OMG! Someone taught my son something that could save his life! OMG! Jacksonville mother upset after child taught NRA-affiliated gun safety program at elementary school – “A Jacksonville mom is upset that her child was taught about guns without her permission. The woman’s child is a student at Mandarin Oaks Elementary. She said gun safety is a topic that’s sensitive in her household and has her 7-year-old pushing back on her parenting. The lesson was part of a program called Eddie Eagle, which focuses on gun safety. It was created by the National Rifle Association. Resource officers present Eddie Eagle lessons to children.” Because ‘stop, don’t touch, run away, tell a grownup’ is clearly detrimental to any child’s healthy development.
Don Kates, the father of the modern Second Amendment revival, has died – “Don wrote “Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment,” 82 Mich. L. Rev. 204 (1983), the first modern article in a major law review arguing for the individual-rights view of the Second Amendment, and since then he wrote or co-wrote over 15 more law review articles, as well as writing, co-writing or editing four books. His work has been heavily cited both by courts and by scholars — and he did this while a lawyer in private practice (with occasional time as a think-tank researcher), rather than a law professor.” R.I.P.
How the Hell do Guns Work on ‘Westworld’? – “How do the bullets work? What happens if a guest shoots at another guest? Are the weapons even real? With Dolores able to fire pistols and the increasing likelihood of a gun-related twist popping up in the second half of Season 1, we figured now’s the time to pick through dialogue, interviews, show lore, and fan theories to get to the bottom of this enduring mystery.” Right up there with the Bermuda triangle, bigfoot and whether or not there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll.
Whistling past the graveyard? BREAKING: Support of Anti-Gun California Proposition 63 Continues to Decline – A recent poll of likely voters conducted by USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times shows that not only has support slipped for Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63, but that when voters are educated about what it really does and learn about the high monetary and societal costs, support drops even further. The same poll that showed 64% overall support just one month ago now shows 59% total support. Once voters are presented with the arguments, amongst those who have not already voted, support for the measure erodes to 53%, right at the edge of the margin of error.
After Losing Eight Stolen Guns Last Year, Waller County Sheriff Loses Some More – “For the second time in less than a year, Waller County Sheriff’s Office guns have gone missing. The sheriff’s office notified Waller County officials this week that, somehow, two guns have gone missing from storage — though for now, no one knows whether they’ve been stolen or just misplaced.”
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This Badass Kurd Plunged His Bulletproof BMW Into ISIS Snipers to Save 70 Lives – “By the end of the rescue op, Rahman said his car had 50 to 60 bullet holes, many on the front end and windshield. He bought the Mad Max-mobile for $9,000 just four months ago; BMW has offered to give him a brand-new car and retire the heroic one to their company museum, but instead he’s giving the car to a local museum so that the symbol of Kurdish bravery will be on display for Kurds. ‘The ISIS bullets were coming in my direction. I saw death with my own eyes. Yet, I did not stop what I was doing,’ Rahman said. ‘I could not leave the wounded in limbo. The only thing I cared about was getting the wounded into my car and driving them to the hospital.’”
Smith & Wesson continues its acquisition spree: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC), a leading manufacturer of firearms and provider of quality accessory products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, today announced that its Outdoor Products & Accessories segment, through a subsidiary of Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., will acquire the business of Ultimate Survival Technologies, Inc. (“UST Brands”), a provider of high quality survival and camping equipment, in an asset acquisition for $32.3 million in cash. In addition, up to $2.0 million will be due over a period of two years following the closing, contingent upon the financial performance of the acquired business.
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