What we missed

One of my besties on her creative process while living in India. (warning: it’s really f-ing good).

On being an ex-undocumented immigrant father.

Does what happened in Norway reveal a larger anti-immigration attitude in the country?

And was Breivik’s ammo FROM the US?

The racial wealth gap is larger than ever.

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  1. Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    First two links point to the same thing.

  2. Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    And was Breivik’s ammo FROM the US?

    That’s hard to say. The article doesn’t really say anything about ammunition from the US. It talks about magazines from the US (I’m pretty sure), but the author doesn’t seem to be clear on what magazines are, what “clips” are and what ammunition is.

    Also, WTF?! it’s a big deal that he could have illegally (I think, maybe, Norwegian law is not clear from the article) purchased the magazines locally, but opted to order them from the US, where they are legal and therefore pricing is more reasonable.

    This articles is gibberish written by someone who has no idea what they are talking about and saying nothing about something that is a barely interesting tidbit.

    Some folks may not like guns, but let’s not let our tenuous grasp of the facts get in the way of blaming this man’s evil on someone who sell bits of folded sheetmetal.

    • Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink

      You are correct: the article says nothing about his buying ammunition from the US, but rather that he purchased high-capacity magazines from the US, because the ban on such magazines expired here in 2004, hence their being cheaper than the equivalent in Norway. Btw, a magazine or clip is the container that holds ammunition (i.e. bullets and shell casings containing propellant), rather than the bullets and propellants themselves (rounds or ammunition). So, strictly-speaking, the link is mistitled, but that’s a bit of hair-splitting.

      Also, you can say all you want about how uninteresting the article is, but that is your own opinion. I personally think it is an interesting statement about our gun laws, and a suggestion that, not only do they make us less safe, but that in this case they actually made another country’s citizens less safe, too. To me, that seems like an issue worthy of discussion and linking in a feminist space.

      • Posted July 31, 2011 at 9:31 am | Permalink

        The only interesting thing about the article is how it demonstrates US politicians’ willingness to lie (about the deaths of Norwegian kids, no less) in order to ban things they do not like. It’s also terribly written and researched.

        I can’t read Norwegian, but it took me all of two minutes to confirm magazines are completely unregulated and for sale in Norway:
        http://195.18.224.241/F0216/main.aspx?page=articlelist&gid=30600&gidlevel=0

        The only thing Breivik apparently gained by buying from the US is savings of about $250 USD. He was not short on cash so this makes no difference, and US gun laws had no bearing on Breivik’s ability to do what he did.

  3. Posted July 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to read the article (creative process in India) but that click consistently goes to the second link)

  4. Posted July 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I was super excited to read the first article linked to, but I think it might be the incorrect web address. :)

  5. Posted July 29, 2011 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    I fixed it!

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