Remember, mass shootings don’t happen in any other advanced country like they do here . . . Updated: France Had More Casualties From Mass Public Shootings in 2015 Than the US Suffered During Obama’s Entire Presidency (532 TO 527) – “Yet, despite the impression that President Obama has been creating, France suffered more casualties (murders and injuries) from mass public shootings in 2015 than the US has suffered during Obama’s entire presidency (Updated 532 to 527 in Tables below). Note that these numbers don’t adjust for the fact that the US has 5 times the population of France. The per capita rate of casualties in France is thus 8.19 per million and for the US it is 1.65 — France’s per capita rate of casualties is thus 4.97 times higher than the rate in the US.”
Jerry’s proof that semi-auto guns are just too dangerous for civilian use, apparently . . . Is the AR-15 a ‘Weapon of War’? – “Are AR-15s military weapons, designed for inflicting maximum damage to enemy troops? Or are they part of the American civilian gun owner’s heritage, essential for both recreational shooting and self-defense? Most of the time, the distinction is of little practical importance: these semiautomatic rifles are ubiquitous, widely available for sale in gun shops across much of America. But on Tuesday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, came down squarely one side of this debate, with big implications for how states regulate assault weapons.”
Ban assault tumblers! . . . Glasses may get banned at Boston bars after assaults – “Your days of sipping adult beverages from a Solo cup could be making a comeback, specifically at some of Boston’s high-end bars. Following a string of local bar assaults involving glassware, the city’s Liquor Licensing Board is moving to crack down on establishments where patrons have suffered injuries related to glasses holding drinks. Watering holes with repeat offenses could have to use plastic barware in lieu of the real deal — no matter how upscale the joint.”
Sheriffs Office Releases CCW Permit Holders Names and Locations to ABC7 – “A letter was recently mailed to Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permit Holders in Contra Costa County informing them that their names and city location were released after a Public Records Request by ABC7 News. The sheriff’s office did decline a portion of ABC7’s full request by objecting to releasing the home address of any permit holder based within accordance of the law. According to Nate McCormack, Lieutenant with the Sheriffs Office, he cited safety and privacy concerns as to why addresses were not released.” That’s illegal here in Texas. California…not so much.
This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust – “Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust. North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam. This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF.”
Pizza so bad it makes you angry . . . Dearborn Chuck E. Cheese customer pulls gun from pants, gets arrested – A customer at Chuck E. Cheese in Dearborn is facing felony charges after police said he pulled a gun out of his pants during a fight at a birthday party at the restaurant. Chauntez Stephens was arraigned before 19th District Court Judge Gene Hunt on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Bond was set at $25,000. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on March 3.
Oops . . . Tucson student accidentally grabs parent’s backpack containing guns – “An elementary school student will be suspended after she brought two guns to a Tucson school. Students at Nash Elementary School found a backpack containing two handguns in a school hallway Tuesday after school. School spokeswoman Amy Sharpe says a student apparently grabbed her parent’s backpack by mistake.”
The Yankee Marshall wants the feds to treat guns like weed: