Gavin Eugene Long aka Cosmo Setepenra: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know – “He used the name Cosmo Setepenra online and as his pen name for his self-published books. He discussed the Dallas attack on police officers and recent police shootings of black men in social media posts. ‘Violence is not THE answer (its a answer), but at what point do you stand up so that your people dont become the Native Americans…EXTINCT?,’ he wrote on Twitter on July 13.” Wait, here’s number eleven: he was a violent, murderous racist.
For black gun owners, bearing arms is a civil rights issue – “In February 2015, Philip Smith started a Facebook group to make space for the often-overlooked concerns of law-abiding, license-carrying gun owners who happen to be African-American. Smith was tired of feeling conspicuous as the only black guy at the gun ranges he visited. Surely, he thought, there must be others out there, dealing with the same suspicions he faced when passersby glimpsed the Glock on his hip. A year and a half later, Smith counts more than 11,000 members, representing all 50 states.”
Using the system against itself in California: Leader of effort to overturn gun control laws is enlisting firearms shops for help – “Barry Bahrami said he realizes it will be difficult to collect 365,000 signatures on each of the six referendum petitions in the next two and a half months, but said opponents of the laws are serious about trying.”
Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Demonstrates How to Handle a Traffic Stop If You Have a CCW – “‘We want to make sure that we have a good working relationship with the public and that everyone goes home safe,’ said (Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim) Jacobsen.”
Cleveland Gun Rights Rally on RNC Eve Fails to Draw Crowd – “‘I feel like one light bulb with a zillion moths,’ (Steve) Thacker said in Public Square, a half mile from Quicken Loans Arena, where the convention opens Monday. The ‘rally’ organizer, Rich Medlar, said about 35 people had promised to come in a show of support for gun rights. ‘They just decided not to show up,’ he said with a shrug.”