A electrician running cable as part of a renovation at JFK Airport’s Terminal One found a MAC-11 machine pistol hidden above the ceiling of a maintenance closet on Thursday. The gun, which WABC news 7online breathlessly reports is well known for its ability to discharge its 32 round magazine in “less than two seconds,” was found in a case outside the terminal’s secure area. There was no ammo found in or near the gun . . .
nor was there any indication of who secreted the gun there or when. Port Authority police were immediately called into investigate but are “not even slightly” concerned that this is part of some plot.
Mr. Colion Noir talks about Mother’s Day in New Orleans, and urban gun violence. Why don’t we hear more about that?
“I’m a strong supporter of the second amendment. I’m a hunter. I own guns. I’ve gone through background checks. They take just a couple minutes. We have a gigantic loophole in Virginia, you can buy guns through mail order. You can go to these gun show loopholes.” -Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (at YouTube)
MAIG sent out an email blast recently hyping their forthcoming analysis of mass shootings in the U.S., and I’m having a little trouble with their math, or at least their priorities. MAIG’s focus, to the exclusion of almost all else, is on military-style assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, but the numbers seem to show that’s not where the fight should be. They (correctly) say that “mass shootings represent a small share of total U.S. firearm homicides. Less than 1 percent of gun murder victims recorded by the FBI in 2010 were killed in incidents with four or more victims.” They go on to say that “military-style assault weapons or high-capacity magazines were used in at least 15 percent of the incidents.” So if military-style assault weapons and hi-cap mags are used in only 0.15 of total mass-shooting homicides, why do they hate them so hard?
And the hits just keep on coming. Hot on the heels of the lawsuit filed last Thursday by the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, et al., which targeted restrictions on black rifles and hi-cap mags, comes news of another lawsuit, filed Friday in the same state. The new lawsuit, brought by a collection of gun stores, gun associations and gun buyers with pending applications, argues that Maryland State Police are not ready to process the license applications quickly. That would subject citizens to an outright, indefinite ban on handgun purchases, they contend — a violation of their Second Amendment rights. An emergency hearing on the first case is scheduled for early next week. Watch this space.
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Because it’s the weekend, here’s a video from the archives, CarniK Con settling the 9mm vs .45 debate once and for all (for this week). Stay to the end for the gag reel.