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A vast percentage of the American electorate has become largely satisfied with the notion that the federal government will take care of them and solve their problems. A country "of the people" no longer gives politicians any compelling reason to make a reality of the noble sounding principles they supposedly espouse.
Consequently, senators and representatives spend a large majority of their time with their ear to the ground making sure they can do one thing.
Keep their jobs. The #1 concern of all politicians.
What we're voting for today is the hope that who we place in office will not further degrade the already terrible and probably irreversible decline of the United States of America.
I'd like to be able to focus blame just on politicians But the U.S. is now a country full of citizens that are focused on entertainment, handouts, income equality, reproductive "rights" - i.e. abortion, bullying, and making all elements of life look like an LGBT convention.
The politicians are just a by-product of what we've allowed to be created by a population that has emerged as a majority.
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InfoWars.com, PrisonPlanet.com, BeforeItsNews.com, NationalReport.net, TheDailySheeple.com, WesternJournalism.com, FreePatriot.org, DailyCurrant.com, FreedomOutpost.com, Newsmax.com, Examiner.com, theonion.com.
(1) They're all either satirical, embellished, or downright fake news sites. (2) They're all quoted online, including Facebook, to make a point without any verification from the posters.
Those and untold numbers of others are now used to try to "prove" something that can't be proved otherwise. But if it's a lie, it's still a lie, even if we like what it claims.
By the way, taking a thread of truth and embellishing it to make it say something to make a point or get attention is a lie too.
One of the more popular sites quoted is "Before It's News". That name might actually mean something that needs to be considered before quoting it.
I've determined we don't need a lot of hysterical, underground, "don't want you to know", sinister, secret conspiracy claims.
We clearly have all we can deal with right in front of our face.
The current administration doesn't need embellished "news" reports to expose its incompetence. That is clear with what is reported legitimately. Nobody adds anything to that by reposting trash from self serving pseudo news sites.
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Smith and Wesson's M&P line of pistols has been a winner, hands down. Since the initial guns came off the manufacturing line, they have proven to be dependable, durable and accurate. That has resulted in a number of models too extensive to keep up with.
For the M&P Shield, the gun has distinguished itself as particularly suitable for concealed carry. As anybody who reads this website knows, I am a big fan of guns that are concealable, while still providing good ergonomics for controllable firing. The Shield has been just that.
But, as with all good things, they are not perfect. Smith and Wesson is calling on Shield owners to test their guns for a failure that can cause the gun to fire if dropped.
As we all know, today, that is a big no-no. Virtually all modern firearms are made with safeguards to prevent accidental shock firing.
In the case of the S&W Shield manufactured before August 19, 2013, there is the possibility of a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in a way that could affect the drop safety of the firearm.
While it appears that it is probably in a limited batch of pistols, S&W is asking owners of all Shield pistols to do a safety inspection for this problem.
The specific feature is found here on S&W's website.
To Smith and Wesson's credit, they are making broad inspections and if guns are found to be defective, they will repair them at no charge to the owner.
This is an example of a situation where no one should start trashing this line of guns for this glitch. Every gun manufacturer suffers failures from time to time. The question is whether they take care of them comprehensively.
It appears that S&W has and is in this case.
If you have a Shield, check it out according to the procedure S&W lays out in the link above. If your gun is defective, send it in and they will fix it.
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