Expect more of this (not that it’s likely to do much good). . . After London Attack, British Gun Activists Call For Right To Bear Arms – “British activists are advocating for looser gun laws in response to the Saturday night ISIS terror attack that killed seven people and wounded nearly fifty others in central London. ‘These tragedies may have been the eye opener to just how ineffective our laws are,’ Dave Ewing, a representative from the gun ownership advocacy group, Firearms-UK, told Vocativ. Firearms-UK, along with other advocacy groups like Arm UK Citizens, Legalise Guns in the UK, and England Wants Its Guns Back, have flocked to social media to slam the British government for maintaining harsh restrictions on gun ownership in response to the attack at London Bridge, which was the third terror attack on British soil in as many months.”
In the mean time, this is what happens to a disarmed populace . . . London attack: Football fan shouted ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall’ and took on knife-wielding terrorists with his bare fists – “A football fan reportedly yelled “F**k you, I’m Millwall” as he single-handedly took on the three knife-wielding London terror attackers armed with nothing more than his fists. Roy Larner has already been hailed a hero, with a petition launched for him to be awarded the George Cross medal for his actions in the Black and Blue steakhouse on Saturday night. In fighting back, the 47-year-old Millwall fan gave dozens of others who were in the Borough Market restaurant the chance to escape.”
Which at least partially explains why . . . North Carolina, Michigan press for vast expansion of gun rights – The North Carolina and Michigan state legislatures are both set to take up bills aimed at loosening laws regulating gun owners, an intensifying trend across the country where Republicans control the vast majority of state governments. … The trend toward loosening gun rights has spread across the nation, as a historically high number of state legislatures are controlled by Republicans. In April, Iowa approved a massive expansion of gun rights, which included granting citizens the right to defend themselves with force, even “deadly force,” in public if they feel threatened.
Or we could put guns in more people’s hands and avoid ghetto-izing gun owners more than they are . . . Pennsylvania Republicans Push Bill to Make Gun Owners a ‘Protected Class’ – “Twenty-four Republican Representatives and one Democrat are pushing legislation that would make Pennsylvania gun owners a ‘protected class.’ Gun owners would be protected from discrimination by having their right to keep and bear arms firmly ensconced in the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act (PHRA).
Let’s hope you never need this . . . 10 Tips for Surviving a Terrorist Vehicle Attack – “In the event you missed it, there was an ISIS terrorist vehicle ramming attack in London last Saturday night. This attack followed another ISIS vehicle attack on a second bridge in London, as well as previous Islamic vehicle terror attacks in France, Canada, Israel, and Germany. The United States has not been immune from such attacks either. In fact, one of the first Islamic terrorist vehicle attacks occurred in North Carolina in 2006. Another occurred last year on the campus of the Ohio State University. Why all the vehicle attacks? The ISIS propaganda publication Rumiyah has specifically called for Muslim terrorists to use vehicles and knives as weapons against the Western world.”
Expanding California’s list of disarmed groups to those guilty of bad-think . . . California Bill Would Bar Hate Crime Offenders From Owning Guns – “New California gun legislation would ban anyone convicted of hate crimes from purchasing a gun. Current law bans criminals convicted of felonies from owning guns. The Disarm Hate Act would apply to misdemeanor hate crimes. Charleston. Orlando. San Bernardino. It doesn’t matter where the shooting happens, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), says the motive is often the same: hate.”
I think they mis-spelled ‘civilian disarmament group’ . . . Another Debate for Trump? London Tweet Prompts Invite From Gun-Violence Prevention Group – “Just hours after a workplace shooting in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, where the perpetrator killed five people, Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, asked Trump to name a time and a place for a gun debate. The Brady Campaign works to extend background checks at the national level for all sales of firearms, including transactions at gun shows and on the internet. ‘I’d be more than happy to help him understand why gun violence is the most pressing public health epidemic in our country,’ Gross said in a statement. ‘So, the president is right, we should have a substance-based policy debate on gun violence and the solutions to address it, and I’d be happy to meet him anytime, anywhere.’” It would be nothing if not entertaining.
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It’s hard to cheat Darwin . . . St. Louis men were ‘playing’ with guns when one killed another, charges say – “Three witnesses told police they and a fourth man were “playing with their newly-acquired” guns Sunday when Demonte M. Turner’s gun discharged and killed Spencer Weber in the city’s Carondelet neighborhood, court records say. On Monday, prosecutors charged Turner, 22, of the 200 block of Bates Street, with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in Weber’s death.”
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