Three guys open carrying at the Texas Capitol were arrested recently. Can’t open carry in Texas, right? Except these guys were carrying pre-1899 black powder pistols, which aren’t covered under Texas law. But the cops couldn’t just let them go, so they dropped the open carry charges and charged them instead with disorderly conduct/causing alarm with a gun. The three men were from Open Carry Texas, they were doing it to be provocative and they were filming everything. The part where they point out to the cop in charge that cap & ball black powder isn’t a firearm is at about at about the 6:00 mark in the accompanying video. Along with at least a half dozen cameras. Wow . . .
U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Detroit seized a cache (not an arsenal) of ammunition from a Canadian citizen enrolled CBP’s NEXUS trusted traveler program. After telling the officer he had nothing to declare, the 36-year-old man was directed to secondary screening where 3,450 rounds of .22LR were discovered concealed under the front passenger floor mat. Seriously, I know .22LR is hard to come by these days, but I hardly think it’s worth all this trouble.
President Barack Obama said the Navy Yard shooting could possibly have been prevented if tougher background checks existed: “Initial reports indicate that this is an individual who may have had some mental health problems. The fact that we do not have a firm enough background-check system is something that makes us more vulnerable to these kinds of mass shootings,” Obama said. Or if the existing background check system had the mental health information it was supposed have all along.
Johnathan D. writes: “Here’s your anti-gun movie agitprop for the fall, about the DC sniper. I though it painted the people of the gun in a horrible light. Like we’re all wired the way that psycho was/is. Watch the trailer and you may get how I felt watching it.” What say you, AI? Anti-gun or no? I like Isaiah Washington, I think he’s a great actor, so I’ll probably check it out. Mobile users click here if the video below doesn’t render.