Clearly we need to enact common sense family control . . . Tracing Gun Violence Through 3 Generations Of A Family – “Violent crime has been decreasing over the past few decades, but for some families, it still defines daily life, as they cope with shootings and their aftermath. One of these families has experienced the devastation of gunfire across three generations. John Broughton says he’s been both in front of the gun and, once, behind it. It’s what his mother, Carmen Gonzalez, says she was trying to avoid when they moved away from Miami when John was 11. The family’s roots are in Liberty City, a neighborhood that’s experienced high rates of gun violence for decades.”
The Brady Campaign finds a new revenue stream . . . Gun Control Group Briefed ABC’s Designated Survivor Team, Urges Supporters to Thank Show for Gun Episode – “A leading gun control group said on Wednesday it briefed the team behind ABC’s Designated Survivor in the lead up to its premiere season and urged its supporters to thank the channel for last week’s episode focusing on guns. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the country’s leading gun control groups, said they gave a presentation to the team behind the primetime show starring Kiefer Sutherland.”
It never ends . . . NRA Launches New Effort To Defend Hunting – “Today, hunting is under attack by activists who want to treat squirrels as equal to humans. At least one of the prominent leaders of the anti-hunting movement teaches humans and animals are so similar that it ought to be acceptable for humans to have sexual relations with animals. (That last line is not a typo.) In response to the increasingly hostile anti-hunting movement, the National Rifle Association has launched “NRA Hunting,” a new program designed to fight for the very future of the sport. (NRA Hunting) is focused on the values of hunting, the conservation that is an outgrowth of hunting, and the tactics the left is currently employing to try to end hunting once and for all.”
Because we certainly wouldn’t want to embarrass a bunch of officers who are violating federal laws . . . ATF warns Southern California law enforcement officers may be illegally selling guns – “The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Los Angeles has sent a memo to Southern California police chiefs and sheriffs saying the agency has found law enforcement officers buying and reselling guns in what could be a violation of federal firearms laws. The March 31 memo from Eric Harden, the ATF’s Los Angeles Field Division special agent in charge, describes the finding as an ’emerging problem’ the agency has become aware of, and he expressed concern about ‘the growing trend of law enforcement officials engaging in the business of unlicensed firearms dealing.’”
Be on the lookout . . . ATF Releases 2016 Summary of Firearms Reported Lost and Stolen from FFLs – “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the federal agency responsible for investigating instances where firearms are lost or stolen from federal firearms licensees (FFL), is releasing its Calendar Year (CY) 2016 FFL Thefts/Loss Report, available on the ATF website, www.atf.gov. Part of the ATF core mission is to protect the public from violent crime involving the use of firearms, including firearms stolen from FFLs and used by violent offenders in the commission of crimes, posing a substantial threat to the public and law enforcement. A total of 18,394 lost or stolen firearms were reported nationwide last year from FFLs. Of those firearms, 9,113 were reported as lost. Firearms are considered lost when an FFL takes a firearm into its inventory and later cannot account for the disposition of the firearm from its inventory during an inventory reconciliation.”
Twitter the latest social media platform to spike gun-related content. In other news, the sun rose in the east this morning.
Don’t lie for the other guy . . . Mom helped put ‘guns on the streets,’ judge says – “A 28-year-old mom pleaded no contest Wednesday and was sentenced to Lebanon County prison for her role in the straw purchase of guns. Chanelle D. Huggins entered a no contest plea to four counts each of sale or transfer of firearms and conspiracy and one of unsworn falsification to authorities. Charges of persons not to possess firearms and conspiracy were dismissed as part of her plea agreement.”
Nork weaponry . . . Here is the Weaponry the North Koreans Would Use Against Us in a War – “North Korea has a habit of flexing its military muscles and talking bellicose smack. And they’ve been making a serious attempt to update their arsenal. It is widely accepted that the country has nuclear capabilities, though many question their ability to deliver those warheads out of their own borders. But they do have conventional weapons. They may be antiquated, but there are many of them. So what would we be facing if they decide to push back against President Trump’s recent show of force in the region?”
A Who’s Who List of Agencies Guarding the Powerful – “In a city obsessed with the trappings of power, they are the ultimate status symbol: the wire-wearing, black S.U.V.-driving protective crews that come with high-level government service. So when it came to light last week that the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, had ordered the United States Marshals Service to extend a full protective detail to Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, for as much as $1 million a month, many people began to wonder about the protective pecking order in the Trump era.” Was the NYT as concerned about the protective pecking order in the Obama era?
Just got one of these for my GLOCK 43. Look for a review soon.