New surveillance footage of Michael Brown sparks protests – “New video captured hours before Michael Brown was killed shows the 18-year-old exchanging marijuana for cigarillos with the clerks of a Ferguson, Missouri, store, a documentary director told CNN on Monday. Director Jason Pollock, whose film ‘Stranger Fruit’ debuted at the South by Southwest festival in Austin over the weekend, said the video shows that Brown did not rob the store before being stopped by police and that surveillance footage purporting to show Brown engaged in a robbery at the Ferguson Market and Liquor stores was actually video of Brown returning to the store to retrieve the cigarillos the clerks gave him.” Too bad there’s no footage of him charging and beating officer Darren Wilson, as the Obama Justice Department found.
And it no doubt performs better than Sylvester Stallone . . . The U.S. Army 3D-Printed a Grenade Launcher and Called it R.A.M.B.O. – “In a blend of pop culture showmanship and high tech, the U.S. Army has revealed a grenade launcher made almost entirely from 3D-printed parts. Even better, it fires 3D-printed grenades. The project highlights the Army’s interest in integrating new manufacturing technologies, ideally lowering costs and easing supply demands down the road. Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance, or R.A.M.B.O., is a modified M203 grenade launcher with a shoulder stock and pistol grip. The M203 grenade launcher is an older, pump-action design that was fitted under the barrel of an M16 rifle or M4 carbine. It’s also probably no longer protected by patent.”
Snoop Dogg Shoots ‘Trump’ In Latest Music Video – “Snoop Dogg is under fire this morning after the release of a music video in which he shoots a clown dressed as President Donald Trump. The scene in question appears in Snoop Dogg’s ‘Lavender’ remix video — an apparent protest against police brutality. Snoop Dogg announces, ‘this is the final call’ before pointing a gun at “the President,” who puts his hands up. The rapper then pulls the trigger, at which point a ‘bang’ flag shoots out from the gun.”
‘American Guns’ scandal not the first for Discovery – “’American Guns’ star Richard Wyatt is facing up to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty Friday of conspiracy, failing to disclose $1.1 million in income to the IRS and selling guns without a license. Wyatt lost his gun license in 2009, the Denver Post reports, yet from 2011 to 2012 he managed to film 26 episodes of a reality series that aired on Discovery Channel and centered around his Gunsmoke Guns shop and his firearm sales.” You’d think the suits at Discovery might check those kinds of details before buying the series, no?
Gee, wonder why . . . Gun Permit Demand Surges In City: ‘People Are Worried About Crime’ – “A spike in demand by city residents saw the state issue 63 percent more permits to Chicagoans to own a gun in 2016 than in 2015, according to data obtained by DNAinfo from State Police. In 2016, some 38,712 Chicagoans got a state-issued Firearm Owners Identification card compared to 23,725 in 2015. About 212,000 people are licensed to own a gun in Chicago, according to State Police.”
Nice . . . Guns as Art: Cerakoting My 1911 – “Some guns should be considered works of art based on the efficiency and beauty of their design alone. A masterpiece of industrial design can transcend its utilitarian purpose and become something more. Many guns throughout history meet that mark. Hell, pretty much anything John Moses Browning ever brought into this world is a treasure. Guns have long had but a single color scheme: black on black on more black. Every once in a while a brave company would come along and slap some flat dark earth or olive drab green or purple or pink on their guns and people would be impressed by how different and colorful they are. Cerakote is changing all of that.”
SEAL 1 Introduces New Signature Series Copper and Lead Remover – SEAL 1’s New High Performance Copper and Lead Remover is specifically designed for the “High Performance Shooter”. State of the Art Technology is used to remove Copper and Lead fouling from the bore without smell or dangerous chemicals normally used. SCL-4 Suggested Retail $10.49
Another ivory tower campus carry opponent . . . UCF prof: ‘Right-wing doesn’t want people to be educated’ – “(University of Central Florida English Professor Barry) Mauer made the most shocking argument by far, proclaiming that campus carry is really a Republican plot to prevent people from becoming educated. Referring to campus carry as ‘part of a conservative attack on many, many fronts on higher education, and frankly all of us that are in academia know about it,’ Mauer declared that he and others in higher education ‘see it as a power grab and the reason we see it as a power grab is because the right wing doesn’t want people to be educated. It wants them to be educated but not in the ways that involve critical thinking, solidarity, citizenship.’
I think the headline writer mis-spelled ‘right’ . . . Judge protects public safety by revoking man’s gun privilege – “Brown believed a fight had broken out and decided he had to act. He told his mother to call 911, and pulled his semi-automatic handgun. Morgan also testified that Brown pointed his gun at the group and ordered them to produce identification. ‘I’m like ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. You need to put that gun up,’’ Morgan testified. When Brown’s instructions went unheeded, he decided to fire a bullet into the ground 3-4 feet in front of him. That got everyone’s attention — including police officers racing to the scene. Instead of a fight in progress — the initial 911 call — officers now knew that a firearm was involved.”
Orange Police Shoot Man Suspected of Traffic Violation After Using Fire Hose to Force Him From Van – “The man was barricaded in his car for about half an hour, and authorities became concerned when he produced a lighter and gas container they thought could be flammable, Lopez said. The Orange Fire Department soon arrived on scene with a fire hose to assist police in extracting the man from his car. ‘The officers could smell the gasoline and became concerned when he lit a cigarette,’ Lopez said. ‘We thought it could be combustible, so they felt that a plan needed to be put into place to save his life.’ He was flushed out after several attempts, and many of the van’s windows were broken. Video captured at the scene next shows an outburst of yelling and sounds of shots fired. The suspect had pulled out a knife, Lopez said.” Click the image above to view the video.