The California senate has approved a bill that requires background checks and a $50 fee to purchase ammo. Senator Tom Berryhill objected: “SB 53 will do nothing to stop criminals from purchasing ammunition… These restrictions – like most of the gun legislation we are seeing here today – won’t do a thing to stop crime. They will only hurt the law abiding citizens like hunters and sportsmen who, for the record, contribute millions to the state’s economy.” But none of that matters in The People’s Republic of California as they continue to jockey for position with New York to be the state that tramples the Second Amendment into oblivion first. And speaking of New York . . .
Leopold McLean, one of Mayor Michael “My Guards Have a Gun and You Don’t” Bloomberg’s bodyguards, has been jailed for seven years for shooting his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend back in 2010. McLean was convicted of attempted murder just two months short of being eligible to collect his pension from the
Big Apple Army NYPD. Maybe Mayor McHubris should start his gun grabbing with his own staff before he thinks about taking everyone else’s.
Meanwhile at the White House, they’re bragging on a report released today that “Although a minority of the Senate voted down common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, President Obama is continuing to make progress…the Administration has completed or made significant progress on 21 of 23 executive actions.” It goes on (and on) like this, but you get the idea. What’s interesting is that they waited to release it until the Prez was in Northern Ireland (and then on to Africa). They had to have something for the press to divert the sound-bite-loving public from the real issues and various scandals while he wasn’t around to defend himself. If you have the stomach to read the entire report, you can download it here.
KOIN.com reports that crime in Clackamas County, Oregon has gotten so bad that residents are taking actions to protect themselves instead of waiting for the authorities to respond. Coy Tolonen, who lives in an unincorporated area of the county stated “We’re starting a new group…We don’t feel neighborhood watch is sufficient, and we don’t feel the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is sufficient.” They’re posting fliers that read “This is a Glock block. We don’t call 911.” Of course, the authorities “have cautioned against vigilantism.”
In Danby, Vermont, Aaron Allen entered the home of Michael White and stabbed “a 22-year-old female multiple times in the chest and back.” White shot Allen with a “high-powered rifle.” The female victim, Allen’s ex-girlfriend who has a child with him and a restraining order against him, is in the hospital; Allen is in the morgue. And White? “Police say they are unsure if and what charges Michael White Jr. Will face. They are in contact with the state’s attorney.” WTF? He saved the woman’s (and possibly her child’s) life. If anything he should get a medal.
Some school officials are finally coming to their senses about their zero-tolerance gun policies. A Suffolk, Virginia, school board voted unanimously to change their policy after a brouhaha for suspending two seven-year-old boys for pretending their pencils were guns and making “gun noises.” ABC 10News reports “Under the revised policy, school administrators can look at factors such as intentions of harm and whether the object is listed as a weapon to determine the punishment. Ordinary objects will not be considered weapons.” Hopefully this rare display of common sense will catch hold and spread to other school districts.
What is it with Florida gun owners? First there was Cobra .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol found on a ride at Disney World. Now a nine-year-old boy finds a loaded Glock 26 9mm in a restroom at a movie theater in Ybor City, Florida. Someone left it on top of the toilet paper dispenser in one of the stalls. Fortunately the boy knew what to do and told his father instead of picking it up and playing with it. His father, a former Marine, secured the weapon and called the police, who are now looking for the gun’s owner. So if you know someone in the Tampa area who is looking for his Glock, you can let them know the Tampa PD is holding it for them.
And finally, this from the NEMO Arms Facebook page (H/T to MikeK):