A Republican showdown is brewing in the state of Texas, where you can never be pro-gun enough, but it’s also a gun-rights organization showdown, as well. Senator John Cornyn is running for re-election, and is backed by the NRA. He has several challengers in the primary, but the most prominent of them is Representative Steve Stockman, who is backed by the GOA. The NRA describes Cornyn as “a consistent and passionate champion of our Second Amendment rights,” while the GOA says Stockman is the better candidate because he doesn’t just vote pro-gun, but has actively introduced legislation designed to take back some of the rights on which gun control laws have infringed. Looks like you Texans have some homework to do.
The Miami-Dade County Public School District will soon have a new weapon for use in the fight against guns in schools. District officials have approved an offer by a local dog trainer to furnish and train a pair of dogs for use in sniffing out guns, ammunition, or shell casings. The dogs will be employed in random searches throughout the school system, and in the event of a specific threat, are seen as a more efficient solution than lockdowns and sequential bag and locker searches. Of course, if a kid wears the same jeans to school that he wore to the range with his dad the day before, he’s gonna have some fun.
It’s no secret that gun rights have made quite a few gains over the last year, but more importantly, that by-and-large, gun control efforts have gone nowhere. That lack of progress is in spite of the fact that over the past year, the amount of money spent on gun control adverts has exploded, with gun control groups spending over $14 million. Gun-rights organizations have spent a paltry $1.9 million, by comparison. Seems like we got a little more bang for our buck, doesn’t it?
Today’s Lockdown of the Day™ is brought to you from Pine County, Minnesota where a “precautionary lockdown” was ordered for Pine City Schools on Monday. Police instituted the lockdown after a resident called the sheriff’s office late Friday afternoon and said his 15-year-old son had run away with a hunting rifle, a shotgun, and ammunition. The lockdown was instituted in Pine City and one other nearby city on Monday even though the boy had run away three days earlier, and there was no information that the boy was targeting any specific individual or school. The boy was taken into custody without incident early Tuesday morning and the firearms were recovered.
fxhummel1 goes with his strength and does a musical review of the Olight M10 Maverick. I’d never heard of this brand before, but this stellar review prompted me to do some research, and this seems like a pretty nice piece of kit for not a lot of money. If the one on my Christmas list doesn’t make it to me, I’m gonna buy it myself.
It’s available for under $50 from most retailers, and if you’ve got anyone left on your list without a present, Amazon Prime could still get you one by Christmas.