Everybody wants to be an operator: Granbury man sentenced for taking rifle while impersonating Navy SEAL – “Luna-Gonzalez, who claimed he was wounded in combat in Africa and earned a Purple Heart as a Navy SEAL, was arrested in November 2014 and accused of impersonating a military officer, authorities said. He was in the Navy as an enlisted seaman apprentice, but his service record indicates he was never a commissioned officer or a SEAL, nor did he earn a Purple Heart or face active combat, Fowler told the Star-Telegram in a previous interview.”
Another big city top cop for civilian disarmament: San Jose Police Chief: Too Many Guns In U.S., Gun Control Needed – “San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia says there are ‘absolutely’ too many guns in America, and that more gun control is needed. Garcia also said Black Lives Matter is “a valid movement” and that his police department needs to to ‘acknowledge … [our] badge didn’t always stand for what it stands for today.’”
Meanwhile, not far north of there…
UC Davis begins nation’s 1st gun violence research center – “UC Davis has been selected to begin a gun violence research center, which will be the first of its kind in the country in nearly 20 years. University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the campus selection Monday for the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. The center will be under the direction of Garen Wintemute, who has directed the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis Medical Center for 25 years.” So the usual suspects spending money California doesn’t have to turn out more anti-gun “data.” Perfect.
“Presumably Texas, with its moderate gun laws has many citizens quietly going about their business all over the state while carrying concealed weapons. And because the minimum age for a concealed carry permit is 21, that immediately shrinks the number of possible weapons on campus, probably to a point well below the background percentage across the state. So the hysteria is completely and totally unfounded. But you knew that already.”
Need proof Alabamians love their guns? Here you go – “The number of federal firearm background checks more than doubled in Alabama from 2010 to 2015. A Bloomberg analysis showed there were 308,607 firearm background checks performed in Alabama 2010. By 2015, that number had grown to 737,509, an increase of 139 percent.” Roll tide.
Pellet guns blind too many protesters so India seeks a new ‘nonlethal’ weapon – “In eight weeks of violent clashes that ripped through India’s strife-torn Kashmir province, the national spotlight has been on the millions of tiny lead pellets fired by the police on protesters, blinding dozens and injuring hundreds more. Amid growing public outcry, criticism from human rights groups and calls for a ban on pellet guns, the Indian government is now looking for a new nonlethal weapon that can temporarily incapacitate violent mobs without causing permanent damage. On Monday, a security official told reporters that the use of pellet guns will be regulated and used only in extreme situations in the future.”
Bibb County Sheriff’s Office to auction off guns for first time – “Unclaimed or unwanted guns used to be crushed with other scrap metal after they were no longer needed as evidence in court. However, a change in state law four years ago requires the guns to be auctioned. The guns to be sold are among hundreds of confiscated guns that have been in a stockpile since the 2012 law change.”
Robert Duval’s neighbor doesn’t take kindly to airborne paparazzi: Virginia Woman Blasts Drone ‘to Smithereens’ with Shotgun – “I loaded my shotgun and took the safety off, and this thing came flying over my trees. I don’t know if they lost command or if they didn’t have good command, but the wind had picked up. It came over my airspace, 25 or 30 feet above my trees, and hovered for a second. I blasted it to smithereens.”