Doyenne of the District (at least when it comes to guns) Emily Miller appeared on Piers Morgan Live yesterday evening in support of her new book, Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours. Piers was unusually restrained for the majority of the interview, but in the end, he could not resist the lure of his normal bombast. When the ridiculously photogenic Ms. Miller proved a match for him at debating facts about gun crime vs. gun ownership, he quickly changed the subject and spent the last third of the interview ranting about Iowa giving gun permits to the legally blind. Needless to say, Emily acquitted herself well on that topic, too . . .
The small town of Oberlin, OH has a decision to make. You see, they have a city ordinance, which dates to 1998, that prohibits the carry of guns in city parks. Unfortunately for them, a state law that allows carry in public parks passed in 2006, and preempts local legislation. This discrepancy went unnoticed until about a month ago, when Brian Kuzawa, a resident of neighboring Ashland County, brought it to their attention by telling the local police chief that he and his wife (and their two year old) were going to visit a city park, and they’d be packin’.
The Chief acknowledged that state law trumped city ordinance. So, on September 16th, the city council will decide whether to rescind the local law, or challenge the state law in court. Smart money’s on the rescission, but not because it’s the right thing to do, or because they’ve had a change of heart regarding guns. They just want to avoid a lawsuit. “I’m not in favor of any of this,” said Council President Ron Rimbert. “No one on Council is. But we need to get this passed. We have a responsibility to our citizens that we don’t get caught up in any litigation.” [h/t Mike H.]
***MEDIA AVAILABILITY ALERT***
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS RECALL ELECTION FROM COLORADO TONIGHT
Mark Glaze, the Executive Director of the bipartisan coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns, will be available for media interviews tonight to discuss the Colorado recall election live from Colorado Springs. To set up an interview, please contact… [well, we’ll just leave that part out.]
Hmm… The forces of the Civilian Disarmament Movement have not missed a chance to blame all this nasty recall stuff on the big bad “Gun Lobby,” decrying the “forces from out of state trying to impose their will” on the good people of Colorado. Why then, do you not see any representatives of the Axis of Evil (that’d be our side) offering to do media spots about the recall election results? Could it be simply that the most dangerous place to be in Colorado right now is between a MAIG rep and a microphone?
Not everyone in Illinois is upset about the impending firearms freedom. In fact, some are downright bursting at the seams. Anticipating a massive influx of new gun owners (after the 6+ months it will take to get an FOID), GAT Guns of East Dundee, IL recently underwent a massive expansion, adding 39 new indoor lanes to its existing 24 lane facility. thetacticalwire.com has the deets on what is now one of the largest indoor ranges anywhere in the country, including plenty of space for the mandatory 16 hours of training required to carry concealed in the Land of Lincoln.