OMG! People are buying guns! Without CCW permits! OMG! NBC2 Investigation: Legally buying guns you can’t legally carry – “The NBC2 Investigators have uncovered a flaw in Florida’s gun checks system. 300,000 people legally bought guns in Florida in the last four months. Only 100,000 people got their licenses to carry in the same time frame. What does that mean for the other 200,000 people? Do they already have their licenses? Are they illegally carrying?” It apparently never occurred to these anencephalic talking heads (or their editor) that people might actually buy firearms they don’t intend to carry.
After investigation into missing guns, new bill calls for California cops to track weapons – “A state bill introduced Monday would require California law enforcement agencies to keep track of their guns and establish a reporting procedure for when police lose them. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said he introduced the legislation in response to investigations published this year by the Orange County Register and Bay Area News Group revealing that many law enforcement agencies make little or no effort to inventory their weapons and that officers frequently lose their firearms – some of which end up on the street.” So…California cops could he held to the same standards as the state’s beleaguered lawful gun owners? That’s an idea so crazy it just might work!
Isn’t that the reason he got a lot of the votes he did? . . . Rasmussen: Voters Say SCOTUS Will Move Right; Make 2A ‘Great Again?’ – “Today’s report also said that, heading into the election one month ago, 87 percent of Trump voters “said the high court should be guided by the Constitution and legal precedents, a view supported by 49 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters.” Some observers might draw significance from the fact that 38 percent more voters from the Trump camp think SCOTUS should be guided by the Constitution than those in Clinton’s corner.”
‘Vice’ is shocked, shocked to learn a felon may have broken the law in order to get a gun . . . How Did the ‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Get Guns with a Criminal Record? – “It appears that Welch may have not obtained legal permission to buy or carry the .38-caliber revolver found in his possession in the pizza parlor. Broadly speaking, convicted felons are not allowed to own or buy guns in the US. A federal background check form asks prospective buyers if they are ‘an unlawful user’ of drugs or ‘addicted to a controlled substance’—a vague classification that can include misdemeanor drug offenses. In the last two decades, the FBI has blocked hundreds of thousands of people with records of drug possession or use from buying firearms.”
Va. Court of Appeals rules photo ID can’t be required for concealed handgun permit application – “The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that Circuit Courts cannot require a photo ID with a concealed handgun permit application. An attorney in the case announced that his client won in his challenge on whether the Norfolk Circut Court could require a photo ID as a part of the Concealed handgun Permit (CHP) Application.”
Allhands: We thought Trump’s win would slow gun demand. It hasn’t – “A lot of gun enthusiasts figured that Donald Trump’s win would finally ease the run on guns and ammo. Firearms and related supplies have been flying off shelves for the last eight years, fueled in large part by people who worried President Obama would restrict their ability to buy stuff. Avid shooters figured a president endorsed by the NRA would slow demand, and initially, that seemed to be the case. Some gun shops reported slow business and firearms manufacturers saw stock prices dip 20 percent immediately after the election. But a funny thing happened on the way to the ballot box.” Oh. Darn.