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Revolutionize Handguns Through Technology

It’s not a lot to ask of gun manufacturers. And, it helps keep the Second Amendment intact.

Jeff Davidson

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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.

As the Smith & Wesson case vs. the State of New Jersey unfolds, it’s a good time to remember that it is the right of every U.S. citizen to be able to defend himself or herself. I believe the phrasing of the Second Amendment (above) does not require someone to be part of a militia to lawfully own and use a gun. At the same time, we are beset in the U.S., with one mass shooting after another, and one homicide after another. 

These mass shootings receive major attention if the assailant is white although, based on their percentage of the overall population, blacks commit more mass shootings and more gun-related homicides. Most shootings by black assailants receive little or no coverage, certainly nationally, because such news items do not fit the decades-long facade that the ‘mainstream’ media insists on propagating. 

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Deliberately Fomenting Riots

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Police officers involved in a killing generates the most mainstream media coverage, much of it non-stop for days, especially if a black death is involved. In such cases, the mainstream media seeks to foment all types of protests, marches, and arguably, even looting and riots. That same media then downplays the looting, riots, and any associated violence, often making claims that are the direct opposite or reality.

The white victims of police gained no traction in the news. There are no marches, no looting, and no rioting. Nobody composes a slogan and posts it on a sign. No long and involved news and opinion editorials appear when a Caucasian dies at the hands of police – and in absolute numbers there are many more such victims each year than with any other race or ethnicity.

When white victims die, if any news coverage is provided, that coverage dies with them about a day later.

Incapacitate, but not Kill 

All of which brings us to the dire need to have technology revolutionize the gun industry. Why do all guns continue to be manufactured to kill or severely wound those who take a bullet? It is entirely possible with today’s technology to create guns that incapacitate and not kill. 

Police officers could be armed with such weapons and know that, if they have to fire such guns, potential assailants will adequately be incapacitated (but not killed).

Let us not second-guess for even a minute the dire role that police officers play in our country. Often, reporters as well as the general public views incidents for a few moments on a YouTube video. Or they read a highly biased account of what transpired. All the while, what’s gravely missing is context

Police officers often operate in high danger zones. At the end of their shift, they can be as shaken as soldiers at war. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect police officers like it can affect soldiers. When you are in tense situations, perhaps day after day, sometimes you only have reflexes and adrenaline with which to operate. 

Covering Considerable Ground

An NFL pass receiver, or a track and field sprinter, can run nearly 10 yards in one second. An everyday assailant with a knife can traverse seven yards, roughly 20 feet, in a single second. If someone who is about seven paces away is charging forward and flashes a knife, a police officer has less than a single second to determine whether or not to stop that assailant. Who among us could do any better? The go-to weapon of choice is a holstered handgun. 

If today’s gun manufacturers embrace technology and produce guns for police forces that clearly incapacitate but do not kill a charging assailant, the dynamics of law enforcement on the streets would change.

Let’s call upon Colt’s Manufacturing; Smith & Wesson; Springfield Armory; Glock; Beretta; Sturm, Ruger & Company; Magnum Research; Lugar; Remington, and others to embrace today’s technology. 

Revolutionizing the Gun Industry

Going beyond mace and sprays, figure out how to safely arm police and, as a byproduct, help police to contribute to far fewer deaths of those they encounter – especially for when they suspect that their own lives might be in danger. 

It’s not a lot to ask of gun manufacturers. And, it helps keep the Second Amendment intact.

 

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McAfee Dead in Prison After Repeatedly Declaring He Would Not Kill Himself

Social media users were quick to remind the world of McAfee’s own words.

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John McAfee is a computing legend, having pioneered the way in which systems and networks protect themselves from viruses, malware, spyware, and all the other assorted evils of this internet age. But now he lies dead, having allegedly committed suicide in a Spanish prison cell. Antivirus software tycoon John McAfee died by an apparent suicide in a Spanish jail cell Wednesday evening — hours after reports surfaced that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US, according to local media. The eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested in October and was awaiting extradition when he was found dead, police sources told the newspaper El Pais. The newspaper reported McAfee was pulled from his cell in Barcelona and police are investigating the circumstances around his death. Authorities aren’t shying away from calling it a suicide already. “Everything points to suicide,” the newspaper reported, citing justice department officials in the country. A second Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also reported McAfee had died by an apparent suicide in the jail. But here is where it gets strange:  McAfee has been utterly insistent and consistent about the fact that he would never, ever take his own life, explicitly telling his followers on social media that, should he ever be found dead of suicide, he was killed. https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1316801215083225096?s=20 https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1200864283766251521?s=20 https://twitter.com/truthcrumbs/status/1407788935628079113?s=20 The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Juneteenth: An Annual Holiday to Condemn America.

Drew Allen is the host of “The Drew Allen Show” podcast. He is a Texas-bred, California-based and millennial author, columnist, and political analyst. His work can be read and seen and heard at drewthomasallen.com

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Juneteenth isn’t about celebrating the end of slavery in America. It’s about the annual condemnation of America in perpetuity. Democrats aren’t even pretending otherwise. Joe Biden stated, “We can’t rest until the promise of equality is fulfilled for every one of us in every corner of this nation. That to me is the meaning of Juneteenth.” As long as the Democrat Party exists, the promise of equality cannot be fulfilled. The Democrat Party has staked the whole of their political livelihood and future on the perpetuation of real and perceived racial injustice and inequality in America. They need racism to run against racism. It doesn’t matter what Republicans believe Juneteenth represents — the end of slavery in America. What matters is how the holiday will be weaponized and appropriated going forward by the Democrat Party. The swastika too once represented something benign and good — a Sanskrit symbol for well being. It is undeniable today, however, that it represents something horrific and evil. The swastika is synonymous with Nazi Germany. So too is Juneteenth now synonymous with racism in America. Democrats are already referring to Juneteenth as a ‘Second Independence Day.’ We now have two competing Independence days — July 4th for racist white supremacists and Juneteenth for those who believe America has racism in its DNA. Division is now codified in our federal calendar — to be exploited by the Democrat Party annually in perpetuity. This administration has already exploited tragedy after tragedy to condemn America as an inherently racist country — using the Atlanta spa shootings, for example, as irrefutable proof of anti-Asian sentiment, and the George Floyd arrest and death as proof of systemic racism. But the Democrat Party doesn’t exploit every tragedy, only the tragedies that involve white culprits in order to fabricate and promote the false reality and narrative that…

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