Why do police shoot to kill? – They don’t. As CNN’s expert points out, they shoot to stop. “To gain a better understanding of police officers’ use of deadly force from their perspective, CNN interviewed Cedric Alexander, a nationally recognized policing expert and veteran police chief who was called in to review the Ferguson, Missouri, police department after the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Alexander is currently Chief of Police in suburban Atlanta’s DeKalb County.”
Your trenchant celebrity political analysis of the day: John Legend: Second Amendment, NRA Prevent U.S. from Following Australia’s Gun Confiscation – “During an interview with The Breakfast Club, John Legend praised Australia’s gun confiscation plan and lamented that the U.S. cannot follow suit because of “the Second Amendment and the NRA.” And may it ever be thus.
Bravo: Tennessee school counselor talks student with gun out of shooting – “A Tennessee school counselor is being called a hero Thursday after convincing a teenager to handing over a loaded handgun. A 14-year-old boy went to Sycamore Middle School on Wednesday asking to speak with counselor Molly Hudgens, according to WKRN-TV. Authorities said he told her he was having problems and was going to kill teacher and a police officer, but no students; he told her she was the only one who could talk him out of it. She did.”
SUFFIELD, Conn. – September 30, 2016 – Since its introduction in 2006, the 338 Federal has established itself has an extremely versatile, high-performance big game cartridge. These qualities have inspired Savage Arms to chamber six of its most popular big game rifles in the caliber. They include the 11 Long Range Hunter, 11 Hog Hunter, 16 FCSS, 16 Bear Hunter, 11 Trophy Hunter XP and 16 Trophy Hunter XP. These firearm options are currently shipping to dealers.
Huh. As gun ownership increases, prosecutions for lying to get a gun fall – “Federal prosecutors nationwide, between 2004 and 2015, charged an average of 32 people per year with knowing they were forbidden from owning a gun but still trying to sneak past a background check, contends the Office of Inspector General report released this week. That compares with 166 people charged in 2003 when the drop began.” But we need still more laws (read: universal background checks) to ensure bad guys don’t get guns.
New Haven police warn of dangerous ‘paintball gun war’ going on in city – “New Haven police issued an urgent warning Friday about a street “paintball gun war” in which teens are using devices that resemble real assault-style rifles. ‘The warning is this; Dangerous situations with potentially tragic outcomes exist when responding police officers can’t quickly determine if the gun displayed is real or not,’ police spokesman Officer David Hartman said in a release.”
Magpul’s backing youth shooting sports in Texas: