Only to an anti-gun mainstream media outlet . . . He’s a danger to the gun industry. Here’s why. – “Jennings had good reason to dislike Wintemute. The UC Davis emergency room physician had spent years trying to fix the end results of gunshot wounds. In 1994, Wintemute wrote a book titled “The Ring of Fire,” about a half-dozen Los Angeles-area factories owned by Jennings’ family and friends that produced cheap handguns used in a huge numbers of crimes. In part because of Wintemute’s research, the California Legislature later approved a bill that banned the type of handguns produced in those factories. All but one of the companies soon closed.”
Why do left wing politicians resort to threats of violence when the politics don’t go their way? . . . Protest Sparks Texas Lawmaker Threats Of Gun Violence – “A group of Democratic lawmakers is accusing a Republican colleague of threatening to “put a bullet in the head” of someone on the Texas House floor, as a raucous immigration protest unfolded in a public gallery.”
OMG! Normalizing guns! On local TV! OMG! . . . That’s TheGunWriter.com‘s Lee Williams chatting it up with a local talking head…and showing local viewers the fun of guns. As RF likes to say, culture eats strategy for lunch and this is a positive example of changing the culture in favor of firearms.
Provocation does not equal excessive force, apparently . . . Supreme Court Sides with Deputies In Lancaster Shooting – “A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when a couple of bystanders were shot while the deputies searched for a wanted man in Lancaster. … A federal appeals court ruled that the deputies were liable because they provoked a violent confrontation by entering the shack without a warrant. But Justice Samuel Alito said such a ‘provocation rule’ is not compatible with excessive force claims under the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. If the officers were reasonable in using force to defend themselves, Alito said, a court should not go back in time to see whether the incident was provoked.”
Where can I get an Uzi rifle? . . . Thieves armed with Uzi rifle, handgun sought in home invasion robbery – “The Broward Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men who robbed a family Thursday night at their home. The home invasion robbery was reported shortly after 11 p.m. at a home on San Remo Boulevard in North Lauderdale. Deputies said two men, one of whom was holding an Uzi rifle and one who was armed with a handgun, forced the homeowner to open the front door and pushed their way inside. Authorities said the robbers ordered the family to the downstairs bathroom and held them there at gunpoint.”
Remember that armed Phoenix Comicon wack-o last week? . . . Man arrested at Phoenix Comicon booked for attempted murder – “The man Phoenix police arrested Thursday for carrying four loaded guns inside the Phoenix Convention Center during Phoenix Comicon has been booked for attempted murder and several more charges. According to police, 31-year-old Mathew Sterling made threats to harm a performer at the event. Police also believe he intended to attack officers as well. Police say Sterling was armed with a shotgun, three handguns and knives, as well as ammunition and ‘other handheld weapons.’ Police said he was wearing body armor.”
Another sneak peek at master engraver Otto Carter’s latest opus, the Angels and Demons Cabot Guns 1911. Stay tuned for more.
Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun – “…(T)housands of people each year still visit wild spaces across Africa with guns in hand. They apply for permits to recreationally hunt big animals, many of which — leopards, lions andelephants, to name just a few — represent threatened or endangered species. And the ‘sport’ is not without risks for human hunters — on May 19, a hunter in Zimbabwe was crushed to death by an elephant after the animal was shot by another member of his hunting party. So what motivates people to hunt these animals for pleasure, and to proudly display the bodies or body parts of their prey as precious trophies?”
The SLPD has been sitting on a cache of never-used Tommy guns for over 60 years . . . St. Louis police sell surplus weapons, including Tommy guns, for $1.2 million – “The St. Louis Police Department is selling a stash of guns that bring to mind Prohibition-era gangsters for cash to put new a handgun in every officer’s holster, plus arm the department with a number of AR-15 rifles. The rifles and about 1,525 new 9 mm Beretta handguns will be paid for largely by the sale of 27 Thompson submachine guns, some dating to the 1920s. The proceeds from the vintage weapons will cover about half of the new arsenal — the first shipment of which is expected to arrive in August. The sale of the Berettas currently used by officers and other surplus weapons will make up the rest.”
Why You Should Practice Long Range Handgun Shooting – “Sighted fire, the conventional wisdom goes, is best left for strict target shooting and iron sighted long gun shooting. It’s practically pointless, some might say, to practice traditional aimed fire with a handgun for defensive purposes. There’s no way you should be using a handgun to fire at a hostile human target at longer distances; that’s what they made shotguns for! Or should you? Believe it or not, it’s a good tool to have in the toolbox. There have been gunfights concluded from longer distances using a handgun, so it’s not exactly out of the realm of possibility.”
Details, details . . . US Army Lost Track Of $1 Billion Worth Of Weapons And Equipment – “The U.S. Army lost track of more than $1 billion worth of military equipment and weapons sent to Iraq and Kuwait. That information comes from a now-declassified Department of Defense audit from 2016 that was obtained by Amnesty International. The audit itself did not contain specifics about what equipment is unaccounted for, but the rights group reports “tens of thousands of assault rifles” and “hundreds of Humvees” are missing.” A billion here, a billion there…pretty soon you’re talking real money.
Here’s a warm-your-heart Memorial Day weekend story . . . MCSO: Man shoots, kills robber who tased him – “A homeowner was forced to shoot and kill a robber after the homeowner was tased by the suspect in Kingman, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said. It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday near Bank Street and Jagerson Avenue. The homeowner said that somebody got into the house and robbed him, MCSO said. The suspect also tased the homeowner several times while in the house, deputies said.”
Reason number 7,936 why trust in the media is at an all-time low . . . How an LA-area felon got illegal guns with newspaper ads, ammo from Sheriff’s Department – “(Publisher David DeMulle) first drew suspicion from Los Angeles Police Department officials in 2010 after he printed an advertisement in the Foothills Paper asking for donations of guns, which would ‘purportedly be liquidated … and the proceeds sent to support then-ongoing earthquake relief efforts in Haiti,’ according to court documents. Undercover LAPD officers investigating the ad gave DeMulle two guns and got a receipt during a 2010 sting operation. … Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Lesser, the federal prosecutor, said Thursday it was unclear whether the so-called ‘Guns for Haiti’ advertisement was a ruse by DeMulle to get around his restriction to possess firearms.”
Advanced gun training for Colorado teachers on its way – “A local gun rights group is bringing an advanced training course to Colorado to help local teachers, principals and other school personnel learn how to stop a Columbine-style mass shooting. The effort, launched by Coloradans for Civil Liberties, is welcomed by school officials in rural areas, who say teachers and others need to be trained to stop armed assailants since local law enforcement easily could be miles and miles away. Critics say a three-day course cannot adequately prepare a teacher for a close-quarters confrontation with an armed attacker.”
Be careful when you leave free America for one of those other states . . . Hotel guest arrested after going back to get his gun – “Torrie Flock, 23, from Charlotte, NC, rang reception at the Harbor Motor Inn on Shore Parkway in Gravesend on Monday afternoon to say he’d left a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson under the mattress in Room 218, officials said. When he returned to retrieve the firearm around 1:30 p.m., cops were waiting and arrested him. A maid had previously gone in to confiscate the gun, wrapped it in a towel and handed it over to police. The firearm had seven rounds in it, according to prosecutors, who said Flock told officers, ‘I didn’t know it was such a big deal.’”