You don’t say . . . Giffords Shooting Memorial Has Become ‘Politicized,’ Barber says – “Survivors of the January 2011 shooting that killed six and severely injured Giffords and 12 others have raised more than $5 million to create a memorial in downtown Tucson. But while the state House passed $2.5 million to help fund the project for the next five years, the Senate never took up the bill. Crystal Kasnoff, executive director of the January 8th Memorial Foundation, told The Associated Press that she didn’t know why the bill didn’t get the same support it did in the House. But Barber, who was among those wounded in the shooting and later took over Giffords’ seat before losing his re-election bid, said he does.”
Umm . . . Woman Charged for Pointing Gun at Teen Allegedly Raping Dog – “‘I got my gun out of my safe and went out my back door,'” Lenkerd told police, according to a court filing. ‘I told him to get on the f—ing ground and pointed my gun at him.’ The boy, identified only as NM, 14 years old, in court documents, jumped over a fence and ran. As he fled, Lenkerd fired a shot into the grass ‘to scare him,’ she said. … The boy was charged with two counts of bestiality and one count of criminal trespassing, police say. But Lenkerd’s attorney Shane Wilkinson says she was surprised when she also was charged, with aggravated assault. He says the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office should drop the case against her.”
Or they could just enact constitutional carry and be done with it . . . Tennessee bill would allow some granted order of protection to carry handgun without permit – “A bill passed by lawmakers that is on Gov. Haslam’s desk right now would allow some Tennesseans to carry handguns instantly if they have an order of protection signed by a judge. Hundreds of orders of protection are filed each month in Knox County. Last year 2,300 were filed. If the governor signs this bill, those granted orders of protection, who can legally have a gun, will be able to immediately carry a gun for 21 days without going through a class or getting a permit.”
Barnes Bullets Product Safety Recall Notice – Barnes Bullets, LLC determined that eighteen (18) Lots of its Barnes Bullets, LLC 300 Weatherby 180 grain TTSX VOR-TX ammunition (the “Ammunition”) packaged product may contain cartridges of a different caliber (collectively, the “Affected Product”). The eighteen (18) Lot Numbers are identified above. Firing a rifle with the incorrect caliber of ammunition may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury, or death.
Allowing the insolvent to exercise the right to keep and bear arms . . . A new bill misunderstands the Second Amendment – “This week the Senate voted 35-3 in favor of a bill that would allow individuals filing for bankruptcy to keep up to three guns worth up to $3,000 total. In South Carolina, bankruptcy filers are allowed to keep a home, car, tools of a trade, and so on, up to a certain value. While a case can be made for some kinds of exceptions, the purpose of the bankruptcy process is for the debtor to pay whatever reasonably can be paid toward debts that exceed assets, and then start over with the bare necessities.”
Another big gun seller has been hit since Trump’s election – “The largest independent gun retailer in the US has slashed its sales forecasts since the election of Donald Trump as president, new securities filings show. Cabela’s, an outdoorsy chain that generates roughly 40 percent of its sales through guns and hunting-related items, is projecting a same-store sales drop of 2 percent this year, versus its earlier forecast of 1 percent growth, according to a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”
Texas sheriff blames Manchester bombing on lack of guns: ‘This is what happens when you disarm citizens’ – “Pay attention to what you see in Manchester England tonight. Pay attention to what is happening in Europe. This is what happens when you disarm your citizens. When you open your borders without the proper vetting. When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you. When you allow these radicals to travel to Afghanistan and Iran and simply let them back in. When you give up your city’s and your neighborhoods to a religious ideology that says you must convert or die.”
Sig Sauer Responds to New Jersey Lawsuit – “Sig Sauer’s investigation of the failure mode indicates a contributing factor may be a compatibility issue between this unique NJSP P229 and the specific training ammunition used by the NJSP. Importantly, these failures were limited to the training ammunition used by the NJSP, and the P229s functioned when using their duty ammunition.” Crappy ammo…exactly what Nick predicted when the suit was first filed.