Pen Mightier Than The Sword

Replace ‘pen’ with ‘book’ and ‘sword’ with ‘gun’…



A student at Florida State University said he is lucky to be alive after his backpack full of books stopped a bullet from hitting him during Thursday’s shooting. Jason Derfuss said he only realized hours later the gunman had tried to shoot him when he found a bullet among the now-shredded books he had checked out of the library. “The Oxford Context of Wyclif’s Thought” caught the slug.

“There is no way I should be alive,” the 21-year-old humanities student told NBC News. “Literally, those books saved my life.” Derfuss said he had just checked out the books from Strozier Library when he heard a loud bang. “I knew it was a gunshot right away and slowly turned around to see the gunman running toward another student and shoot him two times,” Derfuss said. “I was about 50 yards away and ran to my car and called my dad, who told me to call 911.” It was only when Derfuss returned home that he discovered how close he was to being hit. “I pulled out the books and saw they were all ripped apart,” he said. “I started examining them and my friend found a bullet in the back page.”

He added: “It’s crazy: One minute I am checking out books and the next I am crying on my bedroom floor thinking I shouldn’t be alive. Those books saved me, and God saved me.”

The gunman was fatally shot by police during an incident that saw three students wounded and hundreds more fleeing in panic inside the building.


Facebook Broadens Gun Ban

Facebook’s ban on gun ads has been extended to include efforts to keep arms safe and out of the hands of children, such as trigger locks and safes.

In a move that appeared to contradict Facebook’s bid to promote safety, the Internet giant refused to let the nation’s largest gun dealer advertise safes or vaults over Veterans Day.

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More On WA-I594

If 591 fails we are in big trouble. Of course there are statements that 594stateSAF will take 594 to court. They have a very successful track record of overturning laws in many states. But Bloomberg’s Wa Alliance For Gun Responsibility has bottomless funding and is already anticipating a fight. I am more concerned about how many gun owners voted for 594. Did we not just see that the horrible tragedy in Marysville would not have been prevented even with this law? Gabby Gifford’s attacker bought his gun legally. The Sandy Hook guns were stolen. Almost every single one of the “mass shootings” suspects bought guns passing background checks or stole the guns. This law would not have prevented any single one of those. Now for those of us law abiding gun owners in Washington it is we that are screwed here. There are so many “unintended consequences” in this bill it makes the Health Care bill seem manageable. It is so narrow that LE and Military are barley exempt. It is so narrow that even in the gun store the employee can’t hand me a gun to look at. Forget about my livelihood and my hobbies.

The rifles the we as coaches loan out to the new junior shooters and new competitors will have to be returned. We will have to shut down the program. No more coaching. The parents and their kids who wanted to get involved in a shooting sport and can’t afford the gear yet are hosed. Sorry to all of my friends that wanted me to teach them safe gun handling and go recreational shooting. We will be criminals now. Sorry to any over 18 year old family member or friend that wants to go hunting with me and needs to borrow a gun. We will be criminals now. Sorry family members that I was planning on giving you a gift for self-defense or sport. We will be criminals now. Welcome to registration of your firearms. How else will they keep track of this stuff. Did you know that BC spent over $2 billion dollars over several years to implement this exact same law and they finally stopped it because it did not work and cost too much? It will not work! How many ways can I say that this is the most stupid and damaging and unenforceable law in the history of gun laws. There is a reason they are calling this the strictest gun law in the country. Because of the 18 pages of BS that only hurt citizens and not help with safety.

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Texas Governor Elect Greg Abbott Will Sign Open Carry Bill

Just a day after becoming the governor elect for one of the country’s most powerful states, Abbott has announced that he will sign an open carry bill if it reaches his desk during a post election day press conference.

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