooting in Maryland Thursday revealed that she identified as a transgender male.
Authorities identified the shooter who killed three people and wounded two others at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen as a 26-year-old woman named Snochia Moseley. While both the police and court documents identified Moseley, who worked at the distribution center, as biologically female, Troi Coley, a high school friend of the shooter, revealed that she identified as transgender in as early as 2016.
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The National Review reports, “Major Gun Manufacturers Cut Ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods“.
A number of prominent gun manufacturers have announced that they will no longer do business with Dick’s Sporting Goods in response to the retailer’s support for stricter gun-control legislation.
After banning the sale of assault-style weapons and raising the minimum age for purchasing a gun to 21 in the wake of February’s Parkland, Fla. school shooting, Dick’s hired three Washington, D.C. lobbyists to fight for gun control on Capitol Hill, according to federal documents obtained by the Federalist. In response, the parent company of Mossberg guns, O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc., announced Wednesday that it would no longer sell guns to Dick’s.
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The Washington Post reports, “Gun control debates create gun production booms, government data show.”
The data also shows episodic spikes of production and firearm sales when there’s the possibility of new federal gun-control policies. The two biggest years for gun production in recent history — 2013 and 2016 — came during intense debates about whether Democrats would be able to curb access to firearms such as the AR-15.
“Gun lovers have been convinced that their right to buy guns in general, or particular types of guns, would be taken away by the politicians and they better hurry up and get whatever guns they have considered obtaining,” said Philip Cook, professor emeritus of public policy studies at Duke University.