Betcha can’t guess what number two is: Top Guns: What Americans Are Buying – “Gun sales are hitting the bullseye. Gun manufacturers, sports retailers, and even the FBI have noted a record numbers of sales and background checks, as reported by FOXBusiness.comOpens a New Window. The firearms industry is worth a whopping estimated $15 billion, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation says the industry accounted for $49.29 billion in total economic activity in 2015.”
2 Charged With Trying to Bring Guns Into Disney World Parks – Authorities in Florida say two guests who tried to carry guns into Walt Disney World theme parks have been charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old Michael Langston of Louisiana was arrested at Epcot, and 23-year-old Baleigh Turner of Alabama was arrested at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a short time later on Monday.
Georgia to New York…GFY: New York to Georgia: Toughen up your gun laws – “In a study released this week, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blamed lax gun laws in states such as Georgia for much of the violent crime that occurs in New York state. New York has some of the nation’s strictest gun-control laws: It bans so-called assault weapons; prohibits the sale of high-capacity magazines; requires background checks on buyers in all firearms transactions, including private and gun-show sales; and issues licenses to people who legally buy handguns.”
Fear and loathing in the great white north: Maxime Bernier Says People Should Stop ‘Freaking Out’ Because He Likes Guns – “Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says he wasn’t fundraising off of his support for guns — but now he is. In his latest fundraising note to Tory members, Bernier took aim at some of the pundits on Wednesday’s edition of ‘Power & Politics,’ the daily political show on the CBC News Network. Bernier said the commentators were ‘freaking out’ because he was fundraising from firearms.”
Students threatening to transfer, faculty saying they’ll retire…it’s Texas all over again: KU students, teacher protest impending change allowing guns on campus – “Students at the University of Kansas are working to keep guns off campus next year. A Kansas law takes effect in July that allows anyone on campus to carry a concealed gun without a license. Some on campus think the change will make KU safer, but others oppose the change.”