The NRA Was Waging War on Facts Long Before the ‘Fake News’ Boom – “It must be said that many mainstream journalists have themselves provided the NRA with a broad opening to criticise their profession. There is a great deal of misinformed, superficial, fear-based reporting and writing about firearms, often supplied by reporters who have little familiarity with the weapons they discuss, the lingua franca of gun culture, or the conception of firearms as anything more than instruments of murder. All one has to do is observe the painful public struggles of journalists to employ terminology like ‘automatic weapon,’ ‘machine gun,’ ‘assault rifle,’ or ‘clip’ in meaningful ways not supplied by Hollywood.” A rare moment of objectivity and journalistic self-awareness from our friends at The Trace.
Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired – “What Mader thinks was not justified happened a few days later: Police Chief Rob Alexander told Mader that he was being fired for putting his fellow officers’ lives in danger. ‘When the officers arrived on the scene, they seen these two in a standoff pointing guns at each other, and that officer froze,’ Alexander said at a press conference in September. But what Alexander characterizes as hesitation others may see as experience. Around the country, police chiefs who’ve hired war veterans have commented on their maturity and self-control when facing danger.”
The worry that one gun dealer will give way to two – or more – “But the council’s decision only denies Wonsala the ability to sell antique firearms from his home; nothing stops him or any other Mount Airy resident from owning as many guns as they want and storing them and ammunition in their houses. Wonsala’s operation would likely have been far more secure as a result of the restrictions placed on him by the ordinance and a federal firearms license than the home of one of his neighbors who is legally allowed to own as many guns as he might want.” Yes, but the council members felt so good an virtuous about their anti-gun vote.
Cops Draw Guns On Black Man As Part Of A Wedding Proposal – “In a video that has since gone a viral, an unidentified man is at a gas station when two police officer in separate cars arrive arrive quickly drawing their weapons demanding he get on the ground. The unsuspecting woman, quickly jumps into action acting as a barrier between the officers and her boyfriend. She tells them he has a gun and they ask her to retrieve it for them. As he reaches for what she believes is his gun, he pulls out an engagement ring. The crowd begins to laugh and she quickly loses her composure and begins to cry.” To be fair, it looks like the cops had drawn their TASERS. But still.
David Brock’s left-wing Media Matters attacks black man for having an opinion . . . NRATV Host: Pointing Out Police Violence Disparities Faced By African Americans Is A “Negro Pity Party” – “Colion Noir, a host for the National Rifle Association’s NRATV, attacked Boston Globe columnist Renée Graham for writing a column that argued that African Americans, Latinos, and Muslims considering gun ownership ‘must also carry the sobering knowledge that constitutional guarantees tend to fall short when the hand holding a gun is black or brown.’ In a December 8 video clip released by NRATV, Noir reacted to Graham’s piece, stating that it was an example of ‘exploitation of racial tension’ and terming Graham’s argument a ‘negro pity party.’” And Colion responds.
Remember the Oregon reverend who spent eight grand to win an AR, then broke the law by violating the state’s new transfer requirements? He’s just milked the last bit of publicity he can out of the whole stunt . . . Lake Oswego reverend turns AR-15 gun into garden tools – “’I wanted to win it so that I could destroy it or turn it into something else and take it out of commission,’ Lucas said. That’s exactly what happened. Lucas called on Raw Tools, an organization out of Colorado, to help him dismantle the gun. ‘They are going to start taking those pieces, heating them up in the forge over here and hammering them down,’ he said. ‘Our mission is to disarm hearts and forge peace so we turn guns into garden tools to promote non-violent practices and lifestyles,’ said Mike Martin with Raw Tools.”
The Fort Worth Police Department needs a few good
Firearms proficiency and safe gun handling practices a plus.