Bet you didn’t know you were helping terrorists by opposing gun control…did ya? . . . Shunning Gun Control, Helping Terrorists – “In his obligation to protect the public, President Trump would do well to note that the nation’s loophole-ridden gun laws are hailed by the Islamic State as a pro-mayhem advantage. They are described in how-to detail in the propaganda magazine Rumiyah that ISIS publishes for potential terrorists. There, readers are informed, entirely accurately, that in America identification requirements are virtually nonexistent for buying military-style weapons from private sellers online or at weekend gun shows where there is no federal jurisdiction.”
On the anniversary of the Pulse massacre . . . Gays Against Guns to Host Pulse Memorial at Stonewall National Monument – “New York-based activist group Gays Against Guns will honor the victims of Pulse Nightclub this Monday, June 12, with a public event outside the Stonewall National Monument. In partnership with 20 LGBTQ nightclubs in the area, GAG plans to memorialize Orlando’s 49 victims, while demanding revisions to gun laws in order for LGBTQ spaces to remain safe from hate crimes.” Because someone with a gun in the Pulse crowd would clearly have made the situation much worse.
Well the Florida legislature finally accomplished something pro-gun this year . . . Florida law shifts burden of proof in ‘stand your ground’ – “Florida is now the first state with a law that spells out that prosecutors, and not defendants, have the burden of proof in pretrial “stand your ground” hearings. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that will force prosecutors to prove during a pretrial hearing that defendants weren’t acting in self-defense when they committed an act of violence. The law took effect as soon as Scott signed it. Before Friday, the burden of proof in pretrial hearings was on defendants. The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling in 2015 that made that clear. Republican lawmakers responded to the ruling by pushing the bill Scott signed.”
EPD: Suspect allegedly shot man with shotgun shell filled with cereal – “Timothy Glass Jr., 29, Eureka, was arrested in Eureka for resisting arrest and probation violation after allegedly shooting a man with flare gun loaded with a shotgun shell filled with cereal, according to the Eureka Police Department.” He didn’t even have the common courtesy of delivering a follow-up shot filled with milk.
Savage Arms Let Shooters Experience Power, Accuracy Firsthand – “Savage Arms is pleased to invite shooting enthusiasts to experience the legendary accuracy, power and reliability of the company’s firearms during the new Savage Trigger Tour. The series of free, open-to-the-public events will be hosted at ranges across the country to give shooters a chance to test-fire multiple Savage firearms.”
Maryland Mom who Demands Action: 70% of NRA members agree with us! . . . Moms Demand Action group advocates for ‘common sense solutions’ to gun violence – “(Danielle) Veith, president of the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, spoke to about 20 members in Ellicott City about her role as an activist and a mother. The nonpartisan organization — part of former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety group — says it supports the Second Amendment, but seeks ‘common-sense solutions’ such as responsible gun ownership to end what she called the epidemic of gun violence across the country. Those views are shared by 70 percent of National Rifle Association members, she said. Moms Demand Action has opposed the gun group on issues such as allowing one state’s concealed-carry license to apply in all others.”
Eight minutes . . . London Bridge Attack: The Implements of Terror – The police in London have released images of the weapons used by three men who unleashed a terrorist attack on London Bridge and near Borough Market on the night of June 3 in the heart of the English capital: Pink 12-inch ceramic knives and fake suicide bomb vests to inspire “maximum fear,” along with the rented van they used to mow down people on the bridge. Eight people were killed and dozens of others wounded in the third terrorist assault to strike the London area and Manchester in less than three months.
Really makes you think, don’t it?
The more the merrier . . . LPD family members practice firearm safety – “Family and friends of Lawton Police Department got an inside look on what it takes to be an officer Saturday at the 4th annual LPD Family Shooting Day. Lawton police department hosted the safe day of shooting at their range. ‘It makes me feel kind of part of the team,’ said Theleka Henderson, Lawton police department family member. Theleka was one of twenty family members who took part in the practice shooting event Saturday. With the help of her husband, LPD Captain Ulysses Henderson, she was able to receive hands-on training to shoot a firearm safely. ‘I shot my nine-millimeter compact weapon, hit the target a couple times,’ said Theleka.”
Under Trump, US militias say it would be a ‘big mistake’ to calm down or disarm – “The leader of the Georgia Security Force, Chris Hill, remains deeply skeptical of Congress and worries the lawmakers will undermine Trump’s agenda: preventing him from building a wall on the Mexico border, repealing ‘Obamacare’ and fulfilling his promise to ‘Make American Great Again.’ ‘Even if President Trump is able to do the things that he wants to do, he’s still got Congress to contend with. Congress is the same old dog-and-pony show. All they do is fight. They’re never going to grant us more freedom,’ said Hill, who goes by the nickname General BloodAgent.”