Facebook, Twitter, Google sued by Orlando shooting victims’ families – “Facebook, Google and Twitter are being sued by the families of three victims slain in the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub for allegedly providing “material support” to the Islamic State. … The lawsuit is the latest to target popular Internet services for making it too easy for the Islamic State to spread its message. In June, the family of a California college studentkilled in last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris sued Facebook, Google and Twitter.” Look for the same people — at the urging of their attorney — to sue the maker of the gun the shooter used.
That should scare off a few package snatchers . . . ‘I know it’s crude, but there’s nothing scarier than a 12 gauge’ – “Barrow’s box is pretty simple — it contains a plate holding back a firing pin, connected to a string he’s tied off to his interior doorknob. When the box is pulled on hard enough, it moves the plate, allowing the firing pin to set off a 12-gauge shotgun blank. Cue fleeing thief.”
A win for conceal and carry permit holders at Missouri airports – “A recent Missouri Court of Appeals decision has clarified the law, saying it is not a criminal offense to carry a firearm into the airport or through airport security if you are a concealed carry permit holder. ‘It clearly says now from the court of appeals if you carry a firearm into Lambert, you can be asked to leave, possibly subject to a fine, but you can’t be arrested and charged for unlawful use of a weapon if you are a conceal carry permit holder,’ said Matt Fry, Partner at Rosenblum and Fry.” Over the last ten years Missouri has become one of the most firearms-friendly states in the nation.
Why US liberals are now buying guns too – “Clara, a 28-year-old nursing student, grew up in the Mid-West, where “the folks that had guns were seen as hicks” or were just “culturally different”, she says. But since the election of Donald Trump in November she has started going to a gun range for the first time and is shopping around for a semi-automatic pistol. ‘It’s been seeing the way that Trump’s election has mobilised a lot of the far right and given them hope,’ she says, citing a rise in reports of hate crimes and neo-Nazi activity.” Uh huh. Whatever gets you into the gun store and onto the range.
Hey look! Time Magazine is still a thing . . . Murders Up in U.S. Cities–But Crime Rate Still Near Record Lows – “A new study released Tuesday by New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice projects that the 2016 murder rate for the largest U.S. cities is up 14% from 2015 while the violent crime rate rose by 3.3%. The overall crime rate, however, increased by just 0.3%, thanks in large part to historically low levels of property crime, according to the study’s authors.” Clearly what these anti-gun Democrat-controlled urban centers need is more gun control.