Juan Williams, formerly of NPR, is far from a friend of the gun owner. So it was interesting to see that in an April 28th interview on The Lars Larson Show, Mr. Williams told Larson that the previous weekend, his wife’s car was stolen from the gas station as she was putting her credit card in the machine. In response, Williams reported that his wife said, “I wish I had a gun.” No word on what gun she’ll be getting [I’d recommend a .40 S&W, preferably an XDm], but if Juan’s a smart guy, he won’t stand in her way, regardless of his personal feelings on the issue. As they say, if momma ain’t happy…
A Baltimore police officer has been charged with the off-duty shooting of a man [autoplay warning] outside his home. Officer John E. Torres worked as a security guard at a grocery store with the victim and the victim’s wife. Torres and the wife had been exchanging text messages and the husband found out, and said he was going to tell the police department and Torres’ wife about the relationship. He drove up to Torres’ home, where he was shot. Torres told investigating officers that he feared the man, David Hohman, was going to kill him, saying that Hohman drove at him at a high rate of speed, and that’s why he emptied his GLOCK-brand GLOCK (14 rounds) into Hohman’s windshield. Police, however, said Hohman didn’t drive at Torres prior to the shots being fired and never got out of his car. What does all this have to do with guns, you might ask? Well, when Torres emptied his GLOCK into the windshield, Hohman was shot six times, including several that hit him in the chest. Torres is being charged with attempted homicide, because Hohman survived and is being treated in hospital. Wouldn’t you love to know the ballistics on that?
Two Canadian mathematicians describe a method for using a shotgun to calculate Pi, presumably in some post-apocalyptic world where people have forgotten basic mathematical concepts. Why you need to know the value of Pi in a post apocalyptic world, I don’t know, but just go with it. So they fired a shotgun 200 times at a piece of aluminum about 20 yards away, producing some 31,000 holes, and… well, you can read the rest over here. The most apt comment I read regarding this experiment was that, assuming this calculation was being done in a real post-apocalyptic situation, “I’d just say ‘3’ and keep the shotgun shells for later.”
There’s a well known problem of illegal immigration and smuggling coming across the Mexican border into the U.S., but what about when it’s the Mexican authorities crossing the border for reasons unknown? KVOA news out of Tucson has an interesting article about a unit of Mexican Army soldiers in the vicinity of Sásabe, Arizona who have attacked U.S. citizens, confronted U.S. federal agents, and even landed a helicopter about 300 yards inside the U.S. border. Reports obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the incursions have happened at least 300 times over the last 18 years, including in January, when the Mexican soldiers drew their weapons on U.S. Border Patrol agents 50 yards inside the border, and in March, when soldiers opened fire on a Tucson man visiting his family in Sásabe, hitting him in the arm and the side. He survived, but his medical bills top $43,000, and so far, nobody’s paying them but him. Everyone (Homeland Security, Customs & Border Patrol, the FBI) seems aware of this problem, but nobody seems to be trying to stop it.
Yankee Marshal’s Five Most Beautiful Handguns (of all time) aka Gary the GLOCK’s “I’d Hit That” gun list:
No XDm, not a valid list.
A preview of Colion Noir’s new NRA-backed show, titled simply “NOIR” with his co-host Amy Robbins. I’m looking forward to it. I hope they stay away from Bloomberg as much as possible. He was only mentioned once in this preview, and I’m already tired of hearing about him.
And yes, legs for days.