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  #225 New June 2nd, 2020 02:53 AM
Surface Thought: I got an email from DriveThru looking for contributions from publishers for a Black Lives Matter support bundle. I debated giving them a very blunt reply as to my views regarding that, but decided that they might just decided to block me from hereon. Politically Correct and all that. I will take note of which publishers do participate, and make notes as to not patronize them again.

Deeper Thought: Some, including George Floyd's family, as demanding that first degree murder charges by filed against the officer involved. If the prosecution succumbs to that call, and that is the only charges filed, the officer will walk. First degree requires pre-meditation. That is not going to be possible to prove. Voluntary manslaughter would be just as iffy. It will be interesting to see what happens there. I can also just about guarantee a request for a change of venue, on the basis that the office cannot possibly get a fair trail in the Minneapolis area, and possibly in the state of Minnesota. That also will be interesting. If that happens, then pretty much the only chance would be the Feds going after him on a civil rights violation. That will make a lot of people very unhappy.

Surface Thought: The National Shooting Sports Federation reported the May was a record month for gun sales. I would be more than happy to bet that June is going to pretty much smash May's record. The limitation will be how many firearms can be produced and delivered. Ammo is going to be very popular as well.

Deeper Thought: Sleepy Joe (I will be nice and use "sleepy" rather than "senile") talked about a police officer shooting someone in the leg who as charging at him with a knife. Now, Joe likely was reading from his teleprompter, so whoever wrote this has no conception of using firearms beyond why he or she or it may have seen on TV or the movies. Hitting the leg on a charging individual is a very low probability shot, and if you miss, the bullet does not vanish, but continues on down-range to who knows where. Then, if by some chance the leg is hit, there is the possibility of the femoral artery being hit, or the femur shattered which then takes out the femoral artery. Historical note: Albert Sidney Johnston, the Confederate commander at the start of the Battle of Shiloh, was hit in the leg during the attack on the Hornet's Nest, severing his femoral artery. He bled to death in about 30 seconds. It also depends on what the officer has in his hands when charged. You are not going to try for the leg with an AR-15, see previous comments on what might happen. You go for a center of mass hit. Now, a shotgun loaded with Double Ought buckshot would likely be lethal wherever you hit him, if at close range. The spread on 00 buckshot is 1 inch per yard of travel. Nice to 15 buckshot per load. Not very nice at all to be hit with.

Surface Thought: Tomorrow, something besides the Chinese Flu and civil unrest. Guarantee. I have had enough depressing thoughts of late.
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