The gun collection of a man who was killed in Greenfield, Indiana back in September went up for auction Sunday morning in Indianapolis. With over 370 weapons (including the 1917 machine gun above) and more than a million rounds of ammunition up for sale, the collection was valued at over $1 million. “This is a lot of responsibility,” said auction house president Earl Cornwell. “This has made my eyes bloodshot and taken years off my life, just being in control of all this ammunition and the guns.”
A gun buy-up in Encinitas, California netted 899 firearms and a live hand grenade on Saturday. Authorities gave the standard $100 for a handgun and $150 for a rifle, paid in Walmart gift cards that were purchased using asset forfeiture monies. No word on what they paid for the grenade. The collected weapons will be destroyed, sheriff’s officials said. And the band plays on…
Mayors Against Guns is having a few more problems, as their membership is proving to not be terribly against illegal activity. Most recently, Mayor Gordon Jenkins of Monticello, NY was arrested for DUI and for literally punching a police department clock, forcing officers to handcuff him to a chair. Prior to that, Mayor Noramie Jenkins of Spring Valley, NY was arrested in April for accepting bribes from an FBI informant, and Mayor James Schiliro of Marcus Hook, PA was arrested for reckless endangerment after firing a handgun inside his home during a drunken argument. Also, down in Florida, Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe was charged with a DUI, and other member mayors have been charged with crimes ranging from felony corruption and assault to attempted sex crimes with a child. Talk about a club I wouldn’t want to be a member of.
Bob Owens over at bearingarms.com points out that Senator Dianne Feinstein continues blatantly lying about background checks, noting that her claim of “2 million” people stopped by NICS is double what NICS itself actually claims, and that most of those denials were later reversed. Feinstein also trots out the tired old “40%” number, and Bob helpfully links to the 1997 report of the 1993-94 survey that produced that number, noting that it was a survey of only 251 people, and it took place before NICS went into effect. You should go read his full writeup, and then bookmark it for later reference when you’re confronted with those BS numbers.
Here’s Mr. Colion Noir’s take on the “banning” of the Daniel Defense ad from the Superbowl lineup. The video starts with the original ad, so if you’ve already seen it, you can skip to 1:05 for the MCN goodness.
To be honest, I wasn’t terribly impressed by the ad, and as some commented in our previous thread linked above, the NFL may have turned it down not because of guns, but because it was just bad.