Trump’s Victory Has Fearful Minorities Buying Up Guns – “After Donald Trump’s win, Yolanda Scott is upgrading the crowbar she keeps in her purse to a small-caliber pistol. Scott, an African-American, is one of many minorities who have been flocking to gun stores to protect themselves, afraid Trump’s victory will incite more hate crimes. ‘You feel that racists now feel like they can attack us just because the president is doing it,’ one gun shop owner told NBC News.” If it means more legal carriers, what difference, at this point, does it make?
What’s on your shopping list? . . . Good gun sales expected on Black Friday, but not like past eight years – “’The past eight years have not been normal,’ said John Thyne, owner of Peabody Sports in Springboro. ‘I called it panic buying. It should be over now and that’s good for dealers and consumers.’ From Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, stock prices for companies like Sturm, Ruger Co. and Smith & Wesson dropped more than 25 percent following the election. The stock prices have bounced back some, but are still more than 19 percent down. Gun company stocks were on the rise in the days leading up to the election, reflecting the market’s expectation of a Hillary Clinton win, which would have likely brought new gun restrictions.”
Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan: Ban AK-47s, Expand Background Checks, Don’t Believe the NRA – “Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan says AK-47s should be banned, background checks should be expanded, and the NRA’s concerns over certain politicians should not be believed. McKagan expounded on his gun control positions in his inaugural column for Vice blog Noisey. The column focused on ‘things happening right now,’ with the stated goal of bringing ‘a bunch of us back to a place where we can talk and hopefully—in a small way—start to make this country and world, a much better place for us all.'” Isn’t that what the election did?
Gold Coast drug raids uncover 3D-printed submachine guns – “A highly sophisticated weapons production facility using 3D printers and computers to make machine guns has been uncovered in a series of raids across the Gold Coast. Police say they found four homemade automatic submachine guns, silencers, ammunition, a replica handgun, a .45 calibre pistol and equipment used to make weapons at two Nerang businesses, as well as a pill press. The equipment used to make the weapons included computers, a 3D printer, drill presses and other gun parts and is believed to be the most sophisticated of its kind found in Queensland.” There’s a lot of 3D gun hysteria being generated down under these days.
Guess Tenifer doesn’t last forever. Who knew?
Police: Clerk shot, killed robbery suspect – The Tallahassee Police Department said the incident occurred just before 8 p.m., when Brown flashed a gun and demanded the clerk hand over money. The two men fought over the gun and the clerk was shot in the skirmish. The clerk then ran behind the counter, grabbed a gun and shot Brown, killing him. The clerk is expected to recover from his injuries. Brown, who had no prior criminal record in Leon County, was found dead at the scene.
Groundbreaking Study Finds That Taking Guns From Suicidal Owners Saves Lives – “In 1999, Connecticut became the first state to pass a law addressing this serious issue by allowing warrants that would grant law enforcement the ability to confiscate a gun owner’s firearm for up to a year were he or she demonstrated to be at risk of bringing physical harm to themselves or others in the near future. Such “risk warrants” could be granted for those without a criminal history or documented mental illness that would disqualify them from gun ownership, dispensed based on probable cause. A logical question to ask after more than 15 years of this law would be: Does it actually work?”