In the grand comedic tradition of Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee and John Oliver . . . Jordan Klepper Gun Control Special Set On Comedy Central – “Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper will attempt to ‘solve’ the gun control debate in a one-hour special on Comedy Central. Jordan Klepper Solves Guns will combine elements of documentary filmmaking, comedy and investigative journalism, the network said. It premieres June 11 at 10 PM.” Prepare for a 60-minute long chucklefest.
Ghost Guns Offer Unique Threat – “’I feel confident that there are at least 20-thousand AR-15’s out there that wouldn’t be out there without this machine and there’s not strings on them right,’ he said. ‘You don’t know where they are.’ You don’t know where they are because there are no serial numbers and no way to trace it. ‘Without a serial number we can’t trace that firearm, which makes it very difficult for us to locate the person out there committing the act of violence,’ said Peter Forcelli, the Special Agent in Charge for the Miami Field Division. ‘We have a violent crime problem and we are doing our best to try and make our community safer.'” Because no criminal has ever filed the serial number off a gun before.
Nebraska preemption bill goes down . . . Gun bill pulled from legislative agenda; will return in 2018 with compromises, senator says – “A major gun-rights bill won’t return for more debate this year in the Nebraska Legislature, but the sponsoring senator said he will try again in 2018. State Sen. Mike Hilgers of Lincoln said Monday he has nearly worked out compromises to address some concerns of law enforcement authorities and city officials that the bill would end local gun-control ordinances they consider necessary for public safety. But there’s not enough time in the closing days of the legislative session for all sides to review and approve the amendment language, he said.”
Smith & Wesson® Accessories Releases New Shooting Glasses – The new line of M&P shooting glasses offers a variety of styles and color combinations. All of the shooting glasses feature full peripheral eye coverage, anti-fog lenses and non-slip rubber nose and ear pieces. These new shooting glasses providecomfort, protection and style when spending time at the range!
Yeah, a record murder rate and an ineffective criminal justice system will have that effect . . . Gun demand on the rise in Chicago, police say – “The appetite for legal firearms is on the rise in Chicago, even as demand appears to wane nationally. Illinois State Police say the number of firearm owner identification applications in Chicago doubled from about 19,600 in 2014 to nearly 39,000 last year. It’s on pace to surpass that this year. Illinois State Police say the number of firearm-owner identification applications in Chicago doubled from about 19,600 in 2014 to nearly 39,000 last year. Applications are on pace to surpass that this year.”
Oh, and don’t forget the pervasive atmosphere of sexism and racism in the Windy City, too . . . Gun deal emails spurred city probe into racist, sexist Water Department messages – “Emails about gun deals played a key role in a city inspector general’s investigation that led to last week’s shake-up at the Water Department, sources familiar with the probe said Monday. One source with knowledge of the investigation said the City Hall watchdog initially began looking into emails regarding the gun deals and uncovered several that were sexist and racist, including messages about former President Barack Obama that dated back a year or two.”
No, not that kind of gun controller . . . Is Sony’s New Gun Controller the Future of VR Shooters? – “Sony thinks it has the solution for first-person shooters in virtual reality — and it looks like a white plastic tube with a glowing ball on the end. Today the company is releasing its long-in-development Aim Controller, a gun accessory for PlayStation VR, which launches alongside showpiece sci-fi VR shooter Farpoint. In tandem, the two are meant to prove that one of gaming’s most popular genres can be every bit as good in VR as it is with a standard display.”
Lenexa restaurant staffers recount terrifying panic when customer pulled gun on host – “Staff at a Johnson County restaurant say it was an evening of terror. Police in Lenexa say a series of men started trouble with wait staff and managers at Fronteras Mexican Restaurant on Saturday night, leading one of the customers, who, according to police, had been drinking, to pull a gun on the restaurant’s host. ‘At that point, I was really scared. Like panicked. In a panic,’ Elsa Rodriguez, Fronteras’ assistant manager, told FOX 4 News.”
Police: Man chases down, points gun at driver who hit him – “A man chased down and pulled a gun on a driver who refused to stop after hitting his car Friday in North Austin, an arrest affidavit said. Robert Wolfe, 48, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He also was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, a misdemeanor charge.” How about taking down the license number and a description, then calling the cops?
Nashville mayor asks Tennessee governor to veto gun bill – “Nashville Mayor Megan Barry wants Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill requiring metal detectors and security guards at many city and county facilities if officials want to ban guns there. In a letter to Haslam last week, Barry asked for the veto for the public’s benefit and safety. Barry voiced concerns that the bill doesn’t exempt transit facilities, including the Music City Central bus station, where many school-age children are present.”
Suspension of Disbelief: 7 Real-Life Laser Guns – “The PHaSR Like the Soviet laser pistols of the 1980s, the US military has tried developing its own handheld blinding laser gun. In 2005, the Air Force unveiled the Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response weapon, or PHaSR. Built with both the military and police in mind, the PHaSR would be a device wielded by a single person that could project a low-level laser capable of blinding its target, similar to the effect of when a flashlight is shined into your eye up close.”