Ultimately, does it really matter who builds it? . . . Maybe Mexico should build a wall to keep out our guns – “Most of the weapons used by criminal groups in Mexico originate in the United States. Each year, an average of 253,000 firearms cross the border, the overwhelming majority of which come from the Southwest states of California, Texas and Arizona. From 2009 to 2014, more than 70% of firearms — nearly 74,000 — seized by Mexican authorities and then submitted for tracing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms came from the United States. Many of these guns were semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47, cartel favorites that Mexican citizens cannot buy legally.”
Making federal lands great again . . . Zinke’s first move as interior secretary is to scrap Obama-era ban on lead bullets – “Hours after literally riding into town on a horse for his first day on the job, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday scrapped an Obama-era ban on hunting with lead bullets on federal lands. The rule, put into place during the final days of the Obama administration, was cast as an attempt to prevent the lead poisoning of animals on all lands overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But critics — including sportsmen’s groups, gun rights organizations and a host of others at the federal and state levels — said it was designed to discourage hunting.”
I’ll take ‘Your Right to Own, Carry and Use Them Will be in Less Jeopardy’ for $500, Alex . . . What will happen to your guns under President Trump? – “Logic would tell me that sales will slow down. After all, gun sales soared during President Obama’s eight years in office. A recent USA Today article I read stated that since Nov. 4, 2008, both Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and Sturm, Ruger & Co. stock rose more than 1,000 percent. A similar trend was seen during the Clinton Administration as well.”
Winchester Repeating Arms® Introduces The Super X®4 Autoloading Shotgun That’s Built 4 Speed – “The new Super X4 is designed to be lighter, faster cycling, smoother swinging and more ergonomic than previous models. Key features of the Super X4 include a larger bolt handle, oversized bolt release button and a pistol grip that is slimmer and more ergonomic for both right and left-hand shooters. The total weight of the Super X4 is also less than previous models, making it quicker to swing and easier to carry.”
Birmingham organization proposes changes to gun laws, named for Gate City shooting victim – “Frank Matthews, President of the Outcast Voters League, spoke about the proposed Sheri Williams Mandatory Gun Changes Act, named for a woman who was killed in Gate City by a stray bullet in 2013. Williams was holding her 10-day-old baby as she was shot.” Among the act’s provisions; mandatory registration, universal background checks, abolition of open and concealed carry, yadda, yadda, yadda . . . .
Meanwhile, here in Texas . . . Most community colleges won’t ban guns in classrooms with minors – “With thousands of minors taking classes at community colleges in Texas, some state lawmakers predicted that it would be tricky for the schools to implement a law that allows concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns on campus. That helps explain why the Legislature gave the two-year colleges an extra year before the 2015 law went into effect. But as the Aug. 1 date approaches for when guns will be legal at the dozens of community and junior colleges across the state, the decisions on rules at many campuses are turning out to be pretty simple. Guns will most likely be allowed in most classrooms, even the ones that have students under the age of 18.”
Sure they can…they’ve shown they’re really good at it . . . Enough! Chicago cannot keep tolerating gun violence. – “If foreign terrorists had infiltrated Chicago to commit this mayhem, is there any doubt that the country would be at war? Why, then, are we wringing our hands but taking so little meaningful action when it’s Chicago residents killing each other?”
Two thirds of the firearms-related deaths in the United States each year are suicides.