Don’t worry, Mr. Mayor, these two promised they won’t turn their back on you when you’re speaking. NYPD Buys Assault Rifle-Proof Vests and Military Grade Helmets – “After recent killings of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the New York City Police Department is investing millions into heavy-duty bulletproof vests and military-grade helmets. The department is spending $7.5 million to buy 6,000 bulletproof vests and 20,000 helmets, said the city’s Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a July 25 press conference.”
Vast Majority of Guns Recovered by Police Not Carried by Legal Owners, Pitt Public Health Analysis Reveals – “Nearly 80 percent of perpetrators carrying a gun recovered by Pittsburgh Police were not the lawful owners, a strong indication that theft and trafficking are significant sources of firearms involved in crimes in southwest Pennsylvania, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals. The finding suggests a timely opportunity for collaboration between public health and law enforcement officials to better understand and reduce violent crimes involving firearms.” Wait…so the vast majority of criminals don’t come by their guns legally? Get outta town!
Security theater: “This is what a 4% success rate looks like. I was cleaning out my bag, my carry-on bag, after my last flight and before my next flight and I found 12 rounds of 38 special ammunition in an exterior pocket in a bag that’s marked with a pink tag from the TSA. My I love how they work to keep America safe.” Yet they managed to find the 14 rounds of .45 ACP RF had in his carry-on last week. Go figure.
Don’t like that GLOCK rattle? “New for 2016, the SI JitterPlug is a drop-in component that installs in a stock polymer guide rod for compact and full-size Glocks. Installed between the guide rod and the front of the lower locking lugs, the SI-GJP increases spring tension on the barrel and slide, improving lockup feel and removing that annoying Glock barrel rattle.”
‘The Columbians and half the city’s underworld were after me’: Gangland figure Mick Gatto says cartels forced him to keep a gun at home – before leaving court in a shiny Rolls Royce – “Gangland kingpin Mick Gatto kept a loaded sawn-off shotgun hidden at his house because ‘the Columbians and half the Melbourne underworld were after him.’ Gatto, 60, pleaded guilty to two charges over the unregistered shotgun and ammunition on Monday. They were found in a cavity behind a cabinet in an ensuite of his Lower Plenty home in Melbourne in February.” A “gangland kingpin” with a gun. In Australia. Imagine that.
Remember, no one in California needs a ‘weapon of war’. “Armed with an AR-15, Robinson Ranch (Santa Clarita, California) resident Jim Dematte defends his neighborhood from looters as the Sand Fire pipes smoke behind.”