Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes to you from Millington, Michigan and is for about the most ridiculous reason you’ve heard yet (and keep in mind you’ve heard some doozies). It seems that a female volunteer went to Kirk Early Elementary and asked if she could open carry a handgun in the school. Despite having her carry permit and it being completely legal for her to do so, she was told no, and then the Millington Schools were put on “modified lockdown” as a security precaution…
until Superintendent Males and Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene had determined that the woman was off school property. The schools were placed on lockdown until they could make sure she’d left because she asked a question. Added note: The original source of the story, wnem.com, who helpfully provided a photo of “A person open carrying a handgun” (above), has a poll on their site: “Do you think law-abiding citizens should be allowed to openly carry handguns in schools?” At the time of this writing, the results were 80/20 in favor.
An unidentifed man in East Allen Twp, Pennsylvania is apparently familiar with the scene in “The Untouchables” where Jim Malone (Sean Connery) explains “the Chicago Way” to Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner): “He pulls a knife, you pull a gun.” The man was working at a Trader Joe’s warehouse last Monday afternoon when he got into an altercation with a coworker. That coworker pulled a knife and advanced on our man, who pulled out his legally-carried GLOCK-brand GLOCK 27 and told blade-boy to back off, which he did, most ricky tick. The attacker was charged with terroristic threats, prohibited offensive weapons, simple assault and disorderly conduct. The defender was not charged.
A Colleton County, South Carolina man is in the hospital after not knowing that he’d taken stupid too far, and will be facing several charges when he gets out. A sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle for an improper turn, but the driver didn’t stop. Instead, he led the deputy on a merry chase, attempting to ram another patrol car in the process. Eventually he ditched the car and took off on foot, and was seen to be holding a handgun. While running, he turned and pointed the gun at the pursuing deputy, who promptly shot him three times “in the buttocks area.” There’s no mention of any outstanding warrants, so there’s no telling why he ran, but I’m sure he’ll be questioning that decision for the next several years.
Carnik Con torture tests an AR-15 from Palmetto State Defense (not to be confused with Palmetto State Armory). I don’t think I’d ever heard of PSD before this video, and I can’t honestly say that I’d definitely buy from them because of it, but hey, it’s funny.