January 11th marked the one year anniversary of the passage of the NY SAFE Act, and Second Amendment advocates across New York marked the anniversary with a “Shot Heard ‘Round New York.” Opponents of the SAFE Act gathered at multiple locations around the state and fired a single shot in unison to protest the law and send a message to Albany. WHEC Rochester did a surprisingly evenhanded job of reporting the story, however, I got a decidedly FUDD-ish vibe off the man interviewed that left me with a bad taste. What possible points could he be referring to?
Your Lockdown of the Day™ comes from Henrico, Virginia, where Glen Allen High School was placed on a two hour lockdown on January 7th and searched room-to-room by SWAT for a student who was reportedly “distraught” over a relationship and may have a weapon. Police said the student threatened to hurt himself or others, but didn’t say how they obtained that information. The student was taken into custody at a home in a nearby neighborhood; police later said the student was never seen on campus, and no weapons were found in the home the student was in. He was released later that day, but then arrested three days later and charged with threatening to commit serious bodily harm to a person on school property.
GunBroker.com has reached the milestone of $3 billion in online sales, according to a media alert TTAG received recently. They reached $1 billion back in September, 2009, and it took them over three years, until November of 2012 to reach the $2 billion mark, but the latest milestone has come much more quickly. The NSSF presented GunBroker CEO Steve Urvan with a plaque in commemoration of the milestone at SHOT Show on January 14th.
In the latest twist to the Wesley Chapel, Florida theatre shooting, a Pasco County, Florida couple has come forward to describe having a run-in with a man in the same theatre just a few weeks earlier, and she says it’s the same man involved in the shooting, Curtis Reeves. She said she was texting on her phone as the movie started, and the man became enraged, speaking to staff about her, pointing at her and acting irritated. Amusingly, the woman with Reeve in the theatre that day got a phone call, ringing out loud and clear. When the movie was over, she says, the man’s wife went to walk arm-in-arm with him, and he shook her off and stormed out. The couple has been in touch with law enforcement to let them know about the incident.
A home with flammable liquids and ammunition inside burned to the ground recently in Promontory, Utah, with the flammable liquids reigniting the fire and the ammunition reportedly “keeping the firefighters hopping.” The good thing is the news story didn’t go the “everyone’s gonna die!” route that normally happens in these cases, with the county Fire Marshal saying that “the bullets weren’t exactly whizzing around, since they were in containers, not gun barrels, so they just exploded in place.” A hole was found in one ammo can, indicating the bullet escaped, but “It didn’t hit anybody, so that was good.”
Nick had a post yesterday about Greg Jordan winning the 3-Gun Nation Championship, and briefly mentioned the the shootout between Lena Miculek and Dianna Liedorff for the women’s division. Lena took the top slot for the women’s division and a $25,000 check. Kirsten’s enthusiasm has been mentioned a number of times around here, but I think Lena could give her a run for her money in that area. Here’s her recap.
She sure can make that shottie sing.
Primary Weapons Systems has released the second installment in their Half Cocked animated series, SHOT Show. (nsfw language)
Getting better. “World’s biggest mouthbreather magnet” made me laugh right out loud.