Disbanding the ATF should make a big dent in the problem . . . Tijuana Police Chief Links Mexico’s Rising Homicides To US Gun Laws
Tijuana’s police chief told KPBS the U.S. should take responsibility for its role in Mexico’s rising violence, which he links to U.S. gun smuggling and lax gun laws.
Statistics from the U.S. Government Accountability Office show 70 percent of weapons seized at crime scenes in Mexico were traced to the U.S., particularly to the border states of California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
“I urge the U.S. to help us by better controlling gun sales and stopping these guns from illegally crossing the border. Because at the end of the day, that’s what’s provoking the violence we have in this city,” said Tijuana’s Police Chief Marco Antonio Sotomayor.
The response to a socialist’s failed assassination attempt is about the only thing Congress has done that gets majority approval from he public . . . Poll: Majority approve of Congress’ handling of shooting
Congress received mostly high marks for its response to a shooting last week at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, according to a new poll released Monday, although those surveyed said overall civility in political debate has deteriorated.
Fifty-three percent of respondents to the CBS News poll said they approve of Congress’s response to last week’s shooting, which left five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), injured. Twenty-nine percent said they disapproved of the response from Congress.
Changing the world one paper gun at a time . . . An artist created 2,000 colorful paper guns to challenge perceptions of gun culture
The weapons, which include handguns, AK-47 assault rifles, and bullets, are unfurled like flowers and laid out across the entire span of the exhibition hall. They don’t look like representations of things designed to kill—until you look more closely. His goal is to challenge cultural perceptions of war and destruction.
“I produced this artwork, because, after all, there is still military competition, war, and fear in this world,” said Li. “I wonder if my work could make people let go of these obsessions in their mind, and pursue a kind of true peace, a truly beautiful world for mankind without any disputes.”
Pakistan beats India in cricket match by 180 runs, stupidity ensues . . . Sore losers – India and Pakistan react to the match the same miserable way
According to a report in Dawn, at least seven people received bullet injuries after celebratory shots were fired in different parts of Karachi, because of Pakistan’s victory in the finals. And of those seven were a child and a woman.
“We received seven people with bullet wounds at several government hospitals in Karachi,” said police surgeon Dr Aijaz Khokhar, who clarified that none of the injuries were lethal. …
According to various reports, Indians have been venting their anger out on television sets. It is definitely not a new phenomenon. Time and again, the price for the Indian cricket squad’s incompetence in the field has been paid by innocent television sets.
Clean off . . . World’s Most Famous Gun on Display at End of Trail
You can walk into a thatched roof hut in the middle of nowhere and say, “Go ahead, make my day.” Your hosts will smile and most likely say “Dirty Harry!”
Such is the worldwide recognition and popularity of the Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum wielded by San Francisco Detective Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry series of films that began in 1971. Transitioning from spaghetti western superstar to Harris-tweed wearing gumshoe, Clint Eastwood cemented his position as an iconic film star with this series of films where his revolver was as much of a star as he was. Today it is thought that Clint’s Model 29 is the most recognized firearm in the history of the world. More readily identifiable than any other gun ever made.
Fortunately hospitals in Florida are designated gun-free zones . . . Patient who took trooper’s gun, shot nurse at Ocala hospital charged
A man brought to an Ocala hospital by the Florida Highway Patrol got a hold of a trooper’s gun and shot a nurse Saturday afternoon, troopers said. …
Troopers said a nurse was shot by Jason Gignac, 38 of Summerfield, who got a hold of a trooper’s gun. …
Gignac was in the process of being discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment, and in the process of being arrested by troopers for failing to obey, when he got hold of the gun.
“In the process of this struggle and taking the suspect into custody, three troopers sustained minor injures,” said Riordan.
OMG! Nazis! In Oz! OMG! . . . Man busted for carrying Nazi submachine gun with ammo
Police busted a man carrying a Nazi submachine gun — and 60 rounds of ammunition — during a traffic stop in Australia.
Cops found the World War II-era MP40 submachine gun, ammo and a magazine inside the 40-year-old man’s Holden Commodore after pulling him over in New South Wales Sunday night, the ABC reports.
The gun’s barrel was missing but the weapon appeared to be in working order, and cops will now examine it to see if it has been used in any shootings.
It took just 40 seconds for an ordinary traffic stop to turn deadly — from a police officer saying “Hello, sir” to him firing seven shots at a seated motorist.
But the police dashboard camera video released Tuesday adds a visceral element to what police witnesses had described — unnerving even in the context of other police shootings and after a video taken by Philando Castile’s passenger went viral.
Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial.