Never mind: United Way Reverses Course: Raffle for AR-15, Other Firearms Resume – “The United Way of Otero County New Mexico was told to halt its raffle of firearms after a board member of another United Way chapter filed a complaint to United Way Worldwide headquarters, but the organization has now reversed course. United Way Worldwide responded by sending a letter to the Otero County chapter threatening “to revoke their United Way affiliation if the chapter did not terminate the raffle and remove any mention of it from their webpage.”
California’s culture war on guns continues apace: Fair board will discuss future of gun shows – “’Let’s not continue to use the public resources and assets of … California for encouraging this public health crisis and contributing to the growing number of deaths of innocent Americans, young and old!’ the letter states. ‘The glorification of guns does not square with the fairgrounds’ opportunity to provide wholesome family entertainment,’ Del Mar resident RoseAnn Sharp said during the public comment period. ‘The glorification of guns and ammunition is not a memory you should promote.’”
In Europe, Terrorists Arm Themselves on the Black Market While Populists Champion Self-Defense Rights – “A rising populist politician challenges federal officials’ schemes to tighten gun laws in response to high-profile mass killings. Making existing laws ever-more draconian is foolish, she says, since “honest citizens are the ones affected, not those who procure weapons via the darknet,”—a direct reference to a recent shooting incident in which the killer illegally acquired a weapon from black market sites via anonymous Tor software.”
The ATF’s Nonsensical Non-Searchable Gun Databases, Explained – “The ATF’s record-keeping system lacks certain basic functionalities standard to every other database created in the modern age. Despite its vast size, and importance to crime fighters, it is less sophisticated than an online card catalog maintained by a small town public library. To perform a search, ATF investigators must find the specific index number of a former dealer, then search records chronologically for records of the exact gun they seek. They may review thousands of images in a search before they find the weapon they are looking for. That’s because dealer records are required to be ‘non-searchable’ under federal law. Keyword searches, or sorting by date or any other field, are strictly prohibited.” And the problem is…?
Courting the Fudd vote: Gun-control group backs McGinty; she says she’ll work with hunters – “Picking up the backing of the gun-control group CeaseFirePA in a war of endorsements, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Katie McGinty pledged Wednesday to work with Pennsylvania sportsmen and hunters on gun measures if she is elected. McGinty said her Republican rival, Sen. Pat Toomey, views gun control ‘as a political calculation, as compared to a matter of principle’ and slammed him for not acting on gun measures since sponsoring the failed Manchin-Toomey bill for background checks in 2013.”