Baby steps . . . New Jersey: Gov. Christie Follows Through on Concealed Carry Reform – “Yesterday, Governor Chris Christie announced that his administration has formally adopted the police rules introduced in 2016 which more clearly define the state’s “justifiable need” standard for issuance of concealed carry permits. For years, the state’s unreasonable standard has been used to reject the overwhelming majority of applications for concealed carry permits. While citizens in 43 states are able to exercise a basic, fundamental right under permissive carry laws, New Jersey issues virtually no permits.”
A Brady-orchestrated litigation . . . Officers injured in New Hope shooting sue gun dealer – “Two police officers are suing the owner of a Princeton gun store for selling a gun through a third party to a man who shot at them at New Hope City Hall. Both officers were injured. It’s believed to be the first lawsuit of its kind in Minnesota. Lawyers for the officers contend the ultimate buyer, Ray Kmetz, was known to the gun dealer, who could have run a background check.” If the facts are as portrayed in the story, the gun store may have a problem here.
Hawkeye progress . . . House debates stand your ground, gun-free zones before passing sweeping gun bill – “The Iowa House approved sweeping changes to the state’s firearms laws Tuesday after hours of emotional debate that focused on provisions enhancing “stand your ground” laws and clarifying when cities and counties can establish gun-free zones. House File 517 passed on a mostly party-line vote. It now advances to the Senate.”
How are you celebrating 308 day?
WaPo columnist discovers that guns don’t kill people . . . Guns are an easy target, but the real crime of despair and neglect is harder to fix – “;The number one motive of shootings is petty disputes, minor petty beefs,’ Newsham said. ‘And the reasons those interactions are becoming fatal is because of these right here.” On a large projector screen was a photograph of some of the guns that police had confiscated. To hear police tell it, you’d think the gun had somehow turned a ‘petty’ dispute into a homicide. But the gun did not pull its own trigger or compel a person to pick it up and shoot somebody.”
Fake ‘cop’ points gun at driver, to pull him over – “The owner of a Lakewood security company is behind bars for allegedly pointing a gun at a man’s head while posing as a police officer. Michael James Landen Jr., 38, was arrested February 20 and charged with trying to pull another driver over — on busy I-5 — with lights flashing.” You can’t do that.
How long did it take the Flint, Michigan PD to spread out those bills and array all of that ammo for the cameras?
It’s so much more convenient when criminals self-identify . . . Three Nabbed after Rap Video Featuring Drugs, Guns, Cash – “A rap video led to the arrest of three men in the Poconos. The three men are locked up after police say they made a rap video showing off guns, drugs, and money at a home in Tobyhanna. Bruce Tirando, 25; Ryan Navarro, 21; and Andrew Figueroa, 20; all of Tobyhanna, are now facing felony charges. According to Pocono Mountain Regional Police, the video showed Tirando and Figueroa with marijuana, heroin, and a slew of guns including an assault rifle.”
Meanwhile, from the left coast…
And then there’s this one:
One more time: you can’t stop the signal, Mal.