Charged with first degree murder by an “irrational, manic, and virtually out of control” prosecutor . . . In Jackson, Mississippi, a Man’s Home is Not His Castle – “The police were called and dispatched but Parish exited the store with a .38 Smith & Wesson and ordered McDonald, who was still trying to break into the car, to leave the premises. Instead of leaving, McDonald lunged at Parish in an effort to grab his gun. The two struggled for control of the revolver for less than 30 seconds but it likely seemed like an eternity for Parish. Toward the end of the life and death struggle, which was captured on surveillance video, McDonald, who is still seen grabbing at Parish, falls to the ground from gunshot wounds to the upper torso. He was later pronounced dead at University of Mississippi Medical Center.”
The Issue Democrats Wish Would Go Away – “The progressive hope in Thursday’s special election to represent Montana’s at-large House district can be seen in an ad caressing a gun he lovingly calls “this old rifle.” In another spot, Democratic nominee Rob Quist pulls a shiny bullet from his barn coat pocket, locks and loads, and fires at a TV airing a spot questioning his Second Amendment bona fides. ‘I’ll protect your right to bear arms,’ Quist pledges, ‘because it’s my right, too.’ None of this is subtle, but Quist’s break with the Democratic Party platform hasn’t produced a peep from the activist left; the gun issue wasn’t even raised before MoveOn.org decided to endorse him. Are progressives knowingly practicing hard-headed electoral pragmatism? Or, as is more likely, are they ducking a divisive and frustrating issue for as long as possible, until another horrific mass shooting produces a fresh wave of outrage?” They just know that just like Joe Manchin and ever other “pro-gun rights” Democrat, Quist will toe the anti-gun line when it comes time to vote in Congress.
Pass national reciprocity and piss off a left coaster . . . Keep concealed guns out of California – “Our laws require good cause for the issuance of a concealed weapon permit. Applicants must undergo a comprehensive background check. No one with a serious criminal conviction may receive a permit, nor may subjects of temporary or permanent domestic violence restraining orders. But if concealed carry reciprocity were the law of the land, all this would change.”
Drawing precisely the wrong conclusion…again, still . . . Gays Against Guns – How the Pulse tragedy launched a new movement – “What started out as a Facebook discussion morphed into an entire movement. Last Summer, as Kevin Hertzog and his friends were mourning the Pulse shooting in Orlando, it was a simple conversation that kicked off, what would eventually become, Gays Against Guns, or GAG. ‘A friend [on Facebook] had said ‘this is awful’ and I said, ‘we should do something about this,’’ Hertzog, 52, said. His friend, Brian Worth, jumped into the conversation. ‘Brian said ‘we should get together,’’ and then, they just did.
AMTAC offers free tax stamps on suppressors – “From now through October 31st, when you buy a suppressor from our website, we’ll cover the cost of your tax stamp. Not a credit or a gift card—a check for $200 to Uncle Sam—no strings attached. This promotion is not some lame gift card, store credit, or rebate designed to get rid of an overstock of our t-shirts. When you purchase a suppressor through our website, we automatically cut a check for $200 paid directly to the ATF in your name. The check covers the NFA tax stamp and we don’t collect any payment for the stamp—it’s on us!”
If people like Shannon Watts had their way, this woman would have been defenseless . . . SPD: Woman shoots man while defending herself – “A woman told officers that she was attacked by the man while she was leaving her apartment. She then used a firearm to protect herself. Officers said that they found a gun on him as well. ‘She was assaulted,’ Hines said. ‘There’s marks that she’s bearing that clearly shows she was pretty beat up.’ Hines also said that the man had been bothering her for the past few weeks. Residents at the complex told police they had seen him loitering around the grounds. He added that police do not know if they knew each other.”
Who, exactly, are these so-called experts? . . . Gun Control: What Experts and Americans Agree On: “According to the experts, the most effective policies was one that requires gun sellers to run background checks on all potential buyers and another that prevented gun sales to anyone convicted of violent misdemeanors. On the other hand, experts were least drawn to the idea of states honoring out-of-state concealed weapon permits. Although there is a clear separation in views over gun control and gun rights among Americans, the distinct measures put forward have been generally popular. In the survey conducted, policies like comprehensive background checks and preventing convicted stalkers from obtaining guns were backed by over 85 percent of registered voters. Even the least popular policy was approved of by almost 50 percent.”
This can’t make the gang at MSESPN happy at all . . . New law allows for legal, concealed guns at Georgia tailgates – “Current law allows license-holders to keep weapons secured in motor vehicles, but beginning July 1, House Bill 280 will allow ‘anyone who is properly licensed in the state of Georgia to carry a handgun in a concealed manner on property owned or leased by public colleges and universities.’ However, no other type of gun will be allowed to be carried around campus. Handguns also won’t be allowed to be carried openly. The new bill does not apply to institution-sponsored events away from campus on property not owned or leased by a University System institution. Although the bill provides for specific exceptions of where handguns may not go, it doesn’t give individual institutions the ability to bar or limit handguns on their campuses.”
4 Weird Things People Ask Women Who Carry Guns (And How To Answer) – Number one on the hit parade: “Aren’t you scared the gun will go off?”
Sad! . . . Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviolent crimes – “Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes. The case of Sessions vs. Binderup puts the new administration in a potentially awkward spot, considering President Trump’s repeated assurances during the campaign that he would protect gun-ownership rights under the 2nd Amendment.”
Kicking and screaming . . . New gun range rules approved by City Council – The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a more lenient set of rules for the potential location of gun ranges in the city, after one key alderman said they would be allowed anywhere if officials didn’t act. After a dissertation on the issue by Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, the council voted without dissent to allow gun ranges in business, commercial and industrial areas, provided the owners get a special use permit — which requires officials to consider objections from people and businesses in the surrounding area. No commercial ranges currently exist in Chicago.”
File this under empty, useless gestures designed solely to impress the base back home . . . Rep. Carbajal Introduces Bicameral Legistlation to Reduce Gun Violence – “On the 3rd Anniversary of the tragic shooting in Isla Vista, California, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced The Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, a bill that encourages all states to empower families and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to prevent future tragedies due to gun violence. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein will introduce The Gun Violence Restraining Order Act in the Senate.”
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