Keeping up with the Garasimovs . . . In Wake of Army Handgun Contract, Senator Calls For Rifle Upgrade – “An Iowa lawmaker congratulated the Army’s vice chief of staff on inking a contract for a new Army handgun in January–but lost no time in pressing him on further small arms upgrades. Sen. Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard, addressed Gen. Daniel Allyn during a readiness subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill today. The Iowa Republican reminded him that other world powers were also investing in sophisticated weapons.”
But they have great “gun safety” laws . . . Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise – “During a six-month investigation, Boston obtained police records through a public information request and examined 618 shootings over 994 days, from the start of 2014 through September 20, 2016. The results were staggering: During that time frame, Boston police had arrested fewer than 4 percent of gunmen involved in non-fatal shootings.”
Clearly this was society’s fault . . . Burglar wants $10M after cops shot him in the butt – “A career burglar shot in the tuchus by cops who caught him red-handed inside a Queens home claims he is the victim — and wants $10 million for his trouble. Felix Perez, 38, already had six burglary arrests on his rap sheet when he was found skulking through a 66th street home in Maspeth in August, police said.”
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Does properly labeling it a “gun-control group” count as progress? . . . Gabby Giffords’ gun-control group gets new law enforcement allies – “Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have some new allies in their fight to end gun violence. And all of them are armed. A coalition of law enforcement officers will help them oppose gun legislation pending in Congress, including a bill that would lift restrictions on firearm silencers and another that would require states to accept concealed carry permits from other states, even from states with weaker requirements.”
French rifles for sale; never fired, only dropped once.
New FBI Wanted App; Making It Easier to Find Fugitives and Missing Persons – “You’re watching your local news on TV when you see a story on a wanted fugitive in your community. The person looks like someone you’ve seen living a few blocks away. You grab your cell phone, open the FBI Wanted app, search your city name, and quickly locate the individual’s profile with additional pictures and information. The similarity is striking. So you tap the “Call the FBI” button in the app and report what you know. This situation illustrates exactly the kind of technology-driven crime fighting that is now possible—thanks to a new FBI Wanted mobile application launching today.”
Never piss off an armed puppy: