This is not our shocked face . . . America’s Complex Relationship With Guns
As a nation, the U.S. has a deep and enduring connection to guns. Integrated into the fabric of American society since the country’s earliest days, guns remain a point of pride for many Americans. Whether for hunting, sport shooting or personal protection, most gun owners count the right to bear arms as central to their freedom. At the same time, the results of gun-related violence have shaken the nation, and debates over gun policy remain sharply polarized.
A new Pew Research Center survey attempts to better understand the complex relationship Americans have with guns and how that relationship intersects with their policy views.
They tend to frown on that kind of thing in California . . . Police: Man Wore Sawed-Off Shotgun, Brass Knuckles To Dress As ‘Mad Max’
A man claimed to be fashioning himself as “Mad Max” when he put on a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, brass knuckles and knives to work on a quad in Barstow.
Authorities say they arrested 39-year-old Jack Lee Ernest of Barstow after seeing him working on his quad on Old Highway 58 in Barstow at 11 p.m. at night.
Deputy Kenneth Bubier conducted a traffic stop on the quad, whose rider — later identified as Ernest — behaved suspiciously and first tried to ride off, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department statement.
MTM® CASE-GARD™ Introduces New High-Low Shooting Table
Since 1968, MTM has continued to design and produce products for the shooting enthusiast. From ammo boxes to gun rests to clay target throwers, MTM offers a huge variety of products essential to the sportsman. MTM designs an ultra-adjustable bench rest style shooting table for left and right handed shooters. The High-Low Shooting Table can stand 55” tall at the highest or 18” at the lowest setting.
The table is stabilized with three legs and footings that wedge in to the ground. The High-Low Shooting Table was designed for field use or uneven ground, as well as angled areas such as a hillside. The roomy 17” x 33” table surface is large enough to hold a rifle or handgun rest, ammo as well as tools. The comfortable, lightweight, portable stand is produced with a ridged, engineering-grade polypropylene top that is available in a dark earth color. To view the High-Low Shooting Table, please visit http://www.mtmcase-gard.com.
SIG picks up another LEO contract . . . North Dakota Highway Patrol Adopts SIG SAUER P320
SIG SAUER, Inc., The Complete Systems Provider, is proud to announce the selection of the striker-fired P320 as the sidearm of choice for the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP).
The NDHP was organized in 1935 with just five patrolmen. Their duty was to enforce state laws pertaining to the protection and use of highways in North Dakota, the 19th largest state with the highest number of roads per capita.
Today, the NDHP boasts over 150 sworn officers who are assigned a wide array of tasks, ranging from driver examinations to protecting the northern border. Before selecting the SIG P320 in 9mm, the NDHP utilized P226 pistols chambered in .357 SIG.
It may soon be a defensive gun use . . . 11 Stars Who Imagined Violence Against Donald Trump, From Kathy Griffin to Johnny Depp
Since the election, several celebrities have voiced their displeasure — even anger — with the Trump administration. Some have gone so far as to suggest violent measures. From Robert De Niro to Snoop Dogg, here are nine left-leaning noteworthy people who have fanned themes of violence toward Trump and the GOP.
And in that same vein . . . CLASSY: Bill Nye writer is ok if ‘a few old ass conservative white men have to die’ to pass gun control
Huh, that’s not nice.
Admit it, no one is surprised that this Marcella Arguello ‘person’ is a writer for Bill Nye (via her bio) and has a blue check from Twitter. A conservative would be suspended indefinitely for saying something like this, but Twitter verifies her.
Tells us so much.
This AUGurs well for the Yellowhammer State . . . Steyr Arms to add manufacturing at Alabama operation in $2.9M expansion
Steyr Arms announced today it will invest $2.9 million to add a manufacturing component to its Alabama facility, a key assembly and distribution hub for the firearms maker. The project will create up to 10 jobs, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance.
The company’s Jefferson County location is its only U.S. subsidiary that imports, distributes and assembles Steyr firearms, as well as some firearms from Merkel. Steyr plans to relocate the manufacturing of its products for U.S. sales from Austria to the Bessemer facility.
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A strangely good idea . . . Senator Introduces Measure Targeting Executive Overreach On Guns
A U.S. senator on Wednesday proposed legislation that would shield the Second Amendment rights of Americans from executive overreach, according to a report at Guns.com.
U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., introduced the “Protecting the Second Amendment Act,” targeting unnecessary intrusions of freedom like those made by executive actions during the Obama administration.
No. Next question . . . Are Guns in Video Games Holding the Medium Back?
From a development perspective, adding guns to your game has a dual benefit. Wolfenstein and Doom helped define the role of guns in video games, and those games came out of a country that defined itself through guns. “Guns are satisfying to use, and they exist in the real world,” says McDonnell. “You have easy replicable models for design, there are a lot of variants in them and the designs. If you want to make a good shooter, you already have ten designs right there, but if you want to make an action game, you have to figure out the classes, or you have to figure out different weapons. It’s more complicated.”