Maryland county stun gun ban prompts Second Amendment lawsuit – “A nurse is challenging a Maryland county’s stun gun ban on Second Amendment grounds. Leah Baran sued in federal court after stun gun manufacturer Taser International refused to ship the device to her home in Howard County last month, Courthouse News Service reports. Baran says she wants a stun gun becasue she fears for her life after her ex-boyfriend broke into her home, raped her and tried to kill her in 2012.” It would be nice to see a suit like this one reach a newly reconstructed Supreme Court.
Hands off those Huggies . . . Shopper with gun kills suspected diaper thief at Florida Walmart – “The shooting happened at the Pine Hills Walmart Saturday morning and the shopper opened fire out of fear for his life, Fox 35 Orlando reported. ‘What we have at this point is that the individual felt threatened — one of the suspects reached for something [and he] thought that it was a weapon or firearm,’ Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Angelo Nieves said, according to the station. Deputies told the station the person killed was 19 and was shoplifting diapers with three accomplices.”
A Gun Maker Reveals What Trump’s Presidency Means For His Business – “At Daniel Defense, a Black Creek, GA-based manufacturer of AR-15 semi-automatic rifles and accessories, founder Marty Daniel saw sales spike last year when it looked like Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. Though he supports Donald Trump, his customers aren’t buying as many firearms now that they have a National Rifle Association supporter in the White House. But Daniel, 54, sees a promising long-term future for gun makers.” There’s plenty of business out there for everyone.
This was probably just an oversight . . . Lose FOID card, keep your guns: Crystal Lake lawyer’s story case in point – “After allegedly finding a loaded weapon in the possession of a Crystal Lake attorney during a drunken-driving investigation, police said they made a bigger discovery when they searched the man’s home: a cache of 56 handguns and rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Authorities apparently had not confiscated the weapons earlier from the lawyer, Donald F. Franz, despite the fact that his arrest in January marked the second time in about nine months that he has been accused of carrying a loaded gun in his car after his firearm owner’s identification was revoked, court and police records show.”
Man fires gun after New Salem bar refuses alcohol, cops say – “A York man fired a handgun several times in the air after a New Salem bar refused to serve him alcohol Saturday night, according to charging documents. Carlos Josue Rivera, 32, of the 200 block of Lena Drive, faces two counts each of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, and one count of terroristic threats, documents state.”
Mayhem in the midlands . . . Ex-army sniper jailed for using high-powered air rifle to shoot five people in Day of the Jackal-style attack – “A former Lithuanian army sniper caused chaos in Britain’s most segregated town when he used a high-powered air rifle to shoot five innocent members of the public as “target practice”. Ruslanas Solovjovas, 39, took aim at passers-by and shoppers from a third floor window in a scene reminiscent of the Frederick Forsyth classic The Day of the Jackal.”